Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Alliance 200 RYT Certificate
Are you passionate about yoga and ready to take your practice to the next level? Are you ready to take the next step to becoming a certified yoga teacher so that you can fulfill your dream by doing what you love for a living?
Join Asia Pacific Yoga on our 18 November - 6 December 2019 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training in stunning beach town Piha, New Zealand. We create a very down to earth, neuro-physiological yoga teacher training with respect to the vast unknown that constantly draws us deeper and deeper into MAGIC.
Keeping it REAL but ready to FLY.
Date : 18 November - 6 December 2019 (19 days)
Venue : Piha, New Zealand
Tuition, Manuals and Accommodation :
Shared Room NZ$2,900
Own private room NZ$3,800
Note : Self- catering as meals are not included.
A Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Experience
This Yoga Alliance accredited and internationally recognised 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training is designed not only for aspiring teachers, but for those who are looking to immerse themselves in a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation through yoga and meditation.
This training will include 19 days accommodation, course fees and manuals. Meals are not included as students will purchase their own vegetarian food and cook either separately or communally. We will cover all aspects required for Yoga Alliance Certification in a relaxed environment, a small group of no more than 9 people.
The first week will be an immersion into Hatha asanas, pranayama and kriyas. The second week is about experiencing Vinyasa Flows based around Surya Namaskar (Sun Salute) A and B. We will have restorative and yin classes in the afternoons during the training as well. All this will give you a broad base to teach from.
Our focus is on :
PRACTICING EMBODYING SHARING
Why Train With Asia Pacific Yoga
Here at Asia Pacific Yoga, we strive to create immersive, expansive and transformational experiences that you will not forget. We believe in keeping our groups small, a maximum of 9 students, so that each student gets the maximum benefit out of the training and the proper attention he or she deserves.
Yoga practises are about feeling better, no matter where that begins for you.It is not about what it looks like. It is about what it feels like. Our trainings are about exploration, not perfection. We are passionate about our yoga and love to share these simple but profound practices.
We go by the principles of every body is DIFFERENT, and individual attention is vital when you begin learning yoga postures and yoga sequences. We understand that there is no ‘One Size Fits All’ when it comes to yoga and that every student has different needs when learning how to teach yoga.
What Makes Us Special
- Every student gets lots of attention because we keep our groups small – no more than 9 people
- Our YTTs are held in amazing tranquil locations close to nature and with easy access to the beach
- An immersive, transformational experience in a safe, supportive environment with like-minded people
- Deepen your practice with daily yoga, meditation, pranayama and workshops
- Expand your knowledge with daily lectures on yoga philosophy, anatomy, chakras and much more
- Get comfortable with giving and receiving adjustments
- Learn to start teaching in the very first week
- Reasonable and affordable
- 18 nights accommodation in a beautiful coastal New Zealand home walking distance to Piha beach, one of New Zealand's most popular surf beach.
- Course and Asana manuals
- Deepen your yoga practice with daily asana, kriyas, meditation and pranayama
- Expand your knowledge with daily lectures on yoga philosophy, anatomy, chakras and much more
- Hands on workshops on arm balances, inversions, backbends, adjustments, partner yoga, restorative yoga and more
- Individual assessments during your one hour practicum
- Accredited RYT200 Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Alliance certification upon graduation
- Free unlimited wifi so you can still keep in touch with your loved ones
- Sunset beach and bush walks, time permitting
- A beautiful (and most often emotional!) graduation ceremony
- A fun and transformational experience that you won’t forget! ☺
This 200 Hour New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive course that will cover a range of topics as required by Yoga Alliance certification which include yoga philosophy and history, asanas and different styles of yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin), sequencing, kriyas, kirtan, pranayama, meditation and incorporating yoga into your daily life.
- Applied yoga anatomy and physiology
- Asanas, yoga styles and sequencing
- Pranayama and kriyas
- Meditation, yoga nidra
- Mantra, kirtan and chanting
- Teaching styles and workshops
- The theory of chakras, nadis, bhandas and koshas
- Yoga history and philosophy from Patanjali Yoga Sutras
- Yoga business workshop
Typical Daily Schedule
The daily schedule is flexible as it will vary from day to day depending on the needs and focus of the students but this will be typically how your day will be. The course starts at 3pm on the first day and finishes midday on the last day.
- 06.30 Kriyas, meditation, pranayama
- 07:00 Asana
- 09:30 Breakfast and break
- 10:30 Group learning time, an alive, interactive look at yoga theory, methodology, philosophy or anatomy
- 13:00 Lunch break
- 15:00 Group work, asana methodology, teaching skills
- 16:30 Asana – Yin yoga and relaxation techniques
- 18:00 Sunset kirtan chanting, meditation, contemplation
(E-RYT500) (RYT200 Kundalini)
Steve has over 15 years of yoga experience and has been involved with yoga trainings for 6 years. He has taught over 11,000 hours of classes and has the highest Yoga Alliance E-RYT500 classification, as well as being a 200 hour Yoga Alliance trained Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and an Aerial Yoga Teacher.
Steve has studied and practiced many styles of Asana, mainly Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, Hatha, and Power Yoga. Steve teaches in New Zealand, Thailand, Bali, Spain, London and Pakistan. He has a relaxed but thorough style of teaching and a passion for Yoga Anatomy and Philosophy.
Joleen is a dedicated yoga teacher and practitioner passionate about encouraging and inspiring people to be the best they can be through movement, breath, wellness, diet and a holistic approach to life. She enjoys seeing her students progress physically, mentally and emotionally as they journey with her.
