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Foundations of Yoga Teaching is a 6-month course that provides a thorough grounding in all aspects of Yoga practice in daily life and enables you to share this safely with others (for details, please see Tabs below).

Proficiency in Yoga Teaching is a 12-month course that comprises the Foundations of Yoga Teaching in the first stage and builds upon the basic principles of Yoga practice to a level that enables Yoga Teacher registration (for details, please see Tabs below).

Although the profile of Yoga in Australia has focused on Hatha Yoga (the ‘exercise’ aspect), Yoga is much more than this and has something to offer everyone.

Our primary goal is to bring the message of Yoga to people in all walks of life, from all backgrounds, irrespective of age, gender, socio-economic situation or physical ability. Our Yoga Teacher Training program represents an important step towards achieving this goal.

No matter what your background or career path, Yoga can enhance your life and your work.

Bankers, sales people, doctors, lawyers, nurses, personnel officers, chefs, pilots, students, fitness trainers, equestrians, professional athletes, massage therapists, teachers, housewives & househusbands…no matter who you are, you can gain enormous health and well-being benefits from Yoga.

The benefits you can gain from Yoga Teacher Training include better strength, flexibility and stamina of the physical body, and the experience of greater happiness and peace within that radiates to those around you.

Invest in yourself. Make the decision to change your life for the better through the experience of Yoga!

Dates of up coming courses to be advised

 

  • Foundations of Yoga
  • Proficiency in Yoga Teaching

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE: OUTLINE & CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA TEACHING: FYT200 (PROVISIONAL LEVEL)

Duration: 200 hours over 6 months*
A minimum of 65% face-to-face teaching (130 hours) and 35% home study (70 hours) of the course content are required.

COURSE SUBJECTS AND HOURS

FOUNDATION IN YOGA TEACHING: FYT200 TABLE 1
SUBJECT FACE TO FACE HOURS (65%) HOME STUDY HOURS (35%)
EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS 1 2
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 20 10
YOGIC ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 5 0
YOGA PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE 20 10
TECHNIQUES: PRACTICAL & THEORY 90 10
TEACHING METHODOLOGY 20 10
PRACTICUM 10 0
TOTAL HOURS 166 42

 

FOUNDATION IN YOGA TEACHING: FYT200 TABLE 2
ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS TO BE COMPLETED
DELIVERY MODE FACE TO FACE
TECHNIQUES PRACTICAL (65HRS)  ONGOING THROUGHOUT COURSE AT MINIMUM ATTENDANCE OF 2 X 1.5 HOUR YOGA CLASSES PER WEEK (12 HOURS PER MONTH)
INTEGRATIVE PRACTICE & PRACTICUM (10HRS) TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST 5-6 WEEKS OF THE COURSE AT A MINIMUM OF 2 HOURS PER WEEK
PHILOS/ETHICS/LIFESTYLE (10 HRS) TO BE COMPLETED VIA ATTENDANCE AT 1 X 2 DAY YOGA LIFESTYLE RETREAT

 

OVERVIEW OF MINIMUM TIME INVESTMENT NEEDED FOR COMPLETION OF “FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA TEACHING” COURSE


FOUNDATIONS IN YOGA TEACHING: FYT200 TABLE 3
OVERVIEW OF MINIMUM TIME INVESTMENT NEEDED FOR COMPLETION OF “FOUNDATIONS IN YOGA TEACHING” COURSE
MONTH TIME INVESTMENT NEEDED
1 TO 6 3 HRS PER WEEK YOGA CLASS ATTENDANCE
  2 HRS PER WEEK HOME STUDY
4 TO 6 2 HRS PER WEEK PRACTICUM
1 TO 5 10 X 1 DAY INTENSIVES (2 PER MONTH)
6 1 X 2 DAY RETREAT
  FINAL ASSESSMENTS
  5-7 HOURS PER WEEK HOME STUDY


OVER VIEW OF SUBJECTS COMPRISING THE COURSES IN 2013-2014


EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Effective use of time is essential when it comes to studying and the fact is that most people have never been taught to study effectively. As a consequence it is possible to waste a lot of time trying to find the way that works best for you. This subject is a review of study methods that have been shown to be effective for adult learners in particular. The topics covered include how to get organised for study, taking notes in lectures and from text books, how to use and study from a text book, using abbreviations in note taking, the meaning of terms used in exams and assignment instructions and identifying your 'learning channel'.

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Anatomy is the study of body structure and physiology is the study of body functions. Each effects the other. A fundamental grounding in anatomy and physiology is essential when undertaking a course that is essentially about how we can make the body healthier and work better. This subject is an introduction to the body's major cells, tissues and organ systems and observes the relationships between these components.

