200hr RYT Teacher Training

Teacher Training 2021

200hr RYT Teacher Training

2021

What’s special about our training…

Why learn with us…

Professional and Transformational

Our teacher training allows time for you to experience and integrate all aspects of the training including, yoga philosophy, ethics, energetics, ayruveda, asanas (poses) anatomy and biomechanics.

Learn Varied Yoga & Meditation Styles

We introduce different styles of yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin), Mindfulness, Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama techniques, Mantra and Meditation. Our focus is on combining traditional yoga practices with modern science evidence based movement as an approach to asana, ensuring students are well equipped with teaching methodology, effective tools and techniques to support the students understanding and embodiment of yoga.

Real Class Teaching /Assisting Experience

Training includes the opportunity to be mentored, teach and assist in regular classes during training.

Workshops

Workshops will be held throughout the training to allow students to further develop specific skills in areas such as public speaking, finding your authentic voice, building confidence and a presence to deliver powerful and meaningful classes.

Small Class Size

With only 22 spaces available we make sure you receive our undivided individual attention.

Ongoing Support

After graduating from our training we offer one to one mentoring with lead trainers if you wish to further develop teaching skills.

 

You will learn…

  • An introduction to yoga history and philosophy including Sankhya Philosophy & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Ethics of a yoga teacher using the guiding principles of The Yamas and Niyamas
  • An introduction to Tantric Philosophy and Practices
  • How to develop a sustainable self-practice
  • Mantra and Meditation
  • Foundations of Ayurveda and Yoga.
  • An introduction into the subtle body – chakras, koshas, gunas and vayus
  • Sanskrit names of postures and their etymology
  • The art of intelligent sequencing
  • Guiding and cueing foundational yoga asana in the styles of Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin

You will learn…

  • An introduction to yoga history and philosophy including Sankhya Philosophy & Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Ethics of a yoga teacher using the guiding principles of The Yamas and Niyamas
  • An introduction to Tantric Philosophy and Practices
  • How to develop a sustainable self-practice
  • Mantra and Meditation
  • Foundations of Ayurveda and Yoga.
  • An introduction into the subtle body – chakras, koshas, gunas and vayus
  • Sanskrit names of postures and their etymology
  • The art of intelligent sequencing
  • Guiding and cueing foundational yoga asana in the styles of Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin
  • Principles of anatomy and biomechanics – how they apply to asana
  • How to observe and see bodies and be able to offer modifications & the use of props
  • The art of using your voice with confidence and authenticity
  • Confidence through practice teaching, giving and receiving feedback from teachers and students
  • Introduction to Yin and Mindfulness
  • The business of yoga and what’s next

200hr Teacher Training

Immersion Details 
June – Nov 2021

We are excited to be able to offer a second 200hr training program in 2021. The training is split into four immersions, each consisting of five days. We are so excited to be hosting two of the immersions at a beautiful retreat centre in the Waikato; the incredible Waitetuna retreat will offer both a chance to step out from the energy of the city and an opportunity to step into your focus. 

 

Training Dates

Modules 1-4 

  • June 30 – July 4th: Module One (5 days) Waitetuna Retreat Centre
  • August 18th – 22nd Module Two (5 days) Kula, Murawai
  • October 13th – 17th: Module Three (5 days) Kula, Murawai
  • November 10th – 14th: Module Four (5 days)  Waitetuna Retreat Centre 

Class Size: Limited to 22 students only

Program Requirements

Attendance 

100% attendance is required. 

Any missed sessions need to make up by paying the lead teacher / workshop teacher $90 per hour for private sessions.

Required Reading 

It’s a great idea to start reading the teacher training books. Once the training begins, there will be lots of review assessments and teaching practice to do.

These are the books required for reading:

  • The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele
  • Light on Life by BKS Iyengar
  • Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith
  • Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana
  • The Heart of Yoga by T.V.K. Desikachar
  • Yoga Anatomy 2nd edition by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Teaching Yoga by Mark Stephens
  • The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark

Payment

Cash, EFTPOS and Online Transfer payment methods only

NZ $4,900, includes 10% off all books.

