25 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in France

  • RainbowLight Yoga, 1154 Route d'Encos, 40500 Coudures, France

25 Days 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in France

  • RainbowLight Yoga, 1154 Route d'Encos, 40500 Coudures, France

200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in France

During this yoga teacher training, you will be personally trained and mentored by an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, so you can feel the support every step of the way. RainbowLight Yoga is looking for students who can understand that yoga practice goes beyond the physical poses and are looking to make yoga part of their lives and share it with others in loving-kindness.


  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily lectures and workshops
  • Course manual and certificate
  • 1 local tour in Landes region
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 23 days with instruction
  • English
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RainbowLight Yoga Retreat offers the tranquillity of the French countryside and the charm and luxury of a former 17th century relais chasse with spacious dorm rooms or quad rooms (only three or four in each room) and also offers double and single rooms. Each retreat or yoga teacher training accommodates a maximum of 15 participants, so you can be assured that you will get time and attention.

Step into a romantic time enjoying the ambiance that is created by retaining the much of the building's original features like period fireplaces, claw foot bath tubs, column barge walls, and terracotta tiles. The property sits on 10 acres of its own land, surrounded by an organic farmland and views of undulating low sweeping hills. Enjoy walking the wild meadow garden or take a stroll down to the lake reservoir.

Guests gather at the grand reception room for meals across the way from a dedicated yoga hall. Enjoy all the outside garden space for meditation, contemplation and some outdoor yoga in the late spring, summer, and early fall. One of the barns has also been converted to a fun yoga chill out room.

Rainbowlight Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance, the largest international yoga registry. They are also a registered school with the Independent Yoga Network. They run a dedicated yoga school in Coudures, Landes in South West France. As a graduate of the Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200) program, you will be able to register with REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) as L3 yoga instructor in the UK and as a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance.

You are probably reading this and you are wondering if you can be a yoga teacher. You've wondered about the possibility. You enjoy your own yoga practice and you feel the time is right to deepen your understanding and experience. Your mind is slowly opening up to the possibility of making this yoga dream a reality. You've searched online. You've found this site. You can begin to feel your doubts and fears subside as you start to feel excited about the possibility of this new adventure, a new holistic chapter in your life.

There are yoga students waiting for the exact type of yoga teacher you will become. Because every different personality and body type responds to different types of teachers too. Intuitively you know, you already have what it takes to become a successful yoga teacher because you have the enthusiasm, the passion, and dedication. You will be personally trained and mentored by an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, so you can feel supported every step of the way.

The group sizes are small and the teacher training program runs several times a year. You also have the option of taking the training in two parts, so you can easily find this fits your calendar and budget. You can start your yoga teacher training application today. Monthly payment plans are available.

RainbowLight's yoga teacher training focuses on yoga as a holistic spiritual practice. They take an in depth study of yoga’s ancient Indian and Tibetan roots. They balance the knowledge and practice of the physical poses with knowledge and practices of the inner body, the channels and the chakras, as well as the practice of meditation (Raja yoga).

Yoga teacher training in France is a 25-day intensive residential course, accepting a maximum of 15 students per course, this means you get all the support and personal attention you need when embarking in such a life-changing venture. RainbowLight Yoga Teacher Training can be taken in two modules, especially handy for those who can only manage shorter holidays from work; Etape 1 and Etape 2. Completion of Etape 1 is a pre-requisite to Etape 2 which leads to a full certification.

During the course, you will be given grounding in the different aspects of yoga to enrich your life and deepen your yoga practice. The yoga teacher training course also covers asana practice and teaching methodology. It will give you enough practical experience to feel confident to teach your first professional class.

Course curriculum

The Yoga Teacher Training (YTT-200) under Yoga Alliance requires 180 contact hours for completion following these five learning categories:

  • Techniques, training, and practice
  • Teaching methodology
  • Anatomy
  • Yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics for yoga teachers
  • Practicum

Under the IYN framework, the course covers four areas of study:

  • Safety and care
  • Practical skills
  • Knowledge
  • Practice

What you will learn in Etape 1

  • Origins and history of yoga
  • Yoga evolution in the West (different styles)
  • Meditation and visualizations
  • Mantra and chanting
  • Inner body anatomy (the koshas and chakras)
  • Introduction to the yoga sutras of master Patanjali

What you will learn in Etape 2

  • Anatomy of the physical body
  • Over 40 yoga poses plus their variations
  • Benefits and contraindications for each pose
  • Modifications for each pose
  • Teaching methodology
  • Health and safety in yoga practice
  • How to link poses
  • How to structure a yoga class
  • Teaching practice

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 - 08:00 Meditation
  • 08:00 - 09:00 Yoga class
  • 09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast or contemplation
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Lecture or workshop
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch or contemplation
  • 14:00 - 18:00 Lecture or workshop
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Dinner or contemplation
  • 19:30 - 20:00 Meditation

One local tour in the region of Landes is included in the price.

