Yoga Studies & Teacher Training Foundations 

The Classical Traditions of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar - brought to life for you today

Deepen Your Knowledge & Experience of Yoga



NOTE: This 100hr course is the first part of our Yoga Teacher Training program. It can be done as a standalone yoga studies course to develop and deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga. It also gives you the option to continue on and complete our full 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training course.


Winter - Spring 2024

Commencing August!

Truly understanding and deepening into our experience of yoga is can be difficult if our only opportunity of yoga is general group classes. 

To really deepen into yoga, and the benefits it can bring to our lives, we must combine knowledge-based learnings with our own embodied and felt personal experiences.  

We invite you to come explore the illuminating wisdom of what yoga is really all about, whether or not you are on a pathway to becoming a yoga teacher. All you need is a love of yoga, a sense that there's so much more, and feel ready to let yoga change your life for the better! 

“Yoga is so much more versatile and far-reaching than I ever realised!"

"I am very grateful to Michael for being such a knowledgeable, caring, and inspiring teacher and mentor"

"I was thrilled to be given such personalised guidance and genuine care on my learning journey"


Got questions? 

We would love to chat with you and help you with your research and questions!  Use the button below to contact us with your questions around this course, we're here to help!


2024 Course Dates 


Course commenced in March 2024.

Enrolments for this course are now closed. 

10 Friday Training Days (On average once a fortnight)
+ 5 Live Webinars
+ 3 Mentoring Sessions 
+ Self-paced learnings via our learning portal 



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2024 Fridays: 6:30am - 4:30pm  

Day 1: Friday 8th March

Day 2: Friday 22nd March 

Day 3: Friday 5th April 

Day 4: Friday 12th April 

Day 5: Friday 3rd May 

Day 6: Friday 17th May 

Day 7: Friday 31st May 

Day 8: Friday 14th June 


Live Webinars - Wednesday Evenings, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

About once a month ~ Dates TBC (also recorded) 


We are now taking applications for a mid-year intake for the  2024 Winter-Spring Weekend course.

5 full weekends (On average once a month)
+ Live Webinars
+ 3 Mentoring Sessions 
+ Self-paced learnings via our learning portal 

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2024 Winter~Spring Weekend Dates

Weekend 1: August 24 & 25

Weekend 2: September 21 & 22

Weekend 3: October 12 & 13

Weekend 4: November 16 & 17

Weekend 5: December 7 & 8

Continuation to the 500hr Teacher Training course available in 2025. Dates TBC

Live Webinars (also recorded) -

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 9:00 pm.

~ September 4

~ September 18

~ October 2 (TBC)

~ October 30 (TBC)

Is This for Me?

  • The 100hr Yoga Studies & Teacher Training Foundations course gives you the opportunity to explore your journey in yoga in more depth.

    This course is ideal for people who are passionate about their own yoga practice, have experienced the benefits of yoga, and want to go deeper and learn more.

    This course is also ideal for:

    • Yoga students who are interested in yoga teacher training but not ready to commit to the full course, or current timing is not right for them.
    • 200hr trained yoga teachers interested in pursuing further training, including a pathway towards yoga therapy training.


    If you are ready to emerge from training as a fully-fledged yoga teacher (or simply prefer to go deeper with your studies) you can enrol straight into our highly acclaimed full 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program - READ MORE HERE



  • Are you:

    • Passionate about your yoga practice and inspired to learn more?
    • 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?
    • Unsure whether you're ready to commit to a yoga teacher training program?

    The 100hr Yoga Studies & Teacher Training Foundations course is an inspiring and transformational journey that helps you delve deeper into Yoga and gives you the foundations for further training in yoga teaching or yoga therapy.

  • This 100 hour Yoga Studies & Teacher Training Foundations course gives you:

    • The foundations for further studies in Yoga - if you choose to go on and complete our full yoga teacher training, you will receive recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course.
    • A wonderful community of like-minded fellow students and yoga teachers
    • Ongoing personal practice development, teaching guidance and study support from an experienced mentor-teacher
    • Optional world class online Yoga Anatomy Fundamentals training taught by yoga & movement experts and bestselling authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews

Will I Be Good Enough?

If you're asking yourself this question you are not alone! Listen to our graduate Annie Kirkman talk about her experience studying with us

Read more testimonials

If you decide to continue on and complete the full 500hr Teacher Training course after doing this 100hr training you will be eligible for Level 1 registration with Yoga Australia




What Will I Learn?

