Curriculum
350+hr Teacher Training Program

The Yogalates comprehensive and integrated curriculum has been used as an example of best practice by the Australian Industry Accreditation Board.  The Yoga Pilates Training Academy is registered with Yoga Australia ID 9108.  A Certified Yogalates Teacher may choose to enter into private practice, open a studio, work in health clubs and wellness centres and resorts, teach public classes hiring out halls and retreat venues providing services to a variety of populations and genres, levels of ability. Essentially you receive 3 qualifications within the one certificate course Yoga + Pilates + Yogalates.  Please note, as Yogalates is trademarked you may only name classes 'Yogalates' once you have completed and received your 350hr certificate with us.

 

On completion you receive;

  1. 350 hr Yogalates certificate which qualifies you as a member of Yoga Australia, thereby eligible for public liability & indemnity insurances and some health fund rebates may apply for your clients.  

  2. 500 hr Level 1 & 2 Yogalates Certificate, recognised with Insurance companies around Australia & Internationally reflecting the amount of hours studied online and face-to-face in practicum.

What is covered in our course;

  • Module 1 - Anatomy & Functional Movement; study the body as a whole - the systems, posture, asana breakdowns, how to use props and modify to suit a variety of body types and conditions

  • Module 2 - Pilates & Yoga; identifying their individual attributes and the principles of our unique method fusing the two

  • Module 3 - Yoga Philosophy; studying the Eight Limbs, our lineage, breath, meditation, bandhas, ethics and lifestyle

  • Module 4 - Personal Practice; the discipline and exploration as a student and self-practice is imperative in becoming a great teacher

  • Module 5 - Teaching Training; client assessment + management, sequence and instruct a complete practice including Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra + Meditation.

  • 50hr Yoga History + Physiology 12 Module course; our lineage, sacred texts, theories, practices and rituals, chakras. 

 

The educational resources included in our program include:

  • 300 page comprehensive Yogalates Teacher Training Manual (12th edition) (posted to you)

  • Yogalates Anatomy Manual (4th edition) online

  • Instructional Yogalates, Meditation + Pranayama online videos

  • an online copy of our published Yogalates Book

  • Access to the Yogalates 'on demand' website for the duration of the course

 

What will you learn in the Yogalates Teacher Training?

Each of our trainers are Master Yogalates Trainers, which means they've completed this program and have been teaching consistently for 15 or more years, as well as participated in our weekend update trainings held bi-yearly. We embody the teachings and are committed to passing them onto our students.  At the core of our teachings is exploring movement and breath, knowing it intimately within your own body.  From this authentic place the teacher arrises allowing you to educate your students to be in their bodies, to be with their breath.  You'll learn the intention of a pose, how and why the sequence of a practice.  You'll know how to modify poses, breath work and meditation to suit your client's needs as well as teach multi-level classes.  You will support your clients developing a heightened sense of awareness.  Your teaching will be present, confident and safe.

 

Teaching and Presentation Skills
Being great at performing Yoga or Pilates does not necessarily make a great teacher. The Yogalates Training provides the platform for the philosophy and ethics of a teacher as well as emphasises the teaching and presentation skills that are involved in engaging and motivating your clients.  Not all clients learn the same way; some need to listen, some need to see and others need to feel.  We pride ourselves on our ability to make Yoga accessible and affirming for everyone.

 

We use a variety of teaching methods to suit different learning styles;

  • Effective communication, verbal cues, imagery and metaphors for performance enhancement and client motivation

  • A variety of programming options to keep clients motivated

  • How to apply Yogalates biomechanical principles of movement, core stability, functional breathing and alignment to all exercises

  • Deconstruct the complexity of the asana poses and mat work exercises

  • Modifications to increase or decrease exercise intensity

  • Learn the unique modifications of the Yogalates repertoire

  • Exercise goals, muscular initiation and movement sequencing

  • Modifications for specific body types and postural issues

In the practicum lectures we also explore:

  • Interactions and referrals with other health care professionals e.g Physiotherapists, Councilors

  • Work Health and Safety and legal requirements within the Health Industry

  • Work Ethics and professional development

  • Learn the Business management requirements to set up and run your own Yogalates practise effectively.

  • Props used in the Yogalates repertoire; the resistance band effectively reproducing exercises from the Pilates Reformer as well as creatively fusing the band work into Asana poses, Yoga block used with in the mat work and asana Yogalates repertoire, Yoga Bolsters, blankets, eye pillows and strap.

 

Part 1 of the Program ~ Online Assessments:

Online assessments for Modules 1-5 plus the 50hrs Yoga History + Physiology Course is self-paced. We suggest a minimum of 3 months averaging 10-12hrs study per week, depending on your other commitments perhaps 4-6months (NB pre-practicum online lectures for Part 2 commence 4 weeks prior to face-to-face Practicum). All assessments must be attempted prior to practicum attendance.  Please note a general level of computer literacy is required.    

 

Part 2 of the Program ~ Practicum Attendance (Face-to-face / Online lectures);

100% punctual attendance at lectures during the practicum is essential for successful completion of the course. The Byron Bay Practicum begins 4 weeks prior to the start date when online pre-practicum lectures are released -  up to 10hrs in total to be viewed prior to attending the face-to-face Practicum.  The Practicum itself an intensive training run over 15 days face-to-face, approx 8am-6pm. Further worksheets and exams are included during the practicum.

 

Alternatively the Online Practicum may be commenced at anytime after completion of Part 1.  It consists of recorded online lectures and submission of assignments (including self-recorded videos).  Part 1 and 2 are to be completed over a 6-12 month period for the Online 350hr Yogalates Teacher Training.   

The Yogalates teacher training is a competency based training. This means that assessments are not considered to be a pass or fail but rather are marked as either competent (C) or Not Yet Competent (NYC) with the allowance for resubmission of work until deemed competent.  A full competency record is required to receive the certificate.

NB:  This certificate will not give you the qualifications to teach others to become YogalatesTM teachers. A trademark document is included in the Code of Practice which outlines the correct use of YogalatesTM trademarked name.