We offer annual yoga teacher trainings and yoga retreats in Melbourne and overseas. Train with us and learn from highly qualified and dedicated teachers who will inspire you to find your own unique voice and teaching style. Or join us for a week in paradise at one of our To Be Happy yoga retreats.
30hr Meditation Training with Steve Ross
Details: Deepen your understanding of meditation and yoga philosophy with yoga guru, Steve Ross. Over five blissful nights we will live the yogi life at Wybalena Organic Farm in Byron Bay practicing various meditation techniques and delving deeper into the practice of yoga, way beyond the physical postures. Author of best selling book, Happy Yoga, Steve has lived and breathed yoga for more than 40 years. He lived as a vedic monk in India for 4 years and trained under some of the most notable yoga masters of our time. His extensive and unique wealth of knowledge about yoga is so rare and we are so lucky to have him share it with us on this special training.
Expect a relaxed retreat style training featuring a morning vinyasa class, daily lectures, yin yoga, lots of meditation and pranayama practice, delicious organic food from the farm and plenty of time to rest, relax and connect with like minded others.
This training is open to everybody! Both teachers looking for further education and students looking for a break from their everyday routine are encouraged to sign up.
More information coming soon. Email [email protected] to express your interest!
To Be Happy Retreat
Details: Join us as we travel to Sri Lanka for our next To Be Happy Yoga Retreat! This retreat will feature daily hip hop, chill and yin yoga classes along with a meditation with Yoga 213 founder, Sammy Veall and Yoga 213 studio manager, Taylor Hunter! Sri Lanka is known for its surfing beaches and there will be daily opportunities to take long boards out into the crystal clear waters. A meals are included and feature healthy, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients with a Sri Lankan twist. This retreat is all about freedom and all activities are optional.
Click the link below for all the info. Places are limited!
50hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Details: This holistic Yin Yoga teacher training course, merging Chinese Medicine, mindfulness and anatomy with Yin Yoga is open to everybody. Hugh’s style of teaching is interactive with a hands-on approach. Expect creative activities, discussions and group tasks which are relevant, healing and nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Hugh will be joined by Chinese Medicine doctor, Becky Andrews, from Cloud Gate Therapeutics who will lead a workshop during the training.
No pre-requisites are required and you don’t need to be a yoga teacher or an experienced yogi to participate. All we ask is that you show up with a sincere and willing interest to learn.
200hr Part Time Happy Yoga Teacher Training
Become a yoga teacher with us! We have designed a unique, fun and comprehensive teacher training program to prepare you to share the practice you love with the world. This part time course runs over 2 months allowing you to gain your certification and continue to live your life! You must attend all 3 parts of the training to complete the full 200hrs.
Part 1: Richmond 6 weeks part time
13th July – 22nd August
Tuesday + Thursday evenings 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 12pm – 5.30pm Sunday 12pm – 3.30pm
Part 2: Richmond 1 week intensive
24th – 30th August
Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday 12pm – 5.30pm + Sunday 12pm – 3.30pm
Part 3: Bali retreat 1 week intensive
31st August – 7th September
7am – 7pm
Vinyasa, Hip Hop and Yin Yoga Teacher Training
We run 200 hour, 50 hour, 25 hour and 30 hour yoga teacher training courses in vinyasa yoga, hip hop yoga, yin yoga and meditation. Our trainings are open to all levels of yoga experience including students looking to teach and teachers looking for further education. We have designed unique, fun and comprehensive yoga teacher training courses to prepare students to confidently share yoga with the world. Past students have gone on to teach professionally in studios both around Australia and internationally with some opening their own yoga studios. For more information on our various yoga teacher training courses in Melbourne contact [email protected].
To Be Happy Yoga Retreats
We run yoga retreats in tropical destinations around the world such as Bali, Hawaii, Tulum and Sri Lanka. Our retreats are perfect for those wanting to expand their yoga practice or to relax and unwind from their busy working lives. On our retreats we offer daily Hip Hop Yoga, Chill Yoga and Yin Yoga classes matched with meditation and pranayama. We understand the importance of slowing down and allow plenty of free time to explore the local town, beaches and restaurants. Our yoga retreats are run by both international and in house yoga teachers who are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all guests. A complete wellness experience, our retreats feature a menu of fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients with vegetarian and seafood options. For more information on our upcoming retreats contact [email protected].
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Steve has practiced various styles of yoga for many years and has been an instructor for over 40 years. He has explored the physical aspects of yoga as well as the philosophical and spiritual roots of yoga. Before embarking on his yoga career, Steve recorded and toured with bands such as Fleetwood Mac, the Beach Boys and Men at Work. Steve spent four years as a monk in the Vedic tradition, and since that time, he has ceaselessly sought out and reveled in the presence of some of the most notable masters of our time - in India and elsewhere. He is honored to have the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with other spiritual seekers.
