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 gained many great practical tools from my IYTA training. Everybody is so unique and being able to offer modifications to postures to enable students, is the highlight of my work and a great asset IYTA has given me. The IYTA lectures have so much passion for the specialties they teach and their assignments really challenged me in a positive way; which in turn give me a whole new prospective of my yoga practice. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a holistic approach to the study of yoga.

Kayela Tilstra

International Diploma Yoga Teacher Training

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