HANDS-ON PRACTICAL YTT
The best way to reinforce learning is to revisit the material and practise what you’ve learnt. The integration of new skills starts from imitation, so in the Ihana Yoga's 200h YTT we will implement learning structure - “see one, do one, teach one”. Each weekend you will be guided through a practical session lead by one of teacher trainers. You will then receive that class plan to practise again at home. We also encourage offering the same sequence to your colleagues, family, friends or loved-ones at least once between the sessions in a safe environment to practise teaching. This will prepare you to practise teaching your fellow yoga teacher trainees the following weekend, and eventually prepare you to teach real-life classes once you graduate.
The practicum progresses systematically too. At the beginning, the main thing is to get up there and talk to the group to get used to public speaking. The lecturer will give feedback mainly on the physical and verbal communication as well as the projection of the voice. As the modules go by, the feedback will go deeper in the teachings of the given class plan and at some stage the students can start presenting their own class plans too, so the feedback will also cover their class planning and sequencing. About half way through the training the students will start practising assisting each other too. Finally the bar is raised again, as each trainee only teaches one pose in a workshoppy manner and the feedback will be geared towards anatomically correct alignment cues. This is taken further by adding injury/pregnancy considerations. Finally everything comes together at the end with the trainees planning their own flows, teaching and cueing poses rather than simply naming them, assisting each other during the practicum and offering variations and modifications for the most common health issues, injuries and prenatal students. Upon graduation, you'll be confident to step on the mat and start getting real life teaching experience, as a fully qualified yoga teacher. Living the dream!! #ytt #yogateachertraining #yogaalignment #yogateaching #yogaanatomy #melbournelovesyoga