TEACHER TRAINING AT THE REFINERY SCHOOL OF YOGATeacher Training at The Refinery School of Yoga is a fully accredited Yoga Alliance 200 hour programme that will empower students to deliver authentic classes, which still demonstrate their individuality. The course will be directed by Zoe Bertali E-RYT and she will be joined by experts in various fields of study. We will provide an in-house mentoring programme throughout the training to provide feedback, advice and support when the students begin teaching. Students will quickly be putting their newly acquired skills to the test in real live classes – for the community and for Refinery members in the studios. There will be a fair amount of home study and self-practice to complete between each of the modules and there will be additional written and practical assessments. Students may fail the course if this is not completed.
Our course is designed to be fitted in around a full time job and will run over 5 – 6 months. This also gives you the chance to absorb and practice everything you learn.
Intensive 1 – 7th – 10th October
Week 2 – 22nd + 23rd October
Week 3 – 11th November – 13th November
Week 4 – 10th December + 11th December
Week 5 – 14th Jan + 15th Jan
Week 6 – 4th Feb + 5th Feb
Intensive 2 – 3rd March – 6th March
The training will include the following:
• The history of Yoga
• Philosophy including the Sutras and 8 limbs
• Meditation and Mantra
• Teaching methodology
• Assisting (verbal and hands on)
• Practice teaching
The course will have its roots firmly based in Vinyasa Flow practice, however will draw inspiration from a variety of yoga traditions including Ashtanga, Restorative, Nidra, Yin and Forrest.
There is an element of home study involved in the course referred to as non-contact hours. It includes reading, journaling, preparing classes, observing other peoples classes and a lot of self-practice. A reading list will be provided prior to the start of the course and the books will need to be purchased by the student.
Our course is £2,999 inclusive of VAT. To secure your place after successful application, we require a non-refundable administration deposit of £500. You have the option to pay in 3 installments of £833 after the initial deposit.
As well as tuition, mentoring, course manuals + handouts, you will be given a 30 class Rock Hard Pass to use in the studios in order to try out as many of The Refinery’s yoga classes and teachers as possible.
We recommend that you have at least 2 years regular yoga practice and ideally an existing home practice.
Expect to work hard and push yourself out of your comfort zone mentally and physically. We will be offering continuous feedback on your development and working to make you the best teacher while expressing your authentic self.
In order to meet the Yoga Alliance standards, students are expected to attend 100% of the course which is 135 hours of tuition. If for any reason you miss a module then it can be taken again at a cost of £100 per hour – this can be shared between multiple students if applicable.
Definitely, we will get you teaching straight away! We will organize community classes for you to lead and assist in. There may be the opportunity to assist some of our lead teachers in their classes.
At The Refinery studios in Hackney, East London. We are located in a buzzing area with lots of coffee shops, vegan eateries, boutique shops and bars.