200 hour Yoga Teacher
Training 
Online
Join at any time. Deepen your practice
and learn how to teach yoga correctly.

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ONLINE 200-HOUR VINYASA AND ASHTANGA

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

Introduction

 

Wherever you find yourself at this moment, using this time to emerge stronger and more conscious is something we can all benefit from as a global community. We are working hard to provide you with timely tools and resources so that you can move forward with your practice and training and come out of this pandemic feeling mentally and physically much stronger. The online yoga teacher training course works as the perfect antidote to the pandemic and many students have told us that it helps them get through these hard times. It keeps them involved, curious and intrigued to learn more. 

You have two options for this online yoga course so that whatever your individual needs are, they are met:

 

Option 1:

Take a complete online 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and get certified as a yoga instructor at the 200-hour level. Improve your practice, feel confident in yourself and start sharing your passion with others.

After successful completion of the course, you can start teaching yoga immediately and you can register with Yoga Alliance as a 200-hr registered yoga teacher (200-hr RYT). This is optional and up to you. 

 

Option 2:

All taught subject are also open to those looking to dive deeper into specific areas of the practice without the commitment of a full yoga instructor training. You can test-drive a yoga course in other words or you can choose philosophy, yoga classes or alignment or hands-on adjustments. 

If you are already a yoga teacher and need to maintain your Yoga Alliance registration, class hours can also be used as continuing education hours. All virtual hours count as contact hours until the end of 2022.

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING ONLINE OVERVIEW

Hey there yoga lovers 

⭐️ What if you could have access to amazing yoga classes which would skyrocket your personal yoga practice? 

 

⭐️ What if you knew how to practice yoga by yourself and be your own yoga teacher? And a good one too.  

⭐️ What if you could learn more about yoga than you do in a yoga studio and use this knowledge off the mat so that you can always feel serene and tranquil? Ommmmmm 

⭐️ What if you, as a yoga teacher, could build more confidence under the guidance of 3 experienced teachers who can help you grow? So that you can feel super confident in front of your own students! Pick any of our modules or the whole course. 

Does any of these sound familiar? 

You're feeling insecure and stuck in your yoga practice because your yoga teachers are keeping you at the same level for the last months. You walk into a class but you don't really progress.

It seems impossible to travel somewhere do to a yoga training in person becasue you're busy.

 

You find yourself asking "Will I always be dependent on a yoga teacher?" You're lost when it comes to practicing yoga by yourself or even worse, there is no yoga studio near you. Or you haven't found the perfect yoga teacher yet. 

 

You feel frustrated because you want to learn more about yoga and don't know where to begin. There's so much information out there but you don't have time to look in vein. Let's face it, you want to spend time learning and not researching. You need inspiration delivered straight to your inbox because your time is precious. 

 

You are already a yoga teacher eager to learn more from inspiring teachers who can help you grow even more. You want to make a difference above all the noise. 

 

Did you raise your hand to any (or all) of the above?

Good, you are in the right spot.

 

By the end of this online yoga teacher training course, you will obtain a solid self-practice based on Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Vinyasa Yoga. Do these styles of yoga ring a bell? If not, no worries. Read our blog post and find out more about both styles. This ability will allow you to take your practice away from the studio and will enable you to practice yoga on your own, anywhere, anytime. You will be your own teacher, which means that you don't have to drive to a studio and can spend more time with your kids and family. Or just more time on the mat. 

 

You will obtain the necessary knowledge, skills and tools to create and teach Vinyasa Yoga so that you can share your passion with others. You will have opportunities to teach yoga to your fellow students during the live sessions, giving and receiving constructive feedback from students and teachers. You will have guidance, clarity and a concise direction.

You will also teach yoga to your friends at home and send us short videos. Your supervisor teacher will watch those videos and give you constructive feedback so that you can keep on improving every time you teach and grow in confidence.

 

The course focuses equally on 4 educational categories: Asana practice (Physical practice), Yoga Philosophy & Ayurveda, Yoga Anatomy, Teaching Skills & The Art of Adjustments. This course is not a one-man show. You will study with 4 different experienced teachers who will share their knowledge with you so that you can be nurtured, inspired and blossom into a wonderful yoga teacher from there. 

This training is fully recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and upon completion, you can teach yoga anywhere in the world

Upon successful completion, graduates can register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK and can teach yoga anywhere in the world. This is optional and up to YOU. 

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We welcome “stiff” students, students suffering from an injury or other health challenges, and we encourage their attendance! Pregnant women are welcome to join after the 2nd trimester and only after their doctor's confirmation.

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YTT ONLINE -FORMAT AND SCHEDULE

The 200-hour online yoga teacher training will follow the guidelines of our "normal" yoga teacher training courses. 

