With the challenges of giving individual attention to students in group classes, it can be difficult to really have a meaningful impact in the lives of students and empower them to create change.
PLUS, with the upheaval of the pandemic, many yoga teachers have been left wondering how to keep working in the field of yoga in a way that isn't so severely impacted by sudden lockdowns and social distancing restrictions.
Are you looking for a way to expand your yoga teaching that doesn't rely on group classes?
Are you a teacher who is looking to deepen your yoga knowledge and bring about more powerful positive transformations in your students?
Do you ever wonder why some of your students seem to make little progress in their practice?
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 and opens up a whole range of possibilities.
Developing this foundation will transform your knowledge, experience and effectiveness as a yoga teacher.
All the skills and practices you'll learn are geared towards mindfulness, wellbeing, empowering and providing helpful change in the lives of your students.
Once yoga teachers have completed this Foundations of Yoga Therapy module (or had exceptions or RPL approved - see below), the other yoga therapy modules can be enjoyed in any sequence. The average length of time for eligible yoga teachers to complete the entire 650-hour Yoga Therapy Training is about 2 years.
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 clinical experience.
The Yoga Therapy Framework
Founding Principles of Yoga Therapy
Therapeutic Application of Yoga Practices
Yoga Therapy Skills Development
Interpersonal and Communication skills for Yoga Therapists
This Module involves 100+ hours of training, and gives you:
Michael 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 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.
This module is a pre-requisite for all other modules in the full yoga therapy training course. However, some yoga teachers may be eligible for some Recognised Prior learning (RPL):
500-hour 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 complete this entire module as a pre-requisite to participating in remaining Yoga Therapy training modules. Our 500-hour Teacher Training Graduates only need to complete two topics from the Foundations of Yoga Therapy module as co-requisites to pursue any other yoga therapy training modules:
- Advanced Pranayama with Michael de Manincor, and
- Interpersonal Communication & Therapeutic Skills for Yoga Therapy with Lucy Karnani
Our Teacher Training Graduates can get in touch for more information.
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.
There are requirements to register for this unit :
If you are a yoga teacher who does not yet have 350 hours of teacher training (or the equivalent of Level 1 Yoga Australia membership), talk to us about creating a pathway towards Yoga Therapy Training.
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:
* 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.
Since 2001 we've taught and mentored hundreds of students who have gone on to become amazing yoga teachers and therapists.
We've grown a beautiful community of people who have changed their own lives and the lives of others through exceptional yoga teaching. We are humbled to have been part of so much positive change.
Complete your course application and secure your place with a deposit to get your enrolment underway.
Balance Payment: $1,400
TOTAL = $1,950
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Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia