2008

                Dovetown Yoga School

                        Teacher Training

 

Assessment detail


    1. Below is how you will be formally assessed and what you must complete in order to graduate as a teacher.  You will create a portfolio of evidence

    2. Please note that there may be some variations to the form of assessment but the content will mostly remain the same.

    3. From the very beginning you will have a chance to teach and instruct.  So, by the time you are formally assessed you will have had plenty of practice and feedback.

    4. You will be supported and guided throughout every stage including essay writing, lesson plan guides etc. Plus time management, mini deadlines and online support group etc.


    5. BulletMinimum 80% attendance


    1. BulletCompletion of Functional Anatomy of Yoga online training

    2.    This is a well structured course by David Keil.

    3.     You will be registered as soon as training starts and follow all units.

    4.    Deadline: Before second weekend of training

    5.     Understanding of anatomy and physiology will also be reflected in

    6.     essays, teaching plans and teaching practice


    1. BulletEmergency First Aid for yoga teachers

  1.      This will be on one of the training days run by MGM Training

       Certificate will be valid for 3 years    

     Deadline: Attendance for full training day in October 2019


    1. BulletAnalysis of postures

  1.       Choosing four from each of the following postures:

  2.   Forward bend

  3.   Back bend

  4.   Side bend

  5.   Twist

  6.   Inversion

  7.   Balance

  8.   Seated

  9.   Relaxation


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      Purpose

      History, Sanskrit, versions and variations

      Functional anatomy terms

      Stages

      Benefits and precautions

      Modification and props

      Preparation

      Counterpose

      Personal practice reflections and observations of others


    1. BulletOne hour lesson plan x 4

  1.       Choose from the above and incorporate postures into one hour lesson plans

      Applying principles covered on the course: considering a main posture, plus 

      warm-up counterpose etc

     

    1. BulletAssessed teaching practice (1)

  1.       All of the above

      A lesson plan

      Prepare to teach a 1 hour session

      Teach to peers

      Write a reflective piece on experience and feedback


    1. BulletAssessed teaching practice (2)

  1.       All of the above

      A lesson plan

      Prepare to teach a 1.5 hour session

      Including a breathing/pranayama practice

      Teach to peers

      Write a reflective piece on experience and feedback


    1. BulletA scheme of work

  1.       All of the above

      A six week course for beginners 1.25 hours

      Pointing to possible progression

      Write a reflective piece on experience and feedback


    1. BulletA scheme of work

  1.       All of the above

      A six week course for improvers/intermediate or mixed ability 1.5 hours

      Pointing to possible progression

      Write a reflective piece on experience and feedback


    1. BulletEssays (full details and deadlines will be in the course manual)

  1.        (1)  Your ‘converging history‘ (in two parts)  including summary of reflective  

              diary showing  asana and pranayama practice

  1. (2)   History, definition,  forms and schools of yoga - group project with   

                individual contributions 

  1. (3)   Define asana (a preface to your analyses of postures)

  2. (4)   Stress and the nervous system/mental health awareness

  3. (5)   The mechanics of breathing, respiratory and cardiovascular system

  4. (6)    Pranayama

  5. (7)   Mudra and Bandha plus modern interpretations and use

  6. (8)   The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  7. (9)   The Upanishads

  8. (10)   The Baghavad Gita

  9. (11)   The Hathayoga Pradapika

  10. (12)   Relaxation and meditation

  11. (13)  Prana, chakras, kundalini, mantra

  12. (14)    Professional conduct, ethics and qualities of a yoga teacher

  13. (15)    Wriggle room essay


    1. BulletObservation of another teacher

  1.       Observe a class (on any subject) and report back


    1. BulletPersonal practice log

  2.       This is included as part of your reflective diary and converging history essay

      As part of the log you are encouraged to focus on a particular area of your  

      practice - reflecting on how this deeper understanding will inform your

      teaching.


    1. BulletSpecial Project

  1.      This will be a larger piece of work, something you will build on over much

      of the course.  It will be a personal and specific project giving you the

      opportunity to investigate and develop a yoga-related interest, practice, theory  

      (more detail of this once the course has started).

       Three deadlines, each will be set at the beginning of 2020

       Proposal

       First draft

       Final Draft


    1. BulletSpecial Project presentation

  1.      A 15 minute presentation


    1. BulletFinal teaching practice (3) assessed by course leader, mentors and external assessor




07789621300             

lesleydoveton@hotmail.com

07789621300             

lesleydoveton@hotmail.com