YogaCoach Teacher Training – Level 1


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Tejakula, Tejakula, Bali
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Sunday, 15 Jun 2014 to Saturday, 12 Jul 2014

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Module 1: Methodology of Yoga, History & Philosophy of Yoga

This is the foundational subject for all YogaCoach training courses

and includes the basis of the YogaCoach methodology. Within this module

we learn the skills to bring the ancient teachings of Yoga to life. This

component includes:

  • Energy – all life is energy and we are an energetic system
  • Mapping our energy – understanding the Chakra system
  • Balancing our energy – the autonomic nervous system
  • Directing our energy – setting goals and aligning to purpose
  • Supporting a high energy life – the 5 fields of health and well being (mind, breath, body, relationship and rhythm)
  • Pranayama and meditation
  • Understanding the roots of Yoga – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Introduction to Ayurveda

This component takes the esoteric principles and philosophies of Yoga and applies them in practical, simple and effective ways.

Module 2: Asana

Asana is the physical aspect of Yoga. Day to day wear and tear

through compensations and less optimal movement patterns results in

injury and/or pain. Breakdown in the kinetic movement chains – when

we’re out of optimal alignment – creates interruptions in our energy

flow and imbalances throughout our body. Our body functions best in

alignment allowing us ease of movement. This module aims to restore

alignment through the use of Yogic Asana (postures). This component


  • The functions and benefits of Asana
  • How to work with every body – modify by ascending and descending poses
  • What a body does everyday – the 6 primary movement patterns and their compensations
  • The building blocks of practice – balancing flexibility, stability and strength
  • Building a body from the ground up – potency, compassion and wisdom
  • Anatomy and Physiology – what you need to know


Module 3: Creating a Sacred Space & Sequencing

Much of the beginning teaching of Yoga involves the use of Asana,

which can exert a powerful effect on the body and mind. It is important

that the Yoga teacher be highly competent in assessing their students’

requirements, the selection of appropriate practices and the clear and

efficient communication of their application. In the practice of Yoga

there are certain orderly groupings of Asana or sequences that

effectively become ‘modules’ within a practice. This component includes:

  • Sthira and Sukha – the balance between steadiness and comfort in a pose
  • Vinyasa Krama – intelligent sequencing
  • Understanding the importance and placement of counter poses
  • Setting an intention for class
  • The three P’s of sequencing – person, practice and purpose
  • Dynamic vs. static practice
  • The importance of rest and incorporating the internal Yoga
  • Heat or no heat – looking at the options
  • Template for a class
  • Creating the sacred space – calming the senses to create a journey for body, heart and mind


Module 4: Assisting & Enhancing, Teaching Relationship & Yin Practices

Yoga students require assistance or adjusting in yoga classes for

many different reasons, and part of the aim of this course is to

understand and learn these reasons and the different types of

assisting/adjusting. Through this course you will learn skills to help

you assess how best to help a yoga student and how to develop healthy

relationships with the students you teach and/or adjust. This component


  • Mutuality – relationship with self and other
  • Creating presence – without awareness not much else happens
  • Student-teacher relationship
  • Appropriate use of touch
  • Creating safety and trust
  • Assisting, adjusting and enhancing – what to use when
  • Yin practices – working in to work out



Full Time Dates (Bali)

Residential Bali Intensive: 15 June – 12 July, 2014

Arrive by lunchtime Sunday 15 June, 2014 for group pick-up. Training ends lunchtime 12 July, 2014.

Gaia-Oasis, Tejakula, Bali

Gaia-Oasis is a beautiful low-key and tranquil Yoga resort on the northern coast of Bali where you’ll be able to truly unwind and focus on your learning and practice. Training includes share accommodation & 3 vegetarian meals daily. Check out the YogaCoach Facebook page for photos.

*Course fees do not include airfares to Bali. Transfer from Kuta to Gaia-Oasis included.