200hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
This 200-hour vinyasa teacher training will support you in your dedication and knowledge of yoga. It is an opportunity to deepen your personal yoga journey, to learn more about yourself, and potentially a career-changing education.
One of the unique features of our training is that we guide you to truly learn how to teach a yoga class after graduation and pass on it on. Immerse yourself into yoga by joining this professional program.
Learn. Inspire. Empower.
Our mission is to provide you powerful tools to build a solid foundation as a teacher and help you to master the fundamental skills to safely teach, empower and inspire others while honouring your individual voice and style.
The choice to join a yoga teacher training is a big decision. Whether you join us to deepen your practice, and/or start or deepen your career as a yoga teacher, we will guide, support and challenge you in this journey.
Our mission is to provide you powerful tools to build a solid foundation as a teacher and help you to master the fundamental skills to safely teach, empower and inspire others while honouring your individual voice and style. It is our intention to develop teachers of the highest caliber and to trigger transformation both on and off the mat.
This training will stretch your comfort zones, challenge insecurities, and inspire self-esteem & self-respect both as a teacher and as an individual. You will work hard, deepen your practice, and explore your life's purpose. You will gain the tools to become a knowledgeable and effective yoga teacher or to deepen your personal practice.
Through various practices, lectures, discussions, teaching your peers, assisting and adjusting, reading, and observing, you will gain the necessary tools. And by further developing your personal practice, you become a knowledgeable and effective yoga teacher, and spark positive transformation in your life.
- Exploration of asanas (proper alignment, the benefits and the risks)
- Sanskrit names of postures
- Introduction to meditation and pranayama
- History of yoga
- Philosophy of yoga
- How to apply the philosophy of yoga to your daily life
- Principles of anatomy
- Different ways of safe and effective adjustments and assisting
- How to observe bodies
- The usage of props to improve or modify a posture
- Science and art of sequencing for all levels
- Find your voice
- Learn to speak with confidence and authenticity
- How to sequence and teach a 60 or 75 minute class
- How to start and build a successful yoga teacher career
- What does it take to open your own studio
- Yin yoga
- Pregnancy & yoga
- And more
At the moment there are no information sessions planned.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
New dates for our training starting in Q2 2023 to be announced soon. All training sessions will take place at: Equal Rozengracht 191-193, Amsterdam
Qualifications after graduation
Is our program right for you?
Our 200-hour training does much more than deepen your yoga practice and help you develop as a teacher; it is a program intended to inspire transformation in your life. Through the study of asana, mindfulness, lifestyle philosophy, positive psychology, anatomy and beyond, watch the changes unfold on and off your mat!
What we ask from you:
We require our students to have a consistent, dedicated yoga practice and a strong desire to learn and explore the modern teachings of yoga. We expect you can manage a 1.5-hour vigorous vinyasa yoga-based practice. We want to make sure that trainees have a basic foundation in the primary yoga postures before learning how to teach. You have a good understanding of the English language.
The Equal Teacher Training is designed as an intensive course; it is a great way to immerse yourself within the span of a 5 months period. This helps to enrich a transformational experience for your body and mind. This also means that we ask you to work hard and be dedicated in these months to explore and create awareness of who you are. Committing yourself to this course is an intense experience with self-study, regular yoga practice, will help to get you out of your comfort zone and can be highly transformative.
What is the daily schedule like?
- 8.00–8:30am Meditation
- 8:30–10:30am Lecture
- 1 10:30–12.30 Lecture 2
- 12.30 – 13.30 Lunchbreak
- 13.30 – 15.00 Posture Lab
- 15.00 – 16.30 Teaching Practice
- 16.30 – 18.00 Yoga Practice
How much time should I expect to spend on 200-hour homework?
Homework activities will help you to digest and explore yoga from all sides. Expect between 5-8 hours a week (reading, writing, practice teaching). The homework is designed to support the material covered in class and help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching.
What are the 200-hour graduation requirements?
In order to graduate our program, you must fulfil the following requirements:
- Attendance of in-class teacher training sessions
- Successful completion of all homework, assignments and final written exam
- Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum
- No more than 3 days (24 hours) of absence during the training.
Will I be qualified to teach yoga once I complete the 200-hour teacher training program?
Yes! Successfully completing the 200-hour program gives you the opportunity to teach, adjust and practice vinyasa yoga in safe and inspiring way. From day 1 our faculty will guide you in deepening your practice and encourage your skills to become a confident and creative teacher.
What if I don't want to be a teacher?
Our 200-hour training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and to improve their own practice. It's also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience and to be a part of our Equal Yoga Community.
What is the process for getting hired to teach at Equal Yoga after the training?
Equal Yoga offers the graduates of the Teacher Training the opportunity to teach community classes. Teaching these classes is a great opportunity to explore your teaching skills.
Please note that actually working at Equal Yoga, or at any studio, is not only a matter of completing a training, but of the right teaching fit for that studio as well as the availability of openings on the schedule. It is never guaranteed. Equal Yoga seeks a diverse, committed, and well-trained faculty who uphold our high standard of quality for safe, effective and accessible teaching in the field of yoga.
What is your Teacher Training cancellation and refund policy?
- 31 days or more prior to the start of the training, 100% of the Training Tuition Fee minus EUR 150 Administration Fee
- 21-31 days: 50% of the Training Tuition Fee.
- 15-20 days: 25% of the Training Tuition Fee.
- 1-14 days prior to the start of the Training, or after the course begins: no refund.
What if I miss a day?
We require that you complete all 200 hours of the teacher training. However, we understand that sometimes conflicts come up, and we have developed the make-up policy that is listed in the Study Guide.
