Residential Intensive Level 1 Teacher Training

As of 2012, the residential intensive format will be presented in 2 x 2 week modules. Module A-October 13th-27th 2012 Module B-July 7th-21st 2013 Each two week module allows for a total immersion in


13 Oct
27 Oct
$2,830 per module more details below

Description

Level One Yoga Teacher Training-Overview

 

Level 1 200 hours internationally approved by Yoga Alliance.

 

About the yoga teacher training

 

This yoga teacher training is for you if;

 

.You seek a training that is run using the precepts of respect, fairness and integrity towards all invloved

 

.You and are seeking excellence and depth in

your

understanding of yoga, and wish to see yoga teachers respected as

experts in their field.

 

This yoga teacher training will have a strong focus on injury prevention , and yoga

for special needs.  As a result of this training, you will understand how to create a practice that addresses specific areas of tightness and/or weakness for each individual student...not just how to teach a generalsed yoga sequence with a 'one-size fits all' attitude!

 

The Level One 200 Hour training leads into the Level Two 300 hour training

which has a strong focus on Yoga Therapy. Level Two begins in 2012; for more info please select Level Two from the left hand menu.

 

There will be a pre-requisite level of self awareness required,

supported by at least two years of dedicated consistent yoga practice

to be accepted as an applicant for this training.

 

Schedule

 

This is an intensive, immersion style format training.

Study days run from 6.30am-6.30pm most days with a total of 2-2.5 hours

breaks. Saturdays are included in the schedule, but Sundays are rest

days.

 

The first day of each module is an orientation day only.

Each module opens with opening circle followed by dinner on the first

Sunday evening at 6pm. Training days run from the first Monday through

to the final Saturday, and we leave the last Sunday morning.

Course Content

 

Practical Techniques 

The training will include daily dedicated meditation,

pranayama and flowing vinyasa asana practice with a firm foundation of

awareness of alignment in the postures, and the connection between the

body, the breath, and the state of mind. We will cultivate the witness

within, and work at all times with an attitude of honesty and genuine

self inquiry. The practice will be a fusion of hatha, vinysa and kriya

yoga, that brings awareness to both the dynamic and the subtle sides of

our being. ('Therapeutic Vinyasa yoga'). The asana practice will be

strong and dynamic, but with a focus on finding our own safe and

beneficial level within the practice. Mantra, mudra and bandha will be

practised, as well as the hatha yogic cleansing practices (shatkarmas).

Yoga for Special Needs

 

Prop-use, Alignment and Adjusting Skills

We will cover a thorough grounding in understanding how yoga

works on the body-mind complex. There will be many classes dedicated to

fine-tuning our understanding of each pose within the major asana

groups, practicing alignment skills, prop work and modifications, and

the skills of both verbal and hands-on adjusting.

 

Sequences for Special Needs

As well as detailed analysis of all of the major postures,

there will be nine sequences for special needs, as a feature of this

training. These sequences work on the common patterns of tightness and

weakness, and can be used as suplementary practices to work on specific

areas of the body. In this way we gain strength and freedom in the more

classical dynamic vinyasa asana practice without injury.

 

For a sneak peak at one of the sequences, see the Teacher Training Overview page.

 

Teaching Skills and Practice Teaching

As well as the specialised classes on prop-use, alignment, and

adjusting skills, you will learn to practice adjusting and assisting

within a class setting. You will start to practice teaching skills by

simply teaching a single posture, and throughout the course will learn

the skills of sequencing, voice production and modulation, and the

skills of presenting and teaching a class. There will be many hours

dedicated to designing your own sequences, and teaching them in pairs

and in small groups, giving and receiving feedback from others in the

group. By the end of the course you will have achieved the confidence

that hours of teaching practice brings.

