Our platform is designed to educate people deeply, and we have decades of experience to support this.

For those interested in a teacher training, if your primary goal is to get a Yoga Alliance RYT200 award, there are easier options with other schools.

In order to offer anyone a chance to see what we offer, we don’t require a full course commitment upfront. Instead, you can subscribe on a monthly subscription to see if it’s the right fit.

Learn more about what we offer by exploring this page and feel free to drop us a line with any questions you may have from the form in the FAQ below.

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YOGAJAYA TEACHER TRAINING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PLATFORM

Transform your body, perception, and movement skills, study in-depth anatomy & biomechanics, Eastern philosophy and the history of yoga, and break free from the industry stereotypes with our detailed, step-by-step interactive online learning subscription platform. 

And if you want more, our experienced trainers will offer personalized and affordable one-on-one & small-group targeted training with a flexible schedule to complete our YogaJaya RYT200 Yoga Alliance accredited yoga teacher training course.

ABOUT YOGAJAYA

YogaJaya was founded in 2003. We have had a collective attendance of over 500,000 students across 40,000 teaching hours to date. We have hosted hundreds of specialized events and workshops, and we’ve been featured in over 100 press/media publications worldwide.

As one of the first studios in Japan to offer Yoga Alliance accredited courses, we have been recognized for the high standard of our teacher trainings.

Our online/virtual training platform (launched years prior to the pandemic) has been acknowledged globally for the efficacy of the design.

In early 2020, the Yoga Alliance invited us to present a webinar to its 85,000 Yoga Alliance registered teachers and thousands of RYS registered teacher training schools, on the efficacy of learning in the virtual/online space. Watch webinar here.

What YogaJaya students have been saying:

WHAT IS YOGA?

YogaJaya (which means “Unite/Separate + Conquer”) was founded in 2003 in Tokyo before yoga became a thing. 

We have been at the forefront of the industry for many years, while at the same time keeping an arms length from the rapid popularization of yoga as a past-time activity. 

Over the years, we were known to be both innovative in our programming and comparably provocative in challenging the dilution of the practice and philosophy driven by the growth of the health, wellness and fitness sectors. 

With our deepest respect to the gift that the Indian culture has given to humanity, we firmly believe that if you are interested in the roots of yoga and what it can give you, you need to form your own opinion about what it is.

We built this platform for everyone who is open to think outside of the box and is ready for learning and relearning.

Baseworks Teaching Methodology

A METHODOLOGY THAT MAKES SENSE

This is not a generic yoga experience.

We are not going to use beaten-up cliches to sell you an illusion of eternal happiness, solution to every problem, and promise a stress-free experience as an enlightened yogi.  

We do however use our original teaching methodology, developed over 20 years, practiced by thousands of students and backed up by cutting-edge neuroscience, to upgrade your body awareness and overall understanding of movement

So that our intentions are clear, what you learn with us can be applied to whatever type of physical yoga you want to practice and teach and we encourage it

Check out the video to hear what some of our students have to say about the method.

BLOCKS LEARNING ARCHITECTURE

YogaJaya has always strived to make sure that its teacher training students will graduate with actionable skills. We constantly improve our curriculum and educational formats to amplify learning outcomes.

Our latest innovation is the Blocks Learning Architecture. It is a layered teacher training curriculum, designed to accommodate diverse needs. 

The first layer of this curriculum is a digital version of our entire yoga teacher training curriculum evolved over 20 years. It is available on a subscription basis and is useful for aspiring teachers, established teachers and anyone who simply wants to know more about yoga.

Then there are 5 more layers, each going deeper into application and teaching. All synchronous (face-to-face) study is either one-on-one or in small groups with lead trainers. 

The design of this learning architecture allows anyone to choose how deep they want to learn. 

MODULES

We regularly update and refine our course modules to align with how we see the future of the industry while carefully considering the valuable feedback of how our students comprehend and practically apply what they’ve learned.

