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Yoga Teacher Training Courses

Module 1 – 200 hours
These are the compulsory elements that form theory and practical elements that make up the foundation of the syllabus.
This is the first step of the journey.

Module 2 – 150+ hours
Once students have completed this section of the course and their practicum they are eligible for a level 1 certification through Yoga Australia.
Please note that Module 1 is a prerequisite for module 2 study.

Practicum – 105+ hours
This topic is the mortar that binds the theory of the course into something that can be interpreted through the students own experience and communicated to others in a vital and meaningful format.

Course Electives – 45+ hours 
The completion of this topic brings your study hours up to the full 500. These topics allow the student to have autonomy in the exploration of subject matter that most appeals to them.
Students will choose a minimum of 3 topics from this category.

Our Courses are registered with Yoga Australia

How to become a Yoga Teacher

Making the decision to undertake a yoga teacher training course of this calibre not only shapes your year ahead, but becomes the corner stone for all the years that will follow.  To become a yoga teacher of quality and standing, recognised by Yoga Australia and sought after in studios and schools  the 500 hour certification is the natural choice. The highest possible qualification in yoga teacher training available and a period of learning  and personal growth you will never forget.

For certification in this course you are required complete Modules 1 and 2 and a minimum of 3 course electives. Study can be undertaken in one calendar year or spaced out over two years.

Our next intake for Module 1 is July 2017. Your course elective studies can start as early as March 2017.

The Yoga Teacher Training Program at  Yoga and Health Collective is an inspiring and in-depth training course with some of Sydney’s most highly regarded and highly experienced teachers. The course is  scheduled to be flexible enough to allow you to work it in amongst a busy lifestyle with enough time to fully integrate the teachings received.  A rich tapestry of teachings and practice and a vibrant yoga community awaits you.

Module 1 – 200 hours

The Basic Elements 

Compulsory element that students can take on a part time basis over a 1 year time period. This is the start of your process to becoming a yoga teacher.

This subject introduces the asanas and the movement principles that underlie their structure. Through physical and theoretical practice, questioning and discussion, students engage in exploration of the principles and key concepts of movement, breath and posture delivery. Learning how asanas relate to one another and to their wider family groups. If yoga methodology is the heart beat, the asana are the blood of the Yogis practice. Practice and learn the key poses in each category of asana; standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, and inversions. Understand the alignment maps for each of the five families of asanas and through observation and experience learn how the poses in each category share a common foundation.

For full course content and hours of study, please click here – Asana

Anatomy and Physiology
A foundational understanding of the systems of the body, with emphasis on the anatomical structures and physiological processes. Included in this course are a study of the function and physiology of the various systems of the body, how muscles and joints work together in a yoga pose as well as a study of the planes of the body and their alignment patterns. Students will undertake deeper study of the shoulder, pelvic and knee joints and alignments.

For full course content and hours of study, please click here – Anatomy & Physiology

Applied Anatomy and Physiology
This course aims to equip students with a practical and experiential application of anatomical and physiological understanding to yogic techniques including postural analysis and correction. Lectures are complemented by a supportive practical/tutorial program.
Meditation and Relaxation
This module introduces the student to the body’s physiological, energetic and emotional responses to both external and internal stresses. Develop the skills required to confidently teach a variety of easy meditation techniques, Yoga Nidra relaxation, Mindfulness and PMR.

For full course content and hours of study, please click here – Meditation & Relaxation

This course involves both theory and practice that will assist the student to develop an understanding of safe, effective class construction, verbal/visual/physical cueing as well as how to integrate pranayama, meditation and philosophy into yoga classes. The beating heart of any teacher training course, we dedicate over 50 tutorial hours to this critical subject allowing students time to absorb the theory, ask questions and importantly practice these new-found skills until they feel confident to take them into the class room.

For full course content and hours of study, please click here – Methodology

This module introduces the student to pranayama; the science of breathing; postures for breathing including the nadis, kundalini; chakra; krya; mudras and visualization. Gain an understanding of the body’s physiological and subtle pranic energy responses to breathing practice by exploring a range of breathing practices in their home practice to become familiar with the language, pace and nuances of delivering pranayama in a class. Develop a language of appropriate set-up of props, delivery of script and free form teaching including points of reference on the body.

