A : You will need to have at least one year of consistent and committed yoga practice (i.e. 3-5 times a week), and be in a fit state physically and mentally to undertake the Sun Yoga TTC. If you have any special conditions please discuss with us in confidence beforehand. You will need to seriously commit your time and energy to an intensive program, as your Facilitators will be giving you their full commitment and expect the same in return.
A : There are always a small number of students who take the 200-hour Yoga Alliance TTC without the set goal of becoming a teacher. Their reasons for this approach include a sincere desire to go deeper in their personal practice and to gain real knowledge and experience of immersing in a yogic lifestyle, under the guidance and tutelage of a yoga master.
A : Yes, you can. This is your learning journey that we are happy to walk with you.
A : The fees paid are strictly non-refundable. As we only accept a small batch of students each time to ensure adequate attention and quality in teaching, we’d like to ensure that all who have enrolled are seriously committed to the course.
A : To ensure that we have adequate attention and to maintain the quality of our teaching, we allow only a small group of no more than 12 trainees per intake.
A : Once your application has been approved, we will write in to inform you the exact amount of the course fees. You may issue a crossed cheque to “SUN YOGA GLOBAL SANGHA SDN BHD” and drop it off or post it to Sun Yoga KL (see link for address). If you’re living outside of Malaysia, you may wire the fees to our bank account at CIMB Bank Taman Tun Dr Ismail Branch: 1421-0015-979-059 (Swift Code : CIBBMYKL).
A : We take attendance very seriously as they count towards your 200 Hours RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) compliance with Yoga Alliance. Absence may result in you not being qualified for the 200 RYT certification. However, by special arrangement for exceptional circumstances, we may be able to arrange alternative dates for one or two classes you have to miss. This should be arranged before you commence your TTC, not during.
A : Yes, you can. Each module will have its own credit hours, which can be accumulated to your 200 Hours TTC in the future. Upon completion of each module, you will receive a Sun Yoga Certificate of Attendance. Kindly refer to our Shala’s Workshops / Events page for more details on schedule, fees and credit hours.
A: Yes, you can.
A : All Sun Yoga Facilitators are amply qualified and suitably experienced to lead you on this journey. We always reiterate our strong recommendation that you come and meet the Facilitator(s) before signing up. This is because you need more than the credentials of a Facilitator to train you to be a good yoga teacher – you need to trust, believe and like your Facilitator because 200 Hours is a long time to give over to someone.
A : As a Sun Yoga teacher, you may attend the TTC as a refresher and renew your ‘teaching passport’ for free, depending on space availability. Please inform us in advance if you’re interested to do a refresher.
A : Yes we can. Sun Yoga has simple, fuss-free dormitory facilities for trainees who are not living in-country. Please refer to our SHALA link for information and rates on the dormitory. Kindly inform us in advance should you wish to stay at our shala.
A : Please bring along your yoga mat, water bottle, towel, optional change of clothes, stationery, lots of enthusiasm, positive energy and an open heart and mind.
Code of Ethics
The Sun Yoga Code of Ethics is a declaration of acceptable ethical and professional behavior by which all trained teachers agree to, when teaching Yoga and conducting businesses relating to Yoga. As a Sun Yoga Teacher, I agree to uphold the following ethical principles:
- Conduct myself in a professional, respectable and conscientious manner.
- Acknowledge the limitations of my skills and scope of practice and where appropriate, refer students to seek alternative instructions, advice, treatment or direction.
- Create and maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the practice of Yoga, free from cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, violence and sexual misconduct.
- Encourage diversity by respecting all practitioners regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.
- Respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all practitioners.
- Avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment.
- Adhere to the traditional Yoga principles as written in the Yamas and Niyamas.
- Teach from the heart, with honesty, awareness and compassion, and being attentive to the practitioners’ needs instead of personal expectations.
- Follow all local government and national laws that pertain to my Yoga teaching and business.