150 hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training module

3-22 October 2020

The traditional Hatha practices of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation are a proven system that opens the body, frees the breath, reveals the contents of your mind and silences the ego, giving you the gift of self-awareness. Tantric practices like Kumbhaka, Bandha, Mudra, Mantra and Kriya are a set of precise tweaks that bring forth complete illumination of the Self. Together they are Tantric Hatha. It is the subtle refinement of the Yoga practices we already know. This system deals primarily in energetics and yet the beauty of this practice lies in its practicality. Rather than tucking ourselves away to devote ourselves to spirituality, Tantra insists that we empower ourselves, illuminate our lives and thrive! Taken with dedication, Tantric Hatha is a stable, sustainable transformation modality that has a lasting effect.

It is this concept that fascinated Amy Bassett from Jai Yoga, and through her explorations into Tantric Hatha, she is now a Senior Graduate of world-class school, The Practice, Bali. She dedicates her life to giving both students and teachers a solid format for energetic exploration and to sharing these teachings that brighten the light of self-knowledge.

Thogether with the 150 hours module “Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga” this training builds up to the RYT500 registration with Yoga Alliance U.S.

3 – 8 October || 10 – 15 October || 17 – 22 October 2020

The training starts on Saturday 3 October 2020. It consists of three blocks with six training days, followed by a full day rest; Friday 9 October and Friday 16 October are off. The last full training day is 22 October.

The daily start and end times for training days are 7am – 8.30pm, including meal breaks.

We highly recommend students to book accommodation on site to enjoy a full immersion experience.

This course is about deepening your relationship to prana, gaining fluency in the more subtle practices and learning to give your students a tangible, reliable experience of energy. Learn to teach Vinyasa Krama and refine your sequences into the most efficient, elegant arrangements that will brighten the light of self-knowledge and propel your students and your teaching onto the highest path.

Teaching Methodology:

  • Vinyasa Krama and the elements of Yoga
  • Energetics of Asana
  • The Vayus
  • Teaching Pranadharana; Pranayama; Kriya

History & Philosophy:

  • Samkhyan philosophy
  • 7 stages of Hatha progression
  • Four stages of the Solar path
  • Key figures in Yoga
  • Historical timeline
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • The Deities
  • Yoga Sutra & the Bhagavad Gita

Anatomy & Physiology:

  • Fascia
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Nervous Systems & Endocrine System
  • The Spine & The Pelvis
  • Respiratory System
  • The Energetic Body
  • The Koshas

Asana & Sequences:

  • Surya Namaskar A & B
  • Vayu Namaskar
  • Peak Vayu Asana from each pose category
  • Selected Vayu sequence

Kriya – Channeling Consciousness:

  • 5 key Vayu Kriya Meditations
  • Rudrani Kriya


  • Bandha Triam

Pranayama – Breath Control:

  • Mukha Bhastrika
  • Kapalabhati
  • Sa Vriti
  • Sama Vrtti
  • Surya & Chandra Bhedana
  • Nadi Shodhana
  • Prana Dharana

Mudra – Energy Direction:

  • Anjali Mudra
  • Gyan Mudra
  • Dhyana Mudra
  • The 5 Vayu Mudra

Mantra – Science of Sound & Vibration:

  • Gayatri Mantra
  • AUM Mantra
Enrol now for the training

Email the course coordinator to receive more information & for the course info booklet: yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz

  • Completion of 200 Hour Yoga Alliance U.S. accredited Yoga Teacher Training
  • High level of self-discipline towards personal practice and further study
  • Ability to read, speak and understand English
  • Deposit of $500 after enrolment
  • Completion of  145 contact hours and 5 hours homework. If a trainee needs to miss certain contact hours these need to be made up with the assigned trainer and will incur additional costs.

For any questions and inquiries please contact our course coordinator: yogaeducation@kawaipurapura.co.nz .

The Early Bird price of NZ$ 1995 applies to enrolments before 8 August 2020. After this date the full course fees of NZ$ 2’295 apply.

Amy Bassett‘s life has been permeated with unusual experiences of energy. Discovering Tantric Hatha gave her the ‘language’ to put these sublime experiences into words and a format to be able to use them in a functional way. Yoga helped to heal Amy from childhood traumas, substance abuse and ancestral pain. Tantra has set her life on fire! She has now committed her life to learning the tradition, becoming fluent in this language of energy and guiding others on their path and in their studies. She has a particular passion for helping others, especially women, to find their voice and speak their truth.

After gaining her first qualification in 2016, Amy taught in studios and privately in New Zealand, Australia and Qatar, where she had the good fortune of teaching a diverse range of Yogis from all walks of life and levels of practice. She has led Beginners Courses (Yama Yoga); run her own public classes and workshops (Koha Yoga); lectured on Yoga Teacher Trainings and studied obsessively since. Alongside 730 Hours of certified training, she has attended workshops on Spinal Health, Pregnancy and other topics with Allison West, Alissia Clifton and Patrick Beach respectively. It is her privilege to share this philosophy with you. Amy is E-RYT200 with Yoga Alliance.

Other specialist guest teachers will support you in your learning.