ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course is designed for yoga students with a consistent practice who are ready to deepen their practice and step into the role of the teacher. If you complete all the course content, you will receive a Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher qualification, recognised around the world. You will be guided the whole way by Bess Prescott, Tahl Rinsky and an incredible faculty including Rose Baudin (Ayurveda + philosophy), Dena Kingsberg (Philosophy + voice).
You will practice 6 days, with one rest day. For five days, you will practice our Creature Yoga livestream class, plus 30 mins of guided pranayama and meditation. Once a week, Tahl or Bess will teach an exclusive 90 minute workshop class focusing on asana technique.
Each week you will spend at least 1 hour practice teaching, virtually, with one or more of your fellow students, giving and receiving feedback from each other.
Each week, you will receive a 2 hour pre-recorded lecture from Rose, Dena or Dana. 2 hours on techniques, alignment, teaching skills, philosophy, mantra and other topics from Tahl and Bess. And fortnightly live calls (1-2 hours) to answer your questions and hang out together! These calls will also be recorded if you can’t join us live.
At the end of each week, you will complete a short quiz to test your knowledge.
WE WILL COVER
- Asana: learn to teach safe, alignment-focused poses, in intelligent sequences
- Pranayama: learn ujjayi breath for asana practice, plus simple seated pranayama techniques
- Meditation: develop a personal meditation practice
- Mantra: learn some important Sanskrit mantras to empower yourself and your practice
- Philosophy and history: understand what is yoga, and where did it come from?
- Anatomy: learn functional anatomy for safe + effective asana
- Practice teaching: via online portals, to implement all of the above!
YOUR LEAD TEACHERS
Bess grew up on the ocean and then an organic farm nestled in the Blue Mountains, Australia, spending a childhood in wonderment of the earth, the sky, and all the mysterious beings that lived between. She has been practicing yoga more than half her life, beginning at age 14 when she began a daily practice with the help of a Louisa Sears video she found in her mum’s cupboard. She has been graced with years of study with incredible teachers, including Rose Baudin, Sally Kempton, Elena Brower, Carlos Pomeda, Clive Sheridan, Tara Judelle, Rod Stryker and Gwyn Williams. She is in love with the Goddess in all her forms, and shares Devi practices through meditation, mantra, pranayama, and asana. She lives in Byron Bay and is the co-owner of Creature Yoga with Tahl Rinsky. She has been teaching yoga since 2011 and is Yoga Alliance ERYT200 and RYT500 certified.
As a committed practitioner, teacher, and mother to 3 beautiful young children, Tahl lives and breathes the teachings of yoga throughout every aspect of her life. Born in NYC and raised in Israel, Tahl now calls the beaches of Byron Bay Australia home where she co-owns Creature Yoga with Bess Prescott and teaches Yoga regularly. Officially introduced to Ashtanga as a child by her Mom, Tahl established her own practice upon returning to New York in her late teens. In 2012, pregnant with her 3rd child, she completed a 3-year teacher training (2000 hours) with Dena Kingsberg at the Byron Shala and has been teaching yoga since. Forever a dedicated student, she has continued to study extensively and has been blessed with amazing teachers including Elena Brower, Rod Stryker, Rose Baudin, Carlos Pomeda, Clive Sheridan and Gwyn Williams. As a teacher, Tahl shares a creative and accessible breath focused Vinyasa flow influenced by ashtanga in a strong, fun and dynamic style. Her classes celebrate the raw beauty of life’s moments and the individual strengths each of us carry within. Tahl is Yoga Alliance ERYT200 and RYT500 certified.