Online Certified Yoga Teacher TraininG

The Internationally Certified MerryBody™ Online Yoga Teacher Training will empower you with the essential skills, knowledge, and confidence to effectively teach Yoga in your physical education curriculum. Experience an enlightening, philosophical, and thoroughly engaging training experience. This training is your pathway to personal growth and professional excellence as you embrace the art of Yoga instruction within your teaching repertoire.

Bridging Movement and Mindfulness: bringing Yoga to your classroom...

As a Physical Education teacher, your love for fostering movement and well-being is clear. Perhaps you’ve experienced the personal benefits of Yoga, and that inner call to explore its depths has ignited.

Maybe you’re eager to introduce your students to the transformative power of Yoga—an incredible practice that can enhance their lives. 

Perhaps you’re seeking to deepen your knowledge, applying Yoga’s principles to invigorate your PE curriculum.

It’s possible that you’re contemplating a shift in your professional journey, craving a more impactful and fulfilling teaching approach.

Whether your goal is to infuse Yoga into your PE classes or create innovative wellness programs. Perhaps you want to solidify your passion for holistic movement, the MerryBody Yoga Teacher Training Program presents the ideal opportunity to develop a skill that will reshape your classroom experience.

Mark Your Calendar!
The Next Cohort Begins 21 Oct 2023

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 Yoga 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

Explore In-Depth Subjects that Offer the Perfect Blend of Physical Movement and Positive Mental Health.

The MerryBody Online Yoga Teacher Training Program combines 6 core modules that provide in-depth and engaging training. Through these modules, you’ll not only develop expertise in Yoga instruction but also gain the invaluable skill of teaching in a way that promotes self-acceptance, celebrates the body, and cultivates positive body image. This holistic approach ensures that you’re equipped to guide your students towards physical well-being while nurturing their mental and emotional health, fostering a sense of empowerment and body positivity that lasts a lifetime.

This is the MerryBody difference. 

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 both your personal journey and your approach to teaching students. This understanding will empower you to impart not only physical skills but also valuable life principles, enhancing the holistic well-being of your students through the integration of Yoga philosophy into your PE curriculum.

Module Two:
Asana, Pranayama & Meditation

Learn Yoga Asana, Pranayama (breathwork), and Meditation practices. You will immerse yourself in a comprehensive exploration of 108 poses within the School of MerryBody Lineage, as well as meditation and breathwork techniques.  Acquire the skills to elevate your personal practice to new heights through personalised feedback and expert guidance, translating directly to your impactful teaching approach as a Physical Education teacher.

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. Expand your grasp of anatomical nuances and alignment principles, crucial elements for your students’ safety and growth. Here you will discover the art of modifications, enabling you to cater to diverse abilities within your classroom.

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 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 within your classroom.

Module Five:
Become The Teacher

Upon completion of the training program, you’ll emerge equipped with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to teach Yoga. This journey will enable you to nurture your distinct teaching style, setting you apart as a standout instructor within the realm of physical education. With a firm grounding in Yogic philosophy, anatomical insights, subtle body practices, and effective teaching methodologies, you’ll be empowered to share your Yoga enthusiasm. Your newfound expertise will seamlessly integrate into your PE teaching toolkit, fostering both physical and mental well-being among your students.

Module Six:
Ethics, Business & Development

Gain practical skills to establish a thriving Yoga teaching business, knowledge that can seamlessly integrate into your PE teaching. Explore ethical considerations, professional conduct, and boundaries in the Yoga industry. Learn about business aspects like marketing, branding, and financial management, equipping you to excel in both realms.

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! There will also be a 2 week break over Christmas/NYE).

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.

We understand that as a PE teacher, the idea of diving into immersive Yoga Training might evoke thoughts of entering a tranquil Yoga Bliss Land, however, it’s crucial to remember that Yoga is about much more than that.

Yoga serves as a valuable tool for navigating life with increased ease and less hardship. It extends beyond constructing a picturesque bubble where everyone meditates and kindness prevails. Instead, Yoga empowers you to embrace reality, expand your outlook, and fortify your resilience.

As a PE teacher, you have the unique opportunity to share these insights with your students. By incorporating the principles of realistic acceptance and broadened perspectives into your teachings, you can help your students develop both physical and mental strength to face life’s challenges.

We recognise that stepping away from your responsibilities—such as work, family, and other commitments—for a continuous four weeks might not be feasible. That’s why this training program is designed to seamlessly integrate into your life, allowing you to attain an internationally recognised qualification without disrupting your ongoing commitments as a PE teacher.

The MerryBody Ethos infuses Positive Body Image and Joy into Movement

When you are certified through the School of MerryBody, you learn to teach in a way that highlights self-confidence, self-acceptance,  inclusivity and joy. By championing positive body image and self-confidence in your classroom,  you’re instilling a mindset that will forever shape your students’ lives. This isn’t merely a lesson plan; it’s a lasting legacy of confidence and empowerment that will make an impact long after your students leave the classroom.

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


Before MerryBody, I couldn't maintain my exercise as well as work full time and raise a family. Now, life with MerryBody has helped me find who I am. The Online Studio gives me the opportunity to move at my own pace and when I have the time.


MerryBody Member

I wanted to do classes in yoga and meditation but I didn't want to pay for a whole gym membership. MerryBody is a way to do that, and in a way that was body positive and non-judgemental. MerryBody has made me excited to exercise.


MerryBody Member

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.


MerryBody Member

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.


Current Teacher Trainee

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!


Current Teacher Trainee

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'.


Current Teacher Trainee


Secure your placement for the MerryBody Yoga Teacher Training Program

Cohort begins 21 Oct 2023. 

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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!

Maybe we need to learn better boundaries, hmm no way, we’ve got your back and we’re ready to watch you soar!

Imagine… In just 4 Months You Could Be…

Teaching Yoga within your class room!

Teaching Yoga in your Faculty Office

Teaching Yoga at your local studio (side hustle?!)

An Advanced Yoga Practitioner

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.

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 (there will be a 2 week break over Christmas and NYE). 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.

Absolutely. If you require an invoice or purchase order to be created for your School or Organisation, please contact our Lead Trainer via email: [email protected]

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!

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