200-hours Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course (Fri Evening & Sat Afternoon) - [ 25th November 2023 ~ 16th March 2024]
200-hours Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course
25th November 2023 – 16th March 2024
Christmas breaks: 23-30 December 2024
Chinese New Year breaks: 10-17 February 2024
Please see the attached file for the tentative course schedule – 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course 10 Nov 2023 batch
The course is taught in simple English. Chinese translated course manual can be provided.
Who we are
Anahata Yoga is a premiere yoga centre based in the heart of the Central district. It is best known for offering the most authentic yoga experience available in Hong Kong, with classes led by Indian instructors hailing from different lineages devoted to the practice and study of yoga.
As a centre, Anahata Yoga is fully committed to fostering a community of yoga practitioners who are not only equipped with the skills to perform yoga as a daily activity, but as well as the knowledge to live out yoga as a lifestyle.
About the course
Anahata Yoga’s 200 Hours Teacher Training Certificate course gives yoga practitioners, enthusiasts, and aspiring instructors the chance to deepen their self-knowledge of yoga philosophy and improve on various aspects of their practice. It is an open-level training programme, suitable for those who have never done yoga before as well as those who have put in years of practice.
Through the course, students gain a better understanding of yoga’s origins, history, as well as its philosophy. Students also learn how they may improve on their postures, that they may execute them with accuracy and, later, be able to demonstrate it to others.
We recognize that yoga is a popular pursuit in Hong Kong. People seek it out for its health benefits and often incorporate it into their active lifestyles. However, yoga instruction is not equal among the various yoga centres in Hong Kong. This is where our accredited Teacher Training Courses make all the difference.
Our courses are accredited by and offered in conjunction with, Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in India. This is the first time outside of India that such a programme is being offered.
Our classes are designed and taught in the same way as our instructors are taught. Predominantly from India, our instructors are fully learned not only in the practice of their discipline but also in the history and philosophy behind the practice. The resulting combination of grassroots knowledge both practical and theoretical in our programmes give students more in-depth learning that they may able to find elsewhere in Hong Kong.
International Yoga Academy is a registered school with Yoga Alliance and Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre, Chennai, India (www.andiappanyoga.com).
Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training courses around the globe. We offer assistance to students interested in applying for a Yoga Alliance Registration after completing a teacher training course.
About Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre – Chennai, South India is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it is meticulously run by Dr. Asana Andiappan and Trust Members, all of whom have over 50 years of experience in Yogasanas and Naturopathy. It is the only yoga college and research center recognized by the government as well as two universities in India.
Located in Chennai, South India, the center runs various yoga programmes as well as free awareness camps that are aided and supported by various government and private organisations. It has been collaborating with various medical universities, hospitals and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. The centre is also home to the widely read Asana International Yoga Journal (www.asanajournal.com) , which has a readership of 200,000 and growing, in India and around the world.
Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre also has accredited franchisee centers in over 30 countries that run yoga programmes, and teacher training courses.
Teacher Training Course Breakdown
- YTT Theory and Practical – 75 hours
- Group Practice Classes – 40 hours
- Andiappan Yoga Classes – 60 hours
- Assignment, Self reading – 15 hours
- Group Discussion and Teaching practice – 6 hours
- Teaching assist and class teaching observation – 15 hours
YTT Theory and Practical – 75 hours
Class Schedule – Yoga Teacher Training Classes
|Teacher Training Classes|
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
|Teacher Training Theory and Practical|
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
|Teacher Training Theory and Practical|
Please note the teacher training class will start on 25 Nov 2023 at the time mentioned above, and no bookings are required.
Group Practice classes (40hrs) are recommended for the YTT students to keep regular practice before and during the training period and after each class, students can interact with the teachers and ask questions about the practice. Teacher can also write a remark on the YTT attendance sheet and give you guidance on how to improve your yoga practice and teaching skills.
This class will equip students with the knowledge to develop a sequence for self-practice which they can do at home or while traveling. The ability to put together a sequence to meet one’s goals while taking into consideration one’s limitations will be very important when one start to teach.
You can start attending these group and andiappan yoga classes from the next date of your enrollment and you have until 16 Apr 2024 to complete these classes. All ongoing YTT students can book and cancel recommended group classes, Andiappan Yoga Classes, Andiappan Yoga YTT classes 3 days in advance via the Mindbody online booking system app and also via the schedule page in our website. Students may also walk-in and wait before the class for peak hour classes.
There are also Andiappan Yoga classes exclusively scheduled for ongoing Yoga Teacher Training students (example: Andiappan Yoga – Back Bending (YTT))
Assignment, Self reading (15 hrs) : We provide suggested reading list of yoga books, DVDs, journals that give you wider knowledge about various traditions and lineages in yoga.
Group Discussion and Teaching practice (6hrs) – These are preparatory classes and teaching practice classes where you can teach small groups of students and practice teaching before the actual practical assessment class. These are invaluable experience for you to interact with other fellow students and an opportunity to become a part of a yoga community.
Teaching assist and class teaching observation (15hrs) – Yoga teaching is not complete if it is not shared with all those who are in real need of its benefits . Come observe, assist and teach with the volunteer teachers of Andiappan Yoga Community – AYC (www.yogacommunity.org) one of the largest non profit yoga organisation in HK. You will be also invited to be a volunteer teaching after the graduation of the course.
** Group Practice classes, Andiappan Yoga Classes:, Teaching assist and class teaching observation can be also attended through online classes. Students can choose to come to the studio, or practice at the comfort of their home. Please check our class schedule for exclusive online group and andiappan yoga classes.
The Teacher Training classes will be held at the Anahata Yoga Studio, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong.
To be eligible to enroll in this course, a minimum of three months regular practice is required. However, if you are new to yoga, you can choose a teacher training program starting in three months from now and start to attend the classes regularly and prepare for this teacher training.