We are a Mini Yoga University and we believe that Yoga Teachers want to continue their education and learning far beyond the scope of a 500hr Teacher Training course.  Our 800/1000 hr advanced yoga teachers certification is a continuation of our 500hr program and offers the highest caliber of training in many Yoga specialities. This certification process is open to 500hr Yoga Teachers and is done on a modular basis through completion of Wellness Connection Teacher training courses. 


Each course is accredited with a set amount of hours that contributes to the 800hr or 1000hr Wellness Connection certification.

 Costs are individual course dependant


300hr Repeat Course: Our 300hr course is updated annually with the new research. We offer reduced rates for repeat 300hr trainees. 
Pregancy Yoga 
Aerial Yoga 
Yin Yoga 
Kids Yoga 
Pilates for Yoga 
Anatomy for Yoga 
Mindfulness and Mediation 
Hot 26 Yoga 

The800/1000 course is done at your own pace. There is no time restriction to complete the program. You choose and design your own program, choosing the courses that resonate with you.  Courses are offered online and in person.  

In order to be acccepted on the 800/1000 hour track you must have completed a 300hr Wellness Connection Teacher Training course. 

We require that you have high standards, accept equity in yoga and commit to doing no harm. You should be ethically aligned with our code of conduct, fully supportive of your fellow trainees, avoid discrimination, keep confidentiality, and commit to no harm.

Please refer to the Acceptance Criteria, Payment conditions & Student discounts for YOGA Teacher Training for full details.

Should a course be cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns and restrictions trainees can either have a full refund or postpone to a course at a later date. We strongly recommend that clients who need to book accommodation and travel insure that they will be able to change or refund their travel arrangements should Covid 19 government policy recommend social distancing or ban gathering. Please note that Air BnB and most Hotel policies have this rule in place but it is better to confirm with the hosts and your booking agent.  

To protect our trainees we will not accept any trainee who has recently come from a high risk area nor a person in contact with someone from a high risk area without proof of a negative Covid19 result. Trainees must sign an affidavit confirming no high risk contact and commit to no high risk contact during the course. 


Our course is structured so that we can offer you a real insight into many different aspects of yoga. There are many modules to choose from.

REPEAT the 300HR Yoga Teacher Training course – keep up to date 
Hatha for Seniors (coming in 2022)
Hot 26
Yin Yoga
Pregnancy Yoga

Pilates for Yoga Teachers
Aerial Yoga
Kids Yoga
Yoga Anatomy
Strength & Flexibility for Yoga
Philosophy and History
Mindfulness and Meditation
Social Media and Marketing course
Yoga Sequencing


 The courses are taught by many is taught by LEAD teachers including Catherine Wilkinson, Laura Norton and  Tarryn James and all 1000hr Wellness Connection Yoga and Yoga Alliance Experienced 500hr Teachers (E-RYT 500). Teachers have been lead trainers on over 25 Yoga Teacher Trainings and have thousands of hours of teaching time registered with the Yoga Alliance. All teachers have studied extensively specialising in yoga pose anatomy and anatomical advanced sequencing for peak poses, as well as their own specialised area of yoga.

Specialist area teachers include Monique Rodgers, Roxann Jones, Sydney Edwards, and Bev Slauck


Catherine’s speciality is yoga pose anatomy and sequencing. She has studied anatomy and physiology at BSc and Masters level. Catherine considers Jenni Rawlings @jennirawlings her teacher in applied anatomy and movement science. Other teachers have included Jules Mitchell (www.julesmitchell.com) , Jason Crandell (jasonyoga.com) as well as many others.   


200 & 500 LEAD Pose Demonstration, Pose Analysis and Adjustment Teacher Trainer. Laura has been teaching yoga for 12 years and
leading Teacher Training courses for 8 years.  Laura’s background is in ballet, Pilates, Iyengar and Vinyasa Yoga.


