50 Hour Modular Training Course

This 50 hour Remedial training has been developed by Maria Kirsten, delivered by Bec Isaacs. The program is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of how to integrate a more holistic approach to your yoga.

Explore key poses and other elements of yoga to develop a more therapeutic, individualistic approach into your teaching and your own practice. Designed for yoga teachers and yoga students wishing to deepen their knowledge of applied anatomy and working with the individual on all aspects of yoga, not just asana (open to non-yoga teachers).

Course Dates

6 Day Residential at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre

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Priced from $2,200 (includes tuition, all meals and 5 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)

Earlybird Price from $2,050 – offer available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

Course History

Byron Yoga Centre’s 6 day Remedial Yoga Training was developed by Maria Kirsten, a senior yoga teacher, yoga therapist and occupational therapist who passed away peacefully after a short cancer illness in April 2021. Maria was passionate about promoting an individualistic approach to yoga and passed this passion, and a lot of her knowledge, onto her dedicated student and assistant teacher, Bec Isaacs.

Bec has taken up the mantel of Maria’s teachings and adapted our Remedial Yoga manual to offer a course that incorporates Maria’s approach while also adding her own focus on a holistic foundation that extends beyond asana. This course is for teachers, current yoga teacher trainees and experienced practitioners looking to expand their knowledge of applied anatomy and develop a more therapeutic approach to yoga.

Course Content

  • Early morning practices exploring Remedial Yoga principles (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting & philosophy) with Bec Isaacs and other senior teachers
  • Theory sessions, Remedial Yoga and person-centred therapeutic approaches to practice
  • Workshops to further your skills:
    • Explore the key elements of applying Remedial Yoga and functional anatomy to your own practice and teaching
    • Understand the 5 Koshas (layers) and use them as a framework for practicing and teaching holistically
    • Understand how Remedial Yoga, traditionally taught 1 on 1, can also be implemented into group classes
    • Explore the foundations of Asana and the importance of function over form in posture
    • Learn how to modify postures for beginners, aging students and people with injuries and limitations
    • Develop the skills to teach from a place that is supportive to the individual in the context of safety and trust
    • Intro to Yoga for Mental Health and the Polyvagal Theory
    • Explore the Krishnamacharya lineage of Vini yoga, the brahmana/langhana model, breath centred asana and Purna Yoga philosophy
    • Learn both traditional and contemporary strategies to empower individuals to create beneficial functional movement patterns in the body
  • This course will also explore the importance of yogic ethics (the Yamas & Niyamas) as outlined in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Experiential style learning in early morning and 4pm practical classes

Certificate of Attainment

This 50 hour training can be counted as your CPD (Continuous Professional Development) as required by Yoga Alliance (YACEP) and Yoga Australia.

You will receive a certificate of completion and this can be counted as 50 hours towards any Level 1 or Level 2 where you have already participated in the residential intensive.

Note: There are no assessments or online requirements for this course (yay!).

Sample Program – 6 Day Remedial Yoga Training

Day 1:

2:00pm - Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
3:00pm - Welcome Circle
4:00pm - Intro class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Self study / reflection / meditation

Day 2-5:

6:30am - Asana, meditation and pranayama class
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Theoretical session
10:30am - Break
11:00am - Practical workshop
12:30pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Practical Workshop/Integration Session
4:00pm - Afternoon Class & Reflection
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Reflection / self study / meditation

Day 6:

6:30am - Yoga practice
8:00am - Breakfast, check out of rooms
9:00am - Final session and closing circle
11:00am - Departure (you are welcome to stay on to use the facilities and have lunch)

* Daily program may vary slightly

Course Venue

This fully residential training will be held at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

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