Post Graduate Courses 2018

Continuing Professional Development for Existing Yoga Teachers.

Who are these courses suitable for?

  • Yoga teachers who have completed previous teacher training.
  • Yoga teachers wanting to grow as an individual and as a teacher.

Our Approach

Each course will provide a certain number of CPD points (Continuing Professional Development) as required by Yoga Australia.

Quality teachers take time and continual learning to emerge; personal practice, experience teaching others, mentoring, feedback and practical opportunities to develop your yogic skills, are just as important as learning the alignment cues for Virabhadrasana.

At Living Peace, our post graduate teacher training programs are balanced between theory, philosophy, practical application, one-on-one mentoring and time.

The knowledge you gained in your previous trainings will begin to integrate into wisdom as you dive deeper into more techniques, practice and philosophy of yoga. Through practical guidance and skill development, you can continue to grow into the confident and authentic teacher you always dreamed of.

Teaching Chair Yoga

Date: Saturday 10th February
Time: 11am – 5pm
Price: $108
CPD Points: 6

Using props in a yoga class can be beneficial for all students. Chairs are particularly useful for those with injuries and for the more mature student with limited range of movement. However, chairs can be extremely useful for able bodied students also and can help anyone to deepen their experience of asana.

This workshop would be useful for yoga teachers and a variety of health care professionals and carers who want to share the power of movement and breathing with students and clients.

This workshop will include:

  • How and when to safely use a chair in a yoga class
  • Learn a variety of yoga poses in a chair:
    • Simple and gentle movements for those with limited mobility
    • Intermediate poses – translating asanas into a chair
    • Advanced – deeper postures such as forward bends and back bends.
  • How to teach chair yoga.
  • Effective pranayama techniques for health and wellbeing
  • Comprehensive take home notes.

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Bhagavad Gita

Timeless Teachings for All

Date: 3 x Saturday – 17th March & 14th April & 12th May
Time: 11am – 5pm
Price: $324
CPD Points: 18

A three-day workshop that will explore the practicality and spirituality of one of the world’s oldest and most Sacred Texts. The Gita can transform all who dedicate themselves to the awe-inspiring teachings and the sublime spiritual practices radiating from each page.

This workshop will include:

  • Day 1: Chapters 1-6
    Twam Pada – The Path of Action – The Nature of “Thou”.
  • Day 2: Chapters 7-12
    Tat Pada – The Path of Devotion – The Nature of “That”.
  • Day 3: Chapters 13-18
    Asi-Pada – The Path of Knowledge -The Nature of the Jivatman/atma (Soul)

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Restorative Yoga

Teaching the Art of Rest

Date: 19th & 20th May
Time: 11am – 5pm
Price: $216
CPD Points: 12

Restorative yoga is a slow and mindful practice, which usually involves the use of props such as bolsters, blocks, blankets, straps and walls, to aid the student in holding a pose for an extended period of time. Using props allows the student to feel “supported” and “safe”, and therefore, the unconscious and habitual muscle tension has a chance to be dissolved and released. This practice leads the yogi towards a more healing and recuperative experience, achieving a deep level of relaxation in body, breath and mind.

This workshop will include:

  • Benefits of Restorative yoga
  • Why do we need to relax? Truly experience relaxation in your body.
  • How and when to safely use props in a yoga class
  • Learn a variety of yoga poses using props, from simple and gentle movements, to deeper postures such as forward bends and back bends.
  • How to teach restorative yoga.
  • Difference between stretching and release.
  • Comprehensive take home notes.

