100-hours Inversion Teacher Training Certificate Course (Tue & Thu Morning) - [ 09th August 2022 ~ 20th September 2022]

FAQ  100-hours Inversion Teacher Training Certificate Course (Tue & Thu Morning)

I am a beginner, I would like to improve my inversion poses, can I take this inversion teacher training course?

If you have been practicing regularly and if you have a keen interest in further deepening your practice in inversion poses, yes you can join this course. This course is structured from basics and introduces a student to start an inversion journey from the foundation knowledge. You can take this course as intensive training but we recommend you complete the 200hrs teacher training course before or after this course before you start sharing or teaching these techniques to others.


Can I teach yoga to beginners after completing this inversion teacher training?

Inversion teacher training is a specialty teacher training where it’s an added knowledge and skill to the foundation knowledge you learned from the foundation course. Completing an inversion teacher training alone will not be sufficient to teach yoga to others, especially beginners. This applies to all forms of specialised intensive teacher training such as prenatal yoga teacher training and kids yoga teacher training. We recommend students undertake comprehensive foundation teacher training, such as the 200-hour yoga teacher training course, as a minimum to build a strong base for their journey into yoga teaching. 


I am a current member of Anahata Yoga. I hold an annual membership package. Can I suspend my membership during the study of the teacher training?

Yes you can suspend the membership for the duration of the course. Existing Annual Group Membership can be suspended from the course start date to the end date of the teacher training course.

Any complimentary membership offer that is given due to the bank transfer payment mode, then the complimentary membership will be set to activate automatically after the assignment deadline date (1 month after the course end date).

You can request an early start of the complimentary package and then activate the annual package membership if you finish your andiappan yoga and group classes earlier than the set date. You can choose to give the complimentary package to a non-member of Anahata Yoga.

The admin fee will be waived for the early start of the complimentary and annual group class package.

Please visit this page to rad the terms and conditions of the suspension and apply for the suspension of the existing annual group class package.

Please note short term memberships and coupon packages cannot be suspended.


What are the key takeaways of this inversion teacher training? And why I should learn from Anahata Yoga?

Anahata Yoga Studio is a pioneer in bringing various accredited yoga teacher training courses to hong kong and has been setting the industry standard in the yoga-practicing and teaching community.

Additionally, you will be learning from a team of teachers with extensive and long-term experience in teaching yoga who are knowledgeable and skillful in teaching inversion practices.

You will go through a detailed and thorough understanding of the anatomy and physiology of inverted poses, how to prevent injuries, and how to hands-on assist and help students during the inversion practice.  You will develop an understanding of the basic preparation methods and sequencing to inversion poses and progress both physically and mentally. 

At the end of the course, you will be confident to practice and teach inversion poses such as shoulder stand, headstand, elbow stand, and handstand in a safe and practical manner with additional understanding for modification and variation practices to support further student development.


What support do I get during this inversion practice in this training? 

You will receive a detailed course manual that explains warmups, steps, various approaches, final pose, modification, variations, counterposes for each inversion pose we practice in the teacher training. 

You will be given free access (for the duration of the whole teacher training) to a vast video archive of yoga poses video library where you can practice and fine-tune the techniques explained in the teacher training class during the training program. 

You will also have access to self-assessment quizzes which are useful learning tools to become familiar with inversion pose names, anatomy, and physiology elements for inversion poses, and reinforce understanding across all elements of the course curriculum.

Last but not least you get 20 Group classes and 20 andiappan yoga classes to practice before, during, and after the teacher training which is focused around the inversion theme to see consistent progress in your yoga journey overall.


How is the course structured? Is it physically demanding

Inversion is not just only a practice that can just improve by jumping up and down into inversion poses every day. Most students fail to understand the basic foundation knowledge of the mechanics of the inversion. While some may have the naturally strong core muscle but fail to understand the role of the secondary muscles group that plays a key role in gaining control and stability in the inversion poses. 

For this reason, the course will begin with an introduction to the key anatomical study of the inversion poses for two main reasons 1) Preparation for inversion poses 2) Injury prevention. 

Every class will involve a portion of interactive anatomy learning with the practice of poses detailing the key muscle groups. We recommend students avoid any strenuous sports activities during the teacher training course.


Can I attend the course if I am pregnant?

Inversion poses are proven to be very beneficial for pregnant women. However, taking private or tailor-made classes such as prenatal yoga is preferred to gain optimum benefits. 

