200 Hour RYS Yoga Teacher Training 2023


21 Days, 200 Hours | Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Spring 2023 & Autumn 2023 | Module based to suit your needs

~Unique Benefits~ 

*An immersive program, set in nature. You'll be nourished by nature and garden to table meals to optimize your learning experience

*We focus on how to not only become a Yoga Teacher but also how to live more of a Yogic lifestyle off your mat

*Module based, which means you can join for the first 100 hours and then during later dates complete your training with the 2nd module

*We have small groups (10 students is our max)which keeps things intimate and personal - ideal for your indivudual development.

*From the moment you apply, you will be assigned one of your trainers as your mentor for before, during and after the training to continue 1;1 support with us up to 8 weeks after the training is complete

*We, your teacher trainers, are available to answer any of your questions and address any concerns throughout your program and afterwards as you embark on your journey as a Yoga Teacher

*Every aspect of your training incorporates some portion of the curriculum

*We exceed the 180 contact hours required by Yoga Alliance

*You will begin practicing teaching within the first days of Teacher Training, so that by the end of the course you will feel confident in holding space and guiding a yoga class. You'll even be given the option to teach a "real class" to a group other than your peers if you feel comfortable doing so

*Our training uses a Written Evaluation as well as a Practicum (an evaluated practice class), so that you will know where your strengths lie and where you can focus on development

*We have guest teachers that join us to teach on certain topics they specialize in or are extra knowledgeable about as part of the training

Our training is personal and intimate from the moment you register


and receive free online Yoga classes with our Teacher Trainers 

 Alternatively, Contact Ashley & Julia by emailing to start your journey today

~ After your Training ~

*You will receive discounts of 10% on yoga retreats and future trainings at Cara Creek Eco Lodge

*You'll have our support, and be added to an online community with new and experienced Yoga Teachers to support you on your journey long after our training is complete

*You'll be a "preferred" retreat host for when the time comes as a Yoga Teacher that you'd like to run your own Yoga retreats here at Cara Creek Eco Lodge

*If you would like to stay, and integrate as well as expand on what you have learned during the 21 day training, there will be a week long extension retreat... Click here for more information on this retreat for more details. 


~ Summary of Course Content ~

*Yoga Philosophy

*Teaching Methodology

*Anatomy and Functional Movement

*Teaching Practice

*Personal Development

*Personal Practice

*Final assessments (written and practice class)

*Upon completion of all elements of the training, the pre-training assignments and successfully passing the written exam and teaching practicums, students will graduate with a Teaching Certificate for 200 Hour and can register as a RYT200 with Yoga Alliance®


~ More details on Curriculum & Course Materials ~

Like all Registered Yoga Schools, our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training program is required to offer a curriculum based on the guidelines issued by Yoga Alliance. Within these guidelines is where prospective students will find differences in how the curriculum is delivered. 

Our curriculum has an immersive and intensive focus in technique training, which is beneficial for new teachers. In addition, it offers a variety of teacher trainers which provides authentic Yoga programming.

Material Covered:

Teaching Methodology, Sequencing

40+ Asana (Postures)

Anatomy & Physiology (in relation to Yoga Asana)




Introductory Workshops in: Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Yoga Nidra

Yoga Philosophy

Bhagavad Gita ~ Chapters 1 and 2

Lifestyle and Ethics of Yoga Teachers






Assisting and Adjusting


Styles of Yoga

History of Yoga

Practicum Teaching

Discussion Sessions

Business of Yoga Workshop

Course Materials

Program Manual (provided)

Tote Bag (provided)

Journal (provided)

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh (students will purchase)

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Mukunda Stiles (students will purchase)

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practices, Deborah Adele (students will purchase) 

Pre-work Requirements:

6 weeks prior to your program, we will provide details of pre-work to be completed. We expect that the average student will take 20 hours to complete the items.

Pre-work is part of your curriculum hours and is mandatory. 


