Become A Yoga Teacher

Become a qualified Yoga Teacher


Upskill in Yoga Therapy

Intro to Yoga therapy - essa short course

Study to become a yoga instructor

THE YOGA METHOD School of Yoga, in collaboration with FIT College, has developed this introductory Yoga course to equip allied health professionals with specific knowledge and skills from the practice of Yoga.
This course presents evidence-based Yoga methodologies and practices designed specifically for Exercise Physiologists and Sports
Science Professionals who want to learn how to use Yoga as a therapeutic modality to enhance client outcomes.

Each topic covered is examined through the lens of science to create practical therapeutic tools while maintaining the magic and mystery of this ancient wisdom.

This comprehensive course can be taken as a stand-alone course or combined with other courses by THE YOGA METHOD to progress towards attaining your 250hr Level 1 - Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainer (YTT) Qualification.




Study this course face-to-face on campus or through in-house deliveries.

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The Yoga Method Difference

15 ESSA CPD Points

This course is accredited by ESSA and approved for 15 CPD Points. Intro to Yoga Therapy - ESSA Short Course has undergone a quality review process by ESSA to ensure it meets key CPD criteria. To claim CPD points you will be required to upload your CPD points and the PD certificate issued by the external PD provider to your electronic logbook at


2-day delivery

Delivered over 2 days F2F and accompanied by some online learning, this course is the perfect way to upskill your
kniowledge of Yoga therapies in a weekend or days off. Enquire today about in-house deliveries to groups of staff and corporate groups.   

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Industry ready training with FIT

Developed for exercise science practitioners & pts

Direct skills you will learn include:

  •  Teaching techniques for class creation, sequencing and assisting
  •  Teaching methodologies for using postures, breathing methods, and meditation
  •  Anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics applied to yoga techniques
  •  Fundamentals of Yoga philosophy and history with a focus on The Yoga Sutras
  •  Lifestyle and ethics of Yoga, specifically the significance of the 8-limbs of Yoga

Yoga Alliance International Registry (YAIR)

The content developed for our Intro to Yoga Therapy - ESSA Short Course is directly derived from THE YOGA METHOD's 250hr Level 1 - Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainer (YTT) course.
This content has been registered and endorsed by Yoga Alliance, leaders in the registration of Yoga Education & Registration.





Course guide

Intro to Yoga Therapy - ESSA Short Course

Module 1 -Yoga Foundations and The Science of Yoga

Module 1 offers a unique online learning experience, guiding you through the intersection of modern science and yoga's timeless wisdom.
We introduce you to THE YOGA METHOD’S mission, methodology, and class structure, laying the foundation for our face-to-face sessions.
You will also delve into the foundations of yoga principles, history, and philosophy and our breathing, meditation, and relaxation practices.
We also provide self-reflective journaling questions to enhance your learning journey.     

Module 2 - Yoga Therapeutic Applications

Module 2 focuses on the practical application of yoga as a powerful therapeutic modality.
We examine the optimal protocols based on current research that validates the effectiveness of these techniques and learn how to integrate yoga postures (Asanas), breathwork (Pranayama), relaxation (Yoga Nidra), and meditation tools into client sessions.

Study modes, duration & Support

All Modes of Study

Allowable time 3 months
Phone Support  7am - 5pm, Mon - Fri | 10am - 5pm Sat | 1300887017
Online Support  24/7 communication log support through virtual education platform


Face-to-Face Classrooms (Campus-Based)

Blended 2 Days, 9am-5pm
Intakes Intermitently Schedled & In-House
Common Completion Time 2 days
ESOS/CRICOS Not suitable for international students on student visa
Domestic Delivery Locations  
Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane
Study Volume 21 Hours
Practical Classes 15 hourse
Online/Self Study 6 hours


Qualification outcomes

Certification & Registration

Intro to Yoga Therapy - ESSA Short Course is a non-NRT course registered with Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) as a short course.
If you are registered with ESSA you will receive 15 CPD Points upon its competion. You will need to provide ESSA with completion evidence.

Upon completion of this course, you'll receive:

  • Certificate of completion: Intro to Yoga Therapy - ESSA Short Course

Industry groups with registration relevance:

  • Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Yoga Alliance International Registry (YAIR)
  • International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
    Yoga Australia
  • Canadian Yoga Alliance (CYA)  

Education Pathways

Vocational Education & Training (VET)

There are a number of VET accredited courses in yoga you can find on from Certificate IV through to Advanced Diplomas in Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Yoga Teaching. It is recommended to first complete a 250hr Teacher Training course.                                                          

Industry Specific

To further your study following this short course and become a yoga teacher, we recommend our 250hr Level 1 - Advanced Yoga Teacher Trainer (YTT). The content covered within this short course is content from our YTT course and some assessments can be recognised and result transfered.   

Career Opportunities

This course is designed to expand the abilities and knowledge of its participants, it does not directly result in a career outcome rather it will compliment the skillset of all allied health professionals and be an interesting preview into yoga for anyone interested.

Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisite requirements for entry into this course. However, FIT College and The Yoga Method do not accept students under 14 years of age and all students are required to meet LLN requirements.
It is also recommended to have a basic knowledge of and ability to do Yoga. To receive ESSA CPD Points you must be registered with them.

Course Assessment

Every qualification, unit of competency or skill set completed at FIT College will require students to undergo a number of written and/or practical assessment tasks. The assessment tasks are designed to confirm that the student can meet all elements and performance criteria indicated in the curriculum. By completing each assessment task to the standard indicated, students are ready and eligible to perform those elements in the workplace.

English & LLN Requirements

All Students

All domestic students must demonstrate core competency in language, literacy, and numeracy.

Payment & Funding

Payment Options

Interest-free payment plans and payment in full options available. Course costs can be reduced with promotions and on short term plans. Courses need to be paid for prior to receiving certificate.

Government Funding, Grants and Subsidies

FIT College are not currently listed to provide specific funding outside of general availability for this qualification.

Skillsets & Sub-Qualifications

 There are no NRT Skillsets within this qualification that are offered for individual sale.



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