200H Yoga Teacher Training

TRAINING DATES: May - Jul 2023 (See details below)

200h Yoga Teacher Training

Our 200H Yoga Teacher Training is designed with the curious practitioner and budding yoga facilitator in mind. Through this training programme, you will develop a good understanding of what are the benefits of yoga, yoga philosophy and history, yoga lineages, applied anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and its relation to yoga postures, ethics and scope of practice, as well as how to apply trauma-aware principles to your practice and teaching. 

Graduates of this programme will in essence be able to teach classes that are:

  • inquiry-based
  • trauma-aware
  • physiology-driven

 As part of being trauma-aware, we will also cover decolonisation, anti-racism and cultural appropriation in yoga today, and how can we move forward as a community in the wake of scandals and abuses by yoga schools and gurus. These elements are key components of our post-lineage approach when it comes to teaching yoga, one that is non-dogmatic and still respectful to the cultural roots of yoga.

We have designed this programme to be an empowering learning experience for EVERYONE - not just teachers!

This course is accredited by Yoga Alliance. Graduates of the programme would be able to register as an RYT200 upon graduation and completion of the course.

Why are we here? 

Our 200H Yoga Teacher Training Programme can be best described using the metaphor of a tree. The roots represent our desire to pay homage to the practice that has in many ways served us physically, mentally and energetically. We want to strengthen the roots of yoga through the lens of de-colonisation, anti-racism and self-inquiry, and to honour its histories respectfully and with care.

The trunk of the tree represents our core areas of study and inquiry: mind, body, spirit. What extends from the core areas are the thick strong branches representing the 8 limbs of yoga, from which smaller branches emerge to represent the key study areas, for example, under Asana we will look at history of the postures, anatomy and physiology, and the different groups of asanas like twists, backbends, standing balances, etc.

From these branches we will have the leaves and foliage of the tree which gives its eventual shape. The canopy represents for us the teaching skillsets we will need to embody to move from practitioner to facilitator. The canopy is balanced in its width and density and is an outward expression of applied knowledge. In this canopy, we have the topics of ethics and professional development, as well as teaching methodologies and sequencing.

The whole tree represents the person and the many trees represent the ecosystem in which we operate and exist. How the tree responds to seasons represents our need to evolve our understanding of yoga in the context of how it applies in the world today — one that is vastly different to the world of Patanjali. How this tree weathers the storms and gives shelter largely depends on how useful it is perceived to be — for the individual and the collective whole.

Only when those elements named above are in place that this tree will bear the flowers and fruits of its labour. This process of growth represents future facilitators and informed yoga practitioners who will see themselves as important parts that make the whole, in hope that they will carry on the important task of propagating the appreciation and education of yoga but never forgetting the roots and how they got to be where they are. That is our vision.



Why should you enroll?

This 200H Yoga Teacher Training programme course is for especially for YOU if you feel that:

  • the cultural roots of yoga should be respected and honoured
  • yoga is more than asana/ postures
  • the teaching of yoga should not be a series of fixed instructions 
  • it's important to understand physiology, anatomical variations and biomechanics of  asana/postures

This is open to EVERYONE, including graduates from other programmes. We welcome you to start or rekindle your yoga practice and/or teaching journey with us.



May: 5 - 7, 12 - 14, 19 - 20, 26 - 28 May

Jun & Jul : 9 - 11, 16 - 18, 23 - 25, 30 Jun - 2 Jul

The cohort will meet in person in May, June and Jul 2023, on Fridays (select), Saturdays & Sundays.  In-person training will be held at Terra Luna Yoga Studio. There will be some classes that will be taught via Zoom. Do note that the timings may be subject to minor changes.

Detailed schedule available in prospectus.


Our faculty come from diverse backgrounds and are senior and experienced teachers with more than two decades of combined teaching and training experience. Please view the prospectus for the detailed write up of our faculty members.


Lead Trainers

Jen Tan

E-RYT200, Relax and Renew®, FRCms®, TriggerPoint®

Dewi Chen


200h Yoga Teacher Training At Terra Luna Yoga



(early bird - by 30 April 2022)



  • inclusive of all course materials and provision of mats and all yoga props needed during the course
  • continuous support and mentorship during the course
  • post-course assignment mentorship and follow-up

Scholarship options and instalment plans  are available. Please view prospectus (link below) for details.





Why Yoga?

  • Research on Yoga
  • General Yoga & Exercise Guidelines


Yoga Philosophy

  • Definition of yoga and key terms
  • Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Other yoga philosophy texts
  • Self-reflection: how does philosophy relate to the practice?


Yoga Lineages & Styles

  • A brief history of modern yoga and its rise in popularity
  • Abuses & scandals within the yoga community
  • Reflective Practice: how do we move forward?


Ethics & Scope of Practice

  • Yoga sūtras as ethics
  • What is Trauma?
  • Applied Polyvagal Theory
  • Key Pillars of Trauma-Awareness
  • Maintaining Safety in a Class Setting
  • Reflective Practice: cultural appropriation and decolonisation in yoga

 Yoga Anatomy & Physiology

  • Key anatomical terms
  • Major systems of the body


 Applied biomechanics

  • Understanding kinetics and kinematics
  • Joint stabilisation and mobilisation
  • Biotensgerity & Myofascial Meridians
  • Anatomical variations to look out for
  • Common sites of injury
  • Hands on assists
  • Bio-mechanical adaptability & inclusivity

Introduction to Asana

  • Asanas
  • Seated / Meditation Asana
  • Warm-up / Mobilisation routines
  • Sun Salutations
  • Asana/Postural Groups


Introduction to Pranayama

  • Practising Pranayama
  • Safe practice
  • Pranayama Techniques
  • Subtle Body


Introduction to Meditation

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Practising Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Key meditation terms
  • Meditation lineages & methods
  • Chanting & Mantras
  • Mantras & Mudras
  • Introduction to Teaching Methodology
  • Teaching qualities & learner types
  • Structuring the class (Sequencing. Pace, Environment)
  • Cueing
  • Class management




  • Business of Yoga
  • Writing a good yoga CV
  • Insurance and liabilities

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