Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours Byron Bay


Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hours Byron Bay

Yoga Arts has been dedicated to training Yoga Teachers for over 25 years. Our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is internationally Accredited with Yoga Alliance RYT200. We guarantee a quality 200 Hour Teacher Training with a highly skilled, senior teaching team.

EARLY BIRD PRICE: AUD$4,000 (if paid in full by 31 May 2020)
DATE: 31 October – 28 November 2020 (28 nights)
VENUE: Shambhala Shala, Suffolk Park, Byron Bay
ACCOMMODATION: Limited onsite home stay twin share places: AUD$800 for the month. Other accommodation options provided on application.

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2020: Sat 31 Oct – Sat 28 Nov


Our aim on the Yoga Arts’ 200 Hour Training is to offer our participants first hand experience of immersing oneself in yoga every day, in a natural environment, learning new skills to refine and deepen ones yoga knowledge in preparation in becoming a qualified Yoga Teacher, while at the same time living a yogic lifestyle for optimum health and well being.

MAUNA (Noble Silence): Participants will be observing Mauna (Noble Silence) for periods of time throughout the 4 weeks of the Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour course ~  Our trainings are dogma free and take participants to the HEART OF YOGA.

Prerequisite 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

To be accepted onto the Yoga Arts 200 hour training, we like our participants to have completed a minimum of 2 years consistent, dedicated yoga training and practice under the guidance of qualified yoga teachers. 

Before applying for the 200 hour training, please be sure to read the  Yoga Teacher Trainings> page on our website. This page outlines the prerequisites and other relevant information about our Yoga Trainings for our applicants.

    General overview of course content 

Meditation Guided, silent meditation techniques
Pranayama Guided breathing techniques
Asana Vinyasa style yoga asanas with focus on alignment & the flow of breath transitioning from pose to pose
Techniques Analytical training in how to teach and practice yoga asanas
Teaching Methodology Prop usage, sequencing, adjusting skills, asana & body assessment, personal programs, teaching beginners, injury prevention
Practical Application Practical teaching, assisting and feed back
Yoga Ethics & Professional Development Ethics related to Yoga teachers
Self Inquiry & Ayurvedic Yoga Lifestyle

Yoga Philosophy/Vichara Sadhana is understanding the workings of the mind on the basis of Self Realisation. Intro to Ayurveda/including Ayurveda for Asana, Lifestyle/wellbeing

Yoga Philosophy Advaita & Tantra, Mantra, Chanting, Bhajans, Nadis, Chakras, Yamas & Niyamas, introduction to Ayurveda Lifestyle
Anatomy & Physiology of Hatha Yoga The skeletal, muscular, respiratory, nervous & endocrine systems including movement of joints & it’s application to yoga
Personalised Yoga  Learning to practice and teach on a individual level specific to your own needs or the needs of your student 
Communication How to be clear, confident and concise with your teaching instruction


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Sat 31 Oct – Sat 28 Nov

Course fee: AUD$4000 |  Deposit: AUD$1,000
Required to secure your place on the training

Yoga Alliance Accreditation: 200 hours
ARRIVE: Sat 31 Oct to settle into accommodation
LOCATION: Suffolk Park, Byron Bay
VENUE: Shambhala Shala


Points of difference for our Yoga Alliance Accredited 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training:

* Very experienced senior teaching team with up to 38 years of yoga experience

* Teachers, teach directly from their first hand experience of living, practicing & teaching yoga, not just learned theoretical knowledge

* Our teachers have a respected International reputation

* A comprehensive curriculum based on authentic ancient yogic truths

* A very comprehensive daily schedule, dogma free, transformative & designed specifically to support the personal growth of each yogi & yogini

* An integral approach to asana, learning all beneficial approaches ie; Vinyasa, Hatha with Iyengar alignment principles & incorporating the use of props & full methodology of adjusting skills, modifications & sequencing, essential for understanding body awareness and safe injury free practice

* Emphasis on learning the ability to evaluate specific practices for the individual

* Deepening your own self practice

* SPIRITUALITY – Our yoga philosophy teachings are taught in a way that helps the student grasp this ancient wisdom through simple & clear concepts that will transform their daily life

* Our trainings are smaller groups that give you personal attention that is required for a deeper understanding

* PRANAYAMA – Revitalizing our nervous system with the wisdom of pranayama with a daily regular practice

* MEDITATION – A daily sitting practice, developing a grounded foundation in this most important Sadhana

* MAUNA – Noble Silence! is practiced through out the training at specific times to integrate & create the best environment for learning & self-reflection

YOGA ARTS guarantees a quality yoga teacher training which exceeds the required hours set down by Yoga Alliance.

Our 200 hr TT: Has approx. 57 extra contact hrs +  approx. 47 extra hrs with our Lead teacher (E-RYT500) Louisa Sear. Our senior Yoga Teachers have over 35 years of Yoga experience.

