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Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Diploma of Yoga Teaching – accredited course code 10886NAT, CRICOS course code 105456F – from the Health Institute Australasia is the second part of our Yoga Teacher Training Core Program. It is a 1200-hour Government Accredited, CRICOS Approved Course.

The Diploma of Yoga Teaching course qualifies you as a yoga teacher. In this course you will learn how to structure and effectively teach a yoga class. You will practice teaching under tuition, supervision and guidance.

This 2-year course has no prerequisite and is inclusive of material taught in Certificate IV in Yoga 10885NAT.  This Diploma of Yoga Teaching course fully qualifies you as a yoga instructor.

The style of yoga we teach is called Shanti Yoga® which is integrated yoga made easy. Shanti Yoga incorporates the physical aspects of hatha yoga and amalgamates it with all the other yoga paths, combining the spiritual and mental in the traditional and classical form of hatha yoga.

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Start Dates, Timetables and Fees

Course Dates:

COURSE STARTING DATES

There are 4 intakes a year, in alignment with Queensland school terms

2021 Starting Dates
1 February
19 April
12 July
5 October

2022 Starting Dates
24 January
19 April
11 July
4 October

Term Dates 2021

  • Monday 1 February 2021 – Thursday 1 April 2021
  • Monday 19 April 2021 – Friday 25 June 2021
  • Monday 12 July 2021 – Friday 17 September 2021
  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 – Friday 10 December 2021

Term Breaks

  • Friday 2 April 2021 – Sunday 18 April 2021
  • Saturday 26 June 2021 – Sunday 11 July 2021
  • Saturday 18 September 2021 – Monday 4 October 2021
  • Saturday 11 December 2021 – Sunday 23 January 2022

Term Dates 2022

  • Monday 24  January 2022 – Friday 1 April 2022
  • Tuesday 19 April 2022 – Friday 24 June 2022
  • Monday 11 July 2022 – Friday 16 September 2022
  • Tuesday 4 October 2022 – Friday 9 December 2022

Term Breaks

  • Saturday 2 April 2022 – Monday 19 April 2022
  • Saturday 25 June 2022 – Sunday 10 July 2022
  • Saturday 17 September 2022 – Monday 3 October 2022
  • Saturday 10 December 2022 – Sunday 22 January 2023

 

Timetable:

NOTE: The Weekly Practicum schedule in the above 2021 timetables may be subject to change. Please download these timetables again or check the times with our Office Administrator at the beginning of your term.

  • Full-time students must complete their lecture, tutorial and attendance within the allocated period.
  • It is mandatory to sign off hours attended immediately after each and every attendance (class, tutorial, retreat, whatever) and student logbooks need to be kept current. They remain the property of the Institute in your file for assessment validation.
  • Bollywood hours can be added to course attendance hours conditionally. They are relevant to the course to help the student master concentration, pay attention, cultivate their memory and overcome nervousness. This is achieved when an entire dance is learnt, over the 10-week term, and performed – a fitting assessment to the learning. No hours can be clocked up for spasmodic attendance.

Fees:

Our location

Our campus is located on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia, with proximity to shops, beaches, libraries and other facilities.

Read more about our location and facilities.

Course Details

Qualification Diploma of Toga Teaching
CRICOS Course Code  105456F
Accredited Code 10886NAT
Delivery mode On-campus or online study
(online option is available for both domestic & international students).
Duration 104 weeks
Start Dates  5 Oct 2021, 24 Jan 2022, 19 April 2022, 11 July 2022, 4 Oct 2022
(You may choose October 2021 or one of four start dates in 2022)
Hours 600
Awarded by Health Institute Australasia
Pre-requisites None
Fee Click here for forms, fees and policies
Entry requirements IELTS score 5.5 is required for international students

Diploma of Yoga Teaching Course Tutorials (20) + Course Manuals (10):

  1. Introduction
  2. Self Mastery
  3.  Yoga Concentration (dharana)
  4. Yoga Health
  5. Yoga Relationships
  6. Yoga Postures (asanas)
  7. Yoga Breathing (pranayama)
  8. Yoga Relaxation (nidra)
  9. Yoga Meditation (dhyana)
  10. Yoga Leadership

For Diploma of Yoga Teaching, the second year, tutorials are conducted on Thursday afternoons, from 2-5 pm. Regardless of your level of experience, you are guaranteed to gain practical skills for transformation through attending lectures, practices, and discussions. They accrue 60 face-to-face course hours per year.

