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200hr Svastha Yoga Teacher Training & Personal Wellbeing Program

Registrations are now open for the next intake of our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Auckland commencing 27th April 2024

The Svastha 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training & Personal Well-being program provides valuable insights into the yoga tradition while incorporating modern movement methodologies and science. This approach ensures that your teaching remains grounded in, and respectful of ancient wisdom, while remaining relevant to modern life.

Based on the teachings of the father of modern yoga, Sri T. Krishnamacharya, this program offers profound insight into the practice of asana, pranayama, meditation & mindfulness.

With a maximum of 12 participants in a supportive environment, attendees will gain the knowledge and skills to teach with sensitivity to students of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Personal attention and mentorship throughout the training provide an opportunity for deep exploration into the essence of yoga and the chance to have all of your questions answered without getting lost in a crowd.

Can be attended face-to-face in Auckland or partially live online.

If you would like to more about this program, please contact Barbara via email below or call 021 170 2640. We can arrange a meeting (in person or online), at a mutually convenient time, to meet and discuss any questions you may have.


This life-changing 200 hour yoga teacher training program isn’t just for aspiring teachers but for anyone who wants to deepen their personal practice and gain a better understanding of the system of yoga and its transformational power. Your journey to living life with more ease and clarity begins here.


We offer a modern approach to ancient wisdom via a comprehensive study of yoga āsanas, prāṇāyāma, meditation, and yoga psychology. You will gain profound insight into the methodologies and practicalities of facilitating optimal health through yoga and the ability to be a skilful, holistic yoga teacher.


Originally developed by the Mohan family of Svastha Yoga Ayurveda, this program is recognised globally as an accurate source of yoga knowledge. Svastha Yoga Aotearoa is a fully accredited training provider Yoga New Zealand, and offer the training necessary to teach yoga at the 200-hour certification level.

“From the beginning, Barbara has helped me feel confident and capable in my ability to become a yoga teacher” – Kendall

The Svastha 200 hour yoga teacher training takes place over eight months and includes:

  • 8 x weekend intensives over 8 months (Saturday & Sunday)
  • 2 x personal mentoring sessions

  • Directed home study (approx 2 hours per week)

The program is designed to be manageable to complete around other commitments and is a worthwhile financial and time investment. Over the course you will study:

  • Practice & theory of asana, prānāyāma, meditation & yogic mindfulness.
  • An exploration of functional anatomy & functional movement skills as they apply to yoga postures (āsana)
  • Yoga as a holistic practice for the well-being of body & mind.
  • Yoga psychology based on the Yogasūtra-s of Patañjali: applying the ancient wisdom of yoga to modern living.
  • Breath physiology, developing skills for healthy breathing
  • Nervous system function & balance
  • Skills in teaching group classes & one-to-one sessions safely, effectively, accessibly & inclusively.
  • Mental health awareness
  • Yoga and women’s health.
  • Yoga of speech: words, intention, instruction
  • An introduction to the ancient science of Ayurveda.
“The course was life-changing for me. I had practised yoga for many years, but this course and mentoring from Barbara not only gave me a deeper understanding of yoga and took my practice to the next level, but I also saw a huge shift in my personal life.” ~ Louise

Barbara Coley is an experienced registered yoga teacher and certified yoga therapist, with over 30 years of dedicated practice. Her mission is to educate yoga practitioners in the art and science of sound yoga practices, helping them on a path to personal well-being and lifelong practice.

This 200 hour yoga teacher training program is open to anyone wishing to deepen their knowledge in yoga and there are no formal prerequisites to enrolling. However, due to the commitment involved, we suggest you have been practising yoga in some form for at least 12 months, and are certain of your desire to undertake the studies.

Graduates of our 200-hour yoga teacher training program have an ideal foundation for continuing studies in the field of Yoga Therapy with the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program.

“Barbara creates a learning environment founded on inclusivity and respect, allowing me to feel safe & comfortable in her classes. This course has been life-changing & has built my confidence in understanding & teaching yoga ” ~ Maddi

Barbara is happy to discuss how the course might work for you and meet your needs, get in touch here.

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Registrations are now open for our April 2024 intake.

