Trinity Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training

Level I 285-hour Intensive and Module by Module Training

Over the past 12 years Yoga Trinity has completed over 30 successful Yoga Teacher Training programs and continues to support over 500 yoga teachers in their ongoing study, practice, and teaching. Our program continues to evolve and grow, and we look forward to continuing to share a comprehensive and inspiring program in both part-time and full-time intensives with yogis of all ages and backgrounds. I hope you will join us!

The Trinity Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training Level I program is designed to immerse you in your yoga practice and maximize your opportunity for growth, wellbeing, education, and support as you embark on the journey to become a Registered Yoga Teacher.

Flexible Study Options

Our program is offered in a flexible format, allowing students to either complete the full program in a Full-Time or a Part-Time Immersion or study Module-by-Module and complete each 5-day module of training in their own time.

Areas of Study

Each day of your training will include guided yoga practice, breath-work exercises and meditations to deepen your yoga practice, as well as areas of study that will expand your understanding of the philosophies and practices of yoga. Your program also includes a 12-week online journaling program to introduce the philosophies at the source of yoga into your everyday life, as well as help to support your home practice and refine your skills as a teacher.

This 285 hour registered program will provide you with the guidance, practices, techniques and support to begin your own teaching practice. Upon completion of the program, which includes written and practical assessments, you will be awarded with a certificate to verify your successful completion and your competency as a Yoga Teacher. This program is registered Yoga Alliance (200-hour RYT), Yoga Australia (285-hour) and Fitness Australia (15 CEC). Registration allows you to use the credentials of Registered Yoga Teacher and gives you access to reduced insurance rates and certification credits with many international fitness, yoga, and mind body organizations.

I look forward to sharing with you the expansive and enlightening experience that is Teacher Training. Our aim is to not only offer a comprehensive foundation for yoga teachers, but also an opportunity for personal growth and spiritual development. Each student has much to offer of his or her own wisdom and unique experience in this open and dynamic environment. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Namaste,

Heather Agnew, E-RYT, Senior Yoga Education, Master PFT, Director – Trinity Yoga Teacher Training

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Upcoming Level I Intensives:

Join us for the complete Level I Intensive and become a confident, competent and inspiring Registered Yoga Instructor, able to share Yoga with students of ages and backgrounds. Upcoming Full Time and Part Time Intensives include all 4 modules of training, for a complete breakdown of dates please refer to the Module-by-Module Study Calendar:

Location Dates Details
Canberra, ACT Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun 2017

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5 weekends plus two 5-day intensives
Canberra, ACT 2017-2018 Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan

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5 weekends plus 10-day intensive
Canberra, ACT 2018 Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun

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5 weekends plus two 5-day intensives
Adelaide, SA 2018 Mar 16-25 & May 4-13

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Two 10-Day intensives
Canberra, ACT 2018 Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan

Registration Now Open

5 weekends plus a 10-day intensive

Study Modules

With our flexible study options you can undertake your training module-by-module at a pace that is right for you. Join us for one or more modules to begin your journey, or add to your knowledge as a teacher. Upon completion of all four modules and a written and practical assessment you will have completed the Level I Training Certificate and can teach yoga professionally in Australia and internationally as a Registered Yoga Instructor.

Module 1) Foundations of Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Module includes study of the Branches and Limbs of Yoga, Foundations of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Teaching Skills and Ethics, Teaching an Integrated Practice of Body, Mind and Breath, as well as practice, study and practice teaching the Vinyasa Flow Level I Sequence suitable for all levels.

Pre-requisites: none

Module 2) Anatomy and Asana

Module includes a yoga-focussed study of the skeletal system, muscular system, endocrine and internal organ systems, circulatory and lymphatic systems, principles of movement, as well as practice, study and practice teaching the Vinyasa Flow Level I Sequence.

