200-hour Hom Yoga Teacher Training, Oct 7 - 27 (Singapore)
200-hour Yoga Alliance Recognised Course
October 7 - 27, 2017
Hom Yoga, Singapore
Hom Yoga presents this intensive 200-hour yoga teacher training program, led by our highly specialised teaching team. This course is designed to provide you with a thorough and comprehensive training in both the practice and teaching of yoga. Whether your goal is simply to enhance and deepen your own knowledge, or to gain the skills and accreditation to teach others, our mission is to deliver a high-quality training that provides you with all the tools needed to progress you forward on your yoga journey.
Hom Yoga has become synonymous with quality vinyasa teaching, and students of this training will have access to practice sessions and workshops with a wide range of globally experienced teachers.
As directed by Yoga Alliance, this program consists of 5 diverse areas of study: Teaching Techniques, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Philosophy and Ethics, and Practice Teaching.
MALVINA KANG - LEAD TRAINER
Malvina’s passion for yoga began at the young age of 12. She was drawn towards the path of yoga, and made a conscious decision then to deepen her knowledge and understanding of yoga. This passion, combined with more than 18 years of study and practice in yoga, energy healing and spirituality, contribute to Malvina’s unique perspective and approach. Malvina has studied under the tutelage of many yoga masters and healers from all around the world, and is a certified E-RYT500 Yoga Alliance accredited teacher. She has been certified with the Power Vinyasa method, Energy Healing and Reiki; and regularly teaches in the Hom Yoga Training Academy’s programs and workshops.
Her early background and initial inspiration in working in non-profit organisations, remains a strong part of the Hom Yoga vision. Malvina passionately believes in the power of education to create social and economic change. She continues to expand on this belief and works closely with non-profit organisations, who shares in her vision of creating possibilities to shape a resilient, and more inclusive future for all.
Her partner, Rob, joined her on her life path in 2013, and together they share their love for yoga, meditation, energy healing and the quest to constantly deepen their inward journey. Their son, Munro, arrived in 2015, and with the combined energy and support of her family, Malvina continues to be inspired to teach and share her learnings, as well as to continue to grow the Hom Yoga community.
LEIGH KHOO - SENIOR TRAINER
Yoga found Leigh 10 years ago, in a tiny Keong Saik Road shophouse studio. As much as she enjoyed working up a good sweat, it was the meditation practice after the asana sessions that really drew her in. Her teacher Sunil Dahiya used to say to her: “Where are you in your body? Meditate on that.” That set the tone for Leigh’s yoga journey. While she naturally inclines towards strong vinyasa sequences, she also has an insatiable appetite to learn about the deeper philosophies of yoga and meditation, which she believes are the key to unlocking the wisdom of our consciousness.
Leigh lives life guided by her heart and gut, and that was what gave her the intuitive faith to leave a full-time job in magazine publishing to pursue her yoga studies in 2013 with Bali-based Anusara teacher Emily Kuser. She also later trained with Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest, and renowned Yin Yoga teacher Jo Phee. Interestingly, all her teachers are advocates of meditation.
Now in her fourth year of teaching, Leigh has learned to understand —and more importantly — respect anatomical differences, and she encourages her students to tune in to their inner alignment — asanas that look right on the outside may not necessarily feel so within. Her classes are dynamic, flowing and sweaty, but also mindful and contemplative, especially when she is teaching yin yoga and meditation (her favourite!). Along with her teachers, she is also greatly inspired by the written word, which she often shares in the form of quotes, stories and poetry in class.
Off the mat, Leigh is the dining editor at food app start-up Burpple, a hungry reader and a most enthusiastic traveller. She tries to practise yoga and compassion everywhere, especially when someone cuts her queue or her husband forgets to do the dishes.
SITA CHIA - SENIOR TRAINER
Sita is grateful to yoga for turning her life around from her earlier years of alcohol abuse. It purified and cleansed both her mind and body, and she is blessed to have this opportunity to teach.
She has completed both the Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate series, and she continues in-depth study of the practice at KPJAYI (K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute) with Sri R.Sharath Jois in Mysore, India. Her personal practice is in Ashtanga Mysore, but she is also well versed in other yoga styles including Yin, Restorative, Yoga Therapy, Prenatal and the Hot Yoga System.
In her free time, Sita loves street photography, painting, raw and vegan food, as well as research on the psychophysiology of lucid dreaming.
AMBER SAWYER - SENIOR TRAINER
A native of USA and relocated to Singapore since 2006, Amber has had a passion for moving the body from early childhood with gymnastics & dance. This love, combined with more than 17 years of study and practice in the areas of Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation, as well as a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in the field of stem-cell tissue repair, contribute to Amber's unique perspective on healing & self-discovery through the combinatorial influence of scientific and ancient wisdoms.
