200-hr Teacher Training 2020
“To Teach is to Learn twice”
Prague Yoga Collective proudly present our 2nd:
200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training
February 1st - March 8th 2020
Join us on this journey of 200 hours of learning about the practice of yoga & how to be an amazing teacher, not only to other people, but also to yourself. For 5 weeks in February and March we’ll immerse ourself into this training, learn new things, deepen our practice and make new friends. This is an incredible opportunity to start your journey into the world of yoga, both within yourself and through sharing the practice with other people.
Why train with us?
Our TT course is taught by three strong, dedicated women who have over 2 decades of experience in teaching yoga all over this globe combined. What sets us apart is that we are committed to elevating yoga teaching standards which empowers us to provide you with the best training to become a confident teacher. Our teacher training isn’t just for aspiring teachers, but for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge in their personal practice and better understand the origin of yoga philosophy and anatomy.
Want to know more about us and our experience as teachers?
Read all about Alex, Lisa & Betti here.
Are you ready for a truly Transformational & Life Changing experience?
HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE READY?
At Prague Yoga Collective we are all students. Even if some of us are teachers, we are still, and will always be, students. We grow, learn and inspire each other on our different paths in this practice. A teacher can be someone who teaches others, but also refers to your inner teacher. The practice is what drives us, what forms us as people, students and teachers alike. So if you are committed to the practice of yoga, then you are ready.
You don’t need to be able to perform any ‘advanced’ postures to study to become a yoga teacher. It is not about how flexible you are or if you can handstand for 10 minutes straight, but what matters is your passion and enthusiasm for the practice of yoga. This TT has been carefully designed to challenge and inspire any student, new or experienced, young or old.
This course will be immersive, heart opening and life changing and is for:
ASPIRING TEACHERS :
Students feeling ready to facilitate transformation in others through the power of yoga.
Already qualified yoga teachers looking to refresh or expand their training.
DEDICATED STUDENTS LOOKING TO DEEPEN THEIR PERSONAL PRACTICE:
Students looking to expand their own personal practice without the intention to teach.
Committed students with a desire and passion to learn, not just asana but also about themselves.
Still feeling unsure if this program is for you?
Just send us a message or ask us next time you see us!
The 200-hr Program
Prague Yoga Collective’s TT goal is to go beyond the basics and elevate our trainees to teach with authenticity, courage and passion. We are laying the path for you by offering the highest standard of education in yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy and personal development. Our mission is to create passionate and powerful teachers who are equipped to transform lives and support students on their yoga journey. Our program is designed so that you’ll feel confident and ready to teach the day you graduate.
Your journey will take place over a 5-week (incl. 1 full week immersion in Tisno, Croatia) semi-intensive course when you’ll be a part of a community of students being on the same journey of radical transformation as you. The very nature of undergoing a teacher training will require your full commitment both in and out of the classroom, and you will be surrounded by a supportive group of humans going through a similar experience at the same time. The intensity of this course will be matched by experiences of joy, connection and friendships as you discover your most powerful self on the journey of yoga.
So let this time be reserved for the journey of a lifetime!
This 200-hr course will run on weekends + Thursday nights over the course of 5 weeks. Our first weekend will be in Prague, followed by a full 7 day immersion in Tisno, Croatia for us to come together as a group, get some time off the city-life and immerse ourselves into our course a bit deeper. The course will be divided into modules that will sometimes run simultaneously and sometimes apart from other modules:
FOUNDATIONS (50 Hours)
This module is an introduction to the foundations of Prague Yoga Collective’s teaching methodology and includes:
Asana alignment and physiology
History of Yoga
Traditional Yogic Philosophy (Mantras, Kriyas, Ayurveda etc.)
Study of breath & bandhas
To graduate from the 200hr program you will be required to complete a practical teaching examination and some written assignments throughout the course.
METHODOLOGY (30 Hours)
This module is a deeper study of the yoga practice and teaching. We will look in detail at asanas and adjustments through both an anatomical and philosophical view as well as the art of teaching and sequencing. This module will include:
Science/philosophy/anatomy & alignment of asanas
Class preparation techniques
TEACHING (40 Hours)
This module will run throughout the course of our 5 weeks for you to practice teaching, find confidence to use your knowledge as a teacher and refine your techniques in the classroom. This module will include:
Being a teacher
Code of conduct
Finding your voice
The business of yoga
Powerful & effective teaching skills
Coaching & feedback
Transformational leadership in the classroom
MEDITATION & PRANAYAMA (10 Hours)
This module will guide you through the world of yoga meditation and breathing techniques as well as give you the tools to share them with your future students. This module will include:
Meditation techniques and variations
Pranayama techniques and variations
EXPANDING HORIZONS (25 Hours)
This module will give you insight to other variations of the yoga practice, introduce you to other practices and teach you how to guide students with limitations through a safe practice. This module will include:
Yoga for special needs
Yoga Teacher’s role
THE ART OF ASSISTING with Bruce Chung (15 Hours)
Module three is dedicated to assisting and adjustments in the classroom and ties together all elements of the training. Focused on impacting our students through the power of touch and connection, this module trains you to have a precise awareness of students’ unique bodies and how to safely guide them into deeper experiences on their mats. This module will include:
Safe, effective assists for all postures in a vinyasa sequence
How to energetically interact with students
Working with different bodies, injuries and limitations
Developing the skill of awareness in the classroom
TRANSFORM & UNCOVER - (30 Hours)
The Art of Holding Space
One of the most powerful parts of our teacher training program, during our week away from the city will challenge your mind, body and spirit – facilitating the awakening required to become a truly powerful teacher.
