200 Hours International Yoga Teacher Training Course

Amalgamation of ancient vedic science and modern sports science.


Learn how to teach Yoga in a scientific way by exposing, educating, nurturing, understanding and experiencing your body and mind with the science behind this great ancient Yogic Way and the principles of Yoga Sports Science to all levels and ages, with this revolutionary course from MYSA, facilitated by Lingham Yoga Centrum.

The International Yoga Teacher Training Course, inclusive of Yoga Sports Science Teaching Methodology, (IYTTC) provides you with cutting-edge knowledge of ancient science and modern sports science uniting together for greater depth of knowledge, with practical and theory classes, ensuring that you fully understand and absorb the information you learn.

Perfect for Yoga practitioners, physical therapists, personal trainers, massage therapists, strength and conditioning coaches, yoga teachers, dance teachers, athletes, or anyone looking to expand and enhance sports and yoga knowledge.

The Level 1 and 2 Courses provide you with a solid foundation, upon which you will build your unique teaching voice, learning sports-specific practices, injury prevention and innovative sequencing skills to get the most from your students.

You will gain a great basis in applied functional anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, alongside the traditional yogic theory and philosophy.

What Can You Expect From Your Course?

  • A practical hands-on approach and apprenticeship of practical sessions
  • Teaching practicum with personal coaching
  • Learning more than 1,000 asana variations
  • Learning techniques of modulation, of verbalising teaching skills and instructions, public speaking, presentation and communication skills
  • Learning of Yogic vocabulary and Sanskrit pronunciations
  • Group discussions on theories and practical techniques, with guidance
  • Correction, precision adjustment and alignment techniques
  • MYSA’s Karma Yoga Project and community service activities
  • Teaching assignments
  • Research and Development
  • Involvement with Yoga-related projects
  • Networking in the biggest health industry in the world, with Asian countries, and all other continents
  • Learning from the well-versed Masters and Gurus who are having great, in-depth knowledge of various sciences related in the practice of Yoga, and from the best certified Master Trainers


Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Learn how yoga can be used in prevention and treatment of injury
  • Learn how yoga can be used to enhance other sports and improve mental function
  • Understand the sequencing of asanas, and how to build and effective class
  • Understand muscle and joint function
  • Gain a basic working knowledge of applied anatomy, biomechanics and neuroscience
  • Learn precisely about the science of breathing (Swara Yoga) and its breathing techniques (Pranayama)
  • Understand how traditional yoga as well as modern-day yoga sports science
  • Develop your own teaching voice and learn the art of teaching yoga to others



Why Choose MYSA?

MYSA is an Internationally recognised, affiliated and sanctioned body that has conducted and given comprehensive International Yoga Teaching Training Certification Course, that has nurtured hundreds of graduates all over the world. You can rest assured of full continued support by MYSA experts for your continued growth in teaching excellence.

  • Registered under Sports Commission (Ministry of Youth and Sports)
  • MOU partnership with National Coaching Academy (AKK), under National Sports Institute (ISN) and National Sports Council (MSN)
  • Supported by Ministry of Education, Department of Co-Curriculum and Arts
  • Supported by Ministry of Health



At MYSA, we believe in right dissemination of knowledge and our method of teaching has always been Gurukula Vaasa, the heritage of knowledge blossoming from lineage teaching. Yoga is a very dangerous form and art of practice and teaching, because it involves the entire systems of the human mind, body and spirit. We will teach you to discover your own inherent energy and share your skills. We will reveal to you the secrets behind this ancient practice. We believe strongly that Yoga Sports will be the revolutionary Yoga Movement in Malaysia, as it is now gaining popularity especially from the grassroot levels at schools.


Course Objectives & Content:

Our training supports students in deepening their understanding and relationship to the practice by studying the basic ingredients: breath, bandhas and dristi. With revolutionary methods to make the practice accessible and appropriate, our approach is modern, therapeutic, challenging, supportive and steeped in tradition. Our Yoga Sports Science Teacher Training program is a practical training course designed to make you a confident and effective Yoga Teacher – for all levels of students.

The purpose of this program is to provide a supportive environment in which students begin to connect with their inner teacher, internal wisdom and inner authentic voice. Through pranayama, asana practice, mind-body journaling, group conversation, reading and guided meditation, students will practice the essential process of conscious listening to your own higher self.

The training is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation of knowledge and information with which you can confidently and effectively facilitate a yoga sports class for beginners. The training includes the opportunity to learn different routines based on the Yoga tradition. The routines range in skill level from the basic beginner to the most advanced.

