Yoga Teacher Training

The yoga teacher training program is conducted as a series of weekend workshops over a 2.5 year period. The program is conducted by Shayna Ogden, senior Iyengar yoga teacher. The course is designed to meet the teacher training requirements of the Iyengar Yoga Australia, which requires that students attend 300 hours of a yoga teacher training program.

The focus of the teacher training course is to give an overall understanding of the methods of teaching Asana and Pranayama in accordance with the method developed by B.K.S Iyengar. The course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to teach yoga.

Course Content

The yoga teacher training program will examine the different aspects of teaching yoga, observation, hands on adjusting and communication. Trainees will practice adjusting and teaching each other.The course involves 5 distinct aspects:

deepening your own personal practice

learning the basic techniques of teaching yoga (asana & pranayama)

Understanding yoga theory and knowledge concerning use of props, common problems in a class, class design for beginners and asanas for menstruation.

the history of yoga and yogic philosophy; and

yoga anatomy and physiology


Who can do Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga teacher training is for students with three years of Iyengar yoga experience. The course will also benefit students who do not intend to teach but wish to further their yoga study. Each weekend is presented as a discreet module. We have designed the teacher training program such that new trainees can join in each weekend. If you are interested but not sure whether you are ready for yoga teacher training and would like to discuss it, contact Shayna at BIY...