Immersion - Insight - Understanding
Welcome to Copenhagen Yoga Academy ! I am so honoured and excited to help you on your path to be a part of my educational program. I hope that this page will provide you with all the information you need, and if not, please always feel free to call us or send us an email.
Being a yoga teacher is the most noble profession in the world. When you teach yoga to others, your students will put their mental and physical health, as well as their open heart and spirit in YOUR hands. For many, being in a yoga class means opening up, being vulnerable, and discovering new depths of their own existance. We know how important this is. Just like you wouldn't put your physical or mental health in the hands of a doctor or psychologist who finished their education by taking a quick course. Yoga is a more powerful form of therapy than most people realise, and to be able to provide others with this knowledge, you need to be qualified and properly educated. Just doing yoga doesn't give you the same knowledge as years of dedicated, specialised education does.
Thru this educational program my wish is to guide you on your yoga journey, and because quality teaching is my number one drive. In everything I do, I put utmost passion, knowledge and detail, and I never take shortcuts. To speak frankly, if your goal is to quickly become a yoga teacher in order to earn quick money, there are many training programs that are shorter than mine, and they are probably a better choice for you then. I have dedicated this life to yoga, and it is my promise, never to offer inadequate yoga lesson or a teacher program just to follow the latest trends.
Just like any fine craft, yoga too needs time, patience, perseverance and a lot of practice to master. By having the same number of lecturing hours stretched through a longer period of time, you will be able to grow and mature in your own yoga practice.
Each weekend has a theme so that during these five months you will be introduced to standing postures, backwards, twist and forward bends, as well as the much loved and powerful restorative positions as well as pranayama. The entire course costs only DKK 15,000, and it is inclusive practice program from each weekend, personal coaching during all the weekends and various material that will be allocated before each weekend.
Our education program will run over 5 months, which makes it more accessible. This puts you in charge of the level you want to acheive, and for dedicated students, there will always be options for further progress.
** If you want to teach Iyengar®Yoga once, you need to participate in teaching and practice yoga undergo an International Certification.
To do this, you must meet this:
Practiced Iyengar®Yoga for at least 6 years
Mentorship for at least 3 years
Member of the IYFDK for at least 3 years
In addition to the Immersion, understanding courses , you must participate in at least 2 weekly yoga classes , a beginner class as well as one on level 3 or level 4 as well as do 3 written annual tasks
To become a mentoring student, you must have at least 3 years of practice and write an application for me.
We will then together create an education plan for you that fits into your everyday life
WHO CAN JOIN
Anyone with 6 months of yoga experience can join when the season starts. This means if you have continuously practised yoga for a minimum of 6 months, you can join our program , and afterwards decide how far you want to take your progress.
ABOUT METTE ØRUM
Mette is the founder and teacher at Copenhagen Yoga. She is International certified Senior Intermediate One Iyengar Yoga teacher which makes her one of the highest certified yoga teachers in Scandinavia, where she is also well known for her therapeutic yoga for people with concussion, whiplash, depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome. She also teaches at her many international retreats throughout the year. She has more than 25 years of experience, for years she has lived and studied in the ashram of Syda Yoga, and has been taught by BKS. Iyengar himself and Geeta Iyengar herself , as from some of the best Iyengar yoga teachers around the world, as well as the famous Ayurvedic guru Dr. Vasant Lad, before returning and settling in Copenhagen to open her own studio – Copenhagen Yoga.
She is a patient, kind and very skilled teacher, eager to transfer her knowledge onto new aspiring yoga teachers. Her classes are always filled with her positive joyful energy. Many have become yoga teachers under her mentorship, and are now teaching at Copenhagen Yoga.
Mette has been practicing yoga since she was a teenager, and has been teaching it to others for over half of her life. So with Mette as your teacher, you are not only certain to receive the best education, but to also get a passionate mentor, to whom yoga is not just a job, but whole life’s purpose (Dharma). With Mette, you are in the best hands, both as a yoga student and a future yoga teacher.