Yoga Sutra of Patanjali

CamYogaFavorite--2383-2The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali forms the foundation of all yoga teachings and has been described as 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. 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. It provides 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 understanding of the importance and correct technique of classical chanting and the meaning of each chapter and how it relates 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.

 

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

 

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

 


Thursday Evenings: February 8th to March 29th, 2018

Times: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Teachers:  Michael de Manincor

Book Your Place

Location: The Yoga Institute, Cammeray

Cost: $465

Yoga teachers attending this course can earn 18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership. There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge for this course.

Special Offer: Graduates of The Yoga Institute receive a 30% discount off the course fee. Contact kirstie@yogainstitute.com.au for the promo code.


More Information:

To find out more about this course please contact Kirstie Christensen:

Ph: (02) 9929 2774

kirstie@yogainstitute.com.au

Yoga Teacher Training Wagga - Weekends

Ready for the next step in your yoga journey?

Becoming part of our community and learning to teach yoga has been an incredible, life changing experience for so many of our graduates.

Through our unique focus on personal practice development you will:

  • Experience transformation in your own life
  • Learn how to facilitate powerful change in the lives of your students

The Yoga Institute is one of the most respected yoga schools in Australia and our graduates are known for the quality of their teaching. Our team is highly experienced and qualified, and passionate about sharing the ancient wisdom of yoga in a modern context.


Is this course for me?

  • Are you passionate about your yoga practice and want to learn to share your knowledge and love of yoga?
  • Are you looking for a high quality, registered yoga teacher training to become a certified Yoga Teacher?
  • Are you a 200hr qualified Yoga Teacher and wish to deepen your knowledge and experience of Yoga?
  • Are you looking for a course that teaches you about all aspects of yoga, not just postures?

The Yoga Institute’s Teacher Training Course, delivered in partnership with Divine Wellbeing Wagga, is an inspiring, fun and transformational journey that nurtures and supports students who are keen to deepen their personal and professional understanding of yoga and become amazing yoga teachers.


What does this course give me?

camyoga-2159This comprehensive part-time 1 year (500 hours) diploma level yoga teacher training course gives you:

  • A highly engaging and supportive learning experience at a dedicated yoga education, yoga therapy and yoga teacher training centre in Sydney
  • A wonderful community of like-minded fellow students and yoga teachers
  • The foundations for further studies in Yoga Therapy
  • World class online Yoga Anatomy Fundamentals training taught by bestselling author Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
  • Ongoing personal guidance and study support from an experienced mentor-teacher

Course Outcomes:

  • Eligibility for full (Level 1) membership with Yoga Australia – become a registered yoga teacher
  • Further post-graduate training available through our Yoga Therapy Training course, and a range of continuing education and post-graduate training courses
  • Qualifications to be eligible for professional indemnity insurance
  • Development of your personal yoga practice for health and well-being
  • Graduate teaching opportunities

Free Course Information Session

Join us for a complimentary information session with our Course Director, Michael de Manincor. 

We think this place is pretty special and our students agree. If you’ve been thinking about studying yoga, come and get a feel for what we do here and why students LOVE studying at The Yoga Institute.

Join us and see if The Yoga Institute is for you. Limited places available – book now:


Yoga Australia Register Teacher Training CourseCourse Recognition, Pre-requisites and Prior Learning

Yoga Australia Registered Course

Yoga Australia has determined that the minimum training requirement to become a registered yoga teacher in Australia and be eligible for full membership of the association, requires a yoga teacher to have completed at least 350 hours of training over a minimum of 1 year.

Recognition

  • Completion of our  Yoga Teacher Training 1yr Diploma Level Course meets all the requirements to become a full member (level 1) with Yoga Australia.
  • Completion of our Level One Upgrade course gives teachers with a previous 200hr qualification eligibility for full level 1 membership of Yoga Australia.
  • Completion of our 6-month Heart of Yoga Studies course gives students a future pathway to go on and complete additional modules of the Teacher Training programme.
  • Completion of certain modules from the Diploma, Level 1 Upgrade and Graduate Training courses can provide course credits toward a Yoga Therapy qualification with The Yoga Institute.


