Standard for 200 HRS Yoga Teacher Training Course

This training standard (Level 1) is set forth by WYA Organization to provide the value of yoga knowledge/principles/ethical guideline to yoga practitioners. We allow this standard to teacher training provider members.

WYA Certified 200 hr. Level – 1 YTTC Standard

Total 3 Weeks Training

  • Yoga Practical Techniques (total 111 hour with 86 contact hour)

This training includes the techniques of physical and mental level:


Yoga Techniques: Asana, pranayama, Meditation, kriyas, mantras chanting, Tri Bandha, exercises or yoga sukshma vyayama.


60 Hour
Teaching Methodology:Principles of Symptoms of a good teacher, Lesson planning, Principles of demonstration & observation, Assisting, modifications, correcting, instructing, Ethical guidelines for yoga teachers, Student teaching practicing and Basic healthy yogic lifestyle


9 Hour
Business Plan:Basic knowledge 3 Hour
Group Meeting / Practice: 45 Min teaching practice 6 Hour
Teaching practical & Workshop:Student teaching as well as observing and assisting in yoga classes taught by others, Hours may be a combination of supervised and unsupervised.


8 Hour


  • Yoga Theoretical (total 89 hour with 64 contact hour)


Theory of Traditional Yoga Style:Yoga Introduction, History of yoga and Lineage, Hatha Yoga and Lineage, Functions of 7 chakras (Energy Centers), Pranayama Science Techniques and 5 Prana, Original Ashtanga Yoga by Patanjali, Introduction to Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda & the hatha yoga tradition.


33 hour
Theory of Other Yoga Practical techniques: Yoga Hand Mudras, Meditation techniques, Tri Bandha.


15 Hour
Anatomy and Physiology: Physical Anatomy and Physiology of pelvic and shoulder muscles on Yoga Pose. 16 Hour


  • Homework (total 50 non-contact hours)

It is Includes personal practice of Specified yoga theoretical knowledge and practical techniques, journaling and specific essay assignments

Usable for Our School Members

WYA Certified 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course Syllabus


Practice of Traditional Hatha Yoga Asanas

  • Surya Namaskar and Chandra Namaskar (sun & moon salutations)
  • Bhujanga Namaskar Series A (Cobra salutation)  
  • Basic, Intermediate, Advanced hatha yoga asana sequence includes about 50 – 60 Asana‘s / positions
  • Yoga for Beginners: Basic preparatory joint movements to warm up & prevent injuries
  • Yoga class sequence for Therapy. 
  • Sanskrit names of all Asana’s  

Pranayama – ‘Control of the Prana Science’

  • Swara Yoga Introduction (Swara Vigyana) 
  • Nadi shodana Pranayama (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Anulom Vilom Pranayama
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama (cleansing breaths)
  • Bhramari Pranayama (humming bee breath)
  • Yogic (Conscious) breathing techniques
  • Discussion on bad breathing habits and correction techniques
  • Ujjayi  Svasa (victorious breath)

 Mantras chanting: Building awareness with Divine vibrations.

  • Adinath Prayer (from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Guru Mantra
  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 
  • Asatoma Mantra
  • Seed Mantra for chakras: relaxation, purification, and activation
  • Five Element mantra
  • Surya Namaskar Mantra

 Tri Bandhas (Yogic Locks)

  • Moola Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha (throat lock)
  • Maha Bandha (the great lock)
  • 3 Granthis

Theory of Traditional Yoga Systems

  • Yoga Introduction
  • History of original yoga and Lineage
  • History of Hatha Yoga and Lineage
  • Functions of 7 chakras (Energy Centers)
  • Pranayama Science Techniques and 5 Prana
  • Original Ashtanga Yoga by Patanjali
  • Introduction to Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Ayurveda & the hatha yoga tradition
  • Yoga Hand Mudras

 Meditation Techniques

  • Kundalini & Chakara Meditation
  • Walking Meditation
  • Dynamic Meditation
  • Five prana meditation
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Omkar Meditation  

Yoga Teaching Principles

  • Characteristics of a good teacher
  • Lesson planning (30 min, 45 min, 90 min) 
  • Principles of demonstration & observation
  • Classroom safety
  • Assisting, modifications, correcting, instructing
  • Finding your own teaching style
  • Ethical guidelines for yoga teachers
  • Student teaching practicing & observing
  • Assisting in classes taught by others
  • Basic healthy yogic lifestyle

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Anatomy of pelvic bone and Muscles the foundation of the body on Yogasana (Hip Bone and Yoga)
  • Anatomy of shoulder bone/muscles and Yogasana
  • Psychic Physiology of yoga: Ida, pingala, sushumna (Nadi)


*             The Use of Sanskrit vocabulary is included in the yoga teacher training course.  


 Course Exam Details :

1) First Paper : Yoga Theoretical Exam. (written exam)

2) Second Paper : Yoga Asana Practical including interview questions