Online 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training

The Yoga Alliance Certified MerryBody™ Online Teacher Training will fully prepare you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach in-person and online Yoga classes. Get ready for an educational, philosophical and absolutely engaging training experience that will completely shift the gears of your life.

Next cohort begins 17 March 2024!

Dear Aspiring Yoga Teacher,

We’ve been where you are (and we’re so excited for you!).

You love your personal Yoga practice, you’re a passionate practitioner and you’ve felt the spark, you want to go deeper.

Perhaps you want to share your love for Yoga (aka amazing life-changing practice) with others.

Perhaps you want to deepen your knowledge and further advance your personal practice.

Perhaps you’re walking a career path that doesn’t feel right and you’re looking for something more.

Whether you dream of opening your own Yoga Studio, creating an amazing online Yoga business or solidifying your passion for Yoga, the MerryBody 200 Hour Teacher Training Program is the next best step in your journey.

Mark Your Calendar!
The Next Cohort Begins 17 March 2024

Earn an Internationally Recognised Qualification

Your MerryBody 200 Hour Yoga Certification is approved by Yoga Alliance (RYT-200) which is recognised worldwide. Once you graduate, you can be rest assured that your qualification will allow you to teach and work in every corner of the world.

Training Program Inclusions

Yoga Teacher Training manual

The perfect balance of recorded and live sessions

12 months access to the School of MerryBody platform

Access to MerryBody certified teaching scripts

Support and guidance from expert trainers

The opportunity to teach inside the MerryBody App

Access to MerryBody certified sequences

Personal and professional development

Topics You’ll Dive Deep Into

The MerryBody Online Yoga Teacher Training Program combines 6 core modules that provide in-depth and engaging training. Whether you aspire to teach Yoga as a side hustle, build a full-time career in the industry, or you feel called to deepen your practice, our program will equip you with the skills and knowledge to  flourish both personally and professionally.

Module One:
History & Philosophy

You will delve into the rich history and profound philosophy of Yoga. You will gain a deep understanding of how it relates to your personal practice and how you can integrate these timeless ideas into your everyday life and teaching.

Module Two:
Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

Focus on advancing your Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation practice through a comprehensive exploration of 108 poses that are specific to the School of MerryBody Lineage. Deepen your understanding of anatomical and alignment principles and learn modifications for each pose. Gain the skills to refine and elevate your practice with dedicated feedback and guidance.

Module Three:
Anatomy & Physiology

Led by qualified expert teachers, gain a base foundation in the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Deepen your understanding of how Yoga affects the body’s various systems. This knowledge will enrich your practice and enhance your ability to teach Yoga with a holistic understanding of the body’s intricacies

Module Four:
Subtle Body, Mantra, Mudra, Ayurveda

Dive deep into the profound concepts of the subtle body, including Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, Kleshas and Prana Vayus. Learn how to integrate these ancient practices into your personal Yoga practice and teaching, allowing you to cultivate a more well-rounded approach to Yoga. Additionally, gain an understanding of Mantra, Mudra and Ayurveda. This knowledge will empower you to elevate your Yoga practice to new levels of awareness and effectiveness and enhance your ability to share the transformative power of Yoga with others.

Module Five:
Become The Teacher

Graduate from the training program with the skills, knowledge and confidence to teach Yoga in both real-life and online settings. You will cultivate your own unique teaching style that sets you apart and makes you stand out from the crowd of instructors. With a solid foundation in Yogic philosophy, anatomy, subtle body practices and teaching methodology, you will be empowered to share your passion for Yoga and inspire others on their own Yoga journey.  

Module Six:
Ethics, Business & Development

Gain valuable real-world knowledge and skills that will empower you to establish your own successful Yoga teaching business and/or studio. You will learn about ethical considerations in the Yoga industry, including professional conduct, boundaries and integrity in teaching. Gain insights into the business aspects of being a Yoga teacher, including marketing, branding and financial management. 

ENJOY the Flexibility of Online Learning. Make it Fit In With Your Life.

Our flexible Online Yoga Teacher Training Program allows you to learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home. The course will be delivered 100% online over 16 weeks with both pre-recorded and live sessions (which are recorded and available if you can’t make it live).

You will have access to a wealth of resources, including video lectures, written materials, practice exercises and ongoing support from our experienced instructors.

