Find Your Mindful Flow: 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Angie Yeo, Aug 21 - Sep 16
200-hour Yoga Alliance Recognised Course
Led by Angie Yeo
August 21 - September 16, 2023
Mindfulness is the state of being present—sensing and observing our awareness with a single-pointed focus. The intricate marriage of breath and movement is a powerful combination in helping us find our state of mindfulness, wherever we may be. In this training, Angie seeks to empower you to find your state of mindful flow on the mat and beyond, and for you to empower those around you to do the same.
With a holistic approach in understanding the Vinyasa practice, we will take a deep dive into the physiology of yoga, and how greater technical understanding of our body and the way we move can transform our practice and the way we teach. This training is designed to challenge you to seek greater knowledge in yoga history and humanities, anatomy and biomechanics, yoga asanas underpinning the vinyasa practice, as well as teaching methods honed and refined by Angie after nearly a decade of teaching multiple immersions, teacher trainings, courses, and workshops.
This training is open to all levels of practitioners in any stage of your yoga journey who are keen and committed to deepen your knowledge of the practice. Angie would like to invite you to attend any of her group classes to experience her teaching style prior to joining the training.
This training is for you if:
- You are committed to be a student and teacher well-versed in anatomy and physiology of the yoga practice.
- You are looking for a high quality teacher training with access to expertise from professionals in the movement practice.
- You want to be a student and teacher of yoga who is adept at crafting classes, workshops, and programmes in both the online and offline spheres.
At the end of this teacher training, you will:
- Be proficient in creatively sequencing your classes, while keeping your classes safe, inclusive, and challenging for all levels
- Have a strong foundation and understanding in the basic principles of human anatomy and the biomechanics of the yoga practice
- Be able to confidently assist students with common injuries in your classes
- Have the ability to effectively cater and modify your practice and teaching to you and your students' needs
- Have a strong understanding on the history and lineage of Vinyasa yoga
- Be able to understand some of the key teachings in the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita, and the Upanishads
- Have the confidence to apply these key teachings in your classes and in your daily living
- Have a close knit, supportive community to kick start your teaching journey
This training is split into 5 module types:
- Yoga Humanities
- Anatomy and Biomechanics
- Teaching Methodology
- Elective Modules
I. Mindfulness in Flow: Asana Modules
There will be a set sequence in this training that will help us ground our discussions and understanding around some of the key movements underpinning the Vinyasa practice. The poses in the set sequence will adequately cover the key movements in standing, seated, prone, and supine poses, together with some basic arm balances and inversions. Additionally, we will also be looking at Sun Salutation A, B, and C in our training.
In the asana modules, we will be looking at technique and alignment of these poses, as well as physical conditioning with the use of props such as blocks, straps, sliders and resistance bands. We will also experiment with different props in our practice to modify and adapt the practice to students with different needs.
II. Mindfulness in Tradition: Yoga Humanities
In the humanities modules, we will study the history and lineage behind the Vinyasa practice, and know some of the key figures that shaped Yoga to what it is today. We will also be looking at some of the texts such as the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, as well as the Upanishads.
The Humanities modules seek to ground our understanding of yoga beyond the mat, how the practice of yoga extends beyond the physical postures and to our daily lives through the study and discussions of some of the required readings in the training. These modules will help shape a greater understanding and appreciation of the history and traditions underpinning yoga, on and off the mat. These key concepts will be approached in an easily accessible and digestible manner.
III. Mindfulness in Movement: Anatomy and Biomechanics
The heart of Angie’s teaching philosophy, we will spend a lot of time understanding the beauty and complexity of human movement and biomechanics, and its power in ensuring a safe and injury-free practice.
We will be learning about the skeletal and musculature of the human body, and its relevance in the Vinyasa practice. Each weekend will take on an anatomical focus that will ground our asana practice as well as our anatomy lectures. We will also be looking at the central nervous system, the respiratory system, as well as the cardiovascular system, and how all these systems affect one another synergistically.
This component of the training is also created in close consultation with an exercise physiologist, Seishen Gerard, with extensive experience working with elite athletes and patients from all walks of life. He is currently with The Stretch Clinic, and is also a RYT200hr yoga teacher, having trained with Angie in 2020.
