Teacher Training

Level 1, 200hr


: April 12th - 24th 2019

: November 15th - 27th 2019

: April 17th - 29th 2020


with 12 weeks correspondence from home.

   Part time and selected module courses available.

Led by Aeven Kelly, Brendon Sakey & many guest facilitators.


In this comprehensive yoga teacher training we empower you with the skills that will enable you to practice and teach yoga competently. We aim to nurture you on the transformative and life-enriching path of self-discovery and in guiding others in this process.

Golden Flow teacher trainings impart tools that are quality, professional, intelligent and will enhance your practice and teaching skills. As well as those who intend to teach yoga, we also welcome those who would like to deepen their own yoga journey or seek a path to general health and well being.

This course has a focus on yoga for individual needs, tailored to suit each person and circumstance.  

The Golden Flow Yoga training is a fusion of all aspects of yoga. It brings together the alignment and attention of Iyengar, the breath and Prana flow of Vinyasa and the lifestyle and philosophy of exploring and living the Eightfold Path of yoga.

Students will learn to capably instruct a solid and safe Hatha-style class and then have the freedom and encouragement to find their own intuition, flow and pathways within that. It’s not just about learning asana – this is a holistic, wholehearted training that will deepen the student’s yogic knowledge and practices.


General Info

Level 1 Golden Flow teacher trainings are 14 week courses which includes a 13 day immersion retreat, plus extracurricular yoga practice, teaching, study and mentoring by correspondence 4 weeks prior and 8 weeks following immersion at 5hrs per week. 

As a graduate of this Yoga Alliance registered RYS 200HR training program you will be eligible to become a yoga alliance member and fully qualified to teach. We only hold small training groups so there is maximum attention and efficiency.




  • Ashtanga yoga practice.

  • Fundamentals and history of Ashtanga yoga.

  • Understanding Restorative yoga and Restorative practice.

  • Yoga applications in our world today.

  • Yin yoga practice and fundamentals.

  • Hatha yoga practice and teaching foundations with in-depth methodology of a Hatha yoga class. Learn how to safely, confidently and intuitively instruct a level 1 class and finding your unique teaching 'flavour' and voice to share in your yoga community.

  • Inspiration and practice of living an Eightfold path of yoga and yogic lifestyle.

  • Professional development, ethical teaching and yoga business.

  • Reflection of your yoga journey and possible yoga pathways.

  • Yoga lineages and history.

  • Asana modifications, variations, contraindications and benefits within your own practise and instruction.

  • Use of props and assistance/ adjusts in asana.

  • Kumbhaka Pranayama practice and teaching instruction.

  • Meditation practice in mindfulness, Japa Nada and Yoga Nidra.

  • Intelligent and creative Sequencing of asana.

  • Creating class content and conducting an awesome class.

  • Biomechanics of the body within asana.

  • Applied and functional anatomy/physiology.

  • Chakral system and philosophy.

  • Teaching and observing teaching, giving/receiving feedback and assisting in classes.

  • Hindu mythology.

  • Foundations and exploration of how the Yamas, Niyamas and Kleshas relate within our own lives and yoga journey.


Accommodation & Rates


Pay your $750nzd deposit online via the website bookings page to receive our earlybird discount offers.

Final payment for the course is due 6 weeks prior to the immersion. 

Payment installments are an option!



Located on New Zealand’s south island, our home away home training facility is  'The Sandcastle' Golden Bay is set between The Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Parks. This iconic Golden Bay accommodation offers a lovely tranquil garden featuring gardens, sea views and is a short stroll to the beach and cafes of Pohara.



Family chalet  $4498nzd

Private Single $4298nzd

Please email aeven@goldenflowyoga.net to receive the information email with all the course details!

Share accommodation

Only $3498.00nzd inclusive

(Super EarlyBird discount of $508nzd for April YTT 2020 if deposit is paid by October 1st 2019)



RYT 200hr course material, correspondence booklet and manual

Graduation certificate and celebration 

Healthy delicious dinners through the 13-day immersion prepared by our qualified nutritionist and chef

 5 awesome and qualified yoga teachers imparting course material 

Light refreshments during immersion

Accommodation options of your choice at our training facility

Shuttle service to township during lunch break and pick up/drop off from Takaka

Qualification to teach and to become a recognized Yoga Alliance registered teacher

Pre and post course mentoring

Price inclusive of GST

yoga alliance

Become a fully qualified teacher and yoga Alliance member.

As a graduate of this Yoga Alliance registered RYS 200HR training program you will be eligible to become a yoga alliance member and fully qualified to teach. We only hold small training groups so there is maximum attention and efficiency.