YOGIC ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

In Yogic philosophy it is known that all living things depend upon not only food, air and water to maintain life, but also Vital Force or 'prana' . The most important type of prana being is that which is taken into the body with the breath. The prana is distributed to all the body cells via energy meridians called nadis and these help to nurture the physical body and compose the 'subtle body', which is made up of 'koshas' or sheaths and the three 'gunas'. The nadis and prana are also related to the energy centres called chakras located at intervals along the spinal cord and the force known as Kundalini. This subjects casts light upon the inter-relationships between the physical body, the breath and prana.

YOGIC PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE

Over thousands of years, many wise men and women have studied and contributed to the ancient Vedantic philosophy which gave birth to the Science of Yoga. Some of the great works, ancient and modern, will be discussed including The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Science of Yoga and Hatha Yoga Pratipika. The inspirational lives of some the great sages and Yogis, such as Paramahamsha Yogananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Shivananda, Ramana Maharishi, Sri Aurobindo will also be studied. Yoga is also a way of life…the way we live every day. It includes how we care for ourselves through diet and daily activities. This aspect of the course is usually conducted within a Yoga Retreat situation.

HATHA YOGA TECHNIQUES

This subject covers the major asanas, pranayama practices, kriyas, mudras and bandhas and will be explored and practiced for the health enhancing qualities they produce. The safe and correct applications of these yoga techniques, as applicable to certain health conditions and individual needs, will also be thoroughly discussed.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Communicating with others clearly and in a non-confrontational and compassionate way are essential characteristics of a good teacher. This subject assists the budding Yoga teacher to find the teaching method that is congruent for them and allows him/her to maintain a sense of authenticity. There are also ethical and legal factors that Yoga teachers must be aware of, such as client privacy and confidentiality and safe yoga practice.

TEACHING PRACTICUM

Putting the learning into action! Towards the end of the course each student has the opportunity to assist a qualified yoga teacher during yoga classes and to take some Yoga classes under supervision. This is an opportunity for the student to put the knowledge and expertise gained into practice.

SUMMARY OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR 2013-2014

Graduation is dependent upon satisfactory completion of all components of the course.

MODE OF STUDY

Face to Face: Completion of 170 hours of the course through attendance at ten 1-day Intensives, 2 yoga classes per week for 26 weeks, yoga teaching practicum and one 2-day Yoga Retreat over a 6 month period;
Home study: completion of 40 hours of the course by home study set as readings and quizzes and submission of Yoga Sodhana Journal.

ASSESSMENT

Successful completion of written on course assessments, home study quizzes, and written and practical examinations.
Pass mark - 60% for each assessment component and 100% attendance at classes, intensives and retreat.

FOR IN FORMATION ABOUT HOW TO ENROL, FEES AND FEE PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY PLEASE RETURN TO THE HOME PAGE AND FOLLOW THE LINK.

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE: OUTLINE & CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK 2013-2014

PROFICIENCY IN YOGA TEACHING: PYT350 (LEVEL 1)

Duration: 350 hours over 12 months
A minimum of 65% face-to-face teaching (228 hours) and 35% home study (122 hours) of the course content are required.
Pre-requisite: The Foundations of Yoga Teaching Course or equivalent recognized YTTC.

COURSE SUBJECTS AND HOURS (ADDITIONAL TO FOUNDATION OF YOGA TEACHING)

PROFICIENCY IN YOGA TEACHING: PYT350 TABLE 1
SUBJECT FACE TO FACE HOURS (65%) HOME STUDY HOURS (35%)
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 0 0
YOGIC ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 10 5
YOGA PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE 15 5
TECHNIQUES: PRACTICAL & THEORY 40 10
TEACHING METHODOLOGY 0 0
PRACTICUM & JOURNAL 30 10
SPECIALITIES 20 10
BUSINESS SKILLS 10 5
TOTAL HOURS 125 45

 

PROFICIENCY IN YOGA TEACHING: PYT350 TABLE 2
ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS TO BE COMPLETED
DELIVERY MODE FACE TO FACE
TECHNIQUES PRACTICAL (20HRS)  ONGOING THROUGHOUT COURSE AT MINIMUM ATTENDANCE OF 2 X 1.5 HOUR YOGA CLASSES PER WEEK (6 HOURS PER MONTH)
INTEGRATIVE PRACTICE, JOURNAL & PRACTICUM (30HRS) TO BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST 5-6 WEEKS OF THE COURSE AT A MINIMUM OF 1-2 HOURS PER WEEK
PHILOS/ETHICS/LIFESTYLE (15 HRS) TO BE COMPLETED VIA ATTENDANCE AT 1 X 2 DAY YOGA LIFESTYLE RETREAT
YOGIC PHYSIOLOGY (5HRS)

 

 

