Teacher Training & Yoga Immersion - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Teacher Training & Yoga Immersion

A yoga course for personal development, connection and with the potential to become a yoga teacher.

Study at the “retreat style” setting of the Pine Rivers Yoga studio, nestled in tranquil bushland in Cashmere. Feel at peace with your surrounds and immerse yourself into the ancient art of Yoga whilst gaining your teaching qualification. 

Your principal supervising trainer is Ruth Campbell, a Registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia. Ruth is supported by highly experienced Trainers for specific subject areas and also 2 of our own graduates, Heidi Richards and Nicola Smith.

Heidi is currently completing a 2 year Yoga Therapy training, is a qualified meditation teacher, a qualified Restorative Yoga teacher and has been running our Yoga for Beginners programs for a number of years.  

Nicola has done a Physiotherapy training and is our in-house Anatomy expert. She has a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the philosophy of yoga.  

Join us for a journey of exploration into the 8 limbs of yoga. Enjoy the process of this ancient philosophy grounded in modern day life. Find connection with your fellow students in learning how Yoga is a tool for living well. 

This course evolves through the physical practice of yoga to the moral and ethical standards that the ancient yogis used to keep themselves "on-track".

You do not have to be 'great' at physical yoga to benefit from this training. We learn the techniques of effective breathing (pranayama) and study the fascinating material of the Yoga Sutras, the Energy Systems of the Body, Anatomy and Physiology, the benefits of Meditation, and the Methodolgy and Techniques needed to pass this information effectively on to others.

The first module for 2022 covers specialist areas of teaching and will run over a 5 month time frame commencing mid January. 

The first Immersion and Teaching module (100 hours) commences in July 2022 and is the commencement of a 200 hour teacher training certificate.  Training days to be published shortly. A total of 130 hours of contact time is required for qualification with Pine Rivers Yoga, with 70 hours of study and assignment work. 

The second Immersion and Teaching module (100 hours) commences in Dec/Jan 2023. Dates TBC.

A 300 hour teaching certificate can also be offered to students completing all 3 modules.    

In addition to the mandatory contact hours, students need to complete assignments, research a special subject area as presented in the Workshop module or through personal study/other courses. A log book of all personal study hours should be maintained.

Current First Aid Certification is also a requirement before completion of the course.

The Subject Material for this training includes:
>    History and Traditions of Yoga, including Ethics and Lifestyle
>    Philosophy including Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga and the Yoga Sutras
>    Principles of practice
>    Yogic Physiology including the Yogic Energy System of the Body
>    Yoga Anatomy and its relationship to Energy, Alignment and Bodily Systems
>    Pranayama (Breathing Practices)
>    Yoga techniques incl: Asana, Bandha, Mudras, Mantra, Relaxation & Meditation
>    Yoga Asana and its related Teaching Methodology and Skills, including the use of Sanskrit

Practical Teaching Application is an important part of this training, however, it is not necessarily the only reason students of yoga wish to take on some more in depth study of this vast subject. If you do not want to teach yoga but do want to increase your knowledge and understanding, this course offers plenty of insights into yoga and the study of the "Self."   

A minimum of 1 year of weekly yoga practice is recommended before considering a Yoga Teacher Training.

Contact Ruth if you're interested in finding out more or email the completed Registration Form to Ruth.

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Workshop Module (2022)

2022 training dates for the Workshop Module (100 hours) are as below with specific subject material now confirmed:

14 - 16 Jan: Yoga for Healthy Ageing with Liz Williams and Ruth Campbell

19 - 20 Feb: Practical Philosophy of Yoga and Yoga for Backcare with Sal Flynn

19 - 20 Mar: Yoga Therapy and Anatomy: using yoga in a therapeutic way to improve the well-being and over-all health of students.

9 - 10 Apr: Teaching Methodology with Ruth Campbell

30 Apr - 2 May: completion of the training will involve teaching a 60/90 min class to a general level of students, and a test of knowledge including Anatomy, Philosophy and Practical teaching skills. 

Assignment Requirements: see link below.