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Our Graduate Courses are designed to open up a world of possibility for Fierce Grace teachers and give them an enormous advantage.

Completing our Level 1 - 200 or 250-hour Yoga Teacher Training course means you have the opportunity to grow into a wide reaching repertoire of class offerings and a deep knowledge of yoga in its many forms and expressions. Our Graduate Courses offer you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn different types of class within your first years of teaching, something that normally takes many years for a teacher to develop.

See below for an overview of our unique, accelerated and transformative training modules for FG Graduates, as well as upcoming course dates.

"It took me about 15 years teaching to feel I had the knowledge required to sequence, offer variations and options within my classes. I wanted to be able to afford Fierce Grace teachers a safe, tried and tested class offering, that would allow them to teach their students in this wide and varied way without the many years of study it took me to be able to offer this. My Training System gives teachers a decade head start in being able to offer a variety of different, safe, popular classes."

Michele Pernetta, Fierce Grace founder and Teacher Training Programme Leader

Courses
The Levels

LEVEL 2

INTEGRATION

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LEVEL 3

EXPLORATION

  • Deep Core The “True Core” pelvis, hips, lower back
  • IN Joint Release and Deep Relaxation
  • Fly The secrets of arm balances
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LEVEL 4

EXPRESSION

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LEVEL 5

SPECIALIST TRAINING

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Level 2 - INTEGRATION

Primal

Primal is a foundation class working on core, upper body, leg and hip strength and stabilisation. It is the evolution of our Classic class. It has a more developed flowing warrior series (not vinyasa) which will allow you to bring both fluidity and expansion to your students. Intermediate students can develop into deeper expression while you expertly bring modifications for new students. Primal presents in both 60 and 75-minute versions, allowing you to alter it for a variety of time slots. It focuses on strength and includes gruelling arm and abdominal sequences for powerful strength development and muscle stabilisation to provide a safe foundation for everyone's practice.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn to teach a faster more dynamic warrior series
  • Discover how to quickly recognise who to adapt and modify for fast
  • Learn effective and safe modifications to utilise in a dynamic practice
  • Learn how to teach and intensify the main action of each pose
  • Learn safe protocols for abdominal and upper body strengthening
  • Practise delivery skills for different energetic parts of the class
  • Learn how to motivate and intensify in a calm, caring manner

Course Information

Course Teacher: Michele Pernetta

Course Location: Fierce Grace North

Course Cost: £150

Course Requirements: 2 years' regular teaching since graduation

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Level 2 - INTEGRATION

WILD

WILD addresses a common imbalance in yoga practitioners and targets muscle and therefore joint stability. Yoga has a reputation for being about stretching, but we need to balance flexibility with strength if we are to stay healthy. Being too flexible is an imbalance and WILD addresses this imbalance, while challenging even the strongest student.

Learn this unique class which is the modern blend of yoga and strength training. Discover aspects of Kundalini yoga, pranayama, ballet conditioning, resistance stretching, HIIT timing for stamina and the incredible power of “Slow” strength training as well the strength building poses of yoga. Discover how constant movement allows the body to make micro adjustments and increase flexibility safely and effectively. Learn the “fire breath” to oxygenate the body and cleanse the nervous system.

Wild develops strong lean muscle, without wearing out the joints as many cardio vascular practises do and shines a light on often neglected areas such as lower abdominals, hip flexors, triceps, pecs, lats, calves and glutes.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how to teach poses that develop muscular strength and joint stability through simple functional movements.
  • Teach exercises that free up the spine and allow the body’s internal energies to move freely.
  • Learn this entry level class that attracts men as well as those who might not approach a classical yoga class.
  • Understand the science behind HIIT, Super Slow® Strength Training, Fire Breath and Kundalini.
  • Learn how to teach effective core strengtheners, upper body and arm strengthening poses, and exercises that condition the psoas, glutes and spine.
  • Learn how to modify for both very strong and very weak students. Practise how to bring a sense of fun, freedom and enthusiasm to your teaching.

Course Information

Course Teacher: Michele Pernetta & Tuuli Shipster

Course Location: Fierce Grace North

Course Cost: £150

Course Requirements: 1 year of regular teaching since graduation

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Level 2 - INTEGRATION

Fierce Grace

Fierce Grace 60 / Refresher Course

Refresh and improve your knowledge of the signature Fierce Grace Class, while increasing your capacity to bring flowing expressive feeling to your class via voice, music, and pacing. Learn the new transition into cartwheel and its modifications, more injury modification wisdom and practice how to teach this one-hour class with less words but more motivation. We will review teaching protocols, the FG Method, and Q and A on general teaching points, as well as refresh all FG pose instructions.

This Teacher Training is the biannual recertification for all FG Teachers and renews their teaching contract. (All teachers need to participate every two years.)

