President: Astrid Pickup
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 and an Association for yoga trained teachers in Australia and internationally. The well-established, highly regarded and extensive IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training course has been running for over forty years with thousands of students graduating with the IYTA International Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training. The IYTA provides excellent Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes for further studies in yoga teacher training. IYTA offers Post Graduate Certificate of Pre and Post Natal Yoga, Post Graduate Yin Yoga Workshops, Post Graduate Studies in Seniors Yoga and online or face-to-face Meditation and Pranayama courses (open to everyone).
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 teacher training 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
I enrolled in the IYTA Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Course as soon as I knew I was pregnant and it was completely worth it.
During my pregnancy I gained the knowledge of all the changes I was going through; not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. It gave me a detailed understanding of each trimester and the tools to modify my yoga practice, helping me to enjoy every aspect of my pregnancy and to connect with my little girl on a deeper level. It also built my confidence and prepared my body for her birth.
Now, after the birth of Zahana Tara, I am practicing all I learnt from the Postnatal course, I started a gentle Postnatal Yoga practice and I am giving baby massages to Zahana, which she enjoys.
The Prenatal yoga classes that I have taught, were extremely fulfilling. The mothers-to-be were very grateful and the environment was full of love and connection. What can be more rewarding than helping pregnant women to bring a new life into this world?
I highly recommend the IYTA Prenatal and Postnatal course to every pregnant women and even more to Yoga Teachers, as it gives you an immense knowledge of pregnancy, birth and postnatal and how to customise your yoga class to suit a pregnant women in all levels (koshas) psychical, mental, emotional and spiritual.