Top 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses
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Have you been practicing yoga for a while and have already fallen in love with it? Now, you might want to become a yoga teacher.
A 200-hour yoga teacher training is considered the baseline and the first step to become a yoga instructor and start teaching in gyms and studios. This is also one of the most popular certifications from Yoga Alliance.
You may view it as an introduction to yoga where you’ll learn the basics any teacher should know.
Whether you want to join a 200-hour course to deepen your practice or you plan to start teaching yoga, you may be wondering which courses to join to attain your goal.
To help yogis narrow down the options, here, we are sharing some of the top 200-hour yoga teacher training courses from across the globe.
Note: BookYogaTeacherTraining offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or with a different organizer.
- Location: Costa Brava, Spain
- Price: from US$2,979 / 27 nights
- Availability: Select dates in November 2021, January, February, April & May 2022
- Skill level: Intermediate & Advanced
Develop your practice on many levels and enhance the skills needed to become a yoga teacher.
This 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified program takes place in a beautiful villa in the heart of Costa Brava, near Barcelona. You’ll be staying in a room with a bathroom en-suite and have access to a saltwater swimming pool and a large garden.
As part of the program, you can expect powerful teachings blending the traditional view of Ashtanga Yoga and modern tools.
During the four weeks, you are going to be guided in 6 main blocks to develop your practice and skills as a yoga teacher. You’ll join 4 Ashtanga Yoga classes each week and two Vinyasa flows. There’ll be daily pranayama and meditation practices, as well as classes focusing on teaching methodology, philosophy, anatomy, and alignment. You’ll also join workshops that focus on backbends, inversions, Acro Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Ayurveda.
Classes last all day from Monday to Saturday. Sundays are off, giving you a chance to explore the area. You can walk on the coast path, kayak, hike to a castle, visit old towns, and more.
The package also includes 3 vegetarian meals each day, using mostly locally sourced ingredients. Dietary requirements are catered for upon request.
Kindly book your flight to Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN). The airport transfer is available for an additional fee.
- Location: Ruffec, France
- Price: from US$4,483 / 6 nights
- Availability: Until November 2021
- Skill level: Intermediate & Advanced
Are you committed to embracing all the aspects of yoga? Then this course would be perfect for you!
This yoga teacher training aims to guide and support you embrace the sacred power of yoga and deepen your connections to those around you, create joy, happiness, and health.
This is a completely individualized training that goes a lot deeper than the average 200-hour yoga teacher training. It’s a one-to-one mentoring, fully recognized and accredited by the World Yoga Alliance.
Your instructor is Tandy, a registered yoga elder. She has taught yoga internationally for many years and has now settled in France. Tandy will help you find your voice, by building on your strengths and help you strengthen in your weak and challenging areas.
The course includes instruction in Vinyasa sequencing, adjustments, and alignment, plus modules to deepen your knowledge of the classical yoga sutra, the history of yoga, and more.
Aside from the in-person training, the package also includes a separate online anatomy and physiology certificate. It consists of virtual live training, videos, coursework manuals, guided assignments, required reading, and individual-focused feedback at every step of your journey.
The package includes lunch and drinks (water, tea, coffee, and detox juice). The food caters to vegetarians but please let the organizer known if you have other dietary requirements.
You may book your flight into either Poitiers–Biard Airport (PIS) or Limoges – Bellegarde Airport (LIG). The airport transfer is available from both airports at an additional cost. Alternatively, if you prefer to arrive by train, the nearest station is Ruffec and the organizer offers free pick-up.
- Location: Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
- Price: from US$2,101 / 20 nights
- Availability: Select dates in June, July, August, October, and November 2021
- Skill level: All Levels
Deepen your knowledge of yoga and enhance your personal development during this integral yoga teacher training course that takes place on the beautiful island of Madeira.
Immediately upon graduation, you are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.
Your day starts at 10 a.m. with a yoga class consisting of asana and pranayama. From 11:30 am you’ll study the basics of practice modules (two courses with a break between them). The lunch break is at 2 p.m. and is followed by individual study. There’s another practice module in the afternoon, followed by an evening yoga class at 7:30 p.m. and meditation at 9 p.m.
