• Akhanda Yoga Australia (map)
  • Austinville Road
  • Austinville, QLD, 4213
  • Australia

Elements of our Yoga Teacher Training Program

The Yoga Alliance has set a widely-accepted international standard for Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) programs which includes a minimum of 180 contact hours across five areas of teaching:

  • techniques
  • philosophy/lifestyle/ethics
  • teaching methodology
  • anatomy
  • teaching practicums

Course Overview

Located in stunning the Gold Coast hinterland, we offer a nurturing environment to learn & delve further into traditional Hatha yoga. Journey with us from yoga practitioner  to high quality yoga teacher, in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

  • Form, method of teaching, benefits and cautions of principal asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques) and two kriyas (cleansing techniques)

  • Learning to create various class-styles: beginner, intermediate and prenatal yoga: each class having either a very mindful, flowing sequence or a more dynamic feel, depending on your nature as a yoga teacher, and the students present in any given class

  • Teaching methodology, including modifications for age and common injuries/conditions, how to create a grounded and inspired space for teaching/learning, the use of voice, prenatal yoga, etc.

  • Anatomy and the physical/mental benefits of yoga

  • Subtle yogic anatomy and the chakras

  • Introduction to Ayurveda, nutrition and the yogic diet

  • Ashtanga philosophy (the eight-fold path). Study and discussion of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, aphorisms giving insight into the profound yogic practices and contemplations, as well as their life-transforming benefits

  • Teaching practicum and feedback from the trainers and your peers