300 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Abu Dhabi
Yoga Alliance Accredited Therapeutic Yoga Courses
Are You Ready for the Career of a Lifetime?
9 months of In-Depth Training with some of Middle Easts TOP Yoga & Wellness Experts
Have you always dreamed of starting your own business doing something you absolutely Love and serving others with your work?
Our 300-hour In-Depth Yoga Therapeutics Teacher Training will take you on a deep inner journey to discover the application of traditional techniques and philosophies of Yoga to prescribe a life of wellness and fulfillment to your clients and at the same time transform your personal life.
WE OFFER SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT’S OUT THERE! We focus on the therapeutic application of Yoga and creating a solid Yoga business after completing the training. Job opportunities with Kaya Yoga are offered to many students.
This teacher training offer deep insights into the therapeutic application of Meditation, Pranayama and Asana, as well as workshops on how to start your own personal Yoga career.
This 300-Hour program is more in depth than a beginners program and offers additional knowledge in how to execute therapeutic sessions on a one-to-one basis, where the 200-hour training are more group oriented and more basic in nature.
After This Program You Will Be Able To:
- Develop and Deepen your own stable home Yoga practice based on classical Vijnana, Iyengar and Hatha Yoga Traditions
- Feel confident in your teaching and knowledge of Yoga Asana, Meditation, Pranayama, Kriya and Therapeutic Yoga Asana
- Comfortably teach Private Sessions with a Therapeutic Value and group Yoga sessions with in-depth knowledge
- Be on track towards a reputable Yoga career, with in-depth understanding of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation as well as Yoga Philosophy
- Lead & prescribe clients in a life of health, wellness and fulfillment
- Be an effective teacher and apply Yoga therapeutically to improve health & life quality
- Understand how to apply Yoga Therapeutically for specific conditions like Scoliosis, Stress, Anxiety and Breathing Problems
- Feel confident in planning, marketing and operating a premium Yoga Business, with in depth knowledge of the subject
The universe brought Kaya Yoga to me at a time when I was desperately seeking a sign to change the direction of my life. Joining the 300-hr YTTC gave me the ability to fulfill my purpose as a spirit that inspires others to be the greatest versions of themselves possible. Through Kaya‘s expert knowledge of the body, breath and therapeutic aspects of yoga, I grew so much to start my own business working with private clients, teaching small group classes and even assisting with new YTTCs. It has been an amazing experience so far and I am blessed to be continuing this journey of yoga and life with Kaya Yoga. – Tara Footner, Abu Dhabi
You will learn:
- The foundations and advancements of a steady Self-Practice (meditation, Pranayama, Asana) based on classical Yoga Traditions (we blend Iyengar, Krishnamacharya and Therapeutic Hatha Yoga styles)
- 5 different advanced Yogic Breathing Techniques, Practicing Vayu’s (Yogic Winds), Uddiyana Bandha
- Meditation techniques based on Buddhist Philosophy and Mindfulness with Breathing
- Learn how to safely practice ALL Asana categories, including backbends, arm balances inversions and other advanced Yoga poses (beginners are welcome on this training, we will teach you everything!)
- The names of Yoga Asana in both Sanskrit and English
- Proper body alignment, how to avoid injury and In-Depth Yoga Anatomy
- How to work with scoliosis, depression, anxiety, stress, lack of self-confidence and other physical and emotional imbalances
- How to read people’s body’s and comfortably make adjustments for your students
- Structuring and Sequencing of Yoga Classes
- The benefits of a full range of restorative Yoga Poses and how to apply these therapeutically
- How to cue classes, the right use of voice and the pronunciation of different Yoga Asana
- How to become a Yoga Industry Leader and target your own niche market of clients
- How to apply several classical Yogic Texts to modern day life and use them to find a more balanced way of life (We study the Sutra’s of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita and Siva Samhita)
This program is hosted at the wonderful Body Tree Studio in Abu Dhabi.
You can fill in an intake for to apply for this upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Course:
Pay your deposit to hold your space here:
E-RYT-500, Classical Yoga, Yoga Therapy & Yoga Philosophy
Kaya will take you on a journey of understanding Yoga and it’s therapeutic applications from the inside out. With over 10 years of experience in teaching clients with physical and emotional pains and injuries, Kaya specializes in using Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation to improve life. In addition she teaches the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali, Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine and shares her personal experience of building a prime Yoga brand in the Middle East.
