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Level 1 Part-Time

Yoga Teacher Training Course

Our part-time teacher training course is taught as a series of weekend workshops - approximately one per month - over a seven-month period. Each month builds upon the preceding months giving you an experiential understanding of the yoga practices involved. 


We begin with beginners' yoga and over the duration of the course, progressively build to intermediate practices. This course is taught systematically, which creates a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding as well as providing a supporting framework for teaching yoga once you graduate.


At the end of the course, you will be qualified for the Yoga Alliance's RYT-200 certification and will have the skills to teach beginner to intermediate yoga postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama), relaxation (nidra vidya) and meditation (dhyana).

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Course Content

The course covers a full spectrum of yoga practices from absolute beginners to intermediate level, including:

  • Asanas: Yoga postures – moving, holding and corrective for the various bodily systems, e.g. digestive, hormonal, reproductive, etc.

  • Pranayama: Yogic breathing techniques to both energise and balance the body.

  • Mudra: Yogic hand gestures that direct internal energy.

  • Mantra: Sanskrit words, sounds and phrases that, when chanted, help to focus the mind and create a meditative state.

  • Nidra Vidya: Systematic yogic relaxation to release stress and emotional tension.

  • Dhyana: Introductory meditation practices that will increase awareness and calm the mind.

  • Shatkarmas: Techniques to purify and cleanse the body.

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Structure and function of the main physiological systems. The anatomy of knees, hips, shoulder girdle and alignment for safety in yoga classes.

  • Yoga Therapy: Elementary therapeutic yoga for back problems, migraines, breathing needs, etc. Application of yoga to harmonise the body, energy, mind and emotions.

  • Teaching Skills: Teaching methodology, class structure, lesson planning and practical experience.

  • Ayurveda: Introduction to Ayurveda – the sister science to yoga.

  • Philosophy: Introduction to yoga philosophy and ancient wisdom.

All course material is presented in workbooks for you to keep and make notes in. Extra text books are beneficial but not compulsory and are available for purchase through Ashram Yoga. This courses includes homework assignments that we will mark and give you feedback on, but there are no pass/fail exams.

Course Structure

  • 6 x weekend workshops

  • 1 x anatomy weekend

  • 2 x teaching weekends

  • Daily personal practice for the month in between each workshop

  • Monthly assignments comprising home study and written exercises