A flexible option to begin your yoga career now!
Byron Yoga Centre’s 200 hour Level 1 Flexible Learning option is suitable for those who would like to begin and progress their study online with supervised support from our trainers and then attend the residential intensive at a later date. This option is for people who are not ready to commit to dates or who cannot attend for a while the residential component but are keen to start the course now. The training is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance.
The course is comprised of three parts – Parts A, B and C. Part A is by correspondence and skype supervised sessions. It will prepare you for the residential intensive and also includes units that are usually completed in Part C of the Level 1 courses. Part B is a 20 or 12 day residential program but there are options for how you complete Part C – either as an additional 8 day residential or by correspondence in your own time.
20 Day Intensive dates
|July 2 - 21, 2017|
|September 3 - 22, 2017|
|November 5 - 24, 2017|
|November 26 - December 15, 2017|
12 Day Intensive dates
|May 7 - 18, 2017|
|June 4 - 15, 2017|
|July 2 - 13, 2017|
|August 6 - 17, 2017|
|September 3 - 14, 2017|
|October 1 - 12, 2017|
|November 26 - December 7, 2017|
Flexible Learning Premier Course: 20 Day Residential Intensive with practical teaching opportunities
Price from $4800 (includes all meals and 19 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)
Flexible Learning Concise Course: 12 Day Residential Intensive
Price from $3550 (includes all meals and 11 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)
Part A: Correspondence and supervised online study: approx 90-100 hours
Part A allows you to begin your training hours by correspondence and is undertaken at a personal pace for as long as you need. (You can book into the residential course when you book or when you are ready). You will have regular access to a Senior Yoga Teacher for skype or google voice and video interviews, email correspondence and mentoring. There is a comprehensive student resource page for you to access. Trainees download the Level 1 Manual, practice the Level 1 DVD and document a regular self practice as well as attending their local yoga classes on a consistent basis. There is required reading and units of online study to complete with related learning activities. You will be fully supported in undertaking units usually completed in the Part C of Level 1 including the Healthy Body Systems module.
Part B: 12 Day Residential Intensive
Held at our Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, the intensive provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in your yoga studies and practice-teaching for 12 days (see Course Content below).
Part C: 8 Day Residential Option
If you select the Premier Course, 20 Day Residential Flexible Learning option, you will gain your Level 1 200 hour RYT certificate on successful completion of the 20 day residential course. In the additional 8 days you will complete the final online units and have the opportunity to undertake your practical teaching hours at our public classes, with supervision and valuable feedback from our trainers. As you would have completed some of the Part C units in your Part A, your 8 days will be a lighter load than your peers – you will have free time to relax onsite, at the beach or explore Byron Bay.
Part C: Correspondence Option: approx 20 hours
You can choose the 12 Day Residential Flexible Learning option and complete the Part C by correspondence in your own time. Post residential course work includes online study, attending classes and journaling you practice teaching experience. You will need to organise your own practical teaching experience and complete a journal of your classes. You will receive your Level 1 200 hour RYT certificate on successful completion of the units.
Is this flexible learning option for you? This course would suit people with a thorough understanding of yoga asana and a dedicated personal practice. We require a history of at least two years’ yoga practice to undertake the flexible learning option. Book your Part B (20 or 12 day residential intensive) at least three months from the start of your Part A learning. This ensures you have time to complete the correspondence work and be mentored remotely by our teaching staff both online and via phone/Skype.
Under the guidance of veteran yoga teacher, John Ogilvie, the teaching staff on this course are experienced and dedicated. You’ll be inspired by our resident and guest yoga teachers alike, who ‘walk their talk’, living the yoga lifestyle, and are all knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects.
Other experienced teachers include:
The training is an in depth program covering a broad range of fascinating subjects all aimed at deepening your understanding of not just the postures, but also pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, and yoga philosophy and lifestyle. The flexible learning option enables you to begin your study straight away and complete your residential intensive when time permits.
Residential Course Content
The Part B 12 day residential consists of an intensive program covering a broad range of fascinating subjects all aimed at deepening your understanding of not just the postures, but also pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, and yoga philosophy and lifestyle.
Practical and lecture sessions have an average of 18 students and a maximum of 24, they will include the following:
- Asana Techniques and Alignment
- Teaching Methodology and Language
- Adjusting and correcting students
- Sequencing for classes and private students
- Applied Anatomy and Physiology
- Modifications and variations of poses
- Yoga Philosophy, focus on the 8 Limbs
- Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
- Meditation and pranayama practices
- Teaching Practice with feedback from senior teachers
A big focus for us is teaching you to teach and making sure that both your practice and your teaching is safe and aware. All teacher trainees get the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a real-life context in yoga classes for the public.
Over a relatively short time, you’ll emerge with the practical skills and confidence to launch your yoga teaching career.
Students need to arrive on the afternoon of the first day to settle into their accommodation. The first session starts at 4.00pm.
The course finishes on the last day at 10.00am.
Daily Schedule for the first 12 days
|6:00am||-||7:30am||Asana Class with focus on Sequencing, Adjustments, Corrections and Alignment|
|7:30am||-||8:00am||Pranayama and Meditation|
|9:00am||-||10:30am||Practical and Lectures e.g. Anatomy and Physiology|
|11:00am||-||12:30pm||Practical and Lectures e.g. Asana Teaching Techniques|
|12:30pm||-||2:00pm||Lunch and free time|
|2:00pm||-||3:30pm||Practical and Lectures e.g. Philosophy|
|4:00pm||-||6:00pm||Practical and Lectures e.g. Asana Sequencing, Adjustments, Corrections and Alignment Techniques|
|7:00pm||-||8:30pm||Practical and Lectures e.g. Pranayama and Meditation Techniques|
Daily Schedule for the final 8 days
|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
You will need to bring your own props to the course. These include:
- yoga mat
- eye pillow
If you do not have these you can purchase them from us when you arrive for the course.
Stay at the tranquil eco community at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre,
For information on the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre accommodation and food, plus to find out more about Byron Bay – click here
On registration 50% of the fees must be paid for you to begin Part A. The balance of all bookings must be paid in full 6 weeks before residential course start date. We offer internet banking and credit card facilities.