Yoga Philosophy, RYT-500
Marylene is a Yoga Alliance RYT-500 yoga teacher who specializes in Corporate Yoga and Yoga for depression, stress, and anxiety. Splitting her life between a successful corporate career and teaching yoga, she perfectly understands how everyday demands can get in a way of a healthy body and healthy mind. Using her own experience as a guide, she approaches yoga in a holistic way to help clients find peace of mind and regain self-confidence. Passionate of yoga philosophy, she playfully combines elements of mindfulness, breath work and asanas to help her clients achieve their specific goals.
“There are as many paths of yoga as there is different people, and my goal is to find the right path for my clients to achieve higher level of physical, psychological, and spiritual strength.”
Marylene is a graduate from Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica obtained her 500-hour certification in Yoga Therapeutics with Kaya Yoga.
Yoga Tune Up® instructor, C-IAYT, E-RYT200, RYT500, Pilates Teacher
Having contracted a major case of wanderlust, Emilie has traveled the world, working as journalist and teaching movement. After a second surgery on her spine, Emilie followed a lengthy Pilates rehabilitation program and, amazed by the results in her own body, became a comprehensively trained Pilates instructor in 2008. Emilie has taught in Thailand, South Africa, and San Francisco. She is a Yoga Therapist and E-RYT and has completed her trainings with YogaWorks and Yoga Tree San Francisco, before earning her Yoga Tune Up® certification from Jill Miller. She has also spent hundreds of hours assisting her mentor, physiotherapist Harvey Deutch, at RedHawk Physical Therapy clinic in San Francisco, in teacher trainings, and on retreats at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA. Blending dynamic movement with therapeutic releases, Emilie’s classes will empower you to move more intelligently so you can live better in your body and keep practicing the activities you love for a long time, pain-free.
Sports Therapy, Pilates Rehabilitation
RYT-500, Sequencing, Pre- and Post Natal Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Raw Food Chef
As well as being passionate about food, Mia is equally as passionate about Yoga – having practiced Yoga for nearly 7 years now, she undertook her first Yoga teacher training over 5 years ago in Asia. She has a special interest in Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Women’s Wellness, Pre- and Post natal.
Mia consults private clients and corporates in relation to natural health through her yoga sessions as well as offering one on one health coaching, cooking classes, health writing and, coming soon, wellness retreats.
In her spare time, Mia loves to write and is a regular contributor to the popular online magazine Sassy Mama. Mia is also a busy mum to a happy and healthy 1 year old Thalia and fur son, Zighy.
Mindfulness & Life Coaching, Yoga Asana
Born in South Korea, Tara Footner grew up as an adoptee in Oregon, USA. She has traveled the world extensively and holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Tara has taught English language in Japan, the USA and the UAE for nearly 20 years. Upon beginning yoga in 2012, Tara has taken a journey to become a life coach, mindfulness practitioner and a 500-hour certified Yoga Teacher. She now works as a consultant and runs her own business – The OSH Network which focuses on talent development and wellness training.
Tara works in Abu Dhabi, UAE with private clients and small groups to develop their talent physically, mentally and emotionally so that they can reach their greatest potential in living whole and fulfilling lives. She combines coaching and mindfulness strategies with yoga poses to build these skills.
In her spare time, Tara writes for an online magazine, blogs, poetry and is working on her first novel.
Before the start of this Yoga Teacher Training in Abu Dhabi you will have to order the following books:
Four Chapters on Freedom – Bihar School of Yoga
Awakening the Spine – Vanda Scaraveli
Yoga Therapy – A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga for Health & Fitness – A.G. Mohan & Indra Mohan
Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Swami Muktibodhanand
Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff
Vayu’s Gate – Yoga and the Ten Vital Winds – Orit Sen Gupta
Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar
Vijnana Yoga Practice Manual – Orit Sen Gupta
The Heart of Practice – Orit Sen Gupta
The Curriculum (Yoga Alliance Standards)
All teacher training programs with Kaya Yoga comply with Yoga Alliance Standards and have a fixed curriculum divided over the following subjects:
1. Techniques, Training and Practice
2. Teaching Methodology
3. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics for Yoga Teachers
In addition we cover the history of Yoga, Basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, In Depth anatomy of breathing and the spine, Yoga Psychology and studies on Chakra’s and Energy Bodies.
