Recommended Yoga and Pilates Teacher Trainings

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Last Updated on November 16, 2016 by

Are you thinking of becoming a yoga or pilates teacher and turning your passion into a life changing, fulfilling and rewarding career? Here’s our round up of teacher training courses to consider in your search.

Nadi Yoga 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training, Queenstown New Zealand 7th February – 3rd March


This Yoga Alliance registered 200hr Vinyasa Flow Teacher training is appropriate for the dedicated yoga student who is ready to take their practice to the next level and begin to teach from their own heart and embodied experience. With a 20 person maximum attendance students will have individual attention and access to professional trainers as well as the intimacy of a supportive community. After completion you will have gained the knowledge, empowerment and experience required for success and undergone your own personal transformation.

Nadi Yoga 200hr Vinyasa Teacher Training provides graduates with a solid foundation and set of effective tools to teach yoga while deepening their own personal practice. The focus of our 200hr training is to provide future teachers with the knowledge of anatomy, alignment and adjustments as well as yoga philosophy, embodiment, energetics and practice. This foundation will serve as a powerful base from which to teach. Our program is committed to the creative process of unlocking each new teacher’s voice so they find their authentic expression and talent.

We work with an understanding of the current science of biomechanics that include researcher and application of tensegrity, myofascia and dynamic postural alignment. This training deals directly with structural alignment that reduces pain and increases functional movement in the practice and everyday life. Along with bio science we utilize spiritual technologies of meditation, mindfulness and intentional living to cultivate true happiness and self-realization.

This unique training will be held at the Mercure Hotel on Fern Hill in Queenstown, NZ. From the training hall you will have a glorious view of the Remarkables Mountain range and Lake Wakitipu. Queenstown is an outdoor adventurers paradise with many trails and adventure sports on offer as well as a fun and lively city center based around the majestic Lake Wakitipu. Queenstown is an international bucket list destination that satisfies every traveller. Get in touch for further info.

Vinyasa and Yoga Teacher Training Course in Goa, 7th January – 1st February

This 200 hour yoga teacher training course in Goa brings together the talents and experience of Carol Murphy and Noah McKenna. Carol Murphy, the primary trainer has been teaching yoga for 20 years and training teachers in Ireland and internationally for 10 years. Noah McKenna, founder of Sukhashanti yoga also has 20 years yoga experience and leads his own trainings in Mysore, India. Both Carol and Noah are body workers with a deep love of everything anatomical. Noah is a Chiropractor and Carol a Neuro-muscular therapist and so you can expect to gain a much deeper awareness of your body in relation to your practice, your health and your being. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn how to teach yoga in a nurturing, healthy, supportive environment, where you can really unwind deeply as you move deeper into your practice. One of the advantages of training on an intensive retreat as opposed to the longer trainings, is that you can totally immerse yourself in the work involved, with the support of a group, with no interruptions from usual responsibilities

The training takes place at the beautiful, beachfront, eco-friendly Bamboo Yoga Retreat on Patnem beach. There are two yoga platforms, one of which has stunning views overlooking the Arabian Sea! And the other with a quieter temple energy looking out on to open green tropics. Bamboo retreat can offer you the chance to discover depths in your yoga practice in an environment that supports healing and rejuvenation. The waves of the ocean will lull you into a peaceful sleep after an active day of yoga. Get in touch for further info.

22 Days Level 1 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany, 8th – 29th July


Three Treasures Yoga is a Yoga Alliance certified interdisciplinary yoga school. This Yoga Teacher Training in Tuscany offers a thorough investigation into yoga, enhanced by learning the principles and experiencing Eastern healing modalities. In addition, students are offered the opportunity to have at least one private session with teachers who are certified in Shiatsu, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other healing modalities. Through this experiential investigation, Three Treasures Yoga facilitates a deeper understanding of yoga in participants by facilitating a deeper investigation of self.

Three Treasures Yoga believe in a yoga that is rooted in its history and traditional teachings, accessible and relevant in the present, and useful to the need of each individuals growth and development. Through this interdisciplinary portal, they strive to inspire curiosity and a deep dedication to learning in students. Three Treasures Yoga teach a strong foundation of the eight limbs of Classical Hatha yoga, and offer an authentic base of knowledge from which students can investigate intelligently and creatively, the ever-changing face of yoga in a modern world.

All courses include the teaching of basic yoga principles, including postures (asana), meditation, breathing exercises (pranayama), chanting, and the basics of yoga philosophy and nutrition. Courses have been developed by Virginia Wood, Massimo Cantara, and Molly Cofman; the classes draw upon the traditions and teachings of Hatha yoga, Dynamic yoga, Iyengar yoga, martial arts, healing techniques, body work, and traditional Chinese medicine. Being a dedicated student is the key to successful teaching. While many entering this program go on to be successful teachers, many enter the program to simply deepen their own investigation and experience of yoga. Get in touch for further info.

Bali Yoga Teacher Training with Alchemy of Yoga School, 15th April – 6th May

Alchemy of Yoga is waiting for you to join us on our Bali Yoga Teacher Training course! We are seekers, adventurers, lovers of love, rebel yoga spirits, stretchy-minded, soulful, and sensitive. We enjoy supporting one another, laughter, organic food, dancing in the moonlight, lounging in the pool under the stars, playing at the beach, silent meditation hikes, taking naps, and enthusiastic conversation about elevating the world.

