September 20, 2016

Become a Yoga Teacher

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The Path to Becoming a Certified Yoga Teacher

March 2018 Session has concluded - Next Session 2019

Lagos

Become a certified yoga teacher with Proud Journey Yoga in Lagos! The format (intensive or weekend) is yet to be announced for our 2nd annual yoga teacher training. The training will be led by Proud Journey’s founder Nsa Ntuk, Yoga Alliance certified E-RYT200 and experienced yoga teachers. Support Trainers, plus anatomy experts will also give you a well rounded education in yoga. Learn how to teach yoga professionally and you will have a breakthrough experience along the way!

This will be an Epic Yoga Teacher Training

We hosted perhaps the first 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Certified Yoga Teacher Training in Nigeria. Our first training held in September 2017 and second training in March 2018. Based in Lagos, we welcome our West African neighbors, the diaspora and most importantly our local Nigerian yogis. We hope to spread anatomically infomed and safe yoga practices through our alumni in Nigeria and the diaspora!

Teaching yoga professionally means you will have to master many topics from anatomy, yoga poses, alignment, philosophy, meditation,the art of teaching, communication. All which are supported by practice, reading and studying with experienced teachers.

Below is a breakdown of what you will learn in the 200 yoga teacher training in Lagos. If you feel aligned scroll to the bottom of the page to apply to attend.

This training is for you if you are ready to:

  • Become a yoga teacher

  • Deepen your personal yoga practice and journey

  • Teach yoga with more knowledge skills and integrity

  • Start the journey to mastering yoga

  • Be respected and seen as a professional

  • Help others improve their health & wellness

  • Spread yoga in Nigeria and beyond

  • Build a business doing what you love

  • Be in a yoga community with fellow teacher trainees

  • Have a breakthrough in your mindset and personal growth

  • Radically improve your own health first!

Weekend and Intensive Schedule Options

  • Weekend Schedule: 2nd MARCH – 22nd APRIL 2018

Saturday and Sundays 8am-7pm

  • Intensive Schedule: Date in 2019 TBD

Daily 8am-7pm (Sunday day of rest – no class)

Training Modules

  • Practice - Poses, Alignment
  • Anatomy & Injury Prevention
  • Art of Teaching
  • Mindfulness
  • Specialty Yoga
  • Seva - Community Service
  • Business of Yoga
  • Homework & Reading

Meet Your Trainers

Meet Nsa

(Lead Teacher Trainer)

Vinyasa – Art of Teaching – Yin/Restorative – Ayurveda – Yoga Philosophy – Business of Yoga

Growing up in Long Beach, California Nsa played numerous sports and especially enjoyed dance classes for the alignment of ballet. But it was not until after college that Nsa fell in love with yoga while seeking relief from the stress and anxiety of the entertainment industry. She has been practicing yoga for 9 years and now holds an E-RYT200 Yoga Teacher Certificate. She has a degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, and has experience working with addiction, mental health and “at risk populations” reclaiming their wellness. Nsa has been leading Proud Journey Yoga classes and retreats in Lagos for the last 1 year and teaching since early 2015. She offers her clients hatha, vinyasa and yin/restorative styles of yoga, while working one-on-one in yoga therapeutics and uplifting yoga to alleviate depression/anxiety/addiction. During the 200hr training she will also be teaching on topics of the art of teaching and the business of yoga – reflecting her 8 years of work as a marketing consultant.

Praises for Nsa's Teaching

“She just says exactly what I need to hear when I am struggling in my body. Very mentally and physically refreshing. I have never been able to find another yoga teacher like Nsa!” – Ariel

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Sample Class Schedule

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You will have “full days” Monday through Saturday and “half days” on Sunday. Attendees are expected to clear their schedules, silence their phones and immerse into the training will full focus. Plenty of breaks provided.

Full Days – 10 hr per day

Mon-Sat 8:30am – 6:30pm

  • 08:15 – 08:30 Morning tea (optional)
  • 08:30 – 09:45 Yoga class and meditation
  • 09:45 – 10:15 Light working breakfast – overview of day
  • 10:15 – 1:00 Anatomy and physiology
  • 1:00 – 1:15 Break 15min
  • 1:15 – 2:30 Specialty Yoga: Prenatal & Yoga Therapy
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Lunch 1 hour
  • 3:30 – 4:45 Ethics, philosophy and theory
  • 4:45 -5:00 Break 15min
  • 5:00 – 6:30 Module review / Restorative Yoga and Meditation
  • 6:30 Dinner (optional for those who requested meals)

“Half” Days – 7 hr per day

Sundays 11pm – 7pm 

  • 10:45 – 11:00 Morning tea (optional)
  • 11:00 – 12:15 Yoga Practice and meditation
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Snack/Overview of day
  • 12:30 – 2:00 Pose Breakdown & Alignment
  • 2:00 – 4:00 Teaching Methodology 1
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Lunch 1 hour
  • 5:00 -5:45 Business of Yoga
  • 5:45 – 7:00 Yin yoga and meditation
  • 7:00 Dinner (optional for those requested meals)
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Curriculum

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The learning modules breakdown is according to Yoga Alliance Standards. All assignments must be handed in to get your certificate. It will be hard work but it will be worth it!

1.  Yoga Practice: Poses, Alignment, Breathing, Contraindications (50 Hr)

2.  Practicing different styles of yoga: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative,

Iyengar, Ashtanga (25 hours)

3.  Specialty Yoga: Prenatal, Yoga Therapy, Kids Yoga, Elder yoga (5 hours)

4.  Meditation & Mindfulness: Yoga for the mind (20 hours)

5.  Teaching Methodology & Sequencing (15 hours)

6.  Modifications for limitations and Hands-on Adjustments (5 hours)

7.  Business of Yoga: Marketing, Etiquette (5 hours)

8.  Applied Anatomy, physiology: Injury prevention (20 hours)

9.  Yoga Philosophy, Teacher Ethics (30 hours)

10.  Teaching Practicum (10 hours – 5 at home)

11.  Seva: Community Service (5 hours)

12.  Homework (10 hours)

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Location

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The training will be in the Victoria Island or Lekki phase 1 area of Lagos. Exact location depends on number of students in the course and will be shared with registered attendees.

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Investment

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Once you submit your application your investment level will be explained. We call it an investment instead of a price since this is a professional development training and you can recoup your investment as you start teaching with advanced skill and knowledge. A limited number of scholarships will be given to those living below the poverty line. Scholarship recipients are required to commit to 1 year of apprenticeship with Proud Journey Yoga upon completion.

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Apply for 2019 Session!

We recommend you submit your application of interest in advance. Please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch.

 

Although the 2019 dates are not set your feedback on the application can influence how we plan for the next session. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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