Moksha Academy of Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training (RYT200) completed over 6 or 12 months

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 The Moksha Academy of Yoga (RYS200) provides the Nationally Recognised & Internationally Accredited RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Course, Accredited by Yoga Alliance; successful graduates are automatically eligible for Yoga Alliance membership which means that your training is recognised globally and subsequently allows you to teach anywhere in the world!

This course is designed for the serious, dedicated Yoga student who has a passion for the teachings and practices of Yoga with a desire to share their passion with others.    

Successfull completion of the RYT200 YTT Course provides you with the opportunity to work as a qualified Yoga Teacher post Graduation.

Flexible Learning Options - Next Intake Starts January 2014

Yoga Teacher Trainees are able to undertake the RYT200 in either 6 or 12 months and lectures are held on Wednesdays from 10am - 3pm and/or Thursdays from 5-10pm and/or Saturdays from 12-5pm. 

There are 3 Options for those wishing to attend the 12 Month Comprehensive Course, and are as follows:-

  1. January 2014 Wednesday 12 Month Intake
  2. January 2014 Thursday 12 Month Intake
  3. January 2014 Saturday 12 Month Intake

For those wishing to attend the 6 Month Immersion Course:-

January 2014 - 6 Month Intake - Starts Wednesday 29th January 2014 & Thursday 30th January 2014, attending Wednesday AND Thursday Lectures, OR

January 2014 - 6 Month Intake - Starts Thursday 30th January 2014 and Saturday 1st February 2014, attending Thursday AND Saturday Lectures

Yoga Teacher Training

The Moksha Academy of Yoga (RYS200) provides the Nationally Recognised and Internationally Accredited RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training Course, Accredited by Yoga Alliance. We provide a thorough, practical, comprehensive, holistic, integrative and in-depth Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Course that honours the ancient practices and traditions of Yoga yet blends with a modern western focus.

About Yoga Alliance Accreditation

Successful Graduates are automatically eligible for Yoga Alliance membership which means that your training is recognised globally and subsequently allows you to teach anywhere in the world!

About the Course

We provide a thorough, practical, comprehensive, holistic, integrative and in-depth YTT Course that honours the ancient practices and traditions of Yoga yet blends with a modern western focus.  The YTT course integrates a practical approach to the following key areas:- 

1. Practical Teaching Techniques

2. Teaching Methodology

3. Applied Gross Anatomy

4. Applied Systemic Physiology

5. Subtle Energy Anatomy

6. Yoga Philosophy

7. Yoga Therapeutics

8. Yoga Research Studies

9. Practicum - Practical Hands on Teaching Experience 

We believe that a thorough understanding of the above approaches are imperative to the modern Yoga Teacher, deliberately designed for these ancient teachings and traditions to be delivered to the modern world without compromising its tradition.    

This approach provides our Graduates with the opportunity of entering the world of Yoga Teaching harnessed with confidence and a wealth of knowledge in order to provide a high standard of teaching to prospective students.

Practical Experience 

We believe it is essential that every Teacher Trainee has the opportunity to have practical hands on teaching experience throughout the course prior to Graduation.  This is offered in order for you to apply and integrate the theory and practice of your Yoga studies into the class environment with confidence whilst finding your own style as a Yoga Teacher.  Therefore, as a YTT at Moksha you are eligible to apply for YTT Insurance and be mentored to teach 1.25 hour Yoga classes to members of the public under the supervision and guidance of a Senior Moksha Teacher as well as teaching weekly structured classes to your peers - a great way to prepare you for formal Teaching in the Yoga community.

Teaching Insurance as a Teacher Trainee  

Furthermore, the Moksha Academy of Yoga is a recognised provider of Yoga Teacher Training within Australia and therefore successful applicants are instantly eligible to apply for Professional Indemnity & Public Liability Insurance as a Teacher Trainee.   

UNLIMITED FREE Yoga Classes 

As a Teacher Trainee at Moksha, you are provided with UNLIMITED FREE YOGA CLASSES at the Moksha Studio for the duration of your course as a way of supporting you to deepen your existing practice.  You are also provided with discounts in attending the Moksha Intensives and Master Classes which continues into the membership of the Moksha Academy of Yoga Alumni.   

In our experience, the Moksha studio becomes your h

OMe away from hOMe whilst you undertake your studies, and we encourage you to make the most of this opportunity and attend as many classes as you are able throughout your course.

Lecture Notes 

You are provided with extensive, up to date, thoroughly researched lecture notes that include a wide range of Yoga Research study papers to support the subject criteria where necessary.  

Lecturing Faculty

At Moksha, we recognise that Yoga comes from our true nature, and it is from this place that we share it. All lecturers at Moksha are dedicated, passionate, committed and highly skilled in their individual fields and are chosen to deliver the units and modules that are most in-line with their training and experience of Yoga and their other complimentary academic studies. 

Primary E-RYT-500
Emma Palmer, E-RYT-500, Founder, Principal Teacher & Director of Studies has been practicing Yoga since 1998 and Teaching Yoga since 2003 having studied Yoga in both London and Australia.  Emma is a recognised Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance and has completed a minimum of 500 hours of formal Yoga Training, Reiki Degree Levels 1 & 2, completed 3 years of the Bachelor of Health Science Degree (Naturopathy, SSNT), is a Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and has taught a minimum of 3,500 hours of Yoga since graduating in 2003.  Emma has taught Yoga full time since 2004 has been a respected lecturer within the Yoga community since 2004.  

Student Pre-Requisites & Entrance Requirements
To be accepted onto the Moksha Academy of Yoga RYS200 hour program, each student will need to have completed a minimum of 12 months consistent, dedicated Yoga practice under the guidance of qualified Yoga Teachers and provide a log of their Yoga Class/Course participation for that period.  Students wishing to participate in the RYS200 Course may be required to attend an interview to evidence their current practice and level of experience.

Students must also demonstrate:-

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • A genuine and compassionate nature
  • A mature and responsible outlook
  • A dedicated willingness to commit yourself to your Yoga Studies and establish a consistent Personal Yoga Practice incorporating all 8 Limbs of Yoga

General Entry Requirements
To be eligible for general entry to the course, applicants are required to demonstrate:

An interest in, and commitment to, Yoga & Holistic Health
Dedication and commitment to their Yoga studies
Effective interpersonal skills and communication
The appropriate level of maturity and motivation

RYT200 CURRICULUM

The RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training Course is underpinned by 5 specific modules:-

1. Techniques, Training/Practice

  • Inversions & Arm Balancing Postures - Asana Lab 1
  • Standing & Balancing Postures A - Asana Lab 2
  • Standing & Balancing Postures B - Asana Lab 3
  • Spine Twists & Hip Openers - Asana Lab 4
  • Forward Bends - Asana Lab 5
  • Lateral Flexing Postures - Asana Lab 6
  • Back Bends - Asana Lab 7
  • Pranayama Labs 1
  • Pranayama Labs 2
  • The Art of Alignment & Adjustment - Theory & Practice
  • Yoga Sequencing - The Art of Vinyasa Krama 
  • Pre Natal & Mums & Bubs Yoga
  • Children & Teenage Yoga
  • Psychophysiology & Practice of Meditation
  • Meditation & Visualisation , Savasana & Yoga Nidra - Techniques & Practice
  • Nada Yoga - Chanting & Mantra
  • Puja & Satsang - The Sanctuary of Yoga
  • The Energy Locks, Theory & Practice of  Bandha & Granthi
  • The Energy Seals, Theory & Practice of Mudras

2. Teaching Methodology

This module includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, and the qualities of a Yoga Teacher, the students' process of learning and business aspects of teaching Yoga. The components of the Teaching Methodology units have been integrated within the Techniques Training/Practice module and are also applied in the Yoga class environment. In addition, we have created the YTT Public Yoga Class that provides the opportunity for Teacher Trainees to create and deliver class plans in a public yoga class prior to Graduation.  .