You will have the opportunity to connect with a supportive community of fellow trainees, who will provide encouragement and inspiration throughout your journey.

We can guarantee that this online training program will have you engaged and educated.

The thing is, immersive Yoga training where you have to leave life/work/kids/etc for 4 weeks is not ideal for everyone. 

This training program allows you to continue on with life while gaining an internationally recognised qualification. This online program is hands on, where you will feel supported, connected and have the bliss-filled experience you’re looking for. 

Meet Your Faculty of World Class Teachers and Experts

Lead Trainer

Carla Papas

E-RYT 500 Hour, Co-Founder MerryBody, BA Comm (PR)

Emma Papas

Pilates Teacher, Co-Founder MerryBody BA Comm (Adv)

Andrew Mournehis

Global Yoga Teacher, Transpersonal Counselor, Philosophy Lecturer

Martina Tanzi

E-RYT 500 Hour, PT, Handstand Specialist

Emily May

BHSc Naturopathy, Certified 200 Hour Yoga Teacher

James Pons

BA Exercise Science, Master’s Degree Physiotherapy

Chara Caruthers

E-RYT 500 Hour, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Ayurvedic Practitioner (AAPNA)

We Will Help You Become a Confident, Knowledgeable and Skilled Yoga Teacher In 16 Weeks

Over the 16 weeks, training, modules and classes will be unlocked. You’ll need to allocate around 12½ hours each week to your training, however, you can take up to 12 months to complete the training program at your own pace.

Every week you’ll experience unique Asana, Pranayama and Meditation classes as well as Posture Workshops.

Take a look at the schedule overview…

  • The History Of Yoga
  • The Lineage, Style and Methodology
  • Sanskrit and Key Yogic Terminology
  • Philosophy and Yoga Humanities
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Traditional Yogic Texts

  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • The Upanishads
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika


  • History of Asana
  • 8 Keys of MerryBody Asana



  • Benefits of Pranayama
  • 3 Keys of MerryBody Pranayama
  • The Bandhas


  • How to teach Pranayama



  • What is Meditation?
  • How to Meditate
  • Meditation Methods

The Subtle Body

  • Koshas
  • Kleshas


Complete Sequencing

  • How to Sequence a Safe and Effective Yoga Class
  • How to Cue Inclusively

Complete Sequencing

  • Regression and Progession
  • Your Book Ending
  • Create Your First Class


Skeletal and Muscular System

  • Major Bones
  • Types of Joints
  • Types of Muscle Contraction

Inversion Workshop

  • Inversion Technique and Alignment
  • Inversion Modifications and Variations
  • Inversion Practice


  • Types of Joints
  • Joint Stabilisation


Central Nervous System

  • Fight, Flight, Rest, Digest
  • Vagal Theory
  • Mind-Body Connection


  • Cardiovascular System & Circulatory System
  • Endocrine System
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System

Teach Your First Beginners Yoga Class

Subtle Body

  • Chakras


Teaching Methodology

  • How to be a great Yoga Teacher
  • Finding Your Uniqueness

Teach Your First General Yoga Class

Subtle Body

  • Nadis
  • Prana Vayus


Teaching Methodology

  • Class creation
  • Pace and environment
  • Class management

Teach Your First Special Populations Yoga Class

Chanting, Mantras and Mudras

  • Why is Chanting part of Yoga?
  • Traditional Mantras
  • Modern Mantras
  • What is a Mudra?

Teach General Yoga Class


  • History of Ayurveda
  • The 3 Body Types
  • How Does This Relate to Yoga?


Teaching Methodology

  • How to be a great online Yoga Teacher
  • 5 keys to be a MerryBody Teacher

Teach Online Yoga Class

Marketing and Promotion

  • Social Media Marketing
  • Content Marketing
  • Traditional Marketing
  • Recap and Revisit
  • Create your Action Plan for the Future

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Traditional Yogic Texts

Week 4



Week 5



Week 6

The Subtle Body

Complete Sequencing

Week 7

Complete Sequencing

Skeletal and Muscular System

Week 8

Inversion Workshop

Week 9


Central Nervous System

Week 10


Teach Your First Beginners Yoga Class

Week 11

Subtle Body

Teaching Methodology

Teach Your First General Yoga Class

Week 12

Subtle Body

Teaching Methodology

Teach Your First Special Populations Yoga Class

Week 13

Chanting, Mantras and Mudras

Teach General Yoga Class

Week 14


Teaching Methodology

Teach Online Yoga Class

Week 15

Marketing and Promotion

Week 16


It's exciting. I am super nervous too, but I'm absolutely loving my journey in your Teacher Training. It's so much fun, so meaningful. I have been practising Yoga since I was 19 and it's only now that it's all come together... all because of the passion and wisdom shared in this training.


