Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Intensives

June 30 – July 13, 2018 Perth

July 2019 – Date & Location TBC

Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Intensives are each a big step towards becoming an outstanding yoga teacher while deepening your own yoga practice. Each intensive is immersion in yoga at a profound level.

Classes begin at 6am and conclude at 9pm. The rigorous schedule allows you to immerse yourself in the wisdom of yoga allowing time for deep growth. You will delve deeply into the tradition and culture of yoga in addition to learning the art and practice of how to teach yoga.

Studying in a shala environment gives you the opportunity to truly live yoga, and will lead you to incorporate this beautiful experience ongoing in your life.

You can study one intensive simply for the purpose of deepening your studies in yoga.

If you have previously completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training elsewhere, and need further training to register as a qualified yoga teacher, subject to application, you may be eligible to enrol with us to upgrade your qualification by successfully completing one Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Intensive.

If you successfully graduate from two intensives you will be a certified Tamara Yoga Teacher and eligible to register with Yoga Australia at Level 1.

Two intensives equal the Tamara Yoga two-year Weekday Teacher Training course.

To integrate the teachings so that you understand them deeply and can communicate with true knowledge, attendance at approximately two Tamara Yoga classes per week is also required. The two yoga classes can be any of the daily Tamara Yoga classes in Perth or at Tamara Yoga Retreats in Bali and Margaret River. You will have the opportunity to observe and assist in class as well.

Between each intensive there is ample time to process the teachings and complete assignments and research at an in-depth level. Unlike other programmes that attempt to ‘cram’ in the requirements leading to information overload, at Tamara Yoga years of teaching teachers results in the best course for you.

The comprehensive curriculum includes:

–  Yoga philosophy, gain understanding of the profound philosophy of Yoga and how you can apply it everyday.

–  Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, discover how to incorporate this ancient wisdom into your life and how to interweave it into your classes.

–  Developing your own practice, taking it to another level, while learning safe form for yourself, and deepening your experience of yoga.

–  Asana. You will learn detailed specific asana alignment, contraindications and benefits.

–  Ethics. Truly be yoga.

–  Voice. Learn about voice tone, rhythm and clear communication techniques.

–  Non-violent communication. Discover how to communicate with loving kindness and Truth to yourself and others.

–  Teaching methodology. Teaching yoga requires know-how. Learn the skills and strategies that we’ve proven work to be an effective yoga teacher.

–  Teaching skills. Discover how to create optimal states for learning and how to communicate clearly and powerfully.

–  Vinyasa sequencing. Discover how to pace and sequence engaging classes that help students experience skill in action and increase mindfulness.

–  Pranayama. Breath is considered the bridge between the body and the mind. Learn more about this key to unlocking your potential.

– Inner cleansing. How to practice and teach purifying, healing kriyas.

–  Yogic Physiology. You’ll be guided through the subtle and esoteric teachings of yoga.

–  Chakras. Discover how to balance the subtle energy centres that govern relationships, creativity, personal power, magnetism, emotions, intuition and the ability to access higher intelligence.

–  Mantra. You’ll delve into the mystic formulas that draw you deeply into meditation and assist with profound transformation.

–  Meditation. You’ll learn about the gateway to inspiration, intuition, insight, well-being and regeneration for yourself and your students.

–  Presentation Skills. How to captivate the attention of your students.

–  Learning styles. How to teach, accounting for each student’s uniqueness, so every student learns from you. Become adept at communicating in a way that every student feels the class has been individualized for them.

–  Anatomy and Physiology, learn Anatomy of Movement, about the nervous system, physiology of the reparatory system, the circulatory system and the lymphatic system.

–  Mudras, Bandhas and Drishti. Gain knowledge of the energetic circuits and locks in your body.

–  Tantra. Enrich your awareness through study, contemplation and practice of the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra- The Radiance Sutras, The Yoga Of Delight, Wonder And Astonishment.

