Top 7 200 Hrs Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Peru

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Yoga’s popularity has made it a lucrative career option. However, the road to becoming a yoga teacher is not easy. Lots of hard work, long training hours, practicing until you become perfect and lifestyle changes are just some of the things you will have to endure. Moreover, the competition in the field is fierce. Nevertheless, the rewards of becoming a yoga teacher are numerous. Not only do you get to lead a healthier and more balanced life, but you also have the opportunity to positively impact the well-being of others. So, while the journey may be demanding, the destination is worth the effort. Peru, too has become a hot spot for Yoga Teacher Training Courses. This land of tradition, history and culture soothes the weary soul and calms the mind like no other place. Its call is so strong that people come here to take in its delights and start their yogic journey under the tutelage of skilled mentors.

The 200-hour YTTC is the first level of certification. It means this is the minimum training you have to complete before you can apply to become a registered Yoga teacher. Even those people who simply want to become better yoga practitioners can greatly benefit by completing the 200-hour TTC. Wanting to do a Yoga Teacher Training Course is one thing, but the biggest concern is which school to do it. In Peru, there are 15, 200 Hrs Yoga Teacher Training Courses conducted during any given period. This list brings you 8 of the most popular ones sorted in ascending order of price (lowest to highest). It is an unbiased list prepared solely from the reviews available online. We intend to help you quickly drill down to that one Yoga institution that meets your needs and budget.

1. Pachānanda

Location - Cusco, Peru

200 hour YTTC Name - 200 hours Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco

Pachānanda is a school and retreat center committed to nurturing a positive vision for the world. The term "Pacha" finds its roots in the native Andean language of Quechua, signifying the concept of "time-space." Complementing this, the word "ānanda" derived from Sanskrit, encapsulates the idea of spiritual bliss, particularly that which arises from the realization of unity. Together, Pachānanda epitomizes a unique space where individuals can experience a blissful awakening and a harmonious fusion of spiritual wisdom and traditions. Nestled amid the natural beauty and historical ruins above the revered city of Cusco, Peru, Pachānanda extends both in-person and virtual opportunities. They help you manifest the life you aspire to live while rediscovering your true self.

Niki Coate, the creator of Pachānanda Retreat Center, holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her curious nature has always driven her to look for deeper meaning and as a result, she found herself different from others. Fate, combined with affordable airfare, led her to Peru, where she enjoyed the freedom to follow her heart's desires. In Peru, she formed a deep connection and married Alvaro, giving birth to the Healing House, which served as the precursor to Pachānanda. This was more than just a house; it was their cherished home, and they decided to share it with others by subletting it. In the process, they embarked on a transformative journey of healing with their guests. In 2019, they laid the foundation for Pachānanda, which has evolved into a refuge for people seeking to learn, teach, study, and connect with the wisdom of the heart.

Pachānanda offers a foundation Yoga Teacher Training program in Vinyasa, Hatha and Restorative styles. This is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified course. It covers asana alignment, Pranayama and Meditation techniques, Philosophy and Yogic texts, Ayurveda, energy anatomy, sacred space and authentic offering, the role of the teacher, creating and leading classes, and living your Yoga. Private or shared accommodation is provided. This is what a typical day here looks like - Mornings start early with practice commencing at 6:30 am, which is followed by breakfast from 8:30 am onwards. There is a workshop around 10:00 a.m. and then again at 3:00 p.m. In between you will have lunch, around 1:00 p.m. Dinner time is 6:00 p.m. after which is time for self-study or there may be an evening group activity. Saturdays are half days on which you will have some excursion and Sunday is solely for homework and downtime.

Price per day USD 135

2. Path of Yoga

Location - Cusco, Peru

200 hour YTTC Name - 27 Day 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco

Path of Yoga is a heart-centered Yoga school in London, which holds Yoga TTC and retreats in Thailand, India and Peru. They are a family of yogic teachers striving to uphold the yogic traditions and weaving sports and science into them for maximum usefulness. The programs from Path of Yoga are focused on self-transformation. Small group sizes and a high standard of education allow teachers to give individual attention to students and, in turn, students benefit from proper learning. During retreats and YTTCs the Yoga instructors stay at the same location as the participants ensuring full cooperation, support and easy access. These venues are chosen wisely away from the mad rush of crowds yet within easy reach of the closest Airport. They are in nature and still cozy and comfortable. The Yoga Teacher Training Courses are recognized by the Yoga Alliance so your education is per their rules and standards.

The people running Path of Yoga consist of Amy, Chris, Katrien and India. Helping them are other members of the team as well. On the whole, the entire team consists of exceptional practitioners who are seasoned and dedicated instructors. Their wealth of knowledge is superior and their passion for Yoga is reflected in their teaching style. They all have unique expertise and a distinct style of teaching which keeps all classes interesting and invigorating.

The Path of Yoga 200-hour YTTC is an expertly designed, scheduled and professionally taught program, which is held at Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center. A carefully picked team leads the course. The syllabus includes the history and branches of Yoga, anatomy and physiology, key poses or asanas, understanding the subtle body, science of breath, sequencing and structuring, meditation, Ayurveda, teaching skills, and business and marketing in Yoga. As a part of the course package, you will get daily Yoga, meditation and Pranayama sessions, study of key poses and teaching practice. Tuition, course materials and a manual are included. Upon graduating you will get a 200-hour Level 1 certification. There is also a surprise gift. 26 nights and 27 days of boarding are provided. You can choose between a shared or private room. 3 healthy and delicious meals are also a part of the package.

Price per day USD 166

3. Bhakti Yoga School

Location - Cusco, Peru

200 hour YTTC Name - 21 Day 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco

Bhakti is devotion or divine love and love is what the soul truly needs. Bhakti Yoga School true to its name and commitment provides a loving service through Yoga. Originally, Bhakti Yoga School was known as The Inbound School of Yoga. The inception of this yoga school stems from a need to support, motivate, and instruct individuals who feel the calling to become yoga teachers and serve others. As former participants have claimed, it is a magical place where you will learn all the tools of life and living. It is a place where you will finally meet your soul and achieve peace. Under its new visage, the institution focuses on the Bhakti Yoga aspect of love and devotion. The school offers YTTCs, retreats and several programs in Ayurveda, Yoga, nutrition, alchemy and Yoga therapy. The school location is very peaceful with mountains and nature trails all around. The environment is family-friendly and conducive to learning and growth.

Chaitanya Nitai Das is the director of the Bhakti Yoga School. His passion for Yoga ignited at a very young age and to feed it he has spent a lot of time in ashrams and monasteries in USA and India. Chaitanya’s spiritual guru S. Atulananda A. initiated him into the Indian Vedic culture. He is a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. He has also had the privilege to learn under great teachers and mentors like Pattabhi Jois, Reed Taylor, Larry Schultz and John Friend. Holding the title of “Jyotish Sastracharya,” Chaitanya is learned in Vedic Astrology as well. At present, he is the director of YTT programs and in the last 20 years, 1,000+ yoga teachers have gained certification under him.

The 21-Day 200-Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course is an intensive retreat-style course approved by the Yoga Alliance. To join it, no prior knowledge or experience is required. The 200-hour course is divided into 3 parts - fundamentals of Yoga practice, applying alignment techniques and integration. All in all, you will study Hatha Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, meditation and Pranayama, Vedic philosophy, Yogic living, teaching methodology, hands-on adjustments, principles of alignment and lots more. As a part of the course package, you will get shared or private ecological lodging, vegetarian gourmet food most of which comes from the school garden, refreshments, the full curriculum, excursions, temazcal and cacao ceremony, group dynamics activities and eligibility to register as a teacher with Yoga Alliance.

