200-Hour Teacher Training

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Next start date of Manasa 200 hour 16-week Teacher Training: 1 OCTOBER 2022

Love yoga but can’t quite explain why you love yoga so much? Embark on a journey of self-discovery and learn about all things yoga in our 200 Hour Teacher Training Course. This course is ideal for dedicated yoga students, aspiring teachers as well as existing yoga teachers who are interested in expanding and deepening their knowledge of yoga. Our 200-Hour Teacher Training is conceptualized to guide you towards an unravelling of the latent wisdom in you through the contemplative and practical application of core yoga philosophies. It will also help lift your asana practice to a higher level through detailed teachings of functional anatomy, and empower you with the skills and confidence to teach yoga safely, profoundly and transformatively. Enroll in our 16-week Teacher Training Course and you will find yourself breaking through existing limiting patterns and releasing the joy within.

What you will learn:

Some of the topics you will be exploring in this course include:

  • The purpose and directions of yoga
  • Components of asana practice – breath, form and awareness
  • Safety in alignment
  • The art of observation and safe adjustments
  • Manasa specific use of props and their purposes
  • Restorative and therapeutic practice directions
  • How we categorize postures and how to create sequences
  • How to apply anatomy and biomechanics towards a safer and enhanced practice
  • Pranayama (breathing techniques) & Manasa specific awareness practice
  • Origin and history of yoga
  • Different schools of yogic philosophy
  • The art of articulation in teaching yoga
  • How to adjust and enhance students with touch and directives
  • How to creatively and skillfully teach a themed yoga class or workshop
  • Introduction to stillness practice, towards meditation
  • In depth study of anatomy and its application in yoga
  • Learning about the different yoga systems
  • How to teach and lead meditation & pranayama techniques
  • How to enhance your own yoga practice

What the course entails:

  • Attendance of 16 weekly course lectures & asana sessions on Saturdays 1-7PM or Sundays* 8AM – 130PM (only for Module 3)
  • Daily asana & pranayama home practice which corresponds to weekly teachings
  • Weekly assignments on the week’s subject of study (anatomical & philosophical)
  • Weekly teaching assignment videos
  • Observation of a strict yogic vegetarian diet
  • Assisting a minimum of 8 basic classes at Manasa Yoga
  • Keeping a daily journal to observe and record daily intensions and progresses

This course is recognized by Yoga Alliance. Graduates may register with Yoga Alliance at its RYT-200 level upon successful completion.

The Structure of 200-Hour Teacher Training

Our 200-Hour Teacher Training conducted by Manasa Yoga Founder Manoj Kaimal (ERYT 500) and his wife & co-founder Sandhya Manoj, is a 16-week programme divided into four modules. Each module will consist of 4 weeks with compulsory attendance of lecture & practice on Saturdays from 1-7PM (for Module 1, 2 & 4) and on Sundays from 8AM-130PM (Module 3). With each module you complete, you will accrue 50 teacher training hours at Manasa Yoga. To complete and graduate from the Manasa Yoga 200-Hour Teacher Training, you will need to complete all four modules. By the end of the teacher training programme, you will feel confident to take the seat of an authentic yoga teacher. Besides equipping you with the skills and tools to teach from a true place of understanding, the Manasa Teacher Training will also provide you with all the materials and guidance for you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, to vastly improve your asana and pranayama/ meditation practice, as well as to live your moments deeply and insightfully, enabling you to recognise yourself as a celebration of the universe.

The Modules of the 200-Hour Teacher Training

First module (week 1-4)

Philosophy: Structural context of Manasa- Yoga Sutras. Learn, practice and teach Manasa specific opening sitting and breath awareness practices.

Anatomy: Detailed study of feet, knees and hips in purely anatomical ways as well as in the context of asana applications.

Asanas: Detailed study of sun salutations, standing postures and more.

Practice: Four weeks of daily practices, covering sequences which will enhance your anatomical understanding of feet, knees and hips. Sequences will range from Kalari movements (ancient martial art of Kerala, India), sun salutations, standing postures, arm balances, inversions, hip openers and more.

Teaching practice: Learn how to teach Sun salutations accurately with clear instructions as well as in the vinyasa method, standing poses, opening sitting practices and more.


Second module (week 5-8)

Philosophy: Concentration, meditation and absorption in Patanjali’s yoga, introduction to Vedanta, the anatomy of the self as in Vedanta philosophy, understanding karma and the different types of karma.

Anatomy: Brain, divisions, structures, applications in terms of yoga; abdominal musculature

Asanas: Abdominal sequences; applications of abdominal principles in all categories of postures

Practice: Deep meditation practices and abdomen strengthening asana sequences including the Manasa 100 Core Breath Sequences.

Teaching practice: Learn to teach Manasa specific abdominal sequences. Learn the essentials of skillful teaching, the three components you should stress in each class and forward bend essentials.

Third module** (weeks 9-12)

**Please note that MODULE 3 lecture & practice sessions are on SUNDAY starting at 8AM-130PM

Philosophy: Unlocking the symbolism and understanding the beautiful aspirations and teachings of the opening and closing chants, in-depth learning of the philosophy of ashtanga vinyasa as well as scriptures of hatha yoga which are aligned with the practice of ashtanga vinyasa. The study of the OM chant will also be explored.

Anatomy: Detailed study of biomechanical aspects of all the postures of the Primary Series.

Asanas: Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series. Learning the exact counting method of the vinyasas and moving through the specific vinyasas according to the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.

Practice: Daily practice of the ashtanga vinyasa yoga system, with emphasis on tristhana.

Teaching practice: Teaching ashtanga vinyasa with the exact counting method.


Fourth module (weeks 13-16)

Philosophy: Chakras & Kundalini, Shaivism & Shaktism.

Anatomy: Nervous system, elbows and wrists

Asanas: Asanas to align with different chakras.

Practice: Daily practice of different sequences to align you with the different chakras to embody specific chakra teachings.

Teaching: Essentials of teaching yoga in the context of chakras; how to teach Manasa ropes & chair sequences

2022 First Intake for 200 Hour TTC 

Module 1
OCTOBER 1, 8, 15,22

Module 2
NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26

Module 3**
DECEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25

Module 4
FEBRUARY 4,11,18, 25

* Attendance of all teacher training lectures is compulsory for certification.

**Please note that MODULE 3 Active Practice will be on SUNDAYS at 8-930AM followed by lectures from 10AM -130PM

All dates are tentative and may change due to unexpected circumstance.

200-Hour Teacher Training Tuition




STANDARD RATE: RM 2800 / per module

  • RM 2,800 non-refundable tuition due TWO WEEKS BEFORE scheduled start date of Module 1, 2, 3 or 4.

PAYMENT PLAN available upon request

NOTE: Fees for the 200 Hour Teacher Training will entitle teacher trainees to 12 complimentary classes per module.

“Manasa 200-Hour TTC REFRESHER Fee*: RM 680 per module
*Manasa TTC Refresher Fee is only applicable to former teacher trainees who have completed the respective Manasa teacher training.


If you are interested in subscribing to any of our payment plans for teacher training , please contact our Administrator Nigel via email at info@manasa-yoga.com or whatsapp +6012 220 6925

Payment by cash or credit card (Visa or Mastercard) for teacher training is accepted at Manasa Yoga. Please make cheques out to White Lotus Sdn. Bhd. For bank transfer, make payment to WHITE LOTUS SDN. BHD. via HONG LEONG BANK Acct#291 000 13008 and email bank-in slip to info@manasa-yoga.com.

For more information about our teacher training, do email us at info@manasa-yoga.com.