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Course  Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training - 220HRS

Accreditation  RYT-300 Yoga Alliance

Dates + Location

Training components

1. IMMERSION 28 days (220hrs) - 9th March - 8th April 2020

Location : Sate of Sahaja Studio - Benowa Gold Coast

2. ONLINE modules : (20hrs) Complete in own time no later than 30th June 2020

3. YOGA PRACTISE : (60hrs) Complete another 60 x 1hr classes outside from date of course registration.

Training Times: 6am - 6pm

One Day Workshops schedule

6-9am : Mantra Pranayama Asana

10-1pm : Theory

2-5pm : Methodology

Retreat Immersion Schedule

6-9am : Mantra Pranayama Asana

10-1pm : Theory

2-6pm : Methodology

Register:  please read our Course Guide below and fill in our APPLICATION FORM.  


Yoga Philosophy

  • Evolution of Yoga

  • Yoga Sutras

  • Sanskrit terms for yoga postures and other yogic concepts

  • Eight limbs of yoga

  • Eastern vs Western philosophy

  • Yoga Psychology - Samskaras, Karma, Avidya, Anitya, Duhka, Nirvana, Vritti, Citta

  • Tattvas & Gunas

  • Yoga teachers code of ethical practice                                                                                                                              

Asana + Sadhana - Training, techniques and practice

  • Asanas (postures) - Hatha, Vinyasa and part Ashtanga series

  • Kundalini Kriyas

  • Pranayama

  • Mantra + Mudras

  • Vedic Meditation

  • Samatha meditation

  • Vipassana Meditation

  • Foundations of Mindfulness

  • Therapeutic Yoga

  • Yoga programs to achieve specific outcomes

  • Special populations – understanding and modifications

  • Injury prevention and management

  • Other yoga styles - Yin, Ashtanga, Partner, Acro-yoga, Bhakti.


Anatomy - Physiology

  • Anatomy and Physiology (theory and applied to yoga teaching context)

  • Musculoskeletal system

  • Spinal biomechanics

  • Cardio-respiratory system

  • Nervous system

  • Endocrine system

  • Lymphatic system

  • Chakras

  • Meridians

  • Application of physical & energy systems applied to yoga

Teaching Methodology

  • Yoga teacher ethics

  • Formatting, sequencing and timing the class

  • Adjusting techniques and skill development (verbal and physical)

  • Structural alignment training

  • Prop usage/variations and Modifications

  • Creative language and teaching methods

  • Qualities of an inspiring Yoga teacher

  • Motivation techniques and methods

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Nutrition and Ayurvedic wisdom

  • Nutrition principles to optimise individual health and daily yoga practice.

  • Ayurvedic principles, Doshas, rituals.

Personal Development

  • Cycle of the intellect

  • Meditation & the mind

  • Aradhana - attitude

  • Prabhupati - mastery of mind

  • Teacher Training Journals

  • Identifying goals, core values,

  • Shadow work and the key to self empowerment

  • Spiritual laws of success

  • Exploring the ten bodies

  • Moon cycles

Business and marketing

  • Habits of highly effective people.

  • Dreaming + manifesting your yoga business

  • Developing a business plan

  • Resources for starting your new business

  • Newsletters + Social media marketing

  • Business appraisals

  • Motivation

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Teaching Assessments

  • Planning, sequencing and delivery of group and personal yoga classes as the lead instructor

  • Class planning and delivery to include opening mantra, chant, intention, breath and centering, Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), standing and balancing, revolving, back-bending, forward bending, hip opening, inversions, Savasana and Yoga Nidra

  • Completing journals, essays and assignments

  • Orientation and screening of clients

  • Client health assessments

  • Presenting a class with a heart centred approach, integrity + proficiency

First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification will also need to be completed separate to this course as a requirement with teaching registration bodies. ( Yoga Alliance, Yoga Australia)

  • Yoga industry standards and quality assurance

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Madonna Williams - Course leader. Sadhana. Philosophy . Anatomy . Technique . Sequencing

Judes Yang - Sadhana. Methodology. Technique. Philosophy.

