200-hour Hot Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Copper Crow, Aug 29 - Sep 30

River Valley
200-hour Yoga Alliance Recognised Course
Led by Copper Crow
Monday to Friday, August 29 - September 3, 2022

The Hot Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered course created by Copper Crow and based on his personal practice, years of study, and tenure teaching and managing studios for Bikram Yoga and Pure-Yoga Asia, where he served as Country Managing Teacher for over a decade.

‘Hot Yoga’ is a method of practice, consisting of three distinct styles: Classic-26, Static Hatha and Dynamic Vinyasa Flow. This course outlines how to practice and teach each style, providing graduates with the necessary skills to offer more variety of classes and connect with a much wider audience of students. The course focus is ‘hot’, however all techniques are broken down and can be applied to teaching non-hot classes. HYTT provides the most essential skills necessary to step into a classroom upon graduation and confidently guide a 60-90 minute class, demonstrate proper alignment, make hands-on adjustments, and give clear verbal cues.

A full-time programme of intense practical training in asana, vinyasa, pranayama, mudras, yogic philosophy, esoteric sciences, cleansing processes, meditation, chanting, teaching skills, class sequencing, and anatomy and physiology.

Copper has led over 20 teacher trainings in Hot Hatha Vinyasa and Universal Yoga over the last decade. He has offered the HYTT200 annually since 2009 with many graduates now teaching in major studios around the world, leading international workshops & retreats and running their own successful yoga studios. This training has proven time and again to produce life changing positive transformation.


Asana - Form

  • In-depth study of over 84 asanas. Beginner & intermediate poses
  • Alignment, variations, common mistakes and how to avoid injuries
  • Benefits and potential risks of each asana
  • Adjustments–physical and verbal

Vinyasa - Flow

  • Linking poses together
  • Moving with breath
  • Evolution of the Sun Salutation
  • Flow as a moving meditation

Class Sequencing

  • Original Hot Yoga, traditional 26+2 classic sequence
  • How to evolve the classic practice to create unique static-hatha classes
  • How to expand the static-hatha practice to create unique dynamic-vinyasa flow classes
  • Understand differences between hot and non-hot classes 

Art of Teaching

  • Study classroom management
  • Develop confidence in public speaking
  • How to use your own body as a teaching tool
  • Using your voice, volume, tempo and pacing as tools
  • How to read bodies and correct postures
  • Demonstrations & “mirroring” techniques
  • Using your environment as a tool (music, incense, light)
  • Practise teaching one-on-one with follow teachers
  • Practise teaching small groups 2-5 students
  • Understand your motivation to teach and how it can give you strength

 History & Philosophy

  • Basic history, philosophy & evolution of Yoga lineages
  • Traditional schools of Yoga (Karma, Bhakti and Jnana Yoga)
  • Eight limbs of Yogic development
  • Ancient texts: Bhagavad-Gita, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and more

Hot Yoga Method

  • History of Hot Yoga and other ancient purification practices
  • How and why hot yoga is different from other styles practice
  • Understanding the effects of heat & importance of hydration
  • Unique elements to hot yoga


  • Western anatomy & physiology
  • Review major systems of the body
  • Functional mechanics of movement
  • Mobility training


  • Esoteric Anatomy and functionality (Prana & Kundalini)
  • Review major systems of the subtle body (Marmas, Nadis, Chakras)
  • Energetics–application and manipulation (Vayus, Bandhas & Mudras)
  • Emotional management (Rasas)
  • Purification techniques (Kriya)

Pranayama Yogic Breathing

  • The use of breath as a transformative tool for Self-awareness
  • Different breathing techniques & purpose
  • Benefits and potential risks
  • Balance/alter emotions
  • Regulate internal temperature


  • What meditation is, and why it is practised
  • Learn the benefits of deep relaxation
  • Variety of meditation techniques and tools
  • Quieting the mind to develop deeper levels of awareness
  • Practise yoga nidra
  • Zen


