This Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training is Accredited with Yoga Alliance for 300 hrs (with the 200 hr prerequisite graduates are able to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT500).
About the Level 2 Training
This is a specialized course is about creating a more mature, inclusive and compassionate way of both teaching and living. It offers in depth practices on topics of interest to experienced practitioners as well as experienced students looking to deepen their practice. The course is run by specialty teachers looking to share their own experiences, practice and tips & tricks on specialised topics such as Yoga philosophy, Psychotherapy, Breath Work, Rituals and Self enquiry.
The focus of this training is not only to develop teaching skills and understanding of the Yoga practice but also to create the most suitable environment for maximum growth and transformation. The emphasis is that the the growth of the teacher through a process of introspection, self study and an honest look inwards can greatly affect the way the teacher will deliver and embody Yoga. It also looks at the latest information, trends and problems that need to be addressed in Yoga and about Yoga. This will help trainees build not only the knowledge but strength, wisdom and love in order to be able to apply the principles and teachings of Yoga into both their lives and teaching.
Students who successfully complete this Level 2 Training are automatically accepted to individually register with Yoga Alliance USA (fee applies) as a RYT 500. Details can be obtained from their website www.yogaaliance.org
Embracing Shakti, Community and Ritual
17-21 Jan 2023 Teachers: Aisha Bubshait & Weam Zabar In yogic philosophy, Shakti is the sacred feminine principle which carries the creative energy of life. It is fluid, flowing, nurturing, and fiercely compassionate. As we live in a modern and patriarchal society, many of us have lost connection to the empowering qualities of the feminine. In this module, we will explore the topic of the sacred feminine, its divine qualities, and how to invoke them within ourselves in order to live a more empowered inspiring life. Topics covered include:
The concepts of the sacred feminine from the lens of yoga philosophy
Stories, qualities, mantra, and lessons of the Goddess incarnates + application in daily life and yoga classes
Connecting to the energy of the feminine in a modern world
The moon cycle + moon/sister/community circles
The art of holding space in these circles
Ritual and its application in daily life
This module is open to everyone.
Breathing and the nervous system
14-18 Mar 2023 Teachers: Shaima Aseeri & Weam Zabar In this course, we will dive deeper into eastern philosophies of pranayama practices and link them to modern western science of the nervous system to better understand how breathwork helps achieve a balanced & peaceful internal state. By the end of this course, the attendee will have developed detailed knowledge of the physiology of the breath, the nervous system, the different pranayama techniques and the link between all three that will enable them to use the breath as tool to navigate the challenges of external world and explore the map of the internal world. They will be able to create and lead sequences that will help with anxiety, grief, depression and sleep disturbances to both individuals and group classes. Topics covered:
The 5 koshas
What is breathwork
Anatomy of the respiratory system
The nervous system through the lenses of polyvagal theory
The Nadis, gunas and prana vayus.
Component of the breath
Putting it all together
Component of breathwork
Pranayama techniques, benefits, effects and how to teach them.
How to create Sequences for anxiety, grief, depression and sleep.
This module is only open to Yoga teachers
Finding your voice
23 -27 May 2023 Play for adults and children/Purposeful Teaching (Voice, Play, Freedom and Creative Expression) Teachers: Aisha Fakhro, Aisha Bubshait & Weam Zabar One of the most vital components for transformative teaching is a teacher who is connected to their authentic voice and teaches from that place of integrity and purpose. This module creates a container to nurture the you’est expression of yourself, so you can cultivate teaching spaces that enable your students to discover the same for themselves. We’ll dive into creative expression and play as well as self-inquiry and shadow work so that every aspect of your identity and life experience becomes a gift that supports your highest purpose. Topics of focus will include self-inquiry, kids yoga, purposeful sequencing, improv and adult play, intuitive movement and expressive art practices.
This module is only open to Yoga Teachers
Yoga for mental health
13-17 Jun 2023 Teachers: Weam Zabar and Aisha Fakhro In this specialised module, we will dive into the two most common mental illnesses: depression and anxiety. Led by two mental health practitioners and Yoga teachers, in this module you will learn to design asana, breathing and meditation classes that are most effective for people suffering from depression (including grief) and anxiety (including trauma). This module aims to transform not only the student but also the teacher promoting the ability to hold space, validate and provide compassionate understanding for students.
