Take the next step in your yoga and in your life
Byron Yoga Centre’s teacher training programs are designed to be affordable and flexible. We offer residential or non-residential, intensive or part-time courses, at the 200 and 500-hour levels, as well as the new Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching.
Experience that makes the Difference
When you make the pivotal decision to embark on yoga teacher training, you know you’re in safe hands with Byron Yoga Centre. As one of the longest running yoga schools in the country, as well as one of the few yoga teacher training organisations that operate as an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), offering the highest possible qualification in yoga teaching, you can feel confident you’ve chosen the best.
Our teacher trainers are all well-trained, experienced, and passionate about supporting you on your professional and personal journey.
“Byron Yoga has a solid foundation – they KNOW what they are doing and yet still have a flexible, human, relaxed, as well as disciplined attitude,” Level 1 Graduate, India
Comprehensive Course Content
Reflecting the holistic approach of our signature yoga style, Purna Yoga, the teacher training courses at Byron Yoga Centre are comprehensive and thorough, covering the many diverse elements of yoga, including systematic analysis of the postures, the breathing techniques, as well as the more subtle branches of meditation, philosophy and ethics.
We aim to maintain a standard of excellence in yoga education with a robust faculty of resident and guest senior teachers who are experts in their respective fields, such as Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Therapy, Women’s Health, Ayurveda, and Kirtan (chanting).
“I feel I now have more of a complete understanding of yoga. It has definitely deepened my practice and understanding. I really enjoyed learning more about meditation and pranayama, as well as philosophy,” Sarah, Level 2 Teacher Training Graduate
Teaching you to teach
We believe that the best way to learn how to teach, is, to teach! Byron Yoga Centre courses have a strong emphasis on the practical, so that you leave us not only knowing more about the art and science of yoga, but also with the vital experience behind you to go out there, and start teaching!
Unique to our courses is the practical experience we offer with ample opportunity to teach the public – ’real, live students’ – not just endlessly practising on your fellow trainees.
Trainees receive their first experience of teaching the public by the end of the second week and, by the end of the course, have been involved in teaching at least 12 hours of open public classes.
Within this context of this practical experience, a big focus for us at Byron Yoga Centre, is teaching you to teach safely.
Byron Yoga Centre provides an opportunity for you to particpate in an on going mentoring program to fulfil the requirements of the Yoga Australia membership for courses that are shorter than 12 months. This program will provide support for participating students with a one on one session of 1 hour a week with a Byron Yoga Centre senior teacher to continue to develop your teaching skills and knowledge.
Change your life for the better
Many of our trainees find that yoga teacher training is a transformational experience, in so many unforeseen ways.
“Byron yoga has been the catalyst for change. It has encouraged me to be more aware of myself and to consciously and consistently practice my asana daily, which has readjusted the balance in my life. It has been the motivation which has prompted my husband and myself to not only fully embrace yogic life, but move to Byron!” Ella, Level 2 Graduate
Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching
Course Code. 105040NAT | Provider Number. 91522 | CRICOS Code. 03418E
Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching (105040NAT) 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 all our trainers are nationally recognised Training and Assessment trainers and assessors. Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching (105040NAT) is Austudy approved and is fully recognised with Yoga Alliance and YTAA.
A vocationally respected qualification. An opportunity to really take time out and dedicate yourself to your yoga studies in beautiful Byron Bay. This course is run over a 7 week period …read more
Ideal for international students as participants qualify for a 12 month student visa. An opportunity to study yoga, work and live in beautiful Byron Bay. This course is run over a 50 week period …read more
Upgrade your existing qualifications to the 105040NAT Certificate IV Yoga Teaching Training Course. Conducted over 12-days in Byron Bay, this is a bridging course for those who have completed Byron Yoga Centre’s Level 1 and 2 Training Courses …read more
“It’s always something that has been said to us in all the courses: that safety is first. I truly agree with that. In my own practice too: I have learnt to always pull back if I feel that I’m just pushing myself that little bit too much. You have to listen to your body it’s very important,” Irene, Level 2 Graduate
Level 1 Teacher Training Courses
All our Level 1 courses, both in Australia and overseas, are registered with the Yoga Alliance 200-hour Accreditation and Fitness Australia approved.
