200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified)

Hatha Vinyasa Certification Course

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Next weekend batch starts on 18 Sep 2021 (Sat)
Early bird ends on 30 Apr 2021 11:59pm
Yoga Alliance® Certified School
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YOU CAN.
Teach yoga.
Be the most sought after yoga instructor in the field.

You have been practising yoga, and now you are ready to take the step to go deeper and increase your understanding of yoga. And the next step could be the turning point in your life. Every one of us comes to yoga with different expectations, and every one of us will take away from the course a perspective that will change our understanding of yoga practice forever.

Whether your reason is to understand further the philosophy behind this ancient practice, you want to make a career out of teaching yoga or understand yourself better. Whatever the reason, you are where you need to be at this point.

What You'll Learn In This 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Certification Course

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Theory

  • Anatomy & Physiology of the Human Body
  • Biomechanics of the Human Body
  • Movements and Planes
  • Muscular System
  • Central Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Respiratory System

Yoga Humanities

  • What is Yoga?
  • History of Yoga
  • Modern-day Yoga
  • Schools and different lineages

Practical

  • The human body and its functions
  • Alignments and structure of the body
  • Physical and verbal adjustments
  • Recognising Regression & Progression
  • Application of props in Asanas
  • Teaching in physical studio
  • Teaching via the online platform

Asana

  • Learn Asanas both in Sanskrit and English
  • Analytics Standing Sequences
  • Analytics Seated Sequences
  • Analytics Prone Sequences
  • Analytics Supine Sequences
  • Inversions

Philosophy

  • Vedas Intro
  • Upanishads Intro
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Yoga Sutra
  • 5 Kleasas
  • 5 Koshas
  • 3 Gunas
  • 6 Kriyas
  • Meditation
  • Mantras
  • Chakras
  • 4 Paths of Yoga
  • 8 Limbs of Yoga
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The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Peculiar Yogi (Yoga Alliance certified school) aims to help you establish a solid foundation for becoming an inspiring and skilled yoga teacher. It trains you in the ancient and traditional approach to Yoga practice. Pathway that lead into modern evolutionary of Yoga, exploring the richness of the relationship between body, mind, and movement. You will gain enough in-depth knowledge and understanding of the practice of teaching Yoga as a confident Yoga teacher. You will also learn the business and marketing part of being a yoga professional. As the environment we live in evolves with the pandemic, Yoga and Yoga teaching are becoming.

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Love From Our YTT Trainees

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Thank you laoshi @yogawithstan for the infectious energy, great insights, epic anecdotes of Guruji Pattabhi Jois and belly laughs over the past few weekends. It really made me live ashtanga even more!! Hope to see you around (:

Also, much thanks to @jamesng.333 and @peculiaryogi for the opportunity to learn from the first authorised Ashtanga teacher in Singapore!

- Yurong (@yyuogga)

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Honoured for the opportunity to learn and practice with Stanley Lim, authorised as the first son in Singapore to teach Ashtanga Yoga.

I love ashtanga for the inner focus, strength & discipline it brings. A moving meditation. 7+ years of practice & counting!

🙏 Thanks @yogawithstan@jamesng.333 &  @peculiaryogi! YTT is shaping up to be a wonderful journey 😍

- Chin (@qcsquared)

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"Why won't you do YTT?"
"My hamstrings are too tight. I don't feel ready."
"You will never feel ready. Just go for it."

This conversation kept replaying in my mind. Because my teacher @jamesng.333 believed I can, I believed I can.
When @peculiaryogi launched their YTT course this year, I was worried I'd miss it because of a possible job relocation, but changes in timeline once again aligned to making this a possibility. I knew I had to.

YTT to me was about deepening my understanding and studies of a beautiful practice that's helped me become a better, stronger, braver person. But as I progressed through the course, I learned my love for sharing this practice, the knowledge my teachers have shared with more people going forward.

