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All Quantum Yoga Teacher Training programs are Yoga Alliance accredited. We run courses for the 200-hour and 500-hour certification level (applicants for the 500-hour Yoga Alliance program need to already have a 200-hour YA certificate). The training covers all aspects of Yoga along with detailed instruction in the Quantum Method and how to teach it.
The Teacher Training is suitable for those who want to embark on a career as a yoga teacher, teachers who would like to improve their current skills, as well as yogis who simply would like to deepen their understanding and improve their practice. Trainees often start as students and then decide to dedicate themselves more seriously to the study, investigation and propagation of yoga. Some have had experience elsewhere and have reached a level where they feel ready to consider teaching. Others may have no intention of leaving their current work, but simply want to develop the knowledge and ability to confidently guide others in this rewarding practice.
It is a pre-requisite that you are familiar with basic yoga texts (Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita, ‘Light on Yoga’ by B.K.S Iyengar) and have prepared an outline proposal for your final paper, which should be written after completion of the course.
The Training comprises the general study of yoga. We will explore the roots of the yoga tradition, learning about its history within the socio-cultural context of India from ancient times to the present day, as well as its links to other mystical traditions and its role internationally today. Students will learn about a variety of systems and styles such as Iyengar, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Jivamukti, Shivananda, Anusara, Scaravelli, Yin Yoga etc. Using the Quantum Method of Yoga, apprentices will eventually gain the ability to assess what practice is appropriate for themselves and their prospective students and learn how to creatively construct balanced flowing vinyasa yoga sequences. As Quantum advocates vinyasa (breath-synchronised movement) as a primary mode of practice, most asana classes will be of a dynamic nature. Pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation practice will also form a daily part of the practice.
There will be a variety of modules covering such themes as Anatomy and Physiology, Adjustments, Therapeutic Yoga, Post and Pre-Natal Yoga, Yoga for Children, Asana names, groupings and sequencing techniques, ancient scriptures such as the Vedas and Upanisads, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Sanskrit, Ayurveda, Buddhism, Tantra etc. Where applicable out-of-house specialists will run the modules.
Teaching will be both practical and theoretical on a group and individual basis, and there is a requirement for you to spend your own time reading and keeping a yoga diary. We will work to a full and exciting schedule.