50 Hour Pranayama Teacher Training

2024 Intakes

May / June: Phillip Island
October: Caulfield

Registrations now open.

50 Hour Pranayama Teacher Training

Join AYAs founder and Senior Teacher for this exciting, practical, and in-depth training in the theory and practice of Patanjali’s 4 th Limb of Yoga, Pranayama.

“The mind controls the body, but the breath controls the mind”.
— Svatmarama, Hatha Pradipika

What the ancients knew through practice and observation, modern medicine and science can now corroborate. We can use our breathing to help us to adapt and thrive according to circumstance and requirement. If we can control our breath, we can control our mind and if we can control our mind, we can control our destiny.

Your breath is your most powerful ally and can be wielded as a trusted tool to help yourself and others to maintain inner equilibrium and mental and physical wellbeing during these uncertain and trying times.

This 50-hour Pranayama Teacher Training is a practical deep dive into the ancient art and practice of breathwork, (Pranayama), whilst drawing on the very latest research and modern practices that have been proven to assist in achieving steadiness and ease of mind and body and to help people achieve the highest levels of health and wellbeing.

Includes daily personal practice and more than 10 hours of teaching practice and feedback ensuring that you both metabolise the practices and techniques and allowing you the opportunity to practice your teaching, receive constructive feedback in real time, and are confident to be able to share the techniques with others.

Each unit of study is designed around a core mental and physical objective. You will explore the theory, science and practices pertaining to each unit from the fields of pranayama and Ayurveda.

Additionally, this course provides the practitioner with an introduction to Ayurvedic concepts as they pertain to those units of study and relevant areas of inquiry. This training is open to all. Not just yoga teachers.

All four units are required to be completed to gain the 50-hour Advanced Pranayama Yoga Teacher qualification under the Yoga Alliance banner.

Completing individual units of the course contributes to CPD points for both Yoga Alliance and Yoga Australia and may be also used to upgrade yoga teacher qualifications. 

Dominique Salerno

Dominique is a veteran of 25 years practice and is a passionate and inspired student, teacher, and facilitator. She has spent the last 2 decades practicing, studying, and teaching in the complimentary fields of Yoga, Pranayama and Ayurveda. This training brings together these areas in a way that makes them accessible and available for you to begin weaving them into your everyday life and practice as well as your yoga classes and workshops.

Dominique’s Pranayama training has made such a significant impact in my life, not only in my yoga practice but most importantly off the mat in my day to day life.

As a yogi I am so much more present in the flow and by complete surprise to me it often feels like I literally have energy flowing through my body. I feel more stable and I feel more alive.

What I am most grateful for is how Dominique’s generous teachings have affected my day to day life. I draw on the Pranayama practices and Ayurvedic teachings continuously throughout my day.

I work in a sometimes intense working environment and Pranayama is my secret weapon – this is just the beginning, a whole new world of wisdom has been opened up to me.

Thank you Dominique, I am forever grateful.

Sam Fernando


Dominique’s style of teaching is warm, inclusive, and passionate.

Her feedback was both constructive and nonjudgmental, giving students confidence and motivation to develop and grown.

When students were nervous Dominique always supported them in a way that kept them grounded.

There is a lovely mix of ancient wisdom and modern research that supports it.

I highly recommend this course, the content and the energy that exudes from Dominique will keep you wanting more.

Pamela Garrity


Dominique’s passion and extensive knowledge is a testament to her dedication in making pranayama relatable and meaningful for modern life.

Steeped in research, this training offers current and relatable insights into the effects of pranayama on body, mind, and spirit.

Expect to be led to a deeper appreciation and understanding of the breath and prana, embedding individualised and general approaches and practice.

Undeniably beneficial for anyone wanting to understand pranayama more intimately.

Julia-Rose Gribble


I’m not overstating when I say Dominique’s 50 hr Pranayama teaching course is life changing.

There is so much more to pranayama than breath work.

The program helped me to consider my own lifestyle as an older person and incorporate rituals that have given me renewed vitality.

Not only that, as a professional family counsellor, I have learnt skills to support Parentline callers who are doing the most important job in the country-raising the next generation.

Dominique has generously collated her life’s work into a systematic curriculum that she presents in an engaging and inspired way.

The content mixes ancient wisdom with contemporary science.

She is the embodiment of the benefits of pranayama on mind, body, and spirit and in my opinion, everyone needs this course right now.

Lucinda Willshire

Graduate (March 2023)

Dominique’s 50 hr Pranayama course is very special, it is empowering.

I feel like I have been given a special key that enables me to continue to walk through life’s many doors and to enter with calm curiosity and without fear.

It has given me the tools to take a peek at the truest version of myself and to rediscover and revive its ‘essence’ and qualities that often become tainted, forgotten or blurred in the course of life.

Thank you, Dominique, for this amazing opportunity!

Athena Lappas

Graduate (March 2023)

Dominique’s Pranayama Training was amazing!

How can one person hold so much inspiring, intriguing and life changing information in her head then choose to share it in such a generous way.

Her humour only adds to the experience as it is refreshing and stops it all getting too serious!

I have learnt so much about my Pranayama practise and how to show others the way into the world of the breath….thank you, eternally grateful.

