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Yoga Instructor Certification

To liberate the potential of your mind, body and soul, you must first expand your imagination. That’s the power of yoga—it doesn’t just change the way you see things, it changes the person who sees.

“Yoga is the martial art of the soul.”

Yoga Teacher Certification

Earn your yoga teacher certification through Maximo Nivel and open the door to a healthy, balanced career, where you set your own hours and do what you love! Our yoga teacher certification courses are set in some of the most beautiful locations in the world—Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.

All of our RYT 200 Yoga Instructor Certification courses follow Yoga Alliance teacher training requirements.


Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 hours
Hours will be a combination of analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques and guided practice of the techniques themselves.

Teaching Methodology: 25 hours
– Communication skills, time management, and establishing priorities and boundaries
– Addressing the specific needs of students
– Principles of demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting
– Teaching styles
– Teacher qualities
– The student learning process
– Business aspects of teaching yoga

Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours
– Human physical anatomy and physiology
– Energy anatomy and physiology
– The application of anatomy and physiology to yoga practice

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours
– Yoga philosophies and texts
– Yoga lifestyle, including dharma and karma
– Ethics for yoga teachers
– Teaching yoga as a service

Practicum: 10 hours
– Practical teaching experience
– Instructor-aide experience
– Instructor observations
– Receiving and giving feedback

Additional contact hours and elective hours are distributed among the above educational categories based on the individual focus of each school’s program.

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