We acknowledge that once you step on the path to become a yoga teacher, you embark on a life-changing journey of continuous self-improvement. Our Advanced Yoga Teacher program contains an integrated path through 350 & 500 hours of training, as well as modules for special interest. mentorship & connection with other teachers to continue professional development.
Sukha Mukha Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
With Idit Hefer-Tamir and Katie Rose
“Each one of us has the power to shift global consciousness into the mind of peace. Peace is about learning to transcend disharmony, disorder, disease, and despair by reaching for that inner flame, the irrevocable, incorruptible light that restores harmonic conditions in our cultures, communities, and in ourselves.” – Maya Tiwari
This Advanced Teacher Training with Katie Rose and Idit Hefer-Tamir is for teachers who are looking to elevate their teaching to a higher level through ongoing yogic studies, mentorship and connection with other teachers and the trainers themselves. Continue to be inspired on your teaching journey by immersing yourself in this module-based course that covers a variety of topics, spanning across many aspects of yoga.
For teachers who already hold a 200-hour teaching certificate or equivalent, on completion of this module-based course, you will graduate with an Advanced Teacher Training certificate accredited with Yoga Australia. Alternatively, these modules can be taken alone to accrue CPD points, or to deepen your understanding of a specific area. However when studying single modules, no qualification will be awarded on completion.
What makes this yoga teacher training course unique is the huge number of face to face contact hours and strong focus on nurturing personal relationships.
Katie and Idit have worked together for many years teaching yoga and developing a well-respected and popular teacher training program. We are excited to now extend that into an Advanced training. People who have studied with Katie and Idit often comment on how practical their trainings are – really giving you the confidence to go and out be a great teacher – as well as offering tools for developing your own spiritual practice. In addition to being very practical both Katie and Idit are down to earth teachers who have a heartfelt wish to inspire and nurture their students into being the best they can be. We will be invested in your success, growth and flourishing! Our intention in this training is to hold your hand and guide you deeper on your yogic path; a strong element of the course is that of mentoring as well as peer support. You will feel totally supported and nurtured throughout the training as well as being challenged to go deeper too. Finally, our trainings are perhaps best known for the sense of community they engage. We consider ourselves and our students to be part of a yogic family and we hope you will join our thriving community which is filled with love, enthusiasm, open-minded spirit, discipline and the tapas or burning desire to learn which fuels us all.
Dates & Modules
Early bird: $2750 (cut off 8th Feb 2020)
The full cost includes all four modules, 2 blocks of mentoring as well as assignment feedback and access to the online platform (not included in the individual modules.) When enrolling in the full training you are also entitled to a 10% discount on any additional trainings offered at Sukha Mukha in 2019.
The Early bird price includes a free pack of Katie’s 3 E-books (Teaching Yoga To Beginners, Yoga & De-toxing and Embracing The Moon.) An additional $150 discount will be offered for students who pay the full amount up front.
Cost per module: $750
You can pick one or more of the four modules (listed below) for $750 each to accrue CPD points, or to deepen your understanding of a specific area. Please keep in mind you can not mix and match days across different modules and no qualification will be awarded on completion.
Cost if enrolling just for mentoring: $250 per each block of mentoring
Each mentoring block (6 weeks)
Required reading materials
‘Eastern Body Western Mind’ – Anodea Judith
‘Yoga Mind Body and Spirit’ – Donna Farhi
‘Jivamukti Yoga’ Sharon Gannon and David Life
‘Sweeping the Dust’ Ruth Lauer-Manenti
‘Path of Practice’ Maya Tiwari
'The Creative Habit' - Twyla Tharp
*If you enrol to one or some of the modules please check with us about what books you will need. These must be purchased separately before the course starts.
How to Apply
Please complete 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.
Idit Hefer-Tamir is the founder of Sukha Mukha Yoga and the Director of Sukha Mukha Yoga teacher training (formerly known as Samadhi Yoga teacher training) was extremely influenced and inspired by Jasmine Tarkeshi from the Laughing Lotus Yoga Studio in NYC and San Francisco, Katie Manitsas from Samadhi Yoga Newtown and Sharon Gannon and David Life the co-founders of Jivamukti Yoga.
