practitioner and facilitator training
16 July 2022 - 15 July 2023 The Haṭha Yoga Method is a powerful integration of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and yogic living. We are honoured to host the Hatha Yoga Method 12 month Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training here at Kookaburra Creek. This is an incredible opportunity to participate in a world class Teacher Training and Leadership Program here in Perth and gain a recognised qualification enabling you to teach yoga and meditation anywhere in the world. Whether your goal is to teach, integrate yogic wisdom into your life and work, or simply take your practice and knowledge to the next level, you’ll learn the methods and mindset to succeed in your vision and goals. Read on for full details, prospectus, syllabus, schedule, and all you need to know about this unique program...
The Meditation Mastery teacher training is both in-person and online. All sessions are live-streamed and the entire program and resources are accessible from our online learning platform.
The Haṭha Yoga Method is the synthesis of a combined 65 years yogic study, practice and teaching experience developed by Kookaburra Yoga founders and directors Mandy BeckerKnox and Robert Becker who have enduring links with modern yogic masters and mystics, and
The Hatha Yoga Method brings together the best of the wisdom traditions of yoga with modern mindfulness, neuroscience, yogic psychology, Ayurveda, connection to nature, and traditional and modern approaches to asana biomechanics and movement. Also included is a thorough grounding in Dynamic Anatomy taught by leading Australian yoga and anatomy educator Jean Campbell. Combined, this is powerfully transformative and healing on every level, and translates into accessible and uplifting classes you'll be empowered to teach and share.
This 12 month program is registered with Yoga Australia at 500 hours, and is designed to take you on an educational and experiential journey through the yogic traditions from ancient to modern-day. The training takes place at Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre in the Perth hills, Western Australia and is led by Mandy BeckerKnox and Robert Becker. The centre is beautiful and spacious in the heart of nature. Surrounded by trees and extensive food gardens you'll be introduced to a yogic way of life, living and learning harmoniously, close to nature.
There is the option to attend all or part of the program online as all sessions are live-streamed, recorded and available online for the duration of the course. You’ll connect with your peers and community through our integrated zoom sessions and in our online community forum. For those who live outside of Perth there is the option to stay with us onsite during any/all of the modules for a small additional fee.
Over 12 months there are 11 weekend workshops, a 5 day retreat, weekly online studio/zoom classes (led by lead trainers & students), a 30 hour online course in yoga anatomy; 5 live-streamed yoga anatomy workshops, self-study comprised of reading and written assignments to complete at home; a private mentoring sessions prior to your teaching practicum to ensure you are empowered and equipped to teach and a mentoring session for your personal and professional development. There are 500+ hours of training and study, including 360 contact hours and 180 non-contact hours comprised of self-study, assignments and home practice.
By incorporating traditional, esoteric and practical, modern approaches you'll learn to become a well-rounded, joyful practitioner of yoga and meditation, a master of your mind and emotions, and to teach and share with a diverse audience with integrity, intelligence and ease. Regardless of the ‘style’ of yoga you come to teach, your classes will be grounded in an ancient, enduring and embodied wisdom.
On completion of this course you'll be well versed in the wisdom traditions of yoga, and an adept practitioner of asana, meditation, mantra and pranayama.
You will graduate from this training an assured, confident teacher capable of supporting and inspiring others, with a supportive community of like-minded students and teachers who share the journey with you.
The training is led by Mandy and Robert who have a lifetime of lived and teaching yogic experience and also bring their expertise in leadership, business, psychology, and the creative arts. Mandy is registered with Yoga Australia as a Senior Teacher which is significant as only teachers recognised as having 1,000+ hours of training and 10,000+ teaching hours are eligible to provide Teacher Training Programs accredited with Yoga Australia.
The Hatha Yoga Method teacher training is registered with Yoga Australia and you’ll meet the requirement to register as a Level 1 Teacher (350 hours training, 1 year experience) immediately upon graduation. If you are currently teaching and already have 4 years experience then you can register as a Level 2 teacher (500 hours training, 5 years experience).
This helps you gain insurance, industry credibility, eligibility for a higher wage, and employability. You also receive ongoing professional development opportunities and professional and peer support.