Price per day USD 128

4. Moksha Yoga Amazónica

Location - Moyobamba, Peru

200 hour YTTC Name - 14 Day 200 Hour Integral Vinyasa, Yin and KarmaYoga Teacher Training in Peru, Moyobamba

Moksha Yoga Amazónica is a distinguished YACEP-approved and Yoga Alliance accredited Yoga school. What awaits you here is a remarkable and unparalleled experience. The Yoga TTCs and retreats conducted at this school have consistently received outstanding feedback from participants. They praise the invaluable tools and wisdom they acquire, considering them truly incomparable. The school's location itself is remarkably beautiful, providing an authentic Amazonian experience. The entire team, from the reception staff to housekeeping and the restaurant, exudes generosity, compassion, kindness, and helpfulness. Additionally, the meals served are not only delicious but also accommodating to those with food allergies. 

Throughout the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC), your accommodation will be provided at Kantu Garden Lodge. This delightful property is conveniently located just a 2-hour drive away from Tarapoto Airport. Nestled along the river port of Tahuishco, it boasts proximity to local markets within walking distance. Surrounded by the lush Amazon jungle, Kantu Garden Lodge offers guests an opportunity to observe the unspoiled flora and fauna of the Amazon in its natural habitat. The lodge offers an array of amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, a Yogashala designed with inspiration from the four elements, a library, a souvenir shop showcasing local arts and crafts, and an organic garden teeming with fresh fruits and vegetables.

The 14-day 200-Hour Integral Vinyasa, Yin and Karma Yoga Teacher Training program is per the latest Yoga Alliance standards that allow 40 hours of online education. So there are pre-recorded video lessons and other material with which you can begin the preparatory and learning process at home after this is the 2-week on-site intensive training period. The training highlights include yoga and meditation practice daily, detox cleansings, Pranayama, Ayurvedic self-care routines, Yoga Nidra, Yoga Philosophy, anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, teaching skills, methodology, etc. The price of the course differs depending on the type of accommodation you choose and covers all classes and lectures, a 200-hour course completion certificate, food, tea and water, airport pickup, excursions and activities, 1 Moksha Yoga tank top and an anti-slip or cork yoga mat.

Price per day USD 231

5. School Yoga Institute

Location - Cusco, Peru

200 hour YTTC Name - 21 Day 200 hour Mystical Yoga Teacher Training Cusco, Peru

The School Yoga Institute (SYI) is a close-knit community of yoga instructors and enthusiasts that provides yoga teacher training programs. It started over 18 years ago and has transformed the lives of hundreds of people. The School Yoga Institute has designed spiritually driven courses that go beyond the postures of Yoga, drawing inspiration from the Native American Medicine Wheel and Peruvian Shamanism. Making SYI special is the fact that it offers Yoga scholarships for all of its Teacher Training programs.

Keri is the co-owner of School Yoga Institute. Born and brought up in Oregon, she loves all things athletic. She holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science and pedagogy from Oregon State University, where she also met her husband Jed Pennell. Keri and Jed started as Physical Education teachers at Point Arena, California. Parents to 4 kids, they now travel the world spreading the joy and love of Yoga. Keri also happens to be a vegan chef and has cooked for the participants during Yoga TTCs.

The 21-day 200-hour Mystical Yoga Teacher Training in Cusco, Peru is a Yoga Alliance-recognized course. It is held at a very beautiful property called Munay Sunqo. During this period, you will not only learn Yoga with all its intricacies but also go on a spiritual ride. The syllabus covers topics like meditation, Pranayama, asana, spiritual lessons, Yoga Sutras, anatomy, the art of teaching and so on. The price of the course takes into account 20 nights of lodging and boarding in Munay Sunqo, 3 delicious gourmet meals each day and complete course tuition.

Price per day USD 128

6. Andean School of Yoga

Location - Pisac, Peru

200 hour YTTC Name - 22 Day 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Sacred Valley Pisac

Blending Andean wisdom with classical Yoga, the Andean School of Yoga specializes in integrating ancient teachings to foster an authentic heart-centered community. Their vision extends to aiding healers in establishing holistic businesses. Apart from offering 200 and 300-hours Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTTC), they provide retreat options. The Andean Yoga School goes beyond yoga, offering wellness retreats, educational programs, and mentorships that cover native practices and traditions. Their mission is to recover and preserve the teachings, rituals, and practices of ancestors, using them as a bridge to cultivate a heartfelt community of practitioners and earth stewards.

