Yoga Teacher Training for Everyone
Take part in our premium Yoga Teacher Training, with some of the best teachers in Sydney, at an accessible price point, in our welcoming and inclusive environment.
Next round starts 5th May 2024, Sunday mornings for 10 months.Enrol Now
Are you spending your free time scrolling on your phone or binging Netflix?
What if you were to dedicate your Sunday mornings for 10 months to a transformation that will change your life forever?
Our teacher training program is fun, it’s affordable, it’s accessible, it’s deeply intentional and it is thorough.
Its also simple. It’s not overly complicated for no reason.
It touches on the foundations you’ll need to then go on to be an awesome yogi and wonderful yoga teacher.
The Nin Yoga studio community is like one big extended family. The ones you look forward to spending time with. We love a good laugh and know not to take ourselves too seriously (where is the fun in that?)
We would LOVE to invite you to join us for our next training together.
Hi, I’m Annika, and I am the founder of Nin Yoga and the director of this Yoga Teacher Training.
I know what it feels like to have a lot of balls in the air, I have a young family and hold space for a big yoga ‘family’ too. There is a lot on my plate, and I know it’s the same for you too.
When I was putting together this teacher training I had that in mind. I wanted it to work for you regardless of your other commitments, such as a family or a job.
I also wanted it to be affordable to everyone, when I did yoga teacher training myself I benefited enormously from a generous extended payment plan. I now want to pay that forward.
When I think about this community that I have built, I often pinch myself. I’m just an ordinary person but what that shows is that if I can do it, anyone can. Great yoga teachers come from all walks of life and all backgrounds.
My heart feels so full when I think about the teacher training we have put together.
This community that we have built feels so much bigger than me and for good reason! All of teachers who have qualified through this teacher training are incredible and they will go on to pass this knowledge and wisdom for generations to come.
This training will be a legacy.
The biggest joy for me right now in my life is how I’ve been able to apply the teachings of yoga to my personal relationships, to my family, and to the way I run my business.
I’m a better mum and a better partner and I’m kinder to myself because of yoga. My 4-year-old daughter even teaches her classmates yoga at day-care. Pretty cool right?!
I wouldn’t be where I am without it and I want to bring you on the journey too … so I’ve created a teacher training that will facilitate that with ease and flow.
It’s my heartfelt wish that you’ll join us for the ride.
What makes our Yoga Teacher Training different from others you ask?
As a teacher for over 8 years, and studio owner nearly 7, there are a few key points to mention about this particular training that make it different from ALLLLL of the rest out there at the moment.
Part-time weekend morning classes. We have noticed that most of our community work full-time jobs. Teacher training during the weekday are usually not accessible (anyone else got little kiddies?!), and by the weekend we often have family/ social commitments that we would rather not miss out on. For this round, we have made the classes a Sunday morning (with one full Sunday a month), so you can still go and live this wonderful things called life.
Extended payment plans. As someone who does not own a money tree out the back, often the only way ongoing learning has been accessible for me is with payment plans. We wanted to stretch these out and give a generous 34 weeks at $80 a week. We know this offering will help with cash flow so that the investment for this teacher training is much easier to manage.
Exceptional Faculty. All of the teachers in this teacher training are absolute experts in their field and are respected by our industry and beyond. It has always been such an honour to bring these teachers out to Western Sydney, and we look forward to hosting them!
Combination of In-person AND online. This makes our Teacher Training much more accessible for those who may have commitments at home or live further away. It also still keeps the community aspect of the training that allows for direct interaction and the opportunity to create priceless relationships with your peers and mentors. Life-long friends are often the result of this training, and we look forward to continuing to facilitate these relationships.
We’re DIVERSE. When people think about yoga teacher training, often the first thing that pops into their head is a skinny, rich, white, lady of leisure who is on their next spiritual kick. Our community is not based on that stereotype. We are a bunch of real people, in all shapes, forms, ages, and colours, who just LOVE yoga and want to share it with ALL those it resonates with (that being said however, if you are skinny, rich, and white, we would of course still love to have you join the community!). English your second language? Retired? Just finished High School? Can’t touch your toes? Hand on heart neither could I when I first started teacher training! Just in the last class I taught, I had a 19-year-old AND a 60-year-old. We are da total mixed bag and really proud of it.
We here at Nin Yoga are based in Western Sydney, where we are surrounded by diverse, socioeconomic backgrounds.
All are welcome.
Hear more about this training from Annika
History of Yoga
Did you know that Yoga is over 5000 years old? We will explore what there is to know about this ancient practice we still love to do today.
The essential principles of Yoga as a practice, and as a way of life can be found in 3 main ancient texts: the Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika & Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We will explore, discuss and reflect on each of these.
