NEW FOR 2021

200 hour YTT totally online or combine online with a trip to Kenya

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Online and Kenyan Coast, East Africa

Karuna (करुणां – Karuṇā) Yoga Journeys is very happy to announce its 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training available online or in person in Watamu, Kenya.  

Take the first part of the training in the comfort of your own home (or head to the retreat space of your choice) and then join us in Watamu, Kenya for the second half of the training



Join the entire training online


Part 1 Online: 20th Feb  -  4th March

Part 2 Residential - Watamu, Kenya: 13th – 22nd March

Part 2 Online: 27th March – 5th April


This is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Training in The art of Vinyasa yoga and creative sequencing

During the training you will learn how to integrate the movement of the body to the rhythm of the breath with a deep understanding of the physical body, energy body and authentic alignment. There will also be an introduction to Yin Yoga and Trauma sensitivity in yoga.



This yoga teacher training will allow you to integrate the ancient wisdom of yoga into a modern day, creative, accessible practice. It will take you on a journey of self love, self discovery and transformation. You will deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga and emerge with a stronger, truer understanding of who you really are.

This training is so much more then just learning yoga poses and being able to teach asana. Yes you will learn alignment, intelligent sequencing, anatomy, how to cue etc but more then that you will embrace the responsibility of leading yourself and others into a healthier more whole way of life.


Part 1 Online: 20th Feb  -  4th March 2021.

The training starts in the comfort of your own space, whether that is your home or you take yourself away to retreat. There will be pre recorded asana practices and meditations that you get to keep, as well as chats on philosophy, the subtle energy body and the mind. The online part will also include live lectures with Leyla and Payal as well as guest experts in philosophy, alignment, techniques, teaching methodology and trusting and developing your authentic voice.


Part 2 Residential - Watamu, Kenya: 13th – 22nd March 2021

Option a) We will gather together in Watamu on the coast of Kenya for the next part of the training where each day we will practice to understand the mind and the breath, to explore how the body moves, how to assist in alignment and how to intelligently theme and sequence, we will  dive deeper into philosophy and unravel the layers of our minds and hearts under the stars, beside the pool or on the white sands of Watamu.


Part 2 Online: 27th March – 5th April 2021

Option b) For those that can’t or prefer not to travel to Kenya the second portion of the online training (similar to the above residential) will be on offer as soon as Payal and I say our final goodbyes in Kenya and arrive back in Uganda.


By the end the training you will not only be a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher, but you’ll probably be in the best shape of your life; physically, mentally, energetically and biochemically!


The world needs more good yoga. We strongly believe the work we do is some of THE MOST valuable, important work on the planet. We are changing lives. And, we are changing the world. Impacting the communities we operate in is very close to our heart. Every YTT we offer a scholarship place to someone we believe will take the TTC and make a difference to the lives of others with it. Sometimes this is a local community member, other times we offer the certification to a person working with trauma or in a refugee camp who would not have been able to afford it.


We also strongly invest in the community we are creating long after the final goodbye. Whether it’s assisting with retreat planning and marketing, advising with ongoing studies, helping organize service projects in prisons or linking our Fellows around the globe our community are essential for our happiness.


In March 2020 we launched K.Glo our online zoom sanctuary where Karuna teachers around the world can remain connected and share their practice with others.


“In separateness lies the world’s great misery, in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” – Buddha.



The course begins online live on the 20 february – 4 march.

The dates 4 and 12 March can be used for travel and catch up.

From 13 March – 22 March we will be hosting the residential aspect of the course in Kenya

From 27 March - 5th April will be completing the online aspect of the training


The course is structured so that you can live life whilst learning.


The residential part will be intense but there will be time off to self reflect, read, enjoy the beach and explore the ruins or close by town

Our course comprises asana, pranayama, vinyasa, yin, mantra and mudra complimented by individual contemplation, group discussions, systematic methods of concentration, and meditation. Students engage in studies and discussions regarding yogic philosophy, anatomy, physiology and psychology as well as practical teaching methods and professional development.



Palm Garden Boutique Hotel, Watamu, Kenya and from the comfort of your own space.


You can see our location here:

Sophisticated, spotlessly clean and uncluttered – it is a lovely place in which to immerse your self in study and practice or to kick back and relax.




YTT Highlights

Options for everyone

Learn totally online or join us in Kenya

Flexible completion date

One to One guidance

Introduction to yin yoga

Sunrise beach yoga practice

Participate in trauma sensitivity workshop

Delicious healthy food

Delightful pool and minutes with tuk tuk to the beach

Access to Mangrove for floats

Dhow celebration


What’s included

2 daily yoga classes pre recorded or live

Meditation and pranayama session each day

Tuition fee

Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion

Course materials

Pre-course and post course support

Delicious food

Dedicated and passionate teaching team

Training investment

Fully online 200 hr YTT includes live discussions and pre recorded practices for you to keep - $1597 or £1250

Part online (as above) and part residential 200 hr YTT

Prana dense meals included whilst on residential– $2197 or £1697 

Accommodation not included we will connect you with the property manager.


Options to pay in instalments


Reading List for Karuna Yoga Teacher Training  2021

Recommended Reading -Most helpful to have prior to the training available on kindle

·  Functional Anatomy of Yoga by David Keil

​On the book depository

On Amazon

Recommended lovely reading during the training or for a lifetime after

·  The Heart of Yoga by Desikachar

·  Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Satchidananda.  

.  Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques Mark Stephens 

·  Prana and Pranayama By Swami Niranjananada Saraswati

For inquiries and Registration, please email: 


whatsapp Phone contacts:

Leyla: +90 533 857 6331

Payal: +256 794 515 415

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