Yoga Teacher Training Diploma 2018

Become a registered yoga teacher

2018 Course Options

Sydney - Bridging

Starts June 8th

Finishes December 7th

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Sydney - Friday Course

Starts February 9th

Finishes December 7th



Sydney - Weekends

Starts February 10th

Finishes December 7th

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Sydney - Immersions

Starts April 7th

Finishes December 7th

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Wagga - Weekends

Starts August 4th

Finish Date 2019 TBC

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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.

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 teacher training?

    If you have done a teacher training course of 200hrs or more and are looking to do more training (or to become eligible for Level 1 membership with Yoga Australia), check out our 6-month Teacher Training Upgrade course. This course focuses on developing the skills to design and teach personal practices and in-depth study of the Yoga Sutras.

Will I Be Good Enough?

If you find yourself asking this question, let us reassure you that you're not alone! Most students considering teaching will ask themselves this question. Listen to our graduate Annie Kirkman talk about her experience studying with us.

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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

Can I Get a Student Visa for this Course?
Regarding your visa enquiry, The Yoga Institute does accept students outside Australia, however enrolment into this course does not give you eligibility for an international study visa. Numerous international students have enrolled in some other course (often in the health and wellness space which supports their yoga studies, for example massage, nutrition or psychology) that enables them to get their visa and stay in Australia, and then do the yoga training course of their choice - regardless of visa.
What Do I Bring on My First Day?
Bring your enthusiasm! We have yoga mats, blankets, blocks, cushions, bolsters etc, but you are welcome to bring your own. You'll receive a course binder, course schedule, plus we'll give you a notepad and pencil but feel free to bring your own. There are plenty of cafes and shops nearby for lunch and we have a kitchen and eating area if you'd like to bring your own (no microwave).

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.

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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.  

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Cammeray NSW 2062, Australia

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