10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching

Byron Yoga Centre

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102571E

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


The program is divided into practical workshops and theory sessions which cover the key elements for developing the skills and knowledge to teach yoga safety and confidently. The session subjects include anatomy and physiology, sequencing, adjustments and corrections, use of props, women’s health and more. A key aspect of the course is the methodology for teaching asana, pranayama and meditation.

The Certificate IV course comprise units (listed below) and includes interesting and useful workshops, covering sequencing and assisting, philosophy, pranayama, meditation and applied anatomy, remedial yoga and Yin yoga.


The course is a total of 805 hours with 20 hours per week for 39 weeks plus 25 hours in week 40. The 40 weeks are divided into 4 terms of 10 weeks with holiday periods.

The course is 3 days each week with 2 days per week of 7.5 hours and 1 day of 5 hours including face to face instruction, yoga practice, online research, reflective practice journaling, yoga teaching experience plus assignments and assessments. You will be provided with a timetable closer to your start date.


Byron Yoga Centre applies the principles of validity, reliability, fairness and flexibility in all assessments.

  • Observation – the completion of a specified task or set of procedures, normally performed under close supervision, using a detailed checklist.
  • Oral questioning– a response is provided to a series of questions presented in order to demonstrate understanding of principles or reasoning behind the action taken.
  • Case study– an opportunity to display problem solving and decision making skills is provided in a simulated context.
  • Multiple choice– a question or incomplete statement followed by several options [usually 4 – 5] from which the trainee selects the appropriate answer/s.
  • Written short answer– a written response item consisting of a question/s with answers of a single word, a few words, a sentence, or a paragraph.
  • Project– an exercise or investigation based on a real life situation, generally requiring a significant part of the work being carried out without supervision, and involving the completion of a project report.


This course runs in two locations (the study days will be advised closer to the start date.). If accepted into the course you can choose from Byron Bay and Melbourne.

The Melbourne training is held at a studio in Fitzroy. The Byron Bay course is run from the Byron Yoga Centre studio in the centre of town and at the training facilities at 50 Skinners Shoot Road. Please note: The trainings in Byron Bay are not at the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
10,000 Per Year 11 Jul 2022
03 Oct 2022
23 Jan 2023
12 months
Full time
Melbourne Campus
Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne
Level 1, 110 - 112 Argyle Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

You must demonstrate English Language Proficiency and hold an IELTS Certificate showing an Overall Band Score at a minimum level of 5.5. It is essential that students are able to read and understand written English and are able to communicate effectively in English.

Must have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent.

A minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) hours of asana class instruction over a two (2) year period.

Be over 18 years of age.

Have a laptop or access to a computer.

Students are required to undertake a pre-enrolment interview.


Byron Yoga Centre
50 Skinners Shoot Road
North Coast New South Wales 2481
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