Alignment & Assists
Exactly that, alignment of the physical body and how to assist the students in the yoga poses by using either our voice, or by physically adjusting them.
Anatomy & Physiology
This is the 101 of the bones and muscles of the human body, as well as how the human body functions.
This is the study of the body as energy, rather than just those bones and muscles, for example, the Chakras and the Koshas.
Meditation & Holding Space
Yoga was created with the intention of settling the “fluctuations of the mind”. This is done through meditation. As human beings, we have busy minds. We will explore how we can help ourselves, and possibly others, find more clarity and calm.
Pranayama is a Sanskrit word for breathing exercises. We will learn different ways to manipulate the breath for ourselves and others, to then achieve lots of different health benefits.
Vinyasa Krama is the step-by-step progression into a certain “goal”. In other words, it is all about the sequencing of your yoga postures in the class plan to then keep your students safe, engaged, and on the path of progression after each class with you.
Putting your class together is a craft in itself. How do we find out what language of class plan writing works best for us? Where and when do we include the theme of your class, the meditation, breath awareness, and then the yoga poses themselves? How do we write class plans sustainably and effectively so we can continue to become better yoga teachers? These questions plus more will be answered and put into practical action here.
Ayurveda is the 'sister science' to yoga and India's traditional natural wellness system. It is actually one of the oldest holistic “whole-body” healing systems in the world. We will touch on how we can incorporate it into our daily life.
Indigenous Culture & Spirituality
Even though we are studying an ancient Indian modality, we will also touch on our own roots here in Australia. Our ancestors have had the tools for their own ways of embodying mindfulness and spirituality for thousands of years.
Introduction to Teaching Beginners
You would think that teaching beginners would be the easiest group of students to teach, but often it is actually one of the hardest! We will break this down so that we have the foundations to share this practice with anyone, including your brother who has never touched his toes, your Uncle with a super tight back from working as a tradie for most of his life, and your beautiful Mumma, who is just excited to support you and your new journey, but could honestly use the yoga more than anyone.
Introduction to Pre-Natal Yoga
Pregnant women are often referred to start yoga by their doctors, but how do we keep them safe in an open-level class? An exceptionally important subject, and one with optional further learning if you wish to explore more.
Introduction to Yin Yoga
A new and now very popular style of yoga based on traditional Chinese medicine. In Yin Yoga, we hold poses for 3 - 8 minutes at a time, often using props. We will scratch the surface of this practice, which options for further learning if we wish.
The Business of Yoga
How do we even survive out in the wilderness that is being our own boss and becoming a contractor for multiple gyms/schools/studios? How do we travel from place to place and keep it sustainable? How do we write class plans sustainably? How do we put together an invoice and pay tax? What the heck is an ABN? What is even our average pay per hour? Do we have the right to superannuation?
All this, plus more, will be covered.I need this!
Start Date: 5th May 2024
- 9th June 2024
- 14th July 2024
- 21st July 2024
- 6th October 2024
- 13th October 2024
- 15th December 2024
- 22nd December 2024
- 29th December 2024
- 5th January 2025
Graduation Date: 9th March 2025
Times: 9am - 12pm (once a month full day 9am - 4pm)
Where: Nin Yoga Penrith - 51 York Road, Jamisontown or online via Zoom Live-Stream.
Investment: $2500 Paid in full
Payment Plan: $80 per week for 34 weeks. This is a difference of only $220 compared to the full price.
Please note we don’t want to penalize you with a payment plan, it’s simply extra to cover fees and administration costs.
With the payment plan option, you will be continuing to pay as you do the teacher training. We are ok with this. We trust you, and we trust the quality of this Yoga Teacher Training.Let's do this!
We have carefully curated our Teacher Training Manual to be your guide and resource for this journey, as well as a support for you if and when you start teaching. It will include key points from all the different modules that are offered throughout the course, as well as space to share your own findings.
Often Yoga Teacher Training manuals are overwhelming. We promise this one will be a welcome companion.
Access to the online platform
Once payment is made, you will have instant access to our Online Platform. We know you will be tempted to go through it all, but we will initially give access to the introductory material, as well as some lecture videos and yoga classes you can do from the comfort of your home before the Yoga Teacher Training even starts to get you into the groove.
Access to a private online community group for support
You will also get access to a Private WhatsApp & Private Facebook group, put together for ONLY your group in the training. Once you have graduated from the training, we will also give you access to an online community of all of our past graduates, as well as access to Western Sydney Yoga Teachers and Sydney Yoga Teachers Facebook groups, so you can start to learn the ways of the industry from other teachers, as well as even start looking for work if it resonates.
