Power Living’s Teacher Training is education with a difference – elevating and accelerating students to teach with authenticity, courage and passion. It goes beyond the basics, offering the highest standard of education in yoga asana, philosophy, anatomy and personal development.

Our Teacher Training isn’t just for aspiring teachers, but for anyone who wants to deepen their personal practice and gain a better understanding of yoga philosophy and its origins. If you are looking to teach, our mission is to create powerful teachers who transform lives in and out of the classroom. The program is known for graduating facilitators that are ready to teach with quality and excellence, from the day they complete the course.



When: Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 February AND Thursday 28 February – Sunday 3

MarchTimes: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Location: Power Living Fitzroy Studio, Melbourne


When: Sunday 10 – Saturday 16 March

Times: Sunday 4pm (check in from 2pm) – Saturday 10am

Location: Bali Immersion Retreat


When: Friday 29 – Sunday 31 March

Times: Friday 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Sat and Sun 7:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Power Living Fitzroy Studio, Melbourne

REVIEW & FINAL EXAM DAY – Core Program Completion

When: Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April

Times: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Location: Power Living Fitzroy Studio, Melbourne


EARLY BIRD PRICE: $4,499.10 (Until 14/10/18)



Full tuition cost, includes Power Living manual, plus accommodation and meals at the Retreat Immersion in Bali. Payment plan available upon request.

informationPLEASE NOTE:
All course modules must be completed within the same studio program. Any alternate plans will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.


“The practice of yoga works at a physical, mental and emotional level & may be rewarding and challenging. We invite you to take care and participate to a level that you feel most comfortable.” 


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Taking place over an intensive three-month study period, you’ll be part of a community of fellow students undergoing this journey of radical transformation. The nature of the program will demand your full commitment in and out of the classroom but rest assured, the intensity will be matched by experiences of joy, connection and lasting friendships as you discover your most powerful Self. Get ready to have the time of your life!

If this sounds like you, read on for more detail on what each module of the program entails.

Module 1 – Laying the foundations

Core Program: 130hrs (100 contact hours)

This module introduces you to the foundations of Power Living’s teaching methodology and includes:

  • Asana physiology and alignment
  • Applied anatomy
  • Study of breath and bandhas
  • History of yoga
  • Traditional Yogic Philosophy and texts
  • Powerful and effective teaching skills
  • Class preparation techniques
  • Live coaching and feedback
  • Transformational leadership in the classroom

To graduate from the 200hr program you will be required to complete an essay on specific course content, a practical and a written assessment.

Module 2 – Retreat Immersion

One-week off-site retreat: 65hrs contact hours

The most powerful component of the program, this week long retreat will challenge your mind, body and spirit – facilitating the awakening required to become a truly powerful teacher.

The core of Power Living’s methodology lies in the practice of Svadyaya (self-study). This module is dedicated to uncovering deeply engrained beliefs, patterns and character traits that hold us back from living authentic and courageous lives. This work requires honesty, humility and a great commitment to your own spiritual growth.

Daily schedule includes meditation, yoga practice (Vinyasa and Yin), practice teaching, anatomy review, group sessions to uncover limiting core beliefs and inspiring community activities.

This week will leave you feeling strong, inspired and with a renewed passion for your life and practice.

Module 3 – Assisting Program

20 contact hours

Module three is dedicated to the art of assisting in the classroom and ties together all elements of the training to re ne presence
and skills. Focused on impacting our students through the power
of touch and connection, this module trains you to have a precise awareness of students’ unique bodies and how to safely guide them into deeper experiences on their mats.

The areas of study include:

  • Safe, effective assists for all postures in the vinyasa sequence
  • How to energetically interact with students
  • Working with different bodies, injuries and limitations
  • Developing the skill of global awareness in the classroom

Upon successful completion of the full course, you will receive a 200hr accreditation from Yoga Alliance (USA). This will allow you to apply to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) through Yoga Alliance (USA) and obtain Provisional Membership with the Yoga Teachers Association of Australia (YTAA). Following registration with either body you will be able to obtain insurance covering you for yoga teaching. YTAA then requires you complete an extra 150 hours training with a certified training course within three years to obtain full membership with them. This extra 150 hours training can also be completed with Power Living.

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If you’re ready to book a place on our transformational teacher training click here to complete the online registration form:



Duncan Peak

Duncan is the original pioneer of contemporary yoga in Australia and the Founder, Master Facilitator and CEO of Power Living. The teacher of teachers, Duncan is committed to raising the bar on the level of yoga facilitation across the country. He’s a passionate yogi, soul surfer and spiritual warrior.

With 14+ years of teaching experience behind him, Dunx continues to share his modern-day yoga philosophy with the community. He has an anatomy background in NeuroSpinology, has completed extensive traditional yoga studies with Georg Feuerstein and practiced Raja Yoga for nearly 20 years. Smashing the traditional yoga stereotypes, it’s Duncan’s creative vision and courageous spirit that has shaped what Power Living is today: one of Australia’s largest and most successful yoga communities.

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Duncan Parviainen

Duncan has been teaching yoga for 11 years, with more than 10,000 hours in the classroom across Canada, USA, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe and Indonesia. He’s been training teachers internationally for the last six years having created his own programs and intensives before joining Power Living. Duncan is also a dedicated student and E-RYT 500 teacher having completed over 1,600 hours of training in ‘traditional’ styles of Iyengar, Ashtanga as well as more ‘modern’ forms such as Anusara, Vinyasa, Hatha, SmartFlow, Power and Yin. Some of his teachers include Annie Carpenter, Ron Reid, Desiree Rumbaugh, Todd Norian and Baba Hari Dass. Duncan attended university for Biomedical Science and after two years switched to Performance Dance. His education in science and love of dance and the arts inform his teachings and style. Duncan commits to a daily practice of yoga.

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Leigh Houghton

In 2008, yoga for Leigh shifted from interest towards dedication. He was not only building strength and finding relief from the stresses of running his own business, but also opening up to the idea of living a purposeful life. Since then, Leigh has completed Level 1 and 2 trainings with Baron Baptiste and 200hr Certification with Power Living. Leigh’s journey has led him to study with Noah Maze, Ross Rayburn, John Friend and Tara Judelle, while his creativity and fun-loving nature resonated with Les Leventhal’s Sequence Training and Shiva Rea’s Fluid Power Training with Simon Park. While working towards his 500hr RYT with Power Living he has completed a 100hr Yoga Therapy TT and 60hr Insight Yoga Yin & Mindfulness Teacher Training with Sarah Powers.

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