ELEMENTS 300H TEACHER TRAINING
MIX AND MATCH MODULES TO SUIT YOUR INTERESTS + CAREER PATHWAY AND BUILD TOWARDS YOUR 500H RYT CERTIFICATION
EXPLORE ALL UPCOMING 50H MODULES
MIX & MATCH BUILD YOUR 500H RYT CERTIFICATION – REGISTERED THROUGH YOGA ALLIANCE
ASSISTING & ADVANCED ASANA
NEXT ONE: 26-28TH OF MAY 2023
Our 50H Assisting & Advanced Asana Course: The pairing of Assisting + Advanced Asana takes the teacher one step further, by understanding the complexity of different asanas. We will explore a breakdown of advanced asanas with an open space to explore them in our own body.
INTELLIGENT SEQUENCING + THEMING
NEXT ONE: 6TH-9TH OF JULY 2023
Our 50h Intelligent Sequencing + Theming course: Sequencing is both an art and a science – and through this course you will learn how to skillfully sequence and move bodies as they progress through asana following the energetic flow of krama and learn how to intelligently sequence to a mixed room of students.
SUBTLE PRACTICES & SCIENCE OF BREATH
NEXT ONE: 11-13TH OF AUGUST 2023
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. Where our 50h Meditation + Restorative Teaching course teaches how to teach meditation – this course is focused on developing your own personal practice.
PHILOSOPHY + MANTRA COURSE
NEXT ONE: 8-10TH OF SEPTEMBER 2023
50H Philosophy & Mantra: You will experience traditional mantra yoga techniques, the devotional practice of chanting and philosophy. We draw from traditional Yogic wisdom based study, supporting you to develop your knowledge through theoretical understanding and practice.
YIN & MERDIAN THEORY
NEXT ONE: 28TH – 30TH OF OCTOBER
Our 50h Yin + Meridian training covers beyond the basics. This training is broken up into not only Yin alignment and application but also dives deep into understanding the traditional Chinese medicine theory. Trainees will have a better grasp on not only the science behind Yin but also the tradition it steeps in.
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300H RYT Certification with Yoga Alliance
This 300H Pathway, and each of the 50H Individual Modules, can be used to gain your 300H International Yoga Teacher Certification, to become a 500H RYT.
Yoga Alliance International is a voluntary registration – and following your training you may choose to register with this organisation and the certification provided. However you can also teach without this. You are a fully qualified Yoga teacher with or without.
ABOUT OUR ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM
This 300H RYT Pathway prepares & empowers teachers on their pathway to become leaders in the wellness industry.
We are passionate about providing further education so that Teachers may continue to grow, learn, evolve and develop their niche in the ever expanding world of Yoga. These modules bring together the best of both worlds: the traditions of the East: Yoga, it's history, mysticism and philosophy - together with the science of the West: Applied anatomy, functional movement and medical research of the body & mind.
Elements Academy courses are practically focussed, and bring you a wide range of lecturers for each module, to share unique perspectives, leading techniques and industry-leading knowledge directly to you. You will leave each training module inspired, with extensive new skills, and with contacts for the rest of your career.
This 300H Pathway program is registered with the Yoga Alliance, so if you are a 200HR certified teacher or graduate, this program will certify you as a 500HR senior teacher with Yoga Alliance!
Exclusive Learning Modules
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
The first step to your application to this training is your $250 deposit – which is non-refundable and secures you one of the limited 20 spots in your first 50H course. The remainder of the fees for each 50H course can be paid in full or via payment plan as they approach. We will be in touch once we receive your deposit!
300H SPECIAL PRICING
SAVE $1200 ACROSS 300HRS
We offer a special discounted rate for our 300hr Pathway Trainees and each 50H Course can be booked at the special price of $749 (once contract has been signed)
You can still enjoy our flexible payment plan options! Starti and pay the balance of each 50H Course in 2x instalments!
