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SPACE & FLOW

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

                                                      TEACHING CERTIFICATION                                                   

 

The SPACE & FLOW Teaching Certification is a programme which offers training in the method of S&F Yoga, its practice tools and teaching techniques, and an insight into how to help expand kinaesthetic awareness in the general population through a movement-based Yoga practice.

The programme is practice-driven and led by S&F founder Raphan Kebe who will be present throughout the training. It consists of three interactive online modules and a retreat intensive, alongside individual online study, journaling and a personal research project 

Furthermore, every teacher will receive access to an online portal containing all learning materials, sequence videos, and the recordings of each interactive sessions. The portal will also offer a place for on-going discussions and Q&A's, with both Raphan and fellow teachers, about self practice, individual teaching organisation, and the on-going development of one’s teaching style/voice within the realm of S&F. 

The whole course lasts between 12 and 18 months so as to enable everyone to develop at their own pace and to account for personal preferences and professional activities.

All sessions take place from 10am to 2pm (UK time), one weekend (Fri/Sat/& Sun) every month for 9 months.

Sessions are on Zoom, and are to be recorded and be made available for re-watching.

Each module - Vinyasa / Asana / Bodymind - has a sub-module taking place every 4 months so as to allow valuable time for practice, reflection, and practice-teaching using the S&F repertoire and its principles. 

The S&F teacher training programme is unique in its emphasis on the organisational context of movement and on the reinforcing language and mindset within the field of a yoga practice. This teaching certification is for those looking to embody and share an approach to movement that is both creative and collective in spirit and which manages to remain individual in practice.

Following successful completion of the programme participants will be able to advertise themselves as Space & Flow Yoga™ teachers and offer dedicated S&F Yoga and movement classes.

 
 

3 ONLINE INTERACTIVE MODULES + 1 RETREAT INTENSIVE

 

VINYASA (V)
 
S&F repertoire 
Three sub-modules
 
V1: 3 sequences: 12 hours
V2: 3 sequences: 12 hours
V3: 3 sequences: 12 hours
 
+ the creation & teaching of
3 sequences by each candidate
ASANA (A)
 
Three sub-modules
 
• A1: Asana work: 12 hours
         • A2: Hands-on assists: 12 hours
• A3: Bio-Anatomy: 8 hours 
                 & Subtle Anatomy 4 hours
 
 
 
 
 
BODYMIND (B)
 
Three sub-modules:
 
        • B1: Breathwork & Voice 12 hours
• B2: The Mind & The Brain 12 hours
• B3: Philosophy, Ethics, Business  12 hours
RETREAT INTENSIVE
 
A few days of practicals, some rest and fun,
and yeah more practicals... Somewhere
nice, with good food and good company!

PROGRAMME CONTENT

 

Teachers will

• Receive a repertoire of tried and tested Vinyasa sequences and two postural versions (asana series) for each, as well as access to the corresponding HD videos through the S&F online portal.

• Develop the analytical and problem solving skills to organise, adapt, and teach effectively to a range of abilities ranging from total beginners to advanced movers.

• Establish a personal research project, which will focus on a personal area of interest related to their practice/teaching of Vinyasa Yoga .

This can range from, for example: a business plan that is Vinyasa Yoga, an art exhibition inspired and supported by their Vinyasa practice, establishing (and eventually presenting) a research on S&F Vinyasa for pregnancy/children/or dancers’, writing a 5,000-word book of metaphors stemming from their S&F practice, etc… 

• Develop a teacher reflective journal which charts their growth through self reflection, inquiries, and their writing down of teaching strategies and outcomes.

• Have access to an online strength program that will compliment their S&F practice beautifully.

• Have access to an online portal containing all learning materials, videos, and which offers a place for discussions and Q&A's with both Raphan and fellow teachers. 

• Receive 40% discount on 1-1 private lessons and coaching sessions with Raphan.

Alongside an increased range of practice and teaching skills and techniques, each teacher will aim to also develop

Expertise and confidence in teaching a movement-based Yoga practice by deepening their understanding of body mechanics (their own and that of others). 

• An understanding of the physiological and psychological processes involved in somatic experiencing during S&F classes.

• A deeper appreciation and respect for the development of a growth mindset, both in teachers and students, and how a humanistic pedagogy can be used to support this..

 

 

CURRICULUM

VINYASA MODULE

 

 

V1

a} Ayao  b} Monsoon  c} Kalyāṇa

V2

a} Shango  b} Scirocco  c} Oshun

V3

a} Sāvaka  b} Khanti  c} Yemaya

+

Creation of one sequence (minimum) by every S&F teacher following each sub-module

ASANA MODULE

 

A1

Asana / Postural Relationships 

A2 

Hands-on Assists & Spotting

A3 

                          Anatomy & Fascia                             with Joanne Avison

                            Subtle Anatomy                               with Jonathan Monks 

 

BODYMIND MODULE

 

B1

                                Breathwork                                   with Jonathan Monks

                                 Voicework                                   with Simone Niles

B2

Mind & the Brain

Meditation & Mindfulness

Psychology of Movement & of Learning 

Nervous system / Neuroplasticity

B3

Philosophy, Ethics, Business

Thoughts, Principles, Professionalism

CALENDAR

 

