Deepening the Process
If you want to deepen your practice or train to become an Iyengar yoga teacher these workshops are for you. We’ll practice asanas and pranayama in depth and discuss them, as well as study the yoga sutras and yoga philosophy.
Learning to teach can inspire our own practice and growth as we pass on what we learn.
For those wanting to teach you’ll learn how to
- guide students safely through the asanas in the Iyengar Introductory Level syllabus
- demonstrate and communicate clearly and effectively
- organise a class so it runs smoothly
- speak to the body so it listens
- what to do if a student is menstruating, pre or post natal or a senior citizen
- avoid exacerbating any injuries students may have
- study the science validating the effectiveness of yoga
Those wanting to train as teachers and sit the Iyengar Yoga assessment will need to attend all workshops, attend at least two classes a week, assist Linda in classes and attend at least one retreat during the year. The minimum requirement to begin training as an Iyengar teacher is 300 hours of Iyengar Yoga. To apply send an expression of interest to Linda by March 1.
Those wanting to attend the workshops out of interest or to simply deepen their practice are not required to attend all workshops.
Deepening the Process will occur over six weekends in the year. Attendance at the first Friday of the month evening practices and retreats is also encouraged.
Workshops also involve yoga research and study and the presentation of assignments, either in written, video or audio format.
Workshop Format and Times
Fri 6-8pm – practice and teaching
Sat 7-9am – attendance at class
Sat 10-11.30am – assisting opportunity
Sat 1-4pm – asanas in depth, discussion
Sun 7.30-9.30am – led practice
Sun 12-4pm – teaching to learn
Teacher trainees – 2 hours a week reading and assignment preparation, attendance at at least two classes a week (open to negotiation depending on your circumstances).
8 hours (minimum) – 1st Friday of the month self-practice.
Total: 166 hours if all sessions and a retreat attended each year. Over two years 332 hours.
2019 Workshop Dates
30 August – 1 September
Umina workshop April 13/14 (book your own accommodation)
Emu Park, Qld Retreat 11-16 July
Yanada, date to be determined
All six weekends – $1800
Individual weekend – $325
Requirements to sit Iyengar Yoga Assessment
300 hours of teacher training
100 hours of assisting, adjusting and teaching
36 hours of Anatomy and Physiology
If you attend all sessions and a retreat you will qualify to sit the assessment within 2 years. This will depend, however, on your commitment to your practice and whether we agree that you are ready to go through the assessment process.