Modular training = maximum of flexibility

Modul A of our be better Teacher Training will again take place at beautiful Villa Sonnwend in Austria in 2020. Modul B will follow from 26.09.-10.10.2020 in Cyprus. 

You can start with Modul as well as Modul B. Both are indeoendent entities to give you best flexibility. 

State recognition = quality and government aid 

Our be better YOGA Teacher Training is recognised by german senat to provide education after § 11 (BiUrlG). Please ask for documents to receive state funding for your education. Each module can be funded with up to 500,- euros. 

Furthermore you can ask your employer to receive educational leave. Since be better also holds state recognition as further education provider you have a chance to apply for those special holidays. 

Why a compact, modular Yoga Teacher Training?

The compact modules are a wonderful chance to experience „the real“ meaning of Yoga. This is a unique and life changing possibilty- not only for those who want to teach Yoga later, but also for those who want to inquire their lifes on a deeper level and are looking for transformational practices to put them on a higher level- be it in their Yoga practice or in everyday life´s challenges.

To offer this amazing experience to as many as possible, we have created the „Intensive Retreat“: in case you just want to dive deep into Yoga or take a holiday with more than just asanas this is for you. You will not take an exam at the end and of course then not receive a certificate. Experience in many teacher trainings has shown this takes the stress from many people´s minds and lets them enjoy the ride at much more ease.

If you get caught on the way, you can still decide to take the exam at the end of the module and become a certified teacher. Of course to do so, it will be mandatory to attend all classes. If you are sure it´s not for you, you can skip some courses and design the experience according to your interests.

We put an emphasis on giving you as much flexibility as possible. This is why you can start with either module A or B since they are both individual courses. In addition, a modular teacher training as immersion gives you the chance to really get into the flow and benefits of a regular, intensive practice- something you will not achieve on weekend courses, for example, where you dip in and out of your everyday life. Thus, retreating from home for one or two weeks and following an intense, everyday Sadhana of several hours, guarantees a change on many levels. We are amazed by the wonderful reactions of our students at the end of every single module!

The chance to bring along your spouse, best friend or parent to accompany you for a week during a part of your training is being taken often, too. We have even had husbands deciding to do the training on the spot after intentionally coming along to „just be a guest“.

Obwohl das Training einen vollen Tagesplan mit sich bringt, zeigt die Erfahrung, daß eine wohltuende Location den intensiven Lernprozess stark unterstützt.

Although we have a full curriculum during the immersion, we know that a beautiful surrounding nourishes the soul and thus supports your Yoga journey. This is why we chose seminar hotels that come with more than just a stunning scenery. We are getting back to hotels that have given our groups and ourselves amazing times- something we want to share with future groups- and YOU!


Our yoga teacher Training takes one month over all (two seperate modules of 2 weeks each) and contains the following content (the classicals curriculum following the international Yoga Alliance 200 HRS standards plus content that is unique in be better´s teachings):

The Curriculum

The Curriculum of our be better YOGA Teacher Training meets the 200 Hours Standard of International Yoga Alliance.

To enable as many students as possible we have split the curriculum into two modules.

After completion of both modules you will receive the certifikate 200 Hours RYS of International Yoga Alliance.

The training is stretched over one year to give you the chance to integrate what you´ve learned. Furthermore you will receive practical advice to real life questions from the time in between when attenting your second module.  

1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 Hours

Minimum Contact Hours: 75 hours

Minimum Contact Hours w/ Lead Trainer(s): 50 hours

Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga

techniques. These hours must be a mix between: 1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and 2) guided practice of the

techniques themselves. Both areas must receive substantial emphasis.

2. Methodology, Didactics: 25 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 25 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 25 hours

Teaching styles, Vinyasa Krama, Reading students & classes needs, Principles of teaching, adressing, qualities of teacher, observing, correcting

Learning Objectives
How to access the various needs of students: different levels, different needs, different situations and topics of courses. How to work with people that face challenges. How to compose courses with particular topics. How to implement my teachings into my recent job. Different dressing in group teaching or one-on-one. Assisting and correcting in class. Timing, time management. Use of music, props etc.

3. Anatomie and Physiology: 38 Hours

  • Minimum Contact Hours: 28 hours
  • Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 7.75 hours

Human physiological anatomy (human organs, systems and their functions). Human energetically anatomy and physiology (chakras, koshas, nadis etc.)

Learning Objectives
How to use the knowledge about the physical and energetically human body to read the student. How to put the knowledge about the physical and energytical bodies into a useful Yoga practice and teaching. How to maximize the benefits by using different systems purposely. Examples: in the anatomy class on the respiratory system we will always put the theory into relation to the practice (pranayama practice). In our anatomy classes on the digestive system we will address the advantages of vegetarian/yogic nutrition to the body and mind. When addressing the nervous system in the anatomy classes we will explain the benefit of Yoga Nidra and meditation on it.

4. Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics: 44 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 39 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 0 hours

Traditional Yoga Scriptures (Hatha Yoga Pradibikha, Bhagavad Gita etc.). Yoga Sutras. Yoga Lifestyle. Karma, Dharma, Yamas, Niyamas, Ethics, the different Yoga Styles.

Learning Objectives
A deep understanding of the "non-physical" aspects of Yoga. What it means to live a yogic lifestyle and to be a role model as a Yoga teacher. How to help students with their own life topics using analogies of the yogis scriptures. A deep spiritual understanding and experience through regular practice and study of these scriptures.

5. Practicum: 10 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 10 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 5 hours

We provide detailed practice of the chosen sequence to each trainee to practice their teaching in front of the full class. Each one of them will teach 30 minuets by themselves. All other students will follow along as "the class". We advice the partaking students to "sneak in" "mistakes" to give them the chance to react and to assist and put in the practiced hands ons: Practice of teaching asanas. Practice of teaching pranayamas. Practice of teaching Yoga Nidra, chanting etc. Feedbacks in group, open feedbacks & coaching, private feedbacks.

Learning Objectives
A Fundament of how to lead asana classes. Ability to guide basic pranayamas and chantings. Understand ones own strengths and weaknesses and tools to improve as a student and teacher.

6. Specification Training: 10 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 0 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 0 hours

Reading of differences of bodily and mental needs of students. Training the individual skills of trainees if desired.

Learning Objectives
Ability to offer proper guidance for different levels and course topics (such as business Yoga, breast cancer patients, kids, people with deperssion etc.) Forming individual skills accord to one´s own work place etc.

TTP / Art of Teaching "Hands on": 16 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 10 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 10 hours

Hands on: verbal and physical assisting of students in different postures: theory and practice

Learning Objectives
Hands on: The „Hands on“ sessions deepen the understanding of each asana and give our trainiees security in guiding, physical and verbal assisting of their future students as well as important focuses in diffenrt levels of students and correcting of common mistakes. An important aspect we adress as well is the „reading“ of different body types and their challenges in different asanas.

TTP / Art of Teaching "Vinyasa Krama": 10 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 6 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 6 hours

Vinyasa Krama: logical composition of asanas, also for ceratin special needs topics with individual coaching

Learning Objectives
Vinyasa Krama: After the theoretical understanding of logical sequencing of body postures our trainees will receive introduction to composing their teaching-sequence, with which they will work throughout the training. This sequence will also be contect of the non-contact hours in which they are to learn how to prepare a class with good contect and sequencing and how to teach it in a clear and structured manner. The non-contect hours provide the chance as „self study slots“ to take notes of upcoming questions that can be adressed in open Q&A sessions of the regarding „Art of Teaching“ sessions. Thus trainees receive the chance to become secure in composing classes for certain topics. In the exam we put an emphasis on a good composition of the shown sequence.

TTP / Art of Teaching "Pranayama": 12 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 10 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 10 hours

Pranayama: Breathing techniques, their benefit on physical and mental level. Theory and practice.

Learning Objectives
Pranayama: The yogic breathing techniques will be adresse in the „Art of teaching“ sessiosn as well as in our anytomy sessions with the regarding topics (concerning the breathing system). Our trainees get deep understanding of the importance and benefits of a conciously guided breathing in Yoga. In the contact hours we adress the most important pranayamas (like Ujayi, Kapalabathi and Anuloma Viloma) in theory and practice, give practical hints to common mistakes in practice and teaching and create a relation on how to build pranayama into a sequence that makes sense. In the non-contact hours the trainiees have the chance to practice their teaching of pranayamas and give each other direct feedbacks. We will adress thier pranayama teaching in our coaching sessions as well. In our exam teaching of pranyama will be examed as well.

TTP / Art of Teaching "Kriyas": 4 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 4 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 0 hours

Kriyas: Cleansing techniques, their benfit on physical and mental level. Theory and practice.

Learning Objectives
Through the practice and theoretical understanding of yogic cleansing techniques our trainees will experience the benefit of an "internal physical practice" and the advantage of a healthy body that results in a clear mind.

TTP / Meditation: 16 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 12 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 4 hours

Meditation: Introduction into different methods in theory and practice.

Learning Objectives
Meditation: Is an important part of our teacher training. Through the immersion character of our two-week-modules and the intasive, regular practice our trainees experience the transformative effect of meditation on the mind. We encourage an ongoing personal practice between the two modules. In our „Art of Teaching“ sessions we explain the senseful integration of meditation into different classes.

