Ashtanga Yoga: Advanced Theory and Practice

Breathe the Yogic Breath



NEW Training Course

Dates for 2018

Saturday 17 February 2-4pm
Saturday 17 March 2 hours
Saturday 14 April 2 hours
Sunday 6 May 11am-2pm
Saturday 26 May 2 hours
Sunday 24 June 11am-2pm
Sunday 5 August 11am-2pm
Saturday 1 September 2 hours
Saturday 27 October 2 hours
Saturday 24 November 2 hours

Weekly Practice (with teacher and trainees) Saturday 5.30 – 7.45am

Cost Option 1

All scheduled theory classes and all practice classes from 17 February – 24 November: $2,990
EARLY BIRD: $2,700 until 30 November

Cost Option 2

All scheduled theory classes and Saturday AM practice classes only, from 17 February – 24 November: $1,400
EARLY BIRD: $1,260 until 30 November
All other practice classes need to be covered separately

For the EARLY BIRD option please transfer BEFORE 30 NOV –
Bank Details:
North Sydney Yoga, Bendigo Bank BSB 633000 A/C 154 764 955

Cost includes:
  • All scheduled theory classes
  • Saturday AM classes for the whole duration of the course
  • All practice classes for the duration of the course – Option 1 only
  • Weekly practice focuses
  • ‘The challenge’ – one month of intensive practice
  • Continuous mentoring by Angelika and NSY teachers

Please let us know if you require a payment plan.

* All training fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

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‘Enhance the Richness’, is an advanced course designed to deepen your understanding of Yoga on all levels. Delving into the philosophy, ritual, anatomy, obstacles and psychology of yoga, it’s perfect for students wishing to expand and heighten their experience of the practice.

Throughout the year-long course, you’ll receive mentorship and training from Angelika Knoerzer, the director of North Sydney Yoga, along with a support system of professional teachers and fellow practitioners.

Course benefits 

  • Accelerate your understanding of your asana practice and how it influences your daily life.
  • Participate in discussions and demonstrations to heighten your yoga knowledge
  • Work at your own pace, but commit to challenging yourself with a regular practice.
  • Gain an overall insight into different approaches to yoga.
  • Achieve an understanding about the contradictory dynamics of the absolute joy and pain of the practice – and why you keep coming back for more.
  • Be a part of our yoga community, where you can practice and share your experiences with like-minded people.
  • Make change possible through multi-dimensional practice.

Course content

The course content includes Analysis of the Practice, Anatomy of the Primary Series, Yoga Philosophy and Subtle Practices.

  • Participate in ‘The Challenge’, by practising four or more times a week during one month and keeping a detailed Yoga diary.
  • Meet seven times during the year on different weekends with Angelika.
  • Expand the learning beyond these study classes through weekly focuses for your practice.
  • Document your observations and reflections to maintain continuous connection, and to keep you engaged in deeper inquiry into the nature of Yoga.
  • Discuss and analyse the function and structure of the Primary Series from different perspectives.
  • Understand the difficulties a posture presents and potential mistakes commonly made when practicing them.
  • Venture into an overview of the Second Series, when appropriate.
  • Learn to recognise different body types in asana practice and understand how it works on particular sections of the body, such as knees, hips, shoulders, back and neck.
  • Participate in demonstrations on how to amend the practice in the case of problems.
  • Explore ‘energy’ in a practical way- feeling it and using it – the exciting experience of the subtle energy body.
  • Memorise the chanting of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
  • Develop listening skills, concentration, clarity of mind, and deeper awareness through devotional practice.
  • Venture into more advanced Pranayama practices when ready.
  • Cultivate a regular meditation practice.
  • Deepen your understanding of the 8 limbs of Yoga.
  • Master the challenges of everyday living with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Participation requirements

Anyone who has participated in some form of formal Yoga study is welcome to apply. Those who’ve completed the one-year ‘Deepen the Experience’ course are also eligible.

You are also required to have:

  • A genuine interest and deep inquiry into Yoga in general, your own practice and understanding of it.
  • A willingness to undertake considerable self-enquiry.
  • An openness to communicate, work in a group and with your teachers.