YOGA ALLIANCE APPROVED 200 hr VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
at the Wellness Connection Cape Town
Part time: Weekend 200hr Yoga Teacher Training August to November
**See bottom of the page for exact dates
Every second weekend. 9 Weekends 9am to 6pm
Intensive 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training June/July
14 June to 5 July 9am to 6pm
Our studio is the most highly rated studio for Yoga Teacher Training in South Africa. Yoga Education and Training is what we specialise in. All our courses our Yoga Alliance (US) accredited.
We were the first studio to be qualified to offer the Advanced 300/500 hr Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training in South Africa. We have the most qualified staff of teachers on a Yoga Teacher Training course here in the country. All of our staff are 500hr Yoga Alliance Teachers, the highest qualification one can have.
We are hugely experienced in 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. To date we have run over 20 Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training courses and 3 Yoga 300/500hr Yoga Teacher Training courses.
Whilst having highest qualifications of any yoga studio in the country, and a very high standard of education, our ethos is one of trying to keep the cost of training down as much possible, to enable more people to learn about yoga.
Many studios have high rentals so have no choice but to charge significant amounts for Teacher Training, making Teacher Training exclusive only to wealthy people. We believe that this is not what Yoga is about, Yoga is for everyone, so we offer courses at the most reasonable rate possible as well as offering student and unemployed discounts, scholarships and payment plans.
We work from an environmental retreat studio using solar, rain water and environmental building, lowering our overheads, further enabling us to lower the cost of the Teacher training courses.
We only accept a small group of students believing that this enables a higher standard of Yoga Teacher Training and individual attention to each student. Most studios take in as many people as possible simply to be able to afford their rental. We believe that it is impossible to truly teach large groups so we restrict the numbers.
CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE:
We do not expect you to be an advanced yogi, nor super fit or flexible. We expect that you have a yoga practice, a love for yoga and a commitment to the course and to your practice.
We are based in a beautiful holiday area within the Cape. Whilst we do not provide accommodation on site, there are many beautiful B&Bs, Air B&Bs and self catering cottages available locally. Please contact us for details.
1.STUDENTS/UNEMPLOYED South African only :R14,500
A deposit of R3,500 secures your place.
PAYMENT PLANS are offered for part time courses: R3, 500 deposit and 4 payments of R4000.
Please see Payments page for Payment Options, Student rates and cancellation details.
CERTIFICATION: 200 HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING APPROVED BY THE YOGA ALLIANCE. Upon completion of the course you will be able to register as a yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (US).
You will develop and deepen your practice, and begin to understand how to do many poses safely and well. You will be able to demonstrate all postures to intermediate level, and advanced postures determined by you as an individual.
You are not required to be an intermediate or advanced at yoga, nor fit or flexible, we will help you to explore the right level of yoga for you.
INTELLIGENT YOGA: POSE KNOWLEDGE
You will develop extensive skills specific to yoga – you will understand the anatomy of poses as well as alignment, injury/weakness modifications and prop use. You will understand a minimum of 100 poses in depth and be able to teach those poses to all individuals, of various levels of yoga, regardless of fitness and injury restrictions. We believe yoga is for everyone.
We teach Alignment based Vinyasa Flow with an emphasis on instruction to help you and your students explore many poses. BUT we love all Yoga styles. We teach Intelligent Pirate Yoga – Vinyasa but we borrow from all types of yoga. If it works intelligently we will use it in our sequencing in class. You will be taught a wide range of yoga styles: Ashtanga; Vinyasa Flow; Alignment based Flow; Kids Yoga; Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga for Sports, and an overview of other styles including Iyengar, Bikram and Forest.
TEACHING SKILLS: SEQUENCING a class. This is what the Wellness Connection Yoga is all about – sequencing for yoga. You learn to sequence a class, learning how to choose the preparatory poses to help open and strengthen for the final pose.
Students will sequence and teach classes of differing yoga abilities.
YOGA PHILOSOPHY in daily life – you will be guided to an accessible understanding of yoga philosophy, how to simplify complex concepts and how to use yoga philosophy in your daily life and in your classes.
YOGA and PSYCHOLOGY We will explore psychological aspects of the TEACHING yoga as well as the personal psychology of you, the practitioner and the teacher.
WHO ARE YOU AND WHO IS YOUR STUDENT:
The aim is for you as the student to develop a clear, comfortable and accessible teaching style working within the framework of ‘you’.
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION:
We we will explore mindfulness tools to be used either by yourself or as a teacher. Breath work, focus work, restorative yoga, chair yoga, propped yoga will be practiced.
HUGE FUN, EMBODIED LEARNING
We provide an enormous amount of teaching education, but in a fun, practical and accessible way
Catherine Wilkinson: Experienced 200/300/500 hr Lead Teacher Teacher
Laura Norton: Experienced 200/300/500 Lead Teacher Trainer
Claire Weight: 200 & 500 hr Adult and Kids Yoga Teacher; 200 hr Teacher Trainer
Carla Collins: 200 & 500 hr Adult Yoga Teacher; 200 hr Teacher Trainer
**PART TIME WEEKEND TEACHER TRAINING AUG-NOV DATES
August 10, 11 & 24, 25 September 7, 8 & 21, 22 October 5, 6 & 19, 20 November 2, 3 & 16, 17, & 30. December 1.