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Online Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher Training [200 Hours]

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Transformative Online 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

In this foundational 200-hour online yoga teacher training course, you will gain in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge on the Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow style of yoga. The course is designed not only to educate you and deepen your own practice, but also to arm you with the practical skills, tools and confidence you need to conduct your very first set of yoga classes. At Sampoorna Yoga Online Academy, we passionately believe that each individual and each teacher is unique. This course is the start of the journey of discovering your own unique, personal voice and style as a yoga teacher. What truly sets this course apart is that it places equal emphasis on all eight limbs of the yoga practice, not just the asana practice. We explore and elaborate on the concepts of yamas, niyamas, pranayama, pratyahara, meditation practices, and awareness.

In addition, we also talk about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other themes essential to living a balanced life. The topics include yoga philosophy, yogic food, anatomy, and physiology- making our curriculum very thorough and well-rounded.

What will you learn?

  • Introduction to and history of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series 
  • The four elements of Ashtanga yoga: Vinyasa, Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas and Dhristi
  • Ashtanga Primary Series Postures 
  • Sanskrit Terms 
  • Mantras 
  • Ashtanga Primary Series Modified- With & Without Props
  • Themed Vinyasa Flows
  • Asana Families Flows 
  • Peak Pose Flows
  • Introduction to alignment & adjustment theory 
  • Modifications of asanas 
  • Advance variations of asanas
  • Use of props
  • Introduction: What makes a good yoga teacher?
  • Techniques and tools of teaching 
  • Verbal skills and cueing 
  • Positioning and demonstrating
  • Principles of sequencing
  • Designing a Yoga Class
  • Introduction to Pranayama
  • Pranayama Practice 
  • Pranayama Concept and Benefits
  • Introduction to Meditation and Preparation 
  • Types of Meditation 
  • Meditation Theory 
  • Meditation Practice
  • Mantras for Meditation
  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • Four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
  • Nadis (energy channels), Chakras, kundalini
  • Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy
  • Ashtanga yoga (Raja Yoga): aim of yoga, modification of mind, mental disposition, meaning of OM, eight limbs of yoga, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga, Samadhi (enlightenment)
  • Mudras, Bandhas & Kriyas: Introduction, different types, practice and its integration with meditation
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, means to overcome obstacles
  • Concepts of Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) and their applications in daily life 
  • Effects of food in Gunas
  • Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher
  • Basic concepts of functional anatomy and physiology related to movement
  • Application of anatomical principles to yoga practice (mechanics of yoga asana, its benefits and contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, etc).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and movements of the major joints of the body
  • Muscular and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory
  • Study of different regions of the body: The foot, knee, hips, spine, and shoulder
  • How to develop your career as a yoga teacher 
  • Setting up your own studio, school or yoga retreat centre 
  • Marketing strategies, advertising and PR 
  • Ethics in yoga business 
  • Building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios and retreats

Course Testimonials

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Get Certified

To receive the 200-hour certificate as a yoga teacher, you must complete a multiple-choice exam which is in two parts. First is a theory-based multiple-choice exam. Second is practical exam based on Vinyasa sequences. 

We are a registered yoga teacher training school (RYS) with Yoga Alliance, USA. This online course follows the updated regulations of organisation, therefore, upon completion of all lessons and final assessments, you will receive a 200-hour certification eligible to be registered with them.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I am a complete beginner. Can I still take this course?

    Absolutely! This course is for you whether

    • You are a complete beginner
    • You have already been practising yoga and want to take your practice and knowledge of yoga to the next level.
    • You want to become a yoga teacher and help others walk the path of yoga.
    • You want to deepen your personal asana and meditation practice.
    • You wish to explore the subtler and deeper level of awareness through practice of yoga, pranayama, meditation and yogic lifestyle
  • Will this course certify me to be a yoga instructor?

    Yes, this is the most basic/foundational level that you need to study in order to be recognised as a certified yoga teacher.

  • When does the course begin and end?

    The course does not have a specific start date. You may enroll whenever you are ready and study at your own pace!

    Although you have lifetime access to the course, you must complete the exam(s) within 1-year from the date of enrolment to receive your Certificate of Completion that qualifies you as a yoga teacher.

  • Are the lessons available for download?

    You will be able to download printable resources like the course manual, PDF, workbooks, cheatsheets and even the audio (mp3) resources!

    However, the course videos can only be watched within the course itself. This is to prevent the content from being re-uploaded or illegally distributed

  • For how long will I have access to the course?

    Once you enroll, you will have lifetime access to the content of the course, including all new content added in the future.

  • Are exams required to receive my certificate?

    Yes, these are mandatory. There will be an exam at the end of the course which is in two parts:

    • First is a theory-based multiple-choice exam.  
    • Second is practical exam based on Vinyasa sequences. 
    • Both exams will be activated at the end of your course. You will receive upto 3 attempts to score a passing grade. Once you have completed all the lectures of the course and cleared these exams, you are eligible to receive the Certificate of Completion (as a printable file).
  • Is the certificate recognised by Yoga Alliance?

    Yes, you may submit this course and certificate to Yoga Alliance to be recognised as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).

  • What is the refund policy?

    Since this is an online course and we cannot take back any of the knowledge/resources shared by our teachers, there will be no refunds for this course, under any circumstance. Please make sure you are ready to commit to this training before enrolling.

