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

I'm passionate about living a holistic, healthy lifestyle and have first hand experience on how and why Yoga can help to cultivate a healthy mind and body. It's my desire to share my knowledge, experience and benefits of Yoga with my students. I chose the IYTA Diploma of Yoga because of its in-depth curriculum. I wanted to go beyond asana and class planning to gain knowledge for myself to answer the how and why questions of how I had personally benefited from a 12 year yoga practice.

Nopi Pappa

International Diploma Yoga Teacher Training

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