The Term “Therapy” is used to indicate that our organization uses the ancient practices of Yoga for Therapeutic Healing purposes, in order to improve posture, align the spine, create more body awareness, breath awareness, concentration and increase Self knowledge. By no means does this mean that we are able to diagnose, treat or cure any advanced state diseases or emotional disorders. Yoga and meditation have been proven to improve life quality when practiced regularly, and we purely transmit the ancient teachings of Yoga practice as passed on to us by the Yoga Masters of their time.
Disclaimer for Kaya Yoga Teacher Trainings in Abu Dhabi
The yoga therapy components of our course(s) are based on * Using the traditional Yoga practices as transmitted by the masters for physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing * Traditional Chinese Medicine studies * Postural Alignment * Anatomy of Breath and study of breathing pathologies * Anatomy of the Spine and study of spinal pathologies * In depth anatomy studies * 1-to-1 training and learning the key aspects of being a private instructor * Thai Massage and bodywork * Yoga Psychology * The Study of Chakra’s and Energy Bodies, not derived from our status as an RYS® with Yoga Alliance Registry.
Dates & Topics
Module 1 – October 26, 27, 28 – Introduction and First Practice Weekend, Basic Practices, Yoga History, Yogic Attitude Training
Module 2 – November 16, 17, 18 – Foundations of Self-Practice, In Depth Yoga Asana, Yoga Philosophy
Module 3 – December 7, 8, 9 – Foundations of Self-Practice II, Teaching Group Classes, Yoga Philosophy
Module 4 – January 11, 12, 13 – Anatomy of Breathing, Respiratory Problems, How to work with Breathing Problems
Module 5 – February 8, 9, 10 – Anatomy of the Spine, Working with Back Problems, Scoliosis, In Depth Spinal Alignment
Module 6 – March 1, 2, 3 – Yoga for Depression, Anxiety and Stress, Therapeutic Poses and their Benefits
Module 7 – April 12 – 19 – Practice & Teaching Retreat (Held in Bali): In-Depth Anatomy Training, Teaching Practicums, Advanced Yogic Practices, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nutritional Therapy and Advanced Yogic Texts
Module 8 – May 10, 11, 12 – Teaching Methodology, Setting up a Private Session, Yogic Business Models & Entrepreneurship, Pre- and Post Natal Yoga
Evaluation Weekend – June 7, 8, 9
Tuition Total = (16.500 AED)
3000 AED deposit due within 5 days of registration (Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE)
Remaining balance to be paid within 30 days of registration
3 monthly payments of (after deposit)
The full course fee is due before the start of the course, no payment plans are offered after the course start date
All fees are NON-REFUNDABLE in case of dropping out before or during the course. When registering and making payments, you agree to our terms & conditions as stated HERE
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Practical Details and Cost
Time Each Day: 8.30 am – 6 pm
Cost for the full 9 months of tuition: (16.500 AED)
Evaluation Weekend and Diploma: 600 AED (to be paid separately upon taking the examination)
A non-refundable deposit of is due immediately upon registration to secure your spot. We offer monthly installment plans upon request, depending on the course duration.
Flights and accommodation costs for the yearly Retreat are not included in the course price. More information will be provided once the course has started. The retreat itself costs around 2000 AED. The added value of going to a spiritual location is massive. Generally, students come back as new people. This is an investment in yourself and your life. We aim to keep costs as low as possible and offer detox and food options during the retreat for added value.
After completing this teacher training, you will be eligible to register with the International Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200 or RYT-500 after completing the previous 200 Hour Training.
In addition, there will be an opportunity to work for Kaya’s brand as a private teacher in the UAE, and study next to her to develop your skills as a Private Teacher and Teacher Trainer.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION: ALL WORKSHOPS CAN BE TAKEN INDIVIDUALLY, EVEN IF YOU’RE NOT A PART OF THE TEACHER TRAINING. EACH WEEKEND COUNTS AS 20 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR YOGA TEACHERS.
COST FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS: 1500 AED PER 3 DAY WORKSHOP, or 500 AED PER DAY
This program is hosted at the wonderful Studio on the Corniche in Abu Dhabi
You can fill in an intake for to apply for this upcoming Yoga Teacher Training Course:
Pay your deposit to hold your space here: