200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Abu Dhabi – 2021
Are You ready for the career of a lifetime?
Join our award winning Yoga teacher training with some of Middle Easts top Yoga & wellness experts
Have you always dreamed of starting your own business doing something you absolutely love?
Our 200-hour Yoga therapeutics teacher training will take you on a journey to discover Yoga to prescribe a life of wellness and fulfillment to your clients and at the same time transform your personal life.
Our program is different from what’s out there on the market: 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.
Important notice: Our trainings are held in line with governmental Covid-19 regulations. Our venues are disinfected regularly and we follow the social distancing guidelines by accepting fewer students this semester. If you have any concerns or questions about our measures, please don’t hesitate to send us an email. Your wellbeing is our first priority at Kaya Yoga.
After this Yoga Teacher Training Program you will be able to:
Develop your own stable home Yoga practice for life
Feel confident in your teaching and knowledge of Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Philosophy, Anatomy and Relaxation Techniques
Comfortably teach private Yoga sessions with a Therapeutic value
Comfortably teach group Yoga sessions with in-depth knowledge
Be on track towards a reputable Yoga career and start teaching as soon as you finish your training
Understand how to apply Yoga therapeutically for specific conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, breathing problems and back issues
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 Yoga’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 Yoga teacher trainings. It has been an amazing experience so far and I am blessed to be continuing this journey with Kaya Yoga. – Tara Footner, Abu Dhabi
Your yoga teachers
Kaya Peters (please note that Kaya no longer teaches full trainings and is supported by other teachers)
E-RYT-500, Classical Yoga, Yoga Therapy & Yoga Philosophy
As the founder of Kaya Yoga, Kaya will take you on a journey of understanding Yoga and its therapeutic applications from the inside out. With 15 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, various Yoga and Healing Modalities, and shares her personal experience of building a prime Yoga brand in the Middle East and Asia.
E-RYT-500, Yoga Asana, Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy
Cristina first found yoga in 2009 when a friend brought her to a donation based power yoga class in Santa Monica, California. This sweaty physical practice promptly grabbed her attention and she started practicing regularly as a way to connect to her body and unwind her mind. Her yoga journey evolved and intensified with the loss of her mother in 2009. She used the time on my mat to grieve and work through a wave of emotions. In the process, Cristina ended up gathering a new source of abundance and a desire to share this peace with others. She completed 2 vinyasa yoga teacher training programs in 2012 and made the transition from tutoring math to teaching yoga.
In 2013 she moved to Dubai for an international graduate degree (MBA) and incidentally met her now husband teaching yoga in the park. Today she is still based in Dubai and her intention in teaching is to help people get to know their bodies more deeply by way of flows that empower and benefit physically and mentally. Cristina has led 6 yoga teacher trainings in the USA, Dubai and Vietnam.
E-RYT-500, Yoga Tune Up® instructor, C-IAYT, Pilates Teacher, Certified Yoga Therapist
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.
RYT-500, Yoga Asana, Sequencing, Yoga Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy
Dalya Tabari started her spiritual journey over 10 years ago leading her to embrace and
integrate the yoga philosophy in her every day life. An avid traveler, she is grateful to have
learned from teachers in Dubai, India, Bali and Thailand. Her ability to live the typical Dubai-hectic lifestyle with a sense of peace and joy is contagious (not only managing 2 children, but also 2 companies), and a testament to her commitment to live life as a yogi, the only reason she says is possible.
Dalya’s energy and passion visibly comes through her innovative Empower Yoga sessions, designed to help empower the energy you need to live life with strength & peace of mind, no matter your life situation. Our energy is the manifestation of the brain frequencies we generate and can be re-calibrated through sound & movement. Dalya will enlighten you with her presence and vast amount of knowledge.
RYT-300, Yoga Asana, Sequencing, Yoga Philosophy
Having always had a passion for travel, Lisa’s spiritual journey has seen her live and practice yoga in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Abu Dhabi. She felt the true calling to embrace a more spiritual path when volunteering with people with special needs in Mexico for 6 months. After moving to Abu Dhabi two years ago, Lisa took the next step on her yogic path and undertook 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of Kaya Yoga Therapy. The experience has transformed her outlook on her experience of life and she is particularly interested in yoga for depression and anxiety, as well as yoga for children with special needs. She is also a primary school teacher and enjoys reading, cooking, chasing sunsets and travel in her spare time.
Before the start of this Yoga teacher training in Abu Dhabi you will have to order the following books. We will send you this booklist upon registration as well.
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 Yoga Teacher Training 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 2021
Module 1 – March 18, 19, 20 – Introduction and first practice weekend, basic practices, Yoga history, Yogic attitude training
Module 2 – April 8, 9, 10 – Foundations of self practice, In depth Yoga asana, Yoga philosophy
Module 3 – April 29, 30, May 1 – Foundations of self practice II, teaching classes, Yoga Philosophy
Module 4 – May 20, 21, 22 – Anatomy of breathing, respiratory problems, how to work with breathing problems
Module 5 – June 10, 11, 12 – Anatomy of the spine, working with back problems, scoliosis, in depth spinal alignment
Module 6 – June 24, 25, 26 – Yoga for depression, anxiety and stress, therapeutic poses and their benefits, Yoga anatomy, Yoga business & entrepreneurship
Evaluation Weekend for the 2021 training: July 1, 2, 3 (Exams are partly online, partly in class)
Important: In case you can’t attend some of the days, we have several options to catch up on the hours (on our Online Portal or in our Dubai training as per your convenience)
Early Bird Rate, Pay before January 18, 2021 = 12,900 AED (excluding VAT 5%)
Regular Price, Pay after January 18, 2021 = 14,900 AED (excluding VAT 5%)
* 4,000 AED deposit due within 5 days of registration
* We waive VAT when all course fees are paid at once to our UAE account in AED
Remaining balance to be paid within 15 days of registration
3 or 6 monthly payments can be set up for you in USD or AED
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
*Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE
Practical details and cost
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.30 am – 6 pm
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.
Please email [email protected] for more information, registration and payment.
Important information: Our weekend Modules can be taken individually even if you are not a part of the training. They count as 20 hours of EC for Yoga Teachers per module
Cost for individual workshops: 1800 AED per weekend, 600 AED per day + VAT
Make Up Hours: If you can’t attend any of the course dates, we offer a possibility to cover these dates on our online portal or on our training in Dubai.
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