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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - 200Hr Yoga Alliance Teacher Training IYI 200

IY 200-Hour – The Foundation 

Next training: 17 March - 12 April 2019, Brighton, U.K

The It's Yoga 200-Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training - created by Larry Schultz in San Francisco - was one of the first Yoga Teacher Trainings developed in the West. This 200Hr Teacher Training course has set the global industry standard for the last 30 years in the field of Ashtanga and Vinyasa and is a key component of The Rocket® system. This Teacher Training is the perfect first step in your yoga journey, laying the foundation for an empowered practice and teaching of Ashtanga Vinayasa Yoga, no matter where your practice is at.

RYS200The purpose of this program is to provide a supportive environment through which you can learn and integrate the main ingredients of the It’s Yoga® System of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga - helping you to have the confidence, independence and freedom to develop an inspiring self-practice and to share the practice, through teaching in your community.

This 4 week intensive course consists of (1) Evolving and Developing a Daily Personnal Practice, (2) Deconstuction & Reconstruction of Asana's, (3) The Science of Sequencing in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, (4) The History of yoga & It's Yoga, (5) Philosophy of Yoga & It's Yoga and so much more. 



  • Pattabhi Jois – Philosophy
  • Larry Schultz
  • T.Krishnamachayra, B.K.S Iyengar
  • Yoga Sutras: The Eight Limbs of Patanjali
  • History of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga


  • Theory and Practice
  • Ujjayi Breath
  • Theory and Practice
  • Working with the breath in Ashtanga sequences


  • Suryanamaskara A – Theory and Practice
  • Suryanamaskara B – Theory and Practice
  • Teaching Suryanamaskara A and B


  • Name and locate muscles, bones and joints
  • Spinal Integrity
  • Functional Movement


  • Full Primary Series
  • Modified Primary Series
  • Mixed Levels (Rocket 1)
  • Minimum Daily Requirement


  • Names – Sanskrit and English
  • Standing, seated and finishing asanas of the Primary
  • Series – Detailed breakdown of the poses
  • Practice and benefits of the asanas
  • Guiding others – Verbal and hands-on adjustments


  • Names and function
  • Location and importance
  • Naulis – Theory and Practice Bandhas – Theory and Practice
  • Yoga as an Energetic System


  • Principles of Teaching Etiquette/Responsibility in the classroom
  • Finding your own voice as a Teacher
  • Developing a Personal Teaching Philosophy
  • Marketing yourself as a Teacher

Quiet your inner critic, wake up your inner teacher.

Who is leading the Teacher Training?

All our trainers are deeply knowledgable and rooted in the It's Yoga® System of Ashtanga Vinyasa, they are gifted and talented practitioners who believe in serving the world through Sharing the Love of the Practice. IY trainers are fully committed to It’s Yoga and have completed the requirements to become a full IYI Trainer or Rocket® trainers (500hr cert). We invite trainers from our studios all over the world to share the love, and offer trainees a unique, effective and empowering experience that will set you up to be a successful teacher of The Rocket® sequences in your community. 
Who is teaching?...It's Yoga is teaching, and you might spot Larry Schultz walking around the room during class. 


Why train with It's Yoga?

It's Yoga® has been certifying students since 1989! 
This 200hr teachr training is the official foundation training of It's Yoga® and The Rocket® only available through It's Yoga (IY). Training with IY, you will become part of and be supported by the established and growing international community of It's Yoga® schools located throughout the world. In this way you will be supported to develop towards your highest potential, both as a yoga  facilitator and as a human being - on and off the mat. 
  • World Class Facilitators: Our Trainers are talented, gifted and knowledgeable practitioners who believe in serving the world through Sharing the Love of the Practice. They are fully committed to It’s Yoga and have completed the requirements to become an IYI Trainer. We invite trainers from all over the world to share the love, and offer trainees a unique and beautiful experience in vibrant Brighton as they begin their own, personal It's Yoga journey.
  • Experience: It's Yoga International has been training yoga instructors since 1997, with 5000 graduates and counting! 
  • Authenticity: All our trainers and instructors teach what they practice and practice what they teach.
  • Develop your own practice: The focus of this training is to get you to the point where you can confidently begin a dedicated self-practice.
  • Begin to Teach Yoga in your community: This training will give you the knowledge and experience required to start to authentically teach and share the foundation of the It's Yoga® System with and in your community.
  • Community: It's Yoga values community, both locally and internationally. Become part of the community in Brighton or travel to one of the other It's Yoga centres around the world. The door is always open.

Who is This Training For?

This training is for designed purposively for those with an interest in developing an authentic self-practice and/or who want to teach yoga in their community. This training offers participants the time to lay a strong foundation from which to practice and teach. We cover all the basics, and much more, to ensure YOU are ready to serve in the world. Be ready for transformation, on and off the mat!


Upcoming Dates

2019 Intensives

17 March - 12 April
28 July - 23 August

2019-2020 Weekend Course
8 Weekends beginning 14 September - meeting once a month

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Deposit: £650
Full Tuition: £2495
Full Tuition Early Bird Special (if paid in full 8 weeks before the course begins): £2195



There are a number of airBnBs nearby - we would recommend looking in the Seven Dials and Preston Park area to be within walking distance of the studio. The Travelodge hotel is also a 5 minute walk from us and we may sometimes have rooms available for rent through our community. For any further assistance, feel free to get in touch!