200hr Yoga Teacher Training

at Lanka Yoga
on Koggala Lake, South Coast Sri Lanka
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Yoga Synergy yoga teacher training

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Stefan’s Synergy Yoga Teacher Training is an all-inclusive, live-in, three-week intensive held at our venue, Lanka Yoga on Koggala lake, certified by Yoga Alliance. The course is for people of all backgrounds who want fun and interactive real-world training that prepares them to teach. It is light-hearted, practical, down to earth, and avoids unnecessary fluff.

He runs this training with invaluable help from his friends Kristin, Sabrina and more. The team is flexible, but you can expect at least three other teachers on each course. Check the info pack to see who’s on your dates.

Dates 2022  
November 13th – December 4th
*waitlist only*

Dates 2023
February 19th – March 12th
*waitlist only*

April 30th – May 21st  

200hr yoga teacher training

course overview

Develop a strong and intelligent practice
Focusing on posture and movement and with meditation and pranayama, the morning yoga sessions rewires your practice to be safer and more expressive. In workshops, we go into detail, working with the hows and whys of different joint positions before translating that into common postures, sequences, and exercises. We create a guidebook for what each joint complex should do in each position irrespective of the pose, making things so much easier to understand.

Develop teaching skills and communication
Bringing your knowledge and newfound practice together, we spend considerable time developing and practising communication skills to transform you into a successful yoga teacher. To achieve this, we start teaching right away with teaching games, improvisation, role play and good old repetition and refinement. This process is proven to help you find your unique teaching voice and to succeed in the industry.

Get into detail
Utilising our comprehensive yoga teacher training manual, we study the theory behind the practice. Included are talks and interactive workshops on topics like; yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, sequencing, alignment, yoga history, the yoga industry, lifestyle, non-violent communication and much more. These interactive talks help us understand the reasons for what we do and everything you’ll teach.  

Start your learning online today
Although there is a wait between today and when we meet, we think it’s a good idea to start learning immediately. Stefan developed an online course called ‘A New Yoga,’ designed to be the step between now and YTT. This included online course, with its e-book, talks and yoga classes, gives you a considerable boost in understanding before we start in person. Begin the journey of learning today; find out more here.

VENUE 

Lanka Yoga

We are excited that all trainings are held at our venue Lanka Yoga on Koggala Lake.

A long-term dream, Stefan and the team have been working hard to set up Lanka Yoga as the perfect venue for yoga teacher training.

The space is set up expressly for our needs with the perfect mix of rooms, great outdoor spaces and an epic yoga shala. Furthermore, we have made everything as ecologically sustainable as possible. There is much to share, so to learn more, click here, or check the YTT info pack for more details.

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what’s included

Included in the course

  • 200hr RYT Yoga Alliance certificate on completion
  • Online course ‘A New Yoga’ so you can start to learn right away
  • All course content, classes, practice, love, guidance and individual support
  • To be part of a more intimate group
  • Illustrated and regularly updated YTT student manual and PDF
  • Access to a private online mentoring group for support, knowledge sharing, and community-building post-training
  • Epic accommodation at Lanka Yoga
  • Delicious vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

Investment options

All prices include accommodation, certification, access to the online course, hot drinks and three vegan meals a day.

  • 2,700 EUR luxury four-person shared
  • 3,000 EUR deluxe twin shared
  • 3,500 EUR private queen room

The prices listed include your 400 EUR deposit.
Please find out more about our covid-19 terms & conditions

what we teach

yoga synergy

In this training, you’ll learn Yoga Synergy, a practice familiar with modern postural yoga like vinyasa. Yoga Synergy has a strong focus on working with and understanding human physiology. At the same time, it is strongly influenced by Taoist Yoga, like Qi Gong. This evidence-based approach focuses on maintaining a safe practice accessible to students of all levels. The movements are specific, the poses purposeful, and the teaching style intentional. Learn more about it here.

FAQ’s

ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE YTT?

Recommended is six months of yoga practice, a passion for yoga and a desire to study deeply. The program requires you to dedicate significant time, and you will frequently be in the shala for practice and lessons.

IS THE COURSE CERTIFIED?

Yes, it is! Our school and this course are registered with Yoga Alliance, the world’s most prominent and respected yoga organisation. With our certificate, you can teach anywhere in the world.

WHAT IS THERE TO DO WHEN I’M NOT IN CLASS?

Luckily the South Coast is a compact playground of fun activities. There’s surf down the road, massage on site, adventures to hidden beaches, snorkelling, and our vegan restaurant just two minutes down the street.

WHAT DOES AN AVERAGE DAT AT YTT LOOK LIKE?

Every day is different, with the course evolving throughout the three weeks. To keep energy levels high, we break things up within the lectures to work with the natural energy rhythms of the day. A typical day looks like this:

7.00 –   9.00 am | Morning Asana and Meditation
9.00 – 10.00 am | Breakfast
10.00 –  1.00 pm | Review, workshops and lectures
1.00 –   3.00 pm  | Lunch/Free Time
3.00 –   4.00 pm  | A short fun lecture
4.00 –   5.00 pm  | Lectures and workshops
5.00 –   6.15 pm  | Practice teaching work
6.15 –   6.30 pm  | Closing circle
6:30 pm onwards   | Dinner and free time

SEASONAL INFORMATION

South Sri Lanka’s weather is tropical, meaning there is a dry and wet season throughout the year. It is the wet season from May until October, and it rains on and off, sometimes more and other times less. The rest of the year is sunny and dryer, with occasional rain and better surf. Temperatures are relatively constant all year round, with an average of around 26-30°C.

Traveling to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is open and ready for you!

With covid winding down, Sri Lanka’s entry requirements are becoming simpler. As of now, fully vaccinated passengers have no testing requirements. While unvaccinated, recovered and partially vaccinated passengers need to show a recent negative test result. Pretty easy! Learn more about the new regulations on our terms & conditions page here.

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