As this teacher training mainly focuses on inversion poses, it’s not ideal for pregnant women.  We recommend you take our foundation course, prenatal yoga, kids yoga, yoga therapy, pranayama, and meditation teacher training courses which are suitable to study even if you are a pregnant woman.


Why should I join Anahata Yoga’s Teacher Training Course? What is the difference between your training course and the others on offer in the market?

Please read our 10 Reasons to Join Our Teacher Training Course. That aside, there are three main advantages to joining our Teacher Training Courses:

1. We are very particular about our teaching method

Our training courses are structured in the same way as those offered in India, and our yoga masters teach the classes in the same manner as they have learned in India. Taking part in our teacher training is therefore akin to taking yoga teacher trainings in India. In most other teacher training courses, students get a limited yoga education that is highly dependent on their teacher’s own training and knowledge. What happens is that there is a simple passage of knowledge from the teacher to the students, instead of a dynamic environment wherein students learn concepts and postures in a manner that they will be able to teach again in their own style. Moreover, the traditional core concepts and principles taught in teacher training are very important in the understanding of yoga philosophy. Such knowledge is impossible to gain simply by reading books. In order to fully grasp the practical and philosophical tenets of yoga, one has to learn it from fully professional, well-trained, and experienced yoga masters who are able to thoroughly explain and demonstrate such concepts and practices.

2. Our courses are integrated and inclusive

We cover most types of yoga and lineages in our teaching training so that students get a holistic view and understanding of what yoga is, how it was developed over the years, and how it is relevant today. Our courses are designed in such a way that includes as much depth and breadth of yoga history and philosophy as possible and integrates both theoretical and practical aspects of the practice.

3. Continuing Education and Support

We continue training and helping our students even after they have completed the programme We make sure our students get teaching opportunities at other centres. In fact, other yoga studios in Hong Kong prefer to hire graduates of our teacher training courses because of their knowledge in various types of yoga, routines, and as well as their ability to develop their own sequences and teaching plans. Moreover, at Anahata Yoga, we hire only teachers who have completed our own Yoga Teacher Training Courses.


What are the COVID – 19 Safety Measures for our ongoing and upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Courses, Class Arrangements made by Anahata Yoga Studio.

COVID – 19 Safety Measures for our ongoing and upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Courses – Class Arrangements. 

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

Currently (Effective from 18th Feb 2021) all the teacher training classes are conducted face to face in the studio. Regular group/ private classes are also conducted in the studio.

Online Class Participation Option: Students may also choose to attend recommended group and Andiappan Yoga classes, and complete the practical assessment online, and submit written assignments online.

If the Hong Kong government announces the temporary closure of yoga studios due to COVID social distancing measures, we will conduct the teacher training theory topics such as the yoga intro module, yoga anatomy module through interactive online learning mode.

For students who wish not to attend the practical part of the teacher training online during the mandatory closure of yoga studios, we give the following options.

Missed Classes Retake Option: You can skip attending the online classes in the current batch and join the teacher training classes when the classes are moved back to the studio. We will arrange to assign you to another batch (subject to availability) and complete the missed classes. Please note you have six months to complete the remaining classes (online or studio classes) from the current batch commencement date. Due to mandatory Covid lockdown measures, we will waive the class retake admin fee.

or

Batch Transfer Option: You can apply for a one-time free batch transfer before the start of the current course to another upcoming batch which starts within the next six months of the current course start date. You have to choose two batch options to request for this batch transfer. Please note once the batch transfer is approved (subject to availability), all the teacher training classes must be completed within the same batch.

Any offers, promotions, or special approvals were given to original batch students will not be given to the batch transfer/ retake students who choose any one of the above arrangements.

At Anahata, we strive to give the best learning experience possible and to help you stay inspired on your yoga journey.


Can I choose to attend the classes online?

You can attend the recommended group and andiappan yoga classes online. However, we recommend you attend the teacher training classes in the studio to see real progress in your inversion practice.


What is your professional advice to me on how to make the best of the teacher training program?

Keep an open mind learning approach during the training. Learn the positives from teachers of different lineage and learn to apply the techniques in your practice first and give time to reflect. Don’t judge the teaching approach just by doing once or twice.

Start your recommended group practice and Andiappan yoga classes as early as possible and keep it regular. Don’t wait until the last minute and rush to finish the classes. These are really good opportunities to interact with the teachers and learn more with the teacher’s guidance.

Although asanas are most people’s major focus in the practice of yoga, learn to balance your practice by attending breathing-focused classes and meditation classes regularly.

