The Best Yoga Teacher Training Programmes In Hong Kong
Looking to deepen your personal practice and further your range of expertise as a teacher? We've put together a list of the most reputable yoga studios in Hong Kong to assist in your journey of becoming a certified instructor.
What sets Anahata Yoga apart from other studios is its teachers—almost all of them grew up in India, where they've been practicing yoga and living a yogic lifestyle since they were children. At Anahata, yoga is not a workout, but a way to improve and transform your life. These philosophies are at the heart of its Yoga Teacher Training programme, which is arguably one of the best and most well-rounded in Hong Kong.
It is also the only Yoga Teacher Training Course in town that is accredited by the Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre, India & Yoga Alliance, USA.
As well as basic 200 Hour YTT and advanced 200 Hour YTT programmes, Anahata also offers additional teacher training for pranayama and meditation, kids yoga, Yin yoga and more.
Anahata Yoga, 18/F, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2905 1822; anahatayoga.com.hk
Pure Yoga's Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training Programme is a balanced course that covers the practical and theoretical foundations of yoga teacher training; from how to do proper physical adjustments to how to clearly instruct a class.
Pure Yoga also offers a plethora of workshops and specialty teacher training programmes—including class sequencing, pre- and post-natal yoga, yoga wheel training and many more.
Pure Yoga, various locations, find out more at pure-yoga.com
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Passionate about sharing the joy and benefits of yoga to people of all ages and abilities, Hersha Harilela Chellaram became certified to teach in 2002 at Satchidananda Ashram: Yogaville, where she studied under revered yoga master Sri Swami Satchidananda.
"The lifestyle of yoga has shown me the path of living a balanced, happy and meaningful life," says Hersha, who founded the YAMA Foundation—a unique non-profit that makes Yoga Art Meditation Accessible to under-served communities.
Now a certified teacher trainer, she takes a personal approach in her programmes which range from Basic Hatha to Intermediate Hatha and Raja Yoga. All three combined provides 500-hours of training. She also offers Accessible Prenatal Yoga teacher training, and hosts Yoga for the Special Child teacher training annually.
Hersha Yoga, Platform Events Space, 1st/Floor 120 Connaught Rd. West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong; hershayoga.com
Namaste Yoga Academy
Dedicated to training teachers who have a comprehensive understanding of yoga and its history and yogic science, the yoga teacher training programme at Namaste Yoga Academy combines the fundamentals of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga with traditional Indian yogic philosophy, meditation and anatomy.
Located in Quarry Bay and led by a tight-knit team of yoga masters, Namaste Yoga Academy offers yoga alliance registered 200, 300 or 500 hour teacher training courses.
Namaste Yoga Academy, Unit 1301B, Eastern Centre, 1065 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 7634105; namasteyoga.com.hk
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This article was originally published on 22 August, 2019 and was updated on 9 September, 2020.