Enhanced Skills | Core Module for 300-hour Teacher Training Programme | Virtual
This 60-hour core module is central to our exciting 300-hour programme providing a practical and inspiring foundation to the programme. It is the only compulsory module on our programme and is only open to people on the 300-hour training. You are free to choose all other modules, effectively creating your own tailor-made 300-hour course based on your own passions – find out more about the whole entire programme here.
You can do the Enhanced Skills at any stage of your training, so if you want to start with any of the other trainings you can. We do recommend that you do this module early on in your training journey with us, especially if you are a new teacher as it can help you navigate through what you may wish to study as part of the programme.
The Enhanced Skills core module is broad in scope, touching on a wide range of topics to help solidify your teachings, as well as spark new areas of interests. The course is designed to deepen your knowledge, inspire you, elevate you, support you to evolve as a teacher and help you choose your path for further specialist training. Many of the topics we offer within this core module are subjects that you may then choose to study in more depth as modules on our 300-hr training. We generally recommend doing this module module early on, but it is possible to opt to complete this module at any point.
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The mandatory Enhanced Skills Core Module is designed to be extensive in its scope, covering aspects of teaching that are relevant to all, whatever your focus. It will include subjects such as:
- Yoga Ethics
- Intelligent Sequencing
- Yoga History & Philosophy
- Authentic Marketing
- Teaching Online
- Challenges of Teaching
- Teaching Beginners
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The course is led by Gingi Lee and Melanie Cooper with a number of guest specialist teachers.
Co-director of the Shala, Gingi founded the Shala in 1997 as one of London’s first dedicated yoga centres. Gingi began studying and teaching martial arts in the 1980s and he has been teaching yoga for over 25 years. He is one of the country’s most senior ashtanga yoga teachers and he has played a key role in popularising ashtanga yoga in the UK, having taught, trained and inspired many British yoga teachers.
In 2016 he established the Shala School of Yoga teacher training programme. Read Gingi full Biography here.
Melanie Cooper (E-RYT 500)
Melanie has also been teaching yoga since 1997 and teaching on a wide variety of teacher trainings since 2010. She is passionate about the ability of yoga to heal and transform peoples’ lives and her deep connection to and love of yoga is evident in her teachings.
Melanie divides her time between the UK and Goa running teacher trainings and retreats in UK, Sweden, Crete and India. She is the author of ‘Teaching Yoga Adjusting Asana’. Read Melanie’s full biography here.
Interview with 300 hr TT graduate Lesley Collinson
The course has the following modules scheduled:
Saturday 17 September 2022 DAY 1 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Sunday 18 September 2022 Day 2 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Saturday 15 October 2022 DAY 3 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Sunday 16 October 2022 DAY 4 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
Saturday 12 November 2022 DAY 5 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM
9 am -5:30 pm
Sunday 13 November 2022 DAY 6 | VIRTUAL LIVESTREAM