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Sunday 2nd Feb 2020

Learn how to share your passion for yoga
and to embody the modern wisdom of this ancient tradition

Earlybird bookings save up to $590 

“There abides deep within our hearts an inextinguishable flame of Divine light, love and life that never goes out…this spiritul flame of the heart is struggling to emerge…seeking the light from which it has come. Its development is the very purpose of our existence.”    David Frawley

At the deepest level we want to be happy and to feel connected. This connection gives meaning to everything, and Yoga is one of the most effective tools to achieve this.

Grasp a unique chance to explore the yoga path with one of Sydney’s most-respected and longest-established teacher-training schools to find happiness and connection in your life. We take in only one small enrolment each year to give you the full attention and nurture you deserve to flourish.


What makes this course unique:

It’s still one of the most comprehensive courses available in NSW, led by the same 2 (main) teachers who’ve led it for 15 years alongside many other highly-experienced teaching specialists. You’ll gt over 100 years of Yoga experience and skill put at your disposal. 

The first part of this course will be all about you: discovering who you are and what makes you tick physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The second half of the year is all about how to share these insights and techniques with students as a teacher.

We offer you a supervised apprenticeship  to hone your teaching skills in real classes to real students (this is not available in almost any other course) so you can flourish as a teacher at your own pace.

Develop your personal practice and understanding of yoga while learning how to teach yoga with our passionate teachers in a safe, supportive environment. This course has been our passion for over 15 years.

Here are 5 results to expect based on the past 15 years we’ve offered this course

  1. Our Yoga Teacher Training course is nationally registered with YOGA AUSTRALIA  and I.Y.T.A (International Yoga Teachers’ Association). You will qualify as a nationally recognized ‘Level 1 Yoga Teacher ’ with YogaAustralia
  2. Each of our teaching faculty has many years’ experience of yoga, are all senior level yoga teachers with Yoga Australia and relish this opportunity to work in-depth with our trainee-teachers over the course of a year.
  3. You’ll be ready to teach and brimming with yoga insights and wisdom when you graduate
  4. Your own yoga practice and your outlook on life will change for ever -for the better!
  5. You will grow and develop as a person in ways you can’t imagine and make lifelong friends who support the authentic you!


Classical Hatha Yoga Teacher Training: what to expect

Yoga adjust 4 croppedThis is a ‘non-denominational’ yoga course, training you in the broad tradition of Classical Hatha Yoga. You will explore elements of several popular styles of asana practice without favouring any one style as you are guided to develop your own individual style best suited to your needs.

Both senior course teachers have studied with Donna Farhi over many years and her inquiry-based approach is reflected in much of this course’s approach.

Our core values emphasize safety and an individualized approach over dogma, and we encourage you to explore your own practice and experience of yoga.

Fasten your seat-belt and get ready to transform your yoga and your life!

Personalized supervision

Yoga adjust 1 croppedOur course is for a minimum of 420 hours over a 12-month period. This includes individual sessions and a mentoring program to assist in real classes. We find this an ideal format to help integrate your yoga skills and principles into real, daily life – on the mat, at work and at home! (Like Yoga Australia we do not endorse short-term or ‘deep-immersion’ training courses and only offer 12-month part-time options to allow time for this process to occur.)

Our 12 month Hatha Yoga Teacher-Training Course will deliver you four immediate outcomes:

  • Intensify and clarify your personal yoga practice
  • Gain a recognized national qualification
  • Qualify to get indemnity insurance
  • Gain real yoga teaching experience and be ready to teach


Our teaching faculty are national leaders in yoga teaching standards, with many years’ experience. Our course exceeds all criteria required for recognition by “Yoga Australia“…Meet your Yoga Teaching Faculty HERE


Teacher Training Preview: Get informed, be inspired

 Meet current students and teachers to form a better picture of this course, ask questions and see if it’s right for you in our FREE preview sessions. (Please reserve your place)

Saturday 3.15 – 4.15pm  January 18


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Yoga Teacher Training at Qi: What’s Involved

  • 420 hours part-time study
  • Three 10 week study terms on Sundays during school term times
  • Plus 7 ‘special needs’ workshops
  • 6 day residential retreat
  • Student- teaching experience at Qi studios and in the community
  • Minimum of 11 individual sessions with the teaching faculty
  • Supervised teaching, apprenticeships with the teachers and practical experience in adjusting students in class.
  • Anatomy & Physiology training (30 Hours)
  • Inspiring group dynamics and support
  • Additional reading, assignments, class attendance and student-teaching opportunities in your own time make the total course content closer to 600 hours of specialized training.


