200-hour Hot Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Copper Crow, Feb 6 - 25
200-hour Yoga Alliance Recognised Course
Led by Copper Crow
Monday - Saturday, February 6 - 25, 2023
TRANSFORM your life. INSPIRE others. BE a yoga teacher!
The Hot Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered course created by Copper Crow and based on his personal practice, years of study, and tenure teaching and managing studios for Bikram Yoga and Pure-Yoga Asia, where he served as Country Managing Teacher for over a decade.
‘Hot Yoga’ is a method of practice, consisting of three distinct styles: Classic-26+2, Static Hatha, and Dynamic Vinyasa Flow. This course outlines how to practice and teach each style, providing graduates with the necessary skills to offer more variety of classes and connect with a much wider audience of students. The course focus is ‘hot’, however all techniques are broken down and can be applied to teaching non-hot classes. HYTT provides the most essential skills necessary to step into a classroom upon graduation and confidently guide a 60-90 minute class, demonstrate proper alignment, make hands-on adjustments, and give clear verbal cues. Crow Yoga graduates are certified to teach: Hot 26, Hot Hatha, Hot Vinyasa, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga classes.
A full-time programme of intense practical training in asana, vinyasa, pranayama, mudras, yogic philosophy, esoteric sciences, cleansing processes, meditation, chanting, teaching skills, class sequencing, and anatomy and physiology.
Copper has led over 25 teacher trainings in Hot, Hatha, Vinyasa, and Universal Yoga over the last decade. He has offered the HYTT200 annually since 2009 with many graduates now teaching in major studios around the world, leading international workshops & retreats and running their own successful yoga studios. This training has proven time and again to produce life changing positive transformation.
CROW YOGA is a Yoga Alliance Registered School, RYS 200. Details at www.crowyoga.com. Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teaching professionals in the United States and globally. Graduates of this course are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes sought after by many hiring studios.
Andrea Crow: Practice, Posture Clinic, and Teaching Theory
Sara Riad: Prenatal and Postpartum Awareness and Modifications
Emmanuel Stroobant: Nutrition and Meditation
Asana - Form
- In-depth study of over 84 asanas. Beginner & intermediate poses
- Alignment, variations, common mistakes and how to avoid injuries
- Benefits and potential risks of each asana
- Adjustments–physical and verbal
Vinyasa - Flow
- Linking poses together
- Moving with breath
- Evolution of the Sun Salutation
- Flow as a moving meditation
- Original Hot Yoga, traditional 26+2 classic sequence
- How to evolve the classic practice to create unique static-hatha classes
- How to expand the static-hatha practice to create unique dynamic-vinyasa flow classes
- Understand differences between hot and non-hot classes
- Yoga hieroglyphs–stick figure drawing for easy sequencing
Art of Teaching
- Study classroom management
- Develop confidence in public speaking
- How to use your own body as a teaching tool
- Using your voice, volume, tempo and pacing as tools
- How to read bodies and correct postures
- Demonstrations & “mirroring” techniques
- Using your environment as a tool (music, incense, light)
- Practise teaching one-on-one with fellow teachers
- Practise teaching small groups 2-5 students
- Understand your motivation to teach and how it can give you strength
History & Philosophy
- Basic history, philosophy & evolution of Yoga lineages
- Traditional schools of Yoga (Karma, Bhakti and Jnana Yoga)
- Eight limbs of Yogic development
- Ancient texts: Bhagavad-Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and more
Hot Yoga Method
- History of Hot Yoga and other ancient purification practices
- How and why hot yoga is different from other styles of practice
- Understanding the effects of heat & importance of hydration
- Unique elements to hot yoga
- Western anatomy & physiology
- Review major systems of the body
- Functional mechanics of movement
- Mobility training
- Esoteric Anatomy and functionality (Prana & Kundalini)
- Review major systems of the subtle body (Marmas, Nadis, Chakras)
- Energetics–application and manipulation (Vayus, Bandhas & Mudras)
- Emotional management (Rasas)
- Purification techniques (Kriyas)
Pranayama Yogic Breathing
- The use of breath as a transformative tool for Self-awareness
- Different breathing techniques & purpose
- Benefits and potential risks
- Balance/alter emotions
- Regulate internal temperature
- What meditation is, and why it is practised
- Learn the benefits of deep relaxation
- Variety of meditation techniques and tools
