200-Hour Yoga for Wellness
Teacher Training Course

Ho Minh City, Vietnam


Course fees

$2,800 USD  (VND rate is based on current exchange rate) or fees as listed below for early registrations. 

Upcoming courses

6 Week Course Weekdays Only : March 1st - April 11th, 2018

Daily class is held Monday through Friday from 8:30am - 2:30pm. Pre- registration fee is 2,600 usd if registered and paid in full by December 1st, 2019. From December 2nd, the course fee is 2,800 usd and must be paid in full.  Light daily lunches will be provided for this course.

3 Week Summer Intensive: June 15th - July 6th, 2019

Daily class is held from 7:00am - 5:00pm with June 23rd and June 30th off days. Curse pre- registration fee is 2,600 usd if registered and paid in full by March 15th, 2019. From March 16th, the course fee is 2,800 usd and must be paid in full. 

Course deposits

If you would like to make a deposit to secure your space in the course, the fee is 1,400 usd Remaining fees must be paid no later than 40 days prior to the start date of the training. Sign ups 40 days in advance or less must be paid in full. Once your deposit has been paid, you will receive the first part of your course reading materials and training videos. Remaining materials will be sent or handed to you once full payment has been received. 

Payment options

Credit or debit card online, cash or wire / bank transfers.

You may make payments in cash or by credit before or after scheduled weekly classes at Jiva Studio. To pay in cash or by bank transfer, please send us an email at info@suzannevian.com.

You may contact Suzanne directly with any questions pertaining to training at suzanne@suzannevian.com

Tuition & general info

This is a beautifully balanced, well paced course (both the 3 and 6 week courses are meant to be safe on everyone's bodies. Stronger students will be encouraged to do more while those needing a modified practice will be encouraged to challenge themselves carefully to avoid injury, with all students encouraged to rest when needed. This course presents very strong emphasis on healing the body and you will learn to listen deeply to your mind body and heart. Our course covers Hatha (with some gentle flow), Iyengar, Restorative and Yin based asana, along with a big focus on the practices of meditation and pranayama.

We allow up to 12 people in each course due to props usage (we will be teaching you on the yoga wall with ropes, blocks, bolsters, straps and chairs at times throughout this course). 

200 - Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Course

This is a globally recognised, Vietnam-based yoga training, accredited with the Worldwide Yoga Alliance. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certificate. You will then be able to register with Yoga Alliance and teach yoga anywhere in the world.

Course fees include

Your "Yoga for Wellness" Teaching Certificate, a comprehensive course manual, course reading materials and prep videos. 


Beyond professional into the personal

The 200-Hour Yoga for Wellness Teacher Training is a well-balanced curriculum of asana, pranayama, and meditation study and guided practice as well as engaging topics in yoga anatomy, heritage, lifestyle, and what it means to be a modern yogi. Participants can expect to come away with:

  • a set of tools with which to develop and teach meaningful, balanced hatha yoga classes

  • a foundation in proper alignment, intelligent progression, and physical safety

  • a meaningful shared experience with like-minded mentors, peers, and friends

  • a much deeper personal yoga practice

Suzanne designed this course based on over 20 years of research, teaching, and study under some of the most respected gurus in yoga today, including Anna Forest of Forest Yoga. It is brimming with practical wisdom and experience as she shares practices and techniques that have helped countless students find stability and vibrant health. 

Because she sees herself as a student first and a teacher second, Suzanne brings tremendous empathy and humility to her instruction. This course goes far beyond learning to teach yoga. It is a voyage of exploration in which we learn to approach our students (and ourselves) as whole people, on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). In the process, past students have found this training to be a launching pad for their own personal growth as well as professional development.

Course overview

  • Focus on the Body: In-depth study and guided practice of yoga asana (movement and physical postures- gentle, energetic and structured), including yoga anatomy and physiology and study of the chakra system.

  • Focus on the Breath: In-depth study and guided practice of pranayama techniques.

  • Focus on the Mind: Introduction and practice of meditation and mindfulness styles and techniques, including establishing a personal practice in Kelee Meditation. Stress and the brain- hormones role in anxiety, depression and mental illness.

  • Yoga Heritage & Lifestyle: study and application of the Yoga Sutras, introduction to Ayurveda, health, wellness and nutrition, and the concept of seva or service to humanity.

  • The Modern Yogi, Part 1: The Art of Teaching, including class planning: sequencing, pacing, setting intentions, class facilitation: finding your authentic voice, holding space, and intuition.

  • The Modern Yogi, Part 2: The Science of Business, including marketing, differentiation, legal issues, business ethics, setting healthy boundaries, clarifying values and missions.


Course breakdown

Techniques, Training & Practice: 100 hours

  • In-depth study and guided practice of yoga asanas (movement and physical postures) including proper alignment, verbal and visual cueing, delivering safe, effective hands-on adjustments, modification and use of props to improve expression of a posture, using drishtis, using and strengthening bandhas, and addressing a diverse student base: those with injury and disease, those with varying levels of knowledge about yoga, those in a specific life stage such as pre or post-natal or retirement.

  • In-depth study and guided practice of pranayama (yogic breathing) including the proper pairing of breath with movement, specific breathing techniques for heating and cooling the body, energizing and calming the mind, and building core strength.