As you know when students become too dependent on group classes, they may not be able to practice yoga without relying on the physical presence of the teacher.  It’s important to keep a self-practice for at least a  minimum of 15 minutes every day. Listen to the body and practice accordingly.

We also recommend taking a few private lessons with one of the faculty teachers. This will give you a deeper learning process as every student is unique in learning the techniques as per their limitations. During the private class, the teacher can explain your limitations and how to adapt your practice accordingly and see consistent progress in your yoga journey.


How does the 100hrs calculate as per the new standards of Yoga Alliance?

Anahata Yoga does more than the 100hrs requirement as prescribed by Yoga alliance’s new standards announced in Feb 2020.
We want to make sure every student completing the course is fully equipped to teach a class and are confident with the knowledge they gained from this training. We believe learning yoga at our studio is not merely a certification process but a life-changing experience.

Following is the class breakdown for this 100hrs teacher training course.

  1. YTT Classes 12 x 3 = 36 hrs
  2. Group Classes – 30 hrs 
  3. Andiappan Yoga Classes – 12 classes = 24 hrs
  4. Assesement/ Quiz / Self-study/ Demonstration 12 hrs

 Total = 102 hrs

For more details of the above classes please refer to the intro page of this course.


Can you give me some references for your Teacher Training graduates who have completed your yoga teacher training course and running their own yoga studios?

We have many TT graduates currently teaching full-time and part-time in many yoga studios in Hong Kong and other parts of the world. Some of our graduates are successfully running their own yoga studios in many part of the world including;

  1. Ivy Yip – YogaLaya, Kwai Fong Hong Kong
  2. Queenie – Studio Q, TST, Hong Kong
  3. Kosta Miachin – Vikasa Yoga – Thailand
  4. Mario Corella – Rancho Largo Yoga – Mexico
  5. Sharon Wong – Yoga Club Association, Hong Kong
  6. Ellen Yu – Yoga Club Association, Hong Kong
  7. Hazel – Inspire Yoga, Hong Kong
  8. Chi Chi – Inspire Yoga, Hong Kong
  9. Teresa Cheung – Yoga Fitness, Hong Kong
  10. Laura Shore – Green Frog, Hong Kong
  11. Supatcha Songcharoen – Little Yoga, Bangkok, Thailand
  12. Tanida Indrawati – Yoga Club Studio, Indonesia
  13. Elizabeth Rowan, Haven Yoga, USA
  14. Sylvie Tremblay – Yoga Sangha, Montreal, Canada
  15. Cindy Chow – Landmark Mandarin Hotel, Hong Kong
  16. Emilie Mognetti – Aix Yoga Center, France
  17. Tammy Kwok – Inspire Yoga, Hong Kong
  18. Tanny Tang – ATM Yoga, Hong Kong
  19. Vienna Mak, – Yoga Journey, Hong Kong
  20. Chaukei, Yoga UP, Hong Kong

You can find more references in our teacher directory https://iya-asia.com/teacher-directory/



Once I have completed the teacher training, how could I further my knowledge in yoga practices and philosophy?

We recommend you to keep yourself under the guidance of experienced masters. Our masters are willing to give you full guidance and support even after you have completed the training. This is very important in staying inspired throughout your practice. You can also attend our other accredited yoga teacher training courses to deepen your learning in various topics of yoga:

Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (300 RYT)

Following on the 200hr teacher training course, yoga is not only about doing the final poses but also about understanding anatomy, how to warm up properly and modification of poses according to your body. The Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training will help you progress to the next level of your yoga journey. The course, led by Master Yogananth and his team, will enable you to explore the capabilities of your body with intermediate to advanced level poses.

Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course (300 RYT)

Yoga has traditionally been taught to individuals, with tailor-made sessions designed to address unique and specific ailments and diseases. This practice cannot be implemented in large classes. A therapeutic approach to yoga, is the best way to start your practice. Yoga Therapy is the future of yoga.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course (RCYT)

The best way to start teaching yoga is to teach kids. Kids are fun to be with and open-minded as long as it is fun and creative. Kids yoga is now taught in schools and most sports centres.  This Kids Yoga Teacher Training course will prepare you with all the tools to teach kids up to the age of 18.

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course (RPYT)

The benefits of yoga during pregnancy are well-known with many doctors recommending it.  Simple yogic poses and breathing techniques, along with meditation can greatly assist women in preparing for natural childbirth. This Prenatal yoga teacher training gives you all the tools, preparation, knowledge, and first-hand experience you need to teach pregnant women.

