"Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame."

B.K.S lyengar

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Courses – for students taking their journey towards yoga instructor certification or who are willing to deepen their knowledge in yoga practices.

This teacher training course will provide you the best education and the deepest experience possible on every level.

Program Details

The Balkan Yoga Academy 200-hour yoga teacher course provides a great foundation in asana, alignment, anatomy, adjustments, modifications and safe bio-mechanics.
Every yoga instructor should understand how the body works in order to create sequences. Our course also delivers much more than just asanas. We will explore the diverse teachings of the Yoga tradition, its history and philosophy. We’ll also introduce you to the advanced techniques of meditation and pranayama, as well as the principles of Ayurveda. You’ll get plenty of practice teaching as an instructor and your personal practice will improve too.

Am I Ready to become a Yoga Instructor?

Balkan Yoga Academy 200-hour yoga training programs include an every day two-hour + asana practice, twice daily. We strongly recommend that applicants have at least 18 months of consistent asana practice and are relatively comfortable practicing intermediate back bends and inversions.
If you are new to yoga, this wouldn’t be a suitable program in which to participate.
You will not benefit from learning yoga basics while simultaneously learning how to teach. That being said, if you have a regular yoga practice, you may be more ready than you think.
We offer our students a solid asana practice and yoga philosophy. It is important to engage this training with a level of maturity, a willingness to learn and an understanding of the limits of your own body. Keep in mind this program is not only for aspiring teachers, but people who want to simply deepen their knowledge of yoga.

Required Reading

Students are required to complete the assigned reading as well as a book report to demonstrate understanding and reflection on a personal level. Upon submission of these completed book reports and class assignments – either during the training, immediately afterward or in the months that follow – Balkan Yoga Academy will issue a certificate of completion.

TTC-200 Required Course Books

Light on Yoga – B.K.S.Iyengar
The Heart of Yoga – T.K.V.Desikachar

All the books listed above could be found in Amazon.com

TTC-200 Recommended Reading List

Light on Pranayama – B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – B.K.S. Iyengar
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The Key Muscles of Yoga – Scientific Keys Vol. I – Ray Long MD
The Key Poses of Yoga – Scientific Keys Vol. II – Ray Long MD
Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthew
Teaching Yoga – Mark Stephens

Program syllabus

  • Anatomy and Physiology – An in-depth study of the anatomy of movement and key systems of the body. Understand how the body works and apply this knowledge for safe and effective practice and teaching.
  • Key Poses of Yoga – An in-depth study of postures, alignment, energetic and health benefits, adjustments, and modifications.
  • History of Yoga – We will go back to the roots, where yoga comes from and how it has developed into its modern form today. An exploration of the foundational traditions and their philosophies, including Hatha, Tantra, and Vinyasa Yoga.
  • Darshan – Darshan simply means a way of seeing.  In other words, Darshans are the principle philosphical perspectives that define yoga. We will explore The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali that contains what is considered the most concise definition of yoga ever written as well as clear guidelines of how to achieve yoga.
  • The Yogic Breathing – The breath is the primary life force and is the foundation of yogic practice. We will cover its valuable meaning to postures and meditation.
  • The Energetic Body – Prana and the Chakras. Ancient yogis described the anatomy of the subtle body, beyond the physical form.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda – Understanding this ancient science through the context of doshas, gunas, prana, tejas and ojas.
  • The Art of Sequencing – You will learn how the tools of asana, dharana, pranayama, bandha and meditation are used to create meaningful sequences.
  • Meditation – We start every training day with 30 minutes of Meditation. Developing your meditaion skills is an important part of filling your classes with meaningful content.
  • Learn to Teach – In our courses everyone will have to teach. There will be a lot of practice teaching: one on one, in small groups, and in front of the whole class.
  • 200-hour Certificate will be awarded on completion of all course requirements.
  • A detailed Training Manual written by our Lead Teacher Anna Vesna is included.

A typical daily schedule

6.00 – 8.30 – Practice/Meditation
8.30 – 11.30 – Breakfast & Rest; Self-Tuition
11.30 – 13.30 – Lecture
13.30 – 17.00 – Lunch/Free Time
17.00 – 19.00 – Practice/Meditation
19.00 – 20.00 – Dinner time


A minimum of 90% attendance of the scheduled time is required to get your diploma.

If you would miss part of the training due to illness, you can either join another group or go over it with your mentor.

This has to be done within one year from the start date of your course and within this time, you are welcome to join upcoming teacher trainings to repeat what you have missed, or simply, to get to know a new group of yoga teachers!

200 Hour Teacher Training Courses in 2019

Ubud - BALI - completed

Yoga Teacher Training Course TTC-200
when: Feb 1 – 28, 2019

at: Udaya Resort & SPA

location: Ubud Bali Indonesia
price: All inclusive from €2350

Ubud - BALI - completed

Yoga TTC 200-Hours
when: Mar 1 – 28, 2019

at: Udaya Resort & SPA

location: Ubud Bali Indonesia
price: All inclusive from €2450,-

Varna - BULGARIA - completed

TTC-200 Yoga Teacher Course
when: June 3 – 30, 2019

at: Balkan Yoga Academy

location: Varna, Bulgaria
price: All inclusive from €1950,-

Rishikesh - INDIA - just started

TTC-200 Yoga Teacher Course
when: Nov 6 – Dec 4, 2019

at: Rishikul Yogshala

location: Rishikesh, India
price: All inclusive from €1950,-

Please note, that ALL Yoga Teachers Courses are led in Russian.

At the moment we do NOT provide Yoga Courses in other language than Russian.
There will be classes in English and German by the end of 2020 in our new facility in Bali.