Our approach to Yoga and our Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Yoga means "union". For us this means uniting and returning to your natural state of freedom, full of creativity and love. For us, yoga is a life journey and a wonderful tool for living. By the end of the yoga teacher training course, you will solid foundational knowledge of yoga, practice and experience. Teaching practice is important to us. For this reason, we have built progressive practicums to hep students gain confidence and develop their teaching skills.


"Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha"

Yoga is control of the thoughtwaves of the mind

- Patanjali, Yoga Sutra

Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

As a graduate of our Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200) Programme, you will be able to register as RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr) with Yoga Alliance.

Foundational Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum Overview

As a graduate of our Yoga Teacher Training (YTT200) Programme, you will be able to register as RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200hr) with Yoga Alliance. The 200hr Yoga Teacher Training is a foundational training following the core curriculum set by Yoga Allliance. What you will learn during this training:


  • Techniques, Training and Practice 

    • Asana (modifications and adaptations)                

    • Pranayama techniques                

    • Meditation techniques                

    • Subtle Body work (nadis and chakras)    

  • Teach­ing Method­ol­ogy 

    • effective sequencing                

    • teaching techniques                

    • teaching multi-level participants                

    • classroom management                

    • communication, cuing and adjustments                

    • introduction to yoga for special populations: older adults, pregnant women, children    

    • Safety practices    

  • Anatomy and Physiology 

    • introduction to biomechanics

    • avoiding injury

    • nervous system

    • musculoskeletal system

    • respiratory system

    • digestive systems

    • current research on yoga                               

  • Professional Essentials 

    • Scope of practice                

    • Healthy boundaries                

    • Professionalism                

    • Introduction to business and marketing                

  • Yoga Phi­los­o­phy, History and Humanities          

    • Introduction to the Yoga Sutra (Patanjali)                

    • ntroduction to the the Vedas, Upanishads and ancient practices                

    • Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita                

    • Introduction to ayurveda and jyotish/indian astrology                

    • Autobiography of a Yogi (Paramahansa Yogananda)                

  •  Practicum (at the minimum for each training, each student will deliver two 30 minute classes and two 1 hour classes)    


In Coudures, in the summer months, the lead instructor Sunshine Ross is supported by other teachers, some auxillary and some co-lead teachers whose names do not appear here as they are different teachers in each training. If you wish more information on co-teacher bios, please send us an email to glen@rainbowlightyoga.com

Here are some things to do to prepare yourself for the course:
*If you do not yet have a regular meditation practice yet, please start now (about 7-10 minutes a day for beginners, 10-20minutes a day for progressing students).

*Please read The Yoga Sutras of Master Patanjali (I recommend the commentaries by Geshe Michael Roach or Swami Sachidananda) and the Bhagavad Gita (I suggest that you read this in full and original text instead of commentary) and finally the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

*Watch our tutorials on our YouTube Channel

* If you are not confident in your practical skills, you can consider taking our online course before enrolling in the in-person teacher training


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