Byron Yoga Centre Teacher Training 1 Year (800hrs)

yoga teacher showing students how to do an asana
Byron Yoga Centre’s year-long Certificate IV Yoga teacher training is recognised by Yoga Alliance, Yoga Australia and ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) and qualifies Australian students for Austudy as it comprises 20 hours’ study per week.


Starting in March 2018 at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne, the course runs for 12 months and is one of the highest possible qualifications in yoga teaching that is recognised both in Australia and internationally.

The Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching doubles your qualifications in yoga teaching. Not only is it recognised with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia, but it is also an ASQA (Australian Skills Quality Authority) accredited national course, which can enhance its international standing because Australia has one of the most internationally recognised vocational education systems anywhere in the world.

Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching meets the requirements of quality assurance contained in the Australian Qualifications Framework.

The Certificate IV international yoga teaching course can also qualify students for a 12-month international student visa, which also allows you to work for 40 hours per fortnight in paid employment in addition to attending the course.

The 800 hour (RYT 500 hours Level 2 + 300 hours additional units) requires  students to attend training on 2 days each week during term times. Training  consists of 15 hours of face to face lectures and practical, and 5 hours of online homework.

The course is comprised of 10 units of competency that are transferable within the ASQA education system. These are;

  • YGTWOR401A Work within a yoga school framework
  • YGTPRC402A Perform a range of Yoga practices
  • YGTTEA403A Teach a general yoga class
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
  • HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • BSBSMB405 Monitor and manage small business operations
  • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • CHCLAH006 Coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of leisure and health programs
  • CHCCOM006 Establish and manage client relationships

Accredited by:

Yoga Alliance
Yoga Australia
Australian Skills Quality Authority







About Byron Yoga Centre

Byron Yoga Centre is Australia’s leading yoga-training academy with some of the world’s most experienced trainers.

Established in 1988 by John Ogilvie, Byron Yoga Centre is one of the longest-running yoga schools in Australia.

John Ogilvie  Lead Trainer – Founder and Director of the Byron Yoga Centre, has been teaching yoga for over twenty-five years and developed the Byron Yoga Centre teacher training courses.

John encourages a light heartedness in our approach to yoga and to ourselves. Teaching regular classes as part of the Byron Yoga studio weekly timetable, his classes are both challenging and dynamic, and integrate the different yoga styles of Iyengar and Ashtanga, as well as the softer Sivananda and Satyananda practices of yoga and the energy principles of Aikido.


More on the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne


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