The core of Prague Yoga Collective’s methodology lies in the practice of self-study (Svadhyaya) .This module is dedicated to uncovering deeply rooted beliefs, patterns and character traits that hold us back from living authentic and courageous lives. This work requires honesty, humility and a great commitment to your own spiritual growth.
Daily schedule includes meditation, yoga practice (Vinyasa and Yin), practice teaching, group sessions to uncover limiting core beliefs and inspiring community activities.
This module will leave you feeling strong, inspired and with a renewed passion for your life and yoga practice.
Learning from the experienced
This 200hr Teacher Training is led by Prague Yoga Collective’s owners and dedicated teachers and students, Lisa-Marie Wakenshaw, Bernadett Rompos and Alexandra Rodoni. With a combined teaching repertoire of over 20 years in the classroom, you can be rest assured that you’ll be studying with some of the most knowledgeable facilitators in the industry. Masters of their craft, they love sharing their passion for yoga and offering the pathway for new teachers.
Throughout our program you will also meet some specially invited teachers, including our wonderful Bruce Chung, who’ll come to Prague just to share their experience with you.
At the end of our program you’ll graduate feeling powerful, inspired and transformed.
What happens when you graduate?
One of the most confronting parts of qualifying as a new yoga teacher can be knowing what to do next and how to continue your development. This is why we don’t leave you to fend for yourself, but continue to guide you through your journey of establishing yourself and your teaching. This includes access to:
Prague Yoga Collective Teachers Network. Gain access to further development sessions, discounts on further training course with us.
Assisting & Teaching Programs within our studios – Once you’ve graduated from your teacher training, you’re welcome to volunteer to assist our yoga classes for a 10-week period where your paired teacher will provide feedback and mentoring. This invaluable experience helps you start to truly understand the anatomy of the human body and what each student needs to find the most transformative results from each pose. Assisting gives you the opportunity to absorb teaching cues, sequences and themes from the viewpoint of assisting. The assisting program is the next step on a pathway to teach within Prague Yoga Collective network and studios. We also offer students the chance to apply for our Teaching Program where they get to start teaching gently with the support of a senior teacher to start off their teaching journey.
Senior teacher sessions gaining feedback after graduation to develop your teaching. You’ll have the opportunity to assist or teach in a class environment and be coached by our senior facilitators.
Personal contact and assistance with your senior teachers to help further and grow your teaching experience.
What do I gain?
200hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification with Prague Yoga Collective.
200hr accreditation with Yoga Alliance and access to register as a YA certified teacher.
One-on-one support and guidance post-graduation from the Prague Yoga Collective Senior teachers.
The ability to teach a life-changing practice in any environment: schools, corporate offices, studios, fitness centres, healthcare practices and beyond.
Investment & Tuition
Investment for the 200hr Teacher Training program PRIOR to December 1st, 2019: 35 000czk - The tuition fee includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfast & lunch in Tisno, Croatia.
Investment for the 200hr Teacher Training program AFTER to December 1st, 2019: 38 500czk - The tuition fee includes 7 nights accommodation, breakfast & lunch in Tisno, Croatia.
YOUR TIME - Going through teacher training is demanding, both of your time and your body. Make sure that you take care of yourself and that you’ll have sufficient time put away for doing self-study between our sessions so that you don’t burn out or miss out. We’ll require 100% attendance, and if you have something come up or you get sick, you’ll have to make up for the missed time outside of the schedule.
Upfront payment – pay initial deposit of 10 000 czk at registration to secure you spot. Pay the remaining balance four weeks before the start date of our training.
Payment Plan (by request) - pay initial deposit of 10 000 czk at registration to secure your spot and an additional 2000czk four weeks before the start date of our training. Pay the remaining balance in 3 staggered payments (please talk directly to us so we can make an individual plan that works for you).
All payment plans incur a 3% service fee.
What’s included? (Except for an amazing training?)
200-hr Teacher Training Manual.
Accommodation, breakfast and dinner for 7 nights in Tisno, Croatia.
Unlimited practice and access to all our scheduled classes at Prague Yoga Collective over the 6 weeks of our training.
15% off all retail items during your training.
What’s NOT included?
Supplementary textbooks (reading list will be sent out after application) .
Travel expenses to and from the training and the Week Immersion in Tisno, Croatia: flights, airport transfers, trains, buses, visas etc. (Flight to Zadar or Split).
