Teacher Training

YogaWorks Teacher Training

YogaWorks offers a cohesive, multi-specialist approach to teacher training that blends the best of the yoga tradition from the East and the West. Our faculty is comprised of highly-trained, experienced, inspiring professionals with a profound understanding of yoga’s transformative power.

At the cornerstone of our teaching philosophy is the idea that the concepts of yoga must be first understood through the body and the dynamic, conscious practice of asana. The YogaWorks method is a blending of the three strands of the Krishnamacharya lineage-Ashtanga, B.K.S. Iyengar, and the teachings of Desikachar coupled with the unique approach to sequencing that is specifically designed to meet the needs of the average yoga student. From Ashtanga the YogaWorks method incorporates flow, from Iyengar precise detailed instructions and from the teachings of Desikachar, posture modifications and the idea that the practice should fit the practitioner. Our programs emphasize on student’s personal practice as the source for their creative teaching, and include a comprehensive study of the techniques and mechanics of fundamental yoga postures, as well as the tools necessary to teach and inspire others. To deepen their education students also, study functional anatomy and physiology, explore yoga’s philosophical underpinnings, practice meditation and pranayama, and investigate the ancient science of Ayurveda.

YogaWorks’ suite of programs includes the 200-hour Teacher Training, a foundational teacher training program for serious students and aspiring teachers, and the additional 300-hour Professional Program, a secondary teacher training program for developing teachers.

As an international school, YogaWorks is excited to bring its program to Greece and Cyprus in collaboration with Anna Zorzou (Senior YogaWorks Teacher Trainer and Administrator).


YogaWorks 200 -hour Teacher Training program
The foundational (200–hour) program is ideal for serious students of yoga and aspiring teachers. It is recognized by Yoga Alliance and comprises three areas of study:

1. The Theory and Practice of Yoga
2. Yoga Philosophy
3. The Art of Teaching.

Students who complete the 200-hour Teacher-Training program will:
– Deepen their practice and understanding of yoga.
– Know how to structure and create a cohesive, well-rounded class.
– Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy.
– Build relationships with highly experienced yoga teachers.
– Become a member of a learning community that includes well-renowned teachers worldwide.
– Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga.
– Qualifies students to register with Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level.

1. The Theory and Practice of Yoga
The curriculum will include a comprehensive study of the foundations, techniques, and mechanics of fundamental yoga postures with an emphasis on deepening the student’s personal practice and recognizing and honoring it as the source of inspiration and creative teaching.
– Intensive asana study
– Beginning anatomy and physiology
– Introduction to meditation
– Principles of pranayama
– Understanding restorative yoga
– Introduction to ayurveda
– Overview of subtle body/chakra system
– Introduction to pre-natal yoga

2. Yoga Philosophy
Over 2,000 years ago the sage Patanjali described the process of yogic movement toward higher consciousness and peace in his treatise “The Yoga Sutras.” His teachings are a living, practical model that, once understood, can be applied to all aspects of daily life. This course will introduce students to the wealth of inspiration available in the Yoga Sutras.

3. The Art of Teaching
The art of teaching is a form of yoga in itself requiring sensitivity, compassion and practice. A teacher must encourage and inspire, and be sensitive to both the needs of individuals and those of the group. The practical and subtle aspects involved in teaching addressed in this course include.
– How to be an effective teacher
– Use of voice, body language, touch
– The art and science of sequencing
– Learning how to see and understand bodies
– The purpose and use of props: in personal practice and class setting
– Hands on adjustments
– Practice Teaching

Yoga Alliance – Career Opportunities
Upon completion of the 200-hour Teacher Training program students will receive a Letter of Completion which they can use to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 level and share with prospective employers.
Completion of this program also qualifies students for admission into YogaWorks’ 300-hour Professional Program, and opens the door to career opportunities at YogaWorks and YogaWorks’ worldwide network of partner studios.
More information about Yoga Alliance at: www.yogaalliance.org

Program Pre-requirements

1.  A regular yoga practice
2.  YogaWorks Teacher Training program includes a vigorous two-hour asana practice. We strongly recommend that applicants have min. 6 months to 1 year of consistent asana practice.
If your yoga practice doesn’t meet those criteria, please, provide us with an explanation.
3.  A meeting with Anna Zorzou (program advisor and trainee) or with a suggested teacher trainer.
4.  Completion of the YogaWorks application
5.  Financial Arrangement with a YogaWorks advisor

Anna Zorzou is YogaWorks advisor in Greece and Cyprus . Communicate with her at 6977598052 or email her at annaz@yogaworks.com to discuss in details your payment options.

