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Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, Sydney

Flexible Modular Training, Starts 7th March 2019  

$3200 per stage (three stages)

Transform your career - and the lives of your students - when you become a Yoga Therapist. This nationally accredited yoga therapy training offers:
  • A comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of Yoga Therapy.
  • Training in biomedical systems and psycho-social conditions. 
  • The skills and confidence to assess clients, design, implement and evaluate effective Yoga Therapy programs.
  • Hands-on experience with live case studies, so you’ll be ready to use your skills in the real world.
  • Extensive training in Ayurveda.
  • Learning from most skilled and supportive team of teachers in Australia and beyond with our celebrated international guest teachers.
  • Full Yoga Therapy Certification.
  • Learn Yoga Therapy in the tradition of Sri T Krishnmacharya from teachers who have studied directly with TKV Desikachar and BKS Iyengar.


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Is this the right course for YOU?
This 650hr advanced program is for yoga teachers with a minimum of 350hrs training.  Are you an RYT200 or newly qualified teacher? Apply for the 150hr Introduction to Yoga Therapy bridging course.
When and where does the course run?
This program runs at Adore Yoga's French's Forest Campus (20 mins north of the Sydney CBD) from 7 March 2019 for a minimum of 2 years. The flexible modular format means you can take up to 4 years to complete, fitting in study around work and family. 
What accreditation will I receive?

When you successfully complete all course requirements for yoga therapy teacher training, you will receive the Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy and be eligible to register as a professional Yoga Therapist with Yoga Australia. 




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Course Structure


The Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy is broken down into 3 Stages, each one consisting of: 

  • 120hrs face to face training

  • 50hrs home study

  • 50hrs practicum

These stages are broken down into 4 x 4-day modules. Each module runs from 9.30am – 5.30pm, Thursday-Sunday.


Flexible Learning


It's challenging to find the resources to embark on a major study program. To make it easier, this training runs in a flexible modular format. Start with the introductory module (Stage 1, Module 1), then complete Stage 1 and Stage 2 modules in any order. Stage 3 can be commenced when all Stage 1 and Stage 2 modules are completed.


Flexible Enrolment Options


You can choose to enrol for:

  • The whole Graduate Certificate (650hrs)

  • One 220hr Stage at a time (220hrs each)

  • One 4-day module at a time (50hrs each)

The full program takes a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 4yrs to complete. 


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Course Curriculum  
Stage 1: Yoga Therapy Foundations (220hrs) 

Stage 1, Module 1 (Thurs 7 - Sun 10 March 2019)

Yoga Therapy Fundamentals 

Yoga Psychology Fundamentals 


Stage 1, Module 2  (Thurs 21 - Sun 24 March 2019)

Personality, Behaviour and Diversity in Yoga Therapy 

Research Skills for Yoga Therapists 

Yoga Therapy for Diabetes

Therapeutic Restorative Yoga 


Stage 1, Module 3  (Thurs 9 - Sun 12 May 2019)

Yoga Therapy for Cancer 

Yoga Therapy and Pain Management 

Yoga for Elderly Students

Therapeutic Chair Yoga 

Yoga Therapy and End of Life and Palliative Care 


Stage 1, Module 4 (Thurs 25 - Sun 28 July 2019)

Yoga Therapy for Auto-Immune Diseases 

Yoga Therapy for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Yoga Therapy for Asthma and Respiratory Conditions 

Yoga Therapy for Cardiovascular Health 



Stage 2: The Professional Yoga Therapist (220hrs) 


Stage 2, Module 1 (Thurs 22 - Sun 25 August 2019)

Orthopedic Yoga Therapy: The Upper Body 

Orthopedic Yoga Therapy: The Lower Body 


Stage 2, Module 2 (Thurs 17 - Sun 20 October 2019)

Functional Assessment and Diversity in Human Anatomy 

Working One-on-One: Therapeutic Sequencing 

Working One-on-One: Therapeutic Adjusting 


Stage 2, Module 3 (Thurs 19 - Sun 22 March 2020)

Introduction to Yoga for Mental Health

Trauma Sensitive Yoga 

Holistic Counselling for Yoga Teachers

Clinical Assessment in Yoga Therapy


Stage 2, Module 4 (Thurs 21 - Sun 24 May 2020)

The Breath & Meditation in Yoga Therapy 

Chanting, Chakras and Energetic Healing 


Stage 3: Applied Yoga Therapy (210hrs)   


Stage 3, Module 1 (Thurs 23 - Sun 26 July 2020)

Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, Panic Disorders and Depression 

Yoga Therapy for Eating Disorders 

Yoga Therapy for Addiction Recovery 


Stage 3, Module 2 (Thurs 10 - Sun 13 Sept 2020)

East-West Nutrition and the Gut-Brain Relationship 

Ayurvedic Diagnosis and Cleansing 


Stage 3, Module 3 (Thurs 15 - Sun 18 Oct 2020)

The Professional Yoga Therapist 

Professional Development and Self Care 

Integration and Complex Presentations in Yoga Therapy 1


Stage 3, Module 4 (Fri 6 - Sun 8 Nov 2020) 

Integration and Assessment 



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 Course Faculty 

You will be learning from Australian and interntational guest teachers who join us to deliver specialty courses throughout the program. Your core faculty includes:



Nikola Ellis MCAP, C-IAYT

Course Director

Founder of Adore Yoga, Nikola has been immersed in yoga for over 25 years, studying with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan. Nikola has been training yoga teachers and therapists for 14 years and runs a successful private Yoga Therapy practice in Sydney. She develops, delivers and consults on Yoga Therapy programs for organisations including A Sound Life, Cancer Council NSW, The Butterfly Foundation and RSL Defence Care.  


