Frequently Asked Questions

Upon completion of my Yoga teacher Training (200 or 500 level) where am I certified to teach?

SYM provides professional diploma courses fully certified and accredited by Yoga Alliance International (YAI). Upon graduation you can teach anywhere in the world with YAI and SYM certification with the 200 or 500 hour certified level.

SYM is also an associated member school of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and The International Yoga Federation (IYF). Upon completion graduates can join the YAI registry, as well as the IYF. (and the IAYT with 500 h certification.

What will I gain from the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher training course?

Understand Yoga and health at a much deeper level. Live the Yogic lifestyle, practicing and sharing with others. Be confident about starting a new and greatly rewarding career and path in life.

You will be able to teach classes from total beginner to intermediate level, open classes for all levels, classes for children, women only, the elderly, individual classes etc.

You will also be able to vary the classes from teaching dynamic Yoga to Yin Yoga, restorative yoga therapy to meditation and relaxation.

The art of Yoga takes a life time to Master, and we cannot imagine that teaching yoga can be learnt in 200 Hours. However, we provide you with the right information to feel confident that you will teach safely without any injury, know the core asanas in detail and have great enjoyment and passion for your practice.

What will I gain from the 300 Hour Yoga Therapy course for 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainer level?

You will gain a deep understanding of Yoga, your own health and of evaluating your students health. As a therapist you will be able to design therapeutic Yoga classes and you will be able to assist your students with their own individual health problems.

As a 500 h Master Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist you will have much more scope and opportunities in your teaching career. You will be able to run many different types of Yoga classes as well as individually tailored therapeutic programs and work with other health practitioners or in health centres. This course will clearly distinguish you from the average Yoga teacher and is of particular interest to anyone interested in Yoga, health, healing and bodywork

How should I prepare for my coming course with SYM?

Upon registration students will receive a welcome pack, here there is relevant info about how to prepare for the course including where to fly to and how to get here.

We also highly recommend reading the introduction to BKS Iyengar’s “Illustrated Light on Yoga’, now a classic textbook on Yoga.

What style of Yoga do we teach?

We teach Hatha Yoga broadly based on the Sivananda and Iyengar Yoga Methods. We teach an energetic approach to Yoga, really feeling the postures and tapping into their unique healing potentials. We practise flow, but more emphasis is placed on steadiness in the posture with correct alignment of physical and energetic bodies and mindset within poses. This requires us to be slower in our practise, to truly feel and understand the tremendous therapeutic effects of the asana.

Why do students have a dress code?

We like to encourage students to wear positive, happy colours which facilitate learning and energy work. All colours are vibrations or frequencies of light. The therapeutic use of colour, Colour Therapy and its association with the chakras will be discussed further during the course.

Yoga is a spiritual practise and as such there are certain ways we can dress to help our own practise and create more harmony and higher frequency vibrations in the Yoga hall. Colour and sound (mantras, chanting, music) have been used from time immemorial to uplift the spirit and are tools of Yoga.

For this reason we encourage students to wear comfortable and plain white, yellow or blue bottoms and T-shirts.

What is the minimum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 18.

What is the group size?

We have a maximum of 15 participants. This ensures a friendly intimate course size and appropriate time with the teachers. The group size is normally between 8-15.

What language is the course facilitated in?

All courses are taught in English ! The teachers all speak several European languages and are usually able to help students should any questions arise during the course.

(we offer French 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Montpellier, please email If you would like to do the training in ).French

What if fail to complete or finish the course?

Students who fail to complete or finish the course are welcome to come back at a later date to finish their training. The extra time or module needed to complete the course is individually different but SYM tries as much as possible to keep any extra expenses as low as possible.

What is the accommodation offered?

We offer 3 types of accommodation. Single room, twin room (2 person shared) and dormitory (maximum 5 shared between 2 large interconnecting rooms).

SYM offers comfortable accommodation in a beautiful old village near the coast. A town house in a traditional Spanish village as well as an authentic Spanish Villa with swimming pool. The Yoga hall is 5 minutes walk from the villa and so is the beautiful big village swimming pool as well as several bars, restaurants and shops including a small supermarket.

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