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The Mandala 200 

200hr Yoga Teacher Training

with Tara South

1st - 30th November 2021

"It is here where my soul recognises your soul, where there is no distance or difference between us. It is here where we breathe the same air, we share a very similar skin and we walk upon the same earth.
It is here where we are the same, where we are one"

~ Tara South ~

This Is The Time For You To Embody Your Passion

Immerse yourself into a life changing yogic experience. You will be living, breathing, eating, and practising yoga with a group of fellow students with the same hunger to connect, learn and commit to the traditions of yoga. 


Dive deep and learn what kind of teacher you will become, discover your levels of resilience and your strength in absorbing knowledge

Hello, I'm Tara...​

 I'm happy to meet you here and now...
Yoga is not what I do, it's my lifestyle. It’s my medicine, my rituals, my guidance, my coming home. My passion is to share it with the world.
Through my 20 years of discipline in the art of yoga, and my more recent trauma therapy background, I have deepened, discovered and expanded. This is my path, and it is ever-evolving. It's what I share with you on and off the mat. It's the REAL DEAL! To simply observe and let the truth unravel, allowing us to build and deepen connections

I'd be honoured to guide you through
The Mandala 200 to help you discover your real deal.

The Mandala 200

Join me, Tara, this November for a Yoga Alliance Accredited 200hr Yoga Teacher Training immersive course. 


Embody your passion for yoga with a month-long immersive journey of living, breathing, and practising yoga. It's going to be intense, expansive and life changing. It’s time to dive deep and learn what kind of teacher you will become, your levels of resilience and your uptake of knowledge.

Our space to learn is the wonderful Open Mind Space in Newcastle. Each morning we will meet early in the new upstairs sala, our private cocoon that will provide a nurturing, safe space for you to blossom. 

I have the honour of leading the training. But it cannot be done without the amazing Mandala YMR team who come together from different backgrounds and lineages to share their knowledge, passion and devotion with you. It’s time to dive deep and learn what kind of teacher you will become, your levels of resilience and your uptake of knowledge.
Our experienced and accredited teachers will guide you through each energetic day. Your training will be taught in Sanskrit and English as we are dedicated to upholding the custom and culture of Yoga as a practical life aid - not a religion. We give you the tools and attention for you to expand into the best version of you in the here and now! Grasp what it means to be a teacher in servitude to your students. 

Our 200hr teacher training has been designed to take you out of your norm and immerse you in a yoga lifestyle. You’ll be nestled safely under my wing for a month until you are ready to fly!

Are you really ready? 

If you are truly ready for your 200 YTT, you will be prepared for:
  • A month of long, exhausting, intense days
  • Sharing everything with a group of new people, and maybe some personalities you find testing
  • An emotional journey of love, hate, exhaustion, insecurities, pride and pure joy 
  • To learn learn learn, and after your day in the sala, do some homework
  • More truth bombs, like this one
  • Leaving not as a teacher, but still as a student, ready to immerse themselves further and build on the foundations we have given you
  • The most fulfilling, cherishing, beautiful experience of your life that will take you and your heart by surprise

What's it like taking part in the Mandala 200hr YTT,

Hear from some of our graduates!

Typical Day:

6.00 - 6.30: Meditation
6.30 - 8.30: Practice
8.30 - 9.30: Mantra and Sutras
9.30- 10.30: Breakfast
10.30 - 13.30: Theory/Pose Clinic/Teaching Assessments
13.30 - 15.30: Lunch Break
15.30 - 17.00: Theory, Anatomy, Philosophy
17:00 - 18.30: Meditation and Evening Practice




200hr Yoga Alliance Accredited Yoga Teacher Certification

What's Included​:

  • Breakfast and lunch every day​
  • Water, tea and coffee are available all-day
  • All yoga equipment (bring your own mat if you'd prefer)
  • Comprehensive training and all training manuals

"I had no idea that through Tara’s teaching I would genuinely unlock another side of me that I’d never met before! "

~ Holly (UK)

Price & Payment Options

Mandala YMR and The Open Mind Space are very passionate about inclusivity and believe that Yoga Teacher Training courses should be accessible for all. We hope that anyone who wishes to take part in The Mandala 200 feels they can apply no matter their circumstances.

Unlimited Members (at the Open Mind Space): $4,795
Non-Members: $4,995
(Payment Plans Available - Enquire Here)
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  • How do I book?
    As a 200hr YTT is an intense, life-changing experience, we want to ensure that the people who book on are ready for the course. Therefore we ask you to apply for your position using the form linked in the buttons on this page.
  • I have more questions before applying...
    We are more than happy to answer any of your questions about the course! Please contact us at for any questions you have about The Mandala 200.
  • Can anyone take part in the training?
    Yes! We of course welcome anyone to join the training. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can only invite Australians to apply to take part in the course. As the course will be done in person, participants need to be living or be able to travel to Newcastle in NSW. Please check all restrictions before applying for your postion.
  • Will the course be online?
    We have every intention to make the course in person. However, with ongoing changes in Covid-19 restrictions, we are prepared to move the course online, whether that is partially or fully. If this move occurs, this will not impact on the experience promised.
  • What are the dates of the YTT?
    The course starts on the 1st November and finishes on the 30th November. This will be an intensive course, so classes will be every day with minimal days off (which are suggested to be used to prepare for assessments).
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