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Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training

The Diploma of Yoga Teaching is a true integration of ancient and modern. The ancient philosophy and techniques of yoga are brought to life in a modern scientific context. The Nature Care Yoga Teacher Training qualification is non-sectarian; it draws from many different styles of Hatha Yoga including Iyengar, Asthtanga, Vinyasa, Satyananda and others.

It covers a thorough foundation of yoga asanas (postures), extensive coverage of Pranayama (breathing techniques), history and philosophy along with yogic physiology.

Students explore the ancient texts which include Yoga Sutras, Bhagvad Gita and hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Students are required to learn yoga not as an intellectual pursuit but to incorporate the teaching into their lives. Throughout the course they are required to maintain a regular supervised home practice.

Studies include Anatomy & Physiology, Yoga Asanas (Postures), Pranayama (Breathing Techniques), History and Philosophy along with Yogic Physiology and Integrative Teaching & Practice.

Supporting your transition to a new career 

Often one of the challenges when completing a Yoga Teacher Training Qualification is finding a willing Yoga studio and (qualified) teacher to train and supervise you in a yoga class environment.  It is vital that students feel confident and are skilled to lead & teach real Group Yoga Sessions upon completion of the course.  

At Nature Care, these classes are held on-campus open to the public where students will lead, train & practice their skills under the guidance and supervision of a qualified Yoga Teacher to ensure your training is practised and you are confident to lead a Yoga Class by the end of your qualification.

Due to the highly practical hands on nature of the course, it is held in Sydney, with the exception of Anatomy & Physiology which is available on-line.

About the Facilitators

Your Trainers at Nature Care are professionals who are passionate about their fields of expertise. They bring a wealth of knowledge, clinical expertise and industry experience to provide you with an exciting, engaging and relevant educational experience.

To get to know more about our inspiring Trainers click on 'Request a Course Outline' above

Please note that the Integrative Teaching & Practice course tuition is costed separately for this qualification.

UNITS OF STUDY

Asana Postures Level 1

Description: The teaching of Yoga involves the use of asana (postures) which can exert a powerful effect upon the body and the mind. It is important for you as a yoga teacher to be highly competent in assessing student’s requirements and selecting appropriate practices. This unit will provide you with a sound understanding of the basic 30 Yoga postures.

The unit is also designed for you to develop your own flexibility, strength and awareness while learning about the postures, and gain experience leading small portions of the class

Self-Directed Learning: 6hrs - Components of this unit require self-directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessment, practical demonstration

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 1 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Yogic Physiology

Description: The yogic understanding of physiology differs greatly from that of Western science. The teaching of yoga involves an integration of both paradigms and requires the yoga teacher to carefully communicate this integration. This module provides a solid, foundational understanding of physiology, according to the tradition of yoga.

Self-Directed Learning: 6hrs - Components of this unit require self-directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessments

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 1 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject will teach you an overview of the fundamental Anatomy of Body Structures. This course will focus on the anatomy of the external body structures including the skin and accessory structures, bones of the skeleton, joints and the skeletal muscles.

Self Directed Learning: Components of this unit require self directed study where students will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion.

Assessment (indicative only): This unit of study is assessed via mid-term assessment and end of term assessment

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Asana Postures Level 2

Description: This unit of study builds upon the theories and techniques taught in Asana Level 1. You will explore more advanced and complex poses and their effects on the mind and body. You will also develop your skills in demonstrating and teaching these advanced asanas.

Self-Directed Learning: 6hrs - Components of this unit require self-directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessments and practical demonstrations

Pre-requisites: All Study Period 1 units of study in-line with the Study Plan

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 2 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Yogic Philosophies

Description: This unit provides an overview of the history and foundational understanding of the philosophy of yoga which underlies the practices of yoga. You will study the primary text of yoga, including the Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita.

Self-Directed Learning: 26hrs - Components of this unit require self-directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessments

Pre-requisites: All Study Period 1 units of study in-line with the Study Plan

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 2 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Pranayama and Breathing Techniques

Description: Yogic philosophy and physiology regard the control of the breath as one of the prime means for achieving physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Pranayama, the fourth “limb” of yoga, is the science and art of establishing healthy breathing habits and the use of particular breathing techniques to facilitate a range of positive therapeutic outcomes. This module will train participants in the principles, practices and teaching of the more common pranayama techniques. 

Self-Directed Learning: 6 - Components of this unit require self-directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessments and practical demonstration

Pre-requisites: All Study Period 1 & 2 units of study in-line with the Study Plan

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 3 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Yoga Anatomy and Functional Assessment

Description: As a yoga teacher, it is important for you to have a sound understanding of the parts of the body (ie muscles, joint, tissues, organs, etc) that are activated when performing the different asanas. This unit will build upon the fundamental knowledge of the muscular and skeletal system that you acquired in the Anatomy and Physiology -  Body Structures course.

Self-Directed Learning: Nil

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessments and practical demonstration

Pre-requisites: All Study Period 1 & 2 units of study in-line with the Study Plan

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 3 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Integrative Teaching Practice

Students will be required to participate in 40 hours of supervised teaching practice, observation of teaching, receiving and giving feedback, assistance in classes taught by a qualified teacher.  These classes will be held at Nature Care College and will be open to members of the public.  All students enrolled in the Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training will be expected to attend these classes, and will have the opportunity to facilitate and observe classes. Students may commence Integrative Teaching and Practice once the Yoga Teaching Methodology unit is completed. 


Yoga for Special Needs

Description: This unit of study is an introduction to yoga for common health conditions and areas of special needs that a teacher may encounter in yoga classes. You will learn how to make a sound assessment of student needs and condition and to structure and tailor an appropriate personal practice in a one-on-one or group setting.

Self-Directed Learning: 6 - Components of this unit require self-directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessments and practical demonstration

Pre-requisites: All Study Period 1 & 2 units of study in-line with the Study Plan

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 3 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Yoga Teaching Methodology

Description: This unit will equip you with the practical skills for structuring and sequencing your yoga sessions to ensure the best possible outcomes for your students/clients. You will develop effective listening and communication skills as well as understand the yoga teacher-student relationship. This is a highly practical and experiential unit where you are expected to synthesise your knowledge across the different units of study.

Self-Directed Learning: 6hrs - Components of this unit require self-directed study where you will perform research and or set tasks followed by reviews promoting learning, engagement, debate and group discussion

Assessment (indicative only): Written assessments and practical demonstrations

Pre-requisites: All Study Period 1 units of study in-line with the Study Plan

Co-requisites:  All Study Period 2 units of study in-line with the Study Plan


Apply First Aid

This unit deals with recognising and responding to an emergency in the workplace. The competency HLTAID003 Apply first aid is compulsory in all our professional training programs. The course includes both home study (flexible learning) and practical assessment.




Course tuition fees for each term will depend on the number of units of study in which you enrol into. You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $2,020.00

Term 2 : $2,825.00

Term 3 : $1,150.00

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