What will I learn in the course?

Well Daily + SYS have designed courses in the most comprehensive and unique way, empowering you to stand apart as an inspired yoga teacher. The RYT USA 200 hour course is divided into three modules, each lasting one week. Training hours are not transferable to other yoga schools. Therefore, students must complete their remaining hours of training and successfully pass the final assessments with SYS in order to comply with the Yoga Alliance, USA, rules of eligibility governing the application for an RYT-200 designation.

On completion of all three modules, and having successfully passed the final assessments that take place during Module 3 of the 50-Hour non-certified Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Course, students will receive an SYS teacher training certificate, and be eligible to register with the Yoga Alliance, USA, for the RYT 200 designation. From there, you can choose to teach worldwide or continue your personal growth and self-study.

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology and Yoga Philosophy are taught in modules parallel to the 200-hour curriculum. Module 1 of the 50-Hour non-certified YTT course coincides with Week 1 content from the 200-hour RYT course; Module 2 with Week 2; and Module 3 with Week 3, as your instructors elaborate on specific organ systems that influence yoga practice. We delve into Eastern practices such as pranayama, mithara (proper nutrition), and mauna (observation of silence while eating) that improve the overall function of the human organism. Students learn how bandhas (locks), mudras (seals) and mantras (mental tools, sound vibrations) are applied to Yoga Philosophy, meditation, and cleansing practices. 

In Module 3, you will learn the the Business of Yoga through discussions, workshops and group activities that explore the “How” and “What” of creating a conscious brand -- starting with your “Why.” Walk away from this training with a road map that includes a Mission Statement, the beginnings of a business plan, and access to business consultation/advice and internship/mentor programs.

Prerequisite: Some exposure to yoga through public classes, private lessons, or videos, with a minimum of 2 years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (as in 1-3 days a week). No prior yoga teacher training certification is required. 

What does the syllabus include?

- Asanas: Effects, variations, of different postures

- Pranayama: Basic breathing practices

- Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga: Therapeutic benefits of Asana and Pranayama, precautions, and contraindications

- Anatomy and Physiology of 7 organ systems of the human body.

- Yoga Philosophy: Introduction to Yogic Lifestyle in modern times, Historical Evolution of Yoga, Paths of Yogas, Patanjali Yoga Sutras.

- Teaching Methodology for yoga: Demonstration of Asanas and their variations.

- Classification, cueing and sequencing of Yoga Asanas as per traditional understanding based on Chakras.

- Adjustments of common mistakes and hands-on techniques.

- Mantras, Chanting, Mudras and Kriyas, 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)

Will I be qualified to teach when I graduate and at what level?

No. Students completing Module 1 of the 50-Hour non-certified yoga teacher training  (YTT) curriculum must complete Modules 2 and 3 in order to fulfill the Yoga Alliances’ standards for the 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) designation. After completing Module 1 of the 50-Hour non-certified training, students will have a basic foundation in cueing, adjusting, and modifying a pose, as well as for elevating their own personal practice. However, additional training hours are necessary to round out the students knowledge of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy and physiology and yoga methodology. Additionally, students must complete their teaching practicum, which culminates in teaching a yoga asana class to their classmates. This must be observed by their teachers. The student must also complete written and/or oral examinations and assignments. We highly encourage students to return to Swadhyaya Yoga School (SYS) to complete Modules 1 through 3 of the 50-hour curriculum. 

What are the prerequisites to taking this training?

Module 1: Some exposure to yoga through public classes, private lessons, or videos, with a minimum of 2 years of practice. Practice need not be consistent (as in 1-3 days a week). No prior yoga teacher training certification is required. 

Module 2: Completion of Module 1 of the 50-Hour non-certified yoga teacher training course with SYS

Module 3: Completion of Modules 1 and 2 of the 50-Hour non-certified yoga teacher training course with SYS.

What is Yoga Alliance? Is your yoga school registered with Yoga Alliance?

