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August 2019 Newsletter

Events at CYS

Can you believe we are almost through winter? As we all know, in Canberra winter actually lasts until mid October, but let’s forget about that. And apologies for this newsletter being so late.

We have just passed through a new moon phase and I hope this has brought you some calm and some smooth sailing. I was driving home that night as the sun was setting and as I looked into the sky I saw the crisp thin crescent glowing as it hung in the sky. I suddenly felt uplifted and light as the heaviness of my day drifted off my shoulders. Sometimes this brief glimpse of natures beauty, and the cycles of life can create this deep shift within us.

The last few weeks may have felt like a boiling pot. So much turbulence and a building or feeling of anticipation. A certain level of chaos, fluctuation and uncertainty. It is in these times when we can turn away from our practice feeling as if, we don’t have time, or we can not settle into the space. Its an all too present feeling and something I think we all may experience, not just now, but often.

These times are a great reminder that getting to the mat is even more important. The familiarity and solace our mat can provide, even if we are resistant, practice can be the very tonic we need to find peace in the chaos. Life is every turbulent, every changing and often challenging. With regular practice we can find our strength, our balance and a way to navigate our selves amongst the change, finding growth and wholeness.

I have just come back from 4 days of intense anatomy training, my brain filled with so much new information and a much clearer understanding of what I am seeing in everyone’s bodies as well as my own. It was my practice that helped keep me from overwhelm and allowed my brain the space to welcome the knowledge and concepts presented. What was reiterated throughout the training was the importance of the breath and how important it is to take time to breath down into the belly filling through the sides of your body. If your having trouble breathing give your ribs a little rub on either side, if you find a tight spot give it a little more of a rub. It wont fix things fully but it will help you to breath better.

Welcome New Teachers: Annika Dash and Rudhika Poria

I would like to welcome 2 wonderful new teachers to our teaching team. You may have already had the pleasure of having attended Meditation class with Annika and a gentle hatha class with Radhika. I have no doubt that both of these teachers will be valuable members of our team and I am super excited to welcome them both.

Annika has been teaching around Canberra for the last several years, She is not only Vinyasa hatha and Yin trained but has also well versed and trained in Mediation and Mindfulness. I have no doubt you will find your classes with Annika rewarding and uplifting.

Radhika joins us from India, but has been here in Canberra for the last 2.5 years. Radhika is an experienced Hatha Yoga – Sivananda Yoga teacher, she follows this lineage and its classical way of teaching to help people not just physically but also mentally and spiritually.

Her teaching comprises of Pranayama practices (breathing exercise) followed by Sun salutations and classical asanas that include a variety of sitting, standing and inverted postures.  I can’t wait to attend Radhika classes for yet another wonderful way of exploring Yoga.

Change of Teachers

We have a change in teacher for our Sunday 5:00 class. In support of the changes in teacher lives, Cass has decided to take a break from regular teaching and will be passing on her Sunday 5:00pm Harmony Yoga class.

This class will now be shared by Michelle, Sarah and Cass. We have not had a shared class arrangement at the studio before, but I have no doubt that we will all gain much from these 3 fantastic and thoughtful teachers. You may already have had class with these ladies over the past few months so this is another great opportunity to enjoy their teachings further.

Our Meditation class at 6:30 on Friday evening is now also part of the Beginners Course and it has been wonderful to see some of you there. Please feel free to join us and share in this wonderful practice. The meditation class is open to all students.

Don’t forget that the Thursday and Friday Lunchtime Beginners classes are also open to all students. Please note these classes are at beginner level, they are a fantastic way to refresh your fundamentals. We should always come to the mat with beginners mind and really feel those fundamentals each and every time we practice.

Events at CYS

We have some fantastic events coming up at CYS in September and October. When looking for event information please visit the website and click on the relevant banner image, or you can now click the events tab which has a calendar of upcoming events, or visit our Facebook events page.

Our website is currently being refreshed and redesigned so stay tuned, I’m excited!

SPRING CHALLENGE

We have Fiona’s Spring Challenge starting on the 23rd September, culminating in a Blindfold class on the 27th October. Join Fiona for at least 1 class a week for 5 weeks in her Knoff yoga class, moving through a layered sequence and then practicing this sequence blindfolded to heighten your senses and body awareness. This is a great way to challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone.

The blindfold class will be roughly 2 hours and cost $40. Book you place here.

 MYTHS MEDITATION & RELAXATION

Come along to our Myths, Meditation and Relaxation workshop on Sunday 20th October at 11.45am and join Katie for an afternoon of gentle restorative yoga and storytelling!  For 2.5 hours, you will be relaxing in gentle restorative floor based poses while Katie tells you the stories of some well known and lesser known Goddesses, before moving into a meditation for each of the Goddesses.   You will also reflect about what those stories mean for your yoga practice today. This will be magical way to spend some time.

