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An Established Global Leader in Yoga Teacher Training Since 1999

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Education & Training in Classical Yoga

Centered Yoga is a leader in the field of yoga education and yoga teacher training worldwide.

Since its founding in 1999, Centered Yoga has offered courses for professional yoga teachers, those aspiring to become teachers, and sincere students seeking to delve deeper into their practice and understanding of the contemplative yoga path.

Our basic yoga teacher training program, An Education in Yoga: Foundation Course, is considered one of the most comprehensive in the world. It is also of the highest standard, with a broad scope that encompasses asana, vinyasa, pranayama, yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology, meditation, chanting, and spiritual practices. Authenticity and integrity are our hallmarks, as we firmly believe that a deep understanding of not only the correct practice, but also its purpose, is essential to produce an effect that is both true and pointed in the right direction.

Centered Yoga holds one-month residential yoga teacher training program at Samahita Retreat, a leading destination for yoga retreats and holidays in Koh Samui, Thailand, along with a number of advanced yoga training courses to advance the student and teacher. Through its founder, Paul Dallaghan, Centered Yoga also conducts other yoga teacher training programs around the world.

Paul has trained one-on-one with noted yogi Sri O.P. Tiwari, master of pranayama and head of the oldest yoga institute, Kaivalyadham. He also received advanced asana training with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, the late master of ashtanga.

Both of these great teachers have personally certified Paul in these practices, a unique position as the only one to receive this double honor.

Centered Yoga is known both in Asia and around the world as one of the most respected and longest-running Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher training programs, at both at the 200- and 300-hour levels. In fact, we maintain our own programs and standards to the 1100-hour level. We are proud of our reputation for a high standard of personal practice and learning.

Yoga Teacher Training 200-Hour Course

An Education in Yoga: Foundation Course is the Centered Yoga residential yoga teacher training program, held three times each year at Samahita Retreat. Situated on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, Samahita was recently featured as one of CNN’s Top 10 Wellness Resorts in Asia. Students can take in the beauty of Thailand while deepening their practice and developing their teaching skills.

October 29 – November 26, 2016 : 200hr Foundation Early Bird Saving Ends August 30th

Education in Yoga: Foundation Course

November training will be led by Elonne, Amy, Arielle and Centered Yoga teaching team

We look forward to welcoming you to go deeper into practice at our beach front center designed specifically for yoga and wellness.


May 6 – Jun 3, 2017 : 200hr Foundation Early Bird Saving Ends March 7th

Education in Yoga: Foundation Course

May training will be led by Paul and the Centered Yoga teaching team

We look forward to welcoming you to go deeper into practice at our beach front center designed specifically for yoga and wellness.


Advanced Yoga Teacher Training 300-Hour Course

In your advanced yoga teacher training course, you will delve deeper into your practice. Not only will you progress further than you thought possible as a teacher, but you will also strengthen your inner connection and personal sense of wellbeing. The 300-hour course is divided into two-week, 100-hour modules, allowing you to complete your training as it fits into your schedule.

July 3 -16, 2016 : Special Continuing EducationGorakhnath’s Siddha Siddhantapadati (Part One) Book Now

Hatha Yoga Wisdom – Special Continuing Education Gorakhnath’s Siddha Siddhantapadati (Part One)

Gorakhnath is considered the preeminent hatha yogi, supposed to have lived about 1,000 years ago, the famed disciple of the great yogi master Matsyendranath. A few texts are attributed to Gorakhnath. This current rendition of his classic on the body and its secrets is recently published in English by Kaivalyadham philosophico-literary department. It is considered to be the only English translation available. This text goes into great detail on events and happenings in the body, seen esoterically, but sure to fascinate anyone with a modern understanding of physiology.


July 17 – 30, 2016 : Pranayama Detail and Practice Book Now

Pranayama Detail and Practice (Continuing) with Paul Dallaghan

*This course is inspired and blessed by Tiwariji, Paul’s direct teacher and one of the few living knowledgeable authorities on Pranayama and its place in the field of yoga today. It is a living tradition. Paul has learnt the full practice in a special one-to-one capacity over the past 17+ years with Tiwariji. Tiwariji learnt directly from his teacher, Swami Kuvalayananda, who was an adept and highly accomplished in Pranayama and the science of yoga. He was also a devotee and spent his years in practice and training with his teacher, Madhavadas, on the banks of the Narmada river, also being taught this exact practice of Pranayama. In this way it has been passed on very personally and effectively.


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