Urban Yogis UK 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training
300-hour Yoga Teacher Training
‘Seva’ – Yoga as Service is at the heart of this training
A 300-hour teacher training course incorporating specialist elements of youth and community work and teaching yoga to young people and marginalised communities.
January – December 2024
£3950 (payment options available)
This teacher training programme is for committed practitioners with first-hand experience of how yoga practices can positively impact our lives and a passion for sharing these with others from their own experiences, including with young people.
It is designed to support teachers in developing the skills and knowledge to share yoga practices within their own communities.
We believe these practices should be accessible to anyone who wants to learn them, and this training has the importance of accessibility and community values at its heart.
- Yoga Philosophy & History
- Asana (to include teaching yoga asana specifically to young people)
- Mudras, Kriyas + Bandhas
- Pranayama (to include teaching breathing practices specifically to young people)
- Meditation / Mindfulness (to include teaching these practices to young people)
- Teaching Skills and Methodology
- Anatomy (Including specifically to young people)
- The Nervous System (To include how this relates specifically to young people)
- Complementary Movement Modalities
- Youth / Community / Social Justice
- Trauma-Informed Approaches
Choice of Specialist Modules (Prison Yoga OR Neurodiversity – Additional needs and yoga)
- 10 Hours of Mentored Teaching Experience
The aim of this training is to offer an in-depth training and mentorship programme which will empower teachers with the skills, knowledge and aptitude to share yoga practices, in particular to young people and those in marginalized communities.
This is a training which honours the traditions of yoga philosophy and practice as an evolving process and which focuses on social ethics at its heart.
At the end of the training, teachers will :
- Have the knowledge, skills, confidence and aptitude to hold safer spaces and share these practices in their communities in a way that has practitioner empowerment at its heart.
- Have an understanding of the specific needs of different groups and how to share these practice tools in a way that is as accessible as possible to everyone.
- Understand how to teach suitable asana, breathing, meditation and mindfulness practices, including young people.
- Have a foundational understanding and knowledge of the history/context of yoga and yoga philosophy.
- Have a foundational knowledge and understanding of functional anatomy as it relates to teaching yoga, specifically to young people.
- Have a foundational knowledge and understanding of the nervous system as it relates to sharing different yoga practices, specifically with young people.
- Be able to plan classes and courses for different groups and needs.
- Understand different potential barriers to engagement and have the skills to overcome them.
- Understand and apply the relevant policies and procedures that form the basis for creating and holding safe learning environments, particularly when working with vulnerable and young people – these will include safeguarding and child protection, confidentiality, equality, ethics, code of practice and teacher/practitioner guidelines.
- Understand their scope of practice as a yoga teacher and when / how to signpost students to other professionals for support as required.
This training will take place in person at our Urban Yogis UK community space in Croydon.
In addition to the in-person modules, there will also be 30 hours of online yoga anatomy training, additional live-streamed Yoga Philosophy as well as home study.
Training School: Urban Yogis UK C.I.C.
Lead Trainer: Helen McCabe
Hassan Hassan (course co-teacher)
Rohil Jethmalani (Yoga Philosophy and Ethics)
Other contributors will include specialist educators to deliver modules, including the youth, community and social justice and specialist modules of the course:
David Keil (online Anatomy)