YOGA Teacher Training Course Content

  • Background to Yoga
  • Philosophy of Yoga
  • Practical anatomy & physiology
  • How to teach a wide range of yoga postures including modifications
  • Understanding the benefits of different yoga postures
  • How and why to make safe sensitive adjustments
  • Some injuries you may be presented with as a teacher and how to modify a posture accordingly
  • Ingredients of different levels of classes
  • How to choreograph a yoga class
  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Pranayama techniques
  • Basic Sanskrit terms & pronunciations
  • Ethics of being a Yoga Teacher
  • How to develop and deepen your own practice.

YOGA Teacher Training Course Structure

The 8 compulsory intensive yoga teacher training weekends each cover a particular section of yoga postures, independent study, regular yoga class attendance and homework.

  • Attendance at each of the 8 weekends is mandatory for certification. Clara Woodburn and expert facilitators will lead the different w/ends.
  • You will join a small study group. The group will meet regularly for discussion and yoga teaching practice.
  • During the course there will be periods of self-study which will include class observation, in-class adjustments and assisting in class.
  • You will be assigned homework which will be completed between the weekends. The homework will be completed independently.
  • You will be expected to maintain your own regular yoga practice, both through self-practice and classes.
  • The course will conclude with a final examination both theoretical and practical.

PLEASE NOTE: The 8 mandatory weekends are as follows:

July 13th – 15th  

July 27th – 29th

August 24th – 26th

September 14th – 16th

October 5th – 7th

October 26th – 28th

November 16th – 18th

December 7th –9th

The timing of the teacher training weekends is:

Fridays: 6.30pm - 9pm

Saturdays & Sundays 8 am - 4.30pm


Potential students should preferably have an established or regular practice of yoga,  ideally of at least 6 months and it is recommended that they visit Yoga Warrior (if not currently a student there) so that they can familiarise themselves with the studio’s yoga style and ethos, and ensure their own readiness for more in-depth training.

This programme is physically demanding as well as emotionally challenging and requires a strong and dedicated commitment from the student. They should ensure that they:

  • Have the ongoing support from their family or immediate network;
  • A personal desire to explore yoga on a deeper level and a willingness to push themselves through their boundaries;
  • Are in sound health with no major injuries;
  • Be 100% committed to this programme in order to fulfil the obligations for 100% attendance and completion of the work assignments and classes on time;
  • Be willing to learn and taught by various practitioners whose aim is to help you deepen your knowledge and understanding of various aspects of yoga;
  • Are in a position to prioritise attendance of the mandatory weekends comprising programme which may on occasion require personal (and/or professional) sacrifice.


The cost for the RYT 200 training (comprising 200 hours of instruction and practise) is R24,950 with a non-refundable deposit of R7,500 securing your place on the programme which includes:

  • Teaching instruction and notes over the 8 weekends
  • All reading material and key course books
  • Specialist facilitators for anatomy, pranayama, inversions, voice coaching etc.
  • Teaching by Clara Woodburn, Kath Shone, Angelo Gazoulis and Ana Warren  
  • Guest teachers include Lucy Draper-Clarke, Cheryl Hudson, and Leigh Jacobs
  • Unlimited yoga at Yoga Warrior from receipt of deposit and for the duration of the course.

The course fees do not include certain text books (should you wish to buy them second hand) and classes taken outside of Yoga Warrior studio.

Students are encouraged to visit other studios and teachers during the course to experience different styles of yoga as well as teaching. The course requires 45 classes to be taken at Yoga Warrior with an additional 20 classes required for certification which can be taken anywhere and are to be completed before the final exams.

There is a final examination on the final weekend, as well as a number of practical requirements (e.g. adjusting in a number of classes) following the theory part of the course, along with a final practical exam where you will teach a class.

Payment, Refund& Cancellation Policy:

The non-refundable deposit of R7,500 is required to reserve your place on the course and will only be refunded if the course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers (we require a minimum of 6 students and can accommodate a maximum of 24). 

  • The balance of payment (R17,450) will be required in full upon commencement of the programme
  • An early bird special of R22,500 is offered if payment is received in full by 15th June 2018.
  • Applications may be made for payments in 6 subsequent instalments of R3,250 payable over 6 months by contractual debit order following commencement of the course.
  • Regret, NO REFUNDS on the course.

You should consider this yoga teacher training course if you:

  • Have a deep passion for yoga & learning
  • Already have some knowledge of the yoga postures
  • Have a regular or advanced practice
  • Would like to move your yoga practice to another level
  • Would like to consider becoming a yoga teacher
  • Are in full-time employment & cannot attend the one-month intensive yoga teacher training programmes already available in the yoga community.
  • Prefer to study slowly allowing for a deep assimilation and percolation over a longer period rather than overnight.

What else you should know about teacher training:

  • This course will be life changing
  • It will be difficult and uncomfortable at times
  • Your yoga practice will change irrevocably.


Testimonial of a Yoga Warrior 2017 Trained Yoga Teacher:

“My experience with Yoga Warrior Teacher Training has been an adventure of many highs and lows, guided professionally and with the highest standard. I completed the course successfully with full faith in my capability to offer the gift of teaching to those around me, thank you for preparing me, sharing your knowledge and for your ongoing support.”

Sally Stewart, Sales Manager and Yoga Teacher

Testimonial of a Yoga Warrior 2008 Trained Yoga Teacher:

"I had no expectations of what the course would entail and how physically and mentally challenging it would be. Clara is a brilliant yoga teacher with immense knowledge and experience. She is a perfectionist and her attention to detail enabled me to gain so much from the Yoga Warrior Teacher Training Course. There was brilliant chemistry between the other yoga teacher trainees and we all helped each other to be successful in completing."

Nadine Hurwitz, Founder of Yoga Lova and Mother of four.

For further details regarding the Yoga Teacher Training programme, please contact Genna -,za