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Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (accredited course code 10555NAT, CRICOS code 087991C) from the Health Institute Australia is the third and final part of our Yoga Teacher Training Program. It is an 1800-hour Government Accredited, Austudy and CRICOS Approved Course.
This course follows the Diploma of Yoga Teaching, which you must complete first and which fully qualifies you as a yoga instructor.
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This is a 3-year course.
- For existing students who started in July 2014, here is the timetable for the remaining 6 months: Monday 13 July 2015 – 24 June 2016 Download Timetable
- For existing students who started in July 2015, here is the timetable for the remaining 12 months: Monday 13th July 2015 – 23rd June 2017 View 2-year Timetable →
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COURSE STARTING DATES
2018 Course Starting Dates:
- Monday 22 January 2018
- Monday 16 April 2018
- Monday 16 July 2018
- Monday 8 October 2018
2019 Starting Dates:
- Tuesday 29 January 2019
- Tuesday 23 April 2019
- Monday 15 July 2019
- Tuesday 8 October 2019
2020 Starting Dates:
- Tues 28 January 2020
- Monday 20 April 2020
- Monday 13 July 2020
- Tuesday 6 October 2020.
COURSE TERM DATES
- Monday 22 January - Thursday 29 March 2018
- Monday 16 April - Friday 29 June 2018
- Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September 2018
- Monday 8 October - Friday 14 December 2018
- Tuesday 29 January - Friday 5 April 2019
- Tuesday 23 April - Friday 28 June 2019
- Monday 15 July - Friday 20 September 2019
- Tuesday 8 October - Friday 13 December 2019
- Tues 28 January - Friday, 3 April 2020
- Monday 20 April - Friday 26 June 2020
- Monday 13 July - Friday 18 September 2020
- Tuesday 6 October - Friday 11 December 2020.
– It is mandatory to sign off hours attended immediately after each and every attendance (class, tutorial, retreat, whatever) and student log books need to be kept current. They remain the property of the Institute in your file for assessment validation.
This qualification arises from the Industry’s vision for the future services in yogic health and what the workforce for yoga teachers of the future will look like. The course is designed to train the yoga teacher of the future to address yoga workforce development priorities, support what is in place, and address barriers to workforce development and activities. Thus the primary purpose of this qualification is to equip the individual with advanced skills and knowledge to become a senior yoga teacher and to be able to teach yoga to a wider audience.
It is the first step along the road towards becoming a very real master of a small section from the vast body of the ancient, healing art of yoga that can have tremendous benefits for you, in your life and the lives of others. Through its use, as a true master, you can eliminate stress and fatigue, and with deep experience, remove disease from your life.
|Qualification||Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching|
|CRICOS Course Code||087991C|
|Delivery mode||On-campus only.|
|Duration||156 weeks inclusive of 104 weeks from prerequisites Certificate IV in Yoga Education and Diploma of Yoga Teaching|
|Hours||1800 hours inclusive of 1200 hours from prerequisites Certificate IV in Yoga Education and Diploma of Yoga Teaching|
|Awarded by||Health Institute Australia|
|Pre-requisites||Because of the intense teaching practicum and involved nature of the course, it is a prerequisite and compulsory that course participants have:-
Enrolling for 3 years
Please note: You can enrol directly in this course even if you haven’t yet done the prerequisites. If you enrol directly into the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching for 3 years, you will automatically be registered to do the pre-requisites.
It just means that you will do Certificate IV for the first year, the Diploma of Yoga Teaching for the second year and Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching for the third year, with each year being 600 hours.
|Fees||Click here for forms, fees and policies|
|Entry requirements||IELTS score 5.5 is required for international students|
Overview for Advanced Diploma of Yoga
- Self Mastery
- Yoga Health
- Yoga Relationships
- Yoga body, asana
- Yoga breath, pranayama
- Yoga relaxation, nidra
- Yoga concentration, Dharana
- Yoga meditation, Dhyana
- Yoga language, mantra, kirtan, bhajan, sanskrit
- Yoga leadership
- DHARMA: Journey with Purpose (Dates TBA)
- ARTHA: Journey with Success (Dates TBA)
- KAMA: Journey into Healing (Dates TBA)
- MOKSHA: Journey into Freedom (Dates TBA)
A thorough knowledge of more advanced asanas, from the Advanced Diploma Manual of Shanti Yoga Asanas, along with the ability to identify postures appropriate to participants’ needs, together with training teachers in the instruction of asanas.
