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Teacher Training

WILDLOTUS: 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training with Patrick Creelman

WildLotus 300-Hour Teacher Training Programme aims to transform all participants with 3 main goals:  

Expand your Yoga practice
Deepen your understanding of Yoga
Stabilise and mature your teaching from a clear position of values and skill
 

WildLotus 300-hour Teacher Training is a Professional Teacher Certification Programme. This programme offers a cohesive, multi-specialist approach to teacher training that blends the best of the yoga tradition from the east and the west. Our faculty are highly-trained, experienced, inspiring professionals with a profound understanding of the transformative power of Yoga.

WildLotus 300-hour Teacher Training aims to deepen the direct experience of yoga for yoga teachers. Our programme emphasises students’ personal practice as the source of their teaching and includes a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of the fundamental postures as well as the tools necessary to teach and inspire others. To deepen their education, students will also study functional anatomy and physiology; explore Yoga’s key philosophical teachings in a practical way; practice meditation and pranayama; engage in the practice of hands-on adjustments; study group management and strong leadership skills.

 

WildLotus methodology will be presented and explored during practice sessions, teaching sessions, student-to-student assessments, and discussions to create sincere understanding and authenticity for teaching. This includes the mastery of asana alignment and prop use learned from the Iyengar School, sequencing knowledge from the Vinyasa/Flow approach, and the transformative element of Hot Yoga. Essentially the Iyengar school provides us with the methodology of precise anatomical and physical alignments and instructions as well as the profound understanding and application of the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. The vinyasa and hot practice methodologies incorporate heat and flow into a dynamic approach to class programmes that are common starting points for teachers and students alike.

 

Yoga Alliance Accredited School
Pure Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programmes and teachers are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 200-hr & 300-hr Yoga Alliance Certification.

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S. and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.

Mission Statement
We offer this training in an effort to grow our community of committed yoga practitioners, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice, by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so they too can start teaching yoga.

We intend to guide trainees toward a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a long journey.

Module 1: OM and the yogic mind

A broad overview - Seeing the purpose of yoga with fresh eyes

 

Daily morning asana practice

Daily morning pranayama practice

Daily morning meditation practice

 

Introductions, programme outline, expectations, material overview, and group dynamic discussion

Begin practice analysis

Begin teaching analysis and outline path ahead

Schedule for module 1 progressive teaching

Group Assessment 1

Personal practice log; personal teaching log; personal study group

 

Outline module 1 study programme:  Asana 1; Pranayama 1; Props 1

 

Module 1 overall lecture and study focus:

  • Ethics/guard rails of teaching
  • Opening studentship guidelines
  • Teaching for class opening & closing
  • Values discussion and writing exercises Part 1
  • Class opening talk: Part 1
  • Pose analysis:  alignment, demonstration, observation, instructional cues
  • Standing poses, Seated poses focus:  Learning, studying, observing, teaching, modifying
  • The knees; The hips; The legs
  • How to apply props for poses
  • Which poses, which classes to use props
  • Experiential education
  • Assessment of applied anatomy & physiology
  • Understanding general student misalignments and how to address, instruct and re-teach during class
  • Alignment/Misalignment clinic 1
  • Physical Adjustments: Step 1 - Introduction
  • Guna: Sattva, Rajas, Tamas
  • Understanding the purpose of class and asana through Guna
  • Intro to Personal Yoga Library
  • Assignment 1 presented 

 

Module 2: Yama & Niyama

Creating a path for personal growth

 

Daily morning asana practice

Daily morning pranayama practice

Daily morning meditation practice

Expectations review and group dynamic discussion

Practice analysis: Part 2

Begin teaching analysis and outline path ahead

Schedule for module 2 progressive teaching

Group Assessment 2

Practice log, teaching log, study log: Review 1

Outline module 2 study programme:  Asana 2; Pranayama 2; Props 2

 

Module 2 overall lecture and study focus:

  • Ethics of teaching
  • Teaching assessment 1
  • Values discussion and writing exercises Part 2
  • Class opening talk: Part 2 
  • Verbal instruction focus – body part precision instructions
  • Physical Adjustments: Step 2 - Safe & Effective
  • Pose analysis
  • Inversion pose, twisting pose focus:  learning, studying, observing, teaching, modifying 
  • The neck; The shoulders; The rib cage
  • Experiential education
  • Private Yoga focus: exercises and sequencing
  • Assessment of applied anatomy & physiology
  • Identifying and understanding misalignments
  • Alignment/Misalignment clinic 2
  • Alignment sequencing 1 
  • Classical Yoga asana sequencing vs Creative Flow sequencing: Learning, experiencing
  • When and why to use props
  • Personal yoga library review
  • Assignment 1 review
  • Assignment 2 presented

