Yoga Teacher Training

Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching Overview

The Australian Yoga Academy’s renowned Yoga Teacher Training Program is registered with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance and is one of the most comprehensive courses available in Australia. We have been training teachers of the highest quality since 2005.

The Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching 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 course is conducted part time over 12 months. Upon successful completion you will be fully qualified as a yoga instructor and will be able to teach anywhere in the world and be eligible to gain membership to Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance and obtain Professional Insurance.

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.

In order to cater to all students we have three different course options:

Wednesdays 6 – 10pm
Thursdays 10am – 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm (once per month)

We have courses commencing in February, March, April, July and October each year.

Programs run at our Prahran Studio in Melbourne.

Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching Modules

Anatomy 1 – Traditional Anatomy and Physiology

  • Mechanics of Joints and Movement
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscular System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Lymphatic System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive System
Integrative Teaching Practices and Methodology

  • Asana
  • Forward Bends
  • Backward Bends
  • Twisting Postures
  • Lateral Spinal Flexing Postures
  • Balancing Postures
  • Inversions
  • Yin
  • Alignment
  • Adjustments
  • Yoga for Special Needs Students
  • Pre and Post Natal
  • High Blood Pressure
  • The Elderly
  • Children
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Designing and Sequencing a Yoga Class
  • Teaching Principles
  • Practical Teaching Sessions
  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Savasana
  • Bandha
  • Intro to Sanskrit & Chanting
Techniques of Yoga

  • Meditation
  • Pranayama
  • Savasana
  • Bandha
Philosophy and Ethics

  • Yoga History
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • The Upanishads
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yama and Niyama