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 7 - 25 October 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 : 7 - 25 October 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.
- 07:00 Kriyas, meditation, pranayama
- 07:30 Asana
- 09:15 Breakfast and break
- 11:30 Group learning time, an alive, interactive look at yoga theory, methodology, philosophy or anatomy
- 13:00 Lunch break
- 15:00 Group work, asana methodology, one on one teachings, yoga workshops
- 17:30 Yin yoga and relaxation techniques, sunset kirtan chanting, meditation, contemplation
- 18:30 Day finishes
Asia Pacific Yoga Teacher Trainers
(E-RYT500) (RYT200 Kundalini)
Steve has more than 20 years of yoga experience and has been involved with yoga teacher trainings for 7 years. He has taught over 12,000 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.
As a curious and open person, Steve is always seeking more yogic experiences and eager to expand his knowledge. He has had the benefit of studying and practicing with various teachers around the world of many yoga traditions including Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, Hatha, and Power Yoga.
Steve lived and taught in Bali for 17 years before moving back home to New Zealand early 2018. He has also taught in Thailand, Spain, London and Pakistan. Steve 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.
Joleen has been practicing yoga for more than 10 years and has a very strong Ashtanga practice. She did her RYT200 in Vinyasa Krama and her Parampara (Ashtanga apprentice) in Canggu, Bali.
Joleen teaches Ashtanga (Mysore style and LED), Hatha Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative and co-teaches with Steve at Asia Pacific Yoga Teacher Trainings. She is also a certified Les Mills Body Balance instructor.
Joleen enjoys seeing her students progress physically, mentally and emotionally as they journey with her. Her 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
Piha is situated on the West Coast of New Zealand, an hours drive from Auckland. 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.
A slice of heaven in paradise
Tatjana Lukic, New Zealand, YTT Nov 2018
Steve provides a safe space where he allows 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 🙏
Transformational YTT in quiet, gorgeous Piha
Emma Jacobs, Australia, YTT Oct 2018
In short, I had a wonderful training experience filled with learning and laughter. Steve is a fantastic, hilarious, insanely knowledgeable teacher, who is full of surprises and support. He is committed to helping his trainees flourish and to bring our their individual abilities, with warmth and professionalism.
Piha is a gorgeous pocket of natural beauty, and a luxury was being able to take a quiet stroll to the beach which was only 5 minutes walk from the house. The accommodation was more than comfortable, and we enjoyed the flexibility of cooking for ourselves – having fun with creating healthy wholesome food. I found the dynamic and energy of the whole experience incredibly nourishing. We were taught what we needed to know, and to teach safely – no more and no less – which is the best that you can expect from a 200 hour training.
A transformative experience
Saree Sasson, Canada, YTT Oct 2018
The three week intensive Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Piha NZ was more than any experienced I could have asked for. The location, course, content and teachers were all absolutely phenomenal. Steve is a generous soul who was so welcoming and warming within the training. He offered a very inclusive and calm learning environment where every student can feel as though they can achieve.
The one thing that really stood out on this training was how Steve had such a natural and effective way of teaching and giving information. Along with being very knowledgeable, he took the time to ensure all students understood and would work to any extent to make sure that if students were confused at all he found a way to help them learn a concept. Along with Steve, the other trainers that were on the trip were highly knowledgeable and I could tell that Steve took pride in choosing his fellow trainers. Steve created such an open and safe learning environment and I would definitely choose to take another course from him in a heartbeat.
Here is a video of Saree getting creative with her yoga flow with incredible music.
Challenging but Inspiring
Cassandra, Canberra, Australia, YTT April 2018
Last week I concluded three challenging, inspiring weeks in Ahipara New Zealand where I became officially certified as a yoga teacher. A linguistics degree and life of writing seem still somehow insufficient tools to access the vocabulary of gratitude I’m after. To the friends and teachers who have shared their passion for the practice with me – thank you.
The resilience I found through regular classes saw me develop a love too strong not to share. I am so grateful to have gone on this adventure with my dear friend Cassidy, and the absolutely incredible humans I met on the training. Excited to get teaching and pass on what has been passed on to me, and incredibly eager to keep learning and share as I grow. I’ll be offering regular private and community classes back in Canberra so watch this space!
A school with heart
Sheryl Marlin, Texas USA, YTT Nov 2018
As a seasoned professional and educator I 100% recommend Asia Pacific Yoga teacher training for anyone who is serious about getting a distinctive mind, body, and soul educational training. Here’s why: Steve Hall, owner and operator of Asia Pacific Yoga, is a genuine person and a dedicated, outstanding educator. Steve’s extensive knowledge and experience is the foundation of the solid program that he offers. His approach to teaching is compassionate, perceptive, and creative resulting in a non-rigid practicum that easy to digest and fun to learn.
Asia Pacific Yoga offers holistic training at its core. The program focuses on safety and the individual needs of each student. The students in our class represented a diverse range of backgrounds, yoga experience, geographic regions and age. In the end, Steve’s innovative approach to teaching assured that each student’s needs were met to insure that their comprehension, skills, and confidence were sound.
Steve’s excellent teaching staff provides the variety of instruction methods, styles, experience, communication skills, and knowledge that is essential to a well-rounded learning experience. Our curriculum included music, chanting, videos, documentaries, surprise outings, and, oh yes…nettie pots to start the day with a clear head and a unique bonding encounter! Steve always went out of his way to guarantee that all of our lodging needs were met as well. Peace of mind is important. Steve was always just a text away and reliably quick and efficient to respond to requests. Asia Pacific Yoga is not a “one size fits all” school. It is a school with a heart and a fitting journey that is well worth traveling.
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.
If you choose to pay via an international transfer, we like to use Transferwise as their rates are very low.