Teacher Training Program Information

5 PILLARS OF PRACTICE

These 5 Pillars of Practice are applied each and every time you step onto a yoga mat:
1. ASANA – Focusing on the physical structure using correct anatomical alignment.
2. VINYASA – Connecting techniques synchronizing movement with breath.
3. BANDHA – Muscular and energetic locks to transform internal energy creating heat.
4. PRANAYAMA – Controlled expansion of the life-force.
5. DRISHTI – Specific focal points for directing the eyes and composing the mind.

SYSTEMS

1. 9 progressive levels
2. 5 segments per class
3. Time percentages for segments
4. 11 Asana groups
5. 5 Bandhas
6. Right/Left weeks
7. 5 week rotational sequence
8. 24 Principles of Practice

PRE-REQUISITES FOR CERTIFICATION

At the end of a course you may receive either a Teaching Certificate or a Statement of Attendance.
In order to obtain the Teaching Certificate, you are required to:
• Attend all course classes.
• Attend the teacher/student feedback session.
• Complete all the assignments and presentations.
• Pass all the exams and assessments.
In order to obtain the Statement of Attendance, you are required to:
• Attend all course classes.
• Attend the teacher/student feedback session.
• Complete all the assignments and presentations.
Being lazy, argumentative or closed minded may result in not receiving either a Teaching Certificate or a Statement of Attendance.

HOW TO RENEW YOUR TEACHING CERTIFICATE

Valid for 3 years:
• Level 1 – Discovery
• Level 2 – Chair Yoga
• Level 3 – Foundation
Valid for 5 years:
• Level 4 – Pregnancy Yoga
• Level 5 – Yoga – Holistic Healing A
• Level 6 – Yoga – Holistic Healing B
• Level 7 – Intermediate
• Level 8 – Advanced
• Level 9 – Master
To renew your certificate you have 4 options:
• Send current photos of you practicing in correct order the Asana syllabus of your Certificate. This is followed up with a telephone/Skype review. Fee $120 per hour, plus $30 per digital certificate and $50 for hard copies including postage within Australia.
• Attend a private class with Nicky Knoff or James E. Bryan to view your practice. Fee $120 per hour, plus $30 per digital certificate and $50 for hard copies including postage within Australia.
• Participate part-time in a Knoff Yoga Teacher Training Course. Fee based on hours attending, plus $30 per digital certificate and $50 for hard copies including postage within Australia
• Upgrade to a higher-level certificate through Knoff Yoga Teacher Training.
For any questions, please contact James E. Bryan ERYT 500 (Program Director and Master Teacher) james@knoffyoga.com

REFUND POLICY

• Payment of the early-bird discounted fee is non-refundable, but may be transferred to another Knoff Yoga course providing it is used within 12 months.

When paying the full fee (no early-bird discount):

• Up to thirty-one days prior to the start of the course – full refund less non-refundable deposit.
• Within thirty days prior to the start of the course – no refund, but may transfer to another Knoff Yoga Course providing it is used within 12 months.
• Once the course has started – no refund or credits on any payment.
• If the course does not proceed – 100% refund including deposit.

CODE OF CONDUCT

As a certificated Knoff Yoga teacher, I agree to uphold the ethical goals set forth in the following Code of Conduct:
• Adhere to the traditional yoga principles as written in the Yamas and Niyamas.
• Uphold the integrity of the yoga vocation by conducting myself in a professional and conscientious manner.
• Teach only the appropriate Asana, Pranayama and Meditation for which you are certificated.
• Acknowledge the limitations of your skills and scope of practice and where appropriate, shall refer students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment or direction.
• Create and maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the practice of yoga.
• Actively encourage diversity by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliations or sexual orientation.
• Respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all students.
• Avoid works and actions that constitute sexual harassment.
• Adhere to all local government and national laws that pertain to yoga teaching and business.
• To stay abreast of new developments in the field of Yoga through educational activities and study.

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