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Online Yoga Teacher Training
200 Hour Foundation
We're so pleased to announce our NEW Online YTT. This course is the core of our academy and our community. My hope is that people around the globe will access our amazing faculty and curriculum that we've been perfecting over the last decade. We've crafted an excellent course made with love that I'm truly proud and excited to share with you all.
Kosta Miachin & the Vikasa Team
Channel your inner teacher.
Have you been doing yoga for a while, but still trying to establish a solid self-practice?
Are you looking for a career change, and want to become a certified yoga instructor?
Do you want to study yoga in the safety of home, or environment of your choice?
If you have been considering a yoga teacher training course but have been unable to attend our yoga teacher training in Thailand, now is the perfect time to achieve your dreams. Vikasa Academy is delighted to announce that – for the first time – we can offer our Yoga Alliance certified trainings online! Our infamous Vikasa 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is now available online for the global yoga community. Not only can you access the full syllabus, but we have added extra materials which go above and beyond our standard 200 hour course. It’s time to turn adversity into opportunity
Whether you aim to begin your yoga journey, enhance your technique, or become a fully certified yoga teacher, the 200 hour online yoga teacher training is readily accessible from the safety of home. We want you to feel as though you are here with us at Vikasa Yoga Retreat in Koh Samui. Our amazing team has created the best conditions for you to learn and thrive with LIVE recordings of an actual YTT to provide an inspiring and welcoming learning platform. Take the course from the comfort of your own home or mix it up in the environment of your choice such as your local park.
Try Before you Buy
Choose FREE Trial or FULL Access
Choosing the right online yoga teacher training is a big decision and we want you to be confident that Vikasa Academy is the right choice for you. Sample our YTT 200 with zero commitment. Taste a sampling of each dimension of the course with a free class that has all the important aspects such as asana lab, workshop and theory lecture. In addition to the free trial we encourage students to reach out. The Vikasa Academy has certified over 1000 yoga teachers at our physical academy in Koh Samui, Thailand. Why not reach out to some of our graduates directly to hear their personal review?
Complete your online YTT and receive $1000 towards any* YTT at Vikasa.
The only academy that gives you credit in the real world.
We know you're probably feeling a bit stuck this year and you'd love to hop on the first flight to Koh Samui. We want you to stay positive and keep looking forward while cultivating the present moment. For a limited time, we're offering a tuition credit towards any* Vikasa Yoga Teacher Training in Koh Samui, Thailand. When you finish your online YTT course you'll automatically qualify for $1000 discount on a real life in-person training.
1.) Complete your 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training online.
2.) Get your $1000 cash voucher for a future YTT.
3.) Train at Vikasa Yoga Retreat anytime* in 2021 / 2022
*limited availability, please reserve in advance.
hours of high quality video
live recorded practice sessions
asana & yoga alignment tutorials
asana sequencing cards
access to online content
lectures on yoga methodology
hour fully certified RYS
live teacher assignments
‘Business of Yoga’ workshop
theory & philosophy lectures
downloadable yoga soundtrack
pranayama & breathing tutorials
weekly Q&A support sessions
lectures about yogic nutrition
credit for a live YTT at Vikasa
What are the benefits?
Real Live Instructors
Human interaction, logged progress and personal feedback along the way.
Learn and process at own pace, in your own space, on your own timezone.
Average days have 150 minutes of practice including pranayama and deep relaxation.
Review as Needed
Circle back at any time to rewatch courses and refresh your knowledge in the future.
Dig into the discussions with live Q&A sessions and supportive chat groups.
Vikasa Academy is fully accredited by the Yoga Alliance to certify our graduates.
What will I learn?
The 200-hour online yoga teacher training course provides immersion into the art and science of yoga. Together we will study and deconstruct the pillars of yoga such as asana, pranayama, meditation and theory. Proper asana technique is a core component of the syllabus. With workshops covering alignment, adjustment, anatomy and physiology, you can progress from intermediate positions up to advanced techniques such as Yoga Dandasana, Navasanas, and arm balances. Another key area of focus is pranayama.
Discover how to achieve a healthy body and mind through breathing exercises like kapalaphati, nadi sodhana, ujjai, and square pranayama. Perfect your control of rhythmic energy to purify the lungs and synchronize brain hemispheres. We will cover ground in both ancient and modern yoga philosophy. Improve your chakra breathing meditation, microcosmic orbit and other meditation techniques. Learn about anatomy and physiology to better understand how yoga can safely be applied to yield health benefits.
• OVER 200 ASANA POSTURES
• THE PRINCIPLES OF ASANA
• ASANA ALIGNMENT GEOMETRY
• THE 5 KOSHAS / SHEATHS
• INTRODUCTION TO TANTRA
• SCIENCE BEHIND SEQUENCING
• BASIC PRANAYAMA BREATHING
• INTELLIGENT FREESTYLE METHOD
• THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA
• TRADITIONAL HATHA YOGA
• YIN YOGA SEQUENCING
• NADIS THE SEVEN CHAKRAS
• THE VIKASA YOGA METHOD
• FOOD, NUTRITION, DIGESTION
• THE BUSINESS OF YOGA
• ESSENCE OF YOGIC PHILOSOPHY
• HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA TEXT
• THE BAGHAVAD GITA TEXT
• MEDITATION TECHNIQUES
• RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
• MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES
• MANTRAS AND CHANTING
• KRIYAS FOR PURIFICATION
• THE VAYUS & VAYUS ACTIONS
• HEALING CHEMICALS & MINERALS
• SELF INQUIRY & REALISATION
• THE PRINCIPLES OF TEACHING
• STATIC STRENGTH & ENDURANCE
• ASANAS FOR DEVELOPING BALANCE
• THE PRINCIPLES OF MOVEMENT
• ANATOMY, MOBILITY AND STABILITY
• SKELETAL DIFFERENCES, ALIGNMENTS
• MUSCLES & THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
• CREATING SEQUENCES FOR CLASSES
• INTRODUCTION TO VINYASA THEORY
• HISTORY OF HIMALAYAN VINYASA
• WARM UPS & SUN SALUTATIONS
• SEQUENCING METHODOLOGY
• THE 5 MOVEMENTS OF THE SPINE
• THE HISTORY OF YOGA IN INDIA
• BANDHAS, MUDRAS AND DRISHTIS
• KUNDALINI MOVEMENT, REACTIONS
We've spent over 10 years crafting our YTT course.
We believe in the power of self-initiative, self-love and personal evolution.
Our Approach and Method
Our approach is loved by students for being ‘Intelligent Freestyle of Yoga.’ Although we practice traditional yoga based on ancient lineages of Indian and Himalayan Hatha Yoga, we also teach students to adapt and evolve their practice to fit modern day life. This means our students become free from strict, dogmatic practices, enabling them to adapt their class or their practice to suit their own personality, style or needs. Students finish the course feeling empowered to go back to their lives and create something amazing.
The only way to truly have an impact on the world is to start with your own vibration. Evolution starts with self, it grows through our minds, bodies and energy until we are powerful motivators of connection and manifestors of change. This shift attracts like-minded people who strengthen communities and empower the world around us. The idea of ‘reaching out by reaching within’ is at the heart of our teacher training program – equipping you with the skills and confidence to connect with others and share the power of yoga.
Yoga Teacher Training200+ HOURS
- Accredited Certification
- Lifetime Access
- Live Instructors
- Asana & Alignment
- Pranayama & Breathing
- Yoga Methodology
- Theory & Philosophy