Yoga Teacher Training August 2020

Yoga Teacher Certification

The path of the yoga teacher is the path of the forever student.  We teach yoga so that we can keep learning and growing and evolving. On this incredible journey into the Self, we start to see glimpses of who we truly are. Through that authentic experience we share the pieces with our students.

In this yoga teacher training course you will learn the tools to teach yoga safely by considering the individual body.  Find your own voice and style and teach Yoga confidently.

Class Times

We will start on Saturday 1 August 2020. We will meet on:

Wednesdays 6pm – 8 / 9pm at Earth Yoga Sanctuary (Sunninghill)

Saturdays 12pm – 3pm at Earth Yoga Studio (Kyalami)

Class times at Earth Yoga (100 classes)

Here is the calendar with exact lecture dates, times and class plans. (Look from 1 August 2020)

Final exams and graduation will take place mid December 2020.

Course Outline

200 hours consist of:

  • Discuss and explore Yoga History and Philosophy
  • Yoga Asana Workshops covering all groups of postures
  • Learn Yoga Anatomy through applied learning / play. No boring lectures!
  • Business of Yoga
  • Ayurveda
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Practice to teach with feedback. We focus on class sequencing, language and speech, observation and adjustments.
  • 100 classes at Earth Yoga Studio
  • Assignments and book reports


  • A regular yoga practice at Earth Yoga Studio is preferred
  • Your state of health should be good
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • 100 classes at Earth Yoga Studio to be completed by final exam

Book reports must be submitted by the 1st of August 2020.

Read the first three books in the reading list prior to the start of 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 and Amy Matthews  (No book report required as we will be covering this book during Yoga Anatomy modules.)

These books are not included in the training fees.  If you cannot afford to buy the books you can borrow them from Earth Yoga Studio.

Terms and Conditions

You are required to complete the following in order to qualify for yoga teacher certification:

  • all assignments
  • book reports
  • attend all lectures and workshops
  • pass all exams
  • complete 100 classes at Earth Yoga Studio

If you miss a lecture it is up to you to get the material from fellow students.

No refunds on course fees or deposits.

Earth Yoga Studio has the right to refuse entry to classes if students are disrespectful. Students are required to act respectfully towards all teachers, students and themselves.

Certificates will not be issued to student that do not submit and complete all the work as required.

All fees must be paid in full before final exam.

A contract with full terms and conditions must be signed before the course starts on 1 August 2020.


After the successful completion of this yoga teacher training course you will be certified to:

  • lead a group yoga class at a fitness gym, Corporate company or Yoga studio
  • teach Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Meditation and Vinyasa yoga
  • give pregnancy and injury adjustments
  • teach a private yoga class or workshop
  • potentially teach at Earth Yoga Studio

This is a comprehensive Internationally Accredited Yoga Teacher Training Certification.  Experienced Yoga Teacher, Izelle Nair (E-RYT 200) is the lead teacher.  Experienced Yoga Teacher, Malcolm Nair, is the assistant teacher. Guest teachers include Sanjay Mithal and others.


Early bird: Pay before 30 April 2020 and pay only R19 000

Full course fee @ R22 000 (Deposit with monthly installments)

Deposit @ R7 000 secures your space.

Space is limited, please register early and start with the reading material and classes as soon as possible!

Course fees include:

  • all lectures and workshops as per the calendar
  • printed manual
  • file
  • 100 classes at Earth Yoga
  • welcome lunch
  • journal

Registration Process

  1. Please register here.
  2. Deposit or full course fee to be paid on application approval
  3. Start with 100 classes at Earth Yoga Studio and complete your book reports. Early start is recommended!

For more information contact Izelle – [email protected]