Modifying Yoga for every BODY

This course is suitable for qualified Yoga or Pilates teachers and Physiotherapists.

Enrol in this comprehensive course to gain the skills and knowledge needed to design classes that cater to individuals with varied abilities, injuries and conditions. Deepen your understanding of pose modifications and enhance your ability to create inclusive and supportive Yoga and Pilates sessions.

Most Yoga classes simply aren't accessible to students with common injuries, conditions, disabilities and chronic illnesses.  Many have left a class, or Yoga entirely, feeling inadequate or disillusioned by the premise of wellness benefits, or worse injured. Most teacher trainings do not include how to use props, apply modifications and alternatives in classes so they are suitable to every BODY who comes through the door.  

There’s a high demand for teachers who can provide an all-inclusive general class, or a specialised program as a group class or private session for individuals with varied abilities, injuries and conditions.  Our 350hr Yogalates Teacher Training has been training teachers since 1999 to do this. For the first time we are providing this as a separate stand-alone module for qualified Yoga, Yogalates or Pilates teachers to up-skill their training.  For this reason we do not include HOW to instruct the pose (this is part of the Teacher Training), instead we cover the pose benefits, cautions, possible adaptations and why.  

This course is delivered as Part 1 & Part 2 - see special offer below for both.

PART 1 Investment: $995

Course Overview Part 1

  • Posture Evaluation and Body Types
    • Evaluation of posture as a foundation for understanding individual needs.
    • Introduction to Body Types to comprehend the unique requirements of various postures and shapes e.g Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Sway Back.
    • Understand how and why certain pose groups (or individual poses) require modifications or alternatives to support an individual's Body Type 
    • Pose modification for common conditions and injuries 
      • Exploration of common conditions such as lower back issues (discs), SIJ (Sacroiliac Joint) concerns, knee and shoulder conditions, anxiety, arthritis and High Blood Pressure.
      • Application of Modifications Alternatives Adjustments & Props (MAAPs) for the foundational poses below. 
    • Foundational Pose MAAPs
      • Tadasana
      • Seated Poses
      • Seated Forward Bends
      • Child's Pose
      • Savasana/Supine
      • All 4's + Plank Pose
    Duration: 30 Hours Self Study Online.

    Special offer PART 1 & 2 

    Save by enrolling in both parts of this comprehensive course series. 

    PART 1 & 2 Investment: $1,495

    Secure your place on this self-paced, online learning journey designed to empower Yoga, Yogalates, and Pilates instructors with a deeper understanding of the human body.

    Self Paced Study

    This course is delivered through supported video lectures, a Training Manual, in-depth handouts and quizzes; allowing you to progress at your own pace. You are supported by Louise and Nic who will be available to answer questions through our personalised online study portal. A general level of computer literacy is required.

    Embark on a transformative journey with Yogalates Academy and one of our world class online courses. Tailored for both Yoga and Pilates Teachers, as well as students exploring a deeper understanding of these practices.

    Meet Your Teachers

    Louise Solomon

    Master Teacher & Teacher Trainer, Louise takes you on a journey in her popular masterclasses. She pioneered the exercise system Yogalates and has been teaching in Australia and worldwide since 1993. Encouraging all to take to the matt, Louise prides herself on the hight standard of her Teacher Trainings and continues to develop her practice with the latest evidence for supporting the mind, body and breath connection.

    ​Author of Yogalates Total Body Toner and a Senior Level Member with Yoga Australia, Louise is recognised by Yoga Alliance at their Advanced Teacher Level (ERYT 500). You'll find her teaching at the Bangalow Studio, on demand in the Online Academy and regularly at Yoga Expos around the world.

    Meet Your Teachers

    Nic Dorsch

    Yoga has been in my life for 30 years, 20 years as a Yogalates Teacher, for the last 8 years a Yogalates Master Teacher Trainer.   

    At 19yrs old I began my journey of Yoga initially to deal with postural conditions, injuries and ailments, however this was really a facade for the yearning and curiosity I had for spirituality.  At age 30yrs I landed in my teaching foundations in Byron Bay with Louise Solomon and her Yogalates Method, whom I am honoured to support as I continue to love her teachings as her assistant in teacher trainings worldwide.  

    The Yogalates teacher training is a complete 350hr training with in-depth studies in Yoga Philosophy, breath work (Pranayama), Adaptive Therapeutic Yoga, core + functional movement.  In 2004 we lived and breathed it (literally) for 6 months full time, which I am sure embedded the practice into my every cell.  I knew this is what I wanted to do, I had found my Dharma - to share with as many people as possible the gifts Yoga has blessed me with.  

    I am passionate about sharing breath work, meditation, movement and alignment of the body in postures (Asana) so any BODY can experience the strength (Stirrha) and peace (Sukkha) this practice offers.