So you’re thinking about doing Teacher Training? You’re in the right place.
Choosing who to train with is a big decision. It’s not just about the financial cost, or the training location, or the timing. It’s about the people leading the training and the philosophy behind what they do.
We’ve created this Guide to make your research that much easier. This is your one stop shop to NZ Yoga Teacher Trainings, with a variety of styles represented.
You can easily browse through all the trainings on offer and get a good feeling for who you might want to train with, and then contact the provider direct for more information.
We’ve also included a selection of relevant articles down below that may help you make a more informed decision on which training is right for you.
Finally, over the years we’ve often done interviews or written articles about many of the training providers. Use the search bar on the home page to uncover those articles.
We compiled this guide by scouring the NZ Yoga scene to find all the current teacher trainings, and then invited every training to participate. Not all trainings wanted to be included, so it doesn’t include every training in the country. There is an administration fee for inclusion.
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Contemporary Yoga • 200Hr Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training • Led by Vincent Bolletta, Karla Brodie, Dyana Wells & Neal Ghoshal
Offered in 3 formats:
- 19-Day Intensive. Three 6-Day blocks with two rest days, 6 – 25 January 2018
- Weekend Mode. 9 weekends over four months, April – August 2018
- Two 9-Day Intensives. August – October 2018.
All located in our wonderful venue in St Heliers, Auckland. $3250 (early bird)
Four highly experienced yoga teachers join together to create the Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training. Our intention is to deliver absolute excellence in Yoga Teacher Training, so that students are well equipped, prepared and supported for teaching yoga out in the wider community.
We fully explore how healthy, natural and functional movement “may inform yoga asana. We discuss recent groundbreaking research into anatomy & physiology and its relevance to yoga today. Classes include hands-on with bones and muscles, with investigations into Yoga biomechanics and a special focus on containment and stability. Learn postural analysis and how to restore natural balance and safe, easeful range of motion.
Early registration is recommended as numbers are limited to ensure the quality of the training.
“I am inspired, amazed, changed, still learning, moved – this course has totally changed my view and perception of Yoga in a profound way.” ~Anne De Brouwer
“An invaluable course that will expand your love and understanding of yoga beyond what you ever thought was possible!” ~ Mia Pistorius
Contemporary Yoga • 300Hr Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training • Led by Vincent Bolletta, Karla Brodie, Dyana Wells & Neal Ghoshal
- Offered through 2018-2019, Auckland.
- Includes various modules, each module has a particular focus, completed in two 4-day units.
- Cost of each module is $1,500 (early bird) or a total of $4,700 for 4 modules.
The additional 300 hours in this Yoga Alliance program are structured to provide advanced experience and understanding in all aspects of yoga, and to facilitate teaching to all levels and conditions of students.
The Yoga Alliance accredited 300hr Yoga Teacher Training courses are suitable for yoga teachers with 200hr accredited training. Individual modules can be taken to suit your own calendar, or as stand-alone Professional Development courses to upskill, deepen and further your Yoga practice and teaching. The modules may be taken in any order and over a number of years.
- Developmental Movement Principles
- Somatics and Mindfulness
- Restorative Yoga
“The 300 hour yoga teacher training has surpassed all my expectations. The amazing blend of teachers results in a myriad of deep learning. Each teacher is an expert in their own area and shares their unique wealth of knowledge in a way which is easy to take on board. This has truly been a transformative experience.” ~ Sandra Palmer
“I couldn’t be happier that I chose to do my training with Vincent, Dyana, Neal and Karla at Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training. I’ve had an immensely rich exploration of yoga, from the ancient to the modern. My foundation will never be the same. I’m ready to share.” ~ Jay Garman
- Optional 300hr with 100hr Embodied Yin
- Two trainings, two locations: Auckland and Raglan, starting March 2018
- Tier one pricing for the full training starts at $4,400 which includes 200 contact hours, all course materials, 25 hours post-training mentorship and monthly alumni practices.
- Yoga Alliance accredited.
Teaching yoga is one of the most rewarding and awe-inspiring paths you’ll embark upon. But it’s not a decision to be taken lightly, and to be a truly effective facilitator, must be taught from rich embodied experience.
Which is why we offer this course into two unique components – the 100hour practitioner immersion (a stand alone programme to deepen your own practice) and then once the teachings are firmly established in your own practice and life, an additional 100hours for those who feel called to teach yoga, and not just teach well, but teach exceptionally well.
The immersion is for you if you find yourself curious about all things yoga and its broader applications in your life. It is style agnostic – covering all the essential elements of yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, mantra, philosophy and self-study, embodied anatomy and human purpose – and is for all levels of practice. The only prerequisite is a willingness to explore and a commitment to yourself.
