Teacher Training

The Good Vibes Yoga 200 hour teacher training, accredited by the Yoga Alliance, will enable you to become an informed and nurturing yoga teacher, skillfully sharing the joy and empowerment that yoga can bring.

We care passionately that yoga is rooted deeply within its rich tradition and offer a modern, intelligent and anatomically sound approach. We provide a yoga teacher training where the transitions are as important as the poses themselves and place equal importance on the restorative aspects of yoga as we do on creative sequencing.

Our aim is to develop knowledgeable and curious teachers, if you value the quality and the experience of your yoga teaching journey, this course is for you.

The Good Vibes Yoga Teacher Training  course will:

  • Develop your skills to teach yoga mindfully
  • Understand how to intelligently sequence your class
  • Equip you to teach all types of bodies and abilities safely and appropriately
  • Teach you how to give appropriate modifications and adjustments
  • Explore applied anatomy based on current movement thinking
  • Teach you how ancient philosophy and wisdom can be brought to life
  • Support you on your yoga journey with supervision and a mentoring system
  • Take your own practice to the next level
  • Allow you to find your authentic voice as a teacher; encouraging your individuality and creativity
  • Teach you the skills and best practices to run and promote your yoga business within today’s competitive marketplace

What does the course cover?

Our course covers the history of yoga, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, asana, pranayama, mantra, yoga nidra, meditation and the business of yoga.

How long is the course?

The course runs for 12 months and is held one weekend a month.

By running our course over 12 months you have the chance to process the information, practice amongst your peers and friends and then come back and ask questions and refine your understanding. Intensive courses, we feel, bombard you with information with little time to reflect and consider.

Our course will give you the tools to be a considered and intelligent teacher, which, we believe, is a process that can’t be rushed.

Who is it accredited by?

It is accredited by Yoga Alliance US which means this qualification is internationally recognised. We deliver all aspect of the course to their high standards and over deliver in anatomy because we think it is crucial part of being a teacher.

Where is it held?

In our fully equipped Fitzrovia studio, in central London, near Goodge Street tube station.

How many people on the course?

The course is limited to a maximum of 20 students, so that you get full attention during the course. We will also allocate experienced teachers as mentors where you can top up your knowledge and practice with a private session.

What are the course requirements?

A 2 year yoga practice is preferred but we are looking for committed students who have a consistent practice. Please check in as we will review it on a case by case basis.

We ask for 2 references and you should have the time and the focus to commit to this intensive 1 year teacher training. There will be assessed homework and course projects throughout the year, allow approximately 5 hours of homework per month as well as final exams and teaching assessments.

I can’t do all of the yoga poses, can I apply?

That’s no problem at all, you should have a consistent practice of 2 years and understand the names and how to get into the common yoga poses. This course is all about teaching you to adapt poses for you and how to teach the different bodies that will come to your classes. We encourage the use of props and are hot on safe strategies that will help move you in the direction of the bigger poses.

The Teaching Faculty


Led by Good Vibes Founder and Director Nahid de Belgeonne. She founded Good Vibes Studios in 2006, known for their mindful approach, their teaching standards are one of the highest in London. As well as running two busy studios, Nahid is a popular teacher herself (BWY accredited)  and  teaches embodied yoga flow, restorative yoga, meditation and yoga nidra, her emphasis is on intelligent movement and finding ease in the body. She also the yoga expert for Aveda UK.


 


Holly Warren
  is a life long student of Yoga. Her ability to convey movement dialogue in an accessible and intelligent way comes from her eclectic background as a professional contemporary dancer, leadership development facilitator and international retreat teacher. She integrates these threads into her teaching alongside yoga nidra and mindfulness. Holly has over 1600hrs teacher training experience. She acknowledges her parents for their non-dogmatic introduction to the ethics and pillars of Yoga.


 


John Stirk
has been teaching Yoga and Mind-body movement for 40 years. He has recently published his third book: “The Original Body”

John graduated as an Osteopath in 1983 at the College of Osteopaths in London, where he subsequently lectured in Bio-Mechanics and Practical Osteopathy and was made a Fellow of the College in 1995.

 


Anna Low is an extremely experienced body-worker, Anna is qualified in numerous massage modalities including, Warm Bamboo Massage, Aromatherapy, Thai Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy Facials, Seated Acupressure Massage and Deep Tissue Hands Free Massage. Anna is a qualified teacher, holding a Cert Ed, IV and A1 assessors award and for 12 years has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Complementary Therapies at Brockenhurst College as well as private academies.

Co-teacher Ruth McNeil is a long time yoga practitioner and an experienced BWY accredited teacher. She teaches creative flow yoga, restorative and Pilates. Ruth holds popular weekly classes and monthly workshops in London and North Surrey and runs her own successful yoga business.

Ben Wolff is an experienced Yoga Nidra teacher, with a wide understanding of contemporary scientific research into meditation, neuroscience and other fields related to Yoga Nidra. He also lectures with Dr Lucy Clarke and Nirlipta Tuli on "Yoga and Clinical Psychology in Society" to post-graduate PHD level psychologists, is part of the recently launched think tank by Heather Mason "Yoga 4 the NHS" and is co-course designer and co-tutor of the CPD Advanced Yoga Nidra for teachers and therapists.

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli is a life long yogi and academic. She takes a feminine approach to yoga teaching as well as teaching yoga nidra. Uma is training tutor for yoga therapy and has authored many books including the Yoni Shakti, A Woman’s guide to power and freedom through yoga and tantra.  Uma will deliver how to adapt for pregnancy and yoga nidra.

Tanja Mickwitz is a senior teacher at The Life Centre, Tanja has also served as a mentor and teacher trainer for Yogacampus since 2012. Tanja has completed advanced teacher training in Rasa Yoga and teaches soulful yoga

You will also enjoy 20% discounts on our classes at both studios, cheap rates for yoga space hire as well as opportunities post training to trial to teach at our studios.

The course starts in April 2018, with one full weekend a month on the following dates:

  • Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2018
  • Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May 2018
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018
  • Saturday 14th and  Sunday 15th July 2018
  • Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018
  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September 2018
  • Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October 2018
  • Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018
  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018
  • Saturday  12th and Sunday 13th January 2019
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th February 2019
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March 2019

The day starts at 9am on Saturdays and 9.30am on Sundays and finishes at 6pm/6.30pm.

Course fees

The course fee is £3450, once you are accepted on the course the deposit of £1500 is due. You can pay in instalments up to the start of the course. Full balance to be paid by March 27th 2018.

Early Bird Discount: 10% off the course fee if paid in full before 31st December 2017.

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