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About IYTA


The IYTA is an international organisation founded in Australia in 1967 by Roma Blair.  As well as teachers and students in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart and Perth, it has international representatives and members in Austria, Canada, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Oman, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom.   There are also independent affiliates in Brazil, Puerto Rico and Spain.  The IYTA aims to promote the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga for everybody, regardless of age, sex, ability or disability, ethnicity or religion.

The IYTA’s primary activity is to conduct yoga teacher training (Hatha based).  The well-established and highly regarded course has been running for over forty years with over two thousand students graduating.  The IYTA also provides excellent Continuing Professional Development programmes and offers a Diploma of Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training, a Post Graduate Diploma of Backcare and Post Graduate Diploma of Advanced Yoga (Bridging Course.)

The IYTA promotes yoga’s many benefits – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It aims to increase understanding and application of the principles and philosophy of Yoga.

The Association upholds the highest ethics of Yoga teaching and professional conduct for its members.  The IYTA is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance (USA) and Yoga Australia.  You are welcome to join our community please see our membership page.