200 HR Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Sivana

This 6 month, part time program is an exploration of yoga, meditation and pranayama for yoga students who are not yet yoga teachers.  It is the perfect way to bridge the gap between being a student, and learning to safely and effectively teach what you love about yoga to others. It is our highest intention to train confident, authentic and capable new yoga teachers. We believe that in order to achieve this you require personalised attention throughout the course – which is why we hold small, intimate trainings –  so you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

This course is ideally suited to students who work full time, are students or who have other commitments throughout the week, as our teacher training is delivered part time over 6 full weekends ( Friday Evening, Saturday & Sunday ) and a 5 day residential retreat ( held Thursday – Monday in May ). Our course is held over 6 months so that you have ample time to learn, grow and see real transformation throughout the training.

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We focus on the skills you need as a new teacher to be of highest service to your future students : alignment, anatomy, philosophy, meditation, pranayama, teaching skills, and business – as well as countless other personal development opportunities.

Over 6 Months You Will...
  • Deepen your own personal yoga practice
  • Gain strong understanding of human anatomy & physiology
  • Learn universal principles of asana alignment
  • Understand the theory behind meditation and pranayama
  • Develop a personal meditation and pranayama practice
  • Feel confident teaching in front of a group and 1:1
  • Learn how to create fun, safe and effective yoga class sequences
  • Create and teach complete yoga classes
  • Get clear on your personal and teaching values
  • Examine who you want to be as a teacher
  • Become part of a community of like minded individuals
  • Learn the tools necessary to succeed as a yoga teacher

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Teacher Training Schedule


March 2017 3rd, 4th & 5th Fri, Sat & Sun
April 2017 7th, 8th & 9th Fri, Sat & Sun
May 2017 5th, 6th & 7th Fri, Sat & Sun
June 2017 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fri, Sat & Sun
July 2017 7th, 8th & 9th Fri, Sat & Sun
August 2017 4th, 5th & 6th Fri, Sat & Sun
Residential Retreat May 18th – 22nd Thu – Mon

Prices and Payment

We understand that the decision to enroll in a yoga teacher training course can be incredibly exciting, and sometimes confusing with all of the options out there. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us. If you include your phone number in this email, Cora or Em can call you to discuss directly. We truly care about your success in this program, which is why we keep our group limited to a small number of dedicated students.

We offer three methods of payment to suit you:

Early Bird Full Payment

Must be paid in full before February 1st, 2017

Regular Full Payment

Must be paid in full upon enrollment

Payment Plan

Initial deposit + custom monthly direct debit

Your Tuition Includes:

  • Over 20 different teacher training lectures
  • Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Sivana for the month of March
  • Your 5 day residential immersion retreat
  • Yoga classes on your teacher training weekends
  • Your detailed course manual
  • And much more…
Additional Costs
  • Course Materials such as books and props for home practice ( approx. $150 )
  • Yoga Classes ( outside of March intensive + teacher training weekends + retreat )



As a way to give back to our community – and share the teachings of yoga – we offer 1 space in our 200 Hr teacher training each year to a student who would otherwise not be able to attend. We believe that the tools of yoga are a set of skills that should be available to as many humans as possible – and in our own small way – we hope this scholarship helps. Click HERE to download 2017 Scholarship Guidelines.

2016 Faculty


Cora Geroux
Lead Trainer

Cora is an ERYT – 500 yoga teacher, and the owner of Slow Yoga.  She has been teaching yoga classes, sold-out workshops, mindful yoga & meditation retreats and private yoga sessions –  full time since for the last 7 years. In 2015 Cora created and taught the first Slow Yoga Teacher Training – and graduated 14 wonderful students. Cora has amassed more than 4000 hours of teaching experience, in Canada, America and Australia. Cora first came to yoga in an effort to manage her anxiety, and has been practicing yoga for over a decade. In the yoga world,  Cora has studied with Sarah Powers, Ted Grand, Jessica Robertson, Frank Jude Boccio, Bernie Clark, Sadie Nardini,  and Richard Miller – among many others. Cora teaches strong and slow hatha – vinyasa classes, deep, introspective yin yoga and insightful meditation & yoga nidra.

On a bigger level Cora’s passion lies at the intersection of western psychology, eastern spirituality and sustainability.  At the age of 18 Cora began her study of Psychology at Simon Fraser University, and graduated at 24 with a BA in Psych. In 2014 , Cora became a life coach after training with Julie Parker, Rachel MacDonald and Melissa Ambrosini of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy. She weaves this passion and understanding of the mind and wisdom traditions  into the study and practice of yoga philosophy, energetic anatomy, yoga asana and through her writing. Cora’s work and writing has been featured in numerous well known sources; such as Inspired Coach Magazine,  Elephant Journal, The Lululemon Blog, The Wellness Project, The 21- Day Meditation Project, The Loving Earth Blog and countless other publications. Cora is also an ambassador for Lululemon and a faculty member for the Level 2 Teacher Training at Qi Health & Yoga in Manly.


