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

Teacher Training & Yoga Immersion

350 hour training. Final 150 hour course dates below

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 and trainer 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 final 150 hour Immersion and Teacher Training is scheduled to commence in July 2022. Training days will be published shortly. 12 face to face training days will be offered, enabling existing trainees who have completed the 200 hour course to extend their knowledge.

Completion of the full 350 hr training with Pine Rivers Yoga enables students to apply for level 1 membership of Yoga Australia.      

In addition to the mandatory contact hours, students need to complete assignments, study yoga for the ageing population and become familiar with using yoga as a therapeutic practice.. 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) and 150 hour dates

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

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 with Heidi Richards and Nicola Smith.

9 - 10 Apr: Teaching Methodology with Ruth Campbell.

30 Apr - 2 May: student presentation of a 75/90 min class to a general level of students, and a test of knowledge including Anatomy, Philosophy and Practical teaching skills. 

13 - 15 May: Yoga for Healthy Ageing with Liz Williams and Ruth Campbell

Assignment Requirements: to be included in the material published for each workshop. 

Proposed dates for 150 hour course: July 2022 - Apr 2023

10 Jul: 14 Aug: 11 Sep: 16 Oct: 13 Nov: 18 Dec: 15 Jan: 12 Feb: 11/12 Mar: 19 Mar:  23 Apr

Detailed Syllabus content to follow.




Yin Yoga Immersion Sun 22 May with Cherrie
Restorative Yoga Sun 5 Jun with Heidi and Nancy
Restorative Yoga Sun 3 Jul with Heidi and Nancy
Yoga for Beginners 12 Jul - 13 Sep at Pendicup Centre, WARNER
Yoga for Beginners 14 Jul - 15 Sep at Bray Hall, PETRIE
Mon 7:30-8:45am Multi Level
Mon 6:30-7:45pm Yoga and Meditation
Tue 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Tue 6:30-8:00pm Multi Level
Wed 9:15-10:45am Easy Multi level
Thu 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Thu 6:30-8:00pm Alignment Based
Fri 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Sat 7:30-9:00am Multi Level