The Australasian Yoga Institute is Australia’s premier Home Study Yoga Teacher Training Academy. The Institute was formed in 1976, and still offers  a graduated program of learning.

When you graduate from our premier course (RYTA200/YA350), you can move on to the 500 hour course, eventually reaching the MASTER OF YOGA certification. When you graduate (at any RYTA level)  you will be able to  teach anywhere in the world, and our graduates do.  They can be employed on luxury yachts, and in spas around the world in places like Monaco, in Europe and nationally of course.

There is no need to register anywhere else when you register with us. Our registration is recognised by insurance companies. If you have studied with us, then we are your lineage reaching right back through the Gita Tradition. We have a lineage and traditions.

Even if you didn’t train with us, you may be able to Register.  We are the best. Apply today by email me personally at

The Australasian Yoga institute is home to THE GITAJAIA YOGA FOUNDATION.

You contribute through your Community Service Hours.  Thought this as a school we have assisted people who would never have had the opportunity to learn yoga.  We also offer scholarships.  Read the newsletters to stay up to date.

DONATING = LOVING: Every week to prepare for ZOOM classes, newsletter, blog and courses the cat and I  read a number of books, plus many on-line pieces read per day, about 5 hours writing PER DAY, update the site, do the marketing and email answering, and I publish 7 times per week and more.

PLEASE TAKE ME OUT TO COFFEE AND CAKE:  If now and again you can shout me to the equivalent of a cup of coffee and a cake just as a thank you..if you are not coming to classes or courses which is thank you enough, pop the equivalent amount in our “DONATE” box on the front page of our web site below.. it would be hugely appreciated.


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All are welcome.
 You can be a member of the school, you can be a casual yogi..all you need to be is interested.  Please email me at for your Zoom ID after PayPal has sent me the receipt for your payment.  Just click on Donate below and follow the prompts.  Make sure you put your name and the reason for the payment.

TUESDAYS – 7.30 to 9pm. Yoga lectures. $35 for the series of three.
The first three lectures examined the complexities of Hypermobility, then the next TWO (this week is our third) examines the workings of  at THE CHAKRAS.  I will choose three new and exciting topics for our next series.

WEDNESDAYS 6.45 to 7.45 MINDFUL MEDITATION $35 for a series of three (ongoing). If there are enough interested we can also do this on Friday evening at the same time.

Do you have trouble relaxing, unwinding, turning off your buzzing mind, sleeping, knowing yourself.  There are myriads of reasons for doing mindfulness training… join us in this. You don’t need to be a meditator, or you can be a super terrific meditator… This is a guided quiet practice open and available to anyone.

SATURDAYS 2pm to 4pm $50 for three.  TAROT TRAINING – MAKE YOUR OWN TAROT DECK.  A wonderful class.  This is not just about cutting and pasting.  It is about philosophy, creating a theme and a message, getting ready to print and market the cards.  You don’t have to want to be commercial, but even if you are doing them as gifts for friends and family you will need to know the pitfalls and efficiencies.

SUNDAYS: TEACHER TRAINING 10am $20 per session (with a free repeat the following Sunday morning ONLY if you have paid for the previous Sunday).  You don’t have to be a teacher to join us, but you will need a little understanding of yoga, zen or the bible.

At the moment the topic is related to UNDERSTANDING THE BHAGAVADGITA.  The next topic in this series is about getting closer to the idea of “GOD” which puts a lot of people right off right away.  Who is Krishna, is He God, if he is God what does this mean to us…?

MINDFULNESS SESSIONS:  Wednesdays 6.45 to 7.45pm starting the 16th September.  $35 for three sessions.

MINDFULNESS RETREAT.  Starting Sunday 4th October, 2pm to 4pm.  $20. Enquiries to me directly

We would love to see you at any or all sessions.
Please come along, and please bring an open mind – it really is the only requirement.




We have been teaching yoga teachers by DISTANCE EDUCATION in Australia and around the globe since 1976.  Teaching yoga via zoom is part of this training.  If you are training with us, then these are part of your contact hour requirement.

Use the balance of your Studio class pass,  or $75 for 4 classes or $185 for 10.

*Mondays 1pm RESTORATIVE YOGA with weights and straps (optional).

*Tuesdays 7.30 to 9pm.  THE ZOOM yoga philosophy LECTURES. $35 for 3.  The next series will follow through  8, 15, 22 September.

*Wednesdays 12.30 Restorative with Weights and Straps, 5.30 Gentle Restorative.

*Fridays 5.30 Restorative (with Weights and Straps optional)

*Saturdays 12.30 Restorative (with Weights and Straps optional).

PROPS:  Bring a strap and weights or cans of dog food to your zoom Yoga with weights and straps.  Cushions, and blocks to Restorative and a blanket to either/both.  You don’t have to use weights straps or professional props in any of these classes.  we make it up as we go along…

*Sundays (every second Sunday 10am) ZOOM YOGA TEACHER TRAINING. $20 per session.  This used to be monthly at 2pm, but because of overseas students joining in, we had to change the time and everyone asked for more.  FREE repeat the Sunday following each new topic for those who have pad for the previous lecture.  One paid one free.


*Saturdays 2pm to 4pm ZOOM TAROT TRAINING.  Join the course (see the menu on the web site landing page “TAROT”).   Also available $50 to join in for three X 2 hour refresher sessions once you have completed the course and received your tarot cards which are included in the course cost, or you could bring your own cards and learn to use them intuitively.

*TAROT CARD MAKING COURSE from Saturday 5th September. 2pm to 4pm $50 for three sessions.

If you are interested in any of these.  Please email me at,  I will log you into the class, and give you the zoom link.

You can pay using the DONATE button below, and pay a once-off donation of the required amount.  PayPal will send me a receipt.  It is easy.

Or you can Direct Debit and scan and send the receipt to me to be accepted into the class of your choice.







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