Yoga Teacher Training Byron Bay

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Authentic. Experienced.

With 40 years combined experience practicing, teaching and studying Yoga. This is a course like no other.

Combining the traditional methods of Hatha & Vinyasa yoga with updated research and knowledge, our syllabus goes above and beyond the 200hr requirements.

Designed to expose students to the real essence of yoga, whilst learning to integrate daily practices and share the teachings in a safe & authentic manner.

ENRICH YOUR PRACTICE

This course is open to students of all levels, though we generally require a minimum of one years practice prior to enrolment. We invite not only to those who wish to become certified yoga teachers, but any aspiring yogi wishing to extensively enrich their personal practice and more fully integrate yoga into their own lives.

If you wish to teach, this course is your gateway into a new life-changing career. Students will come away confident to teach safe and authentic Yoga, equipped with practical tools and knowledge to share classes, workshops and retreats. Internationally certified with Yoga Alliance, trainee's will be able to teach anywhere in the world.

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For those who are not necessarily looking to teach professionally, you will find in this course a transformative journey of self-inquiry and enhanced self-awareness. A unique opportunity to fully immerse in Yoga and learn new tools to move forward in your life with renewed confidence and awareness.

For all students the training is a chance to spend time with like-minded people, deepen your own practice, enhance your personal awareness and learn from experienced teachers committed to supporting you on your journey.

Yoga is a lifelong journey, and you have been lead here from a calling deep within to take the next step on this path of self knowledge.

 

If you intuitively feel this training might be right for you, please feel free to reach out with any questions or enquiries and we'll be happy to help. If you would prefer to speak to someone, we're always up for a chat!

 

Meet The Team

Xinia Alderson

Xinia Alderson
E-RYT 500

Xinia is a body nerd who has extensive experience in the fields of dance, yoga, pilates, and performance coaching. 

Xinia has had a steady Yoga practice since 2006 and is continuously studying the practice.

She regularly visits India to study in Mysore with Ashtanga Guru Sharath Rangaswarmy, grandson of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and in December 2017 received her blessing to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method - Authorization level 2.

 

In 2014 Xinia also completed her Diploma in Yoga from the Wellpark Natural Therapies Collage in New Zealand. 

She graduated in December 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Dance from AUT University. 

Xinia travels and teaches working with a range of people in a range of places including New Zealand, Fiji, Bali, Canada, Egypt and India.

Rose

Rose Hill
E-RYT 500

Rose started her yoga journey in 2007 at age 17. Instantly falling in love, she decided to become a teacher. With over 15 years of teaching experience, she is an E-RYT 500 and lead trainer on Wild Self Yoga’s teacher training programs.

 

Working and studying with Ashram Yoga in New Zealand gave her the opportunity to spend two years living and breathing the yoga lifestyle. Training in Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Energetic Anatomy and Yogic Philosophy.

She has gone on to continue training throughout India and abroad, across a wide range of subjects including Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Somatic Therapy and Yoga Anatomy.

 

Rose has travelled and taught all over the world, running retreats and teacher trainings in Portugal, Sri lanka, Thailand and Australia.

 

Rose’s passion is training individuals to find their unique voice and style. Offering a deep connection with each of her students, they become lifelong friends.

Nick Ziegler Wild Self Yoga Teacher Training

Nick Ziegler
RYT 200

After many years of fascination and practicing Yoga, Nick’s travels eventually took him to Rishikesh where he trained at Vyasa Yoga Peeth Ashram in 2015.

 

An inspired teacher and student of Philosophy and Ayurveda, his approach to teaching is clear and practical. Often students favourite classes, Nick facilitates a space for students to explore their inner nature, asking the big questions and probing deep self inquiry in a nurtured and open environment. 

 

Nick is passionate about helping students to better understand themselves, how to work with their own unique nature and recognise and be honest about their individual realities.

 

A keen surfer and traveller, Nick style is fluid and grounded. He believes in applying Yoga in all aspects of daily life and aims to impart the same inspiration to his students.

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EXPLORE A HOLISTIC APPROACH

Based around a practical curriculum that approaches yoga systematically, we believe in creating strong foundations for teaching safely and authentically. Drawing from traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, we will be exploring yoga as a holistic approach - combining traditional teachings with modern science.

It is important to note that our approach is traditional, but appropriated to modern times. We don't follow any specific 'style' or single lineage of Yoga. Instead coming from a holistic and applied approach, working with different elements from various teachings. We will cover mainly Hatha & Vinyasa approaches. We delve deep into ancient texts and practices, interpreting and relating them to everyday life.

Styles covered include: Hatha & Vinyasa.

With a look at Yin, Ashtanga, Restorative, Kids & Prenatal Yoga

What You'll Learn

Practical

  • Authentic foundations of Hatha yoga asanas

  • Traditional Vinyasa yoga and modern variations

  • Asana clinic: Alignment, adjustments & modifications

  • Asana breakdown: Physical & energetic 

  • Pranayama workshops: Techniques & benefits

  • Meditation: Active & passive techniques, philosophy & methodology

  • Yoga Nidra: Practice & theory

  • Shatkarma: Cleansing practices

  • Mudra

  • Bandha

Anatomy

- Taught by our anatomy specialist with a practical and functional approach.

