We've created this program for yoga students who wish to deepen their understanding and appreciation of yoga, both on and off the mat - whether or not they wish to become a teacher.
Study the physical and energetic practices of yoga, beyond a 60 minute class: Explore anatomy, physiology and alignment, delve into the science behind meditation, mantra and pranayama, and expand your appreciation of the history and philosophy that underpins it all.
Join a course that integrates analytical comprehension and practical application, empowering you with the abilities to actively engage in classes.
Embark on a transformative learning journey guided by our certified faculty, each possessing a minimum of 500+ hours of Yoga Alliance training.
With dedicated intervals for reflection and digestion between sessions, this course provides the flexibility to balance your personal, social, and work commitments.
Immerse yourself in captivating lectures, participate in teacher-led discussions, and receive hands-on guidance by highly experienced instructors.
We're consistently improving and updating our offerings, and pride ourselves on delivering the most up to date knowledge, while maintaining depth and a deep respect for the ancient traditions and philosophies that our practices are drawn from.
Enhance your understanding of Yoga by delving into physical and energetic practices, immersing yourself in the intricacies of anatomy, physiology, and alignment for practical application in your regular classes. Broaden your perspective on the rich history and philosophy that forms the foundation of this transformative discipline.
Delve into key yoga concepts and philosophies, delving into traditional principles in a modern context and the depth of history that unpins it all.
Explore anatomical principles directly applicable to yoga asana practice through cutting-edge movement theories within a practical context.
Learn about the intricacies of the human body's functions, encompassing skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.
Practice physical yoga postures with precision and alignment. Go beyond the surface, and explore the subtle nuances of each pose.
Cultivate stillness and mindfulness: Acquire the techniques to guide students to a profound connection with the present moment and foster inner peace.
Study the science, techniques and mechanics of breath control to foster a harmonious balance between body and mind in each breath cycle.
Whether you've been practicing for years or only just discovered yoga for yourself, it’s a natural thing to want to learn more about a practice that inspires you. But teaching isn’t for everyone. We created this program so you don't have to commit to a full 200-hour program and a certification you may never put to use. Here are a few good reasons to join us!
Unveil the transformative power of ancient teachings, and apply them to your own personal practice.
Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th
Kickoff Weekend: Welcome Circle, History, Philosophy, Energetics and Pranayama
with Nicky and Sarah Jane
Anatomy and Biomechanics with Matt
Vinyasa Yoga and Sun Salutations with Kristy
Mantra, Meditation and Bandhas with Sarah Jane
Physiology and Asana Lab with Victoria
Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th
Asana Lab with Sarah Jane and Kristy
Energetics and Asana Lab with Kristy
Asana Lab with Sarah Jane and Kristy
Asana Lab with Paris
At the heart of our yoga training programs lies a team of dedicated individuals, carefully selected for their unwavering passion, commitment, and profound expertise in the art of yoga. Each member of our faculty brings a wealth of experience, having spent years honing their skills through extensive hands-on teaching in various settings.
2024 will mark Kristy's 10th year of teaching and sharing the joy of yoga. Having trained with Dr Guarav Malik at the Ashtak Yoga School in Goa, India, Kristy joined the Stretch Yoga Teacher Training program in 2019. Having taught over 4000 classes over the course of decade, her knowledge and alignment stem from a combination of traditional Hatha Yoga training, her 18-year career as a dancer and a Bachelor of Dance (QUT). Kristy brings a warmth and playfulness to her teaching, and encouraging you to be your authentic self.
With 8 years of international teaching experience, Matt brings a modern approach to our faculty, emphasising anatomy and injury management. Matt trained at Sampoorna Yoga in South Goa, India, to where he returned for several years assisting on teacher training programs. During his time in London, he completed his 500 hours advanced teacher training with Jason Crandell. Matt is known for his down-to-earth and practical approach to yoga, bringing together traditional teachings within a modern context.
Nicky has led 1000's of public classes, numerous graduate and post-graduate yoga teacher trainings, retreats, and workshops around the world. Nicky's teaching encourages a balance of eastern energetics and western science, with simple methods and philosophy that’s both accessible and relatable. Nicky designed a playful, yet structured approach to sequencing. His classes take students on a journey of movement, unlocking areas of the body through gradual and intentional preparation for each posture.
Mandy's approach combines the traditional teachings of the 8 limbs of yoga, reflecting her spiritual connection to the practice and drawing inspiration from her Indigenous heritage. Her foster inclusivity and celebrate diversity, with a commitment to empowering all people from various backgrounds. With a warm and positive "can do" attitude, Mandy is dedicated to providing a variety of alternatives in classes, ensuring that practitioners of all body types feel welcome and empowered.
With a background in education, aerial circus and performing arts, Sarah Jane encourages a playful exploration in her teaching style. Her love of yoga stems from a curiosity of how the body, breath and mind can work in unison to create more easeful life experiences, and unpacking how we can share those tools with others. SJ believes in creating safe, inclusive and respectful environments where you can learn and grow, to develop your own practice whilst uncovering your individual teaching style.
Leveraging her medical background, Paris's initial years of teaching have seen her focus on anatomy, biomechanics, and strength, leading her to seamlessly incorporate Pilates into her repertoire. Paris's teaching style shines in leading dynamic and invigorating vinyasa classes or guiding students through challenging Pilates sessions. Her passion for anatomy and biomechanics is evident, making her adept at creating impactful and transformative experiences for her students.
A sanctuary in the heart of Brisbane CBD. Our light-filled Stretch Yoga CBD studio is a haven amongst the hustle and bustle, a space to unplug and recharge, located near the tranquil Botanic Gardens.