Yoga for Mental Health

Sep 5, 2019: Yoga for Mental Health Sydney

Mental Health Training for Yoga Teachers

Yoga for Mental HealthThis 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 5th to Sunday 8th September, 2019

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

Location: Central Sydney, venue TBC

Course Fees & Inclusions

$880 (GST incl)

  • 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


Terms & Conditions

  • Full payment for this workshop is required to secure your registration.
  • Cancellations received more than 28 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 workshop date if transfer is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga for Mental Health

May 16, 2019: Yoga for Mental Health Melbourne

Mental Health Training for Yoga Teachers

Yoga for Mental HealthThis 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 16th to Sunday 19th May, 2019

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

Location: Central Melbourne, venue TBC

Course Fees & Inclusions

$880 (GST incl)

  • 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


Terms & Conditions

  • Full payment for this workshop is required to secure your registration.
  • Cancellations received more than 28 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 workshop date if transfer is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 15, 2019: iRest® Level 1 Training, Crows Nest (Sydney)

Friday 15th February (evening only) – Wednesday 20th February, 2019

Finding a path to peace

So many of us struggle to find peace in amongst the responsibilities and schedules of our busy lives. It can seem impossible to access moments of quiet. Even when we physically take a break from the ‘busyness’, our minds keep running.

You might experience this in your own life or you might see it play out in the lives of your students or clients.

There are so many practices and resources available to try to address the stress and overwhelm that can overtake us when life feels like it’s ‘all too much’, but many fail to get to the root cause of the problem or bring lasting change.

iRest yoga nidra practice is a powerful and transformative set of tools and techniques that cuts through to uncover and release us from the underlying issues that hold us back from accessing the quiet, peaceful place that exists within all of us.

What is iRest?

iRest is a complete yoga nidra meditation practice emphasising deep, heartfelt listening and welcoming, which in turn produces profound healing for yourself and those you may work with. It incorporates meditative self-inquiry, interactive dialogue, mind/body deep rest and guided relaxations.

This training teaches you everything you need to know to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice.

iRest can be used in many settings including a personal meditation or yoga practice, private and group meditation and yoga classes, physical therapy, massage therapy, social work, clinical and medical settings, alternative or integrative medical practices as well as in-job training and job resiliency programs.

What Students Say About iRest Level 1 Training

How does it work?

iRest is a meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it helps us recognise the underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst the changing circumstances in life.

iRest is effective and easy to use and has been proven to  support the healing process for people facing many of life’s most common challenges, including chronic pain, sleeping problems, high stress, depression, anxiety and post-trauma issues.

In this Level 1 Training, you’ll learn:

  • The principles, practice and profound healing benefits of the iRest meditation protocol.
  • How to weave iRest into your existing personal practice or develop a regular practice.
  • How to teach and deliver iRest in group and individual settings to facilitate positive change and healing for others.

Following the Level 1 Training, you will:

  • Experience the freedom and peace that comes from being able to deeply rest your entire being.
  • Join a global community of teachers teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.
  • Be able to list yourself on the IRI website as an ‘iRest Level 1 Teacher’
  • Access our free ‘Teacher Resources’ and join our ‘Teachers Community Network’ membership program for further personal and professional support
  • Be recommended by IRI to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

Course Details

Dates: Friday 15th February (evening only) – Wednesday 20th February, 2019

Times:
Friday evening : 5:00- 6:00 pm (Registrations) Intro & practice 6:15-8:30pm 
Saturday- Tuesday : 8:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday : 8:30am-12:30pm

Location: The Crows Nest Centre
2 Ernest Pl, Crows Nest, SYDNEY

Course Fees

$1755 (GST incl)

Includes a comprehensive manual and a Level I Training audio download.

Early Bird: Pay in full by December 14th and receive $100 off the course fee (code-: iRestEB)

Payment Plan: Or spread your fees over two monthly payments of $877.50

More Information

Email: teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au

Phone: (02) 9929 2774


About our Senior iRest Trainer

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota
Bio picture Fuyukois a certified iRest® Senior Trainer, Retreat Leader and Supervisor/Mentor. For the past 20 years she has been deeply committed on the path of Yoga and ancient Non-dual wisdom. She is also a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher since 1996.

She incorporates iRest and Self-Inquiry in her teachings of Yoga, Somatic body awareness and meditation at her yoga studio “Prema Yoga” on the Gold Coast, Australia and internationally.

In 2007, Richard Miller, her spiritual mentor, brought to Fuyuko a deeper understanding of living life in a non dual way. From a life of ever deepening joy, astonishment and Stillness, a heartfelt desire to share these precious teachings has sprung forth. She teaches and hosts iRest trainings and retreats in Australia. She has been assisting iRest trainings in North America for Richard Miller and other senior trainers.

“Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota brings her rich, varied, and decades of experience as both a student and teacher immersed in the various paths of yoga (karma, bhakti, hatha, raja, Jñâna), to the offerings she shares with students, including group and private classes, workshops, retreats, and trainings. She has dedicated her life to service, and to offering in-depth teachings that are informed by the eastern and western nondual wisdom traditions of self-inquiry and meditation.

