200 Hour Level 1: Yoga Teaching Training Program
Yoga Alliance Registered

Join South Africa’s very first Yoga Alliance RYS 200 certified Yoga teacher training course. Learn from an internationally recognised teacher, Jim Harrington – whose practice and teaching of yoga spans three decades.


Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

including Saturdays 16 & 23 March

BONUS YogaSynergy Elements Course:
Earth Sequence
Monday & Wednesday morning’s
4 – 27 March 2024
6:15am – 8am


Monday – Friday

including Saturdays 09 & 23 November
8am – 4pm

10 Compulsory classes in studio OR
YogaSynergy Elements Course:
Monday & Wednesday mornings
6:15am – 8am

ZAR 28 800

Early bird price: ZAR 25 920 (payment two months in advance).

Past graduates of Jim Harrington Teacher Training Courses may apply for a discount of 40% to repeat the course: ZAR 17 280

Payment Plans? Available by arrangement.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in deepening their understanding and practice of yoga. Whether you have a goal of teaching or simply to deeply investigate and understand yoga and set up your personal practice for life. This experience is guaranteed to change the way that you look at and practice yoga!

Our approach to yoga and meditation is a synthesis of ancient traditions with modern practices for the contemporary twenty-first-century yogi. The teaching of physical practices is based on a thorough and therapeutic understanding of bio-mechanics and applied anatomy & physiology developed over 35 years of practice and research. The more subtle arts of meditation and pranayama are mainly influenced by the teachings of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition, which is a legitimate yoga lineage. Jim has been aligned with and training in this Raja Yoga tradition and sharing these techniques since 2014.

Students benefit by learning from a “teaching team” of experienced and inspiring yoga teachers and other professionals from the field. Their combined skills make this a world-class teacher training experience.

The training will take place at Rocklands, our beautiful location close to Cecilia forest in Constantia. This clean and green, natural energy environment with the sound of birds, and running water are ideal for training. There will be walking meditations on the lawns and outdoor yoga and meditation under the trees.

This 200hr training comes with a 220-page manual which has been evolving since the first YTT in 2005. TOPICS of this Manual INCLUDE

Teaching methodologies and yoga techniques

  • Guided practice of Vinyasa-style Yoga using specially designed sequences for Teacher Training which includes the best lessons, adjustments, modifications and step-ups to develop from a novice to an experienced adept in asana.
  • Guided practice of meditation and pranayama in detail.
  • The art of teaching, including verbal instruction, demonstration and how to “workshop” techniques.
  • The art of assisting and hands-on adjustments.
  • Precise pronunciation of Sanskrit names of postures taught by a University Language Lecturer and Ashtanga Yoga teacher Eva Raal.
  • Key Principles of alignment in common basic postures,
  • How to use bandha and transitional flow
  • Using your voice and developing confidence in the teaching role
  • Using Props and equipment in yoga practice
  • “Nuad Thai” Thai Yoga massage techniques

Injury management and special conditions

  • Prenatal yoga
  • Remedial yoga therapy base principles for common physical problems

Ethics of teaching yoga

Anatomy and physiology

  • Applied anatomy for yoga practice means understanding “alignment’ from the inside out
  • Basic joint structure and function
  • Physiology of the nervous system as the basis of yoga practice.
  • Myofascial Release techniques to understand the musculoskeletal / fascia systems.
  • Functional Movement patterns
  • An examination and a short research project.

The business of yoga

  • Advancement in your career: How to progress from novice to expert
  • Giving and receiving: what and how does a yoga teacher transact
  • Defining your business objectives and drawing up your action plan

Yoga philosophy

  • History of Yoga
  • Selected lessons from the Vedas, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • The Roots of Contemporary Yoga –Krishnamacharya’s Legacy
  • Chakra System (including the energetic anatomy: koshas, gunas, nadis)
  • Practical introspection and self-inquiry
  • Chanting


Applicants must have been practicing yoga consistently for a minimum of two years.

Application Process: