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International Bilingual Course: Ongoing
Start anytime: Complete in stages to fit your schedule


YogaJaya was founded in 2003. We have had a collective attendance of over 500,000 students over 40,000 teaching hours to date. We have hosted hundreds of specialized events and workshops.

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 teacher trainings offer participation format options ranging from weekend intensives to monthly residential, and hybrid in-person/digital/online courses.

Our online/virtual training platform has been acknowledged globally for the efficacy of the design.

Yoga Alliance recently invited us to present a webinar to its members in Japan and globally, on the efficacy of learning in the virtual/online space. See webinar here.


Teaching Methodology

Modern popular yoga is very diverse. 

Where as it may be really interesting to explore different methods as a student, learning how to teach calls for consistency and a solid understanding of how the body moves. 

In this training, we are using the highly consistent and scientifically researched Baseworks Teaching Methodology to help you to both step up your practice and build the understanding and skills necessary to effectively and safely teach yoga.

Student Voices

All certified teachers at YogaJaya and Baseworks affiliate studios have graduated from the YogaJaya Teacher Training and teach/utilize the Baseworks Teaching Methodology. 

Check out what our students have to say….

Wonderfully attentive teachers! All the instructors at YogaJaya fully dedicate their attention to their students, providing both verbal and physical adjustments. I appreciate that they prioritize safety and alignment over mastery of poses, recognizing when students need to pull back for length and breadth.
Jane K.
Teachers here make me become more aware of the attention to detail which is important for getting that full understanding. The repetition of details helps you to revisit and think about things differently.
Nolan P.
Teachers have very high teaching skills and are really looking at students. They highlight precisely exactly what is better for me to do with no ambiguity.
Yuna S.
Baseworks is completely different than any other yoga I practiced and I absolutely love Baseworks Practice. Baseworks is safe and all concepts make complete sense for a movement practice.
Jessica E.

Training Format

People learn in different ways and at varying paces. After more than a decade of conducting teacher trainings, and making the best use of available technology, we came up with a format that maximizes learning irrespective of the learning style and individual background.

*in-person sessions will be substituted by virtual sessions during Covid 19 lockdown and distancing advisories.


All the basic lectures are in the form of bite-size chunked videos with complementary quizzes allowing thorough review of the content. ​


All the practice videos are filmed from multiple camera angles to be able to have different perspectives of how the body looks and moves.


Professionally designed, extensive manuals created by expert professional faculty are dynamically integrated with the lectures.


Spend as much time as you need to review the online content and request 24/7 support for any questions/clarifications you have.


We have periodic face-to-face sessions in small groups that are dedicated entirely to Q&As and discussions to ensure understanding.


The majority of the training in-person modules are conducted once participants are familiar with the curriculum content and vocabulary.

Personalized Support

We use the in-person session times for practice, Q&As, discussions, teaching exercises, practice teaching, and personalized support.


The exam and final teaching assessment are are clearly reviewed throughout the course with ample study time, practice  and feedback.


Flexible Schedule

Decide when to start, at which pace to study and when to complete the training to fit your lifestyle.

*in-person sessions will be substituted by virtual sessions during Covid 19 lockdown and distancing advisories.

Your Schedule

A significant part of the content can be taken online, wherever you are, to fit your schedule.

Your Choice

The virtual live zoom sessions are pre-scheduled and happen periodically, with options to choose when to join.

Your Pace

The in-person sessions are scheduled in advance throughout the year to match the timeline of your choice.



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


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


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.


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


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

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


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.


We have been fine tuning the online experience in all of our courses based on the direct feedback from our students. See what they have to say about the efficacy of the online/virtual study experience with us.

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 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 P.
Athlete | Parent | Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor
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.
Kazuko A.
LAWYER | Parent | Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor
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 F.
Entrepreneur | PARENT | Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor



Our course awards qualify graduates to begin teaching in line with the industry standards and receive perks to support building a career. 


Baseworks Tier 1 Certification


Yoga Alliance RYT200


YogaJaya Teachers Accreditation 



YogaJaya Teacher Training residential faculty share a wealth of knowledge and experience based on years of commitment to practice, teaching and mentoring students.

Meet the teachers for this course.



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

See Bio…



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

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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…

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Shinobu dedicated over 10 years to the study of yoga and Baseworks Practice at YogaJaya…

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Check out our

Graduate Voices

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

Akiko Kim

Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor

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

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

Journalist | Yoga Instructor

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

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 | Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor

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 | Parent | Yoga/Baseworks Certified Instructor

I learned that it is necessary to not only be aware of the good things, but also about the things that I need to change about myself. It gave me an opportunity to challenge myself into new areas to get beyond my fears and limitations.

Keiko Fujimoto

Yoga Instructor

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 | Parent | Yoga Instructor


Answers to common questions about our courses.

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

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

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 in parts of the course remotely, and have lifetime access to the online content.

Our teacher trainings are known to support a diverse range of students from all facets of life, all over Japan and globally.

Students 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 with the Yoga Alliance as a RYT200 and begin teaching wherever you would like.

You will also receive the opportunity to apply for an internship after graduation as a certified Baseworks teacher to build teaching experience and join our global team for unique teaching opportunities.

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.

The YogaJaya Level 1 Teacher Training qualifies graduates to register as an RYT200 teacher with the Yoga Alliance. This allows for graduates to take advantage of a range of registration perks to support establishing a career as a teacher of yoga.

YogaJaya has been registered to offer courses at the RYS200, RYS300 & RYS500 tiers for over 10 years, and is one of the first yoga studios in Japan to offer Yoga Alliance affiliated trainings.

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

Our YogaJaya Level 1 Teacher Training utilizes 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. 

Baseworks Practice is the YogaJaya studio and teacher training signature syllabus. It is also a stand alone movement conditioning method practiced by athletes, yogis, martial artists, dancers among many others. 

The Baseworks certifications validate any graduate’s skills, knowledge and abilities through ongoing learning and practice requirements to maintain certification aligned with the health, wellness and fitness industries. 

Students graduating from a Baseworks certification teacher training are listed on the Baseworks international certified teachers directory.

All of the in-person modules for our courses will be conducted virtually during distancing and lockdown protocols.

The Yoga Alliance is currently allowing for us as an affiliate studio, to qualify all participants virtually without the need to attend in-person sessions. All of the foundational structure for our courses has been extensively digitized and recognized by Yoga Alliance.

We have extensive experience in offering our curriculum in a hybrid in-person/digital/online/virtual format. Our course content and the accompanying live virtual sessions work synergistically for optimizing the learning output. 

Although the in-person learning experience is invaluable, we have committed to developing and delivering a highly effective platform to support students in a digital/online/virtual learning format for years prior to the COVID19 pandemic.

With this being said, once distancing/lockdowns have been lifted and safety is ensured, our in-person sessions will take place periodically throughout the year in Asia, North America and Europe.

Depending on how you plan on participating, you can always get started right away with our extensive online/virtual content as the first step  toward course completion.

Our YogaJaya Level 1 Teacher Training offers different enrollment options:

  1. Yoga Alliance Registration (RYT200) 
  2. Baseworks Tier 1 Certification (BT1) 
  3. Yoga Alliance (RYT200) + Baseworks (BT1) Package 

Tuition for our courses starts at ¥500,000 with monthly payment plan options available on request. 



The course is held in stages with the ability for you to create your own scheduling toward course completion.

Tuition will include all course related material, practice and access to our extensive online learning platform.

Please complete the form to get access to more detailed information about the course, attendance options and pricing.