Level 7 – Intermediate IntensiveSunday 27th December 2015 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 (ERYT500) – Program Director
Mobile 0415 362 534
It is important to continue learning in yoga (as in life), especially once you are actively teaching and caught up in the world of yoga business – trying to make a living out of what we love doing. The levels in the Knoff Yoga System are designed for professional yoga teachers. Studying intensively is the most efficient way to utilise your limited and precious time.
The Knoff Yoga Asana Teacher Training program consist of 5 Levels:
Each of these levels has is own separate syllabus and each higher level is based on the one before. To attend Intermediate you need to have completed Discovery and Foundation so you are physically and mentally prepared for the task.
All of the levels are 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 Intermediate Asana, Pranayama & Meditation syllabus consists of:
- Earth & Sun Salutations
- 8 Inverted Poses (heating)
- 14 Standing Poses
- 4 Arm Balancings
- 9 Forward Bends
- 5 Sitting Poses
- 2 Abdominals
- 2 Twists
- 7 Backbends
- 8 Inverted Poses (cooling)
- 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: Tantra – Revelation for Kali-Yuga, The History and Theory of Hatha Yoga, The Technology of Traditional Hatha-Yoga, Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers, and Yoga Sutras Chanting.
You will not necessarily master all of the postures and techniques during the Course. It will be up to you to maintain the discipline and focus gained during the Course in your on-going self-practice. You will learn how to create a graduated, multi level practice, so that you can continue to progress without burning out.
Combined with the Discovery and Foundation syllabus, you will have enough information, knowledge and skills to teach yoga competently and successfully for many years to come.
The postures and techniques learned at this level are not suitable for beginners. In other words, do not return to your yoga studio and inflict the Intermediate syllabus on unprepared students as you might harm them.
With the Knoff Yoga System you will learn how to teach appropriate levels for a wide range of students. Beginners are taught the Discovery syllabus. When they are comfortable with this, they can progress to Foundation. Only when they are reasonably proficient with Foundation would you introduce them to the Intermediate syllabus.
We offer a further 2 Levels of study (Advanced & Master) to assist in your professional development. Before thinking about attending these higher levels, you must be competent with the Intermediate program, as each new level is a big step up in effort and capability.
Students who do not wish to teach may also attend the Course to intensively deepen their practice and grow their yoga knowledge.
The Intermediate Course, combined with:
- Level 2 – Chair Yoga
- Level 4 – Pregnancy Yoga
- Level 5 – Yoga Therapy A
- Level 6 – Yoga Therapy B
Provides the necessary hours to register with the Yoga Alliance for their 300 Hour registration, which allows yoga teachers to use RYT300 after their names.
Alternatively, all of the above, combined with:
- Level 1 – Discovery
- Level 3 – Foundation
Provides the necessary hours to register with the Yoga Alliance for their 500 Hour registration, which allows yoga teachers to use RYT500 after their names.
You will receive a Teacher Training Handbook and Intermediate Asana Manual and an Intermediate Teaching Certificate (if you pass the Course).
To join the Intermediate Course, you are required to have completed the Level 1 – Discovery and Level 3 – Foundation Courses, or an equivalent 200-hour certification. Please see the HOW TO APPLY section of 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 7 – Intermediate. Otherwise, you will be awarded with a ‘Statement of Attendance’, providing you attend all classes and complete all assignments. The Level 7 – Intermediate Teacher Training certificate is valid for 5 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 22-day Intensive Course, students/teacher trainees have the opportunity to study other Knoff Yoga Courses.
- Students are encouraged to observe public classes when possible.
- 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.
- 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.