During the sessions, you’ll learn how to give professional assistance to your future students for a correct comprehension of the Integral yoga techniques and how to plan an Integral yoga class (singular or a set of lessons).
This retreat is self-catered. You will have access to the kitchen and utilities. A supermarket is located nearby. If you prefer to eat out, there are plenty of nearby restaurants to choose from.
The accommodation is located in the center of Funchal, within walking distance of most of the attractions.
Kindly book your flight into Madeira Airport (FNC). The airport transfer is not included but there’s an affordable airport bus that stops nearby.
- Location: Alexandroupoli, Greece
- Price: from US$3,252 / 19 nights
- Availability: All Year Round
- Skill level: Beginner
Gain experience and acquire knowledge during this 20-days yoga teacher training course. The experienced teachers from India offer specialized training in Hatha Yoga in Iyengar form, as well as other styles.
You’ll be staying at Hotel Erika, located on the coastal road of Alexandroupolis, just above the port. All rooms offer fantastic views of the sea, the port, and the island of Samothraki. The rooms are equipped with AC, TV, fridge, en-suite bathroom, and have a big balcony.
Your day starts at 8 a.m. with mantra chanting, asanas, alignment-based yoga, and pranayama. From 10 a.m., you’ll join an Ashtanga primary series practice, followed by several online live classes from India in which you’ll learn anatomy, philosophy, and more.
Once you complete the course, you may register with the Yoga Alliance.
This is a self-catering retreat. There are plenty of tavernas nearby where you can eat your meals.
The package includes a visit to Makri or Dakini beach and the museum. Also, in your free time, you can explore the superb coastline, visit Samothraki Island, hike in the nearby forest, or do some birdwatching.
There are plenty of airports you may flight into, including Athens International Airport (ATH). If you fly into Alexandroupoli Airport (AXD), airport transfer is available for an additional cost.
- Location: Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
- Price: from US$3,002 / 20 nights
- Availability: Select dates in May, June, July, and August 2021
- Skill level: All Levels
Hari-Om promotes a real immersion in the yoga practice, with an emphasis on wellness, mind, and body.
Become part of a small community and make new friends during your stay in the natural bubble of Farmhouse Bellaria. You may choose to stay in a camping tent, a luxury tent, a treehouse bungalow, or various types of rooms. The former barn has been transformed into a yoga room, complete with a stunning countryside view.
This course is a journey, a discovery of the self through meeting others. You’ll acquire a strong foundation to teach Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, as well as other structural styles.
Your day starts at 8 a.m. with yoga practice and is followed by breakfast. Right after, there’s a lecture at 10:30 a.m. before you take a longer break and enjoy lunch. There’s another lecture at 2:45 p.m., followed by yoga practice in the evening, and dinner. In total, there are 4 hours of lectures every day and 4 hours of practice sessions. The lectures will be on asana, pranayama, and anatomy.
Upon completion, you’ll be able to register with Yoga Alliance.
Three meals each day, as well as water and tea, are included in the package. The meals cater to vegetarians, but make sure to let the organizer know if you have other dietary restrictions.
There are plenty of airports you can fly into. The closest is Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA) but Milan’s airports may get more flights. Alternatively, you can also fly into Turin Airport (TRN). The transfer is available from all these airports for an additional cost.
- Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
- Price: from US$1,700 / 21 nights
- Availability: until March 2022
- Skill level: Beginner & Intermediate
Join a highly intensive yoga teacher training program dedicated to the students who want to follow the path of yoga and meditation while still being caught up in the modern lifestyle.
The teachers have been brought up and spent their lives in traditional ashrams and are traveling to Thailand to share authentic knowledge of yoga and meditation from the ancient Vedic scriptures.
For the duration of the course, you’ll be staying at Maewin Guesthouse & Resort, a traditional Thai-style 2-story wooden house. Each room has a bathroom and there’s a small kitchen and common space on the first floor. The second floor offers fantastic views of the farmland, forest, and mountains.
This teacher training is a multi-style program for beginners with basic knowledge of yoga. Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
You’ll be studying yoga technique, teaching methodology, Ayurveda and yogic lifestyle, meditation and Yoga Nidra, pranayama, and more. You’ll also practice teaching with guidance.
