Handshake with Stress

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Emotional awareness is directly linked to emotional regulation. When we apply mindfulness to our emotions, what triggers them and how they feel in our body, this helps us reduce their intensity and gives us more space to choose responses that align with our values, goals and intentions. Guided meditation led by Rajaa Azouqa.

Loving Kindness Metta Meditation

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May I be happy, May I be safe, May my life be blessed with ease. Lindsay Monal guides you through a Loving Kindness Meditation using affirmations and visuals of green light to open the heart chakra. You’ll practice sending love to yourself and then to others in your life. No prior experience necessary.

200-hour yoga teacher training

What to Expect in 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

By Yoga, Yoga Teachers

What to Expect in 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

So you’ve decided that you’re interested in becoming a yoga teacher! We love that journey for you and invite you to learn more about what it takes to become a yoga teacher. 

If you have a love for yoga and everything it does for you, it’s obvious that you would want to share that passion with everyone by becoming a yoga teacher. 

The classes you’ve taken before have all been by a certified yoga teacher who has dedicated hundreds of hours to mastering this art. 

So what are the first steps to becoming a yoga teacher? You’ll start your journey with a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. 

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

This is the beginning phase of your yoga teacher training. While the requirements to teach yoga aren’t  aren’t that clear, this is no doubt where you’ll want to get started. A 200 hour yoga teacher training will help prepare you for every aspect of teaching! Many, however, choose to become lifelong students and move onto the 300-hour and 500-hour training programs to get more in-depth knowledge and mastery of the art of yoga and what it means to teach. Beyond that, there are a ton of other more specialized areas you can continue to train in. 

But for the sake of this article, we will only be discussing what is involved in the 200-hour yoga teacher training program. 

The 200-hour program sets a strong foundation for you to build your knowledge upon. You’ll learn the basics and deeply enrich your practice and understanding of yoga. 

This is the general summary for all 200-hour yoga teacher training programs; however, not all programs are the same. 

Here at YogaRenew, we follow the high standards set by Yoga Alliance, and we are proud to be a Registered Yoga School and put our future teachers on the path to becoming Registered Yoga Teachers. To learn more about Yoga Alliance, read our latest article, “How Important is a Yoga Alliance Certification.”

What to Expect During Training

Because we follow the standards and guidelines set forth by Yoga Alliance, training, you will be able to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and get your Yoga Alliance certification after this training.  

Typically a 200-hour yoga teacher training program is done over the course of several weekends in order to meet the requirements, however, through YogaRenew our program is offered 100% online so you can learn at your own pace. This is important because it gives you time to learn what you need and retain it as well.  When you learn too quickly, sometimes you don’t have a chance to absorb all of the information.  With our 100% online program, you are able to train whenever and wherever you are. You’ll also be given the tools, printouts, and resources you need to succeed and complete your training. 

Here is a high level look at the curriculum for our 200-hour yoga teacher training program:

  • History and Philosophy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • The Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Yoga Business & Marketing
  • Mudras
  • Teaching Tips
  • Sequencing & Structure
  • Beyond the Mat
  • Chakra Therapy
  • Different Styles of Yoga

You will be completely immersed and enriched in the practice of yoga and proper teaching after you’ve completed this training program. 

Become a Yoga Teacher with YogaRenew

Start your journey to becoming a yoga teacher with us here at YogaRenew.  We have the experience, tools, and resources to help you succeed in your goal of becoming a knowledgeable and experienced teacher.  We ensure that our students get the help they need to reach their goals and share the art of yoga with the world. To learn more about the 200-hour online yoga teacher training and the other programs we offer, contact us today!


Woman practicing yoga for relaxation

Is 200-hours of Yoga Teacher Training Required for Certification?

By Yoga, Yoga Teachers

The health and wellness industry is booming, and it’s a great time to become a certified yoga trainer. The path, however, is a little onerous. 

Before you land any yoga teaching gig, you’ll be asked if you’ve completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. This training program equips you with the basic knowledge and skills of yoga anatomy, physiology, philosophy, meditation, asana, pranayama, teaching methodology, and more. 

If you aspire to build a prosperous career as a yoga instructor, launch a yoga studio, or become a yoga retreat host, a 200-hour yoga teacher training will add to your credibility. 

Let’s dive right in to explore what this training program has in store for you and why it is required for yoga teacher certification.   

