FAQs

What is the difference between Correspondence and Face to Face?

Face to face is Sydney based while Correspondence means you can be either in Sydney or elsewhere, depending on your situation.  The correspondence students enroll at the same time and follow the same lectures and timing as the Sydney students.  Correspondence students simply receive lectures via Dropbox and video links.  They also graduate at the same time.

How important is the requirement as set out in the brochure to have been attending a yoga class for a minimum of three years?

The three year minimum requirement is important as yoga is a lifetime journey to begin to understand yoga philosophy and practice.   At three years only the first step has been taken.

I cannot find an IYTA teacher in my remote area.   It is still possible to enrol in the Correspondence Course?

Yes.  As there are many styles of yoga taught in Australia, every endeavour should be made to find an IYTA teacher so that you will be working with the style you will be required to teach at your practical assessment.  However, some students choose to remain with their original teacher and attend further classes with an IYTA trained teacher.  If however there is not an IYTA teacher in your area you are still able to enrol in the course as you are provided with a Mentor who guides you through the course.

I have completed several Yoga trainings over the years and completed an Anatomy and Physiology course, may I obtain advanced standing for some areas of the course?

No.  The IYTA course is a whole integrated program. Prior learning is respected and can be a great advantage. However no advanced standing is given for any part of the course.

I want to enrol in the Sydney Course but cannot attend on one or two of the Study Weekend’s. What can I do about this?

It is possible to arrange to complete the weekend of your absence by viewing the lectures online.

I live in a capital city where there may be other students enrolled in the Correspondence Course. Is there some way we may meet to share ideas and support?

Yes.  Where there are groups of students in one area enrolled in the Correspondence Course, a mentor is appointed to meet with the students for assessing posture work and for exchange of ideas and for general support.

I have a young child. Will I be able to bring my child to the Residential with me?

No.  It is not possible for a child to be present at the Residential – it is a time of retreat for the student only.