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 AUD – 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.
Jase Te Patu is co-owner of Power Living Yoga in Wellington, winner of the coveted Studio Facility of the Year at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards 2017. He is a fierce advocate for mental health and mindfulness in New Zealand. His M3 Mindfulness programme for primary school children was created to combat the alarming rate of suicide across the board in Aotearoa.
Jase has been a teacher since 1991 having travelled the world previously as a presenter and choreographer for Les Mills International. His former life as an international performer led him to his mat in 2002 as a way to recover from injury. He has trained with Les Leventhal, Kathryn Budig, Ana Forest, Eion Finn, Mark Breadner, Tiffany Cruickshank and Bikram Choudry but it was the Power Living 200hr Teacher Training in 2012 that propelled Jase into the world of sharing Yoga more and more, now with the beautiful community in New Zealand.
Jase facilitates PLAY teacher training in NZ and you’ll see him sometimes on Bali Retreats, sharing his passion, experience, and love for all things YOGA!
Justine brings a variety of skills and experience to her teaching. A 42 year old mother of 3, trained in psychotherapy as well as 8 years experience as a Yoga Teacher who is 100% committed to living her Yoga on and off the mat. With a real sense of compassion and understanding Justine holds a safe yet strong space for your Yoga journey to unfold.
As New Zealand co-owner and studio manager Justine wears a variety of hats from teaching regular studio classes, managing the studio, facilitating workshops and 200hr teacher trainings as well as running community events for the local Wellington Power Living family. “I love that I get to connect with students on all parts of their Yoga journey, to hold space, watch them grow and create a community full of love and connection right here in New Zealand”