–  Yoga for pregnancy. You’ll understand the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy, how to teach pregnant women, enabling them to feel strong and supported during this miraculous time.

–  Teaching yoga to children and teens. Learn about their specific needs and abilities and how to teach enchanting classes children and teens are enthralled by.

–  Teaching yoga to seniors. You’ll be educated in research that supports the benefits of yoga practice for the elderly, including specific asana, contraindications and teaching tips.

–  Yoga therapy. Therapeutic application of yoga for students with injuries and illness.

–  Restorative Yoga. Understand how to teach rejuvenating, restorative postures that will calm and soothe your students. Learn how to position bolsters and blankets to provide softness and support enabling students to release tension and relax deeply.

–  Yin Yoga. Learn how to enhance the natural range of motion, releasing into the connective tissue to enhance the flow of prana in the tissues around the joints.

–  ISHTA. How to tailor lessons to meet individual needs so the class experience is safe, therapeutic, nurturing and liberating.

–  Ayurveda. The ancient, holistic Indian medicine of healing.

–  Practicum. Many practice teaching opportunities with constructive feedback are provided throughout the training.

–  Demonstration. Principles of asana demonstration, learn how, why and when to demonstrate postures to inspire and educate your students.

–  How to create a ‘yoga space,’ so both you and your students feel transported from the mundane to an extraordinary experience of yoga.

–  Adjustments. How to adjust students via hands on assists.

– Multi-skilled. Become accomplished at incorporating the many different aspects of yoga into a seamless practice that students love.

–  Develop confidence and the knowledge to teach Beginners, All Level and Advanced Vinyasa classes.

–  Opportunities provided to observe and assist in class so you gain valuable experience enabling you to be ready to teach when you graduate

–  And more!

The Tamara Yoga approach is based on the awareness that within each of us is a deep well of contentment, strength and joy. Yoga is the tool that helps us recover our natural peacefulness and to know the true brilliance of our souls. You will be inspired to realize the goal of yoga, enlightenment. The internationally recognized Tamara Yoga Teacher Training is known for outstanding results in reliably producing the highest quality teachers who enjoyed every step of their training.

Class place numbers are strictly limited. Acceptance to program is via application process. Email [email protected] for an application form. A $250 deposit secures your place if you are accepted into the programme.

To give you an idea from a student perspective, here’s some feedback from trainees from previous intensives: “My experience on Tamara’s Teacher Training has been transformative! I feel I have learnt so much valuable knowledge that I can apply to both my practice, my teaching and my life. The compassion Tamara & Julie have shown, along with their knowledge & passion for yoga has inspired me. I have fallen more deeply in love with the practice of yoga and truly feel more balanced and alive then ever before! This has been one of the best things I’ve ever done. Thank you for everything you have my love and devotion for life. Love & Light. __Courtney Walter

“I can honestly say that teacher training was nothing short of a transformational experience. Fantastic teachers, a perfectly paced program and a beautiful group of students meant every session and every day made us feel completely invigorated and inspired. Not only did my own practice evolve in ways I thought impossible in such a short time, Tamara and Julie’s practical teaching tools make you feel so empowered to share all aspects of yoga with those around you. You may be like me, with no intention to ever be a “yoga teacher”. All I can say is I thoroughly encourage you to go to a teaching intensive – not only will your own practice grown immensely, you will also feel totally inspired and able to integrate “teaching” yoga into all aspects of everyday life with family, friends, and at work. It’s no surprise that Tamara and Julie constantly bring out the best in the whole group to create an experience which is simultaneously totally grounding and completely inspiring. Whatever your reason, if you have any inclination to undertake teacher training, then do it. You’ll get more out of it than you imagined possible, and the contentment, love and laughter will stay with you and make you feel like every day is being lived to your fullest potential.”_Dr. Anna West

