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200hr Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training

Transform your meditation and movement practice

Too often, yoga classes give cool effects, but no real results. 

It can take years before we realise we are going in circles. 

We wonder, “is it possible for yoga to take us into deep meditation, heal our nervous system, bring fitness in the body and transform our mind?"

Functional Flow is born out of this inquiry. Not only is it possible, it is natural and simple, easy to learn and share. Designed to be relevant and meaningful, you can rest in confidence that a functional approach actually changes the way our body, mind and emotions function.

Luckily, there is a way to get all the meaningful transformation we most desire and need.

A functional approach will completely set you apart as a yoga teacher, and bring a deep, embodied wisdom to your own practice.

The Functional Flow Teacher Training 2021 offers you

  • A map for mastering mind, emotions, spirituality and evolution that is functional

  • A yoga practice that is actually therapeutic, not purely aesthetic

  • A meditation practice that is inspiring, interesting and effortless

  • A massive upgrade in your own intelligence, clarity and evolution

  • A clear map of how to teach movement and meditation

  • Comprehensive understanding of what yoga is, its history and its pitfalls

  • Connection to your alignment and uniqueness

  • Business and leadership development and mentoring

  • Anatomy for functional movement & Nervous system regulation

What is Functional Flow?

Functional strength and functional spirituality principles woven into a trauma-informed group practice.

Moving meditation can open up profound insights and healing. 

Functional Flow teaches us how to love moving.

If we are going to spend our precious time in a yoga class, we want to experience fitness, release, joy, healing and awareness of our infinite nature.

This unique style that blends enquiry into our infinite nature with functional, strength building and therapeutic movements of the body.

Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned teacher, we guarantee that the foundations of this style will change everything for you.



✔  Self-paced online modules

✔ 10 in-person sessions over 10 months with Ava

✔ Simple, deep tools that you can understand, practice and share

✔ Ready-made class plans and sequences

✔ On-demand library of classes and trainings 

✔ Trauma-informed trainings 

Time for reflection and personal development 

Ava Irani, Your Teacher

Founder of Spanda School & Functional Spirituality

Hi, I’m Ava. I’m delighted to offer the Functional Flow Teacher Training as a synthesis of my life’s work as a yoga and meditation teacher. Over the past 12 years, I’ve been exploring, both, the depths and the surface of spiritual practice. I spent 6 years living in yoga communities, renouncing normal life and practicing rigorously. Since moving back to Australia, I have been more interested in how to integrate deep spiritual practice into daily life, and how to optimise and clarify personal purpose and expression.

I’ve completed 2000+ hours of yoga training and my personal practice is well over 10,000 hours. With 5000+ hours of yoga and meditation teaching under my belt, I’ve delivered multiple yoga teacher trainings through my studio, Spanda School, in Australia and abroad. I’m sharing this because I have spent over a decade navigating the enormous number of pitfalls that lie on the yoga and spirituality path.

I’m thrilled to report that it gets easier to practice stillness when you simplify and refine your approach. If you’re interested in an approach that priorities meaningful results, and creates a connection with your students for life, then I would be delighted to guide you on your next steps of yoga and meditation training.
Ava Irani, Functional Spirituality & Spanda School

How to book & 2021 pricing options

All trainees will need to press the APPLY NOW button and submit an application.

Once your application has been approved select either the full payment or payment plan option

2021 In Person Dates

In-person modules for the 2021 program are held at Spanda School in Fremantle from 12noon - 5:30pm over the below dates.

2021 Dates

2022 Dates

Saturday October 9th

Saturday November 6th

Saturday December 4th


A 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate is awarded upon the completion of these items within the 2021 course timeframe.

  • Attendance of all 10 in-person modules

  • 25 yoga classes at Spanda School (in studio or live stream)

  • 7 day silent retreat (to be booked and paid for seperately)

  • Completion of all on-line quizzes

  • Completion of all on-line modules

Let's do this the right way.

What if spirituality was simple?

What if the most direct path to Self-Realization brought us back to our common sense? What if we harnessed intuition, healing, community and nature on our pursuit of Self-Knowledge?

Meeting you where you are.

The best part about the Functional Flow Yoga Teacher Training is that it is designed to meet each individual where they are. Our 1:1 mentoring will help to untangle the obstacles and isolate what is most meaningful and relevant for you. With 100’s of handpicked resources, we will design a study program to go along with your group practice to make sure this is 10 months of incredible evolution.

This program is not for you

If you don’t have a sense of urgency inside to rise up into the most balanced version of yourself. If you don’t feel that you can trust the program or your facilitators, and if you don’t play full out. I recommend booking a short call with me or to fill out the application form to see if this course is right for you. Spaces are limited, and the group is carefully curated.


Jules Ward

Deep love for Spanda School! Being a part of this community has added so much depth and love to my life. The meditation, yoga, courses, events, groups, retreats are all incredible and such an open and welcoming community. Ava is amazing and her teachings are so well articulated. The space feels like home. 5/5 stars

Emma Lou

From my experiences, the teachers are ''True''. I don't really know how else to describe it. the school is authentic, welcoming, offers unique workshops and events, and is very passionate about teaching intelligent Yoga.

Stefanos Sifandos

A beautiful space to connect, be nurtured, explore safely and grow within. Highly recommended. More than Yoga & Mindfulness - a community to expand and learn more about who you are.

2021 Functional Flow Yoga Teacher Training

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FAQ for the 2021 FFYTT Program

  • What is the hourly workload per week?

    There will be 1 hour average of study per week as you make your way through the online trainings. There is at least 1 compulsory in-studio session per month. We recommend attending yoga regularly at the studio however the requirement is 25 over the 10 months.

  • Will I be able to teach yoga after completing this course?

    This course provides you with knowledge required to offer yoga and meditation sessions. See Ava's article about yoga certifications here: www.spandaschool.com/yoga-teacher-training-demystified/

  • I'm not sure if I am the right fit for this program. How will I know?

    We recommend to fill out the application form - you will know after that if its the right fit or not as it asks you to reflect on key areas. You can always book in a 10 minute chat with Ava to discuss your suitability. Contact us to receive the booking link.

  • I want to learn about meditation and deepen my connection to myself, not teach yoga, is this course suitable for me?

    At least half of our attendees complete this course for personal reasons. This course presents information about the mind, body, emotions, spirituality and relating to life. It offers insight, training and perspective across many fronts.

  • Refunds

    Places are limited to 12 participants. Please note no refunds are given.

  • Do I require any special software for the course?

    No. The course will be hosted on Thinkific. No additional software is required.

  • What currency are payments charged in?

    All payments are charged in Australian Dollars and include GST for Australian Residents.

  • Copyright

    The course material is copyrighted and passing on or sharing the course material to another party is prohibited.