500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Online or Blended (Face-to-Face + Online) 500 Hour Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training

Since 2006 Yoga Trinity has completed over 50 successful Yoga Teacher Training programs and continues to support over 1,000 yoga teachers in their ongoing practice, study, and teaching. Our program continues to evolve and grow, and we look forward to continuing to share an accessible, inclusive, evidence-based, heart-centered program with yogis of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. I hope you will join us!

In accordance with permanent distance education provisions of both Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance our programs are offered in several study options, including Online and Blended Face-to-Face + Online formats.

Study options include:

500 hour yoga teacher training. YTT500 Yoga Teacher Training

This 500 hour yoga teacher training is designed for those who wish to explore a multidisciplinary approach to yoga, including Vinyasa Flow, Core Yoga, Mind Body Meditation, Ayurveda and more.

You will be provided with all the resources, materials, and support you need as you explore the foundations of theory and practice, enhance your own personal practice, and develop the skills and techniques essential to sequencing and leading a safe, accessible, and inclusive yoga practice that incorporates elements of Vinyasa Flow, Core Yoga, Mind Body Meditation, Ayurveda, energetic anatomy, and yoga philosophy.

Areas of Study Include:

  • in-depth study of poses, breathwork, mudras, and guided relaxation
  • teaching skills and strategies
  • developing your own unique voice as a yoga teacher
  • a rich exploration of yoga philosophy in practice, teaching, business, and everyday life
  • accessibility, inclusion, special populations, and risk management
  • anatomy for yoga; how our bodies are built, how we move, how yoga benefits our bodies
  • how to build a yoga business

500 Hour YTT Program Overview

Your course includes both face-to-face or recorded virtual workshops, and self-paced online study that you can begin anytime.

Face-to-Face, Virtual, or Recorded Virtual Workshops exploring:

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga, pose by pose study.
  • Yoga Pose Labs on accessibility, regressions, progressions, versions, and props.
  • Anatomy Labs on anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, posture, and yoga.
  • Mental Anatomy
  • Yoga Business
  • Face-to-Face courses include 2 special electives.

Self-Paced Online Study Includes

  • Accessible Asana Study
  • Anatomy Basics 3
  • Ayurveda and Yoga 2
  • Business Basics 3
  • Core Yoga Online Study Unit
  • Energetic Anatomy for Yoga
  • Mind Body Meditation Online Study
  • Reading, Listening & Writing Assignments on Philosophy, Accessibility, Benefits of Yoga, Current Research, Ethics, and more.
  • Sequencing & Theming for Yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Yoga Philosophy Foundations
  • Practice Log
  • Practice Teaching Logs/Journals
  • One-to-One Mentoring
  • Ongoing Learning Log: Virtual Group Coaching
  • Coursework and assessment include writing assignments, worksheets, quizzes, and recorded practice teaching.

Upcoming  500 Hour Yoga TT Programs:

500 hour yoga teacher training online

Online Self-Paced Study – online, on-demand, register anytime and begin your studies. Click here for details

Gawler Adelaide Yoga Teacher Training

Gawler/Adelaide Blended, Summer 2024 – Blended face-to-face + online Feb-Apr. Register anytime and begin your studies. Click here for all training options

Canberra Yoga Teacher Training

Canberra Blended, Spring 2024 – Blended face-to-face + online Sep-Nov. Register anytime and begin your studies. Click here for all training options

Study Resources:

Access your study materials through the online Training Portal or download and save your materials to study offline and save your workbook, videos, and study materials forever.

  • Graduate and postgraduate teaching manuals
  • 8 Unit workbooks
  • Pose-by-pose and flow-by-flow study videos
  • Slide deck study/videos
  • Audio discussions on yoga philosophy, practice, teaching skills
  • Virtual yoga class library to inspire your practice
  • Over 50 recorded discussions to inspire your ongoing learning
  • Extras include – sample study schedules, sample business forms, sample CV, audio Sanskrit glossary, short practices and podcasts, printable consent cards, sample sequences, yoga trinity cookbook, plus over 50 recorded discussions to inspire your ongoing learning.


This 500-hour program will provide you with the guidance, practices, techniques, support, and mentorship to begin your own teaching practice. Upon completion of the program you will be awarded with a certificate to verify your successful completion and your competency as a Registered Yoga Teacher.

