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200hr Integrative
Yoga Teacher Training

Awaken to your inner teacher. Our Integrative Yoga training encourages personal growth in your quest to teach or to deepen your self-practice.

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Integrative Yoga is a form of Hatha Yoga which is a synthesis of the teachings of the Traditional Saptanga (Gheranda Samhita) & Ashtanga (Patanjali) limbed paths, along with alignment based/spinal safe yoga, applied polyvagal theory, myofascial release, yin yoga & somatic mapping. Which are all Integrated into the teachings to provide a system that is well rounded, trauma informed and holistic both as a practitioner & teacher.
 

A “Philosophy in Form”, this system harmonizes the body, breath, mind, spirit, emotions and intellect through its integration into a 10 limbed path to Moksha (freedom & liberation) :
 

1. SHATKAMA - (six purification practices) - purify the body

2. YAMA - creates the roots for living clearly honourably through ethical beings

3. NIYAMA - establishing a base of purity in one's body and mind

4. ASANA - (posture) – Strengthen & build a solid physical foundation

5. MUDRA & BANDA - brings about steadiness & energetic cultivation

6. PRANAYAMA & MANTRA - (Breath control) - leads to lightness & clears energy channels

7. PRATYAHARA - (sensory inhibition) - Results in calmness, clarity & vitality

8. DHARANA – (concentration) keeping the body-mind firm & rooted into being

9. DHYANA - (meditation) - Self realisation & actualisation

10. SAMADHI - (ecstasy) - leads to Moksha / Liberation
 

Integrative Yoga can be best described as “meditation in movement” cultivating lightness in body, stillness of mind and the experience of innate bliss and freedom that is ever present. Our 200 Hours Foundation Level course will not only enable you to deepen your own practice and lead to self transformation, but also create a firm foundation for you to lead your students into the state of silence & stillness that will be most rewarding & fulfilling.
 

The structure of the training is broken down into 5 x 3 day in-person modules, 4 x 1 day in-person workshops days, 4 x online 2hr integration sessions & 35 practise hours with homework & study.
 

Justine Sydenham is the lead teacher trainer & will be supported by a team of advanced teachers who will be teaching specific subjects & topics over full day & half day workshops throughout the training.
 

Where : Sangha Yoga Studio, Wagga Wagga

 

When :

Module 1 - Earth

1-3/11 - In-person 3 day Workshop

4/11 - Online Integration Session

16/11 - 1 day In-person Workshop
 

Module 2 - Water

29/11 - 1/12 - In-person 3 day Workshop

2/12 - Online Integration Session

14/12 - 1 day In-person Workshop
 

4 week break (with study & homework to complete)
 

Module 3 - Fire

10-12/1 - In-person 3 day Workshop

13/12 - Online Integration Session

25/1 - 1 day In-person Workshop
 

Module 4 - Air

7-9/2 - In-person 3 day Workshop

10/2 - Online Integration Session

22/2 - 1 day In-person Workshop
 

Module 5 - Integration

7-9/3 - In-person 3 day Workshop
 

Who is this training for:

If you have begun your yoga journey and are seeking more knowledge, experience &/or are wanting to bring yoga into your everyday life then a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is the most obvious next step.

Some students enroll in training with the intent to become a yoga teacher, others to enhance other healing modalities and others participate purely to deepen their own personal practice.

This training has been carefully curated to accommodate all of the above whether you are looking to expand your own understanding of yoga or you’re ready to become a yoga teacher. Either way you will walk away from this training feeling competent & confident to start teaching right away.
 

Course Curriculum :

In this training we work to build the strong foundations that are required for any yoga practitioner and/or budding yoga teacher to fully experience the depth of yoga.
 

Our training has been created to include the following 4 aspects :

 

Module 1 : Foundation - Earth

~ An in depth experience into the fundamental aspects that make yoga yoga. From postural alignment and the basics of postures to the energetic elements and how they all work together to make each pose unique and specific, that's what this module is all about. Learn the why’s, what’s, how’s and history of the poses and why they matter in relation to the breath and the deeper elements of yoga.
 

If there isn’t a solid foundation on which to build a practice there isn’t the potential to grow beyond the basics and this module is all about ensuring that you, the practitioner and/or teacher have a thorough understanding of the primary aspects of the practice of yoga so you can grow in a way that is sustainable for the long term and hopefully teach your students to do the same.
 

Module 2 : Growth - Water

~ Building on the foundations of module 1 this module begins to explore some of the deeper aspects of yoga. We will explore the chakra systems and other yogic methods, begin to deepen into the philosophy of yoga, start to understand more about the anatomy of the spirit and learn ways to sequence classes according to a range of different audiences.

This module is about expanding beyond what you thought was possible in your practice and seeing what lies beneath the surface. We move deeper through the koshas towards discovering our own unique gifts and how the practice can support and hold us through all aspects of life.
 

Module 3 : Embodiment - Fire

~ As we move into the most experiential module of the training we begin to connect to ways in which we can embody the learnings so far. In this module we work through a number of processes to help you as the practitioner become more aware of what is getting in the way of you reaching your true potential.

