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Top 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses

by Cris Puscas

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Have you been practicing yoga for a while and have already fallen in love with it? Now, you might want to become a yoga teacher. 

A 200-hour yoga teacher training is considered the baseline and the first step to becoming a yoga instructor and start teaching in gyms and studios. This is also one of the most popular certifications from the Yoga Alliance.

You may view it as an introduction to yoga where you’ll learn the basics any teacher should know.

Whether you want to join a 200-hour course to deepen your practice or you plan to start teaching yoga, you may be wondering which courses to join to attain your goal.

To help yogis narrow down the options, here, we are sharing some of the top 200-hour yoga teacher training courses from across the globe.


18-Day 200-Hour Vegan Yoga Teacher Training Course in Cadiz

18 Day 200 Hour Vegan Yoga Teacher Training Course in Cadiz

  • Location: Cadiz, Spain
  • Price: from US$1,761 / 17 nights
  • Availability: From August 2023
  • Skill level: All levels

Find your spirituality, creativity, and personal space during this 200-hour course that takes place at the edge of The Alcornocales Natural Park. Deepen your knowledge and practice of Hatha & Vinyasa yoga, pranayama, meditation, health, and more.

Somewhere in between the natural park and Seville, there’s the charming farm of Shangri-La, inspired by the novel “Lost Horizons” (by James Hilton). The venue offers four single private ensuite bedrooms, one double private ensuite bedroom, five twin ensuite bedrooms (2-person sharing), and one double private bedroom with a shared bathroom.

The curriculum and philosophy are focused on traditional Hatha yoga. You’ll learn how to integrate the practice of Hatha yoga into your life. You’ll also study the more modern yoga that comes from Hatha: Vinyasa.



Your days start at 8 a.m. with meditation, chanting, and pranayama. After asana practice (at 9 a.m.), you’ll enjoy breakfast, followed by a workshop. After lunch (at 1 pm) and rest, you’ll join more classes: asana clinic and Yin or Restorative yoga. The time after dinner (at 7:30 pm) is for self-study.

Students who complete the training will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT).

You’ll be served a Sattvic yogic diet (vegan) during this training for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Kindly book your flight to Jerez Airport (La Parra Airport – XRY) or arrive at the Cadiz train station as the transfer from either place is included in the price.

»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Spain


25-Day 200-Hour Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in Ardèche, France

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  • Location: Ardèche, France
  • Price: US $2,625 / 24 nights
  • Availability: All Year Round
  • Skill level: Beginner & Intermediate

Are you ready to dive deep into the world of yoga and become an instructor? This Yoga Teacher Training course in Ardèche, France might be your best choice! 

Discover the traditional way of teaching through Pranayama and Mantra and connect yourself with yoga’s core philosophies. You’ll also have access to traditional texts such as the Yoga Sutras, Yoga Upanishads, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.

Your daily yoga practice allows you to learn yoga history and philosophy, energies and Ayurveda, 42 asanas, Yoga Nidra, and a lot more. At the end of the course, there will be a written exam to test your knowledge and identify if you’re qualified for the Yoga Alliance eligibility. 

During your free time, consider adding some extra flair to your retreat with optional activities like exploring the beautiful nature surrounding the accommodations. 

This wholesome package includes 24 nights of accommodation in a peaceful mountain location and three daily vegetarian meals. You may book a flight to Lyon-Saint-Exupery Airport (LYS), however, airport transfer is not available. But if you opt to travel by train from the airport, the organizer offers a free pickup to the location. 



21 Day 200-Hour YTTC and Tai Chi - Dao Yin Workshop in Lagoa de Albufeira, Lisbon

21 Day 200-Hour YTTC and Tai Chi - Dao Yin Workshop in Lagoa de Albufeira, Lisbon

  • Location: Lagoa de Albufeira, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Price: from US$2,179 / 20 nights
  • Availability: Select dates in June, July, August & October 2023
  • Skill Level: All Levels

Deepen your knowledge of yoga and enhance your personal development during this integral yoga teacher training course that takes place in Lagoa de Albufeira, Lisbon.

During this program, your day starts at 8 a.m. with a yoga class consisting of asana and pranayama. From 11:00 am you’ll study the basics of practice modules. The lunch break is at 2 p.m. and is followed by individual study.

As the sun sets, savor a wholesome dinner at 7:30 p.m., and then dive deeper into the art of concentration and meditation during the evening session at 8:30 p.m. Finally, engage in Noble Silence - Mauna/Good Night at 10:00 p.m.

You’ll learn how to give professional assistance to your future students for a correct comprehension of the Integral yoga techniques and how to plan an Integral yoga class (singular or a set of lessons).