You can be confident this training meets the educational and ethical standards of Yoga Australia and will position you as a well rounded industry professional.
Now, more than ever, the world needs yoga and meditation teachers and leaders with the knowledge, skills and expertise to guide others to be peaceful, calm, grounded and resilient - the qualities which come about through the Hatha Yoga Method.
about this training
Yoga is ancient, perhaps dating back to 500 BCE or earlier and has evolved in India over the millennia incorporating the wisdom of early Tantra, the Upanishads, and the many great sages, saints, texts and traditions which arose during these early times and have endured. The teachings and underlying wisdom are timeless and provide much insight into ourselves, our lives and the world.
Book & pay by 10 May for $200 earlybird discount.
What you gain
hatha yoga vidya
An authentic yogic education takes a lifetime. This course is a foundation for a life of learning, self-enquiry, embodiment, evolving and becoming.
Hatha is often translated as meaning ha “sun” and tha “moon.” This refers to the balance of forces within all of us through yoga. Haṭha Yoga can be considered a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites.
'True yogic education is lighting a lamp, not filling a bucket.' A.G.Mohan
A unique 12 month program incorporating weekend workshops, a residential retreat, online learning, weekly student-led classes, mentoring and home study.
Instudio or Online
The Hatha Yoga Method Teacher Training is comprised of 11 weekend workshops, which are delivered monthly, a 5 day residential retreat over the Easter long weekend, Wednesday evening classes, private mentoring and Saturday morning anatomy sessions. There is the option of attending inperson at the studio in the Perth hills, or by joining the live-stream via Zoom from your home.
Attending all modules and classes (either in-studio or by Zoom) is required to graduate. As everything is live-streamed, recorded and uploaded to our learning platform, if you miss a session you can catch up afterwards online. The course is hosted on our professional online learning platform and includes a private community forum to connect with your fellow teacher trainees, much like social media, but without the distraction!
Each weekend module includes 3-4 lectures (see Learning Areas), facilitated discussion, guided practice, and practical workshops to apply the knowledge. There are workshops and sessions to practice and teach asana, pranayama, various forms of meditation, mantra, bandha, yoga nidra, guided relaxations, kriyas, chanting and other yogic practices in a sequential way building on knowledge and skill as the course progresses. The practices shared are linked to the topics and theoretical material presented as outlined in the Learning Areas.
Easter Residential Retreat
Modules 10 and 11 are part of a residential teacher training immersion to be held at Kookaburra Creek over the Easter long weekend (Thursday evening - Monday afternoon). In-person attendance at the residential retreat is strongly encouraged even if you have opted to do the course online. You have the option of staying onsite in shared accommodation (limited to 12 places) or camping onsite, or if you prefer you can attend the retreat daily staying offsite in your own accommodation. The retreat is from 5pm on Thursday and ends 2pm on Monday. Other days are 6.30am-9.30pm with a rest period and breaks during the day. Meals are catered and vegan, gluten-free (or you can choose to bring your own). This retreat replicates an ashram experience, and is an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in all you have learnt without everyday responsibilities and distractions.
Graduation Ceremony & Dinner
Graduation Ceremony with certificates issued, sharing, gift-giving, Havan Fire Ceremony and Dinner. We have a professional photographer onsite to take a lovely group photo and individual portrait which you may use to promote yourself as a teacher going forward.
Our anatomy expert Jean Campbell has developed a practical and simplified approach to anatomy developed over 25 years of study, practice and teaching. Jean will provide a thorough and engaging education in anatomy and physiology as it applies to yoga through her online learning platform www.dynamicanatomycourses.com combined with five 2 hour interactive live-streamed Zoom sessions.
Jean is based in Sydney and is a dedicated yoga and anatomy educator and has also been associated with Svastha Yoga and the Mohans for many years. There is an emphasis on the practical application of anatomy as it relates to our practice of yoga, and to our teaching of yoga asana to ensure our instruction is appropriate, safe and relevant.
