Yogahood Australia Ltd is a non-profit organisation bringing the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of yoga to at-risk and underserved communities in Australia.

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yogahood outreach training

Yogahood Outreach Training

2020 dates coming soon.

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Are you a community-focused yoga teacher who wants to positively impact the lives of people who cannot access yoga classes in mainstream settings?

Yogahood Australia's two-day Yoga Outreach Training will equip you with the skills, tools and awareness to work with the wider community in diverse and unpredictable settings, and will expand your toolkit as a yoga teacher. 

 

After this training, participants will have the opportunity to volunteer with Yogahood Australia and share yoga in local neighbourhoods, youth centres, residential facilities, community halls, and through other non-profits providing essential services to communities in need.

The training will:

  • Prepare you to teach yoga in diverse and unpredictable settings
     

  • Discuss potential challenges of teaching yoga in outreach settings and strategies for dealing with them
     

  • Help you understand the key differences between teaching yoga in studio and outreach settings
     

  • Teach you best practices for sharing yoga with under served groups in outreach settings
     

  • Connect you with a community of like-minded yoga teachers who also want to share yoga with those who don't have access to it
     

  • Provide opportunities to teach yoga in the wider community

FACILITATORS & SPECIAL GUESTS

VIA TENDON is a yoga teacher and long-term Yogahood Australia volunteer with a focus on running programs for newly arrived youth. She holds space with conviction, joy and compassion and will be co-facilitating Yogahood Australia's Outreach Training.

JANAKI SOMAIYA is a yoga teacher and Clinical Psychologist who sits on the Board of Directors for Yogahood Australia. She is passionate about serving communities in need through providing access to yoga and has a particular interest in working with youth.  

LAURA GRACE is the founder of Kids Yoga Ed and a long-term Yogahood Australia volunteer. Laura teaches yoga and mindfulness to over 350 youths weekly and has been sharing yoga with youth groups in diverse settings for over 3 years. 

SARAH HARRY is one of Australia's leading Body Image and Eating Disorder specialists. She offers a unique perspective as an experienced Clinician, Lecturer, Researcher and Yoga Teacher. She is the co-director of Body Positive Australia and author of Fat Yoga, Yoga for All Bodies.

ERIKA NEWBERRY has been a dedicated yoga practitioner since 1998 and has been teaching since 2011. She completed her initial yoga teacher training at the Australian Yoga Academy in Melbourne and then went on to study yogic philosophy, yin yoga, laughter yoga, trauma sensitive yoga and yoga therapy.  Erika is a certified Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), is a certified Yoga Therapist through Yoga Australia and International Association of Yoga Therapy.

FAQs

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please bring your yoga mat, water bottle, and a pen. Feel free to bring a pillow or bolster if you find sitting on the floor uncomfortable. Whilst the latest yoga gear isn't necessary, please dress comfortably. On the Sunday and during role plays, we encourage you to dress in "everyday" wear so come dressed in jeans, pants, skirts, tight/loose clothing.  A light vegetarian lunch will be provided on both days. 

 

Is my registration transferrable?

Yes, you can transfer your training to another yoga teacher up to 1 day before the event. Cancellations requesting a refund must be made no later than 7 days before the event. 

 

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, login to Eventbrite and update away!

 

What if I can only attend one or two of the training days?

As the training builds upon itself, we encourage you to attend the two full days of training to get the most out of it. The option to volunteer will only be given to participants who attend the two full days of training. 

 

I can't attend this training - when are you running your next training?

Please stay up to date with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all our future trainings and events. 

 

Do I have to be a yoga teacher to attend?

This training is designed for yoga teachers who want to expand their toolkit so they can teach in diverse settings. While you do not need to be a yoga teacher to attend, you should have a strong interest in the physical, mental and emotional beneifts of yoga, an interest in community service, and a regular practice. This training is for professional development only. This training is not designed for anyone in the process of healing their own trauma, or currently experiencing any major physical, mental or emotional ailments.  

 

How will the training be delivered?

The training will be delivered through:

  • Physical practice

  • Breathing exercises & meditation

  • Sample scenarios and group problem-solving

  • Short lecture-style sessions with Q & A

  • Break-out small group sessions

  • Role playing and skills practice

  • Student teaching and feedback opportunities

 

Will I be provided with ready-made sequences to teach the community?

Yogahood Australia does not promote a single methodology or style for bringing yoga to the wider community and does not provide you with ready-made sequences or a list of postures. Instead, this training encourages you to explore how to teach with what you already know in an authentic way so you can make yoga as accessible and inclusive for all. 

Can't attend this one? Register your interest for the next training in late 2019!

Thank you to our Community Partners for their support: