Yoga Teacher Diploma 200-Hours

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Learn from the best yoga therapists

Get your 200 Hours certificate

an international Yoga Alliance accredited training

In Person

3 Weeks

RYS

From €3.395

200 Hours Diploma

Learn to teach yoga with The Yoga Therapy Institute’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, which uniquely integrates Yoga Therapy principles and is instructed by experienced C-IAYT Yoga Therapists. Led by a world-class faculty with over 30 years of combined experience in training, teaching, and practicing yoga, this comprehensive program prepares you to skilfully share your knowledge and practice of yoga with others.

Our curriculum comprises three in-depth module weeks, ensuring you develop the necessary skills to teach and practice yoga safely, with awareness and confidence. We continually update the training content to incorporate new research findings and innovative practical applications, setting high standards for the education of yoga Teachers.

The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training equips students with everything you need to be a compassionate yoga teacher in today’s modern society. We foster a collaborative, inspiring, and supportive environment while honouring the history and traditions of Yoga.

What makes our training unique

  • ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL. The Yoga Therapy Institute’s 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training takes a very accessible and mindful approach to the teaching of yoga.
  • PRIORITISES SAFETY. Although yoga in general, can be considered a curative practice. We’ll show you how to teach in a manner that prioritises safety, individuality, and consideration of all circumstances that might affect one’s practice.
  • TRAUMA-INFORMED APPROACH. Our entire training incorporates a trauma-informed perspective, which is rarely found in other standard 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training courses.
  • LEARN FROM THE BEST. The faculty have all been trained at The Yoga Therapy Institute to become certified Yoga Therapists, making them specialists in their areas of expertise, and professionals in the field of teaching yoga correctly and safely.
  • EXCELLENT TRAINING METHODOLOGY. Our educational and interactive training techniques will guarantee that you walk away with lifelong tools on how to develop your own yoga practice, and also safely and confidently teach yoga to others.
  • SMALL-SCALE GROUPS. There is a maximum of 12 students per training, thereby ensuring you receive plenty of attention to your personal practice and also have the ability to develop yourself as a unique and authentic yoga teacher.

Our curriculum

During our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, the two main styles of yoga taught are based on Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. Hatha Yoga provides an in-depth exploration of each pose and establishing a strong foundation for appropriate yoga practice and teaching. Vinyasa Yoga allows you to become creative and intentional in your practice and sequencing. 

Over 22 days you will explore a vast range of topics, ensuring you will be a confident Yoga Teacher by the end of the training. 

The training consists of three weeks:

WEEK 1

We will explore the anatomy and biomechanics of movement, and study of the key body systems as it relates to the practice of yoga. We will discover how the body works (with a particular focus on the musculoskeletal system, the respiratory system and the nervous system) and apply this important knowledge to teach safely and consciously.

You will gain an understanding of the history and philosophy of yoga, and learn about the roots of yoga and how it has branched into where it is now. Key yogic texts, such as the Bhagavad Gita, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Vedas and the Upanishads will be explored. We will discuss the moral and ethical principles and dilemmas related to teaching an ancient practice in a modern society.

WEEK 2

Learn how to structure and sequence yoga classes based on the five principles of TYTI: Respect, Knowledge, Safety, Compassion, and Trauma-Informed. Emphasis is placed on giving you the techniques and skills to teach students of differing abilities and needs, and how to adapt practices and poses. You will learn about classroom management, communication, cueing and adjustments.

During the training there will be ample opportunities to deepen your own practice (in asana, pranayama, and meditation). You will be supported in developing a daily yoga practice. And you will also get to integrate and demonstrate your learnings, through asana (posture) workshops, micro-lessons, and a final teaching exam.

WEEK 3

This training will show you the many different routes you can take to share your understanding and knowledge of yoga with others. A career in yoga teaching will look different for everyone. You will discover ways of how you can make a viable income with yoga, as well as marketing skills. The importance of scope of practice and professionalism will also be discussed.

Additional workshops will be given on a variety of topics, including an Introduction to Ayurveda, how to modify yoga for Pregnancy and the fundamentals of Yoga Therapy. These sessions will provide an insight into how to work with different audiences, as well as possible areas of interest and niches that you could specialize or train further in.

While classes are conducted in English, our faculty is multilingual, and we welcome students from around the world to join us.

Daily schedule

  • 07.30 – 09.00 | Morning Yoga Class
  • 09.00 – 10.00 | Breakfast
  • 10.00 – 13.00 | Anatomy Class & Asana Workshop
  • 13.00 – 15.00 | Lunch
  • 15.00 – 17.30 | Philosophy Class & Teaching Methodology
  • 17.30 – 18.30 | Afternoon Yoga Class
  • 18.30 – 19.30 | Dinner
  • 19:30 – 20.00 | Fireside Chat / Meditation / Mantra

*All mentioned times are in CET (Central European Time).

