Want to become a high quality Yoga Teacher?
Next training date in 2018 TBA - please register your interest here
Come on a journey with us at Akhanda Yoga Australia in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland. Our Yoga Teacher Training Program is approved by Yoga Alliance, who sets 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
About Dr Nick 'Sadashiv' Bradley, co-founder of Akhanda Yoga Australia | SadaShiv means "always welbeing", Shiva being the powerful deity who is the god of destruction. Destruction needs to occur so that rebirth can take place.
Nick has studied and taught yoga for over 15 years. His passion for the kriyas (yogi cleansing techniques) lead him to Yogi Vishvketu in Rishikesh, and he is one of the few western yogis who has a regular Vastra Dhauti practice - Vastra Dauti is the swallowing of 21 feet of cloth in order to clean the stomach and then retrieving the cloth. Whilst students will not be required to partake in this on the teacher training, Nick is willing to demonstrate and give the brave a few pointers.
About Radha Rani Bradley, co founder of Akhanda Yoga Australia | Radha meaning the "queen of devotion", takes you through the philosophy of yoga. The Yoga Sutras are unravelled in these sessions in a discussion based format to increase our understanding of this knowledge and how relevant they are in our modern day living. Radha Rani also a co-founder of Shiva Shakti Yoga and Akhanda Yoga Australia, came to yoga teaching after a successful acting career lead her to move onto a more gentle life path. She brings to the teacher training her skills of stage craft, tools to help you in any situation but particularly teaching as you learn to remain confident in front of an audience and the art of good voice projection.
About Yogrishi Vishvketu and Akhanda Yoga | Vishva-ji is an Indian Yogi from Rishikesh in Northern India, located at the foothills of the Himalayas. He has been practising Yoga since he was a small boy and learnt in the traditional way from Guru to Disciple, looking at Yoga as a whole, rather than just focusing on the Asanas (postures). He comes from the Nath Yogi lineage. The Nath Babas were those Yogis specifically studying Hatha (physical) yoga, so the postures that we know as Yoga today in the West, come directly from the Nath. They were also studying the Cleansing Techniques outlined in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, so Vishva has first hand knowledge of these ancient practices, and has not only studied them but performs them himself on a regular basis.
We teach the practice of Yoga on our Gold Coast authentic Yoga Teacher Training, as we were taught by our teacher Yogrishi Vishvketu. These ancient practices of Yoga have been taught through the ages from Guru to Disciple. There is a great wisdom from India, this comes through in the yoga teachings and gives us this true, authentic knowledge of Yoga to adapt in the modern world.
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 limbs of Yoga). 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
You will find additional information about our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training here. If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please call us on: 0420542267