British Wheel Of Yoga Accredited Diploma in Yoga Teaching
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Our British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Training is a longer, 24 month course where you pick up the foundational Yoga Alliance 200 hour certificate along the way. After completing the full 11 month Yoga Alliance syllabus, students go on to focus on specific applications of yoga, equipping them with the knowledge and experience to teach to a wide variety of students, more specialised populations and provide effective one to one teaching programmes.
Students on this course benefit from BWY membership which includes their student-teacher insurance, allowing you to begin teaching once you feel ready whilst also enjoying the support of your tutors and fellow students.
This course is for qualified teachers and the focus is on taking students further into the realm of teaching through an in-depth engagement with certain types of students and conditions that they are likely to encounter in the classroom. This course will empower you to work effectively with private clients to provide them with customised and progressive teaching programmes and to be able to provide bespoke sequences and practices that address a range of common injuries and conditions. We provide:
- A multidimensional approach to yoga postures.
- Experimental and interactive approach through the psychology and philosophy of yoga.
- Teaching beyond the classroom.
- To feel, understand and learn how to teach yoga for specific health conditions and postural misalignment.
This British Wheel of Yoga Accredited programme is a complete professional training programme which certifies students both to work with therapeutic groups and to develop a private yoga practice. During this course you will learn how to design and teach yoga programmes for groups and individuals with particular needs and health challenges. You will learn the use of asana and how to modify asana in healing the most common musculoskeletal injuries affecting the feet, knees, hips, pelvis, spine, shoulders and wrists. You will also learn how to address, support and alleviate many common health conditions and complaints. This will be achieved through a deep study to gain understanding of the real effects of asana in strengthening, stabilising and creating flexibility in every joint of the body and by learning to tailor asana to address common health conditions and complaints. This course will provide you with evaluation skills and techniques for assessing different types of imbalances from physical to spiritual.
By the end of the British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Course students will be able to:
- Teach a variety of preparatory movements prior to traditional asana including joint mobilisation and muscle warming techniques.
- Progress with controlled and safe movements in to and out of a wide range of yoga postures from basic to challenging.
- Based on a deep knowledge of anatomy and physiology, qualify the difference between the do’s and don’ts, relating to a variety of teaching situations.
- Make the teaching clear, simple and functional by modifying movements and asana and understanding the reason for the modifications.
- Identify proper breathing and teach a progression from basic breath awareness to a variety of pranayama techniques.
- Improve the skills for lesson and long term course planning in a time efficient way.
- Evaluate students’ progress and achievements.
- Identify the challenges associated with teaching to a variety of different abilities such as beginners and more experienced students.
- Create a safe working environment for the class, courses and workshops.
- Know how to safely and confidently address and work with pain, injury and chronic conditions.
- Know how to develop plans for short and long term coping strategies and how to create plans for students to practice at home safely.
- Be confident in interacting with other movement and health professionals to assess and manage students with special requirements.
- Be able to help students address numerous common health conditions through yoga in their own practice.
This course is designed to help you evolve your own practice and develop your interests and expertise while gaining a recognised qualification to set you apart from the norm.
The course is structured through a range of module based components comprising a total of 112 contact hours covering both theory and practice. Non-contact hours range from a minimum of 98 hours to a maximum of 140 hours comprising self-practice, self-study, homework, reading, research and the final presentation.
The programme gives students in-depth skills to teach yoga as a vehicle for total wellness along with offering yoga classes with a focus on health and healing to the general public. Our graduates can teach yoga-based wellness programmes in a wide variety of complimentary settings and are equipped to address a variety of specialised requirements, injuries and health conditions.
- Introduction to Posture, Misalignment, Performance and Injury
- Yoga as Therapy for Back Care, Joint Care and Joint Replacement
- Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga and the Breath
- Yoga for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Yoga for Asthma & Breathing
- Yoga for Stress and the Adrenal Glands, Depression, Stress and Anxiety
- Yoga for Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Yoga for Diabetes
- Yoga for Obesity, Hypertension and High Cholesterol