There are two residential course options for Level 2 students: a 20 day residential program or a 12 day residential intensive. The course is comprised of four parts – Parts A, B, C and D. (Non Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 graduates must register for our correspondence Conversion Course, approx 40 hours).
20 day residential, Premier Course: Open to anyone who has completed a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour Level 1 (non Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 graduates must complete the Conversion Course). Substantial pre-prep Part A, residential Part B and C includes practical teaching opportunity then supervised correspondence component Part D.
12 day residential, Concise Course: Open to anyone who has completed a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 hour Level 1 (non Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 graduates must complete the Conversion Course) . Substantial pre-prep Part A, residential Part B then supervised correspondence component Part C and Part D.
The Premier Course: 20 Day Residential Intensive (Part B and C) with substantial Part A and correspondence component Part D
‘I did my Level 1 in Thailand a few years ago and never felt fully confident in teaching. I’m so glad I chose Byron Yoga Centre for my Level 2. The teachers were all outstanding and the group so supportive. With the conversion course and the pre-course prep work I felt fully ready to dive into the residential course and the real-life teaching practice gave me that confidence I needed to expand my yoga teaching career’ Rachael, Level 2 graduate
Price from $4950 (includes all meals and 19 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)
Earlybird Price from $4850* – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.
In the Premier course option you can start the course immediately and complete a substantial amount of hours before the residential component. On successful completion of the 20 day residential course you will also need to undertake some online study, additional practice teaching experience and journal your personal practice before gaining your Level 2 300 hour qualification.
Prerequisite Level 1 200 hour RYT course accredited by Yoga Alliance.
Part A pre-course preparation
Includes online study of Level 2 content plus revision with Byron Yoga Centre’s Level 1 manual (asana and teaching methodology, pranayama, philosophy, applied anatomy etc). Also practicing Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 and Level 2 asana with John Ogilvie’s DVDs and some Skype sessions with our trainers. It is recommended you allow 8-12 weeks to complete this Part A.
Part B the first 12 days of the residential intensive (see Course Content below)
Part C the additional 8 day residential intensive includes practical teaching of public classes and supported online self study. Plus there are additional learning sessions such as advanced sequencing, philosophy and meditation.
Part D practical and online study: approx 100 hours
Post residential course work including online study, attending classes and journaling your practice teaching experience. Or you can choose to book into one or more of our Modular Trainings and the hours can be used towards completing the required hours.
The Part A pre-course prep will fully prepare you for the residential intensive. The additional 8 day residential beyond the 12 day intensive will especially benefit those who either completed their Level 1 more than 6 months ago or who have not developed significant teaching experience.
With the Premier course 20 day residential you have the opportunity to teach additional public classes at Byron Yoga Centre and be supported in completing Part C while a resident at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. Part D is then competed in your own time under supervision.
We recommend the Premier Course as the most thorough and comprehensive option for everyone.
The Concise Course: 12 Day Residential Intensive (Part B) with substantial part A and correspondence component Part C and D
Price from $3750 (includes all meals and 11 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)
Earlybird Price from $3450* – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.
Prerequisite Level 1 200 hour RYT course accredited by Yoga Alliance.
Part A pre-course preparation
Includes online study of Level 2 content plus revision of the Level 1 manual (asana and teaching methodology, pranayama, philosophy, applied anatomy etc). Also practicing Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 and Level 2 asana with John Ogilvie’s DVDs and some Skype sessions with our trainers. It is recommended you allow 8-12 weeks to complete this Part A.
Part B the 12 day residential intensive (see Course Content below)
Part C and Part D practical and online study: approx 180 hours
Significant post residential course work of online study including pranayama, philosophy, applied anatomy etc. Also completing a journal of classes attended and your practice teaching experience. Or you can choose to book into one or more of our Modular Trainings and the hours can be used towards completing the required hours.
This option includes considerable post residential course study it is only recommended to those who cannot attend the 20 day course.
