200-Hr YTT in Canggu, Bali
200-Hour YTT in Little Rock, AR
We are excited to take you to this magical land of diverse hikes, vibrant food, breathtaking sunsets, and much much more. Mimi Adeogba, International Yoga Instructor, co-founder of Swadhyaya Yoga School, will be there to lead this transformative experience – one that will guide you to tap into the power of your deepest intuition and embodiment, while soaking up the diversity of Bali.
- 22 Days at Bird Island Bungalows
- 2x Daily Yoga Classes
- RYT 200 Certificate
- Fresh Drinking Water and Herbal Teas
- Daily Meditation & Pranayama
- 3 Delicious & Healthy Meals Daily
- Course Materials & Student Playbook
- Cultural Excursions
- Access to Digital Library
- Airport Transfer
This is perhaps a big, life changing decision and you’ve probably got some questions. Book a discovery call to meet your instructors, receive answers, and gain clarity about this course and it’s suitability for you.
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07:00 – 09:00 AM: Pranayama, Mantra Chanting and Asana
09:00 – 09:30 AM: BREAKFAST
09:30 – 10:45 AM: Human Anatomy, Physiology & Yoga
10:45 – 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Yoga Philosophy
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: LUNCH
12:45 PM – 01:45 PM: Library Time / Self Study
01:45 PM – 02:45 PM: Discussion, Teaching Methods, Adjustments
02:45 PM – 03:00 PM: Break
03:00 PM – 05:00 PM Pranayama and Asana
05:15 PM – 06:15 PM: Meditation
07:00 PM: DINNER
The remainder of your evening can be used for self-study, rest and rejuvenation. On some nights we will be partaking in special ceremonies such as sound baths, Temezcal, cacao and moon ceremonies.
* Schedule may vary slightly
We have designed our courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. The path of yoga is steeped in tradition; and, has been evolving and cultivating spiritual awareness and mindfulness practices among spiritual aspirants for millennia.
The 200-hour curriculum establishes the postures for the students and introduces Sanskrit terms for each asana. (Beginner to Intermediate instruction). In addition, students are encouraged to understand and utilize Sanskrit terms (in addition to English terms) when referring to each posture. Prerequisite: Some exposure to yoga through public classes or videos, with a minimum of 2 years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (i.e., 1-3 days a week). No prior teacher training certificate is required.
- Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, introduction to Hatha Yoga Pradipika
- Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications on 7 key 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. (Module 3)
- Career: Business of yoga, communication skills, and safety norms. (Module 3)
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.
The Yoga Alliance®️ is the largest non-profit 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 is a 200- and 300-hour Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.
Yoga Alliance is a non-profit membership organization representing the interests of the yoga community. To register as a member of the Yoga Alliance, click here to create a profile. Follow the steps provided to complete your registration. You will need to upload your Swadhyaya Yoga School School certificate and pay a fee. Check out the fee schedule here.
Note: Yoga Alliance does not certify its members. Their credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).
To register as a Yoga Alliance Professional with the Yoga Alliance, UK, visit their website at http://www.yogaalliance.co.uk.
No. There are classes on Saturdays and you will be immersed in training six days per week. However, students do have the option to relax on Sundays or join fellow classmates and staff on cultural excursions.
A 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training course is a comprehensive program designed to teach future yoga teachers practical hands-on and theoretical aspects of Yogic philosophy and lifestyle in a manner that allows yoga aspirants and instructors alike to elevate their practice and simultaneously conditions them to become knowledgeable, credible, and compassionate teachers. The curriculum is designed to deliver this training during 200 hours of experiential practice, written assignments and discourse.
“RYT 200” is an acronym that stands for Registered Yoga Teacher 200-Hour. “200-Hour” means you have studied and accumulated 200 hours of information and study time. It typically means that the yoga aspirant has endeavored to augment their awareness of the principles which form the foundation of yoga: such as the moral and ethical codes, discipline, mindfulness, inner awareness, all qualities which promote a well-rounded human being, and productive contributor to society. Or at least, that is our intention.
