Is This Training For Me?

This course is open to students of all levels, though we generally require a minimum of one years practice prior to enrolment. We invite not only to those who wish to become certified yoga teachers, but any aspiring yogi wishing to extensively enrich their personal practice and more fully integrate yoga into their own lives.

If you wish to teach, this course is your gateway into a new life-changing career. Students will come away confident to teach safe and authentic Yoga, equipped with practical tools and knowledge to share classes, workshops and retreats. Internationally certified with Yoga Alliance, trainee's will be able to teach anywhere in the world.


For those who are not necessarily looking to teach professionally, you will find in this course a transformative journey of self-inquiry and increased self-awareness. A unique opportunity to fully immerse in Yoga and learn new tools to move forward in your life with renewed confidence and awareness.

For all students the training is a chance to spend time with like-minded people, deepen your own practice, enhance your personal awareness and learn from experienced teachers committed to supporting you on your journey.

Yoga is a lifelong journey, and you have been lead here from a calling deep within to take the next step on this path of self knowledge.


If you intuitively feel this training might be right for you, please feel free to reach out with any questions or enquiries and we'll be happy to help. If you would prefer to speak to someone, we're always up for a chat!

What sets us apart?

Small Group Sizes - Maximum 12 students. It’s all too easy for students to get lost in oversized training groups. We believe our students deserve individual mentorship on their yoga journey. 

60 Minute Class - Each student finishes the training by teaching their own 60 minute sequence. With focus on teaching methodology from day one, students are well prepared to confidently design and lead their own class.

100% Original Content, Taught 100% Face to Face (No Video!) - All our content is purposely curated, and laid out in a highly designed way. Effectively taking students on a journey in understanding the true essence of Yoga.

Available To Talk - We are always available to talk through any questions regarding upcoming courses. We are here for you before, during and after the training.

Three Full Time Teachers - Rose, Nick and Xinia are available onsite at anytime throughout the training for assistance.

Authentic Yoga Lineage - We do not teach another ‘style’ of Yoga. All our teachers are trained in traditional Yoga forms. Providing an authentic understanding of Yoga in all its variations.

Ongoing Community & Connection - Our unique learning environment fosters ongoing connection with students and teachers. All students become apart of the wider Wild Self Yoga teaching community - sharing resources, opportunities and support.


What You'll Learn

Based around a practical curriculum that approaches yoga systematically, we believe in creating strong foundations for teaching safely and authentically. Drawing from traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, we will be exploring yoga as a holistic approach - combining traditional teachings with modern science.

It is important to note that our approach is traditional, but appropriated to modern times. We don't follow any specific 'style' or single lineage of Yoga. Instead coming from a holistic and applied approach, working with different elements from various teachings. We will cover mainly Hatha & Vinyasa approaches. We delve deep into ancient texts and practices, interpreting and relating them to everyday life.

Styles covered include: Hatha & Vinyasa.

With a look at Yin, Ashtanga, Restorative, Kids & Prenatal Yoga.


  • Authentic foundations of Hatha yoga asanas

  • Traditional Vinyasa yoga and modern variations

  • Asana clinic: Alignment, adjustments & modifications

  • Asana breakdown: Physical & energetic 

  • Pranayama workshops: Techniques & benefits

  • Meditation: Active & passive techniques, philosophy & methodology

  • Yoga Nidra: Practice & theory

  • Shatkarma: Cleansing practices

  • Mudra

  • Bandha


- Taught by our anatomy specialist with a practical and functional approach.

  • The 11 systems of the body: Applied to yoga

  • Functional movement anatomy: How and why the body moves

  • Anatomy of the breath

  • Energetic anatomy: Chakras, Nadis & the Koshas

Philosophy & Lifestyle


  • History of yoga

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • The Eight limbs of Yoga

  • Taking yoga off the mat

  • Ayurveda: Theory, self care & nutrition

Teaching Methodology

  • The four tools of teaching

  • Sequencing methodology

  • Lead up to teaching your own 60 minute class

  • Finding your unique voice

  • Sanskrit

  • Learn to teach pranayama, relaxation & meditation

  • Assisting and adjusting mindfully

  • Introduction to prenatal yoga

  • Introduction to teaching children's yoga workshop

  • Introduction to trauma sensitive yoga

  • Ethics as a yoga teacher

Extra techniques 


  • Nada yoga (yoga of sound)

  • Trauma informed yoga

  • Kirtan

  • Ecstatic dance evening meditation sessions

  • Employment pathways as a yoga teacher

Sample Schedule

6:00am - 8:00am: Asana, pranayama, meditation


8:00am - 9:30am: Breakfast


9:30am - 10:45am: Anatomy


11:00am - 12:15pm: Philosophy

12:30pm - 2pm: Lunch

2pm - 2:30pm: Yoga Nidra

2:45pm - 4:00pm: Teaching Methodology

4:15pm - 6:00pm: Workshop / Posture Mechanics

6pm - 7:30pm: Dinner

7:30pm-8:30pm: Evening Session

How will I be assessed?


