Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

offered in 2021 as an online experience

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

offered in 2021 as an online experience

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, whilst enjoying the ease of studying with us from anywhere in the world. 

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 the strong focus on nurturing personal relationships and your own personal growth journey as well as your teaching skills.  We noticed in 2020 as many of our trainings transferred from in-person to the online space that the magic continued to blossom in this new format.  For this reason we decided consciously to offer the Advanced Teacher Training by livestream (online) in 2021.  By offering this training online it will be available to many more people.  Please note to gain accreditation you must attend a minimum of 70% of the sessions live online. Recordings will be made available for seven days after each module but this does not replace the attendance experience. 

Katie and Idit have worked together for many years teaching yoga and developing this well-respected and popular Advanced Yoga Teacher 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 2021

unless otherwise noted sessions happen online via zoom - this is an online training event. 
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Sacred Scripture -  with Katie Rose

23rd-25th July 2021


Friday 9am - 5.30pm  

Saturday 8am - 4.30pm 

Sunday 8am - 4.30pm 

Drawing on the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras, learn how to effectively integrate spiritual teachings of yoga into your classes naturally, without being too ‘out-there’ or ‘over-sharing’ your personal story. Learn philosophy of yoga in relation to daily life, mantra and chanting with Nada yoga (music). Explore what it means to be a spiritual activist and the path of the yogi in the modern world.

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Sustainable Teaching -  with Idit Hefer Tamir

10th-12th September 2021

Friday 9am - 5.30pm

(for Friday only on this module in-person attendance at Bondi is available, the cost is the same)  

Saturday 8am - 4.30pm 

Sunday 8am - 4.30pm 

What makes our teaching and practice of yoga sustainable?

Certainly, the events of the last few months have highlighted that we cannot rely on external factors to keep our teaching and practice steady. The landscape for yoga teachers has shifted and changed so much and is continuing to do so. In this powerful and supportive Advanced Teacher Training module we will explore how we can continue to thrive and survive as yoga teachers. Course directors Idit Heffer-Tamir and Katie Rose have re-worked this module completely since the events of the global pandemic to support you during this time of change.

Monthly Mentor Gatherings 2021 

Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:30am (online)

3rd of March 2021 

31st of March 2021

5th of May 2021 

2nd of June 2021

14th of July 2021 

4th of August 2021

1st of September 2021 

6th of October 2021

3rd of November 2021 

1st of December 2021

Our Advanced Teacher Training program contains an integrated pathway through 350-500 hours of training as well as modules for special interest and mentorship. Mentoring sessions will offer a chance to spend time with your teachers and work on particular issues or questions in a more in-depth way. 

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Yoga & Ayurveda for the Individual - with Katie Rose

5th-7th March 2021

Friday 9am - 5.30pm

(for Friday only on this module in-person attendance at Bondi is available, the cost is the same)

Saturday 8am - 4.30pm 

Sunday 8am - 4.30pm 

An individually tailored approach to teaching private yoga classes with Katie Rose. In this module we will explore some elements of ayurveda as a lens through which we can look at students as individuals, as well as self-practice and teaching of chanting (nada yoga), pranayama, meditation and sadhana (conscious spiritual practices) for one-to-one work.


Advanced Sequencing & Theming According to the Chakras - with Idit Hefer Tamir

14th-16th May 2021

Friday 9am - 5.30pm 

Saturday 8am - 4.30pm 

Sunday 8am - 4.30pm 

Sequencing is the foundation of all good yoga classes. We will reflect on creating sequencing, built around a theme (such as the chakras for example) and where you might be stuck in a sequencing ‘rut’ or teaching on auto-pilot. We will also look at advanced alignment – how to teach difficult and advanced poses both safely and in relation to class themes.  We will also discuss in this module how to adapt classes for the online space, a vital skill for modern yoga teachers. 


FULL ONLINE TRAINING WITH CERTIFICATION AND MENTORING $2400 (you save $650 on the cost of individual modules)  I 
$2000 for SM TT Graduates (saving over $1000 on the cost of individual modules) 

The full cost includes all four modules, all mentoring sessions 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 2021.

Cost per module: $600 

(SM TT graduates receive a $75 discount - contact for details)

You can pick one or more of the four modules for $600 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.

Individual mentoring session:$25 

Recommended reading materials for each module will be suggested after enrolment. 



* You will be sent a private zoom link and workbook PDF or access to the online course portal in advance. The sessions are based in group discussion and break-out sessions so your live participation is appreciated where at all possible. 70% attendance is required for certification. 

* We will be recording the sessions as we lead them. These recordings will be available to view for 7 DAYS ONLY and are not downloadable, after which time they will be destroyed. 

* These recordings will not be available for the open public or for marketing purposes (your privacy and the integrity of the 'closed group' is respected).

* Please contact us if you would prefer that your contributions to group sessions are not made available to the group in recordings. 

* The purpose of these recordings is to allow you to review the content once again for the following week and repeat any material you may have missed or wanted to understand better and to open the training to our students and greater community who for whatever reasons are unable to attend the training in person at the days and times we are leading it.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form, which includes detailed information on your journey with yoga so that we best know how to serve and support you. 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.

Each module runs from Friday - Sunday. The times for these modules are:

Friday: 09:30-17:30 - in studio or livestream (you choose!) 

Saturday: 08:00- 16:30 - via zoom

Sunday: 08:00- 16:30 - via zoom

20-30 hours of Mentoring: 10 weeks of mentoring, 2 hours per week - via zoom

20-30 hours of Homework: reading and assignments: Including interactive online resources and discussions.


Mentorship Program

As part of the certificate, you will be required to complete 10 x 2 hour Mentoring sessions on Wednesday mornings. Mentoring sessions will offer a chance to spend time with your teachers (Katie ,Idit and at times Guest teachers) 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.

Mentoring Times:

Wednesdays at 9:30 - 11:30am

Mentoring Dates: 

3rd of March 2021

31st of March 2021

5th of May 2021

2nd of June 2021

14th of July 2021

4th of August 2021

1st of September 2021

6th of October 2021

3rd of November 2021

1st of December 2021- virtual graduation ceremony for those completing full course

The mentoring component of the training is a remote / online experience to allow those who are traveling from far and wide to complete the whole training.


Accreditation Information

In order to gain certification 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.

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.

Yoga Alliance

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.