Dec 6th, 2019: Heart of Yoga Retreat

We can think extraordinary things with our minds, yet we feel our deepest emotions with our hearts.

Join us for this special Heart of Yoga retreat, hosted by Dr Michael de Manincor at the tranquil Yanada Retreat, an idyllic bush retreat, nestled in a glorious green valley between the McDonald River and the Yengo Mountains, near Wisemans Ferry, New South Wales.

Dates: Friday 6th – Sunday 8th December 2019

Location: Yanada RetreatSt Albans (Wisemans Ferry) NSW


Are you ready to bring your heart to life?

This will be a heart-centred journey, forming the start or the deepening of a truly sustainable, transformational exploration into your heart. We will create a safe and supportive environment to ensure you can immerse yourself for two full days of understanding the full system of yoga, learning how to self nurture on a whole new level. As well as make new friends, all in a beautiful setting surrounded by mother nature.

Each day will be filled with a variety of practices, including asana, pranayama, meditation and workshops of self-discovery. You will also have the time and opportunity to enjoy private sessions and treatments, read or simply sit, be and soak up the stunning surrounds.


Unique Venue

Only 90 mins from Sydney, Yanada Retreat is an idyllic bush retreat, nestled in a glorious green valley between the McDonald River and the Yengo Mountains. The tranquil and intimate environment provides an oasis for time out and an ideal environment to relax and restore.  You will unwind as soon as you enter the driveway

Take a moment for yourself

Surrounded by the Australian bush, relax on Balinese day beds on the cool verandahs or pool pavilion, listen to the sound of birds, watch the Kookaburras and Kangaroos, look out along the silvery McDonald River or over the fields and across the valley. Take one of the  bush walks possible on the property; around the cleared lands, up to a flat rock peak in the Yengo National Park or for a swim or kayak in the river. Drive or cycle 5 – 10 minutes to the historic St Albans village and other National Park walking tracks in the valley. Find out more about The Local Area.

CLICK HERE for more venue information.


Retreat Details

Arrival: from 2pm Friday 6th December – welcome talk 4:00pm

Departure: 3pm Sunday 8th December

Getting There

Please don’t use GPS to get to Yanada – follow our full driving directions on Yananda’s LOCATION page including public transport options.

You can access the Yanada by car and public transport

“From the moment you enter the drive, you begin to feel renewed, refreshed and inspired.”


Bookings & More Information

Join us at the Yanada Retreat Centre to find peace of mind, contentment and discover inner wellness. Come and rediscover the magic of life and find meaning, connection and purpose.

Cost:  $695

10% Early Bird Discount until 14th October – use code HoY10 at check-out

Price includes shared room accommodation, linen, all meals, drinks & snacks and specialised Heart of Yoga retreat program.

We look forward to experiencing this special retreat with you.

For further information please contact kirstie@yogainstitute.com.au | 02 9929 2774


What Previous Retreat Guests Say…

“A big thank you to the team at the Yoga Institute for a beautiful couple of days connecting with the heart through yoga and meditation sessions. Whilst only a 3 day retreat, I returned back home completely recharged and rested. I would totally recommend joining in one of their retreats regardless of level of yoga and cannot wait to join the next one” Alex

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“What a special retreat this was! Surrounded by nature with delicious food and lovely accommodation, we were led by highly experienced teachers who shared their wisdom on all things connected to the heart.  I learnt so much in such a short period of time ranging from different yoga poses, breathing and meditation techniques and theories about the mind and the body. I would highly recommend this team of teachers and the retreats they organise to anyone!”  Penny

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“Thank you for such a wonderful retreat.  Nourishing food, uplifting and motivating group sessions and plenty of quiet time to connect and reflect. Such a perfect couple of days, a sincere thank-you to you all. See you at the next one!” Sam


About Us

The Yoga Institute provides extraordinary education and training, and guide sustainable personal transformative experiences, through the lens of Yoga, connection and community.

We offer inspiration, education and support in applying the ancient wisdom of yoga to modern, everyday lives. Passionate about yoga and the benefits it brings to peoples’ lives, our team is committed to providing you with a highly engaging, practical learning experience.

March 7th & 8th, 2020: Leslie Kaminoff Workshop Sydney

Leslie Kaminoff Down Under 2020

Reimagining Alignment – Fundamental Practices and Foundational Principles

A 2-day Interactive Yoga Workshop that will inform, inspire and transform both your personal practice and teaching

T.K.V. Desikachar’s teachings respect the individual nature of yoga practice, and his father, T. Krishnamacharya, emphasized the importance of breath integration along the central axis of the body.  Inspired by these sources, Leslie Kaminoff has developed an anatomically-inspired set of yoga principles. He uses these to guide teachers and practitioners as they embody their own, personal understanding of what works for them, both in personal practice and teaching. During these practice-heavy sessions, Leslie will model these principles by teaching a variety of sequences, techniques and inquiries.

Dates: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March, 2020
Venue: Mosman Art Gallery: Grand Hall, Sydney
Time: 9:00am – 5:00 pm


Saturday: 

Session times: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:30pm

Re-imagining Alignment

This highly interactive workshop relies on students to bring questions about their own asana practice and teaching language. Leslie will promote an experimental, experiential atmosphere of inquiry regarding the teaching of alignment, safety and effective cueing of asana.

