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Yoga Teacher Training
Sacred Valley, Peru

200-hour Diploma  23 days : 14 Oct - 8 Nov 2023

About this Certified Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training


Namaste and welcome! The purpose of this program is to deepen your connection with the Yogic path and empower you to teach. This program integrates all aspects of the yogic lifestyle: philosophy, postures, meditation, etc. 


This program welcomes yoga students at all levels (beginners, intermediate, and advanced practitioners). You may be wanting to deepen your personal practice or you are feeling the calling to teach others.


  • Yoga Teacher Training - Diploma certified by the Government of India.

  • Suitable for Yogis of all levels Beginner to Advanced wanting to begin to teach.

  • Duration: 200 Hours, across 24 days.

  • Dates: Arrival on the 14th of October 2023. The course starts 15th of October with the New Moon. The course ends 8th of November 2023.

  • Content: Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Cleansing Techniques, Basic Anatomy, Teaching Techniques.

  • Practices: Asana, Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Mantra, Neti & Vaman

  • Program Duration - 23 days (Every 6 days of classes there is a day to rest)

  • Location: Sacred Valley Peru, on the outskirts of Pisac.

  • Group Size: Up to 10 students (Residential program) and up to 4 spots for local Sacred Valley Residents.

  • Teachers: Two Full-time teachers

  • Price Range: 2300 - 2700 USD - Super Early Bird Discount of 15% available until 14th of June 2020. Then a lower discount of 10% until August14th.

  • It includes Food & accommodation and excludes everything not mentioned here (excludes flights, your personal expenses, and travel insurance). 

  • Please note this is not a Yoga Retreat - You must attend all the lessons in the schedule to remain in the program.


Early bird registration


What is taught in this course?

This course teaches yoga practices and how to teach them.


This intensive course includes 4 hours of asana practice per day and at least 2 hours of lectures per day. It also involves daily Meditations, Yoga Nidra and Karma Yoga. 


You will learn teaching methods including how to structure a class and offer corrections.


  • Yoga Theory Lessons: Yoga Principles from the ancient texts (Sutras), Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology, Therapeutic aspects of Yoga, Key Sanskrit terms, and Ethical guidelines for teachers.


  • Yoga Practice Lessons: ​​​


  • Preparatory movements: Movements to warm up and prevent injuries.


  • Yoga Asanas: Beginners, intermediate level, and some advanced poses. Including sequences or series such as Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations)


  • Pranayama: Yogic Breathing Techniques.


  • Concentration and Meditation


  • Workshops / Other practices


  • Cleansing techniques: Kapalbati, Neti (Nasal Cleanse), Vaman (Stomach water cleanse), and others.


  • Introduction to Ayurveda (Indian traditional science of healthy lifestyle, medicines, and herbs)


  • We will offer an optional session of Healing Pranic Breathwork for free every week.


  • Yoga Teaching Methodology: Lesson planning, Injury Prevention, Alignment principles in Yoga poses, Educational techniques to teach, Assist, Correcting Encouraging and guide the progress of students in yoga.


  • Group practice in teaching Yoga: Micro lessons (how to teach a component of a full yoga glass) and Trial Lessons (Yoga Sessions conducted by the student)


  • Time for Self Study and a Final Examination (Written assignment on a yogic topic of your choice, teaching a 1h class)


  • Yoga Teacher Handbook 

  • Book of Asanas by Yoga Vidya Gurukul India

These manuals are provided as hard copies. We will share additional reference materials via Google Drive.

Questions? Please contact us / Whatsapp: +51996538555


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We teach traditional Hatha Yoga from the lineage of Satyananda and Sivanda.

This course covers Yoga techniques from the classical texts of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. (Hatha Pradipika & Patanjal Yoga Sutras.) We follow the teaching curriculum developed at Yoga Vidya Gurukul India.

Yoga Vidya Gurukul was founded in 1978 by Yogacharya Dr. Vishwas Mandlik. Swami Niranjananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga initiated Dr. Mandlik as Rishi Dharma Jyoti (Rishi Sannyasa). The teacher of Swami Niranjananda was Swami Satyananda, and his teacher was Swami Sivananda.



  • The program is recognized by the Indian Government.


  • Certification of the successful student entitles them to teach in any part of the world.


  • The certificate is eligible to get liability & professional indemnity insurance.


  • The certificate holders do not need to pay any membership fee to the ashram. We do not belong to any western Yoga organizations. You may register as a teacher on an international network if you wish to.


