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.
“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.”
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: 115hrs (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: 65hrs (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.
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.
Emee spent a decade as a professional dancer with Sydney Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre, doing yoga asana as a complementary training style. After finding Power Living studios and learning about the philosophical side to yoga practice, Emee was keen to learn more. Emee has been practicing yoga for over 14 years and believes that every opportunity on her mat is a space to not only learn something new about her body, but also the mind! Emee has trained under Power Living and Sarah Powers in Yang and Yin practices respectively, and is the Power Living National Programs and Delivery Manager. Emee facilitates on the Power Living 200hr YTT Programs and teaches across the NSW Power Living studios.
Coming from a background in the dance industry as a performer, choreographer, teacher and director, Sol has over 20 years teaching and mentoring experience in Contemporary Dance and Yoga. Having practiced Ashtanga, Hatha, Shadow and Vinyasa Yoga, Sol has trained with David and Simi Roche, Gary Cook, Baron Baptiste and Duncan Peak. He came to Power Living in 2006, finding his home amongst a generous, spirited and contemporary yoga community. Sol takes a joyful and intense class, rich in visualisation and imagery. Happiness for all is his goal. Holding a Bachelor of Dance, Fitness Leaders Certification and a Graduate Diploma of Management (Arts) Sol has been in the role of Training & Development Manager for Power Living since 2011.