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200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Joogaopettajakoulutus RYT 200
(Koulutus järjestetään englanniksi)

Joogaopettajakoulutus Lahdessa!

Are you ready to become a certified yoga teacher? Our 200 Hour Yoga Alliance programs are a deep dive into the many layers of yoga and self, comprehensive professional trainings that will give you the tools to create and facilitate inspiring yoga classes, while taking you on an empowering journey of personal growth.

We offer two tracks leading to RYT200 certification with Yoga Alliance. A newly expanded yin yoga teacher training track and a hatha/vinyasa flow teacher training track. (program dates and details for the flow track 2024-2025 coming soon).

Immerse yourself in practice.  Build a knowledge base of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, but also learn to foster space for embodiment - the present moment experiencing of yourself and the free flow of innate wisdom within.  You will explore a wide range of yogic tools from several traditions, and learn to enrich the transformative potential of your teaching with techniques from positive psychology.  Learn about the history, ideas, and evolution of this great wisdom tradition, and gain confidence in articulating and sharing the teachings of yoga in your own authentic voice. 

Our approach is non-dogmatic.  As you evolve your personal practice and expand your understanding, we invite you to engage with questions like: how does this practice support me to show up fully in my life? What is my biggest vision for the kind of teacher I want to be?  What is the sense of purpose that inspires me?  Our belief is that nobody can share the practice of yoga quite like you.  We are here to give you the tools, foster the skills, and support you in alchemizing it all through your own direct experience into powerful offerings.

Each track of our 200 hour training consists of four 50 hour modules, all of which include daily practice, lecture, workshop and practicum.

Completing 4 modules of the yin track or 4 modules of the yang track grants 200 hour certification, which allows you to register with Yoga Alliance.

All of our individual modules may also be taken independently for continuing education hours or according to your own personal interests.


MODULE 3: YOGA HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY - The Living Yoga Tradition

- The Roots of yoga
- The Bhagavadgita
- The Yogasutra
- Tantra and Hatha Yoga
- The birth of modern Yoga: Neohinduism through Physical Culture
- Yoga in the West
- Ethical Leadership & the business of yoga
- Your mission statement and personal yoga niche
- Crafting theme-based classes and workshops


Leta LaVigne (ERYT 500/YACEP)
Leta LaVigne is a Seattle native and founder of yogaROCKS studios in Lahti. She has been teaching full time since 2008 and intuitively draws from a variety of traditions to craft classes that range from deep and meditative to firey and hot.  Leta has studied extensively with Paul Grilley (yin yoga founder) and is one of Finland’s senior yin teachers. In recent years she credits Tara Judelle and the school of Embodied Flow TM for enriching her practice and teaching with a somatic dimension. Leta has been educating yoga teachers in Finland and Estonia since 2015.  You can connect with Leta through her facebook page or find her on Instagram @Leta_LaVigne


The above price does not include required books, meals or accommodation. If you have previously attended a yin module, subtract your yin payment from the total.

*refund/cancellation policy in the FAQS below

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Who can apply for the 200 hour training?
Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year dedicated yoga practice.

What is the daily timetable?

What is the cancellation policy?

Can I pay the training in parts?
Yes, we are flexible – you can divide the payments up however you like as long as payment is made in full before the start date of the 200 hours.  If you need more time, please reach out to Leta individually to create a payment schedule.

I’m not sure about the language.  Do I need to teach in English?
While the main language of the training is English, the majority of participants in yogaROCKS’s trainings in the past have been Finnish speaking.  You do not need to teach in English.  All practicum can be done in Finnish or English.  Homework can be completed in Finnish or English.  Discussion and questions can come in Finnish or English.  When it is necessary, there is usually someone who can translate.  Although facilitators Matti Rautaniemi and Eeva Ratalahti will be teaching in English for this course, they are native Finnish speakers and can clarify in Finnish if necessary. Leta LaVigne does understand a good degree of Finnish as well. 

If I have previously taken part in 50 hours of yin yoga teacher training with you and now I want to complete the rest of the 200 hours, is that possible?

If I only take one module, am I certified to teach?  For example, if I only take the 50 hour yin yoga module, can I start teaching yin yoga?
Technically there is no certification that can "allow" you to teach yoga or yin yoga.  There is nothing to stop you from teaching now. Yoga, Yin yoga, hatha yoga, vinyasa flow … these are not registered trademarks and depending where you are in the world, “certification” and what type of certification you have may be more or less important to employers.

200 hour certification is a standard created by Yoga Alliance for their first tier of registry. The "R" stands for registered, which means someone has completed a training with a school that meets certain standards  (and is registered with Yoga Alliance – like yogaROCKS) and then that individual pays dues to register themselves with Yoga Alliance. If you complete the whole 200 hour program with us, you can then register yourself with Yoga Alliance.  Our 200 hour certification is an accepted base standard for yoga teachers that is accepted internationally.

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