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Teacher Training

Greenpath Yoga – Ashtanga Teacher Training 2024 with Clayton Horton 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training Programme

Part 1: 1-11 August Part 2: 22 August-1 September Starstreet Precinct – Wan Chai

The greatest happiness comes from helping others. Teaching yoga is a service to all beings and is a contribution to our community and to the health of our world. Take the next step in your development with this well-rounded and comprehensive training programme. This 200-hour course is for those who are already teaching, aspiring to teach, or simply wish to deepen their own practice. Students may take one or both modules. 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 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 toward 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.

Module 1 – Asana Foundations: Refining your personal practice, asana alignment, correct breathing, meditation, pranayama, intelligent sequencing, how to be a good student, yoga philosophy, yogic lifestyle, history of Ashtanga Yoga.

Module 2 – Practice Teaching: Adjustments, classroom dynamics, the voice of the teacher, functional anatomy, ayurveda basics, intro to sanskrit, injury prevention, eternal lessons of the Bhagavad Gita.

• Ashtanga Yoga in the tradition of the Jois family of Mysore South India as well as simple restorative postures and mudras
• Daily morning practice of Ashtanga Mysore-style and Led classes with meditation and simple breathwork
• Study of Vinyasa; Correct breathing coupled with conscious movement, dristhi (looking place) and the internal energy locks, bandhas
• Proper technique & alignment for stability, safety, and ease

• Finding your teaching voice - verbal cues, authenticity and non-violent communication
• Classroom Dynamics - responding appropriately to what arises in the classroom, seeing the big picture
• Injury Prevention - learn how to instruct students in a safe manner and stay injury-free as a practitioner & teacher
• Adjustments - how, why, when and for whom? Become comfortable and confident with basic and verbal adjustments
• Prenatal Yoga - how to guide mums-to-be in a safe and supportive manner
• Sanskrit - learn basic counting and asana names of the Ashtanga Primary Series

Anatomy & Physiology
• Functional Anatomy - understand the relationship of muscles, bones, connective tissue and fascia
• Subtle Anatomy; the internal exploration of Chakras, Vayus, Koshas, and Nadis
• Explore the key teachings of the Patanjalim Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita and other ancient texts
• History of Yoga - Yoga’s ancient history and the evolution of yoga into modern times
• Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, Ecology, and their relation to yoga
• The Tree of Yoga - Lineages, Gurus, and styles of yoga

Yoga Lifestyle
• How to be a good student
• Ethics - the moral foundation of the practice, Yamas and Niyamas, and non-violent communication
• Bhakti Yoga - Kirtan, devotional chanting, and mantra
• Business of Yoga - how to orient oneself and gracefully navigate the seas of today’s yoga biz, social media and online teaching
• Yogic Diet - Nutrition for the mind, body, and soul
• Ayurveda - an introduction to India’s ancient Science of Life

Module 1: Asana Foundations: 100 hours: 1-11 August (Day Off: 6 August)
Module 2: Practice Teaching: 22 August-1 September (Day Off: 27 August)

Weekday Schedule:
6:45am-9:00am: Mysore (open to Cardholder bookings)
9:30am-5:15pm: Study (including breaks)

Weekend & Public Holiday Schedule:
8:30am-11:00am: Mysore
11:00am-5:15pm: Study (including breaks)

All hours can be counted towards Yoga Alliance registration.

Students must be familiar with and be able to practise the first half of the Ashtanga Primary Series. Clayton can suggest online classes for you to take if you are not able to come to his classes in person to prepare for the course. 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. We emphasise that this programme may not be for everyone.

