Yoga Teacher Training 2021
200 hours Foundation Programme
EARLY BIRD £2,500 for
BOOKING BEFORE 31st April 2021 after that £2,750.
A deposit of £500 must be paid at the time of registration for the programme. All deposits are non-refundable. The outstanding balance of the full fee should be paid by 15th August 2021, 14 days before the training starts on Wednesday 1st September 2021.
LIMITED TO 15 FUTURE YOGA TEACHERS ONLY.
This 200 hours Foundation Programme by Ace Pittapan consists of 200 hours. The students will receive 200 hours Teacher Training by Ace Pittapan, approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.
The programme is based on a solid understanding of body and mind, consisting of asana practice, knowledge of functional anatomy and anatomy of movements, pranayama, meditation through the arts of Vipassana, Patanjali yoga sutra, discussion of yoga history and philosophy, teaching essentials, and marketing for a yoga teacher in business.
Ace has blended his experience from years of teaching yoga with what he has learned from attending a yoga apprentice programme and an intensive yoga teacher training programme since 2009, and several CPD programmes.
*This programme includes mentoring during the study period and also for 1 year post certification.
The programme is delivered in both weekday and weekend formats. Some sessions are Pre-Recorded only, some sessions are Live online only, and some sessions are available in person, Live online, and post-recorded.
Please see the Training Timetable.
3 attendance options ;
Students can attend in person, normally no more than 2 students at the same time, if there are more than 2 students attending the training at the same time, the venue will be changed (students are required to give advance notice to Ace for their in person attendance at the registration).
Students are also able to attend Zoom Live from their home, and
Students can review their practice or follow up from the post-recorded Live sessions.
*Students also have access to Ace's online yoga sessions on Zoom, and his post-recored sessions.
Post training mentoring
As part of our commitment to produce the finest teachers we feel it is important that our students have access to a supportive mentoring programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, new yoga teachers certified by Ace Pittapan are welcome to participate in the following year’s online Programme.
APPLICATION AND REQUIREMENT:
Applicants must have at least two years of consistent yoga practice experience. A letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher may be required with the application.
Certification as a Yoga Teacher from Ace Pittapan is not automatic and will require preparation and examination after the last day of the course.
Programme designed in two parts
Part I : Master of Practice
Module 1, 2, 3
Module 1 : Fundamentals of Yoga - 1st September 2021 to 16th September 2021.
This module covers the History of Yoga in brief, and the exploration of the 8 limbs of Patanjali’d Yoga Sutra through the practice of Astanga of Sri Pattabhi Jois.
Build an understanding of yoga from the perspective of a day one student, study from the beginner level from Yama, Niyama, Asanas Pranayama to Samathi. This module will build up the understanding of the interaction between the physical body and the mind.
Ace uses a Vipassana meditation technique to strengthening the bridging of Pranayama in his own practice, which often merges into his teaching. Students learn to understand the simplicity of Vipassana meditation and how to use it to enhance their practice.
Module 2 : Modern Yoga - 6th October 2021 to 30th October 2021.
To understand the benefit of yoga to our physical body. Ace adapted this module to explain yoga’s Asanas practice with science. Students will learn to break down Asanas with physical functional, anatomy of movements, and how to protect yourself from injury.
Module 3 : Scouting and Mentoring - 1st September 2021 to 29th January 2022.
Developing individual teaching style
*This module starts from Day 1 until the completion of the programme.
Students are encouraged to practice different styles of yoga from different teachers. Ace provides 6 contact hours of mentoring. The aim of this mentoring is to clarify any questions that students may have in their scouting, encourage students to find yoga styles that complement their lifestyle, challenge students to step out of their comfort zone, and deepening their knowledge of yoga. Students will also have complimentary access to the full range of online classes with Ace during the teaching apprentice training.
Part II : Train to Teach
Module 4, 5, 6
Module 4 : Train to Teach I - 6th November 2021 to 4th December 2021.
Ace provides several tips he has unearthed and uncommon foundation knowledge into this module. Students will have the chance for Questions and Answer sessions and a few Trouble Shooting sessions before heading on the road. This includes Physical and Verbal Adjustments, Chinese Meridians, Somatics in Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety, Online Yoga Classes Settings, and Marketing.
Module 5 : Train to Teach II - 4th December 2021 to 17th December 2021.
Introduction to teaching One-on-One or Two or Three, including sequencing techniques that reflect Yin and Yang energy, asanas and counter asanas, pacing and voice control.
*Requirement for entry : Completion of Modules 1, 2, and 4.
This module has a hands-on approach to teaching practice to enable students to deliver classes of different lengths and themes given by Ace. Ace will observe and give feedback after each teaching practice session.
Students are encouraged to try different teaching techniques i.e Asanas practice, Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra to keep their flow smooth.
Module 6 : Train to Teach III - 17th December 2021 to 15th January 2022.
Teaching Skills & Communication and teaching techniques for a larger class.
*Requirement for entry : Completion of Module 5
This module starts as a group study. Students learn how and when to give their own students the best adjustments in any yoga pose, how and when to give verbal adjustments and when to give physical adjustments (guiding and cueing for Online sessions).
This module is to strengthen the knowledge from Module 5 and expand the One-on-One teaching skills to larger class sizes with mixed ability students.
The teaching techniques include rapport and recognising students who need special attention, and how to teach a group class that makes students feel like they just had a private class. This module will also include basic marketing knowledge for a yoga business.