MIX & MATCH ANY 50H ADVANCED COURSES TO GAIN YOUR 300H YTT CERTIFICATION
OUR NEXT 50H COURSE STARTS…
50H RESTORATIVE + MEDITATION TEACHER TRAINING
FRIDAY 14TH – SUNDAY 16TH APRIL
Have questions? We’d love to chat and ensure this course is the perfect fit for you! Reach out to us at email@example.com, register your interest below, or book a 1ON1 info call with Esther at a time that suits you.
What Makes Elements Academy Unique?
Our teachers are here to help you - and we genuinely care about supporting you along this journey. Included in your package is mentorship, and whether this be to support your students, better understand certain modules, or progress your self-practise, we are here for you.
Largest Range of Teachers
Our 300H Training Pathway is proud to feature 11 different teachers, each coming from a diverse background, and sharing with you an extensive range of different techniques, tools & theories within the wellness industry.
Ongoing Alumni Events & Support
We are here for you after your training too! We know that your graduation is just the beginning, and as you find your niche, develop your own businesses and advance your self-practise, we are here to guide, support & celebrate you!
Learning is a personal growth, and everyone's study patterns are different. With an extensive online learning library, completely digital homework reminders, and exclusive Elements materials - you can learn (and refresh!) at your own pace.
BRISBANE’S MOST EXPERIENCED SENIOR TEACHER TRAINING TEAM
Brisbane’s most experienced senior teachers have joined forces to bring you a unique Teacher Training Experience. Join Esther Wallace-Hill, Danique Hanson, and Leanne Gerich as lead teachers together with renowned guest teachers Jackson Lennan, Rich Muir, Julie Smerdon, Amanda Deshong, Aaron Griffiths, Dani Smith, Candace Earl and Courtney Cox.
Your Teachers With Over 20 Thousand Hours Experience!
Esther is the founder of Elements Australia and creator of Elements Studio in Brisbane, Elements TV a brand new yoga + wellness app and facilitator of Elements Retreats and Trainings.
She has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and is a + 500 ERYT trained teacher, Certified Life Coach and AntiGravity / Aerial teacher , Movement Coach and Marketing Guru.
Esther followed her heart to share her passion for yoga, movement and people and draws her inspiration from Functional Movements, Gymnastics and Power Yoga - she loves challenging her students strength and stamina and will make sure each student is taken to the edge of their comfort zone. Growth requires planting new seeds and breaking habits and movement routines that come easily to you. Esther’s classes focus heavily on intelligent activation cues to make you feel and activate in each pose. You are always invited to see your practice as a discovery journey as Esther teaches you a multitude of ways to transition, adapt, and shift from one pose to another.
Esther believes humans are meant to move everyday, in many different ways, pushing, pulling, hanging, jumping, swinging, sliding, building strength and increasing your heart beat just as much as letting it drop deep to nourish your nervous system. Her teachings incorporate traditional yoga just as much as functional movement and primal movement elements - a true Modern Yoga approach.
Esther teaches a range of class styles from traditional formats such as Power Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin to strength focussed classes such as Core and Sculpt inspired by resistance training and unique Movement classes incorporating Functional Movement, Primal Movement, Gymnastic drills, Monkeybard and Rings.
Esther has trained with and takes her teaching inspiration from
- Duncan Peak, Power Living Australia
- Benjamin Sears, Luxyoga US + France
- Noah Maze, the Maze Method US
- Shane Perkins, Yandara Yoga Mexico
- Patrick Beach, Awakening Yoga Academy
- currently inspired by Movement Guru Jackson Lennan
Bachelor of Multimedia + Arts + Communications
+ 10 Years Art Direction in Advertising Agencies around the globe
200H RYT TT with Bryce Tunny in Brisbane
300H RYT TT with Shane Perkins, Yandara Yoga Mexico
100H Advanced Sequencing with Duncan Peak
50H Advanced Anatomy Training with Noah Maze
AntiGravity Teacher Training
100H Restorative + Yin at Yandara with Alison Eaton
100H Life Coaching Certificate with Anna Suil Master Trainer NLP
100H Immersion with Benjamin Sears
2 years / Studio Manger Bend+Fly
Creator of Elements Australia the Wellness Business
Since then has continued to study different styles of movement to quench her never ending thirst for knowledge of all things health and fitness.
