Undertake the Classical Yoga Teacher training, and you will also explore your experience of life, being, and reality, guided by an intense study of the Yoga Sutras. You will learn how to practise and teach all eight Limbs of Yoga.
As a non-dualist school, we practice Self Enquiry to find the deepest layer of Self. Our approach, handed down by master to student over hundreds of generations, is the authentic understanding that you yourself are an expression of Universal Consciousness. In Self Enquiry, the personal and the universal meet harmoniously in your thoughts, feelings and awareness.
The result for you is that not only will you become competent to teach the postures of Yoga, you will be a teacher with an understanding of what Yoga is. You will have more skills than only Asana, increasing your teaching options. And most importantly, you will have begun to take that path towards deep transformation, which is the birthright of all of us.
Mid-year Intake begins July 9th, 2016.
The Diploma of Classical Yoga is designed to cover the core principles of Yoga teaching laid out by Yoga Australia (500+ hours). The course covers:
Philosophy of Yoga (Swadhyaya)
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
This section covers the physical and non-physical aspects of Yoga, the Eight Limbs of Yoga, and how they affect us, our students, and how to incorporate them into the classroom.
Principles of Asana
Looking at the physiology of Asana, and the components that make a well balanced Yoga class - forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. We will also look at traditional components of Yoga that round out a Yoga practice, such as Chakras, Mudtras and Bandhas.
This is designed to integrate the academic and real experience of Yoga, in order to teach effectively and offer your students a real and holistic experience.
Anatomy and Physiology
An in-depth look at the anatomy of Yoga movement, problems that may arise in the classroom, and how to teach Yoga safely. We will look at:
We will also explore some aspects of human development, including nutrition, teaching Yoga to children and how aging effects the movement of the body, the challenges and safety considerations of teaching Yoga during pregnancy, and the psychological problems that can effect a Yoga class.
We will look at the principles and methods of teaching, as well as how to plan and design your class. Opportunities to practice teaching will be provided, as will two mandatory teaching rounds.
We will discuss commercial principles that apply to starting your own business, including applying for Yoga Australia and insurance.
The Diploma of Classical Yoga course will allow you to become competent to teach the postures of Yoga. You will be a teacher with an understanding of what YOGA is. You will have more skills than only Asana, increasing your teaching options. And most importantly, you will have begun to take that path towards deep transformation, which is the birthright of all of us.
You will have:
Our course is nationally recognised in Yoga. Completion of our training gives entry to Yoga Australia, thus conferring national recognition of your qualifications by a peak body within the industry, and attracting insurance cover without difficulty.
To be accepted in this course, you will need:
The Diploma of Classical Yoga focusses on the techniques and skills needed to teach Yoga, not on teaching a specific style of Yoga. Therefore any style you are comfortable with, and wish to teach in the future, is applicable. You do not need to be trained in one specific style of Yoga (eg: Ashtanga, Bikram, etc).
Also available with ACCY:
The Diploma of Classical Meditation gives you a thorough understanding of the principles and outcomes of still-mind meditation. This diploma explores classical meditation more deeply than the Diploma of Classical Yoga, and is suitable for those who wish to focus on meditation and Yogic philosophy, rather than the physiological side of Yoga.
Next course begins January 2017.
This certificate concentrates on the physiological aspects of the full Diploma of Classical Yoga. Suitable for those who wish to extend the course to two years, or who wish to compliment other training.
Next course begins July 9th, 2016.
This certificate concentrates on the philosophical and spiritual aspects of the full Diploma of Classical Yoga. Suitable for those who wish to extend the course to two years, or who wish to compliment other training.
Next course begins July 9th, 2016.