200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Dubai – 2023



You Are in For A Transformation of Body, Mind & Soul

Award Winning In-Depth Training with the TOP Yoga Experts of the Middle East!

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You can choose from 200 or 300-hour Yoga certification with our award winning Yoga Training.
200-hour trainings are suitable for those who want to get a basic understanding of Yoga and develop their self-practice, teaching skills, anatomy and philosophy knowledge. You can do a 300-hour training extension to go more in depth into more advanced teachings of Yoga Therapeutics.

Both training provide you with a powerful transformation on a personal and professional level. Our Yoga Teacher Trainings change lives every day, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our Kaya Yoga Tribe!

Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai

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What will you learn in this Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai?

  • A steady self Yoga practice for life

  • The names of Yoga asana in both Sanskrit and English

  • The safe and correct way to practice all different categories of Yoga postures

  • How to work with back problems, breathing problems, depression, anxiety, stress and other physical and emotional imbalances

  • Proper postural alignment and adjustment

  • How to avoid injury and in-depth Yoga anatomy

  • How to structure both private and group Yoga classes

  • The benefits of a full range of restorative Yoga poses and how to apply these therapeutically

  • How to cue classes and use your voice with confidence

  • How to apply Yoga philosophy to help your students (We study the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in depth)

  • Yoga teacher ethics, The full history of Yoga, Yamas and Niyamas

  • A deep understanding of what true Yoga is about

  • How to target your own niche market of clients (Kaya Yoga has internship and job opportunities for students completing our courses)

  • Business Training for Yoga Teachers with our founder

We promise a life transforming experience, which will allow you to start living life from a strong, confident and more empowered perspective!

Key points of this training

  • Acquire safe and solid foundations for Yoga practice and teaching within the first 3 modules of training

  • Learn how to heal your own anxiety, create a direction for your life, and become the master of your physical and emotional health

  • Yoga becomes your tool to provide healing yourself and others through traditional and undiluted practices 

  • You are trained in translating these skills into running a proper Yoga business

  • Finally, the program will help find and solidify your coming career direction and support you in making the powerful shift you have been craving for

IskraMy first 200 hours TTC with Kaya Yoga was the next stage on my own journey of healing severe scoliosis and alignment issues. I was expecting mostly physical alignment, but little did I know that this huge learning process would bring mental and spiritual alignment as well! Now I’m about to finish my 500-hours with Kaya Yoga school and become a teacher myself with the deep understanding of not only what scoliosis is, but most other back issues and the majority of health- and emotional issues. The Teacher Training not only gave me knowledge and practical tools, but encouraged me to do my own research, investigations and explorations; empowered me to improve myself and to inspire other people It gave me a strong discipline and deep understanding of responsibility when it comes to a working with people. By the end of my second TTC with Kaya Yoga I feel confident in working almost with any health issues with different ranges of severity. I feel that I possess wide a deep understanding of many inner and outer processes going on in our human existence, and can be of great use for those people who are stepping into this important journey. I can summarize right now the place where I am as: My scoliosis is almost healed, I don’t practice anymore, but dance my own Yoga, I’m feeling very inspired and ready to inspire others!

Yoga Teacher Training Location

Our Yoga Teacher Training Course is held at a beautiful resort 20 minutes from the center of Dubai. Being on this Teacher Training is like being on a little mini retreat every workshop. The on site cafe provides healthy smoothies and meals for those who wish to enjoy the full resort experience. Looking out over the beautiful polo fields, this promises to be a true treat and mini-getaway experience every month.

Yoga Teacher Training Dubai

Location: Desert Palm Resort, Al Aweer, Dubai

Timing each weekend
Friday: 3 pm – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8.30 am – 6 pm

Your Mentors

Marylene Henry

E-RYT-500, Osteopathy, Anatomy

Marylene is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT-500 yoga teacher who specializes in Yoga anatomy, therapeutic applications of Yoga, Corporate Yoga and Yoga for depression, stress, and anxiety. Her passion for yoga took a new turn when she helped a friend overcome depression through yoga. Curious about what other benefits a holistic approach to yoga could bring, she devoted her time and energy to study the 8 limbs of yoga. In 2016, she decided to leave her corporate career to pursue a PhD in Osteopathy to deepen her knowledge of the physical body. She also completed her certifications as Reiki Master and Mindfulness coach. Today, Marylene teaches private and group classes, and co-host Yoga Teacher Trainings in Bali, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. Using her own experience as a guide, she approaches yoga in a holistic way to help clients and students find peace of mind and regain self-confidence. Passionate of anatomy and yoga philosophy, she playfully combines elements of mindfulness, breath work, asanas, and physical therapy to help her students achieve their specific goals. To date, Marylene has trained more than 150 yoga teachers from all over the world.

