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Teacher Training

Empowerment with TT Ho and Shivakumar

This part-time training is Hatha-based and catered to aspiring teachers and experienced yoga practitioners who wish to advance their practices. The programme is divided into two parts, the first spanning five weeks and the second over four weeks.

During the foundational training of Part I, you will discover the bigger picture of yoga and how the practice fits into the history and philosophy of yoga in general. The fundamental skills learned will give you the foundation from which to teach a Hatha yoga class or deepen your personal practice.

In Part II, you will embody the technical knowledge and deepen your practice to create a lasting difference for you and others that you inspire. The sessions help you to unearth what holds you back in your practice, elevate your practical knowledge and skills, advance and transform.  

You will leave the training empowered as a practitioner and teacher with stronger self-expression and skills.

Completion of this course guarantees a certificate. However, you will receive your certification when the teacher determines that you are ready to teach publicly – whether it be exactly at the end of the course or some time thereafter.    

Yoga Alliance Accredited School
Pure Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programmes and teachers are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 200-hr & 300-hr Yoga Alliance Certification.

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S. and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.

Mission Statement
We offer this training in an effort to grow our community of committed yoga practitioners, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice, by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so they too can start teaching yoga.

We intend to guide trainees towards a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a long journey.

Empowerment with TT Ho and Shiva Kumar


Part I - 5 weeks


I. Techniques, Training and Practice 


  • In-depth study of basic asanas: (1) Standing poses; (2) Forward bends; (3) Backward bends; (4) Arm balances; (5) Hip openers; (6) Twists; (7) Inversions; (8) Restorative 
  • Body awareness and alignment 
  • Variations and modifications 
  • Benefits and contraindications 


Pranayama and Subtle Body

  • Effects of pranayama on anatomy and subtle body 
  • Major pranayama techniques 
  • Complete sequencing of pranayama safely, including alternatives and adaptations 



  • Meditation methods by lineage 
  • Chanting, mantras and mudras 


II. Anatomy and Physiology 


  • Skeletal system, including major bones, types of joints 
  • Major muscles involved in asanas 
  • Types of muscle contractions 



  • Nervous system 
  • Cardiovascular/circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems 
  • Respiratory system 



  • Types of joint movements 
  • Joint stabilisation 


III. Yoga Humanities 


  • History of yoga 
  • Lineages, style and methodology 



  • Yoga and key terms 
  • Yoga Sutras 
  • The Bhagavad Gita 
  • Upanishads 
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika 
  • Self-reflection on how philosophy relates to practice 





Part II - 4 weeks


I. Techniques, Training and Practice 

  • Advanced practice
  • Complete sequencing


II. Anatomy and Physiology

  • Safe movements 
  • Contraindications, misalignments and adaptations 


III. Yoga Humanities


  • Awareness of Yoga Sutras or similar yogic ethical precepts 
  • Relationship to Yoga Alliance Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct 
  • Comprehension of and responsibility to increase equity in yoga 
  • Accountability measures 
  • Self-reflection on how yoga ethics relate to practice and teaching 


IV. Professional Essentials 

Teaching Methodology 

  • The seat of the teacher 
  • Motivations 
  • Teacher techniques:  

(1) Class management: (a) The presence; (b) Environment; (c) Beginning a class 

(2) Cueing – verbal, visual and physical 

(3) Sequencing and pace 

(4) The art of demonstrations 

(5) The art of adjustment 


Professional Development 

  • Yoga-related professional organisations 
  • Ethical commitment 
  • Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct 
  • Lifetime of learning and continuing education 
  • General professionalism, including timeliness, consistency and cleanliness  
  • Marketing and promotion 
  • Liability insurance, waivers, invoicing 



  • Knowledge, skills, experience across the key competencies  

Mentorship component, including apprenticeship and feedback

13 & 14, 19 - 21, 26 - 28 August

2-4, 9-12 September

30 September

1, 2, 4, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 October

Training schedule:

Fridays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

6:30pm - Lecture


Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 8:30am - 6:30pm

8:30am - Meditation

9:00am - Group practice

11:00am - Lecture

1:00pm - Lunch break

2:00pm - Lecture

3:00pn - Posture clinic

5:30pm - 6:30pm - Practicum

Eligible Students

  • A minimum of 12 months of regular yoga practice
  • A deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
  • A coachable attitude
  • Commitment, including 100% attendance to asana practices, yogic practices, and lectures
  • Completed required readings



  • A short explanation of the objective for attending this training
  • “Evolution of yoga practice”: Explain how your yoga practice has evolved over the years and how you see it in a year’s time – 250 words
  • “Light on Life”: Indicate the most insightful and/or inspiring aspect(s) of this book – 250 words


Required Reading
Light on Life – BKS Iyengar

Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar

Yoga Anatomy – Leslie Kaminoff

Bhagavad Gita (any version)

Yoga Sutras of Patañjali (any version)


Students who are interested in participating should bear in mind that this will be a physically and emotionally demanding programme. It will require a strong commitment and personal sacrifice as well as the support of the student's primary support network.



·         A short explanation of the objective for attending this training

Confirmation of being free from injuries and contraindications as indicated in PURE’s aerial yoga practice disclaimer


Super Early-Bird Price
Register NOW until 31 March


Early-Bird Price
Register NOW until 30 June


Regular Price
Register from 1 July


*Please register at any Hong Kong PURE Yoga Studio


Regular Price

Full Morning Intensive Practice (9-11am)
20 Practices

13,14,20,21,27,28 August
3,4,10,11,12 September
1,2,4,8,9,15,16,22,23 October


10 Morning Intensive Practice
You must confirm your selected days upon registration


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Please complete an online application form or email us to apply. You will be notified by email within 3-5 days of its approval along with a Welcome Letter outlining payment procedures and further details. Application is NOT required for Morning Intensives. Please register at studio reception.

Early-Bird Discount

Super Early-Bird Price: Application sent in on or before 31 March 2022
Early-Bird Price: Application sent in on or before 30 June 2022
Regular Price: Application sent in starting 1 July 2022



· No refund or credit will be given for cancellation starting 1 July 2022.

· Valid refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.


Minimum Students

This programme requires a minimum of 10 students.


Healthy-licious juice cleanse offer from nood food

• HK$200 discount on nood food 3-Day juice cleanse for all yoga event registrants on training dates. Ask nood food staff at your event location for details.

• 10% off all nood food items for all yoga event registrants on dates of the training.


Contact & Enquiries

For enquiries, please email

Yoga experience

Pure Yoga Cardholders can opt to have their contracts temporarily suspended for the duration of the course. Please check YES if you would like to have your account suspended. Suspension period is on a monthly basis. You can choose the start day of your suspension. You are able to reactivate your account any time by filling in a reactivation form at the studio.
Should you wish to join any classes during the training, you will receive 50% off the regular price for drop-ins

*Please refer here for the full terms & conditions