Pre-requisites & Prior Learning

  • It is desirable that applicants have been practicing Yoga regularly for at least two years, and have a commitment to further study and practice of Yoga in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya.
  • As Yoga is designed for the needs of each unique individual person, there is no requirement for particular levels of fitness or ability to do Yoga postures.
  • This program includes intensive periods of study and Yoga practice, and require dedication and commitment to self-discovery through Yoga.
  • Acceptance into the course is subject to the discretion of the course director.
  • If you have undertaken related studies, recognition of prior learning (RPL) can be explored with the course director.

What style of yoga?

Our approach to Yoga is based on the world-renowned teachings from the tradition and lineage of T Krishnamacharya (often described as the ‘father of modern yoga’) and his son TKV Desikachar.

The focus is on integrating all aspects of yogic practice including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudras, philosophy and psychology, and adapting all practices to the individual.  The emphasis is on applying the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga to the challenges of modern lives.

As Krishnamacharya said: “Yoga must be made to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the yoga.”


Course Curriculum

Yoga History, Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle, including:

  • Overview of the history and development of Yoga throughout the ages
  • Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – the ancient teachings considered to be the “Heart of Yoga”
  • The application of these ancient teachings for modern living
  • Introduction to other classical teachings of Yoga

Yoga Anatomy, Physiology and Subtle Energy Systems, including:

  • Applied western anatomy and physiology
  • Subtle yogic physiology and energy systems of prana, nadis, kundalini, chakras and mayas

Yoga Techniques and Integrated Yoga Practice, including classical and modern techniques of:

  • Asana (yoga postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Meditation
  • Mantra, sound and visualisation
  • Principles of yoga practice
  • Attendance at general yoga classes
  • Development of a guided personal yoga practice
  • Professional mentoring

Teaching Methodologies and Integrated Teaching Practice, including:

  • Yoga practice planning and development
  • Teaching group classes
  • Teaching private classes
  • Assisting teaching and supervised teaching practicum
  • Residential Teaching Weekend

With our focus on yoga tailored to individual needs, The Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training course gives graduates the foundations for further training in Yoga Therapy.


2018 Course Training Dates

Term 1:

  • Saturday March 24 to Monday March 26
  • Sunday April 4
  • Sunday May 6
  • Sunday June 10
  • Sunday June 24
  • Sunday June 30

Term 2:

  • Saturday June 30 to Monday July 2
  • Sunday July 15
  • Sunday July 29
  • Sunday Aug 5
  • Sunday Aug 12
  • Sunday Aug 19

Term 3:

  • Saturday August 25 to Monday August 27
  • Sunday Sept 2
  • Sunday Sept 9
  • Sunday Sept 16
  • Sunday Sept 23
  • Sunday Oct 10

Term 4:

  • Saturday October 20 to Monday October 22 – Residential/Intensive – Divine Wellbeing
  • Sunday Oct 28
  • Sunday Nov 4
  • Sunday Nov 25
  • Sunday Dec 2
  • Sunday Dec 9

 


Course Components

Classroom learning

  • 29 classroom-based training days (regular training days plus teaching residential)

Experiential and self-directed learning

  • 20 hours of online learning (Yoga Anatomy)
  • Guided home study

Individual mentoring sessions

  • 2 sessions per term throughout the course (total of 8 sessions)
  • Includes development and guidance of student’s personal yoga practice, study supervision, mentoring as a trainee teacher, and supervision of assisting & teaching practicum

General yoga classes*

  • Average of one class per week, throughout the course
  • At suitable Yoga centres

Regular personal practice (at home)

  • In addition to attendance at general Yoga classes, students will have a personalised home yoga practice developed and guided in individual mentoring sessions
  • This may include asana, pranayama and meditation
  • Plus a written journal for guided self-reflection

Teaching practicum

  • Assisting, supervised and independent teaching experience through practicum programme
  • 3-day residential intensive*

Graduation ceremony

  • Presentation of graduation certificates at a special ceremony

*  Please note: Retreat and teaching residential accommodation and meals and general yoga classes are not included in course fees 


Assessment

To gain certification and registration as a Yoga Teacher, a variety of assessments are required. These include demonstration of knowledge, competencies and skills relevant to each course unit; commitment to regular personal Yoga practice; and competence in skills required as a Yoga Teacher.