The course complements the overall training, helping you integrate and comprehend the most practical aspects of anatomy study. There are 16 modules focussing on a different part of the body, discussing bones, joints, ranges of motion, muscles and possible reasons for muscular imbalance, restrictions and pain. Principles of injury prevention are presented in a concise and practical manner - meaning that you will be able to apply this knowledge immediately into your own yoga practice and teaching.
At the commencement of the training you will be given access to www.dynamicanatomycourses.com where you will complete the 30 hour level 1 course. You’ll have a year to complete the program and will be assigned units to complete each month. In addition to this you will have five 2 hour sessions with Jean which are livestreamed over Zoom.
7pm-8pm Wednesday evenings. You'll gain live teaching experience! Attend in studio or online from home. Each teacher trainee will design and teach a supervised class at the studio and online via zoom for fellow teacher trainees. Prior to teaching your class you will have a one-to-one mentoring session to receive guidance and advice, learn to market and promote your class online and gain studio experience teaching to students in person and online.
There will be some weeks where the facilitators and guest teachers lead the Wednesday classes to ensure you have plenty of practical guidance and opportunities for integration of practices and concepts learnt during the weekend modules. The Wednesday evening calendar will be established once the training commences. It is likely to be a commitment of 2-3 Wednesdays per month. If you can’t attend live you can watch the replay.
Self-study and Assignments
Every month there is reading to do at home and assignments to complete. Assignments are set each month and explore the themes and source texts more deeply and are designed to be completed sequentially. These vary each month and may include short essays, writing a story/parable, designing classes and yoga sequences, recording meditations, drawing infographics, designing your daily routine, writing a business plan and more. Support and guidance is given to help structure and craft these. We also organise optional Study Groups during the training generally on a Monday or Saturday morning in-studio (and live-streamed). No need to worry if you don’t consider yourself a writer or an artist, support is given to help develop these skills which is an important part of becoming a discerning, critical thinker and articulate, confident communicator across varying mediums. There are also monthly online quizzes following each Module which are a blend of multiple choice and short answer questions to complete - to ensure integration of theoretical material.
The time commitment is significant. To really get the most from the course you will need to dedicate at least 4 hours a week to self-study and completing course work. No need to worry if you don’t quite get everything done on time - you will have access to all the course materials online including video lectures and the anatomy program for an extra year following the training, and if needed you have this extra 12 months to complete the coursework and graduate. There is also the option to graduate with a lesser qualification (300 Hour Certificate - see criteria below).
Practice & Reflect
Following each Module students are expected to practice what was learnt at home over the month. Practices will include asanas, mudras, pranayama, meditation, mantra, chanting. Each month students will complete and submit a ‘Monthly Reflection’ which is essentially a chronicle of your practices and study completed, obstacles faced, and any insights gained along the way.
'The attitude of letting go and connecting with the inner presence of quiet and steadiness is most important.'
The program content is delivered in 12 sequential modules which each integrate theory and practice. You’ll learn the asana, pranayama, meditation, mudras and mantras relevant to each topic, building on knowledge, technique, practice and teaching methods over 12 months.
An Introduction to the World of Yoga; Opening the door to a new way of being
The story of yoga: from ancient to modern; east to west.
The yoga of Krishnamacharya. Personalising and Teaching Yoga
Finding your own true north
Journey of the self to the Self
Yogic Meditation - Yoga and the Mind
The Subtle Self and Yoga of Sound
Buddhi Mind. Wisdom, Creativity and Flow
Modern Yoga Asana
Module 10 Easter Retreat
Module 11 Easter Retreat
Blue Ocean visioning - for Personal & Professional Transformation
Module 12 Into the World
Blue Ocean visioning - for Personal & Professional Transformation
Graduation Day & Celebration
what you'll learn
By completion of this training you will have a sound knowledge and practical experience in the following areas.
