Inspire Yoga’s Teacher Training is suitable for students who are either looking to deepen their yoga practice, or are interested in becoming a Level 1 accredited yoga teacher. 

Our intention is to provide a safe space to guide you, challenge you and allow your practice to evolve to wherever your intentions are set. 

You’ll get time to know and understand your strengths and weaknesses as you step into your vulnerability with courage. More importantly you will get to know yourself a whole lot more on and off your yoga mat. 

The primary contact hours consist of one weekend a month through 2021, plus a seven day Bali Retreat in September. The course covers all aspects of planning a yoga class, human physiology, the business of yoga and the fundamentals of yoga therapy. 

Inclusions 

We will discover the history of this ancient practice and how it has come to be so popular in the West. You will learn yogic cosmology concepts, the cosmos seen as a play of energy and consciousness. We will understand the five principles of matter and how they make up all that is perceptible. 

There will be an overview of the main systems in the body and how these are affected by a Yoga practice. There is a large focus on the musculoskeletal system, the planes and mechanics of movement and the key muscles used in the main Yoga postures.  

This component will be taught by the Principal Physiotherapist at Inspire Physiotherapy, Leanne Hughes who has been in clinical practice for over 18 years. 

We will study the main philosophical yoga texts: 

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, one of the primary texts on the path of Yoga to Shamadi or enlightenment. Including the Yamas (restraints) and Nyamas (observances) and how they relate to our current day. 

The Bhagavad Gita which is considered one of the most important philosophical classics of the world. Mahatma Gandhi writes in The Gita according to Gandhi: “The object of The Gita appears to me to be that of showing the most excellent way to attain self-realization…By desire less action; by renouncing fruits of action; by dedicating all activities to God, i.e., by surrendering oneself to Him body and soul.” Gandhi called the Gita: The Gospel of Selfless Action. 

In depth study of the Chakra System and practices that can be used to bring the energy system into balance. 

These centres allow energy to flow from one part of the body to another. Each centre governs specific emotional, spiritual and mental aspects of ourselves. We function optimally when all our chakras are in balance. There are specific Yoga and meditation practices that can help bring the chakras into balance and each of us to full health. The Chakras detail a path to enlightenment. As we mature toward a more spiritual existence, each centre teaches us necessary lessons on the path to becoming spiritually mature. 

You will learn the various components of a Yoga class and how to incorporate asansa, relaxation, meditation, pranayama, mantra and more. You will learn how to theme classes and to incorporate the many facets of a Yoga practice  into your classes.  

We will cover 35 postures of various levels. 

  • How to safely get into and out of the posture 
  • Related Element/Chakra 
  • Benefits 
  • Contraindications 
  • Injury Options / Alternative Postures 
  • Prenatal Options 
  • Restorative Options 
  • Prop Use 

We look at options in setting up your Yoga business, the necessary requirements of setting up a small business.  We show you the essentials in running a small business with ethical marketing. 

40 hours practicum (teaching practice) including mentoring, assisting and teaching under supervision 

We will look at Psychology from a Yoga perspective. 

Gain an understanding of the activities of the mind (Vrittis) which can cause us problems. Understand that we have subconscious imprints (Samskaras), which can unknowingly drive us. 

Yoga can relieve suffering by changing the cognitive and emotional patterns that cause it. 

Teaching students to work with the breath is one of the primary objectives of therapeutic yoga. Teaching to relax the breath and learn exercises that help break the patterns people hold. 

You will learn techniques to mitigate mental health issues, with a specific focus on anxiety and depression.