Elizabeth Bennett
Anatomy & Physiology

Liz  has been teaching yoga and working as a physiotherapist for over 15 years.Having my early physiotherapy career in the hospital system, then moving into private practice where I have remained, I’ve worked with people in a huge variety of settings, both in a hands on treatment capacity and teaching yoga to clients.

My yoga teaching began at 21, when I enthusiastically started classes at the hospital for staff on site. Formal training began in Sydney, in 2004, with a three-year intensive apprenticeship with physiotherapists and yoga teachers Simon Borg Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy.

After teaching full time at Yoga Synergy, I moved to the Northern Beaches and undertook a Diploma of Yoga Teaching with Michael De Manincor at the Yoga Institute of Australia. I began teaching Anatomy and Physiology to yoga teacher trainees in 2006.

Liz’s  Anatomy and Physiology module for Yoga Village is experiential and practical, oriented towards the questions of  “what are we doing in this pose, why and what can we do for the safety of ourselves and our students.” By linking what we need to know of the anatomy of the different joints and systems with visual and kinaesthetic practice in class, my intention is for students to know and embody a deeper understanding of the wisdom of the body. Understand what can prevent and alleviate physical issues. Then, as teachers, you will be able to communicate safe and meaningful knowledge to your students.

To learn more about Liz, visit her website Yoga Essentia


Jess Olivieri
Pranayama, Modifications & Pregnancy

Jess began practicing yoga as one of her many after school activities as a child, she then came back to yoga from a different perspective during an intense period of illness as a young teenager, since then yoga has remained a big part of her life, managing several yoga schools and becoming a yoga teacher in 2008.

Jess is a qualified RYT 500 teacher in Hatha, vinyasa, restorative, Yin, Jivamukti and kids yoga, she has studied with a wide number of Australian and international teachers including Donna Farhi (yoga therapy), Mother Maya (Ayurveda and pranayama), Sharron Gannon and David Life (Jivamukti yoga) Sarah Powers (Yin yoga and meditation) to name just a few of the inspiring teachers she has met along the way.

Jess is also an internationally acclaimed artists and brings this vibrancy to her classes, which are fun and inclusive with a focus on gathering tools for a happy life.

To learn more about Jess, visit her website Jess Olivieri Art


Karen Spitz
Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Karen did not think anything would change when she started practising yoga – isn’t it just stretching with a dash of closed eye chanting? While Karen began practising in her late teens and yoga was profoundly life changing she decided, perhaps predictably, to ignore this and become a lawyer. Volunteering at community legal centres from her early twenties, Karen was committed to working with asylum seekers and women experiencing domestic violence. It was during a client interview with a women affected by multiple trauma that Karen realised she wasn’t facilitating healing or supporting long term empowerment. Looking for a way to make a meaningful difference to survivors of trauma led her to becoming a yoga teacher in 2015.

Karen now runs her own yoga business in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Her trauma informed work has grown over the last 12 months as she has worked with mental health services, survivors of sexual assault and clients living with PTSD. She has presented on the topic and is currently working on the integration of trauma informed yoga into 200hr teacher training in Australia and the development of a yoga based child abuse prevention program.

To learn more about Karen – visit her website
21st Century Yogi

Eligibility For 200 Hr Teacher Training

To be accepted into this course, you need at least 18 months of regular yoga practice before March 2017. Our aim is to make our teacher training as simple as possible for our students, most of which work full time, while keeping up our high standards and expectations for new teachers. For this reason, the course lectures are held one weekend per month, with a Friday late afternoon / evening & full day Saturday & Sunday. However, please be aware that there is a substantial time commitment needed to succeed in this course. Outside of your personal practice – please allow at least  3 hours per week for homework and assisting. The course also includes a 5 day residential retreat held over a Thursday – Monday period in May. You must be fully available, and participate in all of these dates to pass the course.

Outside of these dates you will also be required to:

● Practice 5 days per week at the Yoga Sivana during the month of March ( classes included in your tuition )
● Continue a regular practice at home or with a teacher at least 5 days per week from April – August ( and hopefully beyond )
● Observe regular classes
● Complete required readings and homework assignments
● Pass a written midterm and final exam and a practical assessment

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