2020 dates TBC: Heart of Yoga Retreat

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

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

Dates: TBC

Location: Yanada RetreatSt Albans (Wisemans Ferry) NSW

Register your interest:

Register your interest: teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au


Are you ready to bring your heart to life?

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

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


Unique Venue

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

Take a moment for yourself

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

CLICK HERE for more venue information.


Retreat Details

Arrival: from 2pm Friday –  welcome talk 4:00pm

Departure: 3pm Sunday December

Getting There

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

You can access the Yanada by car and public transport

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


Bookings & More Information

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

Cost:  $695

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

10% early bird 

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


About Us

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

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

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

Leslie Kaminoff Down Under 2020

Reimagining Alignment – Fundamental Practices and Foundational Principles

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

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

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


Saturday: 

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

Re-imagining Alignment

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

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

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

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

Sunday:

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

Less Talking, More Doing – The Theory of Mostly Practice

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

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

Afternoon session: 1:30-4:30pm

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

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

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

PRICE for the Full Weekend Program: $649 regular price

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

* no pre-requisites or prior learning required *


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

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

Please email us in writing for cancellation notifications.


About the facilitator: Leslie Kaminoff 

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


Bonus Material 

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

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

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

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

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

December 11th, 2019: Teachers Listening Circle 

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

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

Date: Wednesday 11th December
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm circle, followed by a pot-luck supper for those who’d like to stay
Facilitators: Lucy Karnani and Rosie Caunt
Cost: No charge

What is the main objective?

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

Who is this for?

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

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


What Previous Circle Participants Say…

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

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

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

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November 27th, 2019: Ayurveda Monthly Workshop

“The People’s Medicine”

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

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

Date: Wednesday 27th November
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm, followed by tea for those who’d like to stay
Facilitator: Eleni Tsikrikas
Cost: $44

Join Eleni Tsikrikas, certified Ayurvedic teacher and healer with over 12 years of clinical experience and certifications in Yoga and Western Herbalism. This will be a  truly innovative and wonderful series of monthly Ayurveda workshops.

Each month we will introduce a new food or lifestyle theme and give a short talk, followed by an interactive discussion. You will walk away with a foundational knowledge of each topic along with some practices that will enhance your life and health.

This Workshop Will Cover…
The topic will be: Welcome To Summer
We will explore the dosha’s to pacify during the season along with food, herbs, and lifestyle practices to keep you cool calm and looking fabulous during summer.

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

The next monthly workshop will take place on Wednesday 27th November 2019, with dates for following months to be confirmed. Numbers are limited, please reserve your place.

What students say…

“Thanks so much for last night. I felt quite buzzy when I woke up! Such incredible food for thought, to linger over and unpick and explore. I loved Eleni’s clear explanations of how things connect and intersect. I know I’m just dipping my toes in the water. I’ll be back for more …” Bridget

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Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

Feb 20th, 2020: Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

Yoga Sutra Studies with Michael de Manincor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


What students say…

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

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

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


Details and Bookings

Thursday Evenings (8 weeks): Starts Thursday 20th February, 2020

Times: 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Teacher:  Michael de Manincor

Location: The Yoga Institute, Cammeray

Cost: $465

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

Course Recognition

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.


More Information

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

Ph: (02) 9929 2774

teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au

Feb 14th, 2020: iRest® Level 1 Training, Crows Nest (Sydney)

Friday 14th February (evening only) – Wednesday 19th February, 2020

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.

This is a live face to face valuable learning workshop and the only iRest Level 1 Training offered in Sydney in 2020 …

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 14th February (evening only) – Wednesday 19th February, 2020

Times:
Friday evening:
5:00- 6:00 pm (Registrations)
Intro & practice 6:15-8:30pm 

Saturday- Tuesday:
8:30am-6:30pm

Wednesday:
8:30am-1:00pm

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

Course Fees

Early Bird: AUD$1655 (GST incl)  available until 14th December 2019

*** Use code: iRestEB100

Standard: AUD$1755 (GST incl)

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

DON’T DELAY SECURING YOUR SPOT, IN PREVIOUS YEARS THIS WORKSHOP HAS BOOKED OUT.

More Information

Email: teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au

Phone: (02) 9929 2774

*NOTE:
If you have previously completed the iRest Level 1 Teacher Training, you can audit this training for AUD$660.oo (includes GST) to revisit the teaching themes and refresh yourself on the course material.” If you are eligible and would like to register for this training please Contact us to obtain your discount booking code.
“iRest Institute offers scholarships on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship for this training, please visit https://www.irest.org/scholarship.”

