A school whose program meets or exceeds our minimum standards of training may apply for registration as CYS. The certification recognizes that the training program yoga teacher meets the standards developed by Yoga Alliance International and that training is conducted by experienced instructors and certified pre-YAI. 
Once a school is registered, all graduates of a CYS are eligible to enroll in YAI as certified yoga teachers CYT at a discounted rate. 

Yoga Alliance Africa and YAI reserves the right to suspend or revoke the registration of CYS based on evidence that the school no longer meets the standards of CYS.

To certify your school in South Africa with Yoga Alliance International fill out our application form and submit the required documents as indicated on our application. Once your application has been approved there is a once off payment for a lifetime membership. Email your application to taryn[@]shaktiyoga.co.za

Once your school is certified, students will have the assurance and confidence that you meet all high international standards and ethical training. 
All students who take a course of training through a YAI registered school will be eligible to be certified internationally. 
If you want to certify your school, please go to: "Standards and Forms"


Go With The Flow

200 Level Kids Yoga Teacher Training

100 Level Teens Yoga Teacher Training

Go with the Flow

Director: Caryn Lustig

Cell No: 0826027689

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Website: www.gowiththeflow.co.za


Pure Peace Yoga

200 level YAI certified Vinyasa teacher training courses

Pure Peace Yoga

Director: Stella Douglas

Website: www.purepeaceyoga.co.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purepeaceyoga/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter: http://twitter.com/purepeaceyoga


Casey Chiang Yoga

200 level YAI certified Vinyasa teacher training courses

Casey Chiang Yoga
Casey Chiang
I am a practicing Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Founder of Zen Hot Yoga World and have an established career as a part-time model.

I have tried a few different styles of yoga and have been fortunate enough to have trained with both international and local teachers. Each and every single one of them have influenced my life and my yoga. I am very blessed and honoured to have had all the incredible experiences on this path and I have learnt so much on this Journey called Yoga.

I am qualified as an ISHTA international yoga instructor 500hours through the Integral School of Hatha and Tantric Arts, Pregnancy Yoga, Jim Harrington 5 Star Yoga Teacher, Advanced Ana Forrest and 300hours Advanced Teacher Training with Dylan Werner.

I run yoga teacher training courses, I teach private, corporate, retreats and group classes on all levels of Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga and Hot Flow. My mission for teaching is to facilitate and create an environment where students can enter at any level and progress on their own personal journey of growth and improvement. One of the primary techniques is to simplify complex poses in a safe and fun environment with the culture where everyone moves and progress at their own pace yet constantly finding creative ways to keep the students inspired. With that said, my style of teaching is often considered strong, to encourage and challenge students to overcome their own fears to be the best they can be.

Look forward to see you on the mat! NAMASTE!

Location: Shop H1 Hobart Grove Shopping Center, Corner Hobart & Grosvenor Road Bryanston, Johannesburg.
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FB: Casey Chiang Yoga
IG: @caseychiangyoga


Theresa Moodie

100, 200 level and 300 level YAI certified teacher training courses

Theresa Moodie
Theresa Moodie
Yoga should be accessible to everyone, no matter what their current training regime looks like or what their current fitness levels are.

My classes encourage individuals to challenge themselves within their practice and reap the benefits of incorporating yoga into their existing training program. Technique, form, flexibility and most importantly the power of connecting with your breath. A more functional and sports specific approach, my vinyasa sequences are deliberate and complimentary to cross training methodologies. Within my personal practice, yoga is a space for me to grow and learn both physically, mentally and spiritually.

Types of Yoga offered:
Hatha Yoga
Vinyasa Flow
Yin Yoga
Private Yoga sessions

Location: OFF NICOL HEALTH WELLNESS & REHAB, 1 Longford Drive, Bryanston
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FB: https://www.facebook.com/theresa.moodie.wellness/


Blissful Kids Teacher Training

100 and 200 level YAI certified KIDS teacher training courses

Anja Neugebauer and Jani Steyn
Blissful Kids has developed a beautiful and unique Children’s Yoga Teacher Training which will ensure you will become a holistic mentor for children from as young as three all the way up to their teens.

Do you have a passion for Yoga, art, children or inspiring the youth to become their best selves? People who are interested in teaching children yoga may be therapists, OT’s, school teachers, parents, caregivers, the list is endless, your passion for the children and yoga is what matters most.

When you join us for our Children’s Yoga Teacher Training you will unpack the Yoga philosophy and learn how to make it child friendly. Our course is split into 5 modules, Module 1 & 2 fall under the Foundation course which is hosted over two weekends, it is jam packed with information about children’s yoga as well as art projects.

Module 3, 4 & 5 (Mentorship) will fall under our Advanced course and is open to anyone, even if you have done a 4 day foundation course with a different school.

Our Advanced course is run over 5 days and is jam packed with information about the chakras, Ayurveda, special needs, anatomy, art processing, the elements, the senses, mindfulness and much more.

