Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teaching and Leadership
The Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching is advanced yoga teaching that is conducted over two academic years. It continues to expand you with the teachings of enlightened leadership, and advanced yoga topics and comprises training in transformative change, incorporating the Yogic ways into your own path as a leader in designing and facilitating participative approaches for individuals and groups. It offers you opportunities to explore teaching at a deeper level with an understanding of the physical, emotional and restorative effects of the postures, together with facilitating students in asana work. Such skills which include selecting, adapting and transferring can be applied across a range of roles in a variety of contexts and are a valuable opportunity to share your practice and understanding. With the great challenges facing human society, it is important to find simple ways to bring compassionate and strong leadership to the world, even in small ways.
You will be required to attend:
- 50 hours for the course of supervision practicums, for supervising, sharing, discussing, listening, giving feedback and making decisions using yoga principles. In a two year course, these are typically conducted every two months (five bi-monthly Saturdays) per academic year @ 12-5pm.
- 50 hours for the course of tutorials, to deepen your understanding of yoga (also via streaming), together with the practical nuts and bolts of running your own yoga business. In a two year course these are typically conducted bi-monthly (five Sunday afternoons) per academic year @ 12-5pm.
- Personal practice
- 6 living the yoga/meditation path, week-end, residential time-out retreats with shared accommodation, vegetarian meals, program and yoga duties.
- Classes fellow students conduct and provide feedback in group forums.
- Video learning.
Asanas Level 2
This subject will provide a thorough knowledge of both the principles and practice of more advanced Asanas, along with the ability to identify postures appropriate to participants’ needs, as well as training teachers in the instruction of Asanas for more advanced students/practitioners.
Adjusting, Safety Modifications and Effective Teaching Skills
This subject will train participants in the principles and practice of assisting students in a ‘hands on’ manner, commonly known as ‘adjusting‘.
Introduction to Styles of Hatha Yoga
Classes for Special Needs
Pranayama Level 2 and Bandhas
This subject will provide a more in depth training in the principles, practice and teaching of specific, therapeutic Pranayamas, along with the principles, practice and teaching of the more common Bandhas (or locks) which can be incorporated into Pranayama practices.
Introduction to Yoga Therapy
This subject is designed to provide an introductory overview of the principles of Yoga as a prescriptive therapy combining classical Yoga, Ayurveda, Remedial Therapies, counselling and other nutritional and lifestyle practices. Teachers wishing to train as Yoga therapists will be encouraged to undertake further, specialised studies.
The seventh limb of Yoga, Dhyana, is the prime tool for establishing a calm, steady and clear state of mind. This subject will train participants in the principles, practice and teaching of the more common meditation techniques.
Advanced Diploma of Shanti Yoga Manual
- The Long Search…for Meaning by Shanti Gowans
- Reflections of a Yogi by Shanti Gowans
- The Art of Teaching Yoga by Shanti Gowans
- Anatomy colouring-in book
- The Bhagavad Gita