CPD Courses

  • 6 Lessons

    Art of Sequencing

    This course is intended to give you a format you can use when creating sequences, classes and courses with a specific, therapeutic goal, eg. ‘strengthen the lower back’ or ‘mobilise the shoulder joint’. Learning how to sequence in this way takes your teaching from general class style teaching (which has often a ‘shot-gun’ approach to yoga, covering a bit of everything, including postures which suit most but not all students) towards focused and targeted sequences which are created specifically for the person/group of people in mind, and have clear results.

  • 7 Lessons

    First Nations and Yoga Practice

    In this short introductory course, board members of Ngungwulah Aboriginal Corporation present some important principles of working as a yoga teacher in Australia.  How best to consider and pay respect to Country, Culture and Community?  How best to understand reciprocity as a mutual way towards physical, mental and spiritual development in this nation?

  • 7 Lessons

    From the Ground Up – Functional Foot Placement for All Students

    Are you confused about where to place the feet in standing poses?  

    Have you found different teachers teach different alignment cues?  

    Have some of your students struggled to find steadiness in these poses?  

    In this course, we will explore how to teach the main standing asana based on functional anatomy and feet placement. Once we have a solid foundation, we can cultivate a feeling of stability, strength and ease in any asana. We are all so different and one alignment cue does not suit all bodies.

    This course will help you explore potential variations for feet placement in Tadasana, Virabhadrasana I & II, Trikonasana and Parsvottanasana.  

  • 8 Lessons

    GSA Insurance – We’ve got your back!

    Insurance is not about us. It’s about you. It’s about you sleeping comfortably at night knowing you’ve properly mitigated your risk. 

    We’ve got your back because we listen, take action, and consistently deliver. That may sound surprising, but that’s what makes us different.‍

  • 5 Lessons

    How Your Thoughts Shape Digestion

    In Ayurvedic medicine physical disharmony in digestion is the primary cause of disease. In fact, we aim to harmonise digestion first for absolutely any health condition. The gut microbiome is perhaps the most important to all other biomes in the body. However, in Ayurveda, there are many deeper layers to digestion functioning well. With meditation, yoga asanas, pranayama, sattvic food (nutritional psychiatry) and self enquiry we begin to once again digest the present moment and heal the physical digestive tract. Amazingly, these days we have all of this Ancient wisdom completely backed up by research! In this course we look into Yogic perspective of mental and physical digestion.

  • 5 Lessons

    Incorporating Postnatal Students in Yoga Classes

    Learn key anatomical changes, safety guidelines, and practices that will enable you to confidently welcome postpartum students into your general class.

    Many new mums are eager to get back onto their mats. Hence it's important that yoga teachers have foundational knowledge to keep them safe, while allowing them to make the most of their practice. This course will equip you with a broad understanding of the postpartum body, common contraindications, as well as practices may support recovery post birthing.

  • 7 Lessons

    Mental Health Aware Yoga & Trauma Informed Teaching

    Nearly 80% of yoga students report practicing yoga for mental health reasons. In this course you'll discover how yoga can empower healing and transformation, and how it can support students in overcoming depression, anxiety and trauma.

  • 3 Lessons

    Spinal Integrity in Yoga

    In yoga, we know that a healthy spine supports a healthy mind because of the direct correlation between the primary nadi (Sushumna), the physical spine, and one’s emotional wellbeing. However, during practice many students may compromise their spine by either trying to muscle (drag) or passively collapse (drop) their body into unhealthy positions and depths that have little or no relationship with their spinal integrity.

    In this course we'll explore simple and effective ways you can support your students in developing spinal awareness and integrity for a safer, more sustainable practice and improved wellbeing.

    Completion of this course adds 2 CPD points to your annual tally.

  • 6 Lessons

    Supporting At-Risk Groups with Yoga 

    Insights, practical tips and ideas for creating an appropriate and beneficial yoga practice for people who may have experienced trauma, mental health challenges, homelessness, addiction and disadvantage.

  • 4 Lessons

    Teaching Mudras: Bring the Art of Gesture into your Classes

    Mudras are ancient hand gestures that have been used for centuries to enhance mental focus and soothe the nervous system. Often referred to as "Yoga for the hands," these gentle yet powerful tools can help deepen your students' practice and elevate their experience on the mat. In this course, you'll discover the transformative benefits of mudras and learn how to seamlessly incorporate them into your daily yoga classes. From enhancing concentration to promoting relaxation. Help your students to unlock the hidden potential of their practice! 

    2 CPD points will be automatically allocated to your dashboard on completion of this course.

  • 10 Lessons

    The Modern Science of Pain 

    Learn about recent advances in the understanding of pain. Yoga can assist with the management of both acute and chronic pain, and the potential for relief of chronic pain by establishing some regular yogic practices.

  • 6 Lessons

    What are the Chakras?

    Dive into an exploration of the chakras from an evolutionary perspective. Consider the chakras from the intriguing views of Shri Aurobindo’s (that Prakrti is the motor behind the 2 billion years of evolution of life on earth) and Paul MacLean (the Triune Brain Theory), to an in-depth study of the chakras as the motor behind our past evolutionary journey.

    We'll examine
    the reptilian (base chakra), mammalian (sacral chakra) and primate (navel chakra) brain circuitry, followed by considering how future chakra activation may result in expanding our sense-of-self to include love for all humanity (heart chakra); recognizing all matter as the crystallized body of the Divine (throat chakra); experiencing the cosmic intelligence behind all creation (third-eye cakra); and finally, realizing ourselves as infinite consciousness (crown chakra).