2018: 200hr Heart of Yoga Studies Course

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The Heart of Yoga is a program with a difference. It’s all about empowered health, healing and transformation.

This is a unique program to journey from where you are at now and move along the path towards your true, authentic self – your full potential.

You’ll move through this process with people on the same page.

During the time we spend together, we will explore what it really means to connect: to others and ourselves.

A truly transformational experience awaits…

Is this course right for me?

  • Do you have some experience of yoga and wish to deepen your knowledge and understanding?
  • Are you keen to join a community of passionate yoga lovers?
  • Are you committed to your personal growth and development through yoga?
  • Do you want to develop a personalised home practice?

This course will teach you more about the practice, principles and philosophy of yoga, including yoga sutra studies, asana, pranayama and meditation, and give you a framework for applying your new knowledge in your daily life.

What will I gain?

camyoga-2302This is a truly transformational experience where you will make new friends in a beautiful community of like-minded people. Not only will you gain a greater understanding of yoga, you will learn to understand and nurture yourself in a whole new way.

Students who complete this course will also have the foundations for further yoga studies and will gain recognition of prior learning for The Yoga Institute’s diploma level teacher training program.

Expect to walk away with:

  • A deeper understanding of who you are and where you are going
  • A Connection to who you are as a ‘whole’ person, not just a body and thoughts
  • A felt sense of what it feels like to move energy through your system
  • A real understanding of ancient wisdom as it applies to you, today
  • A full tool belt of how to use your mind for empowerment, focus and creation

This course includes:

  • One-to-one mentoring
  • A personalised home practice
  • A transformational 3 day retreat
  • Accountability and support network
  • Exploration into the power and effect of reflective silence
  • True unity, connection and non-judgement
  • Group and individual change process
  • Sacred listening circles

What style of yoga?

TKV DesikacharOur approach to Yoga is based on the world-renowned teachings from the tradition and lineage of T Krishnamacharya (widely known as the ‘father of modern yoga’) and his son TKV Desikachar (pictured).

We focus on integrating all aspects of yogic practice including asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, mudras, philosophy and psychology, and adapting practices to the individual.

We emphasise applying the ancient wisdom and practices of yoga to the challenges of modern lives.

As Krishnamacharya said: “Yoga must be made to suit the individual, not the individual to suit the yoga.”

What is covered in this course?

  • History of Yoga
  • Foundation Principles of yoga practice
  • Asana I – basic theory and techniques
  • Yoga Energetics (subtle energy systems)
  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (yoga philosophy)
  • Pranayama – theory and techniques
  • Meditation


  • Yoga Anatomy – completed online via yogaanatomy.net (optional)
  • 2-day Retreat Experience

Course Attendance Options – Sydney

There are four options for The Heart of Yoga Studies course:

  • Mid-week Course: 2 x 3 day immersions plus 3 x morning sessions.
  • Weekend Course: 2 x 3 day immersions plus 3 x morning sessions.
  • Bali Immersion: 8 day immersion
  • Combination: A combination of modes, mid-week and weekend (complete in six months).

Mid-week Option:

  • 3 days: Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th February 
  • 3 hours: Thursday 22nd February
  • 3 hours: Thursday 8th March
  • 3 hours: Thursday 22nd March
  • 3 days: Thursday 5th April – Sunday 8th April (Retreat) 

Facilitator: Rosie Caunt

Assistant: Natalie Bowcutt

Price: $2650

Weekend Option:

  • 3 days: Friday 30th March – Sunday 1st April
  • 3 hours: Sunday 15th April
  • 3 hours: Sunday 29th April
  • 3 hours: Sunday 13th May
  • 3 days: Thursday 5th April – Sunday 8th April (Retreat)

Facilitator: Lucy Karnani

Assistant: Natalie Bowcutt

Price: $2650


  •  All contact days
  • Food, accommodation and full retreat programme
  • Course materials and take home tools
  • Plus 3 one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Personalised practice
  • 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions

Bali Option:

  • 8 day immersion

Facilitator: Rosie Caunt 

Assistant: Natalie Bowcutt

Price: $3150 (does not include airfares)


  • All contact days
  • Food, accommodation and full retreat programme
  • Course materials and take home tools
  • Plus 3 one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Personalised practice
  • 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions

What do our students say?

“Apart from the experience of the yoga course, it is great to experience the yoga community including other students and the TYI teachers. I hope those special connections will be maintained long into the future.”  Paul


“This is just the beginning, thank you for helping to open this new door…new chapter on how I can live my life”  Brooke


“Thank you so much for your sharing of the teachings of yoga in this lineage. I have found my path and have found a great, sincere tour guide along the path, in you.”  Scott

Ready to Enrol?

To pay your deposit and secure you place in the Sydney 2017 Heart of Yoga Studies Course:


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More Information & Questions

Email teachertraining@yogainstitute.com.au with any questions about our Yoga courses in 2017 or call Kirstie Christensen on (02) 9929 2774.