IV. Mindfulness in Empowerment: Teaching Methodology
Molded and refined over nearly a decade of teaching yoga, Angie’s teaching method is broken down into an easily understood and systematic manner that is designed to empower you to lead your students safely and confidently. A strong proponent of safe techniques, functional alignment, and an inclusive practice, Angie’s teaching methods will help you craft impactful classes that will continually draw your students back on the mat.
You will also have ample opportunities to practice teaching in a room, whether it is in a private 1 on 1 setting, or a small group setting. With individualised feedback and a safe space to grow and explore your teaching style, you will be well supported in your journey of finding your own teaching voice.
V. Level Ups: Elective Modules
These elective modules, currently offered separately as Continuing Education Training (CET) to yoga students and existing yoga teachers, are now included in this training to level up your teaching and skill sets prior to graduation.
Reimagining the Vinyasa Practice
This course takes a deeper inquiry into the vinyasa practice underlined by biomechanics and anatomical understanding of several key poses underpinning the vinyasa discipline. This training comprises 3 main pillars: 1) anatomy and biomechanics, 2) physical practice and conditioning, and 3) intelligent sequencing.
Each session focuses on a specific theme that seeks to equip and empower students and teachers with knowledge and skills to create a well-sequenced vinyasa practice in a confident manner. We will deep dive into some of the common movement patterns in the Vinyasa discipline, underpinned by the three pillars as mentioned above.
Managing Injuries in the Vinyasa Practice
Understand common injuries that typically happen in the yoga practice, how we can relook at some of the common misalignment cues still prevalent as teaching cues, and how we can manage these injuries in our classes. We look closely into some of the common injuries that occur in the yoga practice, namely the lower back, the sacroiliac (SI) joint, shoulders, and wrists.
By having a deeper understanding of the functional anatomy of these specific areas of the body, we explore how we can manage these injuries in the yoga setting to ensure a safe and inclusive practice for all through our sequencing, verbal cues, and physical adjustments.
Aside from Angie, you will also be working closely with an exercise physiologist, Seishen Gerard (The Stretch Clinic), to understand more deeply about these common injuries. He will be bringing to the programme his clinical expertise in injury management and rehabilitation, having vast experience specially for elite athletes. Lastly, the programme allows you to be aware of our professional scope as yoga teachers, and how we can help our students manage their injuries without violating our scope.
August 21 - September 16, 2023
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: 11.30am - 3.30pm
A typical breakdown of the day is as follows:
8am - 11am Asana Practice
11am - 12pm Break
12pm - 2pm Lecture I
2pm - 3pm Break
3pm - 5pm Lecture II
Early bird (by July 10): $3.800
Past trainees of Angie's CETs are entitled to a 10% discount. Please email to sign up.
In this training, you will receive:
- A training manual
- Additional online resources, including online practices, that will supplement the discussions of the training
- 1-on-1 support by Angie during and post-training
Click here to receive a sample practice and lecture for a sneak peek of the training.
Cancellations received 30 days before the start of the course incurs a fee of $250.
Cancellations received less than 30 days before the start of the course results in full forfeit of the tuition fee.
ABOUT ANGIE YEO
Angie's approach to the vinyasa practice emphasises heavily on anatomy and functional alignment. She strongly believes that advanced yoga poses can only be safely achieved through greater mastery of the simplest of poses and the smallest of details that comes with it. Her area of interest lies in anatomy and biomechanics underpinning the yoga practice, heavily influenced by her training with Jason Crandell. She seeks to ground her classes firmly in anatomical understanding, whether it is through her own further studies, or through consultations and ongoing education with physiotherapists, osteopaths, and exercise physiologists. She is also currently spending her time at a physiotherapist clinic to learn more about injuries and rehabilitation in a clinical setting.
In all her classes and trainings, she strives to teach in a systematic and easily understood manner. Her trainings are crafted with the intention to provide teachers and students with specialised knowledge and instill greater confidence in them to embark on teaching yoga. Through her experience in leading multiple teacher trainings over the years, she believes in the importance of providing students with ongoing support and opportunities to further their growth beyond a standard 200-hr yoga teacher training curriculum, as well as the importance of having basic anatomical awareness underpinning the yoga practice to ensure a sustainable and injury-free practice.