Integral Yoga: Basic TT

Integral Yoga: Basic TT

26,800.00 29,800.00

Starting October 2019 to May 2020: Part-time training

  • Early bird: HK$ 26,800 (Deadline July 31, 2019)

  • Regular: HK$ 29,800 (Registration deadline: September 10, 2019)

  • Instalments: HK$ 30,000 (Please use promo code INSTALMENT when registering and we will set up monthly recurring invoices.)

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About Integral Yoga

Integral Yoga (IY) teacher training programs are based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. IY trainings focus on the whole person and follows an inward, spiritually-focused lineage of yoga. The training is designed to lead students towards experiences of Self-realisation. Our goal is to educate our yoga teachers to nurture a consistent and personalised practice, experience the Six Branches of Integral Yoga (going beyond Yoga as a form of fitness) and learn how to teach in a respectful, trauma-sensitive and professional manner.

About IY’s Basic Teacher Training

IY’s Basic TT (also known as Hatha 1) is a comprehensive certification programme (200-hours) and provides a strong foundation for personal development and yoga instruction. Students learn how to safely lead an IY Level 1 class designed for beginners. The training focuses on the classic foundational knowledge base of Hatha Yoga.


  • Basic Hatha Theory & Practicum

  • History and approach of the Integral Yoga lineage

  • Philosophy, psychology & practices of IY

  • Theory and experience of the six branches of IY

  • Introduction to Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Anatomy & Physiology (theory & function)

  • Elements of Yoga lifestyle (diet, detox, fasting)

  • Adapting to suit different abilities & needs

  • Business of setting up to teach


Upon successful completion of the training, each graduate receives a certificate of completion from the Integral Yoga Teaching Academy (a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance), for a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training qualification.

Graduating teachers are qualified to be a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) at the 200 hour level with the Yoga Alliance.  The Yoga Alliance is an internationally recognised voluntary alliance of organisations and teachers dedicated to uphold the integrity of yoga, establish standards for yoga teachers, and provide support for yoga professionals.**

What you need to know before you register…


To qualify for the programme, you need at least one year experience as a Hatha Yoga student and a sincere desire to study yoga. Ideally, applicants are familiar with the style of IY beforehand.

Requirements for Certification

The Integral Yoga Teacher Training Program requires regular attendance, serious time commitment, application and home study. We are confident that we can certify all our applicants if they are committed to study and practice. 

  • Attendance: Students must attend at least 180 hours as in-person, contact hours. 20 hours are non-contact hours. If a student misses any sessions, he or she must make up the hours at their own expense by attending additional IY classes, scheduled study group sessions or speak to the trainers. All students must attend the 3-day retreat as well. Options will be discussed on the first day of training.

  • Assignments: Students must keep a journal of personal practice, complete monthly homework assignments (reflections, essays, presentations to class)

  • Testing: Students must complete a midterm quiz, a final written exam for Yoga Theory and Anatomy & Physiology, and a practical exam where each student must teach the complete Integral Yoga Hatha 1 class.


  • Early Bird: $26,800

  • Regular: $29,800

  • Monthly: $33,000 ($3,300 x 10 instalments) - Please use promo code INSTALMENT when registering and we will set up automated recurring invoices.

Dates & Time

Part-time training includes full-day Saturdays 8am to 6pm and half-day Sundays 8am to 1pm on the dates specified below:

  • October 12-13 2019 weekend

  • October 26-27 2019 weekend

  • November 9-10 2019 weekend

  • November 23-24 2019 weekend

  • December 7-8 2019 weekend

  • January 11-12 2020 weekend

  • + Extra day on Saturday February 8 2020

  • February 22-23 2020 weekend

  • + Extra day on Saturday March 14 2020

  • March 27-29 2020 3-day weekend retreat (Kriya Weekend)

  • April 25-26 2020 weekend

  • May 9-10 2020 weekend

  • May 16-17 2020 weekend

If you have to miss any sessions, please inform the instructors in advance. Missed hours must be made up to reach the total minimum required contact hours in order to graduate. Make up hours are not included in tuition.


Platform Events Space 1/F, 120 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong (MTR Sai Ying Pun A2)

The Instructors

  • Aurelie (Anjali) Gauthier is an authorised Integral Yoga Teacher Trainer, and head of the Integral Yoga Hong Kong sangha. She will be the principal instructor for this 200-hour teacher training.

  • Hersha Chellaram has studied with Sri Swami Satchidananda since she was a child. She is the lead teacher trainer in Hong Kong, focusing on the Intermediate and Raja Teacher Training programmes, and will be supporting Aurelie for this 200-hour teacher training.

  • Katia (Karuna) Bacon is an Integral Yoga certified teacher at the 500-hour level. She is in charge of Anatomy & Physiology, as well as Hatha Theory.

  • Gabi Baumgartner is Integral Yoga certified teacher at the 300-hour level and a Vini Yoga Therapist. She will be cover lessons in Hatha Theory, Pranayama, Adapting Yoga, and also trainee mentoring.

  • Lakshmi Harilela is an Integral Yoga certified teacher at the 500-hour level. She is an expert in Ayurvedic Nutritional Science and the art of diet and detox.

* Certified Integral Yoga teachers may submit personal details to the Integral Yoga Teachers’ Association for inclusion in the Integral Yoga Teachers’ Directory

** Must apply to the Yoga Alliance separately

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