Yoga Teacher Training - 200 Hours

Diploma of Yoga Teaching Overview

AYA’s Diploma of Yoga Teaching, 200 hour training program, is run in 2 formats: 4 months part time or 1 Month Full Time Online Intensive.

AYA is an industry leading training provider. We have been training extraordinary teachers since 2005 and our course is accredited by 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.

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).

Don’t Live in Melbourne?
*Please note that these programs are available fully online in 2021 for people who live outside of Greater Melbourne via Live-stream on Zoom.

2021 Dates

4 Month Part Time Program (Evenings)

1 Night Per Week for 14 Weeks
+ 4 x Full Weekends

Tuesday’s 6-10pm
Livestream via Zoom (Theory modules)

Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm
Commencing August
Conducted in person in studio.


One Month Full Time Online Intensive Program

4 Weeks
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat from 8am to 5pm
Commencing October

2022 Dates

4 Months Part Time (evening + weekends)

1 Night Per Week for 16 Weeks
+ 4 x Full Weekends

Tuesdays 6-10pm
Livestream via Zoom (Theory modules)

Saturday & Sunday 9:30am to 5:45pm
Conducted face-to-face in studio & via Zoom.

Commencing: Tue 15th Feb 2022 – Tues 31st May 2022

Weekends: 19/20 Feb, 26/27 March, 9/10 April & 21/22 May

4 Month Part Time Program (Daytime)

1 Full day per week for 16 Weeks
Tuesdays 8am to 5pm
Commencing August 2022

One Month Full Time Intensive Program

5 days per week for 4 Weeks
Commencing October 2022

Diploma of Yoga Teaching Modules

  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Yama & Niyama
  • Skeletal System, 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
  • Yoga for Students with Spinal Injuries
  • 10 x Practice Teaching & Feedback Sessions
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Anatomy of Pranayama
  • Essentials of Pranayama