What is a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training? 

A 200-hour course is the international standard for yoga teacher training. This extensive training program teaches the necessary concepts and helps students develop skills to become reputable instructors. 

You can easily find several short courses of 15 hours being offered over the weekends. While you may be tempted to go for one and start your yoga teaching career right away, you won’t learn enough and develop the right skills in 2-3 days, even if you have a great yoga practice. 

Renowned yoga associations like Yoga Alliance and Yoga Federation warrant a minimum of 200 hours of training for certification registration on the platform.   

Course Breakup

Areas Covered No. of Hours
Techniques, Training, and Practice 100 hours
Teaching Methodology  25 hours
Anatomy and Physiology  20 hours
Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics for Yoga Teachers 30 hours
Practicum  10 hours

Benefits of a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

The 200-hour yoga teacher training occupies the middle ground between a short 15-hour course and traditional long-term training of 2-5 years. 

Below are the top benefits of this course. 

Makes You a Global Teacher 

A 200-hour yoga teacher training offers a globally accredited certification. This means you can teach anywhere in the world after completing this course. 

Provides Relevant and Comprehensive Info

As compared to short yoga teacher courses, a 200-hour training program covers all essential aspects of yoga, meditation, and teaching methodology in detail. At the same time, it is relevant and to the point.  

It equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to deeply enrich your practice and help you lay a solid foundation for your career.  

Time-Efficient and Cost-Effective

A 200-hour yoga teacher training costs much less than a long-term course. You can get certified within a month and start conducting yoga classes with confidence.  

Enables You to Register with a Professional Yoga Association 

With 200-hour yoga teacher training, you can buy insurance in your country hassle-freely. Most insurance companies ask for certification before giving the insurance. 

Additionally, you can get registered with a professional yoga association like Yoga Alliance. This will be a major step up in terms of credibility and industry reputation. You may also get a chance to connect with yoga instructors from various backgrounds.  

200-hours for Yoga Certification

Take the First Step towards a Successful Yoga Teaching Career with Us!

At YogaRenew, we offer a 200-hour yoga teacher training and certification that you can complete at your own pace from the comfort of your home. Our school is registered with Yoga Alliance, which means our students can register with the leading yoga association as an RYT-200.

Our Curriculum 

The 200-hour YogaRenew Teacher Training features detailed and highly interactive lectures, videos, workbooks, handouts, and readings to help you gain an in-depth understanding of yoga.     

What Will You Learn? 

Our transformative course will teach you the following: 

  • Yoga history and philosophy 
  • Yoga anatomy 
  • Pranayama
  • The Asanas
  • Mudras 
  • Meditation 
  • Yoga business and marketing 
  • Teaching tips
  • Beyond the mat 
  • Chakra therapy 
  • Sequencing and structure
  • Different styles of yoga

What Sets Our 200-hour YTT Apart? 

  • It is comprehensive; you’ll learn everything you need to know to start conducting yoga classes and market your brand.
  • It offers a 30-day trial period. If you’re unsatisfied with the training, you can unenroll and get a full refund. 
  • It offers online classes that you can attend at your convenience. You can join live weekly Zoom calls and learn at your own pace. 
  • It grants access to our Facebook group with students, graduates, and professionals from across the world. You can be a part of a well-knit community!
  • It gives you lifetime access to course materials and class sequences. 
  • You can enroll with just a few clicks.   
  • A team of mentors is at your service 24/7 to help you navigate the yoga teacher training journey. 
  • Pay $25 for insurance for the first year and enjoy ongoing annual savings moving forward. 

Final Words

Whether you want to become a yoga teacher who delivers exceptional value in each class or just take your yoga practice to the next level, our 200-hour yoga teacher training is designed for you!

Our course delivers a full educational experience to enhance your yoga knowledge and skills. With this training and certification, you’ll be in the best position to teach people to achieve inner harmony, connect with the universe, and expand their consciousness.   

Excited about taking your yoga teacher training?

Enroll today!  


Waterfall Yoga Nidra

By Meditation, Yoga Nidra

Meditation teacher, Lindsay Monal, guides you through a healing Yoga Nidra practice on a journey to a waterfall. For this practice, find a quiet place to lie down where you will not be interrupted, either on your bed or on a yoga mat on the floor. Cover yourself with a blanket for extra support.