Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching


2 year Part Time Course (1120 Hours)


Monday 24th February 2020


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About The Course


This course is comprised of a total of 1120 hours of training. These hours include course contact time and home study time.  The hours are comprised of 500 hours of Yoga Studies-Hatha Yoga Practitioners Certificate training and 620 hours of the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching studies. To be eligible for entry into the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching Course participants are required to have reached a high level of competency in all areas of Yoga theory and practice and have successfully completed the Yoga Studies Hatha Yoga Practitioners Certificate course 500 hours or equivalent.
This course has been developed to provide the education and training required for individuals seeking a career as a professional yoga teacher. The Hatha Yoga Practitioner Certificate makes up the first year of the two year Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching course.

It is envisaged that participants undertaking this course will have a sincere and caring nature and will be an inspiration to others, together with having a genuine interest in sharing the philosophies and teachings of yoga. Applicants should be well established in their own personal practice and have a thorough understanding of all aspects of Yoga and their related disciplines.

The course is designed to give participants:

  • A solid foundation in the theory and practice of all aspects of Hatha Yoga.
  • An understanding of the ethical standards of a professional yoga teacher.
    A high level of competence in the theory and practice of yoga teaching.
  • On successful completion of the course participants will have gained all of the required knowledge and skill to teach yoga with a high level of professionalism and with confidence in a yoga centre or as a self-employed professional.
  • Graduates will be eligible to undertake further studies in the areas of personal and professional development which is a requirement to maintain membership with Yoga Australia.



  • VIY001  Asana 1A
  • VIY002  Pranayama 1A
  • VIY003  Mudra and Bandha 1A
  • VIY004  Shatkarma 1A
  • VIY005  Relaxation and Meditation Practices 1A
  • VIY006  Yogic History, Philosophy and Culture 1A
  • VIY007  Yogic Physiology 1A
  • VIY008  Integrative Yoga Techniques 1A
  • VIY009  Introduction toTraditional Anatomy and Physiology 1A
  • VIY010  Yogic Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle 1A
  • VIY011  Styles of Hatha Yoga 1A
  • VIY012  Intro to Occupational Health and Safety 1A
  • VIY013  Introduction to Teaching Principles 1A
  • VIY014  Traditional Yogic Practices 2B 
  • VIY015  Yogic History, Philosophy and Culture 2B
  • VIY016  Yogic Physiology 2B
  • VIY017  Yogic Psychology 2B
  • VIY018  Introduction To Yoga As A Therapy 2B
  • VIY019  Yogic Nutrition Diet and Lifestyle 2B
  • VIY020  Yoga For Clients with Special Needs 2B
  • VIY021  Principles and Practices of Yoga Teaching 2B
  • VIY022  Anatomy and Physiology 2B
  • VIY023  Effective Communications 2B
  • VIY024  Teaching Yoga as a Profession 2B
  • VIY025  Occupational Health and Safety 2B
  • VIY026  First Aid Certificate

The successful completion of all 26 subjects will qualify the participant for the VIYETT Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching.


Frequently Asked Questions


2020 February Course Dates

Monday 24th February, 2020

2019 Student Information Session

Saturday 7th December, 2019 (1.00pm-2.00pm)

2020 Student Information Session

Saturday 25th January, 2020 (1.00pm-2.00pm)

If you are unable to attend the information session please give us a call and make an appointment to discuss your study options.

Study Options
  • Daytime, Evening and Weekend study options available
  • Distance Education (available for students living more than 50kms
    out of Melbourne) Distance Education students may commence studies at anytime throughout the year.


Aim of the Course


The aim of the VIYETT Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching is to educate and train individuals seeking a career as a professional yoga teacher. During the course of study trainees will be guided through the basic foundations of a yoga practice to the more advanced practices of yoga which will assist in developing their own personal practice and also equip the trainee teacher with all of the necessary skills to teach yoga in a professional and confident manner to a diverse range of people in the community.


Trainees will explore a variety of topics and techniques that are common to the practice of yoga and by the end of the course the trainee will have developed all of the necessary skills to plan, develop and conduct a number of different classes and workshops that may be presented to the general public.

On completion of the course graduates will have attained a high level of competency in all aspects of yoga teaching and philosophy based on in- depth experience and understanding of the meaning and processes that constitute the practice of yoga.
All of the teachings at VIYETT are based on the classical Raja Yoga System and the Eight Limbs of Yoga. During the course of study students will extensively explore the rich history, philosophy and culture of the yogic tradition in order to gain a broader understanding of the traditions of yoga in modern day life.

We are currently accepting enrolments for the February 2020"Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching" Course


Here in this body are sacred rivers; here are the sun and the moon, as well as all the pilgrimage places.  I have not encountered another temple as blissful as my own body.


The VIYETT Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching is a Registered Training Course with Yoga Australia. The Director of VIYETT Maya Hansajati is a Senior Level 3 Yoga Teacher/Trainer.


If you have any queries in relation to any of the courses please do not hesitate to contact Maite Rivela or Maya Hansajati from the Victorian Institute of Yoga Education And Teacher Training on (03) 9533 1347 at your earliest convenience or