Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Intensive Teacher Training in Paris

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
Intensive Teacher Training

with Gerald Disse & Linda Munro
July 24 – August 18, 2023


We have developed a special program for those interested in becoming yoga teachers or deepening their personal interest and knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga.

We are very excited to be offering this since 2008, in support of guiding students to cultivate their inner growth and self development through a committed practice and self reflection and then using this inner guide to share their knowledge with others.

A bonus to your learning: you will have 6 months access to the online videos of all the topics we cover during the 4-week intensive. An amazing tool to refresh your memory or update your notes once the training is complete!

This teaching intensive will offer a comprehensive overview of Ashtanga Yoga personally guided by Gerald Disse and Linda Munro.

The training is recognized internationally. Every year there are people from all corners of the world coming together to share and go deeper in their mutual passion for yoga in this beautiful city, Paris. We also have a 300-hour intermediate training.

The 200+ hour training is based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series, which gives a solid base to any dynamic asana practice since most forms of contemporary flowing yoga styles have evolved out of Ashtanga.

We go over every asana in strict detail; discovering the basic movements which are universal alignment techniques one can apply to all the Ashtanga series, exploring different ways to modify each position with and without props, learning the contraindications for each asana and alternatives to achieve a similar outcome, how to do hands-on adjustments and especially exploring the anatomical understanding to keep each yoga student safe in the poses to encourage a life time practice.

In addition, what is unique in our training is that all the practitioners will finish the training with a solid kriya and pranayama practice. Every morning we add on to the pre-asana practices so that these highly effective and deep practices are taught correctly and safely. They appear subtle however, their subtleness is deceiving therefore, kriya and pranayama need to be taught with intelligence and awareness. Lastly, as the ‘real’ yoga is beyond the physical aspect there is a great emphasis put on yogic philosophy and daily living to ensure that we all remember to put in that “1% theory” and apply it to all aspects of our lives; on and off the yoga mat and meditation cushion!

Course format
  • 4 weeks intensive trainings (8:30 – 18:00 weekdays)
  • 7 classes at AYP after the 4 week intensive *possibility of doing in your home town
  • 7 assisting/guiding classes after the 4 week intensive *possibility of doing in your home town
  • Before the training begins, home assignments will be given, as well as after the intensive
4-Week Intensive Structure

During the intensive the general schedule will be as follows:

8:30 – 18:00

Mornings: Pranayama & Asana practice
The mornings will be dedicated to pranayama and asana practice. Most mornings it will be Mysore style practice. However, there will be special Led classes 1 – 3 times a week:
Led Primary Series
Hip Opening Sequence
Back bending Sequence
Breaking it down into Basics
Restorative Practice

Lunch break
We take a decent time to eat a light lunch, digest properly and bond with the other trainees. These people tend to become an integral part of your overall experience, sharing this intense experience with other like-minded people!

Early afternoons: Lecture
The early afternoons will be dedicated to various topics:
Yoga Sutras
Teaching Methodology
Chakra System
Yoga in Daily Living
And more…

Short tea break

Late afternoons: Asana Technique
The late afternoons will be dedicated to the detailed exploration of specific āsanas. Each asana of the primary series will be broken down into its various parts to learn:
The universal alignment of the asana
How to teach it
How to adjust it
How to modify it
Variations on the asana
The contra-indications
The name in Sanskrit
How it relates to the other āsanas in the sequence
And more…

Certain sessions will be replaced with the Practicums and exams that will be done at various times throughout the 4-week intensive.

You can find more information on our booklet, available on our trainings’ website, Ashtanga Yoga Paris Academy.


€2700 if registered before December 31, 2022
€2800 if registered by June 1, 2023
€2950 if registered after June 1, 2023.

These prices include the Ashtanga Yoga Paris Teaching Manual,
7-Class Card at AYP,
and 6-month access to all the online teacher training videos.

Ashtanga Yoga Paris is a vocational training school recognized by the French Ministry of Labor, under the accreditation number 11756414375 of DIRECCTE. Our Yoga training courses are therefore eligible for grants and funding from local authorities, Pôle Emploi and OPCAs (AFDAS, etc.). We invite you to contact your organization funding your training to find out if you are eligible.


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Payment can be done by check or bank transfer only.
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