Minimum of 80% attendance is required for completion of all courses. In special circumstances, alternative arrangements may be made with the course director to meet the requirements of the course. For those who wish to participate in a course for their own personal development and experience of Yoga, and do not wish to be certified as Yoga Teachers, no formal assessments are required.


Learn more about:

The Yoga Institute

Mentoring Component

Online Yoga Anatomy Component

What Graduates Say

Further Learning Pathways


Course Fees

1. Course Registration Deposit (non-refundable except if application unsuccessful): $500

+

2. The 2018 Yoga Teacher Training Course (select one of these 3 payment options):

a. Early Bird: Pay by 31st December 2017 & save 10%: Deposit + payment of $6,835
b. Upfront: Pay by Friday, 16th March 2018: Deposit + payment of $7,650
c. Installment: Deposit + $2500 (total $3000) + 10 x $565 monthly installments: $8,150

Your deposit that will secure your place can be paid via the link in the application form. If your application is unsuccessful your deposit will be refunded in full.


Ready to Enrol?

To secure you place in the 2018 Yoga Teacher Training Course Wagga, pay your deposit here. If your application is unsuccessful your deposit will be refunded in full. Otherwise, the deposit is non-refundable:

Access the course application form via this button:

Early Bird Enrolments: 10% off course fees until December 31st


Other Options

Not sure if you want to teach?

If you’re not sure whether you want to become a yoga teacher but you want to deepen your practice or learn more about yoga for your own interest, check out our 6-month Heart of Yoga Studies course.


About Divine Wellbeing

Diving Wellbeing Yoga and Natural Health, established in 2005, was the first dedicated yoga studio created in the Wagga Wagga regional area. It was established to provide yoga, meditation, massage and natural health services for the local community.

Since then thousands of people have attended over 10 thousand yoga, meditation and health related classes as well as personal health appointments for health and wellbeing.

Divine Wellbeing has earned a reputation for quality yoga and meditation classes and health related programs. The centre is known for its welcoming atmosphere and community spirit with focus on acknowledging and addressing the personal needs and individual differences of each of us.

Directed by owner Danny Freemantle, with over 17 years experience teaching yoga, Divine Wellbeing keeps a focus on teaching that inspires connection to breath, heart and the inner spirit that is the ultimate guru and greatest guide within us all.


More Information & Questions

Email teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au with any questions about our Yoga teacher training courses in 2017 or call Kirstie Christensen on (02) 9929 2774.


What do our students say?

“Apart from the experience of the yoga course, it is great to experience the yoga community including other students and the TYI teachers. I hope those special connections will be maintained long into the future.”  Paul

____________

“This is just the beginning, thank you for helping to open this new door…new chapter on how I can live my life”  Brooke

____________

“Thank you so much for your sharing of the teachings of yoga in this lineage. I have found my path and have found a great, sincere tour guide along the path, in you.”  Scott


Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Block:
Wednesday, May 9th to Wednesday May 16th

Live Online Webinars:
Dates TBC


Module Content

This Module will include a focus on the following:

  • Understanding the major systems of the body and the relationship between these systems, including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, endocrine, digestive, and reproductive systems
  • Exploring optimal health and wellbeing in the systems of the body, and how Yoga Therapy can assist in enhancing the health of these systems
  • In depth knowledge of yoga practices and the appropriate application to personalize healing. Practices covered include breath-centered asana, breathing techniques (pranayama), use of sound (chanting), visualization, mental imagery and more
  • Ayurveda and understanding Individual Constitution: Theory, application, and usefulness in Yoga therapy
  • Understanding of internal health related disorders relevant to a Yoga Therapist –to include asthma, digestive disorders, heart disease, chronic pain, fatigue syndromes, thyroid conditions, neurological conditions, Parkinson’s, stroke, menstrual disorders and cancer
  • Management of common health concerns related to aging and the elderly
  • Appropriate application of Yoga techniques and tools that realistically support individualised health goals and facilitate optimal living
  • Knowledge about common western medical terminology, approach to treatment, including familiarity with commonly used drugs and surgical procedures
  • Relevant research and the efficacy of Yoga interventions as a complimentary healing modality

 


Module Components


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.

