Over 11 weekend sessions, our Hot Yoga Teacher Training Programme transforms passionate yoga practitioners into highly proficient yoga instructors; ready and able to teach as soon as the course ends.
Learn to become a yoga instructor
The Sweat Studios Yoga Alliance Professionals certified 200 Hour Hot Yoga Teacher Training Programme will commence on 31st January 2020 and will be delivered by Senior Yoga Teachers, Ali Futrill and Charlie Taylor-Rugman.
The programme runs over 11 weekends from 10am-6:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. You are also required to attend one Friday evening, 31st January, 6-9pm.
During the course you will:
The course will comprise:
You are expected to attend all 11 weekends in full. In addition there is approximately 40-60 hours of work to be completed in your own time. This will include attending yoga classes, home yoga practice and meditation, reading, completing a journal and manifestation boards, learning dialogue, researching poses and practice teaching.
What you can expect by the end of the yoga teacher training course
The course has a high level of focus on ensuring you can teach a yoga class upon graduation. The vast majority of the course is spent understanding yoga postures, their physical benefits, anatomical alignment and how to teach them using verbal and physical cues. Practice teaching is incorporated into every weekend. You’ll teach one-on-one, in small groups and in larger groups, instructing your peers, friends and family to help you find your voice and build your confidence. Your teaching practice will culminate in the delivery of a 60 minute yoga class which will form part of your final examination.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Yoga teacher training buddy programme
As part of the Yoga Teacher Training Programme you’ll be assigned a buddy who is, either a member of the Sweat Studios yoga teaching team, or a yoga teacher training programme graduate. Your buddy will be on hand to give you guidance and support as you train to be a yoga teacher and will help you find your feet as a new instructor.
Yoga teacher training programme dates and course content
The course will take place on the following days. Each Saturday & Sunday will start with a yoga class.
The Teacher Training Programme Instructors
The 200 Hour Course is delivered by Yoga Alliance Professionals certified Senior Yoga Teachers.
Ali is a full-time yoga instructor. Ali joined Sweat Studios in 2014 when the studio opened. She also delivers classes at Nuffield Health, runs her own classes and teaches privately. Ali completed her 200 hour hot yoga teacher training with Absolute Yoga in Thailand in 2007. She has since trained in yin yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and completed her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Senior Yoga Instructor, Kathy Ran, in 2019. Ali teaches over 15 classes every week from hot yoga, to vinyasa flow and yin, as well as private group sessions. She has taught for many business across Buckinghamshire and trained the MK Dons and Northampton Saints Rugby team.
Charlie has an MA in Indian Spiritual Traditions and is registered with the Independent Yoga Network as a Yoga Elder and Yoga Alliance Professionals at the E-500 level, the highest level of accreditation for both organisations. Charlie started learning the Ashtanga yoga asana series in 1993 and was introduced to the pranayama series in 1999. He started teaching in 2001 after receiving the direct authorisation of the yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) to pass on the Ashtanga yoga method. Charlie teaches privately from his home studio in London and delivers workshops and teacher training across the UK. Charlie instructs the Anatomy & Physiology and History & Philosophy modules on the programme. To find out more about Charlie, please visit his website.
Ali and Charlie are supported by members of the Sweat teaching & management team as well as specialists in the fields of nutrition, exercise, health & wellness.
Sweat Studios Yoga Teacher Training Academy
Students performing well on the yoga teacher training programme will be invited to join the Sweat Studios Academy on graduation. The Academy will give you the support you need to become a practicing yoga teacher, teaching classes at our studios. You’ll work with Sweat senior yoga teachers and embark on a process of further development to give you the tools and confidence to join the team as one of our yoga instructors. There may also be opportunities to undertake further internal and external training, with the support of Sweat, to broaden your skill set and position you to teach all yoga classes on the timetable.
The course is open to anyone with a regular yoga practice of a minimum of two years. Eligibility is assessed on completion of your application form and an interview. To be accepted onto the programme you need to have practiced some classes at Sweat Studios and be known to the teachers. Once you are approved to join the programme, you will need to pay a £500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Teacher Training Programme, come along to our free-of-charge information session on Saturday 1st June, 1:30-2:30pm. You can book your spot via our timetable. Just jump to the date in the calendar and follow the steps.
Course costs & application
The 11 weekend course costs £2,750. The course cost includes all books, study materials and yoga classes taught on the weekends of the course.
Cancellations must be made a month in advance of the course beginning and are subject to a 15% administration fee and the non-refundable £500 deposit.
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To register your interest for our 2020 course and receive the application form, full course syllabus and terms & conditions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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