Introduction to Styles of Hatha Yoga
An understanding of the approach and emphasis of some of the common styles of Yoga taught and practised in the West, with class plans and tips gained from the lifelong Yoga experience of our Faculty of Teachers.
Pranayama Level 2 and Bandhas
In depth training in the principles, practice and teaching of specific, therapeutic pranayamas, along with the principles, practice and teaching of the more common Bandhas (or locks) which can be incorporated into Pranayama practices.
The seventh limb of Yoga, dhyana, is the prime tool for establishing a calm, steady and clear state of mind. This subject will train participants in the principles, practice and teaching of the more common meditation techniques from Shanti Gowans’ book: Inner Peace Handbook.
Classes for Special Needs
As yoga teachers we see a lot of injuries to bones and joints simply from ‘weekend warrior’ type of exercises that inappropriately jam too much exercise into a small space of time, and into a body that is not ready for this. Some yoga students who work and spend time at sedentary jobs during the week, try to make up for it by overdoing their exercise (and asana) efforts. As a result, joints start hurting, neck and back discs can pinch nerves, knees may be injured.
The Yoga Sutras offer a practical system of 10 guidelines for inspired decision-making. When you learn to employ these tools in daily living, you will be able to reliably access your own intuitive wisdom that will guide you to resolve every issue skilfully. These time-honoured guidelines will teach you how to transform the contractive power of unhelpful, stress-provoking, negative emotions and habits into an expansive, creative and dynamic force, in real-life situations that could include family, friends, work and recreation that will both prevent injuries and still help.
Application of your understanding in providing Yoga practices indicated (or contra-indicated) in some of the more common areas of special needs in the community, while training participants to make appropriate choices in the development of special needs classes such as:-
- The elderly
- Tweens and teens
- ADD & ADHD
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Healthy Back
Introduction to Yoga Therapy
As a teacher you must empower yourself and your students to gain a sense of control over their lives and thereby have more peace within themselves. Health care via an introduction to yoga and ayurveda therapy is designed to provide an introductory overview of the principles of classical and applied Yoga and Ayurveda as prescriptive therapy, combining a knowledge of remedial therapies from both these sciences that include counselling on nutritional and lifestyle practices. Teachers wishing to train as Yoga Therapists will be encouraged to undertake further, specialised studies.
PLEASE NOTE: Course curriculum is changed periodically to reflect the changing needs of the profession, to retain leadership in academic standards and to fulfil the changing needs of the end user in the world.
- The Yoga Sutras
- Yoga Health: Ayurveda for Yoga Teachers
- Hatha Yoga
- Therapeutic Flow
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Chair Yoga
- Children’s Yoga: Foundational + 18 months-5 years + Tweens and teens
- Peaceful Warrior
- Meditation for Teens
- Yoga for a Healthy Back
- Assist Yoga
- Improve your Teaching Skills
- Yoga Nidra
- Living Ayurveda
ADD ON ELECTIVES
Asana Assiting and Adjusting, Safety Modifications and Effective Teaching Skills
The principles and practice of assisting students in a ‘hands on’ manner, commonly known as ‘adjusting‘.
FIRST AID TRAINING
The Shanti Yoga Health Institute strongly recommends CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and first aid training for all yoga teacher trainees (YTT). However, CPR and first aid training hours cannot be counted toward satisfying the minimum YTT curriculum hour requirements. First Aid training is not included in your course and incurs an extra fee.
What is included in the Diploma of Yoga Teaching Course?
During your course of study, you will be provided study material to facilitate your learning, including the necessary text books and training manuals. In addition, you will be attending regular classes, talks, video learning and retreats that incorporate relevant lectures and practices which make your learning wholesome and fulfilling.
