Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training February 2016

Dive deep into the practice and philosophy of yoga.

Learn more about this ancient practice, apply the tools to your life and learn how to share it with others.

Teach yoga confidently and in the process break through your own fears, doubts and step out of your comfort zone.

This yoga teacher training is designed to fit around your busy life, so you can still work; live life and complete the course successfully!

Training includes:

  • Teaching Methodology including Business of Yoga
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics
  • Many practical teaching hours in a ‘lab’ environment.  Learn the skills to teach confidently.
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha textbook written by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Course material


Pay before 20 December 2015 and pay only R15 000.  Regular fees are R18 000 and payment options are available.  Full payment is required by the end of the course or certificates will not be granted.  Minimum deposit of R5000 due by 15 January 2016 to secure your space.


Teacher Training will start on 4 February 2016.  You will be required to attend 100 hours of yoga classes at Earth Yoga Studio.  The remaining hours will consist of lectures, discussions, self study and assignments. Lectures and Discussions will take place on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons.


A regular yoga practice at Earth Yoga Studio is preferred.
Book Reports must be submitted before the course starts:

Read the first three books in the reading list prior to the training and write your response on:

  • your personal impression of each
  • the most valuable component for you
  • an elaboration on how this material could be useful for a yoga teacher.

Reading list:

  • Jivamukti Yoga, by Sharon Gannon and David Life
  • The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T. K. V. Desikachar
  • Loving What Is, by Byron Katie (audio book)
  • Yoga Anatomy, by Leslie Kaminoff (No book report required although you have to buy the book as we will work through  it during the Anatomy module with Leslie Kaminoff)

*These books are not included in the training fees and must be ordered from Amazon or book stores.  If you cannot get hold of these books or if you cannot afford to buy them, you can borrow these from Earth Yoga Studio.

This is comprehensive yoga education that exceeds the requirements of the Yoga Alliance’s 200 hour certification.  This yoga teacher training is led by Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200), Izelle Nair.


1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 120 hours

Yoga Asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting, mantra.  This includes analytical training on how to teach these techniques, as well as guided practice of the techniques themselves. Includes Surya Namaskara A, B and other vinyasa styles of yoga, as well as Standing poses, Balancing Poses, Forward Folds, Backbends, Twists, Hip Openers, Seated Poses, Inversions, Savasana

2. Teaching Methodology – 35 hours

  • Teach pregnancy yoga modifications
  • Business of Yoga
  • Qualities of a yoga teacher
  • Use of language and voice
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, including adjustments

3. Anatomy and Physiology – 30 hours

  • Basics of skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular anatomy, injury and recovery.
  • Esoteric anatomy including chakras, nadis, prana, and bandha.

Included int he training; Study with Experts in the Field!

For the anatomy component of your training, we’re partnering with world-renowned Yoga Educators & best-selling authors of Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews.

Using what they’ve learned in their combined 50-years of experience training yoga teachers, they’ve created a unique online + in-person course that’s exclusively available through Teacher Training programs: Fundamentals.

How does it work?

You’ll join Amy & Leslie at home via your computer for 20-hours of guided lesson content, reflection, personal exploration, and teaching preparation.

They’ll lead you through movement experiments that will help you apply anatomy ideas to your own practice, and give you tools you’ll be able to access as a teacher. You’ll have time to soak up the material and try it out it in your own asana practice.

This means that each time we come together as a group, you’ll already have a strong foundation in that unit’s content and we’ll be able to dive even deeper into the material, rather than spend valuable group time on basic concepts and memorization.

Our group time will be spent in hands-on application. We’ll break into discussion groups, share movement exercises, and observe exactly how this information interweaves with our tradition.

By the time we’re finished, you’ll have a broad understanding of the anatomical concepts that are most important to a yoga teacher so you can begin teaching with confidence.

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4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethic – 15 hours

  • Basic Yoga Philosophy and History
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Gunas
  • In the Now
  • Awareness
  • 3 kinds of teachers and students
  • Ethics of a yoga teacher
  • Buddhism and yoga
  • Karma

5. Practicum 10 hours

  • Each trainee must spend a minimum of 5 contact hours  of practice teaching as the lead instructor. Practice teaching does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback.
  • 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

Guest Teachers

  • Mark Joseph
  • Sanjay Mithal
  • Steven Hayman

And many more…

You will be required to complete all the assignments, book reports, as well as attend all lectures and workshops, and complete 100 hours of practical yoga in order to qualify for the certification.  If you miss a lecture it is up to you to get the material from fellow students.

After the successful completion of this yoga teacher training course you can:
– teach yoga at a fitness gym or yoga studio
– teach a private yoga class
– give pregnancy and injury adjustments
– put together a creative sequence and teach with confidence

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