Daya Nimai Das, the founder and principal instructor of the Andean School of Yoga, started on his yogic journey in 2006 at the Inbound School of Yoga. Alongside his training, he actively assisted in numerous Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) courses. Following this, Daya extended his expertise by teaching private groups and regular Hatha Vinyasa classes. Subsequently, he established a Yoga community center called Nidra Wasi, in the Sacred Valley of Cusco. Daya collaborates with various global yoga schools, generously sharing his profound and transformative practice. His approach integrates the Indian yoga philosophy and Andean Cosmovision, presenting an inclusive and rejuvenating method that induces a deep state of relaxation.

The 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course at the Andean School of Yoga spans 22 days. It is a transformative experience with international certification from the Yoga Alliance. The course is divided into 3 parts as it is inspired by the 3 worlds of the Andean Cosmovision - Ukhu Pacha or the lower world, Kay Pacha or the living world and Hanan Pacha or the upper world. The first week is dedicated to Ukhu Pacha and is all about giving thanks and asking for blessings. In this time you will learn seated postures and sequencing that warms the spine. Week 2 involves practicing standing asanas and reading Yoga literature like Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, etc. In the 3rd and final week, you will study Buddhist philosophy, the Ayurvedic Constitution and 7 Chakras;  learn back-bending and inversions, and how to see things from different perspectives. In these 3 weeks, you will also be taking part in ceremonies like offerings to Mother Earth, Temascal, San Pedro, Agni Hotra or Vedic fire, ancestral sound healing and such. The course fee inclusions are all meals, accommodation, tuition, study materials and different ceremonies and activities.

Price per day USD 181

7. EarthSea Yoga Method

Location - Cusco, Peru

200 hour YTTC Name - 15-Day 200 Hour Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco

The purpose of the EarthSea Yoga Method is to help individuals enhance their Yoga practice. To achieve this purpose and at the same time make Yoga accessible to all, they run Yoga Teacher Training Courses, daily Yoga classes and exclusive yoga holidays and retreats. EarthSea Yoga Method drives focus on refining physical postures. This is achieved by creating a supporting and intimate setting in which one becomes more aware of their breath. The approach is such that it draws individuals of all experience levels and backgrounds. In the end, they all become dedicated practitioners.

Yani Sam is the lead instructor for the 200-Hour Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program. She has been a serious Yoga practitioner for the past 12 years and has been teaching the same to others for the past decade. The best thing about learning from Yani is that all her classes are tailored to the needs of the person on the mat. So for each participant, things will move differently but constructively. Yani is continuously working towards improving herself and inspiring and helping others to do the same through Yoga.

EarthSea Yoga TTC commences on every new moon as that is the time for a fresh start and introspection. This is an intensive program so be prepared for lots of hard work. The focus is on learning how to conduct a Yoga class safely and accurately without putting aside the ancient traditions of Yoga. By the time the course finishes, you will have learned the basics of becoming a good and confident Yoga instructor. The course fee covers accommodation for 14 nights with 3 meals a day, complete tuition with daily Yoga and meditation practice, Posture clinics, human anatomy classes, Yoga mats and airport transfers.

Price per day USD 221

  1. 200 hours Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco by Pachānanda School and Retreat Center
  2. 27 Day 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco by Path of Yoga
  3. 21 Day 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco by Bhakti Yoga School
  4. 14 Day 200 Hour Integral Vinyasa, Yin and Karma Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Moyobamba by Moksha Yoga Amazónica
  5. 21 Day 200 hour Mystical Yoga Teacher Training Cusco, Peru by School Yoga Institute
  6. 22 Day 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Sacred Valley Pisac by Andean School Of Yoga
  7. 15-Day 200 Hour Intensive Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Peru, Cusco by EarthSea Yoga

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