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Refresher Courses for Yoga Teachers

Australian Yoga Academy has been training yoga teachers since 2005. AYA provides leading foundation-level teacher training at 200-hour and 350-hour levels and is also a centre for continuing professional development for already qualified yoga teachers. A commitment to continuing professional development is critical for all yoga teachers to maintain accreditation with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance. AYA offers many short, refresher courses to already qualified yoga teachers to upskill in specific fields, to stay current with teaching trends and abreast of the latest scientific developments relating to yoga teaching.

Course Details

  • Each module is led by AYA’s professional yoga teacher training lecturers
  • Each module is four hours duration
  • Detailed set of learning materials provided
  • 3 months access to AYA Online (our online yoga studio with pre-recorded classes & tutorials to practise.)

Courses are run face-to-face at AYA’s purpose-built training facility at 42 Clifton St, Prahran. Some courses may also be available via Zoom, as indicated below.

Please direct your enquiries to AYA’s Director of Education, Melanie Mackintosh at melanie@australianyogaacademy.com or 0413 298 132.

2021 Courses

Applied Yoga Anatomy – weekend– face-to-face – 24hrs – $570
1pm Sat 10/4 – Skeletal System (Dr. Karina Smith)
8am Sun 11/4 – Muscles of the Abdomen & Pelvis (Dr. Andy Levick)
1pm Sun 30/5 – Muscles of the Back (Dr. Andy Levick)
1pm Sun 27/6 – Muscles of the Arms/Legs (Dr. Andy Levick)
8am Sat 24/7 – The Spine & Back Injuries (Dr. Karina Smith)
1pm Sat 24/7 – Muscles of the Chest/Shoulders (Dr. Andy Levick)

Applied Yoga Anatomy (shortened) – weekend– face-to-face/Zoom – 16hrs – $380
8am Sat 4/9 – Skeletal System (Dr. Karina Smith)
1pm Sun 26/9 – Muscles of the Upper Body (Dr. Andy Levick)
8am Sun 10/10 – The Spine & Back Injuries (Dr. Karina Smith)
1pm Sun 21/11 – Muscles of the Lower Body (Dr. Andy Levick)

Pranayama – weekend– face-to-face – 12hrs – $285
with Dominique Santana Salerno
1pm Sat 29/5 – Advanced Pranayama techniques
1pm Sat 26/6 – Essentials Pranayama
1pm 25/7 – Pranayama 3

Pranayama – weekday – face-to-face – 12hrs – $285
with Dominique Santana Salerno
6pm Wed 10/2 – Advanced Pranayama techniques
10am Thur 18/3 – Essentials Pranayama
6pm Wed 31/3 – Pranayama 3

Pranayama – evening – Zoom – 12hrs – $285
with Dominique Santana Salerno
6pm Tue 31/8 – Essentials Pranayama
6pm Tue 28/9 – Advanced Pranayama techniques
6pm Tue 5/10 – Pranayama 3

History & Philosophy – weekend & weekday – face-to-face – 20hrs – $475
1pm Sun 7/3 – Yoga Sutras of Patanaji Part A (Anthony Salerno)
6pm Wed 7/4 – History of Yoga (Jaymala Sharma)
8am Sun 2/5 Foundation of Sanskrit (Jaymala Sharma)
1pm Sun 2/5 – Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Part B (Anthony Salerno)
1pm Tue 8/6 – Bhagavad Gita & Upanishads (Anthony Salerno) ** today also via Zoom

Philosophy – evening – Zoom – 12hrs – $285
Anthony Salerno
6pm Tue 19/10 – Yoga Sutras of Patanaji Part A
6pm Tue 2/11 – Yoga Sutras of Patanjali Part B
6pm Tue 9/11 – Bhagavad Gita & Upanishads

Meditation – weekend – face-to-face – 12hrs – $285
8am Sun 7/3 – Mindfulness Foundations (Anne Love)
8am Sat 10/4 – Techniques of Meditation (Emma-Louise Costabile)
8am Sat 29/5 – Savasana (Emma-Louise Costabile)

Applied Yoga Physiology – weekend – face-to-face – 20hrs – $475
– with Melanie Mackintosh
8am Sat 1/5 – Yoga Psychology & the Nervous System
8am Sun 27/6 – Hormones & the Endocrine System
8am Sun 22/8 – Lymphatic and Immune Systems
1pm Sat 18/9 – Digestive System & Gut Health
8am Sun 16/10 – Cardiovascular System

Applied Yoga Physiology – weekday – face-to-face – 20hrs – $475
– with Melanie Mackintosh
6pm Wed 17/3 – Yoga Psychology & the Nervous System
6pm Wed 24/3 – Hormones & the Endocrine System
10am Thur 3/6 – Cardiovascular System
10am Thur 15/7 – Digestive System & Gut Health
10am Thur 22/7 – Lymphatic and Immune Systems

Applied Yoga Physiology (short course) – evening – Zoom only – 12hrs – $285
– with Melanie Mackintosh
6pm Tue 7/9 – Coordinating Systems (nervous & hormonal)
6pm Tue 21/9 – Gut health & immunity
6pm Tue 5/10 – Cardiovascular System

Assessments
None.

Attendance Requirements
100% attendance required to receive a certificate of completion.

Qualification Received
A certificate of completion will be issued by AYA upon 100% attendance at the course chosen.

Attendance at these courses contributes towards continuing professional development (CPD) points that may be used to maintain or enhance membership levels with the professional membership you are registered with. Check your membership details. In some cases, your professional membership body will allow you to accrue CPD points or hours to facilitate movement from one membership level to another, for example from 200 hours to 350 hours registered yoga teacher status.