Sherpa Course Delivery Options:


The Sherpa Intensive comprises all three core elements (recommended): Transformation Yoga, Pure Meditation Foundation and Optimal Breathing. It can be an be delivered in three main ways:

  • One-Day Intensive Training Package + strongly recommended whole or half day Refresher training within 4 weeks                                                                                          

  • 3 x 3.25 hr Intensive sessions, over 3 weeks

 

  • 5 x 2.5 hour Intensive sessions, over 5 weeks

 

A Sherpa Intensive Course Handbook is provided free of charge to each participant on all of our courses.

 

In detail: Format of the Sherpa Intensive and example timings:

One-Day Intensive Training Package

09.00  for 09.15 start

09.15   Welcome & introduction – to each other, the day, the aims and the                     benefits.

09.35   Participants complete Yoga health questionnaire (so that Yoga can be                bespoke to individual health needs).

09.45   Transformation Yoga introductory class (energising theme) and                          guidance for use at work

11.15     Break

11.30    Introduction to Optimal Breathing: Breath Awareness and                                   Enhancement

12.00   Light Lunch

12.50   Optimal Breathing – the science of good breathing

13.00   Transformation Yoga class (de- stress/relaxation theme) and                               guidance for use at work

13.50   Break

14.00   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching (with break)

16.45   Evaluation & Close

 

3 x 3.25 hr Intensive sessions, over 3 weeks

Examples of morning timings:

Week 1

09.00   for 09.15 start

09.15   Welcome & introduction – to each other, the day, the aims and the benefits.

09.35   Participants complete Yoga health questionnaire (so that Yoga can be

bespoke to individual health needs).

09.45   Transformation Yoga introductory class (energising theme) and guidance for use at work

11.15   Break

11.25   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching part 1

12.30  Close

 

Week 2

09.15   Welcome & feedback on personal practice

09.30   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching part 2

11.15   Break

11.25   Transformation Yoga class (de- stress/relaxation theme) and guidance for use at work

12.15   Introduction to Optimal Breathing: Breath Awareness and Enhancement part 1

12.30   Close

 

Week 3

09.15   Welcome & feedback on personal practice

09.35   Introduction to Optimal Breathing: Breath Awareness and Enhancement part 2

09.50   Optimal Breathing – the science of good breathing

10.00   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching part 3

11.45   Break

11.55   Transformation Yoga review/refresh

12.15   Round up

12.25   Evaluation & Close

 

5 x 2.5 hour Intensive sessions, over 5 weeks

Examples of morning timings:

Week 1

09.00   for 09.15 start

09.15   Welcome & introduction – to each other, the day, the aims and the benefits.

09.35   Participants complete Yoga health questionnaire (so that Yoga can be

bespoke to individual health needs).

09.45   Transformation Yoga introductory class (energising theme) and guidance for use at work

11.15  Introduction to Optimal Breathing: Breath Awareness and Enhancement

11.45   Close

 

Week 2

09.15    Welcome & feedback on personal practice

09.30   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching part 1

11.45     Close

 

Week 3

09.15   Welcome & feedback on personal practice

09.30   Transformation Yoga class (de- stress/relaxation theme) and guidance for use at work

10.20   Optimal Breathing review/refresh & the science of good breathing

10.50   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching part 2

11.45   Close

 

Week 4

09.15   Welcome & feedback on personal practice. Sustaining practice

09.35   Transformation Yoga bespoke review/refresh/further relaxation exercises

10.35   Optimal Breathing bespoke review/refresh

10.50   Benefits of Progressive Coaching

11.05   Practical Mindfulness

11.30   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching/practice part 3

11.45   Close

 

Week 5

09.15   Welcome & feedback on personal practice. Sustaining practice

09.40   Transformation Yoga bespoke review/refresh/further relaxation exercises

10.10   Progressive Coaching re-cap

10.20   Optimal Breathing bespoke review/refresh

10.30   How sustained performance and resilience at work is dependent upon

sustained well-being

10.50   Further options

11.00   Pure Meditation Foundation teaching/practice part 4

11.15   Round up

11.30   Evaluation

11.45   Close


Target audience

The Sherpa training could potentially benefit every single member of staff in your organisation and we are able to tailor packages to the needs of different teams.

We leave it to you to decide who you believe would benefit most from the training, although we are happy to provide guidance on this.

Voluntary attendance

We invite attendance to be voluntary as far as possible. Although the training is a complete package in its own right, as far as Sherpa is concerned, participants who do not wish to learn any particular part; i.e. Transformation Yoga and/or Pure Meditation Foundation and/or Optimal Breathing can miss these out. Unfortunately, we are unable to subsidise the fee if anyone chooses to do this.

Number of participants

In all group training, numbers are kept to a maximum of 12 (and minimum of 5), so as to give plenty of individual attention to participants’ learning and practice and so that in the Transformation Yoga sections of the course, postures and movements can be adapted according to individual need.

Please advise participants to wear loose, layered clothing with no shorts, low necklines or sleeveless tops. You are welcome to bring your own Yoga/Pilates non-slip mat, cushions and blankets, although these will all be provided.

Health conditions

At the beginning of every training course involving Transformation Yoga, all participants are required to complete and sign a health questionnaire so that a) the trainer is aware of any health conditions and can tailor the training accordingly, and b) each participant takes full responsibility for their health and wellbeing whilst participating.

All practices taught by Sherpa are gentle, and should, if carried out as taught, be beneficial to participant’s overall physical and psychological health. However, if participants have any serious medical or psychological problem, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, mental illness, back or neck problems, or recent abdominal or chest surgery, they should consult their GP or health professional before undertaking the Sherpa training.

Breathing conditions

As there is a great deal of emphasis on the breath throughout the Sherpa training package, where possible, please ask potential participants with breathing problems (diagnosed or otherwise) to consult their GP and obtain their GP’s consent to participate. Thank you. A version of Pure Meditation Foundation can be learnt without reference to the breath.

Pregnant participants

We cannot train participants in Transformation Yoga who are pregnant or those who have given birth less than three months before the training. These participants would have to attend a specialist Ante-Natal/Post Natal yoga class which Sherpa does not provide at present in the corporate environment. However, pregnant participants can attend the Pure Meditation Foundation and Optimal Breathing training at the trainer’s discretion.