Level 1 Yoga Teaching Training (200 hours) & Personal Wellbeing Program
February – August 2020
This program is for dedicated yoga practitioners who want to understand the deeper layers of yoga and enrich their own practice and life.
Whether attending the program for personal development or with the intention of learning to teach, you will be nurtured and supported throughout your journey toward greater self-discovery and equanimity.
You will be empowered with skills from the art & science of yoga to enhance personal wellbeing and nourish your thirst for sound knowledge. You will receive a practical and theoretical understanding of yoga – yoga psychology, asana, pranayama, meditation, anatomy and teaching principles.
Combined with your evolving personal practice, this will give you a sound platform from which to commence your journey as a qualified yoga teacher and share your passion with others.
A small training group (maximum 10) provides a nourishing and supportive environment that caters to each students’ personal needs.
This training will provide you with a foundational understanding of yoga practice, yoga theory and yoga teaching.
Areas of study include:
- Practice & theory of asana, pranayama, meditation & yogic mindfulness
- Functional anatomy as applies to yoga practice
- Yoga psychology – how to apply the ancient wisdom of the yogasutras to modern living.
- Skills in teaching group classes safely, effectively and inclusively
- Skills in sequencing and adapting practices to suit different needs
- An introduction to the ancient science of Ayurveda
- Developing your own personalised yoga practice with guidance
In addition, this program will give you:
Registrations for 2020 are now open
2 x 4-day intensives plus 3 x 3-day intensives – 8.00am – 6.00pm daily (Saturday – Sunday)
5 x 2 hour sessions (dates to be confirmed)
One to One mentoring sessions
2 sessions @ 60 – 90 minutes; either in person or online (by appointment)
Program Fees, Certification & Assessment
This program is open to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge in yoga. Although there are no formal prerequisites to attending, due to the depth of material and personal commitment required, it is suggested that you have had an ongoing practice for at least one year and are certain in your desire to attend such a program.
It is also recommended that, wherever possible, you attend a number of Barbara’s classes to ensure that you have an affinity with the approach of Svastha Yoga New Zealand and Barbara’s teaching.
Assessment & Completion
Participants are required to attend at least 90% of training sessions to successfully graduate from this program.
Certification and Continuing Education
This program fulfills the Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour certification requirements and is currently in the process of being reviewed for registration with Yoga New Zealand.
On successful graduation, participants will be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance at the 200 hour level and Yoga New Zealand as a Level 1 Yoga Teacher. This will enable them to publish a public profile on their respective websites.
Registration costs involved with both organisations are at the graduate’s own expense.
Registrations for 2020 are now open
Barbara Coley started practicing yoga in 1992. At the time she held a senior position as a Financial Controller, and was instantly inspired by the way yoga helped her to maintain equilibrium in such a demanding role.
Over the years Barbara practiced and attended workshops in Iyengar Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. However, her practice and understanding of yoga changed and deepened considerably when in 2006, she attended a 10-week training program in India with her teachers and mentors A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga & Ayurveda.
This was a very transformative period in Barbara’s life during which, she was struggling with low mood; this opportunity to commence her studies in yoga and in particular, yoga psychology, on a deeper level started her on a journey of self-discovery and healing. It was at this time that yoga became an integral part of her life and with the support and encouragement of Indra Mohan, she was inspired to the share the practice with others on her return to New Zealand.
Barbara commenced her studies in Yoga Therapy with the Mohans’ son, Dr Ganesh Mohan, in 2010. After completing her training and practicum Barbara was certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists in 2016.
Barbara presents accredited Yoga Teacher Training and Professional Development Programs and also teaches the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program in New Zealand.
Barbara owned and managed a successful yoga studio in Auckland for 9 years however, in 2016, made the decision to give up teaching studio classes and now runs a private yoga therapy practice and teaches small general yoga & yoga therapy classes from her home studio in Grey Lynn. This enables her to focus her attention on the areas she is most passionate about – personalised yoga, yoga therapy & yoga education.
Barbara attends programs with the Mohans on an annual basis to further deepen her understanding of yoga and is forever grateful to have fallen into the lap of the most knowledgeable teachers and practitioners of yoga alive today.