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Yoga Teacher Training Courses Introduction

The main objective of our courses is to allow you to develop a self practice both spiritually and physically in each of the areas listed below.  The modules are catagorised into 5 areas:  Practice, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Yogic Lifestyle and Teaching Methodology and Practice.  As you develop your spiritual and physical practice, Teaching Methodology then assists you teach what you yourself are practising.  We firmly believe that being a strong practitioner in each of these will give you the grounding and foundations to becoming a successful and confident yoga teacher. 

 

 

Our 200 and 500 hr YTTCs cover each of these at a level that is appropriate to the ability of your cohort, both individually and as a group . 

 

 Practice

 1.    Asanas (Postures): You will learn all postures from the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  This will include the Sanskrit names, alignment and anatomy of each asana.

 2.    Adjustment:  Learn how to adjust these asanas and understand how adjustment can deepen your practice.

3.    Pranayama (Breathing Techniques):  These are based on traditional yogic breathing techniques which will benefit your yoga practice as you learn how to lengthen your breath.

 4.    Kriyas (Cleansing Techniques):  These will purify the nervous system and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body.  In expelling toxins from the body, we therefore cleanse it.

5.    Yogic Mudras (Energy Seals):  Stimulate different parts of the body by sealing in the energy.  These are usually used in Pranayama.

 6.    Meditation:  You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice.  Techniques include Om Chanting, Chakra, Full Moon and Candlelight Meditation. 

 7.    Mantras (Chanting):  A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri Mantra and many more.  Find your inner harmony in these sessions.

 

 

 

Anatomy

1.     Alignment/Anatomy Class:  This class will go through each asana from the Primary Series in detail.  You will learn about the Skeletal, Muscular and Respiratory Systems in relation to yoga and your own practice. 

 2.    Hip Opening, Backbending and Jump Back Workshops:  These workshops look at the anatomical technicalities of these fundamental areas of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

 

 

 

Yoga Philosophy

 1.    Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: Study this important text based on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.  Discover the theory and foundations of yoga as Patanjali describes how to make a connection with the body, mind and spirit.

 2.    Yoga in Gita:  Listen to a talk by Hare Krishna that guides us through the Bhagavad Gita, India’s most beloved text.

 3.    The History of Yoga:  Look at how yoga has evolved throughout the ages from as far back as 1500BC.  Learn about the different schools of yoga and how Ashtanga Yoga was developed in the city of Mysore.

 

 

Yogic LifestyleBasic Ayurveda Introduction  
This will allow you to determine your Ayurvedic constitution (body type): vata, pitta or kapha.  Vata is air. Pitta is fire.  Kapha is earth.  This will allow you to improve your diet in accordance with your body type.  This, in turn, will help you understand how your body works.

 

 

Teaching Methodology and Practice

 1.    Class Observation: You will observe an Ashtanga Based Flow Class given by one of our experienced yoga teachers as inspiration for the class that you will then prepare. 

 2.    Teaching Methodology:  This class will give you the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class.  Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

 3.    Peer Teaching:  These sessions allow you to practice your teaching skills and get constructive feedback from both your Senior Teachers and your peers on your progress.

 4.    Ashtanga Flow Class:  Teach this in your final week to your peers.

 5.    Adjustment: Learn how to help your students get deeper into a posture through adjustment.

 

 

Do your practice and all is coming.

Sri K Patthabi Jois

 

 

Our Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTTCs)

The main objective of our courses is to allow you to develop a self practice both spiritually and physically in each of the areas listed below.  The modules are catagorised into 5 areas:  Practice, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Yogic Lifestyle and Teaching Methodology and Practice.  As you develop your spiritual and physical practice, Teaching Methodology then assists you teach what you yourself are practising.  We firmly believe that being a strong practitioner in each of these will give you the grounding and foundations to becoming a successful and confident yoga teacher. 

 

Our 200 and 500 hr YTTCs cover each of these at a level that is appropriate to the cohort of students. 

 

 Practice

1.    Asanas (Postures): You will learn all postures from the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  This will include the Sanskrit names, alignment and anatomy of each asana.

2.    Adjustment:  Learn how to adjust these asanas and understand how adjustment can deepen your practice.

3.    Pranayama (Breathing Techniques):  These are based on traditional yogic breathing techniques which will benefit your yoga practice as you learn how to lengthen your breath.

