Yoga Teacher Training

 It is when we step out of our comfort zones and challenge ourselves that we discover what we are truly capable of...

21 Day 200 Hour Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

September 11th-October 1st


~ Unique Benefits ~

*21 Day 200 Hour YTT - immersive program, set in nature

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

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

*We exceed the 180 contact hours required by Yoga Alliance

*Our training group size is small (maximum 8 students) which keeps things intimate

*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 class. You'll even be given the option to teach a donation based "real class" to a group other than your trainee 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

*I (Ashley) am 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

*We have various guest teachers that come and teach on certain topics they specialize in or are extra knowledgeable about as part of the training

*You will receive discounts of 10% on yoga retreats and future trainings organised by Off Grid Yoga School

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

*You will have the opportunity if you wish to join our mentorship program after the training to continue 1;1 support with me or one of the other Teacher Trainers for 8 weeks. More details on this to come...

*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 which comes with more booking deposit flexibility etc...

~ 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 15~20 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.

~ What's Included ~

*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 holistic treatment of your choice on day 11 (your only "day off" during the training) - massage, reiki, reflexology, indian head massage

*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

~ To Register ~

Contact Ashley directly by clicking here to have your questions and doubts answered, and Register for the September 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

Cara Creek Eco Lodge
O Mondego, Fiais
Ervedal Da Beira, Oliveira do Hospital
Contact us directly at +351 965 162 534

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