Level 3 – Foundation Intensive

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 17th January 2016
5:45 am – 4:00 pm
Non – residential

Venue:

The Yoga School
Suite 14, 159 – 161 Pease St (Piccones Shopping Village)
Manoora, CAIRNS
PO Box 975, Edge Hill, 4870, QLD

Contact:

James E. Bryan (ERYT 500) – Program Director
Mobile 0415 362 534
Email: james@knoffyoga.com
Website: www.knoffyoga.com

 

Foundation Jan

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THE COURSE

This Foundation Level course is based upon and is a continuation of the preceding Discovery Level course. This Foundation course has it own new syllabus and takes you further along the path as a yoga teacher.

The three week Foundation course, combined with the one week Discovery course qualifies you for the international Yoga Alliance 200 hour registration. When you have successfully completed both courses you may register with the YA and professionally use the letters RYT200 after your name.

This Course is based on the unique Knoff Yoga Principles of:

  • Sequencing
  • Teaching
  • Adjusting
  • Observation
  • Demonstration
  • Practice

 

  1. Foundation
  1. Cardinal Directions
  1. Centering
  1. Earth/Heaven Extension
  1. Scissoring
  1. Bandhas
  1. Co-Contraction
  1. Spiralic Action
  1. Reciprocal Inhibition
  1. Body Proportions
  1. Alignment
  1. Timing
  1. Creating Space
  1. Coiling
  1. Balancing Ha/Tha
  1. Synchronising Breath & Movement
  1. Micro-Movements
  1. Vinyasa
  1. Balancing Strength & Flexibility
  1. Progression
  1. Mindfulness
  1. Effortless Effort
  1. Five Elements
  1. Enjoyment

 

The Foundation Asana, Pranayama & Meditation syllabus consists of:

  • Earth & Sun Salutations
  • 4 Inverted Poses (heating)
  • 9 Standing Poses
  • 2 Arm Balancings
  • 7 Forward Bends
  • 5 Sitting Poses
  • 2 Abdominals
  • 3 Twists
  • 6 Backbends
  • 4 Inverted Poses (cooling)
  • Relaxation
  • 9 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 What Is Yoga, Ten Fundamental Principles of Yoga In Praise of the Philosophical Life, Why Study Yoga Philosophy, The Seven Steps of Psychospiritual Maturation, A Bird’s-Eye View of the History of Yoga, and Yoga Sutras Chanting. Combined with the Discovery syllabus, you now have enough information, knowledge and skills to teach yoga competently and successfully for many years to come. 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 7 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 Workbook, Foundation Asana Manual and a Foundation Teaching Certificate (if you pass the course).

 

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

To join the Foundation Course, you are required to have successfully completed the Level 1 – Discovery Course. Please see HOW TO APPLY in this brochure for full details of the application process.

 

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

When you satisfactorily complete the course requirements, you will be awarded with the professional credential of a ‘Teaching Certificate’ Level 3 – Foundation. Otherwise, you will be awarded with a ‘Statement of Attendance’, providing you attend all classes and complete all assignments. The Level 3 – Foundation 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 this three-week intensive course, students/teacher trainees have the opportunity to study other Knoff Yoga courses.

 

TIMETABLE

Foundation Timetable Jan Final 151202.xlsx

 

Please note:

  • It is a requirement of this course to observe a minimum of 4 public classes before the Graduation Ceremony.
  • Preparation reading of your Teacher Training Handbook is required for some of the Practicum components. This Handbook will be provided to you on the first day of the course.
  • 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.

 

REQUIRED READING

  • 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’:

  1. Muscle Premium
  2. Skeleton Premium
  3. 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 james@knoffyoga.com
We will send you an email that your Application has been approved.

Deposit
Once your application has been approved a non-refundable deposit of $400 is required to secure your place.

Course Fee
A 10% early-bird discount is offered if the full discounted fee of $2,691 is paid six weeks before the course, by 21st November 2015 (see refund policy below).
Otherwise the full fee is AUD $2,990 **This fee covers all tuition, Teacher Training Handbook, Foundation Manual and your Teaching Certificate.

Method of Payment
Once your application has been approved by Nicky Knoff, a non-refundable deposit of $400 is required to secure your place. Any outstanding balance of the Course Fee is to be paid 30 days before the course, by 3rd December 2015 unless other arrangements have been agreed to.
For national Internet banking, make payment to: Knoff Yoga, BSB 034-664, Account Number 168549 (with your Surname, Cairns L3 T/T as ID).
For international money transfers, make payment to: Knoff Yoga, Westpac Bank, Shop 117, Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870. Australia Branch Number 034-664, Account Number 168549, SWIFT Code wpacau2s.

REFUND POLICY

  • Payment of the Early-Bird discounted Course Fees are non-refundable but may be transferred to another Course providing it is attended within 12 months.

