Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, accredited with Yoga Alliance, is at the forefront of courses delivered today.
Our course integrates the ancient wisdom of yoga with today’s lifestyle, keeping it rich in tradition but totally relevant to today.
We approach yoga from a medical perspective - with great focus on safety and alignment.
You will learn to teach from your heart, deepen your personal practice, find great joy in sharing your love of yoga with others, and gain so much from your investment into your own health, well-being and peace of mind.
Our Level 1 Teacher Training will see you develop a strong personal practice, and graduate as a confident teacher - one who teaches from the heart, with intelligence, integrity and passion.
We are committed to developing strong, passionate teachers with a sound knowledge of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic philosophy and Anatomy and physiology from both a western and a traditional perspective.
We develop teachers – teachers who live their yoga with a strong personal practice and commitment – not merely instructors. Whilst it is one thing to instruct (anyone can read out instructions or learn instructions off by heart!), the essence of teaching is to light the flame of knowledge and support the development of that flickering flame.
We blend the essence of traditional yogic teaching with today’s contemporary lifestyle, without sacrificing any of the richness and beauty of the yoga tradition.
We have partnered with the world renknown teacher and author team of Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, from New York, to offer a unique Anatomy and Physiology course online. This means that you can study this subject in your own home at your own pace, and thus be prepared to apply this acquired knowledge to your asana and teaching practice right from day one of our Intensive in Fiji or in our 10 Month Program in Dubbo. Amy and Leslie bring anatomy to life, and present it from and experiential perspective. Rather than bones and muscles and terminology from a book, you will find yourself lying on the floor, doing some asana with your laptop nearby, and experiencing their message and thus assimilating it within.
The dates for next year in Savu Savu will soon be announced. All tutorials will be scheduled in the amazing yoga space at Daku Resort, overlooking the palms and the sea. All tutorials are during school hours, making this a family friendly Yoga Teacher Training. Bring the whole family for a month that will shape your life!
There will also be early morning practice, and some evenings of Satsung or Kirtan. In four weeks of eating, sleeping and breathing yoga, you will have absorbed the knowledge you need to put you in good stead to teach, or for your life in general.
Training in Dubbo will take the format of one weekend workshop per month, spread over 10 months. A highlight of the Dubbo Course is BEGINNING with a SEVEN DAY RETREAT in SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA.
Your training begins at your level of understanding of yoga - from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective, and we steadily build on from there, allowing you ample time to assimilate the practices into your daily life.
Our 2013 Yoga Teacher Training students were being sort out in their home communities, even prior to completion of their course. They are now teaching in their home communities, spreading the message. Our style of yoga is accessible for everybody, and at every age. Our students range from two to eight nine years of age. This is what yoga is all about – reaching out to our communities and bringing yoga’s age old philosophy to a fresh new generation: body, mind and spirit.
For more information, or testimony from past and present students, please phone or email Madi Simmons
Planning ahead for 2015.....
Why not start your year with a Seven Day Yoga Retreat @ Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Seven Days: Early morning yoga and meditation, late afternoon restorative yoga and meditation.
Two days of temple passes & Angkor National Museum Visit, visit Khmer pottery, experience the local circus,
Be fascinated by the incredible history of the ancient Khmer civilisation.
Discover the link to early Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
Accommodation in central Siem Reap, only minutes from the bustling central markets and infamous Pub Street; and a short and enchanting Tuktuk ride out to Angkor Wat temple.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
This Retreat can be taken as a stand alone Retreat & Angkor Wat Adventure or as part of our next
Yoga Teacher Training Program (covering subjects of Yoga History & Philosophy (20 hours) and Yoga & Mediation Practice (20 Hours)
Every time we go to Bali, one of the highlights for me is a visit to Bumi Sehat. It is such a wonderful little place - and busy too - carefully giving new born babies and their families a healthy loving start in life.
