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PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE
Yoga has been shown to positively benefit one’s emotional, mental and social wellbeing. This course provides the student with the confidence and skills, in a mix of fundamental yoga theory and practices. It introduces the student to practical experience in yoga asana (postures), pranayama (yoga breathing), nidra (yoga relaxation), meditation, mantra, chanting, yoga health, with an introduction to the basic study of anatomy and physiology, Ayurveda, yogic cooking, yogic life philosophy, yoga psychology, including the fundamentals of self-mastery, concentration, leadership, and ethics. It also covers the deep and historical origins and background of yoga.
Certificate IV in Yoga is the starting point and foundation for core studies, in a hierarchy of yoga education and practical skills. It can be counted as the prerequisite essential first year of study for the 2-year Diploma of Yoga Teaching course, and the 3-year Advanced Diploma of Therapeutic Yoga Teaching course. As the common, first, academic year, it provides the underpinning and foundational knowledge and skills whereby students without any previous study in yoga can enrol to undertake higher Yoga education in the form of the Diploma of Yoga Teaching and Advanced Diploma of Therapeutic Yoga Teaching.
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