200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training programs are accredited through Yoga Alliance, under our designation as a Registered Yoga School.
What does this mean… and does it matter? Yes, it absolutely matters! It means each 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training must cover curriculum outlined and approved by Yoga Alliance and it that a minimum set number of hours are allotted to each specific area. Yoga Alliance also requires our program/faculty and administrators to follow stringent ethical guidelines and practices and training standards.
When a student has successfully completed the program they will certified as a Yoga Teacher, qualify for liability insurance, and be ready to teach to the public. The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program encompasses all the elements for Full Certification as a Yoga Teacher in both Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, and is recognized world-wide. Absolutely, no further training is required!.
Curriculum for 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
A Registered Yoga School with a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program (RYS 200) must incorporate training hours in the following educational categories:
Techniques Training and Practice | 100 hours
Includes asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis. View the list of Asana taught in 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training.
Teaching Methodology | 25 hours
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student’s process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga. Although your curriculum may include more than five hours on business aspects of teaching yoga, a maximum of five such hours can be counted.
Anatomy and Physiology | 20 hours
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc). A minimum of five hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga.
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers | 30 hours
Includes the study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers. A minimum of two contact hours must be spent on ethics for yoga teachers.
Note: A minimum of 2 contact hours must be spent on ethics for yoga teachers.
Practicum | 10 hours
Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Note: A minimum of 5 contact hours must be spent actively teaching (not assisting or observing).
Electives | 15 hours
Elective hours to be distributed among educational categories according to the school’s chosen emphasis.
55 Remaining Contact Hours
Contact hours to be distributed among educational categories above according to the school’s chosen emphasis.
TOTAL HOURS | 200 hours
*Note: Of the Total 200 Hours, 180 Hours must be contact hours and be in a classroom setting. The balance may be assigned as non-contact Hours.