MBTT Graduate

I just watched the 6 keys of MerryBody sequencing and the Treasure Map class last night… and so many ‘aha’ moments for me. I loved how you stepped this out so clearly, using the framework. Such a thought out method of teaching, I honestly got so much out of this and am keen to keep coming back to this. Definitely felt excited while watching. I can't wait to learn more and step through it!


MBTT Graduate

Before MerryBody I felt sluggish, suffered with anxiety and felt like I couldn't keep up with my kids. Now life is joyful, I have energy, I love my body for the strength it has and I feel more clarity. I feel more empowered.


MBTT Trainee

It's exciting. I am super nervous too, but I'm absolutely loving my journey in your Teacher Training. It's so much fun, so meaningful. I have been practising Yoga since I was 19 and it's only now that it's all come together... all because of the passion and wisdom shared in this training.


MBTT Graduate

I just watched the 6 keys of MerryBody sequencing and the Treasure Map class last night… and so many ‘aha’ moments for me. I loved how you stepped this out so clearly, using the framework. Such a thought out method of teaching, I honestly got so much out of this and am keen to keep coming back to this. Definitely felt excited while watching. I can't wait to learn more and step through it!


MBTT Graduate

Thoroughly enjoying my first week of training. The history and philosophy lessons (which in all honesty I found myself reluctant to press play beforehand) were brilliant. Andrew is a sheer delight. I found myself smiling every time he shared his cheeky grin and joy of yoga with us. I look forward to re-watching again and again. The classes with Carla and Emma make me feel so safe and like my hand is being held. I am so grateful for your knowledge and for you both keeping it 'real'.


MBTT Trainee


Secure your placement for the MerryBody 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program

Cohort begins 17 March 2024.

Enrol with Martina




The Support You Need,
In Order For You to Soar!

This is not an online Yoga course where you sign up and we say see you later. Nope, not even close!

When you sign up, when you say YES to MerryBody Teacher Training we are officially on your team. You’ve got us, Carla, your Lead Teacher and Emma, your Program Convenor, as your official guides, support crew and biggest cheerleaders.

We’re an email away. A message away. If you ask questions, we’ll send you a personal video or note reply. It might be online, but we are available, probably even more than an in-person program!

We’ve got your back and we’re ready to watch you soar!

Imagine… In just 4 Months You Could Be…

Teaching Yoga at your local Studio

Teaching Yoga in your Corporate Office

Opening Your own Yoga Studio

Teaching Yoga Online

An Advanced Yoga Practitioner

Running Yoga and Meditation Retreats

Travelling the world teaching Yoga

Loving your job!

High Value Bonus!
Value $541, free for you!

To become a confident and successful Yoga Teacher it’s not just about perfecting your warrior 2 and handstands. It’s not just about how blissful your flow sequences are. It’s not just about teaching! You also need to know the business side… and in this day and age, you need to know the online business side.

Bonus 1:

MerryBiz Mastermind

When you sign up to the program you’ll receive a bonus month of the MerryBiz Mastermind. A month of online group coaching to ensure that you’ll take action and make serious progress towards your goals. Whether you want to begin teaching or not, the information we’ll share inside this mastermind will be highly beneficial.

Bonus 2:

MerryBody App Access

You’ll receive 12 months access to the MerryBody App, giving you unlimited Online Yoga, Pilates and Meditation classes. This will help you to deepen your personal practice, plus once you are a qualified Yoga Teacher you’ll be able to use the classes as inspiration for your own class sequences.

Embark on a life-changing journey of self-discovery and personal growth...

Our Online Yoga Teacher Training Program is not just about gaining a certification. 

Whether you aspire to become a Yoga teacher or want to deepen your practice and understanding of Yoga, our program will empower you to transform your life from the inside out.

As you deepen your Yoga practice and expand your teaching skills, you will cultivate essential qualities such as self-confidence, resilience, adaptability and mindfulness. These are all invaluable in both personal and professional settings.