Tarryn James is an E-RYT 500 hr Teacher, Lead Teacher Trainer, Occupational Theraist and creator of Yoga South Africa. Tarryn teaches at several studios, covering many styles of yoga including Yin, Hatha, Kids Yoga and Vinyasa Flow.  

Jenni Rawlings has completed a wealth of training in the field of yoga, anatomy, biomechanics and human movement. We are so fortunate to team up with Jenni for the 300hr through access to her Membership workshops and classes. 


Francoise Schall-Wakai - Washington DC

The Wellness Connection Teacher trainings (200hr and 300hrs) are incredibly well conceived and structured. Catherine and her team not only ensure a high standard of teaching but also an equally high degree of enthusiasm. The program has a rational and science based approach: yoga anatomy, posture analysis, sequencing, adjustment, strength building, well researched history and philosophy of yoga. Critical mindset are the tools, among others that you will acquire. Adaily yoga training, pose workshops give you the self understanding needed to progress with your yoga practice. This approach empowers you to take your confidence higher, no matter what your age or your anatomy. Catherine is the most inspirational yoga teacher and is incredibly generous of her time and knowledge. She enables a continuity of learning and sharing of experiences that contribute to a life long journey of yoga teaching.

Francoise Schall-Wakai (500hr teacher) Washington DC


Beverley Slauck - South Africa

500hr Teacher. Yogazone, Yoga Spirit and B Yoga teacher.

The course was absolutely brilliant and transformed my teaching completely! It was not only anatomically extremely informative but loads of fun too. My own practice has improved tremendously as well. I am very thankful for all the continued help (you can always ask anything at any time!). I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who wishes to improve their own practice and teaching.

Caro Poulter - Germany

Tarryn James

Mandy Hewlett - South Africa

500hr Teacher. Yoga Studio Owner. TYC Hout Bay Cape Town

Catherine is an exceptional teacher who puts her heart and soul into every class she teaches. Catherine possesses a knowledge and wisdom way beyond that of any yoga teacher I have encountered. Her knowledge of anatomy is exceptional in the Yoga world and her personal approach to teaching was something I had never encountered before, nor since.  I would absolutely recommend the TT to anyone who loves Yoga as much as I do. 

Aine Driscoll - Ireland

Jason Crandell - USA

Rolaine Patterson - South Africa

Owner YamaYoga. 500hr Teacher. 

This is an empowering course. After this course with the Wellness Connection I understand how to inspire and assist my students on a much deeper level, from a grounding in knowledge and compassion. And in return I have seen my students learn and flourish. And even now, long after the completion of the 500hr TTC, we teachers are all still connected at the Wellness Connection, continuing to learn, and share our experiences. 

Roxann Wild - Mauritius

Tarryn Mackeown - South Africa

Sandy Cornish - South Africa

500 hr Teacher. Yoga Teacher City Rock Cape Town 

To all you Yogis out there, I highly recommend this course as the teachers are warm, funny, and very knowledgeable in yoga asana and anatomy. I have found this course very helpful in my teaching and my confidence in sequencing has improved. My personal practice has deepened too.  

Firdose Moonda - South Africa

Floriane Legras - France


The education I received on my Yoga Teacher training put me on my path to work on an amazing Yoga path, and I would not have done this if not for the high standard of training I received at the Wellness Connection


Tegan Burger - South Africa

Bianca McHarg- South Africa

Owner B-Yoga Studio. 500hr Teacher.

It’s hard to think of my 300 hour advanced TT experience as anything other than life changing. This was because everything I thought and felt about yoga was turned on its head and shaken up! At Wellness Connection you are challenged to not only look at what and how you teach… but also why? This is where Catherine and her team are in a league of their own. No other yoga institution puts anatomy first.  At Wellness Connection I was taught not to just accept what was put in front of me, but rather to practice, research, question and discover. This TT quite literally changed my life.And I’m pretty sure it will change yours too.  Namaste

Claire Lowen - South Africa

Dewlene Africa - South Africa

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