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The most comprehensive
online yoga
teacher training

(approved and accredited by Yoga Alliance)

200 hour teacher training with Julie Montagu

Led by Julie Montagu, veteran yoga teacher trainer and award-winning instructor with 15 years teaching experience and setting the standard for online yoga teacher training.

Become a Whole Self Yoga Teacher

A highly structured, interactive, online yoga teacher training.

High quality videos
Digital and paper manuals
Non-graded quizzes
Review and revisit whenever you like! Lifetime access!

Accountability towards online yoga teacher training certification includes:

Personal yoga practice log book
Practice teacher yoga log book
Non-graded quizzes
Homework assignments
Digital written exam
20 minute recorded practical exam – recorded as a video and sent to me

Graduates who complete all module requirements, homework assignments and pass both the written and practical exams will receive a 200-hour Whole Self Yoga certification and Yoga Alliance certification.

* Whole Self Yoga 200 Hour online Teacher Training is approved through Yoga Alliance.

Explore our curriculum

Our curriculum combines written materials, video lectures, live sessions, guest teachers and support.

Written Materials

Whole Self Yoga Manuals

5 manuals detailing asana, cues, eastern and western philosophy, anatomy, sequencing, energy channels, Ayurveda, business of yoga and much more.

Live Classes

Live practices

Live classes with Julie  are scheduled throughout your training. Open to all levels, feeling challenged through fun yet accessible sequences.


Practice with Julie

Dedicating time to a consistent practice is an important part of your training. To make this experience flexible for you, we have uploaded on the Whole Self Yoga e-learning platform over 50 on-demand classes with Julie ranging from Dynamic, Mandala, Restorative, Yoga for the hamstrings, hips, spine and more. These classes can count towards your 50 required yoga practices and will be available to you for a year.

On-demand lectures

With so much to learn, we are thrilled to bring you pre-recorded content that you can pause, rewind and fully absorb. Over 95 video lessons covering all the core topics, anatomy, sequencing and posture tutorials.


Retain Knowledge

Embedded in our e-learning platform are non-graded quizzes to test your knowledge and help you retain what you’ve just learned. Revisit and review our e-learning platform and quizzes as much as you need!

What’s inside?

The topics covered include:

Postures (asana)

Intention (sankalpa)

Breath work (pranayama)

History and Philosophy of yoga

Structuring a class

The art of verbal adjustments

Authentic voice

Theming a class

Sequencing a class


Self-care in yoga and every day


Setting life goals

Building your passion

Creating purpose

Topic Details

Intention (sankalpa)

An intention can be as simple as a word that represents a value which you’d like to incorporate into your life. The idea is that it becomes a statement you can call upon to remind you of your true nature and guide your choices. You don’t have to limit a sankalpa to just yoga, it can and should be applied to all areas of your life.

Breathwork (pranayama)

Pranayama are breathing exercises which clear the physical and emotional obstacles in our body to free the breath and release the flow of prana – life energy – within the body. Through the regular and sustained practice of pranayama, you can supercharge your whole body! The way that we move, think, act and especially breathe contributes to the flow and vitality of prana – the universal energy that runs through us and everything around us.

History and philosophy of yoga

Some of the earliest yoga text are traced back to the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras, all combining ideas and knowledge of yoga. These texts are where Yoga began. Included are the eight limbs of yoga – a process for reaching clarity or enlightenment. These eight limbs are meant to be completed gradually – not as individual steps or procedures but instead like the intricate weaving of threads.

Postures (asana)

The daily practices are dedicated to challenging students and strengthening your foundation. Students will learn to deepen their practice, their breath in and out of the poses and find their balance between strength and flexibility. This will be supported by a Posture (asana) library manual which details all of the postures included in the Whole Self training.

Structuring a class

Whole Self follows a simple flow and progression. The exact postures may vary in every class, but should build on one another, moving from simple to complex: Centering/Breathing, Active Practicing/Focusing, Deeper Stretching and Relaxing/Meditating. Each of these will be covered in detail, putting the most emphasis on the asana section.

Authentic voice

Yours is the only truth that you can genuinely, authentically speak for you – not trying to be the voice for anyone else or pretending to be the voice of someone else.

Theming a class

You will learn to theme your classes. For example, you may choose to teach a class focused on hip-openers. To do so means paying attention to the logical progression of postures and how they are related to the hips.


There are seven major energy centres in the body that control the flow of energy and this energy flows and extend into an energetic field that surrounds the body. Learning about each centre and what physical and emotion correlation it represents can help you work through different areas of your life and give you another tool for teaching your students.

Self-care in yoga and every day

When we nourish ourselves and start to incorporate even the smallest moments of self-care we tap into an energy within us that has always been there, even when we are depleted. This energy is different to the energy that powers us through the day. It allows us to slow down, to listen to our gut instincts and to ourselves.


The connection between our love of food and our consumption is the driver of many of today’s health problems. Building an understanding of nutrition and an understanding of the Ayurvedic way of eating can help improve your relationship with food.

Setting life goals, building your passion, and creating your purpose

As the Whole Self method was created to help you live a full, healthy, and inspired life both within and outside of the yoga studio we use our training time to help you clarify your goals and nurture your passion for life.

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Enrol anytime

Course fee: $999 (USD)

My best material from 15 years of teaching:

5 comprehensive Teacher Training manuals
95x on-demand video lectures covering all the core topics, anatomy, sequencing and posture video tutorials
Non-graded digital quizzes
50x yoga classes to be logged in your class journal
Free access to all my online live and on-demand classes during the course


Frequently asked questions

Do I automatically qualify as a yoga teacher by attending this course?

To qualify as a teacher you are required to participate fully in the course, complete all videos and pass the written and practical exam. We do not sell certifications. Under no circumstances does payment ensure certification. All certifications are merit-based only and students must meet all requirements for graduation.

Who is Whole Self Yoga accredited with?

This Online 200-Hour Whole Self Yoga course is Yoga Alliance certified which will enable you to teach anywhere in the world.

Can I do the course if I’m pregnant?

Our advice would be to wait after the birth of your baby.

What happens if I’m working with an injury?

Depending on the nature of your injury, you may want to contact us during the application process to assess whether your injury will impact your participation.

How do I apply?

Please apply using the button above which will take you to an online form.

Who teaches on the course?

Julie Montagu is the Lead Teacher and oversees the whole programme.

What happens if I want to leave the course?

Transfer to another course is not allowed except in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of Julie Montagu.

Do I need to be a certain level of yoga in order to do the teacher training?

We recommend that you have had a consistent yoga practice of at least one year and are comfortable practicing in the Vinyasa Flow style.

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Talk to us

We recognize that choosing a program can be overwhelming. Please reach out to us if you need guidance, have any questions or are unsure where to start. We are here to help you in any way we can. xx Julie

If you have any questions, please email

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