Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) ~ 200HR

A deep initiation into the art of yoga, giving you full confidence to share this beautiful practice with others as an accredited yoga teacher. 
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One full week retreat plus a three day intensive


Engaging, interactive online content


Weekends in our beautiful Perth studios
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." 
Anais Nin

We offer a safe and nurturing space for transformation to occur, creating a community of empowered and highly skilled yoga teachers spreading light and love all over the world.

About the training

We believe that becoming a highly skilled yoga teacher requires more than learning the craft. It is a gentle uncovering of the teacher’s unique essence and teaching style.
The story of your life becomes the poetry of your practice... the joy, the pain, the mystical and mundane. Your authentic voice will speak to your students' hearts as you share from humility and grace.
ou will emerge from this training a confident, grounded, amazing Vinyasa Flow teacher.
We invite you to open your heart to the teachings as you learn and evolve beyond the Asana practice. Experience your transformation into a confident teacher who commands the space during class, creating your own unique style and sharing your inner wisdom from your personal life's teachings.

With our ongoing mentorship program, we’ll continue to be with you every step of the way. We want to ensure you receive all the support you need to start your journey as a confident yoga teacher.

Still wondering if it's for you?

'I’m not sure if I want to be a teacher. Is this training still for me?'
Many of us are pulled to undertake teacher training long before we feel compelled to teach. If you love yoga and community, and crave deep personal growth and connection, this journey is definitely for you.
Our only prerequisite is an open heart and mind.

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With our ongoing mentorship program, we’ll continue to be with you every step of the way. We want to ensure you receive all the support you need to start your journey as a confident yoga teacher.

Why Yab Yum?

This training is so completely unique, you won't find anything else quite like it.

We want all of our students to have FUN as we explore the realms of the mystical yogic arts together. 
You will join a group of like minded souls who share the same vision and goal, supporting each other through moments of absolute heart exploding bliss and undoubtedly moments of inevitable struggle. Each group merges into union, as a new tribe of soul family and community is birthed. 
Your taste buds will be tantalised with delicious, nourishing meals as you soak in the magical energy of our sacred land here in the west. It is completely natural to arrive a little unsure or nervous, but as you are held safely within sacred space the urge to completely surrender will become too powerful to ignore, as you gently let go and arrive home to your truest essence and authentic self.
This is not your average yoga teacher training. You will be pushed beyond your comfort zone, but only to meet that part of yourself that knows absolute truth, freedom, unconditional love and acceptance.

I'd like to see where this journey can take me...


Meet your team

Yuki, our Academy Director is the heart and soul behind the Yab Yum Yoga Academy, here to guide and support you through this journey.

Along with Yuki, you will be mentored by our infinitely passionate and dedicated trainers with 40+ years, 1000's of hours of experience and over 16 YTTs between them...
Needless to say, dear yogi, you're in good hands!!
We can't wait to have them share their wealth of knowledge and experience whilst we support and mentor you every step of the way.

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Louise Lawrence

With 20 years spent as a personal trainer and fitness lecturer, Lou developed all the skills that led her to becoming a leading trainer in rehabilitation and coaching at a national and world level.

Yoga is the platform in which her powerful spiritual essence becomes a transformative tool, leading others to step into their own magic and light.

Her warm, nurturing teaching style and dynamic sequencing intertwined with deep esoteric philosophies quickly became a popular signature for new aspiring teachers to learn from. Her unique style of creative composing continuously leaves students eager for more.

Georgia Carter

lead trainer | E-RYT 500 YACEP
Nick Smith is an international yoga teacher who has nearly a decade of yoga teaching  experience, as well as a long history in sports and movement based exercise.  He has a strong foundation in postural alignment and execution, and believes that focus and attention to detail in a yoga practice creates a strong connection between the practitioner and the yoga itself.  

Nick graduated from Bikram’s Yoga Teacher Training in 2013, and staffed the next two  9 week teacher trainings both in Spring and Fall of 2014.  He also attended and helped lead Bikram’s Advanced Seminar in 2014 in Thailand.  He has helped deliver countless workshops and posture clinics over the years, as well as offering a strong mentorship program for his teachers.   

Nick competed in the International Yoga competition in the USA in 2014, where he placed 12th out of 200 competitors in the United States. He has trained under various Senior Teachers with the emphasis being on competition training, postural alignment, and understanding of the body’s movements.

Yuki Chen

After obtaining a double degree at the University of Western Australia and flourishing in the corporate world, Yuki decided to break away and forge her own path as an entrepreneur. Finding yoga was the missing link... the ultimate answer to serving her community while putting her business skills to good use!
After completing her YTT, Yuki was instantly offered high profile work as a yoga teacher for the Western Force, Lorna Jane, Qantas, Westfield, Bodhi J, Tiger Muay Thai (Phuket, Thailand), F45 and, of course, Yab Yum Yoga.
Yuki’s mission in the world of yoga is to make yoga accessible to everyone, of all ages and abilities. Her classes are an intricate dance of yin and yang, reflecting her passion for dance and sound, order and chaos, to a point of perfect harmony.
Now, at the helm of Yab Yum Yoga and the Academy, Yuki delivers on her mission and passion every day; creating a fast-growing community of brilliant yoga teachers and passionate yogis.

All previous students have commented on the passion, dedication, love and care of our YTT teaching team. They truly are committed to helping each individual bloom into the teacher they were always destined to be.

A snapshot of what you will learn...

  • Yogic philosophy and embodiment
  • Ancient mythology and its link to modern yoga
  • Yoga practices and how to guide them
  • The chakra system and how yoga can be used to create balance 
  • Anatomy and physiology like you never knew it before
  • Functions of the major organ systems 
  • The bio-architecture of body science
  • Joint type, action and function ~ and the safe way to load!
  • The body’s muscle energy systems
  • Mechanisms of mobility and stability 
  • The feet ~ the foundation of all movement
  • Teaching principles and methodology
  • Class planning and sequencing
  • Theming classes beyond the poses
  • The art of alignment and adjusting
  • An introduction to yin yoga
  • The business of yoga

Core inclusions...

  • A one week retreat in the stunning surrounds of Margaret River ~ build lasting connections, immerse yourself in your practice, study the mystical yogic arts, and breathe it all in
  • An engaging and interactive online component ~ build foundational knowledge prior to the retreat, so you are ready to dive in on day one, and continue to embed key learnings over time
  • Weekends in our beautiful Perth studios ~ deepen your understanding, learn with your peers and continue to expand
  • All retreat accommodation and meals ~ enjoy three nourishing vegan or vegetarian meals each day the retreat
  • All training materials ~ come as you are on day one!
  • Yoga Alliance Certificate ~ celebrate with your YTT family with a beautiful ceremony hosted by the Academy team
  • Ongoing support after your training ends ~ receive ongoing guidance, encouragement and love!
  • Our bonus gift to you: Complementary membership with our Yab Yum Yoga Perth studios during your YTT! 

    Note: Your membership starts after the first retreat (If you are currently on a YYY membership, your payment will be adjusted accordingly).
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We can't wait to hear from you, dear yogi xo

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