You’ve been practicing yoga for at least two years and something has clicked. You’re ready to dive deeper and know that you want to teach. In fact, you can’t wait to share what you’ve learned and how yoga has had a positive impact on your own life.
One month before the course starts you’ll be given access to your own student login for our online learning system. You’ll have face-to-face sessions one weekend per month, usually on the third weekend and there will be a two-month break over December and January. You’ll need to allow at least three hours per week for study in addition to your personal practice and time for reflection.
Over five modules and 12 weekends you’ll explore:
- Asana & functional anatomy
- Yoga philosophy and physiology
- Western physiology & neurophysiology
- Relaxation, pranayama and meditation
- How to design yoga classes for all levels including variations, modifications and use of props
You’ll also have plenty of teaching practice. Our aim is that on completion of the course you feel confident and ready to teach.
The course has been designed in a particular sequence that compliments the framework of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and eight-limbed path:
- Yama : Universal morality
- Niyama : Personal observances
- Asanas : Body postures
- Pranayama : Breathing exercises, and control of Prana
- Pratyahara : Control of the senses
- Dharana : Concentration and cultivating inner perceptual awareness
- Dhyana : Devotion, meditation on the divine
- Samadhi : Union with the divine
Provides the opportunity to deepen your own physical experience of asana, and assists you to understand the language of functional anatomy. On a deeper level the practice of asana, which means ‘staying’ or ‘abiding’ in Sanskrit, is used as a tool to calm the mind and to move toward a deeper experience of being.
The second module encourages an understanding of the philosophy of yoga through the lens of Patanjali’s Sutras, and the three main models that form yogic physiology - the chakras, nadis and vayus.
The first two limbs that Patanjali describes are the fundamental ethical precepts called yamas (the attitude we have toward things and people outside ourselves) and niyamas (how we relate to ourselves inwardly). Both are mostly concerned with how we use our energy in relationship to others and to ourselves.
Module 3 is where you begin to explore how the body and brain work and how the systems of the human body are affected by the deeper practices of yoga.
This is where you deepen your own experience of pranayama (breathing), pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), dharana (focusing the mind) and dhyana (our ability to understand with greater clarity). You will also begin to teach each of these practices.
In this final module we teach you how to weave the practices together into a class or series of classes. We also talk about the ethics of teaching, appropriate boundaries with students and self-care.
Yoga teacher training is a transformational process and we can’t wait to share our experience with you.
Interested in this course?
More questions? Visit our FAQs page. Otherwise click the button below to secure your place now.
$6820* including GST.
Read about our payment plans here.
What's not included
First Aid: you’ll need a first aid qualification to begin teaching and this can be done in your own time. There are many first aid courses out there and we can make some recommendations. Expect to pay between $200 and $250 depending on your previous First Aid study and experience.