200hr Hatha Yoga Teacher training

200hr Hatha Yoga Training Sri Lanka

Become a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher in three weeks with this Hatha Yoga course, lead by our good friend Aaron Petty. Learn the tools & techniques to cultivate a personal practice, then share with your community, integral to becoming a great Yoga teacher. This inward journey that will take each individual from dedicated student to embodied teacher. Our Hatha Yoga training is structured in a way that gives students space to understand, practice, embody & teach each aspect of Hatha Yoga, along with ample space to explore & learn to teach other common forms of Yoga including Yin & Bhakti.


dedicated students
Those who want to thoroughly understand the yogic maps of body, mind and spirit to create a powerful personal practice. Beginner or advanced,this course will give you the roadmap to a conscious, meaningful lifestyle and a specialised routine of Hatha Yoga postures, that can help every aspect of your daily life.

aspiring yoga teachers
Those who feel drawn to become yoga teachers and are excited to explore the rich tradition of yoga, aiming to share it in a way that feels meaningful to them. This course will equip you with the skills to organise yoga classes purposefully, using the ancient maps of the body, mind, and spirit to bring health and vitality to all your future students.

established yoga teachers
Those who are graduates of any yoga teacher training and wish to delve deeper into the traditional tantric hatha methodologies and philosophies of energetics, conscious lifestyle, personal practice and life purpose. This will provide you with a strong and fresh perspective for sharing the practice of yoga, as well as enhancing your prior knowledge.

august 4th to 25th 2024


Asana Sadhana Dharma

asana: healthy body
In today’s world, when we think of Yoga, we often think of physical poses, or “asanas.” We want to explore the benefits of practising these poses by looking at both the traditional energy-focused approach and the modern functional movement perspective. Our goal is to grasp the historical background of these poses and figure out how to blend traditional Hatha Yoga with the movement patterns of our modern lives. We’ll dive deep into human anatomy—both the physical and energy aspects—to learn how we can adjust these poses to suit our individual bodies and energy requirements. The aim is to optimise the practice of asanas based on our unique physical and energetic needs.

sadhana: calm mind
Sadhana is all about nurturing a spiritual routine, a commitment to connecting with divinity and reaching our highest potential every day. Rather than focusing on specific methods, it emphasises the intention behind our daily actions and practices.
Our goal is to use hatha yoga tools to bring about the joyful state of mind known as “the state of yoga,” or, simply “union.” We’ll explore which practices suit our individual circumstances—considering factors like age, cultural background, and capacity to practise—and also those of our students and community.

dharma: strong purpose
As society progresses, the importance of finding our life purpose becomes more evident. We no longer want to live a life dictated by someone else’s goals.
In the yoga tradition, it’s believed that having a life purpose brings the most profound sense of fulfilment, and not aligning with it can lead to disease and suffering.
This life purpose is called Dharma, which means living in harmony with nature and its cycles and experiencing a natural and effortless flow in life. This exploration focuses on Jnana Yoga, helping us gain clarity about our authentic way of living and the contributions we can make to the world.

what’s included:

  • 200hr RYT Yoga Alliance Certificate on completion
  • An all-inclusive three-week stay at Lanka Yoga located on the serene Koggala Lake
  • All course content, printed manuals, classes, practices, one-on-one support and bonding activities
  • Access to a private, life-long online mentoring group for support, knowledge sharing, and community-building post-training
  • Three home-cooked nutritious vegan meals every day and bottomless herbal teas
  • All accommodation and free use of the on-site infinity pool
  • Instant access to Aaron’s online course to begin your studies from your own home

For more information about this yoga instructor course, click the button below to download our info pack.


rooms and prices

all rooms come with lake view

three or four-person shared

Choose between spacious upstairs rooms or cool garden rooms at Lanka Yoga, both offering lake views. Rooms are shared with 2-3 other students and have large bathrooms with separate toilets, two showers, and two sinks.

AC units, fans and mosquito nets provided.

2900€ per person

twin share

Twin share rooms are available both upstairs in the main villa and downstairs in the guest block, both offering peaceful surroundings and views of Koggala Lake. These spacious rooms have two single beds, providing lots of space for each occupant, and large bathrooms.

AC units, fans and mosquito nets provided.

3200€ per person


Enjoy views of Koggala Lake in our private option rooms, which feature a comfortable king bed just for you! Relax on the natural balcony while soaking in the stunning views, enjoying your privacy.

AC units, fans and mosquito nets provided.

3700€ per person

2900€ per person

3200€ per person

3700€ per person

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download our info pack for more details about this very special YTT

upcoming availability


August 4th – 25th

want to learn more?

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meet your teacher, aaron petty

Hi, I’m Aaron Petty, Yoga Therapist, Head Teacher and Co-Founder of Om Som Yoga & Ayurveda. With over 2000 hours of training in various fields, I’m a registered E-RYT500 with Yoga Alliance.

My mission is to build a heart-centred community of authentic yoga practitioners and teachers. My intention is to offer an adaptable practice that suits individual needs and guides them toward a much healthier, more resilient, and vibrant self.

Yoga, breathwork, and meditation have transformed my life from an uninspired, anxious tradesman to a happy and purpose-driven business owner. Over the past twelve years, I’ve dedicated myself to yoga, studying with some of the world’s most influential teachers in movement, breathwork, meditation, anatomy, and more.

Yoga is my life, my career, my favourite pastime, and the foundation of my relationships. I teach my classes, workshops, and retreats in a relatable and light-hearted style, sharing practices that have personally transformed me. I believe yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of circumstances.

Note: the button above will take you to Aaron’s studio; Om Som’s


Are there any requirements for participating in the YTT?

Recommended 6 months continued (at least 2-3 times each week) yoga practice, a passion for yoga and a desire to study deeply. The program requires you to dedicate significant portions of time to your studies and you will frequently be in the studio for practice and lessons. It’s super important that you are preparing yourself ahead of time in order to get the most out of the course.

Is the course certified?

Yes it is! Our school and this course is registered with Yoga Alliance, the world’s biggest and most respected yoga organisation. This means that after graduation, you will be able to teach anywhere in the world as an RYT200.

What is there to do when I’m not in class?

Luckily the South Coast is a compact playground of fun activities. There’s surf down the road, massage on site, adventures to hidden beaches, snorkelling, and our vegan restaurant just two minutes walk down the road.

What does an average day at the YTT look like?

Every day is different, with the course evolving throughout the three weeks. To keep energy levels high we break things up within the lectures to work with the natural energy rhythms of the day. A typical day looks like:

6:30am Morning Practice
8:30am Breakfast
9:30am Sequence Breakdown & Technique Workshops
12pm Practice Teaching
12:30pm Lunch & Free Time
2:30pm Anatomy, Philosophy & Methodology
6pm Evening Practice
6:30pm Dinner & Free Time

What if I have a special diet?

All food served at Lanka Yoga is vegan, so no need to worry if you’re plant-based or vegetarian. We also offer a gluten-free option for every meal. If you have any other needs at all when it comes to food, please let us know and our kitchen team will adapt the menu for you.

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