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12 Day 200-Hour Be Better Yoga Teacher Training, Module A/20 in Roßleithen, Kirchdorf
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Villa Sonnwend, Mayrwinkl 80, 4575 Roßleithen, Österreich, Austria

Intensive Yoga Teacher Training Austria

Make your passion to your profession! This be better yoga teacher training is a compact, profound, and certified yoga teacher training. The experienced trainers Akhilesh Body (India) and Kerstin Linnartz (Germany) have been running these trainings in India and Europe for several years. This course is an excellent opportunity to learn wide fundamentals and different yoga styles. It is designed for those who want to deepen their present yoga practices, aspiring teachers, and students of all ages. Besides the curriculum following the standard of International Yoga Alliance, you also have meditation, chanting, and Satsang original Indian style plus individual coaching by a highly experienced television and media personality.

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation session
  • Daily question and answer session
  • Learning all topics involved in yoga and yogic lifestyle
  • Eligibility to register with Yoga Alliance after completing both modules
  • Comprehensive teaching methodologies
  • Vegan and vegetarian meals
  • 11 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate


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During this training, you will be staying at Villa Sonwend with the options of a private room, a shared double room, or a private double room. Each room faces nature - either towards the mountains or the forest. The restaurant offers healthy, fresh food - enjoy your meals on the outdoor terrace with a spectacular view. Meditative walks on the large grounds of the hotel or the surroundings. All-day friendly service, cleaning, and sauna included.



Upon completion of this yoga teacher training, students will receive a certificate affiliated with International Yoga Alliance. Registration with Yoga Alliance provides a globally recognized credential.


The compact modules are a wonderful chance to experience, the real meaning of yoga. This is a unique and life-changing possibility - not only for those who want to teach yoga later but also for those who want to inquire their lives on a deeper level and are looking for transformational practices to put them on a higher level - be it in their yoga practice or in everyday life’s challenges.

To offer this amazing experience to as many as possible, be better has created the “Intensive Retreat”: in case you just want to dive deep into yoga or take a holiday with more than just asanas this is for you. You will not take an exam at the end and of course then not receive a certificate. Experience in many teacher trainings has shown this takes the stress from many people´s minds and lets them enjoy the ride at much more ease.

If you get caught on the way, you can still decide to take the exam at the end of the module and become a certified teacher. Of course, to do so, it will be mandatory to attend all classes. If you are sure it’s not for you, you can skip some courses and design the experience according to your interests. be better has put an emphasis on giving you as much flexibility as possible. This is why you can start with either module A or B since they are both individual courses.

In addition, a modular teacher training as immersion gives you the chance to really get into the flow and benefits of a regular, intensive practice- something you will not achieve on weekend courses, for example, where you dip in and out of your everyday life. Thus, retreating from home for one or two weeks and following an intense, everyday Sadhana of several hours, guarantees a change on many levels.

be better is amazed by the wonderful reactions of their students at the end of every single module! The chance to bring along your spouse, best friend or parent to accompany you for a week during a part of your training is being taken often, too. They have even had husbands deciding to do the training on the spot after intentionally coming along to “just be a guest.”

Although there is a full curriculum during the immersion, they know that a beautiful surrounding nourishes the soul and thus supports your yoga journey. This is why be better chose seminar hotels that come with more than just stunning scenery. be better is getting back to hotels that have given the groups and themselves amazing times - something they want to share with future groups - and YOU!

This yoga teacher training takes one month overall (two separate modules of two weeks each) and contains the following content (the classical curriculum following the international Yoga Alliance 200 Hours standards plus content that is unique in be better´s teachings):

The curriculum

The curriculum of this be better Yoga Teacher Training meets the 200 hours standard of the International Yoga Alliance. To enable as many students as possible, be better has split the curriculum into two modules. After completion of both modules, you will receive the certificate of 200 hours RYS of the International Yoga Alliance. The training is stretched over one year to give you the chance to integrate what you’ve learned. Furthermore, you will receive practical advice to real-life questions from the time in between when attending your second module.

1. Techniques, training, and practice: 100 Hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 75 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with the lead trainer(s): 50 hours

Topics in this category could include but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. These hours must be a mix between:

  • 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques
  • 2) guided practice of the techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

2. Methodology, didactics: 25 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 25 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 25 hours


Teaching styles, Vinyasa Krama, reading students and class needs, principles of teaching, addressing, qualities of a teacher, observing, correcting.

