200 hour teacher training with Soul Tribe Studio in collaboration with Dancing Warrior Yoga.
Presented by Mathew Bergan with Clare Lovelace.
Anatomy & Physiology and Traditional Chinese Medicine presented by Andrew Dowler (exercise physiologist & acupuncturist).
Business and Marketing of Yoga presented by Alison Morris
To apply please complete the application form at the bottom of this page. We require a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Are you ready to become your most authentic, loving, peaceful, enthusiastic self? Our 200 hour teacher training program is an immersion into the science, philosophy, bodywork, movement, breath, self-study and lifelong learning of YOGA. Prepare for 3 months of transformational learning that will change your life. This course is a journey back to yourself. This course has been designed for those who want to teach yoga professionally, as well as those who wish to deepen their understanding & personal practice. It doesn’t matter if teaching yoga is the end goal or not. Let go of the outcome, your intention is what is important.
The word Yoga means Union. This training encourages you to re-connect, to unite with yourself, with the world around you, with your fellow humans and with universal consciousness in a tangible and authentic way. The yogic path creates a vehicle for self- transformation and insight through heart based learning, intuition, mind training and interpersonal relationships.
We recommend at least one year of regular, dedicated practice to commence this training. Course applications will be considered on a case by case basis. Experience in terms of advanced asana practice is NOT important. You are not required to ‘perform’ any particular asanas (it doesn’t matter if you can’t stand on your head) - your level of strength and flexibility does not matter. What is important is your willingness to step out of your comfort zone and lean in to challenge with an open heart and a tenacity and passion for learning.
Course numbers are limited for a small intimate group setting for maximum learning and support. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack and an application form or call Clare on 0447617619.
This teacher training course is recognised Nationally and Internationally by Yoga Alliance Australia and Yoga Australia.
The course will run over 9 weekends from 8am - 5.00pm Saturday & Sunday, on the following weekends:
25th 26th April
9 10th May
23 24th May
6th 7th June (long weekend)
20th 21st June
4th 5th July
18 19th July
1st 2nd August
8th 9th August
Early bird (expires 1st January 2020 $3000)
Full price $3400 (payment plans available)
Soul Tribe Studio is a beautiful, light filled and spacious studio, attached to a whole foods cafe with a stunning garden where you can enjoy your lunch in paradise. We even have some friendly peacocks who like to come and visit us from neighbouring Birdland. The studio is nestled in between the unspoiled, luscious rainforest and pristine, crystal water beaches of the Eurobodalla National Park. Far South Coast NSW is a true paradise!
Address: Soul Tribe Studio, 57 Beach Road, Catalina, 2536.
Are you ready to shine?
Asana (physical yoga) alignment
Hands on assists and adjustments
Sequencing (Vinyasa Krama)
The History of Yoga
Sacred Scripture / Yoga Philosophy / the 8 Limbs of yoga and beyond
Applied Anatomy & Physiology with Andrew Dowler (exercise physiologist & acupuncturist)
Subtle Body Anatomy
Sanskrit (the language of yoga)
Yoga off the Mat (spiritual activism)
Introduction to Yin Yoga
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Clare & Mathew have been friends and business partners since Clare completed her training at Dancing Warrior Yoga in early 2014. They have both trained together with master teachers Shiva Rea, Donna Farhi & Jasmine Tarkeshi. They share a passion for movement & philosophy and will spend hours musing and marvelling the mysteries of this universe. Their combined skills perfectly complement each other in a unique blend of Yin (fluidity, grace, softness, receptivity, surrender) and Yang (drive, passion, determination, fire, creativity). Andrew Dowler presents Anatomy, Physiology and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).
MATHEW BERGAN (Dancing Warrior Yoga)
RYT 1500 Yoga Alliance Australia – Gold, Yoga Australia -Senior
‘I am always delighted how yoga can be the glue that brings together peoples divergent professional backgrounds, providing them with a new voice to express their spiritual self’.
Mathew trained with Shri K Patabhi Jois (Ashtanga Yoga), Simon Borg Olivier & Bianca Machliss (Yoga Synergy), Shandor Remete (Shadow Yoga), Eileen Hall (Yoga Moves) and Donna Farhi (teacher and author). Mathew is best known for his unique ability to help students embody their evolving spiritual yoga practice with grace and mindfulness while highlighting a sense of happiness and personal wellbeing as the eventual goal of the practice.
Mathew has been running 200 hour teacher trainings in Sydney for the last 8 years, successfully preparing teachers for the yoga industry. Many of his graduates have become successful teachers and studio owners.
