Price $3600 (non-residential)

Earlybird Price $3300*

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

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Part time training: an opportunity to integrate your knowledge

Or do our 500 hour (Level 1 dates below and the Level 2 starting in March 2017) and save $1600 on full price or $1300 on earlybird price

Or do our 800 hour Certificate IV, 12 months part time 2 days each week, for the highest qualification and best value

Level 1 sessions are Thursdays and Fridays 9am-6pm – dates are:

Week 1: 10-11 November 2016
Week 2: 17-18 November 2016
Week 3: 24-25 November 2016
Week 4: 1-2 December 2016
Week 5: 8-9 December 2016
Week 6: 15-16 December 2016
Week 7: 12-13 January 2017
Week 8: 19-20 January 2017
Week 9: 26-27 January 2017
Week 10: 2-3 February 2017

Level 1 sessions are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-6pm – dates are:

Week 1: 28 February – 1 March 2017
Week 2: 7-8 March 2017
Week 3: 14-15 March 2017
Week 4: 21-22 March 2017
Week 5: 28-29 March 2017
Week 6: 4-5 April 2017
Week 7: 11-12 April 2017
Week 8: 18-19 April 2017
Week 9: 25-26 April 2017
Week 10: 2-3 May 2017

Byron Yoga Centre’s part time non-residential Teacher Training Course in Byron Bay is a Level 1 200-hour Teacher Training course accredited with Yoga Alliance and Fitness Australia approved for 15 CECs. It is designed to deliver our Purna Yoga holistic approach to training that encompasses not just learning about the asanas (postures) but also the many other aspects of yoga: pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, and yogic philosophy.

Conducted over 10 weeks (note the breaks for Christmas) with students attending 2 days each week, this non-residential training allows you to integrate your new yoga knowledge and complete the online aspects in between the training sessions. It’s an ideal flexible option for those with busy lives, and other family and/or work commitments.

The price of the course includes all training sessions and the Level 1 manual. It does not include any accommodation or meals.

Part A: Pre course prep

The preparation / study for the Part Time Level 1 Teacher Training Course begins at least 4 weeks before course commencement date. You will complete approx 30 hours of online and self study. This will include practising with a DVD of the Purna Yoga sequence for Level 1, learning the sanskrit names of poses and completing some pre course reading.

Part B: Studio Sessionsbyc-nat-teaching-7-crop

Over the 10 weeks you will attend 2 days each week for practical and lecture sessions, which have an average of 18 students and a maximum of 24, will include the following:

  • Asana Techniques and Alignment
  • Teaching Methodology and Language
  • Adjusting and correcting students
  • Sequencing for classes and private students
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Modifications and variations of poses
  • Yoga Philosophy, focus on the 8 Limbs
  • Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Meditation and pranayama practices
  • Teaching Practice with feedback from senior teachers

Part C: Online and practical

Part C is undertaken in your own time and can be completed between the studio sessions at a personal pace. It comprises the maintaining of a personal journal of self-practice and of teaching experience plus some online study. If needed you can continue the study and complete the course after the final weekend.


Each of our lead teachers have over 20 years of knowledge and expertise. Under the guidance of veteran yoga teachers John Ogilvie and Kara Goodsell, 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. All are passionate about supporting you in your continuing yoga journey.

Other experienced teachers include:

John Ogilvie | Kara Goodsell | Davina Kruse | Marita DortinsMichael Nazar | Maria Kirsten | Madhava Das | Natalie Barling | Jade Abbott


Course Content

The 2 days each week from 9am to 6pm will consist of an intensive program covering a broad range of fascinating subjects all aimed at deepening your understanding of not just the postures, but also pranayama (breathing practices), meditation, and yoga philosophy and lifestyle.

A big focus for us is teaching you to teach and making sure that both your practice and your teaching is safe and aware.  All teacher trainees get the opportunity to develop their teaching skills in a real-life context in yoga classes for the public.

Over a relatively short time, you’ll emerge with the practical skills and confidence to launch your yoga teaching career.


  • Thursdays and Fridays for 10 weeks 9am to 6pm

Example of timetable

9:00am-10:45amAsana class
10:45am-11:00amMorning break
11:00am-12:45pmPractical and Lectures
1:30pm- 3:30pmPractical and Lectures
3:30pm- 4:00pmAfternoon break
4:00pm- 6:00pmPractical teaching and lectures


For information on the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre – click here


If you would like to enquire about accommodation and meal packages for the course please email 

All bookings must be paid in full 6 weeks before course start date, however we still accept bookings up until the day of the course. We offer internet banking and credit card facilities.

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Read an article all about the joys of undertaking part-time teacher training here.