Posture/MOvement Dynamics

Introduction to over 80 postures and variations, with a focus on how and when to moderate. The mission: To develop a safe, scalable and sustainable practice.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Focuses on transferring skills to students through building the relationship between regular physical practice and learning efficacy.

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

Introduces a broad perspective on yoga philosophy from different sources, and how our understating of yoga is changing based on the most current research in the field.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Covers the fundamental scientific knowledge that is necessary to understand and gain better conscious control of the body. 

BIOMECHANICS

Explores the mechanical principles of movement to develop an intuitive understanding of how external forces can either facilitate or interfere with performance.

Diet and Nutrition (Comimg Soon)

Looks at how to modify diet depending on metabolism, circumstance, environment and lifestyle.

PRESENTATION METHODOLOGY

Introduces techniques to effectively convey ones message through clear communication, composure and body language in teaching environments.

Career Building

Explores ethics in the industry, seeking a non-contradictory and sustainable ground to build a career as a health professional.

FACULTY

Our teaching faculty have decades of experience as educators and in developing content. Meet the lead trainers!

PATRICK OANCIA

YOGAJAYA FOUNDER | BASEWORKS FOUNDER | ERYT500 | YACEP

Founder of YogaJaya and the Baseworks Method, Pat’s interest in the mind-body-connection led him to pursue…

SATOKO HORIE

YOGAJAYA DIRECTOR | BASEWORKS CERTIFIED TEACHER (BT3) | YJAT1000 | ERYT500 | YACEP

Director of YogaJaya since 2007. Satoko enjoys life as a constant explorer and a challenger of limits…

ASIA SHCHERBAKOVA

YogaJaya/BASEWORKS Research Associate | BASEWORKS Certified Teacher (BT2) | YJAT700 | ERYT200/RYT500

Asia holds a Masters of Science in Human Genetics and a PhD in Biotechnology…

PRICING

To cater to your goals, we offer several options to kickstart your learning journey. Our Yoga Teacher Training program stands out from the rest in terms of course structure and pricing model.

  • Our entire TT course curriculum is available to access on a subscription basis. You can take your time to study the online lectures and practices as they are extensive, interactive, and beautifully produced. Opting for one-on-one tutorship is also available.
  • Once you have completed the BASE online curriculum, supplementary educational programs are available to complete a full YTT course.

Our BASE subscription pricing is flexible, ranging from $35 / month on a monthly plan to $21 / month on an annual plan. Quarterly and Biannual plans are also available.

The RYT200 YTT program is split into 28 blocks, allowing you to pay as you go. This way, you have full control over your schedule and finances. You are also welcome to complete the course partially if RYT200 registration is not your goal, or if you have already completed and RYT200 course but would like to do some more studies. Pricing calculator is available from here.

For a detailed breakdown of what’s included, refer below. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

BASE

Access to entire syllabus.
Anyone can subscribe and learn

$35
$ 21
per month
  • Save $168 with the Annual plan
  • + Based on 20 years of teaching experience.
  • + Hundreds of video lessons with tons of quizzes to support your leaning
  • + Online practice classes
  • + Track your progress with an interactive gamified journey
  • + Access to a global community of peers/study partners and instructors
  • + Possibility to unlock deep personalized learning and support
  • + Optional one-on-one Tutorship

RYT200 YTT

Full Course
Tuition

$1225
$ 1165
Full Course
  • Including 6 months of BASE*
  • * $1165 is a fee for a
    6-month course and includes
    6 x $25 BASE subscription price
    (with a 6-month plan).
    If you want to complete
    the BASE content sooner
    or take more time, this will
    reduce or increase the end
    cost.