In all other cases:

  • Up to 31 days prior to the start of the course – full refund of your payment less non-refundable deposit.
  • Within 30 days prior to the start of the course – no refund, but you may transfer your full payment (including deposit) to another Knoff Yoga Teacher Training Course, providing it is done within 12 months.
  • Once the course has started – no refund or credits on any payment, partial or full.
  • If the course does not proceed – 100% refund including deposit.

Note: To obtain a refund, all course materials must be returned to Knoff Yoga.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE

If attending from interstate or overseas, we advise you to obtain Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

 

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Yoga Alliance Registration

Knoff Yoga is an officially Registered Yoga School 200, 300 & 500 Hours, with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org).
This three week Level 3 – Foundation Course, combined with the one week Level 1 – Discovery Course, is registered with the Yoga Alliance (www.yogaalliance.org) for 200-hour Yoga Teacher registration. With this international registration you are able to use the letters RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) after your name for professional purposes.

Special Offers for Certificated Teachers:

  • Become a Knoff Yoga System Teacher. For less than $2 per week, this membership allows you to get straight into teaching using the fully set-up Knoff Yoga System. We provide you with the copyrighted syllabus, teaching materials, forms, weekly themes & use of our logo for advertising media. In addition, you will have access to continuing support & updates via our online Member Login.

 

ON-GOING SUPPORT

  • We publish a monthly e-newsletter to help with your on-going education.
  • Upgrade your Teacher Certification through our 9 Levels of Teacher Training.
  • Join our workshops and retreats at our Cairns headquarters, throughout Australia & overseas.
  • Obtain Yoga Alliance international registration.

 

WHAT TO BRING & WEAR

The Knoff Yoga School supplies all yoga equipment, including top quality mats for your use at the school. You will need to bring a yoga mat for any home practice. Be sure to bring a sarong or shawl to cover you during relaxation and to wear during meditation and pranayama. Please also bring your own towel. Wear shorts or tights and a close fitting t-shirt or singlet. Loose or baggy clothing interferes with your teacher’s (and your) ability to see your body and its movements. Jewellery and valuables should not be brought to class. This includes navel rings, nipple rings and other piercings. Please no perfumes or deodorants. There is a shower at The Yoga School for your use. It is essential to have short fingernails.

 

ACCOMMODATION

The course is held at The Yoga School, located at Suite 14, 159-161 Pease St, Cairns. Type our address into www.airbnb.com.au to help you find accommodation close by. Cairns is a relatively flat city surrounded by beautiful hills and a bicycle is great for getting around.

 

ABOUT KNOFF YOGA

At Knoff Yoga we believe that the rationale or purpose of practicing yoga is to experience freedom in the body and mind through the creation of strong, flexible, healthy, and disciplined individuals.
Master Teachers Nicky Knoff and James E. Bryan have refined the Knoff Yoga System drawing on over 70 years of combined experience and through direct study with the Masters of Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Bikram Yoga.
Today the Knoff Yoga System is taught to teacher trainees and students across the globe, in countries as diverse as Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.

 

ABOUT THE KNOFF YOGA SYSTEM

The Knoff Yoga System is an intelligent and dynamic program that focuses on practical detail and simplicity. It offers all students a clear understanding of every facet of yoga and caters for every level of yoga practice and teaching.

The Knoff Yoga System incorporates the most up to date and thoroughly researched teaching programs available today.
The key focus of the Knoff Yoga System is to ensure correct anatomical alignment of the human body, structural balance and energetic application of yoga techniques.
All Knoff Yoga System techniques honour and recognize the individuality of every student and are adjusted for individual body shapes and proportions.

 

CORE VALUES OF THE KNOFF YOGA SYSTEM

The Knoff Yoga System is built on the following values:

  • The Individual – we practice and teach in step-by-step progression. We honour and respect the individuality of every student and adjust our practice and teaching for body proportions and capability.
  • Ongoing Education – we understand that for the long-term well-being of yourself and your students, education is as important as exercise.
  • Positive Communication – we understand that for a yoga teacher to cultivate the right environment for learning, they must use positive communication with constructive encouragement.
  • Strong Ethics – we adhere to a strong ethical framework, which is enshrined in the Knoff Yoga Code of Conduct.

 

OUR COURSES

Knoff Yoga proudly delivers 9 Levels of Teacher Training, from Discovery to Master.

 

Level 1 – Discovery

Level 2 – Chair Yoga

Level 3 – Foundation

Level 4 – Pregnancy Yoga

Level 5 – Yoga Therapy A

Level 6 – Yoga Therapy B

Level 7 – Intermediate

Level 8 – Advanced

Level 9 – Master

 

All our course levels cover a comprehensive syllabus including:

  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Philosophy, Ethics & Yogic Lifestyle
  • Anatomy