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Ashtanga Yoga
Vinyasa Krama
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2 Month Teacher Training
March & April 2015

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March 2014


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Yoga Teacher Training
Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Krama

March and April, 2015
with Matthew Sweeney

Subjects include learning to teach:

  • The Sequence (I to IV)
  • Applying Yoga Therapy
  • Technique Workshops
  • Adjusting Skills
  • Pranayama and Meditation
  • Communication Skills and Ethics
  • Yoga Philosophy
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Plus Self Practice Evaluation

This teacher training is organized into comprehensive 4 week programs. In order to be eligible to teach the Primary Series, the Lion Sequence and the Intermediate Series (Level II, III and IV) you must complete the previous trainings. Where possible the level I & II and the level III & IV courses can be attended concurrently - one immediately after the other.

All students wanting to attend this course (Level I) must have self practice experience, to be assessed individually. Each student should practice with me for at least one month prior to the Training course, to demonstrate the appropriate proficiency.

Ideally this training involves learning to teach both Ashtanga Yoga and the Vinyasa Krama sequences. Students are expected to have a willing desire to learn both, although some specialisation in either of these methods may be appropriate. The teacher training process is not arduous, and only depends on your ability to commit to the practice and commit to the learning process.

Level I Course

  • The Moon Sequence and Yoga Therapy
    4 weeks from March 7 to April 3, 2015
    200 Hours Level I Yoga Alliance Certified
    Cost $2200

The first training program combines learning to teach the Moon Sequence and implementing Yoga Therapy alternatives. As this course will be limited to 10 to 15 students, you will be guarenteed personal attention and training. The now decreased course cost reflects my commitment to training quality teachers - I aim to give you as much practice time teaching as possible.

Level II Course

  • The Primary Series and Vinyasa Workshops
    4 weeks from April 5 to May 1, 2015
    500 Hours Level II Yoga Alliance Certified
    Cost $2200

The second level training program combines learning to teach the Primary Series and delivering technique workshops on the relevant asana and vinyasa. Learn to apply a therapeutic, step by step approach to Ashtanga Yoga as per the DVD Vinyasa Unlocked. This DVD will be used as a training guide. You will practice teaching the full Primary Series and technique classes every week. This course will also be limited to 10 to 15 students.

Level I and Level II: $4000

Level III Course

  • The Lion Sequence
  • Dates TBA

Level IV Course

  • The Intermediate Series
  • Dates TBA


  • Students must practice with Matthew for 2-4 weeks to be eligible for this course.
  • Students must know all of the Moon Sequence and the Primary Series in self practice to be eligible for each level.

Please contact Matthew directly if you want to attend this course, and give a brief description of your Yoga experience and reasons for wanting to attend the program. Click here.

Lauren and I are pleased to announce the launch of our new business venture. We are collaborating with friends and have set up a Yoga retreat centre in Ubud, Bali. It has a number of beautiful villas with an amazing yoga space overlooking the rice fields. The grounds have maintained gardens, a 20m lap pool, a restaurant kitchen and is only 5-10min from Ubud town centre. Most of my month long trainings and my 2 month teacher training will now be run from here. It is a beautiful project, very exciting, so I hope you can join us there soon.

To book accommodation please contact Lauren:

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