Mindful Yoga Teacher Training
Becoming a yoga teacher will transform and enrich your life. It is a journey of self-discovery, at times intense but always rewarding. This unique and accredited yoga teaching qualification will guide you through the life-changing journey of becoming a yoga teacher.
Mindful Yoga is a gentle practice that encourages awareness of subtle sensations and acceptance of the body as it is. Students are invited to let go of tension, to let go of the desire to ‘do’ the perfect pose. Mindful Yoga is ideally suited to a live-online training environment, where physical adjustments are not given. Instead students receive verbal cues which invite a letting go of tension and give a sense of agency to the person over their own body.
Drawing on yoga’s ancient wisdom and informed by the latest research in anatomy, neuroscience and teaching methodologies this course will nurture your personal growth as well as your professional development, giving you the skills to teach yoga safely, mindfully and with joy.
This course is for you if you want to nurture your passion, deepen your awareness and share what you love.
With a combined experience of over 30 years in yoga training, Clare Bassett and Paula Flood will nurture your personal development as well as your teaching skills and guide you on your yoga journey.
- 33 days in total, 12 weekends and 9 Saturdays,
- Outstanding live online training with excellent, highly experienced tutors, 180 contact hours
- Combines yoga’s ancient wisdom with the latest research in anatomy and neuroscience
- Training videos to facilitate home practice
- Study pods with fellow students
- 20 hours of practical anatomy, specifically tailored to yoga
- Professional support in designing and teaching your first six-week course
- Guided exploration into the depth and relevance of yoga philosophy
- Heart-driven business module to help you get started
- Expert guest tutors
- Internationally recognised best practice accreditation with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK
- Mentoring and graduate support
Length of course (hours): 200 hours
Open Day – learn more about the course, meet the tutors and have your questions answered (on 17th July 2021 TBC)
Module 1 Yoga Asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra
40 Classical asanas, alignment and variations, establishing your self-practice (tailored yoga for you), pranayama, meditation and mindfulness practices, mantra and mudras, yoga nidra.
Module 2 Teaching skills
Being the teacher, ethics of teaching, clear instructions, lesson planning and sequencing, students’ needs, observing and adjusting, teaching practice, mindful reflection and self care, creative course planning.
Module 3 Integrated anatomy and physiology
Structural alignment, bones and joints, the respiratory system, the nervous system and stress response, yoga and the human mind-body.
Module 4 Philosophy and background
The history of yoga, Patanjali’s eight limbs, yamas and niyamas, prana and the subtle energy body, the chakras, the ethics of yoga, the history and philosophy of mindfulness, self reflective journaling and accountability.
Module 5 Being a Yoga professional – ethical business
Pricing your classes, booking a venue or teaching online, karma yoga and core values, getting your message clear, picking your platform and sharing your message to attract students, insurance and accreditation, record keeping and tax, continued professional education.
Lead tutors: Clare Bassett and Paula Flood
Guest tutors: Micheal McCann and TBC
Assignments and assessment
Assessment is continuous and formative, that means assessments and assignments that are designed to help you learn and remember what you learn as well as grow in confidence with your new skills. This is done through mindful self assessment, peer assessment and tutors’ input on assignments and teaching practice, as follows:
- Keeping a journal
- 4 anatomy assignments (multiple choice)
- Completing and presenting a project to the group
- Teaching classes to small groups of friends or family and recording a class for self assessment
- Teaching peers in small groups online (study pods) for peer and self assessment.
- Submitting your own lesson plan.
- Your practical yoga teaching assessment
On successful completion of the course candidates will receive an internationally recognised diploma in yoga teaching accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK (highest standards in the industry)
What trainees say about Clare
I met Clare as one of the Tutors on the Teacher Training Yoga course that I attended 2019/2020. I signed up for this course full of fear and full of I can’t do this, the Imposter syndrome was rife in me. I had woke up 7yrs previously and had wanted to do the yoga training but had been held back by my negative thinking. I had learnt the Sun Salutation and the 5Tibetan Rites many years before and that was the extent of my yoga knowledge, so in terms of yoga or Asana terminology I was a beginner, so I was scared that I had jumped in . Clare is a very knowledgeable and nurturing yoga teacher who takes you through the pose bit by bit, over and over so that you know what your body can and can’t do . Clare takes care to explain how to adapt postures so that you do not injure or further aggravate existing problems. Clare is a well of knowledge on Yoga Philosophy adding this into the experience, bringing home the idea that yoga is more than the Asanas.
At one point I was full of fear that I wasn’t good enough and I was uptight and nervous and Clare calmly said ,”Ann so what if you get it wrong, you can do it again”, I just needed that reassurance that “if at first you don’t succeed you try, try and try again”, that’s the essence of yoga in a nutshell. Clare teaches that is not a competition, it’s at your pace, at your level, at your ability and that it’s a gift to have the space on the mat for yourself.
Thank you Clare for reminding me that “I am worth it and to keep coming back to the mat, even to sit and just be with me”. I hope that you will stay long enough to experience the calm you will find through attending Clare’s classes and how the body with gentle care releases tension and moves easier into position’s. Enjoy discovering you.
Ann Herkes, Yoga teacher
I count myself lucky to have had Clare Bassett as my trainer on a number of Yoga and Meditation trainings I’ve completed.
Clare is a generous and accomplished teacher, warm, supportive, grounded, inclusive and inspiring. She is passionate about Yoga and Meditation and her deep knowledge and experience shine through in her teaching. Clare teaches with crystal clarity and makes everything really accessible and understandable. Her training style places strong emphasis on making Yoga & Meditation accessible, safe and enjoyable for her trainees and their students.
I’ve trained with many great teachers from around the world and Clare is up there as one of my favourite and most respected. You’ll come awake from her courses with a smile on your face, joy in your heart, and feeling competent and confident in the skills she has taught you. More than that, you’ll come away knowing you’ve made a new friend and trusted mentor.
Thank you Clare
Yvonne Lucas, Yoga teacher, Wicklow
Early Bird: €2,500 if paid in full by August 14th 2021
Full Price: €2,645, €500 non-refundable deposit and 11 monthly instalments of €195 each
Course fees are non-refundable once the course starts and include all tuition and mentoring and access to online course materials.
Additional costs: These will include your student teacher insurance (£25 with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK) plus your books.
Students may attend yoga classes with Paula and Clare at a discounted rate of 20% off the regular class prices.
- Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 4:30pm with an hour for lunch unless stated.
- September 11th, 12th, 25th
- October 9th, 10th, 23rd
- November 13th, 14th, 27th
- December 4th, 18th and 19th
- January 15th,16th, 29th
- February 12th, 13th, 26th
- March 12th, 13th, 26th
- April 9th, 10th, 23rd
- May 14th, 15th, 28th
- June 11th,12th, 25th
- July 9th,10th, 23rd
- August 6th, 7th
- September 10th and 11th.