Fast-track your learning with this month-long, full time program. Facilitated by Founder and pioneer of modern yoga in Australia, Duncan Peak, plus senior facilitators Cassie Lee, Troy Abraham, Duncan Parviainen, Leigh Houghton and Ruby Dwyer – you’ll learn from our most experienced team with decades of combined teaching experience. Power Living are the leaders of yoga education in Australia and our graduates are regarded as some of the best-trained in the industry.
155hrs (includes 30 non-contact hours)
This module introduces you to the foundations of Power Living’s teaching methodology and includes:
30hrs (all contact hours)
Module three is dedicated to the art of assisting in the classroom and ties together all elements of the training to refine presence and skills. Focused on impacting our students through the power of touch and connection, this module trains you to have a precise awareness of students’ unique bodies and how to safely guide them into deeper experiences on their mats.
The areas of study include:
15hrs (all contact hours)
To graduate from the 200hr program there will be a practical and a written assessment. You will also be required to complete two essays on specific course content (Due no later than one month after course completion).
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.
Taking place over an intensive one-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 immerse, evolve and have the time of your life!
If this sounds like you, read on for more detail on what the program entails.
COST: $3,499 – 10% MEMBER DISCOUNT
Full tuition cost, includes Power Living manuals. Payment plan available upon request.
This program runs Monday 3 – Friday 28 September, every Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm in Fitzroy, Melbourne. This program does not include a retreat module.
“The practice of yoga works at a physical, mental and emotional level & may be rewarding and challenging. We invite you to take care and participate to a level that you feel most comfortable.”
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.
A much-loved member of the Power Living crew, Troy’s teaching style is powerful and he empower’s his students to use yoga as a tool to discover the most connected version of themselves. Originally, Troy came to yoga to complement surfing and snowboarding and his commitment is to guiding the practice in a way that adds to an incredible life experience, rather than just a strong yoga practice. He teaches with a strong emphasis on breath and total immersion in the moment.
With nearly ten years of teaching experience and over 15,000 hours experience in the classroom, Troy’s formal accreditations include 1,000hr with the Baptiste Institute, Yoga Anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Dynamic Movement therapy with James Skalkos. He has led and assisted in graduating of hundreds of 200hr and 500hr students in the last decade, specialising in the art of assisting and the benefits of working with individual bodies in this area of yoga.
Duncan began practicing Ashtanga yoga when he was 16 years old and has been teaching Vinyasa yoga in Canada since 2007. He attended University of Guelph for Biomedical Sciences and later transferred to Ryerson University in Toronto to pursue his love of dance in their competitive BFA Performance Dance program. With a mind for science and a love for movement, Duncan teaches intelligent and alignment based vinyasa classes that are sequenced with mindful creativity.
He has facilitated several 200hr and 500hr Vinyasa YTT courses, and runs retreats and intensives internationally. He continues to train and practice under his teacher Annie Carpenter, creator of SmartFlow Yoga.
2008 was when Leigh’s interest in yoga shifted 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. He has completed Level 1 and 2 trainings with Baron Baptiste and received his 200hr Teacher Training Certification with PLAY in 2011. His love of the physical practice and passion for alignment drew him to study with teachers such as 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 and Tiffany Cruikshank he has completed a 80hr Yoga Therapy Training and 60hr Insight Yoga Yin & Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Powers and is currently undertaking a 250 hour Traditional Yoga Studies course on yoga history and philosophy.
Yoga has found Ruby at different stages throughout her life, like an old friend returning again and again to provide comfort and help her to uncover this magical life. As a child, Ruby remembers flicking through her parents yoga books and being fascinated with the shapes and angles of the bodies. Then, as a young teenager Ruby’s Mum dragged her to her first yoga class at the local school hall, which she secretly loved but resisted with great force! Yoga returned to Ruby during her dance studies at university, when she finally accepted it into her life with open arms.
Ruby completed her Teacher Training with Power Living in 2014 and is passionate about intelligent alignment and uncovering our true nature: the unity between body, mind and soul. Since 2014, Ruby has continued her studies with Power Living and has learnt from Rod Stryker, Ana Forrest and Sarah Powers. She teaches from a joyful heart, combining her creative energy and playful nature.