Inner Yoga Trust Year 1 Foundation Course (60 Hour)
The Inner Yoga Trust’s 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training diploma is one of the most respected and deeply transformational paths to becoming a yoga teacher. The IYT Year 1 foundation course is delivered over five 12 hour weekends. The course is suitable for students looking to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga as well as those looking to qualify as yoga teachers. It is also suitable to teachers who wish to explore the teaching first introduced by Vanda Scaravelli and subsequently Diane Long.
The Year 1 course focuses on the different parts of the body, learning about anatomy as it applies to asanas (postures), whilst simultaneously working with whole body connections. There is a mix of asana practice and theoretical teaching of anatomy. Throughout the year, the course introduces students to the philosophy of yoga, pranayama (breathing practices) and the bandhas.
8 – 9 October 2016
12 – 13 November 2016
10 – 11 December 2016
28 – 29 January 2017
25 – 26 February 2017
Course Fees: £675 – payable by £200 deposit on confirmation your place, followed by 6 monthly payments of £79 during the course (5% discount to students paying the full course fees in advance). The Inner Yoga Trust offer one bursary award per year and concessions for the low-waged are available.
About the Teacher: Pauline Sawyer co-founded the IYT in 1993 with Jenny Beeken and both are the Principle Teachers of the school’s teacher training programme which is delivered throughout the UK. Pauline has practiced and taught yoga on an inner level since 1979 and first qualified to teach in 1987.
Her deep insight and understanding of the body and its link to the mind and spirit comes through her personal practice and extensive study of other disciplines. Pauline’s teaching is informed by her work with (and study of) Kofi Busia, Jenny Beeken, Victor Van-Kooten and Angela Farmer, BKS Iyengar, Diane Long (who is her current teacher) and Sophie Hoare. Her teaching demonstrates a deep understanding of the inner body, inner awareness and movement. Pauline brings her insight and intuitive awareness into her teaching, emphasizing the balance of the inner energies and healing oneself and others through yoga.