Pre-requisites: completion of Module 1

Module 3) Heart/Mind/Spirit

Module includes study of mental anatomy, energetic anatomy (chakras and nadis), mantra yoga, the history of Yoga, the Bhagavad Gita, guiding meditation, introduction to Ayurveda, as well as practice, study and practice teaching the Vinyasa Flow Level I Sequence.

Pre-requisites: completion of Modules 1-2

Module 4) Unveiling the Teacher

This final module of our Level I 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher Training program includes the role of a teacher, teaching to specialty populations, cueing, correcting and adjusting, the business of yoga, and the transition from student to teacher. This course includes practice and practice teaching the Vinyasa Flow Level I Sequence, as well as final assessment, certificate, and graduation ceremony.

Pre-requisites: completion of Modules 1-3

Level I Flexi-Schedule Calendar

Module 1 Dates Location
2018 Feb 10, 11, 24, 25, Mar 10 Canberra, ACT
2018 Mar 16-20 Adelaide, SA
2018 Sep 1, 2, 15, 16, Oct 20 Canberra, ACT
Module 2 Dates Location
2017 Oct 22, Nov 25, 26, Dec 2, 3 Canberra, ACT
2018 Mar 11, Apr 7, 8, 21, 22 Canberra, ACT
2018 Mar 21-25 Adelaide, SA
2018 Oct 21, Nov 24, 25, Dec 1, 2 Canberra, ACT
Module 3 Dates Location
2018 Jan 5-9 Canberra, ACT
2018 May 23-27 Canberra, ACT
2018 May 4-8 Adelaide, SA
2019 Jan 4-8 Canberra, ACT
Module 4 Dates Location
2018 Jan 10-14 Canberra, ACT
2018 Jun 20-24 Canberra, ACT
2018 May 9-13 Adelaide, SA
2019 Jan 9-13 Canberra, ACT

Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training Level I Intensive Fees

Location Cost Super Earlybird Savings Earlybird Savings
Canberra Feb 18 $4,400 $3,600 by Nov 1 $4,000 by Dec 1
Adelaide Mar 18 $4,400 $3,600 by Nov 16 $4,000 by Dec 14
Canberra Sep 18 $4,400 $3,600 by Jun 1 $4,000 by Jul 1


Flexi-Schedule Modules (cost per module)

Location Cost Earlybird Savings
Canberra Feb 18 $1,100 $100 by Nov 1
Adelaide Mar 18 $1,100 $100 by Nov 16
Canberra Sep 18 $1,100 $100 by Jun 1

Earlybird Savings

To benefit from the Earlybird Savings or Super Earlybird Savings, you are required to submit your application for review, and submit your course deposit of $720 on or prior to the Earlybird Savings deadline.

Payment Plans

Yes we are open to creating a payment plan that works for you. Please discuss with your course coordinator, or directly with Heather to discuss a schedule that suits.

More Information

The Level I Teacher Training Program is available to generally fit students of all abilities and backgrounds who have a regular yoga practice and a sincere desire to learn. To experience the Trinity Vinyasa Flow practice you can stream and download practices, chants, and mediations through the the Yoga Trinity Shop

Registration is limited, and our courses have sold out for the past 5 years, so please do submit your application as soon as possible to reserve your space.

Additional TrainingOur Short Courses and Continuing Education programs can serve as an introduction to teaching, or as further training for teachers who have already completed a 200-hour training. Short Courses include the Vinyasa Flow Immersion, Core Yoga Instructor Training, and Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner Training. Continuing Education programs for post-graduate study include Ayurveda and Yoga , and Adjusting, Assisting and Partner Yoga. CECs/CPDs are available for all of our short courses with organizations like Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, Fitness Australia, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Please see each course for more details, or contact heather@yogatrinity.com

Program Director Heather Agnew

Your course facilitator, Heather Agnew is an internationally recognized ERYT (Senior Yoga Instructor), Master PFT (Fitness Professional), and lifestyle consultant with over 20 years experience in traditional fitness and Pilates training, functional and corrective exercise, energetic healing modalities, and many classical and modern Yoga styles.