Eleni is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist (CAS) and Pancha Karma Specialist (PKS). We are privileged to have an Ayurveda specialist of Eleni’s calibre on the faculty of the Yoga Therapy Training Course. She brings a wealth of Ayurvedic and Yogic knowledge and her warm and engaging teaching style is always a hit with students. Read more.


Prior Learning & Course Recognition

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 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 about this module please contact Kirstie Christensen at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774.

Jun 6, 2018: Yoga Therapy Foundations

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Block:
Wednesday, June 6th to Wednesday, June 13th

Live Online Webinars:
Dates TBC


Why the Yoga Therapy Foundations course?

With the prevalence of so many different yoga ‘styles’ and students ‘class pass hopping’, many yoga teachers are left wondering how to have real 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 a teacher who is looking to deepen your yoga knowledge and bring about more powerful positive transformations in your students?

Have you ever felt frustrated that you can’t do more to help students bring about lasting positive change?

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

Learning the skills to develop practices that address the individual needs of your students will transform your own effectiveness as a yoga teacher and give you the tools to begin facilitating lasting change in the lives of your students.

The potential rewards for yourself and your students are profound.


Module Content

In this Module you will be provided with the foundational principles for your training in Yoga Therapy, content will include the following:

  • Yoga cikitsa – Yoga as a therapeutic intervention approach
  • The Yogic framework of health and illness
  • 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.
  • The emergence of modern Yoga therapy, and its place in the field of complementary therapies.
  • Exploration and application of the panca maya model (or five koshas) as a framework for Yoga therapy
  • Exploration and application of yoga energetics and the five prana vayus, in the context of Yoga therapy.
  • Exploration and application of the principle of viniyoga – teaching yoga according to the needs, abilities, and goals of each individual or group.
  • Healing foundations and development of therapeutic applications of the tools and techniques of yoga practice, including asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, yoga nidra, visualisations, sound, mudramantra and more.
  • The use of energizing and calming practices in Yoga therapy (mental intention in the practice).
  • The importance of lifestyle and its application
  • Foundations of Ayurveda in the context of Yoga therapy
  • Designing yoga practices for the therapeutic applications of individual needs
  • Development of skills for teaching one-to-one, and the how-to of developing personalised practices for individual needs.

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


Module Components


Who are the teachers?

This module will be taught by Michael de Manincor and Lisa Grauaug.

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.


Prior Learning & Course Recognition

Graduates of The Yoga Institute’s diploma level teacher training course, will receive Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) credit for parts of this module. 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.

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


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.


Registration & Payment

The fee for this Module is $1750, which 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 to register for this unit are:


Payment Options:

Full Fee Payment:

$1750 paid in full on registration for the module


OR


Instalment Payments:

Available to students who enrol more than 2 months in advance of the module commencement.

Registration deposit = $750
+ 2 Direct Debit instalment payments of $525 each

  • A signed authorisation is required for this Direct Debit payment option
  • Deposit payment and completion of authorisation secures your place
  • First instalment is due 1 month after deposit date
  • Second instalment is due 2 months after deposit date
  • All payments to be completed prior to commencement of the module


Info Session Webinar

To learn more about the course, meet the team and get your questions answered, join our next information session:

Date: Wednesday 17th January, 2018
Time: 7.30pm to 8.15pm


Ready to Enrol?

This module can be taken as a standalone unit for registered yoga teachers:

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If you are taking this module as part of the full Yoga Therapy Training Course you need to complete the course application.

 


More Information:

An information webinar will be schedule soon, date and time to be confirmed. In the meantime to find out more contact Kirstie Christensen at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774.

Join us for this course information webinar, to learn more about graduate Yoga Therapy studies at The Yoga Institute

You can learn about:

– Course structure and areas of study
– The Yoga Institute’s emphasis on quality training and high teaching standards
– Course mentoring and practicum program
– The personal and professional benefits of The Yoga Institute’s teaching approach

This is your chance to meet our Course Director, ask questions and decide if the Graduate Yoga Therapy Training Course is for you.

7:30pm – 8:15pm Information Session with Course Director Michael de Manincor.

…get your questions answered.

