Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Teacher Training                              Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with It´s Yoga Nicaragua

Be a part of the silent revolution come and do your ashtanga yoga teacher training in Nicaragua with us – spreading the love of the practice all over the planet and support people in finding their inner light – as Larry, the founder of It´s Yoga, expressed it:

“There is nothing more satisfying to me as a teacher than to watch the glow with which people arise from Savasana. Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various different angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities.

—Larry Schultz, Yoga Dragonden Blog:In Memoriam: Larry Schultz 1950-2011, Feb 19, 2011

Deepen your practice and take the steps towards a yogic lifestyle!

We strictly follow the recommended standards and guidelines of Yoga Alliance. We are approved to train yoga teachers at level YTT 200. After examination and for those who graduate, with the Yoga Alliance approved system you will become a confident and effective Ashtanga Yoga Instructor and you can also attain an international certification. It´s Yoga has been doing ashtanga yoga teacher training programs for over 15 years and graduated more than 3000 yoga teachers. The It´s Yoga Ashtanga Teacher Training supports students in deepening their understanding and relationship to the practice by studying the basic ingredients: breath, bandhas and dristi. With revolutionary methods to make the practice accessible and appropriate, our approach is modern, therapeutic, challenging, supportive and steeped in tradition.

The purpose of this Yoga Teacher Training program is to provide a supportive environment in which students begin to connect with their inner teacher, internal wisdom and authentic voice.

Through pranayama, asana practice, mind-body, journalism, group conversation, reading and guided meditation, students will practice the essential process of conscious listening to your own higher self. The Yoga Teacher Training is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation of knowledge and information with which you can confidently and effectively facilitate an Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga class for beginners. We will share our expertise about marketing, pricing, teaching group or private classes, and setting up your own yoga school. We intend to support each student as they develop, deepen, appreciate and expand their understanding of their true authentic self. Through basic study of philosophy, personal alignment, modifications of classical poses, pranayama practices, and individual instruction, this intimate Yoga Teacher Training is sure to be a life enhancing experience. We look forward to working with you.

The Yoga Teacher Training course outline:

History and Philosophy of Yoga

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
  • 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.
  • T. Krishnamachayra
  • Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Modern influences.

Anatomy and physiology

  • Terminolgy of anatomy
  • Applied yoga anatomy
  • The nervous system
  • The hormonal system


  • Ujjayi Breath – theory and practice.
  • Working with breath in Ashtanga sequences.


  • Names (Sanskrit and English)
  • Sun Salutations (Suryanamaskara) A and B – theory and practice.
  •  Standing, seated, and finishing asanas of the Primary Series with a detailed breakdown of the poses.
  • Practice and benefits of the asanas.
  • Verbal, visual and hands-on adjustments.  

Chakras/ Naulis/ Bandhas

  • Names and functions
  • Locations and importance
  • Nauli and Neti  kriya – theory and practice
  • Bandhas – theory and practice

It’s Yoga Vinyasa System Practicing and teaching the sequences

  • Full Primary Series
  • Modified Primary Series
  • Mixed Levels Routine
  • Modified Intermediate Series (Rocket II)
  • Minimum Daily requirement)

Becoming a teacher

  • Principles of teaching
  • Etiquette/ responsibility in the classroom
  • Finding your own voice as a teacher
  • Developing a personal teaching philosophy
  • Marketing yourself as a teacher

The participants in the Yoga Teacher Training will be expected to:

  • Be fully present and participate actively in the training.
  • Building an everyday self practice.
  • Practice teaching with other participants in the group.
  • Complete all the written assignments.
  • Complete the final written assignment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to teach a complete Modified Primary Series for beginner students as a final exam.

Certification Requirements Details

1.Teach a class. You will be assigned to teach a one-on-one beginner class at the school/lodge. 2. Assist classes. You will be assigned to assist classes being taught by another instructors. You will be required to give physical adjustments and answer questions at the beginning and end of class. 3. Observe classes. You are required to attend classes taught by other teachers and observe their teaching style. 4. Complete written assignments. 5. Personal Essay – Your own experience of yoga. 6. Keep a journal/practice log. 7. Statement of teaching philosophy. Compose a short statement of the principles which you intend to uphold as you teach the Ashtanga Yoga system. 8. Tests. Three short quizzes which include memorization of all of the Sanskrit names for the asanas and a final written essay test.


An international certification is granted upon completion of the listed requirements by It´s Yoga and Yoga Alliance.    It’s Yoga Nicaragua is registered with Yoga Alliance UK and Yoga Alliance US.

Yoga Alliance USYoga Alliance (US) CREDENTIALING

Our schools provide adequate training to yoga teachers, enabling them to teach safely and competently. To register with YAUS and use the title and Registry Mark of Registered Yoga School (RYS®), yoga schools must submit their training syllabus for review and agree to maintain a curriculum that meets Yoga Alliance Standards.

Yoga teachers who complete a RYS teacher training program are generally eligible to apply to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®).


RYS_watermkYoga Alliance (UK) CREDENTIALING

Our training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that our courses are of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title ‘Registered Yoga Teacher’ RYT as a sign of quality training when they register themselves with Yoga Alliance UK.

Yoga teachers who complete a RYS teacher training program are generally eligible to apply to register as a Registered Yoga Teacher.


All It’s Yoga Trainers are E-RYT 200 registered through the Yoga Alliance Organization. Please see each training for details.


(Please note that this is an example and it might change depending on location.)

6.45-7.00 am Tea

7.00-9.00 am Morning Practice; self practice or led class, meditation, pranayama, chanting or kryas.

9.00-10.00 am Break fast

10.00 – 1.00 pm Study; group work or lecture.

1.00 -2.00 pm Lunch

2.00-4.00 pm Study; group work or lecture.

4.30-6.00 pm Evening Practice; led class, practicing teaching

6.30 pm Dinner

Breakdown of Program Hours

  • 115  hrs Techniques, training and practice
  • 33 hrs Teaching methodology
  • 20 hrs Anatomy and physiology
  • 36 hrs philosophy, lifestyle and ethics
  • 10 hrs teaching, assisting and observing group classes
  •  6 hrs seva (selfless service)
  • TOTAL: 220 (inclusive home study)

Its Yoga ManualMATERIAL

Yoga Alliance certification program: This compilation of materials shares the ancient practice of Ashtanga in terms that every yoga enthusiast can learn from, both the basic beginner to the most advanced practitioner. >>>>>>>Click here for a sample of the Ashtanga Yoga Manual.


  • “Ashtanga Yoga Manual” by David Swenson
  • “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” by Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • “Yoga Anatomy” by Leslie Kaminoff


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