The Complete Guide To Yoga For Fitness Professionals - Out now!
by Conrad Paul and Debbie Lawrence
The book is based around the knowledge needed to teach yoga classes and practices to meet the National Occupational Standards of the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga. It also incorporates a lot of Conrad Paul's teaching, self practice experiences and knowledge. This is a fantastic body of work for the modern day Yogi who wishes to understand ancient and present day practices. The Complete Guide has special themed asana sequences included for digestion, balance, strength and meditation posture preparation. Recommended reading pre-course.
You said, we did! Student's asked for Sanskrit singular posture and mantras in audio format, we give you the all new Sanskrit audio page.
The speaking of Sanskrit names and seed sounds (bija mantras) during a yoga asana class is considered to enhance the energy and overall yoga experience. Yoga Professionals teach modern practices from ancient wisdom which includes the use of Sanskrit for authenticity of the original yoga path.
Click below to listen to the popular poses in Sanskrit and English, a vital tool for all Yoga teachers to embed the essence of Yoga from the subtle level into the physical.
Yoga stickman of the Belly Twist.
The Side Crow, from The Complete Guide to Yoga for Fitness Professionals
Mantras are a very easy way to attain a deeper Yoga practice and are taught throughout the Yoga Professionals practical training days. Two of the Yoga Professionals tutors have released mantra c.d.s and below you can hear Renu Singh chant Asato Ma.
Renu Singh, Yoga Professionals lecturer, releases first mantra and Yoga Nidra c.d.
"Big big big Congrats everyone! I have had the best time of my life EVER on this course. I am so happy to have met so many like minded people. I wish i could take you all and go live in a little yogi village together and do sun salutes every day and bliss out. If i could go back and do it all over again I WOULD tomorrow! i have done something i never thought i would have the confidence to do in a million years.
I held my 1st real real class tonight with 100% of the people being people i didn't at all know. I loved it, i wasn't scared or nervous or anything. They all kind of looked worried doing the class and i was like 'crap' in my mind. But at the end they were like 'oh my gosh so good we loved it'.
Ohhh its true yoga does bring you pure bliss. I've been dancing round my house like an idiot! Not cried yet but its coming.
Thank you everyone.
i hope you're all as blissed out and excited as i am. dream come true.
love love love"
Once again a huge thank you for the 9 wonderful days we spent on our Yoga course. I enjoyed it so much and it was a real pleasure to meet you and absorb all your brilliant teachings. It was also a great pleasure to study alongside my lovely fellow students and share my yoga journey with you all.
I hope we can all stay in touch and it would be lovely if we could come together again at some point in the future.
Assistant course director Jonathan Thompson lectures on self evaluation and the reason for reflection, 15.03.15.
Birmingham course Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga course with their tutor Clare Whitehouse.
Students practice the Hatha Yoga Pradipika version of Bramhari.
Student presentation on 'lateral extension' poses, 24.01.16.
Yoga Professionals are proud to offer the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga. The award brings the ancient teachings and the modern understandings of yoga, together.
The course will give you the skills to teach asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha and other Hatha Yoga practices. You will learn how yoga practices can offer various results, ranging from good health and well being to inner peace, happiness and more. The main aim of Hatha Yoga practice is to prepare us for deeper yoga, a subject also covered on the course. Hatha Yoga is the physical practice translated as 'forced' where the practitioner uses postures, breathing, cleansing and energy locks as part of their transformation in health of mind, body and spiritual self.
Meditation, chanting, Classical Yoga, and the four different paths of Yoga are also covered on the course. Both householder and renunciation practice's are explored along with the different stages of a yoga practitioners personal journey. Yoga lineages and variations of many styles are embraced from ancient to modern times.
Yoga Professionals training course train teachers to teach yoga practices such as asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques to direct energy), meditation, kriyas (cleansing techniques to speed up the practice and maintain health), mudras (seals) and bandhas (locks) as well as introducing them to the deeper dimensions of yoga practices to include philosophy and stages of yogic development.
One element of the coursework is to build a portfolio of evidence to show how you plan to teach a week 1/5/10 yoga session and the interim stages. Below is an example week 5 main phase session plan with preparatory, full and counter versions offered for the 'standing/balance' pose Vrkshasana (the tree).
for another great weekend I learned loads. However, I really wanted to drop you line
before I forgot to say, I love, love, love the Yoga Professionals website.
I am writing this from my bed full of cold but still able to watch your great and informative videos. That said I love the 'stickman' illustrations so helpful for one who cannot draw, and the Sanskrit sounding out of the asanas. Great revision aids!
See you Saturday.
Dear Yoga Professionals,
Made it! Thanks so much of your teaching and support. I
can't believe I am now a fully qualified yoga teacher! The teacher didn't
show up in my gym last Thursday and I took the class, it felt amazing
afterwards, I am covering for another teacher in a couple of weeks and
now working on my CV.
