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
I was first introduced to Yoga 15 years ago. A wonderful teacher came to our office and taught lunchtime classes. I looked forward to the class each week and I felt great after each class. I wanted to learn more - the history, the philosophy, the physiology, the meaning of yoga. I signed up to the IYTA Diploma of Yoga Teacher Training, and I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was comprehensive and challenging at times, but I was so proud of myself for completing it. I have continued my studies and enrolled in the IYTA Pre and Post Natal course this year.