Online Certified Yoga Teacher Training

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey that will not only deepen your Yoga practice, but also foster personal growth and development? Our certified MerryBody™ Online Yoga Training will not only provide you the skills to become a qualified, confident Yoga Teacher but will help you to discover more about yourself. Get ready for an educational, philosophical and absolutely engaging training experience that will completely shift the gears of your life so you can unlock your full potential.

Yoga is not just a physical practice, but a powerful tool for self-reflection, self-awareness, and personal growth...

Our Online Yoga Teacher Training Program goes beyond the physical aspects of Yoga and delves into the deeper dimensions of the practice, including meditation, pranayama (breathwork), philosophy and mindfulness.

Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to explore and reflect on your own beliefs, values and intentions.

You will learn how to cultivate a positive mindset, develop healthy habits and enhance your emotional intelligence. Through self-inquiry exercises and reflective practices, you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your patterns of behaviour and how they impact your life and relationships.

Our Online Yoga Teacher Training Program will benefit you beyond the Yoga mat. 

Not only will you become a certified Yoga Teacher, you will uncover, discover and recover your magic.

You will feel greater alignment to your heart and purpose. Your confidence will grow exponentially. You will begin this training as one version of yourself and complete it as another. 

Are you ready for this?

Mark Your Calendar!
The Next Cohort Begins 4 May 2025

Earn an Internationally Recognised Qualification

Your MerryBody 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

194 page 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

Asana

  • History of Asana
  • 8 Keys of MerryBody Asana

 

Pranayama

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

Pranayama

  • How to teach Pranayama

 

Meditation

  • 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

Biomechanics

  • Types of Joints
  • Joint Stabilisation

 

Central Nervous System

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

Physiology

  • 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

Ayurveda

  • 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

Asana

Pranayama

Week 5

Pranayama

Meditation

Week 6

The Subtle Body

Complete Sequencing

Week 7

Complete Sequencing

Skeletal and Muscular System

Week 8

Inversion Workshop

Week 9

Biomechanics

Central Nervous System

Week 10

Physiology

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

Ayurveda

Teaching Methodology

Teach Online Yoga Class

Week 15

Marketing and Promotion

Week 16

HEAR FROM OUR AMAZING TRAINEES AND GRADUATES...

I joined the training to not only improve my own practice but to teach in my Mum's studio. I'm now certified and already teaching every week. MBTT impacted my life in so many ways. It taught me a lot about Yoga but also myself, it helped me connect to my soul and resonate deeper with my practice. The constant affirmation from Emma and Carla boosted my confidence and motivated me to complete the course. The kindness and support made the course less stressful and even more enjoyable than I expected. I enjoyed literally everything about the training. Every module and topic was interesting, and I found joy in every part of it. The flexible online training environment was perfect, allowing me to continue my education throughout my pregnancy and in the early months of my little bubba's life. The training was life-changing and if you're thinking of joining, it's the best thing you'll ever do!

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Lilly Winslow

MBTT Graduate

I started this training with the intention to learn to live with internal peace. To let go of judgement – of others and of myself. I wanted to learn how to release myself from comparison. Now that I have graduated, I believe that I am well on the way to maintaining this as often as possible. Plus, I'm now teaching classes within the corporate office I work at! I loved everything about MBTT, I loved that I could do it anytime, anywhere and at my own pace. And the feedback was always so positive and uplifting. Through the training I have learned to love myself more, be myself, and to be authentic. This has been a time where I thought I would just learn more about Yoga – the history and how to do the poses more effectively. But this has been so much more, and will continue to resonate through me and with me as I keep practicing and learning. I am so grateful to have found Carla, Emma and MerryBody. The work that they have put into the course, plus the time given to all of us who have now formed such a strong bond, is amazing. My life is so much better for what, and who, I now know.

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Sue Mackenzie-Smith

MBTT Graduate

I love Yoga and everything about MerryBody. I thought, if I love yoga that much, why not become a teacher? Every module was valuable in its own right and provided me with a well-rounded knowledge of all that Yoga encompasses. Designing our own classes and then getting the feedback felt especially valuable. The course covered everything really well, offering a wealth of information. My biggest takeaway is the realisation that I can do it! Carla and Emma were so encouraging, and I loved how they shared their own real-life experiences as teachers. Seeing videos of their journey from the beginning to now made me feel like I can grow and become more experienced over time. Now I'm teaching every week at my local gym! I enjoyed everything about the training, especially the Sunday night live calls and the community page, which were both great and helpful. The flexible online training environment was perfect for me, and I would absolutely recommend it to others. Thank you, girls, for going above and beyond. You are amazing!

Rana Catlow

MBTT Graduate

I joined the training to not only improve my own practice but to teach in my Mum's studio. I'm now certified and already teaching every week. MBTT impacted my life in so many ways. It taught me a lot about Yoga but also myself, it helped me connect to my soul and resonate deeper with my practice. The constant affirmation from Emma and Carla boosted my confidence and motivated me to complete the course. The kindness and support made the course less stressful and even more enjoyable than I expected. I enjoyed literally everything about the training. Every module and topic was interesting, and I found joy in every part of it. The flexible online training environment was perfect, allowing me to continue my education throughout my pregnancy and in the early months of my little bubba's life. The training was life-changing and if you're thinking of joining, it's the best thing you'll ever do!

Lilly Winslow

MBTT Graduate

I started this training with the intention to learn to live with internal peace. To let go of judgement – of others and of myself. I wanted to learn how to release myself from comparison. Now that I have graduated, I believe that I am well on the way to maintaining this as often as possible. Plus, I'm now teaching classes within the corporate office I work at! I loved everything about MBTT, I loved that I could do it anytime, anywhere and at my own pace. And the feedback was always so positive and uplifting. Through the training I have learned to love myself more, be myself, and to be authentic. This has been a time where I thought I would just learn more about Yoga – the history and how to do the poses more effectively. But this has been so much more, and will continue to resonate through me and with me as I keep practicing and learning. I am so grateful to have found Carla, Emma and MerryBody. The work that they have put into the course, plus the time given to all of us who have now formed such a strong bond, is amazing. My life is so much better for what, and who, I now know.

Sue Mackenzie-Smith

MBTT Graduate

I love Yoga and everything about MerryBody. I thought, if I love yoga that much, why not become a teacher? Every module was valuable in its own right and provided me with a well-rounded knowledge of all that Yoga encompasses. Designing our own classes and then getting the feedback felt especially valuable. The course covered everything really well, offering a wealth of information. My biggest takeaway is the realisation that I can do it! Carla and Emma were so encouraging, and I loved how they shared their own real-life experiences as teachers. Seeing videos of their journey from the beginning to now made me feel like I can grow and become more experienced over time. Now I'm teaching every week at my local gym! I enjoyed everything about the training, especially the Sunday night live calls and the community page, which were both great and helpful. The flexible online training environment was perfect for me, and I would absolutely recommend it to others. Thank you, girls, for going above and beyond. You are amazing!

Rana Catlow

MBTT Graduate

JOIN US TODAY

Secure your placement for the MerryBody Yoga Teacher Training Program

Cohort begins 4 May 2025. Places are limited.

Follow your bliss

ONE PAYMENT

$1899

AUD

Flexi Option

6 MONTHLY PAYMENTS

$318

AUD/month

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, we would say 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 Early Bird Savings and Bonuses! Worth $1642 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 need to have a vision. You need to know how to set goals and actually reach them. You need to have access to endless inspiration and motivation. 

Not only will you save $800 when you join us on this Early Bird special, you’ll also receive these bonuses…

BONUS 1 | Value $399!

Build Your Vision Live Online Workshop

When you sign up to the early bird program you’ll receive a bonus access pass to the 2025 Build Your Vision Live Online Workshop. During this interactive session we will guide you to align your vision with your mind, heart and action steps. 

Bonus 2 | Value $344!

MerryBody App Access

You’ll receive a BONUS 12 months access to the MerryBody App (starting 4 May 2025), 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.

Bonus 3 | Value $99!

Essential Meditation Scripts for Yoga Teachers

You’ll  receive a copy of The Mindful Moments eBook.  This includes 10 Meditation Scripts for your yeaching journey. This eBook is specifically for certified Yoga teachers and includes a collection of  meditation scripts to enhance your classes and deepen your students’ experience. Each script is carefully written to guide your students into a state of tranquility, mindfulness and inner peace.

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.

 

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 themerrymakersisters.com (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 be 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.

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!

The program includes a range of required assessments. Including journal writing, online quizzes and video presentations. You’ll record your presentations using any camera you have access to, for example, your phone, a digital camera or your laptop/desktop computer. We will teach you how to upload these assessments to a shared folder. 

Whether you want to teach or not, having an ‘advanced’ physical Yoga practice has nothing to do with how ‘good’ of a Yoga teacher you can be. In fact, one of our favourite Yoga teachers would simply sit cross legged at the front of the class and guide us through postures, with no demonstration. You will learn within the first 1-3 weeks of this program that Yoga goes far beyond the physical practice. 

Firstly, well done! Secondly, every Yoga Teacher Training is different. Our difference is that at the core of everything we teach, is self-acceptance, self-compassion and joy. We also surveyed many people who had done previous Yoga Trainings and they would tell us how when they finished the program they didn’t actually know how to sequence classes or even teach! This is a big focus within our training, we want you to complete this training program with the confidence to create your own classes and actually teach them.

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 feel a spark, an inkling, 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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