Joanne Smallwood

E-RYT-500, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Hormone Yoga, Prenatal Yoga

Joanne has been a devoted yoga practitioner since her early twenties and has taught internationally for over 16 years. After completing her Teacher Training in 2005 at The Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto with Ron Reid and Diane Bruni, she traded the infamous Canadian winters for warmer shores of India. She spent 12 years practicing, learning and teaching in India, the motherland and birth place of yoga.  This was a time for growth, constant learning and transformation – her love of yoga, teaching and practicing, evolved. Her style is filled with technique, alignment and a systematic approach to building strength and balance, Joanne’s classes offer an array of intelligent sequences covering a wide variety of themes. Joanne has a keen eye for reading bodies and helping people work through limitations to build a stronger more powerful, transformative practice. Her Prenatal and Restorative yoga classes provide a space to share my love for deep relaxation as she guides her students into a state of bliss.

EmilieEmilie Mikula

E-RYT-500, Yoga Tune Up® instructor, C-IAYT, 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.

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.

Who is this Yoga teacher training course for:

We accept all levels of practitioners on our 200- & 300-hour course.

Some Yoga experience and a desire to learn are the most important criteria to join. It is recommended to take Kaya’s online course before starting, to familiarize yourself with the practice foundations. You can find the online foundations course here:


Make-Up Hours:

If for whatever reason you can’t attend any of the module dates, we give you the opportunity to study these days on our online portal.

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MODULE DATES 200/300 HOURS 2023:
Module 1 – October 6, 7, 8 – Introduction and first practice weekend, basic practices, Yoga history, Yogic attitude training
Module 2 October 13, 14, 15  – Foundations of self-practice, in-depth Yoga Asana, Yoga philosophy
Module 3  November 10, 11, 12 Foundations of self-practice II, teaching classes, Yoga philosophy
Module 4 November 24, 25, 26 Anatomy of breathing, respiratory problems, how to work with breathing problems
Module 5December 8, 9, 10 – Anatomy of the spine, working with back problems, scoliosis, In depth spinal alignment
Module 6 – December 15, 16, 17 – Yoga for depression, anxiety and stress, therapeutic poses and their benefits, Yoga anatomy
Exams for the 200-hour training: January 13 & 14 (online exams & case study)

These 100-hours can be taken online to complete your 300-hour Diploma.
Topics Covered:
Advanced Practices
Advanced Yoga Philosophy
Therapeutic Conditions: Diabetes, Obesity, Chronic Fatigue, Hormonal Issues, Joint & Knee Issues, Migraines, Insomnia, Menopause, Addictions, Hypermobility & Yoga for Men
Dosha & Chakra Series
Energy Anatomy
Koshas & Ayurveda
Structuring In-Depth Yoga 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 Abu Dhabi training as per your convenience)

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

Purchase this book on Desertcart.ae

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

Purchase this book on Desertcart.ae


Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff

Purchase this book on Desertcart.ae


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

Purchase this book on Desertcart.ae

Light on Yoga – B.K.S. Iyengar

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Vijnana Yoga Practice Manual – Orit Sen Gupta

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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 Dubai

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.

Yoga teacher training tuition payment
Early Bird Rate, pay before August 1, 2023:
Tuition Total for 200 HOURS =  12.900 AED (exclusive of VAT)
Tuition Total for 300 HOURS =  15.900 AED (exclusive of VAT)
Regular Rate, pay after August 1, 2023:
Tuition Total for 200 HOURS =  14.900 AED (exclusive of VAT)
Tuition Total for 300 HOURS =  17.900 AED (exclusive of VAT)
VAT is waived for payments in full in AED to our UAE account .

Before you register, please make sure to read our terms, conditions and refund policy HERE

Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable after registration.
When paying the course fees, you legally commit to paying the remainder of the fees.
Please email [email protected] for questions on payment plans.

Extra fees & payment Information

Evaluation Weekend and Diploma: 600 AED (to be paid separate upon taking the examination)
A non-refundable deposit is due immediately upon registration to secure your spot. We offer monthly installment plans upon request, depending on the course duration.