1. Philosophy and psychology of yoga based on key texts including the Yogasutra of Patanjali
2. The History of Yoga, the traditional, teachers and paths of Yoga
3. Sanskrit terminology: key words and essential concepts
1. The Hatha yoga of Krishnamacharya, combining breathing and movement.
2. Functional and safe movement in asana, applicable in everyday life
3. Foundation asanas, their counter poses and their variations
4. Modern approaches: Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin yoga systems and key poses
1. Principles of sequencing and designing group classes
2. Develop sequences for different needs
3. Cueing, communicating and adjusting
1. Foundation pranayama practices and theory
2. Integrating pranayama and mantra
3. Applied pranayama for managing mind and emotions
1. Integrating sound and mantra in asanas.
2. Mantra and music for meditation
3. Nyasa - embodying sound for healing
4. Sing - kirtan, bhajans, sacred mantras
1. Theory of meditation, mindfulness, the mind from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
2. Theories of the mind and consciousness from eastern mystical and western psychology perspectives
3. Yogic meditation traditions, their key practices and application
Anatomy & Physiology
1. Functional anatomy and physiology as applied to asanas and yoga practice
2. Knowledge of functional anatomy to help you practice yoga safely and effectively
3. Knowledge of the nervous system and internal systems and the effective use of yoga to maintain function and health
Japa & Mantras
1. Importance and theory of chanting.
2. Mantras for chanting and meditation
3. Therapeutic use of mantra for wellbeing and healing
1. Yogic values and ethics in daily life
2. Ayurvedic doshas, prakrti, diet principles
3. The yogic diet incorporating ‘sattvic’, pranic and ethical concepts.
1. Mudras and bandhas: learn how to integrate into practice and teach
2. Theories of the subtle body: the nadis, prana, chakras, kundalini
3. Understanding concepts of consciousness from a yogic perspective
1. Cultivate an intelligent, meaningful and sustainable personal practice of yoga to support you through life and as a foundation for being an authentic teacher and communicator.
1. Teaching with intelligence, respect, sensitivity and integrity in accordance with yogic ethics and values.
2. Communicating yogic ethics and values verbally and non-verbally.
3. Finding your passion, developing your 'style', leading by example.
4. Specialise: designing a masterclass, workshop, retreat
1. Integrating yoga practice, principles and ethics into life and work
2. The practicalities and realities of becoming a teacher - whether as an employee, sub-contractor, business owner or studio owner
3. Ethical management, marketing and communication
We believe yoga is relevant and should be accessible for all. We are offering two scholarships (to the value of $4,400 of the course fee. The successful 2 recipients will pay the balance of $1000 + any retreat costs. To apply there is a $400 deposit/application fee).To qualify you will be a long term and sincere student of yoga and have genuine need of financial assistance. Scholarship applications to be received by 1st May. recipients notified on 10th May. If you are not nominated as a scholarship recipient and choose not to proceed with training the application fee will be returned to you.
about the trainers, lineage, venue
The Hatha Yoga Method founders and teachers are Robert Becker and Mandy BeckerKnox. The Hatha Yoga Method is based upon their combined 60 years experience in yoga, particularly the Hatha Yoga of Krishnamacharya, the Raja Yoga of Swami Sivananda and the yoga of the great sages and mystics of the past. They maintain their connection to the source through an enduring relationship with teachers and mentors A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, two of the great masters of traditional and contemporary yoga.
Robert was initiated into yoga in Cape Town, South Africa by his Guru Swami Venkatesananda of the Sivananda lineage at the age of 20. He has dedicated his life to teaching and sharing traditional yoga and built and founded Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre in 1998. Robert has a Masters degree in Social Work and works professionally in the field. He is known for the depth of his yogic and vedantic knowledge, his astute wisdom, gentle guidance and sense of fun.
Robert has been practising and teaching yoga for over 40 years in South Africa, Mauritius, India and Australia. Robert was initiated into yoga and meditation at the age of 20 by his Diksha Guru HH Sri Swami Venkatesanandaji Maharaj of the Sivananda tradition, Rishikesh and was given the spiritual name Narayan. Robert spent many years practising intensively living in ashrams and travelling in India before settling into family life.
In the 1990s Robert built the magnificent Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre in honour of his Guru which he co-directs with Mandy, with whom he shares the spiritual journey. The centre has been blessed by some great souls (Mahatmas) over the past twenty years. Sri Swami Ramakrishna of the Amritanandamayi Mission has visited a number of times, Sri Somanatha Maharishi of Hyderabad introduced the centre to Mano Yoga.