YOGA THERAPY COURSES

Read more about the Graduate Yoga Therapy Training Course

Read more about the next Yoga Therapy Foundations Module  coming Wednesday, June 6th to Wednesday, June 13th 2018


STUDYING AT THE YOGA INSTITUTE:

Studying with us is an inspiring, fun and transformational personal journey that nurtures and supports you as you deepen your personal and  professional understanding of yoga.

“I remember being hesitant in the beginning to take up this course…and now – I am so grateful that I did. The course and all of you have not only helped me to grow and develop as a teacher but also as a person. It’s been an amazing journey and I know it’s just the beginning. Thank you.” Daniela


“Thank you so much for your sharing of the teachings of yoga in this lineage. I have found my path and have found a great, sincere tour guide along the path, in you.” Scott


“After many years of intense asana practice, I was disillusioned and left yearning for more. Michael is guiding me through the deeper aspects that yoga has to offer. Highly qualified, he has the understanding of the psyche that is crucial to teaching yoga, as it was traditionally meant to be taught.” Taryn

Don’t miss this chance to meet the team, ask questions and decide if you’re ready to take the next step…

The Heart of Yoga Studies Course is an incredible journey of self discovery. You will have a unique opportunity to learn about the deeper aspects and possibilities of yoga and apply what you learn for your personal growth.

Is this course right for me?

  • Do you have some experience of yoga and wish to deepen your knowledge and understanding?
  • Are you keen to join a community of passionate yoga lovers?
  • Are you committed to your personal growth and development through yoga?
  • Do you want to develop a personalised home practice?

This course will teach you more about the practice, principles and philosophy of yoga, including yoga sutra studies, asana, pranayama and meditation, and give you a framework for applying your new knowledge in your daily life.

What will I gain?

camyoga-2302This is a truly transformational experience where you will make new friends in a beautiful community of like-minded people. Not only will you gain a greater understanding of yoga, you will learn to understand and nurture yourself in a whole new way.

Students who complete this course will also have the foundations for further yoga studies and will gain recognition of prior learning for The Yoga Institute’s diploma level teacher training program.

 

 


Free Course Information Session

Join us for a complimentary information session with our Course Director, Michael de Manincor. 

We think this place is pretty special and our students agree. If you’ve been thinking about studying yoga, come and get a feel for what we do here and why students LOVE studying at The Yoga Institute.

Join us and see if The Yoga Institute is for you. Limited places available – book now:


What style of yoga?

TKV DesikacharOur approach to Yoga is based on the world-renowned teachings from the tradition and lineage of T Krishnamacharya (widely known as the ‘father of modern yoga’) and his son TKV Desikachar (pictured).

We focus on integrating all aspects of yogic practice including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudras, philosophy and psychology, and adapting practices to the individual.

We emphasise applying the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga to the challenges of modern lives.

As Krishnamacharya said: “Yoga must be made to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the yoga.”


What is covered in this course?

Module / Term 1

  • History of Yoga
  • Foundation Principles of yoga practice
  • Asana I – basic theory and techniques
  • Yoga Energetics (subtle energy systems)

Module / Term 2

  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (yoga philosophy)
  • Pranayama – theory and techniques
  • Meditation

Plus:

  • Yoga Anatomy – completed online via yogaanatomy.net (optional)
  • 2.5-day Retreat Experience

2018 Course Attendance dates:

Term 1:

  • Saturday March 24 to Monday March 26
  • Sunday April 4
  • Sunday May 6
  • Sunday June 10
  • Sunday June 24
  • Sunday June 30

Term 2:

  • Saturday June 30 to Monday July 2
  • Sunday July 15
  • Sunday July 29
  • Sunday Aug 5
  • Sunday Aug 12
  • Sunday Aug 19

Course Fees

1. Course Registration Deposit (non-refundable except if application unsuccessful): $500

+

2. The 2018 Heart of Yoga Course (select one of these 2 payment options):

a. Early Bird: Pay by 31st December 2017 & save 10%: Deposit + payment of $3,700
b. Upfront: Pay by Friday, 16th March 2018: Deposit + payment of $3,825

+

3. Online Yoga Anatomy Course (optional, normally USD$1,997 – save AUD$2,000+): $500


Ready to Enrol?

