2018 Yoga Teacher Training Prospectus (retired page)

Yoga Teacher Training 2018 Prospectus

Heart of Yoga Teacher Training Sydney 2017

PLEASE NOTE: This is not the latest version of the 2018 Yoga Teacher Training Prospectus. To gain access to the latest version, go here: yogainstitute.com.au/diploma-level-1/yoga-teacher-training-prospectus/

Ready for the next step in your yoga journey?

Becoming part of our community and learning to teach yoga has been an incredible, life changing experience for so many of our graduates.

Through our unique focus on personal practice development you will:

  • Experience transformation in your own life
  • Learn how to facilitate powerful change in the lives of your students

The Yoga Institute is one of the most respected yoga schools in Australia and our graduates are known for the quality of their teaching. Our team is highly experienced and qualified, and passionate about sharing the ancient wisdom of yoga in a modern context.

Is this course for me?

  • Are you passionate about your yoga practice and want to learn to share your knowledge and love of yoga?
  • Are you looking for a high quality, registered yoga teacher training to become a certified Yoga Teacher?
  • Are you a 200hr qualified Yoga Teacher and wish to deepen your knowledge and experience of Yoga?
  • Are you looking for a course that teaches you about all aspects of yoga, not just postures?

The Yoga Teacher Training Course at The Yoga Institute in Sydney is an inspiring, fun and transformational journey that nurtures and supports students who are keen to deepen their personal and professional understanding of yoga and become amazing yoga teachers.

What does this course give me?

camyoga-2159This comprehensive part-time 1 year (500 hours) diploma level yoga teacher training course gives you:

  • A highly engaging and supportive learning experience at a dedicated yoga education, yoga therapy and yoga teacher training centre in Sydney
  • 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 guidance and study support from an experienced mentor-teacher

Course Outcomes:

  • Eligibility for full (Level 1) membership with Yoga Australia – become a registered yoga teacher
  • Further post-graduate training available through our Yoga Therapy Training course, and a range of continuing education and post-graduate training courses
  • Qualifications to be eligible for professional indemnity insurance
  • Development of your personal yoga practice for health and well-being
  • Graduate teaching opportunities

Free Course Information Session

Join us for a complimentary information session with our Course Director, Michael de Manincor. 

We think this place is pretty special and our students agree. If you’ve been thinking about studying yoga, come and get a feel for what we do here and why students LOVE studying at The Yoga Institute.

Join us and see if The Yoga Institute is for you. Limited places available – book now:

Yoga Australia Register Teacher Training CourseCourse Recognition, Pre-requisites and Prior Learning

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  Yoga Teacher Training 1yr Diploma Level Course meets all the requirements to become a full member (level 1) with Yoga Australia.
  • Completion of our Level One Upgrade course gives teachers with a previous 200hr qualification eligibility for full level 1 membership of Yoga Australia.
  • Completion of our 6-month Heart of Yoga Studies course gives students a future pathway to go on and complete additional modules of the Teacher Training programme.
  • Completion of certain modules from the Diploma, Level 1 Upgrade and Graduate Training courses can provide course credits toward a Yoga Therapy qualification with The Yoga Institute.

Pre-requisites & Prior Learning

  • It is desirable that applicants 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?

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.”

Course Curriculum

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 graduates the foundations for further training in Yoga Therapy.

2018 Course Attendance Options

You have four attendance options for the diploma-level Yoga Teacher Training program in Sydney:

  • Weekly – Friday (8-week terms x 4)
  • Immersion Blocks (8-day modules x 4)
  • Weekends (2-day weekends x 16)
  • Self-paced (mix of the above over more than 1-year)

Course Training Dates

1. Sydney Friday Course – commences 9th February 2018

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

2. Sydney Immersion Course – commences Saturday 7th April 2018

  • Series of 4 x 8-day intensive modules (total of 32 training days)
    • 7:30am to 4:30pm (or some half days)
    • Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques

3. Sydney Weekend Course – commences Saturday 10th February 2018

  •  Series of 4 modules (16x 2-day weekends)
    • Saturday times: 9:00am – 5.30pm
    • Sunday times: 8:00am – 4:30pm
    • Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques



  • 3.5-day long weekend live-in residential intensive, for all courses


Full 2018 Course Dates


Course Components

Classroom learning

  • 35 classroom-based training days (regular training days plus teaching residential)

Experiential and self-directed learning

  • 2-day retreat experience (optional)*
  • 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: Retreat and teaching residential accommodation and meals and general yoga classes are not included in course fees 


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.

Learn more about:

The Yoga Institute

Mentoring Component

Online Yoga Anatomy Component

Our Faculty

What Graduates Say

Further Learning Pathways

Course Fees

1. Course Registration Deposit (non-refundable except if application unsuccessful): $500


2. The 2018 Yoga Teacher Training Course (select one of these 3 payment options):

a. Early Bird: Pay by 31st December 2017 & save 10%: Deposit + payment of $6,835
b. Upfront: Pay by Friday, 2nd February 2018: Deposit + payment of $7,650
c. Installment: Deposit + $2500 (total $3000) + 10 x $565 monthly installments: $8,150

Your deposit that will secure your place can be paid via the link in the application form. If your application is unsuccessful your deposit will be refunded in full.

Ready to Enrol?

To secure you place in the 2018 Yoga Teacher Training Course, access the course fee information and application form via this button:

Early Bird Enrolments: 10% off course fees until December 31st

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.

More Information & Questions

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

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