200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher


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Upon Certification, the individual is certified to conduct Yoga Classes, Workshops and Retreats

This is a statement of acceptable ethical and professional behaviour by which all certified Schools must pledge to abide by, conducting the School/Centre in a professional and ethical manner.

Training Standards and Requirements
Standards include, but are not limited to the following OR Equivalent Training in any Tradition or Teaching:

The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course must be led by a 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher or Equivalent in any Tradition or Teaching.


80% of the entire training must be in Contact Hours*

Technical skills - Yoga (110 hours) – 55%
Must including Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation
Training in the above mentioned techniques and/or other Yogic Techniques.

Psychology and Spirituality (20 hours) – 10%
A theoretical study of Yogic, Psychological and Spiritual methods of Self Realization and Healing. These may include but can also vary and include other aspects from the following examples: Koshas, chakras, nadis, Chitta, Manas, Buddhi, Ahamkara, Alayavjnana, Smriti, Samskaras, Vasanas , amongst others.

Anatomy and Physiology (20 hours) - 10%
Anatomy and Physiology and astral/energy/subtle Anatomy and Physiology, benefits of asanas, contraindications. 8 hours must be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga.

Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle (30 hours) - 15%
Philosophy and ethics for the Yoga & Meditation Teacher, and an understanding of how to develop a healthy lifestyle. Study of Yoga or spiritual Scriptures or the Teachings of any of Great Masters (Yoga Sutras, Patanjali,Bhagavad Gita, teachings of the Buddha etc.). This study must include ethics for the yoga teacher and Yogic lifestyle.

Teaching and Communicationskills (20 hours) – 10%
Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, and the student’s process of learning, business aspect of yoga. Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and giving feedback.

Electives hours:
May be contact or non-contact hours distributed among educational categories according to the schools yoga tradition and style.

* Contact Hours: These are defined as hours studied under the supervision or guidance of a Teacher.

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