People with a foundation in the basic and fundamental yoga postures are suited for this training. An advanced practitioner is not necessarily a person who can move deeply into advanced postures; an advanced practitioner is someone who comes to the mat with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and an understanding of the limits of their own body.
This course is not ideally suited to people completely new to yoga and we recommend you develop your asana practice first through local classes to learn the fundamentals of yoga basics. During the training you will deepen your understanding of the asanas while simultaneously learning how to teach.
If you have a regular yoga practice you may be more ready than you realise. We encourage you to call the Byron Yoga Centre and talk to the founder John Ogilvie on (02) 6685 8327 if you’re uncertain of your suitability for the training.
Trainees will also receive their Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification (RYT200) as soon as they apply for it and pay a registration fee. Yoga Alliance 200-Hour Certification offers the added benefit of a listing on their website and the recognition of a national certifying body. Yoga Alliance certification is also a requirement for employment at many gyms and yoga studios.
Our full time 7 week training is Australia’s first, fully accredited Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching and also Yoga Alliance and YTAA recognised.
This represents the highest possible qualification in yoga teaching that is recognised both in Australia and internationally. This is in addition to all of our teacher training courses still holding the internationally recognised Yoga Alliance Accreditation and eligibility for the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia.
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.
This course offers the best possible investment you can make in your yoga training.The course is comprised of 10 units of competency 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
In addition to this, the course still holds the internationally recognised Yoga Alliance 500 hour Accreditation and eligibility for the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (350 hours). To offer this high standard of teacher training Byron Yoga Centre is now a RTO (Registered Training Organisation) in Australia which is similar to a TAFE, and all our trainers are nationally recognised training and assessment trained trainers.
The course is a Centrelink approved short course. You may apply to Centrelink for Austudy, the Education Supplement or the Education Entry Payment. Our institution code for Centrelink is 2P978.
A pre-requisite to the course is that learners have had a minimum of one hundred and twenty hours of class asana instruction over a two year period, which must be verified by their yoga teacher.
A requirement for entry into the course is that the participant has a history of regular committed practice of yoga for a period of at least two years.
Documented evidence of an IELTS score of 5.5 is required
Students are required to demonstrate the equivalent of Australian High School Year 10 proficiency in literacy and numeracy
Education is one of Australia’s best strategies to achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Vocational education and training (VET) is ‘education and training for work’ and part of a broader educational network in Australia that includes schools, universities and adult and community education.
The Australian VET system is one of the most sophisticated in the world because it is:
The employers, unions and professional associations of an industry define the outcomes that are required from training;
The VET system is jointly-managed by state, territory and Australian governments, in partnership with industry and training providers;
Clients of the VET system are employers and individuals who use it or intend to use it. This simple, flexible and relevant system responds to client needs.
- If the student withdraws 45 days or more prior to course commencement the student will receive a full refund of all monies paid, minus an administration fee of $200.
- If the student withdraws 30-44 days prior to the course commencement the student will receive 75% of the full course fee or any monies paid, minus an administration fee of $200.
- If the student withdraws 14-29 days prior to course commencement the student will receive 50% of the full course fee or any monies paid, minus an administration fee of $200.
- If the student withdraws 1-13 days prior to course commencement or withdraws after the course commences, the full course fee or any monies paid, is non-refundable.
*Accommodation venue may change due to circumstances beyond our control however you would be notified immediately.
It’s important to enjoy nurturing food during a time of physical and mental exercise, by booking the meal option it also frees up your time otherwise spent on shopping and preparing meals, so that you can study or rest instead. It would be very difficult, not to mention time-consuming, to feed yourself to the same standard at the same price and we’re unable to provide kitchen facilities.
Food included in the intensive course includes three meals a day; breakfast (porridge, muesli, fruit) lunch, dinner and fruit for afternoon tea. Herbal teas are always available. Mealtimes are also a time of socialising and bonding with your fellow students, asking questions and sharing experience which is also an important aspect of the training.
A sample of some of our dishes can be found on our website under articles and we always include a recipe in our monthly newsletter. We receive very good feedback for our catering and people often return on retreat because they enjoyed the food as well as the yoga experience so much! A typical lunch or dinner would be a vegetable soup, curry or baked dish, rice, and a variety of salads.
You will need to bring your own props to the course. These include:
- yoga mat, strap, block, and eye pillowIf you do not have these you can purchase them from us when you arrive for the course.
You will also need a laptop computer for the 20 day intensive training and Certificate IV courses.
If you are not planning on teaching after the training, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and enrol on the course without receiving certification. However, if you wish to receive your Certification and Letter of Completion for the training, you must attend all the sessions and complete all the homework assignments.
On completion of the training, trainees may apply to Yoga Alliance for 200-Hour Certification (RYT200). A fee is payable to Yoga Alliance.
The full time and part time courses cover the necessary skills and knowledge in conducting a general class and would enable graduates to undertake the basic tasks in assisting in larger general and intermediate classes. We recommend you continue to develop your experience under supervision of a senior teacher. With the successful completion of all the requirements of the 330 hour course, including contact hours, homework and assessments, you will receive a certificate evidencing your training at the 330 hour Level.
Upon completion of this course you can then qualify for the 500 hour certfication in your own time, through your own practice, teaching, observations and attending classes. The 500 hour certification allows registration with Yoga Alliance as a senior teacher.
You may also register with the Yoga Alliance under their REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER (RYT) APPLICANTS WHO ARE GRADUATES OF A NON-REGISTERED YOGA SCHOOL by clicking here
Byron Yoga Centre will provide you will the necessary information to process your application.