Yoga Teacher Training
350 hour Diploma in Yoga Studies
This comprehensive training program culminates in a Diploma in Yoga Studies. The program will be of interest to practitioners who view yoga is a practice of value to all people and want to study yoga as a holistic practice for well-being.
Participants will be taken on a journey through classical hatha yoga, inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya, enriched with insights from modern science and current movement research; ensuring they are equipped with knowledge and skills to teach yoga in a modern setting without losing the essence of the practice.
In-depth training is provided in a range of hatha yoga practices, yoga psychology, Accessible Yoga and Yoga for Women.
The aim is to provide a thought-provoking course, which actively encourages students to question current teaching methods and alignment cues. Trainees will be encouraged to develop a deeper understanding of functional anatomy and foster a healthy approach to movement.
A study of the wisdom contained in the Yogasutras of Patanjali, will lead you on a journey of self-discovery and growth, opening doors to a truly integrated way of living. As a Certified Yoga Therapist, Barbara will also give you an understanding of teaching therapeutic yoga so that your classes are welcoming and inclusive.
A large part of this program is the nourishment and support you will receive in developing your personal practice which is key to becoming an effective teacher.
Combined with your evolving practice, the knowledge and skills you gain in this program will provide a solid platform from which to teach others with awareness, compassion, sensitivity and clarity.
Location & Dates
The program will be held in Auckland, part-time over 12 months commencing 12th March 2021.
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Registrations for 2021 are now open
Barbara Coley is an experienced and skilled yoga teacher with a passion for educating practitioners and yoga teachers in the art of sound yoga practices.
Barbara has been practising yoga since 1992 and has deepened her understanding of yoga through extensive studies with her teachers and mentors, A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda.
Barbara began her studies in Yoga Therapy in 2010 with the Mohans’ son, Dr Ganesh Mohan. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Australia and Yoga New Zealand.
In her role as an educator, Barbara encourages teachers & trainee teachers to question dogmatic approaches to teaching methods and alignment cues and to develop a deeper understanding of functional anatomy & movement.
She is an advocate for Accessible Yoga and would like to see yoga made more available to a wider audience than catered to by many modern yoga classes.
Liz Ross has been practicing yoga for over 20 years. In 2020 Liz made the decision to formalise her studies and completed the 200 hour Yoga Teaching Foundations program with Barbara, graduating in October 2020.
Liz has embraced the teachings of Svastha Yoga and will joins Barbara in 2021 as Teaching and Administration Assistant while also deepening her understanding of yoga in the Diploma of Yoga Studies Program.
Liz resides on Waiheke Island where she teaches community based classes.