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Yoga Teacher Training in Australia

Wild Self Yoga offers this 200-hour yoga teacher training so you can start a deeper yoga journey. This course is open to students of all levels, though Wild Self Yoga generally requires a minimum of one year of practice prior to enrolment. Wild Self Yoga invites not only those who wish to become certified yoga teachers but any aspiring yogi wishing to extensively enrich their personal practice and more fully integrate yoga into their own lives.

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  • Relax with one free massage
  • Asana and pranayama lessons, philosophy, anatomy, and methodology
  • Eligible to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion
  • Organic teas, coffee, and snacks will be provided
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served
  • Enjoy access to the infinity pool and spa
  • 20 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

20 days with instruction
Group size: 10-12 participants
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  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga shala
  • Yoga studio
  • Free parking
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

Altitude 261 features two large lounge areas perfect for relaxing and taking in the spectacular views. Bedrooms are spacious. Altitude features an infinity pool and spa for you to relax in throughout the training.

Triple room with ensuite

Large indoor room with three single beds, a walk-in wardrobe, fireplace, seating, and private ensuite.

Small twin

Small room with two single beds and a shared ensuite.


Large indoor room with 2 king single beds and shared ensuite.

Semi-Private with ensuite

Large indoor room with 2 king single beds and private ensuite.

Twin Share Pavilion

A free-standing pod with 2 king single beds. Private deck, private outdoor bathroom and million dollar views.



Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Is this training for you?

This course is open to students of all levels, though Wild Self Yoga generally requires a minimum of one year's practice prior to enrolment. You are invited not only, those who wish to become certified yoga teachers, but any aspiring yogi wishing to extensively enrich their personal practice and more fully integrate yoga into their own lives.

If you wish to teach, this course is your gateway into a new life-changing career. Students will come away confident to teach safe and authentic yoga, equipped with practical tools and knowledge to share classes, workshops, and retreats.

For those who are not necessarily looking to teach professionally, you will find in this course a transformative journey of self-inquiry and increased self-awareness. A unique opportunity to fully immerse in yoga and learn new tools to move forward in your life with renewed confidence and awareness.

For all students, the training is a chance to spend time with like-minded people, deepen your own practice, enhance your personal awareness and learn from experienced teachers committed to supporting you on your journey. Yoga is a lifelong journey, and you have been lead here from a calling deep within to take the next step on this path of self-knowledge.

If you intuitively feel this training might be right for you, please feel free to reach out with any questions or inquiries and they'll be happy to help. If you would prefer to speak to someone, they're always up for a chat!

What sets Wild Self Yoga apart?

  • Small group sizes

Maximum 12 students. It’s all too easy for students to get lost in oversized training groups. They believe their students deserve individual mentorship on their yoga journey.

  • 60-minute class

Each student finishes the training by teaching their own 60-minute sequence. With a focus on teaching methodology from day one, students are well prepared to confidently design and lead their own class.

  • 100% original content, taught 100% face-to-face (No video!)

All their content is purposely curated and laid out in a highly designed way. Effectively taking students on a journey in understanding the true essence of yoga.

  • Available to talk

They are always available to talk through any questions regarding upcoming courses. They will be there for you before, during, and after the training.

  • Full-time teachers

Rose, Nick, and Xinia are available onsite at any time throughout the training for assistance.

  • Authentic yoga lineage

They do not teach another "style" of yoga. All teachers are trained in traditional yoga forms. Providing an authentic understanding of yoga in all its variations.

  • Ongoing community and connection

The unique learning environment fosters ongoing connections with students and teachers. All students become a part of the wider Wild Self Yoga teaching community; sharing resources, opportunities, and support.

What you'll learn

Based on a practical curriculum that approaches yoga systematically, they believe in creating strong foundations for teaching safely and authentically. Drawing from traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, you will be exploring yoga as a holistic approach, combining traditional teachings with modern science.

It is important to note that the approach is traditional, but appropriated to modern times. They don't follow any specific "style" or single lineage of yoga. Instead, coming from a holistic and applied approach, working with different elements from various teachings. They will cover mainly Hatha and Vinyasa approaches.

They delve deep into ancient texts and practices, interpreting and relating them to everyday life. Styles covered include Hatha and Vinyasa with a look at Yin, Ashtanga, Restorative, Kids, and Prenatal yoga.


