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.
This is the first year of The YLB’s Best Guide to Australian Yoga Teacher Trainings and our intention is to make your research that much easier.
There are a variety of styles represented and we’ll continue to add more trainings over time.
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.
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- February 4 – November 19, 2017, Sydney, NSW, or via correspondence.
- From $6,250 (early bird available).
Our Signature Diploma of Yoga Teaching gives you 460 hours of expert training, which will set you up with the best skills, in-depth knowledge and most importantly, hands-on practical experience to get you teaching and practicing yoga with confidence.
We offer comprehensive and extensive training from a faculty of very experienced lecturers with decades of teaching experience. With over 50 years teaching and perfecting this course, we are the longest running yoga teacher training provider in Australia.
Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia registered and giving you the option to study from anywhere with online lectures and mentor support via correspondence, or in Sydney face-to-face. Includes a six day residential. Train with us and have your qualifications recognised worldwide, enabling you to teach anywhere. Have a clear pathway to develop your yoga career or studies, and enjoy ongoing support.
- February 10th – November 18th 2016, Toronto N.S.W.
- Early Bird special: $4500 – Paid in full by December 31st 2016. Full fee: $4800.00.
Living Peace teacher training offers practical and grounded teaching in how to share and instruct yogic techniques and philosophy.
We believe that the best teachers embody yoga in their day to day life, therefore, our course is designed to help you dive deep into all facets of yoga so that the teachings become a part of your life. The course framework and length allows you to ingest and digest the full yogic experience. The curriculum is drawn from the sacred traditions of Raja, Hatha, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana Yoga and Vedanta, merged with the contemporary teachings of anatomy and physiology.
This course will be delivered in two potential formats. You can choose from either 1 day per week for 4 terms over the year or 4 days per month.
This course is suitable for:
- Individuals interested in becoming certified Yoga Teachers.
- Individuals who would like to explore and experience yoga at a deeper level.
- Yoga Teachers who wish to enhance their awareness and experience of yoga.
- Intensive and part time options from February – December 2017, Brisbane.
- From $3250. Payment plans also available.
- Accredited distance courses available, start anytime.
YIMI (Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute) respects the ancient yogic and Ayurvedic teachings and modern Western medicine, and gives students the opportunity to learn these sciences side by side so they can develop an appreciation of their value and become the best practitioners in their fields.
YIMI delivers yoga teacher training, restorative yoga, meditation, an advanced diploma in yoga & meditation teacher training as well as post -graduate specialties and short courses.
- Yogic Wisdom teacher training is held for four days (Thursday to Sunday) each month over four terms. Training will commence on Thursday, 9th February, 2017.
- $5500. Payment plan available.
Yogic Wisdom Teacher Training students will learn to practise and teach the different techniques and tools of Yoga in a balanced, safe and nurturing way. Students will be confident in modifying and adapting the techniques to meet individual needs. The course will offer a sound understanding of the history and philosophy of Hatha Yoga and the different lineages with particular emphasis on the teachings of Krishnamacharya. The yogic Wisdom teacher training program has been written and approved at the worldwide standard of Yoga Alliance Australia, Yoga Alliance International and Yoga Australia.
Trainees will learn:
- Skills of observation, instruction and communication.
- How to demonstrate the techniques and give modifications and variations for individual needs and various demographics.
- Class sequencing and practice planning.
- Business skills.
- Injury prevention.
- Different approaches to Yoga teaching offered by other lineages.
- Teaching one on one, as emphasised in the tradition of Krishnamacharya.
- The ethical and personal qualities of a Yoga teacher.
3 Day Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Intensives:
- Byron Bay: 17 – 19 February 2017.
$675 (Early Bird) / $725 (Full Fee)
- Perth: 19 –21 May 2017.
$585 (Early Bird) / $635 (Full Fee)
- Melbourne: 9 – 11 June 2017.
$585 (Early Bird) / $635 (Full Fee)
3 Day Postnatal and Mums n Bubs Yoga Teacher Training Intensive:
- Melbourne: 11 -13 March 2017 (Labour Day Long Weekend).
