Yogalates is the longest running Teacher Training in the Byron Bay shire, with a well developed curriculum and resources, an international reputation for safety and accessibility. Renowned for being the "Yoga School of Safety" we re train Yoga Teachers for a reason! Yogalates Teachers work closely with allied Health Professionals; Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Massage Therapists and confidently refer their patients to Yogalates classes. A method that is designed to teach the general public supproting all levels of ability. See our Testimonials
A Strong Foundation; Only Yogalates fuses principles of core stability with the foundation of Yoga Therapy; renowned for being experts in the field of core stability a breast with the latest research and science. With over 20 years experiance in the development and fusion of stability into asana; considered experts in the field by the Australian Yoga Teachers Association Our Teacher Training provides the best foundation for your personal practice, for your Yoga Teaching journey and for further exploration and study. Yogalates is compatible with other styles of Yoga supports other modalities such as Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Massage, Occupational Therapy, and Fitness Instruction.
Expert Faculty; Our Teachers are skilled educators with decades of Yoga/Yogalates practice and total commitment to the Yogalates ethos, which make the Yogalates method available to the full spectrum of students. See staff biographies for more details.
Comprehensive Integrated Curriculum;
The Yogalates Curriculum has been used as an example of best practice by the Australian Industry Accreditation Board. Yogalates has developed educational resources to support the Teacher Training which include:
• 300 page Teacher Training Manual (10th edition)
• Detailed Instructional DVD
• Yogalates Anatomy Manual (3rd edition)
• 8 Award Winning DVDs
• Published Yogalates Book
First Hand Teaching experience; Our Training incorporates a wide variety practical teaching experience. Students teach friends and family, each other, private clients, and finally classes to the general public. We gradually raise the bar so when you step onto the teaching platform you have the confidence to teach in any environment. See studios and classes
Professional Certification; The Yoga Pilates Training Academy issues a 500 hr Level 1 and 2 Yogalates Certificate which is recognised with Insurance companies around Australia. This is reflective of the amount of study hours between the correspondence assessments and the face to face practicum. This also gives you a Certified 200-hour Yoga Alliance.org Certificate which is Internationally recognised both in Australia and all over the world. A Certified Yogalate Teacher may choose to enter into Private Practice, open a Studio, work at Health Clubs and Wellness Centres, teach public classes and Retreats to a variety of populations and all levels of ability.
Ongoing Professional Support;
The Yogalates™ Teachers’ Association runs an annual update workshop to Association Members. This ensures that the high standard of teaching skills and professionalism, that the Solomon Yogalates™ Method prides itself on, is maintained. See Association page
Yogalates is the fusion of core stability with foundation yoga therapy.
With 14 years experience in Training Teachers, Yogalates has developed a multi layered education process that helps students discover the Teacher within. Yogalates provides a sound foundation whether it be for your Yoga Teaching journey, deepening your personal practice or as a compliment to body work and further study.
What will you learn in the Yogalates Teacher Training?
How to be a Teacher, not just an Instructor.
The Yogalates Teacher Training prepares you to educate students about their bodies, learning the intention of a pose, not just the pose itself. You will be able to help your students develop a heightened sense of awareness, and your teaching will be present, confident and safe.
How to create safe, mixed ability Yoga Classes
Develop skills for sequencing and teaching a safe flowing Yogalates class for a wide variety of students. Learn an “intention based” approach to poses and exercises that will allow you to creatively modify poses for special needs and beginners or safely extend poses for experienced students. We pride ourselves on our ability to make Yoga accessible and affirming for everyone.
Teaching and Presentation Skills.
Being good at Yoga does not make you a good teacher. The Yogalates Training emphasizes the teaching and presentation skills that are involved in engaging and motivating students. Not all students learn the same way; some need to be told, some need to see and others need to feel. You will learn to use a variety of teaching methods to suit different learning styles.
Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
Yogalates Teachers learn to choose poses and exercises that enhance functional movement patterns, avoid pain and injury, and develop the efficient and healthy recruitment of muscles during poses. Yogalates Teachers understand how to use the whole repertoire of yoga techniques and the core stabilising pilates techniques to support students in their individual safe practice.
An understanding of the breath and its effects on the physiology of the body is a fundamental part of any yogalates practice. The Pranayama module will combine both theory and practice with a focus on the biomechanics of the respiratory system as well as precautions and contraindications to the breathing practises.
Restorative Yoga, Relaxation and Meditation.
Relaxation is a foundation principle of Yogalates. Yogalates Teachers know how to incorporate savasana, yoga nidra, restorative yoga poses and meditation into their sessions in a way which connects deeply with and supports healthy function of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.
Yogalates students study and apply yoga philosophy to their daily life and practice. Many students comment that the philosophy component of the course deeply connected their Teacher Training study and practice to the larger intention of their lives.