This 4-day training for Yoga Teachers will assist you to develop your understanding of Yoga Psychology, to be more responsive to the mental health needs of your students.
In this course we will explore the psychological wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, relating these ancient teachings to the experiences and concerns of our students today, with a particular focus on Yoga for depression and anxiety.
This training program is a joint collaboration between Michael de Manincor from The Yoga Institute and Janet Lowndes from the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy.
Two of Australian's most well regarded Yoga Psychologists, both Michael and Janet are Registered Psychologists and also highly qualified and experienced Yoga Teachers.
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 a PhD graduate 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.
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.
Yoga Teachers attending this event can claim 28 CPD hours with Yoga Australia.
"Such a fabulous few days! I learned so much and am looking forward to going home and digesting and assimilating the teachings. I particularly liked how it has set up a directions for me to follow to further expand my knowledge and understanding and become a more holistic Yoga Teacher"
"I loved the connection between the sutras and a western understanding. I really like to know that what I’m doing is consistent with the tradition. Janet and Michael compliment each other very well in teaching this content"
“This is the most professionally run and presented professional development yoga workshop I’ve attended!”