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY

Unit Code Unit Description
1 NAT10886001 Communicate and promote yogic concepts
2 NAT10886002 Communicate effectively with clients about yoga and ayurvedic health
3 NAT10886003 Instruct yoga asana
4 NAT10886004 Instruct yoga breathing
5 NAT10886005 Instruct yoga relaxation
6 NAT10886006 Instruct clients in the use of yoga for effective concentration
7 NAT10886007 Conduct yoga meditation sessions
8 NAT10886008 Lead individual and group yoga chanting sessions
9 NAT10886009 Provide leadership as a yoga instructor
10 HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status

Online Study

The Diploma of Yoga Teaching is available via distance for domestic students and international students who wish to obtain an Australian Government recognised qualification.

If you are a domestic student and elect to study online:-

  • You will be required to attend 1 week of unlimited attendance on our campus (the Shanti Yoga Gold Coast studio)
  • + You will receive 1 FREE weekend yoga residential retreat at the Nirvana Wellness Sanctuary, Gold Coast

The majority of your units can be completed via distance education with the facilities of online training, Skype tutorials, resource materials, homework and assignments.

The flexibility of online study allows you to start at any time. Online study can take advantage of our private 1-1 Skype tutorials with our lecturers (optional); these can be arranged at a mutually suitable time, 30 minutes once a month for a duration of 10 months.

The duration of online study is 2 years.

Purpose of this course

PURPOSE

The Diploma of Yoga Teaching presents comprehensive training in teaching the world’s most ancient and holistic mind-body health practices. The course gives the participant thorough knowledge and skills of the essential components for teaching a yoga class at a Diploma level and to become an accomplished and qualified yoga teacher.

This course provides the participant with the knowledge, training and authorisation to teach the path of classical yoga to others and has both vocational and educational outcomes.

In this course participants will:

  • Explore the classical yoga approaches to health and wellness
  • Learn to teach a series of 55-minute Diploma level Yoga classes
  • Work towards blending the ancient principles of classical yoga with the modern precision of safety and strength for dynamic and inspiring classes which:-
    • strengthen and streamline the body
    • enhance posture and body awareness
    • reduce tension and stress
    • support abdominal and lower back care
    • improve overall health and well-being
  • Develop the skills on how to structure and effectively teach a class to a variety of levels and ages
  • Cultivate the skill and sensitivity required to fulfil the varying needs of students
  • Learn the art and science of yoga and its related disciplines
  • Cultivate the communication, facilitation, learning and teaching skills to effectively share the yoga world view
  • Practice teaching under tuition, supervision and guidance
  • Enhance the participant’s own personal growth as a human being, and a yoga teacher
  • Learn to teach yoga asana correctly with the breath and safety features
  • Execute the principles of alignment and adjustment of yoga postures
  • Develop core teaching skills: observation, demonstrations, use of language + voice tone, and sequencing
  • Teach exercises in small and large groups
  • Teach a series of exercise routines such as: eye, neck, shoulders, check and bust, standing, salute to the sun, abdominal and back gastric ease, spinal twist, classical sitting, side stretches, cat arch and variations, back breathing and tension release and the anti-rheumatic group of exercises
  • Teach pranayama (yoga breathing)
  • Teach yoga nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Teach yoga concentration
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Learn about and practice occupational health and safety – the principles and practices that are relevant to the teaching of yoga
  • Learn about practising yoga ethics, leadership and the professional yoga teacher

The diploma of yoga teaching is also a pathway towards higher qualifications and level of yoga teaching such as the Advanced Diploma of Therapeutic Yoga Teaching.

