6 Week Part-Time Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

You’ve dreamed of one day taking a Yoga Teaching Training Course but the idea of taking a whole month off work and family seems like a fantasy? Then this is the course for you. During this part-time 200 hours Teacher Training Course offered locally in Malta you will be able to cover the same material as you would in a full-time teacher training in your free time without having to leave your family or work behind!

Upcoming courses in Malta, 2022

November 1-11 December, 2022  (Applications Open)

200-Hour Vinyasa Yoga Certification

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International Certificate

Upon graduation, you will be able to teach yoga classes locally and internationally with Yoga Alliance accreditation

Small Groups

Course is designed for small groups to make sure you receive personal guidance and attention throughout the course

Local Community

Comprehensive and in-depth study materials designed to assist you in becoming a confident and knowledgeable yoga teacher 


This course is designed for interested practitioners who are ready to teach as well as those who are simply looking to enrich and grow their personal practice.

Our aim is to help you understand what your path is within yoga. What feels most honest, authentic and true to your individual nature. No two people will have the same journey and this course creates an environment that will help you find your individual voice.


Part-time Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course which will be spread over 6 weeks with 2 sessions a week and offers a certification at the 200hr level that enables you to register as an internationally-recognised yoga teacher.

Monday to Friday attend 2 yoga classes of your choice at the studio

Tuesday 7:00pm – 10:00pm
(class + posture clinic)

Saturday 9:15am – 3:00pm
(lectures & teaching practice)



Developing a personal practice


 The Art of Teaching

Cues and instruction of Yoga Poses

Safety in Teaching


Script Writing and Sequence Notation


Energy and how it relates to teaching

Teaching to Absolute Beginners


Teaching yoga in Malta


Anatomy of the spine

Yoga Anatomy

Compression vs. tension

Cueing trends



Nervous System



History of Yoga

Lineage of Yoga

Ethics of Yoga

Yoga beyond the mat

Included in the Course

BONUS #1 Online Training Platform - Lifetime Access!


FREE unlimited class passes to all Island Yoga classes during the course (value €430.00)

FREE Mini Yoga photoshoot for your future classes (if desired)

FREE Essential Social Media Starter Kit for yoga teachers

Your Certification

This course is registered with Yoga Alliance. By successfully graduating from this course, you will be qualified as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT® 200) and ready to teach beginner and intermediate Vinyasa Yoga classes internationally.

*** Requirements ***

Previous Yoga practice or passionate curiosity.

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Become a Yoga Teacher

“Through yoga I found myself.”

A letter from me to You…

Dear Yoga Practitioner,

Let me say thank you for taking a moment to read this letter. I am a firm believer that people’s paths cross for a reason and that students always find the right course for them. Before you continue scrolling trough this document, allow me to tell you about my yoga journey.

Back in 2011 my life brought me to South Africa, I was in my early twenties searching for my true passion and trying to figure out what to do with my life. I had just begun my spiritual search for happiness. You see, I had a very religious upbringing, which, nonetheless, provided me with no sense of peace or happiness. I was on a quest for more…

One day I found myself joining a local gym, which also happened to have a timetable for yoga classes. I signed up for my first yoga class. “It was nice”, I thought to myself aftewards, but it was not really for me. I signed up to a different class. “Ok, that’s interesting..” I started to feel curious about yoga, so I signed up for my third class the same week. After trying a few more classes, I found myself in a Vinyasa based class and the flow of it all – synchronicity of movement and breath – made me feel… at home.

Everything suddenly started to make sense: I felt happy and present while on the mat, the feeling I don’t think I experienced before. I remember it so well: lying on my mat in Savasana with my hands on my belly, I looked at the teacher and thought to myself “I want to help others find this too”. That moment on I was hooked.

One day, a few weeks later, our yoga teacher was late for the class and so, not being sure if she was going to show up at all, I started practicing on my mat while waiting. There were a few other women in the studio who started following my lead assuming I was an instructor. But it wasn’t until after a few classes a week or so later when my teacher came up to me and said “you should do a teacher training, you would be a great teacher”. I felt overjoyed that night, so much so, I could not fall asleep!

