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Teaching Yoga

30-Hour Effective Verbal Communication

May 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2024
Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 – 14:00



Essential Guide to Skillful Verbal Communication in Teaching Yoga


 Effective Verbal Communication

Master how to guide your students safely, create a positive and inclusive class environment, and facilitate a transformative and mindful yoga experience

This training includes:

Setting the Tone

Establishing a Positive and Inclusive Environment

Connecting with Students through Authenticity

Clarity and Precision

Mindful Speech

Pace and Rhythm


Positive Reinforcement

Listening Skills

Non-Verbal Communication

Constructive Feedback

Cultivating a Positive Learning Environment

The Effective Verbal Communication in Teaching Yoga Course here at Manas Yoga Studio is a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider Course that allows graduates to use 30-hours to be credited on their continuing education hours. This certification program consist of 20 hours of in-person classes and 10-hours of interactive online/recorder classes.



€ 500*


*A non-refundable deposit of € 300 is required to secure your space.
*The YTT must be paid in full 45 days prior to the start date. *Please refer to our Terms & Conditions with regards to cancellations and refunds. *Members get a 10% discount on this yoga teacher training.

Meet your Instructor

Erika Smith Iluszko

I’m a yoga student and English yoga teacher based here in Vienna, Austria. As a young child in Asia, I was treated with either one or a combination of acupressure, acupuncture, moxa, dry cupping therapy, or herbs from my grandmother’s garden whenever I get sick. When this did not work I was given western medicine. When I got a bit older and moved to India, I saw yoga’s holistic way of healing the body. It sees well-being as extraordinarily intricate and that doctors, scientist, and sages do not have all the answers. Yoga and Samkhaya are based on logic and experience of the qualities (Gunas) and functions (Kriya).

These two ancient philosophies have shaped my way of seeing all beings. In combination with my education in psychology and social psychology, they have allowed me to understand that the heart of healing lies in our abilities to listen, see, and perceive the body and mind as one. That ultimately they are the sides of the same coin.

This is what I want to share with you – Traditional Chinese Medicine which at first seems to be a healing science, based on spiritual practices that restore and balance the mind and consciousness, and Yoga which at first seems to be a spiritual practice, but works by first healing the physical body, calming the emotions, focusing the mind and then allowing wisdom of the Self to bloom.

I am convinced that Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Psychology are powerful attempts to explain the same thing – THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.


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