Yoga Teacher Training



We are excited to be taking on 15 committed teacher trainees for our upcoming 200 hr YTT which will run over 6 months from the 9th of February to 10th August 2019. Over the course of the 6 months students will recieve unlimited yoga classes at Ritual and indepth education and training in the practice and teachings of Yoga.

Learning Objective

This course does not set out to present Yoga as one particular thing, from any one angle or on the basis of any one particular school of thought or  philosophical system. When we look back on the evolution of yoga we can see that it did not develop in a straight line, nor does it connect back to one particular person or tradition. The development of yoga as we know it draws on many different philosophies and lineages which share key concepts such as dharma, karma, samsara, dukkha, and meditation, with almost all of them focussing on the ultimate goal of liberation (moksha) of the individual through diverse range of practices. They differ in their assumptions about the nature of existence as well as the specifics of the path to the ultimate liberation however the ultimate goal of personal freedom seems to be shared in common. Together, these philosophies are like rivers flowing from distant mountains contributing and coalescing to form the one ocean that is yoga.

At Ritual our goal is to offer the practice of yoga in way that allows each student to experience yoga as an empirical or experiential science, free from the limitations of dogma. That being said, Yoga has an important chronological and cultural history that is rich with profound metaphors along with beautiful models and concepts that aim to explain experiences that aren't always able to be articulated in a way that does justice to a felt experience. Hence, we will explore yoga through the prism of a variety of lineages and schools of thought in order to have a rich and dynamic understanding of yoga in the context of its history and philosophical foundations.

It is from this point that we will apply yoga’s profound yet surprisingly simple philosophy and accompanying practices, test them in the context of our own life and analyse the results. True to the science of Yoga, you are not encouraged to believe in anything instead you are invited to use the practices to explore the terrain of your existence.


Contact Days — Weekends
First 6 Weekends: 9th Feb- 16th March
1. History + Philosophy Foundations 
2. Anatomy + Physiology 
3. The Science of Meditation, Pranayama + Kriya 
3. Asana Yoga Foundations 
4. Asana alignment + Assists 
5. Ayurveda and Philsophy with Rose Baudin 
6. Group Practium 

Second 6 Weekends: 6th July- 10th August 
1. Asana Intermediate + Inversions + Assists 
2. Mantra, Meditation + Advanced Philosophy 
3. Holding space, cueing + The art of sequencing and theming 
4. Teaching Practium + self care + living yoga 
5. Tools for a teaching career + the business of yoga.  
6. Group Practium + Closing dinner

Course work outside of contact days: 
-  Attendance of a min of 50x classes at Ritual 
-  10 x class observations 
-  10 x class assists 
-  4 x Book reports 
-  Anatomy exam 
-  2 x essays 
-  4 x teaching assessments 


- The Tree of Yoga - BKS Iyengar 
- Yoga, Mind, Body & Spirit - A Return to Wholeness - Donna Farhi 
- A student's guide to the History & Philsophy of Yoga - Peter Connoly 
- Light on Pranayama- BKS Iyengar 
- LIght on Yoga - BKS Iyengar
- Pantanjali's Yoga Sutras
- The Vijnaana Bhairava Tantras 
- Be here now, Ram Dass 




Techniques, Training & Philosophy



Ayurveda &
Yoga Philosophy


& Physiology

Crystal O’Rourke

Alignment &

Once the training is completed Ritual provides ongoing mentorship for graduate teacher trainees and the opportunity teach a 1hr community class to the general public to ensure our trainees gain the experience they will need to start their teaching journey. 

Ritual’s hatha vinyasa yoga training is open to anyone who has a love for yoga and  is ready to deepen their knowledge and learn more about themselves through the practices of yoga and meditation. The course has been carefully put together to provide our students with in depth knowledge on the practice of yoga along with the practical skills they will need to teach quality classes that will leave people feeling inspired and alive in their bodies.

Ritual’s inspirational and educational teacher training is perfect for anyone who: 

  • Wants to begin a journey of self-enquiry and discovery

  • Wants to learn more about pranayama, meditation and be able to teach these practices.

  • Wants to learn more about the philosophy and history of yoga.

  • Wants to become a confident yoga teacher with the ability to teach creative, intelligent yoga classes that are grounded in richness of yoga philosophy


  • Printed copy of Ritual’s Yoga Training manual

  • 1 x Private Session

  • Unlimited classes at Ritual's Gold Coast studio for the duration of the training

  • One day silent retreat

  • One-on-one support

  • Unique Guest Workshops

Total Course Fee: $4,300


Required Enrolment Deposit

$500 deposit is due upon application. The deposit is non-refundable unless your application is not accepted. The amounts listed above INCLUDE your $500 deposit. Payment plans are available.


Payment Options 

You receive the option to either pay the course in full or enter into a weekly Payment plan.

Payments will need to be paid weekly into our nominated account. All terms of payment and payment schedules must be honoured by the student. The balance of your Pilates Matwork course must be paid one week prior to the commencement of the course.

Refund Policy

Ritual gives all students a two-week cooling off period from receipt of their enrolment. After the commencement of the training, no course fees paid will be refundable unless exceptional circumstances can be substantiated in which case refunds and credits will be considered by Ritual on a case-by-case basis.



Ready to enrol?


If you have any questions regarding your terms of enrolment please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’d be happy to assist you.


Yoga Teacher Training FAQ



The training will be held here at Ritual in Palm Beach on the Gold Coast.
9 Palm Beach Avenue, Palm Beach, QLD, 4221


No previous yoga teacher training is necessary, but a minimum 6 months practise experience is recommended.


All of our teacher trainees must pay for food and accomodation themselves. We are very spoilt for choice with lots of fantastic Airbnb accomodation available in this beautiful part of the Gold Coast. There are also lots of delicious and healthy cafes and restaurants in the Palm Beach area.