This training program can be completed in full online and/or in person on the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Level 1 

Yoga Teacher Training 

Deepen your yoga & spiritual practice, bring massive and meaningful benefit to your own professional & personal life...and get accredited to teach others how they can do it too! 

Join the Nov 2020 intake now

Being a yoga teacher trained through The Mindful Yoga School means that you’ll be guided to embody and teach PRESENCE.

Mindful Yoga places an emphasis on incorporating mindfulness philosophy throughout the physical yoga class (asanas) and meditation. The sequencing of a Mindful Yoga class can incorporate aspects of many various yoga styles including power, vinyassa, hatha, yin and restorative. 

Mindful Yoga is about presence through both movement AND stillness, and into consciousness - of body, speech, mind and heart. Mindfulness is a way to live on purpose with kindness. Meditation helps us to cultivate meaningful qualities and create a more balanced, peaceful and inspired life.

This is soul-full living 🙌

This Mindful Yoga training program is taught part time (in-person/online contact hours are on average one weekend a month over six months, with at-home study/practice in between), and includes a powerful opening immersion retreat held on the Sunshine Coast in November 2020, which can also be attended virtually.

During the teacher training, you'll be supported to unveil your own true authentic self, and then encouraged to teach from this space. 

Unveil Your Truth

Learn to teach yoga with true authenticity, certainty and confidence. This yoga training program includes your own personalised Passion Map (TM) process to extract clarity on your deepest values and truths. Be supported to take a journey of the self, through the self, to the self - a powerful place to have a real impact on the world around you. 

Expand Your Presence

An opportunity to immerse yourself into the healing and soul-fulfilling modality of yoga, to bring more presence and purpose into everything else that you do in life (many undertake this program solely for their own personal development rather than to officially teach). Discover how to BE more and DO less, and create more meaningful moments and relationships in your life.

Make a Difference

A yoga teacher hold space for others to come to their own deep self-realisations. This is an incredible way to have an impact on the lives of others, at a very deep level. Whether you choose to do this program for your own personal development, or you have intentions to create a thriving yoga business afterwards, you'll be contributing to a better world.

What You Get

  • 200 hours of comprehensive yoga teacher training
  • Accredited qualification to teach anywhere in the world
  • The Mindful Yoga School teacher training manuals and supporting information provided, that you’ll be using as personal and teaching resources for years to come
  • Individual Passion Map facilitated for you, to extract clarity on your deepest values and truths so you can teach with heart and authenticity.
  • Opening Immersion Retreat included, including accommodation and catering at Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Coast, Queensland (value: $700) - alternatives available for those unable to make the retreat in-person due to travel restrictions.
  • Complete access to online yoga videos, meditation audios, and complementary training via Erin Ashley’s Happiness Online membership until May 2021 (value: $156)
  • Option to complete part/in full virtually from anywhere in the world, and self-paced at-home study option beyond May 2021.

You don't have to be flexible or at a certain level of fitness to join this training program.

You just need to have a willingness to learn more, an open mind and heart, and a Knowing that this feels right for you.

You will be well-cared for and supported to work within the limits of any pre-existing injuries, ailments and fitness levels.

Training Dates:

Part-time in-person or virtual across 6 months

19 - 22 November 2020: Opening Immersion Retreat, includes accom & catering from 4pm Thurs 19th - 3pm Sun 22nd at Chenrezig Institute, Sunshine Coast (can attend virtually too).

12-13 December 8am - 5pm daily plus Sound Immersion Sun 13th Dec 6pm-730pm

6 - 7 February 2021 8am - 5pm daily

6 - 7 March 8am - 5pm daily

27 - 28 March 8am - 5pm daily

1 - 2 May 8am - 5pm daily

Plus at-home study/yoga practice requirements in between with FULL support from The Mindful Yoga School.

Option to stay overnight at Chenrezig during training weekends, at trainees own cost (note: retreat accommodation included in yoga teacher training).

Training Modules

The training program has been designed to meet international yoga industry accreditation standards in full, plus more!

Physical practice and poses (asana)

Learn the full Mindful Yoga sequence, based on 12 Key Mindful Yoga Poses, with a breakdown and analysis of the poses, how to use them to plan a class, and how to make modifications and adjustments to suit a variety of students. 

Breath Work & Energetic Anatomy

Learn a variety of breathing practices to use both on and off the yoga mat, and discover how the breath can be used to transform energy, and serve as a gateway to deepen vitality, presence and transcendence.


Discover and practice a range of meditation styles and techniques that will enhance your own personal life, and that of your future students. Learn about the different benefits of each.

Anatomy & Physiology

Be supported to learn about the functional biomechanics of each yoga pose so safety and care becomes paramount in your own practice and with the way you teach. Enhance your understanding of the incredible human body.

Passion Mapping 

This is more than just a values process. You'll get to discover and experience at the deepest level your authentic sense of self. This is going to be a KEY part of becoming a meaningful and impactful yoga teacher.

