200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in South America


Peru  |  Sacred Valley

21 Day 200-hour Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training in Peru

Apr | May | Jun | Sep | Nov | Dec

Free Cancellation*


3900 USD
Peru  |  Sacred Valley


Peru  |  Sacred Valley

22 Day 200-hour Earth Medicine Yoga Teacher Training

Oct 1 - 22, 2023

Free Cancellation*


3750 USD
Peru  |  Sacred Valley

Find the Best 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses in South America

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.

Course Content

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

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

Hatha and/or Vinyasa is popular, Ashtanga and/or Vinyasa too.

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.

Curriculum Standards

PLEASE NOTE - Since February 2020 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.

For your convenience we have transposed the main competencies of the Yoga Alliance standards here for you -

Competencies -

1. 75 hours on Technique, Training and Practice

Covering Asana, Pranayama & Subtle Body, and Meditation

2. 30 hours on Anatomy & Physiology

Covering Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics

3. 30 hours on Yoga Humanities

Covering the History and background of Yoga, Philosophy of Yoga and Ethics

4. 50 hours on Professional Essentials

Covering Teaching Methodology, Professional Development and Practice Teaching (Practicum)

5. Plus Elective hours which create the specialism focus of each course, creating uniqueness and variety in learning

Where to go in South America

There are many interesting countries and a variety of locations to visit here.

South America is not short of incredible wonders, historical sites of civilisation and incredibly beautiful locations, people and cultures.

Our top picks for the travelling yogi would have to be Peru and Ecuador.

Although this doesn't mean you can't find great schools and inspiring journeys to join in all the other amazing countries like Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Argentina. 

Nearby in Central America, Guatemala has some really interesting trainings.

Yoga, spiritual tribes and teaching practice is anywhere you find yourself these days.

Have fun.