Study Yoga Therapy ONLINE + Face to Face Intensive (Sydney)
Registered Post-Graduate Yoga Therapy Teacher Training for RYT200 teachers
12 January - 15 March 2020
This course will change the way you think about yoga
Do you long to go beyond teaching general classes? Do you want to help your students to heal and grow? It’s time to deepen your connection to self, enrich your teaching experience and develop the skills to share the healing power of Yoga Therapy*.
Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate course structure
- 56hrs live online sessions (7 x 1 day sessions)
- 40hrs of face to face training (5 day intensive)
- 4hrs 1-2-1 online mentoring
- 50hrs of home study and assignments
- Real-life case studies
- Anatomy through the yogic lens
- Therapeutic adjusting skills
- Learn to design therapeutic yoga sequences
- Personal mentoring sessions with senior teachers
- Discover the role of Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
- Pathway to Yoga Australia Level 1 and Yoga Therapist Certification
- Yoga Australia Registered 150hr post-graduate course
- Immerse yourself in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya, learning from senior teachers who have studied directly with TKV Desikachar and BKS Iyengar.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME?
This course is for RYT200 Yoga Teachers who want to learn about Yoga Therapy. At the end of this course you will:
- Be eligible to apply for Yoga Australia Level 1(350hrs) recognition
- Have the requisite training hours to enrol in an accredited Yoga Therapy Teacher Training program
- Have a strong understanding of the principles of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda
- Develop the skills and confidence to begin supporting your students' health through yoga
The program takes place online and at Adore Yoga's training facility near Frenchs Forest on Sydney's Northern Beaches, 20 mins north of Sydney CBD.
"A great course for anyone ready to build on their 200hr training and start to dive deeper into applied anatomy and explore interlinked areas such as ayurveda and somatics."
Jasmine Bashford, course graduate.
Foundations of Yoga Therapy Curriculum
The Philosophy of Yoga Therapy
Welcome to Yoga Therapy! We start by exploring your vocation as a teacher of therapeutic yoga and discover how your heart-felt values help you connect to your students in meaningful ways. You’ll learn how yoga philosophy forms the foundations for Yoga Therapy and how to use ancient principles and practices to help students heal from physical, emotional and mental dis-ease.
Introduction to Therapeutic Teaching Methodologies
This introduction to therapeutic teaching methodologies will radically change the way you plan and teach yoga classes. You will learn foundational techniques for assessing the needs of individual students and working hands-on with them to meet those needs.
Yoga Therapy and the Breath
Expand your understanding of the subtle energetic body as we explore prana, pranayama and the nadis. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence and expertise in teaching powerful pranayama techniques that harness the power of prana to create profound healing transformations.
Meditation in Yoga Therapy
Explore how meditation is integrated into yoga therapy as a tool for healing. Build your confidence in teaching (and practicing) a variety of meditation styles including mindfulness, mantra and moving meditation.
Yoga Anatomy – The Diversity of the Human Body
In this workshop, you’ll taking a fresh look at yogic anatomy as we explore the human body through the yoga lens. No two bodies are the same and this workshop introduces you to the skills required to understand how individual anatomical features impact the way how your students move. You’ll learn why one-size never fits all when it comes to Yoga Therapy and how to adapt what you teach to meet the individual anatomical features of each student.
Introduction to Therapeutic Alignment and Adjusting
Prepare to question some of the alignment and adjusting principles you learned in your Level 1 teacher training! Yoga therapy takes a very different approach to teaching asana and this workshop will help you to take your first steps towards assisting students from a therapeutic viewpoint.
Introduction to Ayurveda in Yoga Therapy
Ayurveda, India's ancient system of healing, is at the very heart of Yoga Therapy. Over two days, you will immerse yourself in the wisdom of Ayurveda and discover how Ayurvedic principles infuse the practice and philosophy of Yoga Therapy. Along the way, you’ll gain the practical skills you need to assess your students using Ayurveda and apply Ayurvedic techniques to support them as they heal from a variety of health conditions.
Managing common health issues with Yoga Therapy
Have you had students come to your classes with back pain but you weren't sure how to help them ? Do you know people who live with anxiety but you don't know how to support them with yoga? In this exciting session you will discover the Yoga Therapy approach to managing some of the health issues that you will see in class every week as a yoga therapist. You'll learn how to support students to move towards better health through simple Yoga Therapy techniques.
Yoga Therapy Live!
You'll get to work ‘hands-on’ with live case studies. This is a fascinating opportunity to use what you’ve learned about Yoga Therapy to support real students! We’ll be working with volunteer students, applying the skills you’ve learned during the course to support their healing journey. If you're considering progressing to yoga therapy certification, this exciting, hands-on weekend will give you great insights into how a yoga therapist really works.
"An informative, well balanced course allowing yoga teachers to feel confident in taking the tools of yoga therapy into their daily practice and assist their students with great care and insight."
Francesca Morgante, course graduate
What Accreditation Will I Receive?
A Yoga Australia registered post-graduate program, RYT200 teachers will be able to apply for full Level 1 membership of Yoga Australia (350hrs) after successfully completing this course. You will also be eligible to apply to accredited professional Yoga Therapy Teacher Training programs*.
121 Mentoring sessions
You will experience 3 x 121 private mentoring sessions with a senior yoga therapist, conducted online at a time to suit you and your teacher.
You will be learning from expert senior teachers with over 60yrs experience of studying, practicing and teaching Yoga Therapy between them:
Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT
Founder of Adore Yoga, Nikola has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. Nikola has been training yoga teachers and therapists for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.
Joan Miller is a senior and talented teacher with over 30 years of experience in yoga teaching and teacher training. Joan takes yoga back to its authentic roots, using the traditional practices of Hatha Yoga to help her students develop spiritual and physical awareness. Certified by over five nationally and internationally recognised bodies, member of Australia’s peak body for Yoga, Yoga Australia and Accredited Journey Therapist, Joan is a highly qualified, compassionate and inspiring Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.
A passionate student and teacher of anatomy, Tracy has studied with Qi Yoga and Polestar Pilates as well as undertaking training in Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy and more. She emphasizes function, stability and introspection rather than aesthetic 'perfection', encouraging students to work at their own pace and listen to their bodies for a safe and enjoyable practice.
Tracy believes in making yoga accessible to everyone and uses her joyful, nurturing nature to do just that. She is currently studying Pilates rehab in her quest to offer her students a highly personalized and healing experience of yoga.
Sunita is a yogini, teacher, writer, artist, and coach. She has over a 30 years experience of yoga and over the past 17 years she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA and India. Sunita has studied yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit at advanced levels in India (BKS Iyengar Institute), Europe (Yoga Philosophy at the University of Oxford), the USA and Australia. Sunita is passionate about making the sophisticated aspects of yoga philosophy accessible to everyone.
How To Book
Non-refundable deposit: $900
Plus 3 x $110 Private Mentoring sessions paid direct to your mentoring teacher.
Booking Terms and Conditions
*Payment plan available - ask here for details* Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. See prospectus for full terms and conditions.
*This course is foundational and does not qualify you to work as a yoga therapist, which requires 650hrs accredited training to achieve full yoga therapy certification.