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Level 1 (200hr) Yoga Teacher Training

This unique small-group yoga teacher training is for people who want to share yoga in small groups and one-on-one. Because it is focused on do-able yoga, rather than accomplishing advanced poses, we welcome people of all ages, sizes and abilities. That makes it ideal for professionals who want to add yoga to their toolbox


62A Avenue Rd, Mosman NSW, AU 2088
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Type of Event

  • Teacher Training

Yoga Styles



Feb 12 to
Aug 20
10:30 amto10:30 am

10.30am - 6.30pm Sundays from 2 Feb - 20 Aug 2016



Non-Refundable Deposit required to secure booking: $900

SUPER EARLYBIRD : Book before 12 November 2016: $3400
EARLYBIRD: Book before 12 January 2017: $3600
FULL PRICE: After 12 Jan 2017: $3800

Full Description


Unique Small Group Training That Makes Yoga Accessible

10.30am - 6.30pm Sundays From 12 February - 20 August 2017

Who is this course for?

This course is for people who want to share yoga in small groups and one-on-one. Because it is focused on do-able yoga, rather than accomplishing advanced poses, we welcome people of all ages, sizes and abilities. That makes it ideal for professionals who want to add yoga to their toolbox, including:

Life coaches
Social workers
Community Services staff
Massage therapists and body workers
Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Psychotherapists

You DON’T need to be strong, flexible, slender or fit. This is an inclusive training that welcomes all body shapes, sizes and ages. It's helpful if you've had at least six months experience of yoga - when you've experienced the benefits of yoga for yourself, you're better able to share those benefits with others.



What style of yoga will we learn?

This course is based on the traditional teachings of classical hatha yoga. The experienced teachers have trained in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya, a style of yoga that is adaptable to the needs of each individual. There are no set sequences, levels of achievement or rigid templates. This training is flexible and responsive to the requirements of every student. You'll receive a thorough grounding in traditional, authentic yoga AND learn how to adapt these timeless teachings for modern students.

How many people will be in the training?

We accept just EIGHT students on this course. This ensures the highest quality training and prepares you to work with small groups and individuals to the highest professional standards.

What accreditation will I receive?

This course is Yoga Alliance accredited and upon successful completion you will become RYT200 certified. At Adore Yoga, we believe that all 200hr courses are foundational training only and strongly recommend that yoga teachers continue their education after graduation to meet Yoga Australia minimum criteria of 350hrs training.

Do I need to be able to demonstrate all the poses?

No. There's more to being a good yoga teacher than being able to do the physical poses. You will be trained to practice and teach a variety of modifications, including the use of yoga props, to make yoga accessible to everybody.

What happens if I can't make all the classes?

You need to attend a minimum of 80% of the face to face training hours in order to qualify for accreditation. If you cannot make all of the sessions, a limited number of them can be made up during one-on-one mentoring sessions. However, if you can't make at least 80% of the face to face sessions, you will not be able to graduate.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga in NGO's, schools, hospitals, clinics and other organisations?

Yes. This course is an ideal foundational training for people who want to take yoga in to community and clinical settings.

How will I be assessed?

This course includes 5 simple assessments, including practical teaching assessments, short written answers and multiple choice questions. You will also keep a regular journal of your learning and teaching process. All assessments are designed to help you learn rather than 'test' your knowledge.


What students are saying about studying with Adore Yoga

“A very supportive and comfortable learning atmosphere. Feeling very inspired to learn MORE!” Mel Gagnon

“It’s a comprehensive course that will give you the tools and knowledge not only in a yoga teaching situation but also in day to day life and interactions. This course has taught me more about myself, my mind, my body and in some ways broken me down in order to put me back together.” Marina Pawley

Yoga is for EVERY Body

Have you thought about training to teach yoga, but worried you weren't fit or flexible enough? Being a yoga teacher isn't just for the young and bendy! If you've experienced the benefits of yoga and want to share it with people in small groups or one-on-one, then this is the right training for you.

This empowering yoga teacher training gives you the skills to make yoga do-able for people of all ages, sizes and abilities. You'll be supported to love and live with the body you're in - and do the same for your students.

From poses and breathing techniques to meditation and yoga philosophy, you’ll discover the true purpose and practice of yoga and how to adapt it to help others. That makes it ideal for people working in the helping professions who want to add yoga to their tool-box.

We'll help you develop powerful skills that will allow you to meet the physical and psychological needs of individual students. Rather than learning the ‘right way’ to do a particular exercise by rote, you will be learning to work collaboratively to create individualised solutions. It's the way yoga teaching was meant to be.

Why study with Adore Yoga?

Adore Yoga have been leaders in yoga teacher training for over 12 years and you'll benefit from our experience.

Senior, experienced and accredited teachers
Thought leaders in yoga and social justice, community and accessibility in Australia
Fully accredited by Yoga Alliance
Pathway to full Yoga Australia and AAYT accreditation
Highest quality training with some of Australia's leading yoga teachers
Our commitment to making yoga accessible to all ages, sizes and abilities. S

Course Structure

The course is delivered on Sundays, 10.30am – 6.30pm for 20 weeks from 12 February - 20 August 2017, plus teaching practice outside of class hours. You will receive a total of 180 face to face training hours and will be expected to commit to a minimum of 20hrs home study. Because 200hrs is just the first step in becoming a yoga teacher, Adore Yoga offers a full pathway to accreditation by Yoga Alliance, Yoga Australia and the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists. We provide over 1000 hours of fully accredited yoga teacher training!



