Yoga Alliance International 200 Hour Teacher Training – Raise The Bar

Alakh Yog yoga school in India was established with the aim of contributing to the mission of Yoga Alliance International vision of developing a global community of individuals who are committed to practising genuine Yoga traditions and are bound together by a shared spirituality. Our Yoga Alliance International 200-Hour Teacher Training is without a doubt one of the most extensive recognised yoga training programs available, with the primary goal to assist you in developing your practise of yoga.

If a yoga instructor has successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training course that is registered with Yoga Alliance, they are eligible to register as a RYT 200. It is, however, not possible to satisfy the 200-hour requirement by attending numerous trainings at the same time nor can all of the required training hours originate from a single educational institution.

Becoming An Internationally Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher

Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) are yoga teachers who have completed Yoga Alliance’s requirements for training and teaching. Training from a Registered Yoga School (RYS), confirmation from Yoga Alliance and annual fees and CE are required. The Yoga Alliance International 200 hour Teacher Training is designed to prepare graduates to teach with confidence and ease.This particular program conducted at Alakh Yog is unique in that we allocate professional lecturers and teachers to each theory subject, as well as supporting students in deepening their own practice.

The trainees are provided with consistent personal and group feedback, and they are given the opportunity to apply the input to each new teaching practice. This allows them to proceed with ease and support toward the final objective of becoming a confident and professional teacher. Our innovative outcome-based, progressive learning method has a high post-course graduate teaching rate. They start teaching in a secure and supervised atmosphere the first week of training to build confidence and identify their teaching voice early on. During the first week, trainees teach in pairs, then small groups, then big groups, and eventually the entire class. Using this strategy, students with varying levels of confidence have blossomed into confident yoga teachers.

Yoga Alliance International 200 Hour Teacher Training – Curriculum 

A 200-hour RYS training (RYS 200) should adequately prepare trainees to teach a general adult population and must include training hours in the following Educational Categories:

100 hours of techniques, instruction, and practise

Asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantras, and meditation are just a few examples of what could fall under this broad concept. Hours of instruction must be divided into two distinct categories: 1) analytical training on how to teach the skills, and 2) supervised practice in the techniques themselves. Both areas require a great deal of attention. 

25 Hours Of Teaching Methodology

Communication skills, such as group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and limits, fall under this area.

The extent to which a group setting can accommodate individual and/or specific population demands.

Demonstration, observation, assistance, and correction principles.

Various methods of teaching.

What makes a good teacher?

The student’s educational journey.

Teaching yoga as a business

20 Hours of Anatomy and Physiology

Physical anatomy and physiology of the human body and energy anatomy and physiology can both be included in this category, but are not limited to: (chakras, nadis, etc.). Anatomy and physiology are studied and applied to yoga practice in this course (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).

30 Hour Workshop on Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

A few examples of possible subjects for a course on yoga philosophy and traditional texts are: the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita.

The tenets of yoga, such as nonviolence (ahimsa) and the doctrines of dharma and karma, can be found throughout the yoga lifestyle.

Ethical considerations for yoga teachers, such as those pertaining to relationships between teachers and students and the sense of belonging in the yoga community.

Being aware of the importance of teaching yoga as a service and serving others through yoga (seva).

10 Hours Of Practical Application

Category includes topics such as

Learn how to teach (does not include assisting, observing or giving feedback).

The act of giving and receiving criticism.

Observing other teachers in action.

Assisting a teacher by providing assistance to students.

The Last Remaining Contact Hours And Non-Contact Hours

Contact Hours – A faculty member must be present for a Contact Hour to count. Teacher candidates should be the primary audience for the content of Contact Hours.

Classes like these are part of a typical day of training and include things like group discussions, student reports on their experiences, and other types of assignments.

Teachers who are designated as training faculty in the syllabus have met Yoga Alliance’s requirements for certification.

Non-Contact Hours – The number of hours in which students receive instruction without the presence of a teacher is referred to as “Non-Contact Hours.” It is required that all non-contact hours relate to at least one of the five educational fields.

Audio/video or Internet resources that are used in class discussions, presentations, tests, or other forms of evaluation;

Webinars on yoga-related topics; Written assignments on yoga-related topics that may be counted for all categories except Practicum; Group activities including guided discussion, technique practise or teaching practise;

As long as you meet these conditions, you can take yoga classes outside of the programme.

If a written or oral assessment is required at the end of each class, then these hours can be applied to the Teaching Methodology or Practicum categories.


For your certification as a Yoga Teacher, it is critical that the yoga school you attend meet all of the necessary standards for education in yoga. In order to teach yoga in a yoga studio, you must have at least the Yoga Alliance International 200-hour teacher training certification. Yoga Alliance International has accredited Alakh Yog Yoga School in India as a 200-hour registered and certified yoga school. 

The very act of learning yoga in India is an adventure in and of itself. And at Alakh Yog it’s a fun and fulfilling learning experience as we train our trainees not just in the art of teaching, but also through a comprehensive education in the practise of yoga, including asana, mantra chanting, philosophy, anatomy, mudras, pranayama, Ayurveda, and certain contemporary yoga techniques.