To pay your deposit and secure you place in the 2018 Heart of Yoga Studies Course in Wagga Wagga:

book-my-place

 


About Divine Wellbeing

The Heart of Yoga program is offered in partnership with Divine Wellbeing, Wagga.

Diving Wellbeing Yoga and Natural Health, established in 2005, was the first dedicated yoga studio created in the Wagga Wagga regional area. It was established to provide yoga, meditation, massage and natural health services for the local community.

Since then thousands of people have attended over 10 thousand yoga, meditation and health related classes as well as personal health appointments for health and wellbeing.

Divine Wellbeing has earned a reputation for quality yoga and meditation classes and health related programs. The centre is known for its welcoming atmosphere and community spirit with focus on acknowledging and addressing the personal needs and individual differences of each of us.

Directed by owner Danny Freemantle, with over 17 years experience teaching yoga, Divine Wellbeing keeps a focus on teaching that inspires connection to breath, heart and the inner spirit that is the ultimate guru and greatest guide within us all.


More Information & Questions

Email teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au with any questions about our Yoga courses in 2017 or call Kirstie Christensen on (02) 9929 2774.


What do our students say?

“Apart from the experience of the yoga course, it is great to experience the yoga community including other students and the teachers. I hope those special connections will be maintained long into the future.”  Paul

____________

“This is just the beginning, thank you for helping to open this new door…new chapter on how I can live my life”  Brooke

____________

“Thank you so much for your sharing of the teachings of yoga in this lineage. I have found my path and have found a great, sincere tour guide along the path, in you.”  Scott

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Therapeutic Skills I

Fundamentals of Interpersonal & Communications Skills for Yoga Therapists:

  • 2-day face-to-face training:  Thursday 14th & Friday 15th June 2018 (following Foundations Course)
  • 1 day face-to-face follow up: 15th November 2018
  • 2 x 3 hour followup Online webinar: 2018 Dates June / July 2018 
  • Plus guided self-paced learning/reading

Professional Practice & Therapeutic Skills II

2019 Dates TBC

  • 3 x full-days face-to-face
  • 3 x 3 hour Online webinars
  • Plus self-directed home study & readings

 


Module Content

This Module will develop the tools essential to practice as a Yoga Therapist, including:

  • Review, Refine and integrate skills to conduct holistic, integrative client assessments for Yoga Therapy
  • Further development of therapeutic counselling skills relevant to the Yoga Therapist
  • Consideration to therapeutic rapport and therapeutic relationships
  • Crisis management skills for Yoga Therapy
  • Refine and review practice planning skills based on client needs.
  • Strategies to enhance self motivation and personal efficacy for clients of Yoga Therapy
  • Consideration of Yoga Therapy groups versus individual Yoga Therapy
  • Therapeutic group skills relevant to providing Yoga Therapy groups
  • Applying the ethical guidelines at the heart of Yoga to the profession of Yoga Therapy
  • An exploration of various professional practice issues relevant to Yoga Therapy
  • A sound understanding of ethical practice in the profession of Yoga Therapy
  • A thorough understanding of the Scope of Practice for Yoga Therapists, and the relevant industry standards
  • Consideration of important factors in providing Yoga Therapy to diverse client populations
  • Strategies for communicating with other health professionals to enhance client care
  • Exploring differing learning styles amongst clients of Yoga Therapy, and how to tailor interventions to the clients learning style
  • Motivational strategies to assist clients to prioritise their Yoga Therapy program

Module Components


Who are the teachers?

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

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.

Lucy Karnani Yoga TeacherLucy 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 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 reflective journal questions following all classes and webinars
  • 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 about this module please contact Kirstie Christensen at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774.

This is a first for The Yoga Institute and we are truly excited to announce that in March 2018, the Yoga Institute is partnering with African Family Safaris to offer the Heart of Africa Yoga Safari.

Africa is a precious place where one can “unplug” and immerse in the vastness of a wild, pristine and overwhelmingly beautiful landscape filled with a vast array of wildlife, including one and a half million wildebeest on their annual migration. Few places can imprint on your soul like this one.

This Yoga Safari will be an unforgettable experience.

Tanzania is our destination.

CURIOUS then CLICK HERE for the full itinerary, cost  & learn more about this Heart of Africa Yoga Safari.

