The Yogi Home
This course is situated on the most peaceful side of Byron Bay, surrounded by National park and beach walks nearby to put your mind and body at ease during the immersive training. You will be living the full Byron lifestyle with the local shops and cafe's a short walk or bike ride into town. The house is just a few short steps away from the Arakwal National park and Tallow beach,
The Yogi home is a place where you come to grow, connect.
About the course
This qualification is in Vinyasa & Yin Yoga.
This creates the perfect balance of 'yin & yang' to help you seek a more harmonious lifestyle throughout the training and beyond.
Becoming a Yoga teacher is like gaining a ticket to freedom for life!
Not only do you start living and working in a more healthier way, your job also looks after YOU! So many jobs are sedentary and slowly killing us these days! It's time for change. It's never too late (or too early) to switch or supplement your career paths and become a professional in the wellbeing industry.
Barefoot Yoga school is run by two nomads, science geeks and spiritual beings - Jess & Adam. They love being able to translate their experiences from India, forging a way to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western practices, beliefs and philosophies. One thing you will find with each course is how RELATABLE the content is to our lives.
We don't just tell you the what, where when, we tell you the WHY. We have done extensive and on-going research into the energy fields, anatomy and finding the proof in the pudding for you, all to help you become a Yoga teacher who is spiritual, knowledgeable, anatomically sound, safe, scientific, cultural and philosophical (as well as business savvy).
20 hours Online Component
This aspect of the course will be LIVE streamed to help introduce you and your fellow students to the foundations of Philosophy, History, Asana practice and Yin + Vinyasa Yoga. This is a great way to get warmed up and prepared for the immersive training.
180 hour In Person BYRON BAY
This part of the course is IN PERSON, with all 21 days accommodation, organic breakfast and dinners, tuition, course materials, extra curriculum workshops and activities INCLUDED.
Modules & Curriculum
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
- History of Yoga & natural medicines
- The 8 Limbs of Yoga + Application
- 5 Element theory + Application
- Exploration of Samkhya, the circle of Samsara, Yoga Sutras and the Art of detachment and self mastery
Foundations of Vinyasa (origins and translations)
Vinyasa Class sequencing
Traditional Sun Salutations A + B
Transitioning & prop usage
Traditional Vinyasa Asana practice and breakdown
Peak Posture practice
Foundations of Yin Yoga
Origins of Yin
Yin Yang theory & philosophy
The tattvas (principles) of Yin Yoga
Traditional Chinese Medicine 5 element theory
Understanding Fascia within Yin Yoga
Anatomy of Yin - Organs
Yin postures and breakdown
Asana (posture) and variation workshops
Adjusting for injuries & chronic pain/conditions
Vinyasa Class structure
Yin Class structure
Peer teaching on a regular basis
Teachers ethics & code of conduct
Setting up the classroom and environment
Physical adjustment workshops (appropriation and practice)
Prop usage and workshops around peak postures, alighment and myofascial release techniques
*Heavy focus on the application of anatomy and physiology whilst teaching through correct anatomical guidance*
Types/groups of postures
In depth analysis of each posture with guidance and anatomical breakdown
PRAYERS & MANTRA
Understanding the use of Sacred sound
How to chant AUM correctly
The physics behind frequency, the chakras and sound healing
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
The skeletal system:
Types of Bone
Joints, ligaments + tendons
The muscular system:
Types of contraction
Muscle function (study of each individual muscle and it's particular function + applying to Yoga postures)
Case study of injuries/common issues within the class environment
Anatomy of movement (biomechanics)
Application of anatomy within a class environment
The Nervous system
Anatomy and biochemistry of Adrenal burn out and stress
Gut brain communication + Immunity
MEDITATION & PRANAYAMA
- Prana & Pranayama theory
- Pranic value - implementation and integration into our lifestyle
- The energy pathways known in both Yogic and TCM philosophies as The Nadis and meridians
- The Chakras: in depth analysis, science behind energy centres,learning to feel and work with the energy centres, the Endocrine & Nervous system in relation to the Chakras
- Frequency and wavelength of colour and brain waves
The respiratory system in depth
Biochemistry of breathing
Chronic illness and breathing
Healing ourselves - how this works and the science of healing ourselves
Traditional Pranayama (Breath work) techniques
Modern Breath work
Trauma informed practice; Contraindications of breath work techniques
The principle of attraction
Affirmation setting, what to do and what not to do based on how the sub conscious and conscious brain work
WORKSHOPS & EXTRA CURRICULUM
- In depth Nutrition and holistic lifestyle workshop
- Acro Yoga workshop (in person only)
- Business of Yoga:
Part 1: Marketing and setting up your own conscious brand/business
Part 2: Finance of a small business, setting up, tax and accounting
- Experiencing Energy workshop with trained professional Elias Delphius (online only)
- Emotional release sessions & Tarot readings
There are 8 spots available per training
Bedroom 1 - 2 singles, shared bathroom with bathtub $4,950pp 1 Bed left
Bedroom 2 - Small private Queen, shared bathroom with bathtub $5,550 SOLD
Bedroom 3 - Large Private Luxury King En suite, private entrance $6,950 SOLD
Bedroom 4 - Private Queen, with private outdoor seating area/balcony $5,950 SOLD
Bedroom 5 - Large Private Queen with lounge $5,950 SOLD
Bedroom 6 - Large room, 2 single Beds with private garden entrance $5,150pp SOLD
Securing a spot
To secure your spot on the training you must put down a $900 non refundable deposit.