Your teachers

Manouk Tideman C-IAYT Teacher - Lead trainer

Manouk is a IAYT-certified Yoga Therapist and experienced trainer specialising in Hatha and Restorative Yoga. With over a decade of expertise, she inspires her trainees to develop an authentic and nourishing practice. Manouk has led workshops worldwide, delivered lectures on the Body-Mind connection, and is a faculty member at The Yoga Therapy Institute's respected 875-hour Yoga Therapy Diploma programme where she leads lectures on anatomy and physiology.

Nikki Warren C-IAYT, E-RYT 200 Teacher - Co-Trainer

Nikki, a C-IAYT Yoga Therapist and E-RYT 200 Yoga Teacher, brings expertise from New York to Alicante, Spain. Her yoga journey started in 2012 with a goal of touching her toes. With 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training and 800 hours of Yoga Therapy Training, she specialises in stress management and nervous system recovery. Nikki combines biomechanics, physiology, and yoga wisdom to share her passion through group classes and individual Yoga Therapy sessions.

Lynette Greenaway - Co-Trainer

Lynette is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher and space holder of 12.5 years, known for her intelligent and consciousness in motion yoga classes and action on and off the mat. Lynette is committed to achieving true wellness by finding balance and creating inclusive spaces for everyone. Lynette believes that wellness spaces should be accessible, diverse, inclusive and equitable.

Dates

2024

FULL-TIME RESIDENCY:

  • Saturday 2nd – Saturday 23rd March 2024

*Training hours include morning, lunch and afternoon breaks with two days off during the training. 

Our location

Our training takes place in a beautiful, authentic retreat in Southern France. The retreat center is located on a stunning private estate in St-Antonin-Noble-Val. It has spacious bedrooms (twin or private rooms with shared bathrooms), heating, lounge areas, kitchen, wifi, sauna, forest walks, and a library.

You’ll be surrounded by nature, enjoy wonderful food, and feel safe in a welcoming, peaceful environment. Three incredible vegetarian meals per day are included, as well as unlimited water, coffee, and tea.

Our experienced hosts have organised everything for you, so you can relax and focus on your training.

How to get there

  • The nearest airport is Toulouse-Blagnac International airport. Pick up and drop-off can be arranged for a 35 euro one-way fee.
  • The closest train station is Caussade (Tarn-et-Garonne). Pick up and drop-off is free of charge.
  • There is free parking availability for anyone arriving by car.

Requirements

To join our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, a minimum of one year of yoga practice experience or attendance of 52 classes (in-person or online) is required.

All individuals are warmly welcomed. If you have a medical condition that may affect your participation in the training, please contact us for guidance and support in making an informed decision.

Complete our Contact Form to apply for any of our training courses, and we’ll promptly confirm availability. Application is free and non-binding.

Prices

2024

  • Shared Room €3.395 (incl. 21% VAT)

    Included: 21 nights’ accommodation in a twin room (shared bathroom). Module 1, 2 and 3 (in-person). 3 vegetarian meals daily and unlimited water, coffee and tea. Student Manual. RYT200 Certificate from Yoga Alliance. Not included: Travel and cost of books.

  • Private Room €3.570 (incl. 21% VAT)

    Included: 21 nights’ accommodation in a private room (shared bathroom). Module 1, 2 and 3 (in-person). 3 vegetarian meals daily and unlimited water, coffee and tea. Student Manual. RYT200 Certificate from Yoga Alliance. Not included: Travel and cost of books.

LEAP YEAR PROMOTION

Unlock savings of up to € 700 when you reserve your spot for our March 2024 Yoga Teacher Training.

This exclusive offer is valid until February 15th, 2024.

Need help?

Ready to start your journey?

Frequently Asked Questions

Starting the journey to become a yoga teacher is exciting, and sometimes a little bit scary! If you have a love for yoga, and a desire to know more about it, then a Yoga Teacher Training can be a great way to learn. In this Yoga Teacher Training, we place extra emphasis on supporting your personal practice, and also teaching you how to lead a class in a confident and authentic manner. You’ll learn about yoga poses (asana), but also breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. You will gain a deeper understanding of yoga philosophy, through exploring key historical texts through a contemporary lens. And what is unique about our Yoga Teacher Training is that all of our classes incorporate a therapeutic and trauma-informed approach.

Yes, we are a Yoga Alliance certified training (RYS200).

