Our next course commences on 2 JULY 2016.
This intake meets mostly on Saturdays, starting in the morning at 9am and finishing your day by 6pm. A schedule of the dates will be emailed to you on request.
The course is divided into 4 terms to allow you to enjoy a break, this will assist with integrating your learning:
Term 1 – 9 July to 10 September 2016
Term 2 – 8 October to 10 December 2016
Term 3 – 11 February to 26 March 2017
Term 4 – 22 April to 24 June 2017
How to Apply.
- Download and complete the AYL_350_course_ Application Form 2016 and attach in an email
- Within 48 hours of receiving your application the enrolment coordinator Robyn Metcalfe will contact you to organise an interview with one of the directors to discuss and assess your application.
- Once accepted into the course, a letter of offer and all other relevant documents will be forwarded to you.
We encourage you contact the enrolment coordinator Robyn Metcalfe if you have any further questions
Cost and Payment Plans will be supplied on application.
Our style and philosophy.
Our Yoga Teacher Training course recognises the depth, breadth and ever-evolving nature of a 5,000 year-old tradition. Yoga is currently experiencing tremendous growth in popularity that has instigated an evolution, not only of how it’s practiced, but how teachers are taught. This includes the integration of several western fields of study, including physiology and anatomy, which brings a new dimension to the tradition.
At Academy of Yoga Learning, our teaching faculty represents a diverse and wide array of traditions and lineages. In Australia, we’re lucky to have a vibrant and established lineage of experienced yoga teachers and yoga therapists. All our faculty members have a long-standing personal yoga practice and considerable teaching experience. They are skilled not only in teaching yoga but in the methodology of how we learn, empowering students to cater to different types of learners with a diversity of needs and abilities.
Yoga is both a philosophy and a lifestyle. By building strength and resilience in our body and mind through physical practice (yoga asana), correct breathing (pranayama), and meditation (dhyana), we can enable our natural flow of energy in the body (prana).
Our course references a number of traditions to give students a well-rounded understanding of yoga lineages and what each have brought to the evolving tradition of yoga.
More than just a teacher training course, the process towards attaining a qualification encourages students to live and embody the practice, enjoying greater health, vitality and insight so that they may teach from personal experience.
Why choose us?
We focus not only on teaching Yoga, but also on Yoga philosophy, correct demonstration and instruction of postures, functional muscular anatomy, western physiology, and the design and delivery of Yoga teaching in a contemporary setting to diverse students with differing needs. Our emphasis on teaching methodology and class designs means graduates are well-equipped to teach in a range of environments for students with a diversity of needs, abilities and goals.
Recognition and industry affiliations.
After completing our teacher training course, graduates are eligible for membership with Yoga Australia Level 1. Graduates are also able to obtain professional indemnity insurance with our recognised qualification. For more information on the benefits of Yoga Australia membership, visit their website.
Main areas of study.
Students participate in a range of subjects to enable the knowledge and skills required for professional Yoga teachers in a safe manner for students from a variety of age groups hailing from different backgrounds.
The course covers 8 main areas of study plus First Aid:
- YOGA PHILOSOPHY – this subject encourages yoga students and teachers to learn about the ethical principles for living as described in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali. Students will also be encouraged to explore the 8 limbs of Raj Yoga; basic principles of Karma Yoga and basic principles of Bhakti Yoga.
- YOGIC PHYSIOLOGY – this subject introduces an overview of the three main models used to explain the flow of subtle energy throughout the human body systems.
- WESTERN ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY – both subjects encourage an understanding of location and function of the main systems of the human body and how they contribute to our health and wellbeing.
- ASANA FOUNDATIONS and INTEGRATION – both subjects introduce the fundamental principles of each of the main 6 categories of asana to support yoga teachers to encourage safe and effective approaches in their teaching.
- RELAXATION – this subject introduces the concept of the relaxation response and the resulting changes to the function of your nervous and respiratory systems.
- PRANAYAMA – this subject introduces the foundations of integrating the practice of Pranayama into a Yoga class
- MEDITATION – Yogic meditation (Dhyana) will introduce you to a range of techniques that you can practice to experience a clearer focus that can lead to a more balanced life.
- DEVELOP YOGA CLASSES – this subject applies to yoga teachers designing and developing class plans for the delivery of safe, effective Yoga classes.
- PROVIDE FIRST AID – can be studied anytime as an external subject and requires updating every 3 years (to become a member of Yoga Australia, you will need to complete a course that is equivalent to the Unit of Study – Provide First Aid)