Online Yoga Teacher Training Course

Take your personal yoga practice to the next level by joining Swadhyaya Yoga School for an immersive ONLINE 200-Hour yoga teacher training experience. This 34-day course will be held entirely from the comforts of your own home, patio, camping trip, or wherever you can join via WiFi. Have laptop? Will travel. This school is registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance, USA, and its online delivery is Yoga Alliance approved. 

What's Included

  • Certification upon completion
  • Mala Beads
  • Student Playbook
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras Minibook
  • Kriya kit (neti pot, eye wash, tongue scraper)
  • Herbal Tea
  • Membership access to online learning management platform
  • 1:1 sessions with course instructors (4 total)
  • Digital course materials
  • Access to our online library of yoga-related books
  • Ongoing email support from your instructors
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance upon completion

More than 90 high-quality videos, including approximately: 45 full-spectrum 90-120 minute yoga practices; 100 lectures covering all aspects of yoga history and philosophy, ethics, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, adjustment, modifications, alignment, yogic lifestyle and Holistic Business Fundamentals.

But Wait! There's More. You also Get ...

  • 5 Guided Meditations
  • 5 Mantra Chanting sessions
  • 5 Satsangs 80-minutes
  • 4 Sound bowl healing 45-minute
  • 3 Kundalini Activation Process sessions
  • 3 Kirtan 45-minutes
  • 5 Yoga Nidra 45-60 minute sessions
  • 5 Ayurveda sessions

Meet Your Teachers

Mimi Adeogba, DN, PhD

Mimi is e-RYT 500-Hour certified Yoga Alliance, USA, Continuing Education Provider, who loves teaching yoga asana, anatomy and physiology and lifestyle. She is co-founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School and is a lead teacher for this course.

Brianna Persall

Brianna is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, 500-Hour certified yoga instructor and founder of Well Daily. She believes that wellness should be accessible and integrated into our everyday lives. She is a lead teacher for this course.

Deepa Lakhyani Kukreti

Deepa received her post graduate diploma from the prestigious Kaivalyadhama Lonvala in experiential yoga, yoga tradition and yoga science meet. She is co-founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School and is a lead teacher for this course.

Surya Simon

Surya is a lover of knowledge and spent the last three years in Rishikesh, India, pursuing that passion and studying the Vedas in an ashram. He hosts SwadhyayaYoga Satsang on FB Live and is leading the Satsang for this course. 

Pawan Kumar

Religious yet modern in his approach, Pavan grew up in a traditional South Indian family. Under his mother’s guidance, he read many scriptures at an early age, which lay the foundation for his spiritual progress. He is the Ayurveda teacher for this course.

Allen Sharma

Sumit practiced the Ashtanga Primary series tirelessly until mastery. Thereafter, he studied at Ashtanga in Mysore and Iyengar Props Yoga in Pune. He is a dedicated Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practitioner. He is the Ashtanga teacher for this course.

Weekly Curriculum

Kick off the online yoga teacher training with a week filled with introductions — to your classmates, your teachers, other instructions which include Swadhyaya Yoga School graduates, as well as the Zoom webinar platform, the curriculum, how to maximize on your online learning experience, course material, philosophy, anatomy, Ayurveda and Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa asana foundations.
 
You will be welcomed to this online training by your instructors from the United States, India and Canada and invited to experience this rich culture characterized by a deep spirituality. Connect with fellow seekers on the path of yoga from around the world and begin building lifetime connections on the path of self-inquiry.
 
As the week unfolds, you will learn what is dinacharya (daily activities / routines) and why we do it, cleansing practices, meditation practices, mantra chanting, Ayurveda and pranayama and experience satsangs (a spiritual discourse led by a senior seeker of knowledge or teacher), Kundalini Activation Process, and Sound Bowl / Reiki healing. Hatha yoga asana classes will focus on foundational and open-pelvis postures.

At the close of the week enjoy yoga nidra and restorative yoga practices to calm the central nervous system, dropping you into the parasympathetic tone where the body is permitted to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Over the weekend, you will enjoy the first of three yoga-related videos to support you on your journey into understanding your yoga heritage.
Continue your studies of yoga anatomy and physiology, yoga philosophy, ethical precepts, the psycho-physiology of yoga and the Self. You will begin each day with herbal tea, followed by daily cleansing practices. Greet each sun rise with energizing Hatha yoga classes focusing on closed-pelvis asana, followed by theory classes in yoga anatomy & physiology before settling in to teaching methods and lifestyle practices with Deepa .
 
You will be provided with examples how you can continue to bring yoga to life with your family, friends and in your community. End each day with Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin and a meditation practice (which could be anything from Kirtan, japa meditation, yoga Nidra, silent sitting, Kundalini Activation Process, Sound Bowl or Reiki healing). Explore a foundation in Ayurveda with Pawan Ji.

Wind down with your own self-study and stay connected with us via What’s App, IG or FB. Or, keep a journal, write your questions and ask them during Satsangs with Surya. Finally, you have the option to schedule weekly 1 on 1 appointments with your instructors (up to four) to ask any questions or share any concerns that you may have.
 