We require applicants to have a dedicated yoga practice of at least one year (or 5 classes) prior to starting their 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. It is not necessary to be able to do ‘advanced’ asanas (poses), but a familiarity with a variety of asanas, and some experience as a student in a yoga class is ideal. The purpose of the training is to refine your practice and also show you how to teach or share yoga with others in a safe and confident manner. During the training we will certainly explore a few challenging poses, but the goal will be to understand the pose, and not perform the pose!

By the end of this training you will be able to comfortably and confidently teach hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. We explore yoga through the idea of ‘the pose is made to fit the person, rather than the person is made to fit the pose’. We look at endless variations, and also explore benefits and contraindications for each pose. You will also learn how to teach Pranayama (breathing) techniques. 

No, completing this training solely online is not possible. In-person participation is essential for teaching yoga in a trauma-informed and intelligent manner. We deeply explore individual body variations, facial expressions, breathing patterns, and the importance of correct hands-on assists. The Yoga Therapy Institute firmly believes in the value of in-person training, which sets you apart as a highly capable yoga teacher. Additionally, note that many yoga studios do not hire teachers with fully online training.

Our Yoga Teacher Training takes place at La Roane Yoga Center in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, South of France. The centre, with over 20 years of experience, offers a spacious and well-equipped yoga studio, a sauna, a cosy living room for evening discussions, and a serene forest for reflection. Accommodations include tidy bedrooms with double beds in private rooms or single beds in shared rooms. The centre is conveniently located an hour’s drive from Toulouse Airport, with transfer services available (free of charge). Caussade train station is also nearby, with free pick-up/drop-off. Parking spaces are available for those arriving by car.

You will learn how to teach Hatha Yoga classes and gentle Flow Yoga classes, all through a Trauma-Informed perspective. These are some of the most upcoming and popular styles in today’s modern world. You will also be introduced to the key concepts of Restorative Yoga, adapting yoga for pregnancy, leading yoga classes for the older population, and Yoga Therapy.

Upon registration, it is necessary to pay the amount for the training to confirm your spot (1894.99 euros). The cost for accommodation (around 1,300-1,500 euros for the full 3 weeks) is only due 4 weeks prior to the start of the training, and is paid separately.

Payment plans are available depending on your situation, as our intention is to make this training accessible for all. Please contact Kaz (kaz@theyogatherapyinstitute.org) if you require further assistance or information.

Training program refunds are not available, but you can transfer your spot to a future 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with us. Accommodation refunds are possible up to 7 days before the training starts.

Yes! This training focuses on teaching you how to confidently lead yoga classes. You will practise teaching fellow students and receive feedback from trainers. A specific methodology will be provided to guide you in instructing yoga classes effectively. Additionally, you’ll participate in a workshop to improve your elevator pitch, aiding job applications and self-marketing as a yoga teacher.

We offer a variety of discounts and promotions on our Yoga Therapy training courses throughout the year. To see the current discounts and promotions, please visit our promotions page.

Our training blends spiritual and scientific approaches, combining ancient wisdom with modern understanding of the mind and body. It emphasises a trauma-informed approach, essential in a world where 90% of the population may experience trauma. Your trainers are certified Yoga Therapists, highly experienced in yoga practice and study. You will gain an incredible toolkit for yoga practice and teaching, with the potential for a fulfilling career as a Yoga Teacher.

A few unique strengths that The Yoga Therapy Institute’s 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training offers are:

  • Small groups: Maximum 12 trainees for personalised attention and ample teaching practice.
  • World-class faculty: Certified Yoga Therapists with extensive expertise beyond standard training.
  • Trauma-informed approach: Integrating trauma awareness for compassionate teaching.

An average day consists of a 7:30am yoga class led by the trainers, followed by lectures and workshops. There are breaks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Topics covered include teaching methodology, yoga history and philosophy, anatomy and physiology, and business skills. Classes are interactive, allowing for questions and practical application. Each day concludes with a ‘fireside chat’ for summarising the day’s learnings and further exploration. Sundays are rest days with organised excursions to explore the beautiful surroundings.

The training cost includes all classes, lectures, and workshops. You’ll enjoy three daily vegetarian meals, unlimited drinks and snacks, and access to the sauna. Transfer from Caussade Train Station are included. Transfer from Toulouse Airport is not included, but can be arranged for a 35 euro one-way fee. Excursions and additional activities are covered. You’ll receive a printed Student Manual and an RYT Certificate from Yoga Alliance upon completion. Flights are not included. Accommodation is separate, with prices based on private or twin room options. The course facilitator will arrange accommodation once the training fee is paid.

Still have questions? Reach out to us. We’re always happy to help!

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