RYT200 Training Program

Yoga Alliance RYS200 insigniaThe Yoga Legacy RYT200 Training Program consists of 8 required core modules and 2 elective modules of study. Each module focuses on a specific subject or area of study and includes appropriate yoga poses. The poses are introduced incrementally, with a focus on alignment and safety, and are reinforced throughout the program.

Module 1 is the foundation course and is required before you can take any of the other modules. You can take all the other modules in any order. This flexibility is perfect for participants that are looking for just one area of study, students that cannot fit a full training program into their schedule and need to take it in segments, or fitness and yoga instructors that need individual continuing education credits (CECs) to maintain their current certifications.

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Required core modules

Module 1: Yoga Basics
Foundation course introducing you to Yoga Legacy and the basic poses or asanas. This course is a pre-requisite for all other modules.

Module 2: Yoga and the Life Force
Focusing on the study of Pranayama.

Module 3: Yoga Alignment, Modifications and Adjustment
Working with proper posture and how to adjust students in each posture.

Module 4: Yoga Strength and Safety
Understanding what muscles are used in different poses with a focus on the safety.

Module 5: Yoga Kriyas, Chanting, and Sanskrit
Discovering a healthy body and learning the language of Sanskrit in yoga.

Module 6: Yoga Pratyahara, Psychology, Flower Essence and Oils
Looking at the emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga.

Module 7: Yoga Subtle Body, Meditation and Chakras
Understanding the energy centers with a focus on meditation.

Module 8: Yoga the Lifestyle, Business, and Ethics
Discussion of the business side of yoga.


Additional requirements

Specialty modules
RYT200 students are required to take two specialty modules, comprising 42 elective hours, to complete their training. Note: the Core Plus Program repeats some basic modules and does not have this requirement.

Non-contact activities
You must also complete 40 hours of independent activities outside of your classroom training. These can include teaching or assisting in yoga sessions, reading approved yoga texts, or observing and comparing yoga classes. In Module 1, we discuss which activities are acceptable and how record them.

Transfer or missed hours

  • Transfer of credits from other yoga schools might be available, upon approval. The minimum fee is $150.00 per module, with a two module maximum. Call our office for information.
  • If you miss hours during training, you will be required to attend that Module the next time it is offered unless other arrangements were made prior to training registration (all requests must be made in writing via email). Otherwise, you can request an Individualized Training Program Plan, which has an additional fee.

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