The session begins with an historical and anatomical perspective on the subject and functional definition of alignment. Then, an exploration of the uniqueness of human structure will lead to the understanding that “asanas don’t have alignment – people have alignment.”

Starting with clear, simple principles that govern musculoskeletal function, Leslie will help you put your asana on a solid foundation literally from the ground up (and from your head down). Topics include:

  • The fundamental importance of proprioception and interoception
  • Functional principles of alignment
  • Breath-centered, anatomically-based cueing
  • The relationship of bandha to support and movement
  • Why instructions like “tuck your tail,” “lengthen your spine,” “square your hips” may be doing more harm than good, and what kind of language to use instead
  • The use of gazing (drishti) and imagery to foster increased neuromuscular integration

Sunday:

Morning session: 9:00am-12:00pm

Less Talking, More Doing – The Theory of Mostly Practice

This is a full-length practice session (2+ hours) with a minimum of lecture. Simple body and breath warmups will be followed by a session of seated breath/bandha practice.

A standing vinyasa series will flow into floor work, modified inversions, twists, backbends and forward bends, concluding with a full savasana, followed by quiet sitting.Brief introductory and concluding remarks will frame the session.

Afternoon session: 1:30-4:30pm

Shushumna Nadi in Theory and Practice – The Central Pillar of Krishnamacharya’s Yoga

An organizing principle of Krishnamacharya’s breath-centered approach to yoga theory and practice involves the opening of the central channel of the energetic body – the Shushumna Nadi. Leslie’s uniquely anatomical and experiential perspective on this topic refers to this as “vertical axis integration.” This session will explore this idea in a practice sequence that integrates asana, kriya, bandha, mudra, pranayama. The session will conclude with a dhyana on the imagery derived from Krishnamacharya’s unique perspective on Prana/Apana, Kundalini and Agni

Dates: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March, 2020
Venue: Mosman Art Gallery: Grand Hall, 1 Art Gallery Way, Mosman (Sydney)
Time: 9:00am – 5:00 pm

PRICES for the Full Weekend Program:
$499 early bird (available up to September 1, 2019*)
Use code: LKEARLY150

$649 regular price

Previous years have been a sell out event, book in early to avoid disappointment

* no pre-requisites or prior learning required *


Terms & Conditions:
Full payment for this event is required to secure your registration. Cancelations prior to the 8th January 2020 are eligible for a refund minus $250. Cancellations received after the 8th January are not eligible for a refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, however, please notify the program host in writing prior to commencement.

Event cancelation: The Yoga Institute Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel any event, workshop or retreat due to extenuating circumstances. In the unlikely event that this occurs, a full refund of registration fees paid will be returned to the participant. However, no responsibility will be accepted for any consequential loss in any circumstances. Where applicable, adequate travel insurance is highly recommended.

Please email us in writing for cancellation notifications.


About the facilitator: Leslie Kaminoff 

Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar. He is recognized internationally as a specialist in the fields of yoga, breath anatomy and bodywork. For over four decades he has led workshops and developed specialized education for many leading yoga associations, schools and training programs in America and throughout the world. His approach to teaching combines intellectual rigor, spontaneity and humor, and is always evolving.
Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City based educational non-profit dedicated to advancing educational standards for yoga teachers and other movement professionals. His unique year-long course is available online at yogaanatomy.net.
He is the co-author, with Amy Matthews, of the best-selling book “Yoga Anatomy.”
You can follow him on Instagram (@leslie.kaminoff), Twitter (@lkaminoff) and on Facebook (LeslieKaminoffYogaAnatomy), on YouTube (YogaAnatomy) and learn more at YogaAnatomy.org.


Bonus Material 

A Post-Iyengar Reimagining of Alignment in Asana
https://www.yogaanatomy.org/reimagining-alignment/

Negative Feedback Can Be Positive (except when it’s just negative)
http://yogaanatomy.org/feedback-loop/

Son vs Father’s Yoga Teachings
http://yogaanatomy.org/back_to_the_future/

A simple breathing question with a complex answer
http://yogaanatomy.org/a-simple-question-with-a-complex-answer/

Honesty in Yoga Credentialing
http://yogaanatomy.org/you-were-here/

July 31st, 2019: Teachers Listening Circle 

The Yoga Institute is very excited to invite you to join our next Teachers Listening Circle 

This unique circle is especially held for yoga teachers and therapists to come together in community and share what is offering inquiry or curiosity when teaching yoga. The Teachers Listening Circle will be hosted by Lucy Karnani and Rosie Caunt, both highly practiced in holding space for forums of this nature.

Date: Wednesday 31st July
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm circle, followed by a pot-luck supper for those who’d like to stay
Facilitators: Lucy Karnani and Rosie Caunt
Cost: No charge

What is the main objective?