Well we have settled back into our lives down here at Injidup. Looking back now, I am very grateful for all of the knowledge and information handed down from you over the past 12 months.   I certainly now appreciate the ISHTA lineage, and feel that you have handed to the trainees, and new teachers, a spark of the flame that was lit a long time ago and passed down from Yogi to Yogi.  To me, the program was much more than a teacher training program. It all came together for me with the teaching of the ISHTA DIKSHA in the final intensive.  As you know, I was not sure what I had actually signed up for, as I was not familiar with your studio.  Apart from the teacher qualifications, I now believe that what I was also looking for was inspiration.   I am very pleased to say, that I was inspired in many ways.   For me, being inspired to continue learning and researching the material that was provided was an added bonus. As a result I can say that I am also now inspired to pass on this knowledge and practice where I can to help others to enter and continue to pursue the Yoga journey. _David McSweeney

“Having just completed my first Yoga Teacher training intensive I feel exhilarated and empowered.   I have learnt so much about health and wellbeing as well as profoundly improved my yoga practice.  Tamara and Julie are true masters, I am honoured and privileged to be their student.  A highly enriching experience, thank you!  Namaste.” _Margo Halbert

Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Intensive June 2018 Ubud Required Reading List

  • Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Manual (B)
  • An Introduction to Yoga, Alan Finger
  • The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, H. David Coulter
  • Yoga for Life, Alan Finger
  • Back Care Basics, Mary Pullig Schatz, MD

 Recommended Reading

  • Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahamsa Yogananda
  • Ashtanga Yoga- “The Practice Manual”, David Swenson
  • The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi, Foreword by C.G. Jung
  • Preparing for Birth with Yoga, Janet Balaskas
  • Yoga for Pregnancy, Sandra Jordan
  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, TKV Desikachar
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika, commentary by Swami Vishnu Devananda
  • Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar
  • Yoga Mala, Sri K Patthabi Jois
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Key Muscles of Yoga, Ray Long
  • Key Poses of Yoga, Ray Long
  • Yoga Mat Companion: Back Bends and Twists, Ray Long
  • Yoga Mat Companion: Vinyasa Flow. Standing Poses, Ray Long
  • Yoga Mat Companion: Hip openers and Forward Bends Ray Long
  • Yoga Mat Companion: Arm balances and Inversions, Ray Long

Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Intensive

  • Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Manual (C)
  • Chakra Yoga, Alan Finger
  •  Yin Yoga, Outline of a Quiet Practice, Paul Grilley
  • A path with heart – Jack Kornfield
  • An Introduction to Yoga – Alan Finger
  • Yoga for Life – Alan Finger
  • Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Manual (A)
  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Georg Feuerstein
  • The Radiance Sutra – The Bhairava Tantra, Lorin Roche

Recommended Reading

  • The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga, Georg Feuerstein
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, trans and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • Be Here Now, Ram Dass
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
  • Light on Pranyama, B.K.S Iyengar
  • Loving Kindness, Sharon Salzberg
  • Faith, Sharon Salzberg
  • A Heart as Wide as the World, Sharon Salzberg
  • Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Hatha Yoga, the Hidden Language, Swami Sivananda Radha
  • Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Stages of Meditation, The Dalai Lama
  • Creating True Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, Joseph Goldstein
  • The Wisdom of No Escape, Pema Chodron
  • Yoga Psychology: A Practical Guide to Meditation, Swami Ajaya
  • Shambhala; The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Chogyam Trungpa
  • Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl
  • Jivamukti Yoga, David Life and Sharon Gannon
  • As One Is: To Free the Mind of all Conditioning, J Krishnamurti
  • Mohandas Gandhi Essential Writings, Intro by John Dear
  • Gandhi on Non-Violence, Thomas Merton
  • Great Eastern Sun, the Wisdom of Shambhala, Chogyam Trungpa
  • Science of Breath, Swami Rama, Rudolph Ballentine, M.D. and Alan Hymes, M.D.
  • Yoga, Mind and Body, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
  • Moving into Stillness, Eric Schiffman
  • The Heart of Understanding- Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh
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