150 hours Sukha Mukha Advanced Teacher Training


This training is run in collaboration with Sukha Mukha Studio. The training runs at Sukha Mukha Yoga,  38c Macpherson Street in Bronte. It is fully accredited with Yoga Australia who have commended its thorough content and methodology.

This Advanced Teacher Training with Katie Manitsas and Idit Hefer-Tamir is for teachers who are looking to elevate their teaching to a higher level through ongoing yogic studies, mentorship and connection with other teachers and the trainers themselves. Our aim is that you will continue to be inspired on your teaching journey by immersing yourself in this module-based course that covers a variety of topics, spanning across many aspects of yoga.

​For teachers who already hold a 200-hour teaching certificate or equivalent, on completion of this module-based course, you will graduate with an Advanced Teacher Training certificate accredited with Yoga Australia. Alternatively, these modules can be taken alone to accrue CPD points, or to deepen your understanding of a specific area. However when studying single modules, no qualification will be awarded on completion.

​What makes this yoga teacher training course unique is the huge number of face to face contact hours and strong focus on nurturing personal relationships.

​Katie and Idit have worked together for many years teaching yoga and developing a well-respected and popular teacher training program. We are excited to now extend that into an Advanced training. People who have studied with Katie and Idit often comment on how practical their trainings are – really giving you the confidence to go and out be a great teacher – as well as offering tools for developing your own spiritual practice. In addition to being very practical both Katie and Idit are down to earth teachers who have a heartfelt wish to inspire and nurture their students into being the best they can be. We will be invested in your success, growth and flourishing! Our intention in this training is to hold your hand and guide you deeper on your yogic path; a strong element of the course is that of mentoring as well as peer support. You will feel totally supported and nurtured throughout the training as well as being challenged to go deeper too. Finally, our trainings are perhaps best known for the sense of community they engage. We consider ourselves and our students to be part of a yogic family and we hope you will join our thriving community which is filled with love, enthusiasm, open-minded spirit, discipline and the tapas or burning desire to learn which fuels us all.

​Lots more details including module outlines, pricing, payment and answers to all your questions are available over at the Sukha Mukha website. You should also head there to make a payment if you want to sign up for the training. The full training is offered once a year.

The training is made up for four modules and two blocks of mentoring:

Advanced Sequencing according to the Chakras – with Idit Tamir

​Sequencing is the foundation of all good yoga classes. We will reflect on creating sequencing, built around a theme (such as the chakras for example) and where you might be stuck in a sequencing ‘rut’ or teaching on auto-pilot. We will also look at advanced alignment – how to teach difficult and advanced poses both safely and in relation to class themes.


An individually tailored approach to teaching private yoga classes – with Katie Manitsas

Learn how to work with students individually, drawing on the wisdom of ayurveda and one-to-one yoga. A private yoga class is a remarkable opportunity to help students deepen their practice, form positive habits and undo less supportive patterns that may have crept in. Teaching yoga to one person at a time can also be a great addition to your repertoire as a yoga teacher and when done well is very different to a group class. In this module we will explore some elements of ayurveda as a lens through which we can look at students as individuals, as well as self-practice and teaching of chanting (nada yoga), pranayama, meditation and sadhana (conscious spiritual practices) for one-to-one work.

Personal practice and authentic voice in your yogic life – with Idit Tamir

We’ll explore the real nuts and bolts of what it means to be a teacher, how to manage your time, energy and draw from all the tools in your tool box to be the very best teacher you can be. We’ll look deeply into personal practice, as well as self care, sustainable teaching, pranayama and mudras. You’ll learn how to inspire, educate and support all your students; young and old, beginner to experienced.

Effectively integrate yogic scripture and philosophy into your teaching – with Katie Manitsas

​Drawing on the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras, learn how to effectively integrate spiritual teachings of yoga into your classes naturally, without being too ‘out-there’ or ‘over-sharing’ your personal story. Learn philosophy of yoga in relation to daily life, mantra and chanting with Nada yoga (music). Explore what it means to be a spiritual activist and the path of the yogi in the modern world.

As part of the certificate, you will be required to complete two blocks of mentoring consisting of 6 x 2 hour sessions on Friday afternoons. Mentoring sessions will offer a chance to spend time with your teachers (Katie or Idit) and work on particular issues or questions in a more in-depth way. There will be an opportunity to post questions in advance for detailed exploration in the sessions. We will also work on specific asana (‘asana lab’) as well as covering any areas of further enquiry which arise from the module content.

The mentoring component of the training is available as a remote / online experience to allow those who are traveling from far and wide to complete the whole training. If choosing this option the pricing remains the same and the online version runs through our ‘open learning’ online platform. It includes listening to pre recorded lectures,some homework assignments as well as interactive dialogue (via message posting) individual to each student from both peers and the tutors themselves.

Course Category
Professional Development CoursesOther General PD Courses
Bhakti Rose
Delivery Mode
In-person at School
New South Wales