Outline

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE?

In this course you will:

  • Learn how to structure and effectively teach a class
  • Cultivate the skill and sensitivity required to fulfil the varying needs of your students
  • Learn the art and science of yoga and its related disciplines
  • Cultivate the communication, facilitation, learning and teaching skills to effectively share the yoga world view
  • Practice teaching under tuition, supervision and guidance
  • Enhance your own personal growth as a human being and a yoga teacher.
STUDY UNITS
  • History and Philosophy of Yoga
  • Yoga Health: Ayurveda, health, nutrition and lifestyle
  • Yoga Relationship and ethics
  • Yoga Body: Anatomy and physiology & postures, asana.
  • Yoga Breathing, pranayama.
  • Yoga Relaxation, nidra.
  • Yoga Concentration, dharana.
  • Yoga Meditation, dhyana.
  • Yoga Sound: mantra, kirtan, Sanskrit.
  • Self Mastery, mastering success and yoga leadership.
COURSE COMPONENTS

THE DIPLOMA OF YOGA TEACHING presents comprehensive training in teaching the world’s most ancient and holistic mind-body health practices. Modules are well organised and fit in perfectly with the requirement as set out by the standards of rishis (sages), making it a completely fulfilling course. The modules are carefully chosen to give you a thorough knowledge of the essential components for teaching a yoga class and include:-

  • practice of yoga asana
  • principles of alignment and adjustment
  • therapeutics
  • core teaching skills: observation, demonstrations, use of language + voice tone, sequencing
  • discussion of teaching methodologies + philosophies
  • teaching exercises in small and large groups
  • homework assignments.

GUIDED TRAINING & PRACTICE
Your course includes guided training and practice during classroom attendance of the traditional yoga practices such as asanas, pranayamanidra, concentration, meditation, mantra, chanting.

To role-model teaching styles, classroom dynamics, and how these practices will work for you when you teach in the community, practices are conducted are in an environment where the general public are also present. Attending class in a relaxed, non-pressured, supportive, group environment with like-minded people will further consolidate your personal practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation, greatly increase your concentration, patience and general feeling of wellbeing, thus enabling you to impart this more authentically to others. This presents a platform for ongoing and continued evaluation regarding your yoga skills, attendance, attention, concentration etc.

Please note: Even though personal private practice is highly recommended, no contact hours for the course are allowed for personal, private practice.

MENTORING and MICRO GROUPS
Personal guidance and a one-to-one feel lay the foundations for study, practice and also lessen the distractions that divert the mind from the serious path of yoga teaching.

SUPERVISED PRACTICUM & TEACHING METHODOLOGY
Practicums
 in learning how to teach are sessions for you to put into practice what you’ve already learned in your foundational education from your Certificate IV in Yoga studies, and you will be required to deliver the work to fellow students, Advanced Diploma students and other Shanti Yoga teachers. These session are not open to the general public. Here you will:-

  • gain invaluable practical teaching skills
  • receive technical and delivery feedback about what you’re doing right, and what you can do just that little bit better
  • observe others teaching and giving feedback and advice;
  • gain early leadership skills which will train you to share the Shanti Yoga inspiration
  • have the chance to talk over anything that comes up during the session
  • best of all you will have the opportunity to work with existing yoga teachers and your peers.

PRACTICUM ASSESSMENT
These sessions also consist of you being assessed as competent or not as yet competent for your Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification.  These assessments are logged in, and they also count towards ongoing professional development for your professional association membership.

PRACTICUM ASSESSMENT is based upon your knowledge and ability with:-

  • Functional Physiology, which is highly contextualised to the practice of yoga (Anatomy and Physiology)
  • Yogic Physiology, based on an integration of both paradigms: Western sciences and the tradition of yoga.