JULY UPDATE: This is a limited numbers travel safari and we now have ONLY 3 Places Left . 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 8, 2018: Yoga Psychology & Mental Health

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Module:
Wednesday, August 8th to Wednesday, August 15th

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Precautions and contraindications for mental health aware Yoga Therapy
  • The relationship between Yoga Therapy and modern Neuropsychology
  • The relationship between Yoga Therapy and modern Psychology
  • 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
  • Yoga Therapy as a model of integrative mental health care – the mind-body perspective
  • Addressing common mental health challenges with Yoga Therapy

This module will incorporate and expand upon the Yoga Psychology training conducted by Janet Lowndes and Michael de Manincor. The Yoga Psychology program is offered broadly to Yoga Teachers who will attend part of the Face to Face component of the Yoga Therapy Core Curriculum Module. Additional teachings are provided for Yoga Therapy students specifically relevant to the provision of Yoga Therapy.


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 Yoga Psychology workshop with us please contact us to discuss Recognition of Prior Learning for that training.

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 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 about this module please contact Kirstie Christensen at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774.

2018: Heart of Yoga Programme

Learn the core principles of meditation

Learn the core principles of meditation

Find peace and transform your life by applying Yoga’s ancient wisdom for modern living

When was the last time you felt truly at ease and at peace? Do you find yourself bouncing from one thing to the next or chasing your tail while you try to meet all your commitments and responsibilities? Do you feel like you’re not quite ‘making the grade’ in any area of your life?

Or perhaps you feel good about some areas of your life, but others just don’t seem to ‘work’, no matter what you do or how hard you try? Or are you at a crossroads, where circumstances in your life have changed and you’re not sure where to go next?

You might be struggling to connect authentically with the people in your life, feeling separateness and aloneness, even amid friends, family or co-workers?

Whether you are new to Yoga or someone who has been practicing for a while, this program could be exactly what you’re looking for. It can satisfy your curiosity and deepen your knowledge and experience of what Yoga can offer.


Want to Know More?

Whether you are new to Yoga or someone who has been practicing for a while, this program could be exactly what you’re looking for.

Join our Information session to find out more:

Date: Saturday, 20th January, 2018

7:30 am – 8:45 am Complimentary Yoga Class (optional)

9:30 am – 10:15 am Informal Group Discussion

 

 


Greater Ease is Possible

If you’ve answered yes to any (or many) of these questions, the good news is you are not alone! Many of us struggle to find moments of ease in our lives and if we have found them, we wonder how we can lengthen and maintain the feeling of calm, peace and clarity that we know is achievable.

What if you could find a reliable and simple way to find that feeling of wholeness that you know is possible? What if you had the knowledge, tools and caring support you needed to make (and sustain) positive change in all areas of your life? An internal and external ‘support system’ that you could turn to whenever you needed it?

Transformation Can Be Yours

Does it sound a bit too good to be true? The beautiful truth is that through learning and applying the ancient wisdom of the system of Yoga, and being supported within a group of like-minded people, you can experience incredible personal transformation and bring about lasting change in all areas of your life (regardless of whether you have practiced yoga before or not).


What Makes This Program So Powerful?

In a way that is both deeply healing and highly practical, through the application of yoga philosophies, techniques and tools, this unique program supports you in what you need to bring lasting change in your life. This program is strictly limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure every member of the group receives optimal support and guidance.

The secret to the transformational power of this program comes down to three important things:

1. The Power of Shared Intention

Being part of a group of like-minded people and the sense of togetherness and community that develops when everyone is working toward a shared intention is something that is both beautiful and powerful. Together we will experience fun, laughter and special connection as we encourage and support each other through our personal and shared transformation.

2. The Power of Self Reflection

As you learn to appreciate and listen to your higher and innate wisdom, you may find that there are paths, not yet explored, that will support and possibly accelerate your journey in life.  And with the knowledge of the multi-dimensionality of your human experience, you can explore and discover new ways that will serve you – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

3. The Power of Personal Practice

With the support of an experienced yoga teacher-mentor, you will develop your own personal yoga practice, weaving in the tools, techniques and philosophies you are learning in a highly-personalised way that embeds your learning into your daily life. Your mentor will guide you in the development of a personal practice that meets you exactly where you are right now and takes you gently but surely to where you want to be.


