AYD COURSE OVERVIEW

:: Become a Certified AcroYogaDance Teacher ::

This Yoga Alliance certified training is designed for yoga and movement teachers who are passionate about all the different practices that create AcroYogaDance. A way of deepening their understanding of the practice and teaching of AcroYogaDance. Split into a variety of modules, this teacher training has met the highest standard in its realm and boasts creativity, foundational and advanced syllabus with expert teachers. Your knowledge and teaching will expand and will be known as one of the leading teachers with an eye for detail

Our 1 year Teacher Training program covers how to create an eye for detail by completing the AcroYoga foundations,  Handstands, Studying dynamic sequencing and mastering the AcroYogaDance syllabus to a high standard. With completing the teachers syllabus this will give you an outstanding foundation to provide classes, workshops and trainings that are of the highest standard worldwide and to be part of the growing family of AcroYogaDance. Discover and study in-depth methodology of how and why ‘your vision defines your practice’ and become the Art of AcroYogaDance.

 

We have highest standards in its realm with full coverage and certifications under Yoga Alliance Professionals. With over 50 years of collaborative experience in AcroYoga, Yoga, and Dynamic Movement has formed this school. We are thrilled to share our knowledge with you.

 

Skills covered:

• AcroYoga Foundations
• AcroYogaDance Syllabus
• Handstands & Inversions
• Foot2hand & hand2hand
•Transitions
• Spotting
• AcroYogaDance Teaching Programme

 

ACROYOGA FOUNDATIONS

Learn an in-depth understanding of the foundations for AcroYoga.  Refinement of the basics elevates yours and your students practice and will continue outstanding technique for years to come.

Understand the techniques of basing, spotting and flying the same pose or transition with adaptations for different types of bodies. Normal occurrences are lack of Hamstring Flexibility, Arm Strength, Awareness upside down, Lordosis (sway back). We will show you ways to overcome this for most abilities and how different bodies respond to these adaptations. We will show you how good efficient spotting saves time and energy and develop your spotting into a fun dance.

 

ACROYOGADANCE SYLLABUS

The Founders of AroYogaDance, Eugene Vegan butcher and Pip Elysium have cleverly crafted a syllabus from Level 1 – Level 15 that builds upon foundations, technique and ability with both base and flyer. Demonstrating beautiful sequences that Flow and Dance from Lbasing to Standing AcroYoga. Just like Martial Arts or Ballet, this syllabus will be assessed for Teachers (to teach) and students to progress to the next Level. This is a fun and challenging way for Teachers and Students to progress in their Teaching and Learning.

HANDSTANDS AND INVERSIONS

You will learn in depth a solid base of a handstand safely and efficiently. Some of the topics covered are: physical and technical preparation for handstand, correct handstand alignment, balance strategies, spotting and verbal cues to help others. 
 It doesn’t matter if you cant do a handstand yourself or if you have fear of inversions. We will give you the essential tools how to overcome any fears and how to help others do the same.  No matter what your experience or level of ability, we promise you’ll leave having done something to amaze yourself that you really didn’t think you were capable of and more importantly, come away with the tools to teach Handstands effectively, efficiently and safely to others.

The training will cover:
– The Art & Science of a Handstand
– How to teach Handstand to Beginners
– The power of communication & cues
-The different types of Assists
– Acknowledging and working with fear
– How to teach headstands safely in the middle of the room, away from the wall.

The Art & Science of Handstand
You’ll learn how to build stable handstand foundations in yourself and others. We will continue to look at the following:
-Foundations of a handstand
-Handstand Conditioning
– Alignment and Why alignment is overlooked in the pose where it’s most crucial
– Priorities and patience for effective progression

How to teach Handstand to Beginners
This Course will help to deepen your understanding of handstand prinicples of alignment, focusing on the building essential foundations in the pose.  You’ll gain clear understanding of when to focus on alignment (including possible flexibility challenges), when to focus on muscular engagement and when to focus on balance.   Left to their own devices students (and potentially teachers) can get these priorities out of sequence resulting in little progress and less than effective habits

The different types of assists
Just as yoga practitioners benefit from effective teacher assists in their general practise, the benefits of effective handstand assists can be even more dramatic and empowering.  Handstand assists can help a student experience the pose who otherwise wouldn’t.  Good handstand assists often help students overcome fears and disorientation as well as proprioception and strength challenges.  Handstand is also the hardest posture to self observe, we can’t see our own alignment.  We think we can feel it, but when we start practising handstands, what we think we are doing on in terms of alignment is often very different to what we are actually doing.

Acknowledging and Working with fear
There are many reasons as to why students have fear of a handstand. Most fears with effective techniques can be over ridden and bring great success not just in a handstand but life too. We will be looking at the power of language, thoughts, lack of knowledge and past experiences that will lead you to a greater understanding on how to help yourself and students overcome fear.
-Learning how to accept a fall (and get back up again)
-Learning to twist out
-Visulisation and language

How to teach headstands safely in the middle of the room
This will effectively give your students the motor skills of how to be inverted and a great progression before introducing handstand foundations
. – So many yoga students who learn headstand by the wall seem to get stuck there
– You’ll learn how to empower them and move them away from the wall
– 8 common mistakes in learning/teaching headstand and what to do instead

TRANSITIONS, SPOTTING, ACROYOGADANCE TEACHING PROGRAMME

This is all very much related to the Syllabus, where the Teacher Training will be taught in a structured way to get the most out of the AcroYogaDance Teaching Programme. Online support will be at hand and Final Assesments, Refinements and Understanding of Transitions, Spotting and Teaching will be supported by the AcroYogaDance Team.