Heather brings to the program a strong intent to educate, inspire, and empower teacher trainees to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of yoga technique and philosophy, while revealing their own unique gifts, wisdom, and talents as a teacher and practitioner of yoga. Contact: heather@yogatrinity.com 0406 784 878

Please Note: All courses are subject to participation, any course/module cancellations will be made 30 days prior to course commencement or sooner.

Venues and Accommodations:

Accommodations are not provided for this course. But, our course coordinators can recommend accommodation for all needs/budgets upon request.

Canberra:

February Course Venue: Yoga Centricity, 61A Nellie Hamilton Ave, Yerrabi Pond, Gungahlin, ACT

September Course Venue: UC Fit, University of Canberra, University North Drive, Bruce, 2617

For details contact heather@yogatrinity.com or call 0406 784 878

Adelaide:

Synergy Yoga & Pilates, Glenelg, SA. Glenelg is a beautiful beach suburb in Adelaide and has a wide variety of accommodation. For details contact our host Monique synergyyogapilates@gmail.com or visit www.synergyyogapilates.com.au

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does ‘Registered’ mean?

E-RYT200 2015

Yoga Alliance – Upon graduation from the Trinity Yoga Teacher Training program you will automatically be eligible to obtain registration with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. This will allow you to use the initials RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) after your name, and teach professionally around the world. For more details visit Yoga Alliance

Yoga Australia – Our programs are also registered with Australia’s peak professional yoga body, Yoga Australia. Completion of our Level I program will give you access to their provisional membership, allowing you to teach professionally in Australia. The provisional membership requires that you increase your level of training from the 285 hours of Level I, to 350 hours of training within three years. There are hundreds of programs in Australia and around the world that you can take to upgrade your training, including the Yoga Trinity programs; Ayurveda & Yoga, Adjusting, Assisting & Partner Yoga, Core Yoga, and Thai Yoga Massage. As well, many students can register in full with Yoga Australia after completion of Level I if you have other training in fitness, yoga, massage or anatomy. For more details visit Yoga Australia

Fitness Australia – this program is recognized by Fitness Australia for 15 Continuing Education Credits (CECs). For more details visit Fitness Australia

Registration is fairly new in the yoga community but plays a role in informing our students and employers that we have completed a basic level of training that gives us the skills and knowledge necessary to provide safe and effective yoga classes, and to offer the philosophies, teachings and techniques of yoga in a way that is accessible and practical for the modern life. Registration tells your students that you have achieved this essential level of training, and that you are committed to their health, safety and well-being.

Insurance

Upon graduation you will be able to access public liability and professional indemnity insurance. To operate your own yoga business/teaching practice professional liability insurance is essential to protect you and your students in case of loss or injury. It is your responsibility as an instructor to ensure that coverage is provided for each class or private session that you instruct. To qualify for professional liability insurance you must be registered with Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, or have a certificate from an approved training provider.

Can I Teach Yoga Right Away After Taking This Course?

Absolutely. Once you have completed all four modules of training as well as your written and practical exams, which are included in Module 4, you can register as a Yoga Instructor, obtain professional insurance, and begin teaching. Many of our grads have gone on to start their own studios/yoga businesses, while others have chosen to teach for someone else, or teach corporate or private classes. Additional training and study is important to continue to develop your skills and your understanding of the philosophies and technique of yoga. But, one of the very best ways to develop your teaching skills is to teach.

What if I Can’t Complete The Course?

There are some circumstances in life that we cannot predict, and if an obstacle comes up in your life that causes you to have to discontinue your studies, we can work together to try to assist you in completing the course at another time. This will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, but know that we will accommodate our teacher training students to the best of our ability.

Do I Have To Be Able To Do All The Yoga Poses To Become An Instructor?

