From vibrant metropolises to jaw-dropping deserts, beaches, and rainforests, Australia is a land that is home to it all. This diverse country has something to suit most travellers, and because of its rich biodiversity and incredible landscapes, many yogis have their eye on it too. The land down under is an inspiring natural oasis with a wide selection of high quality yoga teacher training programs to choose from. Given the many options that are available, we’ve narrowed the search down to make the choice easier, highlighting the 10 best yoga teacher trainings in Australia for 2019 and beyond.
10 Best Yoga Teacher Trainings in Australia 2019
Byron Yoga Centre is located, as you might guess, in Byron Bay. Established in 1988, this long-standing yoga school offers a variety of programs, from 12- and 20-day level 1 and level 2 intensives to 500-hour programs. They also offer a range of speciality yoga teacher training courses, including 50-hour yin yoga, 25-hour restorative yoga, and trauma-aware yoga.
Program: If you are starting with a level 1 training course, Byron Yoga Centre offers 12- and 20-day intensives. These programs include meals, shared accommodation, and teachings. For those taking the 12-day course, 30-40 hours of pre-course preparation is required, including online study and Skype sessions with your teachers.
What We Like: Residential courses are held at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. This beautiful property is close enough to town and nearby beaches while still being tucked away in what feels like seclusion. It’s a comfortable and cozy space to study in during your intensive course.
Cost: The 20-day intensive program is priced starting at $4800. Save $100 if you book more than 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Rainbow Yoga was born in 2007 to offer people the tools and skills required to teach fun and engaging yoga to their children, loved ones, and communities. Though based out of Australia, Rainbow Yoga trainings are offered internationally, making their programs accessible to those unavailable to make the trip overseas. From 3-day intensives to 200- and 360-hour trainings, this program is suitable for both aspiring and advanced teachers.
Program: The next 360-hour training program is held in Italy in 2020; however, 3-day kids yoga teacher training courses are offered frequently, including in their home country of Australia. Upcoming 3-day programs are offered in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Byron Bay.
What We Like: Making yoga accessible and relatable to children is incredibly beneficial – for kids, parents, and communities at large. Growing up in the world with a yoga mindset can help kids in countless ways, so we love that there is a group dedicated to this type of teaching. Rainbow Yoga also offers partner yoga training courses, too.
Cost: The November 2019 training course in Byron Bay is priced at $885 (or $785 if you catch the early bird).
Power Living is an Australian yoga teacher training school and studio with several locations to consider. They offer classes, retreats, and teacher trainings, as well as online yoga classes for greater flexibility and accessibility. From Adelaide to Bondi Beach and beyond, Power Living offers both 200- and 500-hour programs.
Program: The 200-hour program is offered as an intensive course and as a program split into three modules. The standard program, which is the three-part offering, is split into the: Core Program, Retreat Immersion, and Assisting Program. For the Manly Beach training with an October 2019 start, the Retreat Immersion is in Bali.
What We Like: The three-part program provides plenty of time for integration while also offering the benefits that come from studying intensively. The Retreat Immersion is a great opportunity to bond with fellow students and to step away from the everyday while studying.
Cost: The October 2019 program is priced at $5499, which includes all modules and the Bali Retreat Immersion accommodation and meals. Airfare and transfers are not included.
Set on an organic farm, Krishna Village is an eco-yoga community that aims to model a simple, mindful, and spiritual life. Deep within the foothills of Mount Warning, this beautiful property nourishes body, mind, and spirit almost instantly. This yoga school offers 200-hour yoga teacher training programs over the course of six weeks, as well as additional offerings (such as a permaculture certification course and Reiki courses).
Program: The 200-hour program is a Vinyasa teacher training course. The residential program is held numerous times per year and includes tuition, accommodation, additional teachings and on-site offerings such as kirtan, and three vegetarian meals daily.
What We Like: The setting of this yoga teacher training course is picture perfect and the experience is truly immersive. Krishna Village offers a true community feel, providing a perfect setting within which to explore the deeper layers of yoga.
Cost: The price varies based on accommodation type chosen, but the February/March 2020 program starts at $4295.
Spread out across three different locations, Yoga Trinity offers yoga teacher training programs in Adelaide, Wagga, and Canberra. Offering Vinyasa Flow and Core Yoga programs, as well as continuing education courses and online programs, opportunities for learning are widespread and easily accessible.
Program: The Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training program is offered as a 12-day full-time intensive. It includes online study, video resources, webinars, writing assignments, and personal practice. The course consists of two 6-day modules and online study.
What We Like: Many aspiring yoga teachers can’t afford the time to take a month or more off from work and home life to study. This program offers a flexible alternative that includes intensive study and at-home learning online, making it a great option for those who want to learn quickly and conveniently.
Cost: The February 2020 training in Canberra is priced at $4000 – or $3600 for the early bird rate.
BodyMindLife has four studios in Sydney and offers yoga classes, Pilates classes, and infrared sauna sessions. When it comes to training programs, they offer options for both aspiring yoga teachers and Pilates teachers. From 50- to 500-hour programs, BodyMindLife provides opportunities for training to both future and existing yoga teachers.
