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23 Days 200-Hour Dynamic Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Zanzibar, Tanzania

Inspiring Yoga Teacher Training in Zanzibar

There is so much to learn in just 23 days so this makes it more doable and makes you a better yoga teacher for it. In this training, you will explore the diverse teachings of the yoga tradition and delve into the profound knowledge that underlies its practices. This yoga instructor certification course presents an in-depth study of asana, yoga anatomy, creative sequencing with a goal in mind, and adjustments.

Meet the instructors

Amanda, Leigh, & Dr. Matthew
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  • Vinyasa flow class
  • Structural alignment training
  • Meditation / Pranayama classes
  • 200-hour teacher training certificate
  • Therapeutic yoga and back care
  • 2 nutritious meals a day
  • 22 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


23 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Casa Umoja with its unique individual style provides a warm and inviting private atmosphere that entices guests to enjoy their stay on the Northern coast of Zanzibar. The tropical garden extends into the beach from where you can join the pleasures of swimming in the marvellous turquoise sea of Zanzibar. Each room and bungalow is equipped with en-suite bathrooms, hot showers, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, and private verandahs.


Indulge in these 23 days in total to become a qualified Vinyasa yoga teacher. Plus, you will get 8 months online learning and online meetings with Amanda included before the 23 days or after (which you can do from anywhere as long as you have internet access). Sun Salute Retreats believes it takes longer than three weeks to become a great yoga teacher. That is why they offer not only the 23 days training in Tanzania but also eight months of guided home study, courses, and online meetings from the comfort of your own home.

During this 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training, you will have a unique opportunity to experience the incredible breadth of yoga and develop your skills to present and instruct inspiring classes, especially because you will have an extra eight months of home study and online meetings to practice your vocal skills, which is the hardest part about becoming a teacher.

Whether you're an aspiring student seeking to deepen your knowledge of the yoga practice or you wish to become a teacher, this 200-hour yoga teacher training program will take both your personal development and skills as a facilitator to new heights.

Course component

  • Injury prevention and management
  • Asana propping / variations / and modifications
  • History and philosophy of yoga
  • Pranayama / meditation / kriyas
  • Working with the chakra's and nadis
  • Anatomy and physiology (theory and applied)
  • Teaching skills and ethics
  • Formatting, sequencing, and pacing the class
  • Vinyasa yoga (how to create a Vinyasa flow class which has purposeful sequencing and creative transitions)​
  • Learn the art of hands-on adjusting and assists
  • Structural alignment training
  • Clear vocal cueing: align with your voice
  • Mantra, chanting
  • Presenting a class with excellence
  • Massage techniques
  • Restorative yoga / Therapeutic yoga and back care
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Partner yoga
  • Nutrition and yogic diet
  • The business of teaching yoga / media


Amanda Dee
Amanda Dee is an experienced registered yoga teacher with more than 15,000 hours of teaching under her belt in some of the best yoga centers in New York City. She led many workshops, led many different teacher trainings, and opened her own yoga center in Manhattan. She has also led and continues to lead retreats worldwide and now is the founder of Sun Salute Retreats and the Sun Salute Yoga Studio. Amanda Dee is one of the main teachers on the online class platform, Be More Yogic.
Leigh Evans
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Yoga)
(ERYT-500) is an international yoga teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. Leigh has over 25 years of experience teaching intuitive, creative, alignment-based Vinyasa yoga classes. Leigh’s reasoned approach to the yoga practice can transform any student who craves insight into the body and the human experience. From the study of yoga and Ayurveda in India to Thai massage in Chiang Mai, Leigh’s breadth of knowledge gives her the tools to teach practical applications that can change students’ everyday lives. Leigh is a go-to resource for Ayurvedic yoga.
Dr. Matthew Clark
(Yoga philosophy and history teacher) Since 2004, Dr Matthew Clark has been affiliated as a research associate to the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), where, between 1999 and 2003, he taught Hinduism. He has traveled very extensively in India and has published books and articles on soma, sadhus, and yoga. He is a freelance scholar, who works occasionally as a proof-reader, editor, and tutor for yoga teacher-training courses. He also writes songs and plays guitar; he has produced several albums of music as Mahabongo.


The yoga teacher training course happens in a small beautiful beach hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. The place has an aura of tranquillity and a feeling of spaciousness with its lush tropical garden lined with coconut palms, frangipani and banana trees. Short steps at the front lead to the beach and to the turquoise blue sea of the Indian Ocean. Nungwi is located in Zanzibar on the northern tip of the island, which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches.



  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Massage
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Swimming


  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Night club
  • Restaurant


  • Mosquito net


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 nutritious meals a day (mostly vegetarian)
  • 8 months of guided home study, courses, and online meetings with Amanda to help make you a more knowledgeable teacher
  • 22 nights' accommodation
  • ​All tuition, course handbook materials, and certificate

What's not included

  • Books for the required reading which you will need to read and purchase beforehand
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
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