As a teenager, I had heard of yoga here and there; my dad had been practicing Kundalini yoga from some DVDs he borrowed from our local library and I had taken one yoga class at school on Drama Camp (which I hated), so I definitely can’t say that it was love at first sight. But what I’ve learned over the years is that yoga comes to you when you’re ready. And as a 16-year-old, I definitely wasn’t.
A few years later, I had moved to Sydney, was taking a gap year before starting Uni, and ended up getting a job as a nanny for a woman who owned a yoga studio. As part of my wage, I was given a free membership to practice and became hooked very quickly. In fact, so quickly that I signed up for their Teacher Training after practicing for less than 3 months. It was on this training that I first met Doug, a fellow 19-year-old, who had also ended up at the teacher training a bit randomly. Although we didn’t get to know each other super well on this training, our paths would cross many times, and we’d continue to weave in and out of one another’s lives for years to come.
My ‘gap year’ continued and while I was backpacking, Doug proceeded to go to New York in 2010 to continue his yoga education by completing the Jivamukti Yoga training. In part due to his encouragement, in part due to FOMO, I followed the year after. Since then, we have travelled back to New York together several times to see our teachers, we’ve taught retreats together in Bali, and even gone to a yoga conference together in Hong Kong. Needless to say, we’ve spent a lot of time together and gone deep into the teachings as students and teachers ourselves.
In 2019 we offered our first Teacher Training together here in Sydney (a 10-day intensive), which was a great success and so much fun, and it’s long been our dream to offer an even more comprehensive yoga education program.
This last year especially, with lockdown and no possibilities for us to travel, we have immersed ourselves in self-study, planning and preparation for the Krama Yoga Teacher Trainings that we are so excited to finally offer here in 2021/2022.
In short – there will be 3 trainings in 2022.
March: Krama Sādhanā – a 10-day training over two weeks where you learn to teach our 1-hour set sequence class by the same name. Great for dipping your toe into the world of yoga teaching, or refreshing your teaching skills if you have already done a training.
May/June: Restorative Yoga – taught over 6 weekends. Perfect for anyone who loves restorative yoga and is passionate about the power of rest. Includes all props and equipment needed to be fully supported in your practice.
July-October: Krama Yoga – the real deal. The full training. Over 10 long-weekend modules and a retreat, we will explore everything you need to become a confident, creative and knowledgeable yoga teacher, including how to intelligently plan and sequence a class based on anatomy, energetics, spiritual themes and music; how to give hands-on-assists; study yoga philosophy, explore meditation practices, develop a prānāyāma practice, and so much more.
For more information on any of these trainings, you can either go to our teacher training pages and request an info pack, or simply email us – [email protected]