BECOME A YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER IN 6 WEEKS
Next available course: 4 November - 13 December 2019
Love life, live yoga: turn YOUR passion into a fulfilling heart-centred career as a teacher or even start running your OWN yoga studio.
Do you love yoga and would like to make a living by following your passion? Would you like to deepen your practice and learn to live a wholesome yogic lifestyle? Are you keen to immerse yourself in an inspiring spiritual environment that is applying yogic wisdom in all areas of life, from nutrition to meditation, from physical movement to spiritual practice? Then join us at the Krishna Village for our 6 week full immersion Yoga Teacher Training.
Meet your teachers
About the course
Full immersion program that spans 6 weeks, living in a fascinating, vibrant community of about 75 yogis, travellers and spiritual seekers on an eco farm between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast in Northern NSW, Australia.
Nourish your soul with Yoga Teacher Training that addresses the science of yoga holistically including postures and philosophy as well as Ayurveda, Kirtan, anatomy and physiology, nutrition, meditation and mindfulness.
Live and breathe the spirit of Bhakti Culture - the yoga of love
Teach classes with REAL students while being guided and supported by a team of internationally experienced yoga teacher trainers.
Gain Yoga Alliance international certification - Vinyasa Flow style - and hands on business classes to run your own heart centred yoga business
To see if this experience is for you, read our FAQ for Yoga Teacher Trainees and have a look at our Code of Conduct. If you are dealing with any physical or mental health issues, please also check our Are you ready page to make sure this is a suitable course for you.
A few success stories
Keen to come along but you don't want to become a yoga teacher?
Then have a look at our YTT Immersion Retreat option.
The Krishna Village can host up to 75 people in a combination of rooms, dorms and camping spots. There are usually around 30 full time volunteers who work in our organic gardens and maintain the grounds, 15-25 retreat guests or Karma Yogis and up to 20 yoga teacher trainees.
All rooms have shared amenities. The amenities block includes showers, toilets and a coin operated laundry (byo laundry powder).
Common areas include the kitchen & campfire area (the heart of the Krishna Village), the reading room (with Internet hotspot) and the yoga hall where we gather for classes.
Single, twin share & double rooms
The Krishna Village has 2 double rooms (1 big bed), 4 twin share rooms bunk bed) and 11 single rooms. They are all set in former shipping containers that have been renovated and turned into simple but comfortable accommodation. All Twin rooms are equipped with bunk beds, bedding is being provided.
We offer a female and a male dorm - each for up to 4 people - and one 3-share dorm. The dorms have bunk beds and wardrobe space for your belongings, and bedding is provided. They are simple, older rooms and about 100m from the amenities block.
Set among beautiful mango and lychee trees in our eastern garden, our camp ground can host up to 20 tents and 5 camper vans. The area for the vans is equipped with electricity. The amenities block is only 50m away.
Please note: If you are interested in staying at Krishna Village as a volunteer after your Yoga Teacher Training, we require 2 weeks notice before the end of the course. You can learn more about our volunteer stay here.
Delicious Vegetarian Food
The Krishna Farm has been producing organic veggies since the 1980s and has therefore fantastic conditions to grow excellent produce. We grow as much of our own food as we can, and otherwise buy locally wherever possible.
We provide 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day, with lunches taking place at the Krishna Village community kitchen, and breakfast and dinners - mostly Indian style - served at the prasadam hall, next to the temple.
All our food is prasadam - sacred food prepared in a consciousness of loving service. Like in other cultures, we offer our food before we eat to say Grace and thank the Divine for the sun, the rain, and all the visible and invisible blessings necessary to co-create a delicious meal. Feel free to sing along with us, or just listen and enjoy...
The Krishna Farm
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Warning, in the heart of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the Krishna Farm “New Govardhana” is a 1000 acre property with orchards, certified organic veggie gardens, cows, horses, streams and swimming holes in abundance.
New Govardhana serves as an ashram to a community of yogis who aspire to live according to their deepest vows and commitments on their path of service, spiritual contentment and happiness, Bhakti Yoga. Their service and dedication make this location a beautiful place of growth, healing and spiritual awakening. If you are interested, please come along and visit our beautiful Radha Govardhandhari temple.
6 Week Trainings
4 November - 13 December 2019
3 February - 12 March 2020 (early bird rate until 16 December 2019)
27 April - 4 June 2020 (early bird rate until 9 March 2020)
17 August - 24 September 2020 (early bird rate until 29 June 2020)
9 November - 17 December 2020 (early bird rate until 21 September 2020)
Part Time Trainings
Are you unable to commit to one of our 6 week yoga teacher trainings due to work, family or personal commitments? We will be offering two part time courses in 2020! These courses will be split up into two 3 week stages. Perfect for those who need to break their Yoga Teacher Training into shorter stays!
