• Yoga Teacher Training

  • Next course starts 2nd of February, 2019.

    This is a one-year teacher training program that gives the student excellent training in the ability to teach Yoga in all its aspects, and development in Yogic understanding and way of living. Undertake the Classical Yoga Teacher training, and you will also explore your experience of life, being, and reality, guided by an intense study of the Yoga Sutras. You will learn how to practise and teach all eight Limbs of Yoga.

    As a non-dualist school, we practice Self Enquiry to find the deepest layer of Self. Our approach, handed down by master to student over hundreds of generations, is the authentic understanding that you yourself are an expression of Universal Consciousness. In Self Enquiry, the personal and the universal meet harmoniously in your thoughts, feelings and awareness.

    The result for you is that not only will you become competent to teach the postures of Yoga, you will be a teacher with an understanding of what YOGA is. You will have more skills than only Asana, increasing your teaching options. And most importantly, you will have begun to take that path towards deep transformation, which is the birthright of all of us.

  • Prerequisites
    • At least one year's experience in asana
    • Letter of referral from current teacher
    • Willing to take up still-mind meditation
  • Good to have
    • Current practice of still-mind meditation
    • 2 year's asana experience
    • The Diploma of Classical Yoga focusses on the techniques and skills needed to teach Yoga, not on teaching a specific style of Yoga. Therefore any style you are comfortable with, and wish to teach in the future, is applicable. You do not need to be trained in one specific style of Yoga (eg: Ashtanga, Bikram, etc).
  • Course Outline

    The Diploma of Classical Yoga is designed to cover the core principles of Yoga teaching laid out by Yoga Australia (500+ hours).

  • Philosophy of Yoga

    Swadhyaya, including study of Patanjali's Sutras and Yogic philosophy.

  • History of Yoga
  • Yoga Traditions
  • Sanskrit
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga

    This section covers the physical and non-physical aspects of Yoga, the Eight Limbs of Yoga, and how they affect us, our students, and how to incorporate them into the classroom.

  • Principles of Yoga

    Looking at the physiology of asana, and the components that make a well balanced Yoga class - forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. We will also look at traditional components of Yoga that round out a Yoga practice, such as Chakras, Mudtras and Bandhas.

  • Integrate the academic and real experience of Yoga in order to teach effectively and offer your students a real and holistic experience.

    Self Enquiry
    Self Enquiry

    Integrate the academic and real experience of Yoga in order to teach effectively and offer your students a real and holistic experience.

  • Anatomy and Physiology

    An indepth look at the anatomy of Yoga movement, problems that may arise in the classroom, and how to teach Yoga safely. We will look at topics including Skeletal System, Musculature, Joints and Movement, Problematic Joints, Digestive System, Circulatory System, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Nervous System, and Lymphatic System.
    We will also explore some aspects of human development, including nutrition, teaching Yoga to children and how aging effects the movement of the body, the challenges and safety considerations of teaching Yoga during pregnancy, and the phychological problems that can effect a Yoga class.

  • Teaching Methodology

    We will look at the princilples and methods of teaching, as well as how to plan and design your class. Opportunities to practice teaching will be provided, as will two mandatory teaching rounds.

  • Commercial Principles

    We will discuss commercial principles that apply to starting your own business, including applying for Yoga Australia and inss commercial principles that apply to starting your own business, including applying for Yoga Australia and insurance.