  • General understanding of Sanskrit language
  • Review Sanskrit vocabulary


  • What & why mantras are an effective tool for yoga>
  •  Chanting, use of sound, resonance, vibration/ frequency and music

Yogic Lifestyle

  • Morals and ethics for yoga professionals
  • Self-practice

Diet, Nutrition and Hydration

  • Purification through food
  • Yogic diet guidelines
  • Understanding the importance and effects of water


  • Introduction to Ayurvedic medicine
  • Understanding the Five Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space)
  • The Three Doshas (body/mind characteristics)
  • Study importance of a Yogic Diet–how to eat/live right for your type

Yoga & Business

  • How to build a resume and apply at studios
  • What’s needed to open your own studio
  • Yoga registration procedures
  • How to build a following
  • Balancing money vs materialism
  • Conflict resolution
  • Relationships in the studio
  • Sexual harassment
  • Insurance/injuries
  • Next steps for growth & development


Practice is an integral part of the programme, where techniques are learned, skills sharpened and the fire of transformation fuelled. The commitment to practice with the same group at the same time every day stokes the coals for change by providing the perfect catalyst to help break old habits and set a foundation for a new you. Morning practice is for experiential learning and evening practice allows practical refinement of topics covered in lecture.

Sample schedule
8am - 9.30am Morning Practice
9.30am - 10am Break
10am - 12.30pm Theory
12.30pm - 1.30pm Break
1.30pm - 4pm Theory
4pm - 5pm Practice

Monday to Friday
8am - 5pm


Applicants must:

  • Have a minimum of 1 year of yoga practice, with 6 months consistent hot practice.
  • Have passion to learn and personally explore the deeper dimensions of yoga.
  • Be free of major injuries going into the programme (students with minor but recurring injuries must inform the teacher of their conditions).
  • Be fully committed to 100% attendance.
  • Be willing and able to forego most of their personal and professional commitments for the duration of the course.


Required reading (prior to course)

  • How Yoga Works by Geshe Michael Roach
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie (included in prework materials)
  • Hot Yoga: Energizing, Rejuvenating, Healing by Marilyn Barnett

Suggested reading (all included in course digital content)

  • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
  • Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, any version (Chip Hartranft’s version recommended) 
  • Bhagavad Gita, any version (Stephen Mitchell’s version recommended)
  • Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda


Early bird (by July 23): $4,200
Regular: $4,500

Tuition includes:
- Printed 300+ page manual written by Copper Crow
- 30G of digital training resources


Cancellations received 30 days before the start of the course incurs a fee of $250.
Cancellations received less than 30 days before the start of the course results in full forfeit of the tuition fee.


American Yogi & Founder of Crow Yoga RYS

Daniel Copper Crow (Copper) is an internationally renowned conference presenter, course leader, and yoga teacher trainer.

Originally from Texas, USA, Copper was first introduced to yoga at age four, by his father and martial art teachers. He fully committed to teaching ‘Yoga’ in 2003, after resigning as a Senior Training Specialist for Charles Schwab, a leading US Fortune 500 company. Copper holds the highest qualification possible with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) and Original Hot Yoga Association (OHYA Level-3), in addition to professional training certifications with Achieve Global, Development Dimensions International (DDI), and Mager Consortium. He has been leading professional development & leadership courses since 2000, teaching and managing Yoga studios throughout Asia (Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong & Singapore) since 2004, and has led over 20 yoga teacher trainings since 2009. 

Beyond hot yoga, Copper also leads courses in traditional Hatha, Vinyasa, and Universal Yoga. His playfulness and joy are present in every class, workshop, or teacher training course he leads. On the mat, he encourages students to explore their practice and themselves as deeply as possible.

“Whether it’s physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual–yoga has something for everyone, at every stage of life’s journey. Every passing moment is an opportunity to start anew and transform your life. Let go of expectations, have fun, and enjoy the process!”