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KNOFF Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training from January 2018

Thank you to all who participated in the survey conducted to determine the best format to introduce Knoff Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training. The survey has now been concluded, and the staggered approach (Option B) has been identified as preferred by the majority. This is a great result, and it is the more conducive format that allows you to receive and integrate all the learning and personal transformation this intensive course offers.

We are hence, very pleased to announce that applications for enrolment are now open for the 200-Hour KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training at Canberra Yoga Space in Philip (Woden) commencing this January 2018. This is a non-residential teacher training.

This training has two components:

Component 1: Discovery Course Level 1 – 2-6 January 2018 (5 days, 8 hours per day).

Component 2: Foundation Course (delivered in three parts)

  • Foundation Part 1 – 15-21 January 2018 (7 days, 8 hours per day)
  • Foundation Part 2 – Easter Week, 26-30 March 2018 – Monday to Good Friday, (5 days, 8 hours per day)
  • Foundation Part 3 – Queen’s Birthday June long weekend, Friday 8 to Tuesday 12 June 2018 (5 days, total remaining hours, detailed itinerary to be provided with course documents. Note: Monday 11 June is a public holiday)

The training will be by Master Yoga Teacher, James E. Bryan (ERYT500), who is the Program Director at KNOFF Yoga in Cairns.

Course Pre-requisites

To join the Discovery Course, you are required to have attended regular yoga classes (any style of yoga) for a minimum of 12 months. You also need to submit your application here.

Who is eligible for this course

Provided the minimum 12 months of regular yoga practise are met, this course is appropriate not only for teachers wishing to further their education, or practitioners intending to be teachers. This course offers a potent platform for personal development and true transformation through the avenue of yoga – and hence, it is appropriate for anyone who wishes to explore their soul journey further, so as to evolve into the best and highest version of themselves, with our without any intention to teach in the future.

Component 1: Discovery Course Component Description

The Discovery Course is the beginning level of the Knoff Yoga Teacher Training and consists of a one week (5-Day) 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:

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

The Anatomy covers the basics of movement, muscles and bones and is taught with direct application to the yoga postures. The philosophy looks at: historical and theoretical principles of hatha yoga; the eight limbs of yoga; emphasis is on how theory of yoga translates to practice of life, with particular focus on yamas and niyamas; eastern and western philosophies underlying principles of yoga, 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.

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 and Pranayama Manual and a Discovery Teaching Certificate (if you pass the course).

Component 2: Foundation Course Component Description

Foundation builds on the skills and knowledge gained in Level 1 with its own balanced and more challenging syllabus.

During this component which is spread over three parts, you will receive training in 45 asanas, 9 pranayamas, breath focused meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy and teaching methodology. You will receive a Foundation Asana and Pranayama (Level 3) Manual and your Teaching Certificate (providing you graduate).

Both the Discovery and Foundation Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance – the international yoga teachers association. With these two certificates you can apply to Yoga Alliance for the 200-hour registration and use the letters RYT200 after your name.

Course Pre-requisite

Completion of Discovery (Level 1) Course.

How to Apply

Step 1: Complete the online application form here or click on one of the green buttons. James will assess your application for acceptance into the Teacher Training Course.

Step 2: You will receive a reply, generally within 24-48 hours on the status of your application. If your application is successful you will be directed to make payment of the non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your place.

Step 3: You will be sent a reminder notice prior to the early bird cut-off date – 30 November 2017. Payments made after the cut-off date are at full fee. All fees need to be paid 30 days prior to the start of the Course, by 3 December 2017.

KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour from January 2018

Course fee

A 10% early-bird discount is offered if the full discounted fee of AUD $4499 is paid by 30 November 2017 (see refund policy below). Otherwise the Full Fee is AUD $4999

** The fee covers all tuition, Teacher Training Handbook, Discovery Asana and Pranayama Manual, Foundation Manual and your Teaching Certificates (for Discovery and Foundation).