Jonathan Yang - Meridians

Sharon Little - Pregnancy Pre-natal

Kate Smyth - Kids Yoga . Client communications

Fiona Cossil - Yoga Business


This course is designed for Yogis with intermediate experience who have a real passion to share and develop this ancient practice with students. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning the ancient science of health and spirituality. We recommend applicants have at least 12 months yoga practice experience. We welcome you to contact us if you would like to discuss your eligibility.


This course is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance. Please refer to Yoga Alliance membership guidelines. Level 1 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course graduates are eligible for full membership of Yoga Alliance and qualified to obtain insurance to teach. 

Course Completion & Certification

Students need to complete all modules offered within the course content outlined above. If students cannot attend the contact hours as offered, they must submit assignments and practical assessments specific to the module. Only two modules (contact hours) can be missed. Assessments will be based on written assignments, practical evaluations and student conduct. Once completing and receiving certification for your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, you can apply to Yoga Alliance Accreditation  RYT-200 Yoga Alliance. 


  • yoga classes (includes classes signed before and during online training) x 60

  • Class observation notes - layout, sequencing, postures + teaching cues.

  • 1hr class presentations (with teacher trainees) x 4

  • Assistant roles in classes x 6

  • Open book written assessments x 4

  • Business Plan with marketing strategy

  • ‘Free Write’ journals

  • Oral presentations x 3

  • Assessments will be requested during your training + others you have 3 months to complete.

Refund Rules

It is important that all applicants revise the time and resources required for the course before submitting the application. Participants must be prepared to devote their full attention to the teacher training program. Due to the expenses involved with Retreat venue and teachers involved, the deposit required is non-refundable. Once commencing the course, you will be filling a limited place, hence full payment must be paid prior to commencement date. All payments are transferable to future courses in the event of unforeseeable circumstances. 

Course materials supplied include comprehensive manuals on the following topics:

  • Sadhana - meditation, mantra, pranayama, mudras

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Philosophy

  • Asana

  • Special Populations A & B

  • Policies, ethics, Personal development

  • Nervous system Digestive system Endocrine system

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Accommodation, food + drinks during the course (See below)

BOOKS - referenced during our training: 

• Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda

• Hatha Yoga Pradipika by  Muktibodhananda Swami

  • The Yoga Bible by Christine Brown

  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar

• Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminof & Amy Matthews

• The Anatomy Colouring Book by Wynn Kapit / Lawrence M. Elson

FURTHER OPTIONAL READING during your Yoga career:

  • The path of least resistance by Robert Fritz

  • Light on Pranayama by B.K.S lyengar

  • Yoga path to holistic health by B.K.S lyengar

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

  • The China Study by T.C. Campbell

  • Roots of Yoga by Mark Singleton & James Mallison

  • Philosophy of Yoga - 2nd Edition by Peter Connelly

  • Paper on Patanjali by Jason Birch

  • Splendor of Recognition by Swami Shantananda

  • - enter Yoga

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Course Cost Inclusions :

Retreat Immersion accomodation

Online training

Weekend workshops

Retreat Immersion training

Yoga classes with Zen Soul Life

Entire tuition fees for course modules

Course manuals and  online support

Personal + professional mentoring

(Not Included: recommended text books , food/drink during course). 

Application + Payment.  Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, secure your spot by paying your $250 deposit below. You will then receive an invoice for remainder deposit balance. Another $250 will be due for total DEPOSIT $500.

Balance of course (if Early Bird) or no later than 1st February.

Course Cost. 

Early Bird Cost : $3997 to be paid in full by 1st October 2019

Full Cost $4297 no later than 1st February 2020

Payment plan : $4497 with $500 deposit - Monthly payments by application: email

NOTE : Costs are for your accomodation and training do not include flights, transfers or meals.

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