Yoga Teacher Training Course
Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training (IYTT) is a thought-provoking yoga teacher training course, which actively encourages a questioning approach to yoga practice and teaching. During the course, we will encourage you to develop a deeper understanding of your own embodied experience of yoga and how to adapt that to offer creative and inspiring yoga classes which are relevant to modern yoga students.
At IYTT we are inspired by the most current scientific research into anatomy and movement. We support your yoga practice and teaching throughout the course and beyond as you make the radical shifts and face the transformational changes which occur as you transition from yoga trainee to established yoga teacher.
Our yoga teacher training is structured as an intentionally spacious programme, delivered through 5 modules spread over 12 months, with time between modules to support integration. Each module is immersive, encouraging a deep dive into the material, with time for questions, practice and discussion.
We offer an incisive, thoughtful and intelligent approach to yoga teacher training, driven by the most current scientific developments in anatomy and movement research.
Delivered by an elite group of senior yoga teachers at the top of their field, IYTT offers a spacious, immersive modular structure which provides time and space for profound learning, integration and growth. Each of the teaching team draws on decades of practical experience of yoga, including particularly the work of Vanda Scaravelli and somatic, embodied practices.
Described by some as radical and provocative, this approach to practice demands a fundamental shift in our practice and teaching.
"The Intelligent Yoga Teacher Training programme has radically liberated my movement practice and expanded the way I hold space for others. The programme encourages deep attention to the realities of our bodies - to better support our ability to find freedom and facilitate our students to do the same. The course offers a sophisticated approach to study, rooted in sensorial attunement, philosophical discourse and the most up to date research in anatomy. It is a life changing experience, highly relevant for its insights into Yoga’s past and in its commitment to foster dynamic, curious teachers for the future."
Artistic Co-Director at Candoco Dance Company (2017-2020)
Lecturer in Dance Northern School of Contemporary Dance
The course content will be practical and skills-based, facilitating a personal journey of exploration and discovery. Material will be delivered in a variety of ways including formal lectures, guided practice and asana technique classes, group work, teaching practice and individual study and reading, both online and in-person. The course covers these key areas:
* asana, pranayama and meditation
* anatomy and physiology
* teaching skills
* mentoring and supervision
As part of the course content we will explore the place of yoga in our modern lives and show how it remains current and relevant to practitioners in the Western world. The study of anatomy and physiology is highlighted on this course, and will be delivered by senior teachers with decades of experience in their fields: Jody Barber a physiotherapist with 30 years experience in neurological practice and renowned teacher Gary Carter, providing one of the most comprehensive groundings in anatomy of any teacher training diploma in the UK.
We believe in supporting all trainees throughout their training and beyond.
At IYTT, you are never just a number, and we will stay in touch and continue to support you well beyond your time on the course. We have created a mentoring program for all trainees which includes structured 1:1 mentor meetings and group supervision meetings facilitated by the leading yoga teachers and there is an active Alumni programme.
Each module is supported by two teaching assistants who are both recent IYTT graduates. Our assistant teachers are available to offer advice and support throughout the course.
At the end of each yoga teacher training programme, there will be opportunities for two graduates to join the teaching team as teaching assistants. This is a valuable chance to review the training from the other side, and to work closely with the teaching team, learning how to hold space and deliver a teacher training programme first hand.
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