About the School
Discover your true nature
Barefoot Yoga School is where you can come to find the perfect balance between deep routed philosophy, authenticity and the science behind Yoga, breath, movement and meditation. We are a unique school, offering extensive well researched modules to help bridge the gap between the East and the West. We value the lineage and traditional healing modalities but go a step further in making it relevant, easy to apply and comprehendible from other perspectives.
We are one of the only schools in Australia to be offering the combination of Yin and Vinyasa at a 200 Hour level, this is a unique combination due to the difference in origin. Yin is influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupressure, whilst Vinyasa comes from an Indian decent and is now one of the most popular types of Yoga across the globe. We combined these two in order to create a perfectly balanced training using the Yin Yang philosophy.
We are also an accredited continuing education centre, allowing us to offer advanced 50 hour short courses for passionate teachers and students alike.
Whether you are looking to become a globally recognised teacher or are simply searching for an inward exploration of yourself through the Yogic philosophies - you are in the right place.
How to study
PART TIME courses which are spread out over multiple weekends, suitable for Australian and international students
FULL TIME The full immersion from 7 to 21 days of training in Byron Bay
ONLINE Fully live streamed courses with very small groups of 6-8 students shared between two lead trainers
What to study
200 hour certification
To be able to teach Yoga to the public, run your own business/retreats/workshops etc you will need a minimum of 200 hours or the equivalent through a diploma of Yoga. This is the best option for those who wish to make a career out of teaching Yoga. It can also be a good option for those wanting to experience the full immersion in the Yogic lifestyle.
50 hour certification
Although you don't have to have your 200hr cert to take part in this course, we recommend that you are deeply interested in the topic or looking to become more advanced in the area of study you choose. This is an advanced qualification, aimed at building and developing your knowledge beyond the physical.
Guaranteeing professional and internationally recognised teaching. Yoga Alliance Australia is one of the best in the world, It requires all lead trainers to have a minimum of 4000 hours of experience before attaining a lead role. Our teachers have been taught in India themselves and have completed all of their trainings in India. This maintains the strong lineage of authenticity throughout their teachings and course materials. Jessica + Adam aim to keep Yoga traditional with a heavy focus on anatomical alignment and knowledge of the physical, emotional and mental body. As trainers we believe in the constant evolution of ourselves and the dedication to our own learning to bring the best content and teachings to our comprehensive and spiritual courses.
Jess and Adam are the owners of Barefoot Yoga school , they currently reside in Byron Bay on the East Coast of Australia. They are partners in life and business. Having created this vision whilst travelling and studying in India & Sri Lanka they are proud to bring to life a Yoga school which is both scientific and spiritual!
As a retired professional boxer, Adam is now leading a different life as a life long student to Yoga and qualifying Chinese Medicine practitioner. Adam has a background in physiology, rehabilitation, anatomy and personal training. He runs the Yin yoga, Chinese medicine and Anatomy modules in the courses.
With a passion for Holism, neurology and business Jess is the driving force behind this passion project and school. She built Barefoot Yoga from the ground up after moving to Australia in 2017 with the vision of healing the west in an eastern way. Jess runs the philosophy, Vinyasa, Hatha and meditation modules throughout the courses.
Finding out more
Please download the course info PDF which gives you an overview of each course. We are always available to chat as well.
Each course is very unique, you won't find any of the material overlaps, therefore it's worth considering your pathway of education.
Our lead trainers are happy to organise a Zoom conference to sit down and go through the curriculum and course details face to face!
If you're interested in this course, we encourage you to reach out. Let's connect!