200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus


Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

  • Meditation

    Daily practice of guided meditation and silent meditation. A detailed analysis of meditation and how to do it is given as well as regular question and answer sessions about the practice.

  • Intensive Study and Practice of Asanas (postures)

    There is a two hour Vinyasa Flow Practice with Vidya every morning, which is assisted by her co-teacher and assistant, so everyone receives a lot of help with their practice. There is also opportunities during the course to work on and receive help with, specific poses of your choice to progress and further your own practice.

  • Sanskrit Names of Yoga Postures

    During the course you will learn all the Sanskrit names for the poses studied as well as the Sanskrit names for philosophical concepts.

  • Alignment and Modification of Poses

    A clear break-down of approximately 80 postures is taught. This includes variations and modifications of poses as well as common misalignments, safety cues and hands on assisting for each posture.  You will be also shown how to modify for students with injuries or lack of flexibility or strength.

  • Anatomy

    Our course has a very comprehensive anatomy section, which is very fun and engaging. Our anatomy teachers, Jennilee Toner, Jennifer Yarro, Karen Ring and Maria Abel are outstanding teachers. We teach applied anatomy, so that you will understand how to use it wisely in your teaching. Interactive learning prepares you to create yoga sequences and guide classes that are safe and structurally sound. During this section you will assess and learn how to understand limitations in your own body, as well as learn how to look at someone and body read.

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga

    In this course we study both the history of Yoga in India in it’s many incarnations, as well as read and write about Yogic philosophy and contemplate how it can be applied to our daily lives.We will discuss in more depth the Eight limbs of Yoga as well as the Yamas and Niyamas, exploring how to of transform your life through the practice of Yoga ethics.  Vidya generously brings her depth of experience from her years spent in ashrams doing spiritual practice to the table in these discussions.

  • Yogic Diet

    You will learn about a traditional Yogic Diet, as well as eating a well-balanced and nutritious “sattvic” diet yourself. We pride ourselves in the quality and deliciousness of the organic meals we provide on this course. Get super healthy whilst delighting your palette!

  • Pranayama

    You will practice different pranayamas or breathing techniques every day and learn how to teach them safely and effectively.

  • The Business of Teaching Yoga

    There will be a three hour workshop on how to go about finding work as a Yoga Teacher and how to market yourself. There will be time during this session to ask questions. Vidya also offers two coaching sessions free of charge during your first year of teaching in order to help you to become a full-time Yoga teacher.

  • Class Sequencing and Planning

    You will learn how to create an effective and intelligent sequence and slowly build your class during the training. By the end of the training you will have sequenced, planned and taught two full 75 minute classes to a small group and have the confidence to go forwards on your own. You will be critiqued by the teaching staff and work toward improving your teaching skills.

  • Hands-on Assisting

    We will also show you how to make hands on adjustments for every pose we study and you will practice these daily with a partner.

  • Practice Teaching

    From the very beginning of the course you will start practice teaching poses one by one as you learn them. We will slowly and intelligently build up to teaching sun salutations and keep adding a little more material until you have built a full class and will feel comfortable teaching it. Throughout this process you are given a lot of support, feedback and encouragement to give you the tools to become a great teacher.

  • Deepen and Further Your Own Yoga Practice

    As well as practicing for two hours every day, you will get plenty of personal assistance and help with your poses and encouraged to deepen your practice and to set and achieve goals within it.

  • Office Hours

    Private one-on-one consultations are offered throughout the course, to help individuals with their practice and sequencing.