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  • 05:00 am WAKEUP TIME

  • 05.45 am to 06.00 am Mantra Chanting

  • 06:00 am - 08:00 am Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)

  • 08:00 am to 09:00 am Karma Yoga (Selfless Service)

  • 09:00 am to 09:30 am Breakfast / Snacks

  • 10:00 am to 10:45 am Yoga Nidra / Theory lecture I

  • 11:15 am to 12:00 pm Theory lecture II

  • 12:15 am to 01:00 pm LUNCH

  • 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm Resting Time (Self Study)

  • 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm Theory Lecture III

  • 04:15 pm to 06:00 pm Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)

  • 06:45 pm to 07:15 pm Mantra chanting/meditation

  • 07.30 pm to 08:00 pm DINNER

  • 08:15 pm to 09:00 pm Meditation / Yoga Songs (Bhajans) / Question Answer sessions / Satsangs.

  • 10.00 pm BedTime

About the teachers


Rio Otoya is an international Yoga Teacher with seven years of teaching experience. Since 2011 he completed three Yoga Certifications with over 900 hours of training. Rio is a big lover of Pranayama and Healing Breathwork. Rio lived in London, where he led Google’s workplace mindfulness initiative, gPause. Rio is known for this charismatic approach and fun way of teaching spiritual content. In his free time, Rio loves running, free movement, dancing, and drawing.Click here for more information about Rio's background and CV. 

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Hanna Ayres has been practicing and living Yoga for the past 16 years, 7 of which she has been teaching. She took her first Teacher Training Course in Hatha Yoga (2016) and Yogatherapy (2020) at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (Índia) and Post graduated in Ayurveda at Naradeva Shala Institute (Brasil) 2019.


Hanna also Studied Ethnobotany, focusing on medicinal, ritualistic, and food plants in her Biology major. In 2019, she spent 6 months in India deepening her theoretical and experiential studies; she also specialized in Women's Health at the Arya Vaidya Pharmacy Hospital and since then she's been sharing what she learned in an accessible way, helping people to experience health and well-being through Yoga and Ayurveda practices. Anna keeps her studies on these two lineages through traditional methods of learning.


Guest Teacher (Online from India):


Gandhar is the Director of International courses and the Ashram Yoga Vydia Gurukul. His parents have been teaching yoga for the last 40 years and have been in the Yogic culture all his life. His background is in Electrical Engineering. In 2000 he got initiated into Yoga by his Guru, Swami Niranjanananda. Gandhar holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Ph.D. candidate in Yoga. He has a great interest in the scientific aspects of Yoga and has deep knowledge of the Bhagavad Gita.



  • This course is for beginners who want to learn and teach in a way that is as per the Hatha & Ashtanga yoga traditions.

  • Mentally and physically healthy individuals. We cannot accommodate people with clinical depression or who are under psychiatric treatment.

  • You must be 18 years plus. If you are 60 you are welcome. Please supply a fitness certificate.

  • This course is NOT for someone who is looking for Yoga Holidays or a retreat. This is a full-time course for understanding the Yoga lifestyle and teaching methods.

  • If you are expecting modified versions of Yoga as a workout or exercise this is not the school for you.

  • You should apply only if you are willing to follow the schedule, and be committed to attending 100% of the course. This includes all practice, theory, and karma yoga sessions.


  • SUPER EARLY BIRD: 15% discount, available until June 14th. After that, the EARLY BIRD rate will benefit of a 10% discount, available until August 14th.​

  • The Regular rates are 2700 USD (Private Room - Double bed, shared bathroom). 2500 USD (Shared room for 2 people, single beds, shared bathroom). 2300 USD (Shared room, 3 people, single bed, shared bathroom). All bathrooms have showers with hot water at all times.​

  • The fees include Training, Certificates, Handbooks, 3 Meals per day, and Accommodation. The fee excludes anything not listed above. It excludes flights, personal expenses, travel insurance, and activities on your days off. We can help you arrange a private taxi to bring you from the airport for 20 USD. We can provide instructions o how to get to the venue by public transport.​

  • Only 9 places are available. Please SECURE YOUR SPOT WITH A 500 USD DEPOSIT (nonrefundable but transferable to a different date). DM me or email me for details.​

  • For more information or registration please email or message me on Whatsapp at +51996538555

  • There are payable extras such as self-organized activities on your days of rest, and healing therapies or massages available by our teachers or guest lecturers. To be announced soon!


We have a beautiful house just outside of Pisac, Sacred Valley - Peru. Please email us for more detailed information about the accommodation arrangements: A full Q&A and information document is coming soon! 


"Rio is a fantastic teacher who can break down complicated and hard-to-grasp concepts very clearly and makes the learning effortless and fun."

"Thanks for the yoga class, it was fun! A must-have quality for a yoga teacher is to be nice and soothing, rather than coming across as firm and serious. You've done this very well and I think you are inspiring new yogis :) Also, you've come across as knowing your stuff with small remarks you've made."

"Rio knows his stuff well and is the perfect friendly instructor to get you on the yoga journey! My favourite part was learning new moves."

"Rio's yoga session was exactly what I needed after a work day on a Monday. Perfect balance between relaxing breathing and dynamic movements and postures."

"Thank you for the rooftop yoga classes, Rio! I always feel great and relaxed after the classes."

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