The International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) is an international non-profit organisation founded in Australia in 1967 by Roma Blair. In additional to teachers and students in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart and Perth, it has international representatives and members in Austria, France, Canada, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Oman, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. There are also independent affiliates in New Zealand, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Spain.
The IYTA aims to promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga for everybody, regardless of age, sex, ability or disability, ethnicity or religion.
The IYTA’s primary activity is to conduct yoga teacher training (Hatha based) and an Association for yoga teachers internationally. The well-established, highly regarded and extensive IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teaching course has been running for over forty years with thousands of students graduating with the IYTA International Diploma. The IYTA provides excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes and offers a Post Graduate Certificate of Pre and Post Natal Yoga, a Post Graduate Certificate of Backcare and Post Graduate Studies in Advanced Yoga Teaching.
The IYTA promotes yoga’s many benefits – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It aims to increase understanding and application of the principles and philosophy of Yoga.
The Association upholds the highest ethics of Yoga teaching and professional conduct for its members. The IYTA is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Australia.
Yoga teachers as well as friends of yoga are invited to join our community - for more information please see our membership page.
What our students say
Others from Darwin travel interstate or to Bali to complete intensive yoga teacher training but I really wanted to do a more in-depth training over a longer period at the same time as integrating more yoga into my everyday life. The IYTA correspondence course was perfect for achieving those goals. The assignments made me truly practice yoga in many ways - morning pranayama and mediation, being present and aware while at work, managing my family well, and more. Overall it deepened my ability to practice yoga both on and off the mat; this is a valuable gift in my life.