What You’ll Experience

This program is carefully structured to make sure you have the time, space and support you need to digest and embody what you learn and apply it in your life. There will be a combination of: sharing the wisdom of Yoga teachings; facilitated group discussion where everyone is given the opportunity to listen and to be truly ‘listened to’; guided movement and breath practices; exploration of what is and is not serving you through playful and reflective activities.

If you have an existing yoga practice, you will take your practice deeper and experience a profound shift in your relationships with others and with yourself. If you are completely new to yoga, you will learn to connect with your breath, mind, body and loved ones in a whole new way.

Regardless of your level of experience, you will come to understand, and learn to practice Yoga in a way that supports you as you move towards the life you want. You will also learn to truly listen and connect to yourself and others more consciously.


Heart of Yoga Topics

  • Yoga Sutra Studies – delve into the philosophical heart of yoga and understand how to apply this ancient wisdom in your daily living.
  • Listening & Connecting – find new ways to learn, listen and connect with yourself and others through heart-centred, conscious communication.
  • Asana – practice breath-centred yoga postures and movement that bring you in tune with your body and with nature and help uncover and release things that are holding you back.
  • Pranayama – learn breathing techniques designed to change the way you breathe, where the breath becomes calm and steady and moves energy through your body, bringing balance, ease and wellbeing.
  • Meditation – discover and practice different techniques to focus your attention, quieten the mind and change the way your brain works. Develop a regular practice that helps you find calm and peace inside, no matter what is happening around you.
  • Energetics – understand connect with the energy systems of your mind-body and learn to harness the healing power of the mind-body connection.

Programme Inclusions

  • All course modules
  • Retreat program including food and accommodation
  • Course materials, pre-reading and take-home tools
  • 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Personalised yoga practice
  • Discounted yoga class pass for entire program duration
  • Discounted mentoring sessions addition to those (3) included in the course fees

Course Attendance Options

There are three options for The Heart of Yoga Studies course:

  • Mid-week Course: 2 x 3 day immersions plus 3 x morning sessions.
  • Weekend Course: 2 x 3 day immersions plus 3 x morning sessions.
  • Bali Immersion: 8 day immersion

Mid-week Option:

3-day Module
Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th February
9:30am – 3:00pm

3-hour Morning Modules
Thursday 22nd February, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday 8th March, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday 22nd March, 9:30am – 12:30pm

2 Night Retreat
Friday evening, April 6th – Sunday, April 8th 

NB: Twin share (one double bed and a single bed in same room). Additional $325 for private room

Facilitator: Rosie Caunt

Assistant: Natalie Bowcutt

Price: $2650

Early bird 10% discount: $2385 pay in fully by 31st December 2017 (save $265)


Weekend Option:

3-day Module
Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April (Easter weekend)
Fri 9:30am –  3:00pm, Sat 10:30am – 4:00pm, Sun 9:30am – 3:00pm

3-hour Morning Module
Sunday 15th April, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday 29th April, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday 13th May, 9:30am – 12:30pm

2 Night Retreat
Friday evening, May 25th – Sunday, May 27th 

NB: Twin share (one double bed and a single bed in same room). Additional $325 for private room

Facilitator: Lucy Karnani

Assistant: Natalie Bowcutt

Price: $2650

Early bird 10% discount: $2385 pay in fully by 31st December 2017 (save $265)


Bali – Full Retreat Immersion

8-night Retreat
Saturday 13th October – Sunday 22nd October 2018

Facilitator: Rosie Caunt

Co-facilitator: Natalie Bowcutt

Price: $3150


What do our students say?

“Apart from the experience of the yoga course, it is great to experience the yoga community including other students and the TYI teachers. I hope those special connections will be maintained long into the future.”  Paul

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“This is just the beginning, thank you for helping to open this new door…new chapter on how I can live my life”  Brooke

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“Thank you so much for your sharing of the teachings of yoga in this lineage. I have found my path and have found a great, sincere tour guide along the path, in you.”  Scott

 


More Information & Questions

Email teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au with any questions about our Yoga courses in 2018 or call Kirstie Christensen on (02) 9929 2774.

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