Vinyasa Flow Continuing Education for Yoga Instructors
In 2018 we are upgrading our Vinyasa Flow Continuing Education Immersion to a 150-hour, 6-day Immersion experience.
This 150-hour continuing education program is designed for yoga teachers from any background, style or lineage who wish to study, practice, and learn to teach Vinyasa Flow. The course includes a face-to-face intensive, plus self-paced Online Study available upon registration, which you can study at your own pace, in your own time. You will be provided with all the resources, materials, and support you need as you explore the foundations of theory and practice, enhance your own personal practice, and develop the skills and techniques essential to teaching a safe, effective, and inspiring Vinyasa Flow class.
What is Vinyasa Flow?
Vinyasa is a ‘progressive flow’, and this program offers an opportunity to progressively develop a yoga practice that offers the benefits of strength, flexibility and balance in an environment of present-moment-focus that will enhance body awareness, posture, mental clarity, and breathwork.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is grounded in the philosophy and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, with techniques modified to be more accessible and beneficial for the modern practitioner. This training explores both the rich teachings of the traditional philosophies of yoga and modern movement principles in practice. This course is an ideal continuing education program for those wishing to deepen their personal practice and learn to teach Vinyasa Flow.
6-Day Immersion Program Overview:
Module 1, 6-Days, 51 hours of face-to-face training
- Daily Vinyasa Flow Guided Practice
- Discussions and workshops include: Foundations of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Teaching Skills, Making Yoga Accessible
- Movement Labs and Practicum include: Pose by Pose study of the full Vinyasa Flow sequence, Yoga Pose Labs on modifications, variations, regression and progressions
- Practice teaching each pose, and each pose flow
Module 2, Online Study, 99 hours of self-paced learning
- Personal Practice Log, 15 hours
- Yoga Philosophy in Daily Life Online Study, 25 hours
- Reading & Writing Assignment – Yoga Sutras, 5 hours
- Research and Writing Assignment – Benefits of Yoga, 5 hours
- Ayurveda Basics Online Study, 4 hours
- Mind Body Meditation Online Study, 10 hours
- Asana Study Assignment, 20 hours
- Practice Teaching, 10 hours
- Private Mentoring, 4.5 hours
- Plus, participation in ongoing teacher’s forums on philosophy, anatomy, and teaching skills
Assessment & Completion
- Written assessment, completed online
Aims and Outcomes
It is our aim that when you complete this program you will be able to clearly demonstrate each technique, guide the participant safely through a balanced sequence of postures, and instruct simple breathing exercises. As well, we encourage each Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher in demonstrating the philosophies and ethics of yoga in their practice, personal and professional interactions.
Graduates will show competence in:
- Demonstrating and instructing Vinyasa Flow yoga
- Understanding how to prop, modify, regress, and progress each technique
- Teaching and cueing breathwork suitable for the beginner to intermediate student
- Instructing and educating students in the benefits of yoga, including flexibility, strength and conditioning, and core strength.
- Identifying students who require referral to a healthcare provider before commencing a Vinyasa Flow class
- Observing the philosophies and ethics of Vinyasa Flow in business management, teacher-student relationship, and personal practice.
Areas of Study:
Technical Study: 60 Poses, 4 breathing techniques, 3 mantras, 4 mudras
Theory & Methodology: Cuing and Correcting Skills, Sequencing, Regressions & Progressions, Helpful Props, Special Populations, Practice Guidelines, How We Teach, Client Management Skills, Risk Management Practices
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics: Foundations of Vinyasa Flow, 5 Core Concepts, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Code of Ethics, Ayurveda
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Frequently Asked Questions
How to Register:
You can submit your registration online, or a registration form can be emailed to you to complete on your computer or on paper. To register please answer the questions in application clearly and honestly, and forward your application to your course coordinator. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a welcome package, including details on making deposits and Earlybird payments. Once your payments and registration are processed, you will have access to your Online Study materials to begin your studies and practice.
What should I bring to the class?
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing that moves easily with your body. Wear layers to keep you cool during practice, and warm during study hours. Bring note-taking materials (pen, paper), water bottle, lunch/snack.
Where can I find accommodation?
For students traveling from out of the area our course coordinators can recommend accommodation for all budgets from shared backpacker accommodation to private holiday apartments. Speak to the course coordinator, and they can also help to pair you with another student from our course if you would like to share accommodation.
Who can study Vinyasa Flow Instructor Intensive
This program is open to yoga teachers from any lineage/style with a keen interest in practicing, studying, and teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Who can practice Vinyasa Flow Yoga?
Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a practice that is accessible to generally healthy participants of all ages and backgrounds. For students with existing medical or musculoskeletal injuries medical clearance may be required. This is not a suitable practice for pre-natal students with no prior Yoga experience.
How Many Hours is This Program?
This program will give you 150 hours of continuing education study and practice (80.5 contact hours, 69.5 non-contact hours). You can use these CPD credits with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. See your membership organization for more information on CPD awards for renewal and membership upgrades.
Can I teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga right away after this program?
If you are currently registered with a Yoga professional body like Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance and/or carry professional indemnity insurance yes you can teach Vinyasa Flow Yoga right away.
For Upcoming Vinyasa Flow Intensive dates visit our Events page.
Program fee includes all face-to-face and online course instruction, audio/video practices, teaching manual, assessment, mentoring, and your certificate of completion.
Upon acceptance to this course, a deposit of $250 is required to secure your place in the course and receive any Early-Bird savings. This deposit is non-refundable once your Online Study Module has been delivered. Deposits can be transferred to another course date/city. The remaining fees are to be paid prior to course commencement unless a payment plan has been organized with your course coordinator. Remaining course fees are refundable if cancellation is received no later than 6 weeks prior to event, however a $100 administrative fee will be charged. Cancellations received later than 6 weeks prior to event are non-refundable. Payments can be made by bank transfer or credit card (note: credit card payments incur a 2% surcharge.)
Note: Please carefully consider non-refundable payments prior to commitment.