In addition to the integral yoga training, this course also includes an exciting Dao Yin Workshop. Facilitated by Dr. Eugen Mario Manole (Ph.D.), an esteemed teacher and practitioner, this workshop unveils the modern Qi Gong style of Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong.

The accommodation offers a serene sanctuary, featuring four cozy rooms with twin beds, each providing a private bathroom for your utmost comfort. Additionally, a shared kitchenette in a common hall on the 1st floor of the house allows you to prepare light meals and snacks.

Immediately upon graduation, you are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance.

Kindly book your flight to Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). The airport transfer is not included but there’s an affordable airport bus that stops nearby or you can reach the destination by Uber/bolt.



23 Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Charming Kosta Maria, Palairos


  • Location: Kosta Maria, Greece
  • Price: from US$2,203/ 22 nights
  • Availability: August 2023 to October 2024
  • Skill level: Beginner & Intermediate

Immerse yourself in yoga knowledge and practices for 23 days at the enchanting Kosta Maria in Palairos, Greece. This wholesome excursion will take you on a path of self-discovery, growth, and personal development through the practice of yoga.

Located in the picturesque seaside village of Palairos, this retreat offers a rustic and traditional setting that allows you to experience the beauty of a simple and authentic Greek lifestyle.

During your stay, you’ll stay at the beautiful Kosta Maria Hotel, nestled in the heart of Palairos. The hotel features comfortable rooms with modern amenities such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a small kitchen, a fridge, a garden, and a terrace. 

Nourish your body and soul with the delectable meals provided throughout the course. Indulge in 20 vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets from Mondays to Saturdays. Kosta Maria's talented team of Health Food Chefs will curate a balanced menu using the best local, organic products, fruits, and superfoods. 

Your day will usually begin with pranayama, meditation, and mantra chanting followed by a Vinyasa flow class. The afternoons are dedicated to deepening your understanding of asanas, alignment, adjustments, and teaching methodology. Additionally, you will explore restorative styles of yoga like Yin, Hatha, and Nidra through specialized workshops.

»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Greece

25-Day 200-Hour Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Ayurveda Session in Rishikesh

25 Day 200-Hour Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Ayurveda Session in Rishikesh

  • Location: Rishikesh, India
  • Price: from US$649 / 24 nights
  • Availability: All year round
  • Skill level: All Levels

Vinyasa Yoga Shala's goal is to inspire others by sharing extensive yoga knowledge. Learn from the best teachers and reach your yoga goals!

You’ll stay in Tapovan, 3 km from Rishikesh city. The accommodation is in the same building as the classes. There’s a lounge area to sit, relax, and study. The rooms are spacious and clean.

This 200-hour course provides a good chance to deepen and expand your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. The course includes Ashtanga, Hatha, and Vinyasa postures (asanas), sequencing, pranayama, mudras, meditation, yoga anatomy, yoga philosophy, Ayurvedic massage, and more.

Your day starts at 5:45 a.m. with Hatha yoga, followed by pranayama, and breakfast. You’ll then join several workshops, focusing on yoga philosophy, anatomy, mantra, and more. In the afternoon, join the Vinyasa Flow yoga class, followed by meditation, and dinner.

Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers.

The package also includes various excursions to Vashishta Caves, Kunjapuri Temple, and many more. You’ll also join an Indian classic dance class, as well as attend a cooking session.

During this teacher training course, three daily meals and beverages are included in the price.

The closest airport is Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport (DED) and the airport pick-up is included, as well. 

22-Day 200 Hours Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Chiangmai, Thailand

22 Day 200 Hours Hatha & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Chiangmai, Thailand

  • Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Price: from US$1,980 / 21 nights
  • Availability: November 2023 to March 2024
  • Skill level: Beginner & Intermediate

Join a highly intensive yoga teacher training program dedicated to students who want to follow the path of yoga and meditation while still being caught up in the modern lifestyle.

The teachers have been brought up and spent their lives in traditional ashrams and are traveling to Thailand to share authentic knowledge of yoga and meditation from the ancient Vedic scriptures.

For the duration of the course, you’ll be staying at Maewin Guesthouse & Resort, a traditional Thai-style 2-story wooden house. Each room has a bathroom and there’s a small kitchen and common space on the first floor. The second floor offers fantastic views of the farmland, forest, and mountains.

This teacher training is a multi-style program for beginners with basic knowledge of yoga. Students who complete their training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

You’ll be studying yoga techniques, teaching methodology, Ayurveda and yogic lifestyle, meditation and Yoga Nidra, pranayama, and more. You’ll also practice teaching with guidance.

Your day starts at 5 a.m. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 1 p.m. In between them, you’ll join classes and workshops. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and is followed by some free time.

The package includes 3 healthy vegetarian or vegan meals each day, as well as snacks (tropical fruits) and drinks (herbal tea).

