The Yoga Space Level 1 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
If you are passionate about yoga and would like to share your love of yoga with others, you may wish to undertake hatha yoga teacher training. The Yoga Space Level 1 Hatha Yoga Teacher training course is a comprehensive 12 – 24 month training course taught by experienced yoga teachers and university lecturers. Through more than 650 hours of practice, teaching assistance and observation this training will ground your personal yoga practice in the philosophical underpinnings of yoga. This will allow you to share the gift of yoga with joy, confidence and a greater understanding of the deeper dimensions of yoga practice. Throughout the course you will learn how to teach, pre & post natal yoga, kids yoga, beginners yoga, general classes and even chair yoga for seniors. With ample hours of teaching practicums during your course you will graduate confident and inspired, ready to teach your own classes.
A Graduates Perspective: Michelle Papa
Teacher training with The Yoga Space was a truly wonderful experience. It was an incredible year of light, love, and growth. We were fortunate to have teachers with wealth and diversity of experience and study within the vast tradition of yoga, encouraging a full and dynamic learning and practice. Not only did I graduate a competent yoga teacher but I also learnt so much about myself, and the type of yoga teacher I can be. Today, in each class I teach, I endeavour to pass a little piece of this wonderful experience on to my own students. I am forever grateful for this illuminating experience which have affected my life in such a profound and positive way!
The course content exceeds the requirements set down by the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia for Level One membership and upon graduation students will be recognised as Level 1 members of the organisation in order to gain insurance and be part of a professional community. The course has flexible learning options for remote students (who can visit Perth for workshops) and is suitable for practitioners from all yoga traditions. Entrance into the course is by interview (for non-Yoga Space students). The course also meets all of the requirements for 200 hour registration with Yoga Alliance.
For ongoing professional development activities that are registered with the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia, please visit our Workshops page.
ABOUT ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: Ashtanga Yoga teacher training courses outside of India are NOT considered valid by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, Mysore, India. If you wish to become an Ashtanga Yoga teacher, rather than spending thousands of dollars on a course not recognised by AYRI, use your money and time to return to the source. For more information on Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training, please see the authorising Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in Mysore, India.
(As set out by the YTAA Guidelines)
- Yoga Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle: Study of the sacred and Yoga educational texts. Ethics for Teachers. Yoga as a living practice. Yoga & Buddhist Philosophy.
- Anatomy & Physiology: Study of the anatomy & functional physiology of bodily systems.
- Yogic Physiology: Study of subtle yogic physiology and energy fields, such as: Nadis, Koshas, Chakras, Gunas etc.
- Techniques: Study and practice of Yoga techniques such as: Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, Relaxation, Meditation, Chanting, etc.
- Teaching Methods: Study and practice of teaching methodologies such as: Principles of demonstration, communication, assistance, correction, adjustments, instruction, teaching styles, student learning styles, etc.
- Integrative Practice & Teaching: Observation, assistance in classes taught by qualified teacher, supervised teaching practice, teaching classes & courses
Weekend Workshop Topics Include
- Yoga Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology
- Introduction to Sanskrit and Sanskrit Chanting
- Introduction to Pranayama
- Introduction to Meditation
- The Art of Adjusting
- Restorative Yoga & Using props
- Yoga for Pregnancy and Post Natal Yoga
- Experiential Anatomy
- Gyrokinesis Yoga & Pilates
- Yoga for Kids & Teens
- Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy
- The Yoga Tradition: Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras
- Sequencing and Class Structure
- Communication skills
- Yoga and mindfulness meditation for Chronic Pain
- Professional Ethics in Yoga Teaching
- Yoga Therapy: Uses of Yoga for treating ailments and medical conditions
The course content will be delivered from April - December of each training year. The course is delivered through ongoing classes/courses and weekend workshops. The course will run between 12 months and 2 years depending upon your progress, the period of mentoring you need, how long you have been practicing yoga for and the time you have to commit to your assignments and teaching observation and practicums.
The Weekend workshops commence in Autumn. Trainees may commence observation and assignments upon acceptance into the course. Students who commence the course earlier will graduate earlier. This is to allow a degree of flexibility for those with work and family commitments.
Applications for the course are open from September 30th 2013