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:

  • pranayama
  • asana
  • meditation
  • other practices

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 14th, 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 Quest for Life Centre, set within 9 acres of landscaped gardens in Bundanoon, Southern Highlands, New South Wales.

Dates:  Friday 14th – Sunday 16th June 2019

Location:  Quest for Life Centre,  Bundanoon (Southern Highlands) 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

Set within 9 acres of manicures gardens of the beautiful Southern Highlands, the Quest for Life Centre is a short 1.5 hour drive from Sydney CBD. The space provides an oasis for time out and an ideal environment for reflection, healing and the learning of new and valuable life skills.

Founded by Petrea King in 1989, the Quest for Life Foundation provides intensive educational programs and workshops that encourage and empower people with the tools to create emotional resilience, healing and peace of mind.

CLICK HERE for more venue information.


Retreat Details 

Arrival: from 2pm Friday 14th June – welcome talk 3:00pm

Departure: 3pm Sunday 16th June

Getting There

The Quest for Life Centre nestles on the edge of Morton National Park:  13 – 33 Ellsmore Rd, Bundanoon (Southern Highlands).

You can access the Quest for Life Centre by car, bus or train.

For transport options and details please visit the Quest for Life website.

Please see google maps for direction to the Quest for Life Centre.

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


Bookings & More Information

Join us at the Quest for Life Centre in the Southern Highlands 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 twin share room with en-suite 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.

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.

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


Retreat Details

Arrival: from 4pm Friday 28th June – welcome talk 5:00pm

Departure: 4pm Sunday 30th June

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 discount available for upfront payments completed before Friday 12th July, 2019

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, 6:00- 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


New Course Dates

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

Live Online Webinars:
Dates TBC


Why the Foundations of Yoga Therapy 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?

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.

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


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 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 upfront payments completed before Friday 6th September, 2019

Standard Upfront = $1,400

Early Bird Upfront = $1,200

 

Apply-Now

 


Module Content

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA THERAPY – Key Concepts and Learning Objectives

The Yoga Therapy Framework

  • 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.

Founding Principles of Yoga Therapy

  • 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.

Therapeutic Application of Yoga Practices

  • Healing foundations and development of therapeutic applications of the tools and techniques of yoga practice, including asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, yoga nidra, visualisations, sound, mudra, mantra and more.
  • The use of energizing and calming practices in Yoga therapy
  • The importance of yogic lifestyle in Yoga therapy
  • Foundations of Ayurveda in the context of Yoga therapy

Yoga Therapy Skills Development

  • Designing yoga practices for therapeutic applications of individual needs
  • Developing skills for teaching one-to-one, and the development of personalised practices for individual needs.
  • Developing interpersonal communication skills in the context of yoga therapy

Understanding Research

  • Evidence-Based Approaches & Development of Research: Understanding yoga-related clinical research, and development of student research projects.

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 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 do not need 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 & Pre-requisites

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

The requirements 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.

The Yoga Institute, Cammeray, Sydney

October 2019: Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Studies Info Session

 

 

Free Course Information Session

Watch Webinar Recording HERE

Join us in person or online October 2019

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.

 


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:


At The Yoga Institute

Date: TBC

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


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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