Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate 2018

 

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Discover the fundamentals of yoga therapy and gain the skills and confidence to support your students.

 

Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate highlights:

  • Real-life case studies
  • Anatomy through the yogic lens
  • Sanskrit for therapeutic yoga teachers
  • Thearpeutic adjusting skills
  • Learn to design therapeutic sequences
  • Personal mentoring sessions with senior teachers
  • Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy
  • Pathway to Yoga Australia Level 1, Yoga Alliance RYT500 and Yoga Therapist Certification
  • Yoga Australia Registered 150hr post-graduate course

 

Course Structure

The Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate offers 100hrs of face to face teaching, including classroom training and indivdual mentoring. You will also complete 50hrs of home study and teaching practice, plus two written assingments. The course is structured in 3 x blocks of 4 days days each and the dates for the next program is:

 

  • Thurs 18 - Sun 21 January 2018
  • Thurs 8 - Sun 11 February 2018
  • Thurs 22 - Sun 25 February 2018

 

The program is delivered from 9.30am - 5.30pm each day and takes place at Adore Yoga's training facility in Davidson (near Frenchs Forest), 20 mins north of Sydney CBD.

 

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What Course Participants Are Saying....

"This course has changed the way I teach, the way I practice and deepened my passion for therapeutic application of yoga as opposed to simply asana for exercise. The lessons left me inspired, excited to put the teachings into action, and eager to learn more." Kate Clugston, Yoga Teacher

 

Foundations of Yoga Therapy Certificate - Program Curriculum 

 

BLOCK 1

9.30am - 5.30pm, Thurs 18 - Sun 21 January 2018

 

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 deepest values help you connect to your students in meaningful ways. You’ll learn how the key philosophical texts of yoga create the foundations for Yoga Therapy and you’ll learn about ancient principles and practices that can help to heal physical, emotional and mental dis-ease.

 

Sanskrit for Yoga Teachers

Sanskrit is the language of yoga and your studies will be greatly enhanced when you feel confident reading and pronouncing key Sanskrit terms. This workshop will introduce you to the meanings, sounds and importance of Sanskrit as an important part of your study and practice of therapeutic yoga.

 

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.

 

 

BLOCK 2

9.30am - 5.30pm, Thurs 8 - Sun 11 February 2018 

 

Yoga Therapy and the Breath

Expand your understanding of the subtle energetic body as we explore prana, pranayama and the nadis. Understanding how to work effectively with prana is an important part of yoga therapy. In this workshop, you’ll gain confidence and expertise in teaching powerful techniques that harness the healing power of prana to create profound and healing transformations.

 

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.

 

Teaching Adaptive Yoga Classes

In this workshop you will learn how to translate the philosophy of yoga therapy into practical classes that evolve with your students and create a safe, nurturing environment that promotes growth and healing.  

 

 

BLOCK 3

9.30am - 5.30pm Thurs 22 - Sun 25 February 2018

 

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.

 

Yoga Therapy Live!

In this exciting 2 day workshop, you’ll 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 start by exploring simple, practical Yoga Therapy techniques to manage health conditions such as back pain, shoulder and knee pain, headaches and anxiety.  We’ll then work with volunteer students, applying the skills you’ve learned during the course to support their healing journey.

 

 

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What participants are saying: 

"Do this course, do it now or you'll kick yourself for not having done it sooner!" Kierin Smart

 

"Excellent course in Yoga Therapy, informative, in-depth and learning with a lovely group of fellow teacher-students. Our teachers share between them a wealth of knowledge and are always willing to support and help us with any queries. It's a beautiful place to study in, too. " Stephanie Moody

 

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 you need to share the healing power of yoga. This 150hr training is the first step towards accreditation as a Yoga Therapist. You can enjoy it as a stand-alone course, or continue on to full accreditation as a Yoga Therapist.

 

Is this the right course for you?

 

Are you an RYT200 certified yoga teacher?

This course is designed for RYT200 teachers.  It’s a bridging course that offers RYT200 teachers a pathway to accreditation as a Yoga Therapist. If you already have 350hrs + recognised training, please apply for the 650hr Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy.

 

Do you have a strong calling to help other people?

Seva (service) is at the heart of our philosophy at Adore Yoga. This course is designed for yoga teachers who have a strong desire to help others and will give you the tools to bring health, healing and meaning to your student’s lives.

 

Are you looking for a community of like-minded yogis?

Our teachers, students and neighbours are part of our vibrant Sangha, a supportive community where you will find connection and friendship.

 

Do you want to go beyond teaching general group classes?

Prepare to turn everything you know about yoga on its head. In this course you will go beyond the conventions of group class teaching and discover how to use the healing power of yoga to make a real difference in the world.

 

Do you want to train to be a Yoga Therapist?

Upon completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply to join AAYT accredited 650hr Yoga Therapy trainings.

 

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, you are ready to join the Foundations of Yoga Therapy 150hr Post-Grad Teacher Training.


 

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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*. 

 

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 Course Faculty 

You will be learning from expert senior teachers with over 60yrs experience of studying, practicing and teaching Yoga Therapy between them:

 

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Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT

Course Director

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.  

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Joan Miller

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.

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Tracy Gerza

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.

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Sunita Patil

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. 

 

 

 Booking Process 

 

 
Applicants must hold a recognised RYT200 certification. Please make sure you are able to attend a minimum of 80% of the face to face training hours and satisfactorily complete all coursework and teaching practice prior to booking. A non refundable deposit of $900 is required to secure your place. Bookings are limited to 12 students to ensure a high quality learning environment. Booking is open now.
 
 
Enrolment and Fees
 

Non-refundable deposit: $900

Total Fee: EARLYBIRD $1975 

Full price after 15 December 2017: $2300

Plus 2 x $120 Private Mentoring sessions paid direct to your mentoring teacher.

 

*Payment plan available*

 

What participants are saying: 

"This entire course was very interesting and the teachers were fully supportive. I feel I learned so much but at the same time it made me realize that there is so much more to learn! I'd be happy to continue my study through Adore yoga and I can recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone who wishes to know more about therapeutic yoga."  Noemi Tuba

 
 
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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.

 

 

*It is a prerequisite of the course that participants hold a minimum accredited RYT200 teacher training certificate. Admission to AAYT accredited Yoga Therapy courses may be subject to minimum teaching experience criteria. This course is foundational and does not qualify you to work as a yoga therapist, which requires 650hrs accredited training.