Part-Time: April – October 2018, Auckland, $3500 ($3250 if paid in full before January 2018)
Intensive: February 1 – 28 and May 3 – 30 2018, Ohui Retreat – Coromandel, $4950 ($4700 if paid in full 2 months prior to start date)
Ashram Yoga’s yoga teacher training course is more than just learning to teach yoga to others – it is also a very personal evolution in your own practice and understanding of yoga. The Level 1 Teacher Training program will give you a firm foundation in yoga whether your intention is to teach or to deepen your own knowledge.
This course starts with beginners’ yoga and progressively builds to intermediate practices. At the end of the course, you will be qualified for the Yoga Alliance’s RYT-200 certification and have the skills to teach beginner to intermediate yoga postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), relaxation (nidra vidya) and meditation (dhyana).
We accept students of all ages and fitness levels. No previous experience with yoga is necessary. This course is about education in the truest sense of the word. It embodies Ashram Yoga’s philosophy that yoga, at its core, is a personal practice – no one can do it for you – our role is to facilitate your growth and development.
- Level 2 Part-Time: June – September 2018, Auckland, $2750 ($2500 if paid in full before February 2018)
- Level 2 Intensive: November 1 – 19 2018, Ohui Retreat – Coromandel, $3300 ($3100 if paid in full by the 15th September 2018
- Level 3 Intensive: November 20 – 30 2018, Ohui Retreat – Coromandel, $2800 ($2600 if paid in full by the 15th September 2018)
- Level 2 & 3 Intensive together, $5500 ($5250 if paid in full by the 15th September 2018)
Ashram Yoga’s yoga teacher training course is more than just learning to teach yoga to others – it is also a very personal evolution in your own practice and understanding of yoga. The Level 2 and 3 Teacher Training programs will advance your understanding and experience of yoga and will qualify you for the Yoga Alliance’s RYT-500 certification.
The Level 2 component focuses on the deeper energetic aspects of yoga, including the anatomy of the subtle body (such as chakras, koshas and nadis), the deeper aspects of yoga philosophy (Patanjali’s Sutras) as well as intermediate postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (dhyana) and the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra (a deep guided relaxation technique known as ‘psychic sleep’).
The Level 3 component takes yoga to a whole new level again. In this course, we teach advanced postures, advanced pranayama and meditation techniques as well as Yoga Therapy.
To join this course, you need to have completed either Ashram Yoga’s Level 1 teacher training course or a similar 200-hour teacher training course. While you do not have to be super fit or flexible to join this course, we do expect that you would be comfortable participating in one of Ashram Yoga’s open classes. Teaching experience, or the desire to teach, is not necessary for this course. Many past participants have taken their course to deepen their own understanding and practice.
- 13-27 April 2018 Nelson $3,200( Earlybird of $2,850 available till Feb 2018).
Our Yoga Alliance International accredited 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course is for those starting their journey to becoming a teacher, or for those simply wishing to deepen their own personal practice.
The well thought out curriculum will provide you with the skills to practice and teach consciously and insightfully from your own embodied knowledge, covering The Eight Limbs of Yoga. You will gain deep insights into yourself and others, grow in confidence, presence and the ability to share and live from your heart.
With Chai’s in depth knowledge of anatomy and alignment and Sue’s passion for yoga philosophy and history, a strong foundation is set for students, complemented by studying class sequencing, teaching skills and practice.
The course is unique in offering a strong focus on self-esteem, working with the More To Life Foundation, introducing tools to enable students to live, grow & teach with new found confidence & courage. The training program will enrich your practice and ability to teach and live authentically.
- A 14-week course that includes 12-week correspondence from home and a 13-day onsite immersion.
- October 6th – 18th 2017 and April 20th – May 2nd, 2018, Golden Bay, NZ.
- $3290 all inclusive.
In this comprehensive Yoga Alliance registered teacher training we empower you with the skills that will enable you to practice and teach yoga competently. We hope to nurture you on the transformative and life-enriching path of self-discovery and in guiding others in this process. Golden Flow Teacher Trainings impart tools that are quality, professional, intelligent and will enhance your practice and teaching skills. As well as those who intend to teach yoga, we also welcome those who would like to deepen their own yoga journey or seek a path to general health and well-being.
The Golden Flow Yoga training is a fusion of all aspects of yoga. It brings together the alignment and attention of Iyengar, the breath and Prana flow of Vinyasa and the lifestyle and philosophy of exploring and living the Eightfold Path.