Two years later, I attended my first yoga teacher training, while taking a paid holiday leave from my corporate job. Two more years later I quit my corporate career and began teaching yoga full-time. Shortly after I opened my first SUP Yoga business in Malta, launched Trapeze Yoga on the island, started to teach internationally: workshops and trainings, appeared on yoga DVDs, had been invited to co-teach both in-person and online trainings, certified a number of teachers in various styles of yoga who now successfully teach yoga for a living.

My biggest project yet is Island Yoga Teacher Training Academy which launched in Malta in February 2020 – right before COVID-19. After spending over €20,000 on my own yoga education and various certifications, it has been my goal to provide high quality yoga teacher trainings locally at a reasonable price and having my own yoga studio Island Yoga finally allowed me to do that.

What was once only a dream is now my reality!

How about you?

I could not possibly know where you are right now in your life. Maybe you – like me – would like to escape your corparate job which does not fulfill you? Maybe you enjoy yoga so much that you feel the calling to share it with others? Maybe you dream of one day travelling the world as a yoga teacher?

What is your goal?

Yoga can be anyting you want it to be, all that is needed is a clear goal and your determination. Teaching yoga will take you to the places you did not know you could reach: inwardly and out. Trust me when I say that if you feel that inner calling for diving deeper into this experience, let there be no doubts and take this letter as a sign, that yes, you can do it too!

It is my true passion, my life’s purpose and the reason I am on this earth – to help others discover their potential through the art of teaching yoga. If this training is speaking to you, it would be my absolute honour to guide you trough your yoga journey and help you discover the best version of yourself as a yoga teacher.

Your uniqueness is your super power and this training will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to share your gifts with those around you.


Your Lead Teacher

E-RYT 500 Registered Trainer / YACEP Provider
Hatha Yoga Cert (200hr)
Vinyasa Yoga Cert (300hr)
Pre & Post Natal, Children & Teens Yoga (30hr)
SUP Yoga Cert (25hr)
Budokon Yoga Cert (50hr)
Thai Massage Level 1 (30hr)
Yoga Trapeze® Cert (50hr)
Yoga Trapeze® Trainer Cert (25hr)

Rosita Jan
E-RYT® 500, YACEP®, RYS® 200

International yoga and mixed movement teacher, all-things-yoga business entrepreneur based in Malta. 

Rosita’s yoga teaching journey began in 2013 which eventually lead her to quitting her job in the corporate world to pursue teaching yoga full time. What started as a fun exercise, progressed into a series of all-encompassing workout systems inspired by yoga, calisthenics, cross-fit, mixed movements, trapeze yoga and SUP yoga.

Rosita is the creator of SUP Yoga & Fitness Malta, Trapeze & Bungee Fitness Malta and the owner of Island Yoga & Fitness Academy in Malta. Being one of the first certified Trapeze Yoga Teachers worldwide, she works closely with YOGABODY Barcelona leading teacher trainings online and in-person. 

Rosita has trained with a number of internationally acclaimed pioneers like Briohny Smyth, Dice Iida-Klein, Honsa & Claudine Lafond, Lucas Rockwood, Mackenzie Mille, Mathieu Boldron, Cameron & Melayne Shayne.

Guest Teachers

Karen Ryan

yoga anatomy

Karen is a licensed physiotherapist and APPI trained Yoga &Pilates instructor.  She received her training in London during 2009 and 2010, before becoming an instructor in Melbourne in 2011. Karen is a firm believer in the active lifestyle which is why physiotherapy and Pilates are more than just a job to her – they are her way of life. During the course she will cover all anatomy related topics essential for new yoga teachers.

Anna Ścigacz

yoga history & philosophy

Anna is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga certified teacher who started her yoga journey more than twelve years ago. She believes that we are our own teachers first the rest comes in with practice. Anna is very passionate about the deep history of yoga origins and uses her valuable experience to share her knowledge of yoga tradition and philosophy during the course. Her lectures are interactive and playful, leaving you wanting to go deeper.

How To Sign Up

To sign up for this course, simply fill in the Application Form. Rosita will contact you regarding the deposit payment to secure your spot in the training after receiving your Application Form. 