3. Anatomy & Physiology

  • Myology, Kinetics & Biomechanics of Movement - The Physiology of Stretching
  • Anatomy of the Skeletal System
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Injury & Recovery
  • Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle & Upper Limbs
  • Muscles of the Trunk, Spinal Column & Spinal Injuries
  • Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle & Lower Limbs
  • The Channels of Prana - The Nervous System & the Nadis
  • The Centres of Prana - Endocrine System & the Chakras
  • The Respiratory System & A&P of Pranayama
  • The Cardiovascular System & Haemodynamics
  • The Reproductive System - Yoga for Fertility
  • The Lymphatic & Immune System
  • Yoga & the Digestive System

4. Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

  • Introduction to Patanjalis Yoga Sutras
  • The 8 Limbs of Yoga - Patanjalis Ashtanga Yoga System
  • Introduction to Devangari Sanskrit - Terminology & Pronunciation
  • Introduction to the Sacred Texts of Yoga
  • The Upanishads & The Vedas
  • Yogic Psychology & The Kleshas
  • The Kosha's & the Gunas
  • The 7 Jnana Bhoomikas
  • Philosophy, History & Science of Holistic Health
  • Nutrition as Medicine & Ayurveda  

5. Practicum

This module includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback, assisting students in a public Yoga class taught by a qualified Yoga Teacher.

These Practical components are integrated throughout the core modules and include:-

  • Asana Labs
  • Pranayama Labs
  • Public Class Attendance
  • Practical Exam
  • Theory Exam
  • External Class Observations
  • Moksha Yoga Short Course Observations
  • YTT Allocated Public Yoga Class

RYT200 Testimonials

"The RYT200 Teacher Training Course at the  Moksha Academy of Yoga was one of the best periods of my life. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire course. It was an enlightening experience that has left me centred, inspired and feeling more alive than ever.

 

I was still quite new to Yoga when I started the course and it only made me fall deeper in love with the practice and lifestyle approach. Through the course I learnt so much about life and the workings of the human body, mind and spirit. And I learnt so much about myself throughout this time. I have learnt how to incorporate my love for yoga into a lifestyle.

 

The bond that I shared with the lecturers, staff at Moksha and my fellow students was just amazing. I have made lifelong friends. Moksha has invited me into their family and community with open arms. I really enjoy being part of something so amazing and inspirational.  Thank you Moksha. I am forever grateful for the illuminating experiences, for your gifts, your words, your heart and inspiration". Emily Sullivan, RYT200, Moksha Academy of Yoga Graduate

"The support I received from Moksha in completing the RYT200 Teacher Training Course was enormous. It was one of the most challenging endeavors of my life but equally as rewarding. I'd thoroughly recommend this course to anyone serious about incorporating yoga into all facets of their life: it combined practical and academic knowledge with philosophy and the space to explore my own path".  Naomi Harris, RYT200, Moksha Academy of Yoga Graduate

"Yoga saved my life. I know that sounds melodramatic, but...In the midst of a depression so bad that there were times when I wanted to walk in front of a bus, a friend, through persistent pressure, got me into yoga. In my first class, although incapable of holding poses for long, I ended up in tears on my mat in Balasana. I was blessed enough to find a wonderful studio, with amazing mentors in Boston. I was desperate to continue the journey, both with practice and a teacher training course when i moved south of the equator, but worried that I might not find a place that could be considered my "Jedi temple, Mark II." I found Moksha through a google search, and with some trepidation, enrolled in the course. There have been times when it has been overwhelming--not because the information has been too difficult...but rather because, first, there is so much information coming at you very quickly, but more importantly because the course, the people leading it, and the people on it have contributed to the continuation of a very deep, very profound and very emotional journey for me. There have been moments where I have barely kept it together--and that is meant in a good way. The level at which i have been forced to examine my innermost self has been astonishing and moving. I feel incredibly blessed to have found another amazing mentor in Emma, and another studio where I feel safe, welcomed...and "at home" (always THE test of a studio for me) the moment I walk in the door. I can't recommend the course highly enough. Thank-you & Namaste" Fabian Adami, Moksha Academy of Yoga Graduate

