Foundations of Yoga Therapy 2021

Take the first step in your Yoga Therapy journey. Develop your skills working with students and clients one-on-one.

 

This 100hr course is the first module of our Yoga Therapy Training program. The Module may be taken as a stand-alone professional development training for yoga teachers, or it can be taken as part of the complete Registered Yoga Therapy Training  qualification.

NOTE: A training pathway is available for 200hr trained teachers to upgrade their qualification and gain entry to this course: Call 0477 021 219 to discuss your options.

 


 "I really enjoyed the foundations module where I gained a unique wealth of knowledge and skills from your team. Been thinking a lot about the open heart approach and about how I communicate. Very powerful." Irene



2021 Course Dates

Live Online Day Sessions:

Dates: Thursdays, Jul 15th, 22nd & 29th
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Dates: Thursdays, Aug 26th & Sep 2nd
Times: 9:30am – 12:30pm & 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Face to Face in-class session (at The Yoga Institute in Cammeray):

Date: Saturday – Wednesday, August 7th – 11th
Timings: Weekend 9:30am – 5:30pm & Weekdays 8:30am – 4:30pm

 

 

What about recent Covid restrictions? This course will be going ahead. The first live sessions are online so will take place as planned. At this stage the Face-to-Face component scheduled for August will be happening as planned. We are putting back-up dates in the calendar for later this year just in case. Learn more about our Covid-19 approach.

Is This for Me?

  • 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.

What Will I Learn?

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

  • 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

  • Develop skills that enable you to design yoga practices for a range of individual needs and therapeutic application.
  • In this module you will be provided with a framework that guides a Yoga Therapist to work effectively in one-one sessions.
  • Rich learning opportunities in class room and in the clinical setting to develop competency in the assessment & history taking process.
  • 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.

 


Module Components


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

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.

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.


Pre-requisites for entry

There are requirements to register for this unit :


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.

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.

We hope you'll join us for the next step on your yoga journey...

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