350 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training

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COURSE PROGRESS

Become a certified yoga teacher from the comfort of your own home. YIMI now offer their Yoga Teacher Training courses via online and distance learning.

This 200-350 hour Yoga Teacher Training course is fully registered with Yoga Australia. 350 hour graduates are eligible for full level 1 membership with Yoga Australia. Both the 200 hour and 350 hour course will have you qualified to obtain insurance to teach yoga.

This course follows an integrative medicinal approach, combining the best of Western Biomedicine with Eastern Yoga philosophy and practice, delivered through home study, home practice, assignments and mentoring.

Online training can be started at anytime. We recommend 12 months to complete the course but this can vary depending on your learning style.

Upon completion of this course you will be qualified and ready to teach yoga, feeling confident in your practice, ability and knowledge.

Students studying this online course do so via an honesty pledge and that assignments are for self-reflection and learning, and as such feedback is not provided. Online students may wish to purchase mentoring sessions with a Senior Yoga Teacher if they wish to obtain feedback.


 

Yoga, an Integrative approach

Yoga is over 5000 thousand years old. It has been practiced for generations in India and elsewhere in the world as people continually see that it helps improve both physical and mental health, and ultimately aids in the journey towards liberation. Most people believe that Yoga is just a series of exercises or asanas with some contortionist body positions that may achieve better health. As we know, Yoga goes much deeper than that. It is a training of the mind and a way to change our lives for the better. Yoga is a positive psychology.

Yoga helps us to connect with our internal and external environment. It calms the fluctuations of the mind and connects us to something deeper, a deeper universal underlying truth that connects all beings.

Yoga is essentially a philosophy, and in its very essence it is “the Science of the Mind”, having very little to do with the body, which is more modern and now totally acceptable view of yoga. However, to enter the depths of yoga, it is wonderful to initially come through the body and explore the path to attain liberation from both.
Yoga is able to stabilise the mind and body and provides excellent results as a mind-body natural medicine. This stabilization is achieved through different physical movements, relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and meditation.

Good mental and physical health is achieved through proper lifestyle, a balanced life approach, and healthy living.
Despite its ancient Indian roots, Yoga is extremely relevant in modern day living and has become extremely popular. Yoga reduces the stress of modern living, which is a leading cause of disease giving rise to chronic pain, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, hypertension and other conditions.

The field of Psychoneuroimmunology in modern medicine is evidence that our mind affects our neural and immune functioning, as well as our overall well-being. Stress causes sickness, mental disturbance, muscle tension and it also affects the immune system. Yoga can prevent, sometimes even cure these conditions through achieving total body and mind balance.

Yoga as a therapy is now receiving great acclaim in the media and medical communities as a revered complementary and alternative medicine.

 

Yoga is Integrative Medicine.

Yoga therapy has been reported to reduce the side effects of radiation therapy and chemotherapy in people who are undergoing cancer treatment. It can also facilitate quick recovery for those who have had heart surgery. Clinical trials have established that people with high blood pressure, those having type II diabetes and asthma will be able to lower the drug dosage and even reduce or stop taking pharmaceuticals with Yoga practice. And of course, less medication means fewer side effects. In some circumstances, people suffering chronic low-back pain have been able to help reduce the pain to a large extent. The studies have also revealed that bodily functions such as the ability to move and walk can be greatly improved with Yoga. Other health benefits too like a reduced blood pressure and heart rate, and relief from depression and anxiety are reported.

Pre and post-natal women can also benefit from yoga. As yoga becomes integrated into allopathic care, yoga is often recommended to pregnant women and to those who are suffering from sciatica, glaucoma and high blood pressure.
We know that mindfulness through yoga is the single most important factor in our health. Truly we can see that the time has come for all to embrace a similar understanding and philosophy.

We look forward to training you to the highest possible standards in this profession. Upon completing this course, you will be able to assist so many others in a caring, educated and integrative way.
We look forward to having you with us at YIMI.

There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come – Victor Hugo

 


 

To begin

Click on Lesson 1: Welcome to YIMI 350hr Online Yoga Teacher Training


 

Course Materials

Required books; The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar, The essence of Yoga: Reflections on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Bernard Bouanchaud (this book is in and out of print. If you are unable to source this book then Inside The Yoga Sutras – by Reverend Jaganath Carrera is a great alternative), Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, Yoga Body by Judith Hansen Lasater, Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health by B.K.S Iyengar Recommended reading (not required); The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman, The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran, Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda.

Course Content

Lessons Status
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Welcome to YIMI 350hr Online Yoga Teacher Training

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Module 1: History of Yoga

3

Module 2: Philosophy

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Module 3: Anatomy & Physiology

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Module 4: Asana Techniques

6

Module 5: Yogic Metaphysics

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Module 6: Emotional Anatomy

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Module 7: Mudras & Bhandas

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Module 8: Pranayama Techniques

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Module 9: Meditation & Neuroscience

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