Level 1, 200 Hr Ashtanga & Hatha YTT


Tribe’s 200-hour yoga teacher training course is complete in its syllabus, content, and required hours. There are 2  1/2 days scheduled during the training as ‘time off’ for self-study and to rest. Please note there is a slightly longer training in November which lasts for 27 days allowing for a couple of extra days off for those who prefer that.

It is important to recognize that this training is super intensive with long days and high demand for continuous focus and commitment. This is not a yoga holiday!

*06-15: Daily Reading, Asana, Pranayama, Meditation,
*10-00: Breakfast.
*10.30: Lectures: Theory, Methodology, Philosophy, or Anatomy.
*13-00: Lunch.
*13-30: Study time & relaxation
*15-30: Group Work, Asana Methodology, Teaching skills
*19-00: Dinner
*20-00: Open discussion & Evening practice (chanting, yoga nidra, meditation)
*15.00 – 19.30: Teaching methodology and teaching practice

Trainees are assessed continuously throughout the duration of the training. Attitude and commitment towards practice and teaching, personal accomplishment & progress, and the ability to understand, express and share the teachings are all considerations in deciding whether a trainee has successfully completed the course.

Attendance: 95% of attendance is required in order to receive a certificate. Since the training is intensive there is very little room for non-attendance.

In the case of continuous non-attendance, additional hours of study on a future training will be required and a certificate of either 100, 150, or 175 hours will be issued to reflect the hours completed. Additional hours of study are subject to a teaching fee.

Please note: Teaching certificates are issued at the discretion of the Tribe teachers based on trainee performance and attainment. All students are required to reflect the aptitude and attitude of a yoga aspirant and also achieve 75% pass rates in exams and assessments. If a student fails in any part of the training re-takes are possible during training.

It is Tribes experience that all students who apply themselves to the best of their ability pass. In the rare case that a trainee needs additional time developing their understanding or skills a temporary certificate with a footnote ‘more training recommended before teaching to the public’ will be issued. Full certification will be issued on completion of additional assignments.


Born in 1979, in Tuscany, Italy, movement and the body as an instrument to create harmony have always been an integral part of Gaia's life. She studied classical, modern and contemporary dance from 1987 to...

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Gaia Ceccarelli

Tribe YTT Senior Teacher & Facilitator

It was when I first dipped my toe in the Ganga aged 18 I realised something different. I was curious and open to my path unfolding. It wasn't until 5 years later I first connected...

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Holly Knight

Tribe YTT Primary Teacher

Stefanie`s teaching path started in 2014 after graduating from Tribe`s Level 1 in India. Continuing her education she completed 300 Hr training with Sequioa Henning and Safah Roberts in Bali in 2015. Nowadays registered as...

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Stefanie Perkuhn

Tribe YTT Primary Teacher

Venue & Accomodation

Our Venue is situated next close to the town of Tangalle next to the estuary and beach where freshwater meets the sea, complete with a swimming pool, tropical gardens and a great service. Set in a quiet area its the perfect spot for studies and relaxation. And there is plenty of opportunity for walking, kayaking, swimming and exploring before or after the traning.

We are very much looking forward to the possibility of bringing the Tribe training to a high-end venue for a fraction of the normal cost.

The rooms are lovely, clean and spacious with great bathrooms. Lagoon Paradise Beach Resort

Extra nights 
We encourage students to arrive at least one day in advance to recover from the travelling and relax before the training starts
35 Euros – Sharing Deluxe (when possible)
60 Euros – Single Deluxe
85 Euros – Single Seaview


Breakfast smoothie and 2 delicious vegetarian meals a day are included in the package. On level 1 trainings we introduce fasting and detox practices. Though greatly beneficial fasting is not compulsory. Students are encouraged to listen to conscious eating lectures and decide for themselves during the training if they wish to participate

Travel info

Visitors to Sri Lanka visiting for tourism purposes must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), unless they are exempt, prior to arrival or on arrival to Sri Lanka or they must obtain a visa in advance. Please check with the Sri Lankan Embassy in your country for all the details related to applying for a tourist visa.

The closest international airport to the retreat center is Katunayake Airport in Colombo (162.8).  The domestic airport Dickwella is just 10km away

Other nearby airports include Hambantota (HRI) (46.5 km), Koggala (KCT) (52.7 km),

Students could be assisted in organizing transportation upon request.
Taxi from Colombo = 1 person 70 euros, up to 5 sharing



local trains travel from Colombo to Matara. From there it is a 20 min taxi. Total price approx 20 euros



Spa treatments

As a part of student support program you will receive a complimentary Ayurveda treatment.



Our style of yoga is not led by one specific school of training, Tribe teachers have a wealth of knowledge and wisdom from their individual yoga journeys collectively offering an authentic foundation in hatha yoga interlaced with other styles to inspire your onward journey of development. The emphasis on the meditation element is an opportunity to take your inquiry deeper both on and off the mat.

Full Training Overview & Syllabus can be found here