Master Classes with Nicky Knoff

Fri 21 October 2016 - 23 October 2016

Cost: AU$250


About the workshop:

Nicky’s teaching emphasis is on showing students how to look, listen and feel by honouring their ‘inner wisdom’. Her teaching represents a bridge between Iyengar and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga; intelligent, anatomical alignment combined with linking internal energetic principles.

Nicky is a 4th Series Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practitioner; Certified Senior Iyengar Yoga teacher; Certified College of India teacher with Bikram Choudhury; long-term vipassana meditator; WWII concentration camp survivor; and founder of six yoga schools in Australia, New Zealand and USA.

Friday 21 October 6-7.30m - FREE EVENT

Yoga for your Dosha
Doshas are constitutional body/mind types that have certain characteristics and there are 3 types:
VATA = Air and Space
PITTA = Fire and Water
KAPHA = Earth and Water

Knowing your type, it’s attributes and qualities gives you knowledge to get more out of your yoga practice, including Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.

This FREE Workshop is fun, interactive, educational and includes a short quiz to discover your Dosha. Please bring a pen and come dressed in your yoga attire.

Saturday 22 October 1-6pm

A Balanced Practice
Sequencing refers to placing things in a particular order. When you are doing more than one thing, sequencing is inevitable.

Sequencing will be either conscious or unconscious, intentional or unintentional. A conscious or intentional practice is more powerful than an unconscious or unintentional one. Doing a regular sequenced practice provides a point of reference for the daily fluctuations in the body, breath, emotions and mind.

The purpose of sequencing is to develop a practice that works the most effectively. Correct sequencing supports and helps progress your practice systematically. Sequences are constructed from clearly defined and understood concepts.

This Workshop will look at the Principles of Sequencing and how they can benefit you in Asana, Pranayama and Meditation.

Nicky Knoff will use the Discovery and Foundation syllabus as the basis for exploration, discussion and understanding.
• Includes extensive notes: Principles of Sequencing, Asana & Pranayama syllabus (discovery and foundation).
• Includes a yoga practice.

Sunday 23 October 1-6pm

The 24 Principles of Practice
This Workshop will investigate and apply the Knoff Yoga unique 24 Principle of Practice and is designed to bring clarity into your practice. If you fully understand something, you are in a better position to implement it. This approach to yoga will provide you with straightforward powerful tools to enable you get the most out of your time on the mat.

Nicky Knoff will use the Foundation and Intermediate syllabus at the basis for exploration, discussion and understanding.
• Includes extensive notes: 24 Principles of Practice, Asana & Pranayama syllabus (foundation and intermediate).
• Includes a yoga practice.

Master Classes with Nicky Knoff (Saturday only)

Sat 22 October 2016

Cost: AU$150


About the workshop:

Saturday 22 October 1-6pm

A Balanced Practice

Sequencing for Asana, Pranayama and Meditation

For more information, please see details above.

Master Classes with Nicky Knoff (Sunday only)

Sun 23 October 2016

Cost: AU$150


About the workshop:

Sunday 23 October 1-6pm

24 Principles of Practice

An in-depth look with Q & A

For more information, please see details above.

Teacher Training with Master Teacher Nicky Knoff - Discovery Course

Mon 2 January 2017 - 6 January 2017

Cost: AU$1169


About the workshop:

Teacher training with Nicky Knoff will be held at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne, Level 1,  110-112 Argyle Street, Fitzroy and will run from 8.15am - 5.30pm daily.

The Discovery Course

The Level 1 – Discovery course is the first of 9 levels. It is specifically designed to get you up and running as a yoga teacher with comprehensive tuition, a Teacher Training Handbook, Level 1 – Discovery Asana and Pranayama Manual and your Teaching Certificate (providing you graduate).

In 5 days you will learn a fully balanced program and how to teach correctly, safely and engage meaningfully with your students, with 27 asanas, 2 pranayamas, and breath focused meditation, yoga philosophy, anatomy and teaching methodology.

People who do not wish to teach are very welcome to attend the Course to intensively deepen their practice.

Pre-requisite: regular yoga practice (any style of yoga) for a minimum of 12 months.

Following the guidelines of the international Yoga Alliance, you will study Asana, Pranayama & Meditation,Yoga Philosophy, Ethics & Lifestyle, Anatomy and Teaching Methodology.

