Yoga Teaching Skills Coaching

Yoga is a unique vocational path which looks different for every teacher, but one commonality amongst teachers is that honest and constructive feedback is hard to come by. This programme has been designed with that in mind, offering coaching by experienced yoga teachers, as well as an opportunity to learn from your peers. This course will help you to gain confidence in teaching, hone your teaching skills and find your individual voice.

Yoga Teaching Skills Coaching | In-Studio | 20 hours

You can join this programme at any time of the year, selecting six monthly sessions over a 6 to 8 month period. Each session is 3 hours and will give attendees the opportunity to teach segments of a class, get constructive feedback from highly experienced yoga teachers, get feedback from peers and observe others, teaching and receiving feedback. Sessions run on one Thursday afternoon a month and the programme can be attended as a stand alone Yoga Alliance 20-hour accredited course or as part of our 300 hours Level 2 programme.

Course Overview

The teaching practice component of a 200-hour yoga training programme, is often minimal and it is common for graduates to feel ill equipped to go out and teach classes. This course provides a unique opportunity for new – and not-so-new – teachers to hone their teaching skills.

The programme is run by Gingi Lee and Kath Roberts who have over 50 years of teaching experience between them. Gingi and Kath jointly run the Shala Level 1, 200-hr teacher training programme, which has been running since 2017.

Students will teach in small groups where they can gain valuable feedback not only from the lead teachers but also from fellow peers. Sessions will be conducted with inclusivity at the heart of the programme and we will aim to create a safe space for discussion and exploration to build a community of teachers helping and supporting one another.

 

Course Content

In the sessions we will be exploring:

  • Verbal and physical cues whilst teaching 
  • Sequencing and any theming the student may wish to teach 
  • Use of language and voice 
  • Use of assists and adjustments 
  • Ways to ensure classes are inclusive 
  • Use of props, music and any other equipment

This programme aims to give participants confidence and skills as well as mentoring on how to teach in a way that is authentic to the individual personality and goals of the teacher. This will also be an informal forum to discuss any challenges you have encountered with teaching plus any questions you may have.

 

Practicalities

  • You can start the course at any time 
  • Pick any 6 sessions to attend within an 8 month time frame
  • To gain a certificate of completion students will be required to complete 6 sessions and 2 hours of prep 
  • A 200-hour yoga teacher training is usually a prerequisite for joining any of our Level 2 trainings but is not always essential
  • You will receive Yoga Alliance 20 hr accredited Level 2 hours as a stand-alone course or towards 300-YA accredited programme
  •  Students can either register the hours as YACEP if the teacher is registered OR as part of the 300 hr Level 2

Teacher Bio

Gingi Lee

Co-Director, Teacher Trainer, Senior Ashtanga Yoga, Aerial & Yamuna Bodyrolling Teacher

Co-director of the Shala, Gingi founded the studio in 1997 as one of London's first dedicated ashtanga yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga for over 25 years and is one of the country's most senior ashtanga yoga teachers. 

Gingi began studying and teaching martial arts in the 1980s with his father, Sensei Richard Taibong Lee. During an early trip to India, Gingi came into contact with yoga and spent many years returning to India to study and devote himself to the discipline. For two years he apprenticed with the late Derek Ireland after completing a teacher training course in Goa. He subsequently went to Mysore to continue his studies with Pattabhi Jois and then attended a two-year teacher training course with Graeme Northfield of Australia. Additionally, Gingi has more recently certified in Yamuna Bodyrolling, a form of remedial work which he has been interested in for many years and which he now incorporates into some of his teachings. He continues to do trainings on a yearly basis with bodyrolling founder and yogini Yamuna Zake.

For 25 years, Gingi has focused his energy on teaching at his centre in South London, alongside hosting yoga holidays and workshops abroad. He has played a key role in popularising ashtanga yoga in the UK and has taught, trained and inspired many British yoga teachers. In 2016 he established the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme with co-teachers Kath Roberts. Gingi is a well-respected teacher who has remained at the forefront of the yoga community. His teaching is characterised by sensitivity, warmth and a deep commitment to the practice.