About our Senior iRest Trainer

Fuyuko Sawamura-Toyota is 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 iRest 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, iRest Institute & Developer of iRest Yoga Nidra


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. www.irest.org 


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 iREST INSTITUTE

To find out more about the iRest Institute, please visit www.irest.org


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 PTSD (clicking/tapping the image opens audio link in new window)

 


TERMS & CONDITIONS

Cancelling your registration: Cancellations before Dec 14th, 2019 will receive a refund less a AUD$350 cancellation fee. There are no refunds for any cancellations after December 14th, 2020. 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.

2021 Dates TBC: Yoga Anatomy & the Musculoskeletal System

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Registrations for this module will open once dates are confirmed.

Face to Face Intensive Block:
2021 Dates TBC

Live Online Webinars: 2021 Dates TBC


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


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 21, 2020: Yoga Physiology & Vital Systems for Health

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive Block:
Saturday 21st March to Saturday 28th March, 2020

Live Online Webinars:
Dates TBC


Module Content

This Module will include a focus on the following:

Physiology & Internal Health Systems 

  • 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
  • Knowledge about common western medical terminology, approach to treatment, including familiarity with commonly used drugs and surgical procedures
  • 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

Therapeutic Applications of Yoga

  • 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
  • Appropriate application of Yoga techniques and tools that realistically support individualised health goals and facilitate optimal living
  • Relevant research and the efficacy of Yoga interventions as a complimentary healing modality
  • Ayurveda and understanding Individual Constitution: Theory, application, and usefulness in Yoga therapy

Module Components

 


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.


Ready to Enrol?

Step 1: Deposit 

Pay today to secure your place = $550

Step 2: Balance Payment

Standard Balance = $1,400

Early Bird Balance = $1,200

Save $200 with Early Bird discount available for payments completed before Friday 7th February 2020 (EB limited to first 5 spots)

Module pricing includes:

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

Faculty

Lisa GrauaugLisa Grauaug 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.

 

Margery Hellman is a Yoga Teacher and Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Feldenkrais Practitioner with over 25 years experience in health care . Margery has experience in a range of specialities including Neurological  Rehabiliation , Paediatrics,  Injury Management, Pain Management  and Workplace Health and Safety. Read more.

 

Dr. Shaun Matthews is a general practitioner, Ayurveda and Yoga therapist based in Sydney. He studied Ayurvedic medicine at Gujarat Ayurveda University and is a Fellow of the College of Indian Medicine (Pune). He also studied Yoga teacher training at the Bihar School of Yoga in India. Read more.

 


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 Lisa Grauaug at yogatherapytraining@yogainstitute.com.au or on (02) 9929 2774.

Nov 9th, 2019: Foundations of Yoga Therapy

Graduate Studies in Yoga Therapy


Course Dates

Face to Face Intensive block:
Saturday 9th November to Saturday 16th November, 2019
Times:

Sat & Sun : 9:30am – 5:30pm

Weekdays : 8.30am – 4:30pm 

PLUS

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


Why the Foundations of  Yoga Therapy course ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 available as a standalone unit for registered yoga teachers.


Ready to Enrol?

Step 1: Deposit & Application

Pay today to secure your place = $550

Once you pay your deposit you will be redirected to the course application form

Step 2: Balance Payment

Remaining Balance = $1,400

Total Course Fee: $1,950

 

Module pricing includes:

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

Module Content

FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA THERAPY – Key Concepts and Learning Objectives

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

The Yoga Therapy Framework

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

Founding Principles of Yoga Therapy

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

Therapeutic Application of Yoga Practices

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

Yoga Therapy Skills Development

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

Interpersonal and Communication skills for Yoga Therapists

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

Understanding Research

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

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

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

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


Module Components

 

 

 

 

 

 


Who are the teachers?

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

 

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

 

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

 


Prior Learning & Course Recognition

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

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

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

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

 


Assessment

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

Assessment of this module includes:

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

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


Module Inclusions 

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

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

Pre-requisites for entry

There are requirements to register for this unit :

 


More Information

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

Yoga Teacher Training Info Session

Nov 23, 2019: Yoga Teacher Training & Yoga Studies Info Session

Free Course Information Session

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

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


At The Yoga Institute

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019

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

10:30 am – 11:30 am Q & A and tea

Location: Level 1, 498 Miller St, Cammeray


Online Webinar

We don’t have a live webinar session scheduled right now but enter your details below to get access to a Webinar recording..

Date: TBC

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

(Australian Eastern Timezone – Sydney)

Access details will be emailed after you register:


What will you learn at The Yoga Institute?

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

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


What Our Graduates Say…

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

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

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

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

More graduates…


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

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

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