 

Module 3: Grace 

Courage and Humility: Leadership combining transformative action with receptivity

 

Daily morning asana practice

Daily morning pranayama practice

Daily morning meditation practice

Module 3 programme outline

Review expectations and group dynamic discussion

Practice analysis: Part 3

Teaching analysis, update teacher review

Schedule for module 3 progressive teaching

Group Assessment 3

Practice log, teaching log, study log: Review 2

Outline module 3 study program:  Asana 3; Pranayama 3; Props 3

 

Module 3 overall lecture and study focus:

  • Peer review teaching clinic
  • Teaching assessment 2
  • Adjustment clinic and assessment
  • Verbal instruction focus – type of instructions
  • Pose analysis
  • Alignment/Misalignment clinic 3
  • Alignment sequencing 2
  • Physical Adjustments: Step 3 - Going Deeper
  • Backbending, arm balancing focus: learning, studying, teaching, observing, modifying
  • The spine; The corners of the body; The arms; The legs
  • Sequencing for levels:  intro level, level 1, level 2/intermediate
  • Peak Pose sequencing:  Asana categorisation, Peak level
  • Study feedback
  • Ethics of teaching
  • Assessment of applied anatomy & physiology
  • How to teach with CARE and help students break unhelpful habits  
  • Creating a long-term class curriculum
  • Bringing discipline into your class & learning when to modify
  • When and why to use props
  • Assignment 2 review
  • Assignment 3 presented
  • Building a business from the power of your teaching: Part 1 

 

Module 4: Ganesh

Embodying responsibility with power in the Seat of the Teacher

 

Daily morning asana practice

Daily morning pranayama practice

Daily morning meditation practice

Introductions, programme outline, expectations, material overview, and group dynamic discussion

Begin practice analysis

Begin teaching analysis and outline path ahead

Schedule for module 4 progressive teaching

Group Assessment 4

Practice log, teaching log, study log: Review 3

Outline module 4 study programme:  Asana 4; Pranayama 4; Props 4

 

Module 4 overall lecture and study focus:

  • Philosophical overview, review and personal analysis
  • Final teaching assessment
  • Final practice assessment
  • Verbal instruction focus – type of instructions
  • Pose analysis
  • Full Spectrum Asana focus:  Sequencing for interesting & optimal pose family relationships 
  • Overall biomechanics:  the symphony of the body
  • Ethics of teaching
  • Assessment of applied anatomy & physiology
  • Alignment/Misalignment clinic 4
  • Alignment sequencing 3
  • Physical Adjustments: Step 4 - Therapeutic and Expansive
  • Clarification of classical form and when to modify
  • When and why to use props
  • How to better schedule practice time, study time, teaching hours
  • Guidelines and communication skills for building and managing good teacher-student relationships
  • How to best use newly formed personal yoga library 
  • Assignment 3 review
  • Svadhyaya: How to own the lessons
  • How to positively analyse personal pose improvements
  • Teaching the teachings
  • Building a business from the power of your teaching: Part 2
     

 

Module 1: 2-9 June

Module 2: 11-18 June

Module 3: 14-21 September

Module 4: 23-30 September

 

8:00 - 11:00 • Intensive study Practice

12:30 - 4:30 • Lecture, discussion, hands-on teaching clinic, technical assessments, past homework review 

5:00-6:00 • PM practice / Peer teaching

* (The afternoon Schedule is approximate and may change due to group needs, homework, or other)

Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding programme. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice, as well as the support of the student's primary support network. We emphasize that this programme may not be for everyone.

Interested students must:
• Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Have graduated from a 200-hour teacher training with at least one year of teaching experience
• Be free of major injuries going into the programme
• Have a coachable attitude
• Be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required
• Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme

 

Upon completion, this training will qualify you to register with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level.  

Preparation tasks will be sent upon confirmation of participation.

As Pure Yoga's founding teacher, Patrick has been and continues to be a pillar in the yoga community throughout Asia. Since the opening of Pure Yoga in Hong Kong in 2002, Patrick has taught thousands of students and trained hundreds of yoga teachers from around the world. Patrick's classes are an experience of vinyasa-style flow practice to create strength combined with intelligent alignment to safely achieve and maintain optimal health. Informed by deep study of Tantra Yoga philosophy, Patrick's practice and teaching are aimed at experiencing the supreme potential within any moment.