Learning objectives

  • How to access the various needs of students: different levels, different needs, different situations, and topics of courses
  • How to work with people that face challenges
  • How to compose courses with particular topics
  • How to implement my teachings into my recent job
  • Different dressing in group teaching or one-on-one
  • Assisting and correcting in class
  • Timing, time management
  • Use of music, props, and more

3. Anatomy and physiology: 38 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 28 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 7.75 hours


Human physiological anatomy (human organs, systems, and their functions). Human energetically anatomy and physiology (chakras, koshas, Nadi, and more).

Learning objectives

  • How to use the knowledge about the physical and energetically human body to read the student
  • How to put the knowledge about the physical and energetical bodies into a useful yoga *practice and teaching
  • How to maximize the benefits by using different systems purposely. Examples: in the anatomy class on the respiratory system you will always put the theory into relation to the practice (pranayama practice)
  • In the anatomy classes on the digestive system, you will address the advantages of vegetarian/yogic nutrition to the body and mind
  • When addressing the nervous system in the anatomy classes we will explain the benefit of Yoga Nidra and meditation on it

4. Philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics: 44 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 39 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 0 hours


Traditional yoga scriptures (Hatha Yoga Pradibikha, Bhagavad Gita, and more). Yoga Sutras. Yoga lifestyle. Karma, Dharma, Yamas, Niyamas, ethics, the different yoga styles.

Learning objectives

A deep understanding of the "non-physical" aspects of yoga. What it means to live a yogic lifestyle and to be a role model as a yoga teacher. How to help students with their own life topics using analogies of the yogis' scriptures. A deep spiritual understanding and experience through regular practice and study of these scriptures.

5. Practicum: 10 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 10 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 5 hours


be better provides detailed practice of the chosen sequence to each trainee to practice their teaching in front of the full class. Each one of them will teach 30 minutes by themselves. All other students will follow along as "the class". be better advised the partaking students to "sneak in" "mistakes" to give them the chance to react and to assist and put in the practiced hands-on: Practice of teaching asanas. The practice of teaching pranayamas. The practice of teaching Yoga Nidra, chanting, and more. Feedbacks in the group, open feedbacks and coaching, and private feedbacks.

Learning objectives

  • A fundament of how to lead asana classes
  • Ability to guide basic pranayamas and chantings
  • Understand one’s own strengths and weaknesses and tools to improve as a student and teacher

6. Specification training: 10 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 0 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 0 hours


Reading of differences in bodily and mental needs of students. Training the individual skills of trainees if desired.

Learning objectives

Ability to offer proper guidance for different levels and course topics (such as business yoga, breast cancer patients, kids, people with depression, and more)

Forming individual skills accord to one’s own workplace, and more

TTP / Art of Teaching "Hands on": 16 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 10 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 10 hours


Hands on: verbal and physical assisting of students in different postures: theory and practice

Learning objectives

Hands-on: The “Hands-on” sessions deepen the understanding of each asana and give the trainees security in guiding, physical, and verbal assisting of their future students as well as important focuses on different levels of students and correcting of common mistakes. An important aspect you address as well as the “reading” of different body types and their challenges in different asanas

TTP / Art of Teaching "Vinyasa Krama": 10 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 6 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 6 hours


Vinyasa Krama: logical composition of asanas, also for certain special needs topics with individual coaching

Learning objectives

Vinyasa Krama: After the theoretical understanding of logical sequencing of body postures the trainees will receive an introduction to composing their teaching-sequence, with which they will work throughout the training. This sequence will also be the contact with the non-contact hours in which they are to learn how to prepare a class with good contact and sequencing and how to teach it in a clear and structured manner.

The non-contact hours provide the chance as “self-study slots” to take notes of upcoming questions that can be addressed in open Q&A sessions regarding “Art of Teaching” sessions. Thus, trainees receive the chance to become secure in composing classes for certain topics. In the exam, be better puts an emphasis on a good composition of the shown sequence.

TTP / Art of Teaching "Pranayama": 12 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 10 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 10 hours


Pranayama: Breathing techniques, their benefit on the physical and mental level. Theory and practice.

Learning objectives

Pranayama: The yogic breathing techniques will be addressed in the “Art of Teaching” session as well as in the anatomy sessions with the regarding topics (concerning the breathing system). The trainees get a deep understanding of the importance and benefits of consciously guided breathing in yoga. In the contact hours, you will address the most important pranayamas (like Ujayi, Kapalabathi, and Anuloma Viloma) in theory and practice, give practical hints to common mistakes in practice and teaching, and create a relation on how to build pranayama into a sequence that makes sense.

