200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Abu Dhabi – 2022

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 business 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, living 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 Body, and help others heal too

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

  • Finally build that dream career you have been craving for

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

  • 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

  • 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

Kaya Yoga TherapyKaya Peters (please note that Kaya no longer teaches full trainings and is supported by her team of skilled and experienced 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.

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.

Dalya Tabari

E-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.


Lisa Quinn

RYT-500, 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.


Zina Alhasan

RYT-500, Yoga Asana, Sequencing, Yoga Philosophy, Cacao Ceremonies

Zina started her Yoga journey at the age of 8, her fascination with Yoga lead her to start her teacher training right after high school. She completed her 500-hour training with Kaya Yoga and excels in delivering transformative Yoga classes with an eye for detail. Zina’s source of motivation and inspiration comes from her love for nature, art, culture, music, knowledge and travel which is easily identified through her ceremonies and Yoga classes. She crafts her classes in a way to take you on a journey, closer to your true essence. Zina also facilitates cacao ceremonies and retreats. She leads teacher trainings with Kaya Yoga in both English, Arabic and also speaks Italian.


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 2022

Module 1 – February 17, 18, 19 – Introduction and first practice weekend, Basic Practices, Yoga history, Yogic Attitude Training, Anatomy I

Module 2 – March 3, 4, 5 – Foundations of self practice II, Teaching Classes, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy II

Module 3 – March 17, 18, 19 – Teaching, Sequencing, Group & Private Classes, Confidence, Class-Delivery

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

Module 5 – April 21, 22, 23 – Anatomy of the spine, working with back problems, scoliosis, in depth spinal alignment

Module 6 – May 12, 13, 14 – 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 in June

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 January 5th, 2022 = 11,900 AED (excluding VAT 5%)

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

300 Hour Training:

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

Paid after January 5th = 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 or AED. 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
Paypal Payments have a 5% surcharge

Practical details and additional costs:

Thursday: 3 – 9 pm
Friday, Saturday 8.30 am – 6 pm
Evaluation weekend 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.