Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Class Size: 10 (10 places left)
Who can Enroll: Registered users.
Course Language: English
$ (tax incl.)$ 2,500 (tax incl.)
Joy McLeod
Joy McLeod Director and Founder of The Yoga OM The path of ancestor's is over 6000 years into origin evaluation and development of yoga.Growing in a house hold where yoga presented as a religion. Joy started practicing her first yoga asana in a very young age. Her mom was her ...
200 Hour Teacher Training

About this course

• Yoga History & Philosophy
• Ashtanga Vinyasa
• 8 Limbs of Yoga
• 4 Paths of Yoga
• Asanas-Poses
• Mechanics & Alignment for Safety
• Yoga Anatomy
• Energetic Yoga Anatomy
• Asana & Vinyasa (Sequencing)
• Vinyasa Yoga Flow
• Meditation Practice • Pranayama-Breathing
• Subtle Energy (Chakras, etc.)
• Yoga Teaching Principles
• Practice Teaching
• Deep Relaxation
• Restorative Poses
• Yoga Ethics
• Business of Yoga
• Karma Work
• Teacher Project
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TOTAL HOURS: 200 hours

Total minimum contact hours: 180 hours

Total minimum contact hours with Lead Trainer(s): 65 hours

1. Techniques, Training, and Practice: 100 hours

 Minimum contact hours: 75 hours

 Minimum contact hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 50 hours

 Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between

1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques

2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

2. Teaching Methodology: 25 hours

 Minimum contact hours: 15 hours

 Minimum contact hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 10  hours

 3. Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours

 Minimum contact hours: 10 hours

Minimum contact hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 0 hours

 Special Requirements: A minimum of five of the above hours will  be spent applying anatomy and physiology principles to yoga

 Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours

 Minimum contact hours: 20 hours

 Minimum contact hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 0 hours

 The study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts, such as the Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradipika

5. Practicum: 10 hours

Minimum  contact hours: 5 hours
Minimum contact hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 5 hours

Topics in this category could include, but would not be limited to:

  • Practice teaching
  • Receiving and giving feedback
  • Observing others teaching
  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching

Remaining Contact Hours and Elective Hours 

The requirements detailed above ensure that all trainees of an RYS receive training and instruction in five educational categories for a minimum number of designated hours. The remaining contact hours (55 hours) and elective hours (15 hours, either contact or non-contact) are to be distributed among the five educational categories, but the hours may be allocated at the discretion of each RYS based on their program’s focus.