In 2006, we started Wollongong's first yoga studio and the beginnings of a thriving yoga community. We discovered a way to bring our passions together for a fulfilling career and help others live a happier, healthier more balanced life.
We still teach around 350+ students each week, run international yoga retreats, and work with students one on one in a rehab context.
Along the way we built an online yoga program for pregnancy, had two gorgeous kids of our own and put the theory of yoga to the test to live a balanced family life.
With our expertise in Yoga, Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, Prenatal Yoga + consistent personal practice - this is a teacher training that is grounded in decades of professional and personal experience.
Let us share that experience with you.
3 DAY SOUTH COAST RETREAT
FRI AUG 9TH - SUN AUG 11TH
An immersion style retreat in pristine bushland on the beautiful NSW south coast.
This fully catered retreat is designed to take you back to the roots of yoga and learn how to apply those teachings in a modern world by looking at the history of yoga, where we fit in and key philosophy concepts. You'll practice daily meditation, pranayama, and asana.
We'll also dive deep into Anatomy, physiology + the beginnings of leading a simple sequence informed by the breath.
Tuition with Deb, Russ and guest faculty
2 nights accommodation (twin share)
6 x STUDIO WEEKENDS [SAT/SUN]
SAT/SUN FROM AUG 17TH - SEP 22ND
You'll learn the theory, develop critical thinking + balance with daily practice.
Topics include functional anatomy, teaching techniques, intelligent sequencing alongside asana, pranayama & meditation. Each day we work with an integrated theme to help you connect the emotional, traditional, physical and psychological aspects of this practice.
You'll also take a 2 hr class at the Uni of Wollongong Anatomy Lab for a better understanding of human biomechanics.
Tuition with Deb, Russ and guest faculty
9 DAY BALI IMMERSION
FRI OCT 4TH - SAT OCT 12TH
Put it all into practice while living a yoga lifestyle in beautiful bali.
Further develop your skills sequencing, theming and learn how to give sensitive hands on assists, modify yoga for beginners and pregnancy and touch on the business of yoga PLUS study philosophy with Senior teacher Emil Wendal. Daily meditation.
You'll immerse yourself in daily practice. Develop confident teaching skills, whilst living a yoga lifestyle all in beautiful bali.
Tuition with Deb, Russ and Emil
8 nights accommodation (twin share)
Onsite salt water pool
Forget putting your life on hold for a whole month (like we had to)... or dragging out the process over a whole year. This training fits in and around your busy life takes place over 7 weekends then wraps up with a luxury retreat in Ubud.
Exercise Physiologist. Yogi. And master of the 'dad joke'.
After 14 years as a studio owner I'm thrilled to finally be sharing my knowledge as a yogi, clinician + functional fitness professional with you in an engaging and fun learning way.
From crippling back pain + failing High School... to ditching an unfullfilling career in the Navy and pursueing my passion for Exercise Physiology, teaching medical students and of course Yoga...
I'll lift the lid on what I've learned in my clinical work helping those with chronic pain, anxiety and depression, through to my work at the studio running classes, retreats & private lessons over the past 14 years + everything in between...
For me - yoga is a practice of strength, philosophy, mindfulness + treating your body well for a healthy, happy life. I'm a scientist by nature... I love to experiment.. so what I teach is grounded in research, years of self practice + results with my clients.
I'll share my tips on how to take the first steps to combine what you love doing for a sustainable career in helping others find better life balance, health + happiness.
My philosophy is simple... Life is too short and precious to be wasted doing something you hate.
When I was 6, my dad committed suicide (he was a Vietnam Veteran). So from an early age I had a sense that life is fleeting and we need to make the most of it. I put myself through uni, graduated with a job I hated so (naturally) I escaped overseas for a two and a half years to work and travel through Japan, Thailand, Nepal & India.
Soon after - I started practicing yoga. I felt an instant connection to the physical practice but was hooked by the glimpses of stillness and calm that yoga provided for my busy mind.
I was also surprised that my chronic asthma improved and I was able to manage the ups and downs of depression.
Younga Yoga was born from an idea that we wanted to create a space where people could balance the mind and body and connect with others in community.
As the first studio in Wollongong at the time - it was a big risk - Did people even want or 'need' this?
Our philosophy is that more than ever - effective self care happens when you are supported by and part of a strong community.
This is a training that will help you embrace your flaws, find your strengths + ask that you act with boundaries, ethics + continuous improvement for the service of others - skills you can apply to your own life, in teaching others, or as part of your job.
You'll learn how to sequence classes, correct alignment, build confidence + develop your leadership skills. You'll learn how to plan, break things down + develop greater self awareness.
With us as a team you'll get the perfect blend of light hearted humour, persistent practice, anatomical intelligence, business basics & a step by step approach for confident teaching with clarity and insight to creating a life of purpose.
Recently retired, had a baby, or find yourself between jobs? Even if you're not sure about teaching this training will guide you through a rare learning opportunity and chance to deepen your practice.
The world needs caring conscious community minded people who are students of life and ready to live and share the values of yoga on and off the mat. Is that you?
You'll develop a daily pranayama & meditation practice and greater self awareness.
Even if you never choose to 'teach' yoga - you'll gain a deeper understanding of what you bring to the world, develop confidence, leadership, communication + facilitation skills.
Be the change you want to see in the world for conscious living.
