With Australia’s aging population, there’s a growing demand for skilled yoga teachers who can provide safe, accessible, and enjoyable yoga practices tailored to the unique needs of older people. This 25 Hour Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training course is for yoga teachers, graduates, current trainees and is also open to non-yoga teachers. We recommend pairing this course with our 50 Hour Remedial Yoga Teacher Training.

Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training

Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training Dates

4 Day Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training

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July 21 - 24, 2024 4 Day Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training – July 2024

10 Day Remedial AND Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training.

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July 15 - 24, 2024 10 Day Remedial & Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training – July 2024

Course priced from $1,510 and includes tuition, all meals and 3 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability. Earlybird Prices from $1,410 – available for bookings made more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

We recommend pairing this with our 6 Day Remedial Teacher Training to receive a $300 discount plus an extra nights accommodation to relax and enjoy our Byron Yoga Retreat Centre and Byron Bay.

Course Overview

This course is for yoga teachers looking to expand their knowledge base and skills to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults. You will learn how to support seniors to stay mobile and have a positive outlook as they age, by adapting yoga techniques and practices to meet their needs.

Taught from an experiential platform, you will enjoy practical sessions to experience techniques and practices first-hand. These will be complemented by theoretical workshops to enrich your understanding of the challenges faced by seniors, informed by recent research.

This course will be facilitated by Byron Yoga Centre Senior Teachers. Led by Marita Dortins and Bec Isaacs.

Course Content

  • Learn principles of anatomy and physiology relevant to older populations
  • Learn about physical and mental health concerns common in older populations
  • Be guided in how to adapt postures and utilise props for safety and accessibility
  • Learn how to sequence classes effectively to achieve a range of outcomes
  • Adapt your teaching style to meet the needs of seniors
  • Explore strategies for injury prevention and providing appropriate adjustments
  • Learn communication techniques to guide seniors through a rewarding practice
  • Explore pranayama and meditation for seniors
  • Understand how yoga philosophy can be integrated into the lives of older adults
  • Time to relax by the pool and enjoy the retreat centre

Training Inclusions

  • Shared accommodation in quad-share cabin (ensuite and/or private rooms at an additional cost subject to availability)
  • All meals – 3 meals each day, light and delicious sattvic vegetarian cuisine
  • Herbal teas and fruit available all day (sweet treats and cold drinks on sale)
  • In-person daily training & instruction (varied styles), philosophy talks
  • Teacher training manual
  • Twice daily yoga – morning and afternoon
  • Evening sessions
  • Use of the mineral salt swimming pool

You will receive a certificate of completion and this can be counted as 25 hours towards Byron Yoga Centre’s 300-hour Teacher Training Program.

This 25 hour training can be counted as your CPD (Continuous Professional Development) as required by Yoga Alliance (YACEP) and Yoga Australia.

The path to becoming a certified yoga teacher can be life-changing, and choosing the right yoga course is a big decision. One decision you will need to make is whether to complete your yoga teacher training course in person or opt for the online route.

At Byron Yoga Centre, we firmly believe in the transformative power of in-person YTT.  We’ve put together just four advantages to completing a YTT course face-to-face. Read more.

In this 25 hour training, you will enjoy yoga classes, theory sessions and practical teaching opportunities to further your teaching skills plus time to relax and reflect.

Day 1:

2:00pm - Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
3:00pm - Welcome Circle
4:00pm - Restorative yoga class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Meditation/Pranayama

Day 2-3:

6:45am - Asana Flow Class
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Theory session eg Asana methodology
10:30am - Break
11:00am - Practical session eg Sequencing
12:30pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Practical workshop eg Adjusting Skills
4:00pm - Restorative class / Practical session
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Meditation/ Teaching practice

Day 4:

6:30am - Restorative yoga class
8:00am - Breakfast, check out of rooms
9:00am - Theory session eg Restorative Yoga Language
11:00am - Closing circle
12:30pm - Lunch

* Daily program may vary slightly

This fully residential training will be held at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre, Byron Bay.

About Byron Yoga Teacher Trainings

Byron Yoga Centre is one of the oldest Yoga Teacher Training Centres in Australia, with over 30 years experience, offering accredited yoga training in both the practice and philosophy of yoga.

Byron Yoga Centre’s 50 and 25 hour Specialty Trainings are designed to be stand alone courses as well as being applicable to part of your 200 or 300 certificates. They fit particularly well as part of a Level 2 300 hour course. To be counted as part of a Level 1 or Level 2 the modular course must be undertaken after the residential intensive not before. These modular course hours can also be used for the ongoing professional development required each year by Yoga Alliance and other professional bodies. Or you could just do one because you want to learn more. Click on the links below to learn more and see upcoming training courses.

All our Level 1 courses, both in Australia and overseas, are registered with the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Accreditation.

