Yoga Teacher Training Diploma

2018 Course Prospectus

Are you ready?

We’re so excited you’re contemplating becoming a yoga teacher.

Since 2001 we've taught and mentored hundreds of students who have gone on to become amazing yoga teachers. We've grown a beautiful community of people who have changed their own lives and the lives of others through exceptional yoga teaching.

We are humbled to have been part of so much positive change, and we hope you'll join us for the next step on your yoga journey.

Course Details

  • Is This For Me?

    Embarking on a yoga teacher training is a big step ~ How do you know it’s right for you?

    Are you:

    • Ready for a big change, passionate about yoga and inspired to share it with others?
    • Wanting to understand the deeper layers of yoga, and not just the asana (postures)?
    • Feeling the calling to move forward in your personal development to explore your full potential?

    The Yoga Teacher Training Diploma is an inspiring and transformational journey for our future yoga teachers. We really value you as a student and make sure to nurture and support you throughout your journey to becoming an incredible yoga teacher and help you become the best version of yourself.

  • Course Outcomes

    This part-time 1 year (500 hours) diploma level yoga teacher training course gives you:

    • Eligibility for full (Level 1) membership with Yoga Australia – become a registered yoga teacher
    • The skills, knowledge and confidence to go out and teach integrated yoga practices to groups and individuals
    • A wonderful community of like-minded fellow students and yoga teachers
    • The foundations for further studies in Yoga Therapy
    • World class online Yoga Anatomy Fundamentals training taught by bestselling author Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
    • Ongoing personal practice development, teaching guidance and study support from an experienced mentor-teacher
  • Other Options

    Not sure if you want to teach?

    If you’re not sure whether you want to become a yoga teacher but you want to deepen your practice or learn more about yoga for your own interest, check out our 6-month Heart of Yoga Studies course.

    Already completed a 200hr teacher training?

    If you have done a 200hr teacher training course and are looking to do more training to become eligible for Level 1 membership with Yoga Australia, check out our 6-month Level 1 Upgrade course.

Will I Be Good Enough?

If you're asking yourself this question,
listen to our graduate Annie Kirkman talk
about her experience studying with us

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What Will I Learn?

You will learn so much more than just how to teach asana postures. By the end of the course you will have the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop and teach fully integrated practices for groups and individuals that include asana, pranayama, meditation, mudras, mantra & sound, yoga philosophy and more. The course curriculum covers:

Yoga History, Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle, including:
  • Overview of the history and development of Yoga throughout the ages
  • Study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras – the ancient teachings considered to be the “Heart of Yoga”
  • The application of these ancient teachings for modern living
  • Introduction to other classical teachings of Yoga
Yoga Anatomy, Physiology and Subtle Energy Systems, including:
  • Applied western anatomy and physiology
  • Subtle yogic physiology and energy systems of prana, nadis, kundalini, chakras and mayas
Yoga Techniques and Integrated Yoga Practice, including classical and modern techniques of:
  • Asana (yoga postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Meditation
  • Mantra, sound and visualisation
  • Principles of yoga practice
  • Attendance at general yoga classes
  • Development of a guided personal yoga practice
  • Professional mentoring
  • Optional retreat experience
Teaching Methodologies and Integrated Teaching Practice, including:
  • Yoga practice planning and development
  • Teaching group classes
  • Teaching private classes
  • Assisting teaching and supervised teaching practicum
  • Residential Teaching Weekend

With our focus on yoga tailored to individual needs, The Yoga Institute’s Yoga Teacher Training course gives you the foundations for post-graduate training in Yoga Therapy.

How is it Structured?

Classroom Learning

Classroom-based training days (regular training days plus teaching residential)

Experiential and Self-directed Learning

20 hours of online learning (Yoga Anatomy)

Guided home study

Individual Mentoring Sessions

2 sessions per term throughout the course (total of 8 sessions)

Includes development and guidance of student’s personal yoga practice, study supervision, mentoring as a trainee teacher, and supervision of assisting & teaching practicum

General yoga classes*

Average of one class per week, throughout the course

At The Yoga Institute or other suitable Yoga centres

Regular Personal Practice (at home)

In addition to attendance at general Yoga classes, students will have a personalised home yoga practice developed and guided in individual mentoring sessions

This may include asana, pranayama and meditation

Plus a written journal for guided self-reflection

Teaching Practicum

Assisting, supervised and independent teaching experience through practicum programme

3.5-day residential intensive*

Graduation Ceremony

Presentation of graduation certificates at a special ceremony

*  Please note: Teaching residential accommodation and meals and general yoga classes are not included in course fees 

Course Fees



Early Bird

Pay in full by 31st December 2017
$500 Deposit + $6,835 = $7,335

Save 10%

Pay Upfront

Pay in full by 2nd February 2018
$500 Deposit + $7,650 = $8,150

Monthly Instalments

Pay your first payment of $865 by 2nd February 2018
+ 9 x $565 monthly instalments = $8,650

Course Dates

Sydney - Fridays

Every Friday during terms (total of 32 training days). 6:15am to 3:30pm. Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques.

Term 1

Friday, 9th February – Friday 6th April, 2018

Term 2

Friday 4th May – Friday 22nd June, 2018

Term 3

Friday 27th July – Friday 14th September, 2018

Term 4

Friday 19th October – Friday 7th December, 2018


Thursday (evening) 1st November to Sunday 4th November, 2018


Sydney - Weekends

Series of 4 modules (16x 2-day weekends). Saturday & Sunday times: 7:30am – 4:30pm. Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques.