This course will give you invaluable knowledge of the core principles of yoga and an experiential understanding of how to apply those principles in practice.

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:
  • Subtle yogic physiology and energy systems of prana, nadis, kundalini, chakras and mayas
  • Optional: Applied western anatomy and physiology.  (If you think you might like to continue on and do the 500-hour course, we do suggest considering the anatomy component at the outset - just to help smooth your workload. See the link in the FAQ section for more information on the optional anatomy component) 
Yoga Techniques and Integrated Yoga Practice, including classical and modern techniques of:
  • Asana (yoga postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Principles of yoga practice
  • Attendance at general yoga classes
  • Development of a guided personal yoga practice
  • Personalised mentoring


* More About Optional Anatomy Studies 

The 100-hour course allows for an optional extra module, dedicated to Yoga Anatomy.   

100-hour students will receive an additional certificate for the anatomy module. 

The Yoga Anatomy course is an excellent companion course to the 100-hour course, providing you a new lens through which to see your personal practice.  

You will gain additional knowledge in the skilful application of your asana and pranayama techniques, keeping you safer, making your personal practice better tailored for your body's needs as well as more meaningful and nourishing, and benefitting from a deeper gratitude and appreciation of the amazing human body. 

In addition to being a fascinating and fun topic,  we encourage all 100-hour course students to consider adding the anatomy module to their studies at the outset if there's a chance they may like to continue on and do the full 500-hour Teacher Training course (as it forms a compulsory part of the 500-hour Teacher Training course). 


100-hour students undertake the anatomy component in the classroom alongside 500-hour students. 


How is the 100-hour Course Structured?

Online classroom Learning

Classroom-based training days: choice of in person on Fridays or Weekends or Hybrid (a mix of online and weekends) 


Experiential and Self-directed Learning

Online learning - mix of live webinars and self-paced material

20 hours of online Yoga Anatomy training (optional)

Guided home study

Individual Mentoring Sessions

3 one-on-one sessions with an experienced yoga teacher

Includes development and guidance of your personal yoga practice and study assistance / supervision

General yoga classes*

Average of one class per week, throughout the course

At The Yoga Institute or other suitable Yoga centres -  offered in person for Friday and Weekend students or via Zoom for Online students

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

*  Please note: General yoga classes are not included in course fees


Deposit: $500
Balance Payment: $1,450

TOTAL = $1,950

Plus Optional Yoga Anatomy: Additional $300


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.

We hope you'll join us for the next step on your yoga journey...

Ready for the Next Step?

Applications for our late 2024 Winter~Spring course are now open! 

If you are ready to enrol in our upcoming Weekend course, click on the green button to save your spot! 

Let's Talk



We'd love to chat and tell you more about what we provide for our students. We're available Tuesdays to Fridays if you have any questions. 




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?

The 100hr Yoga Studies & Teacher Training Foundations course is the first module of The Yoga Institute's registered Yoga Teacher Training Course. Completing this module gives you the first step toward becoming a registered yoga teacher.

Our 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 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training  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 teacher training course 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.
  • Our in-house Asana manual  is available for purchase when you begin your studies
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?

For those who wish to participate in a course for their own personal development and experience of Yoga, and do not wish to go on to become certified as Yoga Teachers, no formal assessments are required.

To be eligible to go on to further studies to gain certification and registration as a Yoga Teacher or Yoga Therapist, a variety of assessments are required. These include demonstration of knowledge, competencies and skills relevant to each course unit and commitment to regular personal Yoga practice.

Minimum of 80% attendance is required for completion of the module. In special circumstances, alternative arrangements may be made with the course director to meet the requirements of the course. 

What Further Training Can I Do After This Course?

Completion of this course gives you eligibility for further training including our full 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training  course. Or for our Yoga Therapy Training Course if you are a 200hr trained yoga teacher.

What Will I Need At Home For This Course?

You will need access to a computer/desktop/laptop, so you can access the learning portal at home to read, watch and study at your leisure at home, in between visits to Cammeray.  

Ideally you will also have a yoga mat at home you can use. 

Lastly, we encourage you to help those who share your household grow accustomed to your need for quiet reflection, practice and study time, on a regular basis each week. 

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