200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


200 hour yogaOur 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 certfied 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!.

The most unique benefit of our Yoga Training program is our small classes sizes.  This provides for an intimate and nurturing setting for both students and teacher.

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 a complete list of Asana taught in our 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. 

Upcoming Program Dates

View upcoming program dates and destinations for our 200 Hour Yoga Trainings. 

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