Is the YA800 Hatha Course the right option for you?

The following summary will be helpful when assessing whether or not you are able to commit the time required to participate in the YA500 One Year Part Time Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course.

Weekly schedule

Outside of the two 3 week (one per year) Block Courses a typical week at the Yoga Academy would be:

Monday 7.00pm – 8.00pm, meditation

Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Saturday 6.00am – 8.00am, trainees-only workshop class

These classes are compulsory.

In addition to the above, choose 3 more scheduled practice classes to attend each week:

  • Monday 5.30pm – 7.00pm
  • Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Thursday 6.30pm – 8.00pm
  • Saturday 11.30am – 1.00pm
  • Sunday 9.00am – 10.30am

Block Courses

There are 2 Block Courses of 3 weeks each, one in May and the other in January of the following year. For these courses you will be required full time at the Auckland Yoga Academy.

Prerequisites and non-negotiables

Minimum level of practice

You must be able to demonstrate that you are proficient in

  • Standing poses
  • Basic sitting poses, i.e. forward bends, twists and boats
  • Basic back bends i.e. setu bhandasana and urdhva dhanurasana
  • Inversions


You must be over 18 and under 70 years old.


You must be proficient in English.

Smoking and drugs

You must not smoke and must avoid abuse of substances such as drugs and alcohol.

Computer skills

You will be required to do assignments and diaries in MS Word and correspond via the internet in which you assist and teach with the support and guidance of the tutor.

Think our teacher training could be for you?