International Diploma Yoga Teacher Training

Total Hours: 460

10 study weekends + 4-day immersion

This International Diploma Yoga Teacher Training course is an integration of yoga’s classical teachings based on the various yoga paths and traditions of yoga. The International Yoga Teachers Association does not have a guru, or owner. It embraces many traditions acknowledging that ‘many paths lead us up the mountain’. This inclusive approach creates a solid and stable foundation for student teachers to develop their own style of expression and teaching of yoga.

This Diploma course (460 hours) is a fully accredited yoga teacher training course. It is registered with Yoga Alliance (International) and Yoga Australia.

Graduates of this course are respected and acknowledged as some of the best yoga teachers around the world. IYTA teachers can be relied upon to deliver a well structured yoga class with strict adherence to safety and respect for students – whether beginners or advanced.

Study Yoga Teacher Training with IYTA

This course covers 460 hours of yoga teacher training which include the following units of study:
  • Anatomy and Physiology – body systems, corrections, sequencing and safety
  • The Subtle Physiology of Yoga – subtle energy systems, chakras, energy flow, Prana, the breath
  • Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle – history and traditions and applying yoga principles in everyday life
  • Techniques – interactive sessions including study of postures, meditation, breathing techniques, movement, limbering, mudras and mantras
  • Teaching Methodology – principles of effective teaching, how to prepare, design and present a balanced yoga class
  • Integrative Practice and Teaching Practicum – how to deliver a well-structured, safe, flowing yoga class
  • Yoga Business – what is required as a registered yoga teacher and what is required to set up and run a yoga business
  • Specialties – pre and post natal, seniors, back care, children.
  • Personal homework (yoga classes and reading) related to the course.
  • Journalling and class observations

All student will receive the IYTA Yoga Teacher Training Asana Handbook.

Duration and Delivery

The IYTA International Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training is 460 hours of training over a 12-month period.

  • Face-to-face Students: view all course material via our online learning system and attend one study weekend per month (February to December, 8.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday) in Crows Nest, Sydney.
  • Distance Education Students (now with *LIVE* streaming): view all course material via our online learning system PLUS the option of viewing the study weekends via live streaming.  Stay connected and up-to-date with your studies in real-time.

Note: Face-to-face AND Distance Education Students will receive copy of all lecture videos two days post study weekend. A four-day Immersion is mandatory for all students to attend in person (alternate arrangements are made during COVID lockdowns)We adhere to all government COVID restrictions and have a proven record of continuing to run the course during 2020 and 2021 lockdowns (via alternate methods). Please contact us if you have any questions.

Open Day

IYTA holds face-to-face and zoom open days from July – January each year.  We showcase our Foundation and Diploma of Yoga Teaching courses.  If you would like to learn more about our courses in a safe and friendly environment, please register your interest at our next open day.   Find our next open day in our Events and Workshops.

The Curriculum and Faculty

The Curriculum is based on the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga. The International Yoga Teachers Association has one of the most experienced yoga faculties in the world, with 20 experienced lecturers. IYTA lecturers are chosen based on their experience as Yoga teachers (with Diploma and post graduate qualifications) as well as expertise in their respective yoga subject area.

IYTA lecturers are not just good yoga teachers, they are great lecturers. Their yoga training draws from a broad range of lineages including: Dru, Iyengar, Satyananda, Vinyasa, Yin, Oki-Do, Bikram, Ryoho and Yoga Therapy. Many have additional qualifications in Physiotherapy, Counselling, Adult Education, Psychology, Law, Nursing, Midwifery, K-12 Teaching, Arts, Engineering and as well as university or TAFE lecturing.

Educational Excellence

Every unit of the International Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training is structured with clear learning outcomes and these learning outcomes are tested with an assessment for each category of the curriculum. Assessments are marked with very high standards, expectations for referencing and research clearly demonstrated. The practical assessment is an opportunity to prove to the IYTA Faculty that students are truly ready to teach. A high standard is expected as would be warranted with this world-class Diploma.

As a Graduate you will:

  • receive an International Diploma of Yoga Teaching and we’ll send you an IYTA company sealed yoga teacher training certificate to display;
  • be respected and acknowledged as one of the best trained yoga teachers, anywhere in the world;
  • be able to design and deliver safe, well structured yoga classes – in any environment – as a relief or regular Yoga Teacher;
  • qualify as a Full Yoga Teaching Member of the International Yoga Teachers Association;
  • with Full Membership, will be listed under “Find a Teacher” on the IYTA Website and can have your own web page – hosted on IYTA for free!
  • with Full Membership, have access to minimum of 10% off further training with IYTA, FREE monthly CPD video access, Insurance discount (see membership benefits for full list of benefits).

Course Availability

Next Intake: 2023 dates below

  • February 11 & 12
  • March 11 & 12
  • April 15 & 16
  • May 15-19 (Five-day Immersion)
  • June 17 & 18
  • July 22 & 23
  • August 19 & 20
  • September 16 & 17
  • October 21 & 22
  • November 11 & 12
  • December 9 & 10
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What others say:

I did my IYTA teacher training in 1995 and it changed my life. The quality of the training; the breadth and depth of the training faculty; their sincerity and authenticity; shone through - and I felt totally ready to teach and pass on their wisdom and nurturing.
I continue to be a member - sharing in a fellowship with these amazing teachers - it is a privilege to align and work with these senior teachers.
Currently the basic teacher training is supported by a faculty of around 25 of these amazing specialist senior teachers. Their workshops and further training programs in seniors, restorative, yin, back care and prenatal/postnatal yoga - it's not just information, its true teaching skills, distilled wisdom and experience that they share.

2021 Testimonial – Sarah Manning – Senior Yoga Teacher – IYTA Graduate
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