200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Unfortunately, we are cancelling this training. Due to the uncertainty of international travel at this time, this is our best course of action. We are evaluating dates to reschedule this for next year. Stay Tuned!
Take the Next Step of Your Yoga Journey
My 200 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Loft Wedel, is the next step on your yoga path. This certification is recognized by Yoga Alliance. In the amazing city of Hamburg, Germany, your transformation awaits.
This Alignment based Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification will allow you to teach globally. Under professional guidance, you will learn the theory and practice of yoga, the art of teaching, yoga philosophy, and much more!
This program excels at providing you the skills that you’ll need to teach yoga classes and private instruction. You’ll begin to develop these skills from the first day of training, and this knowledge will sink into every aspect of your practice.
All 3 Modules must be taken to complete this training.
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This course is taught in English, but will have German translation throughout.
Yoga Loft Wedel, Hamburg
Yoga Alliance Accredited
Trainees may register with Yoga Alliance at its RYT-200 level upon successful completion of this training.
We ensure the quality of our yoga teacher training program by providing personalized guidance with the lead teacher to a small group of students.
3 Modules in 2020
This yoga teacher training is 3 Modules that each consist of 8 days.
Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum
In this training, you will develop the skills to teach yoga to others. You will study the form and function of asana (yoga poses), the foundations of pranayama (breath work), and the basics of meditation. Plus, yoga theory & practice, yoga history & philosophy, basic Sanskrit, and yoga teacher ethics & boundaries.
Additional topics will include:
- How to teach a yoga pose
- Proper alignment
- Anatomy and physiology as it relates to yoga
- Purpose and use of props
- Observing and understanding bodies
- When and how to modify yoga poses
- How or whether to touch students and when to use adjustments
- Restorative poses
- How to skillfully sequence a class
- Practice Teaching
- General history of Yoga
- Yoga Texts: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavad Gita, Light on Yoga
- Bandhas integration (muscular contractions)
- How to teach headstand and shoulderstand
- Arm balance progressions
- Find your inner teaching voice (your uniqueness)
- Learn the three main teaching methods: verbal (audio), visual, and physical (kinetic)
- The business of Yoga: how to market yourself in the yoga community
- Vinyasa flow and hatha techniques
Rates / Investment
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
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My Teaching and Students
Yoga Loft Wedel is located along the Elbe River, with a stunning view of this famous river. They offer a variety of yoga, Pilates and tai chi classes with over 80 courses covering almost 300 square meters.
Wedel is a town just 17 kilometers from Hamburg, along the banks of the Elbe river. It is ideally outside the main city and allows for a quiet and serene environment for your teacher training. You’ll have convenient access to the light rail to Hamburg, accommodation and many places to eat. Wedel is easy to walk around to access everything.
Hamburg, Germany has over 50 museums, 45 theatres, and around 100 music venues and clubs. It’s one of the biggest musical cities in the world, second only to New York and London. When it comes to music and art, Hamburg will not be outshone by Berlin.
Lead Instructor – Johnny Nasello
Born in the United States, Johnny Nasello is an e-500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher & Personal Trainer. He specializes in alignment based yoga, and has a vast experience working with different body types, abilities, and ranges of motion. He is known for precise instruction techniques, and relating larger concepts of yoga with practical inner guidance.
Johnny has been the lead instructor of over 20 teacher trainings, and has graduated students from over 40 different countries.
Assistant Instructor – Ute Laser
Ute is the owner and Program Director of Yoga Loft Wedel. She first discovered yoga in Bangalore, India, where she lived for many years. Since then it has been an ideal fitness and harmony combination for her body and soul and an integral part of her life.
She qualified as an RYT-200 Hatha-Vinyasa teacher in Thailand in 2017 with Johnny Nasello. At the same time, she also discovered a fascination of Yin Yoga and meditation. She expanded her knowledge through courses such as yoga for seniors, and yoga with the chair.
Yoga & Meditation Teacher – Ali Choi
Ali is a certified Ayurveda therapist, 500 hour registered yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and a holistic healing practitioner.
Ali was born in South Korea and grew up in Los Angeles, California where she attained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. After entering the corporate work sector, she soon realized that her life’s path needed to take a different turn, which eventually led her to the world of yoga & wellness. She has trained in the United States and Thailand in various healing modalities over the years and has studied Ayurveda and Yoga in India.
She leads meditation classes, Ayurvedic diet & lifestyle counseling, Chi-Nei-Tsang (Taoist Abdominal Massage), Tok-Sen (Traditional Thai Healing Therapy), Cupping Therapy, and Reiki.
Her main focus is to help people connect to their inner potential to live a full and vital life in all aspects of being – physical, mental, and spiritual.
Frequently Asked Questions
A non-refundable deposit of €600 is required to secure your spot. The early bird discount of €250 is secured if your deposit of €600 is received on or before March 31, 2020.
This course is taught in English, but will have German translation throughout.
No. We prefer a year of consistent yoga practice, but we are happy to introduce you to yoga. There is no need to know advanced poses such as headstand, handstand or other arm balances and inversions. It does not matter if you are not flexible.
We can help in finding accommodation. A hotel is just 50 meters from the studio.
Our yoga hall has mats, blocks, straps, and pads. It’s not necessary to bring your own, as traveling with a yoga mat can be cumbersome, but sometimes the comfort of “our” mat is nice.
Plan on being in training 8 to 10 hours each day. You will get breaks throughout the day to study, eat, and process.
Teacher Training Testimonials
Here are the testimonials that previous graduates of my program have offered on their experience of this course.
