Teacher Training


There is no training course available in English at the moment.

2014 English yoga Teacher Training 200 hour course graduation group photo


Program Summary

Be Yoga Japan is a yoga studio registered with Yoga Alliance. People, who have completed the course, are active in various fields.

Why 200 hours?

Some students start our 200-hour teacher-training program (TT200) wondering why it takes so long to complete. However, nearly everyone finishes the program with the understanding that 200 hours of instruction is really just the beginning.

Yoga is a complex, far-reaching body of knowledge that covers every aspect of life. To teach even a beginner-level asana class safely and correctly, you must thoroughly know the correct alignment, common misalignments and contraindications for dozens of poses, be able to explain to your students the physical and mental benefits for various types of poses, and be prepared to offer modifications of each asana for students with injuries, elderly students and pregnant women.

After completing the ISHTA Teacher Training program, you will have a strong foundation to begin teaching with an understanding of the principles of safe alignment in asanas, as well as basic knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of yoga, Ayurveda, pranayama and meditation.

Meg Mccreery teaching 200-hour Teacher Training Course at Be Yoga Japan, Hiroo, Tokyo

200-Hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher)

Yoga alliance registered yoga teacher 200 hour course logoBe Yoga offers 200-hour teacher training courses in English and Japanese at our studio in Hiroo.

Our standard course runs three months, including two one-week intensive sessions and weekly lectures. The curriculum includes anatomy, physiology, ayurveda, philosophy, safe asana alignment and teaching theory.

Kumiko Mack, Meg McCreery and other ISHTA Yoga teachers offer primary instruction. Guest lecturers provide specialized instruction in anatomy and physiology, Ayurveda and yoga. Whether you are aiming to obtain certification to teach yoga, or seeking to deepen your knowledge of yoga, our 200-hour ISHTA teacher training course can serve as a path in your journey.

Be Yoga Japan is a yoga studio registered to the Yoga Alliance. Graduates will be not only registered to Yoga Alliance, but they can also put the RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) title, which indicates the Yoga Alliance registration, after their names.

We have received warm compliments from our graduates that lecture contents and classes are very rich and satisfying. Because there is a written exam and teaching practical exam at the very end of the course, one can learn in depth anatomy and physiology, get yoga knowledge and teaching experience. If you are a prospective yoga instructor or still need to get some comprehensive knowledge, take this opportunity and join us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: I do not plan to teach yoga right away. Will I still benefit from taking the TT course?

A: Yes. Many people enroll in the course just to deepen their understanding and personal practice of yoga. The curriculum is focused not only on training you to become a teacher, but also on helping you to develop a stronger practice. Our students come from many different fields and backgrounds.

Q: What will I study in the lectures?

A: Our program consists of many different subjects, including asanas, anatomy, ayurveda, pranayama, meditation and philosophy. In addition, students are required to attend ISHTA Yoga studio classes. All material is taught from the unique perspective of ISHTA Yoga.

Be Yoga ISHTA Teacher Trainings are available in English as well as Japanese. Our English program, however, may not be offered each time.


Contact us

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us via training@beyogajapan.com.