This Yoga Teacher Training Programme is for you if:
  • You would like to understand yoga as a holistic practice to facilitate well-being rather than just learning to put your body into fancy shapes.
  • You want to learn how to teach yoga inclusively to a wide range of people.
  • You would like to understand the tradition of yoga and the profound philosophical and psychological theory that underpins the practice.
  • You want to deepen your knowledge of yoga in order to live your life with more ease and clarity.
  • You have an interest in yoga as a therapeutic practice and are looking for a solid platform from which to continue studies in Yoga Therapy.

2024 Training Dates

1) 8 x Weekend Intensives: Saturday – Sunday 8.00am – 5.00pm daily

  • 27th & 28th April 2024
  • 18th & 19th May 2024
  • 15th & 16th June 2024
  • 20th & 21st July 2024
  • 17th & 18th August 2024
  • 21st & 22nd September 2024
  • 12th & 13th October 2024
  • 16th & 17th November 2024

2) One-to-One mentoring

  • 2 sessions throughout the program at mutually convenient timing.

3) Directed Home Study and Assignments

  • approx 2 hours per week


Dunottar Hall [Garnet Hall]
175 Garnet Road [cnr Garnet Road & Faulder Ave]

Your Investment

Fees: $3,995

Note: A $500 deposit is required on registration. This reserves your place in the program and is considered your commitment to attend, therefore, is not refundable

Please note: credit card payments incur an additional 4% admin fee.

Refund Policy

  • Full refund of monies paid, less non refundable deposit, for withdrawal one month prior to the course start date
  • 25% refund of monies paid, less non-refundable deposit, for withdrawal less than one month prior to the commencement of the program
  • No refunds after the program commencement
Statue of Bhagavan Patanjali

 Course Material

You will be provided with a comprehensive training manual and additional handouts to help you assimilate the information presented in the program. There is no additional cost for this material.

Recommended texts will be discussed throughout the program, however, are not essential.

If you would like to more about this program, please contact Barbara via email below or call 021 170 2640. We can arrange a meeting (in person or online), at a mutually convenient time, to meet and discuss any questions you may have.

Registrations are now open


I am grateful that I was privileged enough to have Barbara as my teacher for my 200-hour Yoga teacher training. Barbara creates a learning environment founded on inclusivity and respect, allowing me to feel safe and comfortable in her classes. This opportunity has been truly life-changing and has built my confidence in understanding and teaching Yoga.


The 200-hour Yoga for Svastha Teaching Training and Personal Wellbeing Programme, as taught by Barbara Coley, has been rich with opportunities for learning and growth.  I am completing the programme with an increased awareness of my body, my breath and my mind, as well as greater self-belief in my ability to share the practices of yoga with others.



Image shows yoga teacher training lead trainer, Barbara standing in front of a lake with her brown and white border collie. The lake is surrounded by bush.
Barbara is a very experienced and knowledgable yoga teacher with a passion for educating practitioners and yoga teachers in the art of sound yoga practices.

Barbara has been practising yoga since 1992 and teaching since 2007. She has deepened her understanding of yoga, and continues to do so, through extensive studies with A.G. Mohan and Indra Mohan of Svastha Yoga Ayurveda. She has also studied online with a number of renowned international teachers specialising in various fields including Vina Shah, Jean Campbell, Jivana Heyman, Amber Karnes, Tom Myers, Marlysa Sullivan, Amy Wheeler, Dianne Bondy, Tiffany Cruickshank, and more.

Barbara has studied Yoga Therapy intensively [since 2010] with Dr Ganesh Mohan, the Mohans son, and has been a practicing Certified Yoga Therapist since 2016. She has Yoga Therapy certification with the International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga New Zealand.

Barbara’s approach to teaching yoga is to encourage her students to move and breathe in a way that is both functional and easeful, encouraging mind-body integration, and cultivating nervous system balance and physical health.

In her role as an educator, Barbara promotes ‘mental health awareness’ as a fundamental skill necessary for all yoga teachers in order to serve their communities well. She encourages teachers & trainee teachers to question dogmatic approaches to teaching methods and alignment cues and facilitates an investigation of mindful teaching, functional anatomy & functional movement skills.

Barbara believes that yoga should be inclusive and accessible to all and promotes a sense of community in her classes and in her trainings.

If you would like to more about this program, please contact Barbara via email below or call 021 170 2640. We can arrange a meeting (in person or online), at a mutually convenient time, to meet and discuss any questions you may have.

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