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Yoga Teacher Training – Yin Yoga

 

For open-minded, curious yoga teachers and students

Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to teach yoga, one that doesn’t involve putting your students into uncomfortable, unsustainable postures?

Maybe you’ve considered teacher training, but it’s been hard to find like-minded, compassionate and curious people and an inclusive space to learn.

Would you love to arm yourself with new skills, but also build connections, exchange ideas and ask questions in an intimate environment, not be just one of many in a crowded course?

Discover Yin yoga teacher training with Leonie Lockwood

With a range of delivery option from in person to on demand. Whatever your choice, you’ll be stepped through a comprehensive learning program, designed with care and attention. .

This training is for yoga teachers (part-time, new and mature teachers all welcome). 

Inclusive and open-minded

Yin yoga is for everybody and for every body type. A flexible mindset is more important than being physically flexible. This is what makes a Yin yoga practice sustainable in the long-term.

Compassionate and curious

By understanding functional anatomy, and the philosophy of Yin yoga, you’ll unlock a new way of instructing, that respects the abilities and limitations of your students and keeps them returning to their mat.

Flexible delivery

Choose from in person courses or on demand with the additional option of 1:1 calls with Leonie.  

Leonie has a wealth of knowledge an innate understanding of the vastness of Yin yoga. She has given me all the tools I need, as well as an understanding of the complexities and subtleties of this practice on all its levels – physical, mental, emotional, energetic. I am very grateful to have had this training and learning.
Michelle Haber

Meet Leonie Lockwood

I began offering Yin yoga training because I felt teachers needed a better understanding of our individual anatomy and how that affects our ability to ‘do’ poses. I’d seen so many students come to classes, be adjusted by teachers, but unable to maintain the adjusted shape. They wouldn’t return to yoga because they thought they were too inflexible. Something was missing.

Qualifications & experience
• 10+ years of yoga teaching experience
• 17+ years of yoga practice
• 550 hours of Yin yoga study with Yin Yoga founder Paul Grilley
• Participation in 1000+ hours of yoga training
• 2000+ hours of class, workshop and training instruction
• National qualifications in remedial massage, clinical Pilates, meditation, and training and assessment.

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What can I expect from Yin yoga teacher training?

Yin yoga teacher training with Leonie will help you find your voice

Through these supportive, encouraging and comprehensive trainings, you’ll also develop confidence in your own body, and in the unique bodies of others, to enhance your teaching. As you nourish and release your body, you may notice less tension, increased energy, and a calmer mind.

You design your learning pathway. Choose to learn in separate components, bundles or in person. 

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FAQs

How many hours are the courses?

In person courses run for 60 hours over 4 weekends.
Online courses vary from 5 hours to 30 hours.

When does enrolment close?

Enrolment’s close for in person courses one week prior to the first weekend.

Online courses can be enrolled in anytime.

When does the course start & finish?

Stay tuned, dates for 2022 will be released shortly.

 

Why is the in person course 60 hours?

Whilst Yin yoga may seem like a simple practice, there are many components that go into teaching an effective Yin yoga class. To thoroughly cover these topics and give students the time to apply their knowledge in practical teaching sessions, an additional 10 hours has been added. These additional hours give students the space to workshop and test concepts and practices that comprise a well rounded Yin yoga class.

Why is the majority of the course in person?

The in person training format offers great opportunities for observation of a discussion of Yin concepts and teaching strategies with Leonie and other students. With intake limited to 10 students, your voice will be heard in the group. Should Covid-19 impact face to face learning, the course will move to livestream on the same dates.

How do we learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine?

The online version of this course includes 8 hours of Traditional Chinese Medicine wisdom, coupled with optional practical assignments and workbooks to enhance your learning.

A guest lecturer of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be part of in person courses.

Will the livestream component be recorded?

Any livestream component of courses will be recorded and available for viewing for 48 hours only.

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, depending on the course you complete, you’ll receive a certificate for continuing education points* once you’ve completed the course including all assignments, quizzes, practical teaching assessments and exams.

Leonie is a registered continuing education provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance International (USA).

The training can also be used for annual continuing education points with Yoga Australia but cannot be used if you are wanting to move to another grading level with Yoga Australia.

*Continuing education points will not be provided for online the Chinese Medicine component of courses as this is not recognised as Yoga by the peak bodies.

Will I receive a certificate?

Yes, you’ll receive a certificate once you’ve completed the course including all assignments, quizzes, practical teaching assessments and exams.

Leonie is a registered continuing education provider (YACEP) with Yoga Alliance International (USA).

The training can also be used for annual continuing education points with Yoga Australia but cannot be used if you are wanting to move to another grading level with Yoga Australia.

How long do I have for assessments?

All assessments must be completed by the designated finishing date of the course

I'm not a yoga teacher. Can I do this course?

Absolutely. Keen Yin yoga students with a minimum of 12 months’ practice will be warmly welcomed into this course. Bodyworkers, alternative health practitioners are also welcome. You’ll be guided through the theoretical and practical components step by step. Please contact hello@leonielockwood.com.au to confirm your eligibility prior to enrolling.

Will I be a qualified yoga teacher after this course?

No. There are no official regulations worldwide for yoga teacher qualifications. However, many yoga studios and insurance providers require teachers to have a minimum of 200 hours of yoga teacher training. Check the rules in your country prior to purchase. This training is offered both as continuing education for yoga teachers and for yoga students with a passion for Yin yoga.

Will I have one-on-one time with the teacher?

In addition to ongoing support and in class discussion throughout the training, each student receives 15 minutes one on one time via Zoom at the end of the course with Leonie to clarify any outstanding questions they may have. Extra 1:1 time is available at an additional charge.

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans are offered in 3 instalments. All payment plans must be completed 1 week prior to the first in person attendance date.

Payment plans at early bird rate must be completed by close of early bird.

Payments, Cancellations & Refunds

Should we be unable to deliver the in person component of the course, either in a studio or via livestream, you will be offered a refund.

Be sure to read the comprehensive Terms and Conditions at the checkout, prior to purchase. There is no refund for change of mind.

Contact hello@leonielockwood.com.au if you require a payment plans.

“Engaging, informative, thorough, revolutionary. Amazing great community atmosphere.
Let me know of Yin Level 2.”

Katherine Donato

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Connect with Leonie

E | hello@leonielockwood.com.au M | 0419 133 948

      

Grow in strength, connection and love

Connect with Leonie

E | hello@leonielockwood.com.au
M | 0419 133 948

      

Grow in strength, connection and love