We’re so excited you’re contemplating post-graduate training with us.
This course is designed for yoga teachers to expand their skills and knowledge to be able to teach pre and post-natal yoga in group classes and one-on-one.
Based on the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, you will discover the breath-centred pre and post natal Yoga practices that best support each stage of pregnancy, helping women prepare for birth and care for themselves after childbirth.
You will learn so much more than just how to teach asana postures. By the end of the course you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop and teach fully integrated pre and post-natal practices for groups and individuals that include asana, pranayama, meditation, mudras, mantra & sound, yoga philosophy and more. The course curriculum covers:
You will also have the opportunity to integrate your new pre and post-natal knowledge and teaching skills through a practicum component.
Saturday 7th July – 10.30am to 5.30pm
Sunday 8th July – 9.30am to 4.30pm
Monday 9th July 8:30am to 3:30pm
Saturday 1st September 10:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday 2nd September 9:30am – 4:30pm
Monday 3rd September 8:30am to 3:30pm
Up-front payment prior to course start
Three Monthly Payments
3 x $515 = $1,545
Lisa Grauaug’s experience in Yoga began in 1995, immediately she was excited by the extent of what Yoga offered her personally and to others. Her understanding and personal practice has since been strongly influenced by the teachings as translated by Sri T Krishnamacharya.
She is committed to ongoing studies and has been personally guided by a number of brilliant teachers, including Saraswati Vasudevan (YogaVahni) Michael de Manincor (The Yoga Institute), Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga) and AG and Indra Mohan (Svastha Yoga). She completed an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training (The Yoga Institute), has specialist training in Pre and Post-natal yoga (KYM and IYTA) and has completed Yoga Therapy training with Dr Ganesh Mohan (Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda).
Lisa values individuality and working with students to facilitate a better understanding of their unique and changing needs to enable good health and a fulfilling life. Originally a Registered Nurse, working with neonates, Lisa has also completed a Masters of Psychology (Counselling). Lisa lives with her husband and three children. She is currently a faculty member of The Yoga Institute (Sydney) where she is also available for Private consultations, Yoga mentoring and Yoga classes.
Read Lisa’s recent article Women and Yoga: Yoga provides a sustaining force at every stage of life
Guest lecturer Louise Luscri: Registered Midwife All about Birth.
We are honoured to have Louise as a guest lecturer. Louise is passionate about sharing evidenced based information on birth and working with women and their partners for a positive and empowering birth experience. Louise is a practicing midwife and birth educator with many years of experience. Her book, From the Heart imparts her wisdom and shares many positive birth stories. Louise also offers Calmbirth education classes in Sydney.
Guest lecturer Kate Levett: PhD | Research Fellow | School of Medicine, Sydney
Kate has completed a PhD and recently published the results from her PhD study, the Complementary Therapies for Labour and Birth Study, in BMJ Open, and Journal of Midwifery. A randomised controlled trial of an antenatal education program of complementary therapies for pain relief in labour for first time mothers, and qualitative results from interviews with women, partners and midwives.
She is a sought after presenter and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with the trainees.
Yes, yoga teachers attending this course can earn 24 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership. Course is registered with Yoga Australia.
Yes, this course is open to qualified yoga teachers (training equivalent to Yoga Australia Level 1 or greater)
Our approach to Yoga is based on the world-renowned teachings from the tradition and lineage of T Krishnamacharya (often described as the ‘father of modern yoga’) and his son TKV Desikachar.
The focus is on integrating all aspects of yogic practice including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudras, philosophy and psychology, and adapting all practices to the individual. The emphasis is on applying the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga to the challenges of modern lives.
As Krishnamacharya said: “Yoga must be made to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the yoga.”
A variety of assessments are required. These include demonstration of knowledge, competencies and skills relevant to each course unit.
Minimum of 80% attendance is required for completion of all modules. In special circumstances, alternative arrangements may be made with the course director to meet the requirements of the course.