Certificate IV in Yoga and Life Education
Principal's Personal Invitation to You
I invite you to start experiencing now what will inevitably be one of the most positively transformative journeys of your life. But it won’t transform you into someone you’re not. It will be one of the most powerful steps you will ever take to transform you into who you know deep down inside you really are. Additionally, it will help you eliminate pain and protect you against physical diseases in the process.
Yoga shatters the ageing myths about health and wellness and provides us with a method for living a long, healthy life. In this day and age, everyone is searching for a quick fix to help them lose weight, regrow hair, prevent wrinkles and live longer. Naturally, there's no healthy quick fix to be found but the wisdom of yoga and its sister discipline, Ayurveda, provide plenty of down to earth advice on how to get healthy, stay healthy and live a long life. It's all appropriately affirmative and reassuring. It is the real answer to the question, ‘How can I be happy?’
Formulating our core program, the Certificate IV in Shanti Yoga and Life Education has been an ongoing process for over forty years. After all, yoga has been my primary focus all my life, professionally speaking. And even after half a century, I still absolutely love it! Why shouldn’t I? Every day I am able to help people. Yoga has worked for me and I have successfully taught men and women to employ what they’ve learnt through yoga into their everyday lives. I’m happy to report that the response has exceeded my expectations. Even the facilitators of the program have been blown away by the material, which is perennial. It is a truly unique approach for solving problems and living a better life through yoga. This collection of high quality teachings is designed to bring you back to an ideal state where healing and self-knowledge will come naturally to you and be easy to access.
I have worked hard to create a unique and powerful transformational opportunity, one that will not only empower your growth, but also sustain and deepen a new level of intensity and connectivity across the span of your entire lifetime. I always feel grateful that this awakening journey resonates strongly with its participants. However, this is not a soft and mushy feel-good program. It is direct and powerful, with insights and guidance that can help bump you out of your (dis)comfort zone into a new place that is deep, clear and rich.
I can see that in the next step, what this moment really and deeply calls on us to do, is not just to talk about things but put real solutions into practice in our actual, daily lives. I also know that the key to action is an effective and life-transforming practice, that must be do-able, sustainable, and yet still deeply connected with the mystery of existence and our evolutionary moment. After all, we’re living in a time that is in need of a cultural transformation, a re-evaluation of its identity and values, which means that at its deepest level, this is an issue to do with spirituality. It’s a time that asks us to live consciously, to grow, lead and change. My proposition to you is that what this really means, when it comes to implementing it on a daily basis, is a profound, fulfilling and doable practice.I believe I’ve ‘cracked the code’ for how to support you to make this happen in your life, and I’m beyond excited about sharing it with you. I have developed an amazing 10 module system. Because I realise how important this is for you to give birth to a new you is, we've even attained government accreditation to enable you to be supported by austudy and other student benefits. The fees for the course encompass face-to-face instruction, tutorials, 'living the yoga and meditation path' residential retreats, which include your accommodation, meals and program and learning materials, i.e. your books, notes and CDs.
Cert IV in Yoga Education
- 600 hour govt. accredited course.
Cultivate a healthy body, a clear mind and fulfilled life through the practice of yoga.
Yoga represents universal aspirations, ideals and sentiments. It stems from an Indian art of freedom and wellness that has been practiced for over two thousand years.
Shanti Yoga is a unique and integrated system of yoga developed by yoga master Shanti Gowans.
The Shanti Yoga program is a holistic form of philosophy and practice for your mind, body and spirit. Physically, it presents gentle, restorative exercise, that strengthens the joints, muscles, tendons and bones, increases flexibility, stimulates the circulation of energy in the body, and enhances mental clarity. It provides the foundations for sitting meditation practice towards emotional wellbeing, peace of mind and enlightenment. Slow movements, mindful stretching, floor, sitting and standing postures, internal self-massage, yogic breath work together with meditative awareness allow healthy individuals to maintain physical and mental well-being. Additionally, Shanti Yoga is also an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to people who are physically challenged.
The Course: Yoga and Life Education is the foundation for a progressive program of yoga instruction presented by Shanti Gowans and Shanti Yoga's authorised instructors, exclusively through Shanti Yoga Centres. It introduces participants to several basic practices of yoga drawn from the unique lineages of Hatha (Tantra) and Raja Yoga, Samkhya and Vedanta. International students attending Cert IV in Yoga and Life Education are encouraged to commit to the required number of 20 hours per week to complete their entire qualification.
Students are also required to understand that they should not teach any form of Yoga beyond their scope and without permission and certification.
SOME KEY BENEFITS YOU WILL EXPERIENCE IN THIS UNIQUE AND POWERFUL PROGRAM
Yes, you will be inspired and educated. But that’s the very least of it.
Out of literally hundreds of exceptional life transforming practices available, these are the best of the best. Even after delving into just one or two of the yoga modules, you will see your life in a very different way, and you’ll be able to make strides in your health, relationships, wealth, career path, and whatever areas of life that are most important to you, and where you previously felt stuck.
• Discover the most powerful practices to recognise and eliminate the most destructive emotional barriers that sabotage your success and happiness. You are going to receive the most emotional-barrier-clearing and life-changing personal exercises, along with a very wide range of unique and important insights that will shift your awareness and life tremendously.
• Expose the unusual ways in which certain things you own are, at a completely subconscious level, currently causing you great stress, depression, anger, and confusion, and physical pain … this is always one of the most startling and clearing of practices! Unveil key areas in your life where you are living according to other people's scripts versus your own. Opportunity is always knocking. The problem is that most people have the self-doubt program in their heads turned up way too loudly to hear it.
• Unlock creativity hidden inside you and discover how to focus it to dramatically improve your success in finding your gift. You will inevitably experience real and remarkably greater self-awareness. Students are typically surprised at how much clarity they experience, and how much they didn’t know about themselves.
• Banish the sneaky ‘devils’ that provoke you into doubting yourself. Discover remarkably powerful practices to clear away self-doubt and focus you sharply (and rapidly) on achieving your goals and happiness in ways that also happen to be fun! You will experience a boost in your self-esteem that seems magical! (But it’s only natural).
• Recognise and clear away the secret vampires lurking in so many corners of your life have been, without your conscious awareness up until now, stressing you out, sucking away your daily energy, and causing you pain. Bust through stubborn barriers that you didn’t even know were there to improve your healthy and weight.• Learn how to instantly restore your inner peace whenever you feel anxious or overwhelmed. Improve all of your relationships dramatically, and discover important emotional-barrier-clearing truths about yourself in the process. Delve into unusual but very powerful new practices that will rapidly boost your success with your health and weight goals, including the most powerful, unique, health-boosting, life-changing exercises you will ever encounter to help you achieve health, energy, career success and more fast!
Through these teaching practices you will inevitably experience far greater energy, focus, creativity, self-confidence, inner-peace, resilience and drive … the keys to achieving the success and happiness you know deep inside should be yours... and end the emotional and physical pain you experience in the process. Boost your energy and motivation which will help you succeed at whatever you desire most.