Reach new heights with your yoga practice.

Syllabus & Literature

Studying focus and training principles:

  1. class structuring, rhythm and teaching skills

    We put much emphasis on how a yoga class is build, its rhythm, tempo, breath and clear guidance and presence as an instructor.

  2. hands-on assists

    There is no yoga class without the teacher assisting their students, not only verbally but also with their hands and adjusting skills.


  3. breath and its significance

    roper breath, its rhythm and length are crucial for vinyasa yoga and any class that is vinyasa-oriented


  4. applied yoga philosophy

    You will learn not only the main points of the vast yoga philosophy, but also how certain concept apply in your practice and teaching on a daily basis


  5. mantra chanting
    Mantras are not only a means of yoga concepts, but can also be a meditation and a practice of itself. At High On Yoga chanting has a special significance


Main areas of study:



  • āsana practice (including Astanga Vinyāsa Yoga Primary Series)

  • meditation practice

  • prānāyāma practice

  • hands-on assists

  • teaching & teacher assisting practice


  • in-depth āsana study

  • Astanga Vinyāsa Yoga Primary Series

  • applied yoga anatomy & physiology

  • teaching methodology

  • sequencing & building a yoga class

  • mantra & chanting

  • introduction to Sanskrit

  • yoga history & philosophy

  • yoga & yoga teacher ethics

  • introduction to Āyurveda and yoga therapy

  • prānāyāma, breathing and mediation techniques

  • High On Yoga principles



Obligatory copy during the training:

  • Yoga Sūtra of Patañjali 

  • Bhagavad Gītā

Further reading:

  • T. Krishnamacharya, Yoga Makaranda

  • K. Pattabhi Jois, Yoga Mālā

  • BKS Iyengar, Light On Prānāyāma

  • R. Freeman, The Art of Vinyāsa

  • Svātmārāma, Hatha Yoga Pradīpikā

  • The Upanishads

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