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
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.
It was fantastic to learn amongst a group of like-minded people, to be part of everyone’s journey and to share my own journey with them. I was so incredibly blessed to be mentored and supported through the program by many IYTA members involved in delivering the Diploma, who, without even knowing it, helped me forge the pathway to opening my own yoga studio in my home town of Mossman in far north Queensland, 15 minutes north of Port Douglas. While I had always dreamed I would one day own a yoga studio I didn’t expect the opportunity to arise so early on in my yoga teaching career.
Participating in the course opened up confidences in me that I hadn’t recognised before, and that confidence is accompanied by a quiet determination to share yoga with people who are ready to receive it. It is an honour to have this education and to be part of the unique IYTA family whose commitment to maintaining Yoga tradition shines through in their teacher training programs. What’s next for me in the world of yoga? I am happy developing and growing Mossman Yoga Studio while I also run my other business, Symbiotic Enterprising, a professional tender writing business. I plan to undertake some Kids Yoga Teacher Training next year as well as Pre-natal Yoga Teacher Training within the next two years. I’m always happy for visitors at the studio so please look me up at www.mossmanyogastudio.com.au