Power Living’s Teacher Training is education with a difference – elevating and accelerating students to teach with authenticity, courage and passion. It goes beyond the basics, offering the highest standard of education in yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy and personal development.
Our Teacher Training isn’t just for aspiring teachers, but for anyone who wants to deepen their personal practice and gain a better understanding of yoga philosophy and its origins. If you are looking to teach, our mission is to create powerful teachers who transform lives in and out of the classroom. The program is known for graduating facilitators that are ready to teach with quality and excellence, from the day they complete the course.
COST: $4,899 – 10% MEMBER DISCOUNT
Full tuition cost, includes Power Living manual, plus accommodation and meals at the Retreat Immersion in Bali. Payment plan available upon request.
All course modules must be completed within the same studio program. Any alternate plans will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Taking place over an intensive three-month study period, you’ll be part of a community of fellow students undergoing this journey of radical transformation. The nature of the program will demand your full commitment in and out of the classroom but rest assured, the intensity will be matched by experiences of joy, connection and lasting friendships as you discover your most powerful Self. Get ready to have the time of your life!
If this sounds like you, read on for more detail on what each module of the program entails.
Core Program: 130hrs (100 contact hours)
This intensive training program introduces you to the foundations of the Power Living philosophy and methodology. Consisting of 100hrs intensive training with highly qualified Power Living teachers as well as external experts in anatomy, physiology, traditional yoga and philosophy.
In addition, you will be required to complete essays on specified course content, a practical assignment reviewing alternate yoga styles, and a final practical and written examination.
One-week off-site retreat: 50hrs (all contact hours)
A fundamental part of the 200hr teacher training course, this is a week that will challenge your mind, body and spirit and facilitate the awakening required to become a truly powerful teacher.
Your daily schedule includes meditation, yoga practices including Vinyasa and Yin, and group sessions to uncover core limiting beliefs and experience inspiring community activities.
In addition, you will complete specific teacher training sessions. These will focus on awakening the teacher within through an understanding of how to teach asana, meditation, and knowledge of yoga philosophy. You’ll also undergo a gentle cleanse with amazing vegetarian food that can be combined to suit all body types.
Our promise is you’ll leave the week feeling strong, inspired and with a renewed passion for life.
20hrs (20 contact hours)
Power Living’s Assisting Program is a world-class training opportunity to learn from the best in the business. This program was the first of its kind in Australasia.
The aim of the course is to teach:
The course is designed to teach assistants how to help increase a student’s awareness of their alignment and body, through touch, presence and direction. At Power Living, we are committed to teaching a dynamic practice with safe postures: our assisting techniques support this, rather than seeking to bring students into the ‘perfect’ pose or contortionism.
Module Three – Assisting Program fosters a karmic yoga atmosphere in studio and on retreats, where assistants act in service to the students to help enhance their practice. The assistant plays a unique role during a yoga class as their hands and energy serve as bridges between the teacher’s words and the student’s own physical experience.
Note: If you completed the Power Living teacher training course before 2009, another teacher training course, or are interested in refreshing and enhancing your assisting skills, you may apply to participate in this program alone. No previous experience is required to participate in the Power Living Assisting Program. If you are not enrolled in a current Power Living 200hr teacher training program, the cost for Module Three – Assisting Program is $399.
Upon successful completion of the full course, you will receive a 200hr accreditation from Yoga Alliance (USA). This will allow you to apply to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance (USA) and obtain Provisional Membership with the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (YTAA). Following registration with either body you will be able to obtain insurance covering you for yoga teaching. YTAA then requires you complete an extra 150 hours training with a certified training course within three years to obtain full membership with them. This extra 150 hours training can also be completed with Power Living.
Duncan is the original pioneer of contemporary yoga in Australia and the Founder, Master Facilitator and CEO of Power Living. The teacher of teachers, Duncan is committed to raising the bar on the level of yoga facilitation across the country. He’s a passionate yogi, soul surfer and spiritual warrior.
With 14+ years of teaching experience behind him, Dunx continues to share his modern-day yoga philosophy with the community. He has an anatomy background in NeuroSpinology, has completed extensive traditional yoga studies with Georg Feuerstein and practiced Raja Yoga for nearly 20 years. Smashing the traditional yoga stereotypes, it’s Duncan’s creative vision and courageous spirit that has shaped what Power Living is today: one of Australia’s largest and most successful yoga communities.
Cassie Lee has been teaching yoga for 10 years, firstly in Asia with Pure Yoga Hong Kong and now calls Melbourne and Power Living Fitzroy home. Cassie has studied Anusara Yoga for over 8 years with John Friend (Anusara Founder, USA) and Patrick Creelman (Certified Anusara, Hong Kong/Canada). Along the way Cassie has also trained with a number of renowned teachers, including Sarah Powers, Doug Keller, Shiva Rae, Baron Baptiste, Desiree Rumbaugh, Amy Ippoliti, Ross Rayburn, Briohny Smyth & Dice Iida-Klein. She has also attended workshop series with many others including Ana Forrest, Andrey Lappa, David & Sharon Gannon and Paul Grilley. Cassie is known as a fun and strong teacher, with particular focus on asana technique, as well as for her progressive and creative sequencing.
In 2008, yoga for Leigh shifted from interest towards dedication. He was not only building strength and finding relief from the stresses of running his own business, but also opening up to the idea of living a purposeful life. Since then, Leigh has completed Level 1 and 2 trainings with Baron Baptiste and 200hr Certification with Power Living. Leigh’s journey has led him to study with Noah Maze, Ross Rayburn, John Friend and Tara Judelle, while his creativity and fun-loving nature resonated with Les Leventhal’s Sequence Training and Shiva Rea’s Fluid Power Training with Simon Park. While working towards his 500hr RYT with Power Living he has completed a 100hr Yoga Therapy TT and 60hr Insight Yoga Yin & Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Powers.