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Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training FAQ’s

What Continuing Education Points / Credits can I claim for the Training Programs + Retreats Yoga NRG provides?

Yoga NRG is a Registered Continuing Education Provider (CE Provider)

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINTS FOR YOGA NRG CONTINUING EDUCATION + LEVEL 2 TRAINING PROGRAMS

Training hours that are “Core” to Yoga are allocated the equivalent of 1 point per 1 hour of face to face (contact hours) of training

 

Training hours that are “Associated with Yoga” are allocated the equivalent of 1 point for every two hours of training or non – contact hours of training

 

The table below shows Contact + Non Contact Hours for our training programs along with the Con-Ed Credits / Points granted with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. Note other organisations / members maybe granted points for professional development such as Health, Fitness + Education Professionals. (Eg Nurses, Psychologists, School Teachers, Police Officers, Social Workers etc) please contact us with the name of the organisation you are a member of to confirm points granted.

 

Course Contact Hours Non Contact Hours CEC’s Yoga Alliance CEC’s Yoga Australia Hours Toward Yoga NRG 500 hour Yoga TT (Electives or Mandatory or CEC’s only)
Mindfulness Level 1 (included as part of Level 2 500 hr TT – as Module A) 40 15 55 47.5 40 hours t Mandatory hours toward NRG 500 hour Certification
Level 2 Module B – Assisting Adjusting Energetic Alignment

Mindfulness Based Chair Yoga

Mudras For Mindfulness

Music & Asana (Soundtracks for the Soul)

36.6 Approx 20 hours Varies depending on individual 36.6 36.6 36.6 hours Mandatory hours toward NRG 500 hour Certification
Mindfulness Level 2 40 15 55 47.5 40 hours toward Elective hours toward NRG 500 hour Certification
Long Slow Deep + Restore TT 25 20 25 CEC’s 35 CEC’s 45 hours toward Elective hours toward NRG 500 hour Certification
Level 2 Module C – Subtle Body Workshop Prep Creative Sequencing Yoga Nidra TT Series 1+2 36.6 Approx 20 hours Varies depending on individual 36.6 36.6 36.6 hours Mandatory hours toward NRG 500 hour Certification
NRG FOR SOUL RETREATS Between 15 – 40 hours depending on which Retreat Varies Varies Varies Varies
Level 2 Module D
Bringing it all together
Delivery of Workshops and Feature Classes / Retreat Programs
36.6 Approx 10 hours Varies depending on individual 36.6 36.6 36.6 Mandatory hours toward NRG 500 hour Certification
Kids Yoga Teacher Training 24 26 50 37 24 hours toward Electives NRG 500 hour Certification
Mindfulness and Yoga For Kids and Teens Teacher Training 8-16
(Depending on 1 or 2 day course)
10-20 8-16 11-26 (Depending on Course option) 8-16 hours toward Electives NRG 500 hour Certification
Mindfulness & Yoga Based Relapse Prevention Teacher Training 16-36.6 Varies up to 36.6 up to 36.6 Dependent on completion of L1 and L2 Mindfulness
David Swenson Immersion 14 hours 0 14 14 14 hours toward Elective hours for L2 500 hour TT
Bryan Kest Master Classes Approx 3 – 4 hours per class 0 Up to 6 hours toward Elective Hours or 90 hour Log For 200 hour OR 500 hour TT
Mindfulness Level 3 40 15 55 47.5 Dependent on completion of L1 and L2 Mindfulness
Silent Retreat Contact us for details
Mentoring Program 10 – 20 hours + Varies depending on program 10 – 20 CEC’s depending on program 10 – 20 CEC’s depending on program Up to 20 hours can go toward Electives toward NRG 500 hour certification
Level 1 Yoga + Mindfulness Teacher Training Program 200hr 90 + 90 (180 hours) 55 hours Completes Level 1 requirements with options to upgrade toward 500 hour Certification. (Level 2) Completes Level 1 requirements with options to upgrade toward 350 hours then Level 2 with recommended Mentoring Program 200 hours toward 500 hour certification Mandatory Pre – Requisite or RPL from other 200 hour Certification can be applied
Roll & Release Yoga Teacher Training 16.5 hours 3.5 hours 20 CEC’s 20 CEC’s 16.5 hours toward Electives NRG 500 hour Certification
Online Anatomy
Series 1
TBA 20 hours TBA TBA Optional Extra
Contact us for details
Online Anatomy
Series 2
TBA TBA TBA TBA Optional Extra
Contact us for details.
Mindfulness Based Restorative Teacher Training 15 hours 15 CEC’s 15 hours toward Elective hours for NRG 500 hour Certification