The training is a mix of high quality pre-recorded classes, downloadable manual, PDF notes, audio notes, slides,  and live interactions with your instructors. The pre-recorded videos will be uploaded on podia.com and they can be taken at your own pace with options to re-watch as many times as you need. There is no daily schedule for this course and you are free to arrange your own schedule. All yoga manuals can be downloaded for free and you don't have to buy other books for this course. 

🙏 Duration of the course:

The course takes 10 weeks to complete (2,5 months) and for this, you would need to dedicate maximum 3 hours/day for 6 days/week. Some weeks you will have less studying, depending on the week. We will give you our recommendations on how to create a daily program, however, you make your own schedule. (as long as you study, that's fine with us 📚) 

🙏 Zoom sessions:

Live class hours will be limited to ensure you the most scheduling flexibility, meeting live with the teachers for 10 Saturdays for questions and answers, asana practice, and interaction. Live classes will take place from 3:00-6:00 pm EEST (Greece time). Your teachers will be available for 30 live hours. 

🙏 Start date of the course: 

You can join this online yoga course any time you wish. This way, you are independent of other students and have autonomy to decide when it's best time for you. Wherever you are in your practice, the best time to move forward is NOW. 

🙏 More details:

  • As soon you place your payment, you will receive joining instructions, Zoom classes schedule, and immediate access to the online content. This way you can register for the online yoga course any time suits you and work around your already busy schedule. 

  • Live classes with the teachers will take place on Zoom on Saturdays 3:00-6:00 pm Greece time. In case you cannot participate in the live sessions, you will get the opportunity to view these classes at your own time as they will all be recorded and uploaded on Podia. However, we do encourage you to take part in all the live sessions so that you can be included and supported.

  • In order to successfully complete this course, you will have to teach a 40-minute Vinyasa flow class and complete the written exam which will be in Q+A (questions and answers format) on the online platform. In case you need more time to study before the final exams, you can take as much time as you need. No rush 💜

  • You will study with 4 experienced teachers, each one being an expert in his/her own field. 

  • You will study in a small group of students, having a lot of attention from the teachers. 

  • Your certificate will be signed by the lead teacher and sent to you by e-mail. 

  • Not sure yet if this course is for you? Drop us an email and request some samples of our content. We want you to feel confident that this is the right choice for you. 

  • Payment plans are available which means that you have the freedom to manage your financials. 

 

FEES; 1200 euros

THE YOGA TRAINING AT A GLANCE

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga.

  • Alignment break-down for 40 yoga poses.

  • Modifications, variations, and use of props.

  • Hands-on adjustments techniques (a module which you will not find in other 200-hour courses).

  • Teaching skills (how to give verbal instructions, how to demonstrate poses) & sequencing.

  • Yoga philosophy so can connect the dots and understand why you do what you do

  • Pranayama and meditation techniques.

  • Yoga anatomy: functional anatomy applicable to yoga practice.

  • Common injuries and how to avoid them.

  • Teaching your fellow students and receiving constructive feedback.

  • The business of yoga, yoga career, and marketing.

COURSE DETAILS

TEACHING SKILLS


In this module, you will learn essential sequencing principles in order to create your own Vinyasa Flow classes. We will look at the difference between sequencing for beginners versus more experienced students. We will cover the different types of Vinyasa classes such as well rounded clas and peak-pose class. Teaching skills will include:

  • how to demonstrate asanas including reasons to demonstrate, when, why, do's and don'ts
  • how to maintain group energy
  • how to modify asanas
  • how to work with a mixed-level class
  • how to give verbal instructions
  • how to use your voice as a yoga teacher
There will be lots of practical teaching, planning, guidance and feedback on how to improve and enhance all these teaching skills. You will observe, teach and receive constructive feedback from your fellow students and your main teacher. You will teach to the other students on the Saturday live classes and also in between live sessions and send us the videos.




ASANA CLASSES


Our asana curriculum is split between Vinyasa Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. During this online course you will have access to four vinysa classes per week and two Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga classes per week. You will also practice yoga on Saturdays live classes. Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a pre-set sequence of postures linked by the breath. Through the practice of breathing, postures (asanas), and gazing point (drishti), one slowly gains control of the senses and mind. Over time, with repeated practice and devotion, it unfolds into a moving meditation, awakening a sense of subtle awareness within. The mind becomes calmer, and slowly we are able to clear away the clutter. When this happens, the light of yoga begins to shine. This is the transformational beauty of the Ashtanga yoga practice. Vinyasa Flow yoga means flowing from one posture to another using breath. No two vinyasa classes are alike. The morning Vinyasa classes are designed to complement the theory we cover in the "Teaching skills and Sequencing". In these classes, you will grow as a practitioner, deepen your practice and learn to work with your body in a more skillful and effective way.