Beachside Yoga Teacher Training Location

All group sessions are held at Qi Freshwater (Corner of Moore Road and Albert Street). Our yoga space is light, spacious and near the beach! Free on-street parking outside the studio.
The retreat is held just outside Sydney.


Term Dates for 2020:

Sunday Option
10am – 4.15pm

  • Term 1: Sundays February 2 – April 5 (10 sessions)
  • Term 2: April 26 – July 5 (11 weeks)
  • Term 3: July 19 – Sept 20 (10 weeks)
  • Retreat: September 22 – 27 Residential Retreat
  • Term 4: October 11 – November 22
  • 1st Aid: November 29 (optional)
  • Graduation: Sunday December 6


Did you know these Qi teachers are graduates of our teacher training?


Total Investment/On-Line Registration:
Earlybird: $6225
Payment term by term: total $6575
Installments option: total $6815 (4 instalments per term)


Sunday 2nd Feb 2020 To Sunday 6th Dec 2020
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Qi Freshwater studio


Early Bird $6225 (payment in full by December 31st 2019)
Payment term by term: total $6575
Installments option: total $6815 (4 instalments per term)

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“In an era of short-form teacher trainings Qi Yoga in Sydney, Australia has been holding their ground, offering one of the few 12 month part time Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Australasia. While there are a plethora of 200 hour courses, many of these trainings leave teachers woefully unprepared for the challenge of teaching and the highly competitive market that yoga has become.  

This course offers participants a recognized national qualification and gives teachers the foundation to be ready to teach successfully and safely.  

Both lead trainers Mark O’Brien and Joan Miller are remarkable teachers and truly caring human beings who have been long time students of my approach.  They both fully embrace a model for teaching that fosters self-inquiry, the student’s own inner reference system, and an anatomically safe approach to body movement.  

Both Mark and Joan are devoted practitioners not only of the physical aspects of Yoga, but of the deeper teachings of Yoga which can best be learned from one who is living this path.  I highly recommend this training.”  

Donna Farhi, author of Yoga, MInd, Body & Spirit, Bringing Yoga to Life, and Teaching Yoga.

I can say hand on heart, it was the best decision I ever made – Learning how to be authentic & true to myself and how to truly live life with utter passion. I gifted this experience to myself, and to teach what I love wholeheartedly will be my absolute pleasure


“To me, it has been a life changing journey; the valuable journey guided by you and Qi teachers cannot be measured by $$. I believe that I have invested very wisely in 2014….this is the end of the beginning!”


“It is hard to imagine that over a month has passed since our course concluded. Rather than time having a diminishing factor our gratitude and respect grows by the day.
How fortunate we are that such a wonderful course exists – and that we have had mentors who have not only shared their knowledge with dedication but given their heart to all the students who have been lucky enough to undertake the journey. Keiko and I had originally only thought to do the first term but the surrounding warmth and gifted teaching really made the decision of continuing so much easier.”

Leon & Keiko

“What I want to say is how much support I feel there is from the teachers at Qi whilst on the  course and that it makes it a special experience in many ways.  Thank you.”


“Yoga has completely changed me. That year last year just was so good for me. No newagey stuff, but just feel so much more comfortable in my skin. Thanks for helping me find my way! “


“Throughout this whole entire year, I think I always ‘hoped’ that yoga and teaching was something I might be able to do. Up until that point I had never even entertained the thought of pursuing my yoga further. I think I got caught up in the (incorrect) idea that you had to be ‘perfect’ to be a yoga teacher (so much for my projections – holding teachers up on a pedestal! I wish I had read Donna Farhi earlier)! so never even considered it. I wasn’t aware that I was already perfect. So I am very grateful to you and Nik and Joan and Janice for emphasising that point. Although I obviously haven’t done any other teacher training programs, I get the feeling that this total acceptance of who you are and being true to yourself is something very unique.

I feel very fortunate and lucky to have the support and kindness of you and the other teachers on this course. I can only imagine how much more difficult this last few months would have been had I not been doing this course, and struggling through on my own. Yes I have my family and friends but it has been really great to be able to talk to such compassionate people who have had experience with depression first hand, and in conjunction with the change in my own thoughts and beliefs as a result of this years study it has made this experience more bearable.”

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