Yoga Teacher Training Diploma 2019

Become a Registered Yoga Teacher

It's not too late to join us in 2019!

You can complete your first module with our Immersion block kicking off on 25th May and then complete your studies via your choice of Fridays, Weekends or Immersion for the remaining modules.

Sydney - Fridays

Enrolments Closed for First Term

20 Friday Training Days (Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques) + 9 Live Webinars + Teaching Residential + Self-paced Learning

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Face to Face - Fridays: 6:30am - 4:30pm

1st March
15th March
29th March
12th April
3rd May
17th May
31st May
14th June
28th June
5th July
26th July
9th August
23rd August
6th September
20th September
27th September
25th October
8th November
22nd November
29th November

Live Webinars - Tuesdays: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

19th March
16th April
21st May
18th June
16th July
13th August
10th September
15th October
12th November

Teacher Training Residential (assessable)

Thursday (evening) 17th October to Sunday (afternoon) 20th October, 2019

Graduation Ceremony

Sunday 1st December, 6pm - 9pm

Sydney - Weekends

Enrolments Closed for First Term

10 Training Weekends (Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques) + 9 Live Webinars + Teaching Residential + Self-paced Learning.

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Face to Face - Weekends: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Weekend 1: 2nd Mar & 3rd Mar

Weekend 2: 6th Apr & 7th Apr

Weekend 3: 4th May & 5th May

Weekend 4: 1st Jun & 2nd Jun

Weekend 5: 6th Jul & 7th Jul

Weekend 6: 3rd Aug & 4th Aug

Weekend 7: 31st Aug & 1st Sep

Weekend 8: 28th Sep & 29th Sep

Weekend 9: 30th Nov & 1st Dec

Weekend 10:2nd Nov & 3rd Nov

Live Webinars - Tuesdays: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

19th March
16th April
21st May
18th June
16th July
13th August
10th September
15th October
12th November

Teacher Training Residential (assessable)

Thursday (evening) 17th October to Sunday (afternoon) 20th October, 2019

Graduation Ceremony

Sunday 1st December, 6pm - 9pm

Sydney - Immersions

Mid-Year Intake - enrolments closed

3 Training Immersions - 20 days total (Including morning yoga class of integrated yoga techniques) + 9 Live Webinars + Teaching Residential + Self-paced Learning.

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Face to Face - Immersions:

Weekdays: 6:30am - 4:30pm
Weekends: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Immersion 1 - 8 days:

Saturday, 25th - Thursday, 30th May
Saturday, 1st - Sunday, 2nd June

Immersion 2 - 8 days: 

Thursday, 1st August
Thursday, 8th August

Immersion 3 - 4 days:

Thursday, 28th November
Sunday, 1st December

Live Webinars 

11 Jun 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
25 Jun 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
9 Jul 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
23 Jul 2019 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Teacher Training Residential (assessable)

Thursday (evening) 17th October to Sunday (afternoon) 20th October, 2019

Graduation Ceremony

Sunday 1st December, 6pm - 9pm

Course Details

  • Course Outcomes

    This transformational part-time (500 hour) 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
  • 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.

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

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

20 hours of online Yoga Anatomy training

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 

Are You Ready?

We’re so excited you’re considering joining us in 2019 and 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.

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

My Invitation to You

Join our next information session - in person or online.

It's a great way to meet the team and find out if The Yoga Institute is right for you.



Hi, I'm Kirstie Christensen, the Teacher Training Coordinator here at The Yoga Institute. 

I'm available Tuesday to Friday and I'm here to help if you want to know more about the Yoga Teacher Training Diploma Course. 

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Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia

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