Course Outcomes

  • Refresh your delivery, pace and knowledge of the central FG class
  • A great opportunity to meet up with other FG teachers, discuss our common goals, hear what’s new, dispel bad habits and myths, discuss alignment, modifications and have a teachers catch up
  • Learn the new Warrior Series transition and its modifications
  • Discover how to bring the core actions of each pose to your students for a relevant, edited and powerful class
  • Increase your teaching skills around the pose actions, pose benefits and how to give faster modifications
  • Practise with senior teachers, ask questions, tidy up your script, delivery style and relevance
  • Recertification – this course renews your Teaching Licence

Course Information

Course Teacher: Emma Croft

Course Location: Fierce Grace North

Course Cost: £30 (Free for FG Staff teachers)

Course Requirements: 6 months of regular teaching since graduation

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Level 3 - EXPLORATION

Deep Core

Deep Core is one of FG’s premier classes and is the core of a yoga practice - it teaches sensitivity, awareness and alignment as a foundation for every type of class and a lifetime of safe practice. You will learn how to guide your student's awareness deeper within and teach them ego-less practice. You will gain tools for taking people deeper both physically and mentally.

Discover the “True Core” of the body and how it relates to almost every asana. Learn to teach and modify deep hip-openers, safe deep releases, core yoga alignment, Yin poses, as well as breath and relaxation to all levels and body types. Discover how to assist your students to make deep lasting changes by affecting their pelvis and lower back safely.

Poses are stripped back to their simpler forms in order to crate the space for students to understand their own alignment issues and problem areas.

This is not “yin” yoga, but with an inward turning accent we explore deep powerful hip openers, leg stretches, lower back and pelvis alignment as well as utilising yin style holds and a unique form of relaxation.

Course Outcomes

  • This is a masterclass in pelvis and lower back alignment. The core of a practice and the foundation of yoga alignment
  • Learn more advanced modifications in more complex poses for knee, back sacroiliac and sacrum issues
  • Learn to teach deep hip opening poses with the accent on pelvis and lower back alignment
  • Learn how to keep your students in the moment, through breath and prompts that remove the desire to perform
  • Learn how to “get out of the way” and guide students into a deep sense of opening, surrender and relaxation through voice, prompts, music and silence
  • Learn to strip back more complex poses into their primary form and teach your students the “why” of correct alignment
  • Discover how to guide your students into deep connection with their own skeletal and muscular systems and be guided by their breath
  • Learn to deliver relaxing self-massage followed by a deep relaxation

Course Information

Course Teachers: Michele Pernetta & Emma Croft

Course Location: Fierce Grace North

Course Cost: £325

Course Requirements: 1 year of regular teaching since graduation

Next Course Date

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Level 3 - EXPLORATION

IN

IN is one of the first yoga classes that bridges Yin, Nidra, deep hip and leg stretches and physiotherapy. It is a magical mix of effective joint and muscle openers and stabilisers, with relaxing stretches and slow holds.

Lead your students deeper inwards towards their joints and connective tissue, while directing them towards their deepest relaxation yet, with meditation, Yoga Nidra and a long savasana.

Learn to teach this popular deep, slow, yoga-physiotherapy class, based entirely on the floor. You will teach your students how to open their hips, spine, neck, shoulders and wrists carefully, deeply and softly. Slow holds, stationary core activators, passively and actively open tight areas.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn to teach this popular deep, slow, class, based entirely on the floor
  • Understand the physiotherapy poses and how they work
  • Learn how to modify for very stiff people looking to open their bodies
  • Learn more effective use of props
  • Learn how to direct your students to a state of deepest relaxation and sensitivity
  • Practise how to bring Yoga Nidra and guided meditation to your class
  • Discover how to develop your voice to relax your students
  • Learn to use silence while encouraging people to explore deeply inwards

Course Information

Course Teacher: Michele Pernetta

Course Location: Fierce Grace North

Course Cost: £325

Course Requirements: 2 years of regular teaching since graduation and Deep Core, yin, yoga Nidra or S.O.B. course

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Level 3 - EXPLORATION

Fly

This unique class allows for periods of graceful movement following by brief stops to explore the entry protocols for a variety of arm balancing poses. You will learn how to break poses down for the beginner, as well as the more accomplished student and gain tools to work more deeply with all levels. Learn how to de-mystify user-friendly “glamour poses" such as Crow, Crane, Flying Pigeon, Crazy 8 and more and how to take your students safely into unchartered territory. Learn the anatomically correct way to align shoulders, upper back, elbows and wrists in arm balances.

