Price $3600 (includes Sydney yoga teacher training sessions plus 5 nights and all meals at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre in quad (4) share room with shared bathroom. Other accommodation options are subject to cost and availability)

Earlybird Price $3300*

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

Dates to be announced

Part time Yoga Teacher Training: an opportunity to integrate your knowledge

Take the next step with your practice…

Experience 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 and with The Yoga Room’s Judy Krupp.  Judy’s yoga career spans 25 years and she now specialises in teacher training programs that are therapy based. Byron Yoga Centre is one of the longest running yoga schools in the country, established in 1988.  You can feel confident you’ve chosen the best.

Byron Yoga Centre has partnered with The Yoga Room in St Ives to offer this Part time Level 1 200 hour training. The training will be run over 3 non-residential weekends in Sydney plus a 6 day residential intensive in Byron Bay at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. The price includes all training sessions, training manual plus accommodation and meals for your stay in Byron Bay (airfares not included).

This is an ideal way to spread your yoga teacher training between part time and intensive components including some e-learning elements and journaling of self-practice.

Students can begin the e-learning study 6 weeks before the start of the course. The three weekends at The Yoga Room in St Ives start in February 2018 and will each be led by Judy Krupp, John Ogilvie and Kara Goodsell.

To complete the training, in May students will spend 6 days at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre.  The main advantage of attending the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre is the access to specialist teachers, some of Australia’s leading teacher trainers, and the opportunity to teach public classes. You will also enjoy the experience of immersing yourself in yoga at the tranquil eco haven, the delicious vegetarian food and the special vibe of Byron Bay. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from and be mentored by highly trained yoga teachers and teach public yoga classes.



Each of our lead teachers have many years of knowledge and expertise. Under the guidance of veteran yoga teachers Judy KruppJohn Ogilvie, Kara Goodsell and Marita Dortins 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 and about supporting you in your continuing yoga journey.

Level 1 200 hour Teacher Training Qualification

Byron Yoga Centre’s part time Teacher Training Course in Sydney / Byron Bay is a Level 1 200-hour Teacher Training course accredited with Yoga Alliance. 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. Judy Krupp will also cover the benefits of a therapeutic approach to yoga.

Conducted over several months, this training allows you to integrate your new yoga knowledge into your daily life in between the weekend non-residential training sessions.  You will have the benefit of the 6 day intensive to fully immerse yourself in the learning process and have the opportunity to teach public classes at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. It’s an ideal flexible option for those with busy lives, and other family and/or work commitments.

Part A: Pre course prep

The preparation / study for the Part Time Level 1 Teacher Training Course can begin 6 weeks before course commencement date. You will need to complete approx 30 hours of e-learning and self study before the first weekend. This will include practicing 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: Sydney Studio Sessions

Saturday 8.30am-6pm. Sunday 7am-5pm.

Over the 3 weekends, practical and lecture sessions will include the following:

  • Asana Classes, Techniques and Alignment
  • Teaching Methodology and Language
  • Adjusting and correcting students
  • Modifications, use of props and variations of poses
  • Sequencing for classes and private students
  • 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 e-learning study. If needed you can continue the study and complete the course after the residential intensive.

Part D: Residential, 6 days in Byron Bay

Part D is undertaken at Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. Accommodation is in shared cabins and all meals are provided, airfares are not included. If you have completed Part C, you will gain your 200 hour certificate on completion of the residential component. Those that need more time can continue their study afterwrads and will be sent the certificate once all hours are complete.

You will need to arrive by 3pm on the first day and sessions will be completed by noon on the final day.

Over the 6 days, practical and lecture sessions will include the following:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Women’s Health
  • Sequencing and adjustments
  • Yoga Philosophy, focus on the 8 Limbs
  • Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Meditation and pranayama practices
  • Teaching Practice with feedback from senior teachers

Example timetable for Sydney Weekends

Saturday 8.30am-6pm. 

8:30am - 10:00amAsana class with Judy Krupp
10:00am - 10:15pmBreak
10:15pm - 1:00pmPractical and Lectures
1:00pm - 1:45pmLunch Break
1:45pm - 6:00pmPractical and Lectures

Sunday 7am-5pm.

7:00am - 9:00amPractical and Lectures
9:00am - 10:30pmAsana Class
10:30pm - 10:45pmBreak
10:45pm - 1:00pmPractical and Lectures
1:45pm - 5:00pmPractical and Lectures

Example of daily timetable 6 day residential

Byron Yoga Retreat Centre

6:00am - 8:00amAsanas class with senior teachers / practical teaching classes
8:00am - 9:00amBreakfast
9:00am - 10:30amPractical and Lectures
10:30am - 11:00amMorning Tea
11:00am - 12:30amPractical and Lectures
12:30pm - 2:00pmLunch and free time
2:00pm - 3:30pmPractical and Lectures
3:30pm - 4:00pmAfternoon Tea
4:00pm - 6:00pmPractical teaching classes
6:00pm - 7:00pmDinner
7:00pm - 8:00pmMeditation / pranayama


Training Locations

The Yoga Room
192A Mona Vale Rd, St. Ives. Sydney 2075

Byron Yoga Retreat Centre
50 Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay 2481

For information on the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre accommodation and food, plus to find out more about Byron Bay – click here


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.