So you’ve practiced (or even taught) yoga for a while now and you’re looking to improve? Kudos! YMA is Yoga Movement’s academy arm, where more structured and intensive learning takes place. Remember that all our programs under YMA are about You: it’s Your time, Your investment, and Your hard work. We’re here to show you the ropes, educate and inspire; all while honing in on the reality of yoga and its many moving parts.
YMA currently consists of two different programs – our very own teacher training, YMTT200, and our two-day workshop, Boost.
We have buddied up with the international standard for yoga teacher training, Yoga Alliance (Y.A.), to ensure our graduates can apply the Academy’s learnings wherever their teaching takes them. For more information on Yoga Alliance, you can visit their website at www.yogaalliance.org.
YMTT200 is our Yoga Movement Teacher Training course – 200 referring to the number of training hours that teacher trainees will undergo. We designed YMTT200 to ring true with what YM stands for: that’d be accessibility, quality service and good people. Throughout the nine-week(end) time-frame, you will be taught the various modules by specific instructors that are not just professionally involved, but personally dedicated to those areas.
This info below is designed to give you the low-down so you can make an informed decision. If you don’t find the answers to your questions here, just ask. You’re looking for the right academy; we’re looking for the right students – it's time to get moving...
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What is YMTT200 all about?
The 200HR Yoga Movement Teacher Training, or YMTT200 as we call it, is a nine-week, semi-intensive program that trains students to be great yoga teachers. Graduates of YMTT200 will step out of the program ready to teach classes by Yoga Movement standards.
YMTT200 covers all traditional teacher training topics, and has additional modules and activities that help you develop the soft skills and practical experience needed to teach safe, multi-levelled yoga classes, across several class styles.
On weekends, you will be studying curated course materials, taking lectures, and jumping into exercises to understand the full scope of being a great teacher. You will also attend a minimum of two YM classes over the weekdays to supplement weekend learnings, at your convenience.
This program is hard work, but the radder parts of YM Life are alive and well all along the way. Unlimited yoga classes, exclusive YM course materials, brunches, coffees, and pro yoga shots are all part of the process!
Is YMTT200 Yoga Alliance accredited?
Yes, YMTT200 is an internationally recognised Yoga Teacher Training certification, accredited by Yoga Alliance. The hours clocked in during YMTT200 can contribute to your greater Yoga Alliance accrual of experiences and are recognised around the world. For more information on Yoga Alliance, you can visit their website at www.yogaalliance.org/
Who will be teaching me?
YMTT200 is led by YM teachers, who have been carefully selected based on their experience and expertise in respect to our course topics. Much like any other profession, our teachers like to specialise in different areas, and the variety in offering keeps things interesting and engaging.
How will I be graded?
We guarantee YMTT200 graduates will deliver the same quality service and teaching standards as a YM teacher, meaning that you will have to work hard for that shiny cert at the end of the program… and it is possible to fail. We have every confidence, though, that hard workers have the ability to graduate YMTT200-certified!
Teacher trainees will be graded based on attendance, as well as theory and practical exams.
Are there any prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites. However, being familiar to the six YM class types will be helpful, and your full dedication to the course is essential.
When is the next YMTT200 intake?
MAR 24 to MAY 27 (weekend) COMPLETED
JUN 23 to AUG 26 (weekend) COMPLETED
SEP 15 to NOV 18 (weekend) IN SESSION
FEB 16 to APR 14 (weekend) REGISTRATION OPEN
MAY 25 to JUL 21 (weekend) REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 11
AUG 19 to SEP 13 (weekday) REGISTRATION CLOSES AUG 5
SEP 28 to DEC 1 (weekend) REGISTRATION CLOSES SEP 14
How much does YMTT200 cost?
You can count on bang for your buck! Course fees include: an in-house built YMTT200 student manual, textbooks by Ray Long, unlimited classes across YM studios for the duration of the course, brunches by Common Man Coffee Roasters, coffees and coffee top-ups catered by Grounded, YMA tote bag, a pro YMTT200 graduation portrait! Woah.
The YMTT200 course fee is $3,900, inclusive of GST. Payment can be made in full, or in three instalments of $1,300. Make full payment at least a month before the course registration cut-off date to enjoy an extra month of unlimited yoga classes prior to your course!
I’m in! How can I sign up?
Pop in to any of our six YM studios to register at the front desk.
How can I find out more?