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200 hour Waking Awareness teacher training course


200 hour yoga teacher training course – PART or FULL TIME –  in hatha yoga – develop your own style and find your Independent Spirit.

Experience a daily practice of yoga to turn the philosophy of yoga into a practical experience of yogic knowledge and being. Find your sacred voice and expression through this personal exploration and integrating knowledge into self expression and creativity.

This is an ADVANCED course to develop your quality of mind. We focus on time spent applying yogic techniques, experience is key. This is a practical, applied awareness and philosophical course that will force you to think about everything you have taken for granted, change the way you see the world and operate in it!
You will discover your essence of BEING, explore the usefulness of the tools of yoga for managing lifes’ challenges and hone your teaching skills.
This course is designed by Kerry Weavind and has been run with huge success for more than 11 years. Kerry has successfully owned and run two yoga studios in Johannesburg since 2004. Her passion for yoga is defined by surpassing intellectual and physical boundaries to find freedom.

The month intensive is all 4 capsules PLUS more!

ONE MONTH INTENSIVE 2019: 19 April – 4 May, 2019.


Kerry Weavind – almost 20 years experience in yoga

“Indie Yoga makes you strong for life, flexible for life, playful for life, an Independent Spirit. I created Indie Yoga out of inspiration gained from all yoga towards being free – free in my body, innovative in my thinking, courageous in my Spirit. But, my focus has always been how to translate this to an experience that will inspire people. I believe I have a knack for taking information, grinding it into something relevant, challenging assumptions and encouraging ownership of Self and work in this way to motivate students/teacher trainees to shake their bodies, and minds to find the truth within.  My passion has always been the mind, how to tame it, manage it, and quieten it for the bigger picture and in the past 5 years, this passion has evolved into leaving the mind to a secondary place and focussing on vibration and living from this larger perspective. You can expect to be moved physically, challenged mentally and introduced to your vibration, and ways to let this rule your experience of life, as a person, as a yoga teacher, and as a leader”

Kerry has 17 years experience teaching yoga and shares her wisdom, intuitive insight and philosophy through teaching yoga:

Kerry’s yoga took her from New York to East Timor, to India, Peru, Sri Lanka and South Africa where she taught and studied internationally. Kerry has studied with the International Yoga Vedanta Center in their first and advanced trainings in India and France.

In South Africa, since 2002, Kerry Weavind opened a yoga studio in Fourways and in 2011 opened a second yoga studio, between both offering 4 classes a day to yoga enthusiasts who look for the ‘more than exercise’ benefits of yoga which include focus and concentration, balancing of the central nervous system, reducing stress, and calming the mind but most importantly developing a more loving relationship with body, mind, personality and Self.

Since 2004, she has trained over 120 teachers, introduced a number of styles to the South African yoga market including ashtanga vinyasa yoga and Anusara yoga with a handful of international Yoga teachers hosted by Indie Yoga as well as pioneering creative workshop concepts like Iyengar Yoga for Ashtangi’s. Kerry has also written a number of articles and appeared in magazines and on television promoting Yoga to mainstream viewers. She has appeared on Top Billing, Free Spirit among others, and has represented the power of yoga in most leading magazines including Marie Claire, Destiny Magazine, Women and Home and she has personally written articles for Odyssey magazine and Complete Yoga magazine among others.

Kerry’s passion for yoga lies in the relationship that one can develop with body, mind and Spirit through yoga, to change every facet of life. Yoga is a lifestyle which is attractive to Kerry, a resetting every day to a positive and open outlook.


Rosalind Dockendorff

I love Life. I love life in this body that is home to my Spirit. I am fascinated with the story my body is unravelling each time I am on the mat for yoga or TRE. I am honoured to hold space for others as they explore facets of themselves each time making a stronger connection between body and Spirit. I believe ‘less is more’…..less doing, more trust, deeper healing. Group work is always a powerful reminder of how we can work together as one for the ‘bigger picture’.  That’s why teacher training always shifts consciousness on an individual and larger scale. Whether you teach a class or not the shift in oneself influences others.

I have experienced this in the trainings I have had the honour of completing with Kerry Weavind and Ana Forrest.  Both experiences tapped into different aspect of my body and Spirit. My life changed immediately and every day since. Once I woke up to the understanding that the body is the only thing in the present moment my desire to connect more organically to it grew. I desire to live more in the present moment. I do so more often now but it is an ongoing exploration. Just as fascinating has been the connecting to deep parts of my body that held emotional tension or trauma. Continually working with these areas helps me see and understand the state of Being I am in and why my yoga practice can be a struggle at times. Slowly I am working towards a yoga practice that comes from a place of Desire within me. A place less harassed by discomfort and “dis ease”.  This is what I wish to share. Seeing within you so you can see within someone else and take them to a place of self healing.  This is the place where they want to do it for themselves. This is their power. This is authentic teaching, being the messenger.

My journey has included over 1000 hours of teacher training and roughly 8 years of teaching. I own and run a studio and present teacher trainings from my space in Plettenberg Bay.  Qualifying as level 2 TRE provider enables me to include TRE within a yoga practice, something I am developing. My fascination with the body encourage me to study Fascia release, Tough for Health, neuro training in energy Kinesiology, deep energy healing with Reiki and listening skills in addiction recovery coaching. I am fascinated with the Shaman traditions and love to deepen my understanding of how we can live more freely with ourselves and nature.

