Inspiratrix Yoga Teacher Training 2021

This teacher training is accredited as a 200 hour Yoga Teacher training through Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Want to find out more? Book an informal chat with Claire via phone or zoom. Book a time here.

Your teachers will be:

  • Claire Mace (Lead yoga trainer, Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher) is the main teacher for this course. She has practiced yoga since 1999 and taught classes since 2010.  She has trained in Hatha yoga, Restorative yoga, Forrest yoga, Massage therapy and Shamanic healing and will bring elements of all these into this teacher training.
  • Adrian Kingsley-Hughes (Anatomy trainer) will be delivering the anatomy, biomechanics and physiology sessions of this course. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and yoga teacher who has trained and studied with Sandra Robinson, Sinhee McCabe, Leslie Kaminoff, Ellen Heed, and Pip Waller. These classes will be highly experiential and practical in helping you understand how the body functions in yoga.

Why do this course?

  • Learn in a supportive and inclusive learning environment led by approachable and experienced instructor Claire Mace, with support from Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
  • Experience 180 hours of live training in 2020, consisting of 12 x 2 day modules held at the weekends
  • Advance your own yoga practice with sessions to deepen and improve your asana, pranayama and meditation practice
  • Learn how to teach asana, pranayama and meditation in a fun and creative way
  • Deepen into a recognition of the wisdom and wholeness of your – and other’s – bodies
  • Hone your intuitive seeing and listening skills
  • Learn the skills to safely teach yoga to beginners and improvers, and to modify for common injuries
  • Improve your confidence to share your love of yoga and start teaching yoga classes
  • 24 hours of applied anatomy training integrated into a practical understanding of yoga
  • Open approach to all yoga backgrounds. You as the trainee are encouraged to bring your existing background with, knowledge of and relationship to yoga into the room.
  • Course sessions scheduled throughout the year, so you have a chance to practice and integrate your learning
  • Access to weekly, live in-person or virtual classes with Claire and Adrian to develop your own practice, plus a the Virtual Vault of prerecorded classes
  • This course will give you the skills you need to teach safe, coherent classes that respect the students’ needs, as well as your own, allowing you to teach from a place of comfort and confidence
  • Gain a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Professionals accredited Yoga Teacher training certificate, enabling you to work as a Yoga Teacher

When will the course happen?

  • Course will run between January and December 2021, over 12 weekends. 
  • Subject to attendance and completing all homework on time, you should be able to complete by end of December 2021.
  • If we are able to meet face to face, sessions will be held in Llanfachraeth, Anglesey.
  • If ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19 still apply, we will meet virtually via Zoom. Face to face sessions will take place whenever that becomes possible.
    • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th January 2021
    • Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th February 2021
    • Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th March 2021
    • Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th April 2021
    • Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th May 2021
    • Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th June 2021
    • Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th July 2021
    • Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th August 2021
    • Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September 2021
    • Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October 2021
    • Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November 2021
    • Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December 2021
  • Usual course timings:
    • 9am-midday Workshop-style teaching session
    • 1pm-5pm Teaching Practice
  • Breakdown of hours:
    • 72 hours of experiential exploration of yoga and how to apply that to teaching
    • 20 hours of anatomy, biomechanics and physiology
    • 88 hours of teaching practice
    • 10 hours of class observation/assisting plus reflection
    • 10 hours of homework, creating class plans and exploring your personal interests and approach as a teacher

How many people will there be on the course?

  • This course will run with a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 12 students.

How much does it cost?

  • £2,000 if paid in full before the course start date in January 2021 (of which £300 is due as a deposit once you are accepted onto the course)
  • £2,300 if paid by installments (of which £300 is due as a deposit on booking to secure your place).  We would discuss your payment plan in advance of registration.
  • There are a limited number of bursaries available to locally based students who would not otherwise by able to attend.  Please discuss this with Claire early if this would be helpful to you.

How will training be delivered?

  • Workshop-length Asana, Pranayama and Meditation sessions to help you connect experientially and practically to the teaching topics of the day
  • Lots of teaching practice in pairs, small groups and large groups
  • Integration with modern anatomical thinking
  • Recognition of the diversity of the modern yoga scene
  • Learning to customise your practice to suit your needs, and to the individuality of your students
  • Homework encouraging you to develop reflective practice

What is the syllabus?

Every day will include a workshop length experiential teaching session exploring asana, meditation, breath and the teaching points we’ll be exploring through the day.

There will be 180 hours of face to face tuition, delivered through twelve taught modules. There will be 20 hours of non-contact work, including some assisting or observing classes and sequencing homework.

What do I need to do before I start?

  • Two years of yoga and/or meditation practice.
  • Informal on the phone or in-person chat to discuss if this training would be right for you. Book here.
  • If you haven’t attended classes with Claire before, we would recommend attending a workshop or taster day to see if the style of teaching resonates
  • A commitment to attending classes or exploring self-practice in the lead up to the course and throughout the course.

Any other suggestions?

  • Commit to a regular self-practice.  Start exploring the question ‘what is my yoga?’
  • After you’ve attended a yoga class or workshop, reflect on it.  Ask yourself questions such as ‘How did I feel before, during and after the class? Can I remember and write down the sequence? What worked (and didn’t work) for me about the teaching?’
  • Explore Journaling
  • Set up your work and family commitments so you will be able to attend all of the training days in full and have time to commit to your self-practice.

Any books I could read?

Awakening the Spine: Yoga for Health, Vitality and Energy by Vanda Scaraveli

Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit by Ana Forrest

Relax and Renew by Judith Lasater

Deeply Holistic: A Guide to Intuitive Self-Care–Know Your Body, Live Consciously, and Nurture Your Spirit by Pip Waller

Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

The Yoga Of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama by Richard Rosen