This course is a unique opportunity to further develop key skills that will enable you to work with Ashtanga Yoga students in an inspiring, skilful and authentic way. Become a confident, hands-on teacher by learning the fundamental principles behind safe and beneficial adjustments. Learn to hold and maintain a safe space for transformational practice to thrive and flourish. The 4-day intensive course will cover:
Joey’s intention for the course is to impart skills that will help you to become a better teacher, allowing you to more effectively share the gift of Ashtanga Yoga with others. The group size for the training is small, helping you to get more individual help during the course.
The scheduled hours do not include a time where you will do your own practice; you may choose to practice beforehand at home or rest your body in preparation for the day. We will be covering a lot of material over the course of these four days, so we will aim to make sure you have time to rest during the day. We’ll take an hour’s break for lunch each day and aim to take at least two fifteen minute breaks throughout the day. We are in quite a rural location so do make sure you bring lunch and any snacks you might want with you to eat here, as cafes etc. are a bit far away to make it easy to get there and back within an hour and still get to eat and rest.
Practitioners must have a regular, competent practice of the primary series, (this does not mean you need to be able to do every pose perfectly). Please get in touch if you’re not sure whether this course is suitable for you.
The course will take place at our home studio which is between Mytholmroyd and Luddendenfoot in the Calder Valley: 9 Stoney Springs Mill, Burnley Road, Brearley, HX2 6DH. Our house is on the near side of the mill, with a wooden bike shed outside with a number 9 on it and an arched doorway. There will be some parking at the mill on the slope as you turn off from the main road (with the field on your left) and sometimes a space opposite our house. There is the possibility of parking on Brearley Lane which is the turnoff next to ours and is a few minutes walk away.
All equipment is provided at the studio but you are of course welcome to bring your own mat if you choose. We’ll also provide a course booklet with space to annotate images of the primary series and make notes. Do bring: drinks, snacks, lunch.
If you attend weekend one and cannot make the second weekend, you will be allowed to book onto another weekend 2, at another time. We will try and organise dates for part 2 so that as many people who want to attend part 2 as possible can attend. You are also welcome to do only weekend 1. The content covered in weekend one will cover mostly sun salutations and the first half of primary series, up to the marichyasanas.