This Course is based on the unique Knoff Yoga Principles of:

• Sequencing

• Teaching

• Adjusting

• Observation

• Demonstration

• Practice

Knoff Yoga combines anatomical alignment and energetic applications to create a practice that is intelligent, progressive and enlightening. Anatomically aligned and structurally balanced postures are essential for progress according to our unique physical structure, honouring the individuality of every person and to avoid injury. The solid grounding you gain in anatomical alignment is the basis for progression as a practitioner and a teacher and leads to the easy assimilation of yoga therapy applications.

Knoff Yoga teaches you the tools of Bandha, Drishti, Ujjayi, Pranayama and Vinyasa. These 4 techniques create heat, focus the mind, shifts the autonomic nervous system into balance, and link the postures synchronising movement with breath. The asanas are important, but without these 4 techniques they do not have the same capacity to alchemically transform posture into YOGA.

Knoff Yoga is based on its unique 24 Principles of Practice, which once understood, provide a lifetime of functional knowledge. There is no need to stumble in the dark, when with the proper training, you can turn on the light.

Knoff Yoga provides 5 levels of asana training: Discovery, Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Master and 4 levels of specialty training: Chair Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Yoga Therapy A and Yoga Therapy B.

Imagine standing in front of a yoga class knowing you have the knowledge and skills to change lives – knowing you understand the techniques, how to share them, and importantly you have a plan for each and every one of your students.

Knoff Yoga Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance for 200 hours, 300 hours and 500 hours. You will learn: Meditation, Pranayama, Asana, Relaxation and Philosophy and how to teach.

Reasons to study with Knoff Yoga:
• You study under the guidance of a Master Teacher with over 45 years experience
• All classes are dedicated to Teacher Training – not public classes
• Courses are designed so you are certified and may teach straight away using the comprehensive course content
• Flexible learning with levels, plus options to split courses to fit into your schedule
• Courses are based on modern learning methodology
• Each level prepares you for the next with logical progression
• Principle-based so that you are not rote learning or following a script. The principles free you to teach from your own unique understanding

$1,169 if paid by 21 November 2016
$1,299 full fee

Please contact James E. Bryan (Program Director) on 0415 362534, james@knoffyoga.com or visit www.knoffyoga.com

Teacher Training with Master Teacher Nicky Knoff - Foundation Intensive

Sun 8 January 2017 - 27 January 2017

Cost: AU$3299


About the workshop:

Teacher training with Nicky Knoff will be held at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne, Level 1,  110-112 Argyle Street, Fitzroy and will run from 8.15am - 5.30pm daily.

The Foundation Course
This Foundation Level course is based upon and is a continuation of the preceding Discovery Level course. This Foundation course has it own new syllabus and takes you further along the path as a yoga teacher.    

The three week Foundation course, combined with the one week (5 - day) Discovery course qualifies you for the international Yoga Alliance 200 hour registration. When you have successfully completed both courses you may register with the YA and professionally use the letters RYT200 after your name. 

The Foundation Asana, Pranayama & Meditation syllabus consists of:  

• Earth & Sun Salutations 
• 4 Inverted Poses (heating) 
• 9 Standing Poses 
• 2 Arm Balancings 
• 7 Forward Bends 
• 5 Sitting Poses 
• 2 Abdominals 
• 3 Twists 
• 6 Backbends 
• 4 Inverted Poses (cooling) 
• Relaxation 
• 9 Pranayama 
• Breath focused Meditation  

The Anatomy & Physiology covers the basics of movement, muscles and bones and is taught with direct application to the yoga postures. The Philosophy looks at What Is Yoga, Ten Fundamental Principles of Yoga, In Praise of the Philosophical Life, Why Study Yoga, Philosophy, The Seven Steps of Psychospiritual Maturation, A Bird’s-Eye View of the History of Yoga, and Yoga Sutras Chanting.  

Combined with the Discovery syllabus, you now have enough information, knowledge and skills to teach yoga competently and successfully for many years to come.  

Your certification only allows you to teach what is specifically prescribed in this course. When you are ready to learn more and broaden your knowledge base, we have another 7 Levels of Teacher Training waiting.  

Students who do not wish to teach may also attend the course to intensively deepen their practice and grow their yoga knowledge.  You will receive a Foundation Asana and Pranayama Manual and a Foundation Teaching Certificate (if you pass the course). 

Course Pre-requisites
Completion of the Level 1 - Discovery Course.

$3,299 if paid by 27 November 2016
$3,599 full fee 

Please contact James E. Bryan (Program Director) on 0415 362534, james@knoffyoga.com or visit www.knoffyoga.com