Level 1 – DiscoverySunday 27th to Thursday 31st December 2015
5:45 am – 4:00 pm
Non – residential
Venue:The Yoga School
Suite 14, 159 – 161 Pease St (Piccones Shopping Village)
PO Box 975, Edge Hill, 4870, QLD
Contact:James E. Bryan (ERYT500) – Program Director
Mobile 0415 362 534
The Discovery course is the beginning level of the Knoff Yoga Teacher Training and consists of a one week intensive covering everything you need to get you up and running as a yoga teacher. Following the guidelines of the international Yoga Alliance, you will study Asana, Pranayama & Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle, Anatomy and Teaching Methodology. This Course is based on the unique Knoff Yoga Principles of:
- Cardinal Directions
- Earth/Heaven Extension
- Spiralic Action
- Reciprocal Inhibition
- Body Proportions
- Creating Space
- Balancing Ha/Tha
- Synchronising Breath & Movement
- Balancing Strength & Flexibility
- Effortless Effort
- Five Elements
The Discovery Asana, Pranayama & Meditation syllabus consists of:
- Earth & Sun Salutations
- 2 Inverted Poses (heating)
- 6 Standing Poses
- 1 Arm Balancing
- 4 Forward Bends
- 3 Sitting Poses
- 1 Abdominal
- 1 Twist
- 5 Backbends
- 2 Inverted Poses (cooling)
- 2 Pranayama
- Breath-focused Meditation
The Anatomy syllabus covers the basics of movement, muscles and bones and is taught with direct application to the yoga postures. The Philosophy looks at Health Beyond Posture, The Philosophy of Posture as Philosophy, and introduces Yoga Sutras Chanting. You will receive more than enough information and knowledge to teach competently and successfully – as we do at the Knoff Yoga Headquarters in Cairns, Australia. Your certification only allows you to teach what is specifically prescribed in this course. When you are ready to learn more and broaden your knowledge base, we have another 8 Levels of Teacher Training waiting. Students who do not wish to teach may also attend the course to intensively deepen their practice and grow their yoga knowledge. You will receive a Teacher Training Handbook , Discovery Asana Manual and a Discovery Teaching Certificate (if you pass the course).
To join the Discovery Course, you are required to have attended regular yoga classes (any style of yoga) for a minimum of 12 months. Please see HOW TO APPLY in this brochure for full details of the application process.
When you satisfactorily complete the course requirements, you will be awarded with the professional credential of a ‘Teaching Certificate’ Level 1 – Discovery. Otherwise, you will be awarded with a ‘Statement of Attendance’, providing you attend all classes and complete all assignments. The Level 1 – Discovery Teacher Training certificate is valid for 3 years. For certificate renewal information see the section ‘How to Renew Your Teaching Certificate’ in the link Teacher Training – Tell Me More. On completion of the 5-day intensive, students/teacher trainees have the opportunity to study for a further three weeks intensive teacher training to upgrade their teaching certificate to the Level 2 – Chair Yoga, or Level 3 – Foundation Levels.
- Students are encouraged to observe public classes when possible.
- You must attend the entire course in order to graduate.
- You must attend the Graduation Ceremony on the last afternoon of the course to receive your Teaching Certificate
- Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar
- Scientific Keys Volume 1: The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long
- Yoga Philosophy & History Manual – Georg Feuerstein
- Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Workbook & CD – Vyaas Houston
- The Heart of Yoga – T.K.V. Desikachar
These books can be purchased from our Online Shop or at The Yoga School in Cairns.
RECOMMENDED ANATOMY APPS
By ‘Visible Body’:
- Muscle Premium
- Skeleton Premium
- Human Anatomy Atlas
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online Application Form under the link Teacher Training-Apply Now
You can also download the print version and send to:
The Program Director, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We will send you an email that your Application has been approved.