2 Year Weekday Teacher Training Course commences February 2014

The 2 year Yoga Teacher Training Course in Perth, held at Tamara Yoga in Claremont, includes teacher training lectures on fortnightly Thursday afternoons and scheduled Saturday workshops during school terms.

To integrate the teachings so that you understand them deeply and can communicate with true knowledge, attendance at approximately three Tamara Yoga classes per week is also required.  The three 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 and practice teach Community Classes.

We support you to take the actions needed to gain skills and confidence needed to teach yoga. We teach you the techniques that mean you will get to where you really want to be. You will receive individual attention, as each training group is carefully chosen and spaces are limited to maximize learning.  If you are accepted, you will gain knowledge of precisely how to teach. You will be schooled in the multitude of benefits of yoga.

Tamara Yoga has a reputation for excellence and is known for its dependably high standard of teachers – all of whom have completed the 2-year TYTT. The extensive two-year program allows time to integrate and process at the deepest level.

Successful graduates of the 2 year Tamara Yoga Teacher Training programme are eligible to immediately register at Level 1 with Yoga Australia. Tamara Yoga has years of experience producing inspiring and highly professional yoga teachers. Successful graduates of this training will be the twelfth group of certified Tamara Yoga Teachers.

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!

“Since beginning my teacher training at the Tamara Yoga centre I have experienced a whole new way of looking at life and realising what is important. I never dreamt how much there is to learn about Yoga and the diverse nature of this complete science. I love every asana lesson I attend and have found every aspect of the course engaging and enlightening. The more you learn the more you realise there is still to learn. It is a wonderful experience to feel you are growing as a person. To be able to teach yoga like the teachers at the Centre would be my ultimate goal. A joyful ride all the way.” ___Janet Allen, Previous Tamara Yoga Teacher Trainee

To assist you with teacher training and once you’re teaching, you will have access to the comprehensive Tamara Yoga Teacher Training on-line manual. “The manual was my lifeline and it is such a privilege I have access to that wealth of information after I graduate.” ___Sarah Mitchell, TYTT graduate.

Class place numbers are strictly limited. Acceptance to the program is via an application process. Email info@tamarayoga.com for an application form. A $250 deposit secures your place if you are accepted into the programme. The first year teacher training fee is $2,775, second year is $2,640 plus yoga classes.

Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Required Reading List

The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga, H. David Coulter

An Introduction to Yoga, Alan Finger

Chakra Yoga, Alan Finger

Yoga for Life, Alan Finger

Back Care Basics, Mary Pullig Schatz, MD

The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Georg Feuerstein

Yin Yoga, Outline of a Quiet Practice, Paul Grilley

The Radiance Sutra – The Bhairava Tantra, Lorin Roche

Recommended Reading List

The Yoga Tradition, Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice, Georg Feuerstein

Moola Bandha, The Master Key, Swami Buddhananda

Tantra, the Path of Ecstasy, Georg Feuerstein

The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga, Georg Feuerstein

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, trans and commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Be Here Now, Ram Dass

Yoga for Children, M. Stewart and K. Philips

Preparing for Birth with Yoga, Janet Balaskas

Yoga for Pregnancy, Sandra Jordan

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

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey

The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long M.D.

The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long M.D.

Yoga Anatomy Human Kinetics, L. Kaminoff

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Martini

Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra; The Ascent, Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Swami Satyananda Saraswati

A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A Moore

The Gheranda Samhita, trans James Mallinson

The Mahabharata, Trans. Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan

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

Light on Yoga, BKS Iyengar

Yoga, the Path to Holistic Health, B.K.S Iyengar

Light on Pranyama, B.K.S Iyengar

Light on Life, 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

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, TKV Desikachar

Yoga Mala, Sri K Patthabi Jois

Ashtanga Yoga- “The Practice Manual”, David Swenson

Hatha Yoga Pradipika, commentary by Swami Vishnu Devananda

Karma-Yoga and Bhakti-Yoga, Swami Vivekananda

Bhagavad-Gita, Winthrop Sargeant

I Am That, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahamsa Yogananda

The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi, Foreword by C.G. Jung

Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom, Joseph Goldstein

The Wisdom of No Escape, Pema Chodron

The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation, J. and M. Levey

Textbook of Medical Physiology, Guyton and Hall

Yoga Therapy, A.G Mohan and Indri Mohan

Ayurveda: Nature’s Medicine, Dr. David Frawley

Ayureveda and Marma Therapy, Dr. David Frawley

Ayurveda and the Mind, The Healing of Consciousness, Dr. David Frawley

Ayurveda: The Ancient Healing Art, Scott Gerson, M.D.

The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health, L. Sparrowe and P. Walden

Timeless Healing, Herbert Benson

The Relaxation Response, Herbert Benson

Ageless Body, Timeless Body, Timeless Mind, Deepak Chopra

The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Peace, Jack Kornfield

A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield

Mohandas Gandhi Essential Writings, Intro by John Dear

Gandhi on Non-Violence, Thomas Merton

The Heart of Understanding- Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh

Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: An updated Guide to Stress, Stress Related Diseases, and Coping, Robert M. Sapolsky

Wise Woman Herbal, Susan Weed

Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing, Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Great Eastern Sun, the Wisdom of Shambhala, Chogyam Trungpa