- Quieting the mind to develop deeper levels of awareness
- Practise yoga nidra
- General understanding of Sanskrit language
- Review Sanskrit vocabulary
- What & why mantras are an effective tool for yoga
- Chanting, use of sound, resonance, vibration/ frequency and music
- Japa mantra with malas
- Nada Yoga (sound) and use of music in class
- Morals and ethics for yoga professionals
Diet, Nutrition and Hydration
- Purification through food
- Yogic diet guidelines
- Understanding the importance and effects of water
Prenatal and Postpartum Awareness
- Pose modifications
- Introduction to Ayurvedic medicine
- Understanding the Five Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space)
- The Three Doshas (body/mind characteristics)
- Study importance of a Yogic Diet–how to eat/live right for your type
Yoga & Business
- How to build a resume and apply at studios
- What’s needed to open your own studio
- Yoga registration procedures
- How to build a following
- Balancing money vs materialism
- Conflict resolution
- Relationships in the studio
- Sexual harassment
- Code of ethics
- Next steps for growth & development
Monday - Friday
7am – 6pm
11am – 4pm
7am – 8:30am Morning Practice
8:30am – 9am Break
9am – 12:30pm Lecture-A
12:30pm – 1:30pm Break
1:30pm – 5pm Lecture-B
5pm – 6pm Evening Practice
- Have a minimum of 1 year of any yoga practice, with an encouraged 6 months of a consistent hot practice.
- Have passion to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.
- Be free of major injuries going into the programme (students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions).
- Be fully committed to 100% attendance.
- Be willing and able to forego most of their personal and professional commitments for the duration of the course.
Required reading (prior to course)
- How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
- How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (included in prework materials)
- Hot Yoga: Energizing, Rejuvenating, Healing by Marilyn Barnett
Suggested reading (all included in course digital content)
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, any version (Chip Hartranft’s version recommended)
- Bhagavad Gita, any version (Stephen Mitchell’s version recommended)
- Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
- Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice by Mark Singleton
Early bird (by December 26): $3,900
- Printed 300+ page manual written by Copper Crow
- 30G of digital training resources
- Japa Mantra Mala
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 COPPER CROW
American Yogi & Founder of Crow Yoga RYS
Daniel Copper Crow (Copper) is an internationally renowned conference presenter, course leader, and yoga teacher trainer.
Originally from Texas, USA, Copper was first introduced to yoga at age four, by his father and martial art teachers. He practiced yoga throughout his youth, however, it wasn’t until he discovered Bikram Yoga in 1999 that he started to get serious about his hatha/ asana practice. He left the corporate world in 2003, resigning from his role as Senior Training Specialist for Charles Schwab to study with Bikram Choudhury at Bikram’s Yoga College of India. He’s been a full time Yoga Teacher ever since.
Copper has been leading professional development & leadership courses since 2000, teaching and managing yoga studios in the US and throughout Asia (Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong & Singapore) since 2003, including holding the mantle of Country Managing Teacher for Pure Yoga Singapore for over a decade. He has led over 25 yoga teacher trainings since 2009, and had the great fortune of co-teaching Universal Yoga courses with Master Andrey Lappa for almost ten years.
Copper has been blessed to have studied with many amazing teachers, however his personal style has most heavily been influenced by his five main gurus: his father, Bikram Choudhury, Andrey Lappa, Yogrishi Vishvketu, and Lama Marut. He holds the highest qualifications with Yoga Alliance International Registry (E-RYT1500), Yoga Alliance European Registry (E-RYT1500), Yoga Alliance USA (E-RYT500), Original Hot Yoga Association (Level-3), and Bikram Yoga College of India. He is also the founder of Crow Yoga RYS200, a registered school with Yoga Alliance USA.
Beyond Hot Yoga, Copper also leads courses and workshops in Hatha, Vinyasa, Universal Yoga, Tibetan Heart, Pranayama and Meditation. His playfulness and joy are present in every class, workshop, and teacher training course he leads.
“Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual – yoga has something for everyone, at every stage of life’s journey. Every passing moment is an opportunity to start anew and transform your life. Let go of expectations, have fun, and enjoy the process! Take your practice very serious… but don’t take yourself so seriously.”