200-hour Yoga Teacher trainings Abu Dhabi – 2020
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.
After this Yoga teacher training program you will be able to:
Develop your own stable home Yoga practice
Feel confident in your teaching and knowledge of Yoga
Comfortably teach private 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 and breathing problems
Feel confident in planning, marketing and operating a premium Yoga business
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
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.
E-RYT-200, RYT-500, Yoga Philosophy, Sequencing, Anatomy, Yoga Asana
Marylene is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher who specializes in anatomy and Yoga Philosophy. 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 and obtained her RYT-500 certification in Yoga Therapeutics with Kaya Yoga Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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 2020
Module 1 – January 9, 10, 11 – Introduction and first practice weekend, basic practices, Yoga history, Yogic attitude training
Module 2 – February 6, 7, 8 – Foundations of self practice, In depth Yoga asana, Yoga philosophy
Module 3 – March 5, 6, 7 – Foundations of self practice II, teaching classes, Yoga Philosophy
Module 4 – April 2, 3, 4 – Anatomy of breathing, respiratory problems, how to work with breathing problems
Module 5 – April 30, May 1, 2 – Anatomy of the spine, working with back problems, scoliosis, in depth spinal alignment
Module 6 – May 28, 29, 30 – Yoga for depression, anxiety and stress, therapeutic poses and their benefits, Yoga anatomy, Yoga business & entrepreneurship
Evaluation Weekend for the 2020 training: June 11, 12, 13
Tuition Total = (12.500 AED) (excluding VAT 5%)
3500 AED deposit due within 5 days of registration (Deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE)
We waive VAT when all course fees are paid at once
Remaining balance to be paid within 30 days of registration
3 monthly payments (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
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8.30 am – 6 pm
Cost for the full 6 months of tuition: 12.500 AED exclusive of VAT
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.
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: 1500 AED per weekend, 500 AED per day
You can fill in an intake form to apply for this upcoming Yoga teacher training course:
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