OVERVIEW OF MINIMUM TIME INVESTMENT NEEDED FOR COMPLETION OF “PROFICIENCY IN YOGA TEACHING” COURSE

PROFICIENCY IN YOGA TEACHING: PYT350 TABLE 3
OVERVIEW OF MINIMUM TIME INVESTMENT NEEDED FOR COMPLETION OF “PROFICIENCY IN YOGA TEACHING” COURSE
MONTHS TIME INVESTMENT NEEDED
1 to 6 1-2 HRS PER WEEK YOGA CLASS ATTENDANCE
  2 HRS PER WEEK HOME STUDY
4 to 6 1-2 HRS PER WEEK PRACTICUM
1 to 5 10 X 1 DAY INTENSIVES (2 PER MONTH)
6 1 X 2 DAY RETREAT
  FINAL ASSESSMENTS
  2-6 HOURS PER WEEK HOME STUDY

 

OVER VIEW OF SUBJECTS COMPRISING THE COURSE FOR 2013-2014


EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS

Effective use of time is essential when it comes to studying and the fact is that most people have never been taught to study effectively. As a consequence it is possible to waste a lot of time trying to find the way that works best for you. This subject is a review of study methods that have been shown to be effective for adult learners in particular. The topics covered include how to get organised for study, taking notes in lectures and from text books, how to use and study from a text book, using abbreviations in note taking, the meaning of terms used in exams and assignment instructions and identifying your 'learning channel'.

HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Anatomy is the study of body structure and physiology is the study of body functions. Each effects the other. A fundamental grounding in anatomy and physiology is essential when undertaking a course that is essentially about how we can make the body healthier and work better. This subject is an introduction to the body's major cells, tissues and organ systems and observes the relationships between these components.

YOGIC ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

In Yogic philosophy it is known that all living things depend upon not only food, air and water to maintain life, but also Vital Force or 'prana' . The most important type of prana being is that which is taken into the body with the breath. The prana is distributed to all the body cells via energy meridians called nadis and these help to nurture the physical body and compose the 'subtle body', which is made up of 'koshas' or sheaths and the three 'gunas'. The nadis and prana are also related to the energy centres called chakras located at intervals along the spinal cord and the force known as Kundalini. This subjects casts light upon the inter-relationships between the physical body, the breath and prana.

YOGIC PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE

Over thousands of years, many wise men and women have studied and contributed to the ancient Vedantic philosophy which gave birth to the Science of Yoga. Some of the great works, ancient and modern, will be discussed including The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, The Science of Yoga and Hatha Yoga Pratipika. The inspirational lives of some the great sages and Yogis, such as Paramahamsha Yogananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Shivananda, Ramana Maharishi, Sri Aurobindo will also be studied. Yoga is also a way of life…the way we live every day. It includes how we care for ourselves through diet and daily activities. This aspect of the course is usually conducted within a Yoga Retreat situation.

HATHA YOGA TECHNIQUES

This subject covers the major asanas, pranayama practices, kriyas, mudras and bandhas and will be explored and practiced for the health enhancing qualities they produce. The safe and correct applications of these yoga techniques, as applicable to certain health conditions and individual needs, will also be thoroughly discussed.

SPECIALITY SUBJECT

The speciality subject is Yoga Therapy. This subject includes Introduction To Yoga Therapy Principles, Application of Yoga Therapy Techniques, approaches to various psychosomatic ailments and how to tailor yoga routines to suit the needs of students. The techniques covered include asana, pranayama, resonance therapy and specific meditation practices.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Communicating with others clearly and in a non-confrontational and compassionate way are essential characteristics of a good teacher. This subject assists the budding Yoga teacher to find the teaching method that is congruent for them and allows him/her to maintain a sense of authenticity. There are also ethical and legal factors that Yoga teachers must be aware of, such as client privacy and confidentiality and safe yoga practice.

TEACHING PRACTICUM

Putting the learning into action! Towards the end of the course each student has the opportunity to assist a qualified yoga teacher during yoga classes and to take some Yoga classes under supervision. This is an opportunity for the student to put the knowledge and expertise gained into practice.

BUSINESS SKILLS

THis subject is not designed to teach the student a comprehensive range of business management skills but rather to provide a basic knowledge of the day-to-day running of a Yoga Centre including relevant legal requirements and ethical standards.

SUMMARY OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA FOR 2013-2014

Graduation is dependent upon satisfactory completion of all components of the course.

MODE OF STUDY

Face to Face: Completion of 265 hours of the course through attendance at twenty 1-day Intensives, 2 yoga classes per week for 50 weeks, yoga teaching practicum and two 2-day Yoga Retreat over a 12 month period;
Home study: completion of 85 hours of the course by home study set as readings and quizzes and Yoga Sodhana Journal submission.

ASSESSMENT

Successful completion of written on course assessments, home study quizzes, and written and practical examinations.
Pass mark - 60% for each assessment component and 100% attendance at classes, intensives and retreats.

FOR IN FORMATION ABOUT HOW TO ENROL, FEES AND FEE PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY PLEASE RETURN TO THE HOME PAGE AND FOLLOW THE LINKS.

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