Byron Bay Cert IV Bridging Course

Nationally Recognised Certificate IV Yoga Teaching (10540NAT)

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Bridging Course from Level 2 to Cert IV
2015 Courses: 

Friday 4 to Saturday 12 September 

Cost $1725 (includes all meals and accommodation)

Earlybird Price $1625

*Earlybird – offer only available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

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Experience makes the difference
Teaching yoga consists of more than simply the skills required to perform asanas correctly or knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Ultimately, the path to teaching yoga with awareness and understanding involves deepening your own practice.

Bridging courses are an opportunity for those who have completed Byron Yoga Centre’s Level 1 OR Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training Courses to gain Byron Yoga Centre’s 10540NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching.

The residential bridging course for those with a Level 2 qualification is conducted over 9 days in Byron Bay and at completion students gain their Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. (The bridging course can also be done prior to completing Level 2, in which the certification is given on completion of the Level 2).

The Byron Bay residential bridging course for those with a Level 1 qualification involves students undertaking the 9 day bridging course (see below for content) and then either immediately, or at a later date, joining the 12 day or 20 day Level 2 teacher training course. Those that select the 20 day Level 2 will gain their Cert IV at the end of that course. The 12 day Level 2 options require a correspondence component. Please contact us for prices and availability.

Byron Yoga Centre’s Nationally Accredited 10540NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching Course is recognised by Yoga Alliance and YTAA. It is designed to deliver holistic training that encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the yogic path. It is Australia’s only nationally accredited Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching.

NTIS Provider Number 91522

In order to be able to offer this high standard of teacher training, Byron Yoga Centre is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia, and all our trainers are nationally recognised Training and Assessment trainers and assessors. 

The new Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching doubles your qualifications in yoga teaching. It is designed to deliver holistic training that encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the yogic path. The course is a ASQA accredited national course and has international standing as Australia has one of the most internationally recognised vocational education systems anywhere in the world.

Course Modules

The bridging course is comprised of 10 units of competency and their assessments that are transferable within the ASQA education system. These are;

  • YGTWOR401A Work within a yoga school framework

  • YGTPRC402A Perform a range of Yoga practices

  • YGTTEA403A Teach a general yoga class

  • SISXOHS101A Follow occupational health and safety policies

  • HLTAP301B Recognise healthy body systems in a health care context

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • HLTCOM404C Communicate effectively with clients

  • HLTCOM405D Administer a practice

  • TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

  • CHCRH503B Develop leisure and health programs for clients with special needs

The course is a Centrelink approved short course. You may apply to Centrelink for Austudy, the Education Supplement or the Education Entry Payment.

Training LocationByron Yoga Centre, Byron Bay

Established in 1988 by John Ogilvie, Byron Yoga Centre is one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia. This course is held at our peaceful training venue in Byron Bay – within walking/bike-ride’s distance from Byron Bay’s town-centre and beaches. All amenities are on site: shared accommodation, dining areas, yoga shalas and training rooms, plus our new 20-metre mineral salt water pool.


The lead teachers have over 20 years of knowledge and expertise each.

Under the guidance of veteran yoga teacher, John Ogilvie, the teaching staff on this course are experienced and dedicated. You’ll be inspired by our resident and guest yoga teachers alike, who ‘walk their talk’, living the yoga lifestyle, and are all knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects.

Other experienced teachers include:

Michael Nazar | Lila Kirtana | Maria Kirstin | Ana Davis


Students need to arrive on the Friday afternoon. The first session starts on the first day after lunch (2pm).

The course finishes on the last day at 11.00am.


Food at The Byron Yoga Centre is market fresh. Enjoy healthy and delicious vegetarian cuisine, organic wherever possible, and designed along Ayurvedic principles to be light and cleansing.


Stay in comfortable shared rooms close to; accommodation, yoga studio, dining areas and the beach nearby.


Byron Yoga Centre Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher Training Course or currently enrolled in a Byron Yoga Centre Level 2 course


All bookings must be paid in full 6 weeks before start date. We offer internet banking and credit card facilities.

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