Your day starts at 5 a.m. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 1 p.m. In between them, you’ll join classes and workshops. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by some free time.
The package includes 3 healthy vegetarian or vegan meals each day, as well as snacks (tropical fruits) and drinks (herbal tea).
In your free time, you may visit a Buddhist monastery or go hiking on the mountain trails.
Kindly book your flight to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). The airport transfer is available for an additional fee.
- Location: Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
- Price: from US$2,000 / 29 nights
- Availability: Select dates in November 2021, March, and November 2022
- Skill level: Intermediate
Spend 30 days immersed in nature, in touch with your soul, and dedicated 100% to the study of Vinyasa Yoga.
This is an intensive yoga teacher training program and you’ll be able to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion. You should have at least 6 months of regular asana practice of any yoga style before joining this program.
Your day starts at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by a class (which can be asana alignment, yoga philosophy and ethic or teaching techniques). There’s a tea and fruit break at 10:30 a.m. After that, half the group goes to asana practice and the other half to teaching practice.
Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and is followed by a class, a break, and practice (asana or teaching). Dinner is at 7 p.m. In the evening, you may enjoy some special activities.
On Sundays, breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. and you have the entire day for yourself until you join the group for dinner at 7 p.m.
All meals are included (5 per day during training days and two on Sundays), as well as water, coffee, tea. The meals cater to a variety of dietary requirements.
In your free time, you may observe nature around the retreat, discover Mayan history, explore the cenotes, and spend time on gorgeous beaches.
Kindly book your flight into Cancún International Airport (CUN). The airport transfer is included in the package.
- Location: Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
- Price: from US$2,999 / 17 nights
- Availability: All Year Round
- Skill level: All Levels
Embark on an inward journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. Dig deep, connect to your inner light, paint, play, laugh, cry, and love.
Upon completion, you may register with Yoga Alliance.
On-campus, you’ll be staying at Hospedaje El Bosquecito, located on a quiet section of the main road of Uvita, beside a small creek and forest. All rooms have full bathrooms and splendid views of the jungle.
Another option is to stay at the off-campus accommodation, Casa Nativos, near a waterfall, just off the main road.
Your day starts with meditation and pranayama, followed by a yoga class and breakfast. Then you’ll practice yoga sutras and attend an asana workshop. After lunch, you’ll join an anatomy and teaching methodology class, and you’ll also practice teaching. The day ends with dinner.
The package also includes a variety of eco hikes, river swimming and meditation, waterfall adventures, and a visit to the bamboo forest.
All meals are included, as well as water, tea, coffee, and detox drinks. The meals cater to a variety of dietary requirements.
Make sure to book your flight into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The airport transfer is available for an additional cost.
- Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
- Price: from US$4,500 / 19 nights
- Availability: Select dates in August, October, and November 2021
- Skill level: All Levels
Through in-depth study of asana, pranayama, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy, during this yoga teacher training, aspiring teachers are given the tools to share the essence and joy of yoga.
This is a Yoga Alliance certified training and upon completion, you may register with them.
You’ll be staying in a house located in historic Paia town. It offers a full kitchen and cooking supplies, a washing machine, a patio, and a yard. There’s an organic grocery store nearby.
From Monday to Friday, your day starts at 8 a.m. with a philosophy of yoga class, followed by a morning yoga class and functional anatomy. Lunch break is at noon and in the afternoon there’s more training and practice, as well as a methodology class.
On Saturday, you’ll only join two-morning classes, whereas Sundays are free days.
You may choose to pay for a Meal Plan that includes breakfast and lunch that you will pre-order at the beginning of the day. You may also cater for yourself.
There’s plenty of time to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the ocean, spending time on the beaches, or watching the sunsets. If you prefer more active free time, you may hike in the forest or visit a volcano.
Kahului Airport (OGG) is located just 5 km from the retreat. The airport transfer is not included but you may rent a car (or get a taxi).
*All prices are valid at the time of publication and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change without notice.
Looking to go on a retreat before you take a leap of faith and become a yoga teacher? There is plenty of wholesome affordable yoga retreats for you to choose from!