Diploma of Classical Yoga:  Yoga Teacher Training

Jan282017toDec162017

Map of Mt. Waverley, Vic
Where
6 The Highway, Mt. Waverley, Vic, 3149, Australia
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When
Saturday, 28 Jan 2017 to Saturday, 16 Dec 2017
Price
$5950
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(03) ... Click to show(03) 9833 4050

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www.classicalyoga.com.au

Description

Diploma of Classical Yoga

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 January 28th, 2017.

 

Course Outline:

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)

  • Including study of Patanjali's Sutras and Yogic philosophy
  •  History of Yoga
  • Yoga Traditions
  • Sanskrit

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.

Self-Enquiry

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:

  • Skeletal System
  • Musculature
  • Joints and Movement
  • Problematic Joints
  • Digestive System
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Lymphatic System

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.

Teaching Methodology

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.

Commercial Principles

We will discuss commercial principles that apply to starting your own business, including applying for Yoga Australia and insurance.

Outcomes:

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:

  • Competence to teach Asana at the level you wish to aim at yourself – i.e., some will prefer to cultivate a gentle or older clientele, others will want to teach a more demanding level of physical work.
  • Competence in anatomical understanding of Asana
  • Competence to include still-mind meditation in your yoga classes
  • Competence to teach a clear understanding of the Eight Limbs of Yoga:
    • Yama - ethics
    • Niyama - clear mental state
    • Asana - the postures of Yoga
    • Pranayama - conscious breathing
    • Pratyahara - conscious sensory awareness
    • Dharana - concentration, contemplation
    • Dhyana - still mind meditation
    • Samadhi - transformed awareness
  • Become established in a regular practice of deep still meditation
  • Understanding of the teacher/student relationship in the development of the Yogi
  • Become part of a living lineage of Yoga teachers
  • Satisfy entry criteria into Yoga Australia

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.

Prerequisites:

To be accepted in this course, you will need:

  • At least one year's experience in asana
  • Letter of referral from current teacher
  • Willing to take up still-mind meditation

Preferred experience:

  • Current practice of still-mind meditation
  • 2 year's asana experience

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:

Meditation Teacher Training

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 28th 2017.

Certificate of Asana and Anatomy

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 January 28th 2017.

Certificate of Classical Yoga

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 January 28th 2017.