Deepen your journey into yogic science and forge an exciting new career!

Yoga Life Warragul is delighted to announce that the next intake of our 350 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training will commence on Saturday May 4th, 2019.

To be a yoga teacher in the modern era is a huge responsibility. With the rise of mental and physical health disorders and feelings of disconnection from spirituality – the popularity of yoga has exploded.

Although yogic science is thousands of years old and well established in the East, the yoga industry in the West remains young and fragmented. However, as the benefits of yoga become better known, the role of the yoga teacher will become increasingly respected within our community.

Without quality education, we cannot produce quality teachers. If teaching institutions allow their standards to slide, the reputation and respect of the whole industry suffers. Yoga Life is committed to offering the highest possible standard of teacher training to pass on to the community as a whole.

At the moment, there is a strong emphasis on asana (yoga postures) in the West. We acknowledge the profound health and mental benefits asanas provide. This focus is wonderful as a first point of entry, however we are also striving to deepen our practitioners’ understanding of yoga and explore its more traditional and holistic roots.

We have designed the course structure based on the Eight Limbs of Raja Yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi). The purpose of this is to thoroughly understand the interconnections between each limb, rather than studying any aspect of yoga in isolation.

Memorising knowledge does not make a quality teacher. To understand the essence of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, we need to internalise it within the context of our own lives. For this reason, in this course we focus heavily on self-reflection, particularly in regards to our own personal philosophy and values.

We will learn the concepts of yogic science from traditional Vedic scripts and ancient yogic masters. We hold this traditional knowledge with deep respect, but will emphasise the limitations until it is internalised on a personal level. Only once this knowledge is understood and applied in practice, can it then converted to wisdom which guides us through life.

We wish everyone the very best on their yogic journey. We hope it is as magical for you as it has been for us.

About the Head Lecturer

Born in Sri Lanka, raised in India and now proudly an Aussie, Amarnath Aghora has been practicing traditional yoga and meditation from the age of fourteen. He spent his teenage years traveling through the countryside, temples, and caves of India, Tibet and Nepal in search of spiritual guidance.

He was fortunate enough to meet and study under some of the most influential gurus in the East, which motivated him to continue his discipline in accredited studies so as to translate the pure form of traditional truth yoga and meditation into a more academic format.

He trained in Hatha Yoga at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre in India completing this at the age of 19. He went on to study a  Bachelor Degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Science and finally, a PhD in Alternative Medicine.

Amarnath has now settled in the countryside of Warragul with his partner, heading the blossoming community at the Yoga Life studio.

He believes everyone has the right and to live and happy and peaceful life. This can be enhanced with the powerful knowledge of traditional yoga and meditation.

Teacher Training Dates & Cost

Start date: Saturday May 4th, 11am – 4:30pm

Duration: 12 months

Price: $3600 or $100 p/week for 38 weeks (Yoga Teacher Membership Package)

With the Teacher Training Membership, you will receive:

1) Access to unlimited classes at Yoga Life
2) Entry into our 350 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program (12 months)
3) Members discounts on workshops

Module 1 – Yama & Niyama

Unit Topic
Unit 1 Introduction to Yogic Philosophy
Unit 2 Philosophy of Yama & Niyama
Unit 3 History of Yoga
Unit 4 Types of Yoga – Bhakti, Raja, Karma, Jnana
Unit 5 Yogic Texts
Unit 6 Integrating Yama & Niyama in Your Teaching Practice

Module 2 – Asana

Unit Topic
Unit 1 Philosophy of Asana
Unit 2 The Muscular System
Unit 3 The Skeletal System
Unit 4 The Cardiovascular System & Lymphatic System
Unit 5 Surya Namaskar
Unit 6 Chandra Namaskar
Units 7-10 The 32 Traditional Asanas (Part 1-4)
Unit 11 The 84 Traditional Asanas
Unit 12 Alignment, Adjustments & Special Requirements
Unit 13 Sequencing a Class

Module 3 – Pranayama

Unit Topic
Unit 1 Philosophy of Pranayama
Unit 2 The Respiratory System
Unit 3 The Nervous System
Units 4-6 Pranayama Techniques (Part 1-3)
Unit 7 Mudras & Bandhas
Units 8-9 Vaasi Yoga – Advanced Pranayama Techniques (Part 1&2)

Module 4 – Pratyahara & Dharana

Unit Topic
Unit 1 Philosophy of Pratyahara & Dharana
Unit 2 The Sensory System & The Endocrine System
Units 3-4 The Brahma Sutra (Part 1 & 2)
Unit 5 The Five Element Theory
Unit 7 The Chakras & The Nadis
Unit 8 Application of Pratyahara & Dharana to Your Teaching Practice

Module 4 – Dhyana & Samadhi

Units Topic
Unit 1 Philosophy of Dhyana & Samadhi
Unit 2 The Brain System
Units 3-6 Basic Meditation Techniques (Part 1-4)
Units 7-9 Advanced Meditation Techniques (Part 1-3)

Module 5 – Integration & Teaching Practice

Lecture Topic
Units 1 & 2 Teaching Methodology (Part 1 & 2)
Unit 3 Ethics & Business for Yoga Teachers
Unit 4 Teaching Practice

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For more information, contact Caitlin on 0411 281 487 or caitlin@yoga-life.com.au