Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

taught by Dorothy Loh (JSY 500 Level Teacher)

In affiliation with the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Research Community (AVYRC)

From the teachings of John Scott and Manju Jois, in the lineage of Sri K Pattabhi Jois


Training Focus 
1. Scientific approach to understand the system (following the method of Vinyasa as taught by Shri K Pattabhi Jois)
2. Self practice development
3. Pranayama (Breathing System)
4. Sanskrit Counted Method 
5. Yoga Cikitsa (Yoga Therapy) 
6. Hands-on Physical and Verbal Adjustments
7. Experimental Teaching (in the context of the group as opposed to individual practice)

The Training, consisting of 4 modules spreading over 3 months (May to July), includes:

  • Module 1/ Philosophy/Yoga Sutra Study
  • Module 2/ Hands-on Adjustment Methodology & Yoga Therapy
  • Module 3/ Asana Clinic
  • Module 4/ Sanskrit Counting, Vedic Chanting & Pranayama


Monday to Friday
0700-0900 – Assisted Self-Practice (Mysore)

Thursday & Friday
10:30-12:30 – Adjustment Training & Yoga Therapy

1030-1230 – Adjustment Training
1230-1300 – Chanting
1300-1430 – Lunch Break
1430-1700 – Philosophy/Yoga Sutra Study
1700-1800 – Chanting/Pranayama

0800-1000 Assisted Self-Practice (Mysore)
1130-1300 – Asana Clinic
1300-1330 – Chanting

*Contents are subject to change according to the group
** A therapeutic, restorative practice will be introduced in Moon days and menstruation days.**

Accreditation Hours Allocation (out of 200hrs)
100 Self-Practice
50 Adjustment Training
25 Teaching
25 Philosophy/Theory Study

Essential Reading list:
1/ Yoga Mala, by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
2/ The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga, by Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally
3/ Ashtanga Yoga: The Essential Step-by-step Guide to Dynamic Yoga, by John Scott
4/ Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers, by David Keil

Admission Requirements

1. A minimum of 6 months practice of the Ashtanga Primary Series with a regular teacher (include both assisted self and guided practice)
2. An open mind to ponder new ideas, signposts and teaching opinions without the pre-conditions of current patterns, past trainings and beliefs
3. Brief digest of the provided readings

Location: Central and Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Exact address to be confirmed)

What can you expect to take home from the Course
– A thorough understanding of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga system
– The true value of teaching lies on the sharing of the practice with others, through experiential learning and continuous discovery. Your teaching cannot be effective without the assimilated digest of the imperative information given in the great system. The course will unfold your potential to infuse the fundamental teaching through the process of individual exploration and observation.
– You will be given guidances and comprehensive resources to learn how to teach, to cultivate compassion for your students and fellow practitioners, and most importantly, the environment to commence the real work of teaching
– To develop new spaces for ourselves over the pre-existing perceptions and conditions which hinder growth and changes. Understanding what is “present”, you will be prepared to evaluate, discover and reflect, then new roles come along – the stewardship and captain of your vessel of Yoga
– To create a safe and non-judgemental environment to teach and develop the community in your surroundings through skilful physical and verbal adjustments, extensive observations and of course, the consistent and persevere attitude to practice and share.

The true Spirit of what you say you are doing – ‘Yoga’ – you become the messenger of Yoga for the benefits of self and others with humility and passion. Namaste

For further details, please drop a line to Dorothy Loh here or +852 98481386

Those who complete the course will receive a certificate recognized and signed by John Scott.

Location: Central and Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Exact address to be confirmed)


Full Course Fee: HKD28,000

Payment can be in full, or in instalments. For instalment option, please contact Dorothy directly to discuss the most feasible payment plan for your needs.
Terms and Conditions apply.

Further Information:

Please contact Dorothy here for all enquiries regarding this course.