  • Authentic foundations of Hatha yoga asanas
  • Traditional Vinyasa yoga and modern variations
  • Asana clinic: Alignment, adjustments, and modifications
  • Asana breakdown: Physical and energetic
  • Pranayama workshops: Techniques and benefits
  • Meditation: Active and passive techniques, philosophy, and methodology
  • Yoga Nidra: Practice and theory
  • Shatkarma: Cleansing practices
  • Mudra
  • Bandha


Taught by the anatomy specialist with a practical and functional approach.

  • The 11 systems of the body: Applied to yoga
  • Functional movement anatomy: How and why the body moves
  • Anatomy of the breath
  • Energetic anatomy: Chakras, Nadis, and the Koshas

Philosophy and lifestyle

  • ​​​History of yoga
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • Taking yoga off the mat
  • Ayurveda: Theory, self-care, and nutrition​

Teaching methodology

  • ​​The four tools of teaching
  • Sequencing methodology
  • Lead up to teaching your own 60-minute class
  • Finding your unique voice
  • Sanskrit
  • Learn to teach pranayama, relaxation, and meditation
  • Assisting and adjusting mindfully
  • Introduction to prenatal yoga
  • Introduction to teaching children's yoga workshop
  • Introduction to trauma-sensitive yoga
  • Ethics as a yoga teacher

Extra techniques

  • Nada Yoga (yoga of sound)
  • Trauma-informed yoga
  • Kirtan
  • Ecstatic dance evening meditation sessions
  • Employment pathways as a yoga teacher

Sample daily schedule

  • 06:00 - 08:00 Asana, pranayama, meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 - 10:45 Anatomy
  • 11:00 - 12:15 Philosophy
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:30 Yoga Nidra
  • 14:45 - 16:00 Teaching methodology
  • 16:15 - 18:00 Workshop/Posture mechanics
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner
  • 19:30 - 20:30 Evening session

About the classes

A detailed look at what you'll be covering in each class.

Morning practical

Morning classes alternate between Hatha and Vinyasa, incorporating asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, and relaxation. These classes are specifically themed and designed around the course content, building upon each day. They are a chance for students to fully immerse themselves in practice.

Anatomy and physiology

Anatomy is taught by Xinia, the resident body nerd. The bodily systems are explained and discussed in relation to yoga. Look at how and why the body moves, how to see and understand different bodies, and to apply anatomy knowledge in yoga teaching. Energetic anatomy is discussed here, as you demystify the Chakra’s, Nadis, and energetic layers of the body.


Here, learn all about the deeper aspects of yoga and how to bring practice off the mat and into everyday life. Break down the eight limbs of yoga, discuss their meaning, and practical application. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are interpreted and discussed. Including a detailed breakdown of the Yamas and Niyamas, providing guidelines for the yogi to live in greater harmony with the world around them.

Discuss Ayurveda as a lifestyle science, establish student's dosha type and discuss what it means for them, how to balance and work with it in everyday life.

Teaching methodology

This class gives students the opportunity to build confidence, learning to teach bit by bit. They'll break down the four tools of teaching, discuss the different types of cues, and how they might apply them in different class settings. You'll look at what makes a good yoga teacher, how to hold space, sequencing; everything you need to know in order to leave fully confident to teach.

Posture mechanics

The afternoon class is where you break down the finer details of each pose. An open style, the interactive format allows to workshop the mechanics of each asana, giving students the opportunity to really get to know each pose, ask questions, and bounce off the different body types in class.


You'll have meditation sessions on alternating evenings, covering a range of active and passive styles. Here, students will learn philosophy and practical techniques of various meditation methods.

How will you be assessed?

Prior to the training, there are two small assignments to complete and return before the training begins. This is to help you become familiar with some of the course content and hit the ground running once the training begins. During the training, there will be a number of small assignments and tasks designated to each subject.

You will sequence mini-classes, gaining feedback and confidence along the way. During the final week of the course, they ask each student to teach a 60-minute class entirely on their own, as well as completing a written theory exam.