I deeply respect Fuyuko for how she integrates her grounded presence and deep passion for truth, beauty, love and community when teaching yoga and iRest meditation practices. I thoroughly enjoy working with Fuyuko in the various responsibilities she’s involved in at the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) including her role as 1) an iRest Trainer, 2) Certified iRest Teacher, and 3) iRest Supervisor for students fulfilling their iRest Certification.

I am deeply grateful for Fuyuko’s ability to bring these precious nondual teachings forward into the world. I hope you take advantage of sharing time with Fuyuko in her upcoming offerings.”

Richard Miller
President, Integrative Restoration Institute
Developer of iRest Yoga Nidra


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About iRest’s founder

iRest Yoga Nidra has been developed over the past thirty years by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher and yogic scholar, and is uniquely suitable for modern lives. Yoga Journal has named Richard Miller in the top 25 most influential yoga teachers worldwide.


Accommodation & Transport

Accommodation Options: www.airbnb.com.auwww.stayz.com.auwww.lastminute.com.auwww.wotif.com.au,

Cammeray Gardens (20 minute walk) and click here for other local suggestions.

Getting there & Parking Options: Click here for suggestions. Please note Hume Street (Crows Nest) Parking station offers an early bird all day discount and is a 3min walk to venue.


Recommended and Required Reading

REQUIRED reading and listening:
Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book with audio CD).

RECOMMENDED reading and listening: 
iRest Program for Healing PTSD – Book
iRest Program for Healing Meditations with Richard Miller (audio recordings)
Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6-volume audio recording)
iRest at Ease with Richard Miller (audio recording) or iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys (audio recording)
Resting in Stillness (audio recording)

Read an article by Samantha Kinkaid about Level I and II iRest Yoga Nidra trainings here

Read an article by Gemma Adams about the iRest Yoga Nidra Certification Program here

ABOUT INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION INSTITUTE

To find out more about the Integrative Restoration Institute, please visit irest.us.


Course Recognition – Continuing Professional Development

Approximately 30 CPD hours
These points are recognised by Yoga Australia.

Australian Psychological Society (APS) CPD Points

For those of you who attended iRest Level 1 training and who are psychologists, the APS provides the following information regarding CPD points:

“Registered psychologists are required to complete a set number of continuing professional development (CPD) hours as a requirement of ongoing registration. There is no accreditation or approval process for CPD for psychologists, but rather individual psychologists must be able to justify selection of particular CPD according to their individual learning needs.”

Therefore, if you can justify the counting of iRest training towards your continuing professional development as a psychologist (which doesn’t seem difficult given the research about its application and effectiveness for mental health and well being), then you may claim the hours!”

 – Dr Emma Spiel: the Victorian Coordinator and Deputy Convener of the National Committee for the APS Psychology and Yoga Interest Group (dated 3 July 2015) 


Experience iRest with this 8-minute Practice

Free iRest Meditation

Enjoy this 8 minute meditation which is part of the audio series that accompanies Richard Miller’s latest book, iRest Program for Healing (clicking/tapping the image opens audio link in new window)

 


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Cancelling your registration: Cancellations before January 15th, 2019 will receive a refund less a AUD$350 cancellation fee. There are no refunds for any cancellations after January 15th, 2019. Such a policy is required due to the commitments to make this event possible, if we are able to fill your space from a waitlist, your fees less cancellation fee will be refunded to you.

Cancellation of course: In case of cancellation by The Yoga Institute, you will receive a full refund of all registration fees paid to The Yoga Institute. Appropriate Travel Insurance is highly recommended where applicable.

Confirmation of registrations: Your registration is not final until full payment is received.

Notifying us of cancellation: Please email reception@yogainstitute.com.au as soon as possible to notify us of your cancellation.

Jun 15, 2019: Yoga Anatomy & the Musculoskeletal System

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Block:
Saturday 15th – Saturday 22nd  June  2019

Live Online Webinars: Tuesday evenings, 6:00- 9:00pm. July 2nd, 9th , 23rd & 30th 


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

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

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

2 x $800 = $1,600


Option 2:
Upfront Payment

Save $200 with Early Bird discount available for upfront payments completed before Friday 19th April, 2019

Standard Upfront = $1,400

Early Bird Upfront = $1,200

 

Please Note: This module is open to students who have completed Foundations of Yoga Therapy (or equivalent) as part of our full Yoga Therapy Training Course. It is not available as a standalone unit.


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 16, 2019: Yoga Therapy Foundations

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Block:
Saturday 16th March to Saturday 23rd March, 2019
Times: 7.30am – 4:30pm

Live Online Webinars:
Tuesday Evenings 6pm – 9pm
2nd, 9th and 30th April + 14th May


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?

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

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

2 x $800 = $1,600


Option 2:
Upfront Payment

Save $200 with Early Bird discount available for upfront payments completed before Friday 31st January, 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 Yoga Therapy Foundations 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

30th Jan or 23rd Feb 2019: Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Studies Info Session

 

 

Free Course Information Session

Join us in person or online 

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: Wednesday, 30th January, 2019

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

Log-in details will be emailed after you register:


At The Yoga Institute

Date: Saturday, 23rd February, 2019

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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