Amanda is delighted to be on the Northern Board and Faculty of renowned and respected Yogacampus Teacher Training, with her colleagues Jane Craggs, Graham Burns, Sonia Perry, Jill Amison and other members of the Faculty. The Yogacampus Teacher Training Diploma is one of the UK’s top yoga teacher training courses, known for its non-dogmatic and authentic approach. Since first offering their Diploma course in London in 2003, Yogacampus have trained over 600 yoga teachers, from all parts of the UK and beyond. Northern Yogacampus Teaching Training Diplomas have run since 2012, initially at Calderdale Yoga Centre, Hebden Bridge and now at the Stables Yoga Centre, York and the Life Centre, Manchester. Contact Yogacampus for details of upcoming courses in York and Manchester. +44 (0) 20 7704 0919
Yogacampus believe that a great yoga teacher is a wonderfully unique combination of scientist, artist and spiritual guide, and seek to develop those abilities in each and every student. Rather than focusing on any particular school or style of yoga, or relying too heavily on a small number of teachers, the course draws on a range of leading teachers from a variety of yoga traditions. Yogacampus recognise that yoga, from its earliest roots in ancient India, has continually grown and developed – and continues to grow and develop as we bring its teachings into the 21st century. Yogacampus firmly believe that every path of this great, centuries old tradition should be acknowledged, explored and respected and as a not for profit body, the aim is to keep the fees as low as reasonably possible.
This is what a recent Yogacampus graduate had to say about the teacher training course: “The 18 month course was a life changing experience for me; the teachers are fantastic, the material covered goes above and beyond what is expected from a 200HR course. The work is intense but very well structured and considered. As a group we supported and guided each other, and lifelong friends were made. I can’t recommend the course highly enough, and I miss it already!”
Introduced in 2003, the course is registered with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour Yoga teacher training level, allowing graduates the benefit of an internationally recognised accreditation, and with the Independent Yoga Network. Graduates are also entitled to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), an organisation set up to regulate, help safeguard and promote the health and interests of people who are using the services of exercise and fitness instructors, teachers and trainers.
There are many good yoga teacher training courses. So why train with Yogacampus?
- we’ve been around since 2003 and have trained well over 600 yoga teachers
- we offer you a range of expert teachers, with eclectic backgrounds, but all with a passion for the yoga tradition
- we give you the chance to select intensive study options with some of the world’s leading yoga teachers
- we give you an experienced contact teacher to guide you throughout the course
- we encourage you to explore the yoga tradition in all its aspects.
- we require you to think for yourself and find your unique voice as a teacher!
Perhaps the best testimonial for Yogacampus is the fact that many of our graduates have forged very successful teaching careers, including, in some cases, establishing their own yoga centres.
Over the 18 months of the course you will be supported to deepen your knowledge of the science of yoga – anatomy, physiology, teaching techniques, philosophy. You will learn how to use your artistic creativity in class planning and sequencing, the teaching of asana, pranayama and meditation, in your own individual way, from the heart, with awareness, compassion, sensitivity and clarity. By the end of the course you will be able confidently to convey your own experience of yoga’s transforming power to your students with ease and confidence. You must attend 12 non-residential weekend modules and one 5 or 6 day intensive of your choice with a member of our Visiting Teacher Faculty. The 12 core weekend modules of the course cover the following areas in manageable portions designed to develop your knowledge and teaching skills progressively and systematically:
- Yoga Asana
- Practical Anatomy and Physiology
- Teaching Skills and Techniques
- Subtle and Energetic Anatomy
- Pranayama and Meditation
- The History and Philosophy of Yoga.
You can find more information about the course structure and content from Yogacampus
Throughout the course, you also learn how to develop and deepen your own practice, and have the support of a contact teacher, who may or may not be a teacher on the course and may well be a Yogacampus graduate. Each contact teacher has responsibility for a group of no more than 5 students. The group meets at least 4 times during the course for discussion and teaching practice, and you have ongoing contact with your contact teacher throughout the course to discuss your individual progress and any concerns which you may have, and to assess your teaching as you approach the end of the course. We believe that this is a unique feature of our course – just one more reason why the Yogacampus course is special.
On completion of the course you will receive a Yogacampus Teacher Training Diploma; you will also be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher and to join the Register of Exercise Professionals.
Are you eligible?
We ask for a minimum of 3 years’ regular and consistent yoga practice, preferably through class attendance. You will also require a regular teacher who can provide a reference to support your application. In addition, some element of self-practice is viewed very favourably.
A group of Yogacampus trainees just after their Final Teaching Assessments at Harrogate Yoga – and delighted to have finished!