Teacher Training

Welcome to The Rocci Tree Teacher Training course.

Welcome to The Rocci Tree Teacher Training course.

Thank you for showing an interest in our brand new teacher training course.

Tree’s come in all shapes and sizes, just like the human body. Here at The Rocci Tree we believe that a great yoga teacher should be able to share their love and knowledge of yoga with everybody. Our intention is to welcome students to share this wonderful world of wellness with, giving them the confidence and ability to become amazing teachers who will continue to share this knowledge with kindness and attention to detail with everyone who has the courage to come to class.

Our aim for this course is to build your knowledge and understanding of classic and modern yoga practises, giving you the tools and self confidence to start running yoga classes as soon as you graduate.

The great thing about this course is that it can easily fit into a busy life. You can join at any time as there is no start or end date, just complete all 7 modules and your final assessment and you will qualify as a Yoga teacher, recognised by Yoga Alliance Professionals uk.

Our modules cover yoga from the roots to the canopy. There are 7 modules for you to complete, each focuses on a different aspect of the classic 8 limbs of yoga. These modules work so well together that you can complete them in any order. Every couple of months we will run a weekend retreat, each retreat you attend (plus a little homework) you will complete that retreats module. We recommend that you complete all 7 modules within two years, but you can control when and where.

Roots

Retreat dates and details: February 28th, 29th, March 1st. Carbon Retreat

Anatomical Focus: Leg’s, Hips and Pelvis

Pose Focus: Standing balances and Hip Openers

Class Room Focus: History and Hormones

 

Earth

Retreat dates and details: April 3rd, 4th, 5th. Carbon Retreat

Anatomical Focus: Feet and ankles

Pose Focus: Standing Poses

Class Room Focus: Yama’s and Niyama’s

 

Canopy – Head and Neck, Pranayama, meditation, Inversions

Retreat dates and details: May 29th, 30th, 31st. Riverside Lifestyle,

Anatomical Focus: Head and Neck

Pose Focus: Inversions

Class Room Focus: Pratyahara, pranayama, meditation

 

Growth Rings

Retreat dates and details: July 10th, 11th, 12th. Riverside Lifestyle

Anatomical Focus: Energy

Pose Focus: Forward Bends

Class Room Focus: Chakra’s, Nadis and kosha

 

 

Branching out – Upper torso, shoulders and arms, Back bends

Retreat dates and details: TBC

Anatomical Focus: Upper torso, Shoulders, Arms, Hands

Pose Focus: Backbends and Arm Balances

Class Room Focus: Adjustments, Mudra

 

Saplings – Business, Class planning, teaching practises, Yoga pose family tree’s

Retreat dates and details: TBC

Anatomical Focus: Pose Family Tree’s

Pose Focus: Building family tree’s into class plans

Class Room Focus: Business, teaching practise, class planning

 

Trunk – Torso, internal organs, twist, all fours

Retreat dates and details: TBC

Anatomical Focus: Rib cage and spine

Pose Focus: Twists, all fours

Class Room Focus: Nervous Systems, Internal organs. Fascia

Our modules are

In each of these modules we will cover asana, Anatomy, teaching practise, philosophy and relaxation. It is not easy to be as clear cut as this as each part of us affects other parts. These are suggested focuses for the training sessions but are subject to change.

Each session will focus on one aspect of the body/mind/spirit, we will discover how to lead someone into a practise, what you can do to help adjust the practise and what other practise you can exchange in its place. These sessions will build your knowledge so you can start to use them for class planning. After each session you will be required to create yoga cards – formats could include; hand drawn and written cards, word document, power point presentation, video etc. The yoga cards will be assessed by Rocci to evaluate your understanding of the practises.

Yoga Alliance Professionals offer all of our trainee’s insurance for the duration of the course for £15.00 as long as they are domicile in the UK and Ireland.

Focus

Our main focus will be on building a mental and physical knowledge structure, that will leave you feeling confident of teaching a mixed ability class. Our focus is not stuck with classical yoga poses, although there will be plenty of these included. We will discover ways of freeing the body through movement, breath and relaxation. You will start to comprehend how the body works and how to get every body into asana that suits them. We will learn how to turn poses around/upside down so that your clients will leave having done a class that was exactly right for them as an individual. This can then be easily translated into one to one sessions.

Practise of Asana, pranayama, etc

Each session will offer you the opportunity to work on/discover asana, pranayama, relaxation techniques in a sequence that best suits a regular yoga class. After the session you will be required to choose a handful of practises to study at home. We strongly suggest that you display this information as yoga cards which will be easy and quick to view.

These yoga cards will show that you have a good understanding of the pose and you can use them to create your class plans.

Teaching Practice and Methods

During each teacher training session you will have the opportunity to teach a practise to the rest of the class, building your teaching vocabulary, style and confidence. We will think about what common injuries and illnesses you may come across when teaching and work on how to be able to advise/vary practices to suit these needs.

What is the overall aim of the course

Our aim is for you to leave the course feeling confident and competent to teach yoga to a mixed ability class. You will have created a 6-week course plan plus around 28 yoga cards to help with future class planning.

What will the graduate be able to do at the end of the course

At the completion of the course you will attain your 200hr Yoga Alliance Professional affiliated Yoga Teaching certificate, along with a £35 discount on Yoga Alliance Professional’s membership.

How will the course be assessed

The course will be continually assessed throughout the training. This will be done by observing your progress in class sessions as well as examination of your yoga cards and a 6-week term plan. Your final assessment will be to teach one of your class plans to the group.

 

 

The Rocci Tree Teacher Training Book List

How yoga works – Geshe Michael Roach

Science of yoga – Ann Swanson

Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar

Yoga Bible and Modern Yoga Bible

Yoga Nidra – Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Awakening the Spine – Vanda Scaravelli

 

Podcast/audio book

The Lost Teachings of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein

 

 

The Rocci Tree Teacher Training – Costs

We aim to keep the costs down as much as possible but we also want to offer different styles of retreats so you can choose the one that suits you best. Our aim is to keep the cost for each retreat between £350-£500. The maximum cost, that can be spread over two years, will be £3,500 but could be as low as £2,450 depending on which retreats you attend.

You will be expected to purchase The Yoga Anatomy Colouring book by Kelly Solloway which retails at about £13.

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