22 Ocean Boulevard
Jan Juc Victoria 3228
Phone 03 5261 5351
0418 113 362 (SMS only)
||Couples Retreats||Yoga Teacher Training
Held amongst the natural bushland in Jan Juc, this is a weekend for you to relax, re-centre & replenish as we explore a weekend full of asana, breath, relaxation and meditation.
'Thank you Sal for nurturing me back to being balanced. My weekend of yoga and meditation was one of those experiences that will remain with me, for many reasons. Such a beautiful way to reconnect within.'
The weekend includes three sessions a day in the peaceful surrounds of Sanctuary Yoga Studio. We begin each day at 9am and finish by 4pm. You are free to return to your accommodation during the sessions or bring a food pack for the day and enjoy some personal time around the property.
The weekend is suitable for people new to yoga as well as experienced yogis.
To fully benefit from the weekend, I encourage you to have a commitment-free weekend to allow the benefits of each session to sink deep into your core.
'Great weekend! My body feels like it has been cleansed inside and out for the first time ever! I found both the yoga and meditation to be all at once challenging, insightful, motivating, encouraging and beautiful. Your passion was intensely felt Sal.'
|Yoga retreat dates for 2014|
|March 29 and 30
||November 29 and 30|
Times: 9am - 4pm both days
These unique weekends provide an opportunity for couples to explore each other and yoga to a new depth. Your partner can be your lover, sibling, friend etc.
We incorporate partner yoga poses, partner relaxation and nurturing, personal meditation time and usually .... many laughs ... as you get to know yourself and each other through yoga.
This is a weekend for you to grow your relationship and replenish your energy stores, by spending quality time together in a relaxed and peaceful environment.
'With Sally's devotional yoga spirit, this retreat has allowed us to completely engage in deep and meaningful connections emotionally, physically and spiritually. Couples yoga retreat has opened, renewed, refreshed and invigorated our relationship on so many levels. With no previous yoga experience, my husband Ashley recommends the weekend to all blokes and encourages men to have a go and enjoy the benefits of partner yoga.'
|Couples retreat dates for 2014|
|Dates yet to be set||
Times: 9am - 4pm both days
Topic 1 Theory and Philosophy of Yoga
History and Lineage of Yoga – We will study of the most influential teachers of yoga beginning with Patanjali, Krishnamacharyia, Pattabhi Jois, BKS Iyenga and Indra Devi. We will reflect on who and what the practices of yoga was initially designed for and how this has changed over the centuries. We will then look at the leading Australian yoga teachers, what they are bringing to yoga globally and finally what each individual student sees their role as in bringing yoga to others.
The 8 limbs of yoga as patanjali described – Learning the eight steps of yoga:- yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and Samadhi. We will learn about these practices as a systematic path toward enlightenment.
Patanjali’s Sutras – what are they and how did they come about? We will explore select sutras for study.
Types of yoga – vedic yoga, tantric yoga, karma yoga, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga, astanga yoga, mantra yoga, hatha yoga, raja yoga, Buddhism, Taoist yoga - qi gong.
Home Reading Text: Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Topic 2 Pranayama and Meditation
Anatomy of the breath
- lung anatomy and gaseous exchange
- the role of the breath in purification
The role of the breath in asana
- setting the breath as the rhythm for a practice
- how breath effects the nervous system
- using the breath and bandhas simultaneously for purification
Ujjayi, MC orbit and alternate nostril pranayama
- Teach and practice each of the three techniques
- How and when to incorporate these in to a yoga practice
- Benefits of these practices on the body/mind
Pranayama for vitality
- Anatomy of the energy body including energy channels, duntiens and how energy moves through and is stored within the energy body.
- Teaching and practice of meditation techniques to build one’s energy body, in particular building inner chi and solidity in the lower duntien.
- Every day energy awareness
- How to incorporate meditation in to daily life.
Topic 3 Anatomy and Physiology
- Names and location of the bones
- Physiology of bone tissue and it’s application to yoga
- Names and location of muscle groups
- Overview of origins, insertions and function of each muscle group
– The roles of muscle groups in joint movement – flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, int and ext rotation, eversion/inversion, pronation/supination.
– Application to yoga asana, work of the muscles in the postures.
– Recipricol inhibition
– Co activation of muscle groups around a joint complex and it’s importance in asana
Anatomy and Physiology of Mula, Uddiyana and Jalandhara Bandhas
- Where is each bandha located and how do you activate/contract it.
- Each Bandhas role in providing stability in the body as well as energetic components.
- ‘Ha’ and ‘Tha’ contractions of each bandha and when to use each of these during asana.
The effects of yoga of
3) Endocrine system
4) Nervous system
Includes teaching of correct technique, modifications,
variations and prop usage.
Seated forward bends
Topic 5 Class Specifics
What to do before a class starts
Setting and structuring a class intention
Warm ups for each ‘group’ of postures
Injury prevention and management
Demonstrations, voice intonation and setting the pace
Observation and adjusting
Topic 6 Prop usage
Effective usage of the block, belt, chair and bolster through the various standing, sitting and reclining postures
Topic 7 Special Requirements
Topic 7 The Chakra System
Here we will build an understanding of the 4 different bodies – physical/etheric, emotional/astral, mental and buddhic/love.
We will learn what chakras are, the role of each of the 7 chakras, their location and common energies they hold.
Meditation to open and clear the chakras
Topic 8 The Levels of Consciousness
We will explore David Hawkins method of kinesiology and how this is a measure of the energies each human being has access to. We will explore/discuss the energies of shame, guilt, grief, apathy, fear, anger, desire, courage, willingness, neural, love, joy, peace, enlightenment. Students will be lead to connect the energies they hold within and we will then explore how we, as humans, release the lower energies and build the higher.
Home reading text – David Hawkins “Power Vs Force”
Topic 9 Nutrition
Discussion of which foods are of the highest in ‘life-force’ to support our yogic journey and which are ‘life-taking’ foods so should thus be avoided.
How to eat with the natural cycles of the body.
How to incorporate these foods in to a balanced every day diet with accordance to the body’s cycles.
Teaching of how to grow sprouts, make juices/green smoothy’s, and many raw food recipes.
Module B Personal Yoga Practice and home reading/study
4 hours a week of attending yoga classes and/or a personal home yoga practice.
2 or more hours a week of study of prescribed home reading texts
Conduct 10 one-hour yoga classes, externally of class time. Attending students are to sign off and comment on the class.
NUMBER OF STUDENT CONTACT HOURS
Diploma of Hatha Yoga
This course will run over four 10-week terms within a 12-month period.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION
1. Students must attend all 80 hours of lectures and training in Module A. Where attendance is not possible through circumstances beyond the student’s control, they will be required to watch the filming of that lecture/training.
2. They must submit their signed personal yoga practice journal at the completion of each term.
3. There are 3 assessment items to be submitted and passed for certification to be issued.