My name is Jo,
I have been practising Yoga for over 20 years, teaching for almost the same and qualified to teach Yoga in 2014. My passion is for sharing my skills in how to construct a class, vary the content and maintain high standards so you will qualify as a confident, competent Yoga Teacher, not just an 'instructor'. Read on to find out more about Teacher Training at TBIS! Also a Reiki Master with over 15 years experience practising and teaching Reiki, I offer 1:1 mentorships in Reiki Levels 1,2,3 & Masterships.
200Hours Yoga Teacher Qualification
Maybe you've been attending Yoga classes for some time and would really like to better understand
more about WHY you're loving it so much and HOW it makes you feel so good?
Maybe you've recently decided to change career and have often dreamed of teaching Yoga?
Maybe you've been teaching a few classes already, to family and friends, but would really like to
Whatever your reasoning in getting here: welcome! You've just joined a hundred thousand
(or more!) strong family of yoga teachers worldwide!
With no 'one size fits all' generic course framework, the sky's the limit! From six week courses, to
three year ones, there's something for everyone. At TBIS your 200hours study will be a mixture of
contact hours (with Jo the lead trainer) and non contact (where you read texts, write essays and
study teachers you know in class). You'll be expected to have a good understanding of the basics
of Yoga before you begin and some experience of a regular self-practice (although if this has
waned recently, that's ok!) Jo opts to train students over twelve months. A big part of what she
aims to offer trainees is the time and space to develop into a skilled and confident leader. Part of
this involves finding your voice as a teacher, which is facillitated by regular practice! Not only will
you get over any potential stage nerves, you'll also be able to try out new ideas, as Jo gives you
the opportunity to plan, teach and lead REAL classes to REAL clients in the TBIS studios!
(Don't worry - she'll be with you every step of the way!)
Texts we recommend you read whilst undertaking the course range from ancient Yogic texts,
to more modern interpretations and manuals, so a good understanding of written English is
essential. You'll be 'teaching' your co-course attendees pretty early on, so good spoken English is
also a must.
The 200hours will be taken over the course of twelves months and includes written coursework
and a practical test to ensure good understanding before receiving your qualification. The content
of the course, contact hours and test will ensure you are best placed for future employment in
gyms and so on, and to enable you to receive things like the CIMSPA seal of approval to work
Chair Yoga - 40hrs
This training is aimed at those
*already holding a 200hr yoga qualification
*physiotherapists, pilates instructors, osteopaths etc with a qualification in and/or understanding
of physiology and anatomy
*those working in the care industry who come with employee recommendation
Yoga in a chair is one of the most mindful and 'Yogic' practices there is to have come out of the
Yoga tradition. Those who attend classes are really listening to what their body is telling them and
they are admitting: support is the best way to go. Therefore, in teaching Yoga in a chair, we need
to be best placed to make participants feel as much benefit from their practice as Yogis attending
floor based classes, offer them as diverse an approach as we can and maintain safety standards
to a high level.
You will be taught over 6 weeks (with one week set aside as self rehearsal/investigation) on
Saturdays and online where applicable. NB the whole course can also be attended online.
If you would like to attend training but have no formal physical qualifications, you will need a
current employer within the care or health sector to give you a reference/recommendation.
This can be sent to the email address below
Kids Yoga - 40hrs
Jo taught primary children aged 3-11 for 15 years and is very proud she made it out alive! Joking
aside, Jo is an educator at her heart and knows the benefits Yoga brings to children, because she
utilised it throughout her career! Setting the scene, ensuring fun and pace, whilst maintaining order
and learning, Kids Yoga isn't just about delivering an adult session to smaller sized humans!
Games, easy explanations, targeting current trends and needs to suit the cohort and an easy going,
supportive manner are all essential.
You will learn about the background of Yoga and why it needs to be adapted for children rather than
the other way around, health and safety and safe guarding considerations and how to put together
fun, inetractive and effective sessions for kids of primary age.
The course will take place over six weeks (with one taken as self practice and investigation) and
is aimed at those with a teaching or childcare qualification, studying for one or those already
qualified to teach Yoga to adults. There will be an opportunity to share a planned session from
your coursework in the TBIS studios to launch your new classes, too!