Yoga & Pilates Teacher Training Programme

Yoga Teacher Training at Adapted Yoga and Pilates

About Our Programme

Education & Training

The Adapted Yoga and Pilates Yoga Teacher Training Program in Christchurch focuses on community development through individual development.

Our mission is to share our knowledge and passion for Yoga and authentic Vedic philosophy, to prepare you to be able to accept the responsibility of Yoga and to pass it on confidently and gracefully. We teach Yoga without any alteration to its essence, so you can be more adaptable with your teaching and your journey with yoga.

Our goal is to guide you towards the practice of Yam and Niyam as a way of life and to help you to find balance and peace in life. This program is a journey of personal growth that furthers your own practice on a physical, mental and spiritual level.

We are excited to offer our new modularized Adapted training system. This system allows an opportunity for you to train in the facets most of interest to you and your current ability.

These modules are designed so that they can be completed separately for CPD (International Yoga Alliance and/or REPS), solely personal development, or if completed together 2 qualifications of; 200hr RYT Yoga Alliance and NZQA Level 4 Freestyle Group Exercise in Mindbody.

More about the programme

Foundations of Yoga Course

Foundations of Yoga

A 6 week module that encompasses the broad foundations of Yoga- History, philosophy, ethics, methodologies of yoga including meditation, pranayama, Yoga nidra, Asana and the basics of anatomy and physiology from both a Yoga and western sports science perspective.


Yoga How to Teach Course

How to Teach

A 4 week module that layers the skills of how to teach Yoga- sequencing, cueing, observation, purpose, modification and adjustment. These skills will be developed for face to face group class teaching, online teaching and one on one teaching. There will be a strong focus on how to integrate the different methodologies of Yoga and Yoga philosophy into a session.


Yoga Professional Course

Yoga Professional

A 3 week module begins to introduce a Yoga teacher into being able to provide workshops and Yoga retreats. An introduction is provided as to how to work with different demographics of students and also the business of being a Yoga Professional.



What our students have to say

Adapted provide a great teacher training program. Experienced teachers that support you throughout the whole journey. A comprehensive mix of philosophy and physical learning to help you feel fully prepared and confident as a new teacher.

Lisa King

Yoga Teacher

We received continuous guidance, feedback, and reassurance. Their honesty and empathy made us all feel very safe to make mistakes, and to accept negative feedback without feeling bad. They provided us countless opportunities to practice our skills in our educational classes, workshops, and classes with Yoga students. They also prompted the Yoga students to provide us feedback as Teacher Trainees, which I found to be invaluable​.”

Sarah Jackson

Yoga Teacher

Tilak is a very good teacher trainer. He has decades of hands on experience, he has a deep understanding of the human body, mind and soul. He is patient and always has time to help where he can. It was a privilege to train under him. I enjoyed the training. It was life changing. I learned all I need to start my journey as a yoga teacher.

Nadine Prinsloo

Yoga Teacher