  • + Stand-alone teaching methodology & know-hows
  • + All time with instructors is either in small groups or one-on-one, lead only by experienced lead trainers
  • + Interactive discussions and practice teaching in unique formats
  • + Extra flexible schedule in any time zone
  • + Teaching practice with one-on-one feedback
  • + Exams & Assessments
  • + Pay per content block as you go
  • Course-specific content is available for BASE subscribers.
    Subscribe to BASE to get started.
    For a more detailed breakdown of the teacher training pricing structure, watch the video in the "How Does The Pricing Work" tab in the FAQ below

ALL BASE ACCESS PLANS

All Base Subscription Plans include access to Online Practice + Lecture Modules: Posture/Movement Dynamics, Biomechanics, Presentation Methodology, Teaching Methodology, Anatomy And Physiology, Career Building, Yoga Philosophy, and Modern Yoga.

$35

per month
billed monthly

$30

per month
billed at $89
every 3 months

$25

per month
billed at $147
every 6 months

$21

per month
billed at $252
every 12 months

Single Module Plans

"Yoga Philosophy"

$19

per month
billed monthly

"Pose Dynamics"

$28

per month
billed monthly

COMMUNITY

If you had ever physically been to the YogaJaya studio in Tokyo, you would have experienced a super positive sense of cohesion among our students and teachers. 

This online platform is an exciting development to transcend the boundaries of geographical location and expand our community to reach even more like-minded people all over the world, both virtually and in-person. 

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What our graduates say

The training offered me a thoroughly in-depth understanding of sequencing. The studio offered very thorough instruction to each individual student, suitable for him/her. Also, all of the trainers were amazing.

Akiko Kim

Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor

Japan

YogaJaya’s teacher training focuses on attaining deeper understanding of yoga philosophy to enrich our lives, to grow together through practice and mutual support is amazing and is distinctly different from other trainings.

Kiyomitsu Maeda

Yoga Instructor- IYOGA

Japan

It's simply an incredible experience to continuously work on something and eventually, see the benefits (e.g. I learned to go into headstand within 4 months). Overall, this teacher training has really taught me that persistence and consistency and hard work will lead to results.

Daria Hufnagel

Writer | Digital Producer | Yoga Instructor

United Kingdom

By attending this Teacher Training, I was able to further deepen my interest about the body, understand the importance of practice, and feel the effect of Baseworks Practice. I gained not only flexibility and strength, but was also able to develop my ability to work through challenges.

Chieko Shiono

Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor

Japan

In the time that I’ve been doing Baseworks Practice, my foundational practice and knowledge has improved dramatically. As has my strength. I have a much greater awareness of my spine throughout the practice, and of the connections throughout the body. Moreover, an awareness of breath, stillness and calm.

Phoebe Sellaroli

Nutritionist | Mom | Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor

Australia

It was incredible how the topics were not restricted only to yoga in a narrow sense, but offered profound content that changed the way we perceive the world. This was more than I ever expected. I also got the strong feeling that we were each individually mentored with an underlying passion behind all of it.

Masae Shimizu

Chemist | Mom | Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor

Japan

With the online content, I could review everything over and over again. When I became unsure, I simply focused back to that section. In this way, it was really educational. There is so much detailed information explained step-by-step so I can relearn again and again.

Megumi Fukiage

Entrepreneur | Mom | yoga / Baseworks certified instructor

Japan

It was convenient that I could study anytime from home. It was much easier to fit into my busy schedule, since my work is often unpredictable. Also the quizzes were helpful to consolidate what I'd just read about / learnt in the online lesson, and immediately understand which parts I hadn't grasped fully.

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Kazuko Ali

Solicitor | Mom | Yoga / Baseworks certified instructor

Japan

I learned to notice and be aware of my own body changes and how to work with my body. I learned that there was no need to compare to others, but rather focus on my own progress.

Lin Jing

Therapist & Coach | Yoga instructor | Baseworks-certified Instructor

Japan

Having the ability to watch and rewatch the videos as many times as needed as the biggest benefit of this section. I could watch from multiple different perspectives because of that. Slowing it down to take notes, Speeding it up to "teach it", or moving along with the instruction to "feel it". I found the slides to be beneficial in all the videos in any section as auditory learning kicks my butt. I appreciated the slides so I could stop the video and take notes first, then go back and listen to the video again to connect the slides, my notes, etc. I also think the quizzes were absolute crucial to my understanding of the material. It kept me engaged. I took notes throughout all the videos and when it came to the quizzes if I could not find the answer in my notes I knew that I needed to review the lecture to better understand the key points I was missing.