- Blake (@yogawithblakey)

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Such an amazing journey with a group of great people to kick start my yoga journey. I never regret to sign up the 200hrs YTT with @peculiaryogi and @jamesng.333, yoga is not just asana but many more for me to explore. I am so happy that I can also learn the asthanga from @yogawithstan which is an authorised as First Son in Singapore by the Ashtanga Yoga lineage from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is just a beginning for my yoga life and many more to go🧘🏻‍♀️ Namaste🙏🏻

- Semantha (@yogisem_c)

Peculiar Yogi's Trainees Will Also Receive These As Part of The YTT

Course is inclusive of:

1. Professional Training & Mentorship

200 hours of Professional Training and Mentorship with James Ng (RYT500 with Yoga Alliance) along with Peculiar Yogi's instructor(s) assistance to ensure full attention for every trainee.

2. A Comprehensive Teaching Manual that covers:

  1. History and Lineage of Yoga
  2. Guiding Principles of Yoga: Bhagavad Gita, The Yoga Sutras and 8 Limbs of Yoga
  3. Mantras, chants and their meaning
  4. Anatomy and Physiology: Individual anatomical differences, common musculoskeletal issues and how that affects our asanas and teaching
  5. Asana Guide: Breakdown and physical adjustments for over 100 poses
  6. Mudras, Bandhas and Kriya: yoga beyond asanas
  7. Chakras and Yogic Energy
  8. Pranayama: Theory and practices
  9. Meditation: Theory and practices
  10. Teaching Methodology: Class sequencing, structuring, assistance and professional development

3. List of textbooks

A list of textbooks that you can acquire not just for the duration of the course but for the journey that yoga is bringing you.

4. You'll also get

  • 50 credits to use on Peculiar Yogi classes (livestream / studio)
  • Opportunity to teach classes at Peculiar Yogi
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Peculiar Yogi's YTT Course Schedule

next Weekend batch starts on 18 Sep 2021 (Sat)
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Weekday 2021 (Full Immersion)

Twenty-Five (25) days. (Monday to Friday)

08:00 to 17:00 hrs (8 hours, 1-hour break)

 

* Weekday Schedule (Monday – Friday)

8:00 – 10:00 Asana / Pranayama / Kirya Practice

10:00 – 10:30 Short Break

10:30 – 11:30 Asana / Anatomy Class

11:30 – 12:30 Meditation / Asana Practice Class

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00 Philosophy & History Class

15:00 – 17:00 Asana / Teaching Practice

Weekend 2021 (Part-Time)

Ten (10) weekends (Saturday and Sunday)

08:00 to 17:00 hrs (8 hours, 1-hour break)

+ Plus 40 hours of online content for self-study and homework

 

* Saturday / Sunday Schedule

8:00 – 9:00 Asana Practice Class

9:00 – 10:00 Kriya & Pranayama

10:00 – 10:30 Short Break

10:30 – 13:00 Asana / Anatomy Class

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 Philosophy and Theory Class / Group discussion

15:00 – 16:00 Yoga Nidra & Meditation

16:00 – 17:00 Asana Class / Teaching Practice

* Please note that these timings are there as a guide, it could change according to the classes' flow. Peculiar Yogi reserves the right to change the schedule of the Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Course Fees

Standard: $3900
EARLY BIRD*: $3600
*Early bird pricing applies when enrolling at least 8 weeks before the course intake's start date.

Payment Schemes Available

1. Full Upfront Payment

• For FULL payment upfront, an additional discount of S$100 will be deducted from the course fee. (Applies to the early bird discount too)

2. Progressive Payment

(i.e. instalment payments weekly throughout the course of YTT)

Please email us to discuss this arrangement before enrolling, and we will work out a payment schedule accordingly. Please note that course fees have to be paid in full before completing the course, to receive the certificate upon passing all the evaluation parts.