1 class per week membership to use in the studio or online at Nin Yoga
As soon as we receive a deposit, we will then help you set up a Mindbody account. This is the system we use to book our in-studio and Zoom classes. From there, we will instantly assign you the 1 class per week yoga membership. This membership will be valid until the end of the course, and you are expected to do at least 20 classes with Nin Yoga (or your local studio) to graduate as part of your 200 hours. So the earlier you enrol the better.
200 RYT certificate with Yoga Alliance upon graduation (this is what qualifies you to actually start teaching!)
Once all in-person lectures, online lectures, homework, and 20 class s are completed you are all ready to go!
We will accredit you with your certificate, provide you with resources to get insured and qualified in First Aid/CPR locally, as well as give you the resources to start looking for yoga teaching work if you wish.
Kind words from graduates
Yoga has changed my life. Learning yoga and sharing yoga is so much more about the physical aspect of yoga. It is really a journey within itself. Its a really transformational journey that you embark on.
Its a journey where you find out who you are a what lies underneath the surface.
It has been the greatest and most rewarding thing that I have ever done so far. I would highly encourage you to embark on this extraordinary journey, even if the end goal is not to become a teacher.
No time is the right time but any time is the perfect time! Being ‘ready’ isn’t a state it’s a choice! 🧘♀️
Deciding to be ready doesn’t mean all your worries go away, doesn’t mean your stress, anxieties and doubts go away. It means that you are strong enough to take a step into this new direction. Even if it is only a small step. 👣
Part of that process is finding your voice as a teacher, as a yogi, and as a human being.
Grateful to have shared this space @nin.yoga with other wonderful souls.
And the journey begins…
Who is this training for?
Yoga enthusiasts: If you've been practicing yoga for a while and have a deep love for the practice, our training is perfect for you. Whether you aspire to teach or simply desire a deeper understanding of yoga, our program will enrich your knowledge, broaden your perspective, and take your practice to new heights.
Future yoga instructors: Are you passionate about helping others on their wellness journey? If you have a strong desire to guide and inspire others through the practice of yoga, our training will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical experience to confidently step into the role of a yoga teacher.
Holistic wellness professionals: If you're a fitness professional, personal trainer, therapist, or wellness coach seeking to expand your repertoire, our training will provide you with valuable tools to integrate yoga into your existing practice. Enhance your offerings and create a more holistic and well-rounded approach to your client’s well-being.
Personal growth seekers: Our training is not just about teaching yoga; it's also a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth. If you're seeking a deeper connection with your inner self, a greater understanding of your body and mind, and a powerful opportunity for personal transformation, our program is tailor-made for you.
Who is this training not for?
Beginners with limited yoga experience: Our training is designed for individuals with a solid foundation in yoga. If you're brand new to yoga or have limited experience, we recommend starting with some of our weekly open-level yoga classes, or even better, our 4-Week Beginner Yoga Course, to build your practice before embarking on a teacher training program.
Those seeking a quick certification: Our training is not a "fast-track" program. We believe in the value of a comprehensive and immersive training experience to truly cultivate skilled and authentic yoga teachers. If you're looking for a quick certification without the commitment to in-depth learning and self-reflection, our program may not be the best fit.
Yoga is for every day in your life.
It’s for the days you are feeling overwhelmed, the days you are struggling to get up and go to work, the days you are having arguments with your partner, and every other day in between. It gives us the tools to be calmer and more patient parents, more open-minded and present friends, and put simply just kinder and more peaceful humans in general.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I am not sure if I am ready to be a Yoga Teacher?
How is this training different from other Yoga Teacher Trainings?
What are the actual dates for the course?
What style of Yoga do you teach?
How do I enroll in the course?
Do you offer payment plans?
How big are the classes?
What is included in the cost?
Is the course registered to any Yoga Associations?
What is the required course attendance? What happens if I need to miss a session?
What assessments are involved in this Teacher Training?
Do we get insurance?
Is there any ongoing support or continued education?
What qualification will I gain?
Our Sankalpa to you.
“Sankalpa” is a Sanskrit term in yogic philosophy, meaning spiritual promise.
Here is the Sankalpa we wish to make for your experience:
1. Exceptional Faculty: Our Yoga Teacher Training is led by highly experienced and passionate yoga instructors who are dedicated to providing comprehensive and authentic teachings. They bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and wisdom to ensure you receive the highest quality education.
2. Comprehensive Curriculum: Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to cover lots of different aspects of yoga, including asanas, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, anatomy, teaching methodology, and business. You'll gain a deep understanding of the principles and foundations of yoga, empowering you to share this ancient wisdom with confidence.