Jiletta Patton

Professional Athlete | Mom | Yoga / Baseworks certified instructor

United States

Thanks to schedule adjustments and flexibly, I was able to balance the training with work and family. I used to go to the Tokyo studio, but online learning is easy to review and there are advantages unique to online. I am grateful that you have created an environment where you can learn BASEWORKS online.

Chikara Toko

Therapist, Personal Care Attendant | Father | Yoga / Baseworks certified instructor

Japan

This was a wonderful learning experience. Going deeper into understanding the ‘integrity of the pose’, and differences between how it looks on the outside and what's really going on inside. The course sessions were very positive and supportive. I benefited a lot from the thorough and precise guidance for the asana. I also had the opportunity to not only learn theory, but to really advance my personal practice.

Daphna Kieselstein

Consultant | Mom | Yoga Instructor

Israel

AWARDS FOR TEACHER TRAINING GRADUATES

COURSE AWARDS

Our course awards validate graduates’ successful course completion to support teaching in line with industry standards. Each award also includes perks to build a career as a teacher.

YOGA ALLIANCE RYT 200

Yoga Alliance RYT 200

Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher 

YOGAJAYA YJA 200

YogaJaya 200 Hour Accreditation 

YogaJaya 200 Hour Accreditation 

BASEWORKS BTM

BASEWORKS
BTM

Baseworks Teaching Methodology Accreditation

For more information about our course awards, please refer to the FAQ below.

FAQ

Answers to common questions.

Our globally recognized signature practice system is supported by a professional team of certified teachers.

The method is designed to produce a safe, fast, scalable, and sustainable practice quality that compliments any yoga practice. It is also practiced by athletes, martial artists, dancers, and performance artists as a body conditioning tool. Learn more about the method.

The online modules and material included in the courses are comprehensive and consolidated, allowing students to conveniently participate at a time and place of their choosing remotely, and have always access the online content, upgraded regularly via an affordable monthly subscription.

Yes totally. In fact, our globally recognized signature practice system is only offered on our platform and will provide you with an entirely new understanding of movement in relation to physical posture practice.

Not to mention, each of the modules on the platform go deep into the educational topics in a way we feel is both comprehensive and relevant. Many established yoga teachers have studied with us over the years specifically because of the reputation we have built.

YES, and we encourage it!

We built this platform for anyone wanting to learn more about yoga and are making this platform a resource for everyone. 

Visit this page to learn more.

Our teacher trainings are known to support a diverse range of students from all facets of life, from all over thee world.

Learners range from those who have no yoga/fitness/exercise experience to already established professionals in the yoga/fitness/wellness industry, students, full-time working householders, ranging from late teens to those in their senior years.

You will be able to immediately register and create your public profile on Yoga Alliance directory as a RYT200. You can also begin to promote yourself with this title and include this on your resume when seeking work as a yoga Instructor. 

You can also apply for an internship with YogaJaya to join our global team for unique teaching opportunities after graduation to immediately gain experience.

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association representing the yoga community with the mission to promote and support the integrity and diversity of the teaching of yoga.

They have established a global industry standard for yoga studios to conduct teacher trainings based on a set of requirements to qualify for offering affiliated courses.

Students graduating from a Yoga Alliance affiliated teacher training can register as teachers on the Yoga Alliance international teachers directory.

It is important to consider that the Yoga Alliance’s credentialing system is a directory, not to be confused with other types of credentialing systems (such as certifications, accreditations, licensure, etc.).

There are many yoga businesses that advertise courses with the promise of a Yoga Alliance “Certification”. So that there is no confusion about what the Yoga Alliance offers, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with this resource from the Yoga Alliance website as a step toward deciding on the right course.