  • The 11 systems of the body: Applied to yoga

  • Functional movement anatomy: How and why the body moves

  • Anatomy of the breath

  • Energetic anatomy: Chakras, Nadis & the Koshas

Philosophy & Lifestyle​​

  • History of yoga

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • The Eight limbs of Yoga

  • Taking yoga off the mat

  • Ayurveda: Theory, self care & nutrition

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Teaching Methodology

  • The four tools of teaching

  • Sequencing methodology

  • Lead up to teaching your own 60 minute class

  • Finding your unique voice

  • Sanskrit

  • Learn to teach pranayama, relaxation & meditation

  • Assisting and adjusting mindfully

  • Introduction to prenatal yoga

  • Introduction to teaching children's yoga workshop

  • Introduction to trauma sensitive yoga

  • Ethics as a yoga teacher

Extra techniques 

  • Nada yoga (yoga of sound)

  • Trauma informed yoga

  • Kirtan

  • Ecstatic dance evening meditation sessions

  • Employment pathways as a yoga teacher

Sample Schedule

6:00am - 8:00am: Asana, pranayama, meditation

 

8:00am - 9:30am: Breakfast

 

9:30am - 10:45am: Anatomy

 

11:00am - 12:15pm: Philosophy

12:30pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm - 2:30pm: Yoga Nidra

2:45pm - 4:00pm: Teaching Methodology

4:15pm - 6:00pm: Workshop / Posture Mechanics

6pm - 7:30pm: Dinner


7:30pm-8:30pm: Evening Session

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How Will I Be Assessed?

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Prior to the training there are two small assignments to complete and return to us before the training begins. This is to help you become familiar with some of the course content and hit the ground running once the training begins.

During the training there will be a number of small assignments and tasks designated to each subject. You will sequence mini classes, gaining feedback and confidence along the way.

During the final week of the course we ask each student to teach a 60 minute class entirely on their own, as well as completing a written theory exam.

Classes in Detail

Morning Practical:

Morning classes alternate between Hatha and Vinyasa - incorporating asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and relaxation. These classes are specifically themed and designed around the course content - building upon each day. They are a chance for students to fully immerse in practice.

Anatomy & Physiology:

Anatomy is taught by Xinia, our resident body nerd. The bodily systems are explained and discussed in relation to yoga. We look at how and why the body moves, how to see and understand different bodies and to apply anatomy knowledge in Yoga teaching. Energetic Anatomy is discussed here, as we demystify the Chakra’s, Nadis and energetic layers of the body.

Philosophy:

Here we learn all about the deeper aspects of Yoga, and how to bring practice off the mat and into everyday life. We break down the 8 limbs of yoga, discuss their meaning and practical application.

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are interpreted and discussed. Including a detailed breakdown of the Yamas and Niyamas - providing guidelines for the yogi to live in greater harmony with the world around them.

 

We discuss Ayurveda as a lifestyle science, establish students dosha type and discuss what it means for them, how to balance and work with it in everyday life. 

Teaching Methodology:

This class gives students the opportunity to build confidence learning to teach bit by bit. We breakdown the four tools of teaching, discuss the different types of cues and how we might apply them in different class settings. We look at what makes a good yoga teacher, how to hold space, sequencing - everything you need to know in order to leave fully confident to teach.

Posture Mechanics:

The afternoon class is where we break down the finer details of each pose. An open style, interactive format allows us to workshop the mechanics of each asana - giving students the opportunity to really get to know each pose, ask questions, and bounce off the different body types in class.

Evening/Meditation:

We have meditation sessions on alternating evenings, covering a range of active and passive styles. Here students will learn the philosophy and practical techniques of various meditation methods.

 
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What You Will Gain

  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification

  • Confidence to teach anywhere in the world

  • One on one mentorship throughout the training

  • Skills to improve your lifestyle, health, diet and surroundings

  • Deep understanding and connection to yourself

  • A chance to be supported in a beautiful retreat centre with wholesome delicious food

  • A feeling of purpose and community 

  • Ongoing support from teachers 

  • The chance for self reflection, to create a healthier you, from the inside out.

KIND WORDS

I just completed my 200hr YTT with Wild Self Yoga and I cannot recommend them enough. 
I never expected to feel so supported, nourished, and inspired leaving my YTT. A truely transformative experience. 
They’ve kept the syllabus traditional and authentic, while creating an open space that allows one to relate the yogic concepts to a modern life. 
Their passion and dedication to providing their students with a space that allowed for retrospection (on and off the mat) was so, so appreciated. Something I really hope to relay to my future students. Big love guys xxxx - Sonja

Sonja yoga teacher trainee
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I am so glad that I found Wild Self Yoga to be my guide on my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. Rose, Nick and Xinia all have such great knowledge to share and each of them brings their own touch to the training making it informative as well as enjoyable. Having the opportunity to teach many times throughout the training starting off will shorter classes really helped to build my confidence to be able to teach the longer 60 and 90 minutes classes. I also feel confident and ready to teach and share all this knowledge I have gained.
I highly recommend them for anyone considering doing their Yoga Teaching Training. - Selena