3. Transformational Experience: At Nin Yoga, we believe that yoga is not just a physical practice but a path to personal growth and self-discovery. Our training is designed to create a nurturing and supportive environment that fosters personal transformation and empowers you to connect with your authentic self.
4. In-Studio AND On-Line offerings: This course requires fortnightly visits in the studio, as well as sessions you can do from the comfort of your own home. We understand that students will still be leading their regular (and often full lives) during the course. We endeavour to make the time needed to fulfil the criteria of this course accessible and achievable.
5. Practical Teaching Experience: We believe in the importance of hands-on experience. Throughout the training, you'll have ample opportunities to practice teaching, receive feedback, and refine your skills. This practical approach prepares you to confidently step into the role of a yoga teacher upon graduation.
6. Community and Support: At Nin Yoga, we value the power of community. Our training creates a supportive and inclusive network of fellow trainees, instructors, and alumni. You'll forge lifelong connections and receive ongoing support, even after the training ends.
7. Yoga Alliance Certification: Upon successful completion of our Yoga Teacher Training, you'll be awarded a Yoga Alliance internationally recognized certification. This certification opens doors to teaching opportunities worldwide, ensuring that you're equipped with the credentials to launch a successful yoga teaching career.
8. Post-Training Resources: We don't just end our support after the training. As a graduate of Nin Yoga's Teacher Training, you'll gain access to our exclusive post-training resources, including continued education workshops, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities, allowing you to continue evolving and expanding your teaching skills.
Learn more about your lead teacher.
Hi again, I'm Annika Saigi, I've been teaching yoga for 8+ years and a studio owner for 6.
My journey started in India, the birthplace of yoga, where I completed my first 500 hours of teacher training. When I returned I was full of fire and inspiration to share yoga with my Western Sydney community.
I grew up here in the west (Colyton High School & St Marys Senior 👋 anyone?), where we didn't have any studios, so I thought 'why not open local studios that I want to practice in?!' (I was pretty sick of traveling far and wide for a yoga class by then!).
Nin Yoga was born!
Nin Yoga started at the local Neighbourhood Centre, which we outgrew in just 3 months! It was time to invest in the bricks and mortar studio, known today as Nin Yoga St Marys.
Some years later, I'm proud to say we are still there, and have continued to grow with the addition of Nin Yoga Penrith, located across the Netball courts in Jamisontown. This is where our teacher training will be hosted Tuesday evenings.
Teaching yoga is my passion and I've taught more than 3000 hours in Yoga and Meditation classes over the years. I've also taught in several other teacher trainings which was so rewarding. I am also passionate about building this community, supporting local artists, and spending time with the fam bam, 4-year-old Maya, and Nara, who just arrived earth side late 2022.
My classes are insightful, engaging, and sometimes challenging (but in a fun way!).
I look forward to holding this container with some of my own teachers, right here, close to home, in a way that’s accessible, affordable, and achievable.
Directing our own teacher training feels good in our bellies and our hearts, and we know it will feel good in yours too.
What are the Dates?
Love to plan in advance? We love that too! (and future yoga teacher you will thank you for that also).
As mentioned, our course is every Sunday. 3 times a month we meet at the Penrith studio, and once a month on Zoom.
We expect you to make every single in person session, as well as be present on the online sessions with your camera on ready to learn.
If for whatever reason you can not make a session, we will have catch up work waiting for you (this will be extra homework!).
We get it, life happens. If you give us notice in advance of what classes you can not make, that will help us to coordinate it also.
Our intention is to meet you wherever you are. You got this!
Actual dates for the course can also be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.
What people are saying
Its been an amazing experience, I really love the people that I met during the course and I love the people I meet when I teach classes. Its just an amazing way to connect with people. Its one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.
I really recommended it to anyone.
This year has been transformational and brutal, but with that comes immense beauty and light. I've learnt above all to find grace in starting again, and again and again if I need to. To find curiosity with that. Why? Because I have the breath, the building block of everything. Yoga is so much more than the physical Asana. It's a philosophy of unity with the mind, body and soul.
I am so grateful to have shared this experience with these wonderful humans, I am beyond honoured and grateful.
Feeling Overwhelmed? Tired?
Are you wanting more time for your own yoga practice?
Well, It’s time to make that change.
We will help you feel so much better.
Let’s get you out of your head and into your body!
Embark on this path of self-discovery, which in turn leads to a life filled with more mindfulness and purpose.
Secure your spot in our 200-Hour Level One Yoga Teacher Training today, and let us guide you towards a transformation that will forever enrich your life, as well as those around you.
Enroll now and embrace this gift of yoga with open arms. Your journey to self-discovery at Nin Yoga awaits!