aligned with briohny yoga

aligned with briohny x the flow studio 200 hr ytt.

The Aligned with Briohny foundational 200-hour teacher training program will advance your practice by cultivating strength, flexibility, and the mind-body connection. Our Vinyasa-based program is designed for serious students as well as aspiring teachers. Together, you can expect to:

– Understand muscular engagement and alignment to flow safely through a deeper practice
– Delve into the architecture of asanas to connect anatomy with movement
– Discover custom modifications for different bodies
– Build confidence with multiple hands-on approaches
– Acquire a practiced knowledge of cues and sequencing
– Gain an overview into the modern business landscape of yoga

Leave with all the skills you need to teach with confidence, or join us to simply discover yourself through a deeper practice and meet lifelong friends.

course structure.

The program is broken down into two 100 hour modules:

module 1 – 100 hours.
19 – 23 October 2020 | 26 – 31 October 2020
8:30am – 5:30pm (1 hour break)

module 2 – 100 hours.
11 – 15 January 2021 | 18 – 23 January 2021
8:30am – 5:30pm (1 hour break)

You must complete both modules to obtain full certification.


Tier 1 (first 10 students) – FULL
RM7,000 per individual module | RM13,000 for both modules

Tier 2 (first 11-20 students)
RM7,500 per individual module | RM14,000 for both modules

Tier 3 (first 21-30 students)
RM8,000 per individual module | RM15,000 for both modules

Reserve your spot with a one-time deposit of RM 2500, to be applied towards overall tuition.

Successful applicants will receive confirmation within 7 days.


The 200-hour Aligned with Briohny curriculum is composed of 4 key threads.

1.0 the practice.

daily practice.

led by alternating teachers.

Our daily practices focus on strong vinyasa flows to advance your practice from foundations towards arm balances and inversions. Heighten the mind-body connection, deepen the breath, and find balance between strength and flexibility. Expect to sweat profusely while cultivating a spirit of lighthearted play through pranayama, creative sequencing, arm balances, and inversions.

inversions & arm balance clinics.

led by alternating teachers.

Inversions and arm balances challenge us both physically and mentally. Build the tools from any level of practice to understand the journey towards these advanced postures. Learn interactive strength and flexibility exercises, partner inversion work, and independent wall and prop use. Cultivate confidence in guiding yourself and your future students into these postures through creative sequencing, safe spotting, hands-on adjustments, and efficient verbal cues.

adjustment clinics & practice teaching.

led by alternating teachers.

Create meaningful connections with your future students as you assist them deeper into their practice through safe spotting, hands-on adjustments, and efficient verbal cues. Learn the how-to of assisting different body types through different postures and keeping practitioners safe. Develop confidence as you practice teaching and assisting in a safe space, while being supported by various teachers.

2.0 the asana.

alignment & anatomy.

led by bri.

The yoga world is filled with alignment cues and belief systems which often contradict one another. In our asana and alignment lectures, dive deeply into individual postures, learn common misalignments, study the functions of the muscles, discuss key contraindications, and practice effective cueing.

We teach anatomy focused on functional biomechanics in relation to asanas and common misalignments. Grow a solid understanding of the human body to enhance your knowledge and teaching abilities. Learn anatomy in conjunction with alignment to help you teach your students how to flow safely.

assists & adjustments.

led by alternating teachers.

Adjustments are a valuable instrument of communication for teachers and a key way for students to learn correct engagement, yet many teachers fear providing adjustments. Gain knowledge and build confidence. Practice safe and effective assists, hands-on adjustments, modification tools tailored to different bodies, and injury prevention. Learn the right customizations to approach adjustments with knowledge and respect.


led by alternating teachers.

Practice many branches of modern Vinyasa-based flow, including peak pose sequencing, wave sequencing, and ladder flows. Learn a foundational sequence that is accessible, challenging, and easily tailored to different class lengths and levels. Expect daily sequencing lectures breaking down morning practices together in detail. Discuss sequence thinking and construction. Build creative modifications in your own voice as you gain teaching expertise. Practice teaching your own creative sequences.

practice teaching.

led by alternating teachers.

Practice teaching is a core part of our curriculum. Expect many hands-on opportunities to practice teach cues, sequencing, teaching aids, and adjustments with fellow trainees. Lead teachers will provide individualized feedback on regular assignments.

3.0 the mind.


led by alternating teachers.

Begin each day with group pranayama. Hone breathing techniques to energize the body while calming the mind. Practice awareness of the diaphragm and chest, learn to flood the body with oxygen, and work on tuning into the mind. So often we encounter people who have learned to harness the breathe incorrectly. Our roles as teachers are to re-educate, reduces stress, and create more freedom for all that we touch.


led by alternating teachers.

Learn meditation and mind-stilling techniques. Cultivate a twenty-minute, twice daily meditation practice. Learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness and create a solid foundation to build your practice on. Cultivate a regular meditation practice which eventually leads to increased awareness, clarity, compassion, and a sense of calm.

contemplation through philosophy.

led by bri.