Cost is $45. Book your place here.

YIN YOGA WORKSHOPS

Sarah Owen is coming in October with a series of 2 Yin Workshops on Sunday 6thOctober. These are replacing the Mindful Kids workshops which have been cancelled.

WELCOMING SPRING

The Welcoming Spring workshop is aimed at yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners. We will spend 2.5 hours exploring the application of Yin Yoga and Mindfulness as a way of nourishing and supporting the physical and energetic bodies, as well as the mind, during the season of Spring.

We will engage in a Yin Yoga sequence for balancing the Wood element during Spring (including focusing on the Liver and Gallbladder meridians). We will also explore ways of adapting and modifying the postures to account for skeletal variations and differences in body type as well as ways of supporting injuries while practicing.

Please bring a notebook and pen – this workshop is a mix of practice and theory to inspire your practice and refine your teaching skills. You will take home with you a seasonal handout with an adaptable/variable yin yoga sequence for Spring that you can use to help plan classes, as well as seasonal tips for embracing Spring in your yoga practice and daily life. Book your place here.

THE QUIET SESSION • Yin • Pranayama • Meditation •

Join Sarah Owen this Spring for The Quiet Session – a 2.5 hr workshop focusing on Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation. Allow the ‘white noise’ of society to drop away as we practice a gentle Yin Yoga sequence for Spring (balancing Liver and Gall Bladder meridians – the Wood Element in Chinese Medicine), as well as exploring Pranayama for relaxation, and Meditation & Self-Inquiry for clarity and contentment. As the abundance of Spring abounds, revel in The Quiet.
“When we invite ourselves to become Quiet, we are actually inviting the quiet whispers of our own truths to be heard.” – Sarah Owen

This workshop is suitable for beginners, as well as more experienced yoga practitioners and teachers. All Welcome! Book your place here.

But wait there’s more!!!!

LEVEL 1 THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Level 1 Thai Yoga Massage by Dani is coming on the 10th– 13thOctober 2019. Dani is joining us from Queensland for this fabulous 4-day workshop which is suitable for anyone wanting to give the gift of compassionate touch. This is an amazing way of giving nurturing touch and massage in a way that is compassionate and caring, all done with cloths on. You do not need any prior training to attend, just a willingness to learn and an open heart to give joy and relaxation to others.

For more details, visit our FB event page Or click this link to book your place.

PRENATAL THAI YOGA MASSAGE

Dani will also be here for a very special small group Prenatal Thai yoga Massage training on the 14th– 15thOctober, open to those who have completed Level 1 Thai Yoga Massage or those already working with pregnant women. Spots are very limited so book in early to ensure you have your place. For more details, click here or visit our FB events page. There is a wonderful video on the FB event page with Dani explaining all about her training and this fantastic course. I highly recommend it to anyone working in the care industry or with an interest into moving into this field. You will not regret it.

Early bird closes soon so book your spot today.

For more details on both of these events check out the posters in the studio or our FB events page.

A little house keeping

You may have noticed that there is now a small water dispenser in the locker room and some cups. If you use a cup can you please wash it in the kitchen down the hall and replace it in the studio. We do not have a cleaning service that will do this for you and would appreciate your assistance in keeping things in order for us all to use.

We have some wonderful books in our library so please do borrow them and make use of them. Please ensure that you write down you name and the book in the notebook provided so we can keep track of them and please return them in good time or before taking another one.

As always please feel free to reach out to me if there is anything you need and I look forward to seeing you in the mat.

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KNOFF ‘Yoga for Holistic Healing A’ (YOGA THERAPY) Course 2019

KNOFF Yoga Holistic Healing Course 2019

We are very pleased to announce that KNOFF YOGA will be running their ‘Yoga for Holistic Healing A’ (Yoga Therapy) Training at Canberra Yoga Space in 8-12 July 2019.

Yoga for holistic healing is the all inclusive approach to physical and mental well-being that treats acute or chronic ailments, injuries or mis-alignments by bringing the whole body into symmetry and balance through yoga –

  • Postures
  • Breath Work
  • Meditation

KNOFF YOGA runs Yoga Holistic Healing A and B. The course in July 2019 is ‘Yoga Holistic Healing A – Anatomy’ which focuses on the body’s healing systems that are an interconnected whole and approaches physical and mental well-being to work with acute or chronic injuries or misalignments by bringing the whole body into symmetry and balance through yoga.

