200 hours Foundation Programme


Ace Pittapan Logo

This 200 hours Foundation Programme by Ace Pittapan consists of 200 hours. The students will receive 200 hours Teacher Training by Ace Pittapan, approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK.


The programme is based on a solid understanding of body and mind, consisting of asana practice, knowledge of functional anatomy and anatomy of movements, pranayama, meditation through the arts of Vipassana, Patanjali yoga sutra, discussion of yoga history and philosophy, teaching essentials, and marketing for a yoga teacher in business. 


Ace has blended his experience from years of teaching yoga with what he has learned from attending a yoga apprentice programme and an intensive yoga teacher training programme since 2009, and several CPD programmes. 


*This programme includes mentoring during the study period and also for 1 year post certification.





The programme is delivered in both weekday and weekend formats. Some sessions are Pre-Recorded only, some sessions are Live online only, and some sessions are available in person, Live online, and post-recorded.

Please see the Training Timetable. 


3 attendance options

  • Students can attend in person, normally no more than 2 students at the same time, if there are more than 2 students attending the training at the same time, the venue will be changed (students are required to give advance notice to Ace for their in person attendance at the registration). 

  • Students are also able to attend Zoom Live from their home, and

  • Students can review their practice or follow up from the post-recorded Live sessions.



*Students also have access to Ace's online yoga sessions on Zoom, and his post-recored sessions.


Post training mentoring

As part of our commitment to produce the finest teachers we feel it is important that our students have access to a supportive mentoring programme. Upon successful completion of the programme, new yoga teachers certified by Ace Pittapan are welcome to participate in the following year’s online Programme.





Applicants must have at least two years of consistent yoga practice experience. A letter of recommendation from a yoga teacher may be required with the application. 


Certification as a Yoga Teacher from Ace Pittapan is not automatic and will require preparation and examination after the last day of the course.





Programme designed in two parts



Part I : Master of Practice

Module 1, 2, 3



Module 1 :  Fundamentals of Yoga 

This module covers the History of Yoga in brief, and the exploration of the 8 limbs of Patanjali’d Yoga Sutra through the practice of Astanga of Sri Pattabhi Jois.


Build an understanding of yoga from the perspective of a day one student, study from the beginner level from Yama, Niyama, Asanas Pranayama to Samathi. This module will build up the understanding of the interaction between the physical body and the mind.


Ace uses a Vipassana meditation technique to strengthening the bridging of Pranayama in his own practice, which often merges into his teaching. Students learn to understand the simplicity of Vipassana meditation and how to use it to enhance their practice. 

Module 2 : Modern Yoga 

To understand the benefit of yoga to our physical body. Ace adapted this module to explain yoga’s Asanas practice with science. Students will learn to break down Asanas with physical functional, anatomy of movements, and how to protect yourself from injury. 

Module 3 : Scouting and Mentoring 

Developing individual teaching style


*This module starts from Day 1 until the completion of the programme.


Students are encouraged to practice different styles of yoga from different teachers. Ace provides 6 contact hours of mentoring. The aim of this mentoring is to clarify any questions that students may have in their scouting, encourage students to find yoga styles that complement their lifestyle, challenge students to step out of their comfort zone, and deepening their knowledge of yoga. Students will also have complimentary access to the full range of online classes with Ace during the teaching apprentice training. 


Part II : Train to Teach


Module 4, 5, 6


Module 4 : Train to Teach I 

Trouble Shooting


Ace provides several tips he has unearthed and uncommon foundation knowledge into this module. Students will have the chance for Questions and Answer sessions and a few Trouble Shooting sessions before heading on the road. This includes Physical and Verbal Adjustments, Chinese Meridians, Somatics in Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety, Online Yoga Classes Settings, and Marketing.  

Module 5 : Train to Teach II 


Introduction to teaching One-on-One or Two or Three, including sequencing techniques that reflect Yin and Yang energy, asanas and counter asanas, pacing and voice control.


*Requirement for entry : Completion of Modules 1, 2, and 4.


