InYoga Meditation 50hr Teacher Training Retreat

10 July, 2024 to 14 July, 2024

Join Rod Galbraith for this in depth residential retreat teacher training journey into the subtle arts of yoga meditation. Over four immersive days, explore meditation and the art of mudra, pranayama and mantra, as you cultivate a quality of attention, curiosity and wonder that can transform your yoga practice, your teaching and your life.


Meditation is a natural, instinctive process that all human beings can access with skillful guidance.  Our bodies are designed to enter deeply restful states so that healing and rejuvenation can happen in the most natural way possible. However, because meditation is a very internal practice (not something that can be seen like a yoga pose), and because there are lot of myths around what actually happens in meditation, many people are quick to believe they are failing when they practice meditation.

Traditional yogic meditation practices were often designed for 'renounciates' (think monks in monasteries and yogis in Himalayan caves!). Such people have have renounced their everyday worldly lives of work, play and family, and have devoted their lives to perfecting specific meditation techniques. These techniques often don't translate easily to our modern interactive lives, and as such meditation can sometimes feel unattainable.

Some of the myths of how to meditate that students often state are: "I find it hard to sit still", or "I can't stop my thoughts", or " I want to calm my busy mind". We are here to help you bust those myths so that your students are able to discover a rich and rewarding meditation practice, with a technique that is perfect for them. 

 

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Explore timeless meditation practices from the yoga tradition.
  • Learn the science behind how and why certain meditation practices work for everyday people like yourself, and some work better for monks.
  • Discover the skill to awaken natural instincts as doorways to effortless meditation.
  • Explore the physical body as an expression and tool of connection to essence, through the practice of mudra. Realise the potential of mudra to enhance your own teaching and communication skills.
  • Deepen your experience of the flow of prana through classical and evolutionary breath practices and kriyas, and the skills to teach them to your students.
  • Discover mantra as a tool of thought to bring harmony and focus to the mind.
  • Unlock your ability to use language as a guide to a healthy flow of emotion.
  • Become sensitive to the teaching power of shunya (silence or space).
  • Learn the secrets to create the space for a truly relaxing and restorative savasana.
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    COURSE DATES, LOCATION & SCHEDULE

    Little Beach, Bouddi National Park, 

    MacMasters Beach, Central Coast NSW

    Arrive Wednesday 10 July from 5pm

    Depart Sunday 14 July 3pm

        

    COURSE DELIVERY - IN-PERSON

    • 4 days of in-person training
    • Supporting online content

       

    COURSE FEE INCLUDES:

    • All tuition, including morning asana and meditation practice, theory and practical sessions
    • Teacher training manual
    • Access to our online teacher training portal, The Teacher's Hub, four weeks prior to course start date

      

    PRE-REQUISITES

    There are no pre-requisites for this course. This training is open to those with a 200hr yoga teacher training qualification, either with InYoga or other Yoga Alliance/Yoga Australia registered schools. You're also welcome to join this training if you are not a yoga teacher, and would like to take this course as a 'personal retreat' for your own practice.

      

    ATTENDANCE

    100% attendance is required for certification, if you have any concerns about your ability to fully attend the in-person sessions, please contact us to discuss solutions at teachertraining@inyoga.com.au.

      

    CERTIFICATION

    Participants who have already completed 200 hours of yoga teacher training will receive a 50-hour certificate that will contribute towards:

    • InYoga’s 350 and 500-hour teacher certification through Yoga Australia 
    • InYoga's 300-hour teacher training certification with Yoga Alliance
    • YACEP certification with Yoga Alliance
    • CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance

      

    Please note that this training includes pre-recorded online content, which will be available one month prior to the course start date.
    Ideally this content should be viewed before the face-to-face training, however in the case of a late sign-up to the training, it can be completed afterwards. All online content must be viewed, and associated homework submitted prior to certification.

      

    RECOMMENDED READING

    The Radiance Sutras, Lorin Roche PhD

    Meditation Made Easy, Lorin Roche PhD

    Meditation Secrets for Women, Camille Maurine

      

    TRAINING FACILITATOR

    Rod Galbraith

      

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Withdrawal from single module purchase:

    No refund for cancellations within 14 days of course commencing.