Joleen has been practicing yoga for around 10 years and currently has a very strong daily Ashtanga practice. She teachers Ashtanga (Mysore style and LED), Hatha Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative. She is also a certified Les Mills Body Balance instructor. Joleen’s strength would be her calmness and grace and that she brings to her classes.
This New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training in Piha is a vegetarian self-catering experience, so each student will buy and prepare their meals, this gives maximum dietary possibilities and is a fun way to see what other people eat. We provide accommodation and tuition and students buy and cook for themselves or collectively.
Meals are a fun and educational communal time together. There are cafes and a small store a walking distance away and the main supermarket is 25 minutes away. We will make regular shopping trips into town as needed. Typically students budget around NZ$150-$200 for the 3 weeks.
Venue and Accommodation
You will be staying in a beautiful private coastal New Zealand home in Piha, a laid-back seaside village 45 minutes west of Auckland city. Wake up to a stunning view of Piha’s famous Lion Rock and its beautiful black sand beaches.
At night, enjoy a warm cuppa on the large sea-facing deck looking out to the magnificent sunset over the Tasman, and the crystalline views of the extraordinarily bright Southern night sky full of stars.
This comfortable modern home sleeps 9 with shared and private room options. There is a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your meals either individually or together (shared meals are always more fun!). Linen and towels are supplied with laundry facilities. Unlimited wifi included.
Piha is one of New Zealand's most famous surf beach and is popular with local kiwis - especially in summertime. The dramatic black sand beach, which is marked at each end by rugged cliffs, is also the location for the TV show "Piha Rescue."
Piha is not only a world renowned surf beach, but is surrounded by lush native rain forest with many stunning bush walks and a large waterfall.
The Piha village is a short ten minute flat walk away and has a general Piha Store where you can buy basic necessities, a cafe, library, post office, art gallery, bowling club bar and restaurant, tennis courts, surf shop, RSA bar and restaurant and the Piha Surf club bar and restaurant.
Several surf schools operate in Piha, and surf boards can be hired from either the Piha surf shop or Lion rock board shop. Lifeguards work throughout the summer months with safe flagged swimming areas marked on the beaches.
Getting To Piha
Auckland International Airport is an hour drive from Piha. We are happy to pick you up at the airport for NZ$75 (NZ$50 if there are others to be picked up at the same time) or you can arrange for an independent shuttle to Piha.
We know deciding to embark on a YTT is very exciting so we have compiled a list of FAQs for all your burning questions.
Suggested Reading List
For Yoga Philosophy -“The Heart of Yoga” – Desikichar – Son of Krisnamacharya
For Meditation - “Buddhism Plain and Simple” – Steve Hagen
For Anatomy - “Key Muscles of Yoga” - Ray Long
For Asana - "Yoga Sequencing" – Mark Stevens
If you are very interested in anatomy, download this great app which is such a good learning tool.
“Steve and Joleen provide a safe space where they allow you to grow at your own pace. It was the most amazing experience I could have dreamed of. Walking away from the training made me a little sad because I didn’t want it to end. Steve is a truly awesome human, he introduced us to some amazing teachers on the training who shared with us their styles and forms of teaching, I walk away with a cup overflowing yet I know this is just the beginning.
Thank you to everyone who attended, teaches and students, I am forever grateful and looking forward to bumping into some of you in the future. I would highly recommend this program to everyone. With abundance of love and light Namaste 🙏”
“Steve and Joleen from the very start created this nourishing and safe learning environment one doesn't get to experience often as a student. There were no cheesy icebreakers as a way to get to know everyone- it all felt very organic which is just the way I like it with new people! No force.
Steve's extensive knowledge and passion for the human body paired with Joleen's playful teaching style were the perfect compliments to our jam-packed extensive days. One thing that really stood out was they had us teaching on the very first day, which I loved! There was no intimidating build-up towards the one thing we came here for- to teach. Watching everyone grow with this hands-on approach to learning was pretty magical- personalities came out and everyone quickly developed their own style.
I'm not usually one for schedules, so I must say the experience was the perfect balance of planned lecture/activities and spontaneously inspired tangents and workshops. They were extremely accommodating towards our needs, interests, and energy levels. Not to mention - the house is a ten minute walk from the beach and one of the most magical waterfall hikes.
The entire experience was mind and heart-opening.. the perfect combination of a well-rounded education, human connection, and re-connecting with nature. It was more than just a yoga teacher training- it was an experience that I'll never forget.”
“I had such a wonderful experience at this course. Steve and Joleen are super nurturing supportive instructors. They have put so much thought and care into the course. At the opening circle on the first night we were welcomed and introduced. We were presented with a beautiful greenstone necklace each which was so unexpected but really was a peek into the course to come.
All aspects of training was covered thoughtfully and throughly. We got the work covered but there was always time for laughter and personal stories relevant to the subject being covered. I think we would all agree we came away with a sense of personal growth. This course developed me as a yoga teacher and as a person.
Steve is super intelligent and you can see he just loves to help develop people and share his knowledge. Joleen is so sweet and calm such a beautiful instructor to watch and learn from.
The house is located in a great spot in Piha we could hear and see the sea during our yoga practise. At lunch time I always ran along the beach , or to the waterfall. To be in such a beautiful environment was so special! The local store is less than a 5 min walk and does a great coffee. Watching Sunsets on the beach as a group was a highlight for me. Thank you Steve and Joleen I feel incredibly blessed to have had this opportunity.”
Tuition fees and shared accommodation NZ$2,900
Tuition fees and own private room NZ$3,800
NZ$500 deposit can be paid through Paypal or bank transfer.
If you choose to pay via an international transfer, we like to use Transferwise as their rates are very low.