About Yoga Teacher Trainings
Yoga Arts offers level 1 (200 hours) and Level 2 (300 hours) Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bali, Sri Lanka and Japan.
We also offer Advanced Practitioner Intensives, for Yoga teachers & experienced Yoga practitioners, for continuing education purposes and professional development.
Uniqueness of our trainings: The unique quality of Yoga Arts’ teacher trainings comes from the quality of teachers and from the years of teaching experience Yoga Arts has gained by specializing in Yoga teacher trainings. The Yoga Arts’ teaching staff has between 10 to 35 years of teaching experience and dedicated Sadhana behind them.
The Yoga Arts’ team has decades of experience specializing in teacher trainings. Yoga Arts also maintains its reputation of a high teaching standard by continually optimizing the course content of the trainings to keep up with the demand for training better and better teachers. Emphasis on the training is on truth and authenticity.
Yoga Art’s teachers are dedicated to continually updating their Yoga Teaching qualifications, study and skills to ensure their teaching standards are of the highest quality available world wide.
Louisa Sear is the Founder, Director and Course Coordinator of Yoga Arts. Yoga Arts is well renowned, nationally and internationally, for delivering high quality Yoga Teacher Trainings. The Yoga Arts’ trainings are practical, theoretical and designed to be intense and challenging on a physical and emotional level.
Please visit the ‘Yoga Arts’ Team’ page, on the Yoga Arts’ website, to find out more about our teachers.
Objective: One of the main objective, on the trainings, is to touch and experience Yoga first hand so that the deeper understanding of the essence of Yoga is felt and integrated. This takes place through the individual transformation that is encouraged and nurtured throughout the course.
With this understanding, we believe that graduates can then go out into the world and teach from their heart and from their own real understanding of Yoga, not just theoretical knowledge.
Teaching yoga takes passion, dedication, persistence and consistency of personal practice. Ultimately the objective of the Yoga Arts’ trainings is to train participants in quality, professionalism, safe and knowledgeable teaching skills and to offer, the teacher to be, as many available teaching tools as possible so that their teaching can be available to everyone. Most importantly, to bring about self responsibility, self understanding, spiritual maturity and awakening to the student.The Yoga Arts’ trainings prepare the student on an inner reflective level to move towards a spiritual maturity and self-understanding.
Pre-requisite Level 1: To be accepted onto the Yoga Arts level 1 training, students will need to have completed a minimum of 2 years consistent, dedicated yoga practice under the guidance of qualified yoga teacher(s). The student will also be required to provide Yoga Arts with 1 reference from the qualified yoga teacher they have been studying with.
About the level 1 training: This course offers you a comprehensive, practical training in how to teach Yoga. We welcome experienced practitioners who are ready to refine their skills, in the art of teaching Yoga, and also those who would simply like to deepen their Yoga knowledge and practice.
For participants with less experience, this course will offer a deepening of knowledge and inner inquiry as a stepping stone toward teaching.Teaching Yoga takes many years of passionate dedication, persistence and consistency of practice.This level 1 course offers you a comprehensive, philosophical, theoretical and practical training in how to practice and teach Yoga.
Pre-requisite Level 2: To be accepted onto the Yoga Arts’ Level 2 training, students will need to have completed a Level 1 or a 200 hours Yoga Alliance accredited training with Yoga Arts or any Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Training School. Your certificate will need to be sighted by Yoga Arts.
Upon successful completion of the Yoga Arts’ level 1 (200 hours) and the level 2 (300 hours) training, the successful student will have achieved a total of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga Teacher Training hours.
About the Level 2 Training: The level 2 Yoga Teacher training is designed for yoga teachers that would like to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills in the Art of Teaching Yoga. Emphasis on the level 2 training is on professional development, communication, teaching methodology, yoga therapy, anatomy of hatha yoga and yoga philosophy. The Students completing this training will gain the necessary skills to teach yoga safely and effectively to a broad range of students.
General overview of course contents for level 1 & level 2 YTT’s:
- Meditation - guided meditation techniques
- Pranayama – guided breathing techniques
- Asana - yoga postures vinyasa style with focus on alignment
- Techniques - alignment, modifications
- Teaching Methodology – prop usage, sequencing, adjusting skills, asana & body assessment, personal programs, teaching beginners, injury prevention
- Practical Application – practical teaching
- Yoga Ethics & Professional Development – ethics related to Yoga teachers
- Self Inquiry & Yoga Lifestyle – self analysis & deeper understanding of Self
- Yoga Philosophy – Advaita & Tantra, Mantra, Chanting, Bhajans, Nadis, Chakras, Yamas & Niyamas, introduction to Ayurveda Lifestyle
- Anatomy of Hatha Yoga – the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous & endocrine systems including movement of joints
- Yoga Therapy – safely working with students with injuries
- Communication – how to be clear, confident and concise with your teaching instruction
Level 2 specific subjects:
- Advanced anatomy of hatha Yoga
- Personal program teaching
- Ritual & mantra
- Yoga therapy
- Practical assessment
- Long periods of meditation & self inquiry
- Ayurveda Lifestyle
The Yoga Arts’ Trainings: offer a deepening of knowledge and inner inquiry as the basis for a good Yoga teacher and a greater depth of self-understanding for the dedicated Yogi and Yogini. The challenging nature of our trainings offers the opportunity for optimum growth and transformation. This process of transformation is not always comfortable.
Most important … on the trainings … is that the process of self inquiry is understood. We expect that the students enrolling on our courses have an understanding of the essence of Yoga beyond the techniques.Teaching and studying Yoga is a beautiful lifetime journey. The self-understanding and continual awakening that takes place through the practice of Yoga brings the peace to our lives that we all desire. The added blessing of teaching Yoga is an opportunity to share this gift.
Yoga Arts’ courses are designed to be challenging, to offer the opportunity for optimum growth and transformation for the teacher to be. We feel that to be a good Yoga teacher, we need to have the courage to look deeply within ourselves and practice the techniques of Yoga with openness and dedication. Touching the essence of Yoga through ones own personal experience is the keynote for sharing this Art of Yoga through teaching.
Yoga Alliance: Yoga Alliance is an International Organization for the quality and standardization of individual Yoga teachers and Yoga Schools worldwide. Completing a Yoga Alliance Accredited training will give the student an internationally recognized Yoga Teaching qualification.
On completion of a level 1 or level 2 Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Arts, students then have the opportunity to register themselves with Yoga Alliance. Information related to the requirements of this registration including, fees and their application process are available from their website www.yogaalliance.org
Level 3 trainings or Advanced Practitioner Intensives: offer the participant recognized training hours for their continuing professional development and education requirements for Yoga teaching.
Level 2 & 3 Trainings are not taught every year. Please check the Yoga Arts website for future Level 2 training and Advanced Practitioner Intensive training dates.