Teacher Trainings

A 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Teacher Training Programme with Sandy Shum

6 July - 18 August 2024

About the Workshop


If we concentrate on what we have, we’ll always have more. If we concentrate on what we don’t have, we’ll never have enough. With the attitude of gratitude, this teacher training seeks to transform and evolve you – centring around cultivation, expression, meditation, and practice with intent.

Under Sandy’s careful guidance and tutelage, come discover how this programme can greatly advance your personal practice as well as give you the confidence and competency required to teach safely and effectively.

This part-time training is flexible for working professionals, aspiring teachers and yoga practitioners wanting to further their yoga journey. You will thoroughly review the key components of yoga and discover how your practice fits into its history and philosophy. The focus will be on traditional Hatha Yoga – gaining an extensive and thorough understanding of the basic asanas, intelligent sequencing as well as alignment and adjustment concepts. The training is structured in accordance with the Yoga Alliance standards on Asana Practice, Yogic Practice, Anatomy and Physiology, History and Philosophy, and Teaching Methodologies.

The fundamental skills you learn in this programme will give you a solid foundation from which to either teach a yoga class or to deepen your yoga practice. 


Yoga Alliance Accredited SchoolPure Yoga is a registered school with Yoga Alliance. Our teacher training programmes and teachers are internationally accredited, have exclusive recognition and qualify for the 200-hr Yoga Alliance Certification.Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training programmes in the U.S and globally. Graduates of our programme are automatically eligible to register as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. Becoming a RYT means having a higher profile and gaining international recognition as a yoga teacher, attributes that many hiring studios look for.

Mission StatementWe offer this training in an effort to grow our community of committed yoga practitioners, empowering those who demonstrate dedication to a personal practice, by sharing the knowledge, skills and tools we have learned so that they too can start teaching yoga. We intend to guide trainees toward a healthy self-confidence, while at the same time invoking in them a sense of humility and excitement, knowing that they are at the beginning of a long journey.

Syllabus Summary

Techniques, Training & Practice               100 Hours

Anatomy & Physiology                               20 Hours

Yoga Philosophies & Ethics                        30 Hours

Teaching Methodologies & Practicum    50 Hours

Total Hours: 200


I. Techniques, Training & Practice [100 hours]

  1. Asana – Historical contexts; asana practice – (1) standing poses; (2) forward bends; (3) backward bends; (4) arm balances; (5) hip openers; (6) twists; (7) inversions; (8) restorative; complete sequencing; anatomical and alignment principles and contraindications
  2. Pranayama and subtle body – Historical context; practice; complete sequencing
  3. Meditation – Knowledge of key terms; meditation methods; chanting, mantras and mudras


II. Anatomy Physiology [20 hours]

  1. Anatomy – Skeletal system, including major bones; types of joints; major muscles involved in asanas; types of muscle contraction
  2. Physiology – Nervous system, including “fight, flight, freeze” stress response; vagal theory; overall mind-body connection; cardiovascular / circulatory, endocrine, digestive systems as they relate to yoga practice; respiratory system, including muscles that affect breathing, involuntary vs. voluntary breath, how air enters and leaves the body
  3. Biomechanics – Types of joint movements; joint stabilisation; safe movement as it pertains to balancing, stretching, awareness, trauma; contraindications, misalignments and adaptations


III. Yoga Philosophy & Ethics [30 hours]

  1. History – Yoga lineage, style and methodology; vedas, vedanta, hatha, colonial and modern yoga
  2. Philosophy – Definition of yoga and key terms; relationship between asana, pranayama and meditation; Yoga Sutras; Bhagavad Gita; Upanishads; Hatha Yoga Pradipika; selfreflection on philosophy relating to practice
  3. Lifestyle – Yoga and diet; gunas; balanced diet
  4. Ethics – Ethical precepts; Yoga Alliance Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct; equity in yoga; accountability measures; self-reflection on ethics relating to practice and learning


IV. Teaching Methodologies & Practicum [50 hours]

  1. Teaching methodology – Sequencing; pace; environment; dialogues for effective teaching; the art of demonstrations; the art of adjustment; class management
  2. Professional development – Yoga-related professional organisations; credentialling process; Scope of Practice and Code of Conduct; lifetime learning and continuing education; professionalism including punctuality, consistency and cleanliness; marketing and promotion; liability insurance, waivers and invoicing
  3. Practicum – Practice teaching; mentorship and feedback


6 July – 18 Aug 2024

PURE Asia Square Tower – Weekdays

Tuesdays to Thursdays: 6:30pm to 9:00pm

PURE Ngee Ann City – Weekends

Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00am to 6:30pm

PURE Ngee Ann City – Weekend Morning Intensive

Saturdays & Sundays: 8:00am to 10am

 *No lessons on Mondays & Fridays



Full Programme

Super- Early Bird: $3,850

Early-Bird: $4,400

Regular Price: $5,500

Weekend Morning Intensives

Price: $78

  • Super Early-bird price is applicable only for registrations made on or before 1 May 2024.
  • Early-bird price is applicable only for registrations made on or before 10 June 2024.
  • No refund or credit will be given for cancellations starting from 11 June 2024.
Yoga - Ngee Ann City
Orchard Road
Level 18 Ngee Ann City Tower A391A Orchard RoadSingapore 238873
Yoga - Asia Square Tower 1
Marina Bay
#06-01 Asia Square Tower 1, 8 Marina View, Singapore 018960
Sandy Shum
Sandy, originally from Malaysia, discovered her passion for yoga in 2002. She became a certified yoga instructor in 2004 and continued to enhance her skills with certifications from various centers. Her classes prioritize the harmony of body and mind through breath, alignment, and individual awareness.