200 hour Course Structure

How are the hours covered?

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training course adhere to the to Yoga Alliance guidelines and covers the essential educational categories and extra subjects which we believe will help you grow from practitioner to Yoga teacher.

Techniques, Training and Practice

This section covers analytical training, how to teach and practise teaching, includes guided self-practice on the techniques themselves.

— Surya Namaskara
— Asanas from traditional and modern Hatha Yoga
— Bandhas – Energy locks for the body
— Pranayama – Breath extension techniques
— Meditation – Vipassana and Metta practices
— Kriyas – Yogic Cleansing Techniques
— Mantras and Chanting
— Yoga Nidra and Savasana

Training Methodology

— Principles of Adjustments and Demonstration
— Creating a six week course plan
— How to teach a beginners class
— How to sequence classes: from Vinyasa Flow to Hatha Yoga to Restorative Yoga
— Qualities of a great Yoga teacher
— Principles of Vinyasa Krama
— Sequencing and Alignment

Anatomy and Physiology

— Anatomy and Physiology (bones, joints, muscles, organs, bodily systems)
— Healthy Movement and kinesiology
— The Yogic body (Nadis, Chakras Kuṇḍalinī)
— The Yogi Diet and Lifestyle
— Energetic body – The Five Pranas
— The Five Sheaths – Pancha Kośa

Yoga Philosophy

The history and philosophy of Yoga offers a practical insight on the development and broader context of Yoga and its transition to the West. Remaining respectful to both traditional and modern day Yoga styles, with friendly dialogues on the precept of non-violence (ahimsa), and the concepts of dharma (duty) and karma (action).

— The History of Yoga
— The development of Yoga in the West
— Modern Yoga and Yoga Styles
— Yoga Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita
— Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras
— Paths of Yoga, Bhakti, Raja, Karma, Jnana
— Simple Sanskrit pronunciation and meaning
— Ayurveda lifestyle

Teaching Practice

From the onset you will have continuous teaching practice sessions, working in pairs and small groups, which eventually lead to teaching a full group of students. You will have ample opportunity to perfect the art of teaching, with clear guidance, support and encouragement throughout. We are a great believer in teaching what which you practise, and the course provides a good balance for deepening your own practice which in turn helps you to become a great Yoga teacher.

— Regular teaching
— Pair work and group work
— Teaching a live practicum
— Receiving and giving feedback
— Learning through Observation
— Assisting the Course Director in two Yoga classes

The Business and ethics for Yoga Teachers

An essential reality for Yoga teachers in the modern day world is the business side of Yoga. From lesson planning, legal waivers, to setting up classes and finances. You will receive guidelines and support on how to set yourself up, and how to get out there in the big wide Yoga world.

— Yoga as a business and practice
— Classroom protocols and responsibilities
— Marketing yourself as a Yoga Teacher
— Delivering Yoga to health clubs, groups and individuals
— Essential business skills