The Path of Yoga Teacher Training with Jen Kentrup
19 January – 17 April 2022, Starstreet Precinct - Wan Chai
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees.”
-- BKS Iyengar
Transform your body with daily practice
Build strength, flexibility and mobility, and gain experiential insight and understanding of Yoga Asana.
Transform your mind through meditation and subtle-body practices
Gain insight and grow your sensitivity and compassion.
Transform your daily experience through knowledge and wisdom
Deepen your understanding of the world around you through the study of the traditional teachings of Yogic philosophy
Transform from a student into a teacher
The Path of Yoga is a holistic training programme, integrating the many branches of Yoga. Through study, practice and self-reflection, you will gain the understanding, knowledge and skills necessary to teach yoga with confidence.
This Yoga Alliance certified 200-hour teacher training programme is offered in 4 modules over 4 months and concludes with trainees teaching a public class at PURE Yoga.
This programme is open to aspiring teachers as well as students who are interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
Topics covered in this training include:
- Practice Teaching
- Working with Props/Assisting/Adjusting
- Teaching methodology/Sequencing/Class Management
- Professional Development
- Yoga Asana
- Subtle Body/Esoteric Anatomy
- Yoga Philosophy
- Yoga History
- Yoga Ethics
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 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.
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.
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- Practise and learn over 100 Level 1 and 2 poses as found in Light on Yoga
- Learn how to practise safely
- Learn how to prevent injury for you and your students
- Learn how to modify poses and assist your students to keep them safe
- Learn essential alignment teachings: Foundation/Basic form/Actions of poses
- Learn the 5 principles of alignment that apply to every pose
- Learn the structural and anatomical actions of poses
- Learn how to create maximum stability within each pose
- Learn how to find maximum extension and opening in each pose
- Learn how to practise with props including straps, blocks, blankets, bolsters and chairs
- Learn hands-on physical assists and adjustments
- Learn risks and contraindications for poses
- Understand the effects of poses experientially and scientifically
Teaching Skills, Methodology and Professional Development
- Learn practical teaching skills with over 20 hours of practice teaching
- Learn clear effective cueing for over 100 poses
- Learn how to intelligently sequence a class
- Learn how to teach with props including straps, blocks, blankets, bolsters and chairs
- Learn how to incorporate subtle anatomy, yoga history and philosophy into your class
- Learn hands-on assists and adjustments
- Learn how to manage a class effectively
- Learn how to bill, schedule, promote, do events for and manage your career as a young teacher
- Learn how you can find your voice as a teacher
Anatomy/Physiology/Biomechanics with world-renowned Leslie Kaminoff
- Building Blocks: Sthira & Sukha / Connective Tissue / Bones / Muscles
- Breath: Prana & Apana / Diaphragm / Ujjayi / Bhandas
- Muscle Physiology: Strength / Flexibility / Movement / Joints
- The Spine: Curves / Disks / Back pain
- The Lower Limbs: Feet / Knees / Hips / Pelvis / Walking / Alignment in Standing Postures
- The Upper Limbs: Hands & Wrists / Forearms / Elbows / Shoulders / Alignment in Inversions
- Subtle body/Esoteric anatomy
- Learn the Chakra system
- Learn the Bhandas
Yoga History, Philosophy and Ethics
- Study the timeline of Yoga and the lineage of Alignment Yoga
- Learn the important figures in both yoga history and contemporary yoga
- Study the traditions of Yoga philosophy including Vedanta, Ancient Tantra, Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism and their relationship to the Yoga practice
- Study the ancient literature of Yoga: Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, The Vedas, The Bhagavad Gita
- Understand accountability, ethical concerns and responsibility of a Yoga teacher
- Learn the anatomy and physiology of the chest and the movement of the breat.
- Learn and study the basic techniques for Ujjaii, Viloma, Sama Vrtti and Udiana Bhanda
- Learn and gain insight into the subtle practices of Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep)
- Learn the basics of meditation and several techniques
- Experience the challenges and benefits of a daily meditation practice
Module 1: 19-23 January
Module 2: 16-20 February
Module 3: 16-20 March
Module 4: 13-17 April
8:00am – 10:30am
Meditation, Asana & Pranayama
10:45am – 12:15pm
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Lecture, Asana, Meditation
Practice Teaching Class:
7 & 17 April
**Trainees will teach a class offered to the public
Jen Kentrup is a native New Yorker who has lived in Hong Kong since 2001 and began practising yoga in 1995. Patrick Creelman has been her primary teacher since 2010 and she continues to study closely with both Patrick and Rinat Perlman.
Jen is a 500-hr ERYT whose teaching is alignment-based and reflects her training in the Anusara and Iyengar traditions. Her style aims to find the delicate balance between the rigorous precision of an alignment-based practice and the freedom and elegance of its simplicity.
Her classes explore the equilibrium of effort and ease. They are challenging, informative and grounded in her understanding of anatomy and the spiritual tradition of Yoga. She strives to have her students feel cared for, challenged and empowered in her classes. Jen believes wholeheartedly that yoga is a transformational modality with enormous potential for everyone, and it is her goal to share this with her students.
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
- The Upanishads Edwin Bryant 2020
- WildLotus Tibet intensive 2019
- Eyal Shifroni Singapore Chair Yoga training 2019
- Iyengar Intensive – Carrie Owerko, 2019/2018/2017
- Iyengar Intensive – Raya UD, 2018
- Iyengar Intensive – Manouso Manos, 2018
- WildLotus 300-hr Teacher Training – Patrick Creelman, 2017
- Iyengar Intensive with Faeq Biria, 2016
- Practice Intensive – Rinat Perlman, 2015-2016
- The Heart of the Matter – Pema Chödrön, 2016
- Yoga Anatomy – Martin Kirk, 2016
- Akhanda Yoga Rishikesh (100-hr) – Yogrishi Vishvketu, 2016
- Advanced Teacher Training (100-hr) – Patrick Creelman, 2014
- Teacher Training (200-hr) – Ana Forrest, 2013
HK$28,200 (for the first 10 registrations only) FULFILLED
Early-bird 10% Discount:
HK$31,333 (ends 30 November )
Full 20-Day Session:
Any Two-Modular Drop-ins (10 Days):
One-Modular Drop-ins (5 Days):
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- Early-Bird Price: Application sent in on or before 30 November 2021.
- Regular Price: Application sent in starting 1 December 2021.
In case of studio closure due to unexpected circumstances – including the Hong Kong Observatory’s issuing of typhoon signals 8 and above, black rainstorm warning signals – training will be postponed, and the new schedule will be decided by PURE and its teacher(s). If you cannot attend the make-up classes sessions, you can access them online as they will be recorded.
- No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting 1 December 2021.
- Valid refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.
- All applications for refund (medical & emergency reasons) must be made within 3 days after the event finishes.
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- $200 discount on nood food 3-Day juice cleanse for all yoga event registrants. Ask nood food staff at your event location for details.
To register, please contact any PURE Yoga studio 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 to 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.
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.
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