200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

Asheville Yoga Center offers three-week immersions and nine-weekend course options for students to complete their Yoga Alliance RYT-200 yoga certification, but the curriculum is the same no matter which path you choose.

Students receive a detailed syllabus upon arrival, but generally there is about 50% asana and 50% lecture/discussion each day of the yoga teacher training.  Multiple topics are covered, including poses, meditation, philosophy, pranayama, anatomy, sequencing, assists, and a variety of different styles of yoga. There are eight different teachers who participate in the training, giving students a diverse and well-rounded experience.

Topics covered in our curriculum include:

  • Alignment principles
  • Anatomy
  • Asana foundations
  • Ashtanga
  • Ayurveda
  • Back care
  • Business and ethics
  • Chakras
  • Hands-on adjustments
  • Hatha Yoga
  • History
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Jivamukti
  • Kids Yoga
  • Kundalini
  • Meditation
  • Nutrition
  • Partner Yoga
  • Philosophy
  • Pranayama
  • Prenatal
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Seniors/Chair Yoga
  • Sequencing classes
  • Student teaching
  • Viniyoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • …and more!

Required Reading for 200-Hour Teacher Training

  1. The Yoga Handbook by Stephanie Keach
  2. The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
  3. Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffman
  4. The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
  5. Back Care Basics by Mary Pullig Schatz
  6. Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  7. The Bhagavad Gita, Stephen Mitchell translation
  8. The Heart of Yoga by Desikichar
  9. Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar
  10. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda

You can buy all of your course books at the Boutique at Asheville Yoga Center. If you are interested in buying your 200-Hour Training Book Bundle, click here for the bundled pricing.

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For anyone attending our Teacher Training or workshops, we offer a wonderful way to keep things simple! Our Namastay House has comfortable, modernized rooms a few blocks away from our studios.