This 60-hour training will teach you the necessary skills to teach Hot Yoga classes safely, clearly and intelligently while deepening your understanding of modern, alignment-based hot yoga.
Morning sessions will generally start between 7.30 and 8.30am and afternoon session will generally finish between 4.30 and 5.30pm.
Teachers are expected to arrive on time each day and participate in the practice twice daily.
Tapasya hot yoga is a set sequence of approximately 30 postures practised in a heated environment of 40*C and 40% humidity, that facilitates safe, deep stretching and a cleansing, detoxifying sweat. The practice incorporates breathing exercises and static (as opposed to flowing) postures, to cultivate balance, strength and flexibility, both physically and mentally. Following specific alignment and timing principles, you will work the entire body systematically – restoring the health of every organ, bone, joint, muscle, ligament, nerve and gland. By bringing fresh, oxygenated blood into every part of the body, this hot yoga practice rejuvenates the entire system, leaving you feeling detoxed (physically and mentally), and with a healthy glow.
The practice is informed by the teachings of Hatha and hot yoga methods, and the 8 limbs of yoga are implicitly woven into the fabric of the classes. It incorporates intelligent alignment and timing principles and a light-hearted approach while maintaining the intensity and transformational qualities of traditional hot methods. Within the context of a set series, teachers are encouraged to teach from their own unique experience allowing freedom and variations. The sequence promotes joint safety and has been assessed and endorsed by physiotherapists – making it a powerful, nurturing and accessible practice for all levels.
The course will cover:
Twice daily hot classes to transform your practice, learn the sequence, and illuminate key teaching points
In-depth asana labs to explore alignment principles for key poses
The principles of sequencing, the Tapasya Hot Krama
Theory behind the Tapasya hot yoga
Why hot? the benefits and safe practice of hot yoga
Best practices for verbal cueing and spoken adjustments
How to give basic hands-on adjustment
How to work with injuries
How to modify the sequence and offer variations of set poses, to safely introduce variety to the sequence
Anatomy and physiology of Hot yoga
An introduction to the philosophy that is implicitly embedded into the practice
Practice teaching sessions and personal feedback to hone your skills
On completion of the training, teachers will have an in-depth understanding of how the teach 60, 75 and 90-minute versions of the sequence, and how to make the practice accessible to all levels of yoga practitioner.
Assessment will take the form of a practical teaching evaluation.
eligibility + pre-requisites
This training is for 200-hr certified teachers and for hot yoga enthusiasts who’d like to deepen their love and understanding of Hot Yoga and/or begin the path of becoming a Hot Yoga teacher. Please note, in order to teach, you must be or become a 200-hr Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher.
This Continuing Ed training (YACEP®) is registered with the International Yoga Alliance.