(Nb Thai Yoga Massage Courses are Specialized Continuing Education Programs and are not part of the Electives for our 500 hour / Level 2 Pathway .  These hours can however be included as Con Ed Hours with Yoga Australia)

Q. Is Yoga NRG a Registered Continuing Education Provider

YES

Q. Is there much at-home study/assignments/work to do?

Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training includes 90 non-contact hours that include at-home assignments to do in your own time. A full list will be given at the beginning of the course, however there will be a minimum of four key assignments. There  will be ongoing personal development and self inquiry given during the contact hours for you to contemplate in your own time to help you deepen your practice and understanding of yoga.

Q. How long has YogaNRG been running teacher training?

YogaNRG has run eleven full Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training programs on the Sunshine Coast and in Mackay, Townsville and Melbourne to date (June 2015) . We have been delivering Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training since 2011, and were the first School in Queensland to deliver Power Yoga Teacher Training and the only school to date that offers Mindfulness Based Coaching Programs. We include Mindfulness Introductory components in the Level 1 Program also. YogaNRG was formally registered since 2007, although the Founder of Yoga NRG, Tammy Williams has been teaching Yoga prior to launching Yoga NRG in other capacities.

Q. What is the refund policy if I’m unable to attend the training?

Once course materials are issued there is no refund.

Q. How long will it take me to get qualified as a yoga teacher?

YogaNRG offers training options that allow you to be qualified to teach yoga in as little as 4 months or as long as 24 months. The time you take to complete the course requirements will depend on how much time and effort you make available to meet the minimum required 200 hour training.

Yoga NRG has considered we all have different learning styles along with different life commitments. We have structured our training to meet the desired needs of those who have other commitments and may require to take more time to complete our training. Those who have more time to dedicate to their non contact hours can have their hours completed within four months. * Students who maybe on student or working visa for shorter periods can apply for our mentoring program which can support them to finish the training in either shorter timeframes or through distance support. Note that you must meet all minimum requirements listed in order to receive your Teacher Training certificate. We don’t sell certificates –  we support you to grow, and develop the skills to to earn it so you are a great teacher.

Q. Is there accommodation nearby to the course venue?

Yes, please contact us and we will give you a list of suggestions depending on your course location.

Q. Can I teach yoga after the course?

Yes, when you successfully complete the course you will be awarded with your teaching certificate and will be qualified to teach anywhere in Australia and overseas. Following course completion you can become registered with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance You can also apply for any Level 2 continuing education modules to begin to upgrade your 200 hour certification towards 350 hours and 500 hours e.g. Pre/Postnatal, Core Yoga, Mindfulness Coaching, Thai Yoga Massage Training, Kids Yoga etc.

Q. Do I need to be able to do all the poses to be able to teach yoga?

No. Your passion and dedication to your self-development and willingness to help others is what we highly regard at YogaNRG. This does not mean that you have to be advanced in the way you perform the postures. We will however be helping you to improve your body awareness and refining of the yoga postures during the course.

Q. I’m not flexible – can I still teach yoga?

Yes. Yoga is for everybody. You will be given the tools to meet your future students wherever they are at in their own body – and to accept where you are at in your own body too.

Q. Do you offer recognised prior learning?

This will be considered by application to teachertraining@yoga-nrg.com

Q. I want to enrol in the teacher training to develop my own practice rather than teach. Is that ok?

Yes, the course is also designed for those that wish to enhance their knowledge of yoga and for personal development reasons.

Q. How proficient in yoga do I need to be to enrol in this course?

If your intention is to teach yoga upon course completion we recommend that you have had a practice for at least one year of self practice prior to course commencement. (Special consideration is given to those in remote areas) Note that previous experience is not mandatory if your intention is for personal development only. Those who have had less than one year of personal practice maybe given extra time to meet requirements if they decide they wish to go onto teach.

 

Our emphasis is on personal development and preparing you to be a great yoga teacher. This course gives you all the support you need to get the confidence to begin teaching yoga immediately upon completing all course requirements.

Q. What happens if I am sick or miss any of the contact days.

You can make up the days the next time this component of the course is run (note depending on how many days are missed and if future courses are sold out there maybe administration charges if we are needing to supply more staff to support extra attendance on your behalf.

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