Join us for a registered 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

Zama Institute offers a fully registered 200hr yoga teacher training course combining the best of Western science with Eastern Yoga philosophy and practice.

Upon completion, you will be able to obtain insurance to teach yoga. You will also be able to further your training with our 350hr Yoga Teacher Training course and post graduate specialities.

Our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course is rich, diverse, and fully comprehensive. You will graduate as a knowledgeable teacher, capable and confident to deliver a world class standard in yoga teaching. You will be equipped with a scientific understanding of yoga, while experiencing a deep understanding of the spiritual dimension of the practice. We provide students with a broad range of learning experiences including workshops (optional for online students), online learning modules, audio recordings, video demonstrations, readings, practice journal and reflections. Upon completion, you will be ready to teach yoga and impart your knowledge with your students, feeling confident in your practice, ability, knowledge and experience.

Take the next step in your new career and choose your 200hr hour yoga teacher training intake today!

Zama Institute Yoga Teacher Training courses remain true to yoga in its traditional form, while offering insight into modern forms and styles of yoga. You will learn hatha yoga asana, which will provide you with the foundation to teach most modern, popular styles of yoga. This will give you the best advantage when attracting students to your teachings, and help you to gain employment. You will also learn and experience the transcendental aspects of yoga, with a focus on mindfulness and presence.

Your teachers in face to face workshops will support you through your journey and impart their years of knowledge and experience with you wholeheartedly. For online students, our support team is ready to help you - we are always here to answer any question you may have! One on one virtual mentoring sessions are also available to purchase if you find you would like additional tuition.

Zama Institute respects the ancient yogic teachings and modern Western medicine, and gives students the opportunity to learn these sciences side by side. This will help you develop a deep appreciation of their value and give you a rich understanding of how you can become the best practitioner in your field.

Studying yoga will be an experience you will always thank yourself for. Whether you wish to teach, or simply deepen your practice and understanding, yoga study is a path of growth and development we encourage you to take.


The Zama Institute was founded by Zama Yoga Owner, Senior Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, Nicole Gorry. Zama has been delivering teacher training with the Yoga & Integrative Medicine Institute (YIMI), where Nicole was a co-founder, since 2013. In 2019, the Zama Institute is delivering world-class, internationally recognised training backed by years of experience in the field. The Zama Institute brings you experienced teachers with a wealth of knowledge and an excellent support team to help you through your study.

Our goal is to see you succeed.

what you will learn

  • History of yoga
  • Introduction to Sanskrit
  • Yogic philosophy
  • Anatomy & physiology for yoga
  • Energetic anatomy & metaphysics of yoga: chakras, nadis, kundalini
  • Asana, bandhas & mudras
  • Teaching techniques, sequencing, alignment & adjustment
  • Pranayama, mindfulness, meditation, mantra
  • How to teach group classes, adjust for injuries, pregnancy and common conditions
  • Learn to teach hatha, yin, kundalini, restorative and vinyasa styles as well as meditation and pranayama techniques
  • Gain teaching experience as part of the course

course delivery & materials

  • 11 Modules, self-reflection activities, quizzes, practice audios and videos, asana manual with sequences, teaching practice
  • The course manual is delivered via an interactive online learning platform and is also available a printable PDF so you can choose how you study, however we are always here to support you along the way. For all questions and support during the course, please email info@zamayoga.com.au
  • All assessment is delivered online and the course is entirely self-directed. We recommend a mentor if you have access to one however we can answer questions you may have. Mentoring sessions are also available for additional purchase should you feel you need additional tuition.
  • Students have unlimited access to online videos and audios for home practice
  • Yoga teacher training workshops are an excellent way to develop your skills and learn. Even if enrolled in workshops, they are optional. If you miss any workshops in which you are enrolled, you are able to finish the course through recording practice. So if you can't make all the dates, don't worry, we can help you graduate.

The Zama Institute approach to yoga teacher training is holistic and remains true to the essence of yoga, with a strong focus mindfulness, raising consciousness and developing spirituality.

This course is designed to prepare you for work as a Yoga Teacher in yoga studios, gyms, fitness centres, spas, retreat centres and one on one sessions with clients.

You will be confident to teach a range of styles of yoga classes, tailored to different needs, including children, pregnant woman and the elderly. Not only will you be confident in teaching asana, you will be well-equipped to teach meditation and pranayama.

what's included

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course Manual (249 pages)
  • Asana Manual (235 pages)
  • Yoga Philosophy Manual (113 pages)
  • 27 Video Demonstrations
  • 23 Audio Recorded Sequences
  • 5 Written Sequences
  • Access to our Online Studio
  • Loads of prerecorded classes from our online studio

how long does the course take & when can I start teaching

The course is designed as a 12 month program and you will gain experience teaching along the way. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be a certified yoga teacher and able to obtain insurance to teach yoga. If you are confident in your practice and feel ready to start teaching, you may be able to obtain insurance to teach while you are studying.

Contact us to discuss.

Take the next step in your new career and choose your 200hr hour yoga teacher training intake today!

course registration

This 200hr course entitles you to obtain insurance to teach yoga.

This course is fully registered with Yoga Australia. Please refer to Yoga Australia membership guidelines.

Upon completion of our 200 hour yoga teacher training course, you can undertake a range of our courses to upgrade your training.

This course is accredited with Physical Activity Australia and attracts 6 PDP points (KAP2007).


Some yoga experience is required; we highly recommend at least 12 months regular practice, but we do take all cases into consideration. For 200-350hr yoga teacher training upgrade courses (if not combining with a 200hr yoga teacher training course), a 200hr yoga teacher training course must be completed or being completed. Contact us if you are unsure, we are always happy to chat.

book list

Required books

  • The Heart of Yoga by T. K. V. Desikachar
  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Recommended reading (not required):

  • The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman
  • The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda

prop list

The following props are recommended for home practice, and required for online study students:
  • 1 yoga mat
  • 1 yoga strap
  • 1 bolster
  • 2 blocks
  • 2 blankets
Optional props
  • zafu (meditation cushion)
  • zabuton (meditation cushion base)
  • 1 yoga chair


We have lots of further information on our Teacher Training FAQ’s page such as:

  • how to obtain insurance to teach
  • teaching overseas

And much more. Check out the FAQ’s page here or contact us for a chat.