September 20, 2016

Become a Yoga Teacher

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Become a Certified Yoga Teacher in Lagos

The Certified Yoga Teacher Training is back in-person in Lagos!

6 month training from June – December, 2023

Phase 1: In Person Immersion – Lagos

June 16 – July 4, 2023

Phase 2: Virtual session + Independent Projects

August – November

Meet 1 weekend per month and submit monthly homework

Phase 3: In Person Immersion – Lagos

December 2023

Yoga changes people, increasing self awareness, compassion and emotional resilience. Studying yoga in depth in a 200 hour program increases your quality of life. Becoming a teacher empowers you with the tools to impact your student’s lives in a huge way. It is a true act of mindful leadership to take the leap into studying yoga in Lagos, Nigeria.

The 200 hour training yoga teacher training  with Proud Journey Yoga is returning to the in-person format after a 3 year hiatus due to the COVID19 pandemic. Our hybrid training is designed to support a deep foundation in learning and living yoga. The training will be led by Proud Journey’s founder Nsa Emodi, Yoga Alliance certified RYT500 and certified yoga teachers. Support Trainers, plus anatomy experts will also give you a well rounded education in yoga. Learning how to teach yoga professionally is such a memorable experience and equips you to make a real difference in our chaotic world!

The History of Our Yoga Teacher Training

We hosted our first 200 hour Yoga Alliance Approved Certified Yoga Teacher Training in Nigeria in September 2017. As a Nigerian led company, we are the first and only certified yoga teacher training with Nigerian leadership. We aim to empower the African yogis and the diaspora to become intelligent and impactful yoga teachers.

Teaching yoga professionally means you will have to master many topics from anatomy, yoga poses, alignment, philosophy, meditation, the art of teaching, and communication. All of which are supported by practice, reading and studying with experienced teachers.

Below is a breakdown of what you will learn in the Proud Journey Yoga 200 hour yoga teacher training. If you feel aligned scroll to the bottom of the page to apply to attend.

This training is for you if you are ready to:

  • Become a yoga teacher

  • Deepen your personal yoga practice and journey

  • Teach yoga with more knowledge skills and integrity

  • Start the journey towards self mastery with yoga and meditation

  • Be respected and seen as a professional yoga teacher

  • Help others improve their health & wellness

  • Spread yoga in Nigeria, Africa, and beyond

  • Build a business doing what you love

  • Be in a yoga community with fellow teacher trainees

  • Have a breakthrough in your mindset and personal growth

  • Radically improve your own health first!

Training Modules

  • Practice - Poses, Alignment
  • Anatomy & Injury Prevention
  • Art of Teaching
  • Mindfulness
  • Specialty Yoga
  • Seva - Community Service
  • Business of Yoga
  • Homework & Reading

Meet Your Trainers

Meet Nsa Emodi

(Lead Teacher Trainer)

Vinyasa – Art of Teaching – Yin/Restorative – Ayurveda – Yoga Philosophy – Business of Yoga

Growing up in Long Beach, California Nsa played numerous sports and especially enjoyed dance classes and the alignment of ballet. But it was not until after college that Nsa fell in love with yoga while seeking relief from the stress and anxiety of the entertainment industry. She has been practicing yoga for over 11 years and now holds an RYT500 Yoga Teacher with multiple certificate in Yoga and Ayurveda. She has a degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, and is a Clinical Psychologist in training. She has experience working with clients overcoming addiction, mental health, and “at risk populations” choosing to reclaiming their wellness. She has formulated yoga for cultivating joy to share an uplifting yoga to alleviate depression/anxiety/addiction. Nsa has led Proud Journey Yoga classes and retreats in Lagos since 2017. She offers her clients yoga and meditation hatha, vinyasa and yin/restorative styles of yoga, while working one-on-one with moms overcoming burnout through Modern Mother Wellness. During this 200-hour training she will also be teaching on topics of the art of teaching and the business of yoga – reflecting her 12 years of work in digital marketing and as an entrepreneur.

Praises for Nsa's Teaching

“She just says exactly what I need to hear when I am struggling in my body. Very mentally and physically refreshing. I have never been able to find another yoga teacher like Nsa!” – Ariel

Detailed Schedule

June 16, 2023 - December 23, 2023

Phase 1: Immersive Training – Lagos

During the June Immersive Training we meet every day.

Opening weekend – at the beach

Friday June 16 – 7am – 2pm

Saturday June 17 – 8am – 6pm

Sunday June 18 – 9am – 7pm

Rest of the training

Monday – Friday 7 am – 2 pm

Saturday 8 am – 6 pm (full day)

Sunday 12 pm – 7 pm (half day)

 Phase 2: Virtual Training – Lagos

August – November

Meet 1 weekend per month via zoom and submit monthly homework online.

August 4, Friday 4 pm – 8 pm

August 5, Saturday 3 pm – 5 pm

Remaining dates TBD

Phase 3: In Person Immersion

December 2023

Dates TBD

 Many of our students took time off work to attend the intensive in the past. It is suggested that attendees get support with your usual obligations so you can focus on your studies and be fully present to learn.

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Sample Class Schedule

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Attendees are expected to clear their schedules, silence their phones and immerse into the training will full focus.

Example Full Day Schedule

Monday 8:00am – 6:00pm

  • 08:00 – 09:30 Yoga class and meditation
  • 09:30 – 10:30 Pose Clinic – doing pose safely and cues
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Yoga Philosophy
  • 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00 – 2:30 Specialty Yoga: Prenatal Yoga
  • 2:30 – 4:00 Ayurveda: Mindful eating
  • 4:00 – 4:10 Break
  • 4:10 – 5:00 Mindful Communication
  • 5:00 – 6:00 Yin or Restorative Yoga


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The learning modules breakdown is according to Yoga Alliance Standards. All assignments must be handed in to get your certificate. It will be hard work but it will be worth it!

1.  Yoga Practice: Poses, Alignment, Breathing, Contraindications (50 Hr)

2.  Practicing different styles of yoga: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative,

Iyengar, Ashtanga (25 hours)

3.  Specialty Yoga: Prenatal, Yoga Therapy, Kids Yoga, Elder yoga (5 hours)

4.  Meditation and Mindfulness: Yoga for the mind (20 hours)

5.  Teaching Methodology and Sequencing (15 hours)

6.  Modifications for limitations and Hands-on Adjustments (5 hours)

7.  Business of Yoga: Marketing, Branding (5 hours)

8.  Applied Anatomy, physiology: Injury prevention (20 hours)

9.  Yoga Philosophy, Teacher Ethics (30 hours)

10.  Teaching Practicum (10 hours)

11.  Seva: Community Service (5 hours)

12.  Homework (10 hours)

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The training will be held in Lagos, Nigeria. The location will be held in a private location in Lekki.

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Once you submit your application the investment for the 200-hour yoga teacher training will be explained. We call it an investment instead of a price since this is professional development training and you will recoup your investment as you start teaching with advanced skills and knowledge. If you need a scholarship please send an email to

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Apply for the 2023 Training!

We recommend you submit your application of interest before May 15. Please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch.

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