Review the Most Popular Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) Schools in Europe

Europe is now the most popular place to complete yoga certification courses for those based in and around the continent. No longer do you need to think about long haul flights and more planning as the most established and popular registered yoga schools have opened programs in different parts of Europe recently.

This is in response to the huge demand for face to face trainings, in preference to online courses, and the interest in not travelling too far to complete this amazing journey, making training in Europe super popular.

As a student you have a decision to make as to how to complete your program as there are a different formats available to you – as follows –

  1. Remain at home and join in a course at your local studio that will normally take place over an extended period of time, typically many weekends of workshops and classes. This can save you a lot of money as you avoid any travel and residential accommodation costs involved.
  2. Join a group on a residential course which will run for 2 weeks, up to 3-4 weeks long. This can be an awesome experience with the intensity of learning, growing and developing with a small group of fellow yogis all embarking on the same exciting adventure together.It also offers a retreat experience as it can be in a setting of your choice, from a converted monastery own the Italian countryside, to an open air shala on the seaside in Portugal or a hilltop on a Greek island.

All options will be registered schools offering YTT courses that meet the new RYS standards of Yoga Alliance, meaning you will have completed the first foundational level of your yoga education.

All you need to do is research and reviews the programs available to find the one that matches what you are looking for in terms of styles, content, teaching philosophy and approach of the trainers. You are sure to find what your heart is looking for. Trust in yourself and yoga to place you exactly where you are meant to be.

To help you in this process we have listed here the most popular and well recognised Yoga Teacher Trainings in Europe.

 

1. YogaMea – 50, 100, 200 and 300 hour Hatha Ashtanga Trainings
Location- Rimini, Italy
Prices from Eur 660

YogaMea Most Popular Program

28 Day 200 Hour Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training

YogaMea school can help your wishes become a reality. The facilitators are specialized in the spiritual growth of their students both mentally and physically through intensive daily Yoga practice. Here you will be able to absorb a large amount of information about Yoga by choosing to participate in one of their certified yoga teacher training programs or taking part in the Yoga Retreat in Italy or Rishikesh in India. They are highly experienced in the implementation of training courses for Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. They offer courses both for beginners and also for professionals of a more advanced level. 

The vision is to spread holistic living through the Vedic wisdom of Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda.

More Info at YogaMea School Website

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2. YogaFX – Multi-Style and Bikram Yoga teacher Training

FX Most Popular Program

19 Day 200hr Vinyasa, Hatha, Bikram Yoga teacher Training 

Location- London, England, UK
Prices from Eur $3900

Throughout the course you will deepen your knowledge on foundation of poses, Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8 Limbs of Yoga, the 6 principles of Body Alignment plus much more.

During your training you will have many opportunities to teach your first yoga class to a real yoga studio full of supportive, loving, enthusiastic yoga students and very experienced lead trainers and staff.

This transforming teacher training includes – 18 nights accommodation; Extensive yoga posture clinics; Comprehensive yoga class teaching dialogue keywords; Hatha yoga series of postures and benefits; Ashtanga sequence of Hatha yoga postures; Bikram beginner’s series of Hatha yoga postures; Secrets of the Kundalini and The Yoga keys to success in lifeThe yoga class keyword dialogue; complete two Internationally Accredited Yoga Teaching Certifications.

More info on the website of YogaFX School

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3. True North Vinyasa21 Day 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training
Location- Ericeira, Portugal
Prices from Eur $5400

The program doesn’t just give you answers, nor requires you to memorize sequences or scripts. Rather, it will focus on the foundational knowledge you need in order to create your own sequences and scripts with confidence.

You will deeply and wholeheartedly learn the craft of teaching Vinyasa with a comprehensive syllabus shared by passionate yoga leaders.

The course offers 21 days of intensive training where you’ll learn how to observe and respond to students, how to deepen your own practice, how to apply your wisdom to the teaching journey, the logic in asana structure and alignment, and how to apply ancient yogic philosophies to a contemporary dynamic yoga practice.

The program will also help you in properly building your own yoga business and brand as a yoga teacher, as well as the art of intelligently designing, theming and sequencing classes that are fun, graceful, inspirational and boosting for all levels.

Aside from earning a 200Hr Yoga Teacher Certificate from the Yoga Alliance, this program will mark the beginning of your new life as a skilled, articulate, creative and inspirational Vinyasa yoga teacher.
Your own personal practices and choices, on and off the mat, make up your foundation as a teacher. Exploring the refinement of body, movement, breath, energy flow and clarity of mind is the base of this training.