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Weaving Yogic Philosophy into Class

Date: 21st and 22nd of July
Time: 11am – 5pm
Price: $216
CPD Points: 12

Enriching a yoga asana class by weaving philosophy and symbology can be stimulating and educative for both the teacher and the student. It also exposes the students to the incredible depth and breadth of yoga and reminds them that yoga is so much more than just asana. The first two limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas, supply us with the ethical guidelines of a yogi who is living a yogic life, a life filled with integrity, honesty, consideration and kindness for all beings. These are perfect to weave throughout a class as most of these can be related to asana and how to use the concept in the real world.
This workshop will include:
  • Refresher on the Yamas and Niyamas and learning the Sanskrit
  • Creating a personal experience of the philosophical concept to help explain it to students
  • How the yama/niyama can relate to the asana practice
  • Structuring a class with asana, pranayama and meditation related to the philosophy
  • Comprehensive take home notes

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Karma, Dharma and Samskaras

Understanding the Nature of Incarnation

Date: 3 x Saturdays – 25th Aug, 22 Sept & 27 Oct
Time: 11am – 5pm
Price: $324
CPD Points: 18

This workshop will help us to find the blue prints for this life. It will give us a fix on our current position and a clear route home to our inherent nature. Having a more complete, truthful and unclouded understanding of the nature of this birth sets us up to vanquish ripe karma, unfurl an impeccable dharma and remove the unhelpful samskaras of this incarnation.

Practical techniques and deep introspection will reveal what is binding us in the habitual tendencies of this life, keeping us knee deep in the quagmire of incarnation. Strategies and actions based on the ancient spiritual texts will be the launch pad for our awakening to the true self.
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Anatomy for Yogis

Dates: Saturday & Sunday 17 & 18 November 2018 at The Yoga Shack

Visit to the Wet Lab at Newcastle Uni – date to be confirmed.
Time: Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun 9am – 5pm
Price: $290 early bird (ends 31st Oct), $340 full price
CPD Points: 12

This course is for any yoga teacher or experienced yogi wanting to know what is happening to the body while moving in yoga asanas. During the 2 days we will learn about musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology in order to feel the body from the inside out. If we follow the osteopathic principle, structure governs function, we realise that we need to look at our bones and joints to understand movement.

This course will help you find that balance between pushing your body too hard and not going far enough. It will refine your teaching skills, increase your confidence and give you more cues to assist your students.

This workshop will include:

  • Daily morning yoga practice
  • Learning and feeling the major bones and muscles used in yoga asanas
  • Discovering what is happening to our muscles when we stretch or activate them
  • Anatomy of the breath and pranayama
  • Finding your own alignment
  • Gaining more body awareness

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Mentoring Program with Ginny Clarke

Are you ready to take your teaching to a new level?

If you are truly ready to evolve, and want support along the way, then mentoring with Ginny will provide a solid platform to guide you to where you want to go.

This program involves 1 x 60 minute face to face session per month, as well as unlimited phone, email or text communication as required. You also receive 1 free class per week at The Yoga Shack.

What we cover:

  • Advice on immediate issues you may be facing around yoga
  • Your personal practice and health
  • Guidance on teaching, i.e. class sequencing, difficult students, handling injuries or students with limited mobility, teaching techniques, class themes, etc.
  • Creating your authentic and unique voice – Who are you as a yoga teacher?
  • Sharing the philosophy of yoga and how to live it.
  • And much more…

Price: $120 per month (minimum of 3 months)

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Facilitators

Ginny Clarke has been teaching yoga since 2003. She has a passion for all facets of yoga and has completed 2 yoga teacher trainings herself and continues to study and learn with teachers she resonates with. Ginny leads regular workshops and retreats and has taught at festivals around Australia. Her depth of yogic wisdom is broad and her experience of yoga is ingrained in her daily life.  Her aim is to train yoga teachers to understand the vastness yoga, the life-changing ability of yoga, as well as guide teachers to be the best teacher and person possible in this life.

Greg Clarke has been studying the Yoga Sutras and yogic philosophy for over 10 years and this is his absolute passion. It is rare for him not to have his nose in some sort of yogic text, ruminating and unraveling the beauty of this tradition. Greg will be leading the yogic history, yoga philosophy and meditation aspects of this course.

To book in or for more inquires….

Please contact Greg or Ginny Clarke on 0410 553 610 or info@theyogashack.org