History & Philosophy

Learn about the roots of yoga, and why 5,000 years on these spiritual teachings are still so relevant to humankind. Come to know why the practice of yoga is more about who we are and what we do OFF the mat, and then why a consistent practice on the mat remains important.


Discover how to weave the philosophy of mindfulness throughout your yoga practice, and learn how it can bring about a much more expansive, abundant and resilient experience of life - for you and future students. 

Business of Yoga

With a new level of focus on resilience, and health and wellbeing around the world, yoga is an incredible industry to be getting into. Learn how to build a profile, grow a community, and remain ethical whilst profitable in moving forward as a yoga teacher. 

Chakras, Ayurveda. Pre+Post Natal, Sacred Sound

Participate in a broad range of included, supporting electives that will expand your holistic knowledge of yoga, and enable you to draw on to support the different ways people show up - physically, energetically, mentally and emotionally.

Yoga Class Log & Practice Teaching

Learn how to effectively journal and log your own yoga class attendance and observations to advance your skills as a teacher, and be supported to practice teaching in a safe, non-judgemental, and encouraging environment.

Dialogue, Sanskrit and Delivery

Discover the craft of effectively sequencing and cueing yoga poses, that encourages safe alignment, conscious movement of the body, and passage of the breath. Learn how to create and hold a space for students and manage classes for a variety of students.

Embodying Intention

Living with purpose and in alignment with your authentic self is the pathway to a soul-full experience of life. Learn how to do this, and then how to become a demonstration for others in your life to do the same.

Your Trainers

This is a world-class crew working together to bring you an incredible yoga teacher training experience!

Erin Ashley 

Lead Trainer for Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training Program, and Founder, The Mindful Yoga School

With a personal practice of  23+ years in yoga, mindfulness and meditation, and almost a decade of dedicated teaching, Erin brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to support you to become an incredible yoga teacher, with full heart-open support to share your own gifts with the world through yoga.

Bree Naomee

Key Program Support and Yin Yoga Specialist Trainer

Bree has been holding yoga teacher training workshops and retreats and has run her own yoga studios for many years now, and comes with a passion for mindfulness, yin yoga, traditional Chinese medicine and Zenthai Shiatsu. 

Adam Sellars

Breathwork and Meditation Specialist Trainer

Director of 'The Pressure Project and Australian Freediving representative and one of the deepest divers in the world (holding his breath for 5:30mins!), Adam will be contributing to the Breath Work, Mindfulness and Meditation modules of this program, sharing his lessons from the deep including skills and techniques to manage the nervous system.


Ellie Hurlock

Anatomy & Physiology Specialist Trainer

Ellie is an exceptional physiotherapist with over 15-years experience. The fact that she's also a qualified Yoga and Pilates teacher means that she's able to tailor her teachings specifically to yoga poses and the way we move in our asana practice. She also specialises in women’s health and pelvic floor rehab.

Danielle Mondahl

Pre and Post Natal Specialist Trainer

Discover how to support new mums and mums to get the most out of a practice of yoga, with Dani - a highly sought after and warm and caring soul. 

Plus more surprise feature teachers!

Your Passion Map Facilitators

Yoga asks that we enquire about our relationship with the outer world - people, events, environment and all the other changeable parts of life, and we investigate where we could show up in a more present and conscious way. To understand how we’re looking outwards, we first need to turn out attention inward. Yoga is ultimately a journey of self-realisation.

Included in your Level 1 Yoga Teacher Training is a Passion Map process - an incredibly powerful way to support your journey to Self again. Your personal Passion Map will be guided by Benay Dyor and Michelle Adams, both qualified and experienced Passion Map facilitators (and lovers of all things yoga!)

Benay Dyor

A certified Passion Map Facilitator, you're going to love Benay's FUN and playful nature as she guides you to dig deep to extract what's really important and in soul-alignment for you. 

Michelle Adams

You're going to feel so supported and loved in the presence of Michelle - a certified Passion Map Facilitator, as she guides you along the journey to Self again.


All inclusive - part-time over six months (with option to extend at-home study components)


L1 Yoga Teacher Training - Pay Upfront and Save $800!

$3,700.00 AUD


  • 200 hours of comprehensive yoga teacher training
  • Accredited qualification
  • Teacher training manuals that will last a lifetime (value: $1000)
  • Individual Passion Map (TM) process (value: $1000)
  • Opening Immersion Retreat included (value: $700)
  • Experienced, inspirational & supportive trainers
  • 6-months access to Happiness Online yoga videos, meditation audios, and supportive training  (value: $156)
  • Option to complete part/in full virtually from anywhere in the world, and self-paced at-home study option beyond May 2021

An opportunity to immerse yourself in a more meaningful life experience

Whether or not you go on to teach yoga to others, this will be one of the most powerful personal and spiritual development programs you'll ever do! 

Join the Nov 2020 intake now