Yoga Teacher Training
200 HOUR TEACHER TRAINING
6 MoNTH MENTORSHIP — 14th sep 2019 to 23rd feb 2020
We are excited to be taking on 15 committed teacher trainees for our upcoming 200 hr YTT which will run over 6 months from the 14th of September 2019 to 23rd February 2020. Over the course of the 6 months students will recieve unlimited yoga classes at Ritual and indepth education and training in the practice and teachings of Yoga.
This course does not set out to present Yoga as one particular thing, from any one angle or on the basis of any one particular school of thought or philosophical system. When we look back on the evolution of yoga we can see that it did not develop in a straight line, nor does it connect back to one particular person or tradition.
The development of yoga as we know it draws on many different philosophies and lineages which share key concepts such as dharma, karma, samsara, dukkha, and meditation, with almost all of them focussing on the ultimate goal of liberation (moksha) of the individual through diverse range of practices.
They differ in their assumptions about the nature of existence as well as the specifics of the path to the ultimate liberation however the ultimate goal of personal freedom seems to be shared in common. Together, these philosophies are like rivers flowing from distant mountains contributing and coalescing to form the one ocean that is yoga.
At Ritual our goal is to offer the practice of yoga in way that allows each student to experience yoga as an empirical or experiential science, free from the limitations of dogma. That being said, Yoga has an important chronological and cultural history that is rich with profound metaphors along with beautiful models and concepts that aim to explain experiences that aren't always able to be articulated in a way that does justice to a felt experience. Hence, we will explore yoga through the prism of a variety of lineages and schools of thought in order to have a rich and dynamic understanding of yoga in the context of its history and philosophical foundations.
It is from this point that we will apply yoga’s profound yet surprisingly simple philosophy and accompanying practices, test them in the context of our own life and analyse the results. True to the science of Yoga, you are not encouraged to believe in anything instead you are invited to use the practices to explore the terrain of your existence.
Contact Days — Weekends
First 6 Weekends: 14th Sep- 20th Oct 2019
1. History + Philosophy Foundations
2. Anatomy + Physiology
3. The Science of Meditation, Pranayama + Kriya
3. Asana Yoga Foundations
4. Asana alignment + Assists
5. Ayurveda and Philsophy with Rose Baudin
6. Group Practicum
Second 6 Weekends: 18th Jan - 23rd Feb 2020
1. Asana Intermediate + Inversions + Assists
2. Mantra, Meditation + Advanced Philosophy
3. Holding space, cueing + The art of sequencing and theming
4. Teaching Practicum + self care + living yoga
5. Tools for a teaching career + the business of yoga.
6. Group Practicum + Closing dinner
Course work outside of contact days:
- Attendance of a min of 50x classes at Ritual
- 10 x class observations
- 10 x class assists
- 4 x Book reports
- Anatomy exam
- 2 x essays
- 4 x teaching assessments
Introductory Reading List
Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit — A Return to Wholeness, Donna Farhi.
A student's guide to the History & Philosophy of Yoga, Peter Connoly.
Functional Anatomy of Yoga, David Keil.
Light on Pranayama, BKS Iyengar.
Pantanjali's Yoga Sutras.
Inner Engineering, Sadh Guru.
Waking up, Sam Harris.
Once the training is completed Ritual provides ongoing mentorship for graduate teacher trainees and the opportunity teach a 1hr community class to the general public to ensure our trainees gain the experience they will need to start their teaching journey.
Ritual’s hatha vinyasa yoga training is open to anyone who has a love for yoga and is ready to deepen their knowledge and learn more about themselves through the practices of yoga and meditation. The course has been carefully put together to provide our students with in depth knowledge on the practice of yoga along with the practical skills they will need to teach quality classes that will leave people feeling inspired and alive in their bodies.
Ritual’s inspirational and educational teacher training is perfect for anyone who:
Wants to begin a journey of self-enquiry and discovery
Wants to learn more about pranayama, meditation and be able to teach these practices.
Wants to learn more about the philosophy and history of yoga.
Wants to become a confident yoga teacher with the ability to teach creative, intelligent yoga classes that are grounded in richness of yoga philosophy
Other Course Inclusions
Printed copy of Ritual’s Yoga Training manual
1 x Private Session
Unlimited classes at Ritual's Gold Coast studio for the duration of the training
One day silent retreat
Unique Guest Workshops
Total Course Fee: $4,300
You receive the option to either pay the course in full or enter into a weekly Payment plan (incurs a $200 admin fee). Payments will need to be paid weekly into our nominated account. All terms of payment and payment schedules must be honoured by the student. The balance of your Yoga course must be paid one week prior to the commencement of the course.
Required Enrolment Deposit
$500 deposit is due upon application. The deposit is non-refundable unless your application is not accepted. The amounts listed above INCLUDE your $500 deposit. Payment plans are available (incurs a $200 admin fee).
Ritual gives all students a two-week cooling off period from receipt of their enrolment. After the commencement of the training, no course fees paid will be refundable unless exceptional circumstances can be substantiated in which case refunds and credits will be considered by Ritual on a case-by-case basis.
Ready to enrol?
To enrol into the Yoga Teacher Training at Ritual you are required to pay your deposit or the course price in full, once you have read all of the above terms and conditions. If you have any questions regarding your terms of enrolment, please view our FAQ’s page here, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org