    Outside of the 14-day no-refund period, cancellations will incur a $150 administration fee. Alternatively, you may transfer to any 50-hour Advanced or Empowered Teacher Training Module within 2 years.

    Withdrawal from package module purchase:

    No refund for cancellations, however you may transfer to any 50-hour Advanced or Empowered Teacher Training Module within 2 years.


     

    YOGA RETREAT INFORMATION

    Logistics:

    Nestled in the heart of Bouddi National Park near Macmasters Beach (Central Coast) only 90 minutes drive north from Sydney's CBD.  If you don't have transport, please let us know and we'll aim to organise a car-pool with a fellow participant. Alternatively you may take a train to Woy Woy station on the Central Coast, and we'll collect you from there.

    Arrival time on Wednesday is 5pm; departure time on Sunday is 3pm.

    Accommodation: 

    You'll be guests in our modern earthy home - a sanctuary of serenity - which we've lovingly set up for our guests to enjoy both simplicity and comfort.  Our cosy bedrooms feature crisp linen, with comfy doonas and throws. The house and garden has plenty of chill-out space for you to fully integrate what you're learning, as you rekindle your connection with nature, revive your soul, enjoy deliciously healthy meals and great company.

    Our yoga room is fully equipped with mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, meditation cushions and blankets, no need to bring anything unless you prefer your own mat.

    Meals:

    Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided each day.  All meals are vegetarian, but please notify us of any dietary restrictions beforehand so they can be accommodated.


    Outdoor lounge 2

     

    Little beach

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    TESTIMONIALS

    "The Meditation Teacher Training with Rod opened my mind to different ways that meditation can be taught and practiced. Rod made it so engaging and informative but at the same time super practical and relatable. I'm really enjoying sharing some of this knowledge with my students!  Thank you!" 

    ~ Cara, Yoga Teacher

    "I really enjoyed the Meditation Teacher Training. Rod made us feel comfortable in our space, and because he taught from his heart the course was so heart warming.   I loved how the meditation course had freedom within the structure and how we all got to inspire each other and be ourselves. Rod shared his wisdom and knowledge to us and taught us to trust our intuition too. That made us all have that freedom within the meditation structure and be ourselves which gave us a chance to accept who we are and explore our unique self." 

    ~ Jenni, Yoga Teacher

    "I attended the 50 Hour Meditation Teacher Training and was truly transformed by the experience. With a sudden lockdown imposed on NSW, Rod and Nicole remained organized, very communicative and were warm and welcoming even before beginning the training. They worked so hard to make sure the experience was profound and were incredibly generous with what they had to offer.I feel truly blessed to have experienced this and forever grateful to both of them. I look forward to attending the studio for more classes and future trainings." 

    - Nilusha, Yoga Teacher

    "The 50 hour Meditation course at InYoga was gentle, welcoming and inspiring. Rod is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and has so much knowledge about meditation practise and teaching. His real world experience of his pre and post meditation practise life and how this impacted him, where shared through his many anecdotes which were invaluable in a teaching environment - it helped to demystify and explain the tools that can be used for developing our own practise which can in turn be used in our teaching . I mostly loved that Rod’s teaching felt like it was about finding the inner poetry of life. This really inspired me and resonated with me. It is  a gift that should be shared. Nicole's input and support throughout the training was also invaluable.  Thank you." 

    - Anna, Designer & Art Director

    Date:

    10 July, 2024 to 14 July, 2024

    Arrive Wednesday 10 July from 5pm

    Depart Sunday 14 July 3pm


    Location:

    Little Beach, Bouddi National Park, MacMasters Beach, Central Coast NSW


    Price:

    $1,495

    Early-bird Price $1,295 by 10 May 2024

    (For Early-bird, use code MEDEB in shopping cart and select "Apply")

    Price includes: 

    - 4 nights accommodation

    - vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner each day

    - teacher training tuition

    - teacher training manual

    - online resources


    Please see below for cancellation policies


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