ALIGNMENT AND HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS


In this module we will examine the most yoga postures in terms of:

  • correct alignment (called key alignment) and what is the aim of each pose
  • common misalignments, misconceptions and tendencies
  • modifications using props or not
  • advanced variations
  • hands-on adjustments




ANATOMY


You will explore functional yoga anatomy and how to safely deepen your practice through your body. You will learn about the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems through a comprehensive breakdown of the regions of the body most applicable to the practice. Through practical application, you will investigate the different types of connective tissues, experience the movements of the joints, and connect with your fascial body. You will leave with a more profound understanding of your own and your students' body anatomy.




PHILOSOPHY


We will explore what yoga really is; its meanings, significances, ethics and practices in the past and present. We will investigate the roots of the practice; the Vedic tradition and its culture, myths, mantra chanting, bhandas, kryias and their meaning. We then continue down the evolutionary paths of both classical and modern yoga practices. You will be introduced to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and the Bhagavad Gita, gaining insight on their commentaries. We will discuss how to integrate yoga philosophy into our every day life.




AYURVEDA


Ayurveda, the Vedic science of health and longevity, is intrinsically linked to the practice of yoga. These two sister sciences were developed together and traditionally are taught together. We will explore the foundations of this extraordinary holistic discipline while learning its basic principles of self-healing that can be applied both on and off the mat.




YOU WILL GET CERTIFIED


This online course is fully recognized by Yoga Allaince. Upon successful completion of all your homework, practical and written assignment, you will receive a 200-hour certificate by email. You will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance USA and UK as a 200-level Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200). This is optional and totally up to each student.




WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER


This course is open for all yoga practitioners. Students with injuries and health issues are encouraged to attend this training. The course is conducted in English.




TESTIMONIALS


See what our students say about our courses. - FIND MORE TESTIMONIALS IN OUR "ABOUT" PAGE





What students say about our 200hr YTT online

Review by Linda Mackie, UK

November 2020

At the start of lockdown, I decided I would embark on my adult yoga teacher training. I did many google searches, but no course resonated with me. That was until I was recommended the Alpha Yoga School, from a previous student. I then sent off my application and got a very prompt response.

Throughout the training, I have felt that the support from all the teachers has been great and I have been made to feel very inclusive. I also like the fact that you can go at your own pace with your learning and complete the modules and learning outcomes at your own pace. The podia platform has been invaluable for informative videos and supported learning, which works alongside the training manual. 

A very in-depth course with very experienced teachers!! I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is undecided on whom to train with. 10/10 from me! I loved every minute of my yoga journey.  

A massive thank you to each and every one of you amazing teachers.

I can’t wait to do my 300hr training.

Review by Catriona Holling, UK

November 2020

Alpha Yoga - 5 Stars  ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

 

I highly recommend the Alpha Yoga School online 200hr YTT! And here’s why…. 

I had wanted to do my yoga teacher training for many years, but really to deepen my understanding of my yoga practice than to actually teach. And while I would have loved to do the 3 or 4 weeks in Greece or India, family and work-life would not have made it possible for me. So the online YTT was such a brilliant opportunity for me to qualify. I was a bit apprehensive about how it would work around the family and work but ended up being great. I could study whenever it suited me, and because I did it over about 3 months, I found that I really absorbed the information. Whenever I needed to, I could go back to the videos to check information on philosophy, anatomy, adjustment & alignments! Really useful!  

The zoom meetings with the teachers were great because there was only ever 1 or 2 of us on the call with the teacher, so we had plenty of opportunities to ask and discuss our queries. The other students were great too - so supportive and fun.

I’ve really loved the course - all of it! I already miss it. But most surprisingly I have actually really enjoyed the teaching and will continue to share what I have learned as it such a worthwhile message/philosophy/way of life to share.  

Thank you to Joanna, Laura, Rachel, and Martin for a really great few months and for deepening my love and understanding of yoga, and I feel deeply privileged that I can now pass on this information to others.  

Review by Lucy Corcoran, UK

July 2020

I was due to join the "normal" 200hr YTT with Alpha Yoga in Greece in May 2020, unfortunately, that wasn’t to be. When it became clear that an in-person training would not be possible, I decided to instead join the new Alpha Yoga Online 200hr YTT. This was an amazing experience, not just learning from such experienced teachers, deepening my own practice and developing my teaching skills, but also learning how to integrate these yogic practices and teachings into my daily life. The high-quality online classes are delivered via the Podia platform, along with some coursework, reading and tests. These can all be watched and digested at your own pace, fitting in with your own schedule. Live Zoom classes were held on the weekends, and there was always plenty of time for questions, discussion and to connect with the other students taking part. The support from the teachers throughout the course was great.

