Level One Registration with Yoga Australia
on completion of the course.
21st July 2018 - 21st July 2019
Your Teachers are
Megan Jones - Principle Trainer
Swami Satyananda Saraswati - Public Workshops
Course Dates & Outline - TBC for 2018; below is an example :)
Module One - Feb 25th - April 7th - 6 weeks = 36hrs
Intensive dates 25/26th Feb & 19th March = 24hrs
Masterclasses (MC’s) - Feb 28th, Mar 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th; Apr 4th = 12hrs
Module Two - April 26th - 30th June - 9 weeks = 42hrs
Intensive dates 30th April, 21st May, 18th June = 24hrs
MC’s - May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th; Jun 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th = 18hrs
Module 3 - July 17th - 22nd Sept - 10 weeks = 44hrs
Intensive dates 23rd July, 27th August, 17th September = 24hrs
MC’s - Jul 18th, 25th; Aug 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; Sept 4th, 11th, 18th = 20hrs
Module 4 - October 9th - December 19th - 10 weeks = 66hrs
Intensive dates October 15th = 8hrs
Retreat @ Stroud - Dec 1st/2nd/3rd/4th = 38hrs
MC’s - Oct 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st; Nov 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, Dec 12th, 19th = 20hrs
Mentoring - January 9th - February 25th - 7 weeks = 22hrs
Intensive date - February 25th = 8hrs
MC’s - Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Feb 6th, 13th, 20th = 14hrs
Total Course Hours = 210hrs
Home Study and Practice = 140hrs
Total = 350hrs
Bulk of the course presentations are due to complete Dec 2017 - each student teacher must present a class to the public (or organised group) for final assessment on one of these dates Dec 9th/10th 2017, Jan 13th/14th & Feb 3rd/4th, 2018. Mentoring and masterclasses continue until the Feb 20th, 2018 and the final intensive is to be attended to receive your full teaching qualifications.
Journalling - One of the premium learning and assessment tools will be your journal. There will be set practices each month, which includes a personal practice and the application of what you are learning. The journal will not be marked as such but will be read and assessed as to your understanding and commitment to practice what you are learning.
Anatomy and Physiology - The online course begins week 2. Masterclasses will address A&P component.
History of Yoga - MJ will present the history of yoga at the first intensive, which will include some reading, research, discussion at MC’s and a short written assessment.
Yoga Physiology - MJ will introduce the yogic concepts of matter, spirit and the gunas. This topic also includes reading, research, discussion and a short written assessment, presented at the March intensive..
Asana - Asana that are included in the whole course will be introduced and then over the course will be investigated. A few of these asana practices will be included in your personal practice for exploration and journalling. Not every asana is suitable for every body and this is part of the learning process and we take into consideration our individuality and current ability. There will be a strong focus on breathing through asana practice for preparation for the pranayama practice that begins in Module Two.
Teaching Methodologies - Eve will be introducing foundations and principles of yoga at the first intensive.
Yoga Sutras - Eve will be presenting an introduction to the Sutras at the first Intensive. Following up there will be allocated reading for discussion at MC during module one and two.
Anatomy and Physiology - continues throughout the course.
Yoga Physiology - MJ introduces the prana vayus, includes reading, practice and short written assessment. Sw SD will teach Koshas, at a full day workshop (open to the public). (June 18th).
Pranayama - MJ will introduce pranayama and practices will be included into your personal practice for journalling.
Art of Adjustment - will be introduced by Eve and run as a mini course within the course.
Restorative Yoga - MJ & Eve will team teach Restorative yoga. This form of yoga will be introduced at the May intensive and also practiced in masterclasses.
Ethics and Lifestyle - MJ will introduce the ethics and lifestyles aspect of yoga practice and teaching as set out by Yoga Australia.
Anatomy & Physiology - continues throughout the course.
Yoga Physiology - MJ introduces nadis and chakras will include reading, practice and short written assessment.
Bhagavad Gita - We will read the Bhagavad Gita and have monthly discussions at Masterclasses, like book club. Written assessment at the end of the course.
Yoga Physiology - SwSD will teach a day workshop on Kundalinin and the Chakras. (Open to the public) (August 27th).
Meditation - different meditation techniques will be introduced over the course and will be included in your personal practice for exploration and journalling. The first module strips the practice back to foundations and we build from there.
Practice Classes - throughout Modules 3&4, you will organise a small group and start a beginners class. No money exchange. Programs will be submitted and discussion at masterclasses on any problems etc that you may face. Great practice for the real world of teaching yoga.
Anatomy & Physiology - continues throughout the course
Applied Yoga Physiology - Darren will be teaching application of asana for different injuries and ailments that we might see in classes. Darren will also teach arm balances and how to practice safely.
The Professional Yogi - Eve will present this as a mini course, will wrap up at the final weekend retreat.
Tibetan Yoga - MJ will teach a component on Tibetan yoga styles, Kum Nye and Bon Kum Nye.
Community Classes - MJ will organise a space and times for community classes (donation only) to be held in the last module (over and above your beginners class). This will help you build confidence, all money raised will go to charity.
Masterclasses (2hrs) - time to discuss and open up the areas you may have difficulty with, will include chanting and kirtan alternatively, relaxation and meditation techniques, asana practice and the study notes from the online A&P course. Book club style discussion of Sutras and Bhagavad Gita with final short written assessment. At different times Eve and Darren will chime into these classes to help out in the areas that they are teaching.
4 Day Retreat @ Stroud Monastery - the Retreat is a deep intensive exploring all of the practices and techniques that have been presented over the course.
Preparation for presentation of final assessment classes and presentations of the Professional Yogi assessments.
This weekend will also include some lifestyle sessions, cooking simple and nutritious vegetarian meals, how to live and eat ethically from the yogic perspective.
Time for some kirtan, shatkarmas, to rest and relax and ask all the questions that didn’t get asked during the year.
A little like putting the finishing touches onto our beautiful self portrait that we have been preparing all year.
Join us, this is the personal journey of a life time........
Please note: The course fees include all text books, opening weekend of 2 days (lunch provided), 8 intensives, 36 masterclasses, 4 days/3 nights at Stroud and your final assessment. All food and accommodation are covered at Stroud. For the one day intensives bring your own lunch and snacks. For masterclasses bring what you need, snacks not meals as we won’t have time.
The course fee does not include Apply First Aid, which is necessary for registration and insurance as a teacher.
Full Course Total: $7,250
Discounted one off payment of $6,500
Course Deposit: $1500 due on acceptance into the course to confirm your place, $500 of which is a non refundable administration fee.
Balance of fees: $5000 is paid one week prior to the commencement of the course (18th February, 2017).
Payment Plan A: $7,000
Course deposit: $1,500 due upon acceptance into the course to confirm your place, $500 of which is a non refundable administration fee.
Balance of fees: $1,375 is due on the 1st April, 1st June, 1st August & 1st October, 2017.
Payment Plan B: $7,260
Course Deposit: $1500 due upon acceptance into the course to confirm your place, $500 of which is a non refundable administration fee.
Balance of fees: $720 is due on the 1st of April, 1st May, 1st June, 1st July, 1st August, 1st September, 1st October & 1st November, 2017.
If you have any financial difficulty please advise Megan as she is open to changing the details of the payment plan so that you can achieve this. Nothing is too hard or unattainable, we can nut this out.
Apply for your application form here