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200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • Himalayan International Institute 187 T R 467 Honesdale, PA, 18431 United States (map)

Immerse yourself in a three-week, life-changing course of study at our spiritually vibrant campus. You will learn not only from the classroom experience, but also from living moment to moment in a community dedicated to yoga practice and lifestyle.The program draws from traditional yoga theory and modern knowledge of the body and mind to cover the complete scope of yoga. Our exceptional, diverse, and dedicated teaching team share decades of experience to help you deepen your personal practice as well as develop teaching skills. Join us for a unique experience, and become a capable, confident, and effective yoga teacher.

Course Content Overview

I. Refine your practice and teach major classes of asanas

  • Principles of structural alignment
  • Principles of energetic alignment
  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga teachers
  • Yoga models of the subtle body (chakras, koshas, nadis)
  • Structuring and sequencing classes
  • Practice teaching in small and large groups

II. Refine your practice and teach pranayama, pratyahara, and meditation

  • Systematic breath training
  • Pranayama practice and teaching
  • Relaxation techniques and teaching
  • Theory and practice of meditation

III. Understanding and Applying Yoga Psychology and Philosophy

  • Study of the Yoga Sutra
  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • The yogic model and functions of the mind
  • Introduction to Sanskrit, chants, and mantras
  • Overview of history of yoga tradition


Participants who complete the program receive Yoga Teacher Certification from the Himalayan Institute and are also eligible to apply for the 200-hour level of registration (RYT) with Yoga Alliance. Certification requirements include: full attendance in the training intensive, required reading, knowledge assessment, and two written assignments to be completed after the training intensive. The written requirements are a 30-day meditation journal, and a self-evaluation of your teaching experience of 12 hours taught. Most participants complete their certification requirements in six months to one year. All participants must complete certification requirements within two years in order to receive certification.

For More Information

Honesdale 3-Week Intensive:

Phone: (570) 616-0824
Himalayan Institute Certifications
952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431-4041, USA

Earlier Event: June 25
200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training