  • In-depth study and guided practice of meditation & mindfulness techniques and styles, including guided visualization, concentration exercises, mantra & chanting, yoga nidra, journaling, and establishing a regular personal practice of Kelee Meditation.

Teaching Methodology: 25 hours

  • Class planning –sequencing, pacing, developing students in stages, setting intentions, student learning process

  • Class facilitation and delivery – finding your voice, confidence, holding space, uniting the room, verbal cueing, physical demonstration, observation, assisting and adjusting etiquette

  • Addressing the specific needs of individuals and special populations within group classes and in 1:1 sessions.

  • Introduction to other styles of yoga (Restorative, Yin, Iyengar)

  • The business of yoga – marketing, legal issues, differentiation

  • Group dynamics, time management, and the establishment of priorities and boundaries

Anatomy and Physiology: 10 hours

  • Study of human anatomy and physiology (organ, muscle, and skeletal systems of the body)

  • Study of energy anatomy (chakra system, nadis, etc.)

  • Application to specific yoga practice and postures including benefits, contraindications, modifications, use of props, and safe adjustments

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 30 hours

  • Study and application of the Yoga Sutras, specifically the Yamas and Niyamas

  • Ethics for yoga teachers

  • Self development and understanding

  • Nutrition, health & wellness

  • Introduction to Ayurveda

  • Seva – being in service to humanity

Group Practicum and Presentation Skills: 15 hours

  • Practice teaching as the lead instructor

  • Receiving and giving feedback

  • Observing others teaching

  • Assisting students while someone else is teaching

Homework and Exams: 20 hours

In order to graduate and get your certification, you will need to complete homework assignments, study for, and pass a series of exams. The homework assignments can be completed during or after the course and is designed to support the material covered in class and to help you integrate what is presented into your own practice and teaching. If you are not planning to teach after this course, you may choose not to complete all of the homework assignments and instead, take the course for non- credit.

Sample Daily Schedule - 6 Week Course: 

08:30 - 10:00am Asana, Pranayama & Meditation Practice

10:00 - 12:00pm Asana Breakdowns- Alignment, Cueing, Adjustments & Teaching Skills

12:00 - 01:00pm Lunch  

01:00 - 02:30pm Philosophy, Self Inquiry, Wellness & Yogic Lifestyle Topics

Yoga Alliance Info

Homework: There are 20 hours worth of course homework which must be completed within 30 days of successful graduation to receive Yoga Alliance certification. You can begin working on your course homework anytime after receiving your course materials. 

Attendance: This is a globally recognized training, accredited with the Worldwide Yoga Alliance. You need to have a 90% attendance rate to successfully graduate your course. If you have to miss class, you will be provided with make up work. 

Yoga Alliance certification: You will receive your Yoga for Wellness certificates upon successful completion of the course. For Yoga Alliance accreditation: You have from the day you register up to 1 month after successful completion of the training to submit your homework and 10 class register to receive Yoga Alliance accreditation. You will need to attend 10 classes with a qualified Yoga Alliance registered instructor of your choice on your own time, as part of your certification for Yoga Alliance and submit a report on the class. If you are unable to attend classes with our teachers, other teachers in your area are fine, as long as they are Yoga Alliance instructors. We will provide you a sign off sheet and instructions for writing class reports once you are registered.



Our studio is a short motorbike or taxi ride away from downtown Ho Chi Minh City in the outskirts called Thao Dien, An Phu, District 2.  This is a beautiful area with a local, hip vibe; a developing yet quaint little neighborhood near the Saigon River with lots of great coffee shops to have a quiet meal or mix it up with local and expat others.

We have lots of chilled out places in the area with amazing local and western food where you can lounge around, read a book or do your homework. Accomodations near the studio range from very affordable to luxury. District 2 is a great place to call home for awhile as you train, focus on yourself and your studies. There are lots of quiet little streets to ride a bike (you can bike to class, most apartments and rental places would have a bike to borrow if you ask) or take a long walk in the evenings. It is also easy to rent a motorbike if you feel like scooting around. Take a motorbike taxi or a drive yourself over the Saigon Bridge over to downtown to see the markets, do a bit of shopping and catch a little Saigon city action on your day off. Or just kick back in District two and chill out. 

Out of town guests

There are plenty of Air BnB's near Jiva Studio to come and stay in Vietnam while you train. With the 6 week program, you can get away form weekends or explore the city. Our area of HCMC is Thao Dien, District 2 and is a quaint town that has become a hot spot for travelers due to it's simple charm, awesome restaurants and easy walking, biking and daily living. Let us know if we can help to assist or advise.

One of our favorite spots to stay in the area: The River Cottage

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Other info

In order for Suzanne to maintain a high level of personal attention for each trainee and ensure quality education, student numbers are limited. 

GROUPS OF 3 OR MORE STUDENTS: If a group signs up and paying at once receive a 10% discount off the regular price of the course. 

Refund Policy: There are no refunds for our courses. If we must cancel a course, a full refund will be given.  If you must miss a course due to an emergency, you may attend a future course within 12 months of your cancelation date, based on space availability and with documentation provided of your emergency. 

Thank you and namaste.