The yoga TTC was down to earth, practical, professional and unprejudiced. Johnny’s grounded, level-headed manner and perspective provided our group with the support and stability we needed during such an intense and life changing experience. The lessons we learned and subjects covered were practical and useful. Though a lot of what we learned was transferrable to many aspects of life and personal growth, the core intention was always – to teach yoga and become yoga teachers.
Johnny is professional and respectful always. The course is Alignment Hatha, Vinyasa focused. We also covered a number of other styles and I found it to be very unbiased, which I really appreciated. It is unlimited to one specific school of yoga and Johnny encourages learning in all aspects and styles of yoga.
The course has given me a really firm and broad base from which I am excited to grow my lifetime of learning from. It was a truly life changing experience. I feel I have grown and developed in all directions and uncovered so much about myself. There is no more perfect quote to describe my experience of Johnny’s yoga TTC at Ananda than that in the Bhagavad Gita – ” Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”
I encourage everyone who is considering yoga teacher training to take the jump! It is the greatest gift you will ever give yourself.
I’ve learned so much thanks to Johnny, and will forever be grateful our paths crossed! I strongly recommend this place. It is to me definitely the best place to do a Yoga retreat and Teacher Training. Johnny has a strong background of teaching. His alignment focused way of teaching clear, thorough, and mindful of security cues to protect the body from injury while deepening your practice.
I gained so much awareness of the body and understanding of the functioning of even the tinier muscles involved by following his teaching, and I also learned a lot about life in general as Johnny has a true gift when it comes to draw parallels between the practice on your mat and Life.
I definitely recommend the place as a resort, the staff is very friendly (special mention to the kitchen staff who were cooking for us very healthy food full of love), the room was simple but very clean, the sea-salt pool amazing! Thanks to the training, I gained so much more discipline, but I also made new friends that are like a new family to me now.
I recently completed an intensive month of Ananda’s Yoga Teacher Training. It was a life changing experience! I learned a lot about yoga and life, spending a month with amazing people from all around the world. Unlike other YTT, Ananda provides all meals during the day (breakfast, lunch & dinner), which is very convenient and tasty, especially after intensive training and studying.
Johnny is the heart of the YTT, He is a very special person, a true yogi that really lives the principles of yoga, respect and sensitive to others, and of-course a VERY professional yoga teacher. If you are looking for a non-commercial, non-synthetic template YTT, but something professional AND with a personal touch, this is the place for you!
I did my Yoga Teacher Training at Ananda in may 2017. I had an amazing time! The room I stayed in was clean & comfortable, the salt water swimming pool & herbal steam sauna so relaxing. I needed that from time to time, since the four weeks training really is intense.
I considered everybody working at the resort to be extremely lovely! Johnny Nasello is the main teacher for the training. If you’re looking for somebody who can teach you everything about alignment, he’s your guy. We thoroughly went through a lot of poses and their adjustments. Of course, since it is a teacher training, we also spent a great deal of time on practicing how to teach. At first it felt really out of your comfort zone, but as the weeks progressed it was getting better and better.
Now that my time at Ananda is over, I can honestly say that I feel capable, prepared and comfortable teaching a yoga class. In my opinion this training is all about, and honestly: “Great things never came from comfort zones”. We were a group of 18 people (me being the only male student, which didn’t bother me at all btw), and we had so much fun! They all are so special! I made memories here that I will cherish forever. I wish Ananda Yoga & Detox Center and everybody who works there all the luck in the world!
I recently completed my 200hr YTT at Ananda. First and foremost, I’d like to thank and praise our teacher Johnny Nasello for a challenging and rewarding one month of practice. Not only is he down to earth, approachable and selfless with his sharing of knowledge, he is able to make yoga accessible to everyone. He teaches an alignment focused course, which means that you and your future students will be able to maximise each pose for their intended purpose.
It really doesn’t matter where you are in your practice, only that you have one. I came in thinking that I probably wasn’t strong or flexible enough to teach yoga, but with the knowledge of the right alignment and purpose of each pose you can still teach and practice effectively! Your practice will also develop no matter where your starting point is! Johnny reminds us that yoga is a never ending journey, and that even someone as advanced as himself is still refining and challenging his practice. He will help to add a new spice to your practice whether you’re a beginner or advanced.
The resort itself also adds so much positivity to the course. The food is fabulous, loads of fruit, tea, and vegetarian meals. The massaman curry is addictive. The staff are friendly and sure to make you feel at home! There’s a saltwater pool, perfect to relax in in between classes, or in the evening. The rooms are spacious and clean!
If you’re looking for a challenging, practical, and down to earth teacher training experience, this is the place for you!
Whether your motivation is personal development or to become a Certified Yoga Teacher, Johnny Nasello’s Yoga TTC is worth the time, energy, and financial investment.
The program is designed around a general hatha yoga sequence stemming from Iyengar’s lineage, which is heavily focused on precise, correct alignment using props including blocks and straps. This makes the teacher training program accessible to both beginner, and students who have a dedicated personal yoga practice.
Our confidence came from hours of hands on practice practice-teaching, dozens of asana (posture) clinics that taught us how to get a student into correct shapes using simple verbal cues and adjustments. The clinics were very extensive and detailed giving you a strong foundation of knowledge to teach a class and/or enhance your personal practice.
I can assure you, your perspective on yoga will drastically change. Not just in your physical practice on the mat, but on how you live your life, your expanded awareness, and human evolution.
Thanks to the experienced, humble, caring and personable teachers, Johnny and his assistant Ginger; I completed the program feeling more grounded, focused, disciplined, with a higher standard for myself, and a deeper sense of integrity as a yogi.