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21 days, 200 hour yoga teacher training programme. 

Location Kenyan Coast, East Africa

Yoga Alliance registered

3rd November 2019 - 23rd November 2019

Karuna (करुणां - Karuṇā) Yoga Journeys is very happy to announce its 5th, 200 hours yoga teacher training on Manda Island, Lamu. This is a 200 hour Yoga Alliance Certified training in the art of vinyasa yoga and creative sequencing where 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 others into a healthier more whole way of life. 

Each day, you will practice to unravel the layers of your mind and heart. 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 offering ongoing support to our Karuna Yoga Fellows after the training has completed. 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 separateness lies the world's great misery,

in compassion lies the world's true strength.”


The course begins on the 3rd November and ends on the 23rd November 2019  85% attendance in all the classes in mandatory to pass this course. It is an intensive course with almost 10 hours of study, mediation and practice every day. Sundays will be given off to self reflect, read, study or enjoy the beach and close by town

Our course comprises of asana, pranayama, vinyasa, yin, mantra and karma yoga 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.​


  • Introduction to yin yoga

  • Sunrise beach yoga practice

  • Participate in trauma sensitivity workshop

  • Delicious healthy breakfasts

  • 20 nights accommodation

  • Sunset cruise

What's included

  • 2 daily yoga classes and additional trauma sensitivity introduction and workshop

  • Meditation and pranayama session each day

  • Tuition fee

  • Yoga Alliance certificate upon completion

  • Course materials

  • Pre-course and post course support

  • 20 nights accommodation

  • Delicious breakfast and lunch, vegan-friendly cake

Your investment

Single accommodation, breakfast and lunch included - $3457 or £2676

Without accommodation, breakfast and lunch included - $2457 or £1905

Add Daily dinner at $110 or £90 for the 3 weeks​​

$2000 or £1550 deposit to secure your spot, full payment to be received 60 days before the training commences

​Refund policy: 

-Cancellation before 3rd July 2019 - 70% of the monies received will be returned

-Cancellation before 3rd August 2019 - 30% of the monies received will be returned

-Cancellation after 3rd September 2019 - No refunds. 

Because Beach Tower is a beautiful traditional Swahili house the rooming is fairly unusual. Each room has a huge double bed that can not be separated into 2 singles. We are therefore offering single accommodation at a fantastic price $3457. You can opt to share a double bed. In this case it is recommended that you and a friend/partner sign up together or you arrive bearing this sleeping arrangement in mind and we will pair you with another student of the same sex taking the training.

Shared accommodation, Big dbl bed, breakfast and lunch included - $3057 or £2367 

Yoga Alliance is an International Organization for the quality and standardization of individual Yoga teachers and Yoga Schools worldwide. In completing our Yoga Alliance (YA) Accredited program, our students receive an internationally recognized teaching qualification. In accordance with the standards outlined by YA. There are of course several other yoga alliances and organizations around the planet which readily accept our certification.

Our courses cover: 

  • Techniques Training/Practice: Includes alignment and adjusting asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.

  • Teaching Methodology: Comprises the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, the student's process of learning and business aspects of teaching yoga.

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, meridians, koshas etc.). Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).

  • Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: An in depth study of yoga philosophies, yoga lifestyle and ethics for yoga teachers.

  • Practicum: Each student must be actively engaged in the process of teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing and giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

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