  • Sunshine Ross

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)

    Sunshine Ross has been teaching yoga for over ten years and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200 level three yoga teacher. She is also a yoga teacher on the register of exercise professionals in the United Kingdom and an accomplished teacher trainer. She completed her yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, in the foothills of the Himalayas under yogi Vishvketu of Akhanda Yoga. Sunshine embarked on a formal study of Tibetan Buddhism and completed the Asian Classics Institute's 18 courses.

The courses will take place in the tranquil rural location in the idyllic forested region of Landes in South West France, which is the setting of the 19th century manor house and lodge where you settle into the peaceful surroundings during your retreat. The manor house and lodge is a property typical of the Landaise architecture. It is surrounded by countryside and 10 hectares of organic farmland.

Nearby places

  • Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), 120 kilometers
  • Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD), 170 kilometers
  • Mont de Marsan, 28 kilometers
  • Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF), 43 kilometers

During the course, you will be served three simple meals a day.

  • 1 local tour
  • 3 simple meals a day
  • 24 nights accommodation
  • Course manual and certificate
  • Daily lectures
  • Daily practice of yoga and meditation
  • Focus on spiritual side of yoga
  • Indian and Tibetan roots of yoga
  • Learn about different styles and approaches to asana practice
  • Learn to teach poses safely, modifications and adjustments of poses
  • One to one support
  • Practice teaching right away to gain confidence
  • Yoga Alliance certification
  • Flight tickets
  • Transportation from airport to the manor house and lodge

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF), Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), or Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request.

Arrival by train

Train service from Pau Pyrénées Airport (PUF), Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), or Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) are great viable options with RainbowLight Yoga's nearest main line station being Mont de Marsan, which is 30 minutes away (28 kilometers). From Mont de Marsan, RainbowLight Yoga can arrange your pick up.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Sep-23 15:00:37

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    Review by Seiller Jacqueline from India

    It was a wonderful experience.

    CONS Cons: I like everything.

    PROS Pros: Everybody was accepted as they are and was encouraged to give the best of themselves A peaceful and lovely atmosphere prevailed all along the retrait.

    2017-May-30 04:27:45

  • S
    Review by Sandra Moerman from Netherlands

    Mooie ervaring

    PROS Pros: De zevendaagse yoga- en meditatieretraite was erg fijn, in elk opzicht: Sunshine en Glen zijn supervriendelijk en gastvrij, de yogasessies en meditaties goed op mijn persoonlijke wensen afgestemd en de accommodatie was heerlijk (mooi huis, grote kamer, goed en schoon sanitair, lekker eten). Echt een mooie ervaring, die voor herhaling vatbaar is!

    2017-Apr-22 08:15:43


  • Review by Wendy
    10 out of 10

    "I wish I could do something wonderful to express my gratitude to Sunshine, RainbowLight Yoga retreat and my enjoyment for being given a fantastic opportunity to participate in such a comprehensive and educational training. I have always wanted to develop my teaching skills in yoga and having the opportunity to take this qualification with RainbowLight Yoga has been once of the most important things I have done to develop my career as a yoga instructor. I have been thoroughly blessed with relaxation, exercise, and knowledge all at the right level for me, apart from the very comfortable facilities, delicious food and the company of mind like people who made my training even more interesting and exciting. I do recommend if you want to receive high-quality training with a wonderful brilliant teacher, then take some time for yourself and enjoy the blessing of Sunshine's teaching as that certainly is one of the experiences in my life which I will never forget!"

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  • Review by Kathryn
    10 out of 10

    "The YTT 200-hour course at RainbowLight Yoga was wonderful. Some days were challenging - both physically and emotionally - but overall very rewarding. As well as all the yoga, we also did lots of meditation (at times very intense, highly introspective, fascinating), as well as discussions and reading/research. Some of the experiences I had during the meditation sessions I know will stay with me for the rest of my life, and for this alone I am hugely grateful to Sunshine. We were given lots of practice teaching individual poses and different series of poses, as well as some full classes. The course beautifully illustrated that yoga is so very much more than yoga asanas and I really came to understand the sense of unity offered by a yogic life. Sunshine is a very inspiring teacher with a wealth of experience and insight. She leads wonderful flowing yoga classes and offers inspirational teachings and concepts that are both uplifting and thought-provoking. She was very ably and effectively supported in her teaching by the lovely Emilia, who brought a different teaching style to our sessions; overall this helped to give the course a more rounded and comprehensive feel. For me, it was a joy to be amongst like-minded people with a passion for yoga, who also had a real passion for the health of the planet, people, community etc. I came away feeling incredibly energised, positive and more confident - both physically and emotionally stronger. I now also have a much stronger personal yoga practice, which I am really enjoying. The location of the course is very rural, in the beautiful countryside of southwest France and there were lots of opportunities to walk in nature and enjoy just being. I have huge respect for both Sunshine and Glen for so graciously sharing their home with us students for the duration of the course and for inspiring us to believe in ourselves. Sunshine says 'There are yoga students waiting for the exact type of yoga teacher you will become' and I wholeheartedly believe this to be true. After successfully completing the course, I am excited for the future in a way that I have not experienced before; I feel I am at the start of an exciting and beautiful journey as I begin to teach yoga, and for that I am truly grateful. Namaste."