Over the weekend, watch the second of three pre-selected videos discussing a yoga-related topic; either teaching methods, yoga humanities or physiology. The rest of the weekend is yours to do with as you wish — complete any homework or prepare for the next exciting week.
You’re coming to the halfway point in your journey with us. Can you feel it? That’s you, harnessing the power of your authentic teaching voice. You will be practicing more hands-on by leading your own asana classes online … broken down into smaller segments. You will receive gentle, constructive feedback from your classmates and teachers to assist you in evolving your teaching practice and sequences. 

Your confidence will grow around all the tools and you will begin to fully acknowledge yourself as a teacher and your teaching practices of postures, breath practice, mantras, meditation and more will arise, seemingly without effort.
 
This is the last weekend of three videos you will watch, discussing topics ranging from the history of yoga to the fascinating subject of epigenetics, neuroplasticity and quantum entanglement. And, uh, by the way, what does all this have to do with yoga? Wait for it. It’s pretty fascinating, eye-opening and inspiring material.
By now, you are starting to understand how this course offers a balanced, quality curriculum designed to transfer knowledge of authentic yogic practices, while challenging you to tap into your intuitive logic by increasing your self-awareness. You have co-created an environment which promotes stillness of mind (dharana), body (asana) and breath (pranayama). Furthermore, you understand viscerally what this means.
 
You’ve begun creating your own sequences and articulating verbal instructions to guide your students safely into and out of the postures. Explore teaching to your classmates in small groups online (and in person, as we encourage you to invite your friends and family to practice with you).
With your online training coming to a close, you will take the reins and step up as a leader. You will share your own carefully constructed, online yoga class.
 
Your spirit has been nurtured with the essential tools to guide others. You’ve conditioned your spirit to create and hold the space for others in an equitable manner that genuinely respects and has compassion for others.  Your body and mind have been rejuvenated by your cleansing and meditation practices. You are ready to share your teaching voice with others. 

Balance all this with brand-building strategies designed to manifest success following your yoga teacher certification — however you define success. All culminating in you being acknowledged and honored by your classmates, peers and instructors as you receive your well-earned certification. Well done! 

Congratulations. You did it.

Example Daily Lesson Plan

  • Lesson 1 | Kriya
  • Lesson 2 | Hatha Yoga
  • Lesson 3 | Yoga Philosophy
  • Lesson 4 | Yoga Anatomy & Physiology
  • Lesson 5 | Methodology
  • Lesson 6 | Meditation
  • Lesson 7 | Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Frequently Asked Questions

Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga derived from one of the six schools of Hinduism. It is the science of yoga which purifies the whole physical body by means of shatkarma (six cleansing practices), asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), mudra (seals), bandha (locks) and concentration, as a prelude to raja (or Kingly) yoga and samadhi (higher state of awareness commonly referred to as “bliss”). All of which are explored during your teacher training program in various forms.

Yes. You will be qualified to teach beginner to intermediate level practitioners upon completion of your 200-hour training. You will be qualified to teach all levels of practitioners after your 300- and/or 500-hour registered yoga teacher training course. Your ability to teach will be reinforced by your commitment to your personal practice and continued self-study. 

No. Registration with the Yoga Alliance is not mandatory. However, many gyms and larger studios do look for Yoga Alliance registration as a standard because of their ethical commitment to yoga and as an accountability component. 

The Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community. Their mission is to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga through various initiatives. Swadhyaya Yoga School School is Registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Yoga mat, blocks, straps, bolster, computer, laptop, WiFi. Optional: eye pillow.

  • Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Yoga Anatomy and Physiology: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications
  • Anatomy and Physiology of 7 organ systems of the human body.
  • Asanas: Proper postural alignment, variations of different postures
  • Pranayama: Basic breathing practices
  • Yoga Teaching Methodology: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations.
  • Classification, cueing and sequencing of Yoga Asana, per traditional understanding based on Chakras.
  • Adjustments of common misalignments, hands-on and verbal assistance techniques.
  • Mantras, Chanting, Mudras, Kriyas, and Lesson Planning.
  • Yoga Nidra and Meditation
  • Teaching Practice: Testing and sharing your teaching skills with your co-teachers.
  • Career: Business of yoga, communication skills and safety norms.

Testimonials

My 200 hour RYT with Swadhyaya was a positively shifting moment in my life! This rigorous program has provided a wealth of knowledge that encourages me to delve deeper into Yoga. Mimi and Brianna are extremely committed and passionate teachers/healers. Their presence is a walking testament of their practice - exuding peace and warmth. The program is demanding but with constant guidance and encouragement throughout the journey. Teachers are accessible for individual discussions to aid any further specific guidance. The setting is wonderfully integrated with nature allowing one to feel more conscious connections coinciding with the philosophical teachings. The curriculum touches base on the practice holistically - including philosophy, anatomy, methodology, and business. Overall class structure/material chronology is mindfully sequenced to facilitate student’s natural learning progression. Parallel asana/teacher practice aids integration of esoteric materials covered in class. Highly recommend Swadhyaya to anyone looking to exponentially expand their knowledge of Yoga! I look forward to continue my 300 hour RYT journey with them!
K. Kasparek
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D. Cole

D. Cole @demicolephoto shares her experience of the yoga teacher training course.

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