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
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
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
Click here for a more detailed comparison of our 12 & 20 day options
Level 2 Teacher Training Courses
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 as well as Fitness Australia Approved for 15 CEC…read more
Part Time Teacher Training Courses
If you prefer a more graduated experience, our 5 month part-time Teacher Training Course, conducted over five residential weekends, is the choice for you…read more
Held in Melbourne’s Fitzroy, the Byron Yoga Centre’s 6 month Teacher Training Course is a part time, non-residential course…read more
Byron Yoga Centre’s six month Teacher Training Course in Melbourne is a Part Time Non Residential Level Two course fully accredited with Yoga Alliance. It is designed to deliver holistic training that encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects…read more
This part-time Non-residential course runs in six weekend segments between February and June 2015. It allows students to fully integrate their learning with practical experience while completing the course. The training will be lead by John Ogilvie…read more
As one of the longest running yoga schools in the country, as well as one of the few yoga teacher training organisations that operate as an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), offering the highest possible qualification in yoga teaching, you can feel confident you’ve chosen the best…read more
Byron Yoga Centre’s six month Teacher Training Course in Sydney is a Part Time Non Residential Level Two 300 hour course fully accredited with Yoga Alliance. It is designed to deliver holistic training that encompasses the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the yogic path…read more
Sydney Part Time Level 3 & Certificat IV Bridging Course
This course is Byron Yoga Centre’s 105040NAT Certificate IV Yoga Teaching advanced Teacher Training Course. It is conducted 6 weekends in 6 months and is a bridging course for those who have completed Byron Yoga Centre’s Level 1 and 2 advanced Teacher Training Course and would like to gain their Certificate IV.
Sydney Part Time Level 3
When you make the pivotal decision to embark on yoga teacher training, you know you’re in safe hands with Byron Yoga Centre. As one of the longest running yoga schools in the country, as well as one of the few yoga teacher training organisations that operate as an RTO.
Overseas Teacher Training Courses
Byron Yoga Centre invites you to explore your practice of yoga in a 12-day Teacher Training Course in Bali. Immerse yourself in Balinese culture, and rest and rejuvenate at The Yoga Barn, Ubud, where the training is conducted…read more
Held in conjunction with our yoga retreat at the The Yoga Barn, Ubud, this 12 day level 2 intensive provides a perfect opportunity to expand your yoga practice in a relaxed and tranquil environment…read more
Graduates will assist Byron Yoga Centre trainers in both the Yoga Retreat and the Level 1 Intensive Yoga Teacher training, in demonstration of asanas, adjustments and corrections in postures.They will have the opportunity to attend retreat yoga classes and training lectures…read more
Speciality Yoga Teacher Training Courses
Held in conjunction with our 14 day yoga retreat and teacher training intensives, Find your niche with these professional development courses which hold the 200 hour accreditation with Yoga Alliance. All graduates of Level 1, 2, or Certificate IV in Yoga Teacher Courses are eligible to enrol in these courses.
Restorative yoga can be used for so many conditions and contexts ranging from post-operative to women’s health to a number of stress-related conditions such as Adrenal Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This one-day intensive training introduces you to the art and practice of Restorative Yoga. You will emerge from this course with an invaluable new tool in your yoga-therapy ‘tool box’….read more
This 12- day intensive is designed to deliver the most in-depth, holistic training currently available in the specialised area of teaching pregnant & postpartum students. Also includes an optional Doula Training extension…read more
Specialise in this growing field of Yoga Therapy. Learn to design individualised programs for students with special needs, as well as to refine your ability as a teacher of general classes, helping you adeptly ‘juggle’ students with varying needs…read more
The Byron Bay 12 day Mat Pilates intensive is a 200 hour Level 1 training course fully accredited with Physical Activity Australia and Fitness Australia. Graduates who attend the 12 day course and complete the 80 hours of online and practical requirements will be qualified and competent to teach Mat Pilates to personal clients and to group classes….read more