The Gheranda Samhita YTT requires completion of Stage 1 Face to Face Training and Stage 2 Home Study.

To receive the certificate of course completion, apply for professional liability insurance and be eligible to register with our organisation as a RTY (Registered Yoga Teacher) and with the Complementary Medical Association - UK, after the end the intensive face to face training, students are required to complete additional contact and non-contact hours extra-curricular activities.

Teacher Training Vinyasa Flow 205hr – Intensive 14 Days 

Stage 1 Face to Face Training Mandatory Requirements
  1. 14 days including weekends 100% attendance of the practical training (contact hours).
  1. Completion practical exam at the end of the course.

Note: All planned or unforeseen absences due to extenuating circumstances, requires arrangements to be made by the student made to complete the missed days at his/her own expense.

Courses are not residential. Food and transportation to and from the venue is not provided.

Download 2017 courses flyer: March 24th - July 28th - November 24th *A minimum of 5 participants is required for the course to commence.

Rome - Italy 2017

August 2017

Stage 2 Home Study/Correspondence Mandatory Requirements

All Students will be fully supported via email tutoring, skype supervised sessions and online mentoring.

*Students must arrange in advance the contact hours requirement (not included in the course fee) with a Senior/Experienced teacher at their local gym/studio or with our teaching faculty (can be arranged upon enrolment) at a studio in Melville, Mullaloo or East Vic Park.

125 hours undertaken from completion of the face to face training for 12 weeks.

Student must:

  1. Keep a journal of 70 hours yoga classes attendance (not included in the cost) at his/her local studio/gym on a consistent basis with a Senior/ ERYT or our teaching faculty at a studio in Melville, Mullaloo or East Vic Park. Note: The journal must be signed by the teacher to confirm completion of this activity.

  2. Make note of 15 yoga sequences of interest taught by a qualified teacher.

  3. Every two weeks submit 15min video of themselves teaching a yoga class to a group of minimum 3 people. This will count 3 hours towards the 125 hour.

  4. Required reading from the book list for certification (included in the cost). Subjects will be advised at the end of the practical training.

  5. Complete 4 case study of 2000 words each (500 words per page). Subjects will be advised at  the end of the practical training.

  6. Complete Senior First Aid Certificate. This is required to keep registration with Yoga Alliance Australia.

  7. Complete end of course theory online exam: 120 True/False and Multiple Choice Questions with a required passing grade of 75%.

Grading System

The program is pass/fail. Satisfactory Progress (whether the student passes or fails the program) is based on completion and participation in all assignments, tests, observations and performance evaluations given during the course of the live training, and the correspondence components.

  • Satisfactory Progress: Satisfactory progress is defined as actively participating in the intensives. The trainee’s activities are regularly assessed throughout the Course, using at least three different assessment tools – such as performance, verbal and written checklists. In the event that a student does not achieve the established criteria for determining satisfactory progress, the student will be notified and given the opportunity to establish these criteria via the means of “Mandatory Requirements”. Provision made for him/her to further study or practice and a reassessment is undertaken, within the timeframe of the course. The student cannot pass the intensive until he/she meets the requirements to receive the Certification.

  • Unsatisfactory Progress: Students struggling to keep up with the face to face training and correspondence course components. In the event that the student is unable to make the satisfactory progress outlined in “Mandatory Requirements” after three attempts, the student will be released from the program. Students unable to complete their practice log will also be released from the program.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The Yoga Alliance Academy® acknowledges the previous formal training of Anatomy/Biomechanics/Physiology that a student has gained. The student must provide evidence of past learning/experience.

Participant Obligations to receive Certification

*The Yoga Alliance Academy® takes teacher training very seriously. Though the technical requirements for its training courses are modest, an attitude of genuine desire: to immerse yourself in the intensive face to face training, to commit to being present and participate to the best of your ability in all classes, with eagerness for challenge, and a willingness to venture beyond your comfort zone, are absolutely necessary.

*If you're only interested in certification or a spa-like yoga YTT, these training courses are not for you.

  1. Failure to attend: Stage 1- Face to Face Training (one or more day), withdrawing from the course or not completing certification Stage 2 will result in the student not being certified.

  2. Attendance: No partial attendance is allowed during the 12/17day Face to Face training. Note: All planned or unforeseen absences due to extenuating circumstances, requires arrangements to be made by the student made to complete the missed days at his/her own expense.

  3. Missed days WA residents: If a participant fails to attend a single day of a live training course, then that participant must attend within 14 days from the end of  the live training an alternate day with the training faculty to make up the missed day. A daily fee of $ 270 will be charged for any days made up at an alternate date.

  4. Missed days interstate and overseas students: Skype supervised sessions with our teaching faculty will be organised, $120 per hour fee applies.  

Warning  - The  Gheranda Samhita Intensive Training Courses are Not for Everyone!

The 14 days programs has an intensive practicum schedule of 9 hours classroom hours: 8:00am-6:00pm including weekends and 1 hour homework (practice, essays, reading) per day for the entire course duration, and curriculum that is physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding.

In considering whether or not to enrol, let it be emphasised that there is an extensive quantity of Yogic material condensed into intensive programs. Please do not underestimate the mental and physical demands which will be placed on participants. We ask that you seriously evaluate your levels of physical, psychological, and spiritual maturity before enrolling in these courses. To be admitted, you must demonstrate medical and mental health readiness to fully participate in the demands of the program.

Fitness Instructors

To receive 15 CECs certificate to re-register with Fitness Australia must hold the following:

  • Certificate III or above in Fitness recognised by Fitness Australia.

  • Registration Fitness Australia.

  • Current Senior First Aid Certificate.

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