Starts 7th of August 2021

The Level 1 Yoga Teacher Trainer apprenticeship program creates a path to becoming a yoga teacher in a more gradual and traditional manner. It involves one-on-one tuition, practical training and study assignments, finding your own path to becoming the best teacher you can be. If you have thought about becoming a yoga teacher in a way that is more gradual and thorough than a typical Western TT model, this program might suit you very well.

The Level 1 training is a 200 hr, 8 month program, for anyone who wants to either increase their knowledge about yoga or would like to become a yoga teacher.


The course is registered by yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance and is taught by: Anneriek Favelle, Level 3 Senior Registered Teacher with Yoga Australia, E-RYT200 and RYT500 registered teacher with Yoga Alliance. 

100% attendance is required.

200 hr (level 1). Duration 8 months. Personalised small group, learning.
3 Intensives (3/4 days) and 4 weekends.

For Program Content see below.

Your commitment:

  • Face to face group learning for theory. 

  • Practical assignments to complete 

  • Shared practice in which you will also learn to assist and teach

  • Regularly attending one of Anneriek’s classes (online or in class)

  • During last few months: 

    • Assisting in Anneriek’s classes 

    • Teaching classes (possibly by donation or private sessions)


  • Regular yoga practice

  • A willingness to explore the depths of yoga

What you’ll receive:

  • 200 hr certification

  • Personal guidance and practical learning opportunities

  • Level 1 manuals and notebooks

  • Yin Yoga teacher certification is included

  • Accomodation and meals for the intensives is included

  • 10% Discount for any of Anneriek’s retreats 

Startdate and costs:

  • The program starts Saturday the 7th of August 2021 with and introduction session

  • The  monthly course dates will be set in agreement with the participants.

  • Costs: $1,000 upfront + $550 per month (8 month commitment) or $4,900 PIF upfront

  • Costs to attend classes at yoga schools and Anneriek’s retreats is NOT included in the price

Attendance Policy

  • 100% attendance is required for certificate to be awarded.

  • Students who miss any of the contact hours may request private tuition at their own cost to make up any missed sessions (costs are $80 hour) or they can sit the missed hours on the next course day for the module.

  • This course is competency-based, which means there is no pass or fail.

  • Completion of the course needs to be within 2 years of attending the 1st module.

Continued Leaning (350hr)

Why choose this course?

  • Designed to help you grow and become an authentic and confident yoga teacher.

  • Highly personalised, small group learning

  • Gradual learning program in a more traditional style with lots of hands on learning

  • Find and develop your own authentic teacher style

  • Certified 200 hour teacher training program

  • Comprehensive reference material to enhance your learning and use in your teaching for years to come

  • Practice teaching and assisting in a safe environment.

  • Includes Yin Yoga Teacher Training certification 

  • Includes Pranayama (breathwork), Meditation, Philosophy, chanting, and much more.

  • Learn how to facilitate injuries, special conditions and special groups (eg kids, elderly)

  • Beautiful studio at amazing rural property, just outside Sydney (50 min).

  • Accredited by Yoga Australia and Yoga Alliance.

  • Perfect structure to apply learned material into your classes and to talk about your findings.

  • Become part of a peer group of yoga teachers.

  • Life long mentoring is part of the deal!


All face to face learning takes place at our beautiful studio in Cattai, NSW. 15 minutes out of Windsor, 50 min out of Sydney CBD. Shared accomodation for Saturday night can be organised.

  • Kick off: 7th of August (9AM - 12PM)

  • Intensive: 12-15 August

  • 25, 26 September 

  • 30, 31 October (Yin TT)

  • 13, 14 November (Yin TT)

  • Intensive: 10-12 December

  • Intensive: 10-13 February

  • 12, 13 March

  • Closure and Exam: 27 March

  • $1,000 upfront + $550 per month (8 month commitment) or

  • $4,900 PIF upfront ($500 discount)

A $500 deposit is required to secure your spot (part of the initial $1000 payment).

Numbers for this course are very limited to warrant personal guidance.

Accomodation is not included.

Costs to attend classes at yoga schools and Anneriek’s retreats is NOT included in the price

Cancellation Policy

  • $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance into the course. 

  • Final balance is due 2 weeks before the start of the course. 

  • For cancellations more than 4 weeks prior to commencement, all fees will be refunded less the $500 non-refundable deposit.

  • For cancellations within 4 weeks prior to commencement date, a 50% cancellation fee applies.

  • For cancellations within 2 weeks prior to commencement date, no refund will be given.

Program Content:

Module 1: Back to the Roots - Yoga Origin & Philosophy

What is yoga and where does it originate from. Understanding yoga philosophy, like the Vedas, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita. Gain a real understanding on how to integrate yoga philosophy in your life and classes.

