200 HOUR VINYASA TRAINING
WIith Mariza Smith
Almost everybody sits on the mat on day one and questions whether or not they have it in them to become teachers. What has struck me most profoundly during past teacher training courses is the ability and willingness for complete transformation. I watch people blossom before my eyes, they inhabit a space that they hadn’t previously thought possible and they draw on incredible reserves of resilience in order to keep growing, keep learning and keep striving to do the very best they can.
What I tell my students on day one is that that completing this course is actually just the beginning. Yes you can go out and teach, but what you really have is a licence to begin the journey to becoming a true teacher.
It takes courage and dedication to choose to change your life and it takes hard work and experience to become an accomplished teacher.
The time spent on the course encourages people to find their own voice, to learn and make mistakes in a safe environment.
Paying a fee does not guarantee a pass, students are expected to work hard, to study and most importantly to improve.
Authenticity, empathy and compassion
Small, personal groups with lots of individual attention
Space to learn, grow, transform
Peaceful setting, in touch with nature
Teaching practice from day 1
what makes a good teacher
how can we respond to students with empathy whilst still protecting ourselves
holding the space
making everybody feel welcome/ being inclusive
teaching from the heart
finding our voice
honouring the body
We will begin teaching practice from week 1. The aim of this course is to provide a safe environment for students to grow at their own pace. Until the final assessment – teaching practice will not be judged or marked – though feedback will be given. The aim is not to be a perfect teacher from day one – but to have the space and encouragement to find your own voice and teaching style.
There will be a final, practical assessment in week 4
HANDS ON ADJUSTS
A yoga practice is about so much more than just the poses. Hands on adjustments can allow a student to feel both safe and supported. The relationship between student and teacher requires trust, empathy and mutual respect. Through daily workshops incorporating hands on adjusts, other kinds of touch and how to adjust a student verbally we will empower each future teacher to deal with any real life class situation that arises.
MEDITATION & PRANAYAMA
There will be twice daily meditation sessions during the course. We will begin with sitting for around 10 minutes morning and evening and by the end of the course students will be able to sit for 30 minutes straight. We will explore different techniques in meditation so that each student is able to find a technique that best works for them.
Pranayama sessions will be every morning after practice. We will go through a number of different breathing techniques so that by the end of the course students will be able to choreograph their own self practice and teach basic pranayama to students.
ADAPTING A PRACTICE
Yoga teaches us to be inclusive. With yoga growing in popularity all the time, we are starting to see a bigger variation in the level of students knowledge, body types, injuries and speciality yoga – such as yoga for pregnancy. We will explore the ways in which we can teach an open level class keeping all different types of students both safe and happy. We will also extend this module to include modifying your own self practice in accordance with your needs.
EMPATHY & COMPASSION
As with Love, we cannot truly show our students compassion and empathy until we learn how to first show it to ourselves. We will explore the ways in which a constant negative internal dialogue can impede our spiritual and individual growth and learn tools for developing our own sense of empathy.
We will be working from the Yoga Sutras, Baghavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Upanishads. We aim to always make yoga philosophy current and relevant and understand the ways in which it can enhance the lives we already lead.
WIith Mariza Smith
OUR DAILY SCHEDULE
A sample daily schedule is as follows, please note this is only a guide and may change;
Monday - Saturday
8.45-10.45 am: Meditation, Pranayama and asana Practice, Mariza Yoga vinyasa
11.20 - 12.20: Asana theory
12.30 - 13.25: Philosphy/anatomy/teaching methods/practice
13.30 - 13.45: Adjustments workshop
13.45 - 15.00: Break
15.00 - 16.00: Teaching practice
16.10 -17.10: Asana workshop
17.20 - 17.45 philosophy/anatomy/questions
17.45 - 19.30 Asana practice and evening meditation
There will be one day off each week to rest and explore Chamonix
A complete, take home training manual will be provided. Students are required to bring their own yoga mats and a strap with them to the course.
Information and how to book your place
The investment required for all materials and accommodation is £2300 triple/2500 double room.
Before December 31st 2022 we are offering an early bird price of £2200/2400
Private apartment from £3000
Teaching only, no accommodation - £1750
A deposit of £750 is required to secure your place on the course.
The course will run with a maximum of 16 to ensure students get individual attention and a high level of personal care.
To be eligible for the course, students must have a minimum of 12 months consistent practice and be able to complete the application form. We may ask for a short, sample video of your practice
Accommodation is in the beautiful Gare Des Glaciers, at the foot of the Bossons Glacier. www.garedesglaciers.com
Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to book your place
Please take a moment to read our following terms and conditions regarding payment;
A deposit of £750 is due at the time of booking and to confirm your space on the course.
Deposits are refundable up to 75 days before the start of the course, less a £75 administration fee.
Within 75 days, the deposit may be transferred to a future course, but no refunds will be given.
Balance payments are due 75 days before the start of the course.
Please note that no refunds will be given once the course has begun.