In order to successfully graduate and be certified as a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher, the following evaluation criteria must be met:

  • 1 Practicum Teaching Class | Value ~ Pass or Fail
  • 1 Final Written Exam | Value ~ 45 Marks (total 45)
  • Participation | Value of 20 Marks (total 20) The following are considered: engaging with peers, contributing to discussions, being supportive, having a positive attitude, general participation, punctuality & completion of pre-program work. 
  • Student must receive a minimum of 32/45 on final written exam, in order to successfully complete the program; AND
  • Student must receive a PASS on the Practicum Teaching Class in order to successfully complete the program; AND
  • Student must have completed all pre-program work 

Yoga Alliance Accreditation:

Yoga Alliance Accreditation is not only important to us as a school, but to the graduates of our programs.  Yoga Alliance registry marks are globally recognized symbols of standards-based knowledge in the field of teaching Yoga. Click here to see our school's profile on the Yoga Alliance Site.

~ Your Teacher Trainers ~


Ashley Murray, E-RYT 500 & Yoga Teacher Trainer

I am eternally grateful to live, practice and teach this beautiful practice called Yoga surrounded by the magic of living in such close proximity to nature here at Cara Creek Eco Lodge. For over 15 years I have found a sense of peace and healing through my Yoga Practice. During the last 5 years I have taught yoga classes, led yoga retreats and facilitated 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings here at Cara Creek Eco Lodge. My intention is to hold space and provide guidance for my students and teacher trainees to connect more deeply and more compassionately with themselves. I believe that this deepened compassionate connection to self leads to a more full and meaningful life and resonates out to those they come into contact with to spread peace and wellness in our world. Yoga has allowed me to be a student for life, which I love! I continue to develop my own practice and grow thanks to my insightful yoga teacher colleagues, and my yoga students. Click here for a bit more about Ashley and the story of Cara Creek Eco Lodge.

Julia Graesser, E-RYT 900 & Yoga Teacher Trainer

Julia lives a yogic life and is passionate about introducing people to teach yoga. She believes the techniques offered can help everyone to lead a happy and healthier life - most yoga happens off the mat - let us bring it to the world. She studied yoga in Thailand (Yin, Meditation), South Africa (Hatha, Yoga Nidra), Guatemala (Ashtanga Vinyasa, Pranayama), Italy (Tantra, Shamanism) and holds 900hrs of certified training with the yoga alliance E-RYT 500 and YACEP registration. She further is a 200hrs certified multi style breathwork facilitator and founded the yoga school Warrior Princess Yoga in Denmark. Click here for a bit more about Julia and Warrior Princess Yoga.


~ Investment & Inclusions ~

*Program tuition, Program manuals, a journal, and a tote bag

*Your choice of accommodations here at Cara Creek Eco Lodge

*3 vegetarian meals per day, tea/coffee/water/snacks available throughout the day

Option to add meat at lunch and/or dinner *by request*

*A 30 minute holistic treatment of your choice on day 11 (your only "day off" during the training) - massage, reiki, reflexology, indian head massage. You can pay a bit to have a longer treatment.

*Our facilities here include: a natural swimming pool, wood fired hot tub and sauna, private river beach and wild swimming creek, paddle boards for use, and clay mud bath

*Investment: €3333 *We are VERY open to discuss payment plans

~ To Register~

Our training is personal and intimate from the moment you register.

Contact Ashley and Julia by emailing to start the application, registration and mentorship with 

Off Grid Yoga School 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Cara Creek Eco Lodge


Lounge by the infinity pool; star gaze from the hot tub; break a sweat in the sauna; wild swim in the creek; read on the river beach; paddle board down the Mondego; workout in the open-air pavilion; hike to the waterfall... There's plenty to enjoy no matter what you're in the mood for!



Sleep in close proximity with nature with the comforts of a cozy bed in one of our eco pods - every "glamper's" (glamorous camper's) dream. Alternatively, book a private room in one of our sustainably renovated stone houses.


Treat Yourself

To treat yourself during your stay, there are a variety of holistic therapies to book including: Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage, Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment, Soul Coaching, and Private Yoga.


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Cara Creek Eco Lodge
O Mondego, Fiais
Ervedal Da Beira, Oliveira do Hospital
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