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Yoga Teacher Training

Part-Time | 200hrs | Retreat Immersion

Embark on a path of self-discovery, deepened yogic understanding, and the art of sharing yoga. Whether you choose to teach yoga or not, this training will enrich your life…

Embark on a soulful journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

THIS IS THE POTENTIAL OF THIS 200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM

Creating your life in Flow

Are you ready to learn more about yoga’s roots? To become an empowered and well-rounded yoga teacher? Or to simply deepen your own practice?

This Yoga Teacher Training will equip you with practical tools so you can feel more enlivened and aligned to living an intentional life.

Our training is uniquely designed for integration (part-time format), with the program being offered over 4 months as a series of immersive retreats. Together, we’ll be held by the peaceful Blue Mountains, a container for rejuvenation and re-alignment with the rhythms of the natural world.

After journeying together for four months, you’ll receive Yoga Alliance approved certification, as well as profound tools for life both on and off the mat.

Natalie Ristoski yoga teacher sitting in the mountains

Discover if Yoga Teacher Training is the right path for you

Whether you’re an aspiring yoga teacher, a committed practitioner yearning to deepen your understanding, or simply someone on the quest for self-discovery, yoga teacher training unveils profound pathways for growth and transformation.

We’ve created a PDF so you can easily explore the multifaceted benefits of yoga teacher training and discover if it’s the next step on your journey towards holistic wellness and fulfillment.

What You’ll Learn

Throughout our YTT program you’ll discover the essence of Vinyasa Yoga, learn about asana alignment, yogic philosophy, teaching methodology and more. In the spirit of Living Flow, we present the course in four modules: Feel, Live, Open and Wisdom. Each is a stepping stone on your journey, leading you closer to your fullest potential.

FEEL

Explore and feel how yoga can be used to cultivate a deeper awareness of Self and evoke a state of embodiment and receptivity. Study asana theory, methodological tools in asana lab, as well as the key anatomy and physiology of yoga.

LIVE

Learn how ancient Yogic philosophy and principles can act as a guidance system for our lives, connecting us with an existence which flows with the natural rhythms of the universe. Discover the history and philosophy of yoga, as well as Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science). Learn how to live yoga.

OPEN

Explore the dance between becoming a carrier of yogic lineage… while at the same time, making teachings your own. Observe the energetic, mental, physical and emotional interweaving that is yoga teaching. Learn teaching techniques & tools, sequencing and the ethics of teaching. Open to the possibility of sharing yoga.

 

WISDOM

Dive into the multi-faceted wisdom of yoga. Explore realms of the subtle body, emotions, mentality, presence and the yogic lifestyle. Delve into meditation, pranayama and the chakra system.

Natalie Ristoski

Meet your lead trainer

Natalie Ristoski, a devoted yogini, transitioned from the corporate fashion world to sharing the profound impact of yoga in 2014. At the helm of Living Flow Yoga Ashfield, she’s forged a dynamic community hub where practitioners of every level discover connection and a sense of belonging. Drawing from a decade of teaching experience and guided by luminaries such as Nicole Walsh and Shiva Rea, Natalie champions inclusivity and fosters support for all students. Thrilled to introduce the Living Flow yoga teacher training program, she embodies the transformative spirit of yoga both on and off the mat.

Read Natalie’s full bio here.

Seeking clarity on your path to becoming a yoga teacher or deepening your practice?

Book a one-to-one call with Natalie

‘Natalie is an incredible teacher and such a powerful and strong woman. She has an ability to be resoundingly grounded, kind and dedicated.’ 

Duncan Parviainen, Heart of Vinyasa 

Living Flow Yoga Teacher Training participants

 What you’ll take away from our training

  • Ancient yogic guidance for living a life in flow
  • An enriching understanding of yoga in its many facets, roots and depths
  • The tools and confidence to share impactful yoga; to step into the role of a modern-day yoga teacher, anywhere in the world
  • The ability to uniquely express and share yoga, your way
  • The confidence to (if you so choose) combine the teachings of yoga with other professional modalities
  • Self-reflection and self-growth tools to apply to your broader journey
  • An embodied experience of yoga as a tool for transformation
  • Become part of a supportive community of fellow yogis and mentors who are here to guide, inspire, and uplift you. We are here to foster your growth, not only as yoga teachers but as individuals who radiate the light of yoga to the world…
  • Graduate with 200-hr Yoga Alliance teacher certification

Is this resonating with you?

