Advanced Yoga Teacher Training

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 2020


Module 1 - Yoga for the Individual: March 5th - 7th

Module 2 - Advanced Sequencing: May 14th - 16th 

Module 3 - Sacred Scripture: July 23rd - 25th

Module 4 - Sustainable Teaching: September 10th - 12th

Mentoring Blocks

Block 1 with Idit Hefer: 22/5, 29/5, 5/6, 12/6, 19/6, 26/6 (Friday 13:30-15:30)

Block 2 with Katie Rose: 30/7, 5/8, 12/8, 19/8, 26/8, 2/9 (Wednesday 9:30-11:30)


Sukha Mukha Yoga, 38c Macpherson Street, Bronte NSW 2024


$2900 for complete Advanced Teacher Training (150 hours)

$2750 Early Bird offer (cut off February 8th 2019)

Cost per module if choosing to complete individually - $750. These also accrue CPD points

"I completed my advanced yoga teacher training at Sukha Mukha yoga studio in 2017.  I am so grateful to my teachers, Idit Hefer Tamir and Katie Manitsas, for the life-enhancing, empowering and inspiring teachings they shared and the loving, kind and generous way in which they did so. The training greatly enriched my teaching as well as my personal practice and was a perfect blend of practical and philosophy modules.

I am grateful too for my fellow classmates and was uplifted by being in the presence of so many like-minded souls, with the same values and aspirations. I wholeheartedly recommend this training!"

This training is run in collaboration with Sukha Mukha Yoga Studio.  The training runs at Sukha Mukha Yoga,  38c Macpherson Street in Bronte. It is fully accredited with Yoga Australia who have commended its thorough content and methodology.

This Advanced Teacher Training with Katie Manitsas and Idit Hefer-Tamir is for teachers who are looking to elevate their teaching to a higher level through ongoing yogic studies, mentorship and connection with other teachers and the trainers themselves. Our aim is that you will continue to be inspired on your teaching journey by immersing yourself in this module-based course that covers a variety of topics, spanning across many aspects of yoga.

For teachers who already hold a 200-hour teaching certificate or equivalent, on completion of this module-based course, you will graduate with an Advanced Teacher Training certificate accredited with Yoga Australia. Alternatively, these modules can be taken alone to accrue CPD points, or to deepen your understanding of a specific area. However when studying single modules, no qualification will be awarded on completion.

What makes this yoga teacher training course unique is the huge number of face to face contact hours and strong focus on nurturing personal relationships.

Katie and Idit have worked together for many years teaching yoga and developing a well-respected and popular teacher training program. We are excited to now extend that into an Advanced training. People who have studied with Katie and Idit often comment on how practical their trainings are – really giving you the confidence to go and out be a great teacher – as well as offering tools for developing your own spiritual practice. In addition to being very practical both Katie and Idit are down to earth teachers who have a heartfelt wish to inspire and nurture their students into being the best they can be. We will be invested in your success, growth and flourishing! Our intention in this training is to hold your hand and guide you deeper on your yogic path; a strong element of the course is that of mentoring as well as peer support. You will feel totally supported and nurtured throughout the training as well as being challenged to go deeper too. Finally, our trainings are perhaps best known for the sense of community they engage. We consider ourselves and our students to be part of a yogic family and we hope you will join our thriving community which is filled with love, enthusiasm, open-minded spirit, discipline and the tapas or burning desire to learn which fuels us all.

Lots more details including module outlines, pricing, payment and answers to all your questions are available over at the Sukha Mukha website.  You should also head there to make a payment if you want to sign up for the training. The full training is offered once a year.

The training is made up for four modules and two blocks of mentoring:

Advanced Sequencing according to the Chakras – with Idit Tamir


Date and time: 

14th, 15th and 16th March 2019

Thursday 08:00-11:30 and 13:30-17:30

Friday 08;00-11:45 and 13:30-15:30

Saturday 08:00-12:45 and 14:30-17:00

Sequencing is the foundation of all good yoga classes. We will reflect on creating sequencing, built around a theme (such as the chakras for example) and where you might be stuck in a sequencing ‘rut’ or teaching on auto-pilot. We will also look at advanced alignment – how to teach difficult and advanced poses both safely and in relation to class themes.


An individually tailored approach to teaching private yoga classes – with Katie Manitsas


Date and time: 

9th, 10th, 11th May 2019

Thursday 08:00-11:30 and 13:30-17:30

Friday 08;00-11:45 and 13:30-15:30

Saturday 08:00-12:45 and 14:30-17:00

Learn how to work with students individually, drawing on the wisdom of ayurveda and one-to-one yoga. A private yoga class is a remarkable opportunity to help students deepen their practice, form positive habits and undo less supportive patterns that may have crept in. Teaching yoga to one person at a time can also be a great addition to your repertoire as a yoga teacher and when done well is very different to a group class. In this module we will explore some elements of ayurveda as a lens through which we can look at students as individuals, as well as self-practice and teaching of chanting (nada yoga), pranayama, meditation and sadhana (conscious spiritual practices) for one-to-one work.