Your Investment

€300 deposit + €1,199 = Total Course Payment €1,499 or Pay in one go = €1,399 (save €100)
  • 200 hours certified course with Yoga Alliance
  • Access to e-Learning Training Platform Online
  • All Course Manuals: Printed & PDF
  • Exams & Certification
  • Water, coffee & tea during training hours
  • FREE access to all yoga classes at Island Yoga studio during the course (value €520.00)
  • FREE mini yoga photo shoot (if desired)
  • FREE essential social media starter kit for yoga teachers
  • Use of yoga mats, blocks & other props throughout the course
  • Further discounts on upcoming yoga trainings & workshops with Rosita Jan
  • Post Course private mentoring to help you launch your future classes


How long is the course?

The course will last 6 weeks. We will be meeting 2 times a week for practice, theory and lectures. Additionally, you will be able to join any additional yoga classes at Island Yoga free of charge for the duration of the course.

200hr = 6 x 12hours “contact hours” + additional “practice hours” in your own time/at the studio + home study (“non-contact” hours). Training consists of: Anatomy, Yoga Poses and Philosophy + Yoga Business. While you will have guest speakers to cover those lectures, you will need to study at home in your own time (there are videos and tests to complete on the e-learning site). Our aim is to use each hour effectively focusing on the teaching part heavily, so that by the end of the course you will feel confident and ready to get out there and get paid as a yoga teacher.

This course is subject to completed course work and assessment of the tests and final exams. Course certificates cannot be bought.

Your participation, team work, completion of all the assignments during the course and teaching practice – requirements to complete this course.

Total fee for the course is €1,599 when paying via instalments or €1,499 (you save €100) when paying all at once. €300 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot. The remaining amount is due by the end of the course.

You will be required to study at home for a large part of the training. There is a number of videos, tests and practical tasks you will be required to complete online. E-learning is an essential part of this training.

Yes, you will be able to teach yoga internationally after receiving your certification.

We are the ones placing limitations on ourselves. Every single body is a yoga body. You will be guided and supported throughout the training. Not a single yoga pose looks the same on two individuals, that’s the beauty of this practice.

