Yoga and Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop

Sun 11 December 2016

Cost: AU$125


About the workshop:

Yoga and Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop

Date:11th December, Sunday



$125 or 

$110 (Earlybird discount till 30 Nov)



10am –  Welcome with herbal drink 

10.15am –  Introduction

10.30am  – Yoga practice (Chanting, stretching and yoga nidra)

11.30am – Break

11.40pm - Talk on constitution.

12pm – Cooking

2pm - Lunch in silence

2.30pm – Talk on constitutional diet.

3pm-  Q & A


Dr. Khushdil Chokshi (Yoga and Ayurveda Practitioner)

Dr. Khushdil has her certificate in Naturopathy and Bachelor in Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery. She has been practicing Yoga and Ayurveda for more than 15 years and is author of the book “Yogashraya”.

She believes all people can create a happy and healthy life through the holistic approach of Yoga and Ayurveda. Her aim is to promote individual health, wellbeing and longevity by applying the wealth of knowledge and experience of Yoga, Ayurveda and other alternative therapies. You will find a real balance in your life through attending this workshop and by implement her experience and knowledge in to your daily practice. 

Teacher Training with Master Teacher Nicky Knoff - Discovery Course

Mon 2 January 2017 - 6 January 2017

Cost: AU$1299


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$3599


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

Gregor Maehle Workshop

Sat 4 March 2017 - 5 March 2017

Cost: AU$210


About the workshop:

Melbourne workshop with Gregor Maehle

 Sat 4th and Sun 5th of March 2017.

 A 10-hour workshop with 4 classes of 2.5 hours. First class 8am to 10.30am. Second class from 12- 2.30pm each day.

Cost $280 ($210 before December 15th 2016) 

Saturday morning: Technical Talk-through of asana

Asana is the bedrock from which all other yogic techniques arise. It forms the base from which success in higher yogic techniques can be integrated. However, without the technical finesse required often little benefit is gained. In this class Gregor will give a technical talk-through of many intricate, anatomical details of the majority of the postures of the Primary Series, while maintaining as much pace as possible. The focus is on entering and exiting the postures safely while understanding which actions will get us deep into the asanas without unnecessary energy expenditure.


Sunday morning: Kriya andPranayama

The day will conclude with Kriya and Pranayama. These are some of the most neglected but yet most powerful methods of yoga.Learn how to use pranayama to harmonize the doshas (humors of the body) and thus attain a state of health and balance as well as how to still the mind,enabling spiritual insight. The kriyas are predominantly methods of purification of the body. They support the work of postures and are especially important for people who live in large cities. We will focus on the correct performance of Nauli and Kapalabhati.


Afternoons: Sutra, chanting and meditation (on both days)

The Yoga Sutra is the operating manual of yoga.It is only when we understand the why’s and how’s of yoga that we will practice with confidence and beyond doubt. In this class we will chant selected stanzasin Sanskrit and a detailed commentary based on Gregor’s four decades of practice and study will be given. The commentary will retain the depth of the ancient treatises but will be fun, relatable and applicable to modern urban life. This is followed by a meditation section.Meditation is the method of bringing your mind into a receptive state? so that you can receive higher knowledge that is already there. Yogic meditation is a collection of scientific methods to bring about such awareness. To accelerate spiritual evolution yogic meditation employs many means amongst which the prime ones are mantra, chakra-visualization and Kundalini-raising techniques.