The YogaJaya RYT200 Teacher Training qualifies graduates to register as an RYT200 teacher with the Yoga Alliance. This allows graduates to take advantage of a range of registration perks to support establishing a career as a teacher of yoga.

YogaJaya was one of the first yoga studios in Japan to offer Yoga Alliance affiliated trainings and held its first RYT200 course in a collaboration in the summer of 2005.

YogaJaya has been a Yoga Alliance registered school at the RYS200, RYS300 & RYS500 levels for over 15 years.

The YogaJaya Accreditation is our course signature award. It offers graduates perks for continuing education, as well as exclusive access to resources and programing on how to develop skills as a career yoga teacher.

Our Teacher Trainings utilize the Baseworks Teaching Methodology for teaching yoga as the course signature framework. It focuses on how to practice and teach in a safe, scaleable and sustainable way.

All teachers that have qualified under any level of training in the Baseworks Method are listed on the Baseworks International Teachers Directory.

Check what our students say:

Anyone (even those not interested in  teaching) can get access to the curriculum, that we have been developing for 20 years.

We offer flexible subscription prices ranging from $35 / month on a monthly plan to $21 / month on an annual plan. Intermediate options are also available. One-on-one Tutorship option is also available.

Once you have completed all the online studies, you can option to continue to personalized one-on-one or small-group targeted application-based training to go even deeper.

If you just want to get started by studying some of our content on the path to become a teacher, you only pay for the blocks you are interested in, and pay for each proceeding block only when the time is convenient for you.

If you wanted to complete the full YogaJaya RYT200 Yoga Alliance accredited teacher training course, the regular course pricing would add up to US$1,165 for a 6 months course. Watch this video to learn about the pricing. Please see the pricing calculator via the link below.

PRICING CALCULATOR

As one of the first studios in Japan to offer Yoga Alliance accredited courses, we have been recognized for the high standard of our teacher trainings.

We have supported students from different backgrounds ranging from very experienced to no experience at all.

The training is designed to support everyone, regardless of strength/flexibility or ability to do the poses.

If you have absolutely no experience or feel that you lack in athletic ability, don’t worry.

You will soon be able to see the changes in your body by following the safe and attainable steps our practice syllabus offers.

The practice syllabus is taught consistently and 100% in line with the teacher training methodology. It’s a no-brainer. 

There are 3 best proven ways to achieve great results in practice:

  1. Start practicing at 6 years old, which may be too late for some of us.
  2. Old School: find a great teacher who will work with you on a daily basis.

Although totally possible, this can be potentially challenging.

Not only will you need to find a teacher who is willing to work with you, but unless you can afford to have them come to you…it will likely entail that you will need to go to them, at a time and place they are teaching.

Although this can be a valuable experience, if you want to both learn and pursue other interests without drastically altering your lifestyle, it can be really tough to make this scenario work for a long enough duration to get something meaningful out of it.

  1. Regularly practice a consistent system

Our entire practice syllabus is available online, 24/7, to compliment the course content. This keeps you synergistically integrated with the teacher training content providing a super effective preparatory tool for the live face-to-face sessions.

This makes it possible to fit a regular practice into pretty much any schedule scenario.

As we are not able to turn back time….or assign a private teacher to everyone who wants to improve the practice…. we’ve really worked hard over the years to create the infrastructure to enable this third option for anybody. This is based exclusively on our 20 years of in-person teaching experience across thousands of students in Japan and internationally. 

Our certified teacher body, the online community and our online content are all seamlessly aligned.  

Regardless of which medium you choose to study, you will be able to build upon and improve your practice….no matter what.

Short answer: yes, but it does not have to be.

The program is designed so that it can be delivered fully online+virtual with a highly flexible schedule, allowing for people from any region to participate and fit it into any lifestyle. Moreover, the quality of your learning output is our highest priority.