* This deposit is only transferable due to COVID-19 restrictions preventing you from attending the training within 4 weeks of arrival.
Who is this for ?
Are you destined to be a Teacher?
This course is for those who wish to expand in self development and teach Yoga, as a school which priorities quality over quantity, we limit our numbers to 8 students and we are able to offer you 1:1 mentorship throughout the course. The Barefoot ethos is to discover your true nature, to do this we must open up, surrender our stories and our history and begin a deep healing process. One thing many people don't realise when they sign up to this immersion is the level of growth that will be undertaken, you will be challenged throughout the course, this is where the REAL practice of Yoga comes in.
If you are someone looking for a course which prioritises peak postures over tradition, whilst not focussing on the anatomical knowledge needed for safe practice and not providing the WHY & HOW behind absolutely everything, then we recommend going to a different school. Our Lead trainers question everything and have endeavoured to dig up the best science and spiritual meanings behind their Yoga practices to help bridge the gap between Eastern and Western beliefs. Our Lead trainers, Adam and Jess have completed all of their own Yoga trainings in India and are passionate about translating these teachings to more students throughout the western society in the most authentic, yet scientific way. They are also qualified in Nutrition, psychophysiology, Meditation, Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, bio mechanics of movement, fitness, counselling, rehabilitation therapy and applied kinesiology.
This course revolves around creating a family - therefore we appreciate and practice, mindful eating, family time, movie nights, story time, non-awkward silences and deep and meaningful connections and conversations.
Holistic health and nutrition is what we are equally as passionate about, therefore we will be delivering nothing but the BEST seasonal organic foods, there won't be any processed food available, (including vegan alternative meats and butters etc). Our food choices are based off a holistic approach, designed to encompass the seasons, circadian rhythms and local produce. This plan is upheld by Jess, who is also a Nutritional therapist and lovingly prepared by our wonderful Organic gourmet chef from GG's Organic Wellness, Angela. We don't believe in extreme dieting - therefore, we only cater for allergies & intolerances only. Whole food Vegan and vegetarian organic food with occasional fish on Sushi nights. Get ready to be totally inspired and amazed by how delicious the food is!
We are a small family owned school and can't wait to welcome you into our home!
- 20 nights, 21 Days Accommodation in a luxury beach house in Byron Bay
- All Organic, gourmet style Breakfast, Dinners and snacks (Lunch we encourage you to explore Byron or make the house a home by using the amenities)
- All tuition, including a 20 hour online LIVE introductory module
- All course materials on arrival (we will recommend some books at your own cost)
- All Extra-curriculum actives and workshops such as; Acro Yoga, Nutrition workshop, Business of Yoga workshop, tarot card readings, moon rituals and ceremonies, movie nights, homemade Sushi and Pizza nights
- Certification on completion with Yoga Alliance Australia and International
- Celebratory ceremony with feast and live music event
- Photographs taken throughout the experience to use for your own social media, website and marketing materials
- Meals on day off (Fridays)
Aoibhin Lane from Ireland tells us about her experiene with Jess and Adam as teachers in Sri Lanka, 2020
Shannon Gilpin from Sunshine Coast and did our 21 day immersion in Byron Bay tells us about the food, the small group and gives some advice to those looking to do a YTT.
Alex Tras, from Papua New Guinea + Australia did our 21 day immersion in Byron Bay and tells us some advice for those interested in doing a YTT. ]une 2021
" loved the course content and the flexibility of the classes. Really enjoyed learning because the teachers were methodical, patient, encouraging, approachable and and passionate. I appreciated all the little extra touches and it really did feel like a family by the end of the course. Well worth immersing yourself in the course for the 3 weeks and I gained so much more than a certificate from this experience. I made new friends and am feeling extremely inspired to continue on this journey of growth! Thanks to Adam & Jess! "