CREATURE YOGA 200HR TEACHER TRAINING
Dates: Monday 1 May - Sunday 28th May | Yoga Alliance certified
Location: Creature Yoga Studio Byron Bay
Techniques: we’ll practice and learn to teach foundational to advanced asana, including modifications, variations and use of props. We’ll look into various theories and principles of alignment to help you find ease in your body, recognize discomfort in a student, and be able to guide students towards safe, easeful, and effective asana. We’ll also experience various techniques for pranayama, mantra and meditation – and how to use those techniques intelligently in your practice and your life.
Philosophy: Rose Baudin will take us on a deep dive into the history of the Yoga tradition and some of the key texts from the tradition, including the Bhagavad Gita. What it meant to be a yogi in the past, and what it means today: how to translate ancient principles into modern day life.
Ethics: what it means to live a “yogic” life, today, according to ancient ethical frameworks, and how those frameworks apply to teaching yoga.
ZenThai Flow: Gwyn Williams will guide you through the principles of Chinese Medicine and how these can apply to your practice and your life. Learn the art of therapeutic flying and how to give effective, compassionate hands-on assists.
Voice: Lulu and Mischka will guide you in exploring voice opening and projection techniques to build confidence when teaching, reading, chanting and speaking from the heart. We’ll dive into mantra – what is it and how can it be used in class – as well as various deities of the yoga tradition, and the chakra system.
Anatomy: with Dana Diament, senior Yoga Medicine teacher and assistant to Tiffany Cruikshank. Understanding anatomy lays the foundation to teaching yoga in a way that is both safe and suitable for various audiences. Our focus is on functional anatomy and its impact on our movement and alignment in the yoga practice. We’ll also look at how to intelligently sequence from an anatomical perspective. The information will be taught in both lecture and asana format giving you the opportunity to embody the information in various ways.
Practice Teaching: you’ll be supported through regular practice teaching sessions (5-7 weekly) to ensure you complete the training competent and confident in delivering full length yoga classes to all levels of students.
Assessment: at the conclusion of the course you will be required to teach a 12 minute class to fellow students, demonstrating your competence and creativity.
OTHER COURSE INCLUSIONS
A group dinner at our favourite Byron Bay restaurant
Creature Yoga 200hr TT manual
A 30 minute one-on-one session with a member of our core faculty
A photo shoot with Tahl Rinsky to provide you with 1 x portrait and 1 x asana shot (in electronic format) for your own use
Unlimited practice at Creature Yoga for the duration of the course
Free entry to Kirtan event at Creature Yoga during the course
YOU SHOULD DO THIS TRAINING IF:
you want to become a confident yoga teacher, able to teach hatha, vinyasa, and restorative yoga, including meditation, pranayama and mantra, grounded in ancient tradition;
you want to deepen your understanding and practice of Yoga in a supportive, intensive and holistic environment;
you want an excuse to live in beautiful Byron Bay for a month;
you've already completed a 200 hour training but don't yet have the confidence to teach, or want to delve beyond asana into pranayama, meditation, mantra and philosophy.
We promise that this course will exceed your wildest dreams. In planning the training, we have brought together our thousands of hours of trainings and teaching and considered: what would our dream 200hour training look like? And then: we created it. You're welcome.
What type of yoga will I learn to teach?
Our trainings are based in hatha vinyasa yoga. You will learn to teach hatha vinyasa and restorative yoga, as well as meditation, pranayama and mantra.
What about accommodation and food?
This is a non-residential and non-catered training - students are responsible for their own accommodation and food. The training is intensive and full time, hours will be approximately 8am – 5.30pm daily, with three days off during the training.
Where will the training be held?
At our beautiful studio in the Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate. It’s a 30 minute walk from town, a 10 minute cycle or a 5 minute drive.
Will we have any rest days during the intensive?
Yes. The training is full time May 1 - May 28, but will include three days off throughout (dates TBA). Most days we will be studying from 8am-5.30pm, with some variation and breaks for meals.
Sample daily schedule
8-9.30am: pranayama and meditation
2.30-4pm: lecture / prac teaching
4.30-5.30: afternoon practice
Early bird pricing: $3632 (must be paid in full by 31 January 2017)
Standard pricing: $3980 (must be paid in full by 31 March 2017)
An AUD$500 deposit is due upon application to the TT. The deposit is non-refundable unless your application is not accepted. The amounts listed above INCLUDE your $500 deposit.
For more information (or any questions) please email our wonderful assistant Jess Neff on firstname.lastname@example.org