  • Yoga Alliance RYT-500 (RYS-200 + RYS-300 + teaching log)  Learn More
  • Yoga Australia (Level 1 Teacher + 150-hours to apply to your Level 2 membership) Learn More
  • AUSactive (Level 1 Teacher + 150-hours to apply to your Level 2 membership, existing members also earn 22 CECs) Learn More

 Registration allows you to use the credentials of Registered Yoga Teacher and gives you access to professional insurance and certification credits with many international fitness, yoga, and mind body organizations. Hear from our Graduates on teacher training, and the journey from student to teacher

Course Fees 500-hour Online:

  • Course fee: 3,480
  • Pay-up-front discount: 3,080

Course Fees 500-hour Blended:

  • Course fee: 4,780
  • Early Bird: 4,280
  • Pay-up-front discount: 4,380

Course Fees, Discounts, Payment Plans

  • Early Bird Savings: please submit your application and course deposit prior to the Early Bird Savings deadline.
  • Pay-Up-Front Discount: submit full payment upon registration
  • Payment Plans: Yes, we are open to creating a payment plan that works for you. The most common option is deposit + 8 fortnightly payments
  • Course fees payable by bank transfer, credit card, or Wise (domestic or international transfer)

More Information

I have questions:  Contact heather@yogatrinity.com or Contact Us anytime to chat further about teacher training options.

Meet the Trainers

Lead Trainer: Heather Agnew, E-RYT 500, Level 3 Senior Yoga Teacher

As the program director and lead trainer, Heather will be teaching your virtual sessions, online study units, one-to-one mentoring, virtual coaching, and will be reviewing all of your coursework and supporting you throughout your studies. With over 25 years’ experience teaching yoga and over 15 years facilitating yoga teacher training programs, you will benefit from Heather’s deep experience in yoga practice, teaching, philosophy, anatomy, and business.

Heather brings to the program a strong intent to educate and empower teachers to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and experience in the fundamentals of yoga technique and philosophy, while revealing their own unique gifts, wisdom, and talents as a teacher and practitioner of yoga. Learn more about your lead trainer Heather Agnew

Associate Trainer, Canberra. Sarah Nuttridge, Yoga Therapist and Level 2 Yoga Teacher

Sare will be teaching your face-to-face sessions and sharing her 8 years’ experience in teaching yoga in a variety of styles/environments, including yoga studios, fitness facilities, corporate classes, accessible yoga classes, yoga therapy and private sessions. 

Associate Trainer, Adelaide. Trish Cufone, Experienced Yoga, Pilates & Yoga Nidra Teacher

Trish will be teaching your face-to-face sessions and sharing her 9 years’ experience in teaching yoga, Pilates, meditation, and mindful movement and running a local yoga studio for 5 years. You will benefit from Trish’s teaching on the link between breath and movement, accessible classes that develop balance and internal awareness, and her focus on the deeper meditation experience of Yoga Nidra within a yoga class. 

Frequently Asked Questions About 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training:

  • How to Register:

To apply for admittance to the program, use our online registration tool.  After your application has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a email confirming your acceptance into the program.  

  • Who Can Study 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training?

Participants of all ages and backgrounds who have a regular practice and who wish to deeply explore yoga philosophy, practice, and technique, and become a Registered Yoga Teacher.

  • What if I have to miss a session?

All virtual sessions will be recorded, so if you have to miss a virtual workshop a recording will be available for you to review in your own time.  If you have to miss a face-to-face session, you can review the recording for that study unit.

  • What Happens When I Register/Order?

Once your registration is received and processed you will have immediate access to your Training Portal to begin your practice and studies. You will also be able to download and save all your study materials to study offline and keep your materials forever. 

  • Can I teach yoga right away after completing this course?

Absolutely.  Once you have completed all your course components you can register as a yoga professional, obtain insurance, and begin teaching professionally. 

I have more questions:  Contact heather@yogatrinity.com or Contact Us anytime to chat further about teacher training options.

Please Note: All courses are subject to participation, any course/module cancellations will be made 30 days prior to course commencement or sooner.