This module has a hands-on approach to teaching practice to enable students to deliver classes of different lengths and themes given by Ace. Ace will observe and give feedback after each teaching practice session. 

Students are encouraged to try different teaching techniques i.e Asanas practice, Meditation, Mantra, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra to keep their flow smooth. 

Module 6 : Train to Teach III 


Teaching Skills & Communication and teaching techniques for a larger class.


*Requirement for entry : Completion of Module 5


This module starts as a group study. Students learn how and when to give their own students the best adjustments in any yoga pose, how and when to give verbal adjustments and when to give physical adjustments (guiding and cueing for Online sessions).


This module is to strengthen the knowledge from Module 5 and expand the One-on-One teaching skills to larger class sizes with mixed ability students. 


The teaching techniques include rapport and recognising students who need special attention, and how to teach a group class that makes students feel like they just had a private class. This module will also include basic marketing knowledge for a yoga business.



“If there is a wall there is a wall, but if you have a will there is a way.” 


In this difficult current situation money and time are very essential. A few students are enquiring about “how flexible can I be with my Yoga Teacher Training time and budget?” The WIN-WIN answer is my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainee Programme which comes with more flexibility in time and budgeting. This includes recognition of some of your previously approved education, which could be counted and open to discussion. 


There are a few requirements:

  1. The time frame for the course is between 6 weeks for Accelerators upto 18 months for Part-Time.

  2. Students are to complete 200 hours training, this includes some self study and credit from previously approved education.

  3. Hybrid studying allows the course to be completed Online, On-Site, or a blend of both upon discussion with Ace.

  4. You can expect the budget to be between £2500 to £3000.




6 years after my first yoga class in 2003, I decided to take the first step into teaching yoga. I attended a certified 9 month 260 hour Master of Practice weekend course with Adrian Cox and later in the same year a 4 week Intensive 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Larry Schultz. 


On my first day at the Master of Practice Course, Adrian asked everyone what their intended reason was for taking the course, my answer was that I wanted to use yoga as an alternative form of rehabilitation for people with impaired mobility. Since then, throughout my yoga teaching journey, I have sought more knowledge that can help me to help them. I chose to go deeper and deeper into what techniques can be used by those who practice yoga with me.


A few years ago, I thought I’ll expand what I have learned and rather than going in depth with my class members, actually going horizontal by training people to teach yoga. This 200 hours Yoga Teacher Trainee Programme is a foundation programme then started to develop. I like to have this 200 hours as just a foundation, a simple white place of yoga where new potential yoga teachers can draw their own future journey. Therefore, I don’t just provide classic Yoga, but also modern yoga blended with science, some extra tips from industry specialists, and some trouble shooting for issues that can occur when teaching. One says the real journey begins not when you take the Yoga Teacher Training but once you first start your teaching. I encourage my students to teach and I shall continue mentoring them as a teacher and as a friend. 




The 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Trainee Programme starting this 2021 will have hybrid options:


  • Fully Online for distance learners with Live Stream on Zoom including pre-recorded and post-recorded for review or catching up. This is suitable for students who are not within traveling distance of Farnborough, Hampshire, UK, or students who prefer to study in their own environment. 


  • Or, On-Site Study with full contact at the teaching venue. 


  • Or, A mixture between Online and On-Site. I understand that from time to time, students will have personal situations that disrupt their study. Students registered for On-Site study can also study with Live Stream on Zoom as an alternative when needed. 


  • With flexible hours of studying, students can accelerate their time to complete within 6 weeks or stretch it to 18 months to complete. This is dependant on the trainee’s own time and financial capacity. 


  • Most classes and mentoring will be on a 1-2-1 basis, within the cost of approximately £2500 - £3000 per programme per trainee. The cost for each trainee will obviously depend on the structure of the teaching agreed with each trainee.


  • Trainees must completed a required 200 hours syllabus to earn the certification by Ace Pittapan.


  • Some previous training certification with proof may be counted as credited hours.


  • There is no registration fee. However, trainee has to pay each module of classes and tests in advance. 




Please contact Ace for further discussion at