2021 Dates TBC: 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: 2021 Dates TBC

Location: Yanada RetreatSt Albans (Wisemans Ferry) NSW

Register your interest: teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au


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 –  welcome talk 4:00pm

Departure: 3pm Sunday 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

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

10% early bird 

For further information please contact kirstie@yogainstitute.com.au | 0477 021 219


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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“The Heart of Yoga Retreat was such an insightful and powerful experience. Not only did I connect more to my own heart but also to the hearts of others through listening openly to each other’s stories and embracing our shared humanness in circles. Michael did a wonderful job holding space to feel safe, respected and heard. The schedule provided the perfect balance between time for self- reflection, time for group gatherings and time spent in the beautiful surroundings of Bundanoon. I left with my heart wide open, feeling truly connected to myself, others and nature’s magic.” Dani


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.

7th May, 2021: Teachers Listening Circle 

The Yoga Institute is very excited to announce the next Teachers Listening Circle in 2021

This heart-felt offering is an opportunity to gather, reflect and share our experiences during this very unique year.

This special 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.

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 6:30-8:30pm, followed by a pot-luck supper for those who’d like to stay afterward.

Date: Friday 7th May 2021 
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm (with a warm welcome to stay on afterwards for tea and chat)
Cost: FREE!!
What to bring: Just wear comfortable clothes and something to sit on (yoga mat, cushion or blanket)
Venue: The Yoga Institute, Level 1, 498 Miller Street, Cammeray

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: For Covid-safely purposes, we must monitor numbers in attendance, so bookings are essential. Bookings will open shortly, don’t miss your opportunity to feel supported on your yoga teacher journey.

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

“Once again I loved being at the listening circle. It builds my confidence and allows me to feel part of something greater than myself. Community.” Sheila

“Hearing what others are doing is such a rich learning experience. Thank you Rosie and Lucy for your time and the beautiful love and care that you put into the group.” 

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Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

April 22nd, 2021: Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

Yoga Sutra of Patanjali forms the foundation of all yoga teachings and has been described as the “Heart of Yoga” and a “guidebook to life”.

Presented in a simple yet compact style, the sutras offer the entire foundation of Yoga’s philosophy, psychology, concepts and tools for practice and personal transformation.

We believe that a thorough study of this text is essential for every Yoga teacher and keen Yoga student.

This course is designed for yoga teachers and experienced yoga students, providing a deeper exploration of:

  • The conceptual framework and major themes of these ancient teachings
  • Relevance of these teachings for the practice of Yoga today, for health and well-being in our modern lives
  • Classical chanting of the Yoga Sutras

Michael de Manincor studied the Yoga Sutras over many years under the guidance of Krishnamacharya’s son TKV Desikachar.

In this course, Michael shares his in-depth and practical understanding of the meaning of key themes and teachings in the sutras, how they relate to yoga practice, the mind, and life in general.

His level of knowledge and understanding of the sutras, along with his warm and engaging teaching style, give students a wonderful and unique learning experience.


What students say…

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“Michael is a great person to walk alongside as you explore the sutras. I highly recommend studying with him!”

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“I loved the way Michael was able to explain the concepts from these ancient teachings in ways that make so much sense for my life today, amazing! It didn’t just change my approach to my yoga practice, it changed how I view my life.”

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“I’ve grown so much inside, the Yoga Sutras is basically ‘The Secret of Life,’ thank you guys.”


Details and Bookings

Thursday Evenings (6 weeks): Term 2, 2021 commencing Thursday 22nd April

Times: 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Teacher:  Michael de Manincor

Attendance: In the classroom at Cammeray, or streamed live online from the classroom via zoom

Cost:  $385 (inc GST)


Course Recognition

Yoga teachers attending this course can earn 9 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership. There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge for this course.


More Information

To find out more about this course please contact us:

Ph: 0477 021 219

teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au

9th September, 2021: Yoga Anatomy & the Musculoskeletal System

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Combination of Face to Face & Live Online Webinars

Dates:

ONLINE (2021) 

Thursdays: 9:30am – 12:30 & 1:30pm – 4:30pm 
9th September
16th September
7th October

&

Saturdays: 9:30am – 12:30 & 1:30pm – 4:30pm

25th September
23rd October

FACE-FACE COMPONENT (2021)

Wednesday 27th – Sunday 31st October

Course Timings

Weekdays: 8:30 am  – 4:30 pm

Weekends: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm


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 for developing skills as a Yoga Therapist . Lisa G


Ready to Enrol?

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.

Step 1: Deposit

Pay today to secure your place = $550

Step 2: Balance Payment

Remaining Balance = $1,400

Total Course Fee: $1,950

Early Bird discount of $200 available for first 5 enrolments completed before 2nd August, 2021. Total course fee for Early Bird = $1,750

Module pricing includes:

  • 8 x Face-face days at The Yoga Institute (Cammeray, Sydney)
  • 4 x Live & interactive evening webinars
  • 2 x individual mentoring sessions to support practicum and module completion
CONTINUE TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AS A YOGA TEACHER, MAINTAIN THE LIGHT THROUGH LIFE-LONG LEARNING AND PRACTICE……

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 clients who are seeking a better understanding of their unique and changing needs. Her understanding and personal practice has 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 call us on 0477 021 219.