In the non-contact hours, the trainees have the chance to practice their teaching of pranayamas and give each other direct feedback. You will address their pranayama teaching in your coaching sessions as well. In the exam teaching of pranayama will be examined as well.

TTP / Art of Teaching "Kriyas": 4 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 4 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 0 hours


Kriyas: Cleansing techniques, their benefit on a physical and mental level. Theory and practice.

Learning objectives

Through the practice and theoretical understanding of yogic cleansing techniques the trainees will experience the benefit of an “internal physical practice” and the advantage of a healthy body that results in a clear mind.

TTP / Meditation: 16 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 12 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 4 hours


Meditation: Introduction to different methods in theory and practice.

Learning objectives

Meditation: Is an important part of teacher training. Through the immersion character of our two-week-modules and the intensive, regular practice the trainees experience the transformative effect of meditation on the mind. be better encourages an ongoing personal practice between the two modules. In this “Art of Teaching” session, be better explains the sensory integration of meditation into different classes.

TTP / Chanting and Kirtan: 14 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 12 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 0 hours


Chanting: Introduction in Kirtan singing and the teaching in front of classes

Learning objectives

Chanting/Mantra: Chanting or the work with mantras takes place regularly during the modules. Thus, be better creates space for exploring the meaning of the spiritual aspect of yoga to the trainees’ own practice. It is important to be better to work without dogmas, but still, be better is paying deep respect to the origins of yoga and the meaning of spirituality and communicate it accordingly.

Through close cooperation with the teacher from India, who teaches this part of yoga modern and easily accessible for western people, they are building a bridge from the body through the mind to the soul - an important tool for aware teachers.

TTP / Art of Teaching “Asana”: 30 hours

  • Minimum contact hours: 24 hours
  • Minimum contact hours with lead trainer: 20 hours


Asana: execution and analysis of body postures (Hatha yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Iyengar yoga)

Learning objectives

Asana: In this “Art of Teaching” classes, you will look at the most important asanas of the basic groups “standing postures”, “forward bends”, “backward bends”, “twists” (rotational postures), “arm balances”, “inversions”, “neutral postures”, as well as “reclining postures” due to their execution and benefits. Mix postures will be related to the categories of each asana focus. Through interaction during the sessions, be better enables the trainees a deep understanding of the benefits in their own bodies and gives hints to common mistakes that a teacher should be able to spot.

Remaining contact hours and elective hours:

The standards detailed above ensure that all trainees of an RYS 200 receive training and instruction in five educational categories for at least 180 hours with 125 hours of those being contact hours. Any remaining required curriculum contact and non-contact hours (totaling 200 hours in all) are to be distributed among the five educational categories, but the hours may be allocated at the discretion of each RYS based on their training’s focus.

Hours accumulated

  • Total hours: 200 hours
  • Total minimum contact hours: 180 hours
  • Total minimum contact hours with the lead trainer(s): 65 hours

Example daily rundown:

  • 07:30 - 09:30 Meditation and yoga
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Anatomy
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Philosophy and chanting
  • 13:30 Lunch break
  • 15:00 - 16:00 Art of teaching
  • 16:00 - 18:00 Yoga and pranayama
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Satsang


Kerstin Linnartz


Tranquil surrounding in stunning nature

be better has already run several trainings at Villa Sonnwend - each time with raving feedbacks from the participants! The Austrian alps surround the mansion with its widespread land- offering a variety of opportunities: hiking in the mountains, riding a bike to go high, exploring the nature reserve and forests, indulging in Austrian friendliness and enjoying the old village church. Very modern interior meets classical Austrian coziness. Enjoy the hotel's sauna and grasp fresh mountain air right after.


During this training, you will be served daily breakfast and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If you want to exercise in fresh air, you can hike right from the house. To explore the stunning surroundings of the Austrian Kalkalpen you can either walk or rent bikes provided by the hotel.

Spa treatments

Sauna is included with the hotel accommodation. Massage treatments to be booked on availability and extra charge.

What's included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Half board - food, water, and tea all-day
  • Free shuttle from Windischgarsten train station
  • Learning the different layers of the human body and energy systems
  • be better yoga teacher training Modul A: contact hours, coaching, curriculum like scheduled
  • TTC manual
  • Certificate after passing both modules
  • 1-month free membership for Yoga Easy

What's not included

  • Local environmental fees
  • On request, you can participate in the be better teacher online coaching program after completion of the training - Info

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Munich Airport (MUC) or Salzburg Airport (SZG). Transfer from and to any of these airports is available upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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