Heart & Focus Academy

Deepen your knowledge and practice of yoga with our Yoga Alliance certified training programs.

Carefully selected locations & curriculum

Passionate, experienced, and internationally known teachers

More than 100 satisfied students

Dive deep, discover self, find transformation.

At Heart & Focus Academy, we strive to create a supportive and inspiring learning environment where students can explore the depths of yoga practice.

Our curriculum is carefully crafted to encompass a wide range of yogic disciplines, including somatic movement, non-dual tantric philosophy, meditation, asana, pranayama, devotion, chanting, and self-inquiry.

Central to our approach is the belief that yoga is not just a physical practice but a path to self-discovery and inner transformation. 

We are certified by Yoga Alliance

Empowering you to empower others.

Our ultimate goal at Heart & Focus Academy is to empower our students to become catalysts for positive change in their own lives and communities.

We believe that the impact of yoga extends far beyond the mat, inspiring our students to lead more mindful, compassionate, and purposeful lives.

Whether you are seeking to teach yoga professionally or simply deepen your personal practice, our trainings offer a transformative journey that will enrich your life in countless ways.

Teacher Trainings

Deepen your yoga practice, get your 200h and 300h certification.


200H Foundations


300H Heart & Focus

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Continuing Education

Earn continuing education credits with Heart & Focus Academy


Living Yogic Philosphy & the Art of Teaching


Advanced Asana & Bhakti Yoga

50h, in-person

Through the Chakras to yourSelf


The School of Inversions

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Get to know your teachers.

Since 2011, yoga has been Sara Ticha‘s passion, leading her to become a dedicated teacher focused on spreading its transformative powers. With extensive training and experience, Sara offers heart-centered Bhakti Flow classes, enriching the yoga community with inclusivity and mindfulness. As the lead teacher at Heart & Focus YTT, Sara shares her expertise in philosophy, meditation, and more, guiding students on their own transformative journeys.

Lenka Minarik, a Vienna-based yoga teacher since 2016, transitioned from a career in Medical Physics to pursue her passion for helping others transform their lives through yoga. Drawing from her extensive training and influenced by renowned teachers, Lenka’s expertise in anatomy and neuroscience enriches her teaching, guiding students towards holistic transformation on and off the mat at Heart & Focus YTT.

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Insights into our trainings

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When you complete the 200h and 300h programs you will receive a teacher training certificate from Heart & Focus Academy that meets Yoga Alliance standards. You’ll also receive a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Program) certificate upon successful completion of each module. If you completed a 200 hour training from another Yoga Alliance certified school, you will be able to submit both your 200 hour and your 300 hour certificate to Yoga Alliance, should you choose to, for a full 500 hour recognition from them.

The prerequisites for the 200h training are at least one year of yoga practice and study and a keen interest in exploring the philosophical and devotional aspects of practice alongside asana. To apply for a 300h certificate you need to have completed the 200h certification either from the Heart & Focus Academy or another accredited institution.

See the detailed content above for full details regarding the core curriculum requirements and elective options. To earn a 200h certification you need to complete the four required modules. For a 300h certification you need to collect 200 hours in required modules as well as 100 hours in electives.

It will take a minimum of three months to complete your 200h certification, and you have up to two years to finish. The 300h certification can be completed in the minimum of one year and you have up to three years to finish.

Please email linda@saraticha.com with all other questions.

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