EVOLVE YOUR SUBTLE PRACTICE – PRANAYAMA + PHILOSOPHY + SCIENCE OF BREATH
This course is open to both teachers and students looking to deepen their knowledge in philosophy and pranayama and the science of breath
Our 50h Subtle practice course goes beyond the asana, while digging deep into the more subtle bodies of practice. Trainees will learn an assortment of advanced Pranayamas and Meditation techniques and dive deeepr into understanding traditional yogic philosophy teachings. Join our amazing guest facilitator Swami Muktibodhananda – a yogacharya, author of the translation of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a master teacher of yoga, who enjoys teaching ancient yogic practices to a modern-day audience. Together with Leanne Gerich and Dr. Courtney Cox – guiding into advanced pranayama practices and the science of breath!
What this course will teach you:
Daily stress, tensions and physical habits can create physical and energetic obstacles in our bodies. Without even noticing, our breathing becomes gradually more shallow or stilted. Traditional techniques and unique pranayamas will be utilised to purify, align, and expand the body, mind and soul for your highest wellbeing. This course will teach you: how to guide advanced pranayama and breathwork techniques, educating students on traditional practices rooted in ancient yogic philosophy and teachings while being able to educate on newest research and sience of breath!
We have no doubt that this course will not only inspire your own practices – but also help to educate your students, promoting the broader spectrum that yoga can offer.
Yogic Philosophy & Teachings based around the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
WITH SWAMI MUKTIBODHANDA
- Deepen your engagement with Hatha Yoga through a study of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika with Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati, who wrote an authoritative translation and commentary based on the original text of Maharishi Swatmarama.
- Practicing Advanced Pranayama & Kriyas
- Learn how to educate students and make philosophy teachings fun & digestible
- Learn about the tradition on hatha yoga and its influence from the tantric system based on the hatha yoga pradapika and the the perspective of Dualism
- Experience the practice of Kriyas /Shatkarmas and Pranayama Techniques- learn the 6 cleansing techniques used in the tradition + understand their benefits- experience the kriyas that are common to still use today
– experience more advanced techniques to layer your own pranayama practices
Teaching Pranayama and Meditation Techniques
JOIN LEANNE GERICH
- Daily Pranayama Practice: 45min practice to fully submerge in the effects of a proper pranayama practice
- Experience more advanced techniques to layer your own pranayama practice
- Create a home practice for yourself
- Learn How to Teach and Sequence different Pranayama Practices
– Pranayama sequencing: how to safely teach a pranayama practice to the public
– Create an accessible experience for your students
Modern Science & Education of Breathwork
WITH DR. COURTNEY COX
- Understand the Science of the Breath
- Learn what science says today about these historical Kriyas and Pranayamas
- Understanding the breath affects on the nervous system
- Learn about the safety and precautions in breathwork practices
- Learn How to Teach and Sequence more modern Breathwork Practices
– How to safely teach to the public
– Create an accessible experience for your students
– Understanding our scope and limitations to teaching these practices
COURSE FEE $949 & FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
The first step to your application to this training is you $250 deposit – which is non-refundable and secures you one of the limited 20 spots. The remainder of the fees can be paid in full or via payment plan.
DEPOSITSTEP ONE: PAY YOUR DEPOSIT
- Secure Your Spot
- Receive Your Welcome Pack
- Start Your Studies
PAY REMAINDERSTEP TWO: PAY REMAINDER
- Pay Upfront
- Start Your Studies
- Access Online Platform
$ 2 x $349.50Payment Plan
- Pay Your Deposit first
- Pay your first installment
- Pay second installment
YOUR AMAZING FACILITATION SENIOR TEACHER TRAINING TEAM
"I found yoga in 1972 as an adjunct to classical ballet and soon realised that the
major benefits of yoga practise for me
were at an emotional and psychological
level. I was fortunate to meet
Paramahansa Swami Satyänanda in 1976
at the Sydney World Yoga Convention and
so I travelled to
study under his direct guidance. For 10 years I lived at the
Bihär School of Yoga, Munger, practising
and teaching various aspects of yoga.
During this time I also authored 'Swara
Yoga, the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing' and commentaries on 'Hatha
Yoga Pradipika, the Light on Hatha Yoga', the C15 AD Sanskrit text by Yogi
Swätmarama. Both of these books are Bihar School of Yoga publications. In 1986
leave India and
return to Australia, where my base has been ever since.
Paramahansa Swämi Niranjanãnanda
gave me the title of Yogächarya, master of yoga, in 1993.