For me, yoga is all about balance, and taking this 200hr YTT course online, while balancing my work/home life, has truly demonstrated the value of yoga for me, which I now look forward to sharing with others.

Thank you - Joanna, Rachel, Laura and Martin - for all your support and guidance! 

Review by Lidia Melnikova, Germany

July 2020

 

Everything happens for a reason...

I discovered yoga a long time ago, when I was a teenager, because I was in pain and was looking for relieve. I am a professional dancer with chronic hip injury and yoga became something I could rely on to help me gain more control. 

In the beginning it was only about the exercise/physical part. I didn't understand the spiritual part, history, meditation and was scared to learn more about it since I was raised in a religious way. It seemed to me that I would betray my religion.

Last year I decided that it’s time for me to learn and understand what exactly I am doing, why I am doing it, where it all comes from so I can teach others and maybe help others who are looking for answers or relieve like I did.

 

Soon I started looking for a place to do Yoga teacher training. So many options and questions came with these options. At some point I found a school in Bali and started booking and planning this complicated and long trip… and then Covid-19 happened so everything got cancelled. I was devastated...it was supposed to be the trip to "change my life" and at that moment it was very difficult for me to understand that it happened for a reason and something very special and exciting was "waiting for me".

 

Not long after that I remembered that I had met a young lady a few months earlier. She was in the same room when I was talking about my plans to do YTT and told me about a place, I wrote it down but forgot to check it out. After my summer plans got cancelled I decided to have a look at the school that was suggested to me-Alpha Yoga School. And how surprised I was when I saw that they were having online YTT just in a few weeks.

The whole process of application and getting to know Joanna was super easy and fast.

 

Today, after successfully completing the online 200-hr YTT at Alpha Yoga school I am able to look back and understand that everything happened for a reason and my "original" plans got cancelled cause there was something special and great waiting for me.

I wanna say a HUGE thank you to Joanna, Martin and the other students for giving me the opportunity to gain so much knowledge, for sharing with us what they know, building a team of amazing teachers and creating the best atmosphere for this journey!

2020 has been a very challenging year in many ways for most people, for me as well, BUT I can not express in words how incredibly important and wonderful was the time of this online course! I feel so lucky meeting all these incredible people, teachers, students and coming together in such a difficult time.

We were in the middle of complete lockdown and yet I feel like I was able to get the best out of my free time and even more: I met amazing teachers, made new friends, and I was excited and looking forward to the live session and doing homework. There was so much to learn every day and the course was offered in such a great way, that even with the amount of information ,it was fun and felt like I a game or a little challenge. On the other side there was the opportunity to take it as slow or fast as I needed, to go back and look through information as many times as I needed. It is hard for me to remember texts, names, numbers so I need a little longer with that, and I had an opportunity to organize my learning time the way it worked the best for me.  

 

The other and most important part for me personally is that I was able to learn and understand what I was pushing away and scared for so many years. I am so thankful to all the teachers for sharing and introducing us to theory, history, meditation and so much more. I am now obsessed with learning more and discovering myself and the world around me. So many questions  got answered or explained, so many things  that happened before or happening to me now make sense now or if they don’t, I know that it will come when the time is right. I feel happy because I am able to understand myself, sometimes it freaks me out but it’s a great thing.

I am very thankful for this experience, knowledge and the people that I got to know. I am thankful for being able to understand what's surrounding me but also myself, accepting myself and learn to love myself, be proud of myself and not feeling guilty. This is something I've personally struggled with my whole life.

 

I know and understand so much more and yet I know and understand so little. It is an endless journey but it is worth more than I could ever describe in words.  

 

Namaste

200-HR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING GREECE IN PERSON

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GREECE, LEFKADA ISLAND

22/04 - 13/05/2022                       9 - 30/10/2022

200-hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training | Greece
Luxurious Mediterranean villas, each with its own pool & terrace. Private beach. All meals included.

INDIA, GOA

Dates to be announced in 2022 

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Beach front eco-chick cottages and Portuguese suits, studio with sea view, all meals included.

GREECE, CORFU ISLAND

                     28/05 - 18/06/2022

200-hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training | Greece
Beautiful tropical gardens, 100 meters away from crystal clear waters. All meals are included.

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GREECE, EVIA ISLAND

17/07-7/08/2022   1-22/09/2022   5-26/11/2022

200-hr Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga | Yoga Teacher Training | Greece
Location just steps from the sea, yoga studio with sea view. Delicious mediterranean cuisine.