Yoga Therapy Training Course: Entry Requirements

Yoga Therapy Training Course: Entry Requirements

 Pre-requisites Guidelines

To undertake the Yoga Therapy Training Course it is expected that applicants:

  • Are qualified Yoga Teachers who meet Level 1 training standards as per Yoga Australia (350hrs)


  • Have completed a recognised yoga teacher training qualification which provides learning equivalent to the Yoga Australia Level 1 registered yoga teacher or Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (including current first aid certificate)


  • Yoga teaching experience
  • A demonstrated commitment to your personal yoga practice

NOTE: 200hr trained teachers who not meet these requirements can gain entry to the Yoga Therapy course via our 150hr teacher training upgrade pathway. Call us on 0477 021 219 to discuss your options.

Equivalence: Applicants do not necessarily need to be a Yoga Australia Level 1 Registered Yoga Teacher or have Yoga Alliance RYT 500 registration, but need to demonstrate that their learning is equivalent. Applicants who do not have either of these teaching qualifications are recommended to use the guidelines from the Yoga Australia Level 1 Registered Yoga Teacher Membership table to show the equivalence of training, ie. to map your training against the standards scroll down and view curriculum guideline comparing content hours for various teacher trainings (200, 300, 350 & 1000 hours) (

Special Consideration: Will be given to professionals who hold dual qualifications in Yoga Teaching and another Health Care Modality.

What’s Required of Students?

  • Eligibility for the course according to the Pre-Requisite entry requirements
  • A commitment to make full effort to attend 100% of all face to face and live online lectures. If any lectures are missed (exceptional circumstances only) the student will be required to do ‘make-up’ tasks set by the class teacher, and to pay an additional fee to allow the teacher to assist them with missed content
  • A commitment to undertake all self-directed study
  • A commitment to complete all assessment tasks in a timely and satisfactory manner
  • Full payment for all course Modules prior to the required dates (please note our Payment Terms for each module)

Additional Requirements

  • Access to a reliable high-speed internet connection for participation in live webinars
  • Access to your own basic Yoga props for self-directed learning tasks (recommendations will be provided during the course)
  • Copies of all assessments must be sent to the assessing teacher prior to the due date (unless prior extension has been granted) and a copy is to be kept by you for your own records
  • Access to people willing to be Case Studies for the Practicum Component
  • Assessment requires access to a digital camera or smart-phone/tablet with high quality video recording function to produce a video recording of case work

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