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About MOVE Education

MOVE Yoga is a Melbourne CBD based yoga studio opened in November 2014. We offer up to 40 yoga classes per week including Hot, Powerflow, Yin and Restorative. We are an interior designed studio with premium amenities including a full service concierge, complimentary hand towels and full bathroom/shower facilities. Our vision is to provide a complete yoga service to our students. We have two large yoga studios where we run concurrent classes, workshops, community events and our teacher trainings throughout the year.
MOVE Education is the education arm of MOVE Yoga, an inner Melbourne CBD Yoga studio in Australia. MOVE Education seeks to provide a learning management platform where students have the opportunity to study a range of topics with a range of facilitators. With online learning capacities, online assessment tools, instructor author capabilities, we are excited to bring you a scalable platform of education resources in the health and wellness industry.
Our team of facilitators are leaders in the field of health and well being and at the forefront of new science backed studies in the realm of yoga. They hold the highest level of education in yoga teaching in Australia, having studied and mentored with a range of lineages throughout the world, right through to more modern and cutting edge scientific studies. The one thing they all hold in common is a passion for self-enquiry and the ongoing education in yoga, empowering their students to challenge their existing patterns and holding the space with what emerges as a new mind-set and the opening of a clearer more authentic you.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

A 200 Hour yoga teacher training is globally recognised as the minimum requirement to teach yoga. That said, currently there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher. MOVE Yoga supports Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance, the globally recognised peak bodies for yoga worldwide with a view to support and create internationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings. We believe in continuing education and that a 200 hour teacher training is the beginning of a life long commitment to the study of yoga and all its philosophies. Our 200 hour Teacher Training is approved by Yoga Alliance and students who complete the course will also be eligible to register with both as a member.
Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 500-Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher.

Yoga Australia is a voluntary, not-for-profit association, incorporated in 1999 (originally known as the Yoga Teachers Association). Originally founded by a group of independent yoga teachers who recognised the need to bring yoga teachers together from all different traditions, styles and backgrounds, to provide mutual support and professional recognition of yoga in Australia. Today Yoga Australia is recognised as the peak body for Yoga in Australia. We strive to support our fellow yogis and ensure the sustainability and longevity of our industry in this country and around the globe.

Teachers who have gained 200 hours of certification with MOVE Yoga will be eligible to apply for a 200 RYT membership with Yoga Alliance (the leading peak body in the US) and a provisional membership with Yoga Australia (the leading peak body in the Australia) and gain the benefits of being a recognized and certified teacher. Further studies towards a 500 hour qualification gives you an internationally recognized high standard of Yoga training in which you may apply for accreditation with Yoga Australia as a Level 3 teacher and Yoga Alliance as a 500 hour RYT or E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) enabling you to register and facilitate your own Yoga training programs in the future. Membership requirements for both peak bodies differ and may be updated from time to time, so it is best to check their website for further information.
Yes! Our 200 hour Teacher Training program is registered with Yoga Alliance who are globally recognized and respected and the leading peak body for yoga in the world. By completing our 200 hour teacher training you will be eligible to register as a member with Yoga Alliance. Students who complete our 200 hour teacher training course will also be eligible to register as a Provisional Member of Yoga Australia.
Yes! With the successful completion of all the requirements of the program, including contact hours, homework, and exam, you will receive your Letter of Completion and Certificate evidencing your training at the 200 Hour Level. You may also register with the Yoga Alliance ( at the RYT-200 level (Registered Yoga Teacher 200) and with Yoga Australia as a Provisional Member and start on the pathway towards a Level 1 Member.

