Welcome to your journey of becoming a yoga teacher and creating a fulfilling new life. This course offers a unique opportunity to be trained by a team of professionals in a beautiful centre, located on 60 acres of tranquil bushland in the Sydney area. Whether you intend to become a yoga instructor or merely desire to experience a yogic lifestyle, this course will change your perspectives on the world that surrounds you.
Our next intensive course will be held February 7 – 13, 2022.To register your interest, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
- Learn about yogic traditions through the teachings of Swami Sarasvati; one of Australia’s foremost Yoga & Ayurveda experts.
- Your mental & physical health will greatly improve and you will feel more alive than ever before.
- Your training will benefit you in every aspect of your life. One of the most fantastic things about this Yoga Teacher Training course is that you help yourself whilst helping others.
- The number of students is limited so that you can benefit from an individualized training which will both nurture and empower you to reach your goals and ambitions
- Our program is affordable both in terms of time and money (monthly workshops or intensive weeks).
The course structure
The course is a combination of theory and practice. To become a Sarasvati Yoga Teacher you must undertake and successfully complete three levels of training: Elementary, Certificate and Diploma.
Upon registration, you will be sent reading materials and you will be asked to complete 14 assignments (lectures and exercises) at home which cover anatomy, physiology, Sanskrit terms, breathing techniques, therapeutic exercises, nutrition, pre- and post-natal exercises, philosophy, meditation techniques, and much more.
These assignments are completed over the entire three-level course.
FLEXIBLE PRACTICAL TRAINING
One of the main advantages of our course is that it adapts to the time you have at your disposal for your training. The theory training can be undertaken at your own pace from home. The practical training, on the other hand, can be completed by either attending three one-week intensive sessions or 30 one-day workshops and one intensive session. You may also choose to combine intensive sessions and workshops to accomplish your training. It is compulsory to attend at least one intensive session though.
Intensive sessions are held twice a year at Swamis Yoga Retreat, which is located in the middle of 60 acres of peaceful bushland and only 55 minutes away from Sydney. This enhances the learning experience as you will stay in the ashram environment and enjoy the company of like-minded people. Successful completion of three intensive sessions is required to obtain a diploma (a minimum of one year training).
Another way to complete the Yoga Teaching Training course is to successfully attain 30 yoga workshops, which are held once a month (a minimum of three years training).This workshop based training is unique in both Sydney and Melbourne.
The workshops take place every first Saturday of each month in Sydney, and every third Sunday of each month in Melbourne.
THE 3 LEVELS OF PRACTICAL TRAINING
To complete your training and begin your career you must complete three levels of practical training.
Level 1 Elementary
This is the first step towards becoming a Sarasvati Yoga Teacher. You will be learning Swami’s method of yoga teaching. The Elementary level is suitable for all budding yoga teachers who have not yet completed a course with Swami Sarasvati.
At the Elementary level you will learn the essential foundations that will be the basis of your yoga studies. In particular you will learn about Pranayama, the endocrine system, Sanskrit and you will be taught to instruct traditional yoga postures.
Elementary level students must attend a minimum of 10 one-day workshops OR a one-week residential intensive session. At the end, you will have done 60 hours of practical training within twelve months.
You will then be able to continue your training through the Certificate level.
Level 2 Certificate
This is the second level of your practical training and it can only be attempted after the completion of the Elementary level.
At the Certificate level, you will undertake training in advanced yoga postures, Sanskrit, therapeutic yoga, illness prevention, relaxation, food and nutrition, and childbirth. At the end of this level, you will be required to confidently and successfully conduct a one-hour yoga class.
Certificate students must attend a minimum of 10 one-day workshops OR a one-week residential intensive session. At the end, you will have done 60 hours of practical training within twelve months.
You will then be able to continue your training through the Diploma level.
Level 3 Diploma
Yoga teachers who have successfully completed the Elementary and Certificate levels are eligible for the Diploma course.
At this level, you will undertake practical training in yoga for backache, anatomy, Sanskrit, integral yoga, scientific evaluation and meditation. At the end of this level, you will be required to confidently and successfully conduct a one and a half hour yoga class. Diploma students must attend a minimum of 10 one-day workshops OR a one-week residential intensive session.
After having completed the three levels, students become fully qualified Sarasvati Yoga Society teachers and are eligible for full insurance.
These courses are available to everyone whether you want to become a practitioner/teacher or are purely interested in personal development.
- Joining fee: $25
- Theory: $899 up-front or three installments of $333
Option 1 – Workshops (10 workshops per level x 2 levels = 20 workshops + 1 intensive) You must attend one intensive session
$50 per workshop – These are held the first Saturday of every month here at the retreat.
Option 2 – Intensive sessions (1 intensive per level x 3 levels = 3 intensives)
$1399 per intensive session for early birds (if booked one month prior to the beginning of the course), $1499 without any discount.
Price includes all meals and accommodation from Monday afternoon through to the Yoga Seminar on Sunday afternoon.
Option 3 – A combination of Intensive sessions and Workshops
To sum up, applicants must complete
- 14 Theory Assignment
- 3 Practical Levels (10 practical workshops or one intensive session per level)
We encourage you to attend a workshop as an open day before you begin your training. This will give you an insight on what the course feels like.