Reviews from Previous Courses

Where to begin? Everything about the 200hr course was incredible! These past 6 weeks have flown by so quickly, and I will forever treasure them. This course exceeded my expectations.. not only did I learn so much about my own personal yoga practice and how to teach confidently and properly, I also gained so much knowledge in why we should practice yoga and the effects and benefits it has on our body. This course is so informative, a lot of hard work but WORTH IT! I am so happy to have completed this course, and met such lovely people along the way. Rosita is an amazing person through and through, all her experiences and uplifting personality has really helped me through this journey. Can't thank her enough! 100% Recommend, so happy!
Lexi Gatt
I am happy that I chose to study at Island Yoga Malta. The studio is beautiful with a great atmosphere. The curriculum of the course is well-rounded and comprehensive, with knowledgeable and passionate lecturers. The time just flew as the course was so interactive and enjoyable. Rosita is very professional and kind teacher, who was there for us at each step of the way and give us all special, individual attention, so we could reach our goals no matter what is our background and our starting point. I was always a shy person, didn’t like to talk in front of people, however once I finished the course I was ready to teach with confidence. Now I can say that I enjoy talking as I feel the appreciation of the students, when I share the knowledge I got. Teaching gave me something I never experienced before, so the course was definitely worth it.
Linda Fábián
The 6 week Vinyasa YTT training was one of the most mentally and physically challenging experiences - in the best way! From Day 1, Rosita was always very informative and gave us great tips on advancing our own practice and teaching in general. I loved having access to the studio to enjoy the rest of the classes and got to meet and interact with the different people who come to the studio, further emphasising that sense of community I felt during the training. The classes helped me become stronger and all the lectures and lessons we attended were fun, full of information and easy to understand as we always had Rosita and the lecturers’ help if needed. Overall, it was an experience that changed me and given the chance, I’d do it all over again!
Timara Saliba
I’ve been practising yoga for a few years now and I’ve never expected to become a teacher one day! I decided to enrol myself to the 200-hour YTT for many reasons: to bring my practice to the next level, to understand better the poses and the philosophy, to work consciously on how to correct my posture and to challenge myself with something extremely new to me. I should say that everything succeeded beyond all expectations. I’m very grateful that I’ve found a teacher and mentor like you, Rosita, who helped me a lot improve my practice, my knowledge and my self-esteem. You constantly supported me during my journey, sharing tips, knowledge and your big passion. Now I’m able to create my own flows, teach classes, work on myself and share yoga with others! A life-changing experience that I will always bring with me. Thank you.
Francesca Asconio
I can genuinely say that I loved every single bit of the training, and so grateful for joining. Enjoyed that we were focusing on the teaching, anatomical aspects and practice. Personally I liked this approach more and it made me want to learn more and more about human body and physical aspects of yoga. Thank you Rosita for the overall amazing experience and for bringing out new skills and characteristics myself and probably other girls never knew we had!
Madara Lielpetere
Yoga course at Island Malta with Rosita Jan is the best choice if you really want to progress in yoga. You are going to gain not only the knowledge, but so much more -you should go and discover, what all is within you. I highly recommend course with Rosita, she is a professional teacher and her teaching style is demonstrative. Island yoga studio is an amazing place.
Katarína Parlagiová
One in a lifetime experience given at Island yoga Malta. Every session was unforgettable. Very professional and well organised. I would like to deeply thank Rosita Jan for this beautiful experience, helping me and my class mates believe in ourselves and that with the help of a great teacher everything is possible. Thank you so much every minute was unforgettable.
Claire Vella
The training has gone beyond my expectations of what I though it would be. I received more knowledge and information that I imagined I would. The training was fun but at the same time demanding and strict. Rosita is very motivating and passionate teacher whom I looked up to. I recommend this course to anyone who would like to link their life with yoga or simply gain more knowledge about it.
Viktoria Gorska
I absolutely loved doing the 200Hr Vinyasa Yoga teacher training at Island Yoga. The course is very well organised, full of interesting lectures and fun teaching practices. Rosita is very charming, supportive, professional and motivational. I would like to say a big thank you to Rosita for making this course an unforgettable experience for me. I have learnt so much about yoga and met great people. Highly recommend it for people who would like to become a yoga teacher or for whose who would like to expand their knowledge on yoga.
Natalya Shabalina
I loved doing this training! Interesting content, qualified and passionate speakers, a judicious distribution of courses, a whole that works perfectly! I’m grateful to have met these beautiful people with whom I have shared this experience, and a huge thank you to Rosita who knows how to make herself available to her students; a beautiful and inspiring person who will certainly be able to transmit her knowledge to you in a beautiful way.
Aurore Herment
I honesty loved the teacher training held by Rosita. I loved the practice time, the detailed explanations provided and the incredible personal development gained during the intense course. Cherry on the cake of this amazing experience was Rosita herself. She is such a beautiful and inspiring teacher! Her methods are clear, instructions on point and she really pushes to break your own limits, fears and insecurities. I strongly recommend her as person, teacher and mentor!
Simona Angotzi
The Yoga Teacher Trainig of Rosita left me satisfied and with met expectations. The covered topics were well designed and presented and I was genuinely surprised from the knowledge that was brought down to us, the students. Teachers were knowledgeable and with vast yoga related background. The online learning platform added to the above with practical examples and professional advice on how to avoid injuries during sessions. A well worth it experience which left me without regrets for starting it. Go for it!
Hristo Hristov
The 200YTT was very informative and fun at the same time. You get to know the poses in more detail, the correct way of doing the poses and the different variations you could do with it plus their benefits on your body. The actual teacher training sessions are very helpful as it prepares you for the real thing that you will do after the training. Instructors are very knowledgeable and very helpful on all the things you need and would want to know! Always very supportive and encouraging.
Kristina Domingo
Rosita is a great teacher with well rounded knowledge and great passion and determination that’s what strikes me the most about her. The course was extremely informative and I learnt much more than just yoga. Extremely suggested.
Miriaya Borg
I had a great experience during the YTT I took in November. Very well organized, teachers present all the time, responsiveness of teachers, diverse opinions and ways to explain things, well structured, a lot of training teaching, other professionals coming in for lectures, online material to do at your own pace + available for after the course, coverage of every aspect of yoga teaching.
Alicia Parra
The training was informative as well as interactive therefore I wasn’t bored not even for a minute. It kept me engaged into learning and even listening podcasts when at home. The anatomic part was all new to me but the most interesting. All in all it was a great experience where I’ve learnt about yoga and also about myself!! Thank you for the experience.
Lea Belizzi
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