Robert teaches a dynamic style of Integral Hatha Yoga based on the tradition of Patanjali's Raja Yoga. Asanas and Pranayama are used to guide aspirants seeking a deeper experience of meditation.
Robert has a Masters degree in Psychiatric Social Work and is a skillfull life coach and group facilitator. He worked professionally in the field before integrating his professional expertise with yogic life, and strives to integrate a working life in the world with a love of yoga and meditation and the responsibilities of being a householder, husband and father. This is the challenge many face today, spiritualising day to day life.
Mandy is a Senior Yoga teacher registered with Yoga Australia (accredited at 1000+ hours education; 10,000+ hours teaching). She was initiated into yoga at the age of 20 and has practiced and taught since then. She has studied with renowned masters, and spent a lifetime learning, integrating and sharing. She is a natural leader and in her professional life was an Editor, Designer and recently CEO of a healthcare not-for-profit organisation. Mandy is deeply committed to creating safe and sacred spaces for participants to experience the wonders of yoga - both at Kookaburra Yoga, through online programs, and on retreats around the world.
Mandy has studied and practiced yoga since 1990 when she was twenty years old in both India and Australia. She has taught yoga for over twenty five years in Perth, India, and on international retreats.
Over this time she has had the great privilege of travelling to India many times for extended periods studying directly with teachers and masters of yoga. Mandy's primary influences and long-term mentors are A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of the Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda, Chennai. Mandy continues to study closely with the Mohans. In addition to this Mandy has studied yoga with:
Mandy has been a resident in the following ashrams and spiritual centres:
Mandy is certified (by Svastha Yoga) to teach Hatha Yoga and has an ongoing relationship with her teachers AG Mohan and Indra Mohan, founders of Svastha Yoga. She has studied Ayurveda at the Australian Institute of Holistic Medicine, and has undertaken additional teacher training in Yin Yoga and is certified by Jo Phee (assistant to Paul Grilley, a founder of Yin Yoga) to teach Yin Yoga.
Mandy considers being still in nature to be the greatest of all spiritual teachers, and seeks out inspiration through immersions in the sublime landscapes of this wondrous planet. Her yoga journey has been an integration of these teachings over time and deep personal experience. Her teaching style is practical, relevant and spiritual - with an emphasis on a safe and meaningful practice which leads students towards health of the body and peace of mind.
Mandy has developed comprehensive courses, programs, manuals and teacher trainings for all levels of students and is particularly focussed on nurturing absolute beginners - ensuring those new to yoga receive a comprehensive introduction to the teachings of yoga.
Professionally, Mandy has a BA in English, is a qualified Graphic Designer with a career spanning decades in evolving roles which included working as a writer, editor, graphic designer, publishing and mass communications specialist, communications manager, and most recently as Chief Executive Officer of a health organisation for 5 years. Mandy is an inspiring, highly regarded leader. She brings together her creativity, research, love of organising, and passion for yoga to create and deliver Kookaburra's yoga, retreat and teacher training programs.
Mandy’s personal practice and the integration of the wisdom teachings of yoga inform every aspect of her life, and have been a guiding influence through the challenges and joys of raising a family and professional life.
Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre
The training and retreat takes place at Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre which is a purpose-built yoga studio located in Bedfordale, in the hills of Perth, 40 minutes from the CBD and Fremantle on 10 acres of natural bushland. The building is made from natural wood and glass according to Vastu Shastra design principles and is a space dedicated to yoga, meditation and healing. Robert and Mandy own and direct the centre. On the property there is also a residence with an extensive and beautiful kitchen garden where we enjoy meals and time together during the training; accommodation options including a railway carriage apartment, studios for meditation and sleeping; tranquil places for walking, meditation and camping. It is truly a place of peace and sanctuary for the many people who have visited and stayed over the decades.
In addition to the yoga centre, Kookaburra Creek has 3 other buildings, including accommodation for up to 20 people, and an organic garden where much of the food prepared for retreats is grown.