July 15th, 2021: Foundations of Yoga Therapy

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates – 2021

NEW INTAKE 

Live Online Day Sessions:

Dates: Thursdays, Jul 15th, 22nd & 29th
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Dates: Thursdays, Aug 26th & Sep 2nd
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Face to Face in-class session (at The Yoga Institute in Cammeray):

Date: Saturday – Wednesday, August 7th – 11th
Timings: Weekend 9:30am – 5:30pm & Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm

  • timings and dates subject to change

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.


Please Note: This 100hr module is the first module of our full Yoga Therapy Training Course. It is available as a standalone unit for registered yoga teachers.


Ready to Enrol?

Step 1: Deposit & Application

Pay today to secure your place = $550

PLUS

Step 2: Balance Payment

Remaining Balance Payment = $1,400

Total Course Fee = $1,950

SAVE $200 off this price – Early bird special – enrol by 18th June 2021 (limited to first 5 places)

Module pricing includes:

  • 4.5 x face-face days at The Yoga Institute (Cammeray, Sydney)
  • 3.5 x live & interactive online days
  • 5 x live & interactive evening webinars
  • 2 x individual mentoring sessions to support practicum and module completion
Continue to develop your skills as a Yoga Teacher, maintain the light through 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 clinical 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

  • Develop skills that enable you to design yoga practices for a range of individual needs and therapeutic application.
  • In this module you will be provided with a framework that guides a Yoga Therapist to work effectively in one-one sessions.
  • Rich learning opportunities in class room and in the clinical setting to develop competency in the assessment & history taking process.
  • 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 30% 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 30%.

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 call us on 0477 021 219.

Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

2021 Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Studies Info Session

Free Course Information Session Webinar

New dates coming soon! In the meantime, please call us for a chat! Call 0477 021 219.

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.

“While 2020 has had many peaks and troughs, completing my yoga teacher training through The Yoga Institute was certainly the highest peak! in a year marked by much turbulence and chaos, the course was very grounding for me. Not only have I grown in terms of my physical asana practices, I have also depended my knowledge of yoga philosophy, discovered the many benefits of pranayama and meditation and built my confidence as I embark on teaching yoga classes of my own. I am really thankful to the wonderful team at The Yoga Institute for providing me with this opportunity.” 2020 Teacher Trainee


Join Us Online

When?

Date: New dates coming soon

(In the meantime, please call us for a chat! We’re available Tuesday to Friday on 0477 021 219)

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Information Session with Michael de Manincor
8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Q & A

Where?

Live streaming online via Zoom : details will be sent after registration

* Bookings Will Open Soon Once Date Confirmed *


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..

Yoga for Back Care

Yoga for Back Care

An engaging 6-week course that will be both theoretical and practical

This course is suitable for students who have challenging back issues/pain (including neck complaints) and or for students who are interested to learn more about maintaining spinal health and preventing spinal issues.

During this 6-week course Lisa and Maria will guide students through a yoga program customised to address common back problems and will provide each student with the opportunity to learn and practice yoga postures that will promote spinal awareness, support spinal alignment, strengthen spinal muscles, build core strength for spinal stabilisation and promote healthy movement of your spine. Students will also develop self awareness so they can practice yoga in a way that aids rather than aggitates their back, neck and spine.

Bookings are essential and prepayment is required. The next course start date is currently to be confirmed. Join our newsletter to be notified when dates for the next course are confirmed.

The health of our back significantly impacts our wellbeing; if you are one of the millions complaining about “my aching back” you’ll know this all to well.

Why is the back prone to injury?

As we age, ligaments and tendons shorten and joint range of motion decreases. Disks lose their ability to absorb shock, muscles weaken, and bones lose mass. This is compounded spending too much time sitting in cars, at desks, at computers. Bad posture makes matters worse.

How can yoga help reduce back pain?

Yoga helps to build a strong yet supple spine as well as correcting postural misalignments. The subtle breath work and relaxation practices of yoga can also provide pain sufferers with a powerful tool to manage their pain. Some of the back conditions that may be eased by regular and appropriate yoga include: scoliosis, sciatica, lower back pain, degenerated or bulging discs, as well as neck pain and stiffness.

Day: Wednesday
Duration: 6 week course
Time: 6:30pm–7:45pm
Cost: $135 (inc gst) payable in advance
Teacher: Lisa Grauaug

Upcoming Dates: Our next Back Care short course hasn’t yet been scheduled. Join our newsletter to be notified when dates for the next course are confirmed.

 

BACK CARE YOGA TIP: If you are doing a yoga class or doing your own personal practice, here’s a key principle to keep in mind…

Breathe as You Do the Yoga Poses. When we hold our breath, we hold onto tension. Quiet, slow breathing induces the relaxation response, allowing increased circulation to tissues whose vessels are constricted during times of stress. If you can stay in touch with your breath as you practice yoga you will also stay within a safe range of motion for your body and will be less likely to over-strain your muscles and ligaments.

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