Read Gingi's own personal story here.

Kath Roberts

Senior Ashtanga, Hatha & Iyengar Yoga Teacher

With over 30 years experience of yoga, Kath has an extraordinary depth of knowledge of the yoga practice. This extensive wisdom, combined with her warmth, generosity and innate humility, make her a particularly unique and special teacher. 

Kath's teaching is defined by a precise sense of Iyengar alignment. She fuses many influences in her teachings, creating a rich and informed approach to yoga. She began with Sivananda in the 1980s before immersing herself in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar practices. Her formal training includes Iyengar Teacher Training Course, Yoga Therapy Diploma and a three year Teacher Training course with Graeme Northfield. She has also worked closely with world-renowned teachers Dona Holleman and Clive Sheridan, who have greatly influenced her yoga and style of teaching. Kath has been senior teacher at the Shala (Sangam) since 2003.

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Course Dates

The course has the following modules scheduled:

Thu 14 Oct 2021

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 18 Nov 2021

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 9 Dec 2021

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 13 Jan 2022

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 10 Feb 2022

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 17 Mar 2022

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 21 Apr 2022

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 19 May 2022

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 16 Jun 2022

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Tue 14 Jul 2022

IN STUDIO
2:30-5:30pm

Pricing

  • The cost is £295 for 6 sessions in the studio
  • the 6 sessions must be taken over 8-month programme cycle
  • To reserve your place, please >>click the BOOK button>> click SIGN UP NOW >>  select CHOOSE YOUR SCHEDULE and select the six dates you wish to join>> click ENROLL and then go through to payment
  • 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 we will process the payment manually


  • Cancellation 2 - 4 weeks before the event: 50 % of the balance in refund only
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before the event: no refund

We are fully committed to providing the most accurate experience on the course based upon the description and we encourage open and honest communication throughout. Should you wish to make any complaints or raise any issues, please follow the procedure laid out below so we can find a resolution as quickly as possible.


You may involve someone else to support you at any stage.


Stage One: Speak to the teacher training manager by emailing teachertraining@theshala.co.uk concerned within 3 days after your experience and try to resolve informally. The teacher training manager will aim to come back to you within 2 working days with a resolve. If you are not satisfied with the response you have received, follow stage two.

Stage Two: Outline the details of your complaint by email to the teacher training manager who will investigate the complaint. Your complaint will be acknowledged within 3 working days from the date it is received. Please include the following information in your email:

  • The date(s) that the incident happene
  • Class/course/workshop the complaint stems from
  • Why you are complaining and what resolution you would expect?
  • Whether you want to make the complaint anonymously or not ( in the case of anybody at risk we have the right to break confidentiality in order to try and prevent the risk)


  • The teacher training manager will then investigate the complaint through reviewing the details, and in some cases possibly writing to the tutor or person about whom the complaint has been made. The letter will outline the main elements of your complaint and ask for a full written response.


    At this point, if further relevant information comes to light, you may be asked for your comments to ensure the investigator has a balanced understanding. When your response has been received, the investigator will consider all the information available to them and make a decision.

    The response will include the following information:

  • Details of the investigation
  • A decision about whether the complaint was upheld or not
  • The reason for the decision
  • The re-dress, if appropriate, will be offered to you, for example, an apology, additional help or directing you to other sources of advice or support
  • Any other action that may be taken in light of the complaint

  • If it is not possible to provide a full answer to your complaint within 30 working days, the letter will outline reasons why and give a date by which a full answer is expected.

    Trainings at the Shala are run independently and all payments for training services are accepted on behalf of the individual teacher. 

    • Late cancellations and no shows will be charged as if you had attended. 
    • In the event that a training is cancelled by the Shala you will be offered a refund or the option to be transferred to an alternative event
    • The course leaders and the Shala reserve the right to photograph or film during the programme and to use these images for our website and marketing purposes