Students interested in joining a Yoga Teacher Training program often ask me this question, and the answer is quite simple. If you have found yoga to be an important part of your life and your personal growth, if you have a sincere desire to learn, and if you are passionate about bringing all the rewards and experiences of yoga to others, than you are a suitable candidate to become a Yoga Instructor. The process of teacher training will help you to deepen your practice, and perhaps this means that you will be able to achieve more advanced yoga postures as a result, but keep in mind that yoga is not just about the poses, but about a state of mind and a state of being that is inclusive, accepting, compassionate and loving. We have had students of ages from 17-70 successfully complete the course and go on to become inspiring and successful teachers. To be able to demonstrate yoga asanas is important, but does not exclude teachers of differing levels of skill and ability. What is most important is that you can demonstrate the fundamental principles of yoga on and off the mat.

What if I Don’t Want to Become An Instructor?

Many students come to Teacher Training to simply deepen their own practice and knowledge of the rich teachings of yoga. Having said that, many of these students discover during the process that they do have a desire to become teachers, but this is not essential. Our pre-requisite for the course is that students have a committed practice and a sincere desire to learn, what you do with your new wisdom and experience is up to you.

What Does The Daily Schedule Look Like?

  • AM Guided Practice
  • Break
  • AM Workshop (subjects like philosophy, anatomy etc)
  • Break
  • PM Asana Study
  • PM Practice and Practice Teaching
  • PM Closing Meditation

Can I Take Just One Module At A Time? Can I Take The Modules in Different Cities?

Absolutely. We have created the Flexi-Schedule program because we understand that not everyone can take a month off of work and family responsibilities to undertake training. You can take just one module to deepen your practice and begin to explore yoga. Or, you can take modules in different cities at times that work for you. Please discuss with your course coordinator or directly with Heather to plan a schedule that suits your life best.

What if I Have to Miss a Session?

Our usual policy on attending the face-to-face sessions is that students can miss up to 10% of the face-to-face training (2 days) and be provided with homework to cover the material missed, and still complete the certificate. If a student misses more than 10% of the face-to-face training, attending those sessions at another course or booking for private sessions to cover the missed material would be required in order to complete the certificate.

Can I Do This Course By Correspondence?

Traditional wisdom and current regulations agree that for a teacher to experience and attain a comprehensive education in Yoga Teaching, a minimum standard of 200 hours of study in direct contact with a senior teacher is required. Our course does have a correspondence component, however completion of all four modules of contact study in our Level I course is a requirement to receive your Yoga Trinity certificate, and achieve membership and recognition by governing bodies (Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance). To make our course more accessible, we have created 4 modules of study that can be completed at your own pace please see Modules of Study for more information.

What is Online Journaling?

Our course begins with 12 weeks of online journaling. This process helps to introduce you to the philosophies that we will be exploring during the course, prepares you for this time of study, and also helps to bring Yoga into your daily life. The online journaling program consists of a short weekly reading which is sent to you by email with some ideas of how you might explore yoga philosophy in your daily life. Your reflections on the weekly focus and your Sadhana Diary (practice chart) is to be returned by email to the course facilitator at the end of each week.

I Am Already a Yoga Instructor, But Want to Study and Teach Vinyasa Flow

We welcome yoga teachers from all backgrounds, styles and lineages to take part in the full Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training, or the Vinyasa Flow Instructor Immersion for a post-graduate 90-hour Certificate in Vinyasa Flow Yoga. This module offers you an opportunity to study, practice, and learn to teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga, and includes workshops on Yoga Sutras, Anatomy and Asana, Cuing and Refining, and a complete study of the Trinity Vinyasa Flow Yoga Level 1 Sequence, giving you the practice and experience to teach a 90 minute Vinyasa Flow class. Get all the details here.

I Still Have Questions…

If you have any questions, concerns, or wish to further discuss your interest in Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training, please do contact us anytime at heather@yogatrinity.com