Method of Payment

Once your application has been approved, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to secure your place.

Any outstanding balance of the Course Fee is to be paid 3 weeks before the start of the training – by 12 December 2017.

For Internet banking, make payment to: Live Yoga Pty Ltd, BSB 112-879, Account Number
068436476 (with your Surname, followed by CYS200TT as ID).

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:

  • A non-refundable deposit for the full course is required 30 days prior to start of the Course.
  • 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 attended 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.


  • To obtain a refund, all course materials must be returned to Knoff Yoga.
  • If attending from interstate (or overseas), we advise you to obtain Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

What is KNOFF Yoga?

Knoff Yoga combines the anatomical alignment and intelligence of Iyengar Yoga, with the energetic principles of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, resulting in the 5 Pillars of Practice.

Why KNOFF Yoga?

Knoff Yoga is a system-based program, which is logical, clear and easy to understand. Knoff Yoga takes an extremely complex subject and intelligently simplifies it. Knoff Yoga is grounded in tradition and incorporates western scientific principles. You learn how to teach from a solid base of knowledge, imparting confidence – all the work has been done, you simply follow the systems and guide your students.

Why choose KNOFF Yoga?

  • You study under the guidance of a Master Teacher with over 45 years experience.
  • All classes are dedicated to Teacher Training – not public classes.
  • Courses are designed so you are certificated and may teach straight away using the comprehensive course content.
  • Courses are based on modern learning methodology.
  • Each level prepares you for the next with logical progression.
  • Principle-based so that you are not rote learning or following a script. The principles free you to teach from your own unique understanding.

The KNOFF Yoga Systems mean:

  • You teach with substance and guide with confidence.
  • You do not have to reinvent the wheel for every class.
  • You do not have to be a super yogi – just share and care.

KNOFF Yoga Discovery Course Overview

KNOFF Yoga Foundation Course Overview

KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour from January 2018

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KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Survey

KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Survey

This 5-minute survey is vital for you to read and complete if –

  • You are interested in attending the KNOFF Yoga 200-hour teacher training this Jan 2018, or
  • You have been looking for a high-standard yoga teacher training to attend in the near future, or
  • You are keen to explore yoga more in depth, attending primarily for personal development not so much for teaching certification

As you may already be aware, in discussions with James Bryan and Nicky Knoff (KNOFF Yoga), we are bringing KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training to Canberra Yoga Space this January 2018. We feel very privileged and honoured to be able to offer this premium-grade teacher training to Canberra, and we are now on the final stages of refining the best format to roll-out this world-class training to you.

This survey is to find out which format works best for you, as we will be going for the option that works best for the majority.

The deadline for completing this survey is next Sunday 27 August 2017.

Why this survey?

For those who attended the three-day KNOFF Yoga Master Classes with James Bryan last 14-16 July 2017, you had an experience not only of the extensive knowledge, but also of how demanding the weekend immersion can be on both one’s energy and physical body. The weekend was an empowering and brilliant experience which has barely scratched the surface, and the 200-hour KNOFF Teacher Training will be delivering more!

It is crucial for us to consider the best time-frame and format to deliver this 200-hour teacher training, so as to allow you to receive the most benefit from the course in a manner that is feasible and digestible.

For instance, if you are looking to be able to teach yoga in the quickest time possible and get the certification under your belt, you may prefer Option 1 – four weeks in January 2018. This option is very compact and intense. However, we understand that this period in January may be the only time you can take off work and other commitments, and dedicate time to finish and complete the entire course in one go. Just know that this option may be more demanding on the entire body; and offers less time in between segments to allow you to absorb and assimilate information gradually.

If you are in no rush to complete a teacher training course within a specific period of time, or if you will have trouble getting four solid weeks off work (away from kids or work commitments) in Jan 2018, then Option 2 may be more suitable for you. This still blocks off a big chunk of time in January — two weeks in January, one week in April, and the last week in June 2018.