We will share our expertise about marketing, pricing, teaching group or private classes, and setting up your own yoga school/studio with its correct geometrical directions.

We intend to support each student as they develop, deepen, appreciate and expand their understanding of their true authentic self. Through basic study of philosophy, personal alignment, modifications of classical poses, pranayama practices, and individual instruction, this intimate training is sure to be a life enhancing experience ever keeping the ancient secrets enshrined.

Most important, the Yoga teacher training system is designed to help you find your own unique ‘yoga voice’ and help you to learn to teach from it. After we have taught students the basics and helped students to find their own yoga voice, the last part of the program will offer practical experience training students to lead yoga groups. You will leave our program a yoga teacher, ready and certified to teach yoga worldwide.



Course Outline:

IYTTC is a 2-level comprehensive course divided into:

  • Level 1: Foundation (200hrs)
  • Level 2: Intermediate /Advanced (300hrs)

For each level, participants will receive thorough and specialised training in various yoga philosophies and techniques and sports science, including:

  • Philosophy & Brief History of Yoga
  • Asanas / Yoga Postures
  • Svara Yoga (Pranayama) / Breathing Techniques
  • Shatkarma / Cleansing Techniques
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Concentration / Meditation Techniques
  • Chakras
  • Siddha Vaidyam
  • Teaching Skills & Management of Yoga Classes


  • You may complete your course in a range of timescales:
      • Intensive Full time
      • Semi-Intensive
      • Relaxed Study Part time


We work with small groups of students to give you the best possible individual support and the highest level of teaching. Spaces are limited so apply now.

The next intake for the 200 Hours Yoga Sports Science Teacher Training Course will be on 30th March 2019, and we are currently taking applications for this course.

The course will be held from 30th March 2019 – 22nd September 2019, on the dates specified below:

  • Saturday 30th March – Sunday 31st March
  • Saturday 13th April – Sunday 14th April
  • Saturday 27th April – Sunday 28th April
  • Saturday 11th May – Sunday 12th May
  • Saturday 25th May – Sunday 26th May
  • Saturday 1st June – Sunday 2nd June
  • Saturday 15th June – Sunday 16th June
  • Saturday 29th June – Sunday 30th June
  • Saturday 13th July  – Sunday 14th July
  • Saturday 27th July – Sunday 28th July
  • Saturday 10th August – Sunday 11th August
  • Saturday 24th August – Sunday 25th August
  • Saturday 7th September – Sunday 8th September
  • Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September


*Special Extended Period* LIMITED TIME ONLY:
If you register and begin your course in 2019, you will be entitled to our very special reduced fee:

Level 1: Foundation, 200 hours – RM4,100

Level 2: Intermediate/Advanced, 300 hours – RM6,600 (Pre-requisite: Level 1 or equivalent recognised 200 hour teacher training programme)

(Level 1 & 2; 500 hours: RM10,700)

If you join for Level 1 and 2 together, receive an ADDITIONAL DISCOUNT of RM320 , paying just RM10,380


There is a possibility to split the payment of the 200 Hours International Yoga Teacher Training Course. This requires a 40% deposit (RM1,640) to be paid in advance of the start of your course. The remaining RM2,460 can be split into five consecutive monthly payments of ,RM492 with the full balance being paid before sitting for the final exam.

Please note that this course is facilitated by Lingham Yoga Centrum, on behalf of Malaysian Yoga Sports Association.

Payment of deposit should be made into the following account:
Bank: CIMB Bank
Account Name: Lingham Yoga Centrum
Account Number: 8003182856
(Please use your name as reference and email your transaction receipt to mysa.asia@gmail.com or Whatsapp to +601116660392. YOUR PLACE WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL THIS HAS BEEN RECEIVED.)


We also offer Level 3: Super Advanced Grand Master Course, 500 hours – RM5,600 (Pre-requisite: Level 1 & 2)




We at MYSA believe that yoga sports science will be the revolutionary methodology which will replace the old obsolete teaching method which is less informative. Today’s highly demanding society is welcoming changes for a better and stable future for the challenges ahead. With the right dissemination of knowledge in the right way, and in the right direction, giving rise to great possibilities for opportunities and making Yoga Sports the revolutionary Yoga movement in Malaysia and the World, Yoga Sports is now being taught to children in schools, and will soon be taught in all schools and higher education centres around the world and in the corporate world.