History and Philosophy of Yoga imageRishi Nityabodha and students 2010History and Philosophy of Yoga

 

We will be studying the history of yoga, comparing the major

darshanas of Samkhya, Vedanta and Tantra, and look at the branches of

yoga and understand their key points of difference and their

application. We will study the classical text of the Yoga Sutras of

Patanjali, picking out key sutras and applying them to our personal

unnderstanding as we develop our journey through yoga. We will touch on

the Vedas and Puranas, looking at key principals of understanding that

underpin yogic thought and lifestyle. We will also look at the

connection between Yoga and Ayurveda.

 

Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga

We will also study anatomy and physiology of hatha yoga: both

learning about how the physical body works, and the yogic application of

such knowledge, and the understanding of the 'subtle anatomy' of the

pranamaya kosha: nadis, pranas and chakras.

 

Anatomy and Physiology will be taught as an integral part of

the training, in a way that applies our understanding of the body in the

yoga asanas to an exploration of the bio-mechanics of each pose. Russel

Young will teach an in-depth understanding of the musculo-skeletal

system, and Flo will teach the anatomy and physiology of the digestive,

respiratory and cardio-vascular systems as well as the physiology of

specific muscles as they come up during asana practice and exploration.

Injury Prevention will be taught as a key part of this module,

developing and understanding of the do's and dont's of yoga asana

practice and the long term effects, particulalry on joint stability, of

certain practices and adjustments.

 

Voice Production and Modulation

When we teach a Yoga class we set the tone and hold the

'resonance' with the use of our voice. The language we use, together

with the sound of our voice directly impact on our students kinisthetic

experience.

We can learn how to posture the vocal apparatus to resonate

optimally to communicate with clarity & reflect the intention in our

hearts when teaching yoga.

In the training you will receive

• An understanding of the anatomical and energetic underpinnings of your voice.

• A brief assessment of your voice production in conversational, teaching and chanting voice.

• An opportunity to identify your own vocal goals and receive individually tailored guidance in achieving these.

• Reproducible techniques to find more warmth, clarity,

presence, projection, flexibility, power, and endurance in your voice

• An understanding of the effects of vocal characteristics on your teaching

• A simple & highly effective vocal warm up, that you can

reproduce and continue to practice to develop your voice.

• An experiential understanding of the connections between the chakras and the voice

• An introduction to the effects of particular yoga asanas, pranayama, mudras on the voice

History and Philosophy of Yoga

 

We will be studying the history of yoga, comparing the

major darshanas of Samkhya, Vedanta and Tantra, and look at the branches

of yoga and understand their key points of difference and their

application. We will study the classical text of the Yoga Sutras of

Patanjali, picking out key sutras and applying them to our personal

unnderstanding as we develop our journey through yoga. We will touch on

the Vedas and Puranas, looking at key principals of understanding that

underpin yogic thought and lifestyle. We will also look at the

connection between Yoga and Ayurveda.

Required Texts

 

'Intouch Yoga Level 1 200 Hour Teacher Training Manual' -Flo Fenton

 

'Four Chapters On Freedom (Commentary on Yoga Sutras

of Patanjali)' -Sw. Satyananda Saraswati- Bihar School of Yoga

 

'Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries' -Susi Hately Aldous

 

These texts will be available for you on arrival, unless you wish to pre-order them yourself.

 

Please let us know if you already have any of the required texts.

 

 

Cost

Costs

 

Cost of the 2012 training is $2,200.00. per module. This includes set texts and manual.  If you already have the texts required, let us know.

 

Evening meals are also included in the

total cost of the training, and are provided on all training days (25

meals included.) These meals are prepared with love by our expert

vegetarian chefs from locally sourced, high quality organic ingredients,

and insure that your body as well as your mind, is well fed on the

training!

 

Accommodation

 

Accomodation is available on-site at Tallow Beach Houses Suffolk Park (see below for details)

 

Twin share room, 14 nights =$630.00 per person

 

Single room , 14 nights= $1,260.00 

 

TOTAL COST

Each training module plus evening meals plus twin share room accom, plus texts =$2,830.00

 

Total both modules twin share= $5,660.00

 

Each training module plus evening meals plus single room accom, plus texts =$3,460.00

 

Total both modules single= $6,920.00

 

Duration

6.30am-6.30pm

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