Graduates of the 200 Hour program usually begin teaching in small studios, gyms, with private clientele (friends and family), etc. Many new teachers decide to continue their Teacher Training education and participate in our 150 hour Level 2 Program as a way to further solidify their skills, knowledge and style as a yoga instructor. The MOVE Education continuing education program offers a curriculum that builds on the material presented our initial 200 Hour training. This training is a thorough, professional training for becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher. It rounds out and solidifies a teacher’s complete education.
In order to graduate the program you must be paid in full and fulfill the following requirements:

  • Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions
  • Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and final exam (don’t worry, you will be will prepared!)
  • Participation in in-class practice teaching practicum
  • Completion of class taking requirement (regular attendance at yoga classes as a participant)
  • MOVE Yoga/Education is a vinyasa-based school that teaches a method of yoga that compliments detailed alignment, comprehensive instruction, breath and organic movement. Our classes at MOVE Yoga are carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of Yoga. A flow of Sun Salutations and postures are skillfully sequenced, and modifications and props are used to individualize the practice for each student. Our Teacher Training Program is based on this clear and effective style of practice. MOVE Yoga's style classes can be paced moderately to vigorously depending on the level of the class.
    Yes, 200 hour teachers are eligible to get insurance from various insurance providers upon completion of the 200 hour teacher training certificate. That said, it is important to seek advice from each insurance provider as to the level of cover and what is covered as each cover can differ from provider to provider. Some gymnasiums and yoga studios will have existing professional indemnity cover for their yoga teachers, and others will require the teacher to provide their certificate of currency stating their cover. Also, if you plan on starting a yoga studio, or teaching from a public or hire space, you will need to look into further cover including professional indemnity. Again, this can vary from case to case, so it is important to spend some time on selecting the right cover for your situation, and to re-consider your cover when your circumstances change.

    Payment Plans

    Once the deposit has been paid, we can tailor a payment plan that caters best to your individual needs. You can choose to pay larger amounts on a monthly basis or smaller amounts more frequently. The payment plan will be structured so that fees will be paid in full prior to commencement of the course.

    General Teacher Training Questions

    You can sign up online! Check out the schedule of our Teacher Trainings and select your training from our website. Once you select your training, click “take this course”. You have the option to pay a $500 deposit via direct bank transfer or to pay in full via credit card. Should you wish to pay a deposit via credit card, please contact us so we can arrange this.

    A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment to hold your spot. Your payment is due in full by the Early Bird date in order to receive the discounted Earlybird rate. Payment Plans and Student Loans are available - please see further FAQ's. We will follow up within 48 hours of receiving your payment with your training welcome materials. Full payment is required a week before the start of the program unless a payment plan has been previously arranged.
    We require that you have a minimum of 6 months of a consistent yoga practice before enrolling in our teacher training program. We want to make sure that trainees have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before learning how to teach. If it appears that you do not have the necessary foundation, we will kindly ask you to defer your training until you have this experience. Please be aware that during the course you will be required to participate in asana classes from time to time.
    No problem! Our 200-hour training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and to improve their own practice. It's also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and to be a part of our thriving Yoga Community. We believe that the knowledge and skills you learn from a teacher training program can provide valuable benefit to all aspects of your life, whether that be business, or personal. A teacher training certificate is a fantastic tool to have in your belt.
    We recommend that you check with your physician first and must sign a waiver stating that you are able to take the class. With your doctor’s permission and release, minor physical limitations can also serve as helpful demonstrations to learn to work with students with similar limitations.
    We have had many pregnant students in our programs. It all depends on how you are feeling. All students should first check with their doctor to make sure they are clear to take this training.
    When you enroll for a 200-Hour or 150-Hour program at a MOVE Education, you will have access to all regularly scheduled classes for the duration of the course, starting on the first day of your training. This does not include workshops, other training programs.
    Yes! Our 150 hour level 2 course is a post-grad course. It is designed to upscale existing yoga teachers so that they can further develop their teaching skills and ability and further develop their membership level with Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia.
    You must be at least 16 years old to take the teacher training. If you are between 16 and 18 years old it is required that we receive approval from the trainer and written consent from your legal guardian 30 days before the start of the training?
    All MOVE Education course notes and manuals are included, but you will need to purchase additional required books. We highly recommend reading Heart of Yoga by Desikachar. This list will be adjusted from time to time so we will keep you informed.
    Expect to spend between 3-4 hours a week on homework. The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching.
    All students are required to complete the minimum 200 hours of the course in order to receive their Certificate of Completion. However, we appreciate that from time to time thing crop up, and we have flexibility in the schedule to work with you on this. If it looks like you need to miss a large section of the course, we can tailor a program to your requirements in a way will have you successfully completing the course.

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