Course Includes:

  • Yoga tuition & class handouts
  • Comprehensive yoga teacher training manual
  • 200 hour Yoga Alliance Internationally Accredited Certification



After your application is complete and you have been accepted onto the 200 hour Training, and after you have transferred your holding deposit of AUD$1,000, you have a few options for accommodation. Home Stay Onsite accommodation: There are limited number of Home Stay twin share rooms available (3 – 6 beds, 2 in each room) at the Shambhala Shala, which are offered on a first pay basis. Full details and other accommodation options are provided on application.

The Shambhala Shala is a delightful home based Yoga Shala set in a leafy suburb of Byron Bay, Suffolk Park. The light filled Shala has a polished timber floor and is surrounded by trees and gardens. Suffolk Park is a quaint little beach side suburb of Byron Bay with Cafe’s, a bakery, local organic supply shop (Baz & Shaz’s) a supermarket, Post Office and is just a few minutes to the beautiful Suffolk and Tallow Beaches.


The local beaches are surrounded by the Arakwal National Park where you can take long walks on the beach toward Broken Head to the South or Tallow Beach, at the base of the lighthouse,m to the North. 

CLIMATE: The climate in Byron Bay in November is hot, 19 – 25 degree celsius on average, with some humidity. Perfect for swimming.

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Suffolk Park in Byron Bay has the perfect, peaceful surroundings to allow students to delve deeply within and focus solely on their yoga study and practice. Just a short walk or bicycle ride away you will find Suffolk Beach which is uncrowded and ideal for long walks. Byron Bay offers many excellent cafes and restaurants, as well as, natural therapists for massage and beauty treatments. Walking distance you will find Suffolk Park Village with shops, cafes, restaurants and a bakery.

Activities in and around the area

About 3 km away is the Byron Bay CBD with a wide variety of cafes, shops, art galleries, beaches and the much loved lighthouse walk. On your time off you can take long walks on Tallows Beach or any number of beautiful, white sandy beaches. You can rent a kayak, and see the whiles or dolphins or try stand up paddle boarding. Book a snorkel trip out to the Julian rocks, just a few hundred meters from The Pass Beach, to view rare tropical fish and the stunning biodiversity this marine protected site offers. Visit the local markets and listen to the many interesting and talented street buskers which Byron Bay is famous for.


TRANSPORT: if staying onsite you can hire a bicycle from Byron Bay and you will be able to cycle to the local shops and the beach. There is room to park if you have a car. The location is just 3 km to Byron CBD. If staying in a share house or an Airbnb close by you can get to and from the Shala with a bicycle or a car.


louise sear


E-RYT 500 & YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)


Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Self Inquiry, Ayurvedic Lifestyle, Course Coordinator, Founder & Director of Yoga Arts

Louisa has dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of Yoga. She is passionate in the inquiry to find ones true nature and freedom.

In her teaching, Louisa encourages the understanding and acceptance of life, finding the teacher within and acknowledging the Divine in all. Louisa has been teaching yoga for 35 years and has had a committed Yoga Sadhana practice for over 38 years. She teaches the principles of Tantric, Advaita Philosophy and specializes in Self Inquiry, Therapeutic Yoga, Ayurveda Lifestyle, Mindful Vinyasa Asana, Pranayama and Meditation. 

Louisa encourages students to develop inwardly by diving deeply into oneself to awaken through mindful conscious practice on and off the mat.



Jose C Leal (Nikhil)

Asana teaching, Asana assistant, Teaching Methodology, Pranayama & Meditation

As a child in Brazil, Nikhil was introduced, by his mother, to the Brazilian Shamanic world of Native Indian and African Mythologies. By 17 Nikhil pursued his passion in theatre and for more than 25 years this became his vocation throughout Brazil, Italy and Germany. Nikhil’s love of Spirituality and creativity then took him to India, the motherland of Yoga. Nikhil studied at the SVYASA University in Bangalore focusing on meditation and the 4 Paths of Yoga. A constant object of study for Nikhil is Eastern Philosophy including; the paths of the Sufis and Tao leading to one’s single point in life ~ Joy and devotion to all living beings.  Nikhil teaches and assists on the Yoga Arts’ 200 & 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings and Yoga Rejuvenation Retreats.


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Within short bicycle ride is the locals’ favourite shop Baz & Shaz’s, providing a wide variety of local, farm fresh and organic produce and supplies with a coffee van outside. The Suffolk Park Village, very close by, has a few cafes and a bakery to choose from, as well as a Hotel with great, good value meal menu.

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Massage & Spa Treatments

Byron Bay has a wide selection of natural health practitioners, day spas, massage centers and alternative health practitioners. Bookings can be made while you are in Byron and you can indulge yourself in any number of massage or alternative treatments on your time off.

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