Embark on a transformative journey guided by Vivian Cunha and Marjorie Coelho. Find balance and harmony in every aspect of life – physical, energetic, mental, emotional, spiritual. Guided by Yoga & Ayurveda‘s wisdom, gain skills and learn efficient tools for a harmonious existence. This training is for yoga teachers, practitioners and individuals who are serious about seeking a better understanding of themselves and tools for self-regulation.

Ayurveda and Yoga Training

Ayurveda + Yoga Training Course Dates

50 Hours | 6 Day Residential at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre

Dates Register
June 3 - 8, 2024

Residential priced from $2,750 (includes tuition, all meals and 5 nights in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability). Earlybird Price from $2,600 available for bookings mode more than 8 weeks prior to course commencement.

Course Overview

This training is meticulously designed to cultivate a profound comprehension of the diverse dimensions of existence – physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Guided by the illuminating kosha model, it provides a structured framework that empowers you with transformative tools from the realms of Yoga and Ayurveda, including a foundational understanding of the Samkhya model. Through this journey, you will:

  • Rebalance and Restore: Gain the expertise to identify imbalances and initiate the restoration of holistic health.
  • Amplify Self-Regulation: Elevate your ability to self-regulate, fostering greater management of your well-being.
  • Elevate General Wellbeing: Immerse in practices that amplify your overall wellness, nurturing a harmonious connection across all layers of your being.

Embrace this training as a stepping stone towards unveiling your full potential and achieving an interconnected state of thriving vitality.

Marjorie, an experienced Ayurveda Practitioner, and Vivian, an accomplished Yoga Educator, both embarked on transformative journeys from their backgrounds as Lawyers. Their paths led them to embrace a lifestyle rooted in Ancient Wisdom, as conveyed by the sister sciences of Ayurveda and Yoga. Today, Marjorie and Vivian stand as dedicated torchbearers of this profound knowledge, driven by a resolute commitment to sharing their accumulated wisdom as the very essence of their life’s purpose.

Course Content

  • Learn how to integrate Yogic and Ayurvedic principles into personal life and teaching practices.
  • Understand Ayurveda’s core principles and practical applications across various life dimensions.
  • Engage in early morning practices like asanas, pranayama, mantras, and meditation for Dosha harmonization.
  • Identify and address physical imbalances through self-awareness of one’s unique constitution.
  • Embrace a yogic lifestyle and overcome obstacles aligned with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
  • Deepen philosophical understanding of Yoga’s essence and practical implications in daily life.
  • Explore the three bodies and five existential layers with nurturing techniques.
  • Learn Ayurvedic nutrition, digestion, and the connection between food and mental qualities, along with traditional cleansing methods and tantric meditation practices.

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)
  • Daily training & instruction (varied styles)
  • Teacher training manual
  • Daily yoga
  • Evening meditation
  • Use of the mineral salt swimming pool

This 50 hour training can be counted as your CPD (Continuous Professional Development) as required by Yoga Alliance (YACEP) and Yoga Australia.

You will receive a certificate of completion and this can be counted as 50 hours towards any Level 1 or Level 2 where you have already participated in the residential intensive.

Note: There are no assessments or online requirements for this course.

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 about yoga and yourself.  

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.

Day 1:

2:00pm - Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
3:00pm - Welcome Circle
4:00pm - Intro class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Self study / reflection / meditation

Day 2-5:

6:30am - Asana, meditation and pranayama class
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Theoretical session
10:30am - Break
11:00am - Practical workshop
12:30pm - Lunch
2:00pm - Practical Workshop/Integration Session
4:00pm - Afternoon Class & Reflection
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Reflection / self study / meditation

Day 6:

6:30am - Yoga practice
8:00am - Breakfast, check out of rooms
9:00am - Final session and closing circle
11:00am - Departure (you are welcome to stay on to use the facilities and have 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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April 1 - 20, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – April 2024
June 24 - July 13, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – June 2024
September 16 - October 5, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 20 day – September 2024

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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April 1 - 12, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – April 2024
June 24 - July 5, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – June 2024
September 16 - 27, 2024 Level 1 Intensive – 12 day – September 2024

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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Conversion Course

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Open Dates Conversion Course Level 2 Teacher Training – 2023

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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March 18 - 23, 2024 6 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2024
March 18 - 26, 2024 9 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2024
March 23 - 26, 2024 4 Day Meditation Retreat – March 2024
May 9 - 12, 2024 4 Day Trauma-Aware Yoga Teacher Training – May 2024
May 20 - 25, 2024 6 Day Prenatal Teacher Training – May 2024
June 3 - 8, 2024 6 Day Ayurveda + Yoga Training – 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

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 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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