You have been practising yoga, and now you are ready to take the step to go deeper and increase your understanding of yoga. And the next step could be the turning point in your life. Every one of us comes to yoga with different expectations, and every one of us will take away from the course a perspective that will change our understanding of yoga practice forever.
Whether your reason is to understand further the philosophy behind this ancient practice, you want to make a career out of teaching yoga or understand yourself better. Whatever the reason, you are where you need to be at this point.
The 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Peculiar Yogi (Yoga Alliance certified school) aims to help you establish a solid foundation for becoming an inspiring and skilled yoga teacher. It trains you in the ancient and traditional approach to Yoga practice. Pathway that lead into modern evolutionary of Yoga, exploring the richness of the relationship between body, mind, and movement. You will gain enough in-depth knowledge and understanding of the practice of teaching Yoga as a confident Yoga teacher. You will also learn the business and marketing part of being a yoga professional. As the environment we live in evolves with the pandemic, Yoga and Yoga teaching are becoming.
Thank you laoshi @yogawithstan for the infectious energy, great insights, epic anecdotes of Guruji Pattabhi Jois and belly laughs over the past few weekends. It really made me live ashtanga even more!! Hope to see you around (:
Also, much thanks to @jamesng.333 and @peculiaryogi for the opportunity to learn from the first authorised Ashtanga teacher in Singapore!
Honoured for the opportunity to learn and practice with Stanley Lim, authorised as the first son in Singapore to teach Ashtanga Yoga.
I love ashtanga for the inner focus, strength & discipline it brings. A moving meditation. 7+ years of practice & counting!
"Why won't you do YTT?"
"My hamstrings are too tight. I don't feel ready."
"You will never feel ready. Just go for it."
This conversation kept replaying in my mind. Because my teacher @jamesng.333 believed I can, I believed I can.
When @peculiaryogi launched their YTT course this year, I was worried I'd miss it because of a possible job relocation, but changes in timeline once again aligned to making this a possibility. I knew I had to.
YTT to me was about deepening my understanding and studies of a beautiful practice that's helped me become a better, stronger, braver person. But as I progressed through the course, I learned my love for sharing this practice, the knowledge my teachers have shared with more people going forward.
Such an amazing journey with a group of great people to kick start my yoga journey. I never regret to sign up the 200hrs YTT with @peculiaryogi and @jamesng.333, yoga is not just asana but many more for me to explore. I am so happy that I can also learn the asthanga from @yogawithstan which is an authorised as First Son in Singapore by the Ashtanga Yoga lineage from Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. This is just a beginning for my yoga life and many more to go🧘🏻♀️ Namaste🙏🏻
The tough period has gone through finally. Work has to go on, still have to attend classes, tiring but awesome! Mummy... I did it 🥳 Thanks to my classmates for the encouragement and support during this period🙏 Honestly, I didn’t always enjoy the homework, quizzes or tests. But I really enjoy the theory class with you😘 My mentor, my guru @jamesng.333 who always told me "Don't Over Think". Thank you for your guidance along the way.
Thank you to all who have been part of this journey, especially my batch mates, previous batch's teachers and James. I can't imagine going through this without the support of all of you and I'm deeply grateful.
The past 10 weeks passed by so fast and while we've touched on so many aspects of yoga, I felt that there's still so much more to learn.
🕉🪵🪣 One quote particularly stuck with me throughout the course - "Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water."
I guess this is why even the most experienced yogis are still striving to improve every day despite decades of practice.
This is just the beginning of a lifelong journey... ⛰🏁
Ever thankful for the friends I’ve made along this journey. My coursemates @zeeway @gracewangxl @mavis.hsiehh - thanks for making this course enjoyable. Also very importantly, the community @peculiaryogi - @jamesng.333 @inflexibleashe @vancevans @yyuogga @joysonthemat @naski.t @yokagreenpaws @yogawithstan @rita.shi.90 @the_heartland_yogi for freely sharing your knowledge, being supportive and making the studio such a warm and fun place to be 💕
We wrapped things up just in time for the Christmas szn. It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas and Peculiar Yogi has been getting all outfitted by Santa 🎅 and his little helpers 🤶🧑🎄 !!!! Stay tuned for our Peculiar Yogi christmas challenge and events!!! ☃️ 🎄⛄️
10 weeks flew by in a blink of an eye. Not too sure how to summarize everything in words. Kind of got used to the weekend routine of practising, learning together, making silly jokes and witnessing each other's progress.
Thankful to my batchmates for the wonderful memories and all teachers at @peculiaryogi for your generosity in sharing your knowledge.
Thanks @melchee_92 @gracewangxl for the constant encouragement (and waiting for me for 4 hours to complete my sutra neti 👃🏽🥲). Thanks @jamesng.333 for being patient and never giving up on me. 🙃
My ten weeks with @peculiaryogi flew by in the blink of an eye. An memorable and unforgettable journey to me. I am so grateful to have @melchee_92 @zeeway @gracewangxl and @capuvdl as my coursemates to learn, practice and grow together. And of course, thanks to @jamesng.333 for always being patient and kind to us. Most importantly, thanks to all the encouragement and support from PY’s community and friends and family 🤍 謝謝大家 我愛你們 ❤️
200 hours of Professional Training and Mentorship with James Ng (RYT500 with Yoga Alliance) along with Peculiar Yogi's instructor(s) assistance to ensure full attention for every trainee.