Program: The immersive 200-hour program takes place over about a month. Sessions are led on Mondays through Friday with weekends off. They also offer a part-time program that includes a one-week immersion retreat in Byron Bay and weekend training sessions. Training sessions are non-residential.
What We Like: Not sure if the program is for you? BodyMindLife offers free classes followed by information sessions designed to provide aspiring teachers with a feel for what the program entails. It’s a no-risk opportunity for you to try before you buy.
Cost: The 200-hour full-time program in Surry Hills that starts February 2020 is priced at $3995.
The Yoga Social is a beautiful offering that hold workshops, classes, trainings, and retreats in both Melbourne and Adelaide. With 50-hour pre-post natal trainings, mindfulness and meditation teacher trainings, and 200-, 350-, and 500-hour trainings, they have something for every level of yogi to dive into.
Program: Coming up in 2020, The Yoga Social is offering 350-hour and 500-hour yoga teacher training courses. The 350-hour program offered at the Adelaide location runs from February 2020 to September 2020, split into three modules with space in-between for practice and integration. For those looking to receive 500-hour certification, a fourth module can be completed, with the full program finishing in December 2020.
What We Like: This program is perfect for those who live in the area and have time to take their studies slow. While we often prefer to get things done quickly, this program provides plenty of time to integrate the learnings into our personal asana practice and into daily life.
Cost: For the early 2020 start, the 350-hour program costs $5000 and the 500-hour program is $6000. Early bird rates are also available until November 1st, 2019.
This West Perth yoga studio offers classes, workshops, special events, and teacher trainings with everyone in mind – children, pre- and post-natal women, beginners, and beyond. When it comes to yoga teacher training programs, The Yoga Space offers most of their trainings from its hometown of Perth, as well as an intensive Melbourne teacher training course. They also offer post-graduate programs in Yin, Yoga Therapy, and Pregnancy and Post Natal Yoga.
Program: The studio offers weekend, weekday, and intensive courses in Perth. The intensive program offered at the end of 2019 takes place over just 9 days, making it convenient for those short on time. This intensive program is held as Sivananda Ashram Beaconsfield, three kilometres from Fremantle and South Beach.
What We Like: Training with The Yoga Space is completely flexible and suits both those who prefer to study long-term over weekends and those who wish to complete their course quickly. Because of this, it’s a suitable option for both residents and those coming from abroad.
Cost: Rates for their programs are not made public, likely varying dependent upon the location and structure of program chosen. Contact them for the cost of the training course you are interested in.
Fire Shaper is, as its name alludes to, a studio and training center dedicated to hot yoga. Based in the Gold Coast, this yoga school offers 50-hour Yin immersions, 100-hour Flow Hot Yoga trainings, and the full 200-hour Hot Yoga teacher training program.
Program: The 200-hour program is offered in both the Gold Coast and in New York. During the training in Australia, you’ll learn Fire Shaper’s signature series ‘Ignite’ and the original Core 26 hot yoga poses. The program starts off with a 4-day ‘Immersion’ that explores practice, principles, and personal development.
What We Like: Since they offer both 200-hour programs and shorter courses, this program is perfect for both aspiring teachers and those already certified. If an aspiring teacher knows they want to teach primarily hot yoga classes, they can enroll in the 200-hour program; alternatively, existing teachers can explore shorter courses as continuing education.
Cost: The cost of the 2019 program was $4200. Verify future costs as new training dates are released.
Located in Bronte, a beachy suburb of Sydney, Sukha Mukha Yoga offers teacher trainings, workshops, additional courses, and yoga classes. Course offerings include Ayurveda Goddess Training and Chakra Healing and Meditation, and full teacher training programs range from Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga trainings to 200-, 350-, and 500-hour programs.
Program: The 200-hour teacher training program for aspiring yoga teachers is offered through a few different formats: one month intensives, three month programs, and five month programs. The five month program beginning in February 2020 takes place on Thursdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The course fee includes all books, tuition, and a 40-class pass to cover the mandatory 40 classes you must attend before graduation.
What We Like: There is a lot going on at this studio, which is great for those looking to go beyond the offerings of a 200-hour program. They also offer one on one mentoring, a program that assists new or aspiring yoga teachers to find their authentic voice and strengthen their skills as teachers.
Cost: The early bird rate for the February 200-hour program is $3400; the full price is $3700.
Whether you’re looking for an intensive yoga teacher training program in Australia or something spread out over a longer stay (whether you’re a tourist or resident), the land down under has plenty of high quality yoga teacher training programs to consider. Regardless of the style of yoga you’re interested in, or whether you’re an aspiring teacher or advanced practitioner looking for further education, the options for yoga training are widespread. Tune in with what you hope to offer as a teacher, letting your spirit guide you towards the right training program for you.
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Andrea has been hosting yoga retreats in various locations worldwide since 2003 and continues to encourage her students to live as the best version of themselves. Yogic living provides the framework for her informative writing, which is chock-full of beneficial tips and tricks.