“A life changing experience that will alter your way of Being.”
Sarah Ford, 200 hour training, 2016
The Yoga Teacher Training Program
Our Comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Programs are flexible, affordable courses designed for students at all levels.
We are specialist teachers and have designed the programs to support you in an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of Yoga. As teachers we love working together and while we all come with our unique personality and approach, there is a synergy amongst us - we honour and encourage the process of being curious, of enquiry and of discovery.
The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training provides excellent foundations in human anatomy and movement, increases your awareness and understanding of the postures, and explores the philosophy of underlying yoga traditions.
Our 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training is an indepth and comprehensive foundation for teaching yoga.
The 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training refines and expands your expertise and proficiency in teaching and deepens your personal practice.
Fully explore how Developmental Movement Patterns grow into naturally aligned asana.
Discuss groundbreaking research into Human Anatomy & Physiology and its relevance to yoga.
Hands on with bones and muscles and how they work together in an asana practice.
Investigate the Biomechanics of Yoga with a focus on containment and stability.
Understand Postural Analysis, using yoga to restore natural balance and full range of motion.
Work with the subtle energies of the body to purify the nadis and touch the natural mind.
Yoga philosophy has the power to reshape your daily life
Gain confidence in your teaching skills and teaching practice.
Next 200 hour courses:
2x9 Days Mode,
August to Oct 2017
20 Day Intensive
6-25 January (2 break days)
Early Bird $3250
I couldn’t be happier that I chose to do my training with Vincent, Dyana, Neal and Karla at Contemporary Yoga Teacher Training.
Instead of pigeonholing myself into a particular style or approach, I’ve had an immensely rich exploration of yoga, from the ancient to the modern, offered by this range of true masters. My foundation will never be the same. I’m ready to share.
This is an invaluable course that will expand your love and understanding of yoga beyond what you ever thought was possible! You will learn from such diverse teachers who all have a wealth of experience and knowledge, who truly care for and nurture your individual growth.
What a transformational Yoga teacher training! These four amazing teachers create incredible alchemy in teaching Yoga. They create such a safe learning environment and there is wonderful support throughout.
I highly highly recommend the courses at Contemporary Yoga. I really enjoyed every moment.
The 200 hour teacher training was an amazing immersive experience. The breadth of material was exceptional and I walked away with a new-found appreciation for all aspects of Yoga as a way of life as well as a wonderful practice.
You will take away from this course so much to help you on your journey - just brilliant.
Anne de Brouwer
Thank you! I am inspired, amazed, changed, still learning, moved … this course has totally changed my view and perception of Yoga in a profound way.
The 300 hour yoga teacher training has surpassed all my expectations. The amazing blend of teachers results in a myriad of deep learning. Each teacher is an expert in their own area and shares their unique wealth of knowledge in a way which is easy to take on board.
This has truly been a transformative experience.
Workshops and Events with the Contemporary Yoga Teachers
200-Hour & 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs
Karla loves to share yoga in a simple, joyful, self renewing way. Her practical and intuitive approach leads students toward a deeper understanding of balanced posture and integrated movement.
Dyana introduces students into the core principles that underlie any spiritual enquiry, and takes them on fascinating journeys of discovery inside their minds and bodies. They explore the rich interplay between yoga and science.
Neal’s teaching focuses on exploring and refining natural movement and alignment principles – learning to embody these principles in a way that takes our spiritual practice into our everyday lives.
Vincent encourages one to be curious about their yoga practice and offers a range of tools to support that enquiry including pranayama, asana, postural re-patterning and hands on enhancement.
Tension and agitation are the enemies of space; they restrict and inhibit. To be free and truly sense space, it simply becomes a matter of introducing ease. Ease is a barometer that guides our movements, our breath and our mind.
An extract from Vincent's forthcoming book ... By many, contemplative practices are seen as passive. This is far from the truth. There is a real struggle when we engage the reality of our minds, there is no other experience like it. Here we realise how elusive,...read more
Many of these tips and suggestions came from online sources (quoted at the end), and many also from my own experience. I hope you find these valuable. Make it your own Be inspired by other teachers and their language and the way they use their voice, but ultimately,...read more
I have been beavering away in the last few months planning and creating a comprehensive schedule and new website for our Contemporary Yoga Centre in Remuera, Auckland. It feels informally like a re-launch of the Centre as we have been operating in a rather low key way...read more
Dedicated to Excellence in the Investigation of Body-Mind Approaches to Yoga
The main focus of the Yoga tradition is the personal journey of self exploration, discovery and healing. From a common trunk rooted in the desire for freedom, it branched in many directions, flowering into a multitude of insights and revelations about life.
This training embodies this philosophy, supporting deep personal investigation with current learnings and technologies. Throughout history the Yoga tradition has honoured the past and transcended its limitations at the same time.
Our specialist teachers follow the latest investigations in the fields of movement, body-mind centering and Yoga therapeutics. They include the natural sciences, alongside in-depth studies of Patanjali’s Sutras, Buddhist teachings and the Bhagavad Gita.
Yoga offers personal experience and personal accountability. Our teachers support students in their own explorations and teaching styles, with humour, wisdom and passion, with training, mentoring, meditation and private tuition.
We regularly hold retreats, workshops and special events. One of our favourite venues is Mana Retreat Centre in the Coromandel. Here’s our Art Of Resting friends from our 2015 Retreat, with Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal →
International Guest Teachers
As well as the full curriculum required within the Yoga Alliance certification trainings, we invite and include international guest tutors for specialist workshops.
Recent visitors include:
Lisa is a Yoga Teacher, Therapist, Somatic Movement Educator and Body Mind Centering facilitator based in Ireland.
Fuyuko is a certified iRest Yoga Nidra® teacher and Hatha Yoga teacher based in Australia.
Leila, from Canada, teaches a three year Yoga Therapy course in Vancouver.