International Yoga Teachers Association
IYTA is a non-profit yoga teacher training organisation founded in Australia in 1967 by Roma Blair. The association is run by national committee who volunteer their time and each state of Australia also has a committee. IYTA upholds the highest ethics of yoga teaching and professional conduct for all its members and is registered with Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance (USA).
IYTA has international representatives and members in Austria, Canada, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Oman, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, USA and the UK. There are also independent affiliates in Brazil, Puerto Rico and Spain. When you graduate you become part of a worldwide yoga community.
IYTA promotes the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional benefits of yoga for everybody, regardless of your age, sex, ability or disability, ethnicity or religion. Its core is based on professional and safe yoga teacher training. The course has been running for over 40 years with over 2000 students graduating. IYTA provides outstanding CPD programmes and offers life-changing Post Graduate courses such as Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training, Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (with Simon Borg-Olivier) and Yoga for Backcare. There is also a Foundation Yoga Teacher Training course – a ‘teaser’ to the 12 month course. IYTA is all about helping you become the best person you can be!
In 2017 there will be a celebration of yoga in Sydney. Teachers from all over the globe will be sharing their knowlegde, peace and love of yoga. Everyone is welcome, see website for details. www.iyta.org.au.