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Diversify and Elevate Your Yoga Teaching Skills

Learn to teach corporate yoga with our online teacher training created by Anouska Shenn, the creative force behind The Office Yoga Company.

In this 50-hour yoga teacher training, you’ll learn the art of teaching yoga in a corporate setting, how to generate business, and much more.

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The dates for the 2024 teacher training will be announced soon.

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With our specialist teacher training, you can:

Make Your CV Stand Out From the Crowd

Learn to adapt traditional poses to office spaces, addressing the physical and mental strains of desk work. Your newfound expertise will make you an invaluable asset to your corporate clients.

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Navigate the Complexities of the Business World

Overcome teaching challenges unique to corporate settings, from accommodating different abilities to creating a zen space amidst fluorescent lights and back-to-back meetings.

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Master Virtual, In-Person, and Hybrid Classes

Adaptability is your superpower. Gain the skills to deliver engaging sessions in virtual, face-to-face, and hybrid formats. Whether your students are in home offices or boardrooms, you can become their go-to instructor.

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Market Your Corporate Classes Effectively

Uncover the secrets to setting competitive prices in the corporate yoga space. Articulate the unique value you bring to businesses, ensuring your services are not just desired but essential.

Accreditation

This accredited training course meets Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance Professionals requirements for CPD, and you will receive a digital YACEP® certificate for your continuing education hours (50 CET hours).

Pre-Requisites

You must have completed an initial teacher training to be eligible for this course. Prior experience working with corporate clients is encouraged but not a necessity.

Course Dates

This course takes place virtually over five consecutive days. The remaining study hours can be self-paced, and you have one month from the end of the course to complete the exams.

Tuition Fees

  • Standard Pricing: £950
  • Early Bird Pricing: £875

Course Overview

Module 1: Introduction to Corporate Yoga

  • The value of yoga in the workplace
  • Understanding corporate culture and dynamics
  • Your role as the yoga teacher
  • Creating a positive and inclusive yoga space

Module 2: Corporate Yoga Fundamentals

  • Desk Yoga and office-friendly mat practices
  • Teaching to varied abilities and experience levels
  • Incorporating breathwork into your yoga classes
  • Incorporating meditation into your yoga classes

Module 3: Anatomy and Physiology

  • Key muscle groups and joints affected by sitting
  • Common musculoskeletal issues and injuries
  • Understanding the body’s response to stress
  • Postures to emphasise and to avoid

Module 4: Teaching Methodology

  • Creating effective and inclusive sequences
  • Overcoming the challenges of teaching in offices
  • Adjusting your teaching style for corporate settings
  • Managing the logistics of teaching in offices and virtually

Module 5: Business of Corporate Yoga

  • Marketing and promoting corporate yoga classes
  • Different routes for working with companies
  • Building and maintaining client relationships
  • Pricing and billing your corporate yoga classes

Course Structure

This programme is divided into five modules and will provide you with the necessary skills to teach yoga for corporate clients. It is open to existing qualified yoga teachers, whether new or seasoned.

Learning Resources
  • Live Zoom calls spread out over five days
  • Digital teacher training course manual
  • Access to the Zoom recordings for one month following the course
  • Discord channel to chat with our community and ask questions

Learning Outcomes

Perhaps you’re trying to make the transition to full-time instructor, or are looking for ways to diversify your yoga income streams. If you’ve been thinking about how to add more corporate classes to your timetable but are not sure where to start, this training will have something for you.

During this course, you will:

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Dive Into the Anatomy of Desk Workers

Learn to design targeted, office-friendly yoga classes with confidence.

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Fine-Tune Your Sequencing

Acquire techniques for sequencing and leading effective desk-based yoga practices.

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Sharpen Your Client Handling Skills

Learn proven strategies to win and keep your corporate clients.

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Understand How to Price Your Classes

Develop a pricing strategy that reflects the value of your classes while remaining competitive.

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Upgrade Your Client Comms

Learn best practices for communicating with your corporate contacts to build long-term partnerships.

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Have Your Burning Questions Answered

Like, should you offer trial classes? And how do you deal with the yoga skeptics in the room?

YOUR FACILITATOR

Hello, I'm Anouska. I've been teaching yoga for over six years (E-RYT® 200, YACEP®).

In 2017 I founded The Office Yoga Company, a corporate wellness consultancy trusted by 150+ organisations globally, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, national governments, and world-class universities.

As someone who both teaches and runs an agency (a rarity in the corporate yoga space), I have a wealth of knowledge and experience, not only in how to teach, but how to make it work as a full-time endeavour. During our busiest weeks of the year, my team and I teach 25+ wellness sessions to clients all around the world. We’ve delivered everything from office team-building events to strategic employee wellness programmes on a global scale.

Before starting my business, I studied economics and graphic design. I began my career working in high-pressure creative roles spanning six years on projects in London, Singapore, and Shanghai. At various points, I was clocking in an extra 50 hours of overtime a month; as were many of my colleagues. Yoga has been a pastime of mine since childhood and I believed strongly in its power to restore some of the disconnect and balance that is lost when we spend too much time living through our screens. What started in earnest as a Tuesday lunchtime class I would give to my fellow colleagues evolved into the business as it stands today.

Teaching wellness practices to people in their offices is never dull, and can even be a bit uncanny at times. It’s also very rewarding and meaningful work, seeing people progress in their practice over the course of many months, or even years. It’s my desire with this programme to help other teachers develop their careers and have a positive and lasting impact on their students.

Teacher trainer Anouska Shenn

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Programme Pre-Requisites?

You must have completed an initial teacher training to be eligible for this course. Prior experience working with corporate clients is encouraged but not a necessity.

What Is the Application Process?

To apply, please send us a scan of your 200-hour certificate given by a Yoga Alliance accredited school, and in your email tell us about your motivation for taking this course. You can contact us by email.

How Is the Programme Assessed?

Full attendance of the modules is required to graduate. For the practical exam, you are required to submit a 20 minute video of you teaching according to a brief provided. There is also a theory exam consisting of an online multiple-choice quiz.

When Does the Programme Take Place?

The dates for the 2024 teacher training will be announced soon. Join the waitlist and be the first to register!

How Do Refunds and Cancellations Work?

Cancellation by Student

If you cancel more than 8 weeks prior to the start of the programme, we will refund 50% of the full price.

If you cancel your place less than 8 weeks before the start of the programme, The Office Yoga Academy is unable to offer you a refund. However, you are welcome to offer your place to another student, provided that they meet the eligibility requirements.

If you need to leave the programme for any reason once it has begun, we are unable to offer you a refund or defer your enrollment.

In the difficult circumstances of you sustaining a serious injury, The Office Yoga Academy team will support you and work out the best way for you to continue the training. You may still attend sessions and either adjust poses or just observe the classes. If you are unable to continue the training after consultation with a fully qualified medical practitioner we will defer the remaining modules to another programme intake but cannot offer a full or partial refund.

Cancellation by The Office Yoga Academy

In the unlikely event of extenuating circumstances, The Office Yoga Academy reserves the right to cancel the course at any time. If the cancellation occurs before the course’s scheduled start, it may be rescheduled. Students unable to attend the new course dates will receive a 100% refund.

If the course is canceled partway through, The Office Yoga Academy will rearrange the remaining modules. If it is not feasible for students to attend the rearranged schedule, a pro-rata refund for the remaining course will be issued.

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