Yoga Teacher Training
Provide your students with a "Total Yoga Transformation"
WELLNESS IS INHERENT
We believe wellness is our natural state of being. Through life, we form particular beliefs and attitudes based on our experiences. When certain patterns of thought are repeated they can create interruptions within the body and mind. These interruptions resist the flow of life energy that affect our ability to heal and maintain ourselves.
After an asana practice we often feel a sense of calm and well being as the energetic interruptions manifesting as tension in the body are released. But without the associated insight into the unconscious thought pattern (that created the tension in the first place), we simply address the effect and the congestion in the energy pathway returns.
Yoga, with correct individual guidance, can be used to unwind these patterns, removing the obstacles that interrupt the flow of life energy both physically through asana practice and mentally/emotionally through the identifications of associated thought patterns.
TREATING THE WHOLE RATHER THAN THE PARTS
Separating the mind and body has resulted in a disconnection of understanding of mind-body interplay. Most modalities tend to treat one or the other, unable to see the manifestations of associated symptoms outside the boundaries of their specific modality.
In ancient China, doctors were paid to keep their patients healthy. Their function could be likened to a gardener cultivating balance in the energetic system. They worked to maintain health rather than just to fix the symptoms of deeper issues which when unaddressed end up manifesting in other ways.
The body with its associated energetic system act as a mirror reflecting the state of our mind. Understanding the interplay can be useful in effecting change at the level of cause rather than at the level of symptomatic effect. The true practice of Yoga aims to completely remove the interruptions (at all levels) that prevent us from living to our highest human potential.
CREATE THE ENVIRONMENT TO ACHIEVE YOUR HIGHEST POTENTIAL
The intention of yoga is to reveal the inherent wellness in all of us by removing the obstacles and creating an environment for its expression.
In our goal-orientated society we are encouraged to fixate on external outcomes for our own happiness and fulfillment: this is transient and often leads to more attachment and fixation. Yoga aims to create the optimal conditions within yourself to become your highest potential rather than fixating on an external outcome for temporary satisfaction. Looking at our own internal environment allows us to be present and aware of new possibilities.
As people differ, so should be the way Yoga is applied. This was the case for thousands of years prior to the relatively recent advent of the Yoga class. While Yoga (asana) classes are important, we believe the evolution towards a more personalised approach is the way of the future.
The one-on-one relationship between student and teacher encompassed all aspects of life. Individualized guidance enabled students to recognize their specific unconscious thought patterns. In today’s terms, this integrated relationship would be more like that of individual and coach. The coach, whether fitness or life coach, takes a more personal, hands on approach to the needs of their client to work towards an optimum result.
What is a Yoga Coach?
In simple terms, think of an holistic coach who can help you maintain wellness across all areas of your life physically, emotionally and mentally using the wider science of Yoga. The asana (postures) and sometimes pranayama (breathing) practices we might be familiar with represent two aspects of Yoga’s overall methodology.
Working one-on-one or in a small group, your Yoga Coach takes an holistic view of your health and potential. By integrating the emerging research within the sciences of Biology and Emotion, Ayurveda, Energetic Healing, Somatic Counseling and Yoga Therapy, your Yoga Coach works in alignment with the original purpose of Yoga is to help you reach your highest potential.
Honoring the traditional roots of Yoga in a modern-day framework, we use the wisdom of Yogic philosophy combined with modern science.
YogaCoach embraces all styles of Yoga. We teach an accessible and complete learning method that contains within it the keys to safe and effective Yoga practice, integrated with functional, practical and assessable ways to bring the body-mind system back into balance. With this understanding and through demonstration of the practical and philosophical application of the art form, you will move along your own path towards health and well being.
A Yoga Coach will work with you to move beyond any limitations to create a life of abundance and vitality.
As a professional surfer I am always looking to gain a competitive advantage, both physically and mentally. By Mark teaching me yoga and the importance of core, and functional exercise, I was able to achieve this. Marks experience and knowledge has greatly, shaped and improved, not only the athlete I am today, but more so the person who I have become.
