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Level 1 200hr Yoga Teacher Training

5 Month Course Commencing June 23rd, 2016


Join our Yoga Teacher Training and embark on a deeply transformational journey. Change your career or simply deepen your own practice and understanding of Yoga.

Our teacher training will inspire you to take charge of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health by laying the practical and philosophical foundations of a lifelong yoga practice — one that you can share with others.

RYS 200 Yoga Alliance accredited, recognized by OAMPS and AON insurance so you can start teaching right away!

The Training

Sukha Mukha Yoga has one of the most well regarded and comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training courses in Australia, now in its thirtenth year with graduates teaching all over the world. The course was originally developed by Katie Manitsas with the help of her teacher Simon Low (The Yoga Academy, UK) and has been inspired by Donna Farhi (NZ), and Sharon Gannon and David Life (Jivamukti Yoga, NYC).

Over the past ten years Idit Hefer Tamir, founder of Sukha Mukha Yoga, has become an integral part of the teacher training program and alongside Katie Manitsas, has continued to develop and fine-tune its content, giving students one of the most thorough groundings in the practical and theoretical aspects of yoga in Australia today.

The training is designed to comprehensively explore the philosophy and physiology of yoga as well as the practical aspects of teaching asana, pranayama and meditation. The course is deliberately eclectic in nature giving students a broad understanding of the many different schools and aspects of yoga practice. Students from all yogic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Sukha Mukha’s Yoga Teacher Training has over 300 hours of training, allowing greater depth of knowledge and practical application for students to feel confident to take the next steps towards becoming an inspiring teacher.

Experience the benefits of studying in a small group in our boutique Bronte studio, where trainees have the opportunity to build community are given individual attention – honouring the tradition of yoga teacher training.

Course Content

Areas of study:

– Anatomy & Physiology
– Pranayama & Meditation
– Sanskrit Foundations
– Counselling & Communication skills
– Alignment
– Sequencing
– Yogic Philosophy
– Yogic Physiology
– Introduction to Ayurveda
– Yoga for kids and pregnancy
– Business skills – Practical tools for the business of yoga and transitioning into a teacher.

Training hours: 

Thursdays, 9:30am – 4:30pm. Please click here for the schedule.

Yoga class attendance:

You must complete 40 classes before your qualification is received (you have 3 months from day of graduation to finish these classes and you can also collect some of these classes at your local studio as long as you supply us with proof by the end of the course).

Home study:

Essays, written and practical work plus 1 practical exam and 1 theory exam


$3400AUD early bird rate until May 15th
$3700AUD full cost for any payments made thereafter.

Please contact us for flexible payment options. We are more than happy to find a payment plan to suit your individual needs and only ask that you keep paying as we progress with the course and that the whole amount is paid prior to the END of the course.

Your investment includes all books, tuition and a 40-class pass to make up your compulsory 40 class attendance.

Missing Sessions

We can accommodate up to 3 days on the Weekly Training, DEPENDING on which days you need to miss. You must try and tell us prior to booking into the course so we can let you know if we can accommodate this. However, any missed sessions have to be made up and you may split the cost with anyone else who has also missed the same session. Please note, this is the ONLY time you will be required add money to the overall cost of the course.

How to apply

Please download the application form, which includes detailed information on your dedication and commitment to yoga as well as an essay style question. You will be notified of your acceptance within a week of receiving your application. Please contact us via email if you have any problems downloading it from our website.

The faculty

There are several tutors and assistants in the course, all experts in their fields and all with a number of years experience in teacher training. Meet the Teacher Training faculty here.

Other course tutors include specialists in the fields of Anatomy and Physiology, Sanskrit and Ayurveda. The training features guest teachers for some modules.

Important Links

Application Form

Course dates for June 2016 intake

Meet the Faculty



*Please note that we do not offer any refunds. Payments are non refundable. Payment in part or in full confirms your place and is therefore binding. In special circumstances if you are unable to attend the course for which you have booked we may consider a transfer or a credit note, at our discretion. Credit notes WILL NOT be offered after the date of the course that has lapsed. Sukha Mukha Yoga serves the right to change the location or the hours of the training if the need arises.