While living in NYC she stepped into the Laughing Lotus studio and fell in love with Yoga. Jasmine has reminded her of her dormant spirit and the power of transformation that resides inside of us all if we only dare to believe. Since then her life has never been the same. Inspired by how much Jasmine has changed her life for the better she was looking for a teacher training course with the hope that she will be able to help more people.
Katie Rose was the director of Jivamukti Yoga Sydney and is now the founder and director of Bhakti Rose. She is an advanced level Jivamukti Yoga Teacher and a Ayurveda practitioner. She is also qualified in Kundalini Yoga and as a doula (childbirth support person) and holds the highest possible accreditations with both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia. She has been teaching yoga for over 20 years.
Katie’s passion is in yogic philosophy and the seasonal practices of sadhana – bringing devotion and a sense of the sacred to everyday life, as well as compassion for animals and a deep reverence for nature. Katie is a published author of several books including ‘The Yoga of Birth’ and her most recent book "Mindful Living'. She is the mother of four young boys and lives with her loud and busy family in Sydney’s Inner West.
150 Hours Breakdown
85-95 hours of Modules: Each of the four modules consists of approximately 21-23 contact hours over the three days.
20-30 hours of Mentoring: 10 weeks of mentoring, 2 hours per week.
20-30 hours of Homework: reading and assignments: Including interactive online resources and discussions.
As part of the certificate, you will be required to complete two blocks of mentoring consisting of 6 x 2 hour sessions on Wednesday afternoons. Mentoring sessions will offer a chance to spend time with your teachers (Jaki or Idit) and work on particular issues or questions in a more in-depth way. There will be an opportunity to post questions in advance for detailed exploration in the sessions. We will also work on specific asana (‘asana lab’) as well as covering any areas of further enquiry which arise from the module content.
Wednesdays at 9:30 - 11:45am
The mentoring component of the training is available as a remote / online experience to allow those who are traveling from far and wide to complete the whole training. If choosing this option the pricing remains the same and the online version runs through our ‘open learning’ online platform. It includes listening to pre recorded lectures, some homework assignments as well as interactive dialogue (via message posting) individual to each student from both peers and the tutors themselves.
In order to participate in this training, you must have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training.
After completing the 200-hour Teacher Training (or equivalent course), our Advanced Teacher Training offers an additional 150 hours of study, giving you a total of 350 hours training.
All of the modules offered within the 350-hour training category are recognized Yoga Trainings that count towards attaining advanced Teacher Training certification with either Yoga Alliance or Yoga Australia.
Our advanced teacher training takes you to Level 1 with Yoga Australia. Yoga Australia have a minimum requirement of 350 hours for Level 1 teacher’s certification. This means if you are a 200 hour graduate you would not have been able to register with Yoga Australia. Once you have completed our advanced training you will have completed a total of 350 hours and this will enable you to register with Yoga Australia as a Level 1 Teacher. From that foundation, if you choose to, you can earn CPD points (Continuing Professional Development points), through doing other trainings with us or other recognised training bodies to work towards a Level 2 or Level 3 certification. There are also time requirements (Level 3 takes 10 years to achieve) all of which are outlined on the Yoga Australia website.
Our advanced teacher training takes you towards 500 hour certification with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Alliance have two levels of training, 200 hours and 500 hours. Once you have completed our advanced teacher training you will have 350 hours under your belt – towards the 500-hour accreditation. To gain a full 500-hour certification you can then if you choose to, undertake an additional 150 hours of study from other courses and workshops offered at Sukha Mukha Yoga or a certified outside school in your area of your choice.
We believe that ultimately good yoga teaching comes from experience, practice and positive intentions. The accreditation body that you choose and the level that you choose to work towards it totally up to you! Once you have a 200 hour training you are able to teach – so in some ways advanced training is more about personal and professional development than certification and pieces of paper. However, with this in mind, we are more than happy to help to explain the ins and outs of accreditation and if you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
*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.