Module 2: Alignment - Yoga Anatomy & Pose Alignment 

Practical, applied, anatomy is essential for every yoga teacher. We'll learn terminology, the basic anatomy of our body, anatomical movements. Analysis of anatomy in yoga poses, relating to body alignment, is an essential part of this module.

Module 3: Lab - Asana Decomposition 

In this module you will be learning about yoga poses (asanas). We will be going over over a hundred poses looking at the alignment, benefits, modifications, preparatory and counter poses, and anatomical aspects of each pose. Additionally we will be learning some sample classes to help you teach your first classes successfully. ​

Module 4: The Subtle Yoga Body - Integration of Body, Mind & Spirit

The practice of yoga reveals that the body is in no way separate from the mind. In this module we provide a way to understand these forces as they relate to an integrated yoga of body and mind. We'll study the subtle body to understanding this integration.

Module 5: Awakening - Awakening of the Authentic Teacher

We will have a good look at ourselves. What is your ‘super power’? What are your qualities as a teacher? We’ll be aiming to find our authentic self and we’ll be looking at how you can set yourself up for success and create a more awakened life for yourself. In this modules we'll also be looking at how you can take yoga ‘off the mat’ and into the daily life. 

Module 6: Yoga Beyond Asanas - Pranayama & Meditation

Yoga practice has so much more to offer when we look past the benefits of practicing poses. We’ll be having a look at pranayama and meditation. Focus will be on gaining a deeper understanding of these practices/aspects, the various types of practices there are and on how you can incorporate these.

Module 7: Connection - Mastery of Adjustments 

Learning how to adjust people takes a lot of practice and skill. We’ll explore the various types of adjustments and the various reasons to adjust. We will look at student assessments and the quality of touch. We will practice adjustments of many poses and get a deeper understanding of how to adjust different types of students. Additionally, we will have a look at the various types of props and how to best use them.

Module 8: The Art of Inspired Sequencing 

Whether a class is flowing or slow, a good class is a well sequenced class. We'll be going over the basic guidelines that you can use to sequence poses together and how to plan and structure a class. We will include a lot of practical application.

Module 9: Modifications - Teaching Special Groups, Special Conditions and Injuries

We'll be looking into teaching special groups (eg prenatal, kids, seniors) and students with special conditions (like low/high blood pressure, asthma, arthritis, trauma, depression) and injuries. We’ll discuss strategies on how to teach people  safely. For this we’ll be looking at modifications to the yoga practices.

Module 10:  Yin Yoga - The Practice of  Mindfulness 

We’ll be looking at teaching Yin Yoga, which is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. Subjects included are yin yoga principles, hands on assisting in yin, meridians, yin (myofascial) tissue, and learning over 80 yin yoga poses.

Practical experience included:

  • Yoga practices (asana, pranayama or meditation),

  • Designing and Planning your class,

  • Practice teaching,

  • Observing and assisting

Beyond just theory and practical learning, Anneriek’s teacher training truly invites you on a journey of self discovery. It is perfect not only for those who wish to teach yoga, but also for those (like me) who are looking to deepen their understanding and experience of yoga.


Anneriek’s teaching style is engaging, encouraging and enthusiastic. She is so wise and authentic, her knowledge is so expansive and her patience knows no bounds. The teachings that she imparted were thorough and detailed, yet she delivered them in a way that was both fun and easy to understand. In addition, she invested so much of her time providing personalised mentoring and tailoring information for my specific needs. 


I felt so supported throughout the whole training and was lucky enough to share the journey with a wonderful group of other students. I will be forever grateful for the knowledge I gained and the personal growth I experienced while studying with Anneriek during my 12 month apprenticeship program. I would highly recommend Anneriek’s training to anyone looking to explore yoga from a new and deeper perspective. 



Completing my Level 2 YTT with Anneriek was the most inspiring and enjoyable time I've had during my Yogic journey. Anneriek's passion for teaching is infectious and completely reinvigorated me every time I entered her beautiful shala. This passion and inspiration is only matched by her unique ability to make even the most difficult and complex concepts understandable (and fun) to learn. My time with Anneriek was spent laughing and learning, while making life long friends. An irreplaceable experience! 


Anneriek's thorough explanation of yoga and its anatomy and principles was so clear and easy to understand it made it easy for me to learn. I am glad i undertook this method of teacher training as i got to go away and read and research our teachings and also teach my friends and practice my skills over the apprenticeship period with my fellow teachers whom i have now made life long friends with. Anneriek has been amazing and support not only during my training but also continuously mentors me till this day. Highly recommend apprenticeship yoga training with Anneriek she is a very well educated yoga teacher with such a kind and spiritual heart! 




Yoga 4 You

475 Halcrows rd

Cattai, NSW . Australia