Please let us know which option works best for you by completing the contact form below. The deadline for survey submissions is next Sunday 27 August 2017.

Two Survey Options

OPTION 1 – KNOFF Teacher Training offered in one chunk

This option is a 1 month intensive – four weeks, 8 hours per day in January 2018
Discovery Segment – 2-6 January 2018 (5 days, 8 hours per day)
Foundation Segment – 15 January – 3 February 2018 (16 days, 8 hours per day PLUS 2 x 2 day breaks included)

PLEASE NOTE: Sarah Owen’s Yin Yoga 50-Hour Teacher Training falls between the Discovery segment and the Foundation segment, it runs from 8-13 January. Sarah’s Yin Yoga teacher training is complementary, and I (Monica) would personally recommend doing both.

OPTION 2 – (KNOFF Teacher Training offered in three segments)

This option is staggered – 2 weeks in January, 1 week in April, and 1 week in June 2018.
Segment 1 – Discovery Segment (2-6 January 2018 – 5 days, 8 hours per day)
Segment 2 – Foundation Part 1 – (15-21 January 2018 – 7 days, 8 hours per day)
Segment 3 – Foundation Part 2 – Monday to Good Friday (26-30 March 2018 – 5 days, 8 hours per day)
Segment 4 – Foundation Part 3 – Queens Birthday June long weekend, Friday to Tuesday. Monday 11 June is a public holiday (8-12 June 2018 – 5 days) broken up as follows:

  • Friday 8 June – 7:30-11:45am + 1:30-5:45pm (8.5 hours)
  • Saturday 9 June – 12pm-3pm (3 hours)
  • Sunday 10 June – 12pm-5pm (5 hours)
  • Monday 11 June – 7:30am-12pm + 1:00-5:30pm (9 hours)
  • Tuesday 12 June – 7:30am-11:30am + 1:30-4pm (6.5 hours)

PLEASE NOTE: Sarah Owen’s Yin Yoga 50-Hour Teacher Training falls between the Discovery segment and the Foundation segment, it runs from 8-13 January. Sarah’s Yin Yoga teacher training is complementary, and I (Monica) would personally recommend doing both.


Important to note about Yoga Teacher Training:

Most people may think that teacher training courses are only for those who wish to teach yoga. When in fact, it is not. The potential for personal growth and transformation a course such as this (KNOFF Teacher Training) offers, is relevant to anyone interested in evolving into the best and highest version of themselves, whether or not you intend to use the experience to teach thereafter. If you are a practitioner of yoga, and you wish to further explore your journey not only in asana, but more importantly in spirituality, consciousness and self-mastery – this course is a highly potent experience, which is relevant to you.

For teachers – if you are a yoga teacher certified in your 200-hour TT, that last course you did was the beginning of the journey ahead of you. You will find that advanced experienced teachers have done at least 2-3 teacher training courses, after their first teacher training.  Sadly, the industry is plagued with a predominance of sub-standard teacher-training and the watering down of centuries-old techniques that make-up the foundations of true yoga practise.

If you feel you need further training, and you wish to learn from advanced yoga practitioner-teachers who have not only mastered their own craft, but have also trained extensively with the yoga masters in India now deceased (B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri Pattabhi Jois,  and Desikachar), this is your opportunity to get that one solid course under your belt.

Thank you for your input. We value your time, and ensuring this course works as best for you and your requirements as much as possible.

Monica Anderson
Founder-Director, Canberra Yoga Space

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50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2018

Immerse yourself deeply in the practice of Yin Yoga during this 50 hour yin yoga and mindfulness teacher training (non-residential) with Sarah Owen. Yin Yoga uses restorative, floor-based poses to nourish and stimulate the deeper energetic channels in the body, providing support for the immune system. Yin Yoga also provides the perfect container to develop deeper levels of self-inquiry and to cultivate the capacity for meditative self-awareness.