Apply the practices of contemplation to self-reflection and understanding the inner workings of the psyche. Practice methods of reshaping habitual behavior which no longer serve. Establish an equanimity of the mind to improve wellbeing.

Discover accessible ways to integrate tradition and philosophy into daily practical use. Learn methods of mindfully introducing concepts to your students. Live your dharma.

4.0 the business.

accelerating your career.

led by bri.

Yoga as a business and industry has grown exponentially over the past ten years. What was once an industry with limited outreach now has opportunities for yoga teachers to grow as entrepreneurs, clothing designers, management consultants, online personalities, healers, therapists, world travelers, and more. Gain a modern understanding of the global landscape. Explore the many avenues of opportunity. Clarify your passion, discover your path, and create a plan to do what you love and to love what you do.

branding your passion.

led by bri.

In this world of many voices, it is key to find your own. Learn the importance of branding and how to find your how, what, and why. Dedicated topics cover social media usage and statistics, finding your voice, content creation, branding your strengths, and organizational tools.

your teaching team.

All members of your teaching team have been fully trained in the Aligned with Briohny teaching methodology.

Briohny Smyth

Teaching periods 
Module 1 | 26 – 31 October 2020
Module 2 | 18 – 23 January 2021)

RYT-550 | FRC Mobility Specialist | Acrovinyasa L2

Teaching periods 
Module 1 | Full
Module 2 | Full


Teaching periods 
Module 1 | Full
Module 2 | Full

RYT-500 | 20H Yoga Anatomy | STOTT PILATES® Reformer & Mat

Teaching periods 
Module 1 | Full
Module 2 | Full


Reserve your spot with a one-time deposit of RM 2500, to be applied towards overall tuition.

Tier 1 (first 10 students):

RM7,000 per individual module | RM13,000 for both modules

Tier 2 (first 11 – 20 students):

RM7,500 per individual module | RM14,000 for both modules

Tier 3 (first 21 – 30 students): 

RM8,000 per individual module | RM15,000 for both modules

All costs must be paid in full 90 days prior to course start date.

Payments may be made online via Direct Bank Transfer and Credit Card (via Stripe)

Please note that SST must be covered by trainees.

We are happy to advise and work with you directly on the most convenient and cost-conscious method of payment for you.

Deposits are not refundable for any reason. Aside from the deposit, your remaining payments are 100% refundable until 90 days prior to course start date. At 90 days prior to course start date, all fees become 100% non-refundable. In special cases, your spot may be transferable to another individual. To initiate a refund or transfer, please contact us directly.

Under no circumstances does payment ensure certification. All certifications are merit-based only and students must meet all requirements for graduation. We do not sell certifications.

Training hours as stated in the Modules (100 hours for Module 1 and 100 hours for Module 2) 

Aligned with Briohny course manuals

Certification for successful graduates

No, you do not. All materials you need will be provided.

This course is suitable for all dedicated students, aspiring yoga teachers and current teachers seeking certification. You may not necessarily have the goal of becoming a yoga teacher. This course will, in general, awaken or deepen your yoga practice, and equip you with the tools necessary to teach a yoga class. 

It is recommended that students seeking teacher certification should:

  • Have a minimum 6 months of yoga practice experience, any style
  • Have a passion to learn and explore the deeper dimensions of yoga
  • Be free of major injuries (please inform of minor but recurring injuries in advance)

The training will be held at The Flow Studio (7, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur). Limited parking spaces and street parking is available at the studio.

Yoga mats, props, and towels are provided at The Flow Studio. Feel free to bring your own if you prefer yours.

Briohny Smyth, along with her team of Aligned-trained teachers, will be taking you through all hours of your course.

You must attend all hours of this course to comply with the yoga training course requirements. However, we understand that you may not be able to foresee every conflict in schedule. You may complete any of your missed class(es) with mentoring hours at additional cost. Please contact us if you are unable to attend any specific days of your course.

You may have light reading or homework which should take no longer than 3 hours per week.

08:30 -10:30 Morning Practice 

10:30 -12:30 Inversion and Arm Balance Clinics / Adjustment Clinics and Practice Teaching 

12:30 -1:30 Lunch Break

1:30 – 3:00 Alignment and Anatomy / Assists and Sequencing

3:00-5:30 The Mind / The Business


* This is a sample schedule and may vary from day to day. Activities may be added or removed.

Upon completion of both modules, graduates will receive Yoga Alliance RYT 200 qualification, the international standard for teaching.

You can take either module individually – Module 1 if you are a serious practitioner or Module 2 if you are already a qualified teacher looking for a refresher. However, certification will only occur once both modules have been completed.

To be eligible for certification, within 18 months from completion of Module 1. Otherwise you will need to repeat module 1. All training dates will be released 6 months in advance.

No, the examination and evaluation that leads to certification only happens in Module 2.