 

We will explore a number of practices and techniques that work to make this a more visceral experience so even if your mind doesn’t remember all you have learnt, your body has experienced it and will know it on a much deeper level.

This is about unwinding old beliefs, creating new ways of being in the world and connecting closer to who it was you came here to be.
 

Module 4 : Integration - Air

~ Finally we move towards integration. The deepening of everything we have learnt and experienced together over the 4 months. This module is really about solidifying and creating containers, processes and practices that will work to support you in your practice out in the world.
 

Whether you are doing this training for your own growth or you are an aspiring yoga teacher this module focuses on supporting you to feel into completion. It is about working through what is next for you, where do you want to be, what is your heartfelt vision for yourself and the rest of the world, life and most importantly, how can yoga support you in this?

 

 Integration Coursework, Seva, and Self-Practice Requirements 
 

  • Students are required to finish homework after the completion of the contact hours.

  • The homework is considered a vital part of the coursework and is required in order to apply for certification

  • The Homework should be submitted within 3 months of the completion date of the course contact hours.

  • Complete all the course contemplative questions.

  • Structure and teach seven classes and write about your experience.

  • Log your personal sadhana for at least 40 days.

  • Undertake a SEVA project (volunteer/serve) and share your experience.

This training is a life changing and truly transformational process & body of work.  It is a culmination of almost two decades of training and personal experiences from Justine. As she draws upon yoga as a primary modality that is supported also through shamanic practice, integrative bodywork, somatic mapping and other healing modalities.


About the Lead Facilitator:

 

Justine Sydenham

Justine is an E-RYT 500, Reiki Master, Integrative Bodyworker & Sound Healer - She is most passionate about weaving a trauma informed approach through all of her offerings as well as internal tracking, embodied movement, recalibrating & rewiring the nervous system & changing the brain biology.
 

She is trained in Spinal Safe/Alignment Based Hatha, Yin, Forrest, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Pre/Post Natal & Trauma Informed Yoga, as well as Yoga Bodyworkers, Reiki, Internal Tracking, Craniosacral Therapy, Abhyangam Ayurvedic Massage, Ceremony, Meditation & Mindfulness & has trained with Ana Forrest, Angela Farmer, Seane Corne, Tiffany Cruikshank, Joy Merrell, Jambo Troung, Adya Cadden & Master Yang.
 

Her favourite yoga quote is: “We use asana to get into our bodies, not our bodies to get into asana’s.” This sums up how she holds space & what these sacred practices mean to her - A gentle re-wilding approach to arrive back home into our bodies, remembering who we truly are - loving presence.

 

Testiomonials:

 

To say that the course was life changing is an understatement.

This course is so much more....as well as receiving the knowledge to confidently teach and hold space for yoga practices, it is literally a journey of self discovery, stripping back the layers, becoming the best version of yourself.

Learning lifelong techniques for your own physical and spiritual wellbeing from two of the most incredible ladies that are so gifted and giving, of themselves, their knowledge, and their hearts.

I feel so lucky and fortunate that I chose this path for my YTT journey, and got to meet these

most incredible humans....my Gurus.  Forever Grateful.

Judi W - Corowa, NSW
 

Sangha Yoga Studio Wagga was such a welcome challenge for my emotional and spiritual energies….. the ceremonies we shared were deeply connected to the earth and the meditations that accompanied them opened up aspects of Self that I had not yet truly met. I signed up to deepen my yoga practice with no expectations on becoming a Yoga Teacher, by the end of the training I became confident and motivated enough to guide a class. If you want to deepen your connection to yourself and develop your yoga capabilities then I highly recommend this affordable & empowering certified training.

Kane M - Wodonga, VIC
 

It is quite difficult to find the words to express the experience of the Yoga Teacher Training with Justine and Lyssa.

All I know is that this was a life changing body of work and experience that I am so grateful for. I can't imagine doing this training under the guidance of anyone else. These two beautiful women have so much knowledge and their passion for this work is undeniably obvious. I am thankful for the generosity of Jus and Lys to share this work. It is such a gift to the world. I had no intention of teaching yoga, my interest in the training was to develop and expand my personal practice. After completing the teacher training I felt so inspired, confident and well prepared that I felt a strong desire to guide some classes and now teach regularly. I loved everything about this training.

Sally S - Narrandera, NSW
 

Cost :

Pay in full - $3800

or

Pay a non-refundable deposit of $550 & 4 x payments of $880

Payment must be made in full by the 11th of October, 2024

Once the training course has commenced, there are no refunds under any circumstances.
 

Required Reading & texts:

Teaching Yoga - Mark Stephens

Bringing Yoga to Life - Donna Farhi

In touch - John J. Prendergast
 

Suggestions:

Awakening the spine - Vanda Scaravelli

Wheels of Life - Anodea Judith

Overcoming trauma through yoga, Reclaiming your body - David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper 

Fierce Medicine - Ana Forrest

The Revolution of the Soul - Seane Corne

Anatomy of the spirit - Caroline Myss

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