In your free time, you may visit a Buddhist monastery or go hiking on the mountain trails.

Kindly book your flight to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). The airport transfer is available for an additional fee.

»Read more: Why Choose Thailand for Your Yoga Teacher Training?

15-Day Inspiring 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training On Beautiful Isla Mujeres

15 Day Inspiring 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training On Beautiful Isla Mujeres

  • Location: Isla Mujeres
  • Price: From US$2,368 / 14 nights
  • Availability: Select days in August, October, November & December 2023
  • Instruction language: English; the organizer also speaks Spanish and Norwegian
  • Instruction level: All Levels

Located just 8 miles off the Yucatan Peninsula, Isla Mujeres features a year-round tropical climate, excellent scuba diving and snorkeling spots, and great surf spots. It’s also an ideal location for a yoga teacher training course (YTT).

This training takes place at Jungle Accommodations, just a 3-minute’ walk from the shores of the Caribbean in both directions. Students have quick access to swimming spots, shopping areas, live music, cultural centers, and more. You’ll stay in apartments that are designed for either group or single occupancy (depending on your preference).

During this 200-hour YTT, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to lead meaningful classes, find your authentic practice, and flourish in the community environment.

Each student will leave this program with practical knowledge of 45 traditional poses, practice designing sequences, and confidence to inspire students to love their bodies through yoga practice. Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).

Your daily starts at 7 a.m. with the morning practice in the outdoor shala. After breakfast (9 a.m.) you’ll join the morning lab (at the poolside). Following lunch, you’ll join more courses (asana and anatomy) from 2 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. (in the garden) and is followed by the evening Yoga Nidra class.

Included in the package are a trip to magical Punta Sur, a walk to La Joya Beach, as well as welcome and closing events.

You’ll enjoy three home-cooked vegetarian meals daily and drinks (water, coffee, tea).

The closest airport to the training center is Cancún International Airport (CUN) and the transfer is available for an additional fee. 

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18-Day 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Uvita, Puntarenas

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  • Location: Uvita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Price: from US$3,099 / 17 nights
  • Availability: All Year Round
  • Skill level: All Levels

Embark on an inward journey to discover your highest self and true purpose through ancient yoga teachings, introspection, and self-love. Dig deep, connect to your inner light, paint, play, laugh, cry, and love.

Upon completion, you may register with Yoga Alliance.

On campus, you’ll be staying at Hospedaje El Bosquecito, located on a quiet section of the main road of Uvita, beside a small creek and forest. All rooms have full bathrooms and splendid views of the jungle.

Another option is to stay at the off-campus accommodation, Casa Nativos, near a waterfall, just off the main road.

Your day starts with meditation and pranayama, followed by a yoga class and breakfast. Then you’ll practice yoga sutras and attend an asana workshop. After lunch, you’ll join an anatomy and teaching methodology class, and you’ll also practice teaching. The day ends with dinner.

The package also includes a variety of eco hikes, river swimming and meditation, waterfall adventures, and a visit to the bamboo forest.

All meals are included, as well as water, tea, coffee, and detox drinks. The meals cater to a variety of dietary requirements.

Make sure to book your flight to Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). The airport transfer is available for an additional cost.

»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Costa Rica

20-Day Hatha and Vinyasa 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Maui, Hawaii

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  • Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
  • Price: from US$4,500 / 19 nights
  • Availability: July to October 2023
  • Skill level: All Levels

Through in-depth study of asana, pranayama, teaching methodology, and yoga philosophy, during this yoga teacher training, aspiring teachers are given the tools to share the essence and joy of yoga.

This is a Yoga Alliance-certified training and upon completion, you may register with them.

You’ll be staying in a house located in historical Paia town. It offers a full kitchen and cooking supplies, a washing machine, a patio, and a yard. There’s an organic grocery store nearby.

From Monday to Friday, your day starts at 8 a.m. with a philosophy of yoga class, followed by a morning yoga class and functional anatomy. Lunch break is at noon and in the afternoon there’s more training and practice, as well as a methodology class.

On Saturday, you’ll only join two morning classes, whereas Sundays are free days.

You may choose to pay for a Meal Plan that includes breakfast and lunch that you will pre-order at the beginning of the day. You may also cater for yourself.

There’s plenty of time to enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the ocean, spending time on the beaches, or watching the sunsets. If you prefer more active free time, you may hike in the forest or visit a volcano.

Kahului Airport (OGG) is located just 5 km from the retreat. The airport transfer is not included but you may rent a car (or get a taxi). 

»Read more: Top Yoga Teacher Training Courses in the USA

*All prices are valid at the time of publication and are not guaranteed. They are subject to change without notice.

Ready to start your journey to become a yoga teacher? There are plenty of affordable yoga teacher training courses to choose from!

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