Are you already a yoga teacher - or want to become one? You want to teach yoga with confidence and a thorough understanding of alignment, sequencing & put all that into practice with confidence.
It's not all physical! We'll also develop a strong daily practice of meditation & pranayama, through to a science based approach to alignment & sequencing with confidence and clarity.
You'll learn how to teach beginners, yet offer challenges for your experienced students.
This is a training where science meets practice. Where you'll cover all the essential bases to teach classes with confidence, based on our 14 years experience as studio owners.
Develop your own practice and lead others confidently.
Are you a personal trainer, fitness professional, allied health professional or educator wanting to offer your clients more? Maybe you want to bring more mindfulness & better leadership skills to your work.
As a manager, health, fitness or education professional you're ready to take your professional skills to a new level & serve your students, clients + team more effectively.
This program is the perfect way to engage your love of learning + professional development.
With professional work experience across a number of settings (Education, Corporate, Medical, Health, Fitness, Business and Navy)... we can share ways to integrate your new skillset.
Get better results in your work + upskill with an integrated approach.
We've partnered up with Quay Canteen and Lettuce B Frank so you don't have to worry about breakfast during our trainings in the studio.
Our breakfast breaks will help you connect with your classmates over nourishing food to fuel your body and brain... to cultivate community + conversation.
AUTHOR OF "THE ART AND BUSINESS OF TEACHING YOGA"
FOUNDER : 90 MONKEYS & FEATURED TEACHER YOGAGLO / YOGA JOURNAL
With their combined decades of experience studying and teaching yoga, as well as running a successful studio, Deb and Russ Young are true leaders in the yoga world.
They have been guest teachers on my own teacher trainings and contributed a richness and expertise that few can.
Deb and Russ are the real deal. Run! Don’t walk to learn from them!
MIDWIFE + FOUNDER OF BIRTH BEAT ONLINE ANTENATAL EDUCATION
WINNER TELSTRA BUSINESS WOMEN'S AWARDS. SHARKTANK WINNER
As the founder of Australia’s award winning midwifery led online antenatal education program, we searched high and low to find the best of the best in prenatal yoga to complement our birth education program.
Deb is an engaging facilitator & prenatal yoga teacher & as a midwife I thoroughly recommend her classes as the 'go-to' for my online community of mums across Australia.
SENIOR LECTURER UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG ANATOMY LICENSEE
(CO-ORDINATOR OF ANATOMY) GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Russ Young has been an integral part of our Anatomy program at the Graduate School of Medicine for the past 8 years as a casual tutor.
He has an excellent working knowledge of the human body and brings a functional and practical lens to our musculoskeletal wetlab classes as an Exercise Physiologist.
Russ has a great ability to break down overwhelming concepts in an easy to understand way.
Early Bird Pricing $6400
Hurry! Early bird pricing ends Tuesday July 9th. Secure your application with your deposit before July 9th to lock in this pricing.
Full Price $6900
Space permitting - registrations from Wednesday July 10th will attract our regular rate of $6900.
What you get...
In addition to the 200 hours of teacher training with Lead Trainers Deb Young (BEd: Hons) and Russ Young (Accredited Exercise Physiologist)
$500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your application.
Younga Yoga Studio will arrange a payment plan or lump sum payment plan with you.
TO SECURE YOUR SPOT - PLEASE PAY $500 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
With just a couple of spots remaining - we recommend you pay your deposit as soon as possible to secure your place and ensure you don't miss out.
Once you have paid your deposit - you have 7 days to submit your application.
In the event your application is not successful, we will process a full refund within 5 business days.
COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION VIA EMAIL WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS
Click on the link below to download our online application. The application will ask you about your practice history and reasons for doing this training.
Once your application has been approved we will contact you to make a payment plan.
Simply click on the button below and you will be able to access our application.
FINALLY - WE'LL HELP YOU WORK OUT AN EASY TO MANAGE PAYMENT PLAN
Once you've submitted your deposit, we'll get in touch to help you create a easy payment plan.
You can choose to pay in instalments or in full. Feel free to discuss this with our studio manager Caiti prior to submitting your deposit if you have any concerns.
Payment will be made via direct deposit unless other arrangements are made.
Once you have successfully completed the 200-hour Level 1 Teacher Training you will be issued a Certificate of Yoga Teacher Training from Younga Yoga Studio. This is accredited by Yoga Alliance, the US based International Yoga Association at the 200-hour level. Certification will not be issued until all program requirements are met (a minimum of 180 face to face contact hours + up to 20 non-contact hours at the end of the program).
A minimum of 95% attendance is required for a certificate of completion to be awarded. Students who miss more than 95% of the contact hours may request private tuition at their own cost to make up any missed sessions (costs are $120/hour), based on availability. Make-up sessions may not be available for retreat and immersion-based programs, and requests for make-up sessions will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and are subject to the discretion of Younga Yoga Studio.
Unfortunately there will be no refund or exchange provided.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
PAYMENTS & REFUNDS
ASSESSMENT + REASSESSMENT POLICY
MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND AGREEMENTS
Younga Yoga Studio reserves the right to cancel retreats, trainings and programs at any time for any reason, however this would be limited to unavoidable natural disasters, extreme weather or medical events. Younga Yoga Studio liability in the case of cancellation shall be limited to a refund in full of only those monies Younga Yoga Studio has received from or on behalf of the student.
I understand that Younga Yoga Studio isn’t responsible for any additional expenses incurred in relation to this trip such as: