Standards for 200 HRS Yoga Teacher Training Course

200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training is a standard Level 1 yoga training course designed for everyone, regardless of age and previous yoga experience, who would like to learn and master the basics and principles of yoga practice. This training standard is set by the WYA Organization to provide most valuable yoga knowledge, principles, and ethical guidelines to all yoga practitioners around the world. We present this standard to all our teacher training members to follow and structure their courses, making sure that WYA education quality is well maintained across the world.

The structure of the 200 Hours YTTC allows for all those who have never practiced yoga before to easily follow the teachings, and for those who already have some experience to deepen and broaden their knowledge. We believe in inner balance and emotional harmony, and our goal is to give you a transformational experience, regardless of who you are, that you can then apply to your yoga practice and teachings.

WYA Teacher Training Course Standards include both theoretical and practical yoga techniques, as well as homework to make sure you are ready to become a professional yoga teacher or yoga school. Each student who successfully completes the 200 Hour Yoga Teaching Training will receive an official WYA Certificate and a unique ID Number, enjoying various benefits provided by World Yoga Alliance.

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 and skills 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)

Homework includes a personal practice of a specified yoga theoretical knowledge and practical techniques, journaling, and specific essay assignments.