Steve combines upbeat, inspirational music with a relaxed and easy spirituality that make his classes at Maha Yoga, some of the most popular in Los Angeles. Steve’s presence will leave you feeling happy, free, alive and inspired!
Senior Teacher Trainer
Patrick Beach teaches vigorous and fluid vinyasa yoga that builds strength, creates flexibility and inspires play. Patrick’s teaching goes beyond intelligent alignment; moving any willing student to an introspective, holistic experience that explores the chakras and cultivates mind-body awareness.
Patrick travels the world leading workshops, retreats and
training modules and is like family at Yoga 213. Named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers by Sonima Live, his strong presence has allowed him to share yoga internationally via his engaging work with global brand H&M, online yoga platform CodyApp and his features in Cosmopolitan UK, People Magazine, Yoga Digest, Draze, Mantra, and Origin Magazine.
Senior Teacher Trainer
Carling Harps is known for her lighthearted attention to detail and commitment to the growth of her students. Connecting individuals to the practice via intelligent sequencing, compassionate adjustments, and her down to earth demeanor. She aims to give students the tools and techniques to access their own unique needs, step into their own bodies, and continue to find the center of themselves each time they come onto their mats.
Carling is trained as a Birth Doula and also specializes in Yin Yoga and Prenatal Yoga. You can find her leading women’s yoga retreats, teacher training modules, and offering classes on global platform CodyApp. She has been featured in and contributed writing to publications such as Yoga International, Mantra Magazine, and Yoga Digest.
Senior Teacher Trainer
Sammy is the owner and founder of Yoga 213. When Sammy was just 21, a fire exploded on her leaving her with 3rd degree burns to 35% of her body. After a month in hospital and learning to walk again she moved to LA and was introduced to Hip Hop Yoga by yoga guru, Steve Ross. After her first class she fell in love with the happiness of yoga and signed up for Steve’s 200hr training the next day. After the training and eager to continue learning, Sammy flew straight to Bali to complete a further 200hr’s where both tradition and discipline were instilled in her. Two teacher trainings later Sammy returned to Melbourne and opened her happy home – Yoga 213.
Sammy’s life experiences and time spent with Steve have made her realize that life is all about having fun and being happy! Basing her studio around her ‘To be Happy’ philosophy and easygoing nature, Sammy continues to share the happiness of yoga with hundreds of students everyday. Her classes are fluid, uplifting and heavily based around music. She also loves teaching mindfulness and meditation, giving her students space and time to turn inwards.
Training with Laughing Lotus (NYC), attending the Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong and completing various workshops and retreats with world-renowned teachers has left Sammy with a wealth of knowledge and unique approach to the practice. She is honoured and humbled to be able guide others along their yoga journey.
Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer
Hugh first discovered the gift of Yoga in 2002 and has been a devoted student ever since. Hugh is a graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching, a 2-year course founded by Leigh Blashki, Melbourne. He began teaching in 2008, assisting and co-teaching with his mentor Andrew Mournehis on Yoga retreats in India, Bali and Australia. In 2013, Hugh trained in Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley (100 hours level one) and in 2015 trained with Sarah Powers “Insight Yoga” Yin Teacher Training 60 hours.
Hugh came to Yoga and meditation to find tools for healing after years of suffering depression and anxiety. He has found Yin Yoga to be immensely healing and nourishing. He facilitates Yin workshops, retreats and Yin Yoga teacher trainings.
Hugh is now one of Melbourne’s leading Yin Yoga teacher trainers and has held yoga teacher training courses at Yoga 213 since 2015.
Amelia is a yoga teacher and qualified Naturopath (BSc) with a passion for health, movement and wellness. Amelia found her love for yoga in 2007 and has explored various styles from Vinyasa, Bikram, Barkan Method, Power, Ashtanga and Acro yoga. She later completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Barkan Method and is currently studying Yoga Medicine with Tiffany Cruikshank to complete her 500hr YTT.
With a background in dance, sport aerobics, gymnastics and Crossfit and Amelia draws upon her broad movement experience to bring a strong, dynamic and uplifting style to her classes. She is passionate about creating an intelligent, conscious movement practice that is supported by her in depth knowledge of the body and yoga anatomy. Encouraging her students to explore their edge, Amelia also gives them the tools to gain a deeper understanding of their practice and to continue to progress on all levels.
On this training Amelia will break down yoga anatomy and give you a deeper understanding of the body and how it relates to yoga postures. This understanding will allow to your align your students safely and give you the tools to guide them through a more powerful practice and ensure the longevity of their yoga practice.