Meeting the challenges of training under Covid, and our policies for upcoming teacher trainings

Meeting the challenges of training under Covid, and our policies for upcoming teacher trainings

We want to let you know how Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training is meeting these challenging times, and about our policies around upcoming teacher trainings.

As with many trainings worldwide, we are in the process of pivoting a significant part of training to be offered online, with pre-recorded videos, assignments and reflections, as well as live-streamed lessons over Zoom.

Graduate Interview: Steph Le Gros

Graduate Interview: Steph Le Gros

Steph Le Gros is a recent graduate of our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Based in Nelson she is a trained health coach, personal trainer, reiki healer and now a qualified Yoga teacher. We put together some sentence beginnings and asked Steph to complete them.

To me Yoga is … the practice that reminded me I had a body. A sensing, feeling, alive body and all the delights that that can bring.

Graduate Interview: Lucy Tofield

Graduate Interview: Lucy Tofield

This week’s interview is with Lucy Tofield, a passionate Yogi and Contemporary Yoga graduate. Lucy’s passion for yoga is evident – very recently she organised and facilitated a series of Saturday classes run by recent graduates of Contemporary Yoga at the Centre.

Teacher Interview: Amy Massey

Teacher Interview: Amy Massey

Amy’s passion is Ayurveda which has been guiding her life for more than a decade. Her online module, Ayurveda and Yoga for Women is available from the end of July 2021.

It is my most sincere hope and intention this course may make these deeply nurturing traditions of care more accessible to women, their families, friends and communities, in turn bringing greater well being to women and children.

Graduate Interview: Emma Parsons

Graduate Interview: Emma Parsons

Emma Parsons completed her 200-hour teacher training with us in January 2020.

She was invited back to support faculty and students on our 2 x10 day training later that year. Emma teaches in Dargaville and Baylys Beach. She has started her own business called Mind, Body and More.

We sent Emma a series of starter sentences and invited her to complete them …

Teacher Interview: KeiShana Coursey

Teacher Interview: KeiShana Coursey

KeiShana is the course director of our Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training starting in July - just a couple of months away! This is a 100+ hour teacher training collaboration between Opti-mum and Contemporary Yoga and includes anatomy, physiology, asana, Ayurveda and...
Teacher Interview: Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal talk about the powerful practice of Restorative Yoga

Teacher Interview: Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal talk about the powerful practice of Restorative Yoga

In this interview, Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal share their passion for Restorative Yoga with their fellow teacher and our Contemporary Yoga administrator, Sandy Farquhar.

Neal: In essence, Restorative Yoga is a well-being practice. Of course all Yoga may be about well-being. Restorative Yoga is distinguished by the conscious use of props such as Yoga bolsters, blankets, blocks and more, to support the physical body.

Teacher Interview: Michaela Sangl

Teacher Interview: Michaela Sangl

This week’s interview is with Michaela Sangl – one of the most experienced teachers of yoga for children in New Zealand and the founder of Yogi Kids Professional Development.

Her primary focus is now sharing her wealth of knowledge with educators, yoga teachers, practitioners and caregivers.

Graduate Interview: Madeleine Lifsey

Graduate Interview: Madeleine Lifsey

We begin a series of Contemporary Yoga Training graduate interviews. Our first graduate interviewee is Madeleine Lifsey.

Madeleine completed her Contemporary Yoga 200 hour teacher training during 2020. She offers body-positive, rainbow-inclusive, inquiry-based children’s yoga over Zoom on Outschool.

Pin It on Pinterest