Teacher Training Level 2

Intermediate to advanced – Gaining depth of knowledge 

Duration: 5 months part-time or 19 days in residence.

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This course deepens your understanding of yoga and moves into more subtle and transformative techniques.

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Knowledge and experience are the two feet that carry you forward.

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The emphasis of this course is understanding the deeper aspects of yoga and how to work with them. Chakras are a good example. Understanding the theory of chakras opens the door to deeper practice and experience.

Knowledge of your subtle body anatomy – chakras, nadis, koshas – is very transformative. It gives a profound understanding of the world around you and the layers of mind, body and spirit that make up human beings.

This course also covers yoga philosophy, understanding of how energy manifests, gunas (properties of nature), prana (vital energy) and the main energy pathways in the body.

Along with the knowledge comes specific practices to enliven, purify and enhance your subtle body. These techniques help to reveal that yogic knowledge is not just theory, but a reality that you can experience for yourself.

The ancient yogis speak of the wonders that exist within you and give a detailed road map on how to uncover it. The theory of yoga is a practical key that unlocks the mysteries of your deeper nature.

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Testimonial

Read Sadajyoti’s experience of Level 2 teacher training and the profound impact it had on her. Read more

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Course Format

We run this course twice a year. Once in the part-time format at our studio in Parnell, Auckland, and also as a full-time 19-day residential course at our Ohui Retreat. The content of each course is essentially the same, but with minor adjustments in format.

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Part-time course:

  • 3 x weekend-workshops and a one-day workshop at Ashram Yoga
  • 3-day residential retreat – Queens Birthday weekend
  • Daily home practice and assignments

Intensive course:

  • Full-time 19-day residential course at Ohui Retreat

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Course Content

You will learn to practice and teach a more advanced level of postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), energy locks (bandha), energetic gestures (mudra), meditation, guided relaxation (yoga nidra) and cleansing practices (shatkarmas), as well as deeper studies in the following areas:

  • Flowing yoga (Dhara Yogasana)
  • How to apply Ayurveda (Indian natural medicine) with yoga
  • Yoga philosophy
  • The four main branches of yoga (Karma – activity, Bhakti – devotion, Raja – meditation, Jnana – knowledge)
  • Specific studies on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, an ancient treatise on the spiritual journey and the psychology of mind
  • Principles and application of tantra and yoga (including prana, gunas, tattwas, nadis, chakras and koshas)
  • Systematic application of deeper meditation techniques

We emphasise how to present these practices according to the needs of your students.

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Prerequisites

This course is appropriate for yoga teachers who have completed Level 1 or a similar teacher training course. We are happy to discuss a placement on Level 2 if you have completed a teacher training course from a different yoga school. Please contact us to discuss this.

N.B. A First Aid course completed with an organisation like St Johns is an additional requirement for this course (not included in course fee).

Our Teacher Training courses have 200 hour and 500 hour Yoga Alliance accreditation options. You can read more about our Yoga Alliance certification options on the Yoga Alliance page.

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Required Reading

These books are not included in the course fee. They are available for purchase at Ashram Yoga.

  • Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda
  • Meditations from the Tantras by Swami Satyananda
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali “Four Chapters on Freedom” by Swami Satyananda
  • Prana, Pranayama, Prana Vidya by Swami Niranjanananda
  • Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda
  • Yoga and Ayurveda by David Frawley

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Dates

Intensive:……………………………………..25 October – 12 November 2014. See here for full details about the Intensive.

Part-time:……………………………………..April – July 2014  * Fully Booked *

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      • 5-6 April………………..Parnell Studio
      • 3-4 May………………..Parnell Studio
      • 31 May – 2 June…….Ohui Retreat. Queens Birthday Weekend.
      • 28 June………………….Parnell Studio
      • 26 – 27 July……………Ohui Retreat

 

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Part-time Course

Cost:……………………………………….$2500   * Fully Booked *

Early bird rate:………………………..$2250 if paid in full by 15 February 2014.

Payment by installment:…………$2700. Participants may apply to pay for this course in installments:

……………………………………………….$500 deposit then four $500 installments over four months and a final payment of $200.

Deposit:……………………………………To ensure a place please send a deposit of $500 to Ashram Yoga.

…………………………………………………This becomes non-refundable after 1 March 2014.

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Registration

If you would like to register for this course, please fill in this form online.

If you would like a course instructor to call you, please register your interest here.


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