Retreat Accomodation
Cost of Accomodation for both retreats is an extra $300 (includes 8 nights)

Early Registration Discount
Save $300 if you register and pay before April 30th, 2020.

Enrolment in this program is not confirmed until a $500 (non-refundable) deposit is received.

(Cash, EFTPOS and Online Transfer payment methods only)

Refund Policy

For cancellation one month prior to the start date, payment will be refunded less $500 deposit. Less than one month prior to and up to the day before training begins, 25% of the teacher training cost will be refunded. There is NO refund once training begins.

 2021 Training Details Jan – May

Training Dates

Modules 1-4 

  • Jan 29th – Feb 1st: Module One (4 days) 40hours
  • Feb 26th – March 1st: Module Two (4 days) 40hours
  • March 25th – 28th: Module Three (4 days) 40hours
  • April 24th – 26th: Module Four (3 days) 30hours
  • May 7th – 8th: Finals preparation and practical’s week of 9-15th Written assessment 
  • May 16th: Graduation 

Compulsory Workshops (Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 4pm)

  • February 20th -21st: Yin and Asana Workshop (8hours)
  • March 13th: Ayurveda Workshop (4hours)
  • March 14th: Introduction to Tantric Philosophy/Self Practice with Kara-Leah Grant (4hours)
  • April 10th – 11th: Public Speaking and Asana Clinic (8hours)
  • May 1st – 2nd: Asana Clinic/Sequencing (8hours)

 

Payment

Option 1
NZ $4,900, includes 4 months unlimited yoga and 10% off all books.

Option 2
NZ$4,400 if you already have an unlimited membership with Om Yoga Studio.

Early Registration Discount
Save $300 if you register and pay before November 30th, 2020.

Enrolment in this program is not confirmed until a $500 deposit is received.

(Cash, EFTPOS and Online Transfer payment methods only)

Testimonials

“OM’s Yoga Teacher Training program really stands out from other teacher training options. After lots of research, I found many courses focused on teaching lots about yoga. But what makes OM uniques, is that Sandey, Fiona and Kylie keep the focus on how to help you how to become a truly authentic yoga teacher.

The course structure and pace really suited my learning style – being guided and practicing at OM on the weekends in a safe, supportive environment; then during the week, self-study and time to reflect on what we’d learned. As questions, thoughts and ideas popped up – there was plenty of time over our 4 month journey to discuss and play with concepts, to try things out. I loved how we explored everything from Yoga philosophy to Anatomy to Voice coaching to busting out some dance moves!

I’m so grateful to all the OM team for their dedication, unwavering support as well as sharing their substantial knowledge and love of yoga, to make us the best teachers we can be. I’m now teaching yoga in central Wellington and on the Kapiti coast and loving every moment! Namaste OM.”

Sally Flewelling

Graduate of OM’s 2017 Yoga teacher training program

“As I’ve mentioned to the OM Studio Yoga Teacher Training Instructors, this yoga teacher training is a lot more than teaching you how to cue asanas. It is a training about getting to know yourself first on a philosophical, anatomical and physiological level. It is about teaching you to show up when resistance is on the way and making you trust that you will come out on the other end stronger and better. It’s about finding your inner teacher, your atman, and how you can support others on the journey. From day one, the TT’s were trusted to teach in front of a real class, so from a hands on experience, the teaching opportunities are plentiful during the course. While the time commitment is high, I wouldn’t have chosen it any other way. Massive thank you to Sandey, Kylie and Fiona for tirelessly always being there to help guide us through our journeys, and for holding such a safe space.”

Bleri Puidokas

What an incredible rollercoaster ride – whatever I anticipated the course to be & what I thought i would get from it was that & a million times more!! Sandey, Kylie & Fiona are an incredible trio – Their individual qualities complement each other beautifully. Their passion, energy, compassion & ability to hold space for each one of us is truly a special gift! 

Laura Heeney

“The end of this program is the start of a journey. I have opened doors, windows and pathways that I shall not (and with no desire to) turn back from. The universe is infinite and exists within each and everyone of us.”

