200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200 hour program helps students to understand the roots of yogic wisdom while developing teaching skills and class designs.  It is life changing and a beautiful foundation for an amazing journey ahead as a yoga teacher.  We offer 3 ways to complete the 200 hour program. Each program offers the same curriculum but is suited for a variety of time commitments.

200 Extended Program

The RYT200® Extended Programs are designed so people with other commitments can become Teachers of Yoga without leaving home for an extended length of time.

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200 Distance Program

The 200 Hr Distance Program is designed for students where professional training is inaccessible to them.   All you need is Internet, Skype and a computer.

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200 Hour Course Curriculum

  • Studies in the Bhagavad Gita02-YA-SCHOOL-RYS-200
  • Studies in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • Understanding Chakras
  • Meditation
  • Kriyas and their practice
  • Basic Pranayama
  • Asanas with Benefits, Cautions & Modifications
  • Professionalism
  • Sanskrit Pronunciation
  • Creating Lesson Plans & Sequencing
  • Teaching Practicum

200 Hour Homework

(To be completed prior to retreat) 

1) There are 14 written assignments to be completed prior to arriving at the Immersion portion of the Program. Please register as early as possible prior to the Immersion to give yourself time to complete these.  Textbooks and a Manual will be sent to you upon registration.

2) Regular practice in yoga classes or workshops.

3) You will need a basic course in Anatomy and Asana (15 hours).  If you have done this in the past, you do not need to redo this. We suggest you take the cost-effective Online Anatomy with Martin Kirk.  Please complete the course before arriving at the immersion retreat:

“Online Anatomy with Martin Kirk”. This course is perfect for those who do not have any background in Anatomy and want to learn it in relation to Yoga and asana.  This is an online pre-recorded 15 hour webinar format.  Work at your own pace and register at any time.  Students will have access to all of Martin’s webinars (spine, shoulder, pelvis, leg/knee/ankle/foot, arm/elbow/wrist/hand) and Martin’s anatomy slides.  As well, students have access to an exclusive Facebook group where Martin addresses any questions, and where there are some really lively anatomy and yoga therapy discussions taking place.   The recordings are always available to you, even after completion.   Go to kirkyoga.com and look for the online training in Anatomy.  The discounted price for students registered in the SOYA Teacher Training  is $100.00US (regularly $300.00 US)  Please email SOYA for the Student Discount Code as soon as you have registered for the SOYA Teacher Training.

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