Intensive 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2-24 December, Cape Town


Hosted by The Wellness Connection

cost R18 500, R14 500 for students and unemployed south africans


Upon completion of the course you will be able to register as a yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance (US) and work in studios worldwide.
You do not need to be an advanced yogi, nor super fit or flexible.  It is expected that you have a yoga practice, a love for yoga and a commitment to the course and to your practice.

The Wellness Connection studio is the most highly rated studio for Yoga Teacher Training in South Africa. They have the most qualified Yoga Teachers of any Yoga Teacher Training course in South Africa. All of their Teachers are 500hr Yoga Alliance Teachers, the highest qualification a Teacher can have.

To date they have run over 25 Yoga 200 hr Teacher Training courses and 3 Yoga 300/500hr Yoga Teacher Training courses.

The Wellness Connection trainings work from an environmental retreat studio using solar, rain water and environmental building, lowering our overheads, further enabling us to lower the cost of the Teacher training courses. 


We are based in a beautiful holiday area within the Cape. Whilst we do not provide accommodation on site, there are many beautiful B&Bs, Air B&Bs and self catering cottages available locally.  Please contact us for details.

You will develop and deepen your practice, and begin to understand how to do many poses safely and well. You will be able to demonstrate all postures to intermediate level, and advanced postures determined by you as an individual. 

You are not required to be an intermediate or advanced at yoga, nor fit or flexible, we will help you to explore the right level of yoga for you.

You will develop extensive skills specific to yoga – you will understand the anatomy of poses as well injury modifications and prop use. You will understand a minimum of 100 poses in depth and be able to teach those poses to all individuals, of various levels of yoga, regardless of fitness and injury restrictions. We believe yoga is for everyone. 

TEACHING SKILLS:  SEQUENCING a class. This is what the Wellness Connection Yoga is all about – intelligent anatomical sequencing for yoga. You learn to sequence a class, learning how to choose the preparatory poses to help open and strengthen for the final pose.

Students will sequence and teach classes of differing yoga abilities. 

YOGA PHILOSOPHY in daily life – you will be guided to an accessible understanding of yoga philosophy, how to simplify complex concepts and how to use yoga philosophy in your daily life and in your classes.

YOGA and PSYCHOLOGY  We will explore psychological aspects of the TEACHING yoga as well as the personal psychology of you, the practitioner and the teacher.

We we will explore mindfulness tools to be used either by yourself or as a teacher. Breath work, focus work, restorative yoga, chair yoga, propped yoga will be practiced.

We provide an enormous amount of teaching education, but in a fun, practical and accessible way

1.STUDENTS/UNEMPLOYED South African only :R14,500
2.OTHER  R18,500 
A deposit of R3,500 secures your place.
PAYMENT PLANS are offered for part time courses: R3, 500 deposit and 4 payments of R4000.

Please see Payments page for Payment Options, Student rates and cancellation details. 

For bookings contact Catherine on catherine@



About your host:

The Wellness Connection is a retreat Yoga School offering many different levels of Vinyasa Teacher Trainings and Yoga Classes in a beautiful glass & wood studio set in an indigenous forest. 

They offer a very high standard of training. Their studio is the only studio in South Africa to be able to offer Yoga Alliance (US) 500 level teacher training certification. The emphasis is to teach intelligent yoga, training superb yoga teachers who are then able to understand yoga anatomy, yoga poses, and individual needs enabling the teachers to create intelligent sequences, helping each and every person grow in their yoga practice. 

The emphasis is on creating a safe, relaxed and open atmosphere, in their yoga classes and yoga trainings, encouraging students to ask questions, to explore, to play and to grow their yoga practice and teaching.