Kookaburra Creek is truly a place in harmony with nature. It is an eco-friendly property powered by the sun utilising the pure, soft spring water which rises higher up the hill. Classes are often accompanied by the sounds of kookaburras, crickets, frogs, birds and the breeze between the branches of the trees. Time in nature is incorporated into retreat programs giving participants the opportunity to absorb the peace and beauty of this very special place.
Kookaburra Yoga's integrative approach brings together Hatha, Raja and Tantra Yogas in a way which is respectful of the traditions and mindful of the objectives of modern practitioners and is beneficial on every level of being. The approach has been systemised as is now known as ‘the Hatha Yoga Method’. Hatha Yoga classes are often the starting point for many people who may eventually enquire into the more meaningful and spiritual paths of yoga. For this reason Kookaburra Yoga classes always incorporate the key components of the Hatha Yoga Method: Bhava, Mudra, Pranayama, Asana, Vichara (enquiry), Vidya (knowledge), Dharana (meditation) and consideration of mindfulness in everyday living.
Kookaburra Yoga's classes at Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre and on our retreat programs are informed by both traditional teachings and this modern integrative approach, ensuring they are relevant, accessible and safe for all levels of practitioners. Hatha Yoga classes are often the starting point for many people who may eventually enquire into the more meaningful and spiritual paths of yoga.
Both Mandy and Robert are certified by Svastha Yoga to teach the Hatha Yoga of Krishnamacharya and have special permission from A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan to teach and share what they have learnt from these master teachers over fourteen years.
The greatest influence on yoga in modern times was undoubtedly the legendary 20th century yogi, Sri T. Krishnamacharya – a master of yoga, scholar of all Indian philosophies and a healer of repute. Krishnamacharya is widely considered the 'father' of modern yoga, having taught the world's most influential teachers and shaping yoga as we know it today.
A. G. Mohan is one of the senior and highly regarded most yoga masters alive now, and a direct link to the authentic yoga traditions. A. G. Mohan continues to study, practice, and teach. He was a personal student of Sri T. Krishnamacharya for 18 years from 1971 to 1989. With his wife, Indra, he originated the Svastha organisation in Chennai, India. Svastha has an international presence with programs around the world, and is an authoritative and accessible source of authentic yoga and Ayurveda. They offer training on yoga, yoga therapy. mindfulness, mind and body well-being, and related areas, combining the best of ancient wisdom and modern science.
Indra Mohan has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than three decades. She is one of the few people who received a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Krishnamacharya. Known for her serene demeanour, she is a source of support and wisdom to her many personal students around the world.
A.G. Mohan is the lead author of six books by the Mohan family, some of which are used as essential and recommended reading on this yoga teaching training program, and other programs around the world.
We are seekers
From a young age, on different continents, we discovered yoga and then sought out the great masters of traditional yoga in the ashrams of India. Over the years we immersed ourselves in the powerful, transformative practices and methods of various yoga traditions with the guidance and blessings of our teachers and gurus. It became our path and dharma to find each other, to share this lifetime, raise our family, and bring together our experience, knowledge and commitment to share the beauty, power and grace of traditional yoga to benefit others. It was with this intent we created Kookaburra Yoga and the Hatha Yoga Method.
The practice of yoga and meditation in a natural environment, with delicious pranic food and the company of like-minded people, can harmonise and inspire your body, mind and spirit. It can lead you to deeper inner self-knowledge. We welcome you to our beautiful Shala amongst the trees which will be your sanctuary during the 12 months of training.
Facts & Questions
KOOKABURRA YOGA PROGRAMS
- Established, reputable business. Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre is directed by experienced teachers Robert Becker and Mandy BeckerKnox in Perth, Australia. Kookaburra Creek Yoga is well established having been operating for twenty years.
- Health & Safety. Our venue is maintained to a high standard to support the health and wellbeing of participants. We take every precaution to ensure the hygiene and health of participants.
- High quality program. Kookaburra Yoga endorses traditional, authentic and ethical teachers and methods of Yoga. Course and retreat content reflects this standard.
- Socially responsible. We care for people and the planet. All our retreats and programs cause as little harm as possible. We are an entirely vegetarian, eco-friendly and cruelty-free venue.