Please note: Teaching without permission, qualification, outside your scope, or risk-taking, can bring on instant expulsion.

Please understand that the 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.

ASSIGNED STUDY WITH ASSESSMENT PROCESS
Embedded in the course are:-

  • the ethical conduct (yamas) and observances (niyamas)
  • the postures (asana)
  • the breathing exercises (pranayama)
  • relaxation (nidra)
  • concentration (dharana)
  • meditation (dhyana)
  • physical and subtle (psychic) anatomy
  • the seven major energy centres (chakras)
  • seals (mudras) and locks (bandhas)
  • philosophy
  • scriptural study
  • pedagogy
  • Shanti Yoga teaching methodology
  • yoga lifestyle
  • sat sang
  • kirtan

Assignments: You are also required to study the materials that are provided and submit the appropriate assignments. The assignment process could include a written report, class discussion, class presentation, test etc.

Supporting Tutorials and Lectures

Optional tutorials and lectures are conducted in:-

  • Yogic history
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Health and lifestyle guidelines
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Relationship
  • Communication and leadership
  • Audiovisuals
  • Readings and so on

These tutorials and lectures are conducted weekly on a Monday afternoon (1-2pm), Tuesday evening weekly (8-9pm) and monthly on a Friday night (6.30-9.30pm – attendance is optionally, but highly recommended). These topics and practices are thoughtfully chosen to support your teacher training process and are directly relevant to the subject of yoga (its practice, living and teaching).

LIVING THE YOGIC PATH – yoga immersion

In addition during your course time on the mat and tutorials, you are invited to attend, at no extra fee, 4 week-end, residential, time-out retreats which include shared accommodation, delicious Ayurvedic, home-cooked, vegetarian meals, reflective time, program and yoga duties, so that you can “live your yoga”. These restore the body, expand the mind and refine your power for positive thinking in the postmodern age.

Massages, wellness treatments, single room upgrade and special diets are available as optional extras.

Teaching Shanti Yoga Asana Series (Practical):

  • Eye Exercises
  • Neck Exercises
  • Shoulder Exercises
  • Check and Bust Exercises
  • Standing Work Exercises
  • Salute to the Sun Exercises
  • Abdominal and Back Gastric Ease
  • Spinal Twist
  • Classical Sitting Positions
  • Side Stretches
  • Cat arch and Variations
  • Back Breathing
  • Pregnancy Yoga
  • Morning Wake-up routine
  • Tension Release and Anti-Rheumatic Group Exercises
  • Children’s Yoga Instructor Training
  • Teaching Pranayama (yoga breathing)
  • Teaching Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)
  • Yoga Concentration
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Occupational Health and Safety – the principles and practices that are relevant to the teaching of Yoga
  • Yoga Ethics, Leadership and the Professional Yoga Teacher

What you get

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 textbooks 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.

+ CLASSES:

Class attendance (on-campus students only) for your period of study in group classes as per the timetable and schedule in:-

  • Yoga
  • 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
  • Assignments
+ RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND RETREATS:

Your course includes three 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.

+ TEXT BOOKS:

Inclusive in the fees for this course are the following:

 

 

 

+ CD’S:

Inclusive in the fees for this course are the following CD’s:

+ CONTACT JOURNAL:

You will get a Contact Journal for monitoring your attendance.

+ STUDENT ID:

You will be provided with a Student ID card which is for concessions on transport, movies etc.

Are you ready to become Yoga Teacher

Not only do you get to help others achieve their goals, but you will also find yourself achieving your own goals much more easily. However, the first thing you need to understand is that teaching is not for everybody. Most people who choose to become good teachers are tired of the older “what’s in it for me“ mentality and are ready to serve others instead. They know that by helping others, they are helping themselves and there’s a bigger picture involved.
Teaching rides on your learning, openness, passion and genuine communication. Your specific level of authorisation as a Shanti Yoga teacher will be based upon your meeting the prerequisites for that authorisation: i.e. your performance during your yoga teacher training.