• Upon Registration (Deposit) - 10% of Course Fee 
• Week 1 - 30% of Course Fee
• Week 2 - 20% of Course Fee
• Week 3 - 20% of Course Fee
• Week 4 - 20% of Course Fee

• Fees include registration processing charge, course materials, exam and certification upon passing the exam.

• Fees exclude additional reference books introduced during the course.

• Fees exclude Yoga Alliance® registration fees after being certified.

• Failing to make the grade for any part of the exam, an additional S$150 will be charged to retake the exam. (i.e. Practical, Theory, Teaching)

• In the event of a misplaced certificate, re-certification will require an additional S$100.

• Course Fee paid is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.

• In the event of a refund due to exceptional circumstances, there will be a non-refundable deposit forfeiture of S$300 for registration & administration.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

• Any cancellation received 60 days prior to course incurs a fee of $300.

• Any cancellation received 30 days prior to course will result in forfeiture of the full tuition fee.

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FAQs

YTT will be continued physically unless updated regulations mandate otherwise.

The standard COVID-19 measures apply, and the YTT batch size has been reduced to ensure compliance to current measures and for everyone’s safety.

We welcome practitioners of ALL levels but it is recommended for practitioners who have been regularly practicing for at least 6 months. We also ask that you commit fully to the course (200 hours) if you do decide to sign up. If you are unsure or would like to find out more, please make an appointment and visit us at 36b Arab Street or drop us an email at peculiaryogi@gmaill.com.

As a Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance, we set ourselves apart with a certified curriculum as a foundation for all our classes and teaching at the studio. 

A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) is a distinction given to yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance requirements. A RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS), be confirmed by Yoga Alliance and current with annual fees and Continuing Education.

Our YTT places a strong focus on teaching practicalities from day 1. Peculiar Yogi’s YTT aims to help guide you towards finding your own path. With ample opportunities for teaching practice, you can expect to finish the 10 week course well-equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to conduct your classes.

Yes. We cover a wide spectrum of styles of yoga, focusing mainly on Hatha Vinyasa, but will introduce key principles and sequences of Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, and the spectrum of schools of yoga.

The cost of the training manual and assessments are already included in the course fees. There will be additional books and reference materials that we will encourage you to get hold of as well, at your own cost.

There will be graded assignments, theory and practical assessments as part of the certification. You will be required to pass this in order to be certified as competent for teaching classes. Upon successful completion of the YTT, graduates will receive a certificate of completion with Peculiar Yogi, and can claim the prestigious RYT-200 term upon registration with Yoga Alliance.

Questions? Enrolment? Contact Us

Whether it's about the payment scheme, course schedule, or suitability, please let us know if you have any questions using the form below or emailing hello(at)peculiaryogi.com. Alternatively, please send us a DM on Instagram @peculiaryogi. Hope to see you soon :)

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YTT Application Form

If you're interested to start your YTT journey with Peculiar Yogi, please fill out the application form below. It'd take about 15 minutes to complete.

Upon receiving your application, we'll send you an email with our bank details to make payment. Upon receipt of payment, we'll contact you personally to advise on the next steps.

Excited to have you on board as a YTT trainee at Peculiar Yogi!

  • Part 1. Personal Particulars
  • Part 2. Health Declaration
  • Part 3. Your Yoga Practice
  • Part 4. Emergency Contact
  • Part 5. Liability Release

Part 1. Personal Particulars

Part 2. Health Declaration

If you've checked "yes" for any of the above questions, please note that certain medication conditions will need to be evaluated by a medical doctor and approval given before starting the course. We want you to be as safe as possible throughout the training.

Part 3. Your Yoga Practice

Help us understand more about your yoga practice so we know what to look out for during the training.

Part 4. Emergency Contact

Part 5. Liability Release

The Code of Conduct

Purpose Statement

We have adopted our Code of Conduct which applies to all our teachers. We believe that it is the responsibility of our teachers to ensure a safe and protected environment in which a student can grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. We believe our teachers must aspire to and express the highest possible standards of conduct as set forth in our Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct embodies the yamas and niyamas of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali which are rules of ethical conduct that apply to all practitioners of yoga.


