On Oak and Willow Teacher Training courses you will learn the universal principles and fundamentals of Yoga, such as Yama (attitudes toward our environment), Niyama (attitudes toward ourselves), Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (restraint or expansion of the breath), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (contemplation, reflection and meditation) and Samadhi (complete integration). A guarantee of this course is that you will have a high aptitude for observation and the clear expression to instruct your students with safety and skill.
I have been facilitating students development in Yoga Teacher Training since 2012. I aim to teach you the skill and art of alignment focused Hatha Yoga aligned with the energetic aspects of yoga to inspire you to continuously grow. My course is unique as we will look at both Eastern and Western philosophy, and most importantly Early Irish spiritual practice. I am an ordained 'Priestess of the Sacred Land' and conduct ceremonies in accordance with the Celtic Wheel of the Year. I will integrate this native wisdom in this course.Learn more about Sarah
Oak and Willow Training will ensure that you have the wisdom to apply an in-depth understanding of the body to your self practice and have the ability to lead classes that are safe, effective and available to all. You will be invited to be part of a spiritual community so that you will always feel supported and have continuous education throughout your teaching career. This is an opportunity to gather in community with like-minded individuals and experience depth and growth. My aim, as your teacher, is to create a container for your development and education. I will hold the space for you to do the work with playfulness, gentleness and compassion. We will meet online for short sessions every three weeks plus we will enjoy in-person retreat style weekends throughout the course. As a teacher we learn how to facilitate a new map in another person's body, through an understanding of criteria for healthy movement and enquiry as to how that feels for the student. We guide the students to create change within themselves through specific language that leads to precise technique and skillful embodiment. This vocabulary will be innate to you on completion of this course and you will have an advanced understanding of why and how we do what we do.
Attend live interactive classes delivered by Sarah Fox
Sessions are recorded so you can learn when and where you want
Visit Sarah at her studio for scheduled face to face training
The guidance and objectives are provided for self progression
Engage with other course students for support and shared learning
Attend Sacred Sites linked to Celtic Festivals and Early Irish Mythology
Hatha Yoga is the physical practice of yoga and within it is the toolkit to bring our systems into balance. We begin to understand ourselves and then learn the language that will facilitate this understanding in our students. Our development comes down to self-awareness and choice in how we move, stand, breathe, make decisions and react to our own actions and others. This course will have expert guest teachers in many areas including self development, mindfulness, yoga philosophy, movement skills, embodiment practices, compassion focused living plus basic business and financial skills relevant to teaching yoga both in person and online. The course is assessed continuously using self feedback and trainer feedback in anatomy and practical skills plus a final exam with an external assessor and written anatomy exam. Students will be constantly mentored throughout the course and given advice and support.
Postures, Breathwork, Philosophy, Mindfulness, Mantra and Integration
Anatomy and Physiology (concepts, principles & fundamentals)
Practical teaching tools (including language and observation skills plus business and promotion skills)
Philosophy and Ancient Wisdom (Early Irish and Eastern)
Attitudes toward our environment. Attitudes toward ourselves. Embodiment.
Sustainable living and lifestyle skills (Celtic Wheel of the Year, seasonal foods, herbal medicine and natural products)
Students on this course will not only be competent and knowledgeable in their understanding of yoga teaching but they will also be invited to be part of a spiritual community so they feel supported throughout their teaching careers.
A minimum of 2 years yoga practice is suggested before considering applying for a Foundations training course.
On completion of the course you will receive a Yoga Alliance Professionals 200hr accredited certificate and will be eligible to apply insurance to cover teaching a wide range of yoga classes.
This 300 hour Certificate Course will provide you with an integrative, advanced level education in yoga technique, anatomy, teaching methodology, and comparative eastern and western philosophy. This course is structured to advance practice and teaching of yoga.
A prerequisite to applying for this course is having a 200hr certificate and dedicated yoga practice and lifestyle.
On completion of the course you will receive a Yoga Alliance Professionals 300hr accredited certificate and will be considered a 500hr Advanced Teacher.
Apply for a full course outline including dates of next training, module breakdown and information about guest teachers. If you wish to proceed with your application you will be invited to have an interview with Sarah to discuss further questions and your suitability for the training.