YTT Application

Dear potential RLY teacher training student,

Dear potential RLY teacher training student, thank you for your interest in our course. The Radiant Light Yoga Teacher Training is a full-immersion journey into all aspects of the Path of Yoga. During this 18 months of study you will learn to live a Yogic lifestyle, to apply the teachings to every moment of life, and to lead a safe, supportive, and transforming yoga class. Our focus is on helping those who have a sincere desire to dive deep into a Yogic Life, and to be of service to others.

If you are seriously considering teacher training with us it is essential that you have a consistent Yoga and meditation practice. If your practice is scattered, begin now to dedicate more time to yoga. It is preferable that you are attending Radiant Light Yoga classes to attune to our style. If you live outside the Sunshine Coast area (Queensland) check out our website for teachers in your location.

Personal practice is essential as well. Yoga is a process of dissolving the veils that cloud our clarity. As we shed these restrictions, we begin remembering who we really are, free from the confines of past conditioning. To assist in this unfolding, we ask you to abstain from any mind-altering substances 6 months before the course begins and during the 18 months of the program. This includes alcoholic beverages.

Yoga is not just a practice; it is a lifestyle. Begin now to embrace the path of yoga and a more clear and awake way of being.

Here is an idea of a YTT day

Each day we start with chanting & meditation, followed by a balanced Radiant Light Yoga asana flow.

After a chai break we take a single asana and explore all aspects: benefits and cautions, safety and alignment, and hands on adjustments.

After lunch there is philosophy (including Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Bhagavad-Gita) then after another break there is an afternoon workshop. For example: meditation; anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers; pranayama; and other special topics and workshops such as teaching children, seniors, Mental Health and Trauma Aware Yoga, and more.

We offer authentic Ayurvedic lunch and chai for YTT students.

We are always overjoyed to meet new students who are ready and willing to commit to the journey of Self-discovery through yoga. Each group becomes a deeply bonded spiritual family as we share in the joy of yoga.

Adamji, Maaji & Shivani

Details and Commitments

The course runs for a total of 12 months, November 2024 through October 2025
at Nataraja Yoga Temple on the Sunshine Coast. We meet every Thursday from 8:15am –5:00pm.
Each week there is approximately 1 hour of at-home reading. There is a weekly take-home quiz to review our in-class studies.
You are required to have a daily meditation practice as well as a consistent asana practice of 5 days per week.
You will be asked to document your practice time. During the last months there will be a final exam.
The course will include some karma yoga (selfless service).

We will take off:
December 26th and January 02nd,
April 17th,
And July 10th

Graduation will be on October 12th at 5:30 pm

Besides your home practise, you are required to attend at least 1 Radiant Light Yoga class per week. (Extra classes are encouraged). This is part of your commitment.

Prerequisite reading:
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda.

What if I need to miss a class?
We are asking you to take your commitment seriously.
Do not make appointments or flights for YTT days. If you are really ill or have an emergency come up we will understand.
During the 12 month Course you can miss up to 3 classes.
These sessions will need to be made-up. You will need to complete all assignments and gather all missed information.
If you miss more than 3 sessions we cannot graduate you. There are no exceptions. If you miss more than the 3 allowed days, you may complete the course without receiving the graduation certificate.

Financial details

We will send you an acceptance letter if you are accepted to the RLY Course.
A $300 deposit is required to secure your place. We suggest you send this in ASAP after you receive your acceptance letter.
This money is non-refundable after October 1st, 2024
There are two options for paying for the Course:

Option A: $4900 paid in full by October 1st, 2024.
This includes the $300 deposit.

Option B: $400 per month. This monthly fee is payable
the 1st YTT day of the month. This does not include the
$300 deposit. If you are late in paying the monthly
payment, $10 per week will be added.

Refunds: For those paying in full, after October 1st, 2024 we will not be giving refunds.

For those paying monthly, if you withdraw from the course at any time any past payments will not be

Course materials:

Your course fees include your Radiant Light Yoga Teacher Training Manual.
You will need to bring note-taking materials to every class, as well as your own mat, cushion, bolster, block, blanket, and strap. Yoga mats and cushions will be available for sale at the temple.

You will need to purchase the following books:

– Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais
– Human Anatomy in Full Color by John Green.

Please answer the following questions clearly and honestly.
Read carefully the list of details and commitments required for the course.

Upon acceptance you will need to send us a $300 deposit to ensure your space.

After October 1st, 2024 this money will not be refunded if you choose to withdraw from the course.

Application for RLY Teacher Training Course


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