We will stay agile, with your wellbeing & best learning experience at heart!

We hope that you and your loved ones have been doing well. The last few years have been quite unprecedented. Take a moment to acknowledge just how strong you have already been!

We are delighted that training in our Cammeray premises is full-steam ahead in 2022 and we are ready to adapt to whatever comes, just as we have done in 2020 and in 2021.

We know, however, that people are curious how we approach times of restriction, both to accomodate training and to keep everyone safe, should restrictions ever come again. We hope you find the following information helpful.

The Yoga Institute philosophy & approach to living with Covid

We believe our approach in times of restrictions has highlighted our commitment to high-quality yoga education and exemplifies how we put your best learning experience at the core of all of our decisions. It’s just who we are!

Our founder and director, Michael de Manincor, may be best known as one of Australia’s preeminent trainers of yoga teachers and yoga therapists, and as a psychologist, but he also holds a degree in Education.

Adult education is both a science and an art.  Core to a great learning experience is for education providers to truly understand the different and varied ways people take in and process new knowledge.

We know not everyone learns the same. We also know how important it is that people feel empowered to have some freedoms to manage aspects of their own learning.

Online plays an important role 

A component of online training has long been an important cog in our education wheel, since well before the pandemic.

Online learning has two main parts:

a) live online learning (similar to a classroom), and
b) self-directed learning (including pre-work & homework)

Online learning greatly increases people’s accessibility to high-quality education and training. Across a broad range of training programmes and courses, we have long been able to condense vital studio time into manageable chunks of travel and commuting.

Online learning also allows for self-paced absorption, reflection and processing of information, crucial for long-term retention.

Regardless of the pandemic and whatever the future may bring, we love that online learning is an embedded part of our processes and being able to give people far-reaching access to our experienced and caring faculty.

Face-to-face learning remains powerful 

At The Yoga Institute, we are passionate about producing yoga teachers and therapists that can truly guide other people towards transformation.  Which is why delivery of content is as important as the content itself.

While we do offer some of our shorter courses entirely online, many of our training offerings are a hybrid model combining online learning with powerful face-to-face learning. This is certainly true of our 2 flagship training programmes: our 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training diploma, and our 650-hour Yoga Therapy Training.

Why? Yoga is about transformation. There is a significant mantle of responsibility on a yoga teacher or therapist who wishes to guide other people towards transformation.

Our online learning capabilities makes us nimble to sudden changes, and we have been able to deliver high-quality training to people over the course of 2 calendar years full of twists and turns, by harnessing the power of online learning. However, it is important to note that we don’t simply move all of our lessons onto an online learning environment when faced with lockdowns.

We are thoughtful and selective about which classes migrate to online learning during restrictive times such as lockdowns. 

For some topics within our bigger training courses, we prefer to go to the trouble of rearranging certain classes during a lockdown so that particular classes we truly believe are best delivered face-to-face, can move to a time when we can give them to you in the studio.   This ensures that we stay true to our education philosophy and that you get the best quality learning experience possible.

Can I complete any of the courses totally online?

Yes! Some of our shorter courses are available entirely online, from anywhere, including:

6-week Yoga Sutras Studies course (new dates coming soon)

Advanced Pranayama workshop suite (March 2022)

Our longer programmes involve some face-to-face:

100-hour Teacher Training Foundations,

500-hour Yoga Teacher Training, and

650-hour Yoga Therapy Training

We genuinely believe the programmes are better for this inclusion.

In the case of the 100-hour Teacher Training Foundations course and the 500-hour Teacher Training Diploma course, you can concentrate your studio time with us into small, immersive blocks of time (instead of more regular visits to Cammeray), perfect for those based outside of Sydney or those just needing a little more flexibility. As us about our Hybrid/Immersion training intake.

Whatever may come, we plan to remain selective about which classes or topics migrate online, and which may be better suited to re-scheduling so that we can all be together.

Peace of mind in our Cammeray premises

We take wellbeing in the studio very seriously.  Whenever our premises are open: 

  • Staff and faculty regularly sanitise and disinfect all areas of our Cammeray location, including doorhandles, light switches, staircase railings, counters, desks, waiting room chairs etc. 
  • We limit the number of people in the studio in accordance with NSW Health regulations to allow for appropriate spacing regulations.
  • We follow NSW Health advice about masks and other protocols.
  • In the studio, everyone brings their own yoga mat, and we provide sprays and sanitising wipes and other cleaning equipment for people to clean their mats, blocks and such. 
  • Our chairs and lounge area allow for spaced seating and when our premises  are open, if people cannot be 1.5 metres from one another when regulations require this, we may close off certain parts of our facilities such as the kitchen. 

The quality of our students’ learning experiences and their wellbeing have always been –  and remain –  at the heart of all of our operational decisions

For people racing to simply receive the piece of paper, we may not be the best fit.  But for those seeking to equip themselves with high-quality education, those wanting to feel a sense of care and community as they enjoy their learning experience, and those who want to prepare themselves to guide true healing transformation in the lives of other people, then The Yoga Institute may be a great fit for you.

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More questions?

Contact us for a chat on 0477 021 219,or email us at teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au.

The Yoga Institute acknowledges the Cammeraygal people of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our centre is based.

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