Course Outline

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Students can either pay upfront, or access an affordable payment plan.
Open to all age groups, genders and nationalities.

Training is held on the Sunshine Coast (near Brisbane). 12 day intensive training.

SUBJECT 1 – PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS & LIFESTYLE

During the first subject of your yoga teacher course, you’ll learn about:

History of Yoga
Sanskrit
Bhagvad Gita
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Koshas, Mantras, Yamas and Niyamas
10 fundamental principles of yoga
Ethics of a yoga teacher
Yogic lifestyle
Ayurvedic

This subject requires 15 hours of contact time, and 10 hours of non-contact time.

SUBJECT 2 – ANATOMY & YOGA PHYSIOLOGY

Subject two of your yoga teacher course explores:

Musculoskeletal anatomy applicable to yoga postures and caution postures.
Gain a basic understanding of the entire body, including the circulatory system, digestive system, endocrine system, immune system, integumentary system, lymphatic system, nervous system and kidney-urinary system. We use examples of caution postures and how to apply yoga to the various internal systems.
Hot yoga, sweat and hydration.
Study of energies, Chakras and tantras – as well as their relationship to the pranayama and yoga.

This subject requires 10 hours of contact time, and 10 hours of non-contact time.

SUBJECT 3 – TEACHING TECHNIQUES PRACTICE

During this subject, you’ll learn about:

Demonstrating techniques and postures to students.
Learning each posture in our preferred style of Hot Physique, including asanas and pranayama.
Importance of meditation in our final savasana, as well as throughout the entire Hot Physique sequence.
Understanding the key elements of how to teach in a heated environment.
Understanding the nature of Hot Yoga and normal room temperature yoga.
Learning the art of setup and alignment of each posture.
Understanding the benefits of specific postures; incorporating anatomy into each posture.
Learning how to encourage students.
Assisting students in need to learn the fundamentals.
Understanding injury.
Understanding chanting and the spiritual elements of yoga.
Putting into practice all of the teachings, step by step.

This subject requires 100 hours of contact time.

SUBJECT 4 – TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Learn and discover the importance of:

Teacher presence (teaching in the now).
Understanding, communicating, language; the use of all senses including sound, eyes and touch; engaging with students, self-energy, awareness of students requiring help, use of demonstration.
Understanding corrections and alignments, which are covered by teaching techniques for every posture.
Teaching style of Hot Physique and set of sequence utilising variations.
Business skills, ie. learning how to set up a studio.
What are the important elements in running a yoga studio.
How to set up your classes and open a studio. How to close a studio.
Personal development and the importance of continuing education. What next as a teacher.

This subject requires 25 hours of contact time.

SUBJECT 5 – PRACTICUM

Here we practice what we have learnt so far during the yoga teacher course:

Teaching a live yoga class. Learn and practice all the elements of teaching yoga with students.
Learn how to assist students in a class environment, as well as observing and assisting in classes taught by others.
We’ll also look at various scenarios that may come up when teaching yoga, and how we should deal with these situations.

This subject requires 10 hours of contact time.

ELECTIVE HOURS – SELF DEVELOPMENT

Discover more about yourself:

Importance of self-goals, learning style, and how to set smart goals.
Understanding the meaning of communication and how it relates to yoga.
Learning about who I am, what I am here to do, how I can improve my quality of life, and how I can change my lifestyle.
How to break through fears.
Learn how to live in the present.

This course elective requires 20 hours of contact time.

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