Yoga Teacher Training 2018

Yoga Teacher Training is a great way to immerse yourself in the practice and really get to know yourself.  This course is not just for for people who want to teach yoga, it’s open to anybody that want to learn more about themselves.

Working on yourself, mentally and physically, is rewarding in many ways. Test your limits and break through fear and limiting beliefs that have always held you back. Share your yoga practice from and authentic space and teach others to do the same.

Practice regularly and learn more about the History, Philosophy and method of teaching. Practice what you have learnt in a ‘lab’ environment and learn to teach a complete yoga class with confidence.

This yoga teacher training is internationally accredited with the Yoga Alliance.


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

Yoga Teacher Training will start on Wednesday 9 May 2018. You will be required to attend 80 yoga classes at Earth Yoga Studio. The remaining hours will consist of book reports, lectures and discussions, self study and assignments. Lectures and discussions will take place on Wednesday evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays.

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Yoga Teacher Training includes

Teaching Methodology including Business of Yoga
Yoga Anatomy: Fundamentals with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews (Study with Experts in the Field!!)
Yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics
Many practical teaching hours in a ‘lab’ environment. Learn the skills to teach confidently.
80 Classes at Earth Yoga Studio
Course material


A regular yoga practice at Earth Yoga Studio is preferred. If you are not a member of Earth Yoga, you will be required to do an interview.
You state of health should be good.
A positive attitude and willingness to learn.
Book Reports must be submitted 1 week before the training starts (2 May), or admission will be refused.
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)
*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.

Registration Process

Register here…
Once you receive approval, pay the deposit. Here are the bank details:
Account name: Earth Yoga (Pty) Ltd
Account Number: 62427672747
Bank: FNB Cheque Account
Branch: 250 655
Reference: Your name and TT
Attend class at Earth Yoga and work towards completing 80 classes. Membership is included in your training fee. The sooner you start the better!
Complete book reports
Watch the Yoga Anatomy videos and complete the homework.
There is a lot to do before the training begins. An early start is recommended.


1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 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 – 40 hours

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

Read more…

4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics – 15 hours

Basic Yoga Philosophy and History
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Ethics of a yoga teacher
Buddhism and yoga
Karma and Emptiness

5. Practicum 10 hours

Each trainee must spend a minimum of 10 contact hours of practice teaching as the lead instructor.

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

Sanjay Mithal
Malcolm Nair
And many more…

You will be required to complete all the assignments, book reports, as well as attend all lectures and workshops, pass all exams and complete 80 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 a group yoga class at a fitness gym, Corporate company or yoga studio
– teach a private yoga class
– teach Hatha and Vinyasa yoga
– give pregnancy and injury adjustments
– put together a creative sequence and teach with confidence
– potentially teach at Earth Yoga Studio
– register with Yoga Alliance

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


Early Bird: Pay before 14 February 2018 and pay only R18 000. Full course fee is R21 000 and payment options are available, however all fees must be paid by date of exam. Deposit of R7 000 secures your space. Deposit must be paid latest by 1 May 2018. Please note no refunds.

More questions? Contact Izelle or Apply Today!

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