The Course Explained in brief Q and A
Q. Why would you want to do it?
A. In essence Yogabeats is a pathway, one way of embracing and celebrating one’s own internal mystery. It is a method of self-discovery and realisation (svadhyaya). It is a transformational path from linearity into non-linearity/rational to irrational, manifest to unmanifest. YogaBeats is not just another system to adopt, but facilitation to one’s own uniqueness. For when each person discovers the direction and purpose behind their Mission all of Humanity is enriched!!!!
Q. Who is it for?
A. All qualified/certified yoga teachers (NB the qualifications must be approved by a recognised Yoga Association).
Q. What will happen when you complete the course?
A. You will, if successful, become a certified Yogabeats Teacher (level 1) qualified and approved of by Yogabeats to teach as a Yogabeats teacher the principles learnt during the course. (N.B. if the candidate is unsuccessful in completing the course they will be given a second attempt at a reduced fee if they so wish to retake the course!).
Q. Who you can target once you have done training?
A. The target market of Yogabeats is without limit and Yogabeats is not limited in its application. This initial course is restricted though to non-minors – and a second course ‘Teen Beats’ will follow. One of the central intentions of a Yogabeats certification is that its ‘Teachers’ practically demonstrate that Yogabeats is a tool for sociological change and transformation and that every teacher has an ongoing ‘outreach’ agenda/programme that is part of a Yogabeats teacher’s regular work, i.e. that they take Yoga to a part(s) of society where it can make a difference in improving environmental and psychological circumstances for their students – so that Yoga truly becomes the tool for change that it in fact is!
Q. How can it add to your business?
A. Yogabeats will greatly enhance and expand all dimensions of a yoga teacher’s normal clienteles, primarily because of the significant and unique attraction of:
1) Encouraging students to not hold rigidly held yoga poses in ‘earnest reverential’ silence as is a ‘given’ in traditional yoga classes and to explore and identify/reverence the unique physical possibilities of their own bodies.
2) ‘Sensitising’ students so they never override and go beyond the internal signalling and ‘felt’ limits of one’s own form.
3) To have fun and enjoy one’s own physicality “no matter what!!!” by putting the emphasis on having ‘Fun’ during the practice, as this has the effect of centring a person within their field of somatic intelligence …… whilst always incorporating music and rhythms ….. and responding to this with spontaneous movements within and beyond the boundaries of Asanas.
Q. What is the complete timetable for every day?
A. (Refer to timetable)
Q. What Teaching materials do we need?
A. They need to bring mat/notepad & pen/diary/full collection of favourite music/rhythms on CD or Ipod with speakers.
Q. What are the Conditions of Participation – Age/Payment/Teacher Certificates
- An interview about prospective candidates ‘Intentionality’ Mission Statement with David Sye conducted by phone/Internet Skype or in person, minimum one month before the course begins.
- Diploma of Yoga Teaching
- There is no age limit (no minor)
- Payment for the course is in advance
- Candidates are required to have been teaching a minimum of one year
- There exists no past criminal, psychological or behavioural records with the police or relevant authorities i.e. CRB checked
Q. What are the Visions and Aims of Course/ Value System
A. The visions and aims of this course are the original visions and aims of Yoga itself. The awakening to the non-dualistic ‘perusa’ or oneness of life itself . In short it is a map of consciousness. That said, through the methodology of the Yogabeats training the candidate will acquire a profound experience of their essential selves and will develop the skills in which to communicate this experience to their students.
N.B. An R.Y.B.T. is required to maintain and renew their licence each year and to choose a deprived or needy part of the community and bring Yogabeats to these communities (in brief). They must show that through the teaching of Yogabeats they are making an effective difference to society.