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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

COURSE GUIDE


Yoga Philosophy

  • Evolution of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras
  • Sanskrit terms for yoga postures and other yogic concepts
  • Eight limbs of yoga
  • Eastern vs Western philosophy
  • Yoga Psychology - Samskaras, Karma, Avidya, Anitya, Duhka. Nirvana, Vritti, Citta
  • Tattvas & Gunas 
  • Yoga teachers code of ethical practice                                                                                                                              

Asana + Sadhana - Training, techniques and practice

  • Asanas (postures) - Hatha, Vinyasa and part Ashtanga series
  • Pranayama
  • Mantra + mudra 
  • Meditation
  • Therapeutic Yoga
  • Yoga programs to achieve specific outcomes.
  • Special populations – understanding and modifications
  • Injury Prevention and Management
  • Other yoga styles - Yin, Ashtanga,  Partner, Acro-yoga, Bhakti. 

Anatomy - Physiology

  • Anatomy and Physiology (theory and Applied to yoga teaching context)
  • Musclo-skeletal system
  • Spinal biomechanics
  • Cardio-respiratory system
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Lymphatic system 
  • Chakras 
  • Meridians 
  • Application of physical & energy systems applied to yoga

Teaching Methodology

  • Yoga teacher ethics
  • Formatting, sequencing and timing the class
  • Adjusting techniques and skill development (verbal and physical)
  • Structural alignment training
  • Prop usage /variations and Modifications
  • Creative language and teaching methods
  • Qualities of an inspiring Yoga teacher
  • Motivation techniques and methods

Nutrition and Ayurvedic wisdom

  • Nutrition principles to optimise individual health and daily yoga practice.
  • Ayurvedic principles, Doshas, rituals.

Personal Development

  • Cycle of the intellect
  • Meditation & the mind 
  • Aradhana - attitude
  • Prabhupati - mastery of mind
  • Teacher Training Journals 
  • Identifying  goals, core values, 
  • Shadow work and the key to self empowerment 
  • Spiritual laws of success
  • Exploring the ten bodies
  • Moon cycles 

First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification to be completed
  • Yoga industry standards and quality assurance

Business and marketing

  • Habits of highly effective people. 
  • Dreaming + manifesting your yoga business
  • Developing a business plan 
  • Resources for starting your new business
  • Newsletters + Social media marketing 
  • Business appraisals 
  • Motivation 

Teaching Assessments

  • Planning, sequencing and delivery of group and personal yoga classes as the lead instructor
  • Class planning and delivery to include opening mantra, chant, intention, breath and centring, Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), standing and balancing, revolving, back-bending, forward bending, hip opening, inversions, Savasana and Yoga Nidra
  • Completing journals, essays and assignments
  • Orientation and screening of clients
  • Client health assessments
  • Presenting a class with a heart centred approach, integrity + proficiency

Teaching Tribe

  • Madonna Williams - Principal Teacher
  • Lance Schuler - Teaching ethics
  • Claire Preistley - Spine Anatomy 
  • Alysa Greenland - Sequencing 
  • Sharon Little - Pregnancy + Pre-natal
  • Dani Wiktorski - Adjustments 
  • Rebecca Borstein - Ayurveda 

Eligibility

This course is designed for Yogis with intermediate experience who have a real passion to share and develop this ancient practice with students. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning the ancient science of health and spirituality. We recommend applicants have at least 12 months yoga practice experience. We welcome you to contact us if you would like to discuss your eligibility.


Accreditation

This course is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance. Please refer to Yoga Alliance membership guidelines. Level 1 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course graduates are eligible for full membership of Yoga Alliance and qualified to obtain insurance to teach. 


Course Completion & Certification

Students need to complete all modules offered within the course content outlined above. If students cannot attend the contact hours as offered, they must submit assignments and practical assessments specific to the module. Only two modules (contact hours) can be missed. Assessments will be based on written assignments, practical evaluations and student conduct. Once completing and receiving certification for your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, you can apply to Yoga Alliance Accreditation  RYT-200 Yoga Alliance. 


Assessments

  • yoga classes (includes classes signed before course commencement) x 60
  • Class observation notes - layout, sequencing, postures + teaching cues x 12 
  • 1hr class presentations (with teacher trainees) x 4 
  • Assistant roles in classes x 6
  • Open book written assessments x 4
  • Business Plan with marketing strategy
  • ‘Free Write’ journals
  • Oral presentations x 3
  • Assessments will be requested during your training + others you have 6 months to complete. 

Refund Rules

It is important that all applicants revise the time and resources required for the course before submitting the application. Participants must be prepared to devote their full attention to the teacher training program. Due to the expenses involved with Retreat venue and teachers involved, the deposit required is non-refundable. Once commencing the course, you will be filling a limited place hence full payment must be paid. All payments are transferable to future courses in the event of unforeseeable circumstances. 

Course materials supplied include:

  • Comprehensive Manuals :
  • Sadhana manual - Pranayama. Mediation. Mantras 
  • Anatomy and Physiology manual
  • Philosophy manual 
  • Asana manual 
  • Special Populations manual
  • The Anatomy Colouring Book -3rd Edition