INTENSIVE ONE MONTH YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (RYT200 hr)
This Yoga Teacher Training Course builds a strong foundation to begin teaching the art of yoga safely and effectively. The 200hr course is a pre-requisite to taking the more advanced level Modules that make up the 500 hour course.
Jim Harrington is the leading ‘teacher of teachers’ in South Africa’s yoga community.
Internationally trained, Jim was registered with the International Yoga Alliance as Experienced Yoga Teacher Trainer (ERYT) in 2005 and has trained over 140 teachers since then.
Students are inspired by the depth of his technical knowledge of bio-mechanics, and by his experience of teaching and practicing for 25 years. Students benefit by learning from a “teaching team” of experienced and inspired teachers. Their combined skills make this a world-class teacher training experience. The 200hr course may be taken with no aspiration to be a teacher, but just as an experience to deepen ones connection to yoga. This experience is guaranteed to change the way that you look at and practice yoga.
Visiting international students enjoy an unforgettable stay in Capetown, one of the most spectacular cities in the world.
The Venue this year is still to be confirmed but you can be sure it will stunning.
500Hr ADVANCED LEVEL TEACHER TRAINING – 2013
Module 1 – June 8 to 16 – Capetown
Module 2 – September 14 – 22 – Rishikesh and Himalayas – India
Module 3 – February 2014
Module 4 – June 2014
Students who have successfully completed the Yoga Alliance 200hr course are eligible to apply to take part in the next 300hrs of training. Experienced students of yoga or those who have taken another 200hr course may also apply to join one or more of the modules.
The 9-day Intensive Modules will take place every three months or so during the year so as to allow people time to integrate information and put into practice the skills learnt.
The tools of the 500hr course
Asana and Pranayama practice
The practical component will be require some dedication. The asana practice will draw on the content the 1st, 2nd and advanced series (3rd and 4th) of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, but without strict adherence to Ashtanga protocols and sequencing. There will be a focus on quality of alignment, form, and therapeutic applications of asana.
Participants will develeop a deeper understand the asana and pranayama and how to best instruct them. Being competent to practice and demonstrate an asana is not a necessary prerequisite to teaching it provided there is a strong anatomical understanding. There will be substantial influence from the Yoga Synergy method, particularly in the use of Mudra, Bandha and principles of alignment.
Anatomy and physiology
Further Anatomy and physiology study will be an important part of all modules. Pre-requisite bridging courses may be required for some participants. The first intensive module will be geared more toward establishing a solid base understanding of the anatomy and physiology so of yoga. A writen research project will be required.
Special applications for sports and individuals.
A new module to give guidelines and a framework for teaching yoga for sports people and other individuals with particular needs. This will be based on experience, case studies, analisis of Physical and psychological factors.
Psychology and Philosophy
The perceptions that prevent the full expression of ourselves, are often in the shadow areas of our psyche. These deeply rooted perceptions, while hidden from ourselves, may be visible to others. We will use processes of enquiry to clarify and challenge our own self imposed limitations. Yoga’s tools of asana, pranayama, meditation will support this process of exploration.
Further exploration into the historical, cultural and social roots of yoga will be made in order to better understand it’s relevance and place in modern life. The second intensive will take place in a traditional Yoga ashram on the banks of the River Ganges near Rishikesh in Northern India.
This component will be designed to strengthen skills that have been established in the 200hr course. Building on those foundations with a focus on developing the qualities of a great teacher. this will include observing, sequencing, the use of voice, and development of gravitas in teaching.
Their place of leadership, and the role of a yoga teacher in the modern world.