200-HOUR

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

The foundational (200–hour) program is ideal for serious students of yoga and aspiring teachers. It is recognized by Yoga Alliance and comprises three areas of study:

  1. The Theory and Practice of Yoga
  2. Yoga Philosophy
  3. The Art of Teaching

 

Students who complete the 200-hr teacher training program will:

  • Deepen their practice and understanding of yoga
  • Know how to structure and create a cohesive, well-rounded class
  • Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy
  • Build relationships with highly experienced yoga teachers
  • Become a member of a learning community that includes well-renowned teachers worldwide
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga
  • Be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level

Yoga Alliance

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the 200 hours teacher training program students will receive a Letter of Completion which they can use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level and share with prospective employers.

Completion of this program also qualifies students for admission into YogaWorks’ 300-hour Professional Program, and opens the door to career opportunities at YogaWorks and YogaWorks’ worldwide network of partner studios.
More information about Yoga Alliance at: www.yogaalliance.org

01.

The Theory & Practice of Yoga

The curriculum will include a comprehensive study of the foundations, techniques, and mechanics of fundamental yoga postures with an emphasis on deepening the student’s personal practice and recognizing and honoring it as the source for inspiration and creative teaching.

  • Intensive asana study
  • Beginning anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to meditation
  • Principles of pranayama
  • Understanding restorative yoga
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Overview of subtle body/chakra system
  • Introduction to pre-natal yoga

02.

Yoga Philosophy

Over 2,000 years ago the sage Patanjali described the process of Yogic movement toward higher consciousness and peace in his treatise “The Yoga Sutras.” His teachings are a living, practical model that, once understood, can be applied to all aspects of daily life. This course will introduce students to the wealth of inspiration available in the Yoga Sutras.

03.

The Art of Teaching

The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself requiring sensitivity, compassion, and practice. A teacher must encourage, inspire, and be sensitive the needs of both the individuals and those of the group. The practical and subtle teaching aspects addressed in this course include.

  • How to be an effective teacher
  • Use of voice, body language, touch
  • The art and science of sequencing
  • Learning how to see and understand bodies
  • The purpose and use of props: in personal practice and class setting
  • Hands on adjustments
  • Practice teaching

PROGRAM PRE-REQUIREMENTS

  1. A regular yoga practice
    YogaWorks teacher training program includes a vigorous two-hour asana practice. We strongly recommend that applicants have minimun 6 months to 1 year of consistent asana practice. If your yoga practice doesn’t meet those criteria, please, provide us with an explanation.
  2. A meeting with Anna Zorzou (program advisor and trainer) or with a suggested teacher trainer.
  3. Completion of the YogaWorks application
  4. Financial Arrangement with a YogaWorks advisor
    Anna Zorzou is our YogaWorks Greece and Cyprus advisor. Communicate with her at 6977598052 or email her at annazorzouyoga@gmail.com to discuss in details your payment options.

* in case of pandemic YogaWorks reserves the right to take the training online in order to protect the safety of the students and trainers. No refund or reduction of the tuition is applicable.


Schedule for Athens:
 200 hours (in Greek)
Co-teach: Katerina Katsogresaki & Nikos Florakis – Lead Assistant: Thodoris Famelis
Format: 9 weekends

Dates:
#1 Oct. 31-Nov. 1
#2 Nov. 21-22
#3 Dec. 5-6
#4 Dec. 19-20
#5 Jan. 9-10
#6 Jan. 23-24
#7 Feb. 6-7
#8 Feb. 20-21
# 9 Mar. 6-7

Time: Saturday: 9:00-18:00 & Sunday: 9:00-18:00

 

Schedule for Thessaloniki – Volos: 200 hours (in Greek)
Co-teach: Katerina Katsogresaki & Nikos Florakis – Lead Assistant: Despina Terzidou – Assistant: Pinelopi Zirinoglou
Format: 9 weekends

Dates:
#1 Nov. 7-8 (Thessaloniki)
#2 Nov. 21-22 (Volos)
#3 Dec. 5-6 (Thessaloniki)
#4 Dec. 19-20 (Volos)
#5 Jan. 9-10 (Thessaloniki)
#6 Jan. 23-24 (Volos)
#7 Feb. 6-7 (Thessaloniki)
#8 Feb. 20-21 (Volos)
#9 Feb. 27-28 (Thessaloniki)

Time: Saturday: 9:00-18:00 & Sunday: 9:00-18:00

 

Schedule for Cyprus (Lemesol-Nicosia): 200 hours (in English)
Co-teach: Katerina Katsogresaki & Vanessa Morton – Lead Assistant: Charalambos Paphitis
Format: 9 weekends

Dates:
coming soon

Venue: Leukosia (Karma Yoga Studio), Lemesol (Vinyasa Yoga Studio) and Pafos (The Yoga Studio)
Time: Saturday: 9:00-18:00 & Sunday: 9:00-18:00

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

Program Graduation Requirements:

  1. Attendance on in-class teacher training sessions (100%)
  2. Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exam.
  3. Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum.
  4. Completion of all additional public and/or online YogaWorks classes (12)
  5. Completion of all financial arrangements.

The price of the 200 hours YogaWorks teacher training includes:

  • 162 contact hours
  • 20 hours homework
  • 5 manuals (in Greek or English)
  • A bag pack, pen and pad

It does not include:

  • 12 extra classes (1.5 h) (total of 18 hours)
  • Additional book list

Required Book List:

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Heart of Yoga, Developing a personal practice, T.K.V. Desikachar
  • Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit, A Return to Wholeness, Donna Farhi
  • Light on Yoga, B.K.S Iyengar

* It is your responsibility to get the books before the starting date of the training