TTP / Chanting & Kirtan: 14 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 12 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 0 hours

Chanting: Introduction in Kirtan singing and the teaching in front of classes

Learning Objectives
Chanting/Mantra: Chanting or the work with with mantras takes place regularly durig the modules. Thus we create space for exploring the meaning of the spiritual aspect of Yoga to the trainees own practice. It is important to us to work without dogmas, but still we are paying deep respect to the origins of Yoga and the meaning of spirituality and communicate it accordingly. Through the close cooperation with out teacher from India, who teasches this part of Yoga modern and easily accessibla for western people, we are building an bridge from body through mind to soul- an important tool for aware teachers.

TTP / Art of Teaching "Asana": 30 Hours

  1. Minimum Contact Hours: 24 hours
  2. Minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer: 20 hours

Asana: execution and anylysis of body postures (Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga)

Learning Objectives
Asana: In our „Art of Teaching“ classes we look at the most important asanas of the basic groups „standing postures“, „forward bends“, „backward bends“, „twists“ (rotational postures), „arm balances“ „inversions“, neutral postures“ as well as „recling postures“ due to their execution and benefits. Mix postutes will be related to the categories of each asana focus. Through interaction during the sessions we enable our trainees a deep understanding of the benefits in their own bodies and give hints to common mistakes tat a teacher should be able to spot.


Remaining Contact Hours and Elective Hours:

The Standards detailed above ensure that all trainees of a RYS 200 receive training and instruction in five Educational Categories for at least 180 hours with 125 hours of those being Contact Hours. Any remaining required curriculum contact and Non-Contact Hours (totaling 200 hours in all) are to be distributed among the five Educational Categories, but the hours may be allocated at the discretion of each RYS based on their training’s focus.

Total Hours: 200 Hours

  1. Total minimum Contact Hours: 180 hours
  2. Total minimum Contact Hours with Lead Trainer(s): 65 hours
  3. Es gibt einen Tag pro Woche zur freien Verfügung sowie Self Study Slots zur eigenständigen Vorbereitung der Prüfung mit Feedback. Die Teilnahme am vollständigen Programm ist verpflichtend zum Erhalten des Zertifikats. Unterricht und Manual sind sowohl in deutscher als auch englischer Sprache.

Im Anschluß an die vollständige Ausbildung erhalten unsere Trainees die Möglichkeit, für ein Jahr am be better TEACHER Programm teilzunehmen, bei dem sie intensiv begleitet werden und mit vielen praktischen Tipps in die eigene Unterrichtspraxis geführt werden. 

Ort der Ausbildung: Villa Sonnwend, Windischgarsten, Österreich


Obwohl das Training einen vollen Tagesplan mit sich bringt, zeigt die Erfahrung, daß eine wohltuende Location den intensiven Lernprozess stark unterstützt.

Modul A werden wir in 2020 wieder in der Villa Sonnwend in Österreich abhalten. 

Die Villa Sonnwend in Windischgarsten ist in eine atemberaubende Landschaft eingebettet. Zu Füßen der massiven Berge und umgeben von traumhaften Wäldern unterstützt die Umgebung hier die tiefgehende Praxis der Ausbildung. In den freien Slots bietet die Kulisse der Kalkalpen unzählige Möglichkeiten für Wanderungen, Meditieren in der Natur oder einfach nur den Blick schweifen lassen und sich Inspiration der gewaltigen Schönheit zu holen. Bei gutem Wetter (das wir Ende Mai/Anfang Juni dort erwarten) wird es auch Yoga Einheiten im Freien geben, was bei den vergangenen Terminen dort immer ganz besonders zauberhaft war! 

Das Hotel ist bestens ausgestattet- nicht nur als Seminarhaus, sondern auch mit einer gesunden, lokalen Küche und einem kleinen Wellness-Angebot in der hauseigenen Sauna. Sollte es also mal Muskelkater geben von der täglichen Yogapraxis, könnt Ihr den gleich wieder hinaus schwitzen. 

Wir haben mit der Location beste Erfahrungen gemacht und die Teilnehmer unserer bisherigen Ausbildungen dort waren immer ganz begeistert.

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2.290,00 €

31.05. - 11.06.2020

Windischgarsten, Österreich


- 11 nights double room 

- half board- food, water and tea all day

- free shuttle from Windischgarsten train station

- be better YOGA Teacher Training Modul A: contact hours, coaching, curriculum like schuduled

- TTC manual

- certificate after passing both modules

- one month free membership for Yoga Easy 

Extras : 

- single room or double room on your own 165,- 

- local environmental fees

- on request you can participate in our be better TEACHER online coaching program after completion of our training -  Info 

Example daily rundown: 

07:30 - 09:30: Meditation & Yoga

10:00: Breakfast 

11:00 - 12:30: Anatomy 

12:30 - 13:30: Philosophie & Chanting 

13:30: Lunch Break  

15:00 - 16:00: Art of Teaching 

16:00 - 18:00: Yoga & Pranayama 

18:30: Dinner 

20:00: Satsang 

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