Certificate Courses

Australian Yoga Academy’s Certificate Courses have been developed for already qualified yoga teachers and serious yoga practitioners who are seeking to deepen both their personal practice and professional skills.

Continual professional development and training is essential for yoga teachers and these programs will not only enable you to better serve your current students, but more importantly will inspire your personal practice.

AYA’s Certificate Courses are an extensive exploration into the deeper practical applications and advanced practices of Yoga.

Each of the Certificate Courses is conducted by an expert in the field.

Certificate in Vinyasa Teaching

with AYA Principal Dominique Santana Salerno and AYA Senior Teacher Nickie Hanley.

This is a practical course suitable for already qualified yoga teachers and yoga teachers in training and is a MUST for those wanting to develop their vinyasa teaching and design interesting and creative sequences.

Grow confident in teaching vinyasa flow classes and ashtanga primary series, with an emphasis on traditional and appropriate alternative asana that will challenge both you and your students to grow.

Course Modules

  • Module 1 Ashtanga Vinyasa – Primary Series Part 1  – Dominique Salerno
  • Module 2 Ashtanga Vinyasa – Primary Series Part 2  – Dominique Salerno
  • Module 3 Designing Vinyasa Sequences Part 1  – Nickie Hanley
  • Module 4 Designing Vinyasa Sequences Part 2 – Nickie Hanley

Where: AYA Prahran Studio
When: Saturday 18th & 25 August & 1st & 8th September 2018
Time: 1pm to 5pm each day
Price: $550

The Art of Adjusting Certificate

with Dominique Santana Salerno – AYA Principal

Students love adjustments. You know how amazing it feels to be guided on the mat by the reassuring hands of a competent teacher. A good hands on adjustment can completely change a students experience and understanding of an asana.

Unfortunately, adjusting is becoming a lost art. An art that can only be communicated and conveyed by experienced hands and lots of practice under the watchful gaze of a senior teacher.

This practical certificate course is ideal for yoga teachers and teachers in training, and will equip you with the confidence to utilise safe hands-on adjustments in common yogasanas.

Come and immerse yourself in this 12 hour exploration of the subtle art of adjusting and deepen your understanding of yoga teaching.

Build your confidence as a teacher through practical hands-on exercises and techniques and the opportunity to navigate common postural misalignments encountered in yoga shalas everyday.

This course will cover:

  • principles and benefits of hands-on adjusting
  • how to use hands-on adjustments in a safe and effective manner
  • principles of alignment for major groups of asanas
  • dealing with typical misalignments of common poses

You will learn to observe the pose skillfully and how to decide what needs to be adjusted – and how – and have the opportunity to practice and assist your fellow students in commonly encountered yoga poses.

Where: AYA Prahran Studio
When: Saturday 5th & 12th May 2018 OR 17th & 24th November 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm
Price: $330