200 Hour Teacher Training

Joan Hyman, Lenka Minarikova
  • 19.08. – 29.10.23

Foundational Yoga Teacher Training - YTT 200

Teaching language: English
Want to register? Send an email to training@yogakula.at
Ask for a discount if you are a yogakula member, or if you want to sign up as a couple.

This Yoga Alliance Certified training is foundational 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. The course is ideal for serious students of yoga as well as aspiring teachers. In this program, we will cover the different elements of yoga that will help you develop self-practice and inspire you to teach!

This yoga teacher course will provide you with the tools and the knowledge to find your voice as a teacher and start teaching. Theory and an active practice will be blended with each other and you will begin by learning to teach the basics as we explore styles from the Ashtanga and Iyengar Methods. The style of yoga taught in this training can be called “intelligent Vinyasa Flow”. A dynamic vinyasa practice, with cues and instructions from the Ashtanga and Iyengar styles.


19 - 27 August 2023, Saturday - Sunday (9 full days, intensiv week)

8 - 10 September 2023, Friday to Sunday (2,5 days)
29 - 1 October 2023, Friday to Sunday (2,5 days)

14 - 15 October 2023, Saturday to Sunday (2 days)
26 - 29 October 2023, Thursday to Sunday (4 days) (October 26th, Austrian National holiday)

Full Days: 9:30am - 6:30pm, 8 hours
Half Days: 4:30pm - 8:30pm, 4 hours

Extra Information:

  • The training will be taught in English
  • Minimum Participants: 13 people

The yoga teacher training will be taught by Joan Hyman along with Lenka Minarikova, who will be the secondary teacher. Joan Hyman has practiced the ashtanga and the iyengar method for over twenty years and has practiced up to the 3rd series of ashtanga yoga. She holds a background in ayurveda, meditation, and different therapeutic techniques which she applies in all of her trainings. She has traveled to India multiple times and combines the eastern and the western world philosophies of yoga together in her trainings.

This is the third year that Joan (founder of the School of Yoga) and YogaKula have partnered to offer this professional and international training in Vienna.

Lenka was a scientist at the Medical University of Vienna, where she worked for 10 years. During this time another passion overtook her life and made her to switch to help people more directly - teaching them to move their bodies, to improve their lives using yoga asanas and yogic philosophy. Today she is a full time yoga teacher at yogakula and teaches classes on a weekly basis. Lenka has just graduated from the YogaKula's 300 Hour Teacher Training.

About the training

This foundational yoga teacher training will help you deepen your understanding of philosophy, anatomy, subtle body, and chanting. Each day there will be a long asana practice incorporating meditation and pranayama, focused around the theme of the day. In the afternoons, we will study the benefits and purpose of each yoga posture in depth. We will learn how to read bodies and give safe effective hands-on adjustments and how to use the props, which helps you understand how to make your teachings accessible to all levels and all types of bodies.

We will apply anatomy to understand the effects of the postures and how to help understand the effects of the postures and how to sequence them together to create an effective class. Dive into philosophy, the subtle body, and develop a Pranayama and Restorative practice that students can incorporate into their lives. By the end, you will be able to teach a short class and prepare a safe and effective sequence.

This training aligns with the authentic traditions as instructed by Krishnamacharya and his students Sri K. Patthabi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar. We will explore the details of alignments blended in with the dynamic breath-based movements learning to create a vinyasa flow class that is accessible to everyone!

Yoga styles

  • Ashtanga yoga
  • Iyengar yoga
  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Restorative yoga
  • Prenatal yoga

Topics Covered

Building the Foundation:

  • The study of asana (Yoga Postures)
  • Anatomy applied to asana
  • The benefits and contraindications of asana and how to make postures accessible for everyone
  • The art of reading bodies and performing hands on adjustments

The Art of Teaching:

  • The art of sequencing a vinyasa flow class
  • Hands on adjustments
  • How to work with props
  • Practice teaching in a group
  • How to teach beginners
  • How to teach a private yoga session

Yoga Philosophy:

  • The history of yoga
  • Yogic philosophy from the perspective of The Yoga Sutras
  • The subtle body, including: the chakras, vayus, bandhas, and pranayama

Becoming a yoga teacher:

  • How to be an effective teacher
  • How to find your authentic voice as a teacher
  • How to speak as a teacher
  • Finding your Dharma, the business of yoga

