Yoga Teacher

8 Steps to Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Step 1

Start with WHY?  The more you understand your reasons for wanting to become a yoga teacher, the more you’ll get out of the course.

Step 2

Read the Yoga Teacher Training Handbook.  Then write down any questions or concerns you might have and give our teacher training team a call.  They’ll be happy to meet with you, show you around and introduce you to the teachers.

Step 3

Enrol on the 200-hour teacher training course.  These is our entry level teacher training program that gives you the perfect foundation for becoming a yoga teacher.  You’ll study the science of teaching yoga, practice pranayama and meditation, explore the intricacies of alignment and anatomy and learn all the essentials for starting out as a yoga teacher.


Step 4:

Start teaching!  Practice is everything when it comes to teaching yoga, but many teacher training courses eject their students without any real-life teaching experience. All BodyMindLife graduates are encouraged to teach Community Classes that are held weekly at each of our 4 Sydney studios.

Step 5:

Study with a guest teacher.  A great way to continue your professional development is to study with acclaimed teachers.  Many studios offer guest Teachers during the course of the year.  Be sure to look out for these in your local studio’s or promoted via Yoga Journal’s Event pages or website.  BodyMin Life regularly attract visits from global names in the yoga teaching world such as Maty Ezraty,Dylan Werner and Australia’s only Insight Yoga teacher Sarah Owen to name a few.

Step 6:

Keep learning.  Keep your eye out for additional teacher training skills that will enhance your professional development.  These can include Yoga Therapy, Yoga for Kids and Super Sequencing.  Self Education is a never ending learning curve.

Step 7:

Go advanced. Work your way through the entire suite of professional development modules to achieve a 500-hour teacher training certificate and become recognised as an Advanced Yoga Teacher.

Step 8:

Realise just how much your life has transformed since Step 1!  When you become a yoga teacher, everything changes.  Your experience of yoga changes, your lifestyle changes and you become part of a community filled with the most inspired and self-actualised people you’ve ever met.

Body Mind life will be hosting a FREE Teacher Training information session on Wednesday 19th July at 7.45pm.  For further information go to:


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