Face-to-face intensives are contingent on current public health guidelines and our confidence in ensuring the health and safety of all participants and trainers. Should we not feel that we can provide a safe training environment, face-to-face programs will be transitioned to Virtual (online) programs and all registrations will be either shifted to the Online/Virtual teaching module or paused until face-to-face courses can be rescheduled.

  • How long will it take me to complete this course?
    Our new curriculum was designed around meeting a variety of lifestyles, learning styles, and life circumstances, so that you can work at your own pace, in your own time, and complete your certificate in a timeframe that works for you.

If you are eager to dive deep into your studies and complete your certificate you can complete all course components and your certificate of completion in a few months and then rely on ongoing support through one-to-one mentoring and group coaching for min. one year as you begin your teaching practice.

If life commitments are keeping you busy, you can take up to 24 months to complete your course components and rely on ongoing support throughout your studies and practice.

Should you require additional time to complete your studies, you can purchase a course extension for an additional 3 months.

  • Can I teach yoga right away after completing this course?
    Absolutely. Once you have completed all your course components you can register as a yoga professional, obtain insurance, and begin teaching professionally.
  • What if I’ve already done one of the units in this course, is there a discount? Do I get recognition of prior learning?
    Yes, if you have previously studied/paid for one or more of the units in this course, you can be credited with course hours (if completed) and the fees paid for the study unit. Note, cost credits apply to the cost of the full training only and cannot be applied to early-bird or concession rates.
  • Do I have to be able to do advanced yoga poses to become a teacher?
    Simple answer? No.
    Long answer: Students interested in joining a teacher training program often ask me this question, and the answer is quite simple; If you have found yoga to be an important part of your life and your personal growth, if you have a sincere desire to learn, and if you are passionate about bringing all the rewards and experiences of yoga to others then you are a suitable candidate to become a yoga instructor. The process of teacher training will help you to further develop your practice, and perhaps this means that you will be able to safely practice more yoga postures as a result, but more importantly you will learn accessible options to make yoga postures safe and joyful for all participants.

Keep in mind that yoga is not just about the poses, but about a lifelong practice and an intentional state of being that is inclusive, accepting, compassionate and loving. We have had students of ages from 17 to 70 successfully complete the course and go on to become inspiring and successful teachers. To be able to safely demonstrate basic yoga asanas is important but does not exclude teachers of differing levels of skill and ability. What is most important is that you can demonstrate the fundamental principles of yoga on and off the mat.

  • What does it mean to be registered?
    Upon completion of this program, you could choose to register with one of 3 bodies:

• Yoga Alliance RYS 200 + RYS-300 (total 500-hours). Upon completion register as an RYT-500. visit www.yogaalliance.org for details

• Yoga Australia 350-hour + 150-hour (total 500-hours). Upon completion register as a Level 1 Teacher. After 5 years/500 hours teaching you can register as a Level 2 Teacher. Visit www.yogaaustralia.org.au for details.

• AUSactive – AUSactive Members can register as a Yoga Teacher or upgrade an existing yoga membership, plus earn 22 CECs (Vinyasa Flow 15 CECs, Core Yoga 7 CECs). Please visit www.ausactive.org.au for details.

  • I would like to begin with a shorter course.
    If you would like to have a ‘taste’ of yoga teacher training, the 50-hour Vinyasa Flow Foundations program is a great introduction to the teacher training experience.

If you would like to have an exploration of yoga practice and philosophy in a blended face-to-face + online course, join us for the 100-hour Vinyasa Flow Fundamentals program.

If you would like to begin teaching with a shorter course, the online 200-hour yoga teacher training will give you all the practice, theory, and skills to begin your teaching practice.

  • What if I can’t complete the course?
    There are some circumstances in life that we cannot predict, and if an obstacle comes up in your life that causes you to have to discontinue or defer your studies, we can work together to assist you in completing the course at another time. This will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis and fees may apply to re-register in a future course, however we aim to accommodate our teacher trainees to the best of our ability.
  • I am already a yoga teacher but want to study and teach Vinyasa Flow
    We welcome yoga teachers from all backgrounds, styles and lineages to take part in the post-graduate 150-hour or 300-hour Post Graduate Yoga Teacher Training.

I have more questions.  Contact heather@yogatrinity.com or Contact Us for More Information