300-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Blair Hughes, Jan 9 - Feb 7
Led by Blair Hughes
January 9, 2021 - February 7, 2021
"If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation." Jiddu Krishnamarti
- Submerge deep into the transformational process of yoga to reemerge spiritually clearer and self empowered.
- Define and refine compelling personal rituals that positively influence your life and those you serve.
- Connect with like minded teachers to share and learn ways to come together, influence and grow as a yoga teacher.
Immerse yourself into deep understanding of your human nature, reconnecting with your heart and soul in order to clearly understand why you do what you do and how you can grow and flow in natural and soulful ways. As we refine our Vinyasa yoga practices and teaching, we naturally move toward Kriya yoga where we will begin to access our subtle body which will allow us to deepen our practice, knowledge and wisdom of Self.
In this training, we will move through the five koshas, starting with the physical body where we will deepen our understanding on how to sequence intelligently through functional anatomy and your own personal experience to teach authentically and powerfully. Moving to the second kosha, the energy body, we will deepen our understanding of pranayama and bandha and how to bring these subtle practices alive in your asana classes and also get comfortable teaching seated pranayama and bandha techniques. This second kosha is where the deeper practice of yoga starts to take effect within the students.
In the third kosha, we will explore the mental and emotional body. This is where we will explore our belief systems and drivers that live in our subconscious mind and influence our behaviours. We will dive into our samkaras and vasanas that create our character and current realities. Developing rituals and practices is this area will give you and your students profound shift within your body, mind and lives.
The fourth kosha, the wisdom body, is the place where we sharpen our awareness that influences the other three bodies. We will explore the four functions of the mind and five vrittis of thought as a pathway to access our higher mind and intuitive body. This is a much more subtle area to access and requires a refinement of the first three koshas, but when accessed, leads you to the fifth and final kosha, the bliss body. Our bliss body is a result of the other four koshas; it is something that happens to us and not something we do. We will explore this area within us to hopefully allow a spontaneous experience of higher consciousness.
Coupled with daily practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and contemplation as a foundation to refining your understanding of the practice of yoga, you will move towards a deepening of your yoga journey.
- Refined advanced teaching of Vinyasa Yoga
- Use of tonality, voice and cadence to deliver an influential class
- Teaching through the five elements to deliver an impactful class
- Intelligent sequencing and theming
- Functional anatomy and physiology
- Refinement of assisting and adjusting
- Deepening of pranayama and bandha techniques
- Meditation and contemplation for deeper inquiry
- Extensive study of the five koshas
- Eight limbs of yoga as a pathway
- Philosophy and deeper study of yoga sutras and Bagavad Gita
- Kriya yoga techniques and practice
Students for this training must have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training.
MONDAY - SUNDAY
8.00am – 10.30am Morning Practice
10.30am – 11.00am Break
11.00am – 1.00pm Lectures and Practices
1.00pm - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm – 4.00pm Lectures and Practices
4.00pm – 6.00pm Advanced Teaching Skills
Sunday, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7 are half days.
Early bird (by Dec 1): $4950
Full Tuition: $5350
All deposits are non-refundable.
Any cancellation received 60 days prior to course incurs a fee of $250.
Any cancellation received 30 days prior to course will result in forfeit of the full tuition fee.
ABOUT BLAIR HUGHES
Blair Hughes, is a natural teacher with over 11 years of experience. He has an innate ability to inspire and empower his students, intuitively guiding them on a journey above and beyond the physical.
His journey into yoga started back in Scotland when he was 18. It was 15 years later before he began teaching and studying with some of the most influential yoga teachers and performance coaches in the world. He is an E-RYT 500hr certified yoga teacher trainer, based out of Singapore, where he shares the teachings of yoga locally and globally.
Blair’s gentle nature, combined with a commanding presence, creates a powerful and potent space to transform and grow.