Our 300hr Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
The Yoga Bubble YTTC is a Yoga Alliance approved residential 300 hours program. The course is spread over 4 weeks, with a comprehensive distance learning module, giving you time to fully immerse yourself into the learning and teaching experience. Small groups (max 15) allow our teachers to give you the tailored and individual experience you need to feel well prepared and confident after your graduation.
We offer a program that can be tailored to your learning style and level, so that everyone can be challenged!
Build upon existing knowledge of modern and yogic anatomy
Teach an Ashtanga Primary led class to your peers, depending on your individual learning goals it could be a 90 minute half primary or 120 minute full led
Teach a 60 to 90 minute Vinyasa flow class with clarity of intention and strong sequencing style
Develop your yoga asana, pranayama and meditation practice, increasing strength, flexibility and focus
Be familiar with the main teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and to be confident connected these teachings to your classes and intentions
Understand how we can use Ayurvedic principles to become better teachers
Be able to adjust postures safely with confidence
Example Daily Schedule*
7.30-9.30 Asana Practice: Ashtanga Vinyasa
11.15-12.45 Anatomy & Alignment
1-2.30 Teaching Methodology
6.30-7.30 Evening Activity
*example schedule, subject to change under needs of students and lead teacher
Classes are all day Sunday to Friday with Saturday off
Your morning asana class will be focused on you learning The Ashtanga Primary Series as a foundation for your development as a teacher. The first 2 weeks of your course you will be led through the whole series by your lead teacher and be adjusted and corrected by the assistants. When the group is ready, you will transition into the more traditional Mysore, self practice style of Ashtanga Yoga. The practice is geared towards both experienced Ashtangis and those not so familiar with the series, self practice is an excellent way to work with our students individually.
Practice on Tuesdays and Fridays will be broken up by a Vinyasa flow class with a specific aim or theme. For example Tuesday's class could focus on arm balancing and Friday's class aimed at leaping into Hanumanasana. These classes will serve as an excellent example for those that want to develop their teaching in the style of Vinyasa Flow.
Within your pranayama/meditation session you will be guided through all the basic pranayama (breathing) techniques and depending on your learning objectives be taken on to more advanced techniques. By the end of the course we will have developed your own sequence of pranayama techniques that you will be able to self practice and take away with you into your practice.
Breath is our bridge between the mental and physical, the subtle and tangible parts of our being. Pranayama's benefits, when practiced regularly, are significant and can transform one's mental clarity and self control. During the early morning hours we will also hold group meditations, these will be a mixture of guided and unguided. The guided meditations will be influenced by Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and will therefore serve as a tool to quiet the mind, focus and become present. Theory classes will explain the benefits accompanying these breathing and meditation techniques enabling you to practice effectively during guided and self practice classes.
Anatomy and Alignment
These classes will be structured through the Ashtanga Primary Series. Running through all the postures as they appear, interweaving a modern anatomical approach, so that the knowledge is applied and applicable to the practice and teaching of yoga. A few classes will also be dedicated to the alignment of postures that do not appear within the series to support your learning within the teaching methodology module.
This class is also an excellent opportunity to explore your own practice and learn the suitable modifications for your own body and others.
Teaching Methodology and Practicum
This module is separated into two halves; the first half concentrates on the teaching of the Ashtanga Primary series, focusing on more foundational and traditional aspects of asana, such as learning the correct Sanskrit names, rhythm of breath count, correct order and the opening and closing mantras. The fantastic thing about this course is because of the small groups we can work with your individual level and expectations. For example, if you're a teacher with lots of experience you may want to focus on teaching the whole of the Series. If you are a little less familiar with Ashtanga we prepare you to teach half primary; to Navasana and closing. This will form a strong practical basis for the next module.
Vinyasa Flow and Creative Sequencing will be the focus in the second half of your course. We will ask you to prepare a 60-90 minute flow class or workshop. The classes leading up to this assessment will focus on topics such as theme, intention, transitions, peak postures, structure and energetics. If you are new to teaching Vinyasa Flow you will gain the tools to become a proficient and confident flow teacher. If you are an experienced flow teacher we will provide you with new options, breaking old habits, inspiring new patterns, allowing you to make strong choices about what you have to give as a teacher.
We encourage all our students to develop their own style and creativity in order that they find their own unique voice.
These classes will center around The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We will pick key sutras from the first 3 chapters to use as initiators for debate and discussion. We will explore both contemporary and traditional interpretations in order to reach our own conclusions.
The relatively modern Ashtanga Vinyasa system as we understand it today will be compared to the more ancient system of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga, their differences and similarities will be discussed so we can come to a deeper understanding of what it is to be a responsible yoga teacher in the modern world.
Our pre-distance learning module comprises of 30 hrs of guided preparation for your course. It gives us an idea of your background and gives you a strong basis to begin your training with. All materials for this will be sent via e-mail after deposit confirmation. Distance learning is a compulsory module and must be completed before your course start date, without exception.
Our main house has a max occupancy of 10 people. Once we have sold out of places within the main house we have extra accommodation a 5 minute walk away in 2 thatched cottages. If you'd like more info on this option do let us know in your booking and we can send you the details.
Sunday 17th November to Friday 13th December 2019
Arrival and Departure days are the day before and the day after the course dates.