The Anahata Yoga Teacher Training is your rare opportunity for a high-quality training beyond the usual. Taking place  just outside the city of Salzburg, you can immerse yourself not only in Yoga during the week but also lakes, mountains and everything beautiful in the mind-blowing Austrian countryside. With the successful completion of this Yoga Teacher Training / Yogalehrerausbildung you will receive the 200+ certificate, which is accredited by the Yoga Alliance and internationally recognised.



Monday 16 July – Friday 10 August 2018


The Yoga Teacher Training / Yogalehrerausbildung will take place at the wonderful Ayurveda-Center in Hallein, just 20 minutes outside of Salzburg city. The location was chosen with much care in order to provide a rich, deep experience for the students. Set in a magic mountain scenery in the heart of Europe, it holds a peaceful atmosphere. Next to the Yoga room we have a beautiful garden available for relaxation. Please have a closer look at this tranquil place in our photo gallery or directly on


We recommend a Hotel called “the Kolpinghaus”, it is in the middly of the old town of Hallein only a three minutes walk from the Forsthaus where the YTT takes place. Rooms are all different, as the Kolpinghaus is a complex of seven modern refurbished townhouses. Rooms have attached bathrooms and there are shared cooking facilities in the house with a private fridge. You can have a look at the rooms at under “Sommerhotel”. We arranged the following prices with the Kolpinghaus:

single room without breakfast per person per night: approx. € 30,–

single room with shared bathroom (two single rooms share one bathroom) per person, per night: approx. € 24,–

Please book directly at the Kolpinghaus:

Maria Bauer
Kolpinghaus Hallein GmbH
Schöndorferplatz 3, 5400 Hallein, Austria
Telefon: +43 6245/72023-153
Mobil: +43 664/62 17 155

As participants come with different needs and budgets, please let us know if this options meet your requirements. If this option is maybe beyond your budget for accomodation, we can try and find another solution for you.


Food is not included in the price of the YTT. There is a broad range of cafés, restaurants, markets and supermarkets within a few minutes walking distance from the Forsthaus. We have a cooperation with a nearby bakery which offers a vegetarian lunch for € 4,50.


Anahata Yoga Teacher Trainings are open to everyone.  Students are, however, expected to have a commitment to fully participate  and a genuine intention to learn and grow in the study of Yoga.  While it is expected that most students will have at least a year’s experience of Yoga practice, anyone with a desire to learn and a passion for Yoga is welcome.  While the course can be an intense experience, it is also joyful, transformative and profoundly rewarding. We promise you it’s worth the effort!

Fee for the Yoga Teacher Training

To register for the Yoga Teacher Training, please get in touch with us via the contact form.

Early bird fee: 2.600.- EUR (applicable till 28 February 2017)
Regular fee: 2.750.- EUR


Who teaches you?

Our Yoga Teacher Training / Yogalehrerausbildung is the only in-depth course this year led by Peter Clifford and assisted by his long-time students and Yoga teachers Karoline Zenz and Samura Dakini.  It´s a wonderful opportunity to study exclusively in a small group and gain the most from a vast pool of knowledge and experience.

How big is the group?

As we are aiming for a personal experience on a high quality level, the maximum group size is around 16 participants. Hence, everyone gets individual attention and has the opportunity to learn as much as possible.

Is this the right YTT for me?

Are you looking for a YTT for your personal experience and development? You´re aiming to become a serious Yoga teacher with all the skills it takes? Or you´re looking for a training to learn how to include yogic skills in your professional and private life? The course will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach yoga at many levels, on and off the mat. The course also includes learning and being certified to teach the first level of the Five Element form.

The course is on the one hand perfect for students to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to teach Yoga at many levels. On the other hand the course is also perfectly appropriate for anybody who doesn´t necessarily want to teach Yoga but broaden his/her professional experience through Yoga e.g. physiotherapists, ergo-therapists, massage therapists, teachers and business managers. Furthermore, the course is ideal for anyone who wants to invest in their personal development and expand their knowledge about Yoga.

What do you receive?

This is a unique double certificate course where successful participants will receive – apart from all the fun & knowledge – a Yoga Teacher certificate recognised by the Yoga Alliance USA and a Yoga Teacher certificate in the Five Element Form, which enables them to teach the form. Each component of our unique course supports the other. The study of Hatha Yoga philosophy and practice creates a deep understanding of the benefits and internal effects of Yoga. Studying the Five Element Form increases sensitivity to the Pancha Koshas (the five sheaths of the human body) and the energetic dance of Shiva and Shakti. The combined benefits of these unique practices will facilitate the development of a deep and versatile personal practice and empower our graduates to safely and successfully share the magic of Yoga. The course offers a transformative and life-changing experience in a beautiful environment.

Course language will be English. A profound manual will be provided and included in the course fee. Classes will start at 7.00 am and finish at around 6.00 pm and will be held on five days a week with Saturdays and Sundays off.


 Curriculum  Overview

To get an idea of what you can expect, please take a look at the preliminary schedule below.

Yoga Philosophy

  • Philosophy of yoga including Hatha, Kundalini, Karma, Kriya, Nada, Bhakti, Tantra, Mantra, Nada, Raja
  • The eight limbs of yoga
  • Study of key yoga texts and their application to a modern practice: Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika of Svatmarama and the Yoga Yajnavalkya
  • Dance of Shiva and Shakti and it connection to the philosophy of hatha yoga
  • Pancha Koshas and Pancha Tattwas
  • Chakras
  • Introduction to the principles of Ayurveda

Yoga Practice

  • Pranayama
  • Meditation and Yoga Nidra
  • Yoga Asana: Poses, counter-poses, benefits, effects and contraindications
  • Correcting postural imbalances within the yoga practice and adjusting the asana accordingly
  • Therapeutic and restorative yoga practices including counter poses
  • Use of breath, nyasa, neuro-linguistic programming, sound, chanting, colour and creative visualization to enhance the creativity and depth of yoga practice
  • Bandhas
  • Mudras

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Bio-mechanics of yoga
  • Postural integration and gait

Teaching Techniques

  • The role of the yoga teacher
  • Structuring and sequencing appropriate classes with regard to age, experience, ability and environmental factors
  • Creating logical vinyasa sequences
  • Making adjustments
  • Practice teaching, giving and receiving feedback and assisting other teachers

Yoga Business

  • Ethics for yoga teachers
  • Yoga business skills

Five Element Form

  • Introduction to Tattwa Shuddhi Sadhana using healing colors and sounds



Terms & Conditions

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