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200hr Yoga Teacher Training

with the YogaVeda School of Yoga and Ayurveda

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The Ayurveda Health Retreat hosts the YogaVeda school of Yoga and Ayurveda's Yoga Alliance-certified 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training.

Richard, Syama and Dhyana Masla are the co-founders of the YogaVeda School of Yoga and Ayurveda. Their synergy brings together the teachings of Yoga and Ayurveda. The creation of the YogaVeda Yoga School is a dream come true for them, a place where one may learn a holistic approach to life based on the ancient principles of Yoga and Ayurveda.

Students from YogaVeda have found they are able to transform their original reason for beginning yoga into an intention to strengthen their spiritual practice. It is our belief that with intention comes transformation. Connect to a deep source of inspiration as you gain the ability to guide others into theirs.

The YogaVeda School of Yoga and Ayurveda teacher training is based on the desire to serve others. Making the decision to become a certified yoga teacher allows you to create a life where your work and spiritual practice can become one. 

We host two yoga teacher trainings annually to best meet your needs:

Option 1: July Intensive- CANCELED 

  • 2020 dates: July 6-26

  • 6 days per week, 6:45am - 5:00pm

Option 2: Fall thru Spring (8 months, 1 weekend per month)

  • 1 weekend per month (Sat/Sun), 6:45am - 5:00pm

  • 2019 - 2020 dates:

    • October 5 & 6

    • Nov 2 & 3

    • Dec 7 & 8

    • Jan 11 & 12

    • Feb 15 & 16

    • March 14 & 15

    • April 4 & 5

    • April 25 & 26 Graduation

Tuition: $3,200 First 5 students = $2,500 (must be paid in full)​​

  • Includes vegetarian breakfast and lunch

  • Rooms available - please inquire



  • $1,000 Non-refundable deposit due upon acceptance

  • Full Tuition is due ONE week prior to school start date

  • If you register and pay in full, you have up to 3 weeks prior to school start date to receive refund on all payment minus the $1,000 non-refundable deposit. Thereafter all monies are forfeited

The YogaVeda School of Yoga and Ayurveda in nestled in the quaint town of Alachua, Florida. Our school is close to hiking and biking trails, crystal-clear springs, and many opportunities to find peace and serenity with Mother Earth. Be in nature, make heart-to-heart connections and enjoy pure and whole foods. We are here to provide a nurturing environment and help you embody your most INSPIRED Self.


Philosophy and Teaching styles

YogaVeda School of Yoga and Ayurveda certification programs give you the tools to grow in both your personal and professional life. We cultivate an environment of family and love, allowing personal relationships to blossom. Our small and intimate school allows you to not only learn to become a yoga teacher but to learn to become your most complete and full Self. We celebrate each moment and each student.

Our course includes the study of asana, meditation, pranayama, anatomy, yoga anatomy, yoga history and philosophy. You will also learn about yogic diet and lifestyle, and Ayurveda. The program includes 200 hours (180 contact hours plus personal study).


Daily meditation is a requirement of this 200 hour yoga training. Meditation helps us to become less identified with the body and is one of the Five Principles of Yoga. It is the practice by which there is constant observation of the mind. Daily meditation and journaling are essential to the training course. In the silence of the Self we cultivate our deepest inspiration to teach others.

200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum:


Asana (physical practice)

  • Postures (asanas) and modifications

  • Giving clear and concise verbal cues

  • Hands-on assisting and adjustments

  • Sanskrit names of each asana

  • Appropriate use of props in practice

  • Teaching practice

  • Class sequencing and creating a flow

  • Yogic and esoteric anatomy; Western anatomy

  • Physical effects of yoga on the body

  • Prevention of Injuries

  • Assisting and teaching students with physical injuries or limitations

  • Specialized yoga: kids, prenatal, seniors etc.

Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Yogic meditations

  • Pranayama (breathing techniques)

  • Kirtan and Chanting

  • Daily practice

  • Yogic Diet and Lifestyle

  • Ayurveda​

Yoga philosophy

  • History and Philosophy of Yoga

  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras

  • Stimulating conversations led by guest yogis

Business of Yoga

  • Yoga teacher ethics

  • Marketing and Business of Yoga


Practice Teaching

  • Multiple opportunities to practice teaching will be given. You will have the chance to apply what you have learned and teach group classes at our studio


Reading List           

  • The Journey Home – Radhanath Swami (to read before class begins)

  • Miracle on Second Avenue – Mukunda Goswami (to read before class begins, available from

  • Yoga and Vegetarianism: The Diet of Enlightenment – Sharon Gannon (to read before class begins)

  • The Book of Dharma – Simon Has

  • The Bhagavad-Gita As It Is – Srila A.C. Bhaktivendanta Swami

  • The Journey Within – Radhanath Swami 

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