This course goes way beyond teaching yoga poses. The curriculum is rich with philosophy, meditation, breathing techniques, anatomy and, above all, applied yoga that makes this powerful practice accessible to everyone. Your adventure in yoga includes:

Introduction to the History & Practice of Yoga: A vibrant enquiry into the living traditions of yoga.

The Subtle Energetic Body: Discover the ‘invisible’ energetic anatomy of yoga.

Introduction to Yoga Philosophy: How the ancient philosophy of yoga impacts modern life.

Anatomy & Physiology: A practical, no-nonsense approach to anatomy that's lots of fun.

The Foundations of Asana Practice: Learn the key foundational principles of yoga poses.

Yoga Asana Training: Learn a wide variety of poses and how to adapt them for special needs.

Pranayama: Experience the art of yogic breathing.

Sequencing and Class Planning: Create enjoyable, safe and effective yoga classes.

Meditation – philosophy and techniques: Calm, balance and deeper self awareness.

Adjusting and Therapeutic Modifications: Learn to work with students with health issues.

Introduction to Ayurveda: Learn the secrets of India’s ancient system of healing.

Transformative Yoga Facilitation: Connect with your students and deliver transformative yoga classes.

Assistant Facilitation and Observation: Put your new knowledge into practice!

Ethical Business Practice: Discover basics of successful, ethical yoga business management.

Personal Mentoring: This is your special time with your teacher to take your learning in the direction you choose.




Non-Refundable Deposit required to secure booking: $900


Book before 12 November 2016: $3,400


Book before 12 January 2017: $3,550


After 12 January 2017: $3,800

Plus: 2 x $120 Personal Mentoring sessions paid direct to your mentoring teacher.

Discounts & Payment Plan

Full payment discount: Receive $100 discount when you pay your fees in full 28 days prior to course commencing.

Pay per month plan: Pay in 4 monthly instalments (after non-refundable deposit). No discount

How to Book

Because this course only accepts 8 students per intake we recommend early booking. Secure your place with a $900 deposit.


What students are saying about training with Adore

"This entire course was very interesting and both Nikola and Joan were fully supportive. I feel I learned so much in the last 18 weeks but at the same time it made me realize that there is so much more to learn! I'd be happy to continue my study through Adore yoga and I can recommend it wholeheartedly.” Noemi Tuba

Course Faculty
You will be learning from some of the most experienced yoga teachers and health professionals in Australia.

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.

Nikola Ellis

Nikola Ellis BA (hons) Dip. Health (Yoga), Dip. Shiatsu, IAYT, AAYT, E-RYT, Level 3 (Yoga Australia)

Founder and Principal Teacher at Adore Yoga, Nikola Ellis has been immersed in yoga for over 20 years. A certified Level 3 teacher (Yoga Australia) and an ERYT500 teacher (Yoga Alliance) and member of the AAYT (Australian Association of Yoga Therapists) and the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), she has studied yoga, meditation and yoga therapy with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan.

For the past decade, Nikola has specialised in yoga therapy and teacher training, using her wealth of experience to bring the philosophy and practice of yoga vividly to life. Nikola honours the principles of Viniyoga, giving every individual student the practice that best meets their specific needs. She is actively engaged with several non-profits, including Yoga Gives Back, Edo & Jo's A Sound Life project, Cancer Council NSW and is the founder of the Pink Yoga project which is dedicated to making yoga freely available to women with cancer. Nikola is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Tracy Gerza

Tracy’s love of yoga began with her first class back in 2004. When she started yoga, she admits she was mostly looking for a physical challenge. That was until the moment when she lifted her heart to the sky, grinned and realized there was SO much more to it!
She believes in making yoga accessible to everyone and uses her joyful, nurturing nature to do just that. Tracy's classes are based on the Hatha style of yoga - building balance between body, mind and breath.

A graduate of the Qi Yoga 420 hr Teacher Training Diploma, Adore Yoga Therapy 300hr Training and Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Tracy emphasizes steadiness, stability and focus rather than 'perfection', and her students are encouraged to work at their own pace and listen to their bodies for a safe and enjoyable practice.

Kate Clugston

Kate is a dedicated and curious student of the yogic path. She was introduced to yoga as a child and has continued to practice and study throughout her adult life. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training under Idit Hefer Tamir at Sukha Mukha Yoga and is on the Yoga Therapy training path with Nikola Ellis and Joan Miller at Adore Yoga.

Having trained in theatre and movement studies, Kate brings two decades of body based inquiry to her yoga teaching praxis. Kate’s gift as a teacher is in creating for space for wholehearted learning through embodiment; encouraging students to explore and apply yoga teachings to the wisdom of their own body. She is the mother of two young children and a passionate advocate for women’s health and empowerment through the practices of self care, self study and conscious activism.

Brook McCarthy

Brook McCarthy is creator of Hustle and Heart, an online marketing consultancy and training organisation for wellbeing and creative professionals. She's been teaching yoga and meditation intermittently for 17 years since discovering these at university where she was studying Comparative Religions. Through business coaching, marketing consulting and training, Brook enables yoga, wellbeing and creative professionals to be bold in business by embracing their natural advantages – creativity, self-expression, and compassion. Brook has a background in public relations and communications.



Booking Terms and Conditions

Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance (not including 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.