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Adore Yoga

200hr Yoga Teacher Training

School Hours Program

When: 9.30am - 2.45pm Mondays & some Tuesdays, 1st May - 12 Dec

Where: Frenchs Forest Campus

Price: From $3200 Super Earlybird

Level 1 (200hr) Yoga Teacher Training
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Workshop Description

Yoga Teacher Training during School Hours


Have you been shopping for a yoga teacher training course that suits your lifestyle? You've probably noticed that most courses either run on weekends or as intensives. When you are juggling family commitments and work, those options are just not practical. You might also have noticed that most teacher trainings pack in 20, 30 and 40+ students per intake. 

At Adore Yoga, we make our teacher-trainings accessible and intimate -  courses run during school hours and we limit class sizes to just 12 students. If you're looking for a career teaching hard-core yoga to big groups, this isn't the right training for you. If you're looking to develop your own understanding of yoga and share what you learn with friends, family and small groups, we'll give you the confidence and skills to make a real difference to people's lives - one at a time.


Who is this course for?


This course is for people who want to study authentic, do-able yoga during school hours. 

  • Course runs 9.30am - 2.45pm school days
  • Enrolments capped at 12 students
  • Body Positive training that welcomes all body types and abilities
  • Learn how to work with small groups and 1-on-1
  • No fast moving, sweaty work outs
  • Do-able yoga for real people

You'll discover a body-positive approach that makes yoga accessible to everybody, making it ideal for people who want to integrate yoga into their existing roles, including:

  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Life coaches
  • Community workers
  • Psychologists and counsellors
  • You!


"Very in depth 200hr teacher training with highly relevant subject matter and experienced teachers. I loved the small supportive group setting. It felt like we were learning how to teach yoga with integrity and most importantly how to make it accessible to all members of the community." Jen M, 2016 Graduate.

You DON’T need to be strong, flexible, slender or fit. This is an inclusive training that welcomes all body shapes, sizes and ages. It's helpful if you've had at least six months experience of yoga - it's easier to share your love of yoga when you've experienced the benefits for yourself. 


Course Dates

This course runs from 9.30am - 2.45pm on Mondays and some Tuesdays: 

Monday 1 May; Tuesday 2 May

Monday 8 May

Monday 15 May

Monday 22 May; Tuesday 23 May

Monday 29 May

Monday 5 June

Monday 19 June

Monday 26 June; Tuesday 27 June


Monday 17 July

Monday 24 July; Tuesday 25 July

Monday 31 July

Monday 14 August

Monday 21 August; Tuesday 22 August

Monday 28 August

Monday 4 September

Monday 11 September

Monday 18 September; Tuesday 19 September


Monday 9 October

Monday 16 October

Monday 23 October

Monday 30 October

Monday 6 November

Monday 13 November

Monday 20 November

Monday 27 November

Monday 4 December

Monday 11 December; Tuesday 12 December

2 x Private Mentoring Sessions


What style of yoga will we learn?

This course is based on the traditional teachings of classical hatha yoga. The experienced teachers have trained in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya, a style of yoga that is adaptable to the needs of each individual. There are no set sequences, levels of achievement or rigid templates. This training is flexible and responsive to the requirements of every student. You'll receive a thorough grounding in traditional, authentic yoga AND learn how to adapt these timeless teachings for modern students.

How many people will be in the training?

We accept just TWELVE students on this course. This ensures the highest quality training and prepares you to work with small groups and individuals to the highest professional standards.

What accreditation will I receive?

This course is recognised internationally and is Yoga Alliance accredited. Upon successful completion you will become an RYT200 certified yoga teacher. At Adore Yoga, we believe that all 200hr courses are foundational training only and strongly recommend that yoga teachers continue their education after graduation to meet Yoga Australia minimum criteria of 350hrs training. 

Do I need to be able to demonstrate all the poses?

No. There's more to being a good yoga teacher than being able to do the physical poses. You will be trained to practice and teach a variety of modifications, including the use of yoga props, to make yoga accessible to everybody.

What happens if I can't make all the classes?

You need to attend a minimum of 80% of the face to face training hours in order to qualify for accreditation. If you cannot make all of the sessions, a limited number of them can be made up during one-on-one mentoring sessions. However, if you can't make at least 80% of the face to face sessions, you will not be able to graduate.

