200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Evolution of Yoga
Sanskrit terms for yoga postures and other yogic concepts
Eight limbs of yoga
Eastern vs Western philosophy
Yoga Psychology - Samskaras, Karma, Avidya, Anitya, Duhka. Nirvana, Vritti, Citta
Tattvas & Gunas
Yoga teachers code of ethical practice
Asana + Sadhana - Training, techniques and practice
Asanas (postures) - Hatha, Vinyasa and part Ashtanga series
Mantra + Mudras
Yoga programs to achieve specific outcomes
Special populations – understanding and modifications
Injury prevention and management
Other yoga styles - Yin, Ashtanga, Partner, Acro-yoga, Bhakti.
Anatomy - Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology (theory and applied to yoga teaching context)
Application of physical & energy systems applied to yoga
Yoga teacher ethics
Formatting, sequencing and timing the class
Adjusting techniques and skill development (verbal and physical)
Structural alignment training
Prop usage/variations and Modifications
Creative language and teaching methods
Qualities of an inspiring Yoga teacher
Motivation techniques and methods
Nutrition and Ayurvedic wisdom
Nutrition principles to optimise individual health and daily yoga practice.
Ayurvedic principles, Doshas, rituals.
Cycle of the intellect
Meditation & the mind
Aradhana - attitude
Prabhupati - mastery of mind
Teacher Training Journals
Identifying goals, core values,
Shadow work and the key to self empowerment
Spiritual laws of success
Exploring the ten bodies
Business and marketing
Habits of highly effective people.
Dreaming + manifesting your yoga business
Developing a business plan
Resources for starting your new business
Newsletters + Social media marketing
Planning, sequencing and delivery of group and personal yoga classes as the lead instructor
Class planning and delivery to include opening mantra, chant, intention, breath and centering, Surya Namaskar (sun salutations), standing and balancing, revolving, back-bending, forward bending, hip opening, inversions, Savasana and Yoga Nidra
Completing journals, essays and assignments
Orientation and screening of clients
Client health assessments
Presenting a class with a heart centred approach, integrity + proficiency
First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
Basic First Aid and CPR certification will also need to be completed separate to this course as a requirement with teaching registration bodies. ( Yoga Alliance, Yoga Australia)
Yoga industry standards and quality assurance
Madonna Williams - Course leader. Philosophy . Anatomy . Technique . Sequencing
Lance Schuler - Methodology . Teaching skills
Sharon Little - Pregnancy . Pre-natal
Dr Rama Prasad - Ayurvedic lifestyle . Elements
Dani Wiktorski - Elderly Yoga . Asana Adjustments
Kate Smyth - Kids Yoga . Client communications
This course is designed for Yogis with intermediate experience who have a real passion to share and develop this ancient practice with students. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning the ancient science of health and spirituality. We recommend applicants have at least 12 months yoga practice experience. We welcome you to contact us if you would like to discuss your eligibility.
This course is fully accredited with Yoga Alliance. Please refer to Yoga Alliance membership guidelines. Level 1 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course graduates are eligible for full membership of Yoga Alliance and qualified to obtain insurance to teach.
Course Completion & Certification
Students need to complete all modules offered within the course content outlined above. If students cannot attend the contact hours as offered, they must submit assignments and practical assessments specific to the module. Only two modules (contact hours) can be missed. Assessments will be based on written assignments, practical evaluations and student conduct. Once completing and receiving certification for your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, you can apply to Yoga Alliance Accreditation RYT-200 Yoga Alliance.
yoga classes (includes classes signed before course commencement) x 60
Class observation notes - layout, sequencing, postures + teaching cues x 12
1hr class presentations (with teacher trainees) x 4
Assistant roles in classes x 6
Open book written assessments x 4
Business Plan with marketing strategy
‘Free Write’ journals
Oral presentations x 3
Assessments will be requested during your training + others you have 6 months to complete.
It is important that all applicants revise the time and resources required for the course before submitting the application. Participants must be prepared to devote their full attention to the teacher training program. Due to the expenses involved with Retreat venue and teachers involved, the deposit required is non-refundable. Once commencing the course, you will be filling a limited place hence full payment must be paid. All payments are transferable to future courses in the event of unforeseeable circumstances.
Course materials supplied include comprehensive manuals on the following topics:
Sadhana - meditation, mantra, pranayama, mudras
Anatomy and Physiology
Policies, ethics, desire maps
All food + drinks during the course.
BOOKS - referenced during our training:
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Muktibodhananda Swami
- The Yoga Bible by Christine Brown
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S Iyengar
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminof & Amy Matthews
- The Anatomy Colouring Book by Wynn Kapit / Lawrence M. Elson
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
The path of least resistance by Robert Fritz
Light on Pranayama by B.K.S lyengar
Yoga path to holistic health by B.K.S lyengar
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
The China Study by T.C. Campbell
Roots of Yoga by Mark Singleton & James Mallison
Philosophy of Yoga - 2nd Edition by Peter Connelly
Paper on Patanjali by Jason Birch
Splendor of Recognition by Swami Shantananda
academia.edu - enter Yoga
Cost Package. Includes retreat accommodation, entire tuition fees for course modules, workshops, course manuals, required yoga classes with Zen Soul Life online support, personal + professional mentoring, (Not Included: Recommended text books + food/drink during course).
Application + Payment. Once your application has been reviewed and accepted, secure your spot with one of the payment options below.