YogaWorks Teacher Training Pollices and Procedures

Program Graduation Requirements:

  1. Attendance on in-class teacher training sessions (100%)
  2. Successful completion of homework, quizzes, in-class and take-home final exam.
  3. Participation in a final in-class practice teaching practicum.
  4. Completion of all additional public YogaWorks classes (16)
  5. Completion of all financial arrangements.

1. Attendance Policies

To obtain a letter of completion you must attend 100% of the classes to comply with Yoga Alliance requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict, so we have devised the following procedures if you must miss a class. We also understand that you may need to leave class early or arrive to class later, and this will be handled on the case-by-case basis.

Schedule a private session at some point after the completion of the training or while in training.
A two hours private session, equates to one day in the training. The cost of private session is 50 euro per hour, paid directly to the teacher leading your private. Please, hand in your conflict log and let the teacher know that you would like to schedule a private to make up your missed days.

*Please, note, you will not succussfully pass your program and receive your exit packet untill you complete your missed days.

2. Homework, Quizzes and Exams Homework

Homowork, Quizzes and Exams Homework is assigned during the training. You may follow the due date of the homework assigned. In case of late homework will count toward your completion of the program but won’t be corrected.
All homework is returned to you.
Quizzes are taking place during training, in the class reviewing material taught. All quizzes are corrected and returned.
Exams. In order to receive your 200 hours diploma, you must pass the in-class practicum, in class written exam and also a take-home written final exam at the end of the program. A passing grade for this program is 70%. Students with exam scores under 70% retake the exams.
1. A re-grading fee is 50 euro. Please, note, depending on the reasons you did not pass, you may also be encourage to schedule a 1 hour private session with a YogaWorks teacher trainer. The cost of the private is 50 euro per hour and you will be coached on the information you need to help you pass the exam. If you do not pass your second try at the exam, you will not be given another oppurtunity but you will re-take the entire program at a 50% discounted rate.
2. Re-tatk the entire training at a 50% discounted rate.
– In-class written exam (last day of the training)
– Take-home exam (due one month after the completion of the training)

Your exam is due 4 weeks after the completion of the training, and it must be sent direclty to your trainer. When your receive your exam, your trainer(s) will provide you with their preferred method of delivery and their address. Be sure to make a copy of your exam in the rare event that it is lost by the postal service.

On the envelope and front page of your exam, please, include the following:
– Training Date
– Training Location
– Your return mailing address

Plagiarism Policy
YogaWorks has a no-tolerance plagirism policy. If you are found plagiarizing either your homework (e.g. teaching scripts, philosophy essays, sequences) or final exam, you will not pass the program and will be required to retake the program at full price. It is perfectly acceptable to reference other authors and/or teachers, but you must site them properly. Please, honor the principal of Satya (truth) and do not cheat. We spell these policies out up front to eliminate logistical confusion so that you can turn your full attention to the content of the exam.

Test Score Results
You will receive your exit packet including your graded exam and diploma.

3. Participation in a final in-class teaching practicum
The training requires an in-class practice teaching practicum. You will be assigned an asana or possible a group of asana(s) that you will practice teaching in class few days before the teaching practicum. The last day of the training you will be teaching the whole group your assigned asana(s) and you will be getting feedback and comments from your teacher(s).

4. Extra Classes
In order to complete the teacher training you will need to attend 16 additional YogaWorks style classes from an approved YogaWorks teacher.

*The costs of those extra classes (16) are not included in the price of the training.

5. Financial Responsibilities

All financial arrangements need to be paid in full for your participation at the YogaWorks Teacher-Training before the last day of the training. Payment plants are available.

Payment Information:

1. Bank Deposit: Eurobank
2. Bank account: 0026.0405.48.0200025773
3. IBAN: GR2902604050000480200025773
4. Name: Anna Zorzou
5. Cash: you will make a payment plan with Anna Zorzou

Price: 2,000 euro + 460 euro (24% VAT) = 2,460 euro


The price of the 200 hour YogaWorks Teacher Training includes

  • 180 contact hours (20 hours homework)
  • 5 manuals (in Greek or English)
  • A bag pack, pen and pad

It does not include

  • Extra classes (16)
  • Additional book list

Required Book List:

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda (ISBN 0-932040-38-1)
  • The Heart of Yoga, Developing a personal practice, T.K.V. Desikachar (ISBN 0-89281-764-X)
  • Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit, A Return to Wholeness, Donna Farhi (ISBN 0-8050-5970-0)
  • Light on Yoga, B.K.S Iyengar (ISBN 0-8052-1031-8)
  • Concise Book of Muscles, Chris Jarmey (ISBN 978 1 556437199)

* It is your responsibility to get the books before the starting date of the training