Advanced Yoga Practices: Teacher Training Courses

Note: The Teacher Training Course program has been put on hold for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The dates and location for the next course will be announced here when the situation improves.

AYP is a registered Yoga Teacher Training School with the Yoga Alliance, the largest registration of yoga schools and yoga teachers in the world. 

The courses are run as residential retreats, so they are a great opportunity to deepen your own personal practice, as well as to learn how to spread the joy of yoga to others in the world.

The courses cover the teaching aspects of Deep Meditation, Spinal Breathing Pranayama, Asanas, Mudras and Bandhas and also cover the practice of Samyama and Self-inquiry. They are 29-day immersion courses with three sitting practice sessions a day, as well as the asana classes, lectures, workshops and other sessions nescessary to prepare people to teach the AYP practices. Upon completion of the course, students are able to teach yoga and register with the Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 (Registered Yoga Teacher).

The recommended reading list for the course can be found here.

The course curriculum can be found here.

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Reviews

Reviews from past AYP Teacher Training Courses.

 "Over our month-long journey together on the AYP Teacher Training Course we deeply explored all eight limbs of yoga, not just as an academic exercise but as a set of powerful practices that bring about as much purification and spiritual evolution as any person could want. Our teachers gave us clear instructions on how to apply these practices for a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable yogic journey.      The retreat environment was very supportive, friendly, fun, and often lighthearted while still remaining professional. It was quite evident that each of our instructors taught us from the perspective of considerable experience and deep inner silence. There were no questions about yoga that our teachers couldn't answer, and no difficulties in practices that they couldn't help us overcome. I greatly deepened my own personal practice, met my yoga family, and had the time of my life."
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Joel
USA
“Passed with distinction the yoga teacher training course. The level of individual attention given to us by enlightened teachers is beyond words. We are all grateful and full of joy for such teachers. Even people who are already yoga teachers and did this training say it is like no other. I can highly recommend the Advanced Yoga Practices Teacher Training. It is so much more than a teacher training course, it was also a retreat and a means to connect with colleagues from around the world. And above all to learn from great teachers who know ...and make dear life long friends and begin changing ourselves fundamentally.”
Nathalie Ishizuka
Nathalie
Singapore
“Advanced Yoga Practices have changed my life. I don't think that just any other yoga teaching would have. It is because this Yoga system focuses on meditation (and other sitting practices) and not only mainly on asanas. Thus it is full-scope and covers the eight limbs of Yoga . It teaches us how to become autonomous in our practice to transmit that in return to our students. This yoga system has been wonderfully designed and nothing has been left over. It deserves to be well-known, and I believe it will be. The teachers have been fantastic. Passionate, kind, open-minded, funny, very knowledgeable and receptive. And the list could go on and on. The atmosphere within the group was incredible. Like a loving family. This AYP TTC has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. So yes, I definitely recommend it! Thank you so much guys... Lots of love.!”
Amandine Perrin
Amandine
France
 “Excellent teachers and teaching. I would certainly highly recommend this AYP teacher training.”
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Isabelle
France
 “Advanced Yoga Practices (AYP)’s 200-hour teacher-training prepares its trainees to begin teaching the principles and techniques of yoga safely and competently.”
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Wolfi
Austria
  “This course was everything I had hoped and more. Full-scope yoga training taught by true yogis who were both available and approachable. Despite having studied yoga for many years prior to the course, I still learned a tremendous amount. It drew a diverse array of students from all over the world, a group that came to feel more like family than mere friends. My only regret was that it all had to end. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning to teach about all of the limbs of yoga.”
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Richard
USA
“Thanks to the instructors, staff, and fellow students on the AYP Teacher Training Course 2017. It was a privilege to know you all. You have made it possible for me to enjoy this course and I felt at home amongst people I could trust.”
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Alain
Canada

Completed AYP teacher training courses

Andalucia, Spain, February/ March 2019

Koh Tao, Thailand, September/ October 2018

Dordogne, France, Spring 2017

Some photos from the first course can be found here

The video below was made on a past course to give an idea of what the experience of being on an Advanced Yoga Practices 200-hour Teacher Training Course is like.