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By Shanti Gowans

August 18, 2021

Purpose of this course


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.

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