Workshops & Training Modules


Yoga Therapy Australia’s Foundations of Yoga offers intensive hands-on training in the personalised approach to yoga practice and teaching following the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya. It brings the perspective of Viniyoga – applying yoga to the Individual – to students and teachers of all streams of yoga. This program has been perfected by Saraswathi Vasudevan over more than 2 decades of learning and teaching in the lineage of Sri.T.Krishnamacharya.

The course aims to bring a reflective understanding of the Yoga Philosophy that can be applied in daily living, it explores the various  conventional and unconventional tools of yoga and how they can be deployed to support health and well-being of an individual and  includes hands-on training in observation, assessment and designing of personalized yoga practices that can be progressively adapted to changing needs of the individual.

The program aims to inspire deeper understanding and positive change within the practitioner that can support change in the world around us as well as offering a firm foundation in Yoga, and Sankhya philosophopy. 

Yoga Thearpy Australia’s Foundations of Yoga is a STAND ALONE course and also the  pre-qualification course for the  Yoga Therapy Australia’s Therapist Training, the  PGDYT (YTA) with Dr NC MBBS.
It is a course suitable for all interested in the essence of yoga, and practising or teaching from a deeper level.  Wherever you are now, be you a yoga practitioner, a teacher, a highly experienced therapist,  or allied health professional, you will find these teachings are both profound and immediately useful.

Read More

AYURVEDA AND YOGA, India 2 – 12 September 2018; Australia 12 – 18 November 2018

We are delighted to announce  Ayurveda and Yoga 2018,  and our Ayurveda and Yoga Therapists program. Our  Ayurveda in Yoga program is offered in conjunction with Saraswathi Vasudevan’s Yoga Vahini, India as well as highly qualified Ayurvedic faculty. The program is designed to enhance and complement your current Yogic knowledge, and to be immediately useful in your yoga practice, life and teaching.  Participation in the program will ensure your ability to confidently incorporate Ayurvedic principles in your daily life and your application of yoga. Ayurveda in Yoga may be taken as a stand alone program and is suitable for all yoga practitioners. It is also the pre-qulaification  for continuing with our upcoming Ayurveda and Yoga Therapists program which will commence in 2019.

Ayurveda and Yoga will be offered in both India and Australia in 2018 although the formats will differ.  The Indian program is immersive and filled with marvellous experiences that India has to offer. It is outlined below and was a wonderful success in 2017.  The Australian program will be offered over 5 -7 days between 12 – 18 November 2018. It will be a day attendance only course and will enable people who may not be able to travel to still undertake this empowering intensive.

The Ayurveda component has great breadth and immediate utility in its own right, while Sarwasthi weaves the knowledge of the sister sciences of Samkhya (yoga and ayurveda) into a remakable and wonderous experiential evolutionary opportunity.

Read More

SYDNEY SEMINAR: The Essence of Yoga and the Yoga Yajnavalkya with Dr NC MBBS

25 – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

Discover the world of yoga beyond the mat, beginning with the universe of you through the teaching of renowned Yoga Therapist Dr NC and the dialogue of The Yoga Yajnavalkya. Come join Yoga Therapy Australia  and Dr NC MBBS  for a weekend immersed in the essence of yoga – or an investigation of your inner nature!

Practical, Experiential and empowering. Suitable for everyone. Essential for yoga practitioners, teachers, and therapists. (CPD points apply). All welcome.

Read More

MODULE SIX PGDYT (YTA) – Psychological and Emotional conditions, Cancer and Auto Immune conditions and Aged Care

9 day / 9 night Residential Training with Dr N. Chandrasekaran MBBS

23 May – 1 June 2017 at Koinonia by the Sea, Evans Head, North Coast NSW

In this module we will further our knowledge and skills in the application of the principles of yoga therapy with specific attention to conditions of the nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems. This will include conditions such as those related to the thyroid (and other endocrine glands), diabetes, various forms of neuritis, Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, menstrual issues, conception problems, pregnancy, and post natal etc. Once again we are most fortunate to have the benefit of around 14 live case studies with the relevant conditions participating in the program.

Pre-requisites for participation are that you have attended the Foundations course, and Modules One and Two of the Post Graduate Diploma (PGDYT (YTA)).

Read More


In order to practice as a yoga therapist in a manner that exemplifies the intelligence and elegant simplicity of the original teachings, intensive practical training is necessary. There is a need for the development of skills in observation, assessment, course design and progression, yogic anatomy, physiology, and psychology, as well western pathology and the therapeutic

Read More

Free consultation with DR NC MBBS at Evans Head, 29 Nov 2017 – 7 Dec 2017

IN our final module for our third batch of our PGDYT Therapists training we cover diverse conditions relating to:

•Psychological and Emotional conditions,
• Cancer,
•Auto-immune conditions,
•Addictions and Eating disorders,
•Aged care and conditions associated therewith.

Once again we have an opportunity for 14 people, who experience these or similar conditions, to receive a free personalised program from Dr NC MBBS, Master Yoga Therapist, by acting as case studies during that session.

The module will be held from 28 Nov 2017 to 7 Dec 2017 at Camp Koinonia at Evans Head NSW. Places are open at present.

Read More