Overview Of Alchemy Of Yoga

1. EARTH: Foundational Alchemy – Rooting into Yourself & Manifestation
2. WATER: Emotional Alchemy – Tapping into Your Potential and Living in Possibility
3. FIRE: Physical Alchemy – Discovering Your Optimal Performance
4. AIR: Mental Alchemy – Unlearning the Obstacles to Your Happiness
5. ETHER: Spiritual Alchemy – Transformation into Living & Teaching Yoga

Ancient Alchemists, like their Yogi counterparts, saw all of creation as composed of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Through their meditations and explorations of these five elements, they created healing and transformative potions that unlocked many of the mysteries of the universe and therein contributed to the evolution of humankind. For us as Alchemist Yogis, our laboratory is our mat and the ingredients are our bodies, poses, breath, and thoughts. Mixing it all together changes your life. You are transformed into a Peace Leader, leading a Happiness Revolution and changing the world! Get in touch for further info.

Pilates teacher training in Turkey, 2nd – 7th April & 16th – 21st October


We are excited to announce Pilates Retreat Asia’s first high-quality Pilates teacher training in Turkey. Our 200 hour mat Pilates certification is taught over two intensive weeks, one in November 2016 and the second in March 2017. The training will take place in beautiful Alacati in Turkey. Our mat Pilates teacher training programme is strongly rooted in classical Pilates methodology, but also incorporates contemporary advances and the most up to date bio-mechanical theory.

The course consists of practice time and online tuition between the two in class courses. Our expertly developed teacher training is strongly rooted in Joseph Pilates’ original method, but also brings in a wealth of contemporary knowledge and methodology. We are aiming to spread the Pilates method and certify teachers who can embody the essence of Pilates. We are restricting the retreat to just 10 apprentices, making for an intense, hands-on and personal teacher training. In the weeks in between the two courses, online course work and privates skype sessions with your teacher will help you to review and integrate the information and practice teaching.

This intensive course is designed to cover Pilates ‘from scratch’. This means that you are not required to have an in-depth understanding of the Pilates Method, although we do encourage students to establish a regular Pilates practice prior to commencing the training. Our curriculum covers basic anatomy, but we do recommend further studies if you don’t come from a movement/fitness/medical background. Personal trainers, wellness professionals, group fitness instructors and yoga teachers who wish to expand their professional experience, knowledge and qualifications are welcome to take this course. We will help you build a strong foundation in the Pilates Method and enable you to teach private or group mat Pilates classes to a variety of clients. Get in touch for further info.

200hr Yoga Teacher Training Costa Rica, 22nd April – 8th May


This training is registered with Yoga Professionals (aka Yoga Alliance UK) and Yoga Alliance USA. Graduates of this program can therefore register with either body at a 200 hrs level. If at some point you wanted to continue your studies, you will be able to do it with an American or European training school. Yoga Alliance U.S and U.K are the most recognised Yoga registration body world wide. This certification will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world. The retreat centre where we host the training is set in the incredible El Sabanero Eco Lodge, Cost Rica. El Sabaero Eco Lodge has an indoor and outdoor yoga shala and is situated on a hillside in Cañafistula near Tamarindo overlooking the Cañafistula valley with beautiful views from all Chalets. It is also a short drive to 4 beautiful beaches: Playa Avellanas, Playa Negra, Playa Junquillal and Tamarindo.

On this 26 day training you will take your practice to the next level, relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings, learn how to teach yoga and have the opportunity to enjoy local activities on your 3 days off. You can also expect to work hard with the support of a group that wishes to evolve through the path of yoga like yourself. You will be challenged to journey deeper within, to move beyond your self-limiting beliefs and stories that hold you back from moving forward with your intentions and dreams. This is a physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually demanding experience. It is both intense and wonderful. Expect to bend, sweat, ache, collapse, stand up, strengthen, open, cry and giggle. Expect also to move deeper into relationship with the core nature of who you are, to connect with your authentic self and to learn how to spread the teachings of yoga from that place. Get in touch for further info.

200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Suryalila, Spain 31st July – 26th August


This 200hr Yoga Teacher training at Suryalila is registered with Yoga Professionals (aka Yoga Alliance UK) and Yoga Alliance USA. Graduates of this program can therefore register with either body at a 200 hrs level. If at some point you wanted to continue your studies, you will be able to do it with an American or European training school. Yoga Alliance U.S and U.K are the most recognised Yoga registration body world wide. This certification will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.

Suryalila is an incredibly beautiful yoga centre close to Seville in Southern Spain. It has 4 yoga spaces, one of which is a large Geodesic dome with an underfloor cooling system. Most of the TTC will be in this dome. Suryalila is a composite of two Sanskrit words. Surya refers to the ancient sun god and lila means cosmic play (of the gods). Together the words mean “Cosmic Play of the Sun”. Suryalila is a fabulous yoga retreat centre located on the site of an ancient olive oil factory in the heart of Andalusia, Spain. The renovated Spanish Pension and olive plantation overlook rolling hills covered in shimmering fields of wheat and golden sunflowers. The two closest airports are Seville and Jerez de la Frontera, both about an hour away. Students usually love Suryalila. On the last TTC intensive retreat there, two students commented that it
was “one of the best weeks of their lives”. Get in touch for further info.