Daily Schedule of the YTT 200

  • Morning practice. (This includes two 3-hour practices, including meditation and pranayama, while focusing on the asana theme of the day.)
  • Short Break
  • Review Sequence and postures taught
  • Lunch Break
  • Philosophy discussion and study/or Subtle Body
  • Short Break
  • Hands on adjustments, practice teaching, or a wind down practice for the day


Originally from Philadelphia, Joan earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Temple University. Shortly after finishing college, she moved to New York City to pursue a professional dance career, and it was there that she discovered yoga. Soon after, she relocated to Santa Monica, California, where she completed the YogaWorks Teacher Training with the renowned Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 2002, followed by further study with Annie Carpenter, who is known for her SmartFlow® system of highly intelligent sequencing. Joan received her YogaWorks Certification in 2006 then took her first trip to Mysore, India to study with the beloved Sri K. Pattihbi Jois and his grandson Sharath Rangaswamy. Since then, she has traveled extensively throughout India and has been blessed to study with world-renowned teachers in far-off places where she has enjoyed unplugging from the Western way of living, fully embracing the yogic lifestyle and immersing herself in her practices.


Lenka is a Vienna-based yoga teacher since 2016. She first came to Austria to pursue her career as a scientist at the Medical University of Vienna, where she worked for 10 years. During this time another passion overtook her life and made her to switch to help people more directly - teaching them to move their bodies, to improve their lives using yoga asanas and yogic philosophy. Thanks to her medical background her classes are full of useful information about human body, and how it works - not just movement-wise, but also related to nervous system.

Included in the price of the yoga teacher training:

  • A printed manual written by Joan Hyman
  • Weekly online classes with Joan Hyman
  • Three months pass from yogakula

Course Structure

The 200H Yoga Instructor Teacher Training is split into contact and non-contact hours. Here is a breakdown of those hours:

  • 180 contact hours delivered in the studio, conducted by Joan Hyman or Lenka Minarikova. Expect long morning practices, group discussions, hands on adjustments, philosophy and other forms of interactive learning
  • 20 hours of written homework and self study


€ 2.750 Yoga Teachers (proof required)

€ 3.400 Early Bird until May 30th 2023

€ 3.650 Regular price

To receive a discount if you have previously done a 200 Hour Training or if you would like to pay in multiple parts, please reach out to training@yogakula.at

We are looking forward to start this journey with you!

terms and conditions apply.


Who is this yoga training for?

This 200-hour yoga instructor training is for the yoga addict looking to perfect and understand yoga better, as well as the new yogi that knows they want more than group classes.

What style of yoga is this 200 Hour Teacher Training?

The style of yoga taught in this training can be called “intelligent Vinyasa Flow”. A dynamic vinyasa practice, with cues and instructions from the Ashtanga and Iyengar styles.

How proficient in yoga do I need to be to take part in this training?

You don't need to be a perfect yogi to join this training. We recommend you having at least 6 months to a year of yoga practice experience, to know the basic postures and have the experience of practicing yoga on a regular basis.

What if I don't want to become a yoga teacher?

No problem! Our 200-hour training is ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the study of yoga, and to improve their own practice. It’s also great for students who simply want to have a transformational experience.

Can I take this 200 hour Teacher Training if I have done another training in the past?

You are welcome to join this training, even though you have previously completed a different training. It's always good to learn from more than one teacher!

Upon registration show us your certification of your previous education and you will receive a discount!

What is Yoga Alliance?

Yoga Alliance is an organization that was started in 1999 as a way to create nationally recognized standards for yoga teachers and yoga teacher trainings in the US. More and more yoga studios across the country are requiring their teachers to register with the Yoga Alliance, either at the 200-Hour or 500-Hour level. Yoga Alliance registration, however, is not a legal requirement for teaching yoga. Currently, there are no legal certification requirements to be a yoga teacher.

What happens after the training?

Get certified and share your passion right away! Upon completion of all requirements of the course, you will be a yoga alliance certified Yoga instructor! You can teach online and in-person, start sending out your resume to potential studios, or incorporate yoga classes into the studios you’re currently teaching at. Get ready for a world of exciting possibilities and live your dream of sharing your passion for yoga with others.

Foundational Yoga Teacher Training

Sat 19.08.23 09:30 — Sun 29.10.23 18:30
Preis: 3650€