The Yoga Factory 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Mick Barnes

“The training is committed to giving you not only the instruction manual of teaching but making sure you experience teaching. Mick has a way of sharing the teachings accessibly, animating all the information, so students who are becoming teachers, at the end can actually TEACH confidently and possess the ability to articulate, each of them in their own way, bringing character to life.
We do all this in REAL life (NOT online)…as a small group, where we can be present with and for each other and learn teaching hands-on… As we always say, you can’t learn yoga if you don’t practice, same applies to teaching, you can’t teach if you don’t actually teach, apply some effort and learn to hassle. Yoga can’t be learned from books.”
Our Teacher Training Students will learn thorough skills to see, understand and articulately teach a very fundamental and progressive way, which is safe, skillful and inclusive. These ways will be suited for everyone from beginners to the more seasoned students of yoga. Students will learn to teach TO the class. Working in the present moment FOR  those that are in front of them and not from a choreographed class plan.

Some, but not all of our other fundamental focuses will be: directing students to a definitive pool of resources which is both traditional and in line with what you will teach. This is so important due to yoga’s popularity and the absolute chaos and conflict of styles, knowledge and information; learning how to assist students, not generically, but skillfully and safely

Time in its entirety will be spent guiding students to teaching.

– this is something constantly overlooked in most Teacher Trainings.”

Facilitator/Teacher Bio:
 
Mick Barnes, internationally known yoga teacher with almost 20 year of experience, the owner and director of two yoga schools in Sydney, is certainly not your typical yogi. The story of his life is something like straight out of the book and his yoga journey is no different.
 
He teaches from his experiences of which he’s had wild and many and from the knowledge of suffering and the way out. He has a somewhat amusing but powerful character, he certainly doesn’t pretend to be a “saint” modern day yogi. Mick is honest, bold, old school but also fun and this mixture somehow empowers so many people. 
 
The way he approaches teaching is so different to what is known these days as “teaching of yoga”. It is very rare to see yoga teachers who are ready to hassle and communicate yoga properly, so the students actually learn something and not just flip flop around.
Mick communicates traditional teachings of yoga, the way they should be taught: properly, gradually, step by step, with address of individual body differences. He emphasises the importance of regularity and discipline as without it, yoga can’t be learned and the goal of yoga can’t be achieved. Mick does not sell “bullshit” and promises, or tell people to wear this, eat that, worship gurus,  nor entice people to think that change and the whole yogic transformation will come about by just fitting in adopting the behaviours. He asks the students to work hard, front up, not be lazy, be accountable, but at the same time enjoy their lives.
 

For the last 18 years or so years Mick has practiced continually. Through the years, he has owned a number of yoga schools in Sydney and taught internationally at some of the greatest schools around the world. Mick has always taught beginners which he finds hugely challenging but also the most rewarding. Some regulars Mick has taught for his entire teaching life, which he considers a huge honor.

“To observe students flourish physically, mentally and spiritually is incredibly special. I believe a regular practice is the best way to understand yoga. The same can be said about teaching, you have to teach to understand teaching. What I know about yoga is a direct result of the practice. Everything has happened as a result of the time on the mat and the time teaching. Questions arise and I seek the teachings from the source, those that have gone before me, and some things become clear and the answers arise innately over time as I establish the witness to what is arising. I have been extremely fortunate to be in the presence of the most amazing teachers and also fortunate to be in the company of the greatest frauds. The discernment to know the difference has again come as a result of the practice. I am grateful to all. I am continually humbled and blessed with gratitude to be able to share this path with so many amazing students over the years. You all give my life a purpose. Knowing what it is you are meant to be doing is such a joy.

Thank you all.”

LOCATION

The Yoga Factory, Annandale and Surry Hills

FACILTATORS

Mick Barnes

$5940 per person

350 hour Teacher Training Weekend Intensives including a 2 week residential at Byron Bay (Starts late August TBC and completes early 2022)

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Earlybird TT ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
$5940 per person

350 hour Teacher Training Weekend Intensives including a 2 week residential at Byron Bay (Starts late August TBC and completes early 2022)

Available Tickets: Unlimited
The Earlybird TT ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.

Date

Aug 16 2021 - Feb 27 2022

Host

Mick Barnes, internationally known yoga teacher with almost 20 years of experience, the owner and director of two yoga schools in Sydney, is certainly not your typical yogi. The story of his life is something like straight out of the book and his yoga journey is no different.   He teaches from his experience of which he's had wild and many and from the knowledge of suffering and the way out. He has a somewhat amusing but powerful character, he certainly doesn’t pretend to be a “saint” modern day yogi. Mick is honest, bold, old school but also fun and this mixture somehow empowers so many people.    The way he approaches teaching is so different to what is known these days as “teaching of yoga”. It is very rare to see yoga teachers who are ready to hassle and communicate yoga properly, so the students actually learn something and not just flip flop around. Mick communicates traditional teachings of yoga, the way they should be taught: properly, gradually, step by step, with address of individual body differences. He emphasises the importance of regularity and discipline as without it, yoga can’t be learned and the goal of yoga can’t be achieved. Mick does not sell “bullshit” and promises, or tell people to wear this, eat that, worship gurus,  nor entice people to think that change and the whole yogic transformation will come about by just fitting in adopting the behaviours. He asks the students to work hard, front up, not be lazy, be accountable, but at the same time enjoy their lives.   For the last 18 years or so years Mick has practiced continually. Through the years, he has owned a number of yoga schools in Sydney and taught internationally at some of the greatest schools around the world. Mick has always taught beginners which he finds hugely challenging but also the most rewarding. Some regulars Mick has taught for his entire teaching life, which he considers a huge honor. “To observe students flourish physically, mentally and spiritually is incredibly special. I believe a regular practice is the best way to understand yoga. The same can be said about teaching, you have to teach to understand teaching. What I know about yoga is a direct result of the practice. Everything has happened as a result of the time on the mat and the time teaching. Questions arise and I seek the teachings from the source, those that have gone before me, and some things become clear and the answers arise innately over time as I establish the witness to what is arising. I have been extremely fortunate to be in the presence of the most amazing teachers and also fortunate to be in the company of the greatest frauds. The discernment to know the difference has again come as a result of the practice. I am grateful to all. I am continually humbled and blessed with gratitude to be able to share this path with so many amazing students over the years. You all give my life a purpose. Knowing what it is you are meant to be doing is such a joy.

Cost

FROM $5950
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