200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Retreat description

Our 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of traditional Hatha Yoga. We focus on the ancient principles and techniques of Hatha Yoga to help you deepen your practice, increase your awareness, and develop your teaching skills.

During the course, you will learn the postures (asana) of Hatha Yoga, breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, and philosophy. You will also study modern teaching methodology and anatomy and physiology, empowering you to create safe, effective, and inspiring classes for your future students.

This training has been meticulously crafted for people of all ages, physical abilities, and prior experience with yoga. The pace of the course allows beginners to easily grasp the teachings, while giving experienced students ample opportunity to dive deeper. You will be equally supported and challenged to deepen your practice and knowledge of Hatha Yoga.

  • Practice authentic yoga – Explore the ancient philosophy, breathing techniques, and meditation practices of Hatha Yoga for a holistic perspective.
  • Feel your best – Apply the tools of yoga to your own practice and experience a greater level of physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
  • Share your passion – Become a certified teacher and learn how to deliver effective, safe, and inspiring yoga classes.
  • Transform and grow – Yoga Teacher Training is a challenging and rewarding experience that will help you develop confidence, mindfulness, and communication skills.
  • Increase your awareness – Gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your thoughts, emotions, and actions through daily yoga and meditation.
  • Get 30-day free access to One Yoga Online Studio – Keep up your practice, any time, anywhere, with our Yoga & Meditation App, featuring over 900 classes, courses, and challenges.

Final Certification

Our yoga school and training program are registered and approved by Yoga Alliance, which means that you will receive training that meets their standards for minimum hours for techniques and training, teaching methodology, anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, and practicum.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will qualify for RYT 200 certification, which will open many doors for you if you wish to teach internationally.

Extended Practicum

At One Yoga, we believe in providing our students with the necessary tools and opportunities to become confident and competent yoga teachers. That’s why we offer our newly graduated students the unique opportunity to continue their practical training by teaching free yoga classes to the local community. 

This hands-on experience allows you to put into practice what you have learned in the training and to gain valuable teaching experience in a supportive and familiar environment. Furthermore, the extended practicum provides you with the opportunity to give back to the community and to share your passion for yoga with others.

This is entirely optional, and you are free to choose whether you wish to participate or not.

What Makes This Training Special?

While other courses can introduce you to a variety of styles, this Yoga Teacher Training focuses on traditional Hatha Yoga, providing a level of depth that surpasses most other training programs. 

While its exact origins are a mystery, written records prove that Hatha Yoga is at least 1000 years old and includes a wide variety of practices, making it a holistic system of yoga. In contrast, modern styles that focus mainly on the postures, such as Vinyasa, have only been around for 100 years. 

Therefore, learning traditional Hatha will not only empower you to teach physical classes, but also give you a deep understanding of yoga’s spiritual and philosophical dimensions, enabling you to guide your students towards a more meaningful and fulfilling practice.

Another reason to focus on Hatha Yoga is that the slower pace of the practice will give you more time to learn the correct alignment of each posture. This knowledge is crucial for all yoga teachers! You can apply the same principles to more dynamic styles like Vinyasa Yoga. 

Lastly, Hatha Yoga is very beneficial for the mind, helping to release stress, cultivate mindfulness, and increase your capacity to respond to challenges with more calmness and clarity. This practice is paramount in our busy modern world!

Healthy Food

The course fee includes healthy vegetarian breakfast and lunch buffets on all teaching days. Start your day with a nutritious breakfast, such as tropical fruit with coconut yogurt and granola or hearty scrambled tofu.

Lunch includes a variety of salads, curries, and other meals from Thai, Indian, and Western cuisines. For dinner and on your days off, you will find many restaurants with plant-based options within walking distance from our center. 

Why One Yoga?

Our teachers are sincere yogis with decades of experience in yoga and meditation and a deep personal practice. They will share their diverse gifts with you from an authentic and heart-centered place of service.

Located on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan – paradise for yoga lovers – One Yoga is known as a genuine school of yoga. We are dedicated to sharing the essence of yoga according to ancient tradition.

We understand how important it is to have a spiritual community, Sangha, where you can create authentic and lasting connections. We have shared our space with hundreds of students, teachers, and yoga lovers from all over the world – and we welcome you with open arms to join our One Yoga family on Koh Phangan.

The daily schedule

06:30 - 07:00
Meditation
07:00 - 09:00
Hatha Yoga Practice
09:00 - 10:00
Breakfast
10:00 - 12:00
Art of Teaching
12:15 - 13:30
Yoga Philosophy
13:30 - 16:00
Lunch Break
16:00 - 18:00
Yoga or Anatomy & Philosophy
18:15 - 19:30
Lecture, Kirtans or Free Time

Typical daily schedule. Sundays are your day off!

What you will learn

The daily schedule

01

Yoga techniques, training and practice

  • Asanas – the classical yoga poses along with its physical, energetic and healing effects. Additional modern additions and variations from beginner, intermediate and advanced level
  • Pranayama
  • Mudras and Bandhas
  • Kriyas – the classical purification exercises
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Meditation – various techniques will be explored
  • How to teach and practice the techniques.

02

Teaching methodology

  • Teaching methodology includes demonstration, adjusting and assisting students
  • Teaching styles, qualities of a teacher and the student’s process of learning
  • Class sequencing and class layout
  • Preparation points for building a yoga class
  • Meeting the needs of students
  • 4 tools of teaching
  • Principles of teaching different asanas; standing, balancing, seated, core, backbends, restorative/ cool down poses, etc.
  • Advice for teaching based on Karma Yoga – the business of yoga.

03

Yoga anatomy and physiology

  • Subtle Anatomy (Chakras, Nadis, Energy bodies & Kundalini)
  • Physical Anatomy (Human skeleton, Joint-segments with movement and functions, Muscle tissue and Fascia theory)
  • Functional Anatomy (Main Muscle groups and their functions, Skeletal variations and the influence on Yoga Asana performance, Spinal health and most common injuries)
  • Human Physiology (The major body systems and organs, special focus on the Respiratory system and the Nervous System)

04

Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics

  • What is Yoga?
  • The purpose of Yoga
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The 8 limbs of Yoga
  • History of Yoga
  • Sat Karma Kriyas (Purification techniques)
  • The Gunas and Ayurveda
  • Tantra
  • Supernatural powers and liberation
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Buddhism & Yoga including essential teaching: Anatta, 4 noble truths, 8 fold path

05

Practicum

  • Practice teaching
  • Receiving feedback
  • Observing others teaching and listening/giving feedback
  • Optional extended practicum after graduation
Price

2,199 USD

The course fee includes breakfast and lunch on all teaching days and shared accommodation in our guest house. Accommodation upgrades are available starting from $300 for 4 weeks.

Available dates

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22 Oct 2023

18 Nov 2023

The teacher team