About IYTA

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

The 460 hour IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training was a truly wonderful experience. I researched many yoga teaching courses and finally decided on the IYTA Diploma because of its reputation as one of the best courses available in the world. I wanted to obtain a well-rounded and in-depth education which adequately addressed anatomy, philosophy, pranayama and meditation. It covered this and much more! Also, I live in a small country town and I wanted a course that I could do online. It ticked all the boxes and offered everything I was looking for.

Robyn Jarram - Diploma Graduate 2018

International Diploma Yoga Teacher Training

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