However, there is no substitute to real in-person human connection. We also know that for many being a part of the group acts as additional motivation.

Therefore, we have the following interactive and physical mechanisms built it:

  • There is a virtual community
  • There is a feature that allow you to look for study partners in your local area
  • If there is enough demand in a particular area, we are happy to organize holding the face-to-face parts of the course in the form of physical events 

Also, to address the concern of whether or not you will be motivated enough to go through the course without being physically engaged in a group environment, we have came up with a lot of progress visualization, tracking and guidance features that are typically absent on standard off-the-shelf online learning platform that most other online teacher trainings use.

In short, yes! We love being in the company of dedicated students for any kind of study offerings. 

We plan to offer workshops, courses, seminars, and synchronous (face-to-face) modules of our teacher trainings in different locations worldwide. We also plan to periodically offer workshops and pop-up master classes in Tokyo. If you would like to host us, please send us a proposal

To clarify, any in-person events are a synergistic companion to the content on the YogaJaya Education platform, and vice versa. Again, the Platform allows for anyone to get started anywhere!

Subscribe to start studying with us as a first step!

Great question, and even we questioned this for years, until we started implementing online content in 2017 and saw how it revolutionized how our students learned.

Here is a great example of why online learning is so effective:

Sebatian Thrun from Udacity conducted a Stanford University data science course in Robotics/Artificial Intelligence in 2009.

The course had a face to face enrollment held on the Stanford University Campus of 200 of the top data science Stanford students. At the same time the course was released online to an enrollment of 160,000 students. The course content was identical.

At the end of the course they stack-ranked the Stanford students (the most privileged) with the students from the online course. The top 412 students were not from Stanford. In fact the best performing Stanford student was number 413 out of a class of 200.

This meant that for every 1 great Stanford student, there were 412 other people in the world that matched that. The students who did the course online, had the opportunity to review the material and lectures, over and over, absorbing what they studied to infuse the learning efficacy.

Since then many other studies prove that if anyone is provided with a digital environment to learn that is not limited to a fixed time and place, that the efficacy for learning can be much more substantial.

This is one of the reasons why online learning is significantly expanding globally (even prior to the pandemic) with different educational institutions, not only in the academic world but also in business, lifetime education and health & wellness.

Yet, not all online platforms were created equal.

There are a lot of online programs out there these days. Most of them use off-the-shelf online learning solutions, which are essentially a series of videos on a linear timeline.

What makes our platform unique is that it is completely custom-built, and it has an interactive dashboard allowing you to view and track your progress. You can engage with the content in a non-linear way and the platform will support you in this. Not being limited by the constraints of standard off-the-shelf solutions allowed us to come up with a variety of learning formats and tools that best fit each particular learning requirement.

Not to mention, with our stand-alone innovative dynamic virtual session scheduling system, it took away the limitations of geography and fixed scheduling to allow for an immense flexibility to make it work for just about anyone financially and logistically. 

Still not convinced?

That is why we created a subscription model that allows for everyone to dive into the content see how it shines. Get started now to see for yourself. Cancel anytime.

Different to that of yoga boom businesses which graduate thousands of students per year, our clustered small-groups model and after graduation support is lean and realistically supportive. 

Why we are unique:

  • Our platform offers ongoing access to the course content, upgraded regularly.
  • There is also 24/7 access to a community of peers and trainers as well forums & groups specific to all the content on the platform. 
  • The platform allows you to find friends in the area where you live and also to stay connected virtually to other students that you studied with throughout the course.
  • Continuing education modules under both our YogaJaya Accreditation and the Yoga Alliance YACEP criteria are constantly offered for interested graduates who wish to sustain and brush up what they learned.
  • We provide all YogaJaya Teacher Training graduates with ongoing resources to support developing practice, teaching skills and career building. We have a built-in feature of post-graduation mentorship available to anyone who has completed the full course. 

These types of resources are not common in most one-off courses and have proven to us to be invaluable for our student and graduate body.

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