Emily Rose Reid

“The Om Yoga Studio Teacher Training course has been life changing for me.

I signed up, not fully knowing what to expect out of the journey. I wasn’t sure if I actually wanted to teach yoga, but I knew that I wanted to learn more. The experience was more than I could have hoped for, not only did I learn about anatomy, cueing poses and yoga philosophy, I made lifelong friends along the way and learnt that yoga is everywhere (not just on the mat).

The structure of the course allowed me to balance my full-time work with practice and study, and Fiona and Sandey were always available for support. There were also fantastic workshops with guest speakers, enabling us to learn about yin yoga, meridian lines, voice coaching and so much more.

The training was so important in my own self-discovery journey. I found the courage to guide a group of people through a class and have and continued teaching and developing my own practice further.”

Katherine Findlay

“The course was so much more than I had expected! It covers several different aspects of yoga and you truly discover how yoga is so much more beyond the postures. The course challenges you right from day one, but the challenges are those which you feel ready and most importantly totally supported to tackle. And it is in those challenging moments that you gain the most insight and learning from. A standout of the course has to be the three powerful woman who hold the space and guide you through. Sandey, Fiona and Kylie are such dedicated, experienced and inspiring teachers who have a united vision of the course, yet each bring such unique qualities, experiences and knowledge. They complement and balance each other perfectly and as a student you know there is a solid platform of support with you all the way. On finishing the course, I truly feel I have gained new skills, knowledge, experience, and inspiration to take those next steps on my yoga teaching journey, whatever form that might be. Grateful to have completed my 200+ hour teacher training at OM this year and would highly recommend the course to anyone considering yoga teaching or those just curious to learn more about yoga beyond the mat.”

Bella Bowkett

I highly recommend the Teacher Training at OM for anyone wanting to deepen their knowledge or teach Yoga. The course is comprehensive and lays a good foundation to all the different aspects of Yoga. This course lights the flame in your heart and leads you to further explore the path of your Yoga journey, wherever that might lead you. The teachers are amazing, inspiring, caring and loving.  They held us together and guided us through the uncertainty and ever-changing times of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Tanaz Naoriji

“Om Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training is transformational. It not only offered me the chance to deepen and develop my understanding of yoga but it really pushed me to my edge and helped me blossom.

There was an amazing range of inspirational teachers that held workshops – ranging from meridian lines, voice training to chakras and Yin Yoga.

The training offered the small group of teacher trainees the opportunity to find their passion within the yoga world – whether we went on to teach or not.

The wealth of knowledge of the teachers and the asana clinics assured me that I would be provided with everything I needed to teach. The opportunity to teach parts of public classes from the very beginning gave me the confidence to begin my teaching journey soon after graduating.

The course was deeply challenging but Fiona and Sandey ensured there was space to absorb the physical and spiritual changes that occurred. It allowed me to look deeply at where I was in my life and helped me make some really important decisions.

Since graduation I’ve carried the inspiration off my yoga mat into each day. Yoga isn’t confined to the studio – ‘Yoga is Now’!”

Tennessee Mansford

“I never wanted to teach Yoga – I wanted to further my own practice and investigate myself. After considering an intensive course abroad and another more local training I decided to train at Om as I felt I would be considerably supported through the process. Taking part in your Teacher Training was the best decision I could have made. The standard of teaching, the knowledge of the tutors, the depth of content in the course and the care with which it is all delivered – it is all of the very highest standard. My life feels transformed, new and exciting opportunities await me and whether I teach Yoga or not (heads-up: it is rewarding, challenging and personally satisfying to teach) I could not be happier after completion of my 200 hour training at Om.”

Dawn Frazer

This training was cleverly crafted together by the two most amazing teachers. Sandey and Kylies knowledge is beyond belief. They give themselves totally to their students throughout the training, physically and emotionally guiding you through all the ups and downs that appear along the journey. It would be hard to find any teachers so dedicated in trying to produce well informed and broadly knowledgeable Teachers to head forth on their own journeys.
Louise McKee