TEACHER MENTORING PROGRAM MARCH 2019
Begins March 2019
The Teacher Mentoring Program at Marrickville Yoga Centre offers practioners 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 Training Course at Marrickville Yoga Centre meets the teacher training 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.
This Course takes place over 10 weekends. The structure of the weekends is:
Thursdays: 4-6pm Yoga therapy (optional)
Fridays: 5.30pm -7.30pm Practise
Saturdays: 8am – 12 Assisting /observation & class attendance & 5.30 -7.30 pm Teaching practise
Sundays: 7.30- 9.15 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.
Towards the end of the course, there will be a residential retreat for those participants in the course. This will be at an additional cost.
Seven of the Ten Course weekend dates have been finalised for 2019. The first weekend will be held 15th – 17th March 2019. The 2019 dates are:
Weekend 1: 15 -17th March
Weekend 2: 12th -14th April
Weekend 3: 24th – 26th May
Weekend 4: 9th – 11th August
Weekend 5: 13th – 15th September
Weekend 6: 18th – 20th October
Weekend 7: 15 – 17th November
The cost of the course is $2,800. A $500 deposit is required to enrol in the program. Please get in touch with us to discuss your options.
Marrickville Yoga Centre also offer an Indigenous Scholarship. This scholarship is a free scholarship to undertake the program with Simon. The scholarship covers not only the cost of training, 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.
The Teacher Mentoring Program extends beyond the 10 weekends of study and theory. Candidates work closely with Simon in a mentorship. This mentorship includes assisting in Simon’s classes and the opportunity to work in the Yoga Therapy sessions. Run by Stephanie Quirk, a world renowned expert in this field, the opportunity for students to work in a busy therapy class is an invaluable opportunity for all students.
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 two year Teacher Mentoring Program is the ideal place to start.