The main objective of the Circle will be to allow anyone who wants to share about their professional or personal experiences as a yoga teacher or therapist to be fully listened to by their peers in a safe space. Lucy and Rosie have seen the great value of sharing common  experiences with others who are like-minded, or more importantly, like-hearted, and who are working with similar situations.  Often putting our experiences into words helps us gain insight and learning from our own experiences that may not happen when we just ruminate on them in our own mind. Additionally, by listening to other teachers and therapists there may be opportunities for learning from other’s experiences.

 

Who is this for?

Anyone who has been teaching yoga – whether for a few months or many years, frequently or infrequently, all are welcome. There is no charge to attend, although you are asked to RSVP so we can be prepared appropriately 😊. You are also asked to come with an open heart and compassionate intention to support each other. The Teachers Listening Circle will run from 6:30-8:00pm, followed by a pot-luck supper for those who’d like to stay afterward.

The first one took take place on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, and was enjoyed so much by all who attended we have decided to continue hosting our Teacher’s Listening Circles multiple times a year. Numbers are limited, please reserve your place.

 


 

What Previous Circle Participants Say…

“My experience was certainly two pronged. I knew that coming together with like-minded yoga teachers would be an incredibly educational experience and a catalyst for my professional growth. What I wasn’t expecting was personal healing and growth. This was certainly an added bonus. Thank you. ” KC

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July 24th, 2019: Ayurveda Monthly Workshop

“The People’s Medicine”

The Yoga Institute is very excited to invite you to join us for monthly Ayurveda Workshops with Eleni Tsikrikas

Did you know? Ayurveda is Yoga’s sister science and the planet’s oldest nature based self care system. Its goal is longevity and vibrant health for you. Ayurveda offers a view of health that is practical and simple. It empowers and encourages each of us to participate in our health and longevity.

Date: Wednesday 24th July
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm circle, followed by tea for those who’d like to stay
Facilitator: Eleni Tsikrikas
Cost: $44

Join Eleni Tsikrikas, certified Ayurvedic teacher and healer with over 12 years of clinical experience and certifications in Yoga and Western Herbalism. This will be a  truly innovative and wonderful series of monthly Ayurveda workshops.
Each month we will introduce a new food or lifestyle theme and give a short talk, followed by an interactive discussion. You will walk away with a foundational knowledge of each topic along with some practices that will enhance your life and health

Monthly topics include:

  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Diet and Lifestyle Practices for the seasons
  • Your digestive tract, an ayurvedic perspective.
  • Conscious Eating
  • Ayurvedic Detox

Who is this for?
This unique circle is especially held for anyone interested in Ayurveda.

The first one will take place on Wednesday 24th July 2019, with dates for following months to be confirmed. Numbers are limited, please reserve your place.

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Yoga for Mental Health

Aug 29, 2019: Yoga for Mental Health Sydney

Mental Health Training for Yoga Teachers

Trauma sensitive and trauma informed yoga

Yoga for Mental HealthThis 4-day continuing education training has been designed to assist qualified Yoga Teachers to develop their understanding, skills and confidence in the area of mental health

Deepen your understanding of the Psychological heart of Yoga

The principles and practices of Yoga (or Yoga Psychology) were developed in ancient times, offering a wholistic, integrative system of mental health that is just as relevant today.

Yoga (or Yoga Psychology) offers practices to enhance mental health and alleviate the symptoms of psychological ill-ease or mental illness, using mind-body-lifestyle interventions to cultivate a healthy, productive, flourishing life.


What Will I Learn?


The nature of the mind – from a yogic and western psychological perspective:

  • Patanjali’s psychology
  • the yogic model of mind
  • the mind from a western psychological perspective
  • the mind and emotion

What yoga offers:

  • more than asana
  • yoga and positive psychology
  • mentally healthy yoga
  • interoception and mental health

Mental Heath Awareness when teaching:

  • asana (body movement)
  • pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • meditation (including use of mantra)
  • other practices to cultivate balance & wellbeing

Healing relationships:

  • professional boundaries
  • ethics and code of conduct
  • scope of practice of the yoga teacher

An introduction to common mental health conditions including:

  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, including PTSD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Brief introduction to Personality and Schizoaffective Disorders

Yogic approaches to common mental health concerns:

  • considering common mental health conditions through a yogic lens
  • teaching considerations for common mental health concerns
  • mental health precautions and contraindications

Mental health aware yoga teaching:

  • how to teach in a mental health aware manner
  • responding to mental health crisis in the Yoga setting – including panic and traumatic reaction
  • truly integrated yoga practice
  • what to do if…

Workshop Details & Bookings

Dates: Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September, 2019

Times:
Thursday to Saturday : 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Central Sydney, venue TBC


Course Fees & Inclusions

$895 (GST incl)

$70 Early Bird Discount until Friday, 5th July, 2019

  • 28 hours of training with two of Australia’s most well regarded and experienced Yoga Psychologists
  • Comprehensive course notes and handouts
  • Recommendations for further study and ongoing self-development


About Your Trainers

Janet Lowndes


Janet Lowndes is a Psychologist, Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist who has been working therapeutically with individual clients for over 20 years.

Trained originally in Psychology, Janet became interested in an embodied approach to health and wellbeing and first studied Yoga Teaching at Swami Vivekananda’s ashram in India, and further teacher training with the Australian Institute of Yoga at the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne.

