BECOME A YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED YOGA TEACHER IN 6 WEEKS

Next available course: 21 January - 1 March 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.

  • Attend Business and Leadership Coaching classes that help you to get ready to apply your newfound knowledge and step into a successful Yoga Career or start your own heart-centred business.

  • 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.

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A few success stories

Meet Yoga Teacher and Film Maker Giulia Lops from Brasil and find out what she loved about her time at the Krishna Village, what she learned about her Dharma and where her yoga journey has led her since completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Krishna Village in 2017.

Meet Yoga Teacher Winter Harvey from Hawai'i and find out how she scored her dream job at a popular Honolulu yoga studio straight after her Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training at Krishna Village, and why she decided to fly half way around the globe for her Level 2 training just a few months later.

Keen to come along but you don't want to become a yoga teacher?

Then have a look at our YTT Immersion Retreat option.

Accommodation

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. 

4-share dorms

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.

Camp ground

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.

 
 

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. 

One of the highlights of the course - a seva day with Krishna's cows.

Cost & payment

The current rates for the course incl. 3 meals/day and accommodation for 6 weeks are:

Camping: AU$ 3695 - early bird rate: AU$ 3295

Dorm (4-share): AU$4295 (depends on availability) - early bird rate: AU$ 3895

In twin share accommodation: AU$ 5195 - early bird rate: AU$ 4795

In a single room: AU$ 5995 - early bird rate: AU$ 5595

 

Payment plans are available - for details, please have a look at our price list. To book a payment plan, just select the according option in the booking process.

Before you book, please read our terms and conditions including our refund policy. 

Not from Australia? Figure out your rate with the XE currency converter.

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.


Booking steps

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 (monthly or fortnightly, as detailed in the end of our price list).

If you have questions before booking, you can call us on +61 (0)2 6672 7876 or email us through our contact form.


Testimonials

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Carina, Colorado

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.


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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.


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Damien, Sydney

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.


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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.


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Rob Ricketts

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

Next course:

21 January - 1 March  2019

More Dates

  • 6 May - 14 June 2019 (early bird rate until 18 March 2019)

  • 22 July - 30 Aug 2019 (early bird rate until 3 June 2019)

  • 9 Sept - 18 Oct 2019 (early bird rate until 22 July 2019)

  • 4 Nov - 13 Dec 2019 (early bird rate until 16 Sept 2019)

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Course Schedule

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

We are Yoga Alliance Accredited!

Our team

  Michael  - Senior teacher

Michael - Senior teacher

  Michael -  Philosophy teacher

Michael - Philosophy teacher

  Lies  - Course assistant

Lies - Course assistant

  Maria  - Yoga Anatomy

Maria - Yoga Anatomy

  Emma  - Yoga Teacher

Emma - Yoga Teacher

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