He has been practicing yoga since 1989 and teaching since 1993. He draws upon a rich Hatha yoga body of experience, and borrows from traditions such as Iyengar, which offers firm body alignment principles, Ashtanga, for its fluidity, strength and grace, and restorative yoga, for its rich support of the body’s internal organs and subtle sheaths. Mathew is best known for his unique ability to help students understand their own unique physiology, and to embody their evolving spiritual yoga practice with grace and mindfulness, while highlighting a sense of happiness and personal well being as the eventual goal of the practice.
CLARE LOVELACE (Soul Tribe Studio)
Fundamentally I believe in love. I believe that humans are inherently loving, compassionate, generous and kind. I know that we all have the capacity to open our bodies, minds and hearts and live joyfully. My intention is to facilitate a space where others can be free and learn to fall in love with themselves, each other and the earth." From an early age I have been fascinated by movement, play and the magic of the natural world. I love people and the earth and this love drives everything I do. My journey took me to the East Coast of Australia where I started practicing yoga. I felt my spirit return through sacred movement, breath and meditation. I realised that what I’d been searching for was inside me and I learnt the tools to connect with my own heart. I spent time immersing myself in the beauty of my surroundings, lounging in rivers, climbing mountains and falling asleep under the burning milky way. I fell back in love with the earth.
My passion for yoga grew as I started to understand that yoga isn’t something that we ‘do’ with our bodies, it is our natural state that we ‘are’. Yoga is simply a coming home, a journey back to ourselves. Through the practices of asana, philosophy and meditation I have realised the true nature of impermanence and understand that we do not ‘own’ anything. I know that my thoughts are real but not necessarily true. I have experienced the magic that happens when I think, act and speak from a place of love and trust. I believe in the power of the Earth. I believe that by living with respect, love and humility we can create a peaceful world and begin to heal the trauma of this Earth.
After a few years of dedicated practice, I completed my 200 hour teacher training under the guidance of master teacher Mathew Bergan at Dancing Warrior Yoga in Sydney in 2014. I fell in love with teaching immediately and even though the training was extremely challenging, I knew I had finally found my calling. I continued to train at Dancing Warrior Yoga for the next 4 years, completing my 500 hour Experienced teaching course within this time. I started teaching in 2014 and have dedicated my life to full-time teaching since then. I have taught at many major studios in Sydney as well as teaching yoga and mindfulness to organisations such as UNICEF and ABC Broadcasting.
I completed my 60 hour Yin teacher training with Sarah Powers in 2015 which changed my life and my practice completely. The practice of Yin, Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and mindfulness meditation gave me the tools to develop an inner ‘genuine happiness’ that was not dependent on other people or external situations.’
ANDREW DOWLER (Move Exercise Physiologist)
Andrew Dowler began his movement journey in 2000 when he started to practice Tai Chi and Qigong to recover from chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Andrew trained with his Tai Chi teacher, Master Wong, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Marital Artist for seven years as an indoor student. During this time Andrew completed studies in Exercise Sports Science (Exercise Physiology), Exercise Rehabilitation, and Traditional Chinese medicine (Acupuncture), holding dual degrees in western and eastern exercise and healing arts. Andrew describes himself as a lifelong student, a teacher, and a healer, and practices/ teaches a fully integrated approach to health, well being and longevity, based on the principles of Human Movement and the natural cycle of things, or the Tao. Andrews passion is to help people find their own unique practice, and guide them on how to develop a pain free, balanced, purposeful, and active lifestyle that provides them the freedom to enjoy life. Having extensively studied traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong Andrew teaches what's known as the Scholar, or health systems of the Chinese longevity arts. With a focus on health, vitality, and living a long happy life, Andrew integrates Qigong, Yoga and Tai Chi practice and incorporates modern exercise rehabilitation sports science to craft personalised practices and rehabilitation programs for his clients, both locally and online.
Alison Morris (Business & Marketing)
Alison Morris is a successful hypnotherapist and yoga teacher. She owns her own studio in Sylvania Waters NSW where she specialises in helping people with anxiety and depression make changes in their lives. When Alison started her hypnotherapy business in 2017, she had no idea how to market her business and even what she needed to get started.
The common statements and questions she hears now are:
"I need a website before I start"
"I have to get business cards printed"
"I have to do a letterbox drop"
and so many other things....
What if I was to tell you that she did not have a website for 18 months, she did not have a business card for 12 months, she has never done a letterbox drop and she sees over 40 clients a week!
The answer to the above statements is No you do not have to have any of those things to successfully market your business.
In this 2 hour session Alison will teach you the basics of Facebook and Instagram marketing and also what you really need to open your own business.
This teacher training program is presented by Dancing Warrior Yoga, Sydney in collaboration with Soul Tribe Bateman Bay, under the guidance of senior teacher Mathew Bergan.