Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Intensive Teacher Training

Yoga Alliance Certified 200+ hours

Teacher Training, Self-Development & Deepening Your Personal Practice

The 200+ hour training is based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series, which gives a solid base to any dynamic asana practice since most forms of contemporary flowing yoga styles have evolved out of Ashtanga.

We go over every asana in strict detail; discovering the basic movements which are universal alignment techniques one can apply to all the Ashtanga series, exploring different ways to modify each position with and without props, learning the contraindications for each asana and alternatives to achieve a similar outcome, how to do hands-on adjustments and especially exploring the anatomical understanding to keep each yoga student safe in the poses to encourage a life time practice.

In addition, what is unique in our training is that all the practitioners will finish the training with a solid kriya and pranayama practice. Every morning we add on to the pre-asana practices so that these highly effective and deep practices are taught correctly and safely. They appear subtle however, their subtleness is deceiving therefore, kriya and pranayama need to be taught with intelligence and awareness. Lastly, as the ‘real’ yoga is beyond the physical aspect there is a great emphasis put on yogic philosophy and daily living to ensure that we all remember to put in that “1% theory” and apply it to all aspects of our lives; on and off the yoga mat and meditation cushion!

A bonus to your learning: you will have 6 months access to the online videos of all the topics we cover during the 5-week intensive. An amazing tool to refresh your memory or update your notes once the training is complete!


Course Format

  • 4 weeks total of intensive training (8:30 – 18:00 weekdays)
  • 7 classes at Ashtanga Yoga Paris (AYP) to take after the 4 week intensive *possibility of doing in your home town
  • 7 classes assisting/observing after the 4 week intensive *possibility of doing in your home town
  • Before the training begins, home assignments will be given, as well as after the intensive. These will consist of: Self-Inspection Journaling, History of Yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Philosophy and Principles of Yoga, Anatomy for Yoga and Written Essays

The intensive training consists of two modules that can be taken in Paris or Golfe Juan, with a maximum period of 18 months between the two modules. You can choose to take one module in Paris and the other in Golfe Juan, or both modules in the same location. Each module runs from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm. Personal work before and after the course can be done in Paris, Golfe Juan or in your home town.

In addition to the two intensive modules, the 200+ hour teacher training course includes 25 yoga classes and 25 assistantships to be completed within 18 months, plus preparatory work to be done before the 1st module and written assignments to be completed within 6 months of the end of the second module.

2-Week Intensive Structure (x2)

Module I: March 18 – 29, 2024
Module II: Sep. 30 - Oct. 11, 2024.
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During the intensive the general schedule will be as follows:

8:30 – 18:00

Mornings: Pranayama & Asana practice
The mornings will be dedicated to pranayama and asana practice. Most mornings it will be Mysore style practice. However, there will be special Led classes 1 – 3 times a week:
Led Primary Series
Hip Opening Sequence
Back bending Sequence
Breaking it down into Basics
Restorative Practice

Lunch break
We take a decent time to eat a light lunch, digest properly and bond with the other trainees. These people tend to become an integral part of your overall experience, sharing this intense experience with other like-minded people!

Early afternoons: Lecture
The early afternoons will be dedicated to various topics:
Yoga Sutras
Teaching Methodology
Chakra System
Yoga in Daily Living
And more…

Short tea break

Late afternoons: Asana Technique
The late afternoons will be dedicated to the detailed exploration of specific asanas. Each asana of the primary series will be broken down into its various parts to learn:
The universal alignment of the asana
How to teach it
How to adjust it
How to modify it
Variations on the asana
The contra-indications
The name in Sanskrit
How it relates to the other asanas in the sequence
And more…

Certain sessions will be replaced with the Practicums and exams that will be done at various times throughout the 2-week intensives.


A more detailed document can be found on our dedicated trainings’ website, Ashtanga Yoga Paris Academy.


€2700 if registered before December 1st, 2023
€2800 if registered by February 1st, 2024
€2950 if registered after February 1st, 2024.

These prices include the Ashtanga Yoga Paris Teaching Manual,
7 classes at Ashtanga Yoga Paris,
and 6-month access to all the online teacher-training videos.

This Yoga training course is eligible for grants and funding from local authorities, Pôle Emploi and OPCAs (AFDAS, etc.).

Gerald Disse and Linda Munro have designed three special programs for those interested in becoming yoga teachers or deepening their personal interest and knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. They have been offering their unique trainings since 2008 and are always excited to support yoga students to cultivate their inner growth and self-development through a committed practice and self-reflection. They are committed to giving the trainees the tools to build a strong foundation in the most important skills needed to share Ashtanga Yoga with others in a safe, intelligent manner!
Their trainings are recognized internationally and are Yoga Alliance certified.

The 200+ hour training is based on the primary series of Ashtanga and the 300 hour intermediate training is only for those who have already completed at least one previous Ashtanga teacher training. The on-line training is based on our 200+ training with additional assignments to take into account the distance learning format.

Please visit Ashtanga Yoga Paris Academy for details and registration.