Be prepared to push your mental and physical boundaries throughout these intensive three weeks. Be prepared for major shifts, changes and transitions – again, some of the key components of vinyasa flow yoga.. Be prepared to push your mental and physical boundaries throughout these intensive three weeks.

This training is inclusive of 20 nights accommodation, three vegetarian meals daily,  daily yoga and meditation classes, an exclusive teacher manual, a teacher certification from Yoga Alliance, access to mentorship and support after the training.

More info at True North Vinyasa website

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4. Samma Karuna Awakening and Healing Center

26 Day Breathwork Intensive Yoga teacher Training
Location- Ikaria, a Greek island, Greece  

Prices from Eur $3640

This course includes different breathing development exercises, deep processing, spiritual psychology, sacred relationships, group dynamics, sublimation & transformation of energy, specific applications in bodywork, counselling and psychotherapy, breathwork for various medical conditions, and breathwork as a business.

This course consists of 3 levels or modules, which are part of the Rebirthing intensive and Breathwork Facilitator training. Level 1 and level 2 can be completed separately from level 3, however Level 3 (facilitator training) can only be done if you have successfully completed the Intensive & Practitioner training (levels 1 & 2), either this time or in a previous training.

This breathwork facilitator training is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills, theory and practice, and all-around experience needed to become a breathworker practitioner and facilitator. You’ll incorporate and integrate different traditional and modern breathing styles and methods.

You’ll create and make your own unique classes, techniques, and meditations while focusing on the basics, and building upon the tried and tested fundamentals.

More info at Samma Karuna website

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5. Wild Warriror Yoga 4 Week 200 Hour Ashtanga Vinyasa YTT
Location- Andalucia, Spain
Prices from Eur $2500

The course is spread over 4 weeks giving you time to fully immerse yourself into the learning and teaching experience. Small groups allow the teachers to give you the individual experience you need to feel well prepared and confident after your graduation.

This amazingly created program will enable you to fully immerse into foundational knowledge of modern and yogic anatomy, develop your Yoga Asana and Pranayama practice, increase strength, flexibility and focus, get familiar with the main teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, learn about different aspects of yogic lifestyle, such as Ayurveda and Kriyas. At the end of this course you will be able to teach a 60 minute shortened Ashtanga Primary or Ashtanga based Vinyasa Flow lesson to your peers including Pranayama and Meditation.

More info on Wild Warrior Yoga website

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6. Hot Yoga Academy28 Day 200 Hour Hot Vinyasa Yoga teacher Training
Location- Barcelona, Spain
Prices from Eur $2500

This unique training includes one month of free unlimited Hot Yoga before the course begins, during the course and one week after the course is completed, in Barcelona.

Each day will be filled with the opportunity to be inspired, not just by the physical practice, but also the rich and diverse philosophy underlying yoga, learning more about how your body respond to this practice and having the chance to observe and teach that to others.

Yoga helps to change your perspective to be more inclusive and compassionate, herein lies the real change that this practice brings about in yourself and in others. This in turn helps you to be of service to the world and your communities and live lives where you are fully present to all the beauty that the human experience offers you.

More Info at Hot Yoga Academy Website

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For sure you will not be disappointed by completing your training in Europe in 2022 and beyond, with so much on offer for us forever-growing yogis. You can find all styles to learn to teach, with additional course focus on any areas of interest like Ayurveda, meditation, yoga therapy and much more.

These curated retreat yoga programs cover Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin, in fact every type and style of yoga, mixed together and with workshop and lesson content. You will learn the history and philosophy of yoga, and deepen your experience of your yogic lifestyle.

Teacher training programs have a variety of accommodation, the cheapest approach is always going to be to attend a course and stay at home. If you want to travel elsewhere then there will normally be a variety of accommodation options, shared rooms and dorms being the most budget friendly of them. To help you understand more we have written this comprehensive blog which reviews all the factors that combine to make a training price affordable, to give you tips and tricks to meet your budget requirements.

Wherever you go and whatever it costs you, the experience is sure to be an awesome adventure of the mind and body. An intensive yoga practice and personal development experience with a whole new tribe of yogis and future friends.

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Kelly Fielding

Kelly is a passionate writer, enthusiastic yogi and professional sunrise chaser. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively around the world in health resorts, detox centers, and wellness retreats. Specialising in health and wellness, her written work is regularly published in both print and online media. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and creative projects.