The Teacher Mentoring Program at Marrickville Yoga Centre offers practitioners the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the methodology of the Iyengar yoga system devised by B.K.S Iyengar Basic techniques of teaching yoga in the Iyengar method and preparing trainees to achieve accreditation as a certified Iyengar Yoga.
Trainees will attend a series of weekend workshops to develop an overall understanding of the methods of teaching asana and pranayama as developed by B.K.S. Iyengar.
The program is facilitated by Senior Iyengar teacher Simon Joannou and has been designed to equip all trainees with the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experience to teach yoga in the Iyengar method.
A one-on-one interview with Simon is required to apply for the Teacher Mentoring Program.
Yoga Teacher Training in Sydney varies for different forms of yoga. Iyengar Yoga Teacher Mentoring is well known for its rigorous, dynamic and focussed approach. The Teacher Mentoring Course at Marrickville Yoga Centre meets the requirements of the Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia, which requires that trainees undertake 300 hours of training.
Please get in touch with us via email to arrange a time for an interview with Simon Joannou.
To undertake the Teacher Mentoring program, students need to have been students of Iyengar Yoga for a minimum of 3 years.
The Teacher Mentoring Program is a 3 Year course. Year One is an Indepth Study Course. Years Two & Three focus on teaching in the Iyengar Method. Each year comprises of 5 weekends study, plus reading and assignments.
The structure of the weekends is:
Thursdays: 4-6pm Yoga therapy (optional)
Fridays: 5.30pm -8.00pm Practise
Saturdays: 4 – 7 pm Teaching practise
Sundays: 7- 9am practise session & 1-4pm Theory/ practical workshops.
In addition, trainees need to undertake 100 hours of assisting. Trainees attend Yoga Therapy, group practices, regular classes and workshops during the course. Teacher Mentoring is a busy period where students are encouraged to dedicate themselves to Yoga.
The cost of the course is $1,250.00 per year. A $500 deposit is required to enrol in the program. Please get in touch with us to discuss your payment options.
Marrickville Yoga Centre also offers an Indigenous Scholarship. This scholarship is a free scholarship to undertake the program with Simon. The scholarship covers not only the cost of mentoring but all attendance at classes and ongoing mentorship. Please get in touch with us to arrange a meeting with Simon to apply for the Scholarship.
Dates for the 2020 Year:
February 14th – 16th
April 3rd – 5th
May 29th – 31st
July 31st – 2nd August
September 4th – 6th
November 6th – 8th
The Teacher Mentoring Program at Marrickville Yoga Centre offers trainees the opportunity to deepen their own personal practice while undertaking comprehensive Training in the Iyengar Method.
In the Course trainees will learn the basic techniques of teaching yoga (asana & pranayama). They will develop an understanding of yoga anatomy and physiology, yoga theory and knowledge concerning use of props, the role and responsibilities of a teacher, common ailments for students in a class setting, class design for Beginners and asanas for menstruation and pregnancy.
Detailed exploration of all asana and pranayama in the Introductory syllabus will be undertaken as well as an exploration of the history of yoga and yogic philosophy.
The style of training in our Mentoring Program is both theoretical and practical, with a real emphasis on learning in a live environment. As part of this Course students will complete over 100 hours of practical experience in classes.
Trainees will have the added advantage of gaining a comprehensive introduction to Yoga Therapy Training at Sydney’s largest Iyengar Yoga school.
At Marrickville Yoga Centre our aim is to provide participants with a comprehensive knowledge of both the theory and the practice of yoga. Learning about the art, science and philosophy of Iyengar yoga is a lifelong pursuit and this three year Teacher Mentoring Program is the ideal place to start.
What happens if I miss a weekend?
Students are able to make up a weekend if one is missed.
When can I sit for the Introductory Assessment?
Students need to complete 15 weekends of training and have developed a practise that is adequate to sit for the exam.