This 300hr Yoga course is fully approved by the Yoga Alliance 

We were the first Yoga School in South Africa to receive Yoga Alliance accreditation for our 300 (500hr) teacher training.

Advance your teaching and your practice to become a Registered Yoga Alliance 500 hr Yoga Teacher

You do not have to be an advanced practitioner nor an experienced Teacher to join us to learn, improve your practice and get stronger.

The course will include live ONLINE sessions, lectures, classes, presentations, as well as strength and flexibility training, You will also have access to Jenni Rawling’s Yoga Membership site and all her amazing anatomy videos and classes for 2 months of the course. 


Online only
16 July – 15 August AND 3 September – 3 October


Wednesdays 5-8pm (specific Wednesdays). (ONLINE FOR ALL)
Fridays 5-8pm (ONLINE FOR ALL)
Saturdays 9-6pm, Sundays 9-6pm (ONLINE)
Self study via website videos to be done during the week


Wellness Connection 200hr Teachers, students and unemployed Teachers: 
ONLINE:     R18,000

Other 200hr Teachers:
ONLINE:     R21,000

Deposit of R5,000 to secure your place
PAYMENT PLAN IN  3 payments

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

All course materials. 500hr Yoga Teacher Training manual plus website videos and access to Jenni Rawlings membership site for 2 months.

All daily session recorded and available on our YouTube channel.  Please email for our schedule. 

We do not expect you to be an advanced yogi, nor super fit or flexible.  We expect that you have a yoga practice, a love for yoga and a commitment to the course and to your practice.

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 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. 


This is our 7TH 500HR RYT course.  We have run over 35 200hr Yoga Teacher Training courses and many short YACEP teacher courses too.

The 500hr course is when your love of yoga will soar. You will commit to studying on a much deeper level, to become a more empowered, skilful, yoga practitioner.  

What matters is your love of yoga. The advanced course is advanced in that we will inspire you, you will go deeper enhancing your yoga knowledge, your practice, your teaching (if you teach) and you will leave loving and knowing yoga even more.

Please contact Catherine if you have any queries, as simple as they may seem. We are happy to help you.


Our 500hr Teachers called us a Mini Yoga University – and that is what we are. Yoga Education and  Yoga Teacher Training is what we specialise in.

All our courses are Yoga Alliance (US) accredited.

We were the first studio to be qualified to offer a Yoga Alliance (US) Advanced 300/500 hr Yoga Alliance approved Teacher Training in South Africa. All of our lead Teachers are 500hr Yoga Alliance Teachers, the highest qualification one can have.We are hugely experienced in both 200 and 300/500 hour Yoga Teacher Training.


Our course is structured so that we can offer you a real insight into many different aspects of yoga, but with core themes running through the course that will give you a deeper level of practice and knowledge.

The Core Themes:
Pose practice
Strength and flexibility training
Peak pose applied anatomy with Vinyasa classes linked to the anatomy
Sequencing movement science
Teaching skills –  beginners, workshops, courses, retreats, zoom, adjustments. 

Around the 
Core Themes we introduce you to Speciality areas
Hatha for Seniors
Hot 26
Modern Vinyasa
Pre Natal Yoga
Yoga for Bigger Bodies
Iyengar style prop use
Pilates for Yoga Teachers
Philosophy and History
Mindfulness and Mediation
Restorative Yoga
Yoga in the Community and Yoga in Corporates
Accessible Yoga
Business of Yoga


We do a significant amount of practical training on the course. 

We ask everyone what they would like to work on, and we build a programme to suit the groups needs. 

We see transformations in your practice BECAUSE on top of classes and pose workshops we add training time to work on strengthening, flexibility and skill work.


We also understand that most people shudder when they hear the word….anatomy… so for those that fear anatomy, be assured EVERYTHING you learn is completely related to yoga poses – we get up and move and point and see, adjust, laugh, play……and understand. Pose anatomy is our passion and we really know our stuff.   Be prepared to be surprised. 

We learn what stretching really is, what happens to our muscles in yoga practice, how to use load to strengthen to help us with arm balances, backbends and inversions, what flexibility training works….and much more.


You will learn how to structure peak poses classes, private sessions or beginners, intermediate and advanced levels as well as developing skills to build workshops and courses.

You may not be teaching but this will help you understand how to structure your own yoga sessions.  


Advanced Sequencing is what we specialise in at the Wellness Connection,  a understanding of the anatomical, physical training and cognitive (brain action) needs of a peak pose, and a knowing of how to bring those elements into a well designed Vinaysa Flow class for all levels of practitioners.


The 300/500hr Yoga Teacher Training course is taught by LEAD teachers Catherine Wilkinson, Laura Norton and  Tarryn James and  all 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 ( , Jason Crandell ( 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. An daily 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


We do not provide accommodation, however the Wellness Connection Studio is situated in a ‘holiday’ area with many, many Air BnBs and lodges within walking distance to suit all budgets. We suggest you search Air BnB Hout Bay Longkloof Road area. Please ask if you need any more help. 

The course consists of 300 hours of advanced Yoga Teacher Training, which, with your Yoga Alliance approved 200 hour training certificate, comprises the 500 hours needed to register with the Yoga Alliance.

Register for the 300/500hr Yoga Teacher Training Course