"I began attending Yoga classes at Moksha a few years before I began the Teacher Training course with them.  Having attended many different Yoga studios, it wasn't until I began classes with Moksha that I really connected with Yoga in a way that made me consider teaching.  So I guess the very seed of my journey to being a Yoga teacher was planted with them!  As a student I very quickly realised that the classes at Moksha had something special going on; a beautiful balance between physiology and anatomy with a deep spiritual connection to the ancient philosophies of Yoga.  I realised that if I wanted to be the kind of Yoga Teacher that I hoped, I would have to study with the best I knew.  The Teacher Training course at Moksha has not let me down.  Professional, and yet intimate, the lecturers at Moksha guided me on a journey that was both challenging and full of joy.  Not only have I experienced thorough teachings in the anatomical and physiological principals of Yoga- the knowledge of the lecturers is extraordinary! - but I have also engaged in a very personal path of self-discovery.  I knew that doing my Teacher Training course would enable me to teach Yoga but I never expected the deeply rewarding journal that it led me on.  I really feel that it is the special guidance I have received on this journey that will allow me to support future students both on and off the mat.  I thank the team at Moksha for giving me such a solid foundation upon which my skill and experiences as a Yoga teacher will grow." Tameka Buckley, RYT200, Moksha Academy of Yoga Graduate

"I think that for me, deciding to do yoga teacher training and deciding to this at Moksha has been one of the (if not THE) best decisions I've made in my life. When I started, I wasn't sure how I'd feel, and was quite content to just learn things for myself.  But now, having come half way, I have developed a great passion for teaching yoga and can't wait for the day when I can do it as a qualified professional!  The course has brought a new meaning of life to me, when I was starting to think that at my age (!!) there wouldn't be many new doors opening up.  I feel I've found a path that combines my experiences in life, work and in dance along with the spirituality that has grown in me over time. 

 The whole philosophy of yoga I find not a religious mumbo-jumbo but a way of living which makes much sense to me, and in fact engages me in such a way that philosophy never quite did previously (in my studies of Western philosophy).  The practice of yoga I find suits me very much, with enough challenges and beauty to keep me wanting to practice more and more, and it's been great for me to learn to not treat it as purely a form of physical exercise, nor a competition with others. I don't think I would have arrived at this understanding without having come into this course.  I still have a long way to go before being confident about the combining of the physical adjustments, the benefits, the spirituality and the philosophy but I look forward to getting better at it, day by day, with the help of my wonderful lecturers.

Moksha has been a second home to me, always welcoming me with warmth, comfort and a sense of security.  It is a wonderful place of learning and nurturing, with wonderful, caring people who really know what they are talking about!  And yet, the staff are all human - not some airy-fairy inaccessible bunch of mystics, but down-to-earth, lovely people.  I feel very supported in my training, and am loving every minute.

Sure, sometimes when work or life is too busy it gets a bit hectic to keep up with the studies and the homework, but it's never a chore. I don't think I ever enjoyed writing essays as much as I do now!  The course notes are thorough, and the depth of knowledge the lecturers have is astounding.  I feel I have so much to learn - but it's never been too overwhelming; just fed to me in digestible spoonfuls.  Looking back, I'm amazed at myself with how much more I know about yoga than when I started - and I know I'm only at the start of my lifelong journey of learning.  And the opportunity to practice teaching is absolutely invaluable.  Having been a dance teacher in the past, I know how much is gained from real experience.

 

The studio is wonderful.  Such a great space to work in!  Emma should be really proud of what she's achieved so far - and I'm sure there's much more to come. And of course, much ovation to the other staff and their families and friends who have supported Emma to develop this amazing place.

 

I am very, very grateful to have a place in the Moksha "home" and will strive hard to do you all proud. And I highly recommend this studio and the course to anyone who wants to learn about yoga with a deep understanding and appreciation". Miki Brotzler, RYT200, Moksha Academy of Yoga Graduate

 

Registration & Enrolment Procedure

Enrolments are now open for the January and April 2014 intakes.  If you feel this course is for you and have had a sense of pursuing your passion of Yoga further, then we are available to answer any questions you may have or provide you with further information.  Please also review the testimonials that can be found at the end of this email to read what others have to say about their experience of their Teacher Training.   

Please feel free to call us on 03 9557-5885 alternatively you can email us directly at ytt@mokshayoga.com.au.

We look forward to sharing this journey of learning with you, Namaste.

 

"Ideal Teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully encourage them to create bridges of their own" - Nikos Kazantzakis

 

 

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