Introduction to Yoga Mini Course

Our next course will be held in Christchurch from 18th to 20th May 2018. Click on this link for more information: Intro Yoga Mini Course 2018

Course Description

Level: 1 Co-requisites, Prerequisites:
  • This 3-month mini-course is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the philosophy and practices of Yoga. It is suitable for beginners, those who are planning to go on to the longer Teaching Diploma and those who would simply enjoy a Yoga refresher.
Course delivery mode:
  • Face to face + home assignments
  • 3 months
Delivery mode:
  • One workshop and 3 one-monthly assignments
Course Description:
  • This course is designed to give a broad introduction to classical Yoga.
  • To enable students to understand the fundamental principles of Yoga
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this course students will have an understanding of:
  • The meaning of Yoga
  • The fundamental principles of Patanjali’s Sutras
  • Insights into the nature of higher consciousness
Content: What is Yoga? Nature of higher consciousness
  • History of yoga basic
  • Sanskrit
  • Styles and paths of yoga
  • Classic texts of yoga
Patanjali’s Sutras: the eight limbs
  • Yama and Niyama
  • Asana
  • Pranayama
  • Pratyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi
In addition this course covers:
  • Alignment
  • Flexibilities
  • Standing poses, sitting kneeling poses, salute to sun, balances, twists and inversions.
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Chakras
  • Sadhana
Requirements: to meet the learning outcomes of the course you are required to: 
  • Attend the Introduction to Yoga weekend and to the satisfaction of the Tutors, complete three monthly assignments
Assessment: 1 Non graded:
  • Non graded but tasks must be presented to an acceptable standard.
  • $680 if paying one payment before 18th March 2018, OR
  • $730 for two part payments of $350 non-refundable deposit on enrolment and balance of $380 due by 18th April 2018.
  • Includes weekend accommodation with vegetarian food, tuition at workshop, main text, course booklet and assignments plus IYTA membership. (Travel costs not included).
Course Review:
  • This course is subject to regular appraisal in light of tutor and student evaluation.
  • Certificate of participation
Minimum numbers to run course: 12. Please direct all enquiries by email to Rosemary Weaver.
On successful completion of the course a certificate will be awarded and a discount of $300 given to those students who enrol in the next Teaching Diploma Course following the mini-course.
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