I realise how much knowledge I have gained on your course - the Yoga Professionals course is so structured and comprehensive it has given me so much more than I realised. THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Thanks a million for everything!!!!
Student testimonial 04.06.14
"Dear Yoga Professionals,
you so much for preparing me for the big wide world of yoga teaching.
Your induction into all aspects of yoga was at the perfect pitch and
pace for my learning needs. I
enjoyed all the theoretical and practical aspects of the training you
provided too. I felt encouraged and supported throughout the course.
Thank you for helping me prepare for teaching. I especially like the course tutors depth of knowledge on the subject of yoga, and their warmth and empathy. I would and have recommended your course to others that are interested in yoga teacher training.
Thank you again.
Student testimonials, 15.08.14
Dear Yoga Professionals, Just wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful yoga course just completed with Yoga Professionals via YMCAfit, have thoroughly enjoyed it all, even though it was challenging and exhausting at some points. But you have both been so encouraging and supportive, while being professionally inspiring teachers. Am so thrilled to have completed it and passed, and am looking forward to a whole new chapter in my life, so thank you, thank you both!
Hope to see you both soon on another of your yoga courses...
Much love and appreciation,Carolyn
Try the deep relaxation technique below. Lie on your back in a comfortable warm space and spend time for yourself for peace, relaxation and healing.
Final weekend of the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga course where perceptions of yoga were turned upside down, literally!
The supine warm up sequence from Yoga Professionals course.
Director: Conrad Paul, founder and director of Yoga Professionals.
Venue: One KX, Kings Cross, London.
A 6 cpd course which teaches you to be your own teacher and to be creative with your yoga sequences. Add all new sequences and ideas to your class repertoire and shine the light of yoga.
L3 Yoga Diploma students practice teaching samprajnata (with seed) meditation - here they are using AUM to focus and concentrate the mind, 23.01.16.
Side Crow girl power style!
NEWS (5th July 2019)
We are having some difficulty in being able to provide you our usual excellent courses, full website and web resources including our Student Zone.
Many apologies to anyone affected. We are working to rectify these challenges, resume our services and get you back on track to become a Yoga Teacher and share the yoga light.
Blessings to Lord Ganesha (remover of obstacles, bringer of knowledge and wisdom).
'Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha.'
ANNOUNCING THE NEW
YOGA PROFESSIONALS BLOG.
Exploring all things yoga including inspirational, educational and relevant weekly posts for new students, recently qualified and also industry established ex YP students.
After the sad news of Yoga Professionals founder Conrad Paul's death and passing on to new and exciting yoga adventures, there has been time for reflection and deep spiritual lessons for us all. These lessons and love will continue to unfold and his last and final gifts to us will I'm sure take time to reveal themselves. Let us be open to them all.
This blog can be a space for us to continue his legacy and spiritual lineage, heart-ful insight, passion for yoga and professionalism in the teaching industry.
More to come soon.
With love and light,
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga course, One KX, Kings Cross, London.
Video: Nauli Kriya performed by one of our students. Pics: Top to bottom: Group photo, Scorpion pose, Handstands, Headstand with Garudasana legs, Jonathan Thompson and Smita Raja, Yoga Professionals Course Directors.
Learn to chant and bless your class on the Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga Course.
It isn't easy when you first start chanting. Sanskrit can be hard to pronounce when you're new to the practice. In time, it gets easier. Namaste!
Experience yoga at its very core, simple and beautiful, With Shiva/Josh Lipscombe, at his Yoga House/mini ashram in Spain. Click above for more details.
Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga, Manchester, 21.01.17.
Birmingham yoga teachers in training. Amazing students ready to shine the light!
Final day for our London based L3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga course. 4 weeks from now they will take their practical assessments to become qualified teachers of yoga and be ready to go out and shine the light! Salutations to your dedication, Hari Om Tat Sat!
Top pic: Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga student's practicing the Rhudrasana (Lord Shiva in his destruction phase) posture.
Bottom pic: Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog pose) group asana practice.
Blessings from Radha and Krisna! Darshan received on behalf by Smita Raja, Yoga Professionals course director, at the Crawley Hindu Temple. Hari Krisna, Hari Bol!
This past weekend ran 2 Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga practical weekends as well as 2 practical assessments. See pics below of London and Manchester practical courses. All students are shining the light of yoga with respect and commitment to the ancient practices. Hari Om Tat Sat!
Krisna and Radha. Darshan received by Yoga Professionals course director Smita Raja for all current Yoga Professionals students.
Rama, Sita and Lakshmi. Notice they are all wearing outfits speckled with different coloured paint in celebration of the Hindu holiday Holi (the festival of colours, or the festival of sharing love).
Bristol Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga students group photo. Beautiful Rudrasana postures here (Lord Shiva in his destruction phase).
Top pic: Birmingham Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga students practice 'chidakasha dharana' (concentration on the inner space). Above pic: Students practice acro yoga. N.B. this is not part of the course!