The Path of Yoga: RYS500 Teacher Training Diploma Course Year 2
Led by Bridget Whitehead
Starting 10 November 2017
Open for registrations - please contact Bridget on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
The IYT RYS500 hour diploma is structured in three separate modules, allowing you to complete the course over a suitable period of time for your practice. In years two and three all of the teaching is residential, providing the right environment for your journey of self-transformation to unfold, through the practice of yoga. The Path of Yoga module is the second year of the diploma course and is open to students who completed a Foundation Course (or with equivalent level of experience).
Throughout the course you will be supported by both the course teachers and your student group. The teaching asks you to be open, to experiment, to practice and to take yoga into your life. Along with studying and exploring the physical Asana movement, with its emphasis on anatomy and physiology, the authentic texts of yoga are woven into the teaching. The philosophy of yoga and its spiritual aspects are taught in a way that can transform the body, mind and emotions, touching the heart of our being.
About the Teacher
Bridget Whitehead has been practising Yoga since 1989 and teaching since 1999. Bridget originally trained to teach yoga with the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) and completed her training with them in 2002. She then went on to train with the Inner Yoga Trust (IYT) and completed her training with the IYT in 2004. Bridget is a registered elder with the Independent Yoga Network, and a registered senior teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Course Outline: Practice of asana, pranayama and meditation; yoga philosophy – The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika; Kriyas, Mudras, Bandhas; anatomy and physiology; personal practice; Sanskrit; chanting
Structure: 5 residential weekends plus a 7 day retreat week Why Residential?
Personal practice and study: 1-2 hours per day including practice of asana, pranayama and meditation; journal writing; assignment writing
Method of assessment*: Tutor observation of student. Written (or other) assignments. Anatomy and Physiology paper. Meetings between tutors and student. 1:1 interview at end of course.
*for those intending to continue on to the 3rd year of the diploma course, ‘Passing the Teaching On’, this is compulsory; for those doing this course for their own personal development, as a continuation from the 1st year (Foundation Course), or another yoga training course, or IYT CPD, this is optional.
Prior experience: a minimum of 3 years yoga practice, including own personal practice of asana, pranayama and meditation. Completion of Year 1 of the IYT Diploma course (foundation course) or similar course.
What next: completion of this course, including full attendance at residential week/weekends and satisfactory completion of assessment criteria, allows progression on to Year 3 of the IYT diploma course, ‘Passing the Teaching On’.