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Fundamentals

YogaFit Fundamentals is an intensive multi-level workshop designed to immerse you into the world of instructing Vinyasa yoga classes that are as safe and effective as they are inspiring. YogaFit Fundamentals is a six-day face-to-face workshop, where you’ll undertake Level 1, Level 2, and Anatomy and Alignment. YogaFit Fundamentals is made up of the following:


Step 1: Level 1

This informative workshop will give you the tools to create inspiring Vinyasa yoga classes that are founded on flow movement yet grounded in the safety of exercise science. In Level 1 you’ll:

  • explore the physical execution, transitions, and modifications to traditional yoga poses with an emphasis on effectiveness and safety as it relates to and stability
  • learn dynamic Vinyasa sequencing as it relates to for flexibility and stability
  • understand flowing class formats as it relates to overall conditioning
  • learn to use transformative language for communicating the mind/body connection as it relates to overall conditioning

Step 2: Level 2

After building a firm foundation in Level 1 teacher training, YogaFit's Level 2 training concentrates on communicating the essence of YogaFit®, both to yourself and your participants. In this interactive two-day workshop you’ll learn about musculoskeletal anatomy and the biomechanics necessary to safely and effectively teach. You will also spend time developing your transformational language skills using positive affirmations, and you’ll discover how to effectively teach all types of learners. You will also learn the power of positive communication, and understand how to use YogaFit® teaching tools to empower your future students. During Level 2 you will:

  • explore the breakdown of 20+ poses, including variations and modifications for flexibility and stability 
  • learn the principles of verbal adjustments for overall conditioning
  • understand advanced breathing techniques for flexibility and stability
  • learn the health benefits of breathing and yoga for flexibility and stability
  • explore effective communication techniques for overall conditioning
  • learn about emotional intelligence and awareness for flexibility and stability
  • explore different learning styles for overall and functional training
  • understand power-class formatting for flexibility and stability  
  • explore the introduction to yoga philosophy, the eight limbs and yamas/niyamas for overall conditioning
  • understanding anatomy and alignment for flexibility and stability

Step 3: Anatomy & Alignment

In this interactive two-day workshop you will learn how to become safer and more effective teacher, by exploring the musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics necessary to safely and effectively teach Hatha yoga alignment. In this workshop, you’ll also examine YogaFit's Seven Principles of Alignment (SPA), and explore detailed musculoskeletal and biomechanical principles applied specifically to Hatha yoga postures.  


Step 4: Practice teaching/Community Yoga

Around the world, every YogaFit Fundamentals trainee is required to perform eight hours of practice, teaching in a community service setting in order to successfully complete the course. This opportunity enables you to gain precious teaching experience in a less stressful environment, to an appreciative audience.

YOGAFIT FUNDAMENTALS FAQs

What will I receive?

Your YogaFit Fundamentals registration provides you with:

YogaFit® Level 1 Manual
YogaFit® Level 1 DVD 
YogaFit® Level 2 Manual
YogaFit® Anatomy and Alignment Manual
YogaFit by Beth Shaw (2nd Edition)
The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice, by Deborah Adele 
The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long

 

What should I bring to the course?

A yoga mat, a strap and block.

How long is the course?

YogaFit Fundamentals is a six-day, intensive face-to-face course (typically from 8am to 6pm each day, although times may vary).

How many CECs will I get?

YogaFit Fundamentals is approved for 15 CECs with Fitness Australia.

What are the prerequisites to attend?

All attendees should hold at least a Certificate III in Fitness or equivalent, and ideally have completed the group exercise specialisation.

 
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