November 16th -17th, 2021: Interpersonal Communication & Therapeutic Skills for Yoga Therapy Workshop

A skill development workshop for yoga teachers and yoga therapists


This 2-day workshop focuses on developing foundational interpersonal skills to facilitate the therapeutic relationship in one-on-one yoga therapy and yoga teaching sessions.

This training is part of our Graduate Yoga Therapy Training program and also open to yoga therapists, yoga teachers and yoga teacher training graduates as a standalone continuing education course.

In this course, you will gain knowledge and skills in: 

  • Fundamentals of effective communication
  • Communication (social) styles
  • Eye contact and other non-verbal communication
  • Motivators and values
  • Therapeutic rapport
  • Conscious listening skills
  • Types of powerful questions

During this training, you will have the opportunity to put what you’re learning into practice to develop your capabilities and confidence for working one-on-one with clients and students.

ASSESSMENT: For students completing this as part of the Yoga Therapy Training program, assessment is undertaken in-training and ongoing, through the use of communication skills exercises and specific role-play situations.


Details and Bookings

Date: Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th November, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm 
Location: The Yoga Institute, Cammeray
Facilitator: Lucy Karnani
Cost: $550 inc. GST

***limited participants 

Get in quick as Lucy’s workshops SELL OUT fast!


Course Recognition

Yoga teachers attending this course can earn 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points towards their Yoga Australia membership. There are no prerequisites or assumed knowledge for this course.


More Information

To find out more about this course please contact us:
Ph: 0477 021 219 or teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au


About Lucy Karnani

Lucy has been leading training programs and coaching individuals in effective communication for nearly 30 years. Transitioning out of the corporate world in the early 2000’s she came to a regular and committed personal yoga journey and as such is passionate about the transformational value it can bring to a person’s life.

Now she feels blessed to be sharing both her loves – Conscious Communication and Yoga! She has been leading Communication Skills training workshops for yoga teachers and therapists since 2012, both as part of yoga teacher and therapist training programs, as well as stand-alone programs offered by yoga studios in both Australia and the USA. She is the co-author of the book “CONNECTING -Conscious Communication for Yoga Teachers and Therapists”.


What people say about learning from Lucy

“Thank you Lucy for sharing your knowledge, inspiring us and teaching us how to present. Loved how interactive the workshop was and that it was an intimate group.  Thank you Lucy for a fabulous workshop, it was incredible to see how everyone improved over the weekend. Highly recommend for anyone who is presenting in front of people, such great tips were shared.” Tara

“The presentation and communication workshop was fantastic. Lucy’s expertise consisting of both her work and life history allowed for a space in which each participant was seen, supported, challenged and encouraged. Lucy’s enthusiasm, passion and humour provided a safe and nurturing environment … what for me felt impossible for a lifetime now feels possible! This is a workshop I will never forget and I feel exceptionally grateful to have enrolled in.”  Anna Phillips

“Thank you Lucy for this workshop. It has taken my confidence to a new level. You have given me an understanding of the design process involved in creating a workshop without overwhelm and, the presentation skills workshop to be able to present with confidence. The growth in myself and what I could see in other participants in just a few days was incredible. Thanks to not only your depth of knowledge and experience, but holding a safe space for us to experiment.  I am very grateful for this experience.” Andrea Hamblin 

This was the best workshop I have done in years. 2 days, just 2 days with Lucy Karnani and I had a measurable, immediate impact on my business, my confidence and my ability to communicate my message.  Lucy is incredible.  She guides and supports you to discover and hone your strengths as she shares her wisdom in an incredibly practical, insightful and engaging way.  This experiential skill development workshop goes well beyond handing over a template for creating your own workshop and delivers an experience which has you exploring your communication and presentation strengths and opportunities to grow and learn. Offer all you have to this experience and you will not be sorry.” Katie Dutton, All Souls Yoga

“After many years of yoga study and teaching, I found my knowledge was extensive, but I needed structure to pull it all together for effective delivery. I had begun teaching workshops & realised it was very different to teaching yoga classes. This workshop was everything I wanted. It gave me planning and delivery maps & skills to follow, there was plenty of practice presenting, we covered many useful topics and the presenter, Lucy, was highly experienced in this field. And the hosts were very warm and welcoming. Can highly recommend it.” Jane, Jindabyne Yoga Shala

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