Full Training

Early-bird 20% off: RMB 40,500 (ends 15 April)

Regular Price: RMB 50,625

 

Modular Drop-in

Early-bird 20% off: RMB 15,840 (ends 15 April)

Regular Price: RMB 19,800

 

Morning Intensives (with Teacher’s approval only)

Full 32-Day Morning Intensives

8:00am – 11:00am

Total 96.0 hours

Regular Price: RMB 9,920

 

One Modular 8-Day Morning Intensives

8:00am – 11:00am

Total 24.0 hours

Regular Price: RMB 3,080

 

Individual Morning Intensive Drop-in

8:00am – 11:00am

3.0 hours per session

Regular Price: RMB 450

 

50% off Morning Intensives to graduates of The Foundation Training for Yoga Teachers & WildLotus: 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training

 

Photos and video may be taken, solely for Pure marketing purposes.

 

Application

Please complete an online application form or email us to apply. You will be notified by email within 3-5 days of its approval along with a Welcome Letter outlining payment procedures and further details. If your application is approved, an initial non-refundable deposit of RMB$5,000 must be paid within a week. Application is NOT required for Morning Intensives - please register at studio reception upon approval by Teacher.

 

Early-Bird Discount:       

·          Early-Bird Discount ends 15 April 2020.

 

Refunds/Cancellation:    

·    All refunds are subject to a 10%  processing fee before 15 April 2020.

·    All refunds are subject to a 30%  processing fee starting 15 April 2020.

·    Processing fee will be deducted from your refund.

 

Minimum Students
This programme requires a minimum of 25 students.

 

Maximum Students
We accept a maximum of 50 students

 

Special offer from Pure Apparel and nood:

ž   20% off all Pure Apparel retail products for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.

ž   20% off all nood food items for all yoga event registrants on dates of the workshop.

 

Contact & Enquiries

·  For enquiries, please email events@pure-yoga.com

 

To register, please contact Shanghai studios or see reception.

Will I be able to teach right after I graduate from this programme?
Yes. All the course materials taught in this course prepare students with all the foundational knowledge and skills needed to become yoga teachers. Some students take it to deepen their own personal practice, kick-start a life transformational experience, while others do it to immediately start a teaching career. Others who do not want to proceed into teaching immediately would immerse into further trainings. More than half the students from our graduate programmes begin teaching friends, family, moving into part-time teaching in studios and then full-time teaching.

Will I be able to teach at Pure Yoga after graduating from this programme?
Pure Yoga is always open to applications and supports graduates from our programmes. We do have many teachers at Pure Yoga currently that are previous graduates. While we encourage graduates to apply with us, there is never a guarantee of job placement due to availability of openings or space within our studios. However, any graduates that apply with us are kept in our database and are advised if there are openings available.

Will Pure Yoga help with my Yoga Alliance application?

Upon successful graduation of our teacher training programmes, Pure Yoga will send the students a link to where they can apply for the Yoga Alliance certification. Our programmes and our school is Yoga Alliance accredited, meaning that students graduating from our programmes will “automatically” be approved when they apply to Yoga Alliance. From there, students will take their own steps in applying for Yoga Alliance – whether you are applying for 200-hour certification, 500-hour or so forth.  We offer Yoga Alliance Registration Service, for price please refer to “Tuition”.


If I miss one day, will I be able to make up for it?
Students undergoing this programme must be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required. They must also be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme – only with 100% attendance and completion of the course will students receive a certificate and no make-up of work will be given. Should there be any problems with this, students must speak with the faculty prior to the course and only under very special circumstances will it be considered.

Will I receive a certificate after the programme?
Upon successful completion, 100% attendance, and following the code of conduct – students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Pure Yoga for this teacher training programme.

 

*If there is any discrepancy between the printed and web versions, the web version shall prevail.

Yoga experience

Pure Yoga Cardholders can opt to have their contracts temporarily suspended for the duration of the course. Please check YES if you would like to have your account suspended. Suspension period is on a monthly basis. You can choose the start day of your suspension. You are able to reactivate your account any time by filling in a reactivation form at the studio.
Should you wish to join any classes during the training, you will receive 50% off the regular price for drop-ins