Yes, you’ll become a certified Yoga teacher, but you’ll also experience a holistic journey of growth and transformation that will positively impact all areas of your life.

We have this very clear memory, we’d just started The Merrymaker Sisters, we were in our early 20s, it was a grey and cold Canberra morning, we were driving to our 9-5 government jobs (we worked in the same Government Department) and on the way we were complaining about work.

The complaining then led to this question…

Isn’t there meant to be more to life?

We have this very clear memory. We’d just started our side business, we were in our early 20s, it was a grey and cold Canberra morning, we were driving to our 9-5 government jobs. On the way to work, the same route we’d driven day after day… we felt this overwhelming sense of quiet dread.

It all led to this question…

“Isn’t there meant to be more to life?”

You see, we fell fast into that 9-5 motion of life. Wake up, work, go to the gym, make dinner, sleep, repeat. Count down to the weekend. Sunday night blues. In our limited spare time we did as much work as possible on our side business.

On paper, our jobs were amazing. The salary, job titles, security and superannuation were all great! But we didn’t care about the work we were doing so we didn’t feel a sense of fulfilment. We didn’t enjoy the work, therefore, we felt flat.

Soon after this conversation we discovered the philosophies of Joseph Campbell, we heard these words…

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell

And that’s when we realised we’d found our bliss! It was (our side business!) That’s when we took the big step into the unknown. We quit those jobs and began to create our own path.

Now, after 10 years of business, many forks in the road, we’re here to help you follow YOUR bliss.

Are you ready to take the first step towards a more fulfilling and empowered life through Yoga?

We’re Pretty Damn Confident in our Ability to Teach You Online.

Why? Because we’ve dedicated the last 10 years of our lives to the ins and outs of online content creation and business. Yes, we built the multiple 6 figure online business, but more importantly, we know what works and what doesn’t work when teaching online.

We know you’ve sat through zoom calls while also scrolling on Instagram. We know you’ve turned your video off and done the house chores during that webinar.

We promise you’ll want to show up 5 minutes early to the MerryBody live calls. You’ll have pages of notes written down after hearing from the stellar MerryBody Teaching Faculty. The online program will be like your new favourite Netflix series, you’ll be pressing next class, next class, next class.

This training program is unlike any other training program you’ve done. You’ll be excited to learn and look forward to every new lesson.

Feeling Ready But Have a Few Questions?

Take a read through our frequently asked questions.

Over 16 weeks, online content will be unlocked week by week. You’ll gain access to the School of MerryBody Platform before the program start day. This is where you’ll find all the MerryBody Teacher Program content, it’s super easy to use, you simply need an internet connection and a device.

If you choose to complete the course in 16 weeks you’ll spend around 12 ½ hours each week immersed in the world of MerryBody (it’s a great place to be!).

The program material is rolled out over 16 weeks but you will have 12 months to complete it. You’ll have access to all recordings for the 12 month duration. During the 16 weeks the community will high vibe and the live elements will help you stay motivated and accountable. It’s not just about getting a certificate, it’s about learning and having fun!

Don’t worry if you miss a live session! We recommend that you try to attend most but if you miss a couple this is absolutely fine! All live sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the School of MerryBody Platform so you can watch them when it suits you.

The MerryBody 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is certified with the Yoga Alliance (RYT-200). Once you have completed the program and received your MerryBody certificate, you can then submit this to the Yoga Alliance and register as a teacher with them. You’ll need to complete the MerryBody Teacher Training Program within 12 months to do so.

You’ll need a Yoga mat, a device (laptop, desktop or phone) and an internet connection. You’ll also need to source some required books as program reading material. Further details will be shared prior to the program start date, you will be able to purchase in eBook or hard copy form or borrow from the library.

New courses will be added to the School of MerryBody very soon!

How do I Know if This Program is for Me?

We want to help you feel confident in your decision to sign up to this training program. We know this is not only a considerable financial investment but it’s also an investment of your time.

If you have felt that spark, the one we talked about right at the top of this page, well this could be the best reason… to follow your bliss and sign up to the program!

After all, to spend time on the things that light you up is what life is about!

However, if you’re still unsure, for a limited time we are offering a free one-on-one zoom session. During this session we will answer any of your questions about the 200 hour training and give you a little more personal insight into what life is like teaching Yoga. It won’t be a call with a staff member or a sales team member, it will be direct with us!

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