200-hour Yoga Diploma Teacher Training Course

Key features

Understanding Anatomy & Alignment

At the core of our teacher training course is our substantial Anatomy & Physiology module. The allocated time far exceeds the required hours set by Yoga Alliance because we feel that fully understanding how the body moves and works in postures is key to teaching yoga safely and teaching it well. Our A&P tutor, Alan Lyons, MSc. is a qualified and practicing physiotherapist as well as a yoga teacher and gives unique insights into A&P for yoga.

Range of Expertise

We have a highly professional, qualified and experienced team of tutors, each with their own area of expertise. Certain topics are taught by different tutors, each giving a different perspective, so trainees receive many insights on each topic.

Extremely High Standards

We teach to a high standard and we expect dedication and commitment from our trainees. Trainees are expected to submit high-quality, well-researched and well-written assignments and our rigorous examination and assessment process ensures that those who complete our yoga teacher training are the best Yoga Teachers they can be.

Understanding Yoga

Through the course, we progressively explore the true meaning of yoga and how understanding it can transform not only our own yoga practices, but our lives.

Type of Yoga

The Yoga Diploma 200-hour course teaches Hatha Yoga, based on the principles of yoga outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras.

What you will learn

By the end of the course, you should have confidence in teaching yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques effectively and safely. You will have considerably developed your own practice and understanding of yoga. The contemporary teaching methods of the Yoga Diploma teacher training course enables you to achieve your highest potential as a yoga teacher – physically, mentally and spiritually.

In essence you will develop the ability and experience to structure yoga classes and teach safe yoga.

Course Modules

The specific modules that we will cover are all taught by highly experienced tutors with a strong commitment to their field. The modules are as follows:

  • Anatomy & Physiology (including subtle anatomy)
  • Asana (physical postures)
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)
  • Mudra, bandha, kriyas, (seals, locks, cleansing rituals)
  • Chant & Kirtan (call and response)
  • Relaxation techniques Meditation and Yoga Nidra (rotation of consciousness)
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Practicum (observed teaching practice)
  • Yoga Philosophy Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Nutrition for the Modern Yogi
  • Business Skills

Yoga Style & Approach

The practices of Hatha yoga are set out in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Diploma course follows the classical 8-limb, or 8 steps (ashtanga margas) structure as set out in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The 8 steps are a set of instructions which, when followed, aid the student to gain mastery over every aspect of his/her life, and lead to complete inner peace. These steps are:

  1. Yamas – dealing with the world
  2. Niyamas – dealing with the self
  3. Asana – dealing with the body
  4. Pranayama – dealing with the breath
  5. Pratyahara – dealing with the senses

6. to 8. Samyana – dealing with the mind

  1. Dhara – concentration
  2. Dhyana – meditation
  3. Samadi (the ultimate goal) – absolute inner freedom

– Patanjali, chapter 2, verse 29

Prospectus & Questions

For questions or to request a full course prospectus for our 200-Hour course, contact info@yogadiploma.com.