Is Tamara Yoga Teacher Training the path for you?
Do any of the following sound like you?
- You feel a burning need to make a difference, to share your love of yoga. Yoga has made such a great impact on your life; you’re bursting to share it with others.
- You know you want to make the shift to a fulfilling career as a yoga teacher. You want to learn to teach authentic yoga.
- You feel the need to deepen your practice but you’re not sure you want to be a teacher.
- You’ve already completed other teacher training but you’d like to study yoga and receive more mentoring.
Yes? Then Tamara Yoga Teacher Training could be perfect for you. You don’t have to feel like you’re fully ready. You don’t have to feel you know enough to be a yoga teacher or that your own practice is at the level you want it to be to start TYTT. They’re all reasons to do TYTT. We’ll teach you how to make your dream a reality. We’ll help you appreciate your authentic voice and in so doing help you truly connect with others. We’ll help you really live your Yoga.
It’s ok if you feel a little unsure; lots of our previous trainees have felt that way:
“ ‘If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it,’ is how I felt about undertaking yoga teacher training. I’m so glad I did it. And I’m so glad I chose Tamara to be my teacher. I found inner strength I never knew or dreamed was there. I found my tribe. And I found the joy of sharing the magic of yoga with others, and watching it transform them too.” __Pennie L
There’s something very special and enduring in the bonds made in TYTT.
“Today was the last class of our two-year yoga teacher training! I’m so excited for the future, but also so grateful for a truly incredible two years spent with some of the most amazing humans who all shared and loved and supported each other. Words don’t really cut it, but I’m so thankful for everything and everyone I have in my life, you’re all shining stars to me.” __Sarah P
TYTT isn’t dry, irrelevant information but real life, meaningful, applicable teachings born from education and experience. At Tamara Yoga we’re dedicated to bringing the ancient teachings of Yoga alive for you.
“Tamara’s Teacher Training is exceptional. When I started I could not imagine I would ever teach. I just loved yoga so much I wanted more. The course gave me everything I needed to grow and step into teaching.” __ Fiona P
In our Teacher Training program, trainees are required to attend regular Tamara Yoga classes as well as Teacher Training lectures. This intense practice in yogic techniques of asana, pranayama, mantra and meditation while teacher training, deepens your own practice, accelerates your development and facilitates your ability to transmit yoga. You’ll learn the keys to happiness.
Explore and transform
We know that training and being a professional yoga teacher is to live an inspired and inspiring life. Being a yoga teacher, in whatever way is meaningful to you, is to live a life consistent with your values. It means you contribute to peace and happiness in the world and if you choose to go on to teach, going to work will never seem like ‘work’ again.
Which format is right for me?
The Tamara Yoga Teacher Training (TYTT) Level 1 programme is offered in two formats so you can decide which works best for you. Choose between:
Both of these options run over a 2-year period to ensure when you graduate from our program you’re eligible to register with Yoga Australia as a Level 1 – 350hour – Registered Yoga Teacher. You can read more about each option by clicking on the one you’d like to learn more about above.
Teacher Training Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I love yoga and would really like to learn more, but I don’t want to be a yoga teacher or change my current job. Can I still attend your teacher training even if I don’t want to be a yoga teacher?
A: Absolutely. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the teachings of yoga. There will be time for self-reflection, deepening your own practice and learning more about the philosophy of yoga. You will learn skills that will enhance your current career. Several students each intake join the TYTT not sure they want to teach, they just feel compelled to learn more about yoga. They feel committed to yoga practice and they want to go deeper, consistently, in a supportive environment. At Tamara Yoga we provide that nurturing, encouraging experience. Previous students that have undertaken Tamara Yoga Teacher Training because they have felt the need to deepen their practice, not wanting to teach, have found the skills learned and knowledge gained have improved their life on all levels including enhanced career performance and higher levels of inner happiness. As teacher trainee, naturopath Margaret said: “I would say definitely do the training – even if you don’t want to teach. You will learn so much wonderful information and your inner self will be so enriched by this experience.”
Q: I’m not sure if I want to be a yoga teacher, whether I’ll be good enough?
A: That’s one of the great benefits of the Teacher Training being in stages. Whether one year at a time or one module at a time you get to try it out without having to fully commit in advance to the complete training. Also the structure of the courses will give you time to develop as a teacher. And, do take comfort; the best teachers didn’t start as inspiring as they are now. They too had to start at the beginning.