‘Yoga Holistic Healing B – physiology’ is the second stage option to progress to, here we look at the physiology or processes of the body, e.g digestion, excretion, blood and lymph circulation.

The Yoga Holistic Healing Teacher Training A will run from Monday 8 to Friday 12 July 2019 from 8:40am to 5:15pm. This is a non-residential teacher training.

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

Approach

Yoga techniques are adapted to meet the needs and capabilities of the student in personalised one-on-one programs that are designed specifically for each situation and should be practiced at home after the class.

Yoga holistic healing is distinct from other forms of conventional therapy in that it works to alleviate localised symptoms as well as addressing the causal and peripheral imbalances that would otherwise allow the problems to re-occur.

Yoga holistic healing recognises that the body and mind are interconnected through the agency of the breath and that there is a direct connection between mental and physical states and the condition of the breath. Long slow, steady yoga breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which creates a feeling of peace and calm and allows the body to heal.

A KNOFF YOGA teacher treats you with care and consideration and only starts working with you after reading your health questionnaire and listening to everything you have to say.

The goal of yoga holistic healing is for the student to take control of his or her health, not only to cure a short-term discomfort, but also to stay healthy.

Course Pre-requisites

To join the Yoga Holistic Healing Course A (YOGA THERAPY), you are required to have Level 1 – Discovery and Level 3 – Foundation certification, or an equivalent 200-hour certification. You can submit your application HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application for enrolment will be reviewed by James Bryan from KNOFF YOGA.

***All payments/ enrolment tuition is to be made to Canberra Yoga Space – see details below.

Course Description

In Yoga Holistic Healing A, you will learn how to work with people suffering mainly from structural mis-alignments and problems, e.g. back pain, bad posture, herniated discs, knee pain, neck pain, sacroiliac pain, sciatica, scoliosis, weak joints, etc.

There will be yoga holistic healing classes with volunteer students from the public, so you get to experience working with real people. Learn how to put the theory into practice safely and confidently.

In the morning Asana, Pranayama and Meditations sessions, Teacher Trainees will practice actual yoga holistic healing programs in order to feel and understand their application. In the afternoon Teaching Methodology sessions Teacher Trainees assist, provide props, and take photos and notes, while Nicky (or James) teaches. You will get feed-back direct from the volunteer students on how they feel after doing the specially designed programs. We invite people with a range of health issues. Students are welcome to return for future courses to learn more and keep-up with the latest information.

The theory and preparation will cover some of the more typical physical mis-alignments and look at how yoga techniques can bring about an improvement. In addition we will look at the ‘bigger picture’ of how we are more than just a body, and how healing occurs on many different levels.

You will receive a Yoga Holistic Healing Manual and a Yoga Holistic Healing Certificate (if you pass the 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 $200 deposit to secure your place. Please MAKE ALL PAYMENTS TO Canberra Yoga Space – bank details are below.

Step 3: You will be sent a reminder notice prior to the early bird cut-off date – 26 April 2019. Payments made after the cut-off date are at full fee.

KNOFF Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour from January 2019

Yoga Holistic Healing Teacher Training Course fee

Early bird discounted price of $1,169 is offered if the full discounted fee is paid by 26 April 2019. Otherwise the Full Fee is AUD $1,299.

Method of Payment

Once your application has been approved, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to secure your place.

Any outstanding balance of the Course Fee is to be paid 30 days before the start of the training – by 8 June 2019.

For Internet banking, make payment to:

Name: Live Yoga Life Pty Ltd
BSB: 112-879
Account number: 068436476
Reference: Your Surname, followed by CYSHH19 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.

Note:

  • 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 34 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 Holistic Healing Teacher Training Overview

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KNOFF Yoga Holistic Healing Teacher Training 2019

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50-hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen Jan 2019

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2019

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: Sunday 6 January to Friday 11 January 2019 from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Where: Canberra Yoga Space, Level 1 / 13 Botany Street, Phillip ACT 2606.
Cost: Early bird of $1300 for full payments before 14 December 2018. Payment of $1450 from 15 December 2018. A payment plan option is available – you can select this option during online sign-up.

50 Hour Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Owen - January 2019

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.

Testimonials

“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

Sarah Owen is the leading Yin Yoga teacher in Australia. Sarah 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 2019

Please note that all payments are non-refundable. You must let us know at least 48 hours before any workshop or event takes place if you will not be able to attend and want to keep payment as credit at the studio. Credit notes can be used for future workshops, courses or classes.


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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 – 14-19 January 2018 (6 days, approx 9 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.

Note:

  • 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.

SURVEY

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.

Namaste
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: $1450.

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.

Testimonials

“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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