This module is open to Yoga teachers and mental health practitioners, social workers and psychotherapists.
Yamas and Niyamas
11-15 Jul 2023 Teachers: Aisha Bubshait, Weam Zabar, Aisha Fakhro & Shaima Aseeri Practicing and teaching yoga is much more than making shapes in the body. A big part of integrating what we practice and learn on the yoga mat with how we live our life off the mat can be attributed to understanding and observing the jewels of yoga ethics, the Yamas and Niyamas. Topics covered in this module include:
Deep dive into the 5 Yamas (Ethical Practices), Ahmisa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigraha
Deep dive into the 5 Niyamas (Personal Practices), Saucha, Santosha, Tapas, Svadhyaya, Isvara Pranidhara
How the Yamas and Niyamas show up for us as we practice and teach yoga
General Ethics of practicing and teaching yoga
The concept of Sadhana and developing a daily practice
This module is open to everyone.
Inversions and arm balancers
3 - 7 Oct 2023 Teachers: Ranya Bushehri, Aisha Fakhro and Weam Zabar A fun, playful, informative course that will boost your confidence to explore and teach different arm balance and inversion poses. This module will cover:
Alignment and anatomy.
Understanding the core and breathwork.
Demonstration of poses including progression and regression variations.
Conditioning & mobility drills/exercises to improve your inversion practice.
Transitions between asanas.
This module is open to Yoga teachers, Personal trainers, Serious yoga students and people with a strong movement background.
trauma informed yoga
14-18 Nov 2023 Teachers: Aisha Fakhro and Weam Zabar This module explores the art and science of safety, nurturing relationships and nervous system harmony. With leading trauma professionals referring regularly to the importance of bodywork (including yoga) and mindfulness in supporting people through deep pain and challenging life experiences, this training will examine the existing strengths of the practices we know and love that we can utilize to support students, as well as the pitfalls and blind spots of these practices and how we can offer modifications to meet students where they’re at. Bearing scope of practice in mind, we’ll explore the importance of relational practices and creating safe, supportive spaces. We’ll also dive into nervous system theory, the neuroscience behind mindful practices, embodied tools for emotional-regulation, and what signs to look out for and modifications to offer to keep students safe and supported in their yoga practice. This module is open to Yoga teachers and mental health practitioners, social workers and psychotherapists.
What Will I learn?
How to design specialised programs according to an individual or group's needs including asana, pranayama and meditation
Turn your teaching skills from good to great by learning how to teach intuitively and responsively. This includes refining the use of language, communication and sequencing.
Learn useful skills that can help you give your students a more holistic experience including somatics, and the use of psychology in a class environment.
Learn to become a truly inclusive teacher welcoming students you might have hesitated to teach in the past including people with special conditions or injuries.
Understand the ancient and authentic purpose of the Yoga practice from teachers who had direct experiences with this practice.
Get a deeper understanding of the phsycological factors affecting your students and how to support them in their healing journey. This will include mindfullness, nervous system regulation, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, behavioural therapy and phobias.
Get comfortable in teaching the most difficult style of class: a mixed level one. This will include practical work on how to be able to teach advanced postures in an approachable way.
Take a deeper dive into your mind to understand what is holding you back and how you can grow both as a teacher and person. This is delivered in the form of exclusive self enquiry workshops.
Become more effective at managing and healing injuries, illnesses and restrictions
Dates: Jan- Dec 2023 Teachers' Bios Location: Namaste, Bahrain Accreditation: Yoga Alliance 300 hours (RYT500 with 200 hour prerequisite) Students can choose to select a single module as a YACEP course or attend 6 modules for the RYT500 accreditation. The 6 modules can be done in one year or more (there will be different topics to choose from each year) Prerequisite: For acceptance onto the Level 2 Training, participants must have completed a Yoga Alliance Level 1 (200 hours) Accredited Training with Namaste or any other Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher training school. Course Fee: BD400 per module (YACEP) or BD 1,800 for 6 modules (RYT500) Course FeeIncludes: All yoga tuition & Internationally accredited certification For registrations and enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you Namaste