50 Hour Modular Training Course with Maria Kirsten

Remedial Yoga: 50 hour training for yoga teachers, current trainees and anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge of working with injuries and applied anatomy for yoga (open to non-yoga teachers)

6 Day Residential at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre – dates to be announced

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Priced from $2090 (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 $1870*

*Earlybird – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

This 50 hour training program is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of applied anatomy in the context of Remedial Yoga and to integrate a more therapeutic, individualistic approach into your teaching and your own practice.

Modular Trainings

Byron Yoga Centre’s 50 and 25 hour Modular Trainings are designed to be stand alone specialty courses as well as being applicable to part of your 200 or 300 certificates. They fit particularly well as part of a Level 2 300 hour course. To be counted as part of a Level 1 or Level 2 the modular course must be undertaken after the residential intensive not before. These modular course hours can also be used for the ongoing professional development required each year by Yoga Alliance and other professional bodies. Or you could just do one because you want to learn more.

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Remedial Yoga: Deepen your knowledge and further your skills

Byron Yoga Centre’s 6 day Remedial Yoga Training led by Maria Kirsten 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. This 50 hour training will help you to employ a more individualistic approach to practicing and teaching yoga through Remedial Yoga. It will also guide you in how to work more intelligently with your, or your students’, injuries, limitations or special needs.


The program is a combination of theory sessions and practical workshops to build your knowledge and skills from a solid base of essential foundations. Participants will be guided to increase their experience and confidence in Remedial Yoga and how to work with students who need special attention, not just those with injuries but also beginners or older students.

The training is ideal for our Level 1 graduates who are looking to boost their teaching proficiency (and professional development hours) by gaining a deeper understanding of Remedial Yoga and the key elements of applied anatomy for yoga. Level 2 trainees, or those planning to participate in our Level 2 course, can also use the 50 hours from this training towards their certificate.

Remedial Yoga Course details

This 50 hour Remedial Yoga is a combination of classes and workshops focusing on applied anatomy aimed at building a more therapeutic, individualistic approach into your teaching and your own practice.

At the start of each day you will enjoy an early morning asana, pranayama and meditation class with senior Byron Yoga Centre teachers, giving you the opportunity to deepen your own practice.

Between your delicious breakfast and lunch we will offer a program of theoretical and practical sessions on Remedial Yoga led by Maria Kirsten. These will focus on breaking down poses to their key factors, looking at how and when to offer modifications, variations or alternative poses. This course is fundamentally about understanding how to adapt poses for the individual rather than a one-size-fits-all attitude. This approach is built on a foundation of breath and prana, guiding you to teach, and practice, in a way that is supportive and sustainable through all phases of life.

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After lunch you will have some free time to relax by the pool, before the afternoon practical session at 2pm with a senior Byron Yoga Centre teacher (note these sessions are not with Maria Kirsten). Then at 4pm you can enjoy a session of yin yoga or restorative class. The teacher will take you through a sequence of poses while explaining some of the theory behind the method. Many of these long-held poses can be incorporated into your Remedial Yoga tool kit.  After a tasty dinner prepared with fresh ingredients from the Byron Yoga Centre organic gardens, the 7pm evening sessions are a chance for deep relaxation with guided meditations, restorative pranayama and Yoga Nidra.

Course Content

  • Early morning asana, meditation and pranayama classes with senior teachers
  • Theory sessions on yoga therapy and applied anatomy with Maria Kirsten
  • Workshops to further your skills:
    • Explore the key elements of applying Remedial Yoga to your teaching and own practice
    • Learn how to breakdown poses and re-build them from the foundations upwards
    • Find out how best to modify poses for beginners, older students and people with injuries or limitations
    • Gain confidence in teaching classes where some students have special needs
    • Increase your capacity to spot when and where students are misaligned
    • Understand how and why misalignments can lead to injuries
    • Learn to teach from a place that is supportive to the individual
  • Time for self practice, self study (Svadhyaya), relaxation and integration
  • Experiential style learning in practical classes including yin yoga and restorative yoga
  • Evening program of guided meditations, restorative pranayama and Yoga Nidra

Certificate of Attainment

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.

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

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

Your Teachers

This course is led by Maria Kirsten and also facilitated by Byron Yoga Centre Senior Teachers including Bec Isaacs.

Sample Program – 6 Day Remedial Yoga Training

Day 1:

2:00pm - Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
3:00pm - Welcome Circle
4:00pm - Restorative/ Yin yoga class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Pranayama and Yoga Nidra

Day 2-5:

6:30am - Asana, meditation and pranayama class
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Theoretical session with Maria Kirsten
10:30am - Break
11:00am - Practical workshop with Maria Kirsten
12:30pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Practical session with Bec Isaacs
4:00pm - Restorative / Yin yoga class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Yoga Nidra / meditation / pranayama

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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