SHRI YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Taught by senior teacher Julie Smerdon, Shri Yoga Brisbane's widely sought-after Teacher Training Program has produced some of Brisbane's top yoga teachers. Our program is a 200-hour course devoted to excellence, exploration, creativity and community. Designed for those who want to embark on the journey of becoming a teacher or for teachers who want to enhance their skills, our teacher training program will equip you with a comprehensive set of tools so that you flourish as both an informed practitioner and creative teacher of yoga. This takes time, effort, and commitment.
Our training takes place over the course of a year, and is divided into 3 sections. The full Teacher Training Program comprises 12 weekends, and meets Yoga Alliance’s requirement for certification at their 200-hour level.* This training also fulfils the educational requirements necessary to move from Yoga Australia’s Level 1 to Level 2 certification. *Additional requirements will apply for the Yoga Alliance 200-hour certification
1. PRACTICE INTENSIVES
100 hours – may be done as a stand-alone course for personal development, or in conjunction with the Teacher Development Intensives
Grow your yoga practice on every level during this potent 100-hour intensive studies program designed for yogis living full lives in the 21st century. Each weekend will be a step on a journey that will experientially deepen your understanding of the core practices of yoga including asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation. We’ll also explore yoga philosophy, Ayurveda and basic anatomy. Although our Intensive Studies Program does not give instruction on how to teach yoga, it is a solid and comprehensive groundwork for those wishing to start their journey toward teaching, and a further enhancement to the foundation of those who are already teaching yoga.
*Prerequisites for Practice-Based Intensive: Open to any student with some class experience who has a desire to learn more about Yoga.
2. ANATOMY WEEKEND
Deepen your understand of Anatomy in an integrated and hands-on way with Hobart’s Clare Raffety, one of Australia’s most knowledgeable and experienced teachers. Broaden your skill set as a teacher and deepen your personal practice through an exploration of anatomy and alignment, and how working with the natural order of the body is a path to strength, freedom and healing.
19 & 20 August 2017 - Cost $225
3. TEACHING SKILLS MODULES
The final piece in our teacher training, our Teaching Skills Modules are designed to fully equip teachers to skilfully share their love of yoga. This training is designed to refine proficiency in the essential areas of accomplished teaching including:
• Language: Clear and Relevant Communication
• Observation Skills: Being Present in your teaching
• The Artful use Of Voice
• The Art of Touch: Physical Adjustments
• Teaching Multi-level classes
• Basic Therapeutics
• Instructing the Breath
• Teaching Alignment in a Pose
• Effective Verbal Cueing
• The Art of Theming
• Creative Sequencing
*Prerequisites for Teaching Skills Modules: Completion of the Practice-Based Intensives
*Class attendance and practice teaching will also be required, all requirements must be completed within 12 months of the end of training in order to receive certification.
Practice Intensives 1: 4 & 5 February and 4 & 5 March (*please note these are adjusted dates)
Practice Intensives 2: 18 & 19 March and 29 & 30 April
Practice Intensives 3: 27 & 28 May and 1 & 2 July
Anatomy Weekend: 19-20 August
Teacher Training Module 1: 9 & 10 September
Teacher Training Module 2: 7 & 8 October
Teacher Training Module 3: 4 & 5 November
Teacher Training Module 4: 2 & 3 December
*Saturdays 9.00-5.30pm and Sundays 10am-4pm
$2250 for all three modules before 31 December 2016
$2400 for all three modules after 31 December 2016
or $850 per module
Teaching Skills Modules:
$2250 before 1 July 2017
$2400 after 1 July 2017
Anatomy Weekend: $225
As class attendance is required for the full teacher training, all participants will also receive 40% off either a 6-month or yearly unlimited pass for the duration of your study.*
*All discounted unlimited passes will expire no later than 31 December 2017, so purchase your pass early.
Additional manual cost TBA.
6-month plan for Practice-Based Intensives: $440/month from January to July, due on the 1st of each month.
4-month plan for Teaching Skills Modules: $660/month from August to November, due on the 1st of each month.
All sessions held at Shri Yoga Brisbane - 26 Burnett Lane, Brisbane CBD
Please note that teacher training payments are NON-REFUNDABLE. We ask that you consider your schedule carefully before committing.
To apply, please download and complete an application form and email it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
"Both the Intensives and Teacher Training with Julie were transformative for me. Coming back to regular yoga practice after a lengthy time off after a severe spine trauma, from the first weekend Intensive, the impact was significant to myself and those closest to me. I had been practicing yoga for 10 years prior, and still, the new openness (reflective of the first principle in practice with Julie), began a path of healing I had never anticipated. Julie's candidness, humour, and expertise in yoga both on and off the mat offers support and encouragement in a unique blend that empowers her students, bringing us on a journey involving increased self-awareness, respect, and connection with yoga. By the 3rd Intensive, I was no longer undergoing this experience on my own, but pregnant with "Baby Ninja". Even through the ever-changing weeks of pregnancy, Julie was able to adapt the training so that I could complete it and never feel less involved. The YTT training hours helped build my confidence and patience as a teacher, and as new mother in a way I will never forget." ~ Davina
“I love Julie’s refreshingly down to earth style, big heart and great humour! She is a rare teacher who’s incredible depth of knowledge and skill is matched by an uncanny ability to communicate and inspire, making even the most difficult concepts easy to understand. She will transform your practice and your teaching!” – Sarah
“I found the Immersions with Julie at Shri Yoga after having done a range of formal yoga teacher training (600 hours+). I was drawn to the Immersions by Julie’s passion as a teacher. I found them to be juicy and rich in all of the authentic teachings, philosophy and traditional texts as well as supporting the development of my physical practice, particularly my body’s ability to experience alignment & fullness of expression. Julie has a particular strength in seeing and developing the beauty and gifts of those she works with so this was for me as much a personal as professional journey.” ~ Marissa
“Julie’s 15+ years of experience and insights as a teacher are incomparable and completely evident in her teacher training and mentoring programs. She has a style which is both highly accessible and deeply illuminating. She is outstanding at empowering her students in taking the seat of teacher to offer their own unique gifts and calling. This is no “one-size-fits-all” teacher training but one in which Julie skillfully, sensitively and powerfully interweaves asana, philosophy, anatomy and methodology into something bigger – the ability to locate and expand one’s own unique power, personality and gifts and make them the highest offering in one’s yoga teaching. She is committed to offering follow up mentoring, holding space for experienced and emerging teachers who want to continue to develop and serve to their highest.” - Alison