Do you want to become

an exceptional Yoga Teacher?

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Deepen your practice and understanding of yoga for your own personal development?

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Share the life-changing gift of yoga with others?

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Learn how to teach this ancient discipline via the latest online technology?

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Learn to deeply connect with your students whether teaching in-person or online?

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Get an Internationally Recognised 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate from Yoga Alliance Professionals?

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Command a higher rate of pay in gyms and studios or start out on your own and do something you LOVE for a living?

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Get access to business skills training and get support to become a LEADER and not just a teacher?

Hi! I’m Victoria, the Founder of StretchBodyMind.

After successful trials during Lockdown, in Autumn 2020 I brought my renowned Yoga Teacher Training course entirely online. However, you might be online but you are not alone! 

When you sign up you will receive a “care package” including your hard copy Manual, a StretchBodyMind branded Student Journal and a couple of other surprises.

You will work with me on a 1:1 basis where, in addition to the practical yoga teaching skills you’ll gain, you will also receive the latest in positive psychology, mindfulness meditation and Kundalini kriyas.

In short, you’ll get a personal development education as well as professional development one!

You will also receive access to my renowned Stretch Your Biz course and business skills support to become a LEADER and not just a teacher.

**NEW FOR 2021! Learn to teach trauma-sensitive yoga classes.**

CURRICULUM

The entire StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training curriculum is designed around the following elements:

FOUNDATION, EXPRESSION AND VISION

as these 3 elements are the cornerstone of StretchBodyMind Founder Victoria’s Yoga Teaching and Pilates Instruction.

The FOUNDATION element includes:

  • Yoga history

  • Health and Safety

  • Western Anatomy and Physiology

  • Sanskrit (the language of Yoga)

  • Asana

  • Pranayama

The EXPRESSION element includes:

  • Yoga philosophy (the important texts of Yoga)

  • Different styles of Yoga

  • Eastern Anatomy and Physiology

  • Mantras (including OM)

  • The Voice of the Teacher

  • How to create trauma-sensitive classes

The VISION element includes:

  • Planning classes

  • Sequencing

  • Theming

  • Meditation/Relaxation

  • An Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Teaching online

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

METHODOLOGY

The Yoga Teacher Training is housed on the StretchBodyMind Online Studio.

The training is a mixture of:

  • pre-recorded videos and audios that you can access at any time
  • required reading which includes classical yoga texts and a comprehensive manual
  • filling in a Learner Achievement Portfolio (including creating your own set of yoga class plans)
  • taking part in the 1:1 calls as well as practice teaching in between calls

This course might be online but that doesn’t mean any drop in quality. In fact, this is an intimate training where I will be working with you on a 1:1 basis to help you become a LEADER and not just a teacher.

When you sign up to the training you will receive a “care parcel” from me which gives you something tangible to go along with the ephemeral.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

 For this component of your training, I’m partnering with world-renowned Yoga Educators & best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews.

Using what they’ve learned in their combined 50-years of experience training yoga teachers, they’ve created a unique online course that’s exclusively available through Teacher Training programmes: YogaAnatomy.net Fundamentals.

This is not your average anatomy training!

Leslie & Amy spend time on the things that matter most to a yoga teacher and skip the “which bone is which” lessons that make you feel like you’re back in high school science classes…

They’ll help you establish a broad base of knowledge by sharing examples, analogies, stories, and guiding you through physical experiments that make the material helpful and applicable to teaching yoga to students.

Leslie & Amy will also share their own favorite teaching strategies like:

* How to make poses accessible for any student
* What to do when students have an injury and still want to practice
* Simple cues that help every student find success on the mat

Leslie and Amy’s unique blend of humor and expertise make them the absolute best team to guide you through this phase of your journey, plus you’ll work with Victoria to consolidate the learning.

SCHEDULE

Because we’re working on a 1:1 basis the sessions are shorter but much more intensive than in a class setting. It will be expected that you complete work outside of those contact hours and you will receive unlimited WhatsApp support during the course to help you do this.

You will receive:

  • 3 x 2-hour live yoga skills training sessions at a time of your choice
  • 6 x 1-hour coaching appointments for mindset coaching and to plan your Yoga business
  • Lifetime access to the Namastream online studio with pre-recorded training videos and recordings of all live calls

I will work with you to ensure that this course is completed in as little as three months or we can work together for a total of six months. Working 1:1 gives us flexibility so your final assessment will only take place when you feel ready.

MAIN POINTS OF DIFFERENCE

There are a lot of different Yoga Teacher Training courses out there which can make it difficult to choose the one that’s right for you.

So, if you like…

  • Live 1:1 interaction with your course tutor and access to her 20 years of Yoga Teaching experience
  • Hands-on practice of teaching skills so you develop as a teacher rather than having to write essays to prove your worth as a student
  • A chance to try out different styles of hatha yoga to find the one that fits your style of teaching rather than having to teach to a set script
  • A personal development education using proven tools for transformation as well as professional development training
  • A strong business skills element where I work with you to become a LEADER and not just a teacher
  • A learning experience in which you feel encouraged and accepted no matter how advanced your asana practice
  • A modern partnership with a Yoga Alliance Professionals Trainer Pro in the traditional gurukula system where the teacher passes on her knowledge directly to the student, rather than you being a face in the crowd

Then the StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training is the one for you!

TESTIMONIALS

Since I started the course I have found a deeper love of yoga and the course has honestly changed me as a person. I feel much more confident in my chosen path, more grounded and present, and I’ve loved learning so much in all the different areas covered in each class! I feel I’ve achieved much more happiness since starting on the course.  I could not recommend this course enough, it’s a lifetime investment!!!!!
Beverley, Ireland 2020 Graduate

Before I signed up I thought “What sort of teacher would be taking the course – strict, scary, demanding….??? What if the course wasn’t for me after spending a lot of money and not enjoying it….” However, I have enjoyed every moment of this course, and would recommend to anyone who has the slightest thought or strongest desire to train as a yoga teacher. The online yoga course covers so much, but with Victoria’s help, guidance, knowledge and patience you feel at ease throughout. I also benefitted from being part of a Zoom community.  Meeting the fantastic small group of yoga students I was honoured to be part of – we encouraged and helped each other throughout our course – and I feel I have known them forever!
Jill, England 2021 Graduate

I would recommend StretchBodyMind to anyone looking to expand their yoga practice beyond the mat. This is more than teacher training, it’s a fully immersive experience into the history and practice of yoga. I have grown as a person and feel that I have benefitted, not just from a set curriculum of teachings, but from the wealth of knowledge and experience that the trainer possessed.
Angela, Scotland 2020 Graduate

I am completely satisfied with everything about my Yoga Teacher Training, also the amazing accomplishment of being able to complete our course during Covid-19 with still a high standard around-the-clock support, gaining skills and knowledge of teaching online is a bonus, with a professional and caring approach.
Leila, Ireland 2020 Graduate

I am fully committed to the StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training and I want you to be sure that you are too. For this reason there are NO refunds.

While I am offering two installment options, it is important to remember that by paying your deposit you are committing to the full programme and will have to pay the full amount, even if you drop out of the training. You will also not be allowed to graduate until you have paid the remainder of the course costs.

VICTORIA 

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