200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2021 Led by Conrad Freese
Led by Conrad Freese the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program is your opportunity to evolve both as a practitioner and Teacher of Yoga.
Our core vision is that with guidance and help you can discover your path as a Yoga teacher, using your own experience and philosophy to teach authentic classes that are individual to you.
Applications for the 2021 200 Hour Teacher Training are now open. Please submit your interest here.
What will I learn on the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training?
Over the course of a year you will explore the history, philosophy and practicalities of teaching Yoga, revolutionising your understanding of Yoga – and of yourself.
Our aim is not to mass produce carbon copy teachers that teach from a script, but rather for you to develop a deep understanding of Yoga, its goals and purpose, and share that vision with the world.
Throughout the course you will learn not just what to teach (and why) but how to teach in an authentic way that connects your students to the rich source of Yoga. Key elements of teaching Yoga, including how to communicate, demonstrate and physically assist your students, will be trained, assessed and developed throughout the course.
One of the greatest strengths of the Teacher Training program is the involvement of teachers from across the spectrum of Yoga, including traditional practices such as Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga, with specialist Yoga teachers to help you understand the real meaning behind ‘Yoga for Every Body”, including those that will enable you to feel confident teaching anyone who could come to your next class (such as Pregnant students and those with physical or mental limitations).
Teaching Asana (the physical poses of Yoga) requires an understanding of Anatomy, Physiology and biomechanics: elements of anatomy will be added throughout the course but a weekend training with a certified Physiotherapist and Yoga teacher will let you explore how this connects to Yoga and what it means for your students.
As you develop what you want to teach we will be helping you to understand how to teach your students – from day one you will practice teaching to a full room of people. We want to be able to help you be a confident teacher, with a voice loud enough to be heard and a message that you want to share.
Yoga is more than asana
To be an amazing teacher you need to be able to do more than sequence a great class and speak loudly: you need to understand the purpose of what you teach, to develop themes and intents that will take your students deeper.
One often overlooked element of Yoga is the interconnected realms of Meditation and Mindfulness: a true Yoga Teacher can do more than just make students more flexible, they can help others develop a connection to themselves that can be literally life changing.
All that is taught through the course will be underpinned by a 200 page (and growing) Yoga manual, that will be a source of information and inspiration for years to come.
Meditation in Yoga
Different styles of Meditation drawn from various streams will help connect you to your wiser self. See where you make fear based assumptions that limit your power and overcome them. You will understand how your own behaviour is the driver to your personal prosperity – and how to engage your mind to overachieve in every element of your life.
Whether you’re an accomplished Meditator or just a beginner we will explore different styles of Meditation and Mindfulness to help you unleash your potential and learn to be happier, more focused on the present and more confident in your decisions.
Exercises drawn from the realm of life coaching and personal development will help you to recognise what you want – and what stops you from achieving it. These practices will help you to not just endure change but to embrace it and drive it to the outcome you want.
On completion of the course you will be a certified Yoga teacher (200 Hour) under the Independent Yoga Network (IYN).
Students will be required to purchase IYN insurance (you will be teaching throughout the length of the course itself) for approximately £10.
The course will last a total of 10 months, running Feb-Nov 2021. Both days (Saturday and Sunday) will run 9am-6pm, with suitable breaks and a period for lunch (not included).
Attendance at each weekend (for the full duration of the day) is mandatory: should you be unable to attend a specific weekend an additional session (hosted in December) will be added to make up for the time lost and further written exercises will be need to be completed before your work is submitted for certification.
Provisional dates are provided below:
(December TBC, expected 11-12)
Early bird special: Deposit £300, then pay £100/month for each month to be paid before each Teacher Training Weekend. Ends November 1st 2020.
Standard cost: Deposit £600, then pay £100/month for each month to be paid before each Teacher Training Weekend.
If you require flexibility in payment (eg 3 quarterly payments) this can be arranged. Please contact me for more information.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the Teacher Training further please get in touch.
Conrad is a Forrest Yoga Teacher, Massage therapist and Life Coach.
He brings the skills needed to guide you through the process of change growth and renewal, giving you the opportunity to accept yourself as you are and explore what you truly want from life.
I believe that Yoga in all its forms is a crucible for change: allowing us to unite our mind, body and spirit to recognise our true desires and unlock the potential and determination to achieve whatever we want.
Conrad had previously been an unhappy corporate robot, until he was diagnosed at a brain tumour at the age of 26.
I realised I couldn’t do it anymore – spending 8 hours a day sitting behind a computer was literally killing me.
I needed to get out, and while undergoing treatment what had been a passion for Yoga became an obsession: it was what freed me from my sickness and misery.
After I recovered I couldn’t face being trapped again – I needed to put my happiness and health before someone else’s idea of a career.
I recognised that I was fearful of being free from that unhappiness and resolved to become a Yoga teacher, to help people achieve happiness and peace.
Conrad lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, where he teaches Yoga Classes and Workshops to the public, including a free class for Cancer Survivors.
He now uses his experience to help others develop the skills to drive lasting change in their lives. Conrad enjoys teaching Yoga and Meditation with humour, compassion and with an emphasis on the experience of the individual.
Withdrawn from the distractions of our day to day lives we have the opportunity to be truly present, and learn the tools needed to transform your life. This is an immersive experience to transform the way you live your life.