4.    Kriyas (Cleansing Techniques):  These will purify the nervous system and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body.  In expelling toxins from the body, we therefore cleanse it.

5.    Yogic Mudras (Energy Seals):  Stimulate different parts of the body by sealing in the energy.  These are usually used in Pranayama.

6.    Meditation:  You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice.  Techniques include Om Chanting, Chakra, Full Moon and Candlelight Meditation. 

7.    Mantras (Chanting):  A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri Mantra and many more.  Find your inner harmony in these sessions.

 

Anatomy

1.     Alignment/Anatomy Class:  This class will go through each asana from the Primary Series in detail.  You will learn about the Skeletal, Muscular and Respiratory Systems in relation to yoga and your own practice. 

2.    Hip Opening, Backbending and Jump Back Workshops:  These workshops look at the anatomical technicalities of these fundamental areas of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

 

Yoga Philosophy

1.    Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: Study this important text based on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.  Discover the theory and foundations of yoga as Patanjali describes how to make a connection with the body, mind and spirit.

2.    Yoga in Gita:  Listen to a talk by Hare Krishna that guides us through the Bhagavad Gita, India’s most beloved text.

3.    The History of Yoga:  Look at how yoga has evolved throughout the ages from as far back as 1500BC.  Learn about the different schools of yoga and how Ashtanga Yoga was developed in the city of Mysore.

 

Yogic Lifestyle

Basic Ayurveda Introduction:  This will allow you to determine your Ayurvedic constitution (body type): vata, pitta or kapha.  Vata is air. Pitta is fire.  Kapha is earth.  This will allow you to improve your diet in accordance with your body type.  This, in turn, will help you understand how your body works.

 

Teaching Methodology and Practice

1.    Class Observation: You will observe an Ashtanga Based Flow Class given by one of our experienced yoga teachers as inspiration for the class that you will then prepare. 

2.    Teaching Methodology:  This class will give you the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class.  Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

3.    Peer Teaching:  These sessions allow you to practice your teaching skills and get constructive feedback from both your Senior Teachers and your peers on your progress.

4.    Ashtanga Flow Class:  Teach this in your final week to your peers.

5.    Adjustment: Learn how to help your students get deeper into a posture through adjustment.   

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Asana Practice

The program offers a strong foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, concentrating on the correct alignment of the postures of the Primary Series.    Your course will start with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Led Classes.  Your Senior Teacher will guide you through the full Primary Series, with modifications, while our Assistant Teachers support you in ensuring the correct alignment of the asanas.     By the end of your second week, you will be ready to start practising by yourself in the Primary Series Mysore Style Classes.  Here, the teacher will no longer lead you through the class. You will complete the series, together with your peers, at our own pace and in your own time.  Your Senior Teacher will then check your alignment, help you deepen the posture and, if appropriate, adjust you in the posture.  Self-Practice is a great way for our teachers to personalise your development.   Again, Assistant Teachers support this practice.

Technical workshops in the afternoon will focus on the key areas:  Hip Opening, Jump Back, Transitions and Backbending.  These workshops are particularly rewarding in terms of measuring the visible progress that you make and are a reminder that yoga can be fun and interactive.  This is a great contrast to the self-discipline and focus of your Self-Practice Mysore morning sessions. 

v  Asanas – postures based on the Primary Series of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga System

 

Our Yoga Teacher Training Courses (YTTCs)

The main objective of our courses is to allow you to develop a self practice both spiritually and physically in each of the areas listed below.  The modules are catagorised into 5 areas:  Practice, Anatomy, Yoga Philosophy, Yogic Lifestyle and Teaching Methodology and Practice.  As you develop your spiritual and physical practice, Teaching Methodology then assists you teach what you yourself are practising.  We firmly believe that being a strong practitioner in each of these will give you the grounding and foundations to becoming a successful and confident yoga teacher. 

 

Our 200 and 500 hr YTTCs cover each of these at a level that is appropriate to the cohort of students. 

 

 Practice

1.    Asanas (Postures): You will learn all postures from the Primary Series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.  This will include the Sanskrit names, alignment and anatomy of each asana.

2.    Adjustment:  Learn how to adjust these asanas and understand how adjustment can deepen your practice.

3.    Pranayama (Breathing Techniques):  These are based on traditional yogic breathing techniques which will benefit your yoga practice as you learn how to lengthen your breath.