Financial Practices

Teachers will seek to:
i. comply with all legal and business requirements that apply to their business;
ii. ensure all advertisements relating to the benefits of yoga are accurate, fair, and not misleading;
iii. treat employees, assistants, students, colleagues, and other wellness businesses fairly, transparently and honestly in the course of all business dealings; and
iv. follow sound environmental and sustainable practices in their professional and personal lives.


Professional Growth/Continuing Education

Teachers shall maintain the integrity, competency, and high standards of the yoga profession by continuously striving to improve their skills through keeping current in new developments in yoga practice and by participating in continuing educational programs.


Teacher-Student Relationships

Teachers shall treat their students with respect and with regard to their individuality, dignity, and privacy.

Teachers shall commit to promoting the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of their students. Teachers shall cause no harm to their students, shall commit to practicing ahimsa, and strive to alleviate the suffering of all beings.

Teachers shall create and maintain a safe, clean, comfortable, and positive environment for the practice of yoga. The relationship between a yoga teacher and a student is based on trust. To establish and maintain that trust, the teacher must be polite, considerate, and honest with their students.

Teachers should practise good communication with their students. Teachers should listen attentively to students, respect their point of view, beliefs and culture, and should not allow their beliefs and values to adversely influence their relationship with their students. Teachers should avoid imposing their beliefs on others, although they may express them when appropriate in the class.

Teachers are committed to acknowledging Spirit in all their students, fellow teachers and staff.

Teachers must maintain their relationships with students on a professional basis. Teachers recognise the trust placed in them by their students and the unique power of the student-teacher relationship. Teachers shall avoid dual relationships with students (e.g. business, close personal or sexual relationships) that may impair their judgment, compromise the integrity of the teachings, and/or use the relationship for their personal gain.

Teachers recognise that their teachings may lead to physical contact with students.

Touch will be used only with the students’ consent and with their well-being in mind. Touch shall be free of any personal or sexual motive.

Teachers shall not engage in behaviour, comments, or humour that is offensive to their students because of its sexual content or reference to gender or sexual orientation.


Integrity

Teachers shall uphold the highest of moral standards. Teachers shall strive to ensure that their intentions, actions, and speech are based on honesty, compassion, selflessness, trustworthiness, and transparency.

Teachers recognise that the process of learning is never complete, and they shall avoid portraying themselves as “enlightened” or “spiritually advanced.” Teachers recognise that they are walking on the spiritual path along with their fellow teachers and students. Teachers shall cultivate an attitude of humanity in their teaching and dedicate their work to something greater than themselves.


Scope of Practice

Our studio will not engage in the unauthorised practice of medicine. We will not recommend treatment, diagnose a condition, or suggest that a student should disregard a physician’s advice. We will refer our students to medical doctors or complimentary licensed professionals when appropriate.


Confidential Information

Our studio will maintain the confidentiality of all private information disclosed by our teachers, students and clients. We will maintain commercially reasonable policies and procedures to protect the confidentiality of all private information disclosed by our teachers, students, and clients.


Inter-Professional Relationships

Teachers are part of the health care and well-being community and should strive to develop and maintain relationships within the community for the benefit of their students and their professional development. Teachers shall conduct themselves in an honourable manner in their relations with their fellow yoga teachers and other wellness practitioners. Teachers shall work to build the unity of their community by embracing diversity, collaboration and commitment the benefit of all.

Teachers shall practise tolerance and acceptance toward other yoga teachers, schools and traditions. Teachers shall not openly criticise practices followed by other yoga schools or teachers. However, teachers recognise that differences of opinion are to be expected, and they may be discussed in a sensitive and compassionate manner. When criticism must be made, it should be done with fairness, discretion and with a focus on the facts.