Janet is Director and Senior Therapist at Mind Body Well, a group practice in Melbourne specialising in assisting people with Eating Disorders and other mental health concerns. Janet also manages and teaches on the faculty of the Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy with the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy. Yogic wisdom and practices are an integral part of her therapeutic approach.

Janet has been influenced by various teachers including Leigh Blashki, Richard Miller, AG and Indra Mohan, Judith Lasater, and Donna Farhi. She is an iRest Teacher-in-Training (Level 2), and a member of the Australian Teachers of Meditation Association.

Janet has recently been invited to join the Council of Advisors for Yoga Australia, the peak body for Yoga Teachers in Australia. She speaks regularly at professional Yoga and Psychology events,and provides professional supervision for therapists from both disciplines.

Michael de Manincor

Counselling Psychologist, Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer and Yoga Therapist, Michael de Manincor, bridges eastern and western modalities of mind-body health.

Michael is one of the most highly respected yoga teachers in Australia, with over 30 years teaching experience. He established the Yoga Institute in 2000, now recognised as a leading provider of yoga teacher training in Australia. He has undertaken extensive studies with renowned teacher TKV Desikachar, in the authentic tradition of T Krishnamacharya.

Former President and Honorary Life Member of Yoga Australia, the peak body of the yoga teaching profession in Australia, Michael is passionate about educating the community on the benefits of quality yoga, and supporting the highest professional standards for yoga teachers. He has conducted research and written many articles on various facets of yoga for respected publications.

Michael holds degrees in Education and Psychology, and is a registered Counselling Psychologist. Michael is also currently doing PhD research in the area of Yoga and mental health.

Michael is the senior lecturer at The Yoga Institute and responsible for much of the course development, and offers individual consultations for guidance of personal yoga practice, yoga therapy, yoga teacher mentoring, and personal counselling.

 


Pre-requisites & Course Recognition

Pre-requisites

  • Recommended – Qualified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia level 1 or equivalent). If you have undertaken a 200hr Yoga Teacher training program and are unsure about your eligibility, please email us to enquire
  • A general familiarity with the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali is highly recommended prior to undertaking this program

Continuing Professional Development

Yoga Teachers attending this event can claim 28 CPD hours with Yoga Australia.


More Information

Email: teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au

Phone: (02) 9929 2774

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 22nd, 2019: Reunion Retreat

The Yoga Institute Reunion Retreat

Opportunity to reconnect with your yoga community. 

Gather with fellow graduates and students, past and present, to share and reinvigorate your yoga journey.

Together we will celebrate the gift of these teachings.

Date: Thursday 22nd August – Saturday 24th August
Time:
Thursday 5pm – Saturday 4pm
Venue:
Govinda Valley Retreat, Otford NSW
Host:
Michael de Manincor

 


Are you ready to reconnect?

Join us for our second Reunion Retreat.

This retreat is for our special ‘Yoga Institute Family,’ including, current students, past students, teachers and friends of the centre.

What to expect?

Yoga classes, including asana, pranayama, meditation, and sound; exploration of the yoga sutras; unstructured space and time to reconnect with yourself, your community and the natural environment; delicious food; wonderful company; and a celebration of yoga and how it supports change in our lives. And simply catching up and reconnecting with fellow students and graduates, and find what everyone is doing with their yoga.

We will also be hosting an evening bonfire ceremony.


Unique Venue

Govinada Valley Retreat is a special venue to so many of us, so it seemed the obvious choice for our first Reunion Retreat. It is an easy 70 minute car or train ride from Sydney CBD. Escape from the city, unplug, relax and restore in the luscious bushland south of Sydney.

Accommodation Options

Camping (BYO gear): $450 (early bird $405)
Doom room (4 per room): 
$550 (early bird $495)
Shared room (2 per room) with ensuite: $650 (early bird $585)
Private room with ensuite: 
$795 (early bird $715.50)

10 % Eary bird discount until Friday 28th June.

USE CODE: ReunionRetreat10

All options include accommodation, linen (except camping), all meals, drinks & snacks.


Retreat Details

Arrival: from 4pm Thursday 22nd August – welcome talk 5:00pm

Departure: 4pm Saturday 24th August

Getting There

Govinda Valley Retreat is a comfortable 70 minute train ride or drive south of Sydney CBD.

Click here for details on getting there

The Kitchen 

Retreat includes all meals and snacks from Friday dinner to Sunday Lunch. If you have ever stayed at Govinda Valley, you know that they take food seriously! Their kitchen prepares food that supports optimum health and vitality according to the principles of ayurveda, the yogi’s ancient science of health. All meals are vegetarian with vegan options. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs. CLICK HERE for more details. 


Booking and More Information

For further information please contact kirstie@yogainstitute.com.au | 02 9929 2774

Come and rediscover the magic of life and find meaning and purpose in your yoga, and re-connect with your yoga community.

We look forward to experiencing this special retreat with you.

Sanga “community of like-minded people” is an important part of yoga practice, providing support for your journey.


