The Yoga Factory 350 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Mick Barnes
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.”
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.”
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.”
The Yoga Factory, Annandale and Surry Hills