One Month Intensive Training
August 19th – September 10th, 2017
Our intensive training is the first of its kind in Ireland. It gives you a chance to live and breathe yoga, immersed in a peaceful and inspirational setting. This fully comprehensive programme requires strong commitment, enthusiasm and stamina from students with a passion for yoga that they want to develop further.
This option is perfect for those who have a strong and dedicated yoga practice in place, and for teachers looking to build upon their initial training and want to learn new skills and techniques to enhance their practice and teaching. Though the course is condensed, it covers the exact same syllabus of the part time course. The training takes place over an intense period, covering around 9 hours a day. Sundays are taken off, with one full weekend off, though there will be asana practice and coursework to be covered on these days. Make no mistake, this is an intensive course, but one which is completely transformational.
- Applicants must have a very strong practice and understanding of yoga. It is difficult to say in terms of ‘years of practice’ how many are required as everybody starts at a different point and learns at a different rate. We will have telephone interviews and assess the suitability of each person individually.
- Application form including photo of student in Trikonasana (Triangle), Adho Mukha Svanasana (Dog head down) and Sukasana (easy sitting or other sitting pose)must be submitted. Please do not be intimidated by the photos, they are only needed to give us an idea of your sense of alignment in practice. If you are able to come and meet us prior to September then there will be no need for photos.
What the course entails…
We will work with Anusara Yoga’s incredible Universal Principles of Alignment. These are a set of steps that include both energetic and physical alignment directions that once learned can be applied to every single pose.
For the first week there will be a strong emphasis on developing your understanding and embodiment of the principles of alignment. This emphasis will continue throughout the course will then develop into the teaching of these skills.
Depending on what style of yoga you have been exposed to, you may or may not have been introduced to various breathing techniques. Pranayama will be part of our daily practice.
We will work with the strong tantric yoga philosophy of ‘oneness’. We will accept that our nature is one of intrinsic goodness and will always ‘look for the good ’in ourselves, in others and in any given situation. In this
vision we are perfect, whole and complete and the practice of yoga is our tool to help us recognise this. We will also study the ancient text – Patanjalis Yoga Sutras and look at yoga lifestyle and ethics of yoga teaching.
Teaching Skills – we will cover…
- Directionality and clear instructions
- Creating a class plan – sequencing
- Observation & Corrections
- Contra Indications
We will look at the body structures relative to our yoga practice. The focus will be on the skeletal system and the muscular system as well as subtle anatomy.
The intensive nature of the course will be very challenging on a lot of levels. You will be with the group for long hours each day which is great as a support as you can help each other in your understanding of all the new material you are absorbing on a daily basis. Living together harmoniously requires thought and structure.
You must commit to
- Being responsible
- Looking for the best in everyone including yourself
- Doing your fair share
- Keeping all your personal belongings tidy
All meals are provided, except on the days off. Food is vegetarian, organic and local as far as is possible.
Food is provided and students are responsible for serving and cleaning up after themselves.
During the course of the programme students will be assigned basic household duties to ensure the studio and cabins are in good order.
There will be short ‘tests’ as the course progresses but there are no formal exams as such. These tests will show both you and the faculty what know with regard to technical skills and the Universal Principles of Alignment. In this way the tests are really an empowerment tool . The emphasis will be on teaching what you know and teaching it well.
Instead of a formal exam a process of continuous assessment (weekly) will run throughout the course. After each assessment students must display that they have taken on board the critique and instruction from the director. In short, 100% attendance does not guarantee a qualification! We must see an improvement after each assessment.
Date: August 19th – September 10th 2017
Fee: €3, 800 Early Bird Discount 10% – €3,420 up to June 6th 2017
Includes: Accommodation, all meals, tuition fees and course manual.
Ard Nahoo is a registerd yoga school with Yoga Alliance UK and US
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