Since 2000, Amber has studied directly under the tutelage of many Masters, learning to share Osho Active Meditations (using sound & movement), as well as has been certified in Yoga-Dance, Universal Yoga, Hatha Yoga & Yin Yoga, Reiki, Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga and Mindful Birth, Elemental Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counseling.
Iris is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Previously a cheerleader and a dancer, she finds it a challenge to stay still, and is constantly on the lookout for new challenges, as she enjoys the adrenaline rush that comes with being out of the comfort zone.
Iris started her journey with hot yoga in 2010, which helped to rehabilitate her body as well as provide her with a greater send of peace and purpose. In 2014, she took her 200 hours Teacher Training in Sydney with Briohny and Dice (affectionately known as Bryce) and in 2015, after a falling out within the family business, she decided to combine her love for yoga and the passion of sharing, officially starting her journey as a yoga teacher.
Iris believes that yoga is about the union between the physical practice and the breath, and that the breath is our best teacher — it tells us when to go deeper and when to rest. Her classes are fun and mostly light hearted. She believes in establishing strong foundations through proper breathing techniques and asanas. When she is not on the mat, Iris works in the facilities management sector, and she also enjoys putting together flowers as a hobby.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
This course will consist of theoretical and practical components. It is designed to create great leaders and inspirational teachers, but is also designed for those who want to deepen their understanding of yoga. The course will be beneficial for anyone seeking to take the next step in their yoga journey.
During this unit of study, expect to go deeper in the study of the asanas, pranayama, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. Key components include:
- Advanced study of asana (proper alignment, benefits and potential risks)
- Science and art of sequencing
- How to observe bodies
- Informed use of props to improve or modify a posture
- Guided practice of the techniques
- Analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques
During this unit of study, expect to employ the yogic practices of asana, pranayama (breath work), and various methods of meditation as our elemental practice. You will gain a profound understanding of the foundational asanas as alignment tools for safe physical practice, and for yoking the mind to this moment. Key components include:
- Sequencing vinyasa classes in a safe, logical and effective way
- Explore the act of intention and theme setting
- Learning how to use language skills to communicate through cues
- Understand the different learning styles of your students and how to respond to this as a teacher
- Explore principles of effective demonstration
- Develop your observation skills whilst mastering the art of safe and effective student assisting and adjusting
- Learn how to run a financially viable business as a yoga teacher
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
The study of the human body is an essential component for facilitating yoga, movement and injuring prevention. During this course of study, expect to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Human physical anatomy and physiology – e.g. muscles, bones, bodily systems and organs
- Subtle anatomy – e.g. chakras, prana, nadis
- How to teach modify sequences for students with injuries
- Diagnosis of postural alignment
- Recommending modifications for pregnant women
- How to teach people with varying physical ability e.g elderly
YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE AND ETHICS
This part of the course explores real-world practical guidance for how to take your yoga practice to the next level. The outcomes to achieve are:
- Review established ethical codes of conduct for yoga teachers
- Learn the history and philosophical foundations of yoga.
- Study major traditional yogic texts e.g. Patanjali’s yoga sutras, Hatha Yoga, Pradipika
- Understand what it means to lead an ethical yogic lifestyle through the yamas and niyamas
Throughout the course, you will be given extensive opportunity to practise your teaching skills in an environment that feels safe, supportive and nurturing. We deliver this via:
- Practice teaching groups and one-on-one
- Extensive Practice Labs
- Learn a feedback model that helps you to both receive and give constructive, useful feedback on how to improve your teaching
- Practice teaching groups and one-on-one
ASSISTING & ADJUSTING
Assisting students is one of the best ways to help your students grow. Key components include:
- Learn how to safely assist and adjust students
- The different types of assist
- How assisting can change the experience of your students
MONDAY - FRIDAY
- 7.30am - 8.30am - Morning Practice
- 9.00am – 12:00pm – Teaching Techniques
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm – Lunch
- 1.00pm – 5.00pm – Teaching Methodology and Practice Labs
- 5.00pm – 6pm – Evening Practice
SATURDAY - SUNDAY
- 8.00am - 9.00am - Morning Practice
- 9.30am - 12.00pm – Anatomy & Physiology
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm – Lunch
- 1.00pm - 4.30pm - Yoga Philosophy & Ethics
- 5.00pm – 6.00pm – Afternoon Practice
Early Bird Pricing: $3,650
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