Yoga Teacher Training - 350 Hours

Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching Overview

Teacher Training During Temporary Government Shut Down

All Yoga Teacher Training Programs at AYA continue during the government shutdown and future courses will go ahead as planned.

Although our studio classes are currently prevented from running under government rules, as an educational institution, our YTT programs can continue on campus as normal while observing the rule to have 4 square meters of space per person. Our teacher training room is 135 sqm, allowing us to have up to 34 people in our training room. Our teacher training groups are limited to 25 people, so we are well within the rule.

We are already set up and live streaming teacher training classes, so students have the option to continue to attend in person or they can stay home and tune in live from there.

Our live streams are through Zoom, which is a fantastic platform and extremely simple to use. We send you a link before each session and all you have to do is click on it and you can tune in live from your pc, laptop, phone or tablet.

During the session, we can hear you so you can speak to us or alternatively you can type your questions to us.

The live streams continue in the regular timeslots and are also recorded, so you can also watch them at a later time.

The live streaming is working well and the students who are tuning in online have enjoying it.

We continue to deliver an amazing program and experience for all our teacher trainees.

If you would like to discuss this further before applying, please call Anthony on 0413 560 840.

AYA’s Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, is one of the most renowned and comprehensive yoga teacher training programs available in Australia. We have been training teachers to the highest standard since 2005 and our course is accredited by Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. As a result, AYA graduates are highly sought after in the marketplace. Upon completion of our teacher training program you will be extremely well placed to create an amazing career anywhere in the world.

AYA’s YTT Program is based on Patanjali’s Ashtanga or 8 Limbed Approach. The course explores asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy, practical teaching methods, anatomy and physiology and professional development in detail.

The program is not only for those wishing to become yoga teachers but anyone who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the full science and practice of this ancient philosophy.

To cater for the needs of all students we provide three different ways to complete the course (please note the course is identical regardless of the stream you choose).

Wednesday 6 to 10pm commencing April & October.
Thursday 10am to 2.30pm commencing February & July.

Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm once a month commencing March & July.

Teacher Training at AYA

Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching Modules

  • History of Yoga
  • Upanishads
  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yama & Niyama
  • Skeletal System and the Mechanics of Joints
  • The Spine
  • Muscular Systems and Major Associated Bandhas
  • Muscles of Arms and Legs
  • Muscles of Chest and Shoulders
  • Muscles of Back
  • Muscles of Abdominals and Pelvis
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
  • Practical Asana Intensives
  • Surya Namaskar
  • Forward Bends
  • Backward Bends
  • Twisting / Lateral Flexing Postures
  • Standing and Balancing Postures
  • Inversions
  • Yin Yoga
  • Alignment & Adjustments in Asana
  • Practical Alignment and Adjustment Techniques
  • Yoga Teaching Principles and Safety
  • Practical Designing and Sequencing of the Yoga Class
  • Yoga for Special Needs Students: Pre and Post Natal. High and Low Blood Pressure
  • Restorative Yoga for the Elderly
  • Children and Teens Yoga
  • Yoga for Students with Spinal Injuries
  • 10 x Practice Teaching & Feedback Sessions
  • Meditation 1 & 2
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Practical Pranayama Skills and Practice
  • Anatomy of Pranayama
  • Essentials of Pranayama
  • Sanskrit, Yogic Chanting and the Chakras