- Personal development. Kookaburra Yoga presents programs which are an opportunity for personal and professional development. You'll be gently guided to explore limitations and obstacles to achieving your potential and become equipped with the tools, techniques and practical wisdom to evolve and grow.
Do I need experience in Yoga to attend thIS TEACHER TRAINING?
The Teacher Training Program is best suited to yoga and meditation practitioners with some experience and prior exposure to the concepts. It is a prerequisite to have 12 months experience practicing yoga in some capacity. However anyone interested in embarking upon a journey of self enquiry and discovery is invited to attend. The yoga and meditation practices are carefully explained and taught in a caring and respectful manner. Please check for recommended resources and reading prior to attending. The program is also suited to professionals wishing to integrate yoga and yogic meditation into the scope of their existing work.
WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS?
- $450 non-refundable deposit is required when applying to secure your place. If your application is not accepted this will be returned.
- Pay in full by 10th May to receive a $200 discount.
- 6, 9 ,12 and 18 month payment plans available for an additional $100.
- Cancellations received one month before the training commencement will be eligible for a refund minus the $450 non-refundable deposit.
- Cancellations received after the course commencement will be refunded at a prorata rate.
- You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost but they must apply in writing prior to the commencement of the training if this transfer is required.
- Depending on circumstances, you may transfer the unused balance of your payment to a future training, or another course or program with Kookaburra Yoga on compassionate grounds.
- If this program is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed prior to its commencement due to unforeseen circumstances or any other event that renders performance of this training impracticable, illegal or impossible, then you will receive full refund. However, Kookaburra Yoga will not be responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of this training.
What if I am not in perfect condition or if I get sick?
- You should be fine to attend if you are in reasonable health. Please check with your own health care provider if you have any concerns or doubts.
- If you have any respiratory illness or symptoms you will not be able to attend affected modules in person and will need to attend online via zoom.
- If you become sick or injured during the training, or you need to withdraw for compassionate reasons, then a pro-rata refund can be negotiated, or you can transfer to a future training program.
- If you become sick during your time at Kookaburra Creek, an after hours locum doctor (bulk billed) can be called or you can attend the Armadale Hospital Emergency Department (24 hours emergency) which is 5 minutes by car.
- Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre is a purpose-built yoga centre in Bedfordale in the Perth hills with capacity and equipment for 40 students.
- The centre is set on 10 acres of bushland and is quiet and serene conducive to yoga, meditation and reflection.
- The teacher training capacity is 36 students.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
- clothing for: yoga, walking, warmth, waterproof jacket if raining
- sturdy shoes, water/wind proof jacket for bush walk
- notebook and pen, or laptop if you prefer for note-taking
- Required books required for module. Suggested books useful for reference.
WHEN CAN I TEACH?
Upon graduating you will receive a certificate of completion which will enable you to acquire public liability and professional indemnity insurance. Once you are insured, have completed your Senior First Aid Certificate you will be ready to begin teaching professionally. This teacher training is registered with Yoga Australia, and upon graduation, we recommend you register as a Level 1 or Level 2 Teacher depending on your eligibility.
- If Covid related restrictions are imposed which prevent in-studio training then the training will proceed in an online format on the same dates and times.
- If you are unable to participate live at the same date/time, then sessions are recorded and there is the option to complete them at any time convenient to you, before participation in the following month’s training.
- If you are unwell, or have symptoms of respiratory illness, then you can participate online - either live, or anytime afterwards once recovered.
- In the event the retreat is rescheduled, and you are unable to attend due to these changes you may attend online via zoom or participate following these dates at a time convenient to you.
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Find out more
We hosted an info session on the Saturday 23rd April which was recorded. You can view that session here or please send an email to schedule a call and we are happy to chat.
Program Coordinator Mandy BeckerKnox
Phone +61 8 9399 1000
Address 210 Carradine Road, Bedfordale WA 6112
Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre
Directors Robert Becker & Mandy BeckerKnox
210 Carradine Road, Bedfordale WA 6112 Australia
Phone +61 8 9399 1000