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. They do this through various initiatives which can be found in their home page by visiting them [here](https://www.yogaalliance.org). Swadhyaya Yoga School School is Registered with the Yoga Alliance.

How do I get certified with the Yoga Alliance?

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.). 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. 

To register as a Yoga Alliance Professional with the Yoga Alliance, UK, visit their website at http://www.yogaalliance.co.uk. 

Are weekends off?

No. There are classes on Saturdays and you will be immersed in trainings six days per week. However, students do have the option to relax on Sundays or join fellow classmates and staff on excursions. 

What is a 200 hour yoga teacher training?

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. 

What does RYT 200 stand for in yoga?

RYT 200 is an acronym which 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. 

Can I join this course if I am completely new to yoga?

 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 sit in 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.

Will I have free time?

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, 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.

Do you have students from different cultures and backgrounds?

Yes. Students come to learn with Swadhyaya Yoga School 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.

What style of yoga will I be learning?

Swadhyaya Yoga School School advances expression, education and awareness of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. While the focus will be on these practices, it is not uncommon to explore other styles of yoga as well, such as Iyengar, Restorative, Yin, Children’s and Elderly. The latter practices, however, will play a secondary role in the practitioners studies with us.

What is a Hatha yoga teacher training?

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.

What is an Ashtanga yoga teacher training?

The eight-limbed yoga 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 K. Pattabhi Jois in 1948. Both the origin and sequences developed by Jois, as well as Patanjali’s teachings, will be explored during an Ashtanga yoga teacher training course.

Does your school restaurant serve fish or meat?

No. All meals served to guests and students are vegetarian, including milk products. If, however, you have any food allergies please let our staff know and the kitchen can make necessary arrangements.

What's Not Included?

- Airfare

- Visa

- Travel Insurance

- Juice and Smoothie Bar*

- Airport transfer*

- Laundry Services*

*Available for an additional fee

Can you arrange airport pick for me?

Yes, we can arrange airport pick up for you. We can also arranged shared airport transfers if you prefer to come directly from the airport via taxi. Just email us at info@swadhyayayogaschool.com and let us know. We’ll be happy to help you arrange transport at an extra cost.

I am traveling to Indonesia first time. Can you help me?

Yes. There are a number of ways that we are available to our students traveling to Indonesia for the first time. After you have registered with us for the Swadhyaya Yoga School School yoga teacher training you will receive an email containing logistics on what to bring and how to prepare. As always, you may contact us at info@swadhyayayogaschool.com and we will be happy to provide you with any assistance you need.

What do I bring with me for the Yoga Teacher Training?

You will be provided with a list of how to prepare and what to bring upon registration with Swadhyaya Yoga School School for the Teacher Training in Indonesia. The list will give recommendations on visa requirements, how to pack, etc. We look forward to you joining us in Bali. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have: info@swadhyayayogaschool.com.

What vaccines do I need?

Since we do not possess medical training we advise Guests to conduct independent inquiry to determine if you need to obtain vaccines. Contact your physician or medical care provider for more information. Let them know where you will be going and they should be able to guide you.

When is final payment due?

Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the paid trip price, minus your deposit, is refundable, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.

Cancel 120+ Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit is non refundable, and we’ll transfer to another trip for a $100 fee.

If you paid in full we’ll return everything but the deposit and the $100 fee.

Cancel 60-120 Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit is non refundable, and we’ll transfer to another trip for a $200 fee.

If you paid in full we’ll return everything but the deposit and the $200 Fee.


Cancel 30-60 Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit & Full Payment is non refundable, and we’ll transfer everything to another trip for a $300 fee.

Cancel under 30 Days Prior to the Departure

Deposit & Full Payment is non refundable, and we’ll transfer everything to another trip for a $500 fee.

Will I need Travel Insurance?

We recommend participants purchase travel insurance when making travel plans, and highly encourage them to purchase trip cancellation insurance. Look for terminology similar to, “cancel for any reason,” to protect against the rare chance of cancellation. We suggest Travel Guard Insurance or Kanna Travel Insurance and choose from several policy options.