200-Hour Hot26/Hatha/Vinyasa Part-Time Yoga Teacher Training with Copper Crow
Transform your life. Inspire others. Be a yoga teacher!
The Hot Yoga Teacher Training (HYTT) is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered course created by Copper Crow. The course is based on his personal practice, years of study, and tenure teaching and managing studios for Bikram Yoga and PURE Yoga Asia, where he served as Country Managing Teacher for over a decade.
Hot yoga is a method of practice, consisting of three distinct styles: classic 26+2, static hatha, and dynamic vinyasa flow. This course outlines how to practice and teach each style, providing graduates with the necessary skills to offer more variety of classes and connect with a much wider audience of students. ‘Hot’ is the focus of the course, however all techniques are broken down and can be applied to teaching non-hot classes. HYTT provides the most essential skills that are necessary to step into a classroom upon graduation and confidently guide classes that range from 45 to 90 minutes, demonstrate proper alignment, make hands-on adjustments, and give clear verbal cues.
HYTT is a full-time programme of intense practical training in asana, vinyasa, pranayama, mudras, yogic philosophy, esoteric sciences, cleansing processes, meditation, chanting, teaching skills, class sequencing, and anatomy and physiology.
Copper has led over 20 teacher trainings in hot, hatha, vinyasa, and universal yoga over the last decade. He has offered the HYTT200 annually since 2009 with many graduates now teaching in major studios around the world, leading international workshops and retreats, and running their own successful yoga studios. This training has proven to produce life changing positive transformation time and time again.
*Graduates will receive two certificates: Pure Yoga and Crow Yoga RYS. CROW YOGA is a Yoga Alliance Registered School, RYS 200, with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International Registry (formally Yoga Alliance Australia). More details at www.crowyoga.com. Graduates of this course are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International Registry. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that are sought after by many hiring studios.
Asana - Form
- In-depth study of over 84 asanas, beginner & intermediate poses
- Alignment, variations, common mistakes and how to avoid injuries
- Benefits and potential risks of each asana
- Adjustments – physical and verbal
Vinyasa - Flow
- Linking poses together
- Moving with breath
- Evolution of the Sun Salutation
- Flow as moving meditation
- Original Hot Yoga, traditional 26+2 classic sequence
- How to evolve the classic practice to create unique static-hatha classes
- How to expand the static-hatha practice to create unique, dynamic-vinyasa flow classes
- Understand differences between hot and non-hot classes
- Yoga hieroglyphs – stick figure drawings for easy sequencing
Art of Teaching
- Study classroom management
- Develop confidence in public speaking
- How to use your own body as a teaching tool
- Using your voice, volume, tempo and pacing as tools
- How to read bodies and correct postures
- Demonstrations and “mirroring” techniques
- Using your environment as a tool (music, incense, light)
- Practise teaching one-on-one with fellow teachers
- Practise teaching small groups of 2-5 students
- Understand your motivation to teach and how it can give you strength
History and Philosophy
- Basic history, philosophy and evolution of Yoga lineages
- Traditional schools of Yoga (Karma, Bhakti and Jnana Yoga)
- Eight limbs of Yogic development
- Ancient texts: Bhagavad-Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and more
Hot Yoga Method
- History of Hot Yoga and other ancient purification practices
- How and why hot yoga is different from other styles of practice
- Understanding the effects of heat and importance of hydration
- Unique elements to hot yoga
- Western anatomy and physiology
- Review major systems of the body
- Functional mechanics of movement
- Mobility training
- Esoteric anatomy and functionality (Prana & Kundalini)
- Review major systems of the subtle body (Marmas, Nadis, Chakras)
- Energetics – application and manipulation (Vayus, Bandhas & Mudras)
- Emotional management (Rasas)
- Purification techniques (Kriya)
Pranayama Yogic Breathing
- The use of breath as a transformative tool for self-awareness
- Different breathing techniques and purpose
- Benefits and potential risks
- Balance/alter emotions
- Regulate internal temperature
- What meditation is and why it is practised
- Learn the benefits of deep relaxation
- Variety of meditation techniques and tools
- Quieting the mind to develop deeper levels of awareness
- Practise Yoga Nidra
- General understanding of Sanskrit language
- Review Sanskrit vocabulary
- What and why mantras are an effective tool for yoga
- Chanting, use of sound, resonance, vibration/frequency and music
- Morals and ethics for yoga professionals
Diet, Nutrition and Hydration
- Purification through food
- Yogic diet guidelines
- Understanding the importance and effects of water
- Introduction to Ayurvedic medicine
- Understanding the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, space)
- The three doshas (body/mind characteristics)
- Study the importance of a Yogic diet - how to eat and live right for your Dosha type
Yoga and Business
- How to build a resume and apply at studios
- What’s needed to open your own studio
- Yoga registration procedures
- How to build a following
- Balancing money vs materialism
- Conflict resolution
- Relationships in the studio
- Sexual harassment
- Insurance and injuries
- Next steps for growth and development
- Have a minimum of one year of yoga practice, with at least three months of consistent hot yoga practice.
- Have passion to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.
- Be free of major injuries going into the programme (students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions).
- Be fully committed to 100% attendance.
- Be willing and able to forego most of their personal and professional commitments for the duration of the course.
Required reading (prior to the course):
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (included in pre-work materials)
- How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach (not included)
- Hot Yoga: Energizing, Rejuvenating, Healing by Marilyn Barnett (not included)
Suggested reading (all included in course materials):
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, any version (Chip Hartranft’s version included)
- Bhagavad Gita, any version (Stephen Mitchell’s version included)
- Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
PURE Yoga Ngee Ann City
21 Oct – 17 Dec 2023
9-week Training, 3 Sessions a Week (Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays)
6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8am - 6:30pm
First 10 Sign-Up Special $3,745
Early-Bird Offer $4,280
Regular Price $5,350
Training Tuition Includes:
1. Printed manual, pose guide, dialogue book, written by Copper Crow
2. 30GB of digital training resources (films, books, articles, pose & sequence notes, and much, much more)
3. Japa Mantra Mala
4. Canvas tote bag
- Photos and video may be taken, solely for PURE marketing purposes.
- Early-Bird Price applies to all registrations sent in on or before 31 August 2023.
- Regular Price applies to all registrations sent in from 1 September onwards.
- No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting 1 September.
- All refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.
If there is any discrepancy between the printed and web versions, the web version shall prevail.
*Please refer here for the full terms & conditions