  • If I have any questions, who can I contact?

    For any support required before you enrol in the course- you can email our admissions team at [email protected] 

    Once you’ve signed up for the course, you’ll also be able to clarify your doubts with a dedicated course support team. 

  • What is the enrollment process?

    You can enroll into the program by simply clicking on the Enroll button and choosing the best payment plan for you. Once the payment has been made, you will have instant access to the course material.

  • How is the course delivered online?
    • The entire course is uploaded in one of the best online educational platforms in the world and highly recommended by Yoga Alliance.
    • In the first section of the course, you will find all the details such as timetable of the live sessions via Zoom and Facebook, links to the Zoom meetings, link to join the private Facebook group if you want, study plan, TTC manual.
    • In the following sections, you will find the detailed course lectures and content in the form of pre-recorded videos, PPTs, audios.
    • Do note that the manual, PDFs, live session timetable, zoom links are downloadable but the videos are not.
    • Questions and answers: You are bound to have many questions during your training. Please maintain a thorough note of these. We believe that your teachers are treasure troves of knowledge- it is important that you tap into their decades of experience and clarify all doubts during the live Q&A sessions.
  • Who are your teachers for this course?
    Deepak Sharma

    Founder, Sampoorna Yoga, Goa, India || E-RYT 500, SYT

    Deepak is the founder of Sampoorna Yoga, Goa and Costa Rica. He founded Sampoorna in 2008 after taking part in a 10-days Vipassana meditation retreat in Sri Goenka Tradition. He has been practicing yoga for 30 years and has been teaching actively for the last 25 years. He has graduated more than 11,000 international yoga teachers till date.

    Yoga has been part of his family for many generations. Be it his grandfather, father or his mother, they all have been spiritual seekers. Yoga started to become part of his life when he was merely 12 years old. It started when his father asked him to assist him in his yoga workshops. His role was to merely organise the yoga mats and supply ‘warm & salted’ water to the participants during yogic cleansing techniques. It was through the keen observation of his father’s teaching style and people’s gratitude towards his father’s efforts that inspired him to learn more about yoga.

    His father was a renowned yoga teacher in his home town in central India. Although he was in a job, he used to conduct free yoga workshops for the locals quite often. His father was so passionate about helping people through yoga that he used to literally take loans to conduct his workshops. His both parents have been spiritual seekers and have been visiting their Guru’s ashram for decades. His mother follows the path of bhakti yoga.

    Deepak’s journey as a yoga student started by assisting his father in the yoga workshops his father used to conduct for the local people in the town when he was merely 12 year old. He became truly inspired with the power of yoga when he saw the value his father was adding to people’s lives through yoga.

    Although he had been reading various yogic texts on yoga and spirituality since the age of 15, his journey of real yoga had not begun yet. He went on to become an engineer and worked various jobs just like many others. It was, when he was 24, when his real journey of yoga began. It was when he was in Mumbai railway station waiting for his train with four hours in hand to kill. He decided to go out to look for a movie theatre but ended up buying the most respected book on yoga ever, the Bhagavad Gita. In a non-stop reading spree of the next 26 hours he had finished the 850-page book. The book and its teachings had a profound impact on him and he was not the same person anymore.

    While still in his 9 to 5 job he started to study more and more spiritual texts, visiting spiritual ashrams, attending satsangs, practicing more yoga and meditation. At the same time he also started to teach yoga to his colleagues for free to help them. When he was 30 he left his job and went to an ashram for two years to study with his guru. It was in the ashram where it was revealed to him that yoga was his path.

    Apart from his father, Deepak has studied with various Gurus like Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda, Swami Niranjanananda, Osho, Eknaath Eswaran and J Krishnamurty and has studied hundreds of spiritual texts.

    Eli Aguilar

    Founder, Sampoorna Yoga, Costa Rica || E-RYT 500, SYT

    Eli has been passionate about exercising, teaching and healthy lifestyle most of her life, which led her to study Clinical Psychology. While seen patients and teaching workshops, she realized that in order to achieve an optimum state of well-being, a more holistic approach is required, and she went on to become a Pilates Instructor, Reiki Master and Health Coach.

    In her pursuit for a deeper understanding of the body and its functionality, she moved from Costa Rica –her homeland- to New York to expand her studies in Pilates. Once in USA, she reconnected with her personal yoga practice that ignited a desire to come to India, not only to study how to teach yoga but also how to live a more fulfilling life.

    Eli traveled to India in 2014 and joined Sampoorna Yoga as a facilitator of the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. That experience was the non-return point. She felt in love with India and its culture, and she found her passion: teaching. In Sampoorna Yoga, she has taught almost all the topics of the syllabus and she is particularly passionate about functional anatomy, how different bodies express the asanas in different ways, and she is very keen on respecting everyone’s unique body and practice.

    Today, she is a key member of the Sampoorna Yoga family. Along with Deepak, she has co-founded Sampoorna Yoga Costa Rica, while she continues teaching in English and Spanish courses, developing curriculum and content for new courses, managing and teaching Yin Yoga training courses, handling the online education platform, and overseeing different management responsibilities.

    Yoga has changed her life, and she has made yoga her lifestyle.