Teacher Events Listing

A listing of IYTA Teacher run Events and Workshops

Ayurveda 10-day Residential Detox Retreat – Southport, QLD

Date: 17th – 26th September 2021

Profound Healing, Sustainable Wellbeing
Seeking peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness?
Don’t miss this opportunity to occupy wellness with us.

Ayurvedic Exceptional Health & Panchakarma Retreat

Educate and empower yourself through a combination of delicious and nutritional Ayurvedic food, life-affirming yoga, meditation and relaxation sessions, optional Ayurveda treatments and information packed conversations with people vitally interested in this most important field. Learn holistic East/West wellness principles and integrative medicine perspectives for healthy living and true happiness.

Ayurveda and Yoga are a marriage made in heaven. It is rare to find such a special event for both lovers of authentic, safe Ayurveda and Yoga.

Authentic, completely holistic health care, Ayurveda, the science of life and ancient healing practice from India, takes into account the physical and mental constitution and deficiencies of an individual in order to treat the underlying cause of ailments. Emphasising internal cleansing, detoxification, body-mind realignment and rejuvenation based on herbs and natural foods, ayurveda, yoga, meditation, detox, massage and bodywork together with herbal knowledge coalesce to create a complete rejuvenation experience.

Offering personally tailored rejuvenation programs based on Ayurvedic principles for conditions such as arthritis, back pain, headaches, asthma, heart disease, hypertension, chronic fatigue, circulatory, digestive and skin problems. If you seek to enhance and improve your overall health, wellbeing and boost your immune system, the Ayurvedic rejuvenation and panchakarma programs offered here are ideal.

A typical Ayurvedic consultation and rejuvenation program consists of:

  • Initial evaluation designed to determine the present stamina, energy level, constitution and general health of the patient.
  • Suggesting a treatment program which can include: dietary and lifestyle advice, herbal supplements, breathing practices, exercise, yoga therapy, meditation and therapeutic body treatments such as Ayurvedic or other massage. The Bodywork and applications are natural and smooth, not invasive or painful.
  • Special dietary suggestions with appropriate meals.
  • Practical training: Yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, cooking.
  • Detoxification and healing, in accord with the needs of the patient.
  • Extra: Any specific herbs suggested by the practitioner.

Sept 17-19 Introduction to Ayurveda, the Art of Being and Science of Living RETREAT

Sept 19-24 Cook, Taste, Digest, Heal, and Cultivate an appetite for life RETREAT

Sept 24-26 Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore – live better longer with self-care RETREAT

Panchakarma (detox) is a rich experience that leaves both the mind and body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Recognising that many illnesses result from the build-up of toxins in the body that impair the functioning of its natural defences: the lymph, circulatory and immune systems, panchakarma promotes healing and restoration by eliminating these toxins from the body. Unlike other detoxification programs, panchakarma is a gentle process that achieves deep cleansing without discomfort and allows rejuvenating energy to flow freely through the body.


Cost: $3750

IYTA Member Special: you can receive your retreat for FREE if you sign up 5 or more students to the same retreat.

Shanti Gowans Yoga – 1/126 Scarborough Street, Southport

For more information and to book please call 07 5531 0511 or go to: Shanti Yoga – 10 Day Retreat

Sanskrit 101: Calligraphy and pronunciation of The Vowels + Gayatri Mantra – Southport, QLD

Sanskrit 101 Part 1: 2-5pm 14th October 2021

Sanskrit 101 Part 2: 2-5pm 21st October 2021

In the beginning was the Word…

Sanskrit is a language where form and sound are connected. Attaching form to a particular sound, when you utter a sound, you are relating to and releasing the form, not just psychologically, but existentially. Sanskrit is the blueprint for existence this way. It goes deep into the subconscious mind because these sounds are a part of you. The script is called devanagree, language of the gods.

Come and attend a Sanskrit calligraphy and sound 3-hour workshop. Exploring Sanskrit will enrich your understanding and practice of Yoga and Ayurveda immeasurably. Shanti Gowans offers Sanskrit training tailored specifically for those involved in Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedic spirituality. Sanskrit can also be studied for general interest.

Samskrtam or Sanskrit is the oldest recorded language in the world. It is known as the language of the gods and is the foundational language for Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh and Jain wisdom. It was the official language of India until the Muslim invasion in 1100 AD. Its script is known as divine or deva-nagari.

Sanskrit means refined. It is the elegant, living language of yoga and mantra (conscious, energised sound). Amongst the oldest languages in the world, the sound emanates out of specifically designated mouth positions (i.e. each sound has its corresponding healing and brain connections). As a language of pranic intention, it involves applying the concentrative and mindful disciplines of awareness to awaken your linguistic, vibrational, creative, listening and viewing processes.

Sanskrit is essential to explore the depths of yoga, meditation, Indian astrology, philosophy and Ayurveda. Profound philosophical epics such as the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, Bhagavad-Gita and the Puranas were originally composed in Sanskrit.

Learning Sanskrit chants opens a window to the ancient wisdom imparted by seers (rishis) in the Vedas. It offers deeper, experiential insights into the sciences of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda, since all this foundational knowledge was originally in Sanskrit. Yoga practitioners and teachers have a social responsibility to educate for unity, health, progress and peace. Sanskrit is a poignant example of the need to celebrate and preserve our yoga linguistics, culture and intangible heritage.