The Master

Mahaguru Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai

Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai, is a Spiritual Master, Yoga Acharya, Siddhanta Yoga practitioner cum marma expert. He has over 30 years’ experience in many areas, including Classical Indian Music and Dance, Modern dance, Cuban salsa, and Yoga Sports. He has been teaching Yoga for over 36 years and has his roots in Saiva Siddhanta Yoga and teaches a wide range of styles, including Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Vinyasa Kramam, Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Swara Yoga & Pranayama, Naada Yoga (Sound, Mantra & Music) and Meditation. The system he teaches is an integrated method for optimal progress in each student’s yoga journey. Recognising that the breath of yoga was the missing link in athletic training and related forms, Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai bridged the gap between yoga and sports. His knowledge covers Applied Science in Anatomy of yoga, exercise and movement. Conducting workshops around the globe teaching core curriculum and covering continuing education musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, body mechanics, basic and advance stretching, joint mobilisation, muscle palpation, joint motion palpation, musculoskeletal pathologic conditions, Myofascial Trigger Points (TrP) and hands on treatment yogic techniques, he has developed the Yoga Sports Science Coaching Course, creating a unique and deep understanding of physio-dynamics and bio-mechanics of yoga movement towards a professional progressive training system where yoga meets science.

Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai is the President of Malaysian Yoga Sports Association and the Malaysian Yoga Federation International Association, Senior Vice President of Asian Yoga Federation, President of S.E.A (South East Asia) Yoga Confederation, Founder of Asian Institute of Yoga Sports Science and Secretary to Malaysia for International Yoga Federation and Convener for Asian Yoga Teacher Diploma. He has a Certificate in Law (University of Wolverhampton UK – LL.B), as well as Siddha Medicine Ph.D (Siddhanta Yoga).

Over the past six years, he has produced 64 Yoga Sports Athletes for the National Team, bringing back 75 medals for Malaysia at International Championships – 19 Gold medals, 24 Silver medals and 32 Bronze medals.

In recognition of his knowledge, experience, and unmatched achievements, he was conferred the title “MAHAGURU” by Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2018. Dr. Ds Lingham Pillai was awarded the “YOG RATNA AWARD” for promoting Yoga Sports in the Asian Countries by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Kerala on the 27th September 2018, at the occasion of the 8th Asian Yoga Sports Championship, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), India.

Mahaguru Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai has recently been selected by WHO as Working Group Expert for benchmark preparation of technical document in Yoga and by United Nation as UN Accreditation Team.



Message by Mahaguru YogiRaj YogaRatna

Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai Acharya

President, Malaysian Yoga Sports Association


You have taken your first step in your Yoga Sports Science journey, and have made the good decision to embark upon the 200 Hours Yoga Sports Science Teacher Training Course with Malaysian Yoga Sports Association.

This course is good for people of all walks of life, and particularly for physiotherapists in clinical work, who will see great advantages. We bridge the gap between yoga and sport, enabling athletes of all ages and abilities to benefit from our tried and tested methods. Recognising that the breath of yoga was the missing link in athletic training and related

forms, we have developed the Yoga Sports Science Coaching Course, creating a professional training program uniting both sciences.

We aim to help you to understand the physio-dynamics and biomechanics of Yoga in comparison with the science behind targeting specific sports training, effective practices in carefully constructing yoga postures and its counter-postures, and understanding the body in motion according to basic functional anatomy, body movements of yoga postures, cardio-respiratory system, in comparison with Pranayama, the science of breathing, and the energy system. The physical preparation of warming-up, cooling down, restorative yoga postures towards concept of training, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning asanas, creating flexibility and strength are also covered, to give a comprehensive overview of the skills and knowledge necessary to teach Yoga Sports to all ages and abilities.

Athletes working with a Yoga Sports Coach are in excellent hands as each coach has extensive training in anatomy, biomechanics, postural analysis, sports science and an evidenced based rationale of an athlete-centered approach through the application of sports-specific yoga.

In this course, you will learn how to apply our sports-specific yoga techniques and scientific approach. The course is open to yoga practitioners or teachers, those with a background in healthcare or sports, such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, sports massage therapists, fitness trainers, coaches or athletes.

You will learn how to use our functional yoga techniques to design and analyse your own posture and understand the Yogic Science of Sequencing and Breathing to help you formulate a training plan for your own athletic needs.

Sharing a depth of knowledge in Remedial Therapy in Trigger Points known as Marma Points, understanding of MF Release Therapy, Back Care Management, Manual Physio Therapy, Applied Science of Physiotherapy in Biomechanic and Physiodynamic of Yogasana and Movement, Restorative Postures for PMRT (Progressive Muscular Relaxation Technique), the aspects of Functional Anatomy and Human Performance for deeper understanding to becoming an excellent yoga teacher is the paramount goal.