17/18/19 July 2020

a} Ayao  b} Monsoon  c} Kalyāṇa

07/08/09 August

Asana / Postural Relationships 

18/19/20 September 

Breathwork with Jonathan Monks  Voicework with Simone Niles

9/10/11 October

a} Shango  b} Scirocco  c} Oshun

13/14/15 November

Hands-on Assists & Spotting

11/12/13 December

Mind & the Brain

10/17/24 January 2021

a} Sāvaka  b} Khanti  c} Yemaya

12/13/14 February 2021

Anatomy & Fascia with Joanne Avison

Subtle Anatomy with Jonathan Monks

12/13/14 March 2021

Philosophy, Ethics, Business

 
 
 

SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN 

  • V1 - 24/25/26 July 2020
  • A1 -  14/15/16 August
  • B1 - 18/19/20 September 
  • V2 - 16/17/18 October
  • A2 - 13/14/15 November
  • B2 - 11/12/13 December
  • V3 - 15/16/17 January 2021
  • A3 - 12/13/14 February
  • B3 - 12/13/14 March

+ Retreat in June/July 2021 - location & dates tba soon

Simone Niles

Voicework

Bio

Jonathan Monks

Breathwork & Subtle Anatomy

Bio

Joanne Avison

Anatomy & Fascia

Bio

PATH TO QUALIFICATION

 

To qualify as a SPACE & FLOW teacher you will need to be able to:

Teach, utilise, and adapt the S&F dynamic warm up to fit the requirements of classes of various levels.

• Demonstrate, break down, scale up/down a minimum of 9 S&F repertoire sequences + 3 sequences you have created using the various S&F tools and principles. 

• Create various short sequences of movements - "Set ups" - that follow a thread and serve to cultivate a positive and gradual learning and teaching experience for yourself and others.

• Work towards cultivating healthy relationships with yourself (mind & body), your students, and the communities you choose to serve using the practice. 

• Initiate for and by yourself regular periods of study and self practice.

• Show respect and appreciation for professional and social ethics in the sharing and teaching of the practice.

 

Personal research project

Successful completion of a personal research project is also required to qualify.

This will be in an area of your interest and related to the practice and/or teaching of Vinyasa Yoga.

More details and suggestions will be discussed on application.

You will receive guidance from Raphan and possibly also (at an extra cost) from Simone (voice / sound healing), Jonathan (breath / subtle anatomy), or Joanne (anatomy / fascia) depending on your chosen scope of research practice. 

 

Attendance

Although online and with the possibility of watching the recording of each session, attendance to the whole programme is still required in order to graduate. 

There will be an opportunity to catch up any missed session the next time that particular sub-module is scheduled, which should be within a year.

 

Fees

All fees will need to have been paid in full for graduation to take place and for the SPACE & FLOW teaching diploma to be awarded.

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Whilst candidates would benefit from having a recognised Yoga teaching qualification, or an equivalent professional certification in the realm of dance, personal training, or movement coaching, the only 3 requirements are as follows:

  • Having completed a SATI course with Raphan
  • Be willing and able to commit to a year of guided practice AND teaching, both of which will require to try things out, to practice and practice-teaching outside of one's comfort zone, to fuck it up, to shrug it off, and to try again… simply. 
  • Have the maturity - to ask when in doubt - to push with discipline when one can not proceed with grace - to appreciate that the refinement of our questions often contains the answers, and - to choose to take on the responsibility for one’s own mental and physical health.

If you have NO teaching experience whatsoever then an additional sub-module (8 hours) will have to be attended (at the extra cost of £90) that will cover teaching of more conventional sun salutations, such as Surya Namaskar (Sivananda style) and parts of the Astanga primary & secondary series.

These are useful to know both from a practice standpoint and as a teacher dealing with a population mostly accustomed to those styles and their related practices. 

The training will be online via Zoom, so the following are needed

- A laptop or computer

- A stable internet connection; do invest in a ethernet cable

- A camera/phone you can use to film and document your practice and sequences

- A Youtube account - for the 'unlisted' (not public) videos you will be required to send in for feedback

- An interval timer such as THIS (UK) or THAT (France)

 

Lastly, whilst it is not a requirement to want to become a full-time teacher please understand that this course is to enable people to actually teach SPACE & FLOW, and not just deepen their practice through the means of the method. As such everyone on the course will partake in teaching practicals and be given teaching assignments.

If you wish to only and simply deepen your practice through the means of S&F the suggestion is to attend classes regularly, join us on a retreat, and/or have a few private lessons with Raphan.

FEES

V-A-B MODULES 

 

£400 deposit

+ 12 monthly payments of £150

for a total of £2,200

One-off payment: £1850

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Alternative payment arrangements may be possible, contact Raphan to discuss

 

 

RETREAT

  

+/- £900 + flights/transfers

Exact location and dates (in June/July 2021) will be announced ASAP 

 

 

 

 

ADDED COSTS

 

Costs for books and extra accessories will be kept to a minimum. Some books will simply be provided in pdf format at no extra cost. 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION FORM REQUEST

Contact Raphan to express your interest in the SPACE & FLOW teaching certification.

 

Once you click the 'submit' button below you will gain immediate access to Raphan's personal calendar where you can book in a time to chat.