Students will learn to capably instruct a solid and safe Hatha-style class and then have the freedom and encouragement to find their own intuition, flow and pathways within that. It’s not just about learning asana – this is a holistic, wholehearted transformative experience that will deepen the student’s yogic knowledge, teaching and practices.
We also offer a 300Hr Yoga Teacher Training. Find out more here.
You can choose from three options:
- 18 Day Intensive: 5 – 23 January 2018
- 9x Weekend Modules: 4 May – 9 September 2018
- 2x 9 Day Intensive: 27 July – 5 August & 15 – 23 September 2018
All trainings are held at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Auckland. Early Bird rate is $3095.00.
The limit is max. 20 students per training.
The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is dedicated to helping you establish a solid foundation to becoming an inspiring and skilled teacher. It trains you in the ancient traditional approach to yoga practice and extends your journey into the modern evolutionary pathways of yoga, exploring the richness of the relationship between body, mind and movement. You will gain enough in-depth knowledge and understanding of each of the eight limbs of yoga to be able to connect with the origin of yoga and the teacher within.
The Yoga Teacher Trainings at Kawai Purapura consciously provide for one main, highly qualified Senior Yoga Trainer that guides you through the training, holds the space for the group and coordinates your education. Throughout the training there a range of excellent guest teachers that help carry the group.
Kawai Purapura is a Yoga Alliance recognised yoga school, that applies yogic wisdom in all areas of life.
Kawai Purapura • 500Hr Yoga Teacher Training • Specialised Modules With Sannyasi Pragyadhara, Swami Karma Karuna & Mark Whitwell
You can choose from the following modules:
- 12 Day Intensive: Yoga Nidra & Restorative Yoga with Sannyasi Pragyadhara and Swami Karma Karuna: 28 January – 8 February 2018
- 12 Day Intensive: Evolve as a Teacher; Yoga Therapeutics with Mark Whitwell: 11 – 22 February 2018.
All trainings are held at Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, Auckland. Early Bird Price per module is $2,595; Early Bird Price both modules combined is $4,995. The limit is max. 20 students per training.
The 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is dedicated to deepening the practice, refining teaching skills and continuity of the journey of self-mastery in order to help others. It trains you in chakra awareness and purification methods, the practical application of yoga and Ayurveda as therapeutic sciences and meditational techniques that support deep relaxation on all levels of being. You will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of yoga to become an empowered yoga teacher, authentic yoga therapist and/or yoga nidra specialist.
Perquisite for this training is a Yoga Alliance accredited 200 Hour Teacher Training. The additional 300 hours are offered in two distinct modules of a 150 hours each. The modules can be taken as one continuous training, or separate modules over a number of years. The modules can also be used individually to upskill and develop professionally.
- January – August 2018, Auckland Central. Earlybird – $3,300. Full price – $3,800.
This is a comprehensive program on achieving personal well-being through yoga and Ayurveda, as well as teacher training
The focus of our program, first and foremost, is to empower participants with tools from the art & science of yoga to enhance personal wellbeing, laying a firm foundation from which to teach others from the heart – with awareness, compassion, sensitivity and clarity.
Participants will receive a practical and theoretical understanding of yoga – yoga psychology, asana, yoga physiology (mudras, bandhas etc) pranayama, meditation, functional anatomy, teaching principles and the therapeutic application of yoga.
This program is for the dedicated student ready to take their practice to a deeper level. It offers a solid foundation in traditional yoga, inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya, combined with science and modern understanding.
- Next course begins 1st March 2019. Enrolments accepted from 1st September 2018.
- A long distance learning course with four residential weekend workshops, two in Auckland and two in Christchurch.
- $4,200. (This is subject to change. IYTA is a charitable trust and our aim is to make the course accessible.)
The Yoga Aotearoa – International Yoga Teachers Association Teaching Diploma Course provides the opportunity to explore the eight limbs of Yoga as explained in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. With the Sutras providing the framework for learning it allows students to explore styles and teaching schools that resonate with them and build up a holistic toolbox of yoga knowledge.
The course duration is 18 months, with a further three months to complete teaching hours, assessment, statutory declaration and first aid certificate. Most students find that a weekly commitment of 14 to 20 hours is required.
Students are encouraged to develop a sadhana weaving the Yamas and Niyamas into their learning both on and off the mat while exploring Asana and Pranayama through personal, observation and reflection. Students also work with the deeper aspects of Yoga, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi, being given opportunities for discussion, inquiry and contemplation. Each student is supported on their journey by a personal tutor who encourages and challenges them to deepen their learning. The tutors are chosen for their knowledge and experience of teaching yoga and bring a wide range of depth and understanding, they are also supported by the course coordinator.
