Viniyoga Australia - Yoga Teacher Training
Viniyoga Australia - Yoga in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya
Next teacher training to commence mid year 2018. Please register your interest with Leanne on [email protected]

Teacher Training in the Tradition of Krishnamacharya – 350 hour Course

Module 1. History, Philosophy and Ethics.

History of Yoga- Vedas, Darsanas, How yoga was taught.
Yoga Tradition of Krishanmacharya
Definitions of yoga from Krishanamacharya, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Amara Kosa
History of Patanjali Yoga Sutra
In depth study of Chapters 1 and 2 of PYS and overview of Ch 3 and 4
Introduction to Vedic chanting and practice of chanting PYS.
Module 2. Theory and Practice of Asana

Definitions and Concepts of Asana
Breathing technique in asana
Static and dynamic 
Classification of Asana
Techniques of common Asanas – Sanskrit name and meaning, Vinyasa Krama, Modifications, drawing stick figures.

Module 3. Theory and Practice of Asana

Course Planning – Vinyasa Krama, Rest , counterpose, Choosing a goal, Special Effects, sound and Chanting in Asana
More techniques of Asana
Module 4. Yogic Physiology and Anatomy and Pranayama

Concept of Cakras, Nadis, Vayus, Pancamaya, Gunas with references from Hatha Yoga Pradapika, PYS, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Rahasya, Yajnavalka.
Theory and Pracitce of Pranayama – Definitons, Techniques of Pranayama, Breath Ratios, Special Effects. Course Planning for Pranayama.
Techniques of Bandhas and Mudras
Module 5. Theory and Practice of Meditation

Definition of Meditation 
Techniques and Effects of Meditation
Course Planning for Meditation
Mantra and Chanting for Meditation
Vedic Chants for health and general practices. 
Course Planning and Teaching for Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

Module 6. Teaching Methods and Practice

Case history taking
Communication and Demonstration.
Qualities of Teacher , Qualities of Student from the Vedas and Yoga Rahasya
Professional Ethics as traditional and Yoga Australia – prices, confidentiality, gifts etc
Group and individual class preparation and supervised teaching.

Summary of Course 

Approx 260 hours of contact time with trainer
30 hours Anatomy and Physiology.
70hrs of private study, assignments and mentoring.

30 Anatomy and Physiology 
50 Yoga Philosophy and Ethics
160 Techniques of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation including
20 Yogic Physiology
30 Teaching Methodology
40 Practicum – supervised teaching, observation of teaching etc
20 Assignments, home study distributed over all subject areas
350 hours
Please contact us for further details on upcoming courses times and prices.

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