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Wondering why to become involved with International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA)? We take a look

Get to know the International Yoga Teachers Association

International Yoga Teachers Association

In a very crowded market place, it can be hard to work out where to do your yoga teacher training. Why choose to become involved with International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA)? Here are some reasons why:

  1. Longest running yoga teacher training organisation in Australia

The International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) is an international non-profit organisation founded in Australia in 1967 by Roma Blair.

  1. Internationally recognised qualification and network

In additional to teachers and students in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart and Perth, it has international representatives and members in Austria, France, Canada, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Oman, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. There are also independent affiliates in New Zealand, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Spain.

  1. Well rounded and inclusive approach to yoga – more than just the asana

The IYTA aims to promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga for everybody, regardless of age, sex, ability or disability, ethnicity or religion.

The IYTA promotes yoga’s many benefits – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It aims to increase understanding and application of the principles and philosophy of Yoga.

  1. A teacher organisation whose primary aim is to teach teachers

The IYTA’s primary activity is to conduct yoga teacher training (Hatha based) and an Association for yoga teachers internationally. The well-established, highly regarded and extensive IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teaching course has been running for over forty years with thousands of students graduating with the IYTA International Diploma. The IYTA provides excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes and offers a Post Graduate Certificate of Pre and Post Natal Yoga, a Yin Teacher Training, Meditation and Pranayama and Yoga for Seniors.

  1. Ethical and safe teaching methods

The Association upholds the highest ethics of Yoga teaching and professional conduct for its members. The IYTA is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Australia.

  1. Ongoing support

IYTA cannot be bought or sold. The organisation is committed to providing ongoing support to its members and graduates across Australia and the globe. Become a part of the IYTA family and join as a student or teacher. Members can volunteer or choose to join the IYTA faculty of lecturers or administration team.

What some of their recent graduates are saying…

“I have worked as a Midwife with women during pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal for 20 years. I have also been a yogini for many years completing my own Yoga teacher training last year. It has been my dream to share my love of Yoga and the many benefits with women in pregnancy. IYTA’s Pre and Post-natal Yoga teacher training is outstanding in its content, broad knowledge base, focus on safety and methods of learning. The recent 4 day residential shared with other students, experienced lecturers and facilitators was a lovely way to live and learn together in a peaceful retreat centre. The variety of weekend workshops, on-line lectures, videos and workbooks are all thoroughly researched and well prepared for self-directed and face to face learning. I recommend IYTA Pre and Post Natal training to anyone who wishes to teach Yoga to women during this most special time of their lives.”

– Jane Haverfield – PPN Graduate 2017, Post Graduate Certificate Pre & Post Natal

“I am thrilled that I chose the IYTA Yoga Teacher Training Course. The depth of experience in meditation has also given us a huge advantage as teachers – most yoga courses don’t require that kind of diligence. I’ve made some lifelong friends, I feel I’m part of a large, warm, like-minded community, and my whole way of living and relating to myself and others has changed for the better because of this course. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

– Alana Smith, International Diploma of Yoga Teaching (460hrs)