Term 1

Weekend 1: Saturday, 10th February & Sunday 11th February, 2018
Weekend 2: Saturday, 24th February & Sunday 25th February, 2018
Weekend 3: Saturday, 10th March & Sunday 11th March, 2018
Weekend 4: Saturday, 24th March & Sunday 25th March, 2018

Term 2

Weekend 1: Saturday, 5th May & Sunday 6th May, 2018
Weekend 2: Saturday, 19th May & Sunday 20th May, 2018
Weekend 3: Saturday, 2nd June & Sunday 3rd June, 2018
Weekend 4: Saturday, 16th June & Sunday 17th June, 2018

Term 3

Weekend 1: Saturday, 28th July & Sunday 29th July, 2018
Weekend 2: Saturday, 11th August & Sunday 12th August, 2018
Weekend 3: Saturday, 25th August & 26th August, 2018
Weekend 4: Saturday, 8th September & Sunday 9th September, 2018

Term 4

Weekend 1: Saturday, 20th October & Sunday 21st October, 2018
Weekend 2: Saturday, 3rd November & Sunday 4th November, 2018
Weekend 3: Saturday, 17th November & Sunday 18th November, 2018
Weekend 4: Saturday, 1st December & Sunday 2nd December, 2018


Thursday (evening) 1st November to Sunday 4th November, 2018


Sydney - Immersions

Series of 4 x 8-day intensive modules (total of 32 training days). Times vary depending on the day of the week, from 6:15am start to 5:00pm finish. Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques.

Term 1

Saturday 7th April – Saturday 14th April, 2018

Term 2

Saturday 23rd June – Saturday 30th June, 2018

Term 3

Saturday 15th September – Saturday 22nd September, 2018


Thursday (evening) 1st November to Sunday 4th November, 2018

Term 4

Saturday 1st December – Friday 7th December, 2018


Wagga - Weekends

Series of 4 terms (1x 3-day module and 5 Sundays per term). Start and end times to be confirmed. Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques.

Term 1
  • Saturday, 4 Aug 2018 to Monday, 6 Aug 2018
  • Sunday, 19 Aug 2018
  • Sunday, 2 Sep 2018
  • Sunday, 16 Sep 2018
  • Sunday, 30 Sep 2018
  • Sunday, 14 Oct 2018
Term 2
  • Saturday, 20 Oct 2018 to Monday, 22 Oct 2018
  • Sunday, 28th Oct 2018
  • Sunday, 4th Nov 2018
  • Sunday, 25th Nov 2018
  • Sunday, 2nd Dec 2018
  • Sunday, 9th Dec 2018
Term 3

Dates TBC

Term 4

Dates TBC


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is on The Yoga Institute Faculty?

This course is led by Senior Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist, Registered Psychologist, PhD Graduate and Course Director, Michael de Manincor.

Michael is joined by an incredible faculty of senior yoga teachers and yoga therapists. Learn more about our faculty: The Yoga Institute Faculty

Is This a Registered Yoga Teacher Training Course?

Yoga Australia Register Teacher Training Course

Yes, this course is registered with Yoga Australia.

Yoga Australia Registered Course

Yoga Australia has determined that the minimum training requirement to become a registered yoga teacher in Australia and be eligible for full membership of the association, requires a yoga teacher to have completed at least 350 hours of training over a minimum of 1 year.


  • Completion of our 1yr Yoga Teacher Training Diploma Course (500hrs) meets all the requirements to become a full member (Level 1) with Yoga Australia.
  • This qualification gives you eligibility for professional indemnity insurance.
  • Completion of certain modules from the Diploma will give you course credits toward the postgraduate Yoga Therapy Training Course with The Yoga Institute.
Are There Any Pre-requisites or Prior Learning for This Course?
  • It is desirable (but not essential) that you have been practicing Yoga regularly for at least two years, and have a commitment to further study and practice of Yoga in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya.
  • As Yoga is designed for the needs of each unique individual person, there is no requirement for particular levels of fitness or ability to do Yoga postures.
  • This program includes intensive periods of study and Yoga practice, and require dedication and commitment to self-discovery through Yoga.
  • Acceptance into the course is subject to the discretion of the course director.
  • If you have undertaken related studies, recognition of prior learning (RPL) can be explored with the course director.
What Style of Yoga Does The Yoga Institute Teach?

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

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

Are There Any Assessments in This Course?

To gain certification and registration as a Yoga Teacher, a variety of assessments are required. These include demonstration of knowledge, competencies and skills relevant to each course unit; commitment to regular personal Yoga practice; and competence in skills required as a Yoga Teacher.

Minimum of 80% attendance is required for completion of all courses. In special circumstances, alternative arrangements may be made with the course director to meet the requirements of the course. For those who wish to participate in a course for their own personal development and experience of Yoga, and do not wish to be certified as Yoga Teachers, no formal assessments are required.

What Further Training Can I Do After This Course?

Completion of this course gives you eligibility for a range of further post-graduate training including our Yoga Therapy Training course, and other continuing education and post-graduate training courses

Get More Information

Hi, I'm Kirstie Christensen, the Teacher Training Coordinator here at The Yoga Institute. I'm here to help if you want to know more about the Yoga Teacher Training Diploma Course. I'm available Tuesday to Friday and can answer any questions you have.

My Invitation to You

Come along to an info session! It's a great way to meet the team and if you can't get here in person, we also hold regular webinars:

1/498 Miller St
Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia

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