If you feel a deep calling and sense of readiness to embark on this YTT journey, it’s time to take the next step! ✨

Are you ready to live your best life?

The Living Flow Yoga Teacher Training is one of a kind!

Over 4 months, and beginning on August 30, we’ll ascend to Happy Buddha Retreats in the beautiful Blue Mountains (just 90-minutes drive from Sydney) for a series of YTT retreat immersions.

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YOUR IMMERSIVE YTT JOURNEY STARTS HERE

We start with a 5 day immersion to deep dive and set the tone for your YTT experience.

We then will gather alternative weekends, starting on Friday at 4pm and finishing on Sunday afternoon. The intention behind fortnightly sessions is so you have ample time to integrate into every day life, and at the same time, follow the thread of momentum to keep journeying into YTT.

And finally, we finish up with a 4 day immersion where you’ll offer your final class practicum, and together we’ll graduate with celebration and reflection on how far we’ve all come!

Key dates for your diary

30 August to 4 September – 5 Day immersion
20-22 September – Weekend 1
4-6 October – Weekend 2
18-20 October – Weekend 3
1-3 November – Weekend 4
15-17 November – Weekend 5
4-8 December – 4 Day graduation immersion

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Whether you choose to teach yoga or not, this training will enrich your life in profound ways. You’re about to embark on a beautiful and transformative path, and we are excited to walk alongside you.

Your Investment

OUR YTT PROGRAM IS UNIQUE AND INCLUDES RETREAT IMMERSIONS AT HAPPY BUDDHA RETREATS

This means our price INCLUDES shared accomodation and vegetarian meals during each immersion, along with your passionately-led YTT program and Yoga Alliance certified curriculum!

LAST PLACES AVAILABLE!

This is an intimate group of just 10 students and we have just a few places left.

 

SECURE YOUR YTT SPACE

RRP
$5990

A payment plan is available and will consist of a $500 non-refundable deposit, and two additional instalments with the final amount due by August 2.

*The total fee must be paid by 2 August, 2024. See T&Cs for details.

SOLO ROOM UPGRADE

RRP
$1900

Our program is intended to create a sense of community and includes twin-share accommodation. If, for personal reasons, you feel that you need a room to yourself, contact us to upgrade for an additional fee.

Are you ready to live your best life?

Take the first step towards transformation and apply for 1 of 10 places on this YTT program ✨

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have an advanced practice to participate in YTT?

No, you don’t need to be an advanced practitioner or a ‘bendy’ yogi. We believe that the depth of your practice is measured not by the complexity of the poses you can do, but by your commitment to showing up on the mat (and life!) with an open heart and mind.

To ensure you get the most out of our training, we recommend that you have been regularly practicing for at least a year.

 

I’ve been practicing for years but I don’t think I’ll ever be one for a headstand, is YTT still for me?

Absolutely. If you have a curious mind and crave delving deeper, YTT is for you. Advanced postures are just that—advanced. Many teachers don’t incorporate them into their practice or classes (there are other inversions you can substitute with), or you never know, YTT may spark your determination to work towards a headstand!

Remember, yoga is a journey, and everyone’s path is unique. Our training is designed to meet you wherever you are on your journey and support you as you continue to grow and evolve, both on and off the mat.

 

What kind of yoga will you be teaching?

Embracing both tradition and innovation, our training is deeply inspired by Classical Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda. You can expect a diverse blend of Vinyasa Flow classes to underpin the training,  while the vast exploration of yogic philosophy will encourage open-minded critical thinking and a deepening of intuitive awareness to individuals seeking transformation through a yogic outlook. 

If you’re new to Living Flow, join us for a practice to see if we’re the right fit. For those already in love with the yoga Living Flow shares, expect to immerse yourself in all that we’re about!

I’m not sure I want to teach yoga, will I still benefit from the course?