Prior to the training there are two small assignments to complete and return to us before the training begins. This is to help you become familiar with some of the course content and hit the ground running once the training begins.

During the training there will be a number of small assignments and tasks designated to each subject. You will sequence mini classes, gaining feedback and confidence along the way.

During the final week of the course we ask each student to teach a 60 minute class entirely on their own, as well as completing a written theory exam.

  • 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certification

  • Confidence to teach

  • One on one mentorship throughout the training

  • Skills to improve your lifestyle, health, diet and surroundings

  • Ongoing support from teachers 

  • Deep understanding and connection to yourself

  • A chance to be supported in a beautiful retreat centre with wholesome delicious food

  • A feeling of purpose and community 

  • The chance for self reflection, to create a healthier you, from the inside out.

What will I gain?


Meet The Team


Xinia Alderson

E-RYT 500

Xinia is a body nerd who has extensive experience in the fields of dance, yoga, pilates, and performance coaching. 

Xinia has had a steady Yoga practice since 2006 and is continuously studying the practice.

She regularly visits India to study in Mysore with Ashtanga Guru Sharath Rangaswarmy, grandson of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, founder of the Ashtanga Yoga Institute, and in December 2017 received her blessing to teach the Ashtanga Yoga method - Authorization level 2.


In 2014 Xinia also completed her Diploma in Yoga from the Wellpark Natural Therapies Collage in New Zealand. 

She graduated in December 2010 with a Bachelors degree in Dance from AUT University. 

Xinia travels and teaches working with a range of people in a range of places including New Zealand, Fiji, Bali, Canada, Egypt and India.


Rose Hill

E-RYT 500

Rose started her yoga journey in 2007 at age 17. Instantly falling in love, she decided to become a teacher. With over 13 years of teaching experience, she is an E-RYT 500 and lead trainer on Wild Self Yoga’s teacher training programs.


Working and studying with Ashram Yoga in New Zealand gave her the opportunity to spend two years living and breathing the yoga lifestyle. Training in Yoga Nidra, Prenatal Yoga, Kids Yoga, Energetic Anatomy and Yogic Philosophy.

She has gone on to continue training throughout India and abroad, across a wide range of subjects including Yoga Therapy, Yin Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Somatic Therapy and Yoga Anatomy.


Rose has travelled and taught all over the world, running retreats and teacher trainings in Portugal, Sri lanka, Thailand and Australia.


Rose’s passion is training individuals to find their unique voice and style. Offering a deep connection with each of her students, they become lifelong friends.

Nick Ziegler Wild Self Yoga Teacher Training

Nick Ziegler

RYT 200

After many years of fascination and practicing Yoga, Nick’s travels eventually took him to Rishikesh where he trained at Vyasa Yoga Peeth Ashram in 2015.


An inspired teacher and student of Philosophy and Ayurveda, his approach to teaching is clear and practical. Often students favourite classes, Nick facilitates a space for students to explore their inner nature, asking the big questions and probing deep self inquiry in a nurtured and open environment. 


Nick is passionate about helping students to better understand themselves, how to work with their own unique nature and recognise and be honest about their individual realities.


A keen surfer and traveller, Nick style is fluid and grounded. He believes in applying Yoga in all aspects of daily life and aims to impart the same inspiration to his students.

What students say

Sonja yoga teacher trainee

"I just completed my 200hr YTT with Wild Self Yoga and I cannot recommend them enough. 
I never expected to feel so supported, nourished, and inspired leaving my YTT. A truely transformative experience. 
They’ve kept the syllabus traditional and authentic, while creating an open space that allows one to relate the yogic concepts to a modern life. 
Their passion and dedication to providing their students with a space that allowed for retrospection (on and off the mat) was so, so appreciated. Something I really hope to relay to my future students. Big love guys xxxx 

Sonja - Australia


"This training was one of the best things I have ever experienced, and I couldn't be more grateful! Thank you all for your support, love and positive words! Thank you for inspiring me to bring yoga, with all its beauty into my daily life! Thank you also for helping me to build the confidence to help other people by spreading the yogi vibes! :) So thankful to be apart of the Wild Self Yoga community!"

Janna - Germany


"I would recommend WSY training in a heartbeat to anyone. If in the future there is a 300hr training, I'll be on board! Thanks so much for everything. 

The attention to detail and knowing exactly what we need to start out with is so helpful. 

I really enjoyed the evening sessions with chanting, meditation, dancing and other aspects which helped with having a laugh, team building and getting to know everyone better.

It's really amazing to know I can ask for help in relation to the yoga industry moving forward past the training as WSY really care and want us to be successful in our pursuits. I'm so grateful for all of their experience and openness in sharing their knowledge and expertise."   

Monique - Australia

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time during the training - a life changing experience, to not only benefit my future yoga career but on a personal level too. I would highly recommend this training to anyone, even if they do not intend to become a yoga teacher, it has made me grow as a person and changed my perspective on life greatly. It exceeds expectations, and if anyone had the opportunity to go on a training with Wild Self Yoga they should. I'm sad to leave! Lovely teachers, lovely atmosphere, couldn't fault it."

Emily - UK