More on our Training (click on Teaching Diploma Course or Introduction Course to view the course outline, as well as testimonials and articles.)
Apollo Power Yoga • RYS200Hr Yoga Intensive & Teacher Training – Step into Your Power • Led by Hamish Kenworthy & Margo Perpick
- The training is in two 8-day intensives. The first intensive is 13-20 January 2018 (both dates inclusive) at Wainui Park Camp, Wainui, Banks Peninsula. The cost of this intensive, incl. meals and accommodation is NZ$2500.
- The second intensive will be around April 2018. Dates, venue and cost TBA.
Step into your Power is a means to generate yoga as your way of being. The emphasis is on meditation, a strong vinyasa practice modelled on Baron Baptiste’s Journey into Power sequence, and philosophical inquiry. You will learn a consistent, well-sequenced practice, adaptable to a great variety of levels of experience and ability, and a clear and effective methodology for practice and teaching, and you will have ample opportunity to practice teaching and providing hands-on assists.
You will also receive tuition in anatomy and physiology related to asana and movement, breathing, your nervous system and chakras. You will engage daily in discussion relating to yoga philosophy and ethics and the application of principle to your own life and way of being. This training represents a tremendous opportunity for your personal development and transformation at a physical and spiritual level regardless of whether it is your intention to become a yoga teacher.
Hamish Kenworthy speaking with Kara-Leah Grant on the inaugural Step into your Power teacher training programme audio}
7 Months part-time: Friday 23rd Feb – Sunday 26th August 2018, Birkenhead, Auckland, $4000 (early-bird)
Jayayoga 200-Hour Teacher Training is a globally recognized Yoga Alliance accredited course. This 7-month part time foundational program can be taken to carry your own yoga practice to the next level, deepening your own understanding of Yoga in a profound way. This course also prepares the yogi to delve into an exciting career in yoga teaching, within a general class or private therapeutic setting.
Each individual weekend module covers a specialized topic, and when complete leaves the new yoga teacher with a wealth of valuable ‘yoga tools’ to carry into their practice, their teaching, and their daily life. Single module and payment plan options available.
10 Months part-time: Friday, March 9th – Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, $5500 (early-bird).
Jayayoga 300-Hour Teacher Training is a globally recognized Yoga Alliance accredited course. This 10-month part time advanced program is a follow-on from any 200-Hour foundational course. An opportunity to travel deeper along your path of yoga, as well as refine your teaching skills, this course is for the serious yogi.
Each individual module covers a specialized topic, and when complete the course leaves the yoga teacher with an abundance of ‘yoga tools’ to carry into their practice, their teaching, and their daily life. The yoga teacher will fine-tune their teaching abilities, leaving them feeling comfortable and confident to instruct within a general class or private therapeutic setting. This course is the pathway toward a Yoga Alliance 500-Hour Accreditation. Single module, partial course, and payment plan options available.
5th- Feb – 2nd March 2018, The Mercure, Queenstown, New Zealand
Our Nadi Yoga 200hr Vinyasa Flow TT provides graduates with a solid foundation and set of effective tools to teach yoga while deepening their own personal practice. The focus of our 200hr training is to provide future teachers with the knowledge of anatomy, alignment and adjustments as well as yoga philosophy, embodiment, energetics and practice. This foundation will serve as a powerful base from which to teach. Our program is committed to the creative process of unlocking each new teachers voice so they find their authentic expression and talent.
Two amazingly empowering, passionate about yoga women.
Sandi & Sarsha really compliment each others’ energy perfectly.
They held a safe and beautiful crucible of learning.
This training is appropriate for the dedicated yoga student who is ready to take their practice to the next level and begin to teach from their own heart and embodied experience. With a 20 person maximum attendance students will have individual attention and access to professional trainers as well as the intimacy of a supportive community.
- February 23 – June 2, 2018, at Om Yoga Studio, Stonefields, Auckland.
- Cost Option 1: $4900 (includes 4-month membership to the studio and 10% off all books)
- Cost Option 2: $4,400 if you already have an unlimited membership with The Yoga Corner/Om Yoga Studio
- Earlybird: Save $300 if you register and pay before November 30th, 2017
Om Yoga Studio RYT 200-hour teacher training is a comprehensive program that will provide the essential knowledge and tools for truly dedicated students who wish to teach or simply enhance their practice and understanding of yogic principles and philosophy.
Providing an opportunity to deepen and develop your understanding of yoga within a program that is internationally recognised with Yoga Alliance.
Leslie Kaminoff, co-author of Yoga Anatomy is coming to New Zealand in March 2018 and will be guest teaching a 6-hour workshop for Om Yoga Studio Teacher Training. Learn about the Diaphram, Pranayama and the Spine from an internationally renowned guest teacher. Find out more about Leslie here at YogaAnatomy.org
What you will gain:
- Deepen your yoga practice
- Expand your understanding of anatomy, yogaphilosophy and history
- Learn about the energetics journey through the Chakras, Gunas and Doshas
- Learn the art of safe and effective sequencing for Vinyasa and Yin
- Make new life long connections
- Learn to speak with confidence and authenticity
Experienced facilitators together with over 3000hrs of training. After training is complete students get the opportunity for continued mentoring
Power Living Yoga • 200Hr Yoga Teacher Training with Bali Immersion Retreat • Led by Jase Te Patu, Justine Hamill & Duncan Peak
- 3 May – 22 July 2018 (part time program, full dates online), Wellington + Bali Retreat, $4,899 (10% member discount)
- 20 Sept – 2 Dec 2018 (part time program, full dates online), Wellington + Bali Retreat, $4,899 (10% member discount)
Yoga teacher training is a transformational journey that will challenge you and change your life!
- Immerse yourself in a weeklong, transformational retreat in Bali – the most powerful component of the training. You’ll practice daily yoga, meditation and leave empowered to rise through challenges in life as you step into your most powerful, authentic self!
- You’ll explore yogic philosophy, study the body & alignment through anatomy lectures and learn to teach a powerful sequence.
- For aspiring yoga teachers, you’ll graduate ready to teach a class through practice teaching from the outset and live coaching throughout the course.
- Awesome for dedicated students wanting to learn more, dive deeper into this life-changing practice and take yoga off the mat.
- On graduation, gain access to the Power Living Teachers Network – a community with the common goal of living a life more connected and full.
- 1st June – 30th September 2018 (Graduation 5th October) on Friday 5-8pm / Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 8.30am – 5.30pm.
- Early Bird FULL $3900(NZD) / FULL $4200 (NZD) – Deposit $500 (NZD)
This training is a comprehensive course spread over 4 months. You will spend 200 hours with us in studio and the rest of the time building your personal practice, attending classes and delving into written work to expand your understanding of the yoga path, the postures, yoga anatomy and meditation practices.
The course is based on our RAW Vinyasa sequence which you will learn to teach as well as practice. The course material meets the standards of Yoga Alliance 200RYT training.
- Module I: 4 – 9 March 2018
- Module II: 12 – 17 March 2018
- Module III: 4 – 9 November 2018
- Module IV: 12 – 17 November 2018
- All modules held at Golden Yogi, Auckland
- 200hr course NZ$4400 ($3900 early bird offer if paid in full by 31 December 2017)
- Individual modules NZ$1200 (NZ$1050 early bird)
Yin Therapy’s 200hr Yoga Alliance recognised Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training is offered in 4 intensive 50hr/6 day modules. Modules I – IV may be booked all together (to save up to $900) or individually to complete the 200hr course in one’s own time. Please note: modules must be completed in sequential order.
Yin Yoga is considered “the other half” – the vital complementary practice to most other styles of yoga.
Modules I & II focus on equipping the student with the knowledge and skills to teach Yin Yoga with a thorough understanding of anatomical variation. You will gain invaluable insight into why you and your students may have difficulty practicing certain poses and have the tools to offer logical individual assists – liberating you and your student’s yoga asana practice.
Modules III & IV delve deeply into the subtler aspects of this profound practice gaining experiential and theoretical knowledge of the mental, energetic and meditative benefits of Yin Yoga including therapeutic benefits, meridian theory, chakras and meditation.
Markus and Karin are international yoga teachers in the lineage of Paul Grilley, with whom Markus also regularly assists.
- September 8th – September 29th, 2018, Golden Bay.
- Early Bird $3895, Full Price $4295 (incl. accommodation and food).
Embrace balance and study two complementary styles of yoga. You will learn a modified version of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series to increase strength, flexibility, and confidence and you will learn yin yoga sequences and mindfulness meditation to observe the mind and gain ease in the internal body, fascia, tissues, and organs. You will learn practices that you can use and share for the rest of your life, practices that are traditional and have been tested over time.
The immersion is held in a beautiful beach side eco retreat where you can access nature daily and enjoy delicious, nutritious food. Those that graduate will have the knowledge and confidence to teach beginner’s and intermediate level yoga classes in the following styles: Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin & Yang Yoga, Yin Yoga and mindfulness meditation. It is Yoga Nature’s intention to graduate and support confident, competent and compassionate yoga teachers.