Will I be qualified to teach yoga in NGO's, schools, hospitals, clinics and other organisations?

Yes. This course is an ideal foundational training for people who want to take yoga in to community and clinical settings.  

How will I be assessed?

This course includes 5 simple assessments, including practical teaching assessments, short written answers and multiple choice questions. You will also keep a regular journal of your learning and teaching process. All assessments are designed to help you learn rather than 'test' your knowledge.


What students are saying about studying with Adore Yoga 

“Adore yoga's 200 hour course is a small, supportive training accessible to everyone about teaching yoga to everyone! We had great teachers on I felt supported the whole way along.” Jessica D, 2016 Graduate.


“Loved the diversity of topics which make up the whole yoga jigsaw and benefitting from the wisdom and experience of our teachers.” Donna L, 2016 Graduate

Why study with Adore Yoga?


Adore Yoga have been leaders in yoga teacher training for over 12 years and you'll benefit from our experience.

  • Senior, experienced and accredited teachers 
  • Thought leaders in yoga and social justice, community and accessibility in Australia
  • Fully accredited by Yoga Alliance
  • Pathway to full Yoga Australia and AAYT accreditation
  • Highest quality training with some of Australia's leading yoga teachers
  • Our commitment to making yoga accessible to all ages, sizes and abilities. See our MANIFESTO!


Course Structure


You will be attending face to face sessions one or two days per week from 1st May - 12th December 2017, with breaks during the Winter and Spring school holidays. You will receive a total of 180 face to face training hours and will also need to undertake approximately 30hrs home study and teaching practice outside of class times. Because 200hrs is just the first step in becoming a yoga teacher, Adore Yoga offers a full pathway to accreditation by Yoga Alliance, Yoga Australia and the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists. We provide over 1000 hours of fully accredited yoga teacher training! 



This course goes way beyond teaching yoga poses. The curriculum is rich with philosophy, meditation, breathing techniques, anatomy and, above all, applied yoga that makes this powerful practice accessible to everyone. Your adventure in yoga includes:

  • Introduction to the History & Practice of Yoga: A vibrant enquiry into the living traditions of yoga.

  • The Subtle Energetic Body: Discover the ‘invisible’ energetic anatomy of yoga.

  • Introduction to Yoga Philosophy: How the ancient philosophy of yoga impacts modern life.

  • Anatomy & Physiology:  A practical, no-nonsense approach to anatomy that's lots of fun. 

  • The Foundations of Asana Practice: Learn the key foundational principles of yoga poses.

  • Yoga Asana Training: Learn a wide variety of poses and how to adapt them for special needs.

  • Pranayama: Experience the art of yogic breathing.

  • Sequencing and Class Planning: Create enjoyable, safe and effective yoga classes. 

  • Meditation – philosophy and techniques: Calm, balance and deeper self awareness.

  • Adjusting and Therapeutic Modifications: Learn to work with students with health issues. 

  • Introduction to Ayurveda: Learn the secrets of India’s ancient system of healing. 

  • Transformative Yoga Facilitation: Connect with your students and deliver transformative yoga classes.

  • Assistant Facilitation and Observation: Put your new knowledge into practice! 

  • Ethical Business Practice: Discover basics of successful, ethical yoga business management.

  • Personal Mentoring: This is your special time with your teacher to take your learning in the direction you choose.






Non-Refundable Deposit required to secure booking: $900


Book before 28 February 2017: $3,200


Book before 30 March 2017: $3,400


After 30 March 2017: $3,600

Plus: 2 x $120 Personal Mentoring sessions paid direct to your mentoring teacher.

Discounts & Payment Plan

Full payment discount: Receive $100 discount when you pay your fees in full 28 days prior to course commencing.

Pay per month plan: Pay in 4 monthly instalments (after non-refundable deposit). No discount

How to Book 


Because this course only accepts 8 students per intake we recommend early booking. Secure your place with a $900 deposit HERE.


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What students are saying about training with Adore Yoga....

"This entire course was very interesting and both Nikola and Joan were fully supportive. I feel I learned so much in the last 18 weeks but at the same time it made me realize that there is so much more to learn! I'd be happy to continue my study through Adore yoga and I can recommend it wholeheartedly.” Noemi Tuba

Course Faculty
You will be learning from some of the most experienced yoga teachers and health professionals in Australia. 

