GreenPath Yoga Ashtanga Teacher Training with Clayton Horton
Part 1: April 2-12 & Part 2: May 13-23, The Centrium
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Teaching Yoga is a Service to all beings and is a contribution to our community and to the health of our world.
Take the next step in your development with this well-rounded and comprehensive training programme.
This 200-hour course is for those who are already teaching, aspiring to teach, or simply wish to deepen their own practice.
Yoga Alliance Accredited School
Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of the Jois family of Mysore South India as well as simple restorative postures and mudras
Daily morning practice of Ashtanga Mysore-style and Led classes with meditation and simple breathwork
Study of Vinyasa; Correct breathing coupled with conscious movement, dristhi (looking place) and the internal energy locks, bandhas
Proper Technique & Alignment for stability, safety and ease
Finding your teaching voice - Verbal Cues, Authenticity and Non-Violent Communication
Classroom Dynamics - responding appropriately to what arises in the classroom, seeing the big picture
Injury Prevention - learn how to instruct students in a safe manner and stay injury-free as a practitioner & teacher
Adjustments - how, why, when and for whom? Become comfortable and confident with basic and verbal adjustments
Prenatal Yoga - how to guide ‘moms-to-be’ in a safe and supportive manner
Sanskrit - learn basic counting and asana names of the Ashtanga Primary Series
Anatomy & Physiology
Functional Anatomy - understand the relationship of muscles, bones, connective tissue and fascia
Subtle Anatomy; the internal exploration of Chakras, Vayus, Koshas, and Nadis
Explore the key teachings of the Patanjalim Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and other ancient texts
History of Yoga - Yoga’s ancient history and the evolution of Yoga into modern times
Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, Ecology and their relation to Yoga
The Tree of Yoga - Lineages, Gurus and styles of Yoga
How to be a good student
Ethics - the moral foundation of the practice, Yamas and Niyamas and Non-Violent Communication
Bhakti Yoga - Kirtan, devotional chanting and mantra
Business of Yoga - how to orient oneself and gracefully navigate the seas of today’s Yoga biz, Social Media and online teaching
Yogic Diet - Nutrition for mind, body and soul
Ayurveda - an introduction to India’s ancient Science of Life
Part 1: April 2-12 (day off: 7 April)
Part 2: 13-23 May (day off: 18 May)
6:15am – 6:30am Seated meditation
6:30am – 9:00am Mysore (Open to Public)
9:30am – 12:30pm Morning Session
2:00pm – 5:30pm Afternoon Session
Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil
Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Jois
Clayton is an experienced and internationally known KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga teacher who was born in Oklahoma, USA on Teacher’s Day, September 10. He discovered yoga at age 21 whilst living in San Francisco, California, when his mother took him to a pranayama class. After several years of practice and a long trip to India, he began teaching in 1996. To Clayton, yoga is a healing path back to the Self, allowing us to experience true peace and happiness. Being kind and living in balance with nature are qualities that continue to guide his life.
Clayton studied with masters K. Pattabhi Jois and the Greensufi for many years, both of whom gave him great inspiration to practise daily and develop a yogic lifestyle. He founded Greenpath Yoga in San Francisco in October of 2001. The studio was one of America’s first green and environmentally-friendly yoga studios with inspiring and progressive yoga programmes, philosophies, events and authenticity. Clayton received formal authorisation to teach Ashtanga Yoga from the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute of Mysore, South India in 2003 and he received Level Two Authorisation in 2010. Whilst attending a course for teachers in Mysore during the summer of 2016, Sharath Jois awarded Clayton with the blessing of ‘Certification’ – the highest level of accreditation for teachers at the institute.
Clayton’s teaching style is traditional, yet light-hearted and relaxed. He believes that by practising and living yoga, we can transform ourselves and the world around us. According to Clayton, Ashtanga Yoga is a complete and well-balanced system in which an experienced and skilled teacher can help any student 'find their place' within its structure regardless of individual challenges, aptitude and constitution.
Clayton’s favourite hobbies are surfing, swimming and playing guitar. He is committed to making the world a better place by living with eco-awareness, teaching yoga and meditation, serving others with charity work (karma yoga), and offering music & Kirtan chanting (bhakti yoga). www.greenpathyoga.org
QUALIFICATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Certification, 2016
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute Authorisation Level Two, 2010
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Research Institute Authorisation Level One, 2003
Super Early-Bird 20% off: HK$28,600 (Limited to the first 10 registrants)
Early-bird 10% off: HK$32,175 (ends 28 February)
Regular Price: HK$35,750
6:30am – 9:00am
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This programme requires a minimum of 15 students.
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.
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