It is also advised that those selecting the 12 day Concise Course are established teachers as a sizable part of the post residential hours is journaling your teaching experience. (Those participating in our 20 day course have the opportunity to teach Byron Yoga Centre public classes to fulfill this requirement).
With the Concise Course 12 day residential intensive you have the opportunity to teach some public classes at Byron Yoga Centre but you will need to teach additional classes within the supervised correspondence Part C and D. You will be supported in completing Part C and D by our experienced trainers through Skype sessions and online support. Part C and D can be finished in your own time.
The Concise course is only recommended for those who do not have the time to join the Premier 20 day program.
The Conversion Course – for non Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 graduates: approx 40 hours
(to register for the Conversion Course you must also register and pay 50% of the fee for your Level 2)
Non Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 graduates need to complete the Conversion Course before embarking on their Level 2. This is to ensure a solid foundation on which to build the Byron Yoga Centre Level 2. The course is approx 40 hours of online study, practical sessions and Skype with our trainers. It comprises of reviewing our Level 1 manual (asana and teaching methodology, pranayama, philosophy, applied anatomy etc) and completing learning activities related to the content. Also practicing Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 asana with John Ogilvie’s DVDs, audio files of pranayama and video of sequencing theory plus some Skype sessions and assessments with our trainers. It is recommended you allow 4-6 weeks to complete this Conversion Course.
The teaching staff on the Level 2 courses are selected for their experience and dedication. The lead teachers each have over 20 years of knowledge and expertise. Under the guidance of veteran yoga teachers, John Ogilvie, Kara Goodsell and our other senior and guest teachers you will gain valuable insight and expand you knowledge. You will be inspired to learn, to practice and to teach from a place of passionate gratitude.
Experienced teachers include:
Residential Course Content
The residential segment consists of an intensive program covering subjects in depth to build on the foundation of the Level 1 course. The aim is to expand your knowledge of teaching asana and to explore how to teach pranayama, meditation, and yoga philosophy. There is also an emphasis on encouraging your personal practice, how to ‘walk the talk’ and lead a holistic lifestyle.
Practical and lecture sessions have an average of 18 students and a maximum of 24, they will include the following:
- Level 2 Asana teaching techniques, alignment, modifications and variations
- Teaching Methodology for intermediate yoga classes
- Adjusting and correcting students
- Advanced Sequencing for classes and private students
- Women’s health, pre and post natal yoga
- Level 2 Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Level 2 Yoga Philosophy, focus on Yoga Sutras
- Learn to teach pranayama and meditation
- Ayurveda, yogic health and lifestyle tools
- Refining your teaching skills with ‘real life’ practice teaching opportunities from day 1
The focus is to build on your knowledge and experience. All participants get the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a real-life context in yoga classes for the public.
If you are already a teaching regularly you will gain valuable feedback from our supervising senior teachers and if you looking to kick start your teaching career you will gain confidence.
Example of daily timetable 12 day residential
|6:00am||-||8:00am||Asanas class with senior teachers / practical teaching classes|
|9:00am||-||10:30am||Practical and Lectures|
|11:00am||-||12:30am||Practical and Lectures|
|12:30pm||-||2:00pm||Lunch and free time|
|2:00pm||-||3:30pm||Practical and Lectures|
|4:00pm||-||6:00pm||Practical and Lectures|
|7:00pm||-||8:00pm||Practical and Lectures|
Example of daily timetable for the additional 8 day residential
|6:00am||-||7:30am||Practice teaching or participating in public yoga classes|
|7:30am||-||8:00am||Pranayama and Meditation|
|9:00am||-||12:00pm||Attend Special Yoga Teaching Clinics/Workshops and Complete assignments|
|12:00pm||-||2:00pm||Lunch and free time
|2:00pm||-||4:00pm||Attend Special Yoga Teaching Clinics/Workshops and Complete assignments|
|4:00pm||-||6:00pm||Practice teaching or participating in public yoga classes|
|7:00pm||-||8:00pm||Practical and Lectures
Accommodation at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre plus all meals
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All bookings must be paid in full 6 weeks before course start date. We offer internet banking and credit card facilities.