The Amayu Education Pathway
The ideological foundation of the Amayu Community is actualised in the educational program. We are excited to share our intelligently developed curriculum model which will expand and progress both your practice and your knowledge of Ashtanga yoga. Our intention is to provide an inclusive learning environment, that will help you understand how Ashtanga yoga develops through your life, through the lens of compassion and mindfulness. It is also a pathway that will lead towards teaching the practice to others and the curriculum trains all who want to become qualified yoga teachers.
See the information below on each of the courses and how you could fit into them.
Our practitioner courses delve deep into the Ashtanga yoga sanskrit counted full primary series practice, chanting, functional movement and the 8 limbs of yoga. In our Essentials courses you will explore definitions of Ashtanga and discover meaning in your own practice and how it relates to your life.
If you want more, you can spend a year on our 200hr Practitioner Intensive learning about biomechanics, movement, posture, alignment, contraindications, philosophy, chanting, pranayama, meditation and mindfulness. This can qualify as your first 150hrs of our Teaching Certificate.
Foundation Teacher Courses
Our Foundational Teacher Programme offers an opportunity for those who want to share the Ashtanga method with others, and is building on the Experienced Teacher Intensive, to expand and deepen your own practice whilst learning how to teach. The options include a full 350hr teaching certificate which includes 200hrs of theoretical study across a wide range of subjects and practical teaching experience with peers (the 200hr Experience Practitioner Intensive) plus 150hrs of mentorship and real-world teaching experience with Amāyu teachers. You may be able to join the mentorship programme with prior qualifications.
Become part of Amayu!
Our Amayu Teacher Methodology course gives an existing qualified yoga teacher the skills and tools to become part of the Amāyu Yoga co-opereative.
Experienced Teacher Development
Our Amayu Experienced Teacher Development programme is for those who have graduated as teachers both through the Ashtanga method as well as other yoga styles. There are Ashtanga options to support your continued development as an Ashtanga yoga teacher as well as general Continued Professional Development (CPD) modules open to all qualified teachers.