YogaSynergy Teacher Training 200h
Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss have been training teachers for over 20 years. Join them for an in-depth, practical training in the Yoga Synergy method, which integrates traditional yoga for the modern body. The Yoga Synergy method can be applied to all styles of yoga.
Level 1 Yoga Synergy Teacher Training is accredited with Yoga Alliance for 200 hours.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Saturday 21 March – Sunday 19 April, 2015
Please arrive by Saturday 21 March for a welcome dinner that night, commencing training on Sunday 22 March. Training will finish with a farewell dinner on Saturday 18 April, 2015.
Arrival: Saturday 21 March
Departure: Sunday 19 April
4 weeks Teacher Training in Goa 21 Mar –19 Apr 2015 – 200h Yoga Alliance Certified (180 contact hours)
4 weeks Luxury Tent Accomodation & Delicious Vegetarian Food at Yoga Magic Eco Retreat, Goa, India
2 x Yoga Synergy Online courses (240 online hours): Essentials of Teacher Training: Yoga Fundamentals and Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga (Students who have already completed one or both online courses may be eligible for a discount)
Yoga Full set of Yoga Synergy Practice DVDs – box set, Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether
Discount on Yoga Fundamentals and Anatomy & Physiology DVD sets if you wish to purchase additional – normally A$260 each, but when you are doing online course they are available to you for A$87 each.
Total combined in-person and online training is 420 hours
Yoga Magic, Anjuna, Goa is surrounded by lush gardens and situated within a peaceful coconut grove surrounded by endless paddy fields, with a gorgeous swimming pool and just 5 min taxi or 30 min walk to the nearest beach - How to get there
Acommodation & Food
Stay in spacious tented eco-chic lodges. Yoga Magic provide delightful gourmet vegetarian Indian food with a twist, inspired by ancient vedic principles and modern permaculture ideas.
Deposit A$1000. Note that the deposit is not refundable as you will be given immediate access to the two online courses.
Price: A$7300 (balance $6300 payable by 20 February 2015)
These prices are for triple-share accomodation at Yoga Magic. Twin-share and Single accommodation may be available at another nearby venue (price and venue still to be determined). Please advise your preference if you would like Single or Twin-share as soon as possible.
Our aim in teacher training is to begin the process of imparting what we have learnt as teachers to others who are enthusiastic about what we do. We would like to have people involved in Yoga Synergy who are dedicated, passionate, intelligent, safe and knowledgeable in their teaching, spreading the art of yoga to all people of different abilities and backgrounds around the world.
In the Yoga Synergy teacher training we aim to nurture the ‘teacher-to-be’ and empower you with teaching skills that will enable you to teach and practice safely, professionally and with a secure knowledge in what you are doing. We hope to nurture you on the journey of self enquiry, deepening your understanding and transformation of self.
There is no guarantee that at the end of this basic training you will be ready to teach but we hope you will be better prepared to do so when and if you are called to teach.
For us, teaching yoga is its own reward and we are constantly on a learning path. We hope that you will appreciate the enormity of what we have to communicate to you and the years of study it has taken for us to learn the little we know of the art and science of yoga from our many teachers, who we gratefully acknowledge.
Hopefully we can cut down the time of your learning as our teachers have done for us, however all learning takes time.
While practicing yoga is an art that takes dedication, consistency and time to develop, teaching yoga requires a far greater level of commitment. Teaching yoga requires consistent self-practice, passion, compassion, selflessness and dedication.
Successful applicants to this course will be taught:
the basic application and understanding of hatha yoga principles and the principles of applied anatomy & physiology of yoga, which can be used in all postures.
a generalized way to safely approach posture, movement and breathing.
how to approach the teaching of individuals and groups and gradually progress them in a safe and effective way.
the contraindications – warning markers – how to deal with people in special situations
safe and effective posture, movement, breath-control and mental-control for practising different types of yoga
the basic principles of teaching yoga, which include:
How to teach a postural exercise in stages from the most simple to most complex versions
Choosing a posture to teach and structuring a sequence around it which will safely and effectively lead practitioners up to it, and then appropriately release them out of it
Basic guidelines on how to teach visually-instructed classes, verbally-instructed classes and give simple physical adjustments and guidance
We will also be working with variations of the 5 key elemental YS sequences which in their full form include most of the asanas from BKS Iyengar’s Light on Yoga and Sri K Pattahbi Jois’ Ashtanga Vinyasa Series.
The course will give you Yoga Alliance accreditation at the 200h level. It includes 180 contact hours plus 240 hours of online course material including:
Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga (120 hour Yoga Synergy online course)
Essentials of Teacher Training: Yoga Fundamentals (120 hour Yoga Synergy online course)