Online RYT 200

Yoga Alliance Approves
Online RYT 200 Teacher Training Certification During a Time Such as This!

Great news!

Yoga Alliance has temporarily approved the Bend it like Buddha Online RYT 200-hour teacher training course to be conducted 100% Online distance from March 13th-June 30th. That is, if you register during this time you qualify.



This means you can get fully certified at home, right now – you don’t have to wait.

Even better, you’ll have a full 12 months to also join us for an in-person course free of charge. Taking the online course is a great way to submerge yourself in the knowledge and prepare yourself for one of our upcoming trainings in person abroad.

In 2021 we are set to have in person 200 hour trainings in Portugal, Bali and India.

Since 2012 we have been offering retreats and 200 hour trainings abroad and our team of experts have trained 1000s of students worldwide.


Yoga Alliance 200hr certification is the industry standard for teachers internationally, and this is the first time it’s ever been possible to obtain this 100% online.

$435 usd / €400 euros


This is the best time to register for the Bend it like Buddha online training!

Official Statement from Yoga Alliance (N. America):

“In light of COVID-19, Yoga Alliance is making a temporary provision to allow its schools to offer contact hours in any of the five Educational Categories in a virtual format during currently-active teacher trainings.”


Q: How much time does it take?
A: Approximately 15-30 days intensively

Q: Do I need to have tech skills?
A: No, we use simple yet top industry programs like Teachable and Zoom.

Q: Can I join in my timezone?
A: Yes! We have live broadcasts but if the time doesn’t work, you can watch the replay.

Q: What if I am not able to come to Portugal, Bali or India for your 200hr?
A: For a limited time, it’s not required. You can obtain your full 200hr certificate from home!

Q: Is this course less advanced or less in-depth than your normal course?
A: No, it’s the same course – just virtual.

 Q: Is this training approved by Yoga Alliance?

A: Yes. We are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance ID: 309877.

Yoga Alliance has always specified that “contact hours” be in-person, as opposed to online or distance learning for the RYT 200 designation. This stipulation has been temporarily lifted by Yoga Alliance, as in-person trainings now pose a risk to our health and safety due to COVID-19.

Graduates of our online upcoming training will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance!!! This is fantastic news😀

– Yoga Alliance’s “online learning” provision currently runs until June 30th, at which point it will be looked at again and likely extended

– Yoga Alliance has assured us that graduates who begin online now have the option of continuing to study online until late summer, August, and still be eligible for YA registration.

Since so much is shifting in the yoga world right now, pending who you speak to and may not be as up to date on the specifics of the COVID-19 provision, which is due to be reassessed (and likely extended) on June 30th. We have been told by Yoga Alliance that students who begin ONLINE now will have the option of completing their training online and still be eligible for Yoga Alliance registration, as long as all your graduation requirements are completed by August 2020.


Sun & Love,
Bend it like Buddha yoga Family