Yes, absolutely! Whether or not you intend to teach yoga, if you approach this course with a genuine desire for personal growth and a deeper connection to yoga, it will undoubtedly enrich your life. Many individuals enroll in YTT without the intention of teaching and find themselves inspired to share their newfound knowledge. Others simply use the course for personal development, and that’s perfectly valid too! The key is to be open to the journey and willing to participate fully in practice teaching exercises throughout the course.

 

I definitely want to teach Yoga. Is this course for me?

Yes, absolutely! Our course is designed specifically for individuals like you who are passionate about teaching yoga. Upon completion, you will receive a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Certification, which qualifies you to teach yoga anywhere in the world. This comprehensive certification program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to embark!

 

Where will the YTT retreat immersions take place?

Our YTT retreat immersions will be hosted at Happy Buddha Retreats, nestled in the serene landscape of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, which serves as Natalie’s home base. During your stay, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations in twin-share rooms. The training sessions will be conducted in the tranquil Zen Den studio, offering a picturesque view, while the final two immersions will take place in the inspiring Verandah Studio. Additionally, nutritious vegetarian meals are provided throughout your stay.

 

I have an injury? How can we manage this if I participate?

If you’re dealing with an injury that you’re already managing in your practice, rest assured that we’ll continue to support you during YTT. Life and injuries happen! Learning how to modify, adapt, and listen to our bodies is a valuable skill, and YTT will provide you with additional tools and knowledge to navigate injuries gracefully.

 

What if I can’t make any of the dates? What happens?

To receive certification, attendance of 90% of the yoga teacher training program is required. While we recommend a commitment to 100% attendance, we understand that unexpected circumstances may arise. If you’re unexpectedly unable to attend a session, you can make up for it by participating in an equivalent public class(es) at Living Flow Yoga. Missed lectures can also be compensated for. However, missing a full day or weekend immersion is not permitted. Further details are outlined in our Attendance Policy. (Email us for a copy).

 

How much time should I set aside for study in between immersions?

Between YTT immersions, we encourage you to maintain your practice and reflect on your yoga journey. Balance is also key so be sure to look after yourself! Our part-time program is designed to fit into a dynamic lifestyle, so setting aside a few hours each week for practice and study should suffice.

Are there resources or study materials I will need to invest in?

Yes, essential resources to support your YTT are these four books:

  • The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V Desikachar
  • Wheels of Life by Judith Anodea
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Teaching Yoga by Donna Farhi

 

And if you’re excited to build out your yogi bookshelf other optional resources are:

  • Ayurveda | The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
  • Living the Sutras by Kelly DiNardo & Amy Pearce-Hayden

 

Remember, you don’t necessarily need to purchase these brand new. Options could be borrowing from a friend who has participated in YTT before, or loaning from your local library. FB marketplace is also a good place to seek out these books. 

 

How much is the program? Is there a payment plan?

Upon enrolment, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is included in the program fee.

Early Bird price is $5590 and ends May 31, 2024  ($500 + $5090). After May 31, the RRP is $5960 ($500 + $5460). Final payment, regardless of early bird or RRP due 2 August 2024

Bookings after 2 August require total upfront payment.

Our payment plan will consist of a $500 non-refundable deposit, a first instalment of $2545 due within 30 days and a second installment of $2545 due within 60 days (or the final payment date of August 2.)

 

Will I be registered to teach yoga on completion of the course?

After completing our YTT course and obtaining first aid certification and public liability insurance, you’ll be fully equipped and empowered to embark on your journey as a yoga teacher! We delve into these topics in greater detail during YTT to ensure you feel confident and prepared to share your passion for yoga with others.

 

Is this yoga teacher training course Yoga Alliance certified?

Yes, absolutely! Our yoga teacher training course is proudly Yoga Alliance certified, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of training and accreditation recognised globally in the yoga community.

 

I have other questions...

For any other questions or if you’d like further clarity, we invite you to attend our upcoming Information Session or book a personal Clarity Call with Natalie. We’re here to support you every step of the way!

 

Excited about the potential but still have some questions?

That’s completely normal. If you’re eager to gain clarity on your next steps, book a complimentary Clarity Call with Natalie ✨