Eka Yoga Institute
Eka Yoga Institute
05 Feb 2022
03 Dec 2023
1,500$ deposit + 785$ / qtr.
This two -year program, unique in Perth for its depth and scope, allows the slow integration of yoga's profound teachings. An expansive transformational course, it brings together the traditional teachings of yoga and the technical aspects of this discipline as we practise it today.
A broad range of students joined this course in the past (testimonials can be read here). Many took this course simply to weave yoga into their life and grow as human beings, with no intention to teach.
Others were previously trained yoga teachers in other methods; they joined this program to go deeper in their teaching and practice.
Note that if indeed you plan to teach yoga in the future, this course exceeds national and international requirements to become an insightful and multi-dimensional yoga teacher.
You will participate in an intensive course of study that includes lectures, practices, home study, written and oral presentations, teaching evaluations, and most importantly, individual practice.
Note: course limited to 12 students maximum. Next intake in 2024
As TKV Desikachar said: “First and foremost, Yoga is relationship”. We can say that the foundation of this course is the connection between student and teacher, between mentee and mentor. Your mentor will help you to establish a realistic and appropriate personal practice that will evolve over time and weave itself into your life; he or she will also be there to support you in your studies.
This "one size does not fit all" approach is probably the aspect of Krishnamacharya's teaching method that really stands out. You will learn how to creatively adapt all the techniques learnt to suit each individual, even in the context of a group class. While we are aware that most people today consider yoga primarily as a practice of physical postures (which we study extensively in this course), our aim is also to explore and use the many other tools yoga has to offer. This makes the course versatile and comprehensive, revealing the unlimited potential of yoga as a method of transformation on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.
A yoga educator, teacher trainer, mentor, yoga therapist, Vedic chanting instructor, Yoga-Sūtra translator and author of many articles on yoga, Valerie is French and recently relocated to Perth with her Australian husband and two children, after living in Singapore for 17 years. Valérie started yoga 1994, has taught in the USA, the Netherlands, Australia and Singapore since 1999, has conducted yoga retreats in India, and teacher training courses in Singapore since 2008. She still mentors many graduates of past courses living all over the world, from the Americas to Europe and Singapore. Valerie is a registered Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia.
2022 - 5 Feb, 5 Mar, 2 Apr, 30 Apr, 28 May, 25 Jun, 6 Aug, 2 - 8 Sept (retreat), 15 Oct, 12 Nov, 3 Dec
2023 - 4 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 29 Apr, 27 May, 24 Jun, 5 Aug, 1 - 7 Sept (retreat), 14 Oct, 11 Nov (exam), 2 Dec (exam debrief, graduation Dec. 3)
Important: this course is progressive and most of the modules are studied in parallel, not separately. For example, in one training week-end you may be studying a section of the Yoga-Sūtra related to meditation (module 4), exploring the technical aspects of meditation (module 5.4), and applying them in the teaching practicum (module 6.2).