200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Abu Dhabi – 2023

You are in for a Transformation of Body, Mind & Soul

Join our award winning Yoga teacher training with some of Middle Easts top Yoga & wellness experts

Have you always dreamed of starting your own Yoga career doing something you absolutely love?

Our 200 & 300 Hour Yoga therapeutics teacher training will take you on a journey to discover yourself through Yoga, heal your life, and prescribe a life of wellness and fulfillment to your clients, and enable you to live your true life’s calling.

Our program is different from what’s out there on the market: We focus on differentiating yourself as a teacher, learning various healing techniques and creating a solid Yoga business after completing the training. Your life will truly never be the same.

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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.
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After this Yoga Teacher Training Program you will be able to:

  • Develop your own stable home Yoga practice for life

  • Become your own healer and alchemist of your mind & body, and help others heal too

  • Feel 100% empowered to steer your life in the direction of your dreams

  • Comfortably teach group & private Yoga sessions with in-depth knowledge and therapeutic value

  • Be on track towards a reputable Yoga career and start teaching confidently as soon as you finish your training

  • Finally build that dream career you have been craving for or learn Yoga purely for your own benefit

  • Understand how to apply Yoga therapeutically for specific conditions like stress, anxiety, depression, breathing problems and back issues

  • Be a beacon of light to yourself and your community

  • Live life like your true empowered Self, work inwards, and from there create the reality you want to experience

    This training changes lives every year, and we are confident to be able to deliver you the transformation you crave for

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

Yoga Teacher Training Location

This Yoga Teacher Training is hosted at the Shangri La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. A gorgeous retreat-like location looking out over a marina, with private pool to be used on breaks. Various affordable food options are available for the students on their lunch breaks around the resort. Private parking is included.

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Your Mentors

Victoria Redshaw

RYT-500, Yoga Asana, Sequencing, Leadership Coach, Performance Coach

Victoria is a well-being and people change curator with 25 years of experience in facilitating adult learning and development across a wide variety of different environments and cultures, both group and 1:1 sessions, coaching and designing for CEO’s to key workers on the front line, to community based groups and students. She is an innovative practitioner creating self-led learning journeys to generate insight and guide individuals to shift behavior towards clearly identified goals. She holds an MBA in International Human Resource Management funded by Women into Business. After 24 years of practicing Ashtanga Yoga, initially being taught by John Scott, she moved into Yoga Teaching to evolve her self-practice and connect her passion for development from the psychological to the holistic joining of mind and body.

Victoria is a compassionate practitioner with a great love for bringing out the best in her students.


Shakti Pachauri

RYT-500, M.Sc. Yoga, Yoga Therapist, Acupressure Therapist & Holistic Healer

With the passion of health and life, Shakti has done her M.Sc. in Chemistry and B.Sc. in Biology. She always wanted to help mankind to get rid of sufferings and this dream came true when she met a senior renowned Yoga therapist in Muscat (Oman). After learning for 2 years Yoga therapy from her Guru in Muscat, she relocated to Dubai and started practicing Yoga therapy. To enhance her knowledge further, she did Yoga teachers training course (RYT-200 hours) and 50 hours Yoga therapy course from Yogadarshanam Mysore, India.
Shakti strongly believes in power of Yoga therapy in curing all the diseases e.g., HIGH BP, Diabetes, Cancer, Thyroid, PCOD, Hormonal imbalance issues in ladies, Anxiety, Depression etc. with correct breathing, meditation, and guided relaxation techniques. Shakti is committed to spread health & well being awareness through Yoga all over the world in the coming years.


emilieEmilie Mikula

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.

Janina Nagy

RYT-500, Yoga Asana, Restorative Yoga, Adjustment Techniques

Nina started her Yoga journey with Kaya Yoga, and quickly fell in love with the practice and its effects of it on her body, mind and soul. Her passion lies in helping people gain confidence through a self-love and self-discovery journey using tools yoga can provide.

She specializes in Yoga Nidra, Yin yoga and the effects of yoga on the digestive system. Nina is a caring and warm soul, passionate about bringing out the best in people, as well as herself.

Nina teaches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, on our online trainings and in Cairo, Egypt. She is also our main point of contact for our Egyptian community of students.


Required Reading

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

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Yoga Therapy – A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga for Health & Fitness – A.G. Mohan & Indra Mohan

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Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff

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Vayu’s Gate – Yoga and the Ten Vital Winds – Orit Sen Gupta

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Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar

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Vijnana Yoga Practice Manual – Orit Sen Gupta

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The Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum (Yoga Alliance Standards)

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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 2023

Timings: Fridays 3 – 9 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 8.30 – 6 pm

Module 1 – March 10, 11, 12 – Introduction and first practice weekend, Basic Practices, Yoga history, Yogic Attitude Training, Anatomy I

Module 2 – March 28, 29, 30 – Foundations of self practice II, Teaching Classes, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy II

Module 3 – May 12, 13,14 – Teaching, Sequencing, Group & Private Classes, Confidence, Class-Delivery

Module 4 – May 26, 27, 28 – Anatomy of Breathing, Respiratory Problems, How to work with breathing problems

Module 5 – June 9, 10, 11 – Anatomy of the spine, working with back problems, scoliosis, in depth spinal alignment

Module 6 – June 23, 24, 25 – Yoga for depression, anxiety and stress, therapeutic poses and their benefits, Yoga & The Nervous System

Exams Delivered Individually for 200 hours & Case Study Delivery Online July 8 & 9

Additional 100-hour Self Study content to complete 300-hour studies:

* Chakra’s & Energy Bodies
* Ayurveda & The Doshas
* Advanced Yoga Philosophy
* Advanced Yoga Asana (arm balances, backbends, inverted variations)
* Teaching for advanced conditions: Diabetes, Adrenal Stress, Hormonal Issues, Chronic Fatigue,
Insomnia, Migraines, Joint & Knee Issues, Obesity, Addiction
* Structure Therapeutic Classes
* Deliver a Therapeutic Case Study

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)
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Tuition payment:

200 Hour Training:

Total Tuition if paid before February 10th, 2022 = 11,900 AED (excluding VAT 5%)

Paid after February 10th, 2022 = 13,900 AED (excluding VAT 5%)

300 Hour Training:

Total Tuition if paid before February 10th, 2022 = 13,900 AED (excluding VAT 5%)

Paid after February 10th, 2022 = 15,900 AED (excluding VAT 5%)

* We waive VAT when all course fees are paid at once to our UAE account in AED. We often have special discounts going, please ask about these when inquiring.

Payment Plans:

3 or 6 monthly payments can be set up for you in USD. No discounts applicable on payment plans.
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

Practical details and additional costs:

Fridays: 3 – 9 pm
Saturdays & Sundays 8.30 am – 6 pm
Evaluation and diploma: 600 AED (to be paid separately upon taking the examination)
You will need to order several books from Amazon, total cost will be around 70 USD or less.
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.