With 30 years combined experience practicing, teaching and studying Yoga, Wild Self Yoga and Riverdell have collaborated to offer a course like no other.
In this Yoga Teacher Training being held from the 9th to the 29th of October 2023, we go above and beyond the minimum 200hr requirements, curating an experience that is holistic, detailed and empowering all at once. Combining the traditional methods of yoga with updated research and knowledge, our syllabus is designed to expose students to the real essence of yoga.
With a 18 student maximum, we ensure that each student experiences individual attention & extensive practice teaching time, whilst learning to integrate daily practices and share the teachings in a safe & authentic manner.
This one of a kind Yoga Teacher Training includes 20 hours of pre-course study and a 3-week intensive with all meals, accommodation and course teaching included.
This course is open to students of all levels, though we generally require a minimum of one years practice prior to enrolment. We invite not only to those who wish to become certified yoga teachers, but any aspiring yogi wishing to extensively enrich their personal practice and more fully integrate yoga into their own lives.
If you wish to teach, this course is your gateway into a new life-changing career. Students will come away confident to teach safe and authentic Yoga, equipped with practical tools and knowledge to share classes, workshops and retreats. Internationally certified with Yoga Alliance, trainee’s will be able to teach anywhere in the world.
For those who are not necessarily looking to teach professionally, you will find in this course a transformative journey of self-inquiry and enhanced self-awareness. A unique opportunity to fully immerse in Yoga and learn new tools to move forward in your life with renewed confidence and awareness.
For all students the training is a chance to spend time with like-minded people, deepen your own practice, enhance your personal awareness and learn from experienced teachers committed to supporting you on your journey.
Yoga is a lifelong journey, and you have been lead here from a calling deep within to take the next step on this path of self knowledge.
If you intuitively feel this training might be right for you, please feel free to reach out with any questions or enquiries and we’ll be happy to help. If you would prefer to speak to someone, we’re always up for a chat!
Based around a practical curriculum that approaches yoga systematically, we believe in creating strong foundations for teaching safely and authentically. Drawing from traditional yogic practices, we will be exploring yoga as a holistic approach – combining traditional teachings with modern science.
It is important to note that our approach is traditional, but appropriated to modern times. We don’t follow any specific ‘style’ or single lineage of Yoga. Instead coming from a holistic and applied approach, working with different elements from various teachings. We will cover mainly Hatha & Vinyasa approaches. We delve deep into ancient texts and practices, interpreting and relating them to everyday life.
7:00am – 9:00am: Asana, pranayama, meditation
9:00am – 10am: Breakfast
10am – 11:15am: Lecture
11:30am – 12:30pm: Philosophy
12:30pm – 2pm: Lunch
2pm – 3:15pm: Teaching Methodology
3:30pm – 5:00pm: Workshop / Posture Mechanics
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Dinner
7pm-8pm: Evening Session
Prior to the training there are two assignments to complete and return to us before the training begins. This is to help you become familiar with some of the course content and hit the ground running once the training begins.
We ask students to keep a written record of their yoga practice before coming to the training (15 hours) – we provide questions to help guide you with this.
During the training there will be a number of small assignments and tasks designated to each subject. You will sequence mini classes, gaining feedback and confidence along the way.
During the final week of the course we ask each student to teach a 60 minute class entirely on their own, as well as completing a written theory exam.
Morning classes – incorporate asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting and relaxation. These classes are specifically themed and designed around the course content – building upon each day. They are a chance for students to fully immerse in practice.
In this section the topic changes daily. Some of the class examples are, Anatomy and physiology, Chakras and Nadis, Koshas and Vayus, Pranayama workshops, History of yoga, Pre-natal yoga, Kids yoga and business of yoga.
Here we learn all about the deeper aspects of Yoga, and how to bring practice off the mat and into everyday life. We break down the 8 limbs of yoga, discuss their meaning and practical application.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are interpreted and discussed. Including a detailed breakdown of the Yamas and Niyamas – providing guidelines for the yogi to live in greater harmony with the world around them.
We discuss Ayurveda as a lifestyle science, establish students dosha type and discuss what it means for them, how to balance and work with it in everyday life.
This class gives students the opportunity to build confidence learning to teach bit by bit. We breakdown the four tools of teaching, discuss the different types of cues and how we might apply them in different class settings. We look at what makes a good yoga teacher, how to hold space, sequencing – everything you need to know in order to leave fully confident to teach.
The afternoon class is where we break down the finer details of each pose. An open style, interactive format allows us to workshop the mechanics of each asana – giving students the opportunity to really get to know each pose, ask questions, and bounce off the different body types in class.
We have meditation sessions on alternating evenings, covering a range of active and passive styles. Here students will learn the philosophy and practical techniques of various meditation methods.
Only 45 minutes drive north of Adelaide CBD lies Riverdell Spiritual Centre. Set on 9 acres of land with beautiful gardens, walking paths, and natural surroundings, Riverdell is the perfect place for individuals and groups seeking a quiet place to learn, reflect, relax, and connect with nature.
We’ll enjoy exclusive use of the entire property. Creating a sense of privacy, but also community, in a tranquil and nourishing atmosphere to facilitate the journey. With limited capacity and small group sizes, there will be plenty of space to absorb and reflect.
Pay in full upon booking to receive $400 off full price!*
$500 deposit included in rates. Balance payable 30 days prior to arrival.
Interest free payment plans available. T&C’s listed below.
If you are looking for your own space during this immersive experience, The Loft is a private self-contained home, which includes a private kitchen, shower, toilet, and queen bed.
Karrawirra is a local Kaurna word, meaning “redgum forest”. The Karrawirra building is a modern three-bedroom self-contained home with undercover parking. The home includes a private kitchen, showers & toilets plus 3 carpeted, comfortable bedrooms, all with air conditioning, heating, natural light & overhead fans. Karrawirra is an accessible building with a ramp and railing in the bathrooms.
The Bunkhouse is a 4-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a fully equipped kitchen that can provide accommodation for up to 12 people in a combination of single and bunk style beds. The home has 2 showers and toilets. There is reverse cycle heating and cooling through the entire home.
We will enjoy a full menu of beautiful vegetarian whole foods during the course. All food is local & sustainably sourced and organic where possible. We follow a Yogi style menu, blended with contemporary cuisine. Every meal is light, fresh, wholesome and tasty – feeding our bodies and minds with the energy to digest a full training schedule.
The menu is predominately gluten, dairy and refined-sugar free. We happily cater to most dietary requirements, get in touch to find out more.
A refund of 50 % (less deposit) is available if notice of cancellation is given 60 days prior to start date.
If you need to cancel at any point after the cut-off dates, 100% is non-refundable.
We will endeavour to accommodate personal preferences as much as possible, however room configurations and settings do vary and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. All international students are required to take out their own travel insurance covering them for the duration of the training.