What does our community say…

“The friends I made during my time at The Yoga Institute will be life long. My yoga community is a special and vital part of my life.” Anne K

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“Every time I connect with my fellow yogis I always come away feeling lighter, full of inspiration, uplifted with a sense of joy and grinning from ear to ear.”
Kirstie C


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Full payment for this event is required to secure your registration. Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after that time will not be eligible for any refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, but please notify the program host in writing prior to the event date if transfer is required.

EVENT CANCELLATION: The Yoga Institute Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel any event, workshop or retreat due to extenuating circumstances. In the unlikely event that this occurs, a full refund of registration fees paid will be returned to the participant. However, no responsibility will be accepted for any consequential loss in any circumstances. Where applicable, adequate travel insurance is highly recommended.

Aug 29, 2019: Yoga Psychology & Mental Health

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy Module


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Module:
Thursday 29th August to Thursday 5th September

Live Online Webinars: Dates TBC


Module Content

This Module will explore the Yogic model of the mind and mental health, as it relates to Yoga Therapy, including:

Yoga Psychology Principles

  • An understanding of the Yogic model of mind
  • The states and functions of the mind according to Yoga
  • An exploration of the healthy psychological system and the system in distress
  • The relationship between Yoga Therapy and modern Neuropsychology
  • The relationship between Yoga Therapy and modern Psychology

Yoga Therapy & Mental Health

  • An exploration of common mental health issues, through a Yoga Therapy lens, including depression, anxiety, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, personality disorders, and psychosis
  • Yoga Therapy treatments involving the mind
  • Yoga Therapy as a model of integrative mental health care – the mind-body perspective

Yoga Therapy Skills Development

  • Precautions and contraindications for mental health aware Yoga Therapy
  • Responding safely to mental health crisis occurring in a Yoga Therapy context
  • Understanding the Scope of Practice of Yoga Therapists working with people with psychological distress or mental illness
  • Addressing common mental health challenges with Yoga Therapy

This module will incorporate and expand upon the 4-day Yoga Psychology training conducted by Janet Lowndes and Michael de Manincor. The Yoga Psychology program is offered broadly to Yoga Teachers who will attend the first part of the Face to Face component of the Yoga Therapy Module. Additional training days for Yoga Therapy students address material specifically relevant to the provision of Yoga Therapy.


Ready to Enrol?

Step 1: Deposit

Deposit Payment: $550

Pay deposit when you apply to secure your place

 

 

PLUS your choice of two balance payment options:

Step 2: Balance Payment


Option 1:
 2x Monthly Instalments

Available for registrations completed at least two months prior to module start date

2 x $800 = $1,600
(+ $550 deposit = $2,150 total)

Enrol via Monthly Instalments Here: https://yogainstitute.com.au/ytmh-monthly/

or

Option 2: Upfront Payment

Save $200 with Early Bird (EB) discount available for upfront payments completed before Friday 12th July, 2019 (PLUS EB is limited to 5 places only).

Standard Upfront = $1,400
(+ $550 deposit = $1,950 total)

Early Bird Upfront = $1,200
(+ $550 deposit = $1,750 total)

Enrol via Full Balance Payment Here: https://yogainstitute.com.au/ytmh-balance/

 

Please Note: This 100hr module is part of our full Yoga Therapy Training Course. It is open to yoga teachers who have completed Foundations of Yoga Therapy (or equivalent) or have graduated from The Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training program. It is not available as a standalone unit.


Module Components


Who are the teachers?

This module will be taught by Michael de Manincor and Janet Lowndes.

Michael de Manincor, The Yoga Institute. Yoga Teacher Trainer. Yoga Therapist. Yoga Therapy TrainerMichael is one of the most highly respected yoga teachers in Australia, with over 30 years teaching experience. He has undertaken extensive studies with renowned teacher TKV Desikachar, in the authentic tradition of T Krishnamacharya. Read more.

 

Janet Lowndes is a therapist with over 25 years experience providing counselling, training, and consultation. Her professional practice includes psychological counselling, meditation training, and yoga therapy. Read more.

 


Prior Learning & Course Recognition

If you have already completed a similar Yoga Therapy course please contact us to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning for that training.

This Module is part of the complete Yoga Therapy Training Course qualification which is registered with Yoga Australia.


Assessment

This is a competency-based unit, so students will be assessed to demonstrate competency. In the circumstance where competency is not demonstrated on first submission, re-submission will be possible.

Assessment of this module includes:

  • Full attendance at all face to face classes *
  • Full attendance at all live webinars *
  • Undertaking pre and post lecture study tasks as directed
  • Successful completion and submission of reflective journal questions following all classes and webinars
  • Successful completion of two Case Studies relevant to this Module
  • One other written assessment task related to the Module content

* Where any face to face or live webinar sessions are missed (under exceptional circumstances only) the student will be required to complete adequate ‘make up’ tasks as set by the teacher for that class, including but not limited to viewing of any recordings of the class session (where available), and answering reflective questions set by the teacher. An additional cost will be incurred by the student for these sessions.