Private Yoga Classes

If you feel you are not ready to dive into another training just yet but would like to take some time to consolidate what you have learned and to put that into practice, you can consider private yoga.  One of our experienced teachers will help tailor a practice for you to improve your practice and to achieve your specific goals.

Group Yoga Classes

Take your time and practice what you have learned in our teacher training course and attend our regular group yoga classes to improve your health and well-being. At Anahata Yoga, there isn’t a shortage of inspiration and knowledge.

Can I teach yoga to beginners after completing this inversion teacher training?

Inversion teacher training is a specialty teacher training where it’s an added knowledge and skill to the foundation knowledge you learned from the foundation course. Completing an inversion teacher training alone will not be sufficient to teach yoga to others, especially beginners. This applies to all forms of specialised intensive teacher training such as prenatal yoga teacher training and kids yoga teacher training. We recommend students undertake comprehensive foundation teacher training, such as the 200-hour yoga teacher training course, as a minimum to build a strong base for their journey into yoga teaching.


Once I have completed the teacher training, how could I further my knowledge in yoga practices and philosophy?

We recommend you to keep yourself under the guidance of experienced masters. Our masters are willing to give you full guidance and support even after you have completed the training. This is very important in staying inspired throughout your practice. You can also attend our other accredited yoga teacher training courses to deepen your learning in various topics of yoga:

Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training (300 RYT)

Following on the 200hr teacher training course, yoga is not only about doing the final poses but also about understanding anatomy, how to warm up properly and modification of poses according to your body. The Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training will help you progress to the next level of your yoga journey. The course, led by Master Yogananth and his team, will enable you to explore the capabilities of your body with intermediate to advanced level poses.

Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Course (300 RYT)

Yoga has traditionally been taught to individuals, with tailor-made sessions designed to address unique and specific ailments and diseases. This practice cannot be implemented in large classes. A therapeutic approach to yoga, is the best way to start your practice. Yoga Therapy is the future of yoga.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training Course (RCYT)

The best way to start teaching yoga is to teach kids. Kids are fun to be with and open-minded as long as it is fun and creative. Kids yoga is now taught in schools and most sports centres.  This Kids Yoga Teacher Training course will prepare you with all the tools to teach kids up to the age of 18.

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Course (RPYT)

The benefits of yoga during pregnancy are well-known with many doctors recommending it.  Simple yogic poses and breathing techniques, along with meditation can greatly assist women in preparing for natural childbirth. This Prenatal yoga teacher training gives you all the tools, preparation, knowledge, and first-hand experience you need to teach pregnant women.

Private Yoga Classes

If you feel you are not ready to dive into another training just yet but would like to take some time to consolidate what you have learned and to put that into practice, you can consider private yoga.  One of our experienced teachers will help tailor a practice for you to improve your practice and to achieve your specific goals.

Group Yoga Classes

Take your time and practice what you have learned in our teacher training course and attend our regular group yoga classes to improve your health and well-being. At Anahata Yoga, there isn’t a shortage of inspiration and knowledge.

What happens if I miss some classes?

We will plan a revision class on the last week of the course and students who have missed a few classes or who have questions may request to go over those topics again.


How to cover the classes I missed in the YTT?

If you have missed up to three classes, you can send us the dates and the topics you missed and we can cover those topics during the revision class,

But if you have missed more than three classes you can retake the whole module during the upcoming YTT. However, these makeup classes must be taken within the next 6 months of your batch YTT and are subject to availability and payment of admin fee for each module.

All communications in regards to the missed classes should be sent to ytt@anahatayoga.com.hk


What happens if I miss the course I signed up for and I have travel plans/emergency that I cannot attend the full course/module?

Students must provide a notice in writing if they are to miss the course / full module prior to the commencement date. If the student already knows the dates of their missing classes/modules before the commencement of the course, they can inform us at least one week before the start of the course and no admin fee will be charged.

There is an administrative fee of HK$500 (per module) if one or more modules are missed, once the course has begun subject to the next course availability. If a student fails to attend the course without any prior written notice or management approval, he/she will be considered a dropout.  No refund will be given for dropout students.

For more details on the administrative fee related to batch transfer/retake of missed classes/extension on the recommended group and Andiappan yoga classes and extension on assignment submission, please refer to this page

If you wish to enquire more details about the teacher training course or about early bird spot availability please WhatsApp to our Business account, our staff can assist you.