I am honoured to co-host this teacher training with my first yoga teacher, Kerry Weavind. She is a true messenger for me in her raw openness, willing to share herself completely to help someone learn more and her wealth of knowledge is invaluable. She gets yoga in every way. This training promises to be one of a kind. Don’t come expecting to regurgitate someone else teaching, you will find your own voice and teach from a place deep within yourself. All it requires is for you to commit to you.


Part time: 3 Modules in winter 2019 – email info@indieyoga.co.za for information.

This part time course is a series of modules – module 1 and 2 you can do in any order and module 3 is the final stepping into teaching module.

Module 1

Learn how to teach yoga – the focus is on understanding the body: asanas, alignment, adjustments, sequencing, finding your voice and style and exploring yourself and creativity as a teacher. Yoga knowledge is offered that is excluded from module 2’s specific purpose. Practical assignments weigh quite heavily in time outside of this course.

Module 2

This course starts you on the personal journey of cleansing your physical and mental/emotional bodies using the tools of Yoga. With a ready mind, we will explore the philosophy of yoga and various techniques that will allow you to apply that philosophy into every day life and integrate it into your expression of Self.

If you are not personally invested in the journey of yoga, the knowledge will not integrate as your own and your teaching will remain surface level. This course, and I, invite you to begin with yourself, to take yourself through a deeper experience of yoga and to lay the immense foundation for Yoga Understanding. This is a process oriented course, with lots of opportunity to practice. The practical tools of teaching asana (indepth study of asana and teaching skills) will be covered in the next module. This course is more about your journey with yoga to understand it properly creating a foundation for your teaching knowledge and experiences. As it is taught in the manner in which yoga was handed down, of course, it is a dynamic course, and your interest and questions will direct the flow of information and exploration somewhat also! I look forward to this journey with you!

Course covers:

Daily practice

Yogic lifestyle choices (cleansing the physical body)

Yoga Philosophy

Developing Your mind and consciousness with yogic tools

Yoga Kriya (cleansing your physical body)

Yoga asana alignment from a personal practise perspective


Daytime course: 8.30am – 12.30pm

Module 3:

This is the final chapter where you get to put into practice everything you have learnt and not learnt.

Style of yoga: Hatha yoga. This course will teach you to find and develop your style of yoga from hatha to a stronger vinyasa. A hatha daily practice will be used to balance your emotional body. This practice can be strong or gentle based on your needs but it won’t be fast.

This is the final module including exam and teaching pracs, winding up knowledge into a whole story.

Prerequisite: regular yoga practice of 3 months. I like students to have attempted headstand in their practice. If you haven’t/can’t do it yet, come to me for the guidelines.


Tree of Yoga by BKS Iyengar

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Mukunda Stiles

Krishnamurti: Freedom from the known (any Krishnamurti)

Deb Shapiro Your Body speaks your mind


Your investment for module 1 and 2 is R9750 each.

Module 2 (3 weeks R9750) and 3 (2 weeks R6000)  (*early bird discounts apply or all upfront discount also).


THESE COURSES WERE REGISTERED INTERNATIONALLY WITH YOGA ALLIANCE, USA. RYS200 APPROVED under our old name Haum of Yoga. We have changed our current status, please contact us for info.

Message from Course director

This course invites you to go deeply into yourself and make yoga lifestyle truly a way of living with the purpose of Independence. In-between modules you have the opportunity to integrate and practice, experiment and practice. This course is not just about the skill of teaching yoga, but about teaching yoga from a deep personal experience of it and yourself.

Learn to lead others into their own personal experience of themselves via yoga. This course will first and foremost take you into a deep personal experience of yourself! It is not an easy journey to start looking, to take MORE responsibility for yourself and to live life in this way as a rule rather than exception, and then teach from this self enlightenment.

This course is also available to anyone wishing to deepen and refine their own practice without necessarily wanting to teach.

Cleanse all the layers of your Being through techniques that help you to Change Your Life.

Key Topics

Learning to teach, making adjustments: verbal and physical, to communicate the essence of yoga
Introduction to Pranayama, bhandas and mudras
Philosophy: 8 limbs of yoga, Bhagavad Gita, the evolution of yoga philosophy. Your MIND!
Kriya yoga
Sattvic Lifestyle
Physical and subtle body Anatomy and Physiology
Marketing yourself or your studio
Getting started: CPR, Insurance etc
Karma yoga

Teachers participating in your journey

Kerry Weavind
Kerry began Indie Yoga in 2002, with the first teacher training offered here in 2004. Her own journey of yoga has been one of finding freedom from suffering, through the yoga principles and tools, which she can sincerely say through her own trial and error, are truly a wonderful enlightened gift from the sages! In this course, she shares old knowledge plus her personal wisdom gleaned through her journey on the path that this course offers you. Kerry has a keen eye for detail and ability to read the body, which will certainly add to your understanding of yourself!


Rosalind Dockendorff

With faculty from Indie Yoga


At least 3 months yoga experience in any style of yoga prior to the course. Ability to do headstand is a huge advantage, please email info@indieyoga.co.za to arrange a class to learn this pose.

Course dates

contact Kerry@indieyoga.co.za for details


“I think everyone should do this course whether they are planning to teach or not. I learned everything that I wanted to learn and more. It was challenging, emotional, and more heart and soul than I expected. I learned so much about myself. What a great life journey. Thanks.” Sharni Quinn

“This course was intense, but could be integrated into my life with some sacrifices that were worth it for the knowledge and awareness that I gained.” Charles Edelstein

“I have grown exponentially through this course, there are few things that I have done in life that have given me this grounding, understanding, knowledge and growth.” Di Liebenberg


I look forward to sharing this journey with you.
In-constantly learning, Kerry