Outcomes


You will receive a Diploma at the completion of your course. The Diploma of Yoga Teaching qualifies you as a yoga teacher. In this course, you will learn how to structure and effectively teach a yoga class.

This course will provide you with a range of knowledge, skills and generic and specific competencies to become yoga teachers in the community.

Diploma of Yoga Education graduates will:-

Have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.
Have technical and theoretical knowledge in a specific area or a broad field of work and learning.
Have a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:
– analyse information to complete a range of activities
– provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems
– transmit information and skills to others
Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, judgement and defined knowledge responsibility in known or changing contexts and within broad but established parameters and skills
In this course you will:

Learn to teach a series of mini sequences, stand-alone sequences and entire 1-hour yoga class routines based on the Diploma Teaching level of scope.
Instruct a 15, 30, 40 or 55 min yoga for health and well-being asana class; combine yoga breathing, concentration and/or relaxation with this class; vary the delivery and program to make it interesting for clients.
Work within the yoga health industry blending the ancient principles of classical yoga with the modern precision of safety and strength for dynamic and inspiring classes which strengthen, streamline the body, enhance posture and bring about body awareness.
Develop the skills to teach tension and stress reduction practices through yoga, meditation, relaxation and breathing.
Develop the skills to support abdominal and lower back care through yoga.
Learn to improve overall health and well-being of self and others through yoga health principles and practices.
Develop the skills on how to structure and effectively teach a class to a variety of levels and ages.
Cultivate the skill and sensitivity required to fulfil the varying needs of students.
Learn the art and science of yoga and its related disciplines.
Cultivate the communication, facilitation, learning and teaching skills to effectively share the yoga world view.
Develop the skills to teach yoga postures correctly with the breadth and safety features.
Cultivate confidence and capability to be able to teach effectively in a yoga class or individually.
Execute the principles of alignment and adjustment of yoga postures.
Develop core teaching skills: observation, demonstrations, use of language + voice tone, and sequencing.
Gain the ability to address and correct at a basic level, the various health concerns by confirming physical health status of private clients.
Develop the skills to teach yoga and its related practices from small to large group sessions i.e. a multilevel class.
Teach a series of exercise routines such as: eye, neck, shoulders, check and bust, standing, salute to the sun, abdominal and back gastric ease, spinal twist, classical sitting, side stretches, cat arch and variations, back breathing and tension release and the anti-rheumatic group of exercises.
Teach pranayama (yoga breathing)
Teach yoga nidra (deep relaxation)
Teach yoga concentration
Develop interpersonal skills
Learn about and practice occupational health and safety – the principles and practices that are relevant to the teaching of yoga.
Learn about practising yoga ethics, leadership and the professional yoga teacher.
Diploma of Yoga Teaching graduates will have a solid foundation to further learning: the Diploma of Yoga Teaching course is a pathway towards higher qualifications such as the Advanced Diploma of Therapeutic Yoga Teaching.

This quality yoga certification offers not only great information and training, but also an amazing reputation. Through learning with us, you will have more confidence about what you are teaching and your students will trust you

Become a registered yoga teacher with our teacher training programs. 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.

This course is accredited:

Australian Commonwealth Register of Institutions – cricos.education.gov.au Provider ID=03791F

Registered Training Organisation No. 45524

HIGHEST YOGA QUALIFICATION IN THE WORLD

This is the highest yoga qualification you can obtain not only in Australia but in the world with our Advanced Diploma course being 1800 hours.

NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED QUALIFICATIONS

Our yoga teacher training courses are fully compliant with the Australian Skills Quality Authority. This means that you can be assured of our commitment to the highest quality education available, and that your qualifications are recognised Australia-wide and beyond.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

The Health Institute Australia is the ONLY registered school in Australia offering yoga teacher training to international students.

SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

With 40 years of providing education in Yoga, many of our graduates have successfully established studios right across Australia and worldwide.

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