26 + 2
Online Interactive Classroom environment
where everyone will be learning and interacting together as a group.
Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Certification
Created and led by the highly acclaimed senior hot yoga teacher Bill Thwaites
Teaching yoga within an online interactive environment is nothing new to us. Over the past two years, most of our work has been online helping people restore their health and vitality, with clients all over the UK, America, India, Canada and Europe. Even before this pandemic, it was clear that all yoga teachers will have to adapt to the power of teaching online.
As we transition through this COVID-19 pandemic, we all need to think about the next chapter. As we emerge out of this pandemic demand for high-quality, forward-thinking yoga teachers will be more than ever before.
As a Yoga Alliance Accredited 250hr Hot 26 + 2 Teacher Training course all students will be awarded a Yoga Alliance Teaching Certificate, able to obtain their yoga teacher liability insurance.
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new": Socrates
Our hot yoga teacher training program encapsulates the knowledge gained from teaching over 80,000 students and the rapidly advancing field of longevity and sports recover. Our classroom-ready hot yoga teacher training program is the next evolution, embracing a more forward-thinking approach.
Tomorrow's yoga teachers must be able to effectively help the growing number of students over the age of forty looking to restore, strengthen and maintain functional movement and increase muscle mass, which as we age we all tend to lose.
Teaching someone with a dance background is an entirely different ball game to teaching the average 40+ student with stiff, inflexible joints. To ensure full-class sizes, you’re going have to teach both the young and old. But how do you teach both? That’s a good question—a question we fully explore on this course.
In this course, you’re going to have to think. Bill Thwaites, the senior teacher, leading you through this course, is not just going to plough through the biomechanics and common pitfalls of each posture with an expectation you’ll remember it all in six months. Bill is going to give you the insight and knowledge to figure that out for yourself. Not only will you walk away will a full understanding of the 26 postures in the hot yoga series, you’ll also be able to fully dissect and dismember any posture you may come across as you develop and grow as a yoga teacher. You’ll know how to modify a posture correctly, that doesn't merely pacify the student which most modifications sadly do. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to help and retain a more significant number of students.
Your capacity as a teacher is underpinned by your ability to help everyone build greater strength and freedom of movement. When you have that in place, you can genuinely open out your ability as a teacher. It’s the essential tool kit you need if you are to help a more diverse range of students, not just the dancer types but the rapidly growing number of students over 40. The teachers of tomorrow have to up their game, now is not the time to rest on our laurels.
You will walk away from this course with the capacity to walk into any hot yoga studio throughout the world and confidently teach a diverse range of students helping them move their health and vitality forward.
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About Bill Thwaites
This in-depth practical teaching course is led solely by one of the UK’s most senior and highly acclaimed hot yoga teacher, who personally has taught the likes of Lady Gaga, Benedict Cumberbatch, Hayley Atwell and Robert Downey Jr. As the former founder of London’s highly successful group of Sohot yoga studios, Bill has extensive experience training and mentoring teachers from all over the world.
While we’re all in lockdown, you can all keep practising yoga at home. You know the 26 + 2 sequence of posture well enough to explore it in a different environment. Practising at home gives you the space to evaluate the positions from a different perspective. That’s valuable. Do not waste this opportunity.
The best way to practice at home is to set up an interval timer on your phone that beeps every 30 seconds. You need a timer to stop your mind from wandering and keep you on track with the routine. A timer ensures you don’t fixate on any one posture and keeps you moving through the sequence.
Every time you hear a beep, you move to the next posture. For example, expand into half-moon right side - beep - move into half-moon left side - beep - move into a backbend and so on. For some postures like Standing Bow, you may like to extend the period by holding the posture through two beeps which will give you 1 minute in that posture. If you fall out simply jump back in or take a rest until the timer signals the next posture. You may prefer to set the timer to 40 seconds intervals. Explore the right speed for you.
I love practising with a timer. It gives me the space to switch off my thinking mind and forge a better connection with my body, without distractions. All my one-on-one home coached students, quickly discover the power of using an interval timer, not just for their yoga, but for their strength and cardio routines.
The interval timer I use on my iPhone is called Seconds: http://www.intervaltimer.com
I have set up the app to beep and announce the name of the next posture, giving me one less thing to think about.
Below is a link to a webpage that runs interval timer for the hot yoga 26 + 2 routine. It works on any web browser. But if you want it to announce the name of the next posture, you’ll have to install the app on your phone. Then click the link “Install in Seconds Pro” to install the26 + 2 routine onto your app.
If you wish, once downloaded, you’ll be able to change the timings of each posture and even add other poses into the mix.
Here is the standard hot yoga sequence with two sets of each posture: http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/8745557
At home, I prefer this shorter version with just one set of each posture: http://www.intervaltimer.com/timers/8755714
Senior Yoga Teacher: Bill Thwaites