She is a self proclaimed anatomy nerd who has a strong passion for safe and proper alignment & through her teaching she aims to inspire those around her to reconnect with themselves through movement & breath, while falling in love with their bodies and all of its incredible capabilities.
As well as being a E-RYT500 Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, she now also teaches Mat Pilates, Restorative & Yin Yoga, Meditation, Barre, Lagree, Kids Yoga and Acro with her partner, Rhys.
2014 - Being Yoga - 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
2016 - Being Yoga - 300hr Yoga Teacher Training - incl. Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy for Back Pain, Creative Vinyasa Sequencing, Advanced Vinyasa Sequencing, Align & Refine, Kids Yoga & Chakra Vinyasa
2018 - Fire, Nectar & Creativity with Martin Collyer - Shri Yoga
2018 - Barre Body - Barre Teacher Training
2018 - Rainbow Kids Yoga - Kids + Families Yoga Teacher Training
2019 - Yin Yoga Teacher Training
2019 - Clinical Yoga Therapy Teacher Training
2019 - Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training
2020 - Mat Pilates Teacher Training
2020 - Lagree Fitness Method Instructor Training
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. This is a Hatha style yoga in heated rooms. It was an encouraging style for her at the time, as the repeated sequence helped her feel change in her body. 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. She wasn’t sure if she would be able to teach (stage fright), but really admired her many teachers in Vancouver. 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. So think really flowy, non alignment focused yoga. Instead of thinking about the posture, its focus is primarily to get out of the head and feel into the movements and breath. Very different to Bikram!
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. She loved Dharma for the heavy inversion practice, and Vinyasa for learning the alignment cues. She wanted to learn more. Her first 200 hour course was a Vinyasa focus with Yin element to give understanding on the opposite theories. Her 200 hour was a one month intensive at Karma Yoga in Vancouver. Her lead teacher in this program was a Vinyasa trained with heavy influence in Ashtanga - which is the blueprint of how Leanne teaches today.
Karma Yoga was a center developed for giving opportunity to all walks of life. The program was intense and focused heavily on philosophy as it is the path to help heal past traumas. After receiving a partial scholarship for the program, Leanne went on to teach Karmic hours for the first year after her training ended (until moving to Australia). She is forever grateful for the Karmic path as it was the only reason she was able to stand up and teach in front of the public eye. Understand it was a service to others made the task less frightening.
Leanne was lucky while in Canada to practice with the many epic teachers in Vancouver such as Meghan Currie, Chris Dugan, Slava Golovough, and Steve Ferezzi. These teachers are still to this day her main influence - not only in the epic skill level they had but in their personality as a teacher, creativity and personal practice. During her time in Vancouver, Leanne completed 4 years of study to become a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (herbologist and acupuncturist).
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. The classes were always a blend of vinyasa and workshop-style postures where she learnt more interesting transitions and had a lot of fun with these teachers. The class was never stuffy - it was always a group laughing, learning many postures and transitions, listening to hip hop - absolutely no ego. On top of the fun of the class was a more in depth look at philosophy, pranayama and meditation. You always hear the phrase “that’s not yoga”. This phrase does not exist for Dharma yogis. It is a lineage of full compassion, challenging Asana, freedom to be seen and zero judgement. It was the real deal to her. 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 2020 studying under Paul Grilley for Yin and Carlos Pomeda in yoga history, philosophy and Tantra. She is looking forward to her first Vedic meditation course with Jac Lewis in 2021.
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 nutritionist - 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
2020 50H Tantra training - Creature yoga online
2020 20H functional Yin - Paul Grilley online
Advanced TT Modules: Timetable
Spread over the year, and run exclusively over long-weekend timetables, our courses are designed to fit around busy yoga teacher lives, and offer you plenty of study time to make the most of your learnings. Comprehensive, efficient, and wonderfully-unique.
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