What will you gain

  • Confidence to teach
  • One-on-one mentorship throughout the training
  • Skills to improve your lifestyle, health, diet, and surroundings
  • Ongoing support from teachers
  • Deep understanding and connection to yourself
  • A chance to be supported in a beautiful retreat center with wholesome delicious food
  • A feeling of purpose and community
  • The chance for self-reflection, to create a healthier you, from the inside out.
  • Student learning objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Demonstrate an ability to perform asanas, pranayamas, meditation, and shatkarma techniques as taught.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the energetic and physical aspects of asanas, pranayamas, meditations, and shatkarmas as taught.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of essential contra-indications and benefits of asanas, pranayamas, meditations, and shatkarmas as taught.


  • Describe each of the eight limbs of yoga.
  • Identify, describe, and demonstrate an understanding of key principles of the yoga sutras.
  • Describe each Ayurvedic dosha and demonstrate an understanding of the gunas.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of anatomical terminology, and its relevance as a yoga practitioner.
  • Describe the 11 systems of the body and how they interrelate, what a sattvic state means for each system, and the yoga practices that contribute to this.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the body, how this can differ from body to body, and what may contribute to these differences.

Art of teaching

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the four tools of teaching yoga.
  • Construct an effective sequence for a specific style to teach a 90-minute yoga class.
  • Be able to use a variety of cues and terminology while teaching.
  • Have a sense of structure, flow, and method while teaching.


  • Teach various styles of Surya Namaskara (Sun salutations)
  • Teach a 90-minute yoga class.

If you don't necessarily want to teach, will this course be appropriate?

Yes, many students enroll with the desire only to deepen their practice. However, many of these students surprise themselves, realizing they would like to begin sharing the teachings.

Are the trainings physically difficult?

No. They can be physically and mentally tiring (it is intensive). Anyone already interested in attending the course will likely be in adequate physical condition.

Are there any prerequisites for attending?

Wild Self Yoga recommends at least one year of yoga practice prior to attending. Once enrolled, they ask that students maintain practicing three times per week (at home or in class) in the lead-up to the course. There are two research assignments to complete before the training begins.

What is included in the cost?

Accommodation, three healthy vegetarian meals a day, teas, coffee and water, tuition, Wild Self Yoga’s comprehensive manual, and a welcome goodie bag! Required books to buy:

  • Yoga Anatomy 2nd edition by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Will you have free time?

Some. This is an intensive training format. There will be time during lunch break and every other evening for you to relax and rest. There are two full days and two half-days off, over the duration of the course

Are there any age restrictions?

You must be at least 18 years old to join the training. There is no maximum age, you are never too old to learn yoga!

What style of yoga will you be able to teach after you graduate?

You will be able to teach Hatha and Vinyasa, adding in your own flavor.

What kind of support will you have after the training?

The Wild Self Yoga team is always available to answer any questions you may have after the training by email, calls, or socials. Wild Self Yoga also has an online Wild Self Yoga teaching community that you are invited to join after completion of the training, this is a great space to be supported by fellow students and teachers.


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Retreat location

Nestled into the mountains high above the clouds lies Altitude 261, the stunning new retreat venue in the magical Byron Hinterland. Complete with an infinity pool, spa, and sweeping ocean and hinterland views, the perfect space to unplug, immerse, and reconnect. Set upon 20 acres of rainforest, surrounded by a national park and escarpment, the property plays home to an array of native flora and fauna, revealing the incredible diversity of the Byron region.

A short drive from the Mullumbimby township, you'll enjoy exclusive use of the private and secluded venue, the perfect space to house a transformative journey into yoga. The area is yours to explore on days off, white sandy beaches, famous surfing, rainforest walks, or a trip to the world-famous Byron Bay.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will enjoy a full menu of beautiful vegetarian whole foods during the course. Catered for by the designated in-house chef. All food is local and sustainably sourced and organic where possible. You will follow a yogic-style menu, blended with contemporary cuisine. Every meal is light, fresh, wholesome, and tasty; feeding your bodies and minds with the energy to digest a full training schedule. The menu is predominately gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free. Wild Self Yoga happily caters to most dietary requirements, get in touch to find out more.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

One massage is included in the package at no extra cost.

What's included

  • Full tuition for 21 days
  • Certificate of completion to register with Yoga Alliance
  • 20 nights accommodation
  • All meals and drinks daily
  • 1 massage
  • GST

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Any transfers to and from the venue
  • Personal expenses

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
21 days / 20 nights
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 10 participants


Arrival: Thursday March 17, 2022
Departure: Wednesday April 6, 2022

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 200 AUD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before November 30, 2021.

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