SITA | 200+ hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training: A devoted and humble journey applying Vinyasa Yoga for Conscious Living
Certified Vinyasa Teacher Training over 5 months
The intention of this training is to provide a yogic path towards conscious, mindful living through the creativity and expression of vinyasa yoga. By staying humble, grounded and deeply devoted to understanding ourselves and the teachings of yoga, we receive the vast, rich offerings that this ancient tradition has to teach us.
This training is grounded in the roots of Vinyasa yoga and will be delivered with a high respect and integrity towards the tradition of yoga. Students should expect a training that will trigger a journey into the self by diving deep into philosophy, history, physical practice, breath work and meditation. In addition, other aspects of yoga will be explored such as the physical and subtle body, Ayurveda, and the methods of teaching yoga. This program will take all the ancient teachings of yoga and apply it to modern, everyday life.
This Yoga Teacher Training is designed to cater for both those who want to deepen their existing practice and understanding of yoga and those who want to learn how to teach yoga. In order to fulfil both intentions, this training will be divided into 2 modules.
Module 1 - 100 hours Immersion
This will be a 10 day intensive to dive deep into the teachings of yoga. Each day will include a 2-3 hour practice followed by a day of lessons. The morning practice will be rooted in Vinyasa and include meditation, pranayama (breath work) asana (physical practice) and shat kriyas (cleansing techniques). The afternoon lessons will cover yoga philosophy, history and subtle anatomy. Students can expect to dive deep into self study and leave having learned all about yoga and it’s roots, how to apply it to everyday life and a deeper understanding of the self.
For those completing only module one, required readings and full participation is still required however completion quizzes and practicums will not be expected.
An example of a day during the immersion:
6:00 - 9:00am Practice
9:00 - 10:00am Breakfast
10:00 - 2:00pm Philosophy
2:00 - 3:00pm Lunch
3:00 - 7:00pm Subtle Anatomy
7:00 - 8:00pm Dinner
Module 2 - Becoming a teacher
This module will be done in smaller chunks to allow for the most effective integration of what is being taught. Over the course of 4 weekends, students will learn how to teach yoga. Methodology, physical anatomy, business, hands on assists, lifestyle and ethics will be taught in addition to a practicum that will need to be completed. Shorter practices will be taught by Steph to allow for more time for students to practice teach. By the end of this module, students will leave feeling confident and prepared to teach yoga classes.
For those doing the full 200 hour YTT - Module 1 must be completed and is a prerequisite to starting Module 2. You will also have additional homework, quizzes, a final exam and a practicum to complete in order to receive the teaching certificate.
Example of a day at the weekend session
11:00 - 1:00 Practice
1:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 Student practice teaching
4:30 - 5:00 Break
5:00 - 8:00 Hands on assists
Please note there will be several required readings to be completed before the training begins. The titles will be given to you upon registration. Also, approximately 50 hours of the program are what Yoga Alliance refer to as “non contact” hours which will be completed in the form of homework, readings, online courses etc. that will be outlined for you. A portion of this course will be taught by guest teachers. A registered physiotherapist will be teaching physical anatomy and an online course will be taught by a specialist in Ayurveda and Indian history.
The cost for Module 1 only- £1500 - includes accommodation and food during the 10 day intensive. A £500 non- refundable deposit is due to reserve your space and the balance will be due by February 1, 2017. (A single room can be booked for an additional £120. Limited rooms available).
The cost for the entire teacher training program is £3500. A £1000 non refundable deposit is due to reserve your space and the balance will be due February 1,, 2017.
Please note only a limited number of people will be accepted for this training. Participants of both modules will need to complete an application form and return to Steph.
Why is the program certified with Canadian Yoga Alliance?
SITA yoga school is certified with Canadian Yoga Alliance because the main instructor, Steph, is Canadian! It is up to the student to find out if this will impact them in anyway, however it is highly unlikely this will cause any issue for students outside of Canada.
Why does this training cost more than other local trainings?
The price for this training may seem higher than other trainings but it’s important to note that the 100 hour immersion is hosted at an exceptional facility where accommodation is provided and the food is fully catered and of the highest quality.
This program also hosts 3 guest instructors who specialise in their field of either the business of yoga, Ayurveda and physical anatomy giving students the highest standard of training in all areas of the program. In addition, this training was created with the assistance of a consultant who has many years of teacher training experience, to double check content and technique of delivering material.
I’ve not practiced yoga for very long, is this training right for me?
It is recommended that you have practiced long enough to know that you are serious about learning yoga at an in depth level. Both the immersion and the training are a big investment of your time, money and energy so it’s important that you are sure this is what you would like to do. It is recommended that you have at minimum the foundations of a vinyasa in your practice.
I have a lot of experience practicing yoga, or teaching yoga, is this training right for me?
Yes! Please be aware this a foundation training and will be delivered to the level of new teachers. If you are already teaching yoga and want to learn how to teach vinyasa you are welcome on this training, however please be considerate that most people attending will have never taught yoga before.
I don’t have a lot of experience with vinyasa yoga specifically, should I be doing a vinyasa yoga teacher training?
It is recommended that you are aware of what vinyasa yoga is so you know what you will be learning to teach, or immersed in for many hours.
Who will be teaching this course and what is their experience?
The main instructor for this course is Steph Wall. Steph owns and teaches at The Kali Collective Yoga Studio in Glasgow, UK and has over 3000 hours of experience. She has over 500 hours of training and has taken many workshops to further her growth over the past 5 years.
What is SITA?
SITA is the name of this yoga school run by Steph Wall. Sita is a character from Hindu mythology and represents qualities such as devotion and humility which is essential components to this training.
I want to complete the entire training but can’t attend either Module 1 or Module 2, how can I receive the Yoga Teacher Training Certificate?
Both modules must be completed to receive your certificate. If you are able to attended only module one, perhaps because you live outside of the UK, please let Steph know. If there is a high enough demand a second Module 2 may be arranged in an intensive style to allow accommodate those who live out of Glasgow.
How I do I register?
There will be an application to complete before you will be accepted into the program. The intention with this is to make sure this training is the right fit for you! Please download this application and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you application is accepted you will be notified by Steph and you will then receive further details.
What will the accommodation be like during the immersion?
Our 10 day immersion will be hosted at the beautiful Lendrick Lodge. Students will be staying in shared accommodation. You will be roomed with either one, two or three other people. Some rooms are ensuite and those that are not have a bathroom very near. Single rooms are available for and additional £120 for the 10 days. Please let Steph know right away as single rooms are limited.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided during the immersion. Vegan and wheat free options are available for a small fee and all food will be vegetarian.