Q: I love yoga and would so love to teach it, but my own yoga practice isn’t really that great. I feel like there is so much more I need to learn before I can be a teacher.
A: That’s actually a wonderful sentiment. The best teachers know there is always more to learn. Keep in mind that there are many possible students, of all ages, shapes and abilities, so who you become as a teacher will be just right for the right students. We don’t believe students want cookie-cutter teachers or in a one size fits all approach. An important part of the ethos at Tamara Yoga is learning how to personalize the teaching for each student. Something else you might like to know – your own practice is very likely to develop exponentially over the period of your training. That is what we’ve seen again and again with previous teacher trainees.
Q: With your intensive modules, why is your 350-hour training in 2 parts, unlike some other trainings that have the 200 hours in one course? I like the idea of getting it all done at once.
A: Understandably, lots of us like getting things ‘over and done with’. The thing is, teaching yoga is an ongoing learning process and the more we learn the more we realise there is to learn… A lot of students and new teachers have come to Tamara Yoga after completing a 200 hour course elsewhere and told us once they started teaching classes they realised they were underprepared to actually teach real people in regular classes. And that doing a whole 200 hours at once left them overwhelmed by information. They have also realised after the fact that, to actually teach yoga well, studying is a life-long process. These new teachers have asked us to help them.
At Tamara Yoga, for years, we have been training successful teachers that students love, so we understand it takes practice to develop confidence, and that practice takes time. We understand that trainees’ questions develop as they progress in their teaching and therefore real ongoing mentorship is important. And that takes time too.
For several years, Tamara Yoga Teacher Training has been conducted over two years during the week and on weekends. We understand that while this is an ideal way to learn, such a timetable is not viable for many full-time workers and people living in the country. We recognised the need to complement our 2-year TYTT programme with Intensive trainings.
We knew there had to be a better way than squeezing the whole training into one course, so we have placed our Intensive training in modules with ample time between for processing the teachings, and time to complete assignments for the love of it, not because there’s a big rush just to hand something in.
Important for you to know – Yoga Australia, the national registry of Yoga Teachers – does NOT recognise short courses held in 1 month as being sufficient to meet the minimum standards to register as a Level 1 Yoga Teacher. The Tamara Yoga Teacher Training complete Intensive programme DOES meet the standards required by Yoga Australia.
Q: What if I want to do one of the modules but I’m not sure yet whether I’ll be able to be at the next year’s one? Do I have to do the next one by the following year?
A: The TYTT Intensive course offers great flexibility. You can attend the next module the next time that module is offered, or possibly join in with another Tamara Yoga Teacher Training.
Importantly, provided you successfully pass all the requirements of that module, you will receive a recognised Tamara Yoga certificate of attendance from the module you attended.
Q: I have completed other trainings but I don’t feel prepared to teach, and I’ve heard really good things about Tamara Yoga Teacher Training, so I would like to do yours. However, I don’t want to ‘repeat’ what I’ve already learned.
A: Yoga is a vast ocean of knowledge so there is so much to learn…the chances are it won’t be repetitive. We don’t want to comment on other trainings – what we can tell you though is what other students that have done other trainings and then studied at Tamara Yoga have said: “I had already completed a 12 month long teacher training course and had been teaching yoga for 1 year when I went to my first class at Tamara Yoga. I enjoyed the class so much, I immediately thought ‘that’s the way I want to teach yoga’. I had concerns that doing teacher training again would involve lots of repetition of what I had already learnt. I realise now that teaching yoga is an ongoing learning experience that extends for as long as you teach. Some subject names may have been the same as my previous teacher training, but my experience of learning those subjects in the context of Tamara’s Teacher Training was much deeper and really enlightening. Apart from the quality of the course, I think what makes the difference is that Tamara holds her teacher trainees in her heart, with an ongoing connection as a mentor – as an authentic yoga teacher would. Years have passed and I now assist Tamara on teacher training courses – she has taught me to practice the same ‘connection’ with everyone I teach.”___Julie Dulaney, previous trainee and now successful teacher.
If you’ve already completed a Teacher Training programme but you’re still drawn to this one, we welcome you to apply.