Embodied Yoga for Women

350 HR Women’s YTT (includes 200 HR pathway)

Women’s Specific Teacher Training in Hatha, Flow, Yin & Pre / Postnatal

 

During this first immersive week, Kate, Andrea and Taryn didn’t throw us in the deep end, rather they waded us in gently until before we knew it, we were floating in wondrous ancient yogic teachings and deeply connected internally and externally. I am blessed for having this opportunity to not learn or re-learn, but completely absorb what yoga is, and importantly what yoga is not. Instead of concerning us with fancy asanas and creative choreography, the first week of practice was devoted to the true intentions and foundations of yoga scriptures and practice. There were no rights or wrongs, but rather experiences, reflections and a ground-breaking rediscovery of my own intuition. Before this, I never had much faith in my own ability and only a meagre comprehension of where I was in the world at large. Now I feel deeply committed to a lifetime of going deeper on a personal level and passionate about being able to share this wisdom to the broader community as a whole. And it’s only been one week!

Evy
– current student Townsville intake 2021 – 

 

This 350 HR course runs over 1 year, with a 200HR pathway Teacher Training Certificate in yoga specific to the needs of women completed in the first 6 months. Students will then enter an immersive training & mentorship, completing the remaining 150HRS with more in depth teachings into a range of women’s health & wellness practices.

You will be guided for the entire journey by Kate Payne (Higher States of Yoga) and Andrea Broadbear (Yoga with Andy), both Yoga Therapists and Women’s Health Specialists with more than 2 decades of embodied practice and experience. The Embodied Yoga For Women immersive training provides a comprehensive, interactive and explorative look at how we can approach women’s health today using yoga in a therapeutic manner.

 

Location & Date:

Townsville, Queensland

Next intake February 2022

 

Who is this course for? 

This training is open to all women who want to dive deeper into their practice. This training is unique in that it is designed as an immersive experience, navigating the material in an exploratory way, meaning, it is suitable for those who intend on teaching yoga as well as those who would simply like to journey into the feminine over the space of a year.

Numbers are capped to ensure each woman receives the time and attention they require.

 

Course Overview

PART 1 – Foundations

Module 1

Hatha Flow & Womb Yoga

Learn the foundational teachings of hatha, tantra & womb yoga to become a fully qualified yoga teacher with a speciality in women. Includes functional and energetic anatomy, analysis of each asana as it applies to women, alignment, cues and adjustments.

Foundational yoga asana – alignment, benefits, contraindications, modifications, injury support & prevention.

Sequencing – intelligent and emotional sequencing. Learn how to tailor a class to each individual student.

Embodied Anatomy – functional anatomy of the human body, including skeletal structure & tissues, habitual patterns and different elements that affect movement for different bodies. A focus on female anatomy, in particular pelvic health.

Art of Assisting – learn the art of assisting by seeing each body as unique and gaining understanding of how to observe bodies both physically and energetically to tailor your approach to assisting and adjustments.

Meditation – become a fully qualified meditation teacher through initiation into yoga nidra and vedic mantra meditation practice.

Pranayama – gain an understanding of how the breath moves in the body through powerful breath work and embodied practice.

Prana Vayus, Bandhas & Mudras – experience how prana moves in the body and how practice can be enhanced through physical locks and energetic seals.

Sadhana – developing and teaching personal self practice.

Yogic Wisdom – connect to the ancient tradition and teachings of yoga through the lens of Hatha and Tantra.

Sacred Texts – explore aspects of the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita, both ancient yogic texts from which many of the teachings flow from.

Ayurveda  – introduction to Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science, and it’s foundational philosophies and language.

 

Module 2

Level 1 Yin Yoga

Learn the foundational postures and teachings of yin yoga to become a fully qualified yin yoga teacher with speciality in women. Includes functional and energetic anatomy, analysis of asana as it applies to women, alignment, cues, prop support and adjustments.

  • Yin yoga theory and principles of yin
  • Applied anatomy as it relates to yin yoga – the study of fascia
  • Energetic anatomy including the study of the meridian lines & koshas
  • Yin yoga postures & sequencing in relation to both the Myofascial and Meridian lines
  • Adjustments & use of props in a yin yoga practice
  • Myofascial release techniques using equipment including MFR for pregnancy

 

Module 3

Level 1 Fertility, Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga

Learn the foundations of fertility, pregnancy & postnatal yoga. Includes women’s functional and energetic anatomy, foundational asana, cues and prop support as it applies to each stage of the journey.