Joan Miller

Joan Miller is a senior and talented teacher with over 30 years of experience in yoga teaching and teacher training. Joan takes yoga back to its authentic roots, using the traditional practices of Hatha Yoga to help her students develop spiritual and physical awareness. Certified by over five nationally and internationally recognised bodies, member of Australia’s peak body for Yoga, Yoga Australia and Accredited Journey Therapist, Joan is a highly qualified, compassionate and inspiring Yoga Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Reiki Master.

Nikola Ellis

Nikola Ellis BA (hons) Dip. Health (Yoga), Dip. Shiatsu, IAYT, AAYT, E-RYT, Level 3 (Yoga Australia)

Founder and Principal Teacher at Adore Yoga, Nikola Ellis has been immersed in yoga for over 20 years. A certified Level 3 teacher (Yoga Australia) and an ERYT500 teacher (Yoga Alliance) and member of the AAYT (Australian Association of Yoga Therapists) and the IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), she has studied yoga, meditation and yoga therapy with leading international teachers including TKV Desikachar, Judith Lasater, Donna Farhi, Ganesh Mohan, and Saraswathi Vasudevan.

For the past decade, Nikola has specialised in yoga therapy and teacher training, using her wealth of experience to bring the philosophy and practice of yoga vividly to life. Nikola honours the principles of Viniyoga, giving every individual student the practice that best meets their specific needs. She is actively engaged with several non-profits, including Yoga Gives Back, Edo & Jo's A Sound Life project, Cancer Council NSW and is the founder of the Pink Yoga project which is dedicated to making yoga freely available to women with cancer. Nikola is currently undertaking a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Tracy Gerza

Tracy’s love of yoga began with her first class back in 2004. When she started yoga, she admits she was mostly looking for a physical challenge. That was until the moment when she lifted her heart to the sky, grinned and realized there was SO much more to it!

She believes in making yoga accessible to everyone and uses her joyful, nurturing nature to do just that. Tracy's classes are based on the Hatha style of yoga - building balance between body, mind and breath.

A graduate of the Qi Yoga 420 hr Teacher Training Diploma, Adore Yoga Therapy 300hr Training and Yin Yoga Teacher Training, Tracy emphasizes steadiness, stability and focus rather than 'perfection', and her students are encouraged to work at their own pace and listen to their bodies for a safe and enjoyable practice.

Sunita Patil

Sunita is a yogini, teacher, writer, artist, and coach. She has over a 30 years experience of yoga and over the past 17 years she has taught thousands of students in Australia, USA and India. Sunita has studied yoga, ayurveda and Sanskrit at advanced levels in India (BKS Iyengar Institute), Europe (Yoga Philosophy at the University of Oxford), the USA and Australia.  Sunita is passionate about making the sophisticated aspects of yoga philosophy accessible to everyone. 

Kate Clugston

Kate is a dedicated and curious student of the yogic path. She was introduced to yoga as a child and has continued to practice and study throughout her adult life. She completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training under Idit Hefer Tamir at Sukha Mukha Yoga and is on the Yoga Therapy training path with Nikola Ellis and Joan Miller at Adore Yoga.

Having trained in theatre and movement studies, Kate brings two decades of body based inquiry to her yoga teaching praxis. Kate’s gift as a teacher is in creating for space for wholehearted learning through embodiment; encouraging students to explore and apply yoga teachings to the wisdom of their own body. She is the mother of two young children and a passionate advocate for women’s health and empowerment through the practices of self care, self study and conscious activism.

Brook McCarthy

Brook McCarthy is creator of Hustle and Heart, an online marketing consultancy and training organisation for wellbeing and creative professionals. She's been teaching yoga and meditation intermittently for 17 years since discovering these at university where she was studying Comparative Religions. Through business coaching, marketing consulting and training, Brook enables yoga, wellbeing and creative professionals to be bold in business by embracing their natural advantages – creativity, self-expression, and compassion. Brook has a background in public relations and communications.



Booking Terms and Conditions

Deposit and fees are non refundable. Should you cancel your booking more than four weeks prior to start date, 50% of the balance (not including non-refundable deposit) will be given. No refunds will be made for cancellations made within 4 weeks of start date. See prospectus for full terms and conditions.