More info on our Level 1, 12 day Intensive Courses | Level 1, 20 day Intensive Courses

20 Day

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June 24 - July 13, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – June 2024
September 16 - October 5, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – September 2024
January 6 - 25, 2025 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – January 2025
March 31 - April 19, 2025 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – April 2025

This course integrates Part A and Part B of the above Level 1 Intensive course, within a do-able, 20 day time frame. Immerse yourself in yoga in beautiful Byron Bay for three, transformational weeks…read more

12 Day

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June 24 - July 5, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – June 2024
September 16 - 27, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – September 2024
January 6 - 17, 2025 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – January 2025
March 31 - April 11, 2025 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – April 2025

A flexible option for busy people. Part A is a fully residential, immersion course. Eat, sleep and deepen your passion for yoga, for 12 days straight! Part B is completed by correspondence, at your own pace…read more

Japanese 14 day Level 1 Intensive Yoga Teacher Training

This residential Level 1 course caters specifically for Japanese students with all content taught in both English and Japanese. Held at our Byron Bay Training Centre this course is designed for Japanese yoga students wishing to be teachers and also for those who want to just deepen their own knowledge of all aspects of yoga. There is however a strong focus on teaching skills and opportunities to practice teaching in class situations…read more

More info on our: Level 2 Intensive Courses | Conversion Course

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12 Day

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September 9 - 20, 2024 Level 2 Intensive – 12 day – September 2024

Conversion Course

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Top up your yoga teaching qualifications by completing this next level. Completion of both Level 1 and Level 2, will provide you with the 500 hours recognized by Yoga Alliance and eligibility for recognition by the Yoga Australia…read more

More info on our:

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May 9 - 12, 2024 4 Day Trauma-Aware Yoga Teacher Training – May 2024
June 3 - 8, 2024 6 Day Ayurveda + Yoga Immersion – June 2024
July 15 - 24, 2024 10 Day Remedial & Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training – July 2024
July 15 - 20, 2024 6 Day Remedial Yoga Training – July 2024
July 21 - 24, 2024 4 Day Yoga for Seniors Teacher Training – July 2024
August 29 - September 1, 2024 4 Day Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – September 2024
August 29 - September 7, 2024 10 Day Restorative & Yin Yoga Teacher Training – September 2024
September 2 - 7, 2024 6 Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training – September 2024
November 21 - 24, 2024 4 Day Trauma-Aware Yoga Teacher Training – November 2024
March 17 - 22, 2025 6 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2025
March 17 - 25, 2025 9 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2025
March 22 - 25, 2025 4 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2025

Restorative Yoga

Trauma-Aware Yoga with Chris Thompson Lang

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Prenatal 85 hour PRYT Teacher Training

Meditation Teacher Training with Swami Pujan 

Remedial Yoga with Bec Isaacs

10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching is accredited as a ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) nationally recognised course.

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 our trainers are nationally recognised Training and Assessment trainers and assessors.

10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching 12 months

Ideal for international students as participants can apply for a 12 month student visa. An opportunity to apply to study yoga, work and live in beautiful Byron Bay or Melbourne. This course is run over a 50 week period …read more

Purna Yoga Pty Ltd t/a Byron Yoga Centre | RTO No. 91522 | CRICOS ID. 03418E
10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching. Course code: 102571E

I feel confident to now deliver a rounded restorative class when I get home. I would recommend this course to others, I loved it!


I did my 200 HR teacher training here and it was seriously life changing. It is something I had wanted to tick off my bucket list as I have been doing yoga for years now. I finally took the plunge and am so proud of myself. It was a massive challenge, physically and mentally but so worth it. I couldn’t have done it without the support of the teachers and my fellow students. The centre is on the outskirts of town, making it feel removed from the buzz of Byron, but it is only a 10 min walk to town if we did want to grab a coffee, have a swim or explore. The food at the centre was awesome and I really feel like I took my yoga to the next level. Hats off to Byron Yoga Centre… just brilliant.

T. Bolton

Pure love and gratitude for this sacred place.

I did my L1 Yoga Teacher Training , Yin Yoga, Certificate (current study) and weekend retreat with Byron Yoga Center. I couldn’t imagine a better place to deepen my understanding of yoga and my yoga path.

The teaching quality is outstanding, the whole place blends well into the nature, best vegan food in maybe Australia (I am biased?), and the pool really helps you relax, recharge and reset.

Recommendation to this divine plant with gorgeous people and lovely nature!

Yanyan Y.

The instructors and retreat staff are what make this place on top off beautiful surrounds and an amazing Permaculture Garden. Whilst undertaking my yoga training and dealing with issues connected to my military service I was supported to ensure I met the requirements and also contributed substantially to my personal growth and resilience. The support from a number of the teachers was skilled and compassionate. Awesome 🙂 🙂 🙂

My wife did her level 1 yoga training here, loved the experience.
Found the fresh vegetables and salads grown in their own garden amazing.Magnesium saltwater pool very refreshing after a big day of yoga. Accomodation was pleasant and overall experience life changing, highly recommended.

Brian W.

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