A list of textbooks that you can acquire not just for the duration of the course but for the journey that yoga is bringing you.
Twenty-Five (25) days. (Monday to Friday)
08:00 to 17:00 hrs (8 hours, 1-hour break)
8:00 – 10:00 Asana / Pranayama / Kirya Practice
10:00 – 10:30 Short Break
10:30 – 11:30 Asana / Anatomy Class
11:30 – 12:30 Meditation / Asana Practice Class
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00 Philosophy & History Class
15:00 – 17:00 Asana / Teaching Practice
Ten (10) weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
07:30 to 18:00 hrs (9.5 hours, 1-hour break)
+ Plus 40 hours of online content for self-study and homework
7:30 – 9:00 Asana Practice Class
9:00 – 10:00 Kriya & Pranayama
10:00 – 10:30 Short Break
10:30 – 13:00 Asana / Anatomy Class
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 15:00 Philosophy and Theory Class / Group discussion
15:00 – 16:00 Yoga Nidra & Meditation
16:00 – 18:00 Asana Class / Teaching Practice
* Please note that these timings are there as a guide, it could change according to the classes' flow. Peculiar Yogi reserves the right to change the schedule of the Yoga Teacher Training Program.
• For FULL payment upfront, an additional discount of S$100 will be deducted from the course fee. (Applies to the early bird discount too)
(i.e. instalment payments weekly throughout the course of YTT)
Please email us to discuss this arrangement before enrolling, and we will work out a payment schedule accordingly. Please note that course fees have to be paid in full before completing the course, to receive the certificate upon passing all the evaluation parts.
• Upon Registration (Deposit) - 10% of Course Fee
• Week 1 - 30% of Course Fee
• Week 2 - 20% of Course Fee
• Week 3 - 20% of Course Fee
• Week 4 - 20% of Course Fee
• Fees include registration processing charge, course materials, exam and certification upon passing the exam.
• Fees exclude additional reference books introduced during the course.
• Fees exclude Yoga Alliance® registration fees after being certified.
• Failing to make the grade for any part of the exam, an additional S$150 will be charged to retake the exam. (i.e. Practical, Theory, Teaching)
• In the event of a misplaced certificate, re-certification will require an additional S$100.
• Course Fee paid is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
• In the event of a refund due to exceptional circumstances, there will be a non-refundable deposit forfeiture of S$300 for registration & administration.
• Any cancellation received 60 days prior to course incurs a fee of $300.
• Any cancellation received 30 days prior to course will result in forfeiture of the full tuition fee.
YTT will be continued physically unless updated regulations mandate otherwise.
The standard COVID-19 measures apply, and the YTT batch size has been reduced to ensure compliance to current measures and for everyone’s safety.
We welcome practitioners of ALL levels but it is recommended for practitioners who have been regularly practicing for at least 6 months. We also ask that you commit fully to the course (200 hours) if you do decide to sign up. If you are unsure or would like to find out more, please make an appointment and visit us at 36b Arab Street or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a Registered Yoga School under the Yoga Alliance, we set ourselves apart with a certified curriculum as a foundation for all our classes and teaching at the studio.
A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) is a distinction given to yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance requirements. A RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS), be confirmed by Yoga Alliance and current with annual fees and Continuing Education.
Our YTT places a strong focus on teaching practicalities from day 1. Peculiar Yogi’s YTT aims to help guide you towards finding your own path. With ample opportunities for teaching practice, you can expect to finish the 10 week course well-equipped with the skills, knowledge and confidence to conduct your classes.
Yes. We cover a wide spectrum of styles of yoga, focusing mainly on Hatha Vinyasa, but will introduce key principles and sequences of Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, and the spectrum of schools of yoga.
The cost of the training manual and assessments are already included in the course fees. There will be additional books and reference materials that we will encourage you to get hold of as well, at your own cost.
There will be graded assignments, theory and practical assessments as part of the certification. You will be required to pass this in order to be certified as competent for teaching classes. Upon successful completion of the YTT, graduates will receive a certificate of completion with Peculiar Yogi, and can claim the prestigious RYT-200 term upon registration with Yoga Alliance.
Whether it's about the payment scheme, course schedule, or suitability, please let us know if you have any questions using the form below or emailing hello(at)peculiaryogi.com. Alternatively, please send us a DM on Instagram @peculiaryogi. Hope to see you soon :)
If you're interested to start your YTT journey with Peculiar Yogi, please fill out the application form below. It'd take about 15 minutes to complete.
Upon receiving your application, we'll send you an email with our bank details to make payment. Upon receipt of payment, we'll contact you personally to advise on the next steps.
Excited to have you on board as a YTT trainee at Peculiar Yogi!