Joan Miller

Joan Miller is a senior and talented teacher with over 30 years of experience in yoga teaching and teacher training. Joan takes yoga back to its authentic roots, using the traditional practices of Hatha Yoga to help her students develop spiritual and physical awareness. Certified by over five nationally and internationally recognised bodies, member of Australia’s peak body for Yoga, Yoga Australia and Accredited Journey Therapist, Joan is a highly qualified, compassionate and inspiring Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.


Tracy Gerza

A passionate student and teacher of anatomy, Tracy has studied with Qi Yoga and Polestar Pilates as well as undertaking training in Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy and more. She emphasizes function, stability and introspection rather than aesthetic 'perfection', encouraging students to work at their own pace and listen to their bodies for a safe and enjoyable practice. 

Tracy believes in making yoga accessible to everyone and uses her joyful, nurturing nature to do just that. She is currently studying Pilates rehab in her quest to offer her students a highly personalized and healing experience of yoga.

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Sunita Patil

Sunita is a yogini, teacher, writer, artist, and coach. She has over a 30 years experience of yoga and over the past 17 years she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA and India. Sunita has studied yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit at advanced levels in India (BKS Iyengar Institute), Europe (Yoga Philosophy at the University of Oxford), the USA and Australia.  Sunita is passionate about making the sophisticated aspects of yoga philosophy accessible to everyone. 

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Rachel Zinman

Rachel Zinman has been practicing and teaching yoga nationally and internationally since 1992. Rachel was diagnosed with diabetes in 2008 at the age of 42 which revolutionized her approach to teaching and practice. Her book 'Yoga for Diabetes, How to Manage Your Health with Yoga and Ayurveda' was named finalist in Forward Reviews Book of The Year 2017 . Rachel writes for many  print and online magazines, is an award winning musician, mother  and wife.


Lauren Tober

Dr Lauren Tober is a Clinical Psychologist, Life Coach and Yoga Teacher based in Mullumbimby. Lauren integrates the best of western psychology with ancient yogic wisdom, both on and off the mat. She is the founder of Capturing Gratitude, a worldwide photographic happiness project, A Daily Dose of Bliss, a highly acclaimed online yoga course, Living Your Heartfelt Desires, an online course to create a life you love and Meditation, Pure + Simple, a 6 week iRest Yoga Nidra course.

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Rosie Caunt

Rosie is a one of Sydney's most senior yoga teachers and a seasoned yoga teacher trainer. She is a fun loving person and a committed family gal who has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and has been in the classroom for 40 years as a teacher and lecturer. Rosie is passionate about yoga and its tools. She specialises in working in small classes and individual sessions to support people towards wellbeing and affect positive change in their lives. Rosie works with the whole person - mind, body, breath and spirit - using movement, sound, breath and talking.

Liz Bennett

Liz Bennett

Liz Bennett is one of the few physiotherapists in Australia who is also a specialised yoga therapist and a long term yoga teacher and practitioner.

As a physiotherapist for over 20 years, Liz has worked with thousands of people in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools and yoga centres. Her years of working in hospital wards gave her invaluable insights into the management of orthopaedic and medical conditions and the application of yoga alongside modern treatment. 



Sarah Ball

Sarah Ball is a qualified yoga teacher, art therapist, counsellor, and social worker. Her professional experience includes running therapeutic group-work and 1:1 counselling in the fields of disabilities; adult mental health; child and adolescent mental health; addiction treatment, and eating disorder recovery. She has studied multiple yoga teacher trainings, including a 2-year 500 hour training at Nature Care College in Sydney, 200 hours with the School Of Sacred Arts, and 150 hours in ZenThai Flow

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Rosemary Manners

Rosemary has been passionate about health since graduating from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy 25 years ago. Ten years ago she completed a Diploma of Naturopathy from Nature Care College and since then she has been studying the mind and the decisions we make in relationship to health. This study has included Neurolinguistic programming, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis. Rosemary is also a trainer in NLP and Time Line Therapy.



 Application Process 


Applications are now open for Adore Yoga Therapy Teacher Training Australia. Enrolments are limited to ensure a high quality learning environment.  
Enrolment and Fees

The Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy is offered in a flexible modular format, so you can choose to enrol for the whole 650hr course or study one Stage or one Module at a time.


Your three study options are:


  1. The complete Graduate Certificate of Yoga Therapy program (650hrs taught over 2 years): $9,500  
  2. One 220hr Stage at a time (Complete the course in 2-4yrs to suit your schedule): $3,200 
  3. One 4-day module at a time (50 hours x 12 modules with up to 4yrs to complete): $890 per module 


In addition, students must attend nine private mentoring sessions with members of Adore Yoga Therapy core faculty. Mentoring sessions are $120 each, payable direct to the mentoring teacher.  


Find out about our easy payment plans.


Ready to transform your teaching? Book now - a deposit of $900 deposit guarantees your place.


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 Want more information on Yoga Therapist Training or how to become a Yoga Therapist?
Call a course advisor on 1300 844 693. 

Booking Terms and Conditions
*Payment plan available - ask here for details* Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance paid after non-refundable deposit will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. See prospectus for full terms and conditions.


*It is a prerequisite of the course that participants hold an accredited 350hr teacher training certificate. Teachers with RYT200 certification should apply for the 150hr bridging course Foundations of Yoga Therapy. Classes take place at the Adore Yoga Therapy Sydney Campus in Frenchs Forest.