23 March - 9 April (Part 1) & 20 July - 6 August 2020 (Part 2) (early bird rate until 3 Feb 2020)
15 June - 2 July (Part 1) & 12-29 October 2020 (Part 2) (early bird rate until 27 April 2020)
Cost & payment
The cost of the course including 3 meals/day and accommodation for 6 weeks depends on your course date and your selected accommodation type. The rates for 2019/2020 are:
Camping (tent or van): AU$ 4695 - early bird rate: AU$ 4295
Dorm: AU$5295 (depends on availability) - early bird rate: AU$ 4895
In twin share accommodation: AU$ 6195 - early bird rate: AU$ 5795
In a single room: AU$ 6995 - early bird rate: AU$ 6595
Payment plans are available - We take a 20% deposit (non refundable, as per terms & conditions) and then 4x monthly rates (or fortnightly if people book late). The last payment is due 7 days prior to course start. When paying it off in instalments, we apply an instalment fee of $105.
To book with a payment plan, please select the according option during the booking process.
Before you book, please read our terms and conditions including our refund policy.
Required course materials: Check our shopping list for a list of the items you need.
Keen to come along but don't want to become a yoga teacher?
Then have a look at our YTT Immersion Retreat option.
1) Click button to select your preferred start date on our booking page
2) On the booking page, select your accommodation type
3) If you prefer to pay in several rates, please select "Paying in instalments" in the additional options and pay a deposit + 4 instalments.
If you have questions before booking, you can call us on +61 (0)2 6672 7876 or email us through our contact form.
2019 Teacher Trainings
2020 Teacher Trainings
Part Time Teacher Trainings
Please note: For the Part Time Teacher Trainings, the Booking Page will only show the name and dates for Part A; however, this payment will book you in for both Part A and Part B.
I had booked my yoga teacher training in Bali for November but my heart wasn't completely in it. I wanted to invest in an experience that incorporated the goal of becoming a yoga teacher but also satiated my curiosity about meditation and living in an ashram. The training that Krishna Village was offering integrated ALL the things on my life list and it felt way more aligned with what I wanted. I ditched my deposit for the Bali training and came here instead for the unique opportunity to be immersed in an eco yoga community, living as a yogi. (...) Every day is full of new relationships with interesting people, love, work and yoga - activities that are constantly asking for me to stretch and push through to the other side of things that previously held me back. I loved it, and am so pleased I listened to my heart and gut and chose this YTT course.
Dr Polly McGee, Tasmania
The Krishna Village YTT course is AMAZING. I can't believe we were teaching live public classes from Week 2! I felt so supported and encouraged, and by living immersed in the yogi life, all the philosophical teachings made sense as we really felt the lived experience of what we were learning. The trainers really know their stuff, and are all humble and gracious people. Living at Krishna Village was like being in a little paradise - the only bad thing about the YTT course is having to say goodbye to my Krishna Village family. I'd enrolled for one of those short YTT courses with all the rest of the learning online, but it just didn't feel right. I'm so glad I chose to do this instead and really learn how to teach yoga and be a yogi at the same time.
Originally I had planned to undertake my intensive training with my local studio in Sydney, however I wanted to immerse myself in the experience as an opportunity to get to know myself better and really work on my teaching skills. The 200hr TTC has been a really positive challenge for me - I've connected to myself and others in brand new ways, opened my heart even more and have found a family in the YTT group. Being in a supported community has allowed me to become who I am now compared to who arrived on day 1 - the personal growth is incredible. I want to continue my personal practice when I leave and also integrate the Intuitive Balinese Massage Certification alongside teaching yoga and Qi Gong.
Emily, Gold Coast
This yoga training has honestly been one of the highlights of my life. Being immersed into a yogic lifestyle was crucial for me to receive and then apply all the teachings as I am a feeling-learner, needing to engage fully as a healthy-eating, peace-seeking, loving yogi. The course material has guided me to feel confident teaching so early on, I am amazed at how embodied I feel. I was led here by curiosity, responding to a Facebook ad that appeared to me at a time where I wanted a new experience and to devote myself to growth. The Krishna Village is the perfect setting for not only learning how to be a yogi, but a place of community, exploration of self, belonging and joy. I feel so at home here, every single day has been full of glorious moments, deep connection to others and a journey for myself that has changed my life.
I was seeking a 200hr course that was amongst nature, boasted a healthy vegetarian diet and immersed me into a yogic lifestyle. I took it as a cheeky sign from the universe when Lila (the head trainer) moved in downstairs from my girlfriend - it was then I knew Krishna Village was the place for me to explore yoga seriously. I'm spiritually attached to this place - I feel so comfortable and at ease. The YTT group is a family for life now, we've learned and grown together so much while creating connected friendships. After the course ends, I'm hoping to teach yoga to young people in New Zealand and encourage them to stay healthy through life. I will definitely carry the positive influences of my time here with me to spread to others.
Save up to AU$400 if you book early
4 Nov - 13 Dec 2019
4 Nov - 13 Dec 2019 (early bird rate until 16 Sept 2019)
3 Feb - 12 march 2020 (early bird rate until 16 Dec 2019)
5:00am - Sunrise Yoga & Meditation
6:15am - Yoga anatomy and physiology
8:15am - Breakfast break
9:15am - Practise teaching and postures
11:30am - 30 mins break
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30 pm - Kirtan
2:00pm - Life Coaching class (leadership & business)
4:00pm - Sunset Vinyasa Yoga
6:00pm - Dinner
9:00pm - Quiet time