Personal practice and authentic voice in your yogic life – with Idit Tamir


Date and time: 

27th, 28th, 29th June 2019

Thursday 08:00-11:30 and 13:30-17:30

Friday 08:00-11:45 and 13:30-15:30

Saturday 08:00-12:45 and 14:30-17:00

We’ll explore the real nuts and bolts of what it means to be a teacher, how to manage your time, energy and draw from all the tools in your tool box to be the very best teacher you can be. We’ll look deeply into personal practice, as well as self care, sustainable teaching, pranayama and mudras. You’ll learn how to inspire, educate and support all your students; young and old, beginner to experienced.

Effectively integrate yogic scripture and philosophy into your teaching – with Katie Manitsas


Date and time: 

5th, 6th, 7th September 2019

Thursday 08:00-11:30 and 13:30-17:30

Friday 08;00-11:45 and 13:30-15:30

Saturday 08:00-12:45 and 14:30-17:00

Drawing on the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras, learn how to effectively integrate spiritual teachings of yoga into your classes naturally, without being too ‘out-there’ or ‘over-sharing’ your personal story. Learn philosophy of yoga in relation to daily life, mantra and chanting with Nada yoga (music). Explore what it means to be a spiritual activist and the path of the yogi in the modern world.


As part of the certificate, you will be required to complete two blocks of mentoring consisting of 6 x 2 hour sessions on Friday afternoons. Mentoring sessions will offer a chance to spend time with your teachers (Katie or Idit) and work on particular issues or questions in a more in-depth way. There will be an opportunity to post questions in advance for detailed exploration in the sessions. We will also work on specific asana (‘asana lab’) as well as covering any areas of further enquiry which arise from the module content.

The mentoring component of the training is available as a remote / online experience to allow those who are traveling from far and wide to complete the whole training. If choosing this option the pricing remains the same and the online version runs through our ‘open learning’ online platform. It includes listening to pre recorded lectures,

some homework assignments as well as interactive dialogue (via message posting) individual to each student from both peers and the tutors themselves.


Mentoring block 1: Fridays at 1:30pm – 3:30pm with TBC: May 17th, 24th, 31st, June 7th, 14th and 21st

Mentoring block 2: Wednesdays at 9:30am – 11:30am with Katie Manitsas: August 14th, 21st and 28th. (4th September break week). September 11th, 18th and 25th

Accreditation Information

In order to participate in this training, you must have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training.

After completing the 200-hour Teacher Training (or equivalent course), our Advanced Teacher Training offers an additional 150 hours of study, giving you a total of 350 hours training.

All of the modules offered within the 350-hour training category are recognized Yoga Trainings that count towards attaining advanced Teacher Training certification with either Yoga Alliance or Yoga Australia.

Yoga Australia

Our advanced teacher training takes you to Level 1 with Yoga Australia. Yoga Australia have a minimum requirement of 350 hours for Level 1 teacher’s certification. This means if you are a 200 hour graduate you would not have been able to register with Yoga Australia. Once you have completed our advanced training you will have completed a total of 350 hours and this will enable you to register with Yoga Australia as a Level 1 Teacher. From that foundation, if you choose to, you can earn CPD points (Continuing Professional Development points), through doing other trainings with us or other recognised training bodies to work towards a Level 2 or Level 3 certification. There are also time requirements (Level 3 takes 10 years to achieve) all of which are outlined on the Yoga Australia website.

Yoga Alliance

Our advanced teacher training takes you towards 500 hour certification with Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Alliance have two levels of training, 200 hours and 500 hours. Once you have completed our advanced teacher training you will have 350 hours under your belt – towards the 500-hour accreditation. To gain a full 500-hour certification you can then if you choose to, undertake an additional 150 hours of study from other courses and workshops offered at Sukha Mukha Yoga or a certified outside school in your area of your choice.

We believe that ultimately good yoga teaching comes from experience, practice and positive intentions. The accreditation body that you choose and the level that you choose to work towards it totally up to you! Once you have a 200 hour training you are able to teach – so in some ways advanced training is more about personal and professional development than certification and pieces of paper. However, with this in mind, we are more than happy to help to explain the ins and outs of accreditation and if you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Book for these trainings through Sukha Mukha Yoga more information is available there too.

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