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

"Every Yoga Teacher should do this amazing course, it's awesome!" - participant Sydney 2017


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…

Course Fees

The fee for this 4 day program includes:

  • 28 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

EARLY BIRD - up to 2 months prior to the course commencing - $825 (incl GST and booking fee)

FULL FEE - less than 2 months prior to the course commencing - $895 (incl GST and booking fee)


  • 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 28 CPD hours with Yoga Australia.

Are you studying Yoga Therapy?

For those studying Yoga Therapy with The Yoga Institute, this course constitutes part of the face to face component of these programs. If you are interested in finding out more about these comprehensive programs, click the image below to see details.

Sydney Workshop 2017

Sydney Workshop 2017

Melbourne Workshop 2016

Melbourne Workshop 2016

Brisbane Workshop 2016

Brisbane Workshop 2016


August 29 to September 1, 2019

Venue: To be confirmed - Central Sydney

Thursday 29th 9-5

Friday 30th 9-5

Saturday 31st 9-5

Sunday 1st 9-4

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. 

Want us to come to you?

We're considering further locations for our training in 2019 and 2020, including internationally. Please email us if you are interest if you're keen to attend our workshops in other locations, or if you are interested in hosting us.