For full course content and hours of study, please click here – Pranayama

Suitable for –

  • Teacher Trainers embarking of their first teaching journey
  • Previously qualified 200 hour Teacher Trainers looking for further training or diversification of their existing knowledge
  • Curious students looking for an experience of yogic immersion and not necessarily a teaching diploma.

Module 2 – 150 hours

Refinement to 350 hours 

Students need to have 200 hours of training to take this module. Once you have completed Module 2 you will be a qualified teacher with Yoga Australia.

Business Management
Think of how in yoga poses, when the foundation is properly placed, we then feel free to fly high and expansively. So it is with time, finances, and business. Creating a strong foundation, a great structure, will help us achieve the kind of freedom with time, money, and creative expression we seek. From social media tutorials to brand-building tips, this course is the the honest reality check that many people seem to completely forget when it comes to making a living as a yogi entrepreneur.
A yoga business has the same inherent risks of any other business. It takes time {sometimes years} to really develop your yoga skill set and become an amazing teacher. This course helps you map out your vision of your yoga business based on your personal strengths as a yoga teacher and an entrepreneur.

For full course content and hour of study, please click – Businses Management

Class Attendance 100 Hours
Students make a commitment of 100 hours or the equivalent of 2 led yoga classes a week (whichever is the greater) for the duration of their study. An exploration thru the physical body of the teachings of Module 1. This topic allows students time to integrate what they have learned so that they can begin to understand the language of yoga thru the experience of the body. Relationships developed with a senior teacher are expected to grow over this topic and will form the basis for the deeper work in methodology teaching assignment and student mentoring.

Classes are offered at our studio for $13 for all our teacher trainers with pay as you go, 10 pass or direct debits options available. Classes can also be taken at your local studio.

History and Philosophy
This Subject introduces the history and the paths of Yoga, basic traditional mantras and explanation of common symbolism associated with the traditional practices. This subject examines the influence of passed teachers to the present practice of yoga and the importance of the teaching they left behind. Study of the 8 limbs of yoga and of various understanding of the Yamas and deep. This course includes the roots of various yoga Sutras and a study of the themes of the substantiate Gita.

For full course content and hour of study, please click – History & Philosophy

Methodology Assignment
This topic allows the student a supported experience in the practice of designing, hosting and teaching a 4-week course to real students, the value of which cannot be underestimated. This topic forms the final assignment that brings the course together and will inform the flavour of the final teaching exam.

Suitable for –

  • Students who have completed or who are completing Module 1 and are working towards their 500hr certification
  • Students who have completed 200hrs externally and are looking to expand their learning hours to 350hr

Practicum – 105 hours

To 500 hours 

Practical experience to perfect teaching skills. Practicum is part of the process of completing the 500 hour Yoga Australia qualification.

5 Day Retreat
The retreat is an opportunity for students to work in small groups with senior teachers to enable them to fine tune the theoretic and conceptual teachings developed on the yoga teacher training course, continuing the teaching methodology module as well as the development of yogic lifestyle practices. The Yoga Teacher Training retreat takes places off campus over 5 days and is an effective immersion in the yogic lifestyle that aims to further substantiate the teachings of the course. Included in this retreat are discussions on ethics and spirituality, a sublime immersion in Bhakti or devotional yoga and experiences of a variety of Yogic cleansing techniques.
In Class Assisting
This is where the relationships cultivated with a senior teacher move to the next level. Students undertake the role of an intern, assisting in class in whichever way the senior teacher guides. The students are slowly worked up from note taking to assisting with props to writing and teaching small sections of the class with support and feedback. This section of the course gives the student the guidance of a steady hand on the rudder. Being allowed to participate in real life yoga classes under the guise and guidance of a senior teacher allows the student to slowly reveal their unique teacher, to gain valuable feedback and direction as they navigate the bridge that they will crosses from yoga teacher trainer to yoga teacher. These richly rewarding relationships are part of what shapes the humble and versatile teacher we now you are.
The developing relationships with senior teachers lead to one on one sessions for guidance on self-practice and review of course content when needed. Practical interactive support is an intrinsic part of the course and students are encouraged to maintain a close connection with their mentor.
Supervised Self Practice
The Supervised Self Practice is a program that starts with an individual practice set by your senior teacher to assess posture, injuries and goals. Once home practice is set the student then attends a 10-week morning practice where your personal yoga sequence is practiced, at your own pace, along with others in the course. These sessions are supported and you are individually guided by our principal Yolande Hyde.