Training Components & Prerequisites

This Module is part of the Yoga Therapy Training Course and involves 100+ hours of training, including:

  • 70 hours of classes (face to face and online)
  • access to the online learning portal
  • 2 hours of individual Mentoring with your Program Mentor
  • resources to facilitate 30+ hours of self-directed learning
  • reading material and other learning tools
  • assessment of your written work
  • partial completion of the registered Yoga Therapy Training Course

The requirements in order to register for this unit are:


More Information:

To find out more or get your questions answered, contact Lisa Grauag at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774. 

Jun 29, 2019: Yoga Anatomy & the Musculoskeletal System

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Block:
Saturday 29th June – Saturday 6th  July  2019

Live Online Webinars: Monday evenings, 6:30- 9:00pm. Dates 15th, 22nd, 29th & 5th August  (Sessions recorded)


Module Content

Knowledge of structural and functional anatomy relevant to a Yoga Therapist. Areas to be covered include:

Anatomy & Physiology

  • Whole vertebral column, pelvis, upper limbs (arm- shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand), lower limbs (hip joint, knee, feet)
  • Knowledge of biomechanics and movement as they relate to the practice of yoga and the work of a yoga therapist

Musculoskeletal Assessment & Disorders

  • Musculoskeletal assessment. Including history taking, observation and palpation. To include understanding common individual structural and functional differences
  • Understanding of common musculoskeletal disorders relevant to a Yoga therapist. To include vertebral column disorders- for example: excessive or reduced Lordosis and Kyphosis, neck pain, intervertebral disc problems, nerve impingements, facet joint problems, scoliosis, sacroiliac joint dysfunction and osteoporosis. Hip, knee and feet conditions. Shoulder conditions such as Rotator cuff tears, impingement conditions of the shoulder, Epicondylitis and Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knowledge about common western medical terminology, approach to treatment, including familiarity with commonly used drugs and surgical procedures
  • The typical presentation, cause, progression and contraindications of the listed common musculoskeletal disorders as relevant to the work of a yoga therapist

Therapeutic Application of Yoga Practices

  • Knowledge about foundational yoga therapy practices with an emphasis on functional-oriented practices.
  • A Yoga Therapy perspective on Chronic Pain
  • Relevant tools of Yoga covered will include but not limited to: body awareness techniques, functional movement, static posture (asana) and relaxation techniques

Working with the physical body is very often the starting place in Yoga Therapy – therefore this module provides valuable tools when working as a Yoga Therapist training. Lisa G


Ready to Enrol?

Step 1:

Application & Deposit Payment

Pay when you apply to secure your place

$550

Step 2:

PLUS your choice of two balance payment options:


Option 1:
Monthly Instalments

Sign-up by 10th May and you can choose to spread your fees over two monthly payments

2 x $800 = $1,600


Option 2:
Upfront Payment

Save $200 with Early Bird discount available for upfront payments completed before Friday 3rd May, 2019

Standard Upfront = $1,400

Early Bird Upfront = $1,200

 

Please Note: This 100hr module is part of our full Yoga Therapy Training Course. It is open to yoga teachers who have completed Foundations of Yoga Therapy (or equivalent) or have graduated from The Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training program. If you meet these pre-requisites this Module can be taken as a standalone module or as part of the full Yoga therapy training course. .


Module Components


Who are the teachers?

This module will be taught by Kaye Tribe and Lisa Grauaug.

Kaye offers a diverse range of clinical experience in Functional Anatomy and Myotherapy combined with a professional background in adult education, making her a highly sought after Lecturer in Yoga Therapy & Functional AnatomyRead more.

Lisa GrauaugLisa has been practicing and teaching yoga since the mid-90s. Lisa values individuality and working with students and clients to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya. Read more.


Prior Learning & Course Recognition

If you have already completed an Anatomy for Yoga Therapy course with us please contact us to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning for that training.

This Module is part of the complete Yoga Therapy Training Course qualification which is registered with Yoga Australia.


Assessment

This is a competency-based unit, so students will be assessed to demonstrate competency. In the circumstance where competency is not demonstrated on first submission, re-submission will be possible.

Assessment of this module includes:

  • Full attendance at all face to face classes *
  • Full attendance at all live webinars *
  • Undertaking pre and post lecture study tasks as directed
  • Successful completion and submission of reflective journal questions following all classes and webinars
  • Successful completion of two Case Studies relevant to this Module
  • One other written assessment task related to the Module content

* Where any face to face or live webinar sessions are missed (under exceptional circumstances only) the student will be required to complete adequate ‘make up’ tasks as set by the teacher for that class, including but not limited to viewing of any recordings of the class session (where available), and answering reflective questions set by the teacher. An additional cost will be incurred by the student for these sessions.


Training Components & Prerequisites

This Module is part of the Yoga Therapy Training Course and involves 100+ hours of training, including:

  • 70 hours of classes (face to face and online)
  • access to the online learning portal
  • 2 hours of individual Mentoring with your Program Mentor
  • resources to facilitate 30+ hours of self-directed learning
  • reading material and other learning tools
  • assessment of your written work
  • partial completion of the registered Yoga Therapy Training Course

The requirements in order to register for this unit are:


More Information:

To find out more or get your questions answered, contact Lisa Grauag at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 9th, 2019: Foundations of Yoga Therapy

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive block:
Saturday 9th November to Saturday 16th November, 2019
Times: 7.30am – 4:30pm 

PLUS

Live Online Webinars:
Dates:
 TBC evenings (will follow-on from face-face) 


Why the Foundations of  Yoga Therapy course ?