Shantiji’s natural gifts, an insightful teaching approach, wherein she can understand the individual and assess the individual capabilities is coupled with a compassionate approach that ensures no one is left out or lagging behind.
Class attendance (on campus students only) for your period of study in group classes as per the timetable and schedule in:-
- Relaxation, nidra
- Meditation, and
- Breathwork, pranayama
- Classical India dance, Bharat Natyam
- Bollywood dance
- Voice training, chanting
Practicum, assessment and tutorials
These are held on campus, or via skype for correspondence students:-
- Instructing Shanti Yoga
- Public speaking
- Dance – group performances (on campus students only)
- Written exam
Residential weekend retreats
Your course includes four residential weekend retreats comprising shared accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals and program and yoga duties.
We often ‘get it’ intellectually, yet rarely live and experience our understandings in our everyday life. Body, mind and the universe are inseparable. Being absent from any of these shuts us off from a full realisation of our creative potential.
Residential retreats address this disconnect and immerse you in a lifestyle curriculum where you can expand your experience and knowledge through discussion, satsung, study and practice, participate in daily seva, hiking, yoga, organic meals, healthy eating, meditation and pranayama.
Note: Massages, wellness treatments, single room upgrade and special diets are available as optional extras.
Read more about our yoga retreat – the Nirvana Wellness Center.
The following Text Books are included in your course fees:
Diploma Course Manual
You will get a Course Manual.
You will get a Contact Journal for monitoring your attendance.
You will be provided with a Student ID card which is for concessions on transport, movies etc.
At the successful completion of this course, you will receive an Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching. This course will to provide you with a range of advanced knowledge, skills and specific competencies to enable you to be a much needed senior yoga teacher in the community.
The learning outcomes in this program enable you to transfer and apply advanced theoretical concepts and technical skills to a range of situations. It offers opportunities to explore yoga teaching at an advanced level with an understanding of the physical, emotional and restorative effects of yoga postures, yoga breathing and relaxation, together with facilitating students in asana work. Such skills can be applied across a range of roles in a variety on contexts.
The course is designed to equip you as a yoga teacher with the skills to:-
- Analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgments across a broad range of technical and management functions
- Generate ideas through the analysis of information and concepts at an abstract level
- Demonstrate a command of wide ranging, highly specialised, technical, creative and conceptual skills
- Demonstrate accountability for personal and group outputs.
In this course you will:
- Learn to instruct a deeper level of yoga health to individuals and in groups
- Develop advanced skills on how to structure and effectively teach a yoga class to a variety of levels and ages including children, teenagers and seniors
- Learn to teach advanced yoga asana correctly with yoga breathing and safety features
- Execute the principles of alignment and adjustment of advanced yoga postures
- Teach advanced yoga exercises with integrity in small and large groups
- Teach a series of advanced yoga exercise routines
- Teach advanced pranayama (yoga breathing) techniques
- Teach advanced yoga nidra (deep relaxation)
- Teach speacialised yoga concentration
- Develop advanced interpersonal skills, teaching people, not just poses.
- Teach yoga for pregnancy
- Teach specialised classes for children
- Teach yoga for special needs
- – Yoga for a Healthy Back
- – Restorative Yoga
- – Therapeutic Flows
- – Chair Yoga
- – Yoga for Healthy Ageing
- – Pregnancy Yoga
- – Yoga for Cancer and Chronic Illness
On successful completion of a course, you will be competent to perform duties appropriate to the relevant industries and sectors.
A pathway to complimentary medicine VET courses
The Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching is also a pathway towards complimentary medicine VET courses such as the Advanced Diploma of Ayurveda. As a graduate of Yoga, you can further your studies in the field of yoga together with ayurvedic medicine and therefore be better equipped to offer an extensive range of services to your clients whilst running your own business.
Why do we say this is the best yoga teacher training in the world?
Like no other school in the world, the Health Institute Australia offers the most in-depth 600-hour, 1200-hour and 1800-hour hatha yoga teacher training courses.
Highest yoga qualification in the world
Nationally and Internationally Recognised Qualifications