Please note that you can miss a maximum of 24 training hours (3 days), and you will have one year from the last day of your program to complete your attendance requirements. The missed class protocol will be provided in the Study Guide.
What style of Yoga?
The Equal 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training is a vinyasa yoga-based program, however, the tools gained will be transferable to many styles of yoga, including Hot Power Yoga.
Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga characterized by linking movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. A vinyasa yoga class is characterized by a continuous flow of poses and can be paced moderately to vigorously depending on the level of the class.
Is this program 200 hours Yoga Alliance certified?
We have made the decision to not extend our registration with Yoga Alliance. It is our belief that by creating our own training program we can better fuel future instructors with knowledge, critical thinking skills, and the kind of confidence that comes from joining a thorough education. The Yoga Alliance requirements limited us in having multiple excellent skilled teachers teaching their individual expertise and knowledge on several disciplines of yoga.
We will continue to train students in a manner that honours science, integrity, compassion and growth, without having to follow strict standard guidelines, but will still prepare and qualify you to teach all levels of practitioners after completion of our program.
Can you teach yoga without a Yoga Alliance certification?
Yes, absolutely! The benefits of joining a teacher training program (with or without a Yoga Alliance registration) are gaining proficiency and an awareness how to teach. Completing a yoga teacher program builds integrity and trust with those you are teaching and you increase your confidence in front of classes.
Being Yoga Alliance certified is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher.
What if in-person training sessions are cancelled due to Covid-19 regulations?
Your health is always the most important to us, which is why we assess each situation separately. In the event of a lockdown or travel ban, due to the ever-changing situation and uncertainty caused COVID-19, the Equal Teacher Training will be moved to continue online for those parts of the training that we feel are suitable to be taught online. E.g. lectures on philosophy, history of yoga. Other topics that require in-person teachings like learning how to teach and asana exploration will be postponed till after the ban.
By continuing (partly) online, we hope to serve you as a participant while allowing our community to continue to create and share beautiful teachings together.
Please bear with us as we take this one situation at a time so we can make the best, informed decisions and take care of everybody involved. We’ll continue to monitor and always provide a safe and healthy environment for our teachers and students.
What is the application process?
Email email@example.com to request an enrolment form
After submitting it, we will inform you of your acceptance within 48 hours. After acceptance notification, please follow the payment instructions of the Financial Agreement. We will follow up within 48 hours of receiving your payment with your training welcome materials.
Your tuition fee is due upon enrolment to reserve your spot. Your payment is due in full by the early registration date in order to receive the discounted rate. Full payment is required 2 weeks before the start of the program.
What is the booklist?
Our in depth and highly informative Teacher Training Manual will be handed to you on day 1 and is included in the price of the training. Other required reading:
- Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice | Deborah Adele
- The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice | T. K. V. Desikachar
- Your Body Your Yoga: Learn Alignment Cues That Are Skillful, Safe, and Best
Suited to You | Bernie Clark
- The Key Muscles of Yoga, Volume One | Ray Long
"After spending hours looking for a teacher training online, when I found the one at Equal I immediately wanted to know more. What is really different is the multiple teachers part of this training, they all have their own in-depth knowledge on different subjects from anatomy to philosophy, a great mix once you combine them all together and a good way to have a wider view of what is yoga.
The training is intense and demanding but the learning pace is well spread and gives you time to reflect on the content and practice. Some modules like how to use your voice (and take care of it!) are a great bonus. Still referring to by notes from time to time to build up my sequences or check on cues and also reaching out to my teachers and my co-training yogi friends, a great support group when you start teaching!"
"Following the Equal vinyasa yoga teacher training was a transformative, empowering and fun experience! The training gave me a strong foundation as a teacher by providing me with the in-depth knowledge and tools needed to teach vinyasa yoga. Each component brought something unique and valuable to the training, supporting me as a teacher today and allowing me to teach energizing and safe vinyasa classes. The Equal team is amazing, really knowledgeable and kind people. Altogether, the Equal teacher training changed my life, I am now teaching vinyasa yoga classes and enjoying every minute of it! I highly recommend it. Thank you Equal!"
"I was part of the first group of students to follow Equal’s 200hrs Vinyasa teacher training, which proved to be a very high-quality training. The teachers are experienced, approachable and involved. After my graduation I felt confident to start teaching straight away. If you are looking for a training with personal attention, obtaining a strong anatomical foundation, and hands-on teaching skills, I highly recommend taking this training with Equal yoga!"
When I thought to join the 200 hours Vinyasa TT at Equal, I was not expecting that this experience would have completely changed my life. I feel so lucky because I have had the chance to learn and work closely to the best and most prepared teachers. I loved to see different approaches and perspectives from very experienced teachers coming from different backgrounds. That’s what stimulate a student to learn more, cultivate his/her passion and to dive deeply into different topics. I highly recommend Equal TT to anyone who wants to start a beautiful personal journey and discover a whole new world, not only related to the practice and philosophy of yoga and meditation, but a different way to approach life.
I joined this TT first for deepening my physical yoga practice (and teaching) but it also gave me understanding of yoga practice but also on myself : an access to a new tool box to approach life from a different view point :-)
Equal’s 200-hrs Teacher Training gives you a deep dive into the world of Yoga. Whether you have previous knowledge or not, you are challenged to engage with different topics ranging from yoga philosophy to anatomy. The great guidance from all the teachers makes the journey interesting and fun. I love the energy from not just the teachers on the training but by the whole Equal team, making you feel welcome and supported, throughout the training. My time with Equal has been an invaluable experience and spurred my interest for yoga even more.