Debbie Marks

Graduate (March 2023)

Attending Dominque’s 50 hour Pranayama Teacher Training has been one of the most important things that I have ever done for myself.

I came away from the course feeling ultra confident, inspired and with a richer understanding and appreciation of healing and the human body.

In both my personal and healing practice I began implementing the techniques immediately and noticed these to be extremely potent vehicles for wellness.

Dominique’s heart centered teaching style is heavily embedded with sound practical techniques, ancient wisdom, modern scientific knowledge, and her sparkly warmth & humour.

I highly recommend Dominique’s Pranayama Teacher Training to anyone who loves things that are absolutely awesome!

Rebecca Jade

Graduate (March 2023)

I have just completed the 50 Hour Pranayama course with Dominique, and it was nothing short of brilliant.

Her understanding and passion in this area is second to none.

The way she passionately delivers the information is unique. Whether you are a student of life, a student of yoga or a yoga teacher, there is so much to be learnt in this field of Pranayama and Dominique will inspire (pun intended) you!

Flip Shelton

Graduate (March 2023)

I absolutely loved every minute of it and have learnt so much.

It has given me an even bigger appetite for further training, and I will be keeping a close eye on future courses that you run.

You have a very special talent for delivering a lot of complex and detailed information in a very simple and precise way.

Kathryn Anderson


In the last two years I have done two courses with you: teachers yoga training and now pranayama. These two courses have saved my life and my family.

Before I started my yoga course, my family was torn apart I did not want to live anymore. I hated myself and lacked self-confidence.

With these two courses you have changed the way I see life, you have giving me the tools to be able to love life and love who I am. My life has a whole new purpose, I understand why I think, feel and do the things I do. I now understand my self and with these tools I can help my children to live a fulfilled, healthy loving life.

Thank you, Dominique please keep doing what you are doing. So many women need your loving touch and knowledge so they can pass on to their children.

Korina McKenzie


Dominique is a teacher who knows her material to an academic level, plans her teaching meticulously and resources it generously. Yet has the ability to present it with warmth, humour and clarity which makes it highly accessible.

Mark Wilcock


Dominique possesses astounding knowledge and ties together both the tradition of pranayama and the modern science of breathing and physiology in a thoroughly engaging way.

She shares with unflinching generosity and utmost respect to her teachers and her students.

I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to deepen their understanding and their practice.

Irene Malamas


I cannot emphasize enough how valuable Dominique’s Pranayama course is.

As someone interested in health and well-being from a multidisciplinary/holistic perspective, I entered the course with a desire to deepen my knowledge and was thoroughly impressed.

Dominique’s multi-dimensional approach to pranayama, incorporating philosophy, science, and history, made the material so engaging and informative.

Her expertise is apparent in how she shares an incredible wealth of knowledge with such enthusiasm that you leave feeling invigorated, inspired, and, most importantly, like you’ve learnt something new.

I highly recommend this course to anyone looking to learn more about themselves and the fundamental importance of breath, the very essence of life.

Regardless of your background, you will find value in this course.

Lindsey Hipgrave

Graduate (March 2023)

The Pranayama 50 hour course with Dominique was life changing. Literally life changing. It’s the ‘yoga’ in breathwork. True, authentic Pranayama.

Dominique is such a breath of fresh air (pun intended). Her knowledge and experience are only exceeded by her passion and enthusiasm. What a woman, Dominique, I am in awe of you and forever your humble student.

The sessions are broken down into accessible pieces yet flow with authenticity and are layered with ah-ha moments. It is the perfect combination of ancient yogic wisdom and modern science, all blended into relatable content for the modern-day human.

Whether this is your first exposure to yogic wisdom, or you are an experienced Yoga Teacher, you will walk away from this course with an understanding of the how’s and why’s of Pranayama, plus the skills to create your own practice and to confidently and skilfully guide others. YTT only scratches the surface!

I highly, HIGHLY recommend this course.

Kristi Sinclair

Graduate (March 2023)

I did the 50 hour pranayama teaching course with Dominique and I’m very happy I did!

It took my passion for pranayama to the next level. From breathing for my own health benefit to teaching and helping people to breathe and feel better. And this was a huge shift for me!

I learned so much: proper techniques, their benefits and correct use.

Loved the course’s hands-on experience with well-planned fully supported practicums.

The course is carefully thought through, logical and packed with info.

It also helped me to advance my own practice and make it more stable and consistent.

When choosing the course, it was important to me that the teacher lives what she teaches, and Dominique does exactly that.

She has wealth of knowledge and experience. So, it was a no brainer for me.

If you want to advance yourself in pranayama and start teaching straight away, then this is it!

Lana Drapezzo

Graduate (March 2023)

Dominique teaches you practical ways to incorporate pranayama practice into your daily life that cater to your individual needs.

Not only am I now reaping the rewards in my own life, but I get to share the benefits of pranayama with others.

This course gave me the confidence and skills to effectively guide pranayama techniques in yoga classes with youth and adults.

I always felt valued in Dominique’s warm, nurturing company and am grateful for the impact her teachings have had on my life.

Hayley Bonnici

Graduate (March 2023)