Shanti Yoga Health Institute Australasia is committed to preserving and spreading the sacred purity of Sanskrit and offers Sanskrit training for general interest or tailored specifically for those involved in Yoga, Ayurveda or Vedic spirituality. Learn:

– Sanskrit reading and writing
– To pronounce Sanskrit words accurately
– Phrases/sutras from Veda, Yoga and Ayurveda
– Accurate chanting of mantras
– Write your name in Sanskrit

Cost: $150 each part

Repeat learners of this course, SYTA, AAPA and Shanti Yoga Premium members are welcome to attend for $50. Free to students of HIA. Certificate of Attendance.

Shanti Gowans Yoga – 1/126 Scarborough Street, Southport

For more information and to book please call 07 5531 0511 or go to: Shanti Yoga – Sanskrit 101


Dates 20 October 2021 (Registration for all sessions open till 31 Dec)


  • Five Faces of the Goddess 1: 20 October 2021

  • Five Faces of the Goddess 2: 25 November 2021

  • Five Faces of the Goddess 3: 15 December 2021

  • Five Faces of the Goddess 4: 3 February 2022

  • Five Faces of the Goddess 5: 24 March 2022


Five Faces of the Goddess 1

Session Saraswati – the Goddess of Wisdom

This live-steam talk is 1 of 5 in a series where we will be revealing the power of the divine feminine through five of the most powerful of the Hindu Goddess archetypes.

Discover the power of Shakti (the devi, the goddess) on your journey to Self discovery. Learn how Prakrati in her divine forms can enhance your spiritual path. These teachings are relevant for both men and women as they are about how to live life to the very fullest.

In the first session on Saraswati you will:

  • Discover how to awaken your innate intuitive knowledge and connect to cosmic wisdom
  • Attune with the Goddess of sound and mantra so you can more freely express yourself
  • Align with that part of you that is wise so that you can make stronger and better decisions

Learn how Shakti–the Divine Goddess can empower your life
Awaken dormant forces in your psyche through the realm of the sacred
Experience Shakti Yoga, sacred sound and embody the Goddess in meditation

Session number 1 (Wednesday 20 October 2021)
Saraswati – Goddess of Wisdom: Learn how the divine Goddess can empower your life with wisdom

Session number 2 (Thursday 25 November 2021)
Lakshmi – Goddess of Abundance: Find out the secret behind ‘The Secret ‘ and how to manifest with Goddess power

Session number 3 (7.30PM Wednesday 15 December 2021) Please note the time of this session is 30 mins later
Gayatri – Goddess of Light: Discover ‘she with the five faces’ who takes you to enlightenment

Session number 4 (Thursday 3 February, 2022)
Tulsi – Goddess of Divine Connection: Enter into divine leelas to bring more spiritual connection into your life

Session number 5 (Thursday 24 March, 2022)
Radha – Goddess of Love: Learn about the very highest form of love which is prem bhakti

The talks can be attended separately or at discounted rate for the series of 5. Should you register for the whole series of 5 at any time you will be sent the links for the other events when they are ready.

THESE ONLINE TALKS LIVE-STREAMED WILL BE RECORDED for later or alternate viewing. The recordings will be avialble to you within approximately one week of the live event.

CPD for graduates- 1 personal development hour is available per workshop

Note: due to lockdown restrictions in Australia these talks with be streamed from home rather than a film studio.

If you pay for all 5 events you will receive the links for all the events and therefore you do not have to register again.

Join us live online or participate via replay links in your own time!

Single Full Price = $25 (approx £15)
Single DPN discount = $20
Series of 5 sessions Full price = $100 – save $25 (approx £58)
Series of 5 session DPN discount = $80 – Save $20


Join Julie Beynon (IYTA),  Astoria Barr, Deb Ryan as they explore the powers of the Goddess

For more information and to book please go to: Dru Yoga Australasia


Sunday 28th November 2021

We explore the gentle movement of yoga to relax the body and explore the peaceful practice of mandala art meditation to calm the mind. A blissful workshop to unwind and reconnect.

You will experience:

  • Gentle yoga practice
  • Mandala Art meditation (mandala watercolour painting – silent meditation practice)
  • Calming breathing techniques
  •  Mindful guided meditation (Yoga Nidra)
  • Tea, coffee & nourishing refreshments
  • Small group setting, COVID safe space
  • All levels welcome

*** No previous experience required for yoga and meditation practice – all levels are welcome. We have made sure to follow all COVID codes and practices.

Narrabeen Lakes Tramshed – Lakeview Hall – 3hr Workshop
2:30pm – 5:30pm

Cost: $85

With Francesca Morgante 

For more information and to book please follow this link to My Yoga Lifestyle website


Date: 3-5pm, Sunday 12th September

During this Yin immersion John will guide you through a series of Yin postures, breathing exercises and meditations to release stress and negative emotions that may be blocking your potential. A Yin yoga practice with long holds allows us to meditatively feel and explore the physical, energetic, mental and emotional energies to mindfully release negative thoughts and beliefs from the past. Your experience will be enhanced by healing resonant tones from a sound-bath play list.

Your teacher, John J Smith is a qualified Level 3 Yin yoga teacher who trained with IYTA’s Sarah Manning (trained from the author of The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga, Bernie Clark) and Dr Jeff Lou (TCM therapist in using Acupressure points with holding Yin postures).

John has trained in India under some of yoga’s most eminent teachers. He has been practicing and teaching Raja Yoga under the Heartfulness Meditation System for the past 32 years.

Yin yoga is performed when the muscles are cold and relaxed to stress the body’s connective tissue (including the ligaments, tendons, fascia and bones) through long holds of postures, supported by props, allowing students to work to an appropriate edge of sensation.

Cost: $40

Join John at Centenary Yoga, Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon Park

For more information and to book please go to: Centenary Yoga