Yoga Academy (YA) 400 Out of Town Students Part Time Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training – including RYT200.

Responding to the pressing requests for out of town training we have developed a 400 hour Teacher Training Course that includes the Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT Certificate and the Yoga Academy 400 hour Certificate YA400.

200 hours of the course is online with the final 200 hours taught in a three week block course at the Yoga Academy.

Defintion of out of town: Albany north and Takakini in the south of Auckland.

The aim of the Yoga Academy’s Teacher Training Course is to begin to develop qualified instructors in the Ashtanga Yoga field.

Alongside the wisdom imparted, trainee yoga teachers are taught business and life skills that will equip them with the tools to develop both spiritually and professionally.

The initial 200 hours of online training is primarily led by Hui Zhang (ERYT500) accompanied by Jude Hynes (ERYT500) Training Director and Ben Seymour (RYT500). The three week block course, held at the Auckland Yoga Academy, is led by Jude accompanied by Hui, Peter Nilsson (ERYT500) and Vicki Soper (ERYT500).

Consisting of 400 hours, this six month long course includes both practical and theoretical training. This course is an asset to those not only looking to train as a yoga teacher, but for individuals looking to deepen their practice and understanding of the Yoga teachings.


If we practice the science of yoga, which is useful to the entire human community and which yields happiness both here and hereafter – if we practice without fail, we will attain physical, mental and spiritual happiness and our minds will flood toward the Self.
– Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

You guys did such a good job! I truly realize how precious everything I have received from you was and how the course in yoga allowed me to grow so much professionally and personally. It is hard to describe the thoughts I’ve had, but I hope you know every day how much I appreciate you two as my teachers and as my beloved friends. It is such a privilege that I have had the chance to share and change my life with you. And to know you as people, as friends, not just as teachers. I truly miss all the boat trips and our chats and chai and everything. I feel I’ve received so much from you and NOW is the time that I have the opportunity to transform all that I love and energy to the yoga community here in Finland.

Tiina Tanskin

Yoga Academy Graduate 2010

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