Yoga Teacher Training
Namaste offers level 1 (200 hours) Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bahrain & KSA.
For aspiring teachers and serious students of yoga, Namaste's 200hr Teacher Training is a comprehensive yoga teacher training program that combines the smooth, breath-centered flow of Vinyasa yoga with precise art and science of alignment. Teacher Trainees will begin each day with an in depth pranayama (breathing) and meditation practice followed by an intense asana (postural yoga) practice that focuses on a different family of poses each session. After a thorough physical exploration of an asana theme, the rest of the day is spent learning how to translate this newly and more clearly understood personal practice into effective teaching. Days often include rigorous classroom inquiry, posture labs, self enquiry and practice teaching. Students in the Teacher Training will also study anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophy, investigate Subtle Body and Ayurvedic Science.
What will you be learning?
Meditation - guided meditation techniques
Pranayama – guided breathing techniques
Asana - yoga postures Vinyasa style with focus on alignment, how to design an intelligent and dynamic yoga class
Teaching Methodology – finding your unique teacher within, prop usage, sequencing, adjusting skills, asana & body assessment, personal programs, teaching beginners, injury prevention
Practical Application – practical teaching, alignment, modifications
Yoga Ethics & Professional Development – ethics related to Yoga teachers
Self Inquiry & Yoga Lifestyle – self analysis & deeper understanding of Self
Yoga Philosophy – Nadis, Chakras, Yamas & Niyamas, introduction to Ayurveda Lifestyle
Applied Anatomy of Hatha Yoga & Bio Mechanics – learning what happens physically in the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous and endocrine system as we practice yoga; Recognizing, understanding and overcoming physical and physiological limitations and restrictions of various body types.
Yoga Therapy – safely working with students with injuries
Communication – how to be clear, effective, confident and concise with your teaching instruction
Objective: To truly understand, experience and feel the effects of the Yoga practice on an individual level in a nurturing environment. The transformations experienced through this course can then be shared from a genuine place with the graduate's future students.
Pre-requisite: To be accepted onto the level 1 training, students will need to have completed a minimum of 2 years consistent, dedicated yoga practice under the guidance of qualified yoga teacher(s).
About the level 1 training: This course offers you a comprehensive, practical training in how to teach Yoga. We welcome experienced practitioners who are ready to refine their skills, in the art of teaching Yoga, and also those who would simply like to deepen their Yoga knowledge and practice.
This course will be the foundation of a consistent, dedicated practice of both learning and teaching Yoga. It is a challenging course that aims to provide the opportunity for maximum growth and transformation. You will be invited to take a journey within and be open and dedicated to your practice in order to experience first hand the power of your Yoga practice in order to be able to share it with others.
Price & Dates
Venue: Lighthouse Yoga
2020/2021 Part 1 21-30 Jan
Part 2 1-10 Apr 2021
Venue: Namaste Bahrain
2020/2021 Part 1 7-16 Jan
Part 2 Mar 18-28 2021
Weam Zabar, ERYT500 certified Yoga Instructor and Level 4 Reiki Healer and the founder of Namaste. Weam's teaching style is fluid, creative and fun. Her Yoga journey started in 2007 and nothing remained the same. Seeing how Yoga nurtured her life she left behind a demanding corporate job to dedicate her to guiding others and sharing their journey home. Namaste since has helped hundreds of students taste the sweetness of the Yoga practice.
Her enthusiasm, curiosity, energy, compassion and passion are contagious. She believes that everyone has an "edge" and whilst she is a firm believer that this edge is very different for individuals, she enjoys watching people grow from taking themselves to places that both challenge and respect where we are at in our journeys. Weam encourages both the fun that comes with movement and peace that comes with stillness.
Louise-Angele Plante, 500 E-RYT certified Yoga Instructor and Thai Massage Therapist ~ with a 16 year background in the Medical field. Lou’s approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self-study, devotion and service to humanity. Lou has devoted the past 6 years to study yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, asana, meditation, pranayama and philosophy from a variety of world renowned teachers and schools. Since completing her Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Course with Yoga Arts(Louisa Sears) in Bali, Lou has taught group and private classes in a wide range of environments including, Canada, Sri Lanka, Dubai, India, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Lou also teaches Applied Anatomy of Yoga on other teacher training courses.
Lou’s teachings have something for everyone. Her own struggle with weight, body limitations and sport injuries has allowed for unique insights as an instructor. Her teachings will give you an opportunity to heal your heart, laugh, cry, dance, explore and just let go. She has a clear and gentle teaching style informed by her nurturing spirit, humor and spontaneity. Her classes promote refining skills, balance, awareness, mindfulness and discovery. Kindness & simplicity inspire her life and her yoga. Like a ripple effect, Lou wishes to extend her positive energy, knowledge, skills/ techniques and healing touch to as many as possible, seeking to positively change their lives.
Canadian at heart, based in India, Lou is now conducting yoga intensive, thai massage courses, yoga teacher trainings and retreats around the world. “Om Namo Narayani”
Yoga Alliance: Yoga Alliance is an International Organization for the quality and standardization of individual Yoga teachers and Yoga Schools worldwide. Completing a Yoga Alliance Accredited training will give the student an internationally recognized Yoga Teaching qualification.
On completion of a level 1 or level 2 Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Training, students then have the opportunity to register themselves with Yoga Alliance. Information related to the requirements of this registration including, fees and their application process are available from their website www.yogaalliance.org