Gheranda Samitha Hatha Yoga Intensive Teacher Training™

Foundation Level 1 Advanced -17 Day Intensive Course. Now in Perth!

The Gheranda Samhita Hatha Yoga Teacher Training™ 250 hour Foundation Level 1 Advanced is the First and only Intensive Yoga Programme in the world created and offered by an Alliance Organisation. The Alliances Organisations (U.S.A, Australia, Canada, UK and YAI-HQ) are renowned worldwide for setting high Standards in yoga education.

A Certification from Yoga Alliance International is recognised worldwide and confers graduates immediate high status within the yoga industry thus enabling them to build their career as a highly regarded yoga professionals.

This comprehensive  globally recognised Teacher Training Programme based on the classical teachings of the Hatha tradition including Ashtanga, and Iyengar, follow a streamlined curriculum of study developed by a team of yoga masters from various lineages and traditions, physiotherapists, holistic therapists, yoga historians and philosophers to ensure that students receive the highest standard of yoga education.

The aim is to lift the profile of yoga teaching and offer aspiring yoga teachers and yoga students a solid and safe foundation in the art of teaching Hatha Yoga as we develop the next generation of leaders in the yoga industry.


This Yoga Certification endorsed by the International Yoga Federation (the largest yoga organisation in the world) guarantee the quality of qualifications based on and in compliance with globally recognised Standards and Guidelines for Yoga Teacher Training Programs. See the certificate of authenticity: Gheranda Samhita YTTC Worldwide Accreditation

Yoga Alliance Australia RYT-200 hour Silver Designation

Upon successful completion of this ‘signature’ course, graduates can teach anywhere in the world and are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Australia and the International Yoga Federation.

The programme is employer recognised and awarded Fitness Australia 15 CECs (continuing education credits).

Course Information

*This Course is extremely popular and the number of students’ intake is limited to 6.

It is highly recommended to reserve a place ASAP. Check dates availability: Gheranda Samhita Hatha Teacher Training™ Dates

This training is transformative. You’ll experience an authentic process that makes you look at your own reality, takes you deeper in your own practice, and gives you the skills to teach yoga.

Significant time is devoted to ‘how to teach’, the professional practises required to become a safe and effective yoga teacher so that you can stand with confidence in front of your students.

As part of the course students will be observed teaching, a necessary experience which provides the opportunity to improve teaching knowledge and delivery skills.

Unique aspects of this Teacher Training Include


Face to Face 17 Days Training provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves 99% in yoga practice, teaching methodologies and techniques, meditation and relaxation techniques, pranayamas practice, teacher ethics, class sequencing and planning for  17 days straight.


Self-Study (50 hours).  Upon conclusion of the 17 Days practical training, to obtain the Gheranda Samhita Hatha Yoga Teacher Training™ Foundation Level 1 Advanced Certificate of Completion, applicants must complete (not included in the cost) additional 50 hours (15 non-contact hours, and 35 contact hours) of extra-curricular activities at personal pace.

For further details on how to complete Stage 2, please read here: Course Requirements and: Course Prerequisites  

*To assist students familiarise themselves with Yoga History and Philosophy, the course theory components: Classical Text Books and Course UNIT 1: Human Anatomy, Biomechanics and Physiology (included in the cost), are provided one week prior to the course commencing date.

Topics of Study:
Yoga Lord of Dance Advanced Pose
  • Teaching Yoga Safely
  • Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Teach beginners-intermediate Ashtanga Vinyasa Class (Primary Series modified)
  • Teach Ashtanga Mysore Class
  • Teach  beginners-intermediate Classical  Hatha Yoga Class (Vinyasa-Flow)
  • Teach beginners Iyengar Style Class (use of chairs/props/blocks)
  • Postures Sanskrit Terms
  • Asana (Alignment Principles)
  • Injuries Prevention
  • Class Planning and Sequencing
  • Pranayama Techniques (beginners-intermediate)
  • Meditation and Relaxation Techniques
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics
  • Subtle Anatomy (Nadis, Chakras, Bandhas)
  • Yoga History and Philosophy Classical Text Books (Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Padripika,  Sivananda  Scriptures, Gheranda Samhita, the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Georg Feuerstein’s Psychology of Yoga, Georg Feuerstein’s Yoga History and Philosophy)
  • Adjustments  and Assists
  • Chakras Yoga
  • The role of a Yoga Teacher
  • Sun Salutations (A&B and Hatha Classical Surya Namskar)
  • Using your voice: language and cuing techniques
  • Use of props (blocks, chairs, bolsters,belts)
  • Teach Partner Yoga.
  • Special Population. Learn safety guidelines, cautions and contraindications in the teaching of asana and correct advice for:
  • Pregnant Yoga Students
  • Children’s Yoga Students
  • Seniors Yoga Students
Note: This Teacher Training™ does NOT qualify to teach: Prenatal, Children’s or Seniors Yoga. Students will learn how to deal with common conditions encountered in a yoga class. An additional 85 hours yoga study are required to teach Specialty Yoga classes.

What style of Yoga will Students learn in the Teacher Training?

The programme is a unique Fusion of Vinyasa Yoga (modified Ashtanga Primary Series) and Hatha Classical Yoga (Vinyasa-Flow) with the integration of Iyengar style which emphasises on body alignment and the use of props.

What style of Yoga Classes Students will learn to teach?

Vinyasa Yoga (modified Ashtanga Primary Series) and Hatha Classical Yoga (Vinyasa-Flow)

Who is the course for?

For a select group of students highly committed to the practice and teaching of yoga. Students are given personal attention that is sensitive to their needs and ongoing development.

Upon successful course completion, graduates will have all the tools necessary to begin teaching yoga anywhere in the world, safely and effectively. From schools to studios, prisons to outdoor parks and corporate offices.

Course Syllabus

The aim of the course is to develop competent and effective yoga teachers who are equipped to guide students safely in all aspects of delivering a yoga class. The course is designed to provide a sound foundation in developing skills in Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with the ability to teach, deliver and adapt practices in a supportive and encouraging environment. For further information see here: Gheranda Samhita Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus


The course is suitable for students serious about yoga that have a one year minimum of continuous and dedicated Vinyasa Yoga (Ashstanga) or Hatha Classical (Vinyasa-Flow Yoga practice).

Teaching Faculty

Yoga Alliance Australia’s teaching faculty is composed of highly experienced certified and registered yoga teachers from the Ashtanga, Hatha and Iyengar tradition. In addition, the Teaching faculty holds Master degree or Ph.D. in fields of specialisation within broad areas, read more here: Training Course Faculty

Entry Requirements

Entry is by strict selection based on the applicant’s experience and commitment to the teaching and practice of yoga before and after course completion. For further information please see: Requirements

Dates and Venue

This course sells very fast. It is highly recommended to book months in advance. For 2014 - 2015 dates see here: Course Dates

How to Apply

Submit the Admission Form and the required supporting documents. Please download the application here: Application Forms

Graduates Testimonials

Our Graduates come from all walks of life and different corners of the world, read their inspiring stories: Yoga Teachers Testimonials


The object of this Alliance is to offer affordable high standard training to talented, dedicated  aspiring yoga teachers with a genuine passion for the practice and teaching of yoga. For course costs see here: Course Fees

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