Teacher Training - Gold Coast
Yoga is the most complete form of mental, physical and spiritual activity. It leaves you feeling elated and relaxed rather than exhausted and delivers a sense of wellbeing and balance which is so beneficial in dealing with the stresses of the modern world.
Shanti Yoga offers a core program of yoga and a structured path to yoga teacher training in three parts. Additionally there are short courses to enhance your career path.
The Joy of Teaching Yoga
The Shanti Yoga Teacher Training Course is a wonderful way to start a new career in health care as well as for personal growth and development. The Shanti Yoga Health Institute, Australia (NTIS code 30834) is the leading yoga and ayurvedic health educational institution in the Western world, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. It's outstanding, wholistic yoga teacher training program is based on self development and going within to reach out. It offers government registered, austudy approved courses. The Health Institute's Yoga training hierarchy is comprised of:
• Introductory Level: Yoga for Health
Street level entry to the practices.
Shanti Yoga is a study of the grounded, humble and gentle stages of one's journey through life. In the introductory level, one trains to overcome arrogance (which is the primary obstacle to learning) by simply being present. In the next stage, progress focuses on cultivating sharp, vibrant and uplifted energy through natural discipline. Overcoming the traps of judgement and doubt, the progressing student is able to accomplish his or her activities with a sense of nobility and ease, which is demonstrable through the movements of body, breath and mind.
• The Core Curriculum: Yoga for Life
Certificate IV in Yoga and Life Education, (Australian government accredited course code: 30847), the yoga of life, is a complete introduction to the foundations of yoga and its wisdom traditions, designed to be applied to the complexity of our daily lives and to develop health, courage and sanity in these troubled times of uncertainity. Commence your formal studies and establish the foundational curriculum and groundwork for all subsequent training. This course helps you deepen your own practices and understanding of the philosophy and psychology of Yoga. Suitable for both beginners and those who are experienced in yoga practice.
• The Teaching Curriculum: Yoga Teacher Training
Diploma in Yoga Teaching and Life Skills (Australian government accredited course code: 30848) study yoga teacher training and become a fully qualified Yoga teacher.
This course builds from the foundation curriculum of Cert IV in Yoga and Life Education and certifies you to teach. It provides strong foundations in training teachers, offering a glimpse of the yoga vision of enlightened society by emphasising the ways in which the practical methods of yoga can benefit our health and our lives, and from there how the sanity of yoga can expand to impact our whole society. The teaching journey is experiential, touching our emotions, intelligence and the practical details of daily life in modern society.
Pre-requesite: Certificate IV in Yoga and Life Education.
• The Advanced, Comprehensive Curriculum
Advanced Diploma and Leadership in Yoga (Australian government accredited course code: 30849) introduces the teachings of enlightened leadership, continuing to expand you with advanced topics. 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. 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.
Pre-requesite: Diploma of Yoga Teaching and Life Skills.
• Additional Modules and Courses
are offered as an enhancement to the main curriculum and extend into other areas of knowledge.
Shanti Gowans, the principal teacher and founder of the Shanti Yoga system is an excellent teacher: dynamic and direct, yet gentle, perceptive, keen and caring. She can mirror for us, through her mastery and through our own meditative inquiry, the embodied presence of yoga energies. To learn the teachings from a living master in human form is a gift and a rare, lifetime opportunity. These teachings evoke our sacred, human principle with it’s qualities of wholesomeness, openness, depth, courage, gentleness and wisdom. They help us understand and unveil the nature of yoga within us. They show us how to voice and act on these truths, how to embody qualities of discernment towards our health, clarity, support and love in our relationships and enjoy creative possibilities.
Shantiji supports and trains those who have chosen the path of Shanti yoga and who aspire to share it. Under her direction and guidance, in order to deepen, reflect upon and practice teaching in ways not usually available to us, the program covers the breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies for teaching yoga.
"We have always been enlightened. Our confusion is merely our fear of that fact. There is nothing more or less to ‘what we are’ than ‘that’ which is immediately apparent; but we seem unable to see it. Enlightenment is ours to see, hear, touch, smell, taste and ideate but all we seem to sense, is the shifting surface of that vastness. We see reflections but are blind to the nature of the mirror. We see waves but fail to experience the ocean. We see clouds but cannot conceive of the sky. Honouring our inner intelligence is a wonderful adventure. We are all here to experience our magnificence!"