Interested students must:

• Have a deep desire to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
• Have a minimum of 12 months of regular yoga practice
• Be free of major injuries going into the programme
• Have a coachable attitude
• Be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required
• Be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme
• Commit to being drug- and alcohol-free during the training period
• Notify PURE if you’re undergoing any medication for any physical or psychological conditions before registering for the course

Born in Oklahoma, US, Clayton is an experienced and internationally known KPJAYI Certified Ashtanga yoga instructor. Clayton studied with masters Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and the Greensufi for 14 years, both of whom gave him great inspiration to practise daily and develop a yogic lifestyle. To Clayton, yoga is a healing path back to the self, allowing us to experience true peace and happiness. Being kind and living in balance with nature are qualities that continue to guide his life.


• Nutrition Science Online Associates Degree – Stanford Center for Health Education, 2020
• Gong Training Level 1 & 2 with Martha Collard, 2020
• Natural Yogic Treatment, Fasting Detox Coaching Training, 2020
• Certification in the practice of Bioresonance – Paul-Schmidt-Akademie, Lennestadt, Germany, 2017
• Initiation of Tantric Sadhana, Sahaj Meditation, Levels 1-6, Dada Dharmavedananda, Cebu, Philippines, 2012-2017
• Bioresonance Basic Therapy Course A and B – Bicom UK LLP, 2017
• Diploma of Basic Natural Therapy – Ananda Marga Yoga Wellness Center, Cebu, Philippines, 2016
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute, Certification, August 2016
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute Authorisation Level Two, June 2010
• K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Research Institute Authorisation Level One, January 2003

Full Training: 

Super Early-Bird: HK$29,800 (Limited to the first 10 registrants)
Early-Bird 10% off: HK$33,300 (ends 30 June)
Regular Price: HK$37,000

Modular Drop-In – Either Module 1 or 2:
Early-Bird 10% off: HK$17,100 (ends 30 June)
Regular Price: HK$19,000

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Minimum Students
This programme requires a minimum of 15 students.

Early-Bird Discount
• Early-Bird Price: Applications to be sent in on or before 30 June 2024.
• Regular Price: Applications to be sent in starting from 1 July 2024.

• No refund or credit will be given for cancellations starting 1 July 2024.
• Valid refunds are subject to a 10% processing fee that will be deducted from your refund.
• All applications for refund (medical & emergency reasons) must be made within 3 days after the event finishes.

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

Will I be able to teach right after I graduate from this programme?
Yes. All the course materials taught in this course prepare students with all the foundational knowledge and skills needed to become yoga teachers. Some students take it to deepen their own personal practice, kick-start a life transformational experience, while others do it to immediately to start a teaching career. Others who do not want to proceed into teaching immediately would immerse into further trainings. More than half the students from our graduate programmes begin teaching friends, family, moving into part-time teaching in studios and then full-time teaching.

Will I be able to teach at PURE Yoga after graduating from this programme?
PURE Yoga is always open to applications and supports graduates from our programmes. We do have many teachers at PURE Yoga currently that are previous graduates. While we encourage graduates to apply with us, there is never a guarantee of job placement due to availability of openings or space within our studios. However, any graduates that apply with us are kept in our database and are advised if there are openings available.

Will PURE Yoga help with my Yoga Alliance application?
Upon successful graduation of our teacher training programmes, PURE Yoga will send the students a link to where they can apply for the Yoga Alliance certification. Our programmes and our school is Yoga Alliance accredited, meaning that students graduating from our programmes will “automatically” be approved when they apply to Yoga Alliance. From there, students will take their own steps in applying for Yoga Alliance – whether you are applying for 200-hour certification, 500-hour or so forth.

If I miss one day, will I be able to make up for it?
Students undergoing this programme must be fully committed and understand that 100% full attendance is required. They must also be willing to forgo most other personal or professional commitments for the duration of the programme – only with 100% attendance and completion of the course will students receive a certificate and no make-up of work will be given. Should there be any problems with this, students must speak with the faculty prior to the course and only under very special circumstances will it be considered.

Will I receive a certificate after the programme?
Upon successful completion, 100% attendance, and following the code of conduct – students will receive a Certificate of Completion from PURE Yoga for this teacher training programme.

*Please refer here for the full terms & conditions