200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
1 Month Intensive
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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.
$3400AUD early bird rate until September 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.
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.
Starts Tuesday 27th October & ends Thursday 26th November 2020.
Mondays - day off. Runs through from Tuesdays to Sundays - Please see important link below for specific dates and break weeks.
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).
Essays, written and practical work plus 1 practical exam and 1 theory exam
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.
Now in its sixteenth year with graduates teaching all over the world, Sukha Mukha Yoga has one of the most well regarded and comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training courses in Australia. The course was originally developed by Katie Rose and is now run by Sukha Mukha’s founder and director of teacher training, Idit Hefer Tamir.
Throughout the years, Idit and Katie have maintained their close working relationship and support a beautiful connection to the traditional aspects of yoga and its various lineages.
Katie's lineage is highly influenced by Simon Low and Jivamukti yoga founders Sharon Gannona and David Life.
Idit has studied with all of Katie's teachers and has been greatly influenced by Jasmine Tarkeshi (who returns annually to Australia to teach at Sukha Mukha) and Donna Farhi.
Infusing lineage with spirit and philosophy, students embark on a unique journey when entering the classroom.
Over the past twelve years Idit has continued to develop and fine-tune the teacher training content, thereby giving students the most thorough and up to date groundings in the practical and theoretical aspects of yoga.
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 providing students with a broad understanding of the many diverse schools and aspects of yoga practice. Students from all yogic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
“One of our strengths is that our course is suitable both for those who know they want to teach at the end of the course and for those who simply want to dive deeper into the yogic teaching and are not yet sure if they wish to teach or not.” Idit
By the end of the course teacher training students will be fully prepared to stand in front of their own class of students and know how to deliver a class well. Students will also be introduced to the many facets of yoga and thereby given the opportunity to understand what it is they are most drawn to and what they would want to learn further and more deeply.
Sukha Mukha’s Yoga Teacher Training has over 250 hours of training allowing for 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 and are given individual attention – honouring the time old tradition of yoga teacher training.
Areas of study:
– Anatomy & Physiology
– Pranayama & Meditation
– Sanskrit Foundations
– Counselling & Communication skills
– 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What style of Yoga do you teach?
At Sukha Mukha Yoga we teach Hatha Vinyasa Yoga and we incorporate much of the inspiration from the teachings of Jivamukti Yoga. However we also cover other styles (Yin, Restorative, Kundalini and more) and the backgrounds of Yoga as it is very important to understand the difference between them and the schools of thought from each style. We have students from different traditions and lineages who train with us and we encourage you to teach from a place that is true and authentic to you.
How do I enrol/apply for the course?
On the Teacher-Training page on the website please scroll down and complete the attached application form. Email this to If you have problems uploading please contact us and we will email you a Word version of the form. We require a deposit to secure your place on the course. This can be transferred directly into our account or dropped into the Studio.
What Yoga experience is required?
Applications are assessed on an individual basis. While it is always preferable to have had some experience of Yoga and Yoga practice we look at each circumstance separately. Many people take a Yoga Teacher Training simply for personal development and so for these reasons we really try and give most individuals the chance to take the course. However, you will need to be committed and eager to learn and embark on a deeply transformational journey.
Both training programs cost $3700 or the early bird price of $3400 if you book before the close of the early bird date. Cost includes all training, books, exams and 40 class passes. If you miss sessions you may be required to make these up with a private lesson with the appropriate teacher at the cost of $80 per hour. This is the only time you will be required to add money to the overall cost of the course.
There are always events, workshops and other courses that you can attend at Sukha Mukha Yoga should you wish to participate for the advertised price.
Do I have to pay in full to be eligible for the early bird price?
No, as long as you pay the deposit by the early bird date you are eligible for the early bird price.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes. Once the deposit has been paid, we can tailor a payment plan that caters best to your individual needs. You can choose to pay larger amounts on a monthly basis or smaller amounts more frequently. We just ask that you keep paying as we progress with course and that the whole amount is paid 2 weeks prior to the end of the course.
How big are the classes?
Our classes vary in size from year to year and from one course to the next. Everything possible is ensured so that you can get the most out of your course.
What is included in the cost?
The cost includes the full training, all the required reading material and a 40-class pass to use at the studio.
What’s the difference between the 3-month weekend intensive course & the 5-month weekly course?
Both programs contain the same training, courses and modules and are just offered in 2 different ways to suit and cater for the different needs and requirements of students.
What qualification will I gain?
On successfully completing the 200-hour Level 1 Teacher Training, you will be issued a Certificate of Yoga Teacher Training from Sukha Mukha Yoga. This is accredited by Yoga Alliance, the US based International Yoga Association at the 200-hour level. This means you will be able to get insurance and can start teaching straight away.
Is the course registered to any Yoga Associations?
Sukha Mukha Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with Yoga Alliance; a US based international yoga association. Graduates can apply to Yoga Alliance for the appropriate 200-hour certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher, which is recognised in Australia and internationally.
What is the required course attendance? / Missing sessions
We can accommodate up to 2 days of missed classes from the Weekend Training and 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 may result in having to do a private lesson with the appropriate teacher at a cost of $80 per hour. 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.
What assessments are involved in the Teacher Training?
Sukha Mukha Yoga Teacher Training courses are highly experiential. Student participation and competency is regularly assessed throughout the training with tests, practicals, discussions and teaching practice. Through this process, students will be well-versed in all aspects of the training. If a student is deemed not yet competent, help can usually be provided for further study or practice and reassessment within the timeframe of the course. Students are required to teach a complete yoga class, a private class, sit a theory exam as their final assessment, and to complete their 50-hours of class attendance. Half of which we expect to be at Sukha Mukha Yoga.
Can I complete my 50-hour class attendance at another Yoga studio?
Yes you can make up your hours at other Yoga Schools of your preference, as long as you get proof of attendance, a signed sheet of all classes attended by the teacher who taught the class. We do however, expect you to try and do at least half of your classes at Sukha Mukha Yoga so you get a real sense of the style of yoga you will be learning to teach. We do understand that many of you will be travelling a long distance and this is sometimes difficult – however all of the training sessions, weekend and weekly, are sandwiched by yoga classes, before and after and sometimes in the middle of the day – this gives you the opportunity to make those hours up while you are at the Studio.
Do we get insurance?
Upon achieving your Certificate of Training from Sukha Mukha Yoga, you then need to take your First Aid Course Certification at your own discretion. After both these are completed you are free to apply for your insurance (Yoga Teachers Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance). You may apply through an insurance provider (for example VERO, OAMPS & AON). Insurance is required by many Yoga Studios and venues in order to teach, and at Sukha Mukha Yoga this is non-negotiable.
Is there any on-going support or continued education at Sukha Mukha Yoga?
Continuing education is really valuable for additional learning, support and inspiration, and to keep you in contact with your teachers and peers. It’s also a requirement of continuing membership of many yoga associations. We offer advanced workshops, specialist trainings, courses, teacher mentoring programmes, occasional retreats and much, much more for ongoing support after your training. All of these can count toward your continued learning and some towards your next level of Teacher Training if you are registered with Yoga Alliance/ Yoga Australia. See each individual programme for more information. We suggest that you subscribe to our Newsletter to keep abreast of current events, and we strongly encourage you to stay in contact with your fellow Sukha Mukha trainees. Our Sukha Mukha Facebook page is great for keeping up to date and in contact with others.
*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.