200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Malvina Kang, May 15 - Jun 4 (Singapore)
200-hour Yoga Alliance Recognised Course
Led by Malvina Kang
May 15 - June 4, 2017
Hom Yoga presents this intensive 200-hour 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: Training, Techniques and Personal Practice, Teaching Methodology, Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics, and Practice Teaching.
MALVINA KANG - LEAD TRAINER
Malvina is the Founder of Hom Yoga. Her driving principles have been to bring yoga to the widest range of people in a contemporary way.
Her passion for yoga began at a very young age through her early ballet dancing. She was drawn to yoga as it gave her a complete sense of her wellbeing. Since then she has studied, and practiced many forms of yoga between Singapore, Sydney and Los Angeles where she spent most of her young adult life.
Upon graduation from University of Southern California, and equipped with a BA in International Relations and Journalism, Malvina founded her first Hom studio to begin this journey.
Since this time, her vision has driven the ongoing expansion of Hom Yoga studios globally.
With this also comes a strong initiative to share this teaching of yoga with students through the Hom Yoga Training Academy. This has brought yoga to a very diverse group of people from many countries and continues to be a strong part of her vision of bringing yoga to many people in a unique way.
From her early background in working in non-profit organisations, she continues to expand her interest and support for causes and organisations that can give back and bring real change.
BO SREY - SENIOR TRAINER
Bo began his yoga journey in Paris in the early 90s where, as a student, he was confronted with life's deeper existential questions. Upon returning to university in the States, his focus radically shifted from international affairs to the inner journey, beginning with eastern philosophy coursework with renowned scholar Douglas Brooks.
His ongoing search eventually led him to a master whose presence awakened in him the experience of the state described by mystics of all traditions. Through this lineage, he came to study Anusara® yoga, a form of hatha yoga known for its clear alignment and heart opening philosophy.
Bo began teaching yoga in 2002, eventually becoming the first certified Anusara® teacher in Asia in 2009. He has also apprenticed and trained in the Iyengar tradition. Bo is also a Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 registered teacher.
Bo views teaching as service, bringing this attitude to his students. His classes include a dynamic flow punctuated by clear alignment instructions and demonstrations. He seeks to impart the understanding that 'aligning and flowing' can have a deeper implication: that of connecting us to the profound state of wisdom and joy within us all.
Training mostly in the States, he has taught at major studios in Berkeley, Singapore and Bangkok. Since 2008, Bo has taught taught workshops, retreats, conferences and teacher trainings throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S.
One of Bo's favourite 'practices' is spending time in nature hiking, mountain biking and photographing wildlife.
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
IRIS TAN - ASSOCIATE TRAINER
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 PROMISE TO YOU
At Hom Yoga, we believe that to teach yoga is both a privilege and a responsibility. Through these trainings, our mission is to create teachers of quality, integrity and professionalism.
We recognise that undertaking yoga teacher training is a big investment of your time and energy. We also strongly believe that the best learning outcomes occur in an environment that feels safe, supportive and nurturing. With this in mind, we work hard to deliver high-quality trainings that are small enough to guarantee each student gets the personalised attention they need.
If your goal is to teach we will empower you to find your own unique and authentic voice, and prepare you in the best way possible for a career in yoga. We look forward to meeting 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 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
MONDAY - FRIDAY
- 7.30am - 8.30am - Morning Practice
- 9.00am – 10.00am – TT Session
- 10.00am – 10.30am- Break
- 10.30am - 12.00pm – TT session
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm – Lunch
- 1.00pm – 3.00pm – TT session
- 3.00pm - 3.15pm - Break
- 3.15pm – 5.00pm – Practice Lab
- 5.00pm – 6pm – Evening Practice
SATURDAY - SUNDAY
- 8.00am - 9.00am - Morning Practice
- 9.30am – 10.30am – TT Session
- 10.30am – 11.00am – Break
- 11.00am - 12.00pm – TT session
- 12.00pm – 1.00pm – Lunch
- 1.00pm – 3.00pm – TT session
- 3.00pm – 3.15pm – Break
- 3.15pm – 4.30pm – TT session
- 4.30pm – 5.30pm – Afternoon Practice
Early Bird Pricing: $3,650
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