$585 (Early Bird) / $635 (Full Fee)
Bliss Baby Yoga Prenatal, Postnatal and Mums N Bubs Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Intensives are fun, practical and packed with information for those wishing to specialise in the growing area of prenatal and postnatal yoga. Held in various locations around Australia, our specialised teacher training courses are designed to equip you with a greater knowledge, confidence and a comprehensive ‘tool kit’ of appropriate asanas (postures) and practices for safely teaching yoga for women during all stages of pregnancy and postpartum phases. You will learn about the psycho-physiological changes that occur for both mum and baby during these stages, as well as yoga postures that can be adapted for pregnancy and motherhood. You will emerge from these weekend intensives with the foundational knowledge to teach yoga for pregnant women and new mums safely and appropriately.
We also offer: 200 hour Shakti Purna Teacher Training, 100 hour Pre & Post Natal Teacher Training, Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, 80 hour Women’s Yoga Teacher Training, 85 hour RPYT Prenatal & Postnatal Combined Training Package Modules, Online Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training and Live Online Lecture Series.
Byron Yoga Centre • 200 & 300Hr Yoga Alliance Accredited courses, 800Hr Certificate in Yoga + Part-Time Non-Residential Courses
- Level 1 residential intensives are run most months throughout the year, from $3250.
- 2017 Level 2 intensives start 8 Jan and 5 March, from $3450.
- 800 hour Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching, next 7 week residential intensive starts 5 February, from $7150.
- 12 month non-residential part time option has intakes every 4 months with next intake 22 March 2017. Available in Byron Bay. $10,000.
Byron Yoga Centre is one of Australia’s longest running yoga teacher training academies, established by John Ogilvie in 1988. Now at home at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, the tranquil eco haven is ideal for the residential training courses: Level 1 & Level 2, 20 day or intensive 12 day plus online components. Byron Yoga Centre also offers the industry leading 800 hour Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching either as a 7 week residential intensive or as a 12 month part time course – Australian students can apply for Austudy and international students qualify for 12 month student visa to Australia.
This course represents one of the highest possible qualifications in yoga teaching recognised in Australia and internationally and effectively doubles your qualifications in yoga teaching. If you’re serious about making yoga teaching your profession then you won’t find a higher-level qualification than Byron Yoga Centre’s Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching.
- 1st Feb – 5th March 2017 (full-time) & 1st April – 27th August 2017 (part-time).
- $3290 (AUD) Early Bird before 1st Dec, then $3590.
Welcome to BodyMindLife. Our Teacher Training program is all about Transformation: taking you on a personal journey that will inspire you, challenge you and empower you in every aspect of your life.
Authenticity is everything in yoga and our course is led by amazing, world-class teachers who truly live their yoga. These include Wanderlust headliner and Yoga Journal contributor, Noelle Connelly and the founder of BodyMindLife, Phil Goodwin, who brings over 1,000 hours of yoga teaching experience.
Study the science of sequencing, explore the intricacies of alignment & anatomy and immerse yourself in yogic philosophy in this powerful Vinyasa training.
If you’re looking for a life-changing course that captures the true essence of yoga, choose BodyMindLife.
What our graduates say:
The best educational experience I’ve had. I wish everyone had the opportunity to do this course – the world would be a better place.
The Tamara Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 programme is offered in two forms so you can choose the timing that works best for you. Choose between:
- The two-year weekday programme in Perth – Commencing February 2017. First year fees: $2,775. Second year fees: $2,640.
- The intensive residential modules in Ubud – Commencing July 4th – 17th, 2017. From $3,950.
The 2 year Teacher Training in Claremont, Perth, includes teacher training lectures on fortnightly Wednesday afternoons and scheduled Saturday workshops during school terms. Our study breaks and holidays coincide with public school holidays so this programme suits parents of children and those who can arrange time during the week for teacher training classes.
Tamara Yoga intensive residential teacher trainings are held in Bali. Two intensives equals Level 1 teacher training. The intensive programme is suited to people who can take 13 days at a time to fully immerse in study. Our intensive trainings also especially suit those who live out of the Perth metro area. We’ve had students travel from Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, Karratha and other country areas to attend our intensive yoga teacher training programmes.
Each of these courses are registered as 350 hour/ Level 1 courses with Yoga Australia. The comprehensive Tamara Yoga Teacher Training courses are of the highest standard. Upon successful completion, graduates will be certified Tamara Yoga teachers and are eligible for registration with Yoga Australia and internationally with Yoga Alliance.