With the prevalence of different yoga ‘styles’, an array of continuing-education courses on offer for yoga teachers PLUS the coming and going of different ‘yoga fads’ – many yoga teachers are left constantly searching and wondering how to really have an impact in the lives of their students and empower them to create change.

Do you ever wonder why some of your students seem to make little progress in their practice?

Are you looking for a solid foundation and framework to work from as a Yoga Teacher ?

Are you a teacher who is looking to deepen your yoga knowledge and bring about more powerful positive transformations in your students?

Are you just curious about the field of yoga therapy or designing personalised yoga practices?

Learning the art of developing yoga-based practices to meet a spectrum of individual needs (including therapeutic needs) is the basis for the work of a Yoga therapist. Developing this foundation will transform your knowledge, experience and effectiveness as a yoga teacher. All the skills and practices learnt are geared towards mindfulness, wellbeing, empowering and providing helpful change in the lives of our students.

There could be many reasons to do this Foundations course however with the right knowledge and skills – the potential rewards for yourself and your students are profound.

This Foundations of Yoga Therapy Module can be taken as a standalone unit for * registered yoga teachers.


Ready to Enrol?

Step 1:

Application & pay your Deposit 

Pay when you apply & secure your place

$550

Step 2:

Select from two balance of payment options:


Option 1:
Monthly Instalments

Sign-up by 13th September and you can choose to spread your fees over two monthly payments

2 x $800 = $1,600


Option 2:
Upfront Payment

Save $200 with Early Bird discount available for payments completed before Friday 6th September, 2019 (EB limited to first 5 spots)

Standard Upfront = $1,400

Early Bird Upfront = $1,200

 

Apply-Now

Module pricing includes:

  • 8 x face-face days at The Yoga Institute (Cammeray, Sydney)
  • 4 x structured follow-up interactive online class sessions
  • 2 x individual mentoring sessions to support practicum and module completion
Continue to develop your skills as a Yoga Teacher, maintain the light thru life-long learning and practice……

Module Content

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA THERAPY – Key Concepts and Learning Objectives

The Foundations module has been carefully designed to provide a solid course to transition Yoga Teachers into the field of Yoga Therapy.  To ensure a quality learning experience for our students we offer a range of resources aimed to best support each student in their pursuit of knowledge development and practical experience.

The Yoga Therapy Framework

  • Develop an understanding of what is Yoga cikitsa (Yoga Therapy) ? 
  • Learn The Yogic perspective on health and illness.
  • You will be informed on the context of Yoga therapy in traditional texts and teachings of Yoga, including the Vedas and Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and the Yoga Rahasya.
  • Provided with the opportunity to consider the emergence of modern Yoga therapy, and its place in the field of complementary therapies.

Founding Principles of Yoga Therapy

  • Review the panca maya model (or five koshas).
  • Exploration of the multi-dimensional nature of being human in the context of Yoga therapy
  • Exploration of yoga energetics and the five prana vayus and its relevance in Yoga therapy.
  • Develop a sound understanding of the principle of viniyoga – that being teaching yoga according to varying needs, abilities, and goals of each individual or group.

Therapeutic Application of Yoga Practices

  • Build and further develop tools and techniques to enable the development of an appropriate personalised yoga practice, yoga tools that are considered include asana (postures), pranayama (seated breathing practices), meditation, relaxation, mindfulness, yoga nidra, visualisations, sound, mudra, mantra and more.
  • The application of energizing and calming practices in Yoga therapy
  • The how to integrate yoga practice and lifestyle.

Yoga Therapy Skills Development

  • Developing skills to design yoga practices for individual needs and therapeutic application.
  • Obtain a structure of template to guide teaching one-to-one, and the development of personalised practices.
  • Learn and develop important communication skills to enhance your listening and skills to connect and hold space with individuals in the context of yoga therapy

Interpersonal and Communication skills for Yoga Therapists

  • Develop communication skills when working one-one with Yoga Therapy clients. The skills developed are similar to, but not necessarily the same as, those required for a professional or therapeutic relationship, such as coaching, counselling, or psychotherapy.

Understanding Research

  • Evidence-Based Approaches & Development of Research: Understanding yoga-related clinical research, and development of student research projects. Understanding research is a valuable skill set as a Yoga Therapist to allow staying fresh with emerging findings and modern science.

This Module may be taken as a stand-alone professional development training, or it can be taken as part of the complete Yoga Therapy Training Course qualification.

The Foundations of Yoga Therapy module is a pre-requisite for all the other Modules in the full program.

Graduates of The Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training course are not required to complete this module to undertake subsequent modules in the full Yoga Therapy Training Course. Graduates who would like to complete the foundations module as a refresher, receive a 50% discount off the course fee.


Module Components

 

 

 

 

 

 


Who are the teachers?