During this 50-hour training designed for Yoga Teachers, Sarah Owen will give you the tools to take your practice to a deeper level. You will come away with a clear understanding of safety and anatomical issues pertaining to the Yin Yoga practice, as well as having the ability to creatively sequence yin yoga classes for all levels of students. This training is also designed to deepen your own personal practice of yoga and meditation by incorporating elements of meditation and self-inquiry into your daily yoga practice. The most effective yoga teaching comes from your own personal immersion and deepened personal experience of these ancient methods and teachings.

Deepen your knowledge of the more inward-drawn yoga practices (including pranayama and meditation) and immerse yourself in a personal discovery of the more quiet inner realms. Mindfulness meditation will be explored as an ‘inner method’ during the Yin Yoga poses as well as a seated meditation practice (including the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness).

When: Monday 8 January to Saturday 13 January 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: Early bird of $1,300 until 30 November 2017, full price of $1450 from 1 December 2017.

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2018

The 50 hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training Course Curriculum will include the following:

  • Anatomy and Physiology specific to Yin Yoga
  • Modifications and Safety in Yin Yoga, including the use of props
  • Anatomy of the Subtle Body (meridians and chakras)
  • Mindfulness in Yin Yoga (including two specific methods of meditation – Shamatha and Vipassana)
  • Applications of mindfulness in daily life
  • Sequencing in Yin Yoga (including seasonal sequences)
  • Organs and Meridian Health (using yin yoga to affect specific organs)
  • Yin and Yang Theory (basic Taoist theory and the principles of yin and yang – how they are applied to yoga)
  • Yin Yoga and Meditation as referenced in the ancient scriptures (Hatha Yoga Pradipika/Yoga Sutras, Satipattana Sutta, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) for health, relaxation and awaking the energy body
  • Meditation and journaling to deepen the yoga experience

* Whilst this training is designed specifically for qualified Yoga Teachers wishing to teach Yin Yoga classes, this training is also open to dedicated practitioners of yoga, with the intention to use the knowledge to deepen one’s own understanding and practice. To be a certified teacher of Yin Yoga, you must have successfully completed a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification previously.


“The training was everything I was looking for and Sarah delivered it beautifully, balancing each day with a mixture of practice and theory. Sarah’s training gave me a greater understanding of anatomy and our skeletal limitations, the ability to sequence based around meridians and individual needs, and new meditation methods to use during my own practice. Thank you Sarah for your experience and wisdom.” NM

“Sarah is a wonderful teacher, who offers insights and practical knowledge. She is very caring and inclusive in her teachings and encourages you to ask questions, share experiences and bring your whole self to the lessons. I loved every moment of our classes and have integrated my learnings from Sarah and this teacher training into my way of life. Thank you Sarah.” SM

“The Yin Yoga Teacher training with Sarah Owen has transformed the way I teach both Yin and my regular Hatha classes. I feel as though my practice and the way I teach now contains a richer mix of the eight limbs of Yoga. What I enjoyed most from the training was the teachings of the ‘inner methods’ of Yoga. Sarah provided us with a diverse variety of pranayama, concentration, and meditation techniques that can be used once you have set students up in the pose. These practices help to take the students beyond the physical body, so that they can experience the greater benefits – the system of self-transformation – that is Yoga.” AK

About Sarah Owen

One of the leading Yin Yoga teachers in Australia, Sarah Owen was one of the first teachers to introduce Yin Yoga to the Australian audience. She is the only Insight Yoga teacher in Australia, endorsed by Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute (USA). She has been mentored by Sarah Powers (founder and author of Insight Yoga) for almost a decade and is the coordinator for Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga Institute programs in Australia.

Sarah teaches regular workshops and classes at various Sydney yoga studios, as well as offering Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Trainings each year for yoga teachers and interested students. Her popular teacher training courses are highly-acclaimed due to her depth of knowledge, her experienced understanding of the material, and her personable delivery of the course with more than a decade of teaching experience.

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2018

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