About IYTA

President: Astrid Pickup

The International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) is an international non-profit organisation founded in Australia in 1967 by Roma Blair. In additional to teachers and students in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart and Perth, it has international representatives and members in Austria, France, Canada, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Oman, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. There are also independent affiliates in New Zealand, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Spain.

The IYTA aims to promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga for everybody, regardless of age, sex, ability or disability, ethnicity or religion.

The IYTA’s primary activity is to conduct yoga teacher training and an Association for yoga trained teachers in Australia and internationally. The well-established, highly regarded and extensive IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training course has been running for almost fifty years with thousands of students graduating with the IYTA International Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training. The IYTA provides excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for further studies in yoga teacher training. IYTA offers our well renowned online Meditation and Pranayama courses (open to everyone) as well as many interesting workshops and events.

The IYTA promotes yoga’s many benefits – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It aims to increase understanding and application of the principles and philosophy of Yoga.

The Association upholds the highest ethics of Yoga teacher training and professional conduct for its members. The IYTA is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Australia.

Yoga teachers as well as friends of yoga are invited to join our community – for more information please see our membership page.

IYTA acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia.

What our students say

I have worked as a Midwife with women during pregnancy, childbirth and post natal for 20 years. I have also been a yogini for many years completing my own Yoga teacher training last year. It has been my dream to share my love of Yoga and the many benefits with women in pregnancy. IYTA’s Pre and Post natal Yoga teacher training is outstanding in its content, broad knowledge base, focus on safety and methods of learning. The recent 4 day residential shared with other students, experienced lecturers and facilitators was a lovely way to live and learn together in a peaceful retreat centre. The variety of weekend workshops, on-line lectures, videos and workbooks are all thoroughly researched and well prepared for self directed and face to face learning. I recommend IYTA Pre and Post Natal training to anyone who wishes to teach Yoga to women during this most special time of their lives.

Jane Haverfield – PPN Graduate 2017

Pre & Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training

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