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Level 2 Intensive

Yoga Teacher Training Course

The Level 2 Intensive Teacher Training Course is held at Ashram Yoga’s Ohui Retreat in New Zealand over the duration of 19 days. In addition to advancing your skills and competencies as a yoga teacher, you will also experience the benefits of living within an ashram lifestyle. 

We focus on the deeper energetic aspects of yoga, including the anatomy of the subtle body (chakraskoshas and nadis) as related to more complex postures, breathing techniques and teaching methods. We also begin the in-depth study and understanding of the Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) technique.

At the end of the course, you will have earned hours contributing towards the Yoga Alliance's RYT-500 certification and will have the skills and knowledge to teach more challenging yoga classes and workshops.

Course Content

Overall, Level 2 has a more comprehensive focus on postures, an introspective approach to yoga philosophy and an explorative understanding of pranayama and meditation techniques.

We introduce and delve deeply into experiencing and teaching about the subtle body. This includes the study of prana (life force), chakra’s (energy centres), kosha’s (subtle bodies) and kundalini (spiritual force). These aspects of yoga are tremendously enriching, fascinating and practical on a personal level, as well growing and developing your teaching.

Philosophically we introduce the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – an ancient text that addresses the essential principles of yoga and the development of the mental and spiritual faculties existent within us all. This text is of fundamental importance in yoga study, often inspiring new perspective and offering new insight and relationship with one’s practice. This text comprehensively explores the mind, how it works and how to work with it.

We will also explore the application of Ayurveda with yoga as well as the principles and application of tantra and yoga (including pranagunastattwasnadischakras and koshas).
Level 2 is fully inclusive of our Yoga Nidra Level 1 training module enabling you to competently and confidently share this transformative yogic technique.

All course material is presented in workbooks for you to keep and make notes in. Extra text books are beneficial but not compulsory and are available for purchase through Ashram Yoga. This courses includes homework assignments that we will mark and give you feedback on, but there are no pass/fail exams.

Course Structure

Workshops and classes are held every day starting early each morning and continuing in the afternoon. We also run an evening programme including philosophy and kirtan (chanting to music). 

Our sessions are usually 2 – 3 hours long and include both group and personal work.