This paradigm shift is where we produce professionals to deliver sports-specific yoga to athletes, tailored to the demands of their sport and integrated into their training in an easy, sustainable and enjoyable way, increasing performance to the fullest potential of the athlete, healing and reducing any risk of injury, bodily and mindfully.

This methodology is about creating and exceeding Excellence and pushing beyond boundaries for transformation… This is Yoga Sports Science. We create the union of Yoga with Sports, creating yoga teachers of an excellent standard are leaders.

I look forward to guiding you through the next stage of your yogic journey, and wish you all the best for your new career in Yoga Sports Science.

Live2Lead & Live2Teach

Mahaguru YogiRaj YogaRatna Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai Acharya

President, Malaysian Yoga Sports Association

President, Malaysian Yoga Federation

President, S.E.A (South East Asia) Yoga Sports Confederation

Senior Vice-President Asian Yoga Federation

Hon. Secretary to Malaysia (International Yoga Federation)

Convener, International Yoga Teacher Diploma, Asian Yoga Federation


Message by Dr. Lim Boon Hooi,

Senior Lecturer, Sports Centre University of Malaya

I would like to extend congratulations for the efforts taken by Yogacharya YogiRaj Dr. Ds Lingham Pillai to professionalise the Yoga Industry through the implementation of the Yoga Sports Science Coaching and Licensee Program. We are seeing a raising of industry standards to Yoga Sports Science which gives the paradigm shift. I am confident this will produce high calibre yoga teachers, who will have knowledge of sports science incorporated in their training, explained with scientific facts and not just spiritual mysteries.

Having recently witnessed the 24th Amateur World Yoga Sports Championship 2015, which was held at University of Malaya, I have confidence for the future of such methodology, which I feel is necessary for the upliftment of just not practising yoga, but for teaching yoga too.

UM, this great institution of Malaysia, established in 1949, has long been a proponent of doing better and being better; a sentiment shared by MYSA. Together, we are working towards Human Excellence. As an organisation that recognises, understands, and appreciates the existence of diversity among human beings, we are welcoming the introduction of Yoga Sports towards the development of the nation.

It is well documented that Yoga is a means to improve other sporting performance, and Yoga for Sports has become a well-adopted practice in Malaysia, Having a basis in Sports Science as well as following ancient traditional method, Yoga is an ideal practice for all sports-men and –women, to improve overall ability and capability. I was therefore very pleased to see this demonstration of Yoga Sports within the grounds of our own establishment, as an inspiration to all Sports Science and other students across the campus.

May this teaching methodology reach out to the world to set a high benchmark for yoga teachers through out Malaysia and the world, with a view for all to reach their potential of becoming a world class yoga teacher.

It is with great pleasure that we at the Sports Centre are able to support and be involved with the Yoga Sports movement in Malaysia and across the globe, with the view to improving health and sporting performance.

Dr. Lim Boon Hooi

Senior Lecturer, Sports Centre University of Malaya


Message by Dr. K.A. RAMESH

Assistant Director of Physical Education

Anna University, Trichy

Firstly, I would like to congratulate you on taking your first steps on your journey of Yoga Sports Science. As Assistant Director of Physical Education at Anna University, I am extremely pleased to see Yoga combining with Sports Science to create a new and unique discipline which will be of benefit to so many people.

I personally have a deep and extensive understanding of Yoga, and in uniting with other sportsman, Malaysian Yoga Sports Association, most capably led by Yogacharya YogiRaj Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai, has achieved great sporting success in the past, and is sure to look forward to continued success in the future. The very fact that MYSA are looking beyond what is seen to be the traditional approach of Yoga, and is seeking to combine this ancient knowledge with that found outside the field of Yoga is a great encouragement, and in fact embraces all that Yoga stands for.

I strongly believe that this course, starting with Level 1 and progressing to Level 3, will raise the standards of Teaching and Learning in Malaysia, and thus improve the level of Yoga and Yoga Sports Science being taught and passed on to students throughout the world.

I am deeply impressed with the leadership of Yogacharya YogiRaj Dr. Ds. Lingham Pillai, who has put together a comprehensive syllabus of International standards, including the Science of Yogic Exercise first shared by the Rishis in a modern World

I am very happy to see people all over the world embracing and practising this indigenous art and sport, and it is clear to see that Yoga Sports Science brings a breath of fresh air and new vitality to the practice.


Assistant Director of Physical Education

Anna University, BIT Campus, Trichy

Tamil Nadu