Last trip, I finally got to meet Robin Lim. She such an inspiring lady - the founder of the Birthing Centre, a midwife and mother. We should never underestimate what one good little woman can do! You can read more about her on their webpage: bumisehatfoundation.org
Each time we go to Bali we collect small bits and pieces to take to the Birthing Centre - soaps and shampoos for the new mums and little clothes for the newborn babes. It is often touch and go when checking in our luggage, but we haven't had to leave anything behind yet! Last time we called there, two babies came into the world, and one was immediately wrapped in a cuddly blanket we had just given. It was very humbling to see how much your donations are appreciated.
So a huge thank you too all our yogis in the Central West!!! All your hard earned one and two dollar coins do add up - and we have been able to send $4000 to Bumi Sehat for the year.
It has been such a huge year for me, with the Yoga Teacher Training Program happening in Dubbo, and also teaching in Warren during the second half of the year. I am so grateful to Al and Jenny, for stepping up onto their teaching mats! So proud of both of you, and so happy that we can all share the teaching between us.
Thanks again and looking forward to lots more yoga with you next year.
Our Level 1, 200 Hour Teacher Training Program for 2014 is
now open for enrolment.
UNIQUE: Includes a 7 Day Retreat at Daku Resort, Fiji
AFFORDABLE: We make personal payment plans to assist you.
ACHEIVABLE: We start at your level of understanding of body, mind
and spirit and build on in small achievable steps.
FLEXIBLE: 8 Monthly Workshops in Dubbo & 7 Day Retreat in Fiji
OR 4 Week Intensive in Fiji October 06 - 31 2014
LEADING EDGE: Includes Online Anatomy Course with reknown teachers and
authors, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
Includes Philiosophy Program written by Georg Feuerstein Ph D, and author of
The Yoga Tradition. Georg's Manual far exceeds any other to date in it's
concise but accurate portrayal of the treasure trove contained in Yogic
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Bring the whole family with you to Fiji - a great time
guaranteed for all.
AND FUN: Down time in Fiji is factored into the Schedule. Enjoy
local excursions to take in some Fijian culture, and take full advantage of
our World Heritage Listed Location - try some
snorkelling or diving or kayaking.
We were advised that we needed two temple outfits to visit Tirta Empul: so it was off to the markets to be outfitted in a long sarong, a shirt to cover the shoulders and a sash, worn over the shirt. Times this by
We looked like school girls going off on a picnic, some of us with our sarongs tied much to
tightly - showing off the figure, but barely allowing movement, let alone walking.....
We were keen - arriving at the temple well ahead of the continual casual crowd of tourists that would visit throughout the day. Already there were some serious local visitors - they had come to purify, sanctify and heal. The waters are believed to have magical, curative powers and the Balinese travel from all over the island, just as they have for over a thousand years, to be cleansed.
We began the bathing ritual - twelve spouts flowing with Holy water under which to douse oneself in prayer. Each spout has a separate purpose - to cure an illness, to give prosperity, and to assist with pregnancy.
I skipped that one, but the rest of the group should be pregnant in no time. I also skipped the last two spouts as they are strictly reserved for local ceremonies and cremations. I am not sure how they bathe the dead - do they bring the body to the water or take the water to the body? There is a sense that anything is a possibility.
Later, dressed in our second and most auspicious temple outfits, we were granted a wonderful tour of the temple. It was a place of tranquility and peace.
I gingerly touched the stone - many hundreds of years old - that the Hindu God Indra had struck with his sword. Water gushed forth - the Spring of amritta - the elixir of immortality - with which he revived his forces who had been poisoned. I like to touch places that have been touched by God........and they exist more abundantly than we realise!
The main temple courtyard is beautiful, with many shrines and pavilions, one for Brahma, Siva and Krishna, one for Mt. Batur, and one for Indra (Dewi Indra) which is for us all to pray at. We made our offerings -
and the priest offered our prayers for us, and then it was out into the madness of the market stalls
that line the road leading from the temple back to the car park....