Become a certified Yoga Teacher under the guidance of Sian Pascale (TLC) and Jamie Strathairn (Yoga 8) studying Hatha, Flow and Yin lineages.
This is an opportunity to both evolve your practice on a personal level and also to find your voice as a teacher so that you feel confident to become a guide for others. This course works gives you a foundational depth in the yoga postures, but it moves beyond the asana as the primary focus, incorporating the energetic and spiritual aspects of yoga. Mantra, meditation, pranayama, energetics (both Indian Yogic and Chinese Medicine theory), history and philosophy are all key pillars in this YTT- with the intention that teachers leave well rounded and equipped to bring the full power of the yogic practices to life.
Students will not only experience the sacred practices and technologies of Hatha, Flow and Yin Yoga, but will also learn to teach confidently, from their own distinct voice and expression. The course has been designed to prepare you as a teacher with plenty of opportunities to practice sharing the teachings in an interactive, open workshop style learning environment. To compliment this, students will also study class sequencing, modifications, anatomy, alignment, yoga business and teaching boundaries. Beyond The Asana is an invitation to dive deep and make space for transformation.
Foundational Hatha Flow Asana: Become a fully qualified Hatha Flow (vinyasa) Teacher; includes analysis, posture breakdown, alignment, cues, physical adjustments and variations for different levels of practitioner.
Foundational Yin Yoga: Become a fully qualified Yin Yoga Teacher; includes analysis, posture breakdown, alignment, cues, physical adjustments and variations for different levels of practitioner.
Vinyasa Krama: Safe and effective sequencing and class planning.
Teaching Methodology: Vocal quality, demonstrating, finding your own voice and learning to hold space.
Pranayama: Understand the power of breathwork to change the body’s biological chemistry and energy field.
Mantra: Working consistently with mantra to raise our vibration, clear our voice and connect us to the ancient lineage of the yogic teachings. Learning to weave mantra through classes confidently and effectively. Japa mantra, kirtan and bhakti.
Meditation: Through daily deep self practice and training, learn a variety of techniques from Buddhist Breath Meditations to Vedic Mantra Meditation to become a fully qualified meditation teacher.
White Tantra Yoga: Understanding all of the above practices through the Tantric lens of the energy body. Feel into and experience the yogic practice as one that has the capacity to lift and shift energy. Initiation into sacred Tantric Practices of consecration and meditation.
Bandhas & Mudras: Learn to feel and understand locks and energetic seals used by ancient yogis for energetic control.
Shatkarmas & Kriyas: Cleansing and clearing rituals.
Self Practice: Feel confident to create your own daily Sadhana- spiritual self practice.
THEORY & PHILOSOPHY
Indian Yogic Lineage (Hatha and Tantra Yoga): Connecting you to an ancient oral tradition of teacher to student wisdom that is thousands of years old. Understand the history and philosophy of the ancient yogis that we can connect to in every class.
Sacred Science of Chinese Medicine (Yin Yoga): Understand the theory of yin, yang, qi and the 5 elements and how to harmonise the physical, spiritual and energetic bodies through yin yoga practice.
Anatomy: Understand natural human variation and the body in relation to the yoga practice. Become aware of the link between the physical Western concept of the body and the Eastern energetic concept of the body. Understand how the breath impacts postures and movement, and how to teach a room full of different bodies, ages and stages.
The Chakras: Deep dive into the tantric energetic centres called the chakras, an understanding of these spaces through embodiment practices and felt experiences.
The History of Yoga: Understand where the modern yoga class comes from, the secret history of Hatha and Tantra, and how Chinese and Indian practices converge energetically.
The Yoga Sutras: Discover the ancient wisdom and the 8 limbs of yoga that teachers around the world live by.
Yogic Texts: Understand through study and embodiment practices the sacred yogic texts.
Introduction to Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda
THE BUSINESS OF TEACHING
Business and Marketing: How to be a modern yogi, finding the balance between spiritual life and the material world.
Yogic Lifestyle: Techniques and frameworks for living what you teach.
Getting work: Understand what studios are looking for, connect with the team at Yoga 8 and be part of the teaching community, learn about creativng workshops and starting your own classes.
TEACHING & HOMEWORK
Teaching Clinics: Regular teaching clinics to build your confidence and intuitive capacity to teach.
Adjustment Circus: Learning to physically adjust on other trainees, become confident in understanding when a physical adjustment is helpful and appropriate.
Assisting: Opportunity to assist and observe as teachers in a functioning Yoga Studio (Yoga 8!)
Journalling: Time for self reflection and personal growth.
Weekly Homework: Written tasks, discussions and practical opportunities for you to embody the teachings.
Location: Yoga 8, 1/236 High St, Prahran VIC 3181
Dates: 17th November to December 14th 2019
Days/ Times : Monday to Friday 7am- 5pm, Saturdays 7am-1pm, Sundays day off.*
Investment: $4,200 AUD includes GST. Non—refundable deposit $500. Final $3700 can be paid in parts. Final payment due November 1st 2019.
* These times are subject to change and variations. See Attendance Policy for more info.
EXAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE
7:00am-8:30am Daily Morning Hatha Flow
8:45am-9:30am Pranayama, Mantra and Meditation Practice
9:30am-10:00am Breakfast Break
10:00am-11:00am Lecture on History and Philosophy with group discussion
11:00am-1:00pm Anatomy and Physiology, workshop style lecture
1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Break
2:00pm-3:30pm Adjustment Circus, learning to adjust on each other. Posture clinic breaking down the postures. Teaching Clinic
3:30pm-4:00pm Japa Mantra, chanting practice
4:00pm-5:00pm Yin yoga practice with Yoga Nidra
Our days have a general structure but are subject to change. We will do our best to ensure you know the schedule about a week in advance. There will be occasions where we we finish early or later and we suggest that you use your evenings in this time to rest, complete the homework and absorb the information of the day. Treat this time as a retreat from your daily life and avoid making plans or too many big social events. This is a rare opportunity to be immersed in the yogi teachings.