The Game Changers
Advanced Teaching Skills For All Styles of Yoga
50 hours, Yoga Alliance CET
November 24-30, 2015
Learn how to become an extraordinary Yoga teacher by stepping out of your comfort zone.
‘The Game Changers’ is a continued education Yoga teacher training for teachers already certified with 200 hours, all styles of Yoga.
Prepare for a concentrated dose of new insights, fresh ideas and useful skills, which will prove both enlightening and uncomfortable.
The new perspectives which you will come upon during The Game Changers program may catch you slightly off-guard as you realize that your teaching to-date may have been:
> unknowingly filled with bad habits
> semiconscious, ‘accidental’ communication methods
> uniform, in a traditional approach to teaching Yoga (same style of teaching as everyone else’s)
However, do not worry! We know that this can be discomforting at first. Tomasz has found his own teaching voice, he has helped other teachers find their voice—and now—you will find your teaching voice, too!
Join us with confidence.
What you will learn
The goal of a good course design is for the learners to emerge from the learning experience with new or better capabilities, which can be taken to the ‘real world’ of teaching Yoga classes. If you are on a journey from novice to expert, those 7 days will take you much further along the path.
> Your learning and how to get the most out of this course
> Knowledge, skills, motivation, attention, environment and the gaps
> Objectives and outcomes
> Psychology of teaching Yoga classes for adults
> Novice and expert Yoga teaching, common mistakes, confidence and more
Great Voice (Tonality) For Teaching Yoga
> Speaking: posture and breath
> Volume, melody, pitch, pace and tone for teaching Yoga
> Pronunciation, articulation, use of sounds, pauses and silence
> Controlling the first impressions we make on others
> How to present ourselves
> Eyes, face and hands
> Body: stillness and movement, walking and sitting
More Effective Content of Your Yoga Class
> Class Sequence
> Modifications, variations, demonstrations
> Simplifying and clarifying instructions, information and inspiration
> Language, articulation and teaching to what’s in front of you
> Hands-on (assisting)
> Problem prevention, solving and follow-ups
> Pre- and post-class student interviews, and more
Your Location, Energy and Presence
> Class setup, orientation, happy space, integration
> Teacher’s location, observation, assisting and possible teaching styles
> Energy: the obvious and the subtle
> Location and energy, connecting with people
> Presence, attention, character, charisma, unique style and star quality
Refine your Yoga business
> Profession: training, education, certification, apprenticeship
> Jobs, getting paid, making money
> Ethics of Yoga career and business
> Studios, privates, workshops, retreats, TTs
> Teaching beginners
> Accounting, taxes, insurance; Yoga Alliance
> Assets, styles, marketing; customized ideas
> Putting it all together and doing it right
> Ethics of teaching Yoga classes to adults
> Self-assessment, awareness, higher level skills, expertise, coaching
> Questions and answers; ‘further path forward’ discussion
Whether you’re new to teaching Yoga, or you’re a professional teacher, Tomasz is an expert on helping you teach in a way that addresses your students’ needs and supports your business goals. More about Tomasz
Corinne Bianca (Kiki)
Well known for her effective multi-level classes, Kiki will help you improve your ability to teach to what’s in front of you. Kiki is also a studio management specialist. More about Kiki
Who is a Game Changer?
1. A person who is a visionary.
2. A game changer changes the way that something is done, thought about, or made.
What You Need to Know
Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai Wellness Centre, Rawai Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Course begins: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 09:00 | Course ends: Monday, November 30, 2015 at 17:30 | Your travel dates should be November 23 and December 01, 2015.
9:00-10:30 Morning Yoga practice with Tomasz or “Kiki” Bianca
13:00-17:30 ‘The Game Changers’ Teacher Clinics (with breaks)
The schedule may be subject to small changes.
1,000 US Dollars ($) | Full Tuition Payment
800 US Dollars ($) | RETURNING GRADUATES ONLY | 20% Discount off the Full Tuition Payment
The Tuition Payment is due within 10 days upon your approval to join the program. The Tuition Payment is not refundable and does not include flights, meals and accommodation or airport transfers.
Accommodation at the Resort is available at an extra cost–more info further down this page.
Please book your flights and room as soon as possible, Phuket is a busy destination all year round.
Friendship Beach Resort & Atmanjai
The Resort incorporates the rooms, Yoga shala, gym, health clinic and spa, healthy dining, juice bar and swimming pool as well as beach access – all in one location. [Atmanjai Website]
All Participants must be drug-free non-smokers. If you smoke cigarettes and/or use drugs, we ask you to stop for the duration of the program.
Injuries are okay.
The Course is appropriate for new Yoga teachers, as it will cover important material, usually not addressed in 200-hour (level one) courses. An official certificate of your previous training does not need to be presented.
The Course is also very suitable for experienced teachers, as Tomasz and Kiki facilitate an incredibly rewarding group learning, where each participant learns not only from the facilitators, but also from other participants in the group.
Please note: this course is NOT a level one certification, where you would learn to teach a Yoga class.
Terms and Conditions
You will not officially be enrolled until we receive your payment in full. The tuition is not refundable.
Please note: should an emergency arise after you paid and you cannot attend the course, your tuition payment may be transferred toward a future course solely at Tomasz’s discretion.
All applications will be reviewed by Tomasz and Kiki. Your personal information submitted will not be shared with any third party. Submitting your application shows you have read and agree to all the requirements (listed on this page) for the Course.
Tomasz and Kiki believe that the responsibility for the Course’s success needs to be shared. The success of the program depends on how well we will work together and even more importantly, on your willingness to be accountable for your own learning. Please think through how you will make sure that you get what you need from the Course!
Tomasz has been teaching since 2004 and is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the Advanced Teacher level (E-RYT).
You will receive an International Certificate. This program meets the new 2015 Yoga Alliance requirements for continued education and contributes 50 hours toward your CET.
We are a RYS 200 Registered Yoga School and your training hours count as Contact Hours with a E-RYT teacher.
The Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for Yoga Teachers and teacher training programs.
We will contact you within 24 hours.
Firstly, I think your Advanced TT has made a huge difference to my teaching in several ways. Most importantly, I am enjoying teaching more than ever before, and yes, my class numbers have grown, too. I find that I am more “myself” and I allow my personality and style to shape how I teach.