Fly is woven together with the Fierce Grace principles of flow, intensity and rest, and you will practise how to move your students through both challenging and restful sequences. You will learn building blocks that allow you to vary your class each week and how to support both experienced and beginners alike, to change their perspective and use their body in a brand new way.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn to teach arm balancing poses with alignment and anatomical understanding
  • Develop skills in explaining and breaking down more challenging poses
  • Discover entry protocols in the glamour poses and safe beginner and advanced practice of the poses
  • Learn to deliver this fluid, motivating and instructional class, as well as demo and explain sections of class
  • Learn how to deal with students trepidation with assurance and kindness
  • Learn how to use props for certain poses to assist your students in their exploration

Course Information

Course Teacher: Michele Pernetta

Course Location: Fierce Grace North

Course Cost: £150

Course Requirements: 1 year of regular teaching since graduation and can perform initial stages of poses with a good upper body strength

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Level 4 - EXPRESSION

FG2

This one day course will teach you how to move your students into FG2, an evolution of the popular Fierce Grace class, giving an alchemical mix of structure and freedom. It normally takes a yoga teacher about ten years or more to be able to alter a class each week, varying, moving into different areas and keeping students surprised, while adhering to classical sequencing and safety protocols. Michele has developed a framework for teachers in FG2 to be able to vary classes within the first few years of teaching. This class brings the teacher the capacity to bring variety to students and have a set of interchangeable sequences at their fingertips.

Prerequisite for the Advanced Fierce (Beast) training.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the development of the Fierce Grace class asanas while you learn how to move intermediate students into more advanced expressions
  • Learn the tools to recognise who could move further and who should pull back and how to support them to do so
  • Increase your knowledge of the entry stages of more advanced postures
  • Learn new abdominal and upper body strengthening poses
  • Learn how to multi task in a more advanced way as a teacher, modifying upwards and downwards for students in your class (as well as the odd beginner who accidentally shows up to this class!)
  • This class develops your fluidity and freedom as a teacher while bringing the same freedom and expression to your students
  • Learn how to vary sections of the class to bring a new experience to practitioners each week

Course Information

Course Teacher: Michele Pernetta

Course Location: Fierce Grace Primrose Hill

Course Cost: £150

Course Requirements: 3 years of regular teaching since graduation

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Level 4 - EXPRESSION

Fierce aka The Beast

Learn entries into advanced poses through step by step instructions. Learn to ascertain who is ready for which progression, how to give a multi faceted instruction, motivate and coach advanced students and bring the advanced poses to students in a technically proficient way. Discover the modifications and cautions for the full 75 poses that cover the main advanced poses of many yoga systems. Learn how to teach in an inclusive way for all levels, and how to support those in an intermediate as well as an advanced practice.

Course Outcomes

  • Take your practice and teaching to new, more advanced levels
  • Learn to work with intermediate students and draw them into deeper progression safely through a thorough understanding of each poses entry protocols and modifications
  • Discover how to support advanced students in their exploration of advanced poses, inversions, lotus poses, deep hip and shoulder poses, and arm balances
  • Learn how the use of props can aid the body opening up safely while adjusting to a more advanced practice
  • Learn how to give space to advanced students to have their own experience, while supporting those who need direction

Course Information

4-day course.

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Level 5 - SPECIALIST TRAINING

S.O.B.

Injury modification and rehabilitation class Stiff, Old or Broken incorporates the rehabilitation and modification course wisdom into a user-friendly and easily accessible class for injured students. The class provides a safe framework that allows you to work with a variety of knee, back, sacroiliac, shoulder, wrist and hamstring injuries safely, with confidence and through a series of poses that still challenges even an injured athlete while being safe enough for a novice or unfit person. It favours stabilisation and strengthening, while teaching correct alignment and leaves space for questions and tailored adjustments.

The class is suitable for beginners and advanced alike, who wish to work on alignment, postural integrity and address the causes of their injury or pain. It is very popular with beginners wishing to gain a solid understanding of yoga alignment and learn foundation poses at a slightly slower pace with more interaction with a senior instructor.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn to teach this unique class which will allow you to work with injuries in a safe and effective way
  • Gain the confidence to work at a slower pace, answer questions, suggest alternatives, and support a variety of issues and injuries on the spot
  • Increase your knowledge of alignment and the anatomy of various injuries
  • Learn how to teach carefully researched stabilisation and scientifically proven rehabilitation poses for a variety of injuries and abilities
  • Increase your knowledge of how to use props, including chairs, the wall, bolsters, straps and blocks.
  • Learn poses that are easily adaptable upwards and downwards to suit the needs of the student
  • Gain tools to support the injured person in their road to healing
  • Learn to effectively work a mixed level group from athletes to the elderly in this user friendly format we spent years developing

Course Information

Course Teacher: Michele Pernetta

Course Location: Fierce Grace North

Course Cost: £95

Course Requirements: 3 years of regular teaching since graduation plus completion of our Working with Injuries in Yoga and Fitness Classes course

Next Course Date

1-day course.

  • Dates tbc.