Advertising and Public Communications

Teachers shall not make false advertisements. Teachers shall refrain from making public statements on the benefits of yoga that are not supported by science or the generally accepted experience of the yoga community. Advertisements of workshops, clinics, seminars or similar events must have a clear statement of the purpose of the event, the audience for which it is intended and its educational objectives. The education, training, and experience of the teacher shall be fairly and accurately disclosed. Advertisements shall be made with dignity. Advertisements shall not include exaggerated claims about the benefits of yoga.

Our studio will not make false, deceptive, or fraudulent statements or advertisements concerning:
(i) the training, experience, or competence of our teachers;
(ii) the academic degrees or credentials of our teachers;
(iii) their institutional or association affiliations;
(iv) their services, including classes, workshops, and teacher trainings;
(v) the scientific or clinical basis for or results or degree of success of, their services;
(vi) their fees;
(vii) unusual or unique abilities of our teachers, including statements involving sensationalism or exaggeration; or
(viii) an intent to exploit a student’s fears, anxieties or emotions, or to create unjustified claims of results.


Yoga Equity

Our studio will not discriminate against or refuse to provide teaching or professional help to any student, client or employee based on any protected class such as age, gender (including pregnancy), race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status or genetic information. We will not discriminate in the workplace.

Teachers will welcome, accept, and support all students regardless of religion, gender, sexual orientation, language, nationality, political, or cultural background.

Teachers will embrace yoga equity. Teachers shall seek to have an awareness and a commitment to making yoga more equitable, inclusive, accessible and diverse. This encompasses diversity, inclusion and accessibility in yoga. Teachers will make the conscious decision to address each of these issues thoughtfully and intentionally throughout their work in restoring equity to the yoga community.

Teachers will emphasise the importance of learning, teaching, and practicing yoga honestly, which means promoting equity, reducing harm, honouring and leveraging cultural differences, and fostering diversity and inclusion in all areas of yoga while honouring the integrity of yoga’s cultural and historical roots.


Risk Acknowledgement and Liability Release

I am participating in yoga classes, health programs, workshops and other wellness, bodywork, therapy, exercise and healing arts activities offered by you, Peculiar Yogi Pte Ltd (collectively the “Activities” and each an “Activity”). The Activities may be offered in a physical location or offered online via video conferencing apps or other digital media or platforms. All of such offerings, whether physical or online, shall be considered Activities for the purposes of these Terms and Conditions.

I recognise that I must be in good physical and mental health to participate in the Activities. I understand that the Activities may require intense physical exertion, and I represent and warrant that I am physically fit enough to participate.

I am aware that participation in the Activities carries risk and could result in, amongst other things, high blood pressure, fainting, heartbeat disorders, physical injury, heart attack or stroke, and that participation in the Activities may also aggravate pre-existing injuries. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician before I participate in any of the Activities. Where I have consulted a physician, I confirm that in choosing to participate in the Activities, I am acting in accordance with my physician’s advice. Notwithstanding this, I agree that you reserve the discretion and right to refuse to permit my participation in any Activity on medical, fitness or any other appropriate grounds and that you are not obliged to refund any payments which I may have already made in respect of the Activities.

I understand that when participating in the Activities, I could experience muscle strains, aches, soreness or discomfort either during the Activity or thereafter. I will abide by my own physical limitations, and will cease and withdraw from participation in any Activity if I experience such conditions or if continued participation causes any injury or aggravate any pre-existing medical condition. I agree to assume all risks associated with participating in the Activities.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, neither of Peculiar Yogi Pte Ltd, its owners, managers, instructors and staff would be held responsible for any injury, loss or damage (including for any aggravation to a pre-existing medical condition) which I might suffer as a consequence of my participation in the Activities. To the fullest extent permitted by law, I voluntarily waive all claims which I may have against Peculiar Yogi Pte Ltd, its owners, managers, instructors and other staff, in connection with my participation in the Activities, and I also agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of the aforementioned parties for all losses or expenses that they may incur in connection with any injury, loss or damage which I might suffer as a consequence thereof.

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