Yes. You can join our course if you are completely new to yoga. We do ask, however, that you spend some time studying a little bit about what it is you are getting into. You can do this by reading books, attending yoga classes, speaking to others who are practicing yoga regularly. Yoga is more than just exercise and being physically fit. It is a way of life. To practice yoga is to practice mindfulness and the purpose of the postures that have been popularized in the west is so that the student can remain in seated meditative postures for longer periods of time. Click here to see a recommended reading list that our highly qualified and skills yoga practitioners have compiled.
Yes. While your days are relatively full from sunup to sundown, the daily schedule has amply apportioned free time for rest and self-study. Classes are six days a week and Sundays are a rest day, the perfect time to pamper yourself or take in the sights. If you would like some assistance, one of our staff will be happy to make suggestions and assist with arranging activities of your choice.
Yes. Students come to learn with Swadhyaya Yoga School from all over the world from an array of cultures. To date, we have representation from students from over 120 countries around the globe.
Swadhyaya Yoga School advances expression, education and awareness of Hatha, Ashtanga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. While the focus will be on these practices, we will also introduce you to Restorative, Yin, and Iyengar yoga, with additional learning about modifications for children and elderly populations.
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 (Kingly) yoga and samadhi (higher state of awareness commonly referred to as “bliss”). All of which are explored during your teacher training program.
Ashtanga Yoga is understood by the yogic scholar as the eight-limbs of Sage Patanjali: yama (moral code), niyama (self-restraints), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing practices), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), samadhi (bliss). Ashtanga Yoga is often confused with the popularized vinyāsa style of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. Both the origin and sequences developed by Jois, as well as Patanjali’s teachings, will be explored during this yoga teacher training course.
- Travel Insurance
- Juice and Smoothie Bar*
- Airport Transfer*
- Laundry Services*
- COVID-19 Test
*Available for an additional fee
Final payments are due 30 days before the start date of the retreat.
If cancellation takes place within 7 days of booking the training, 100% of the paid training price, minus your deposit, is refundable. Cancellation requests must always be submitted in writing.
Cancel Under 60 Days Prior to Course Start Date
If you submit a written cancellation request less than 60 days from the training start date, unfortunately we cannot issue a refund for your deposit or the training itself. However, we can transfer the booking to another training date of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.
Cancel 60-120+ Days Prior to Course Start Date
If you submit a written cancellation request more than 60 days from the training start date, you can be refunded for the cost of the retreat, minus your deposit. However, we can transfer the booking to another training date of equal value, at no extra administrative cost.
We recommend participants purchase travel insurance when making travel plans; and, although health insurance is not a requirement for travel within the US, it is highly recommended.
Since each country offers different travel insurance plans, if you are traveling from outside the US, we suggest a policy that has both COVID-19 AND trip cancellation language, such as “cancel for any reason.” Terminology such as this will protect against the rare chance of cancellation.
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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has a webpage with guidelines on COVID-19 for travelers and travel related industries. Learn more about CDC recommendations regarding nonessential travel, travelers returning from high risk countries, business travel and air or cruise travel by clicking here.
Global case numbers are reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation report. For U.S. information, visit CDC’s COVID-19 webpage.
Comprehensive Wellness Center, Willow Beach seeks to comply will all reasonable measures established according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
To comply with sanitary recommendations by the CDC, CWC, Willow Beach will supply disinfection liquids for yoga props, and which ensure necessary disinfection from COVID-19.
Additionally, temperature screenings will be conducted at check-in.
We ask that students honor each other in this space during the first few days of acclimating to our new surroundings and new neighbors and respectfully maintain your distance 6 feet apart from others.
More importantly, we ask that you practice awareness, consideration, and compassion with each other. This includes washing and disinfecting your hands before and after meals, and according to best hygiene practices.