To practice and teach Yoga is a way of life.
Hi, we are Chris, Clive and Lea - your team at The Yoga Training Zurich.
In 2005 Clive, in collaboration with AIRYOGA, created the International Yoga Teacher Program - at that time the first Yoga Alliance approved training in Switzerland. In addition to Lance Schuler and Glenn Ceresoli, Clive himself was also a teacher. This program was the first of a series of further yoga teacher trainings which he conducted and coordinated in Switzerland and Germany.The last training under the name International Yoga Teacher Program in collaboration with Alexa Le was completed in March 2020. For Clive, an era came to an end and created space for a new project with a new team and a wind of change. Chris has been Clive's student since 2017 and Lea has been attending his classes since 2019. Together with the two of them, they formed the ideal team for the new project The Yoga Training Zurich.
The Yoga Training Zurich is a unique 200hs, 300hs respectively 500hs yoga teacher training under the guidance of Clive Radda. The program combines traditional knowledge with the latest findings in health and anatomy. You will learn the basics of yoga, asanas pranayama, meditation and philosophy to teach yoga at a high level anywhere in the world.
Apart from teaching techniques and the ancient yoga, The Yoga Training Zurich the training is mainly about you, your personal practice and development - on a physical, mental and spiritual level.
The training is also aimed at yoga practitioners who do not wish to teach directly, but have the desire to take their practice to the next level and deepen their knowledge in order to integrate yoga more deeply into their lives in a holistic way.
This unique training lays the appropriate foundation and prepares you optimally to expand your knowledge, deepen your practice and finally to be able to pass on these experiences.
The training itself is led by Clive Radda, an internationally recognized, experienced yoga teacher and body therapist, as well as various renowned guest teachers, including Chiara Castellan and Michael Hamilton, who will accompany you intensively on this path.
The program offers a solid foundation for teaching Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga. It comprises a total of 200 contact hours and, after successful completion of the final examination, you will be able to register as a RYT 200 yoga teacher with the world's largest yoga association Yoga-Allinace.
Depending on your preparatory training (RYT 200) and additional commitment, you can also register as a yoga teacher RYT 500 after successfully completing the course!
We will be happy to give you more detailed information about the RYT 500 degree in a personal conversation. We want to encourage and support you in your individual process.
History and development
Important writings from the science of Yoga
Basic terms of Sanskrit
Teaching of the most important sutras, gods and principles of Hinduism
Tantric teaching of Yoga
Tantric teaching of Yoga
Understanding of Yoga in the western world
Getting to know and practicing different styles (Hatha, Ashtanga-Vinyasa, Yin) and the development of different styles over time
Basics of Yoga Anatomy
Practice and theory, correct alignment and adjustments
Effects and the meaning of the poses
Use and application of props
Introduction to the basics of different breathing techniques
Basic principles of meditation and mindfulness
Teaching techniques and methodology
Find your style of teaching
Teaching techniques and methodology
Sequencing and planning
Psychological basics of teaching
Dealing with challenges
Yoga in everyday life
Practice of Karma Yoga
Positioning and marketing of Yoga
Reflection and integration in everyday life
You can also expect
personal assistance during the training to support the own development process
an exclusive manual (preparation and follow-up)
Exercise and reflection possibilities of the teaching modules
Intensive training week to integrate and deepen the entire program
Clive was born in 1968 in Barcelona, Spain, and grew up in India and Ibiza. He learned the art of healing from his mother at a young age, while his father introduced him to Hatha and Jñana Yoga.
Clive has always practiced numerous sports and forms of exercise. After training martial arts for ten years in Brazil, Switzerland, Thailand, China and Taiwan, Clive began to practice Iyengar Yoga in Thailand under a Taoist yogi. This had a significant impact on his path. For more than twelve years Clive Sheridan was his teacher.
In 2002 Clive completed the Yoga Arts Teacher Training in Bali and Byron Bay. Later, two further training courses were followed with Ana Forrest in the USA. Since 2006 Clive has been a student of Glenn Black and as such participated in his legendary Forest Yogi Training in Costa Rica. Clive has been teaching yoga since 2000 and has passed on his knowledge in all major fitness centres in Zurich and in leading yoga studios in Zurich and Switzerland.
Clive teaches physically demanding, intensive classes that include a variety of different types of exercise. He places just as much emphasis on conscious breathing as he does on wearing a smile on his lips and having joy - whether on the yoga mat or in life in general.
Clive feels deep gratitude to his teachers. It and the desire to learn more and move forward made Clive's journey a rollercoaster ride - albeit a great one. May Hatha-Yoga, Jñana-Yoga and Tantra continue to spread and lead to clarity, happiness, health and self-realization.
