200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in Abu Dhabi – 2019

Yoga Alliance Accredited Therapeutic Yoga Courses

Are You Ready for the Career of a Lifetime?

3 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 200-hour 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 insights into the therapeutic application of Meditation, Pranayama and Asana, as well as workshops on how to start your own personal Yoga career.

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 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 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 Stress, Anxiety, Depression 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 Yoga Teacher Training gave me the ability to fulfill my purpose as someone who inspires others to be the greatest versions of themselves. Through Kaya‘s expert knowledge of the body, breath and therapeutic aspects of Yoga, I grew to start my own business working with private clients, teaching 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 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)
  • 4 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 in depth 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 Foundational Yoga Anatomy
  • How to work with back problems, 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
  • Restorative Yoga Poses
  • 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)


This program is hosted in Abu Dhabi, at a central location in the city, at The House of Nature behind the Corniche.

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Our Teachers

Kaya Yoga TherapyKaya Peters
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.

emilieEmilie Mikula
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.

Kavita Matur
RYT-500, Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Philosophy

Kavita is a certified yoga teacher with 900 hours of training from the Yoga Institute Mumbai. She has also done the Advanced Diploma in Yogic Studies from the University of Mumbai and is trained in Yin Yoga. It’s been a 15 year long journey that entailed learning practicing experiencing and teaching. Kavita experiences Yoga as a dance of breath and gravity that awakens our spirit, energizes our body and relaxes our mind. The intention is to create self sufficiency and self reliance rather than explore external means to bring in equanimity in our everyday lives at a personal and professional front.

Vanessa Hamilton
RYT-500, Yoga Philosophy

Having begun her journey into the practice and self-study that is Yoga in 2010, Vanessa was deeply inspired by her 70+ year old instructor and it became clear to Vanessa that this is what she wanted to be when she was older, and throughout her life. Formally trained and educated in Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy, Psychology, History and Education, Vanessa possesses a rich understanding of matters personal, spiritual, and of life-long learning. Having joined Kaya Yoga’s 500hr YTTC in 2017, Vanessa was set on a path of transformation that allows her to share her knowledge and passion with others. Vanessa has a deep love of learning, healing and helping all people achieve their goals, and in finding their true selves!

Required Reading

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

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 Curriculum (Yoga Alliance Standards)

Yoga Alliance

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
5. Practicums

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 – September 26, 27, 28 – Introduction and First Practice Weekend, Basic Practices, Yoga History, Yogic Attitude Training

Module 2October 3, 4, 5 – Foundations of Self-Practice, In Depth Yoga Asana, Yoga Philosophy

Module 3October 24, 25, 26 – Foundations of Self-Practice II, Teaching Group Classes, Yoga Philosophy

Headstand Yoga Pose

Module 4November 7, 8, 9 – Anatomy of Breathing, Respiratory Problems, How to work with Breathing Problems

Module 5November 21, 22, 23 – Anatomy of the Spine, Working with Back Problems, Scoliosis, In Depth Spinal Alignment

Module 6December 5, 6, 7 – Yoga for Depression, Anxiety and Stress, Therapeutic Poses and their Benefits, Yoga Anatomy

Module 7December 19, 20, 21 – Evaluation Weekend

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Tuition payment:

Tuition Total = (12.500 AED) (excluding VAT 5%)

3000 AED deposit due within 5 days of registration (Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE)

Remaining balance to be paid within 30 days of registration

Payment Plan:
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

Please email [email protected] for payment instructions and details

Paypal Payments have a 5% surcharge

Practical Details and Cost

Timings: Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday 8.30 am – 6 pm
Cost for the full 6 months of tuition: (12.500 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.

After completing this teacher training, you will be eligible to register with the International Yoga Alliance as a RYT-200.

In addition, there will be an opportunity to work for our brand as a private teacher in the UAE.

Please email [email protected] for more information, registration and payment.




This program is hosted at the wonderful House of Nature, close to the Corniche in Abu Dhabi

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