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We’re more than a nationally distinguished yoga training college. We’re a community that offers practical support and spiritual nourishment.

At the College of Therapy Yoga, we work with you to overcome personal obstacles, build a sustainable yoga career, and forge a path to lifelong success.

At the College of Therapy Yoga, we work with you to overcome personal obstacles, build a sustainable yoga career, and forge a path to lifelong success.

Delivering world-class training with a personal approach.

With career-making instruction and unbeatable student support, our training at the College of Therapy Yoga gives you the best chance at success in the health and fitness industry. We help you both harness the health benefits of yoga for yourself – enhanced personal fitness, calmness of mind, a balance of the physical and the psychological – and give you the practical skills to teach and share this knowledge with others.

Proudly offering the only nationally recognised course in Remedial Yoga Training.

Our Certificate IV in Remedial Yoga Teaching (10137NAT) is one of Australia’s highest industry recognised qualifications in yoga teaching, Austudy approved, and is fully recognised with Yoga Australia (YA) and International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). As Sydney’s only Registered Training Organisation for professional yoga teacher training, this Remedial Yoga teaching course will give you the qualifications you need to bring the benefits of yoga to others and turn your passion for yoga into a profession.

Modes of Study

Our courses are delivered both at our training centre and online in a blended learning model. We want to give you the opportunity for face-to-face instruction and hands-on mastery, as well as self-study and independent practise from the comfort of home.

Our Approach to Yoga

Why Remedial Yoga Therapy, and what is it, anyway? The concept of yoga as a therapy is a relatively modern one, yet it has begun to revolutionize complementary medicine. In RYT, we work with the few basic elements of our bodies over which we have control, in order to change habits and induce healthful, lifelong changes. Only when the body is working at an optimal level, can we achieve balance in our mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Remedial Yoga Therapy also draws directly from the Five Elements system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Japanese Shiatsu tradition that underlies our own COTY style of yoga further links the the Five Elements to the meridians of the body, through which qi (energy) flows. These same elemental energies have numerous associations – seasons of the year, nutrition, lifestyle tendencies, therepeutic recommendations, and more. We teach students to how to access and manipulate the meridians through yoga postures that suit the present season and corresponding element, so they begin to recognise and correct imbalances within their own bodies.

Explore the Elements

Jessica Doherty

I jumped at the chance to work with on an 8 week volunteering job with the candidates at JobCentre. It happened so quick I did not have time to be nervous and it was amazing. Loving this course and the yoga, excited to learn that there is an advanced diploma that would help me become a therapist and really connect with people’s specific concerns and injuries.

Courtney Curtis

The extensive knowledge and the personal tuition you receive at COTY really does set you up for a great future in yoga. The down to earth style of teaching sits perfectly with the style of yoga, which shows its results and benefits in many forms, both physically and mentally. Best of all, the college offers continued support throughout your learning journey, which aptly compliments your grown and enjoyment of teaching yoga.

Elyse Deidun

Deciding to start the course was a challenge. Doing the course was great fun and I loved it. Why? For many reasons but most importantly because I learnt so much about the yoga that I love and about myself during that year. I also felt privileged to study with a fabulous group of like-minded people that are still my friends and support group following graduation. With the support of the trainers at COTY I am now teaching yoga, even though in the beginning I did not think I could do it. For me that is the greatest gift of all.

Mandy Rotondo

Doing the bridging course has helped me in many ways. It has deepened my understanding of the 5 elements in relation to the yoga as well as my understanding of the importance of doing certain asanas in different seasons of the year. I am now more aware of the importance of my own personal practice and continue to learn more as I delve deeper into the meridians and systems of the human body, their functions and how certain moves can positively affect a person’s health. I feel lucky to be studying with COTY!

Monika Bergan

I am grateful for the excellent teachers that I’ve had at COTY, each one bringing their unique set of skills with passion, dedication and compassion. I am very grateful for the professional guidance of Lyn, Lisa and Gen and look forward to continuing to expand my knowledge of remedial yoga in the Advanced Diploma of Remedial Yoga Therapy.

Contact Us

Need some help choosing a course? Want to chat about prospective career paths? We want to help you figure out what’s right for you, even if that means directing you elsewhere.

So go ahead and reach out! We’re all ears (and shoulders, hips and knees).

Enquire online or call us at 02 9817 0078

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