Lunches during the Week Immersion in Tisno, Croatia.
Course Dates & Locations
Prague Yoga Collective, Rejskova 2/1979, 12000 Prague - Czech Republic
February 1st- March 15th 2020
This is our introductory weekend. We’ll go through all the material, talk about expectations, take a deep breath and dive into the course material.
February 4th-11th, 2020 at the Black Pearl Suites in Tisno, Croatia.
Check-in: February 4th from 2pm (official program starts at 5pm)
Check-out: February 11th at 12pm (official program ends at 10am)
We start our training at this beautiful resort, right on the Croatian coastline in Tisno. The easiest way to get here from Prague is by air and you can fly into either Zadar (30 minutes by car) or Split (1h by car). Airport transfers can be organised upon request. Driving and train are also good options.
We’ll immerse ourselves into our studies and our practice while in a serene place by the ocean. We’ll get to know each other, find more space for the mind and body to develop and also have time for explorations of the beautiful surroundings.
February 12th-March 8th, 2020
When we get back to the city, we will meet every Wednesday night and full Saturdays & Sundays for 4 full weeks:
During the examination week, the last week of our training (March 2-8th), we will additionally meet on the Friday to make room for all the exams:
Friday March 6th 4-8pm
This program includes 50 hours of self-study/homework in addition to our training hours so make sure you make time for yourself during these weeks outside of the schedule.
**We understand that things happen and that you might miss a day/hour, but keep in mind that you’ll have to make up for all the missed hours in your other free time during this period. Make sure that you put away enough time for yourself to be able to immerse into the training. Talk to us if you have any concerns regarding days off.
How do I apply?
Places on our teacher training is limited, so make sure you get started as soon as you make your decision:
Where to start?
Review ALL the information in this document.
Research Prague Yoga Collective and come take our classes if you haven’t yet to ensure our vision aligns with you and your training needs: www.pragueyogacollective.com
Carefully review all dates, costs, curriculum, and policies.
Complete the online application form in its entirety. Payment of 10 000 czk deposit is required at this stage.
Wait for us to confirm via email approving your application. You will receive this within 7 days of submitting your application.
Or please register online at www.pragueyogacollective.com/teacher-training.
Please note that you will need to make a minimum payment of the 10 000 czk deposit at the time of registration to:
(write your name on the slip)
Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT YOGA EXPERIENCE DO I NEED TO DO A YOGA TEACHER TRAINING?
Whether you're a beginner or an advanced yogi, yoga teacher training isn't solely about becoming an instructor in the yoga sphere. It can also be about deepening your practice or gaining further knowledge about anatomy of the body, yoga philosophy, etc. Yoga teacher trainings are transformational experiences, so come as you are with whatever background in yoga you may have.
WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND ALL THE MODULES OUTLINED IN THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE?
Under extenuating circumstances we are able to allow self-study assignments to make up for missed hours. If you have something planned during this time, try to change it, and if it’s not possible, just let us know and we’ll do our best to meet your individual needs.
DOES THIS CERTIFICATION ALLOW ME TO WORK AS A YOGA INSTRUCTOR IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC?
The Czech Republic does not recognize yoga certifications outside of their own accreditation through the Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy. We will give you all the information about other courses that certify you to be able to teach yoga in the Czech Republic and how to register yourself and work as a self-employed yoga-teacher after our training.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO LEARN IN PYC'S 200-HR TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?
This is a Vinyasa-based teaching program that teaches a method that balances precise instruction, detailed alignment, breath and fluid movement. In addition to making lifelong friends and deepening your experience of yoga, you will study the following topics in depth:
Asana - learn the safe and intelligent way to perform poses.
Alignment - with modifications, variations and the proper use of props.
Sequencing - how to design dynamic, effective and intelligent sequences for all levels.
Working with different kinds of bodies/students.
How to observe bodies in practice.
Working with injuries and limitations.
Hands on adjustments.
Pranayama - breathing techniques.
The History and Philosophy of Yoga (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali).
The business of Yoga and how to be successful as a teacher.
WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS OR CIRCUMSTANCES?
If you have a special needs or circumstances, it is imperative that you communicate your needs to us when you register for the teacher training and we will reach out to you to learn more.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ATTENDING THIS TRAINING?
We wish we could hold space for all of you, but this training will run on a maximum of 22 students so we can make sure to have individual time with all of you.
WHAT IF IV’E ALREADY TAKEN A 200-HR OR HIGHER TEACHER TRAINING BEFORE?
It’s quite common for teachers to take the 200-hour level training several times, as each school and teacher leads it differently. There is always a new angle or detail to learn. If you have already completed a training, it will not affect your eligibility in any way.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN YOGA-MAT AND PROPS?
We recommend you to bring your own mat but if you don’t have one, we have mats in the studio you are welcome to use. Blocks, straps and blankets are all avaliable in the studio as well.
Do you have other questions or thoughts?
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to us when you see us, or to contact us at:
or by phone on 774 985 064.
We are so excited for this training and we hope to see you there!