200 & 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training In Dubai – 2020/2021

5 or 7 months of In-Depth Training with the TOP Yoga Experts of the Middle East!

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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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. 

We focus on the therapeutic application of Yoga as well a solid foundation for entrepreneurship in this industry.

This program is also a complete journey into developing your own Self Yoga Practice, and prepares you for all aspects of a thriving Yoga career.

Yoga Teacher Training in Dubai

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

  • Solid foundations for a steady self Yoga practice

  • 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, scoliosis, 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

  • Safe use of Yoga therapy balls

  • The importance of diet and lifestyle

  • 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 teach Yoga sessions for both groups and private clients

  • How to cue classes and use your voice

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

  • How to apply Yoga philosophy to help your students (We use the Yoga sutra’s of Patanjali, Siva Samhita, Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika)

  • Yoga teacher ethics, The full history of Yoga, Yama’s and Niyama’s

  • An in depth understanding of what true Yoga is about

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

Key points of this training

  • Acquire Safe and solid foundations for Yoga practice and teaching within the first 3 months of training

  • After this, the program grows you across all key stages of becoming an industry leading Yoga teacher

  • We teach Yoga based on the classical Yoga scriptures without diluting the tradition of this powerful practice

  • 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

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!

Quotes from some of our other students:

“I felt comfortable to teach after only the second weekend Module” – Marylene H., Dubai
“I can finally do those poses I never even dreamed of doing, due to the systematic approach of Kaya Yoga” – Wendy S., Dubai
“Kaya’s Yoga Really Heals” – Iskra V., Dubai

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: 8.30 am – 6 pm

Your teachers

Kaya Yoga TherapyKaya Peters (Please note that Kaya no longer teaches full courses, the trainings are mostly taught by her team of skilled and experienced teachers)

E-RYT-500, Foundations of Practice, Classical Hatha Yoga, Yoga Philosophy, Pranayama, Meditation

Kaya will take you on a journey of understanding Yoga and it’s therapeutic applications from the inside out. With over 12 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, Yoga entrepreneurship and shares her personal experience of building a prime Yoga brand in the Middle East.

Marylene Henry

E-RYT-200, RYT-500, Anatomy, Yoga Therapy

Marylene is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT200, 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. Splitting her life between a successful international corporate career and teaching yoga, she perfectly understood how everyday demands can get in a way of a healthy body and healthy mind, and used this experience to teach corporate 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.

MiaMia Mann

E-RYT-200, RYT-500, Sequencing, Pre- and Post Natal Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Raw Food Chef

As well as being passionate about food, Mia is equally as passionate about Yoga – having practiced Yoga for nearly 7 years now, she undertook her first Yoga teacher training over 5 years ago in Asia. She has a special interest in Yoga Therapy and Yoga for Women’s Wellness, Pre- and Post natal.

Mia consults private clients and corporates in relation to natural health through her yoga sessions as well as offering one on one health coaching, cooking classes, health writing and, coming soon, wellness retreats.

In her spare time, Mia loves to write and is a regular contributor to the popular online magazine Sassy Mama. Mia is also a busy mum to two beautiful kids and her fur son Zhiggy.

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.

Dalya Tabari

E-RYT-200, 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. Empower yoga (similar to Vinyasa Yoga) is a new & unique intense flow sequence combining breath work, asanas & your thoughts, synchronized to music & sound to maximize your physical and mental experience, and re-balance your mind & body.

Cristina Najjar

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.

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 2020/2021:
Module 1 – October 15, 16, 17 – Introduction and first practice weekend, basic practices, Yoga history, Yogic attitude training
Module 2 – October 29, 30, 31  – Foundations of self-practice, In depth Yoga asana, Yoga philosophy
Module 3 –  November 19, 20, 21 – Foundations of self-practice II, teaching classes, Yoga philosophy
Module 4 – December 10, 11, 12 – Anatomy of breathing, respiratory problems, how to work with breathing problems
Module 5 – January 7, 8, 9  – Anatomy of the spine, working with back problems, scoliosis, In depth spinal alignment
Module 6 – January 21, 22, 23  – Yoga for depression, anxiety and stress, therapeutic poses and their benefits, Yoga anatomy
Exams for the 200-hour training: February 17, 18, 19
Module 7 – March 6 – 13 – Bali or Dubai In- Depth Practice Retreat – This retreat will take place in Dubai or Bali and offers a wide variety of content, healing, anatomy, Yoga Therapeutics, In Depth Yoga Philosophy and Teaching Practice.
Module 8 – March 26, 27 – Exam Preparation & Yoga Entrepreneurship/Business Module
Exams for the 300-hour training: April 1, 2, 3

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)

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 September 1st:

Tuition Total for 200 HOURS =  12.500 AED (exclusive of VAT)
Tuition Total for 300 HOURS =  16.500 AED (exclusive of VAT)

Regular Rate, pay after September 1st:

Tuition Total for 200 HOURS =  14.500 AED (exclusive of VAT)
Tuition Total for 300 HOURS =  18.500 AED (exclusive of VAT)

VAT is waived for payments in full

3500 AED deposit* due immediately to register your spot.

Remaining balance to be paid within 30 days of registration. We offer payment plans upon request.

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: 650 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.
Flights and accommodation costs for our yearly optional Bali Retreat are not included in the course price. More information will be provided once the course has started. It will be around 3,000 AED. In case we still experience travel restrictions due to Covid-19, the retreat will be held in Dubai instead.