Teacher
Training

 WHETHER YOU WANT TO TEACH YOGA PROFESSIONALLY OR SIMPLY SEEKING DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF THIS WONDERFUL PRACTICE, OUR TEACHING TRAINING IS FOR YOU.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

COMING IN MAY 2022:

You will soon be able to do part of this course online, suitable for those who live in regional Western Australia, or for those who cannot travel to Fremantle on a regular basis.

You will finish this course as a Level 1 Yoga Australia teacher.

Why choose to train with us? This training has more practical, hands on hours than any other training in Australia. Plus you will be mentored by some of the most experienced yoga teachers in the country.

You will be welcomed into our yoga community and mentored through your own personal journey so you can inspire others from a place of authentic personal experience.

We believe the two-year duration is necessary for you to truly embody what it takes to be an inspiring teacher of high integrity.

THE TRAINING

Pre-Requisites

  • Applicants need to have attended regular yoga classes for a minimum of one year and have established a personal practice.
  • Attending intermediate/experienced classes at the Fremantle Yoga Centre will be necessary to assess suitability for the course.
  • If interested, you’ll need to meet with our YTT administrator or Kate Nelson to discuss course requirements and ask questions.

What Does the Teacher Training Cover?

  • Developing a deeper understanding of the yoga postures.
  • Formulating your own practice.
  • Yogic Philosophy Ethics & Lifestyle.
  • Yogic Physiology – Nadis , Koshas, Chakras, Gunas.
  • Teaching methodology
  • Techniques – theory & practice of asana, pranayama, bandhas, mudras.
  • Learning correct method of adjustment.
  • Therapeutic application of the postures for specialised problems.
  • How to teach pregnancy and women’s yoga.
  • The use of yoga props.
  • Meditation, breathing and relaxation techniques.
  • Communication skills – how to communicate the postures to students.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda and how it relates to yoga.
  • Sanskrit – basic sanskrit of yoga asanas including pronunciation.
  • A full Anatomy and Physiology course
  • Practice – assisting in classes, supervised teaching practice.

What You Are Required To Do:

  • Develop a personal yoga practice.
  • Attend yoga class twice a week. (Not included in the course fees).
  • Assist/Observe in one class per week.
  • Observe and assist in at least five different classes during the two years.
  • Take thorough notes throughout the course.
  • Complete assignments as required, depending on the module.
  • Submit a  final research assignment on a yoga topic of interest to you within two months of your final module.

The Qualification:

Upon completing our 350 hour course, you’re able to register as a Level 1 member with Yoga Australia.

A 200 hour provisional certificate is given to those wishing to start teaching after their first year, whilst still completing their second year.

YogaAustralia Badge

THE OUTLINE

A 2 YEAR COURSE DESIGNED AND REFINED
OVER 30 YEARS. A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF
OUR TEACHER TRAINING.

MODULE TOPICS

  • Introduction to Teacher Training & Yoga Therapy.
  • Yoga Therapy – The Spine.
  • Bandhas & Mudras.
  • Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Sanskrit – Asana translation.
  • Backbends & twists.
  • Yoga Therapy – Neck & Shoulders.
  • Inversions – Headstands & Supported Poses.
  • Inversions – Handstands & Supported Poses.
  • Pranayama.
  • Yogic Philosophy.
  • Yoga Therapy – Knees & Hips.
  • Ayurveda.
  • Meditation & Breathing.
  • Yoga For Pregnancy, Birth & Post-Natal.
  • Yoga Nidra.
  • Asanas
  • Sequencing techniques.
  • Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle.
  • Teaching Techniques.

DOING MODULES ONLINE

As of May 2022, we will be offering this course as a part-time online/part-time in-person course. This means you will be able to do some, or all, modules online.

Some modules will only be offered online, to all students.

Some modules will be offered in person and online.

Some modules will be only available in-person. If you live regionally and cannot attend in-person, you will be given an assignment to submit on the topic, by the module teacher.

All online modules will be live, via Zoom, and require you to still be available on set dates as per our module timetable – approx. one Sunday a month.

Note: Modules are one of two main components of this course. The second main component of this course is assisting.

For those wishing to take this course online, you will need a mentor in your region in whose classes you can assist and observe. For more information on doing this course online, contact kate@fremantleyoga.com

DURATION AND DATES

START DATES

The course runs on a 24 module / 2 year rotation system.

This means you can start anytime, with few exceptions,

and finish 2 years later.

TRAINING DURATION

Two years part-time (min. 350 hours) made up of:

      • Assisting, at least once per week
      • Modules, one Sunday a month
      • Yoga classes (as a student) at least twice per week

COURSE FEES

The total cost of the course is $6600.00. The deposit of $1200.00 (Non-refundable) is to be paid prior to course commencing. A direct debit of monthly payments for the two years is set up thereafter.

The course can also be paid in full  $6300.00 ($300 discount) made up of a $1200.00 deposit and $5100.00 on commencement of course.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Students will receive a list for books that are required and suggested. They will be responsible for buying their own books.

You will still have to pay to attend your personal yoga classes, however if you are assisting in a class no fee is payable.

Additional Workshops and training series held at the Fremantle Yoga Centre that are not included in the course are an additional cost if the student decides to attend.

