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Module 1: The Footprints of Yoga
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We explore the work of Vanda Scaravelli; developing a practice with breath, gravity and the wave. You will be introduced to the historical and philosophical roots of Yoga and the building blocks of energy work including the meridian system and its relevance to Yoga. We explore the foundation asanas – Tadasana, Dandasana and Savasana. Knowledge of these foundation poses is deepened through personal investigation and discussion.
You will learn:
• The underlying principles of basic positions
• The approach to Yoga by Vanda Scaravelli
• The basics of the history of Yoga
• How to begin a reflective learning process
• To relate anatomy to your practice
• An understanding of the basic anatomy of the energy body
• The foundations of Yoga philosophy

Module 2: Breath, Ground, Release
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You will go deeper into how connecting to the earth and with the breath can lead to infinite discoveries in your practice. You are introduced to the fascinating world of energy channels and gates. You will add to your knowledge of the history and philosophy of Yoga with the Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
You will learn:
• How to work with gravity: grounding and releasing
• Pranayama: practice and teaching
• The development of principles of basic positions and movements.
• Preparation & easing and balancing after Asana
• Deeper aspects of the history and philosophy of Yoga
• More about the meridian system

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Module 3: Sharing Yoga
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In this module you will be reminded of the underlying values of the course in regards to the art of teaching; Ahimsa. You will focus on the preparation for teaching practice, exploring effective and safe teaching and learning. We also consolidate the previous learning, reviewing and extending asana practice, pranayama and meditation. We will review the connection between Yoga and the energy channels.
You will learn:
• Good teaching practice
• Professional development: setting up your classes
• Self evaluation, how to continue your reflective practice
• Ethics, health and safety
• Asana practice – balances, basic inversions, kneeling, sequences

Module 4: The Matrix of the Meridians
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In Module Four we develop our ability to listen to our body as we release and to deepen our awareness of the energy body. We also learn to integrate our growing awareness into our teaching. You will explore some of the exciting work in the field of energy work from a modern perspective. Find out how the Chakras are connected to the meridian system and how the ancient Eastern traditions and philosophies connect with each other. We learn more about how Yoga asanas relate to the meridians and their functions.
You will learn:
• The use of the breath, gravity and the wave of release in complex asanas and sequences.

• More about the anatomy of the energy body.

• About the meridian system of East Asian medicine – ancient roots and modern branches.

• Asana and connection to the meridians.

• The workings of the body: respiration, digestion and the cardiovascular systems

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Module 5: Tranquility in Movement
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In this module we explore the practice of meditation, learn more about the meridian system with three more meridian pairs; Kidney and Bladder, Heart Protector and Triple Heater, and Liver and Gall Bladder. We deepen our knowledge of the philosophy of Yin and Yang and apply it to personal practice and teaching. You will build on your understanding of energy work with Kriyas and Bandhas. We explore the practice of Yoga Nidra.
You will learn:
• The practice and teaching of Yoga Nidra

• To apply your understanding of Yin and Yang to the practice and teaching of Yoga

• The practice and teaching of Meditation

• Energy awareness through Kriyas and Bandhas

• Pranayama: practice and teaching

• To work with sound: -Mudras, Mantras and Chants

• Deeper aspects of balances

Module 6: Teaching for All
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This module is about putting all your skills and knowledge together to explore the best teacher within you. We will work with touch and adjustment and how to adapt our teaching to work with specific conditions. We focus on deepening the practice and teaching of meditation.

You will learn:

• To deepen your practice and knowledge of meditation

• Professional development, business management

• How to differentiate your teaching for individuals

• To work with touch: how to adjust, connect and facilitate paired work in your classes

• How to progress your students to deepen their own practice

• To explore the journey of applying Yoga for life. Yamas and Niyamas in action

To fly out with bright colours as a qualified Yoga teacher!

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Holistic Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

Another amazing feature of this teacher training programme is that you get to take the Shiatsu College’s accredited Anatomy & Physiology course. Studying anatomy has never been more relevant and enjoyable. Online study is consolidated and experienced in class and you will learn about the fascinating properties of connective tissue, about the concept of tensegrity as well as deepen your knowledge of the body systems.

 Qigong Instructor’s Course – Shibashi Level 1

The integration of Qigong into the practice and teaching of Yoga is growing. This Yoga teacher training is unique in that two of its teachers, Annie and Catherine have been teaching Qigong for the past 30 years and have been providing instructors courses, workshops and a full Qigong Teacher Training since 2010.

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is a set of Qigong exercises which is based on the philosophy of Tai Chi and extracts some of the best movements from the Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. It places emphasis on synchronizing the 18 movements with proper breathing techniques. It is a gentle, beautiful and flowing Qigong exercise routine that is both a joy to do and deeply relaxing.

Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi is designed to improve the general health and wellbeing of the practitioner. The gentle rocking motions and stretching movements are an ideal adjunct to your Yoga teaching.

“This Qigong is very effective and easy to learn. The gentle movements doubled by the rhythmic breathing are suitable for people of all ages as it does not put too much stress on muscles and joints if done correctly and can be practiced sitting or standing. It is practiced around the world by over 10 million people, and is considered a national health exercise in Malaysia and Indonesia.”

Sifu Wing Cheung  –