200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training


Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula

21 Day 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Nov | Dec | Jan | Mar | Apr

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2950 USD
Costa Rica  |  Nicoya Peninsula


Mexico  |  Yucatán Peninsula

18 Day 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Nov 15 - Dec 2, 2022

Free Cancellation*


2300 USD
Mexico  |  Yucatán Peninsula



Guatemala  |  Guatemalan Highlands

21 Day 200hr Earth Medicine Yoga Teacher Training

Dec | Jan | Feb | Mar

Free Cancellation*


3240 USD
Guatemala  |  Guatemalan Highlands
Costa Rica  |  Guanacaste Province

18 Day 200Hr Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training

Dec 1 - 18, 2022 | Jan 5 - 22, 2023

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3997 USD
Costa Rica  |  Guanacaste Province


Indonesia  |  Bali  |  BUKIT PENINSULA

21 Day 200Hr Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Dec 6 - 26, 2022

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3900 USD
Indonesia  |  Bali  |  BUKIT PENINSULA
Greece  |  Peloponnese

22 Day 200Hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Dec 18 - Jan 8, 2023

Free Cancellation*


2377 USD
Greece  |  Peloponnese
Indonesia  |  Bali  |  Canggu

29 Day 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Jan 8 - Feb 5, 2023

Free Cancellation*


2950 USD
Indonesia  |  Bali  |  Canggu
Thailand  |  Koh Samui

22 Day 200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Jan 8 - 29, 2023

Free Cancellation*


3795 USD
Thailand  |  Koh Samui

Discover the Best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses 2022

This is where the journey starts for your yoga education.

Whether you are interested in learning to be a teacher or to just deepen your practice this is the first stage of development where everybody starts.

Yoga Alliance along with the yoga community created the standard for the 200-hour yoga certification foundational-level.

All schools are different in their approach and style in their yoga classes with the basic curriculum requirements remaining the same.

Search for the experience that speaks to you, and the yoga style mix that you are interested in.

There are teacher trainings in 2021 and 2022 in all style combinations and with different focus.

Hatha and/or Vinyasa is popular; Ashtanga Vinyasa is of really big interest now.

Here's a quick breakdown of the certification standards.

200-Hour Teacher Training Programs

This certification offers an intensive experience to expand your knowledge and yoga practice.

Contact hours in these yoga trainings will include the following parts -

1. Yogic Techniques & Asana Practice

Typical areas of practice & teaching skills will be-

Asana practice

Pranayamas - Breath & Energy

Meditation - Inner Journey

Mantras & Chanting - Internal or External

Kriyas - Internal often with breath

2. Teaching Methodology

Communication - one to one & group dynamics

Demonstration, Assisting & Correcting

How Students Learn

Teaching Styles & Qualities

The Business of Yoga

3. Anatomy & Physiology

The physical anatomy & bodily systems, applying this knowledge to yoga.

Energy body works, the study of the chakras and nadis (energy channels).

4. Yoga Philosophy & Ethics

Study of traditional texts revealing yoga philosophies.

The yoga lifestyle, the concepts of dharma and karma.

Service (Seva).

5. Practicum

Practice teaching as the lead instructor without feedback.

Observing others doing the same and sharing feedback afterwards.

Enhanced Standards

PLEASE NOTE - Recently Yoga Alliance set out new standards for the foundational RYS 200-hour training program, here we meet the new common core curriculum that applies to all registered yoga schools for certifying new yoga teachers.


You may be offered the opportunity to focus on a holistic discipline, like the Meditation or Therapeutic teacher trainings, which can include Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, Kundalini Yoga, Tantra and Energy work.

Hatha, Vinyasa and Ashtanga are the 3 most common yoga styles - however there are teaching practice opportunities in all of the yoga styles - there is the slower Restorative and/or Yin Yoga; and the hot systems of Bikram and Power Yoga; and different mixes of all these styles

For precision and alignment there is Iyengar Yoga. Aerial Yoga too, a combination of Pilates, yoga and dance. Take your time to find the learning opportunity that is waiting for you. When you find it you will know.


What are the best 200-hour Teacher Training Courses?

There are so many different options these days.

Search out the one that speaks to your heart with a teaching philosophy you are attracted to.

Research their graduate reviews, their lead trainers, teaching philosophy, style and approach, this will help you understand if it's the right yoga school for your continuing education. 

Top Destinations for these Programs

There are many places you can attend, near me or far away.

Often it is true that the school and teaching practice and class content you are interested in may not be near you.

But that's yoga, putting us exactly where we are meant to be.

Here are yogi's top destination choices for this first level of yoga education experience.

For those based in Europe there are no end of great options to choose from like the retreat centers 

dotted across sun-soaked Spain.

In the States domestic travel can be easier and so staying in the United States can be more


Alternative great travel ideas are to be found in South America for some really

interesting opportunities.

Nearby is also the mecca of Costa Rica

If you are happy to fly further away then Asia is full of great spots to attend.

Bali, with its connection to spirit offers something special. The island is varied & beautiful with stunning

beaches, paddy fields, mountains and volcanoes.

India can be a great place to start your journey, with many great yoga schools and spiritual places to

complete your certification. With so many options Rishikesh offers a great variety in the content, focus

and activities, being the yoga-hub mecca of Mother India.

Then there is Thailand, a great choice are the islands in the south where schools on the beaches offer

you the opportunity to practice teaching yoga in open-air shalas with breathtaking views & vibes.

Other Popular Destinations

There are quite a few locations to complete 200-hour yoga teacher training programs- such as

- Australia - Melbourne - Sydney - Brisbane

- New Zealand

- Canada - Toronto - Vancouver - Montreal

- USA - New York - California - San Francisco - Los Angeles - San Diego - San Jose -  Florida - Miami - Chicago - Boston - Vermont - Washington DC - Salt Lake City - Portland - Oregon - Minneapolis - Seattle - Denver - Dallas - Houston - Phoenix - Philadelphia - Hawaii

- Asia - Singapore - Hong Kong - Bangkok - Japan - Tokyo - Seoul

- Middle East - Dubai, Abu Dhabi

- Europe - Portugal - Italy - Spain - Ibiza - France - Greece - Germany - Berlin - Frankfurt

- UK - London - Dublin - Ireland 

- Moscow - Russia

There are a wealth of options here for you to consider when you are ready to commit.

Commonly asked Questions

How much experience is required before attending?

Most of the yoga community agree that about a year is the right time although there is no correct answer here.

Most yoga schools generally ask for 6 months minimum, sometimes a year.

Use your time to try out different yoga styles and teachers so you know what you are looking for in your chosen program.

How does the yoga certification process work?

Yoga Alliance has set a standard that needs to be met by registered yoga schools.

Your attendance in all the classes and workshops included and involvement in the practical assessments completes your foundational-level program.

What is the schedule like on a Training?

Most intensives take place over one month.

Each day the classes start early and go on until early evening. With rest breaks and lunch.

One day off a week for relaxing and to contemplate your progress so far.

Your practice and understanding will grow week by week.

The experience is an opportunity for transformation in so many ways.

There are 2 week trainings that you can enrol on if you would prefer not to spend more time, and you will find these options on our site; the amount of class hours required make it impossible to do any faster than this.

How much will this course cost

There is a whole range of pricing but the average worldwide is between 2,000-3,000US.

It can differ by country, season and venue.