Clive's gratitude particularly goes to:
Clive Sheridan – for the tantras, pranayamas and pushes
Louisa Sear - for inspiration and Ashtanga
BNS Iyengar - for the «Indian way» and Ashtanga
Lance Schuler - for conveying the positive power of asanas
Glenn Ceresoli - for the «correct» alignment
Martyn Hoogstra - for the humbleness and a good deep flow
Ana Forrest - for teaching how to teach and for showing the power of core training
Dharma Mittra - for illustrating how to be physical and spiritual at the same time
Glenn Black - for eye- and body-openers
Yerpun Solar - for the countless rituals and healings, for the «shamanistic Jñana-Yoga» and for the gate to that dimension
Ramesh Balsekar - for the mind games
Jagdish - for the dissection of the mind
Khyapa Baba - for the opportunity to finally meet a true guru for tantra and tantric meditations
More about Clive:
Clives classes September until Mai
Mondays: Classic (Open Level)
19:30 - 21:30, Pflegiraum, Klosbachstrasse 118, 8032 Zurich
Wednesdays: Power-Vinyasa (Intermediate)
18:00 - 19:30, Das Yoga Haus, Freyastrasse 6a, 8004 Zurich
Fridays: Friday Fire (Advanced)
09:00 - 10:30, YogaNation, Seefeldstrasse 7A, 8008 Zurich
Yoga for Lea is not only the practice of asana. She practices and teaches yoga just as passionately as she is professionally committed to helping socially marginalized people. For Lea, yoga is a holistic art of living, a philosophy of being, a constant examination of the way of life on and off the mat.
Her practice and classes are influenced by the traditional teachings of Ashtanga Yoga, as well as her yin yoga teacher training.
For Lea, teaching means to be able to pass on the transformation of her knowledge from teaching and experience to her students. Despite all the seriousness for the practice, whoever knows Lea knows that there is a lot of laughter with and by her.
In addition to her active assistance, Lea is responsible for the smooth running and organization of The Yoga Training Zurich. She is happy to receive your questions and concerns and helps with the preparation and follow-up of the material from the training program.
More about Lea:
Tuesdays: Vinyasa-Flow (Open Level)
19:00 - 20:15, Reebok CrossFit Zürich, Hardstrasse 81, 8004 Zürich
Saturdays: Vinyasa-Flow (Open Level)
09:40 - 10:55, Reebok CrossFit Zürich, Hardstrasse 81, 8004 Zürich
Chris likes to deal with the confrontation of being and life. For him yoga does not end with rolling up the mat, he strives to integrate the teachings of yoga into his everyday life.
His practice is enriched by a spirit of exploration and experimentation. Meditation and pranayama have long since complemented and determine his daily disciplines. His teaching is influenced by his creative spirit of discovery and yet remains yoga.
Chris is continuously interested in expanding and deepening his knowledge. The fascination of the subject and the enrichment of experiences finally led to the decision to pass it on.
In the team of The Yoga Training Zurich., Chris has taken over the responsibility for the aesthetics and is involved in the structural shaping of the training. Like Lea, he will assist, be the contact person on site and support the participants during their training.
More about Chris:
Michael was born and raised in Cape Town, where he learned martial arts at the age of six. It led to his interest in physical practice and Eastern philosophy as well as meditation. After studying history, art history, philosophy and English literature at university, his interest shifted to the ancient teachings of India, especially Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta which took him to India and North America, where he deepened his knowledge of yoga, Zen meditation and Darshans with Advaita teachers. From Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Michael obtained the teaching license for Ashtanga Yoga in Mysore, India. His current teachers are Richard Freeman and Doug Keller. After the death of his Zen teacher Daido Loori Roshi, Michael started focusing on Vipassana meditation according to the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw.
Chiara was born and raised in Zurich, studied architecture at the ETH Zurich and has been researching yoga since 1995. She has been teaching since 2006 and is an authorized level 2 Ashtanga Yoga teacher. Every year she travels to India to learn from her teacher R. Sharath Jois at the Krishna Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. In 2011 she had the unique opportunity to assist him at the Shala in Mysore. At the Sanskrit University Chiara regularly studies Yoga Philosophy, Chanting and Sanskrit. On her path she met important yogis from all over the world who inspired her and taught her. In 2006 she completed the 200 hours Yoga Alliance Yoga Teacher Training in Zurich and the following year the Advanced Teacher Training in Iyengar Yoga. This knowledge is incorporated into her Ashtanga Yoga classes.
As well as ...
More teachers will be announced soon.
We are committed to work with the best of the best available to assure you a unique training with the possibility to learn from experts with certain specialties within their fields.
The training is held in English. Translations and explanations in German are possible as long as they do not disturb the lessons.
The manual is provided in either German or English and the exam can also be taken in either German or English.
Prerequisites for participation are regular yoga practice, and the desire for physical and mental development.
13.05.21 - 16.05.21 (4 days, THU-SUN)
11.06.21 - 13.06.21 (3 days, FRI-SUN)
02.07.21 - 04.07.21 (3 days, FRI-SUN)
20.08.21 - 22.08.21 (3 days, FRI-SUN)
17.09.21 - 19.09.21 (3 days, FRI-SUN)
09.10.21 - 16.10.21 (8 days, SUN-SUN)
06.11.21 - 07.11.21 (2 days, SAT-SUN)
26 course days in total
*subject to change
The costs for the entire 200-hour training including the manual are
(CHF 200 admission fee and 3600 course fee)
The payment modalities are either in installments or one-time payment.
If required, we are happy to offer a Karma Yoga place at reduced rates. This requires a personal interview.
Further information and registration
In order to be able to promote the personal development of each participant individually, the number of places is limited. Early registration is therefore advisable.
Of course we are also looking forward to getting to know you in a personal conversation.