Teacher Training & Yoga Immersion - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Teacher Training & Yoga Immersion


An immersion in the principles of yoga leading to the skills required to teach yoga. 

Study at the “retreat style” setting of the Pine Rivers Yoga studio, nestled in tranquil bushland in Cashmere. Feel at peace with your surrounds and immerse yourself in the ancient art of Yoga whilst gaining your teaching qualification. 

Your principal supervising trainer is Ruth Campbell, a Registered Senior Teacher and trainer with Yoga Australia. Ruth is supported by highly experienced Trainers for specific subject areas and also 2 of our own graduates, Heidi Richards and Nicola Smith.

Heidi is currently completing a 2 year Yoga Therapy training, is a qualified meditation teacher, a qualified Restorative Yoga teacher and has been running our Yoga for Beginners programs for a number of years.  

Nicola has done a Physiotherapy training and is our in-house Anatomy expert. She has a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the philosophy of yoga.  

Join us for a journey of exploration into the 8 limbs of yoga. Enjoy the process of this ancient philosophy grounded in modern day life. Find connection with your fellow students in learning how Yoga is a tool for living well. 

This course evolves through the physical practice of yoga to the moral and ethical standards that the ancient yogis used to keep themselves "on-track".

You do not have to be 'great' at physical yoga to benefit from this training. We learn the techniques of effective breathing (pranayama) and study the fascinating material of the Yoga Sutras, the Energy Systems of the Body, Anatomy and Physiology, the benefits of Meditation, and the Methodolgy and Techniques needed to pass this information effectively on to others.

The final 150 hour Immersion and Teacher Training is scheduled to commence in January  2023. Training days and workshop dates are as follows. 12 face to face training days will be offered, enabling existing trainees who have completed either the 100 hour module or 200 hour training to extend their knowledge. See below for 100 hour module dates and information.

Completion of the full 350 hr training with Pine Rivers Yoga enables students to apply for level 1 membership of Yoga Australia. Completion of the 250 hour course gives trainees the qualification to apply for insurance to teach.   

In addition to the mandatory contact hours, students need to complete assignments, study yoga for the ageing population and become familiar with using yoga as a therapeutic practice.. A log book of all personal study hours should be maintained.

Current First Aid Certification is also a requirement before completion of the course.

The Subject Material for this training includes:
>    History and Traditions of Yoga, including Ethics and Lifestyle
>    Philosophy including Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga and the Yoga Sutras
>    Principles of practice
>    Yogic Physiology including the Yogic Energy System of the Body
>    Yoga Anatomy and its relationship to Energy, Alignment and Bodily Systems
>    Pranayama (Breathing Practices)
>    Yoga techniques incl: Asana, Bandha, Mudras, Mantra, Relaxation & Meditation
>    Yoga Asana and its related Teaching Methodology and Skills, including the use of Sanskrit

Practical Teaching Application is an important part of this training, however, it is not necessarily the only reason students of yoga wish to take on some more in depth study of this vast subject. If you do not want to teach yoga but do want to increase your knowledge and understanding, this course offers plenty of insights into yoga and the study of the "Self."   

A minimum of 1 year of weekly yoga practice is recommended before considering a Yoga Teacher Training.

Contact Ruth if you're interested in finding out more or email the completed Registration Form to Ruth.

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100 hr/150 hr Modules (2022/23)


31 Jul 14 Aug 18 Sep 16 Oct 30 Oct 13 Nov 27 Nov 11 Dec

An additional training day will be allocated on 7 or 8 Jan 2023 before joining the 150 hour training scheduled to start 15 January 2023.

Assignment Requirements are included in training manuals and special subject options for the 150 module are as follows: (these are not included in the cost of the 150 hr module fee).  

Yoga Therapy and Introduction to Yoga for Mental Health: 20/21 May with Heidi

Restorative Yoga Teacher training; 12/13 August with Heidi

Yoga for Kids and Teens - not offered at Pine Rivers Yoga

Chair Yoga for Older students: with Ruth date TBC

Yin Yoga - may be offered at the studio - TBC  

Meditation Training: course details TBC with Ruth.

2023 training dates for the 150 hour Module (Sundays and weekend workshops.)

15 Jan; 29 Jan; 12 Feb; 26 Feb; 12 Mar; 26 Mar; 16 Apr;  6 Aug;

Practical assessments June/July.  

14 - 16 July: Workshop Yoga for Healthy Ageing. 

Theory Exam and Graduation late Aug - date TBC.  

How to Book

Secure your place with payment via our shop. Please note that (1) no refunds will be forthcoming after commencement of the course and (2) deposits will only be refunded if you cancel prior to 1 Dec 2022.

New to Pine Rivers Yoga? You will need to subscribe to Pine Rivers Yoga before purchasing from the shop. Existing students and past attendees just need to enter your email address to purchase.

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training 1 - 3 Oct with Ruth, Heidi & Victoria
Yoga for Beginners Tue 4 Oct - 6 Dec at Pendicup Centre, WARNER
Progressive Beginners Wed 5 Oct - 7 Dec with Heidi
Yoga for Beginners Thu 6 Oct - 8 Dec at Bray Hall, PETRIE
Restorative Yoga Sun 6 Nov with Heidi
Yin Yoga Immersion Sun 20 Nov with Cherrie
Restorative Yoga Sun 18 Dec with Heidi
Mon 7:30-8:45am Multi Level
Mon 6:30-7:45pm Easy Vinyasa Flow
Tue 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Tue 6:30-8:00pm Multi Level
Wed 9:15-10:45am Easy Multi level
Thu 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Thu 6:30-8:00pm Alignment Based
Fri 9:15-10:45am Multi Level
Sat 8:00-9:30am Multi Level