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Teacher Training

We offer nationally recognised and internationally accredited yoga teacher training from our studio in Point Cook, in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. 

Western Wellness Institute of Training (WWIT) delivers industry-leading nationally recognised and internationally accredited yoga teacher training programs to aspiring yoga teachers setting a benchmark for excellence within the yoga community. Our students leave their program feeling they have gained the knowledge and skills to be a successful and confident yoga teacher.

Just like a yoga class, completing the Yoga Teaching program is about starting from where you are, learning as you go, and more importantly, enjoying and embracing the journey. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from 20 years to 77 years of age, there is no barrier to entry, and just like a yoga class, you don’t need to be fit or flexible to undertake the program. It is common and perfectly acceptable that students will have pre-existing conditions and limitations within their yoga practice. 

The only prerequisite is easy: you must LOVE yoga.

Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teaching (350 hours)

At the conclusion of the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching you will be a certified Yoga Teacher, who is “job ready” and confident to teach yoga in Australia and internationally.

Delivered part-time over 12 months, this program offers comprehensive training in yogic practice, philosophy, lifestyle and yoga teaching. The program is extremely flexible and family friendly, and can be easily completed by students who work full-time and have school aged children. 

This program is designed for anyone - you don’t need to be a fitness professional to get started - even if you’ve never taught a class before, this class is for you. Through your studies, you will gain practical experience and confidence in your own yogic knowledge, and also build the expertise to safely plan and deliver your own yoga classes.

Certificate of Yoga Studies (150 hours)

This is a non-teaching certificate - designed for yoga lovers, not aspiring teachers.

Completed over 6 months, our Certificate of Yoga Studies gives yoga lovers the practical and theoretical knowledge of a yoga teacher, but without the modules relevant to teaching. 

Completing the Certificate of Yoga does not entitle you to teach yoga in Australia or internationally - you can upgrade to the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching (350 hours) at any time.

Program content

Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Component Included

Duration

350 hours

History & Philosophy of yoga

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Ayurveda (the yogi diet)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Sanskrit (the language of yoga)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Study the Yoga Sutras of Patanajali (the basis of yogis thought and philosophy)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Asana (postures)

  • Forward bends

  • Back bends

  • Side bending

  • Twists 

  • Inversions

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Pranayama (breathing practices)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Mudra (hand gestures)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Bandha (physical and energetic body locks)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Meditation (observation of the mind)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

The Chakra System (7 energetic centres in the body)

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

The study and practical application of Human Anatomy & Physiology to yogic practice

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Understand the effect of yogic practice on human physiology

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Yoga Class Sequencing

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

The Principles of Yoga Teaching and class Facilitation

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

The Ethics of Yoga Teaching

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

The Business of Teaching Yoga

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

When completed, can teach yoga classes

Yes, included in Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching

Certificate of Yoga Studies

Component Included

Duration

150 hours

History & Philosophy of yoga

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Ayurveda (the yogi diet)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Sanskrit (the language of yoga)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Study the Yoga Sutras of Patanajali (the basis of yogis thought and philosophy)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Asana (postures)

  • Forward bends

  • Back bends

  • Side bending

  • Twists 

  • Inversions

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Pranayama (breathing practices)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Mudra (hand gestures)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Bandha (physical and energetic body locks)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Meditation (observation of the mind)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

The Chakra System (7 energetic centres in the body)

Yes, included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

The study and practical application of Human Anatomy & Physiology to yogic practice

No, not included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Understand the effect of yogic practice on human physiology

No, not included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Yoga Class Sequencing

No, not included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

The Principles of Yoga Teaching and class Facilitation

No, not included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

The Ethics of Yoga Teaching

No, not included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

The Business of Teaching Yoga

No, not included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

When completed, can teach yoga classes

No, not included in Certificate of Yoga Studies

Payments

You can pay for your course upfront in full, or via a payment plan.

We have flexible payment arrangements to make completing your course accessible for everyone. If money is tight, talk to us about your personal circumstances and we can discuss payment options available to you. Ask us for more information.

Request a course prospectus

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Yoga classes for everyone

Western Wellness offers a range of yoga classes suitable for beginners to experienced yogis. Our class styles offer a range of options for you to fall in love with yoga.

In-person and online classes

Join us in our Point Cook yoga studio for one of our many yoga or meditation classes, or watch online for an intimate at-home experience.

Affordable yoga classes

We have flexible and affordable pass options to suit everyone. Whether you want to come in studio or enjoy yoga in the comfort of your home with our online, we can’t wait to see you on the mat.

Learn yoga in lockdown try our Virtual Pass for $15.00 per week

Includes unlimited zoom + video library access

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We're located at 102 / 22-30 Wallace Avenue, Point Cook VIC 3030 - opposite Williams Landing train station.

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