200hr part-time yoga teacher training
February 3 - July 14 2024.
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Unveiling the Practice

We've created this program for yoga students who wish to deepen their understanding and appreciation of yoga, both on and off the mat - whether or not they wish to become a teacher.

Join us for the Love of Yoga

Study the physical and energetic practices of yoga, beyond a 60 minute class: Explore anatomy, physiology and alignment, delve into the science behind meditation, mantra and pranayama, and expand your appreciation of the history and philosophy that underpins it all.

Bridging Yoga Theory & Practice

Join a course that integrates analytical comprehension and practical application, empowering you with the abilities to actively engage in classes.

Expert Teachers & Guest Faculty

Embark on a transformative learning journey guided by our certified faculty, each possessing a minimum of 500+ hours of Yoga Alliance training.

Part-Time Study Over 4 Months

With dedicated intervals for reflection and digestion between sessions, this course provides the flexibility to balance your personal, social, and work commitments.

Immersive & Varied Learning

Immerse yourself in captivating lectures, participate in teacher-led discussions, and receive hands-on guidance by highly experienced instructors.

10

Years of Experience

We're consistently improving and updating our offerings, and pride ourselves on delivering the most up to date knowledge, while maintaining depth and a deep respect for the ancient traditions and philosophies that our practices are drawn from.

Unveiling the Practice

Enhance your understanding of Yoga by delving into physical and energetic practices, immersing yourself in the intricacies of anatomy, physiology, and alignment for practical application in your regular classes. Broaden your perspective on the rich history and philosophy that forms the foundation of this transformative discipline.

Philosophy

Delve into key yoga concepts and philosophies, delving into traditional principles in a modern context and the depth of history that unpins it all.

Anatomy

Explore anatomical principles directly applicable to yoga asana practice through cutting-edge movement theories within a practical context.

Physiology

Learn about the intricacies of the human body's functions, encompassing  skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.

Yoga Asana

Practice physical yoga postures with precision and alignment. Go beyond the surface, and explore the subtle nuances of each pose.

Meditation

Cultivate stillness and mindfulness: Acquire the techniques to guide students to a profound connection with the present moment and foster inner peace.

Pranayama

Study the science, techniques and mechanics of breath control to foster a harmonious balance between body and mind in each breath cycle.

Why take this course?

Whether you've been practicing for years or only just discovered yoga for yourself, it’s a natural thing to want to learn more about a practice that inspires you. But teaching isn’t for everyone. We created this program so you don't have to commit to a full 200-hour program and a certification you may never put to use. Here are a few good reasons to join us!

Unveil the transformative power of ancient teachings, and apply them to your own personal practice.

2024
Course Dates

Our course is designed as a part-time commitment, so you can easily integrate into your life and have time to digest, reflect and dig deeper between each session.
The course will take place over the course of three months. The schedule for each training day may vary depending on the faculty as well as specific needs and pace of your group.
Get in touch
February

Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th

Kickoff Weekend: Welcome Circle, History, Philosophy, Energetics and Pranayama
with Nicky and Sarah Jane

Saturday, 10th

Anatomy and Biomechanics with Matt

Sunday, 25th

Vinyasa Yoga and Sun Salutations with Kristy

March

Saturday, 9th

Mantra, Meditation and Bandhas with Sarah Jane

Sunday, 24th

Physiology and Asana Lab with Victoria

April

Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th

Asana Lab with Sarah Jane and Kristy

Sunday, 21st

Energetics and Asana Lab with Kristy

May

Saturday, 4th

Asana Lab with Sarah Jane and Kristy

Sunday, 19th

Asana Lab with Paris  

Meet your Yoga Faculty

At the heart of our yoga training programs lies a team of dedicated individuals, carefully selected for their unwavering passion, commitment, and profound expertise in the art of yoga. Each member of our faculty brings a wealth of experience, having spent years honing their skills through extensive hands-on teaching in various settings.

Kristy Robinson

2024 will mark Kristy's 10th year of teaching and sharing the joy of yoga. Having trained with Dr Guarav Malik at the Ashtak Yoga School in Goa, India, Kristy joined the Stretch Yoga Teacher Training program in 2019. Having taught over 4000 classes over the course of decade, her knowledge and alignment stem from a combination of traditional Hatha Yoga training, her 18-year career as a dancer and a Bachelor of Dance (QUT). Kristy brings a warmth and playfulness to her teaching, and encouraging you to be your authentic self.

Matt Mulcahy

With 8 years of international teaching experience, Matt brings a modern approach to our faculty, emphasising anatomy and injury management. Matt trained at Sampoorna Yoga in South Goa, India, to where he returned for several years assisting on teacher training programs. During his time in London, he completed his 500 hours advanced teacher training with Jason Crandell. Matt is known for his down-to-earth and practical approach to yoga, bringing together traditional teachings within a modern context.

Nicky Grimsdale

Nicky has led 1000's of public classes, numerous graduate and post-graduate yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops around the world. Nicky's teaching encourages a balance of eastern energetics and western science, with simple methods and philosophy that’s both accessible and relatable. Nicky designed a playful, yet structured approach to sequencing. His classes take students on a journey of movement, unlocking areas of the body through gradual and intentional preparation for each posture.

Mandy Deshong

Mandy's approach combines the traditional teachings of the 8 limbs of yoga, reflecting her spiritual connection to the practice and drawing inspiration from her Indigenous heritage. Her foster inclusivity and celebrate diversity, with a commitment to empowering all people from various backgrounds. With a warm and positive "can do" attitude, Mandy is dedicated to providing a variety of alternatives in classes, ensuring that practitioners of all body types feel welcome and empowered.

SJ Cramond

With a background in education, aerial circus and performing arts, Sarah Jane encourages a playful exploration in her teaching style. Her love of yoga stems from a curiosity of how the body, breath and mind can work in unison to create more easeful life experiences, and unpacking how we can share those tools with others. SJ believes in creating safe, inclusive and respectful environments where you can learn and grow, to develop your own practice whilst uncovering your individual teaching style. 

Paris Collins

Leveraging her medical background, Paris's initial years of teaching have seen her focus on anatomy, biomechanics, and strength, leading her to seamlessly incorporate Pilates into her repertoire. Paris's teaching style shines in leading dynamic and invigorating vinyasa classes or guiding students through challenging Pilates sessions. Her passion for anatomy and biomechanics is evident, making her adept at creating impactful and transformative experiences for her students.

Our Brisbane CBD Studio

A sanctuary in the heart of Brisbane CBD. Our light-filled Stretch Yoga CBD studio is a haven amongst the hustle and bustle, a space to unplug and recharge, located near the tranquil Botanic Gardens.

Flexible Payment Options

The program is set to commence in February 2024. We have flexible options to ensure there's a payment plan that works for you.

You're welcome to pay a deposit, in full, or alternatively, a direct debit plan is available.To set up a monthly or fortnightly direct debit plan, we require a non-refundable deposit of $499 along with subsequent payments spread over the duration of the course.

What’s included
Guidance of 500HR+ RYT Faculty and Guest Instructors
35 class pack to use at any Stretch Yoga studio
Stretch Yoga Academy Tank
Comprehensive Training Manual
Discounts on Stretch Courses & Workshops
Pay in Full

$2,500

$499 deposit to secure your spot.
$ 2,001 remainder due before training commences.
Payment Plan

$499 Deposit

$499 deposit to secure your spot.
Comfortable monthly or fortnightly payment thereafter.

Yoga Foundations - Frequently asked Questions

We understanding choosing the right course is a big decision, so we've popped some common questions here to help guide you. Please reach out if there's more you'd like to know - we love chatting all things yoga!
I can't touch my toes, can I still sign up?

We don't mind if you can't touch your toes, our students come from a varied background of ability and experience. We do, however, require you to have at least 1 year of a regular yoga practice before joining the course.

Who is this training for?

Any yoga student that wishes to expand their knowledge, deepen their understanding and elevate their practice! This course will take you on a deep dive into the history, philosophy, pranayama and postures beyond what a 60 minute class can.

What if I take this program and realise that I'd like to become a yoga teacher?

If you decide along the way, that you'd like to expand your yoga journey to include learning teaching aspects such as sequencing, cueing, inclusivity and more, then you have until 30th April 2024 to upgrade to the full 200hr course - just let us know as soon as possible to arrange your transfer and any private catch up sessions you may need!

Will I be able to teach Yoga after this training?

If you are looking to become a yoga teacher, the ideal training for you would be our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) course. In the yoga community, a 200-hour training program is widely recognised as the minimum of education needed to teach yoga and is a standard requirement for individuals seeking certification as yoga teachers.

Ready to join us or keen to learn more about Unveiling the Practice?

Are you ready to book a yoga foundations course or have questions and concerns? We’d love to chat to you about our offering! Email, give us a call, or fill out the form below and we'll send you our free info pack!
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