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Diploma of Yoga Teaching 2018: the first 6 months

23 Dec 2017   Shanti Gowans

Diploma of Yoga Teaching, 10554NAT (CRICOS Code: 087990D)

You learn the art and skills to transform your life and the lives of others towards health, wealth and happiness. The training delivery is consistent and effective across all trainers who deliver your classes, with model session plans that link to government regulations and standards for your accredited course and its units of competency.    Helped by detailed scripts, practicum and feedback, you will be certified to teach through your Diploma of Yoga Teaching and Life Skills, and will leave this training with the ability to teach a 55 minute Shanti Yoga stretch and tone Yoga class, as well as the tools to work with students with a variety of different goals and abilities.

Here is how it works:

  1. Lectures, tutorials, discussion assists you establish a deeper level of understanding.
  2. Practice and Analysis is where you take what you have learnt in the lectures, tutorials and discussions and put it into practice, so that you are prepared to help your students through the same process.
  3. The Application Phase during tutorials is where you learn the craft of teaching, with skills assisted with the help of peers in your program and your teacher. 
  4. Assessments make sure that you have understood everything from lectures and tutorials, practice and anslysis sufficiently. 


•  1.00-2.00pm Philosophy talk with Shantiji
•  2.00-5.10pm Tutorials (first 6 months)
•  2.00-4.00pm Chanting/ Inspirational Movie (last 6 months)
•  5.30-6.25pm Yoga Stretch and Tone
•  6.30-7.15pm Bollywood
•  4.00-4.45pm Children’s Yoga
•  5.30-6.25pm Yoga Stretch and Tone
•  6.30-7.30pm Yoga Nidra
•  7.30-8.45pm Yoga 
•  10.30-11.30am Yoga for Stress Release
•  11.30-12.30pm Yoga Easy and Gentle
•  12.30-1.30pm Mindfulness Meditation
•  2.00-3.30pm Yoga Sutras/ Drama Games and Improvisation

For the second year, tutorials are conducted on Monday afternoons, from 2-5pm. Regardless of your level of experience, you are guaranteed to gain practical skills for transformation through attending lectures, practices and discussions. They accrue 60 face-to-face course hours per year and can be attended by skype. 

Starting 23 January 2018
Mondays 2-5pm


Thurs 2.00-3.00pm
Express Yourself: Speak, Dramatise, Improvise
Public Speaking, Drama Games and Improvisation
Thursdays 2-3:15pm.
Summer and Winter terms.
starts 1 Feb 2018 
Mon. 6.30-7.15pm  
Bollywood contemporary Indian dance (optional)
What’s it all about?: The Yoga Sutras
Thursdays 2-3:30pm.
10 weeks.
Autumn and Spring terms
19 April – 28 June 2018 
11 Oct   – 13 Dec 2018 
Children’s Yoga Instructor Workshop
Weekend workshop 10am-5pm 
• 28, 29 April 2018
• 20, 21 Oct 2018
+ volunteer teaching Wed 4-4:45pm


Weekend Residential Retreats (included in your course fees)

We will endeavour to arrange transport so that you can all travel up together as the retreat is about 40 minutes drive from Southport.

The retreats start from 3pm on the Friday and finish at 4pm on Sunday.
You will be provided with a packing list of what to bring by your lecturer before the first retreat.
All meals, shared accommodation and activities are inclusive.
Massage and special meal requirements at retreat are optional and incur an extra fee. 

These are the dates: 

  • 16-18 Feb 2018:       Believe in Yourself, Transform your life
  • 23-25 March 2018:   Finding Meaning, Passion and Purpose in the pursuit of Happiness   
  • 11-13 May 2018:      Emotional Wellbeing
  • 15-17 June 2018:     Cook Taste, Heal: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Please see the link of our beautiful retreat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goZAWVgXhoE  

N.B. All retreats are twin-share accommodation.

Course Units

HLTCOM405D Administer a practice  - on line 
HLTAAP002 Confirm physical health status - on line 
YOGCYC501A Vedic philosophy and Yogic concepts 
YOGCOM502A Yoga and Ayurveda Health 
YOGIYA503A Instruct Yoga Asana 
YOGIYB504A Instruct Yoga Breathing 
YOGIYR505A Instruct Yoga for Relaxation 
YOGIYC506A Instruct clients in the use of yoga for Effective Concentration 
YOGCYM507A Conduct Yoga Meditation 
YOGLYC508A Lead Yoga Chanting 
YOGPYL509A Yoga Leadership 


Term   Dates                                                           Duration

Term 1 Monday 22 January - Thursday 29 March 10 weeks
Term 2 Monday 16 April - Friday 29 June              11 weeks
Term 3 Monday 16 July - Friday 21 September     10 weeks
Term 4 Monday 8 October - Friday 14 December 10 weeks


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