Michael de Manincor, The Yoga Institute. Yoga Teacher Trainer. Yoga Therapist. Yoga Therapy TrainerMichael is one of the most highly respected yoga teachers in Australia, with over 30 years teaching experience. He has undertaken extensive studies with renowned teacher TKV Desikachar, in the authentic tradition of T Krishnamacharya. Read more.

 

Lisa GrauaugLisa has been practicing and teaching yoga since the mid-90s. Lisa values individuality and working with students to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya. Read more.

 

Lucy brings over 25 years of experience training and consulting in the field of person-to-person communication and has studied extensively in both Australia and the USA.  Lucy passionately believes that by practising Yoga, in whatever form is available to an individual, healing will occur. Read more.

 


Prior Learning & Course Recognition

This module is a pre-requisite for all other modules in the full yoga therapy training course.

Graduates of The Yoga Institute: Graduates of our diploma level teacher training course, will receive Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) credit and are not required to attend this module as a pre-requisite to participating in remaining Yoga Therapy training modules. Our graduates are welcome to take this module as a refresher at a discount of 50%.

Graduates of other teacher training courses that cover one-to-one yoga teaching may also apply for RPL.

This Module can be taken as a stand alone professional development program, or it can be taken as part of the complete Yoga Therapy Training Course qualification. Yoga Teachers who attend this module as a standalone unit receive Yoga Australia CPD points equivalent to 100hrs.

 


Assessment

This is a competency-based unit, so students will be assessed to demonstrate competency. In the circumstance where competency is not demonstrated on first submission, re-submission will be possible.

Assessment of this module includes:

  • Full attendance at all face to face classes *
  • Full attendance at all live webinars *
  • Undertaking pre and post lecture study tasks as directed
  • Successful completion and submission of workbooks following webinars ?
  • Successful completion of practicum tasks relevant to each Module
  • One other written assessment task related to the Module content

* If any face to face or live webinar sessions are missed (under exceptional circumstances only) the student will be required to complete adequate ‘make up’ tasks as set by the teacher for that class, including but not limited to viewing of any recordings of the class session (where available), and answering reflective questions set by the teacher. An additional cost will be incurred by the student for these sessions.


Module Inclusions 

This Module involves 100+ hours of training, and gives you:

  • 70 hours of classes (face to face and online)
  • access to the online learning portal
  • 2 hours of individual Mentoring with your Program Mentor
  • resources to facilitate 30+ hours of self-directed learning
  • reading material and other learning tools
  • assessment of your written work
  • partial completion of the registered Yoga Therapy Training Course

Pre-requisites for entry

There are requirements to register for this unit :

 


More Information

To find out more or get your questions answered, contact Lisa Grauaug at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774.

Sept 7, 2019: Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Studies Info Session

 

 

Free Course Information Session

Watch Webinar Recording HERE

If you’re considering training to become a yoga teacher, come to our next information session to meet our Course Director Michael de Manincor, and learn about our unique individualised approach to Yoga. 

The info session will give you the opportunity to ask questions and to find out more about the course structure, our teaching approach and what you can expect from the training.

 


At The Yoga Institute

Date: Saturday 7th September

7:30 am – 8:45 am Complimentary Yoga Class (optional)
9:30 am – 10:30 am Information Session with Michael de Manincor

Location: Level 1, 498 Miller St, Cammeray


Online Webinar

Date: TBC

7:30pm – 8:30pm  Course Information Webinar with Michael de Manincor

(Australian Eastern Timezone – Sydney)

Log-in details will be emailed after you register:


What will you learn at The Yoga Institute?

We teach traditional and authentic breath-centred yoga with a unique focus on personalised practices and the practical application of ancient teachings for our modern lives, whether in a group class setting or one-to-one setting.

This focus on individualised practice in our courses is what really sets our graduates apart. This approach also gives graduates of our 500hr Diploma level Yoga Teacher Training course credit towards graduate Yoga Therapy Training.


What Our Graduates Say…

”I LOVED this course! One of the best years of my life. I feel I have so much to learn still as I go through my yoga teaching journey, but I feel so stable and confident with the knowledge I have gained through The Yoga Institute this year. I am looking forward to sharing this in New Zealand and keeping you updated. Thank you so much!”

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”The Yoga Institute is making a wonderfully positive impact on the yoga world here in Sydney and actually nationwide. I really can’t praise the school highly enough and don’t have the superlatives in my vocabulary to do it justice. I just wanted to acknowledge that and hopefully the others are too. They’re definitely feeling it..”

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“This course was an invaluable experience. I feel thoroughly confident to go out and teach with the knowledge I have learned from T.Y.I. It has opened a doorway of new experiences and skills.” 

“The mentoring program is fantastic, I always felt supported throughout the course. The reason why I chose this course was because of the high standards that were evident in the course structure which has been translated throughout my experience this year and I believe that’s why I feel so confident as a yoga teacher. Thank you to all The Yoga Institute faculty.”

More graduates…


We believe people can create their own health, healing and transformation through the power and practice of individualised yoga.

We know that extraordinary yoga education leads to healthier, happier people and in every sense, creates a better, more connected world.  We’d love you to join us..

 

 

 

 

 

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