I continue learning about mind and self and in the last few years Istudied with the
William Glasser Institute Australia (WGIA). I find the principles of Choice Theory and
methods of understanding yourself through Reality Theory analogous with yoga principles. The other modality I have
been studying is Esoteric Chakra- puncture; a highly effective process to deepen your experience of your higher self
and naturally dissolve negative
tendencies. This process is like a spontaneous yoga nidra facilitated by the application of fine Japanese acupuncture needles.
While in Brisbane I teach regular yoga and meditation classes in Forest Lake and at
other times I travel teaching workshops and retreats locally, interstate and abroad.
My goal is to bring the ancient yoga practices into the modern day context."
Leanne started practicing yoga in 2011 in Vancouver BC. Although she didn’t know at the time, she sampled many different styles, specifically hatha, kundalini and vinyasa. Her yoga journey finally began to deepen in 2013 when she became a daily practitioner of Bikram yoga. Before yoga, she could hardly touch her toes! Leanne was a classic gym/runner and non-stretcher.
After a regular practice for many months, she wanted to dive into a Yoga Teacher Training. Leanne was already in study to become a Traditional Chinese medicine Practitioner - studying acupuncture and herbology, but loved yoga and needed to learn more.
At the beginning of 2015, she began a short teaching intensive to start the journey. She took a Strala Teaching Intensive with Tara Stiles. Strala is a modern yoga style incorporating Vinyasa with Qi Gong theory.
After that intensive, Leanne joined a full 200 hour YTT later that year in Karma yoga. After the Strala training, Leanne had stopped Bikram and started practicing Dharma and Vinyasa. Her first 200 hour course was a Vinyasa focus with Yin element to give understanding on the opposite theories. Her lead teacher in this program was a Vinyasa trained with heavy influence in Ashtanga - which is the blueprint of how Leanne teaches today.
After moving to Australia, Leanne went back to NYC in 2018 to study her 500 hour program with Sri Dharma Mittra. While in Vancouver, she learnt that her favourite style to practice was the Dharma lineage. She was so excited and humbled to train under Yogi master himself 80 year old Sri Dharma Mittra. This took her philosophy interest to the next level and her favourite part of the advanced training was the Spiritual discourse lead by Sri Dharma himself.
Within these studies and after, Leanne has studied short courses in Yin, Tantra theory as well as sat her first 10 day silent Vipassana meditation. She is, like all yoga teachers, a forever student, and most recently spent time studying with philosopher Carlos Pomeda in yoga history, philosophy and Tantra + Noelle Connolly in advanced sequencing and energetics.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM LEANNE?
Leanne is looking forward to talking about ancient philosophy, and how we can apply it to our daily lives now. How do we apply this in our teaching? What does science say today? Expect her philosophy teaching to be rooted in a practical manner, with easy to add application into your teaching and your life. We will take a more in depth look at the scriptures, and how to pick apart the intelligence to create empowering sequences.
Expect to learn more advanced Pranayama and meditation techniques, while simplifying it into your own personal practice. Understand the meridian theory when teaching Yin to understand if the sequence makes sense for your theme. And above all - how to find your Dharma. How to find your unique purpose and message as a teacher. We all have unique experiences which make us all valuable teachers. Helping the students find their Dharma and confidence gives Leanne so much joy.
2012 Registered Holistic Nutrition Program - Vancouver, Canada
2015 25H Strala Yoga Intensive - Seattle, USA
2015 200H Yoga Training - Karma Teachers in Vancouver, Canada
2016 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (Acupuncture + Herbology) - ICTCM Vancouver, Canada
2018 500H Yoga Training - Dharma Yoga NYC, USA
2019 Vipassana 10 Day Meditation - Gold Coast
2019 Trama Sensitive Training - Brisbane
2020 50H Tantra Training - Creature Yoga Online
2020 20H Functional Yin - Paul Grilley Online
2020 50H Advanced Sequencing - Bodymindlife, Byron Bay
2021 30H Yoga and Social Justice, Yoga for Humankind, Online
2021 Vedic Meditation - Rich Muir Brisbane
2021 50h Advanced Energetics - Bodymindlife, Sydney
2022 Certificate 3 Personal Training - Online
Courtney has a love for health and the human body - and through her passion & studies in Chiropractic, she is our anatomy goddess! Courtney leads a number of classes & modules in this training to guide you through a deep understanding of your own body, your future student's bodies, and also general anatomy considerations through several yoga poses.
Courtney also has a specialty for a number of recovery techniques, including manual therapy, roll & release - a segment we touch on within your 200H training, and deep-dive into within our 100H Yin + Restorative advanced TT course!