Yoga Sequencing Teacher Training

Immerse yourself into this 4-day training to give you the tools to confidently, creatively and intelligently devise your own yoga sequencing. This training has a strong emphasis on exploration and giving students a variety of skills, from lesson planning to how to effectively integrate music.

Intelligent Yoga Sequencing TT | Hybrid | 40 hours

12–15 March 2020 IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

This 4-day course is both theoretical and creative, giving you the tools and the inspiration with which to confidently create your own sequencing. It can be attended as a stand-alone course or as an optional module on our 300-hour programme

Course Overview

Melanie Cooper and Jennie Wadsten will take you through what it takes to create intelligent yoga sequences, which work energetically and anatomically. They place a strong emphasis on exploration and creativity, alongside practical building blocks to create a solid foundation from which to work. The course will cover a wide range of topics from modifications and transitions to peak poses, inclusivity and playlists. From the training you will gain:

  • a framework to guide your sequencing 
  • guidance on how to adapt week-to-week 
  • how to include mobility and stability in your sequence 
  • exploration of embodied movement 
  • somatic inspiration
  • an opportunity to create your own sequence and receive individual feedback on it
  • follow up feedback on scripts or recordings
  • access to an online group for peer support and free resources

Learning how to sequence will greatly expand your horizons as a teacher, equipping you with the tools to keep your classes alive and inspiring. 

Course Content

You will learn how to:

  • get started with a new sequence 
  • plan, write down and remember your sequence 
  • seamlessly build options and modifications into your sequencing 
  • use mini flows and natural free movement to explore movement stillness, expansion      contraction, mobility and stability, foundation and freedom 
  • build up layers so you can work with multi-level classes and build from more static alignment based to a powerful flow in a way that is inclusive and safe 
  • make sure that your transitions are seamless and your whole class FLOWS and gels together 
  • find your voice as a teacher 
  • make the sequences safe and intelligent, compassionate and inclusive 
  • build to a peak pose and calms back down to rest
  • sequence a theme 
  • embody anatomical knowledge to make your sequences safe and aligned with your body-mind in each moment 
  • build a nourishing but challenging home practice and how to use that as a basis for your teaching 
  • adapt a sequence to make the most out it 
  • adapt your sequencing for drop in classes, courses, retreats
  • make play lists and work with music so it integrates and supports your practice and teaching 
  • respond to the needs of the class in the moment 
  • Practicalities

    • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings but not essential 
    • This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of our 300-YA accredited programme
    • The course is "hybrid" and you can opt to take it IN STUDIO or as VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM for those unable to travel to the Shala in South London
    • You will receive 40 accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards our 300-hour training; 32 contact hours plus 8 hours of prep and homework
    • Once you have completed your 300-hour training you can register as a RYT 500 teacher

    Teacher Bio

    Melanie Cooper (E-RYT 500) & Jennie Wadsten(E-RYT 500) 

    Melanie and Jennie have worked together for 10 years (yoga teacher trainings and retreats in India and Europe) and have 22 + 15 years full time experience of teaching yoga and teacher trainings. They have extensive experience teaching yoga and yoga teacher trainings – and what they keep coming back to is how important it is to be authentic, to find “your voice” as a teacher and to have the courage to be YOURSELF when you are teaching.

    Working as a yoga teacher is amazing – but it also takes a lot of energy – and can be very draining if you do not look after yourself. It’s very easy to not give ourselves that time/attention/self care – so in the training we will also place emphasis on how to create space for your own health and practice: to stay balanced and mentally strong.

    Read Melanie's full biography here.

    Read Jennie's full biography here.

    • "

      Melanie is a fantastic teacher with an enormous knowledge of yoga. I have been to retreats, workshops and teacher training with Melanie, and I will go again

      "

      Tina Larson

    • "

      If you get the chance to study with Melanie & Jennie don’t think twice!

      "

      Marije Adinda

    • "

      Melanie is an inspirational font of wonderful knowledge and wisdom. She has a gentle quality that leads you in, delivering flowing classes or teachings with clear love, passion and experience

      "

      Natasha King

    • "

      I cannot recommend Jennie enough. She is a very compassionate and knowledgeable teacher- you know you’re in safe hands with her. I’ve attended classes, workshops and teacher trainings with her and they have all been exceptional. I have a huge respect for Jennie and always learn so much from her

      "

      Rachel, UK

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    Course Dates

    The course has the following modules scheduled:

    Friday 12 March 2021

    IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    Saturday 13 March 2021

    IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    Sunday 14 March 2021

    IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    Monday 15 March 2021

    IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM

    Pricing

    • The cost is £495 for the full 4-day training IN STUDIO (or LIVESTREAM ONLINE if you are unable to travel to the studio). 
    • A non-refundable deposit of £150 is required on booking.
    • To reserve your place, please >>click the PAY DEPOSIT button>> click ENROLL >> select the payment item >> choose deposit or pay in full
    • If you do not pay in full, please ensure that you save your credit card details so we can process the final payment of £345. This will happen 21 days before the start of the course and a receipt will be sent to you when the payment has been taken.
    • 300 hour students get a 10% discount on this training if they have booked three trainings with us including the core. Email us if this is the case and the discount will be applied when the balance is taken

    • Deposit £150, non refundable but can be transferred to another person 
    • The remaining balance is refundable up to 1 month before the event.  
    • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
    • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund

    The Sequencing Teacher Training is run by The Shala and YogaTreat. 

     

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