Phil McDonald WCT Professional Surfer
The world is clearly undergoing a shift in consciousness. As old structures that support individualism and separation fall apart, new structures are arising to support this transformation. A new relationship with the world exists for those who are looking for a more enlightened way of living and being.
We believe Yoga can be a vehicle to support and nurture the growth of this evolving consciousness.
As participants in this world, we must start by addressing our own healing and happiness. The path of Yoga is a journey of individual growth and self-discovery.
Our vision at YogaCoach is to become catalysts contributing to the evolution of consciousness, accelerating the movement toward an enlightened global community.
Love, joy, compassion and balance are our natural state. As we evolve towards this, we can share and grow together.
“Knowledge is power, and knowledge of the self is self-empowering.”
This advanced training includes the 200-hour program and an additional 300 hours of module-based study, allowing students to deepen their understanding and gain confidence in their teaching. Through intensive study of the therapeutic applications of yoga, students who complete this program will have the ability to assess their clients state of health and prescribe a personal practice that will move them towards wellness of the body, mind and spirit.
Graduates of this course will be able to look at where their clients physical and energetic systems are out of balance, compromised by stress, poor nutrition and hydration and negative or destructive thought patterns and will have the tools to guide them back to wholeness.
Many years ago, the instruction of yoga was passed from teacher to individual student through a complete personal program that encompassed every aspect of the student’s life. These days, with the popularity of yoga resulting in large group classes, much of this one-to-one contact between teacher and student has been lost. Through this training, you will learn to bring a personalised approach to your yoga teaching, whether you teach private or group classes.
As International team Pit boss for Rip curl, it is my responsibility to provide elite services and opportunities to my surfing team. With his skills in Chek work and vast experience from other world class athletes, Mark Breadner provided the perfect background to improve my surfers way of living. His easy going nature, ability to communicate and lead by example method is an inspiration to be around. Since involving my elite team with him (Mick Fanning, Nathan Hedge, Kieran Perrow and Darren Rafferty) the results have been amazing. I just wish I had found him sooner.Matt Griggs, Rip Curl Pit Boss
I have been working with Mark now since 2004. As a professional surfer I am always looking to gain a competitive advantage, both physically and mentally. By Mark teaching me yoga and the importance of core and functional exercise, I was able to achieve this.Phil McDonald, World Championship Tour Surf Pro
At the end of the 2004 asp world tour I was sitting 17th on the ratings and looking to bust down the door of the top 10. I started training with Mark in late 2004 to prepare for the following year. We focused heavily on yoga as well as working on strengthen my core using functional exercises. The exercises were all tailored for surfing and with Mark being a surfer himself, we were easily able to communicate and locate my strengths and weakness. Through hard work I finished the year not only inside the top 10, but actually ended up coming 5th in the world.
The following year I had a slow start and was finding it hard to keep up with expectations and the pressure was getting to me. I decided to bring Mark away with me for the American and European legs. We focused not only on the physical side of the things, but also the mental side. Through mediation I regained my focus, found my feet again and shot up from 29th to 12th, through 4 back-to-back quarterfinals.
Mark's experience and knowledge has greatly shaped and improved, not only the athlete I am today, but more so the person who I have become. Whether you want to just relax, do some fitness, find some focus or be the best in the world, Mark has the experience and understanding to obtain your goals.
Mark Breadner has created what is arguably the finest, most authentic way to teach Yoga in the world today. Training and learning is up close and personal, one-to-one, as was the case with the sages and students of the past. It is as Krishna speaks of Yoga to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita when he explains that the reason they can be together so fruitfully is that not only is there respect of student for teacher, but there is also friendship. The whole person is trained, not just the physical body, but also the depths of the mind, all in the recognition of the highest goals of Yoga, the union of the individual and the Universal. I greatly admire Mark and his graduate Yoga coaches for bringing traditional Yoga to the world in a way that serves our modern needs without watering down the real meaning of Yoga.Swami J, Himalayan Swami of the Highest Order