200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course
Our 200 hour yoga teacher training (YTTC) course is a multi-style yoga course program. It encompasses a comprehensive study of the Ashtanga primary series and hatha yoga. You will learn postures, mantras, mudras, meditation techniques, yoga kriyas, yoga methodology, anatomy and yoga history and philosophy.
The course is designed to lay a strong foundation for integrating these yogic spiritual practices into our modern life. The teacher program is laid out for any level of yoga from beginners to intermediate level. Also the advanced practitioner will be welcomed to upgrade and complete their practice. You will garner ancient wisdom and integrate this knowledge into contemporary ways of living. Our course suits the person seeking a new professional path or the person looking to deepen their own practice and avail of tools for maintaining their own health.
The art and science of yoga is dedicated to creating a union between body,mind and spirit. Its objective is to assist you in using the breath and body in a way to foster an awareness of ourselves as individualised beings intimately connected to the unified whole of creation.
It is about creating balance and equanimity so to live in peace,good health and harmony with the greater whole.This art of living was perfected and practised in India thousands of years ago and the foundations of yoga philosophy were written down in the yoga sutras of Patanjali.
THE YOGA TEACHER COURSE CONTENT
-ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES A AND B
-HATHA YOGA INCLUDING SURYANAMASKAR
-YOGA PHILOSOPHY AND YOGA HISTORY
-METHODOLOGY OF TEACHING
-ALIGNMENTS AND ADJUSTMENTS
-INTRODUCTIONS TO SACRED TEXTS.THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI AND THE BHAGAVAD GITA
The course comprises:
Mornings are dedicated to the study and practice of the ashtanga primary series. Here the asanas are practised in a dynamic set sequence. The main focus placed on learning to perfect the A and B series,on the breath [pranayama],energy locks [bandhas] and the gaze [drishti].Ashtanga means 8 limbs or branches,of which physical yoga is one branch. Ashtanga yoga is a branch of yoga that was introduced to the modern world by k.pattabhi jois in the 20th century.
Afternoon asana classes are dedicated to the in depth study of hatha yoga.Hatha yoga’s origins go back to guru goraknath of the nath order of yogis. Hatha yoga practice consists of the practice of postures,pranayama,proper yogic diet,body purification and discipline. The aim of hatha yoga is to achieve health and well being as a prerequisite to spiritual liberation. Along with achieving these higher levels of consciousness and divine nature might come the achievement of the yoga siddhis. You will learn the sanskrit names of the postures.
Prana means life force or vital energy and ayana means control. Pranayama is the conscious control of the vital life energy.
Pranayama is about the correct yogic breathing. Pranayama is beneficial in healing disorders caused by stress and will take your breathing from being an unconscious process to being a mindful act.There are several specific techniques that have exceptionally healing and balancing effects.In our course you will learn the following breathing techniques:
Nadi shodana [alternate nostril breathing]
Ujjayi [the victorious breath]
Kapalbhatti [brain illuminating breath]
Bhastrika [bellows breath]
Bhramari [humming bee breath]
Sheetali [cooling breath]
Shitkari [hissing breath]
Teaching of sanskrit mantras.Mantras are composite sound syllables from the sanskrit alphabet that resonate with certain body parts and induce healing frequencies in the body and mind.In the YTTC you will learn the following mantras:
Gayatri mantra,mahamantra,mahamitrunjaya mantra,,om and soham mantra,mantras for good health,wealth,mantras to remove obstacles and seed mantras.
Spiritual,yogic and healing hand gestures.The course includes a total of 12 hand mudras.
Study of anatomy comprising the digestive,respiratory,endocrine,immune and muscular system.The skeleton in detail with focus on the spine and its function.
Kriyas are bodily and mental purification methods.Introduction to kriyas and study and practice of minimum 2 kriyas.
Yoga philosophy and history
Study of the kleshas,koshas,the eight limbs of yoga,introduction to the different types of yoga like karma yoga,bhakti yoga,raja yoga,kundalini yoga.The course includes practical excursions into all the yogas.History of yoga in a summary.
Alignments and adjustments
The very important study of how to move in and out of postures,how to stay in them.How to teach others the correct moving into and out of postures and how to correct postures of yourself and others by hands on adjustments.This is to ensure minimising of injuries while moving into the postures.Learn about limitations and contra indications of yoga postures.
Teaching of how to incorporate the yogic lifestyle and its disciplines into the modern way of life and how to facilitate this knowledge to your future students.Learning about the importance and guidelines for presenting a class and learning how to suitably prepare the hall for teaching. Aquiring the skills of explaining and delivering classes.
Learning and practice of 4 kinds of meditations.Silent meditation,tratak meditation,sound healing meditation and third eye meditation.
Introduction to sacred texts
Familiarizing you with spiritual books and their regular study and its benefits.Patanjali’s yoga sutras,hatha yoga pradipika and the bhagavad gita.
The main goal of the Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC 200 Hr) is to train you to evolve as a yoga teacher.After the first week into the course you will actively participate in aspects of teaching.You will be called to plan and execute yoga teaching classes to the other students, always under the guidance of your yoga teacher.This will enable you quickly to go and teach and spread the message and benefits of yoga to the world.
THE DAILY SCHEDULE
- TIME & CLASS
- 7.00 to 8.30am – ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES
- 8.30 to 9.00am – MEDITATION
- 9.00 to 9.45am – BREAKFAST
- 9.45 to 11.15am – YOGA THEORY [THEORY-ALTERNATING TEACHING ABOUT MUDRAS,MANTRAS,PHILOSOPHY,ANATOMY,HISTORY,METHODOLOGY,MEDITATION,KRIYAS]
- 11.15 to 11.30am – TEA BREAK
- 11.30 to 12.30NOON – YOGA THEORY [THEORY-ALTERNATING TEACHING ABOUT MUDRAS,MANTRAS,PHILOSOPHY,ANATOMY,HISTORY,METHODOLOGY,MEDITATION,KRIYAS]
- 12.30 to 13.30pm – LUNCH BREAK
- 13.30 to 16.00pm – BREAK & SELF STUDY
- 16.00 to 17.30pm – HATHA YOGA
- 17.30 to 17.45pm – TEA BREAK
- 17.45 to 18.45pm – YOGA THEORY
- 18.45 to 19.00pm – DINNER
- 19.00pm RETIRE TO THE ROOM
WEDNESDAY IS FREE TIME FOR STUDENTS.NO YOGA CLASSES.NO MEALS.WE DO ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE THIS DAY TO REVISE AND DEEPEN YOUR STUDIES.
At the end of the 200 hours course, you will pass an oral and written exam.On passing the exam you will be presented with your Certificate and a complete 200-hour digital yoga course manual for future reference.
The certification ceremony will be held at the school premises with a traditional Indian priest presiding the puja ceremony.
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