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  • Review by Stella
    9 out of 10

    "If you are going for holidays, the location and the lodge is absolutely fantastic, and Sunshine and Glen are great hosts. It is a perfect choice for a retreat. If you are going for the course, it is going to be fun and at the same time intense because it involves not only working on your theoretical knowledge and how well you do the poses but also working on yourself as a whole; body and mind. It will get you where you need to be, to make a yoga teacher out of you! I had a fantastic experience and I definitely recommend the course to anyone looking for a yoga teacher training. I will be returning for more retreats and courses for sure!"

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  • Review by Jo
    9 out of 10

    "I had a great experience at RainbowLight Yoga, having just completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in November 2016. Sunshine and Glen (and their two gorgeous children) are exceedingly accommodating and are very hospitable. Sunshine is very patient and thorough in her teaching of yoga, making it clear that there are many different ways people practice and many paths of yoga. It is not all about the moves! We were exposed to many various ways of learning, through research, reading, watching various videos, discussions and plenty of practice (on many days having two lessons in addition to teaching and pose practice). Every morning and evening we had a meditation session, exposing us to various methods. RainbowLight Yoga is a wonderful retreat that really lets you find yourself. Emilia also helped teach the classes and was always at hand to help you with advice or pass on her knowledge and experiences. Would I recommend this retreat? Absolutely and wholeheartedly. Will I go back? Yes. I am working on that now!"

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  • Review by Marcus Wilson from Edinburgh
    10 out of 10

    "Hi! My name is Marcus Wilson. I have just completed the yoga teacher training course with Sunshine, RainbowLight Yoga and I wanted to make a short video to recommend the course. Sunshine's a wonderful teacher. She has obviously worked really hard to make the course varied and interesting in all its content and that goes way beyond the yoga poses. So you will learn about background and philosophy and the history of yoga, studying from some of the authentic teachers in the yoga lineage. You will learn a little about anatomy and how to take care of your students in different postures and what students should avoid with different injuries. And also, you will learn a lot about different types of yoga and Sunshine will help you find a style of teaching that suits you as well. So Sunshine has a way of creating a really comfortable and supportive environment for her students. The course is structured in a really good way. So we start by learning individual postures and teach poses individually to each other and then we move on to series of poses, teaching series of poses, and then progressing on to quarter classes, half a class. So before you know it, you are starting to teach a full class and you are really prepared and confident by that point. I cannot say the course is not without its challenges, but it certainly is one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. And what is more, I now feel really confident to go out there and teach students of my own. So I would not hesitate to recommend RainbowLight yoga teacher training."

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  • Review by Emilia Wersig from Germany
    10 out of 10

    "I really loved the yoga teacher training with Sunshine at RainbowLight Yoga. I have been practicing yoga for many years and it has just helped me to progress so much further. I really gained confidence within my own practice and confidence in teaching. Sunshine pushed us very hard at times, so we were challenged to develop to study, to learn, and to progress, but she was always there to support us during our practices and also now afterward. So I felt really held in the space and very safe within the training. I feel now that after the yoga teacher training, I am more confident in my own practice. I know what I am doing. I know where I am going and I have learned so much more about yoga. And I love teaching it and sharing it with others. And I would definitely recommend for you to take the teacher training even just to go broader, deeper in your own practice, or share this new skill with others and become a yoga teacher. I think it is really worthwhile."

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  • Review by Steo Skitz
    10 out of 10

    "The couple of months I trained with Sunshine were life-changing. Anxiety and depression were really bad at the time and I was not doing much with my life but had a hint I wanted to try yoga, so I jumped into the 200-hour yoga teacher training and I realized yoga was definitely the path I needed at the time and it is something that is always gonna be in my life and it keeps me grounded. She was a lovely teacher and hostess and I loved the material she picked for us both of the physical practice and theory. I learned so much in the 200 hours and if she is ever going to be teaching the 500-hour yoga teacher training, I will be there learning from her."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "I had a one-to-one 200-hour yoga teacher training with Sunshine and can honestly say it was a life-changing experience. You will be challenged in many ways, spiritually, energetically, physically, and emotionally. Whilst I did not agree with all the concepts, I did respect them and use them in some form or another in my lessons. On completion of the course, I started teaching straight away. Sunshine helps one to develop their teaching style at a pace appropriate to them. Her course was thorough and our analysis of the yoga sutras was detailed. We did activities outside of the classroom, too, including a visit to Samye Ling monastery and singing kirtan at the Salisbury Centre. I can highly recommend this course, as well as deepening your own understanding of this ancient practice, you will come away feeling able to sequence a class with ease and confidence."

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Coudures, Landes, France

RainbowLight Yoga was founded by Sunshine Ross and it offers holistic retreats and yoga teacher trainings in France, certified by Yoga Alliance.

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