Mental Health Training for Yoga Teachers

This training has been designed to assist qualified Yoga Teachers to develop their understanding, skills and confidence in the area of mental health


The nature of the mind – from a yogic and western psychological perspective:

  • Patanjali’s psychology
  • the yogic model of mind
  • the mind from a western psychological perspective
  • the mind and emotion

What yoga offers:

  • more than asana
  • yoga and positive psychology
  • mentally healthy yoga
  • interoception and mental health

Mental Heath Awareness when teaching:

  • pranayama
  • asana
  • meditation
  • other practices

Healing relationships:

  • professional boundaries
  • ethics and code of conduct
  • scope of practice of the yoga teacher

An introduction to common mental health conditions including:

  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders, including PTSD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Brief introduction to Personality and Schizoaffective Disorders

Yogic approaches to common mental health concerns:

  • considering common mental health conditions through a yogic lens
  • teaching considerations for common mental health concerns
  • mental health precautions and contraindications

Mental health aware yoga teaching:

  • how to teach in a mental health aware manner
  • responding to mental health crisis in the Yoga setting - including panic and traumatic reaction
  • truly integrated yoga practice
  • what to do if…

Scroll down for details of 2017 training dates and locations across Australia

Course Fees

The fee for this 5 day program is $990 (incl GST and booking fee), and includes:

  • 35 hours of training with two of Australia’s most well regarded and experienced Yoga Psychologists
  • Comprehensive course notes and handouts
  • Recommendations for further study and ongoing self-development

* If you have previously studied with us in the shorter course format, please CONTACT US and we will provide details of how you can join us for the additional content which has been added this year.


    • Recommended - Qualified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Australia level 1 or equivalent). If you have undertaken a 200hr Yoga Teacher training program and are unsure about your eligibility, please email us to enquire
    • A general familiarity with the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali is highly recommended prior to undertaking this program


    Yoga Teachers attending this event can claim 35 CPD hours with Yoga Australia.

    Are you studying Yoga Therapy?

    For those studying Yoga Therapy with either the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy or The Yoga Institute, this course constitutes the 5 day face to face component of Module 2 of these programs. If you are interested in finding out more about these comprehensive programs, click the images to see details.


    Scroll down for details of 2017 training dates and locations across Australia


    July 19 - 23, 2017

    Venue: The Yoga Institute

    Wednesday 10-5

    Thursday 9-5

    Friday 9-5

    Saturday 10:30-5:30

    Sunday 9-4


    August 2 - 6, 2017

    Venue: Lavalla Centre

    Wednesday 10-5

    Thursday 9-5

    Friday 9-5

    Saturday 11-6

    Sunday 9-4


    August 16 - 20, 2017

    Venue: TBC

    Wednesday 10-5

    Thursday 9-5

    Friday 9-5

    Saturday 9-5

    Sunday 9-4


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    Cancellation and Refund policy

    Full payment for this workshop is required to secure your registration. Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received after that time will not be eligible for any refund. You may transfer your registration to another person at no cost, but please notify the program host in writing prior to the workshop date if transfer is required.