Price $3600

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

2017 Weekends are:

Weekend 1: 6-7 May
Weekend 2: 10-11 June
Weekend 3: 29-30 July
Weekend 4: 12-13 August
Weekend 5: 26-27 August
Weekend 6: 9-10 September

Our upcoming part time Level 1 yoga teacher training at Ashtanga Yoga Centre in Melbourne is led by some of Australia’s most experienced yoga teachers. Learn from and be mentored by highly trained yoga teachers, who want to make yoga safe for all!

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.


Take the next step with your practice …

Experience makes the difference

Byron Yoga Centre and Ashtanga Yoga Centre’s part time Non-Residential Melbourne Teacher Training Course is a complete experience with 6 weekends over 5 months. The course includes training by Australia’s leading yoga training academy with some of the world’s most experienced trainers.

Established in 1988 by John Ogilvie, Byron Yoga Centre is one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia.

John Ogilvie  Lead Trainer – founder and director of the Byron Yoga Centre, has been teaching yoga for over twenty-five years and developed the Byron Yoga Centre teacher training courses. John encourages a light heartedness in our approach to yoga and to ourselves. Teaching regular classes as part of the Byron Yoga studio weekly timetable, his classes are both challenging and dynamic, and integrate the different yoga styles of Iyengar and Ashtanga, as well as the softer Sivananda and Satyananda practices of yoga and the energy principles of Aikido.

Other experienced teachers include:

Michael Nazar


Level 1 200 hour Teacher Training Qualification

Teaching yoga consists of more than simply the skills required to perform asanas correctly or knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Ultimately, the path to teaching yoga with awareness and understanding involves deepening your own practice.

Byron Yoga Centre’s part time Teacher Training Course in Melbourne 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 six non-residential long weekends, over a five month period, this part time training allows you to integrate your new yoga knowledge into your daily life in between the weekend non-residential training sessions. It’s an ideal flexible option for those with busy lives, and other family and/or work commitments.

Part A: Pre course prepadjustment-kara-byron-yoga-centre

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 Sessions

Over the six weekends, practical and lecture sessions 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

Example of timetable

Saturdays & Sundays

7:00am- 10:15amPractical and Lectures
10:15am- 12:15pmBrunch
12:15pm- 3:25pmPractical and Lectures
3:25pm- 3:35pmTea Break
3:35pm-5:15pmPractical and Lectures

Training Location

Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne

Level 1, 110 – 112 Argyle St, Fitzroy, 3065


All bookings must be paid in full 6 weeks before start date, however we can take bookings right up to the start date. We offer internet banking and credit card facilities. Bookings may still be made after this date.

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