Suitable for

  • Students looking to attain their full 500 teaching certification.
  • Students with an existing 350-hour certification from another school looking to further their practical knowledge and experience

Electives – 45 hours

To 500 hours

The completion of this topic brings your study hours up to the full 500. These topics allow the student to have autonomy in the exploration of subject matter that most appeals to them, polish their learning and set the direction for future studies. Students choose a minimum of 3 topics from this category.

5 Element Theory in Hatha Yoga
An introduction to the core philosophies and principles underpinning Chinese medicine practice. Students will be exposed to Yin Yang, Taoism, the Five Element Theory and the associated meridian pathways in the body. All this knowledge is layered over the hatha yoga asana families so that students develop an understanding of how the meridians illuminate and give greater potency.

For full course content and hour of study, please click – 5 Element Theory

This subject introduces the principles to Ayurveda. Students gain an understanding of the history of Ayurveda, how to recognize the constitutional (Doshas) and Gunas types, their behaviour and body patterns and the concepts of Ama and Agni.

For full course content and hour of study, please click – Ayurveda

Food As Medicine
The course focuses on Wholefoods as a means for healing and looks at both Eastern and Western approaches to develop a more flexible and effective dietary guideline for our times and conditions. Learn to appreciate the connections between food and health and wellbeing both in mind, body and spirit as we journey through the five-basic food and taste categories and systems. Know the effects of different foods on health and how to diagnose the specific needs of an individual’s health and their food remedies.

For full course information and hours please click – Food As Medicine

Yoga Physiology
Progression on the path of yoga involves an observed journey from outer to inner, fine tuning the capacity to feel and sense rather than see and know. Connection to the subtle body suggests not simply an intellectual knowing but the development of an embodied, cellular knowing.
This course examines the intersection of emotional, physical and psychological content. Through sensitivity and inner listening, we explore the channels of the muscle, bones and nerves in order to bring greater wakefulness to the body-mind and begin to understand the role of the deeper subtle bodies.
This course examines our gentle connection to our inner most biorhythms including pulse, breath, weight of bone, the nadis, sheaths and channels that underlie our waking experience.  We use the physical structure to explore the subtle body in yoga—the flow of nadis, prana and movement through the chakras.-  not simply an intellectual knowing but an embodied, cellular understanding.

For full course content and hour of study, please click – Yoga Physiology

Postural Psychology
This course introduces body-centered Psychology and is the level 1 of Postural Psychology and Physiology :

The Scope Method

Explore, discuss and practice how our life experiences, past traumas and belief systems are intimately linked to and affects our body posture, movement patterns and ultimately our yoga practice.- Learn to read the body beyond its mechanical abilities – Dysfunctions in our posture and movement patterns can be read like you read the pages of a book and tell us much about someone ’story and what matters to them, what limits them and what empowers them. You will learn to get significant information to resolve physical pain by developing your intuitive abilities and your musculoskeletal knowledge as one.  By the end of the course you will be able to apply these new tools with your students and to your own practice.

For full course content and hour of study, please click – Postural Psychology

Suitable for:

  • Students fulfilling their last commitments for 500-hour yoga teacher training
  • Curious students external to the course
  • Existing Yoga Teachers looking to study more into a specific area
  • CPD points available.

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I am so thankful that I followed my instinct to enroll in YTT at Yoga & Health Collective – I would go so far as to say it has been transformative in my life, it has definately changed aspects of me, my family, my priorities and where I am heading quite dramatically (and positively) including in totally unrelated areas such as within my career.  Jude K, Mona Vale