  • Exploring the 3 trimesters, plus 4th trimester, physically, emotionally, intellectually & spiritually.
  • Understanding the anatomy & physiology of the female pelvis & uterus
  • Taking a holistic approach to yoga for fertility, pregnancy, postpartum & beyond
  • Learning to teach a safe and therapeutic prenatal yoga class
  • Explore therapeutic practices to support the pre & post pregnancy journey

 

Module 4

Asana clinic – online asana clinic to hone your skills and understanding of individual asanas broken down in a workshop style.

Community outreach – teaching to specific groups within the local community.

Satsang – absorb the teachings of yoga through regularly held satsang sessions.

 

 

PART 2 – Advanced Modules

Level 2 Yin Yoga & Myofascial Release

Further exploration into Yin Yoga and Myofascial Release. Building on the foundations learnt in Module 2, we will explore in greater detail:

  • Applied anatomy as it relates to yin yoga – the study of fascia
  • QI and the Meridians
  • Additional yin yoga postures including upper body and those suitable for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum
  • Intelligent sequencing and workshop planning
  • Myofascial release techniques for pregnancy and postpartum

 

Level 2 Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum

Dive deeper into therapeutic practices to support the woman during pregnancy & postpartum and supporting the fertility journey.

  • Ayurveda for fertility, pregnancy & postpartum – diet & lifestyle practices
  • Myofascial release in pregnancy
  • Therapeutic Pelvic Floor Support – including pelvic mapping and self-release technique
  • Restorative practices during each stage in the fertility to postpartum journey
  • Supporting mental health & trauma

 

Ayurveda for Women

Explore women’s health from an ayurvedic perspective, learning by observation by immersing yourself in the study of your own health.

  • Women’s hormones, cycles and transitions
  • Breathing practices
  • Women’s medicine
  • Approaching trauma

 

The Subtle Body

Deep dive into the subtle body through the study of the:

Koshas – the study of the five layers of being

Chakras – the study of the 7 major chakras within the body

Vayus – the study of the rhythm of the flow of prana

Elements – the study of the five elements as they relate to yoga

Nadis – the study of the three major nadis as they relate to yoga

Gunas – the study of the Gunas and their impact on the mind and body

 

Yoga Therapy for Women

Learn the foundations of working with women therapeutically. This module focuses on:

  • Working with specific groups of women
  • Working in a 1:1 setting
  • Practices that focus on a yoga therapy style approach

*This module and training does not qualify you to practice as a Yoga Therapist, however it does provide you with the foundations to go on and further study or specialise in this area.

 

Women’s Mentorship

Teaching – taking your seat as a teacher. Discovering your voice, developing your presence and authentic teaching style. Learn how to create an optimal environment for transformation of your students including how to create tailored workshops and events.

Sadhana – learn to develop a daily sadhana practice so that you always teach from a place of embodied practice and experience.

Business & Marketing – learn how to market yourself as a dedicated and qualified teacher, living the yogic path. Gain an understanding of and begin to implement what’s required to establish your yoga teaching brand, source work and develop specialised areas of teaching.

 

student reflections

Our week one immersion was such a beautiful way to meet everyone in person. A group of like minded women coming together from all walks of life to learn, practice together, talk, nurture and support each other as only women can do for each other. I found the week inspiring on so many levels and I am so excited for the year to unfold to discover what lies ahead for us all.

Coral
– current student Townsville intake 2021 – 


Investment

$4,500 AUD Early Bird (save $700)

(registration & deposit received by 30 November 2021)

$5,200 AUD Full Payment

(registrations received after 30 November 2021)

Payment Plan available. This is be detailed in the Application Pack which is emailed once we receive your expression of interest. 

 

Dates

Townsville, Queensland

Next intake February 2022

 

Location

Townsville, Queensland

student reflections

A feminine approach to yoga has really resonated with me and the teachings so far have left me feeling elevated, accepted, supported, at home, more deeply connected to my body and feminine self, high on life, and excited for the remainder of the course and beyond.

Haylee
– current student Townsville intake 2021 – 

 

Expressions of Interest

REGISTER INTEREST

 

Upon receiving your expression of interest we will forward you via email our full information booklet.