SOME WORDS FROM OUR TRAINEES

‘You feel supported in your learning. Not just by the wonderful teachers but by the spirit Kate fosters in the school. It’s life changing.”

Bronwyn H

“A large part of the practical training is taught by the original founder of the school, yoga master Kale Leaf. Kale brings something to the table that can’t be learned from a book; 40 years of teaching experience.” 

Nienke R

“This course will allow you to work full time and attend to family life whilst studying to be a yoga teacher. This teacher training has been my home for the last 2 years and it has been my foundation whilst going though a life-changing journey.” 

Nienke R

“Doing a module each month gave me time to reflect on each subject. This was especially crucial learning the anatomy modules and yoga philosophy. I would have no hesitation in recommending the course!”

Charlie W

“I received my Teaching Certificate from FYC in 2006. The depth of training has allowed me to teach beginners, experienced and therapeutic classes. I am always grateful to my teachers who understand that yoga is not just a physical exercise.”

Jane U

“As soon as I began the course I knew I had come to the right place. While the comprehensive coursework has kept me busy, I have been able to satisfy all the course requirements while working a full-time job.”

Pete M

“FYC offers a perfectly balanced and appealing YTT program. The learning environment is safe, comfortable and practical while he highly experienced teachers are nurturing and accepting.”

Chris P

“This YTT isn’t just a yoga certification. It’s a journey where you will learn more about yourself in two years, than you have in your whole life!”

Rochelle G

“Even though I practiced yoga for 11 years before I started this course, I still learnt so much that helped me improve my personal practice, find my voice, and improve my teaching ability.”

Julia M

MEET THE TEAM

Kate Porotto
Kate is a yoga instructor with a sweet spot for women’s and pregnancy yoga.As the director of the Fremantle Yoga Centre and Off the Wall Yoga, Kate brings 20 years of practice and a strong foundation in alignment and strength. When Kate’s not helping women discover their power to birth, she’s mothering her own 4 children and running 2 businesses (but still finds time to attend the occasional Cacao Ceremony at the centre).
Kale Leaf
With over 40 years of teaching, Kale founded the Fremantle Yoga Centre 30 years ago and continues his involvement in the comprehensive two-year Yoga Teacher Training course. Kale initially turned to yoga while searching for a cure for his debilitating back problem. Since then, Kale has become a reputable leader in the field and now specialises in therapeutic yoga to achieve specific and positive outcomes for his students. Having explored traditions such as Iyengar and Ashtanga, Kale finally crafted his unique ‘Flow Form’ yoga and therapeutic techniques that have transformed thousands of lives.
James Mcintyre
James is a dedicated Hatha Yoga practitioner who has been practising yoga daily for over 25 years. As well as being an established yoga teachter, guiding beginners, experienced and therapeutic classes, James has been a consulting homoeopath since 1992. James has a particular interest in pranayama (breath work) and meditation, which he practices under the guidance of the Kaivalydham tradition.
JANE UNDERWOOD
Jane has been practising and studying yoga for over fifteen years. She earned her teacher's certificate from the Fremantle Yoga Centre in 2006 and in 2012 became a Level 2 certified teacher with Yoga Australia. Jane has a special interest in applying the 8 limbs of yoga to her own practice and teachings. She believes the therapeutic application of a yoga wall means that those with scoliosis, back, neck, knee or hip injuries, postural alignment problems or arthritis can practice yoga postures to bring long lasting pain relief.
STEPH WRIGHT
Steph has been a student of Hatha Yoga since 1995, and a teacher since 2003. developing and maintaining a daily personal practice since 1997. Strongly influenced by both the Iyengar & Ashtanga traditions, she places equal importance on both alignment & breath in her teaching. Steph believes that within our bodies lies our innate wisdom. All of our learning, knowing and healing resides inside us, waiting for be discovered.
KARREN MCMAHON
Karren has been practising yoga for 24 years, teaching for 17 and officially qualified for 15 years. Karren rehabilitated her condition of Scoliosis with the help of Kale Leaf at the Fremantle Yoga Centre and has explored a wide range of different styles of Yoga over the years. Karren also studied under Simon Borg-Olivier - Yoga Instructor and Physiotherapist at Synergy Yoga School, Sydney. Karren teaches the philosophy component of our Teacher Training Certification.
DISCOUNTS

Students receive 20% discount on all equipment bought at the centre.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If the student cancels the enrolment within 72 hours of signing the contract and paying the deposit, a full refund will be made. Please note the deposit will be non-refundable once the student commences the course or after the 72 hour cancellation policy has expired.

REFUND POLICY

A full refund will be given within 60 days in the following circumstances:

      • An enrolee is not accepted into the Teacher Training program by the school.
      • The course is discontinued, preventing the student from completing the course.
      • The student enrolment was procured as a result of misrepresentation or false advertising.

After 60 days no refund will be given and the student will be liable to pay the balance of the course fees even if they choose not to complete/drop out of the course.

WONDERING IF
THE TEACHER
TRAINING IS
FOR YOU?

Book a 30 min free consult with our YTT administrator via  kate@fremantleyoga.com 

Our teacher training requires an application process.
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