Elements of our Yoga Teacher Training Program
The Yoga Alliance has set a widely-accepted international standard for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs which includes a minimum of 180 contact hours across five areas of teaching:
- teaching methodology
- teaching practicums
Located in stunning the Gold Coast hinterland, we offer a nurturing environment to learn & delve further into traditional Hatha yoga. Journey with us from yoga practitioner to high quality yoga teacher, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Form, method of teaching, benefits and cautions of principal asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques) and two kriyas (cleansing techniques)
Learning to create various class-styles: beginner, intermediate and prenatal yoga: each class having either a very mindful, flowing sequence or a more dynamic feel, depending on your nature as a yoga teacher, and the students present in any given class
Teaching methodology, including modifications for age and common injuries/conditions, how to create a grounded and inspired space for teaching/learning, the use of voice, prenatal yoga, etc.
Anatomy and the physical/mental benefits of yoga
Subtle yogic anatomy and the chakras
Introduction to Ayurveda, nutrition and the yogic diet
Ashtanga philosophy (the eight-fold path). Study and discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, aphorisms giving insight into the profound yogic practices and contemplations, as well as their life-transforming benefits
Teaching practicum and feedback from the trainers and your peers