Foundation Course – Module 1 & 2 – 100 Level Training
Foundation, Advanced & Mentorship – Module 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 – 200 Level Training

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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FB: https://www.facebook.com/BlissfulKidsCreativeYoga/
Website: www.http://blissfulkids.co.za


Mindful Minis Kids Teacher Training

100 YAI certified KIDS teacher training courses

Bianca Browne
Mindful Minis is a space for children aged 4 – 12 to learn and practise the art of mindfulness in fun and creative ways. Children learn new ways in which to bring focused awareness to the present moment. There is a balance of mindfulness games and activity with time for quiet, reflection and self-expression. All age appropriate! The classes include yoga, guided meditations, mindfulness games, artwork and more.Children that practice mindfulness regularly are better able to recognise and regulate their emotions, instead of being consumed by them.They are able to respond more consciously and calmly to challenging situations. It helps them to bloom in life! Thich Nhat Hanh explains it so wonderfully with the words: “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”

Mindful Minis also offers training courses for adults wanting to share the gift of mindfulness with children:
• Foundation Training - this course is suitable for school teachers, play therapists and other professionals wanting to bring mindfulness into their classrooms or sessions with children
• Advanced Training (100 hr YAI certified) - this course is suitable for those wanting to teach mindfulness classes to children

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Cell: +27 82 921 5012
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Website: www.mindfulminis.co.za


Anahata Teacher Training

100, 200 and 300 level YAI certified teacher training courses

Nadya Booyse - Lunula Yoga Studio
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Cell: +27 82 955 2282
SA Fax 086 694 8487
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IG: @lunula_yogastudio
FB: https://www.facebook.com/lunulaYogaStudio/
Website: www.lunula-yoga.com



Location: Western Cape, South Africa
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Website: www.kulayogaspace.co.za
- Yoga classes – Hatha yoga infused with Forrest yoga intense healing, somatic exploration and fascia releasing to develop an internal awareness that encourages living from within.
- Hatha Yoga Teachers training courses (YAI-certified 200 and 300 level)
- Yoga Retreats
- Yoga Teacher Workshops
- Weekly meditation evenings
- Sound journeys
- TRE (Trauma Release Exercise) group work
- Training facilities

Rosalind Dockendorff

  • Studio Owner and teacher at Kula Yoga Space
  • Level 2 Forrest Yoga teacher
  • Indi Yoga Teacher
  • Yoga4Kids teacher
  • TRE Practitioner
  • Touch for Health practitioner
  • Dorn massage and Breuss technique practitioner
  • Reiki Level 2 practitioner
  • Addiction Recovery coach



Facilitator: Julie Fowler is a certified Pole Fitness, Yoga and Aerial Yoga ® teacher offering a 100 level YAI-certified foundations course for those wanting to teach Aerial Yoga®

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Contact no: 072 199 3133

Website: http://www.aerialyoga.co.za/

Address: Vertical Vixen Studio, Lower Level, Northriding Square, Cnr Bellairs Drive & Blandford Road, Northriding (not to be confused with Bellairs Mall, we are 2 traffic lights further down Bellairs Drive)
GPS: S 26 03.261' E 027 57.945'



Location: At the Space, 9 Heugh Road, Walmer. Port Elizabeth 6001

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Website: www.luvyoga.co


- Retreats at Huzur Vadisi Yoga Retreats, Turkey; Healing in the Willows- Holistic Eco-healing Retreats, Hardwick House, Whichurch on Thames, Oxfordshire, UK; Naxos Yoga Retreats, Naxos, Greece .

- Yoga Teacher Training 200 and 300 level YAI-certified.

Karen Ingman

YOGA TEACHER/TRAINER and Chinese medicine practitioner

Directors biography: I set up the Karen Ingman School of Scaravelli Yoga in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, in September 2014, because of requests from students, while teaching in the Eastern Cape, Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, for “good yoga training” which they felt was lacking. Because of my background in training with yoga teachers whom are osteopaths, and learning to understand the body from the perspective of “correct” posture, alignment and integrity of the spine in yoga asanas, students felt I gave them a clear and intelligent insight into yoga asanas, as well as a simple and holistic approach to yoga, that is not based solely on doing postures. I have been a practicing Buddhist with the SGI (Soka Gakkai International) since 1997, which links in very well and easily with the philosophy of yoga.



Shakti Yoga Therapy Centre

Location: Johannesburg North – Fourways

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Website: www.shaktiyoga.co.za


- Hatha Yoga Teachers training courses (YAI-certified 300 and 500 level)

- Certification in Yoga Therapy courses

- Yoga Retreats

- Yoga Teacher Workshops

Aerial Yoga ® group and private classes

Taryn Elise Herselman (Ma Akash Ganga)

Studio Director at Shakti Yoga Therapy Centre

Yoga Therapist

MA in Psychological Research (Wits)

Director of Yoga Alliance International South Africa

Director of Yoga Alliance Africa



Location: Tunisia, Association Djerid Arts, 18 Rue Aboulkacem Chebbi, 2200 TOZEUR, Tunisia

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Sarasvati Devi


• Be recognized nationally and internationally as a yoga school with high standards of quality.

• Reassure your students and practitioners of yoga, they are getting yoga classes and courses that meet our high quality standards. 

• Be able to use our brands certification recognized worldwide, in your correspondence and on your website to increase your credibility as a school of yoga. 

• Sign the online registration domestic and international YASA and Yoga Alliance International. 

• Contact with a global network of teachers and schools of yoga. 

• Get discounts on all activities and events organized by Yoga Alliance SA.

This section provides details on the requirements to be met by a Yoga Center for Certification for the 200 and 500 levels, in order to ensure that all graduates meet our high standards of education. Contact hours are those received by the student with the physical presence of a teacher. The number of non-contact hours (independent study) should include: assigned reading or other homework, study groups unsupervised, observing yoga classes, etc. The total hours given below are the minimum requirements.

YAI Registration Categories for Children’s Teacher Training
The following are Yoga Alliance International’s Standards and Guidelines for a Registered Yoga School that offers a Children’s Yoga training.

1. Topics for kids teaching teacher trainings must be relevant to Yoga Alliance International’s five Educational Categories as defined below.
2. Additionally, YAI’s suggested curriculum includes Requirements related to ‘General Background Information of Child Development’.
3. Each section is allocation a certain number of hours, however upon application the overall length and content of the course will be taken into consideration when determining the relevant level designation (100, 200 or 300).

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