FAQ's on our course
Q. What does a normal day consist of?
A. 08.00-08.30 - Meditation, Pranayama
08.30-10.00 - Asana practice
10.15-10.30 - Journaling andquestions
10.30-10.45 - Break
10.30-13.00 - Anatomy and Physiology
13.00-14.00 - Lunch hour
14.00-15.30 - Philosophy/history of yoga
15.30-15.45 - Break
15.45-17.00 - Asana lab/teaching methodology
17.00-17.45 - Teaching practice
17.45-18.00 - Meditation
Q. What happens if I have to miss some hours, or a weekend?
A. If you can’t make any of the time we will do our best to accommodate. If you don’t miss too much we can supply you with the material to study then give you a short test, to check that you understand the subjects covered. However, if you attend 90% of the course and teach the graduation class you will receive your certificate; so you can miss one weekend and still get certificition. As we want to offer you the best training possible, you can still attend the weekend you missed if you wish to, free of charge, on a subsequent course.
Q. Are there any additional costs?
A. ‘The reading list is only four books and costs about £40, or even less if you buy them second-hand.’. They are an investment in your future and will be of great value to you both as a practitioner and teacher of yoga. Additionally we expect you to have your own yoga mat, two yoga bricks and a strap; this is essential kit for a yoga teacher.
Q. How much homework is there?
A. We will give some homework, not too much, just to check that everyone is taking in the information. This is for your benefit, so that we can assist anyone who is struggling with any parts of the course. However the more you study the better! A little and often is best but it is entirely up to the individual as we all learn in different ways. It's a good idea to keep your books to hand and read perhaps 20 to 30 minutes a day between the weekends. You will find it very manageable.
Q. How much should I practice?
A. We'd like you to practice 6 days a week but this is entirely up to you, there can be a short self practice on the days you can't manage a full practice. You'll get out what you put in!
Q. Do I have to practice with Shanti Power Yoga?
Q. What do I have to do to receive my certificate?
A. If you complete the minimum of 90% of the course hours, complete all homework assignments, observe a class and successfully teach your graduation class; you are guaranteed certification. If you don't complete we may ask you to redo certain parts of the course.
Q. When can I start teaching?
A. By the halfway point of the Shanti Power Yoga, Vinyasa Teacher Training course, you can get your insurance and teach your own classes. There are restrictions on the number of classes you can teach per week. It is best to check with your insurer as numbers may vary. Once you have received certification, there is no limit.
Q. Do I have to attend classes?
A. We'd like you to attend a minimum of 30 led classes during the course. You will learn to teach by attending classes.
Q. What is the required reading list?
David Swenson: Ashtanga Yoga - The Practice Manual
Sri Swami Satchidananda: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: New Edition
Eknath Easwaran: The Bhagavad Gita
Q. I'm interested in reading more, are there any books that you'd recommend?
BKS Iyengar: Light onYoga
BKS. Iyengar: Light on Pranyama
BKS Iyengar: Light on Life
Leslie Kaminoff: Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition
Eknath Easwaran: The Upanishads