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500 Hour Teacher Training in the Tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar

September 9, 2022 @ 8:30 AM August 11, 2100 @ 5:00 PM ACST

Course Overview

This program offers in-depth training in Yoga for those who want to:

  • deepen their knowledge and understanding of Yoga as a practice, philosophy and a way of life,
  • learn the skills to prepare and teach integrated Yoga to groups and individuals for general heath and wellness needs and goals,
  • build a foundation for further studies in Yoga.

This course offers 500 hours of immersive study comprising 350 hours direct contact and 150 hours of indirect and application-based learning over 2 years.

Throughout the teacher training program, students will be fully supported in the process through a student-mentor relationship. This element of the program reflects the ancient style of teaching Yoga in which each student was taught on a one-to-one basis. The student-mentor relationship is an important part of the teacher training process and allows the trainers to ensure the curriculum is meeting the needs and abilities of the student.

This teacher training program is registered by the peak body Yoga Australia. Graduate teachers will be eligible to register as a Level 2 Teacher once appropriate teaching experience has been accrued. 

Trainer Qualifications

Polly and Janet are both certified teachers in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya. Both trainers have varied and extensive teaching experience. They each continue to undertake extensive postgraduate study in this tradition with both Barbara Brian in Melbourne and senior teachers of the KYM, Chennai.

Janet is the founder and principal teacher of Norwood Yoga House. Janet has been teaching Yoga for 25 years. She currently teaches individual and group classes at her studio in Norwood. As a certified Yoga Therapist, she also works with students privately to support their health and healing.

Polly has been teaching Yoga for over 15 years. She is the principal teacher of Yoga Journey Adelaide which offers group classes in the community for all stages of life, as well as private classes and workshops on all aspects of Yoga. Polly is also a certified Vedic Chant Instructor (KYM, Chennai). 


September 9, 2022 @ 8:30 AM ACST
August 11, 2100 @ 5:00 PM ACST
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Polly Holmes
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Kensington Road
Norwood, SA 5067 Australia
0435 012 089 / 0452 128 801
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