4.    Kriyas (Cleansing Techniques):  These will purify the nervous system and allow your breath to flow freely throughout the body.  In expelling toxins from the body, we therefore cleanse it.

5.    Yogic Mudras (Energy Seals):  Stimulate different parts of the body by sealing in the energy.  These are usually used in Pranayama.

6.    Meditation:  You will cover a range of meditation techniques that will help build concentration and focus in your daily practice.  Techniques include Om Chanting, Chakra, Full Moon and Candlelight Meditation. 

7.    Mantras (Chanting):  A range of mantras will be taught including the Gayatri Mantra and many more.  Find your inner harmony in these sessions.

 

Anatomy

1.     Alignment/Anatomy Class:  This class will go through each asana from the Primary Series in detail.  You will learn about the Skeletal, Muscular and Respiratory Systems in relation to yoga and your own practice. 

2.    Hip Opening, Backbending and Jump Back Workshops:  These workshops look at the anatomical technicalities of these fundamental areas of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

 

Yoga Philosophy

1.    Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: Study this important text based on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga.  Discover the theory and foundations of yoga as Patanjali describes how to make a connection with the body, mind and spirit.

2.    Yoga in Gita:  Listen to a talk by Hare Krishna that guides us through the Bhagavad Gita, India’s most beloved text.

3.    The History of Yoga:  Look at how yoga has evolved throughout the ages from as far back as 1500BC.  Learn about the different schools of yoga and how Ashtanga Yoga was developed in the city of Mysore.

 

Yogic Lifestyle

Basic Ayurveda Introduction:  This will allow you to determine your Ayurvedic constitution (body type): vata, pitta or kapha.  Vata is air. Pitta is fire.  Kapha is earth.  This will allow you to improve your diet in accordance with your body type.  This, in turn, will help you understand how your body works.

 

Teaching Methodology and Practice

1.    Class Observation: You will observe an Ashtanga Based Flow Class given by one of our experienced yoga teachers as inspiration for the class that you will then prepare. 

2.    Teaching Methodology:  This class will give you the necessary building blocks to devise your own yoga class.  Learn how to motivate your students by teaching inclusively to the range of abilities that you may be faced with.

3.    Peer Teaching:  These sessions allow you to practice your teaching skills and get constructive feedback from both your Senior Teachers and your peers on your progress.

4.    Ashtanga Flow Class:  Teach this in your final week to your peers.

5.    Adjustment: Learn how to help your students get deeper into a posture through adjustment.   

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Asana Practice

The program offers a strong foundation in Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga, concentrating on the correct alignment of the postures of the Primary Series.    Your course will start with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Led Classes.  Your Senior Teacher will guide you through the full Primary Series, with modifications, while our Assistant Teachers support you in ensuring the correct alignment of the asanas.     By the end of your second week, you will be ready to start practising by yourself in the Primary Series Mysore Style Classes.  Here, the teacher will no longer lead you through the class. You will complete the series, together with your peers, at our own pace and in your own time.  Your Senior Teacher will then check your alignment, help you deepen the posture and, if appropriate, adjust you in the posture.  Self-Practice is a great way for our teachers to personalise your development.   Again, Assistant Teachers support this practice.

Technical workshops in the afternoon will focus on the key areas:  Hip Opening, Jump Back, Transitions and Backbending.  These workshops are particularly rewarding in terms of measuring the visible progress that you make and are a reminder that yoga can be fun and interactive.  This is a great contrast to the self-discipline and focus of your Self-Practice Mysore morning sessions. 

 

 

v  Kriyas – body and nervous system cleansing techniques including neti, nauli and kapalabhati

 

v  Anatomy and Physiology – looks at the key muscles and joints used for each asana along with the health benefits of each posture

 

v  Sequencing of yoga postures – develop your own Vinyasa Flow sequence

 

v  Alignment and corrections – looks at the correct alignment of each asana included in the Primary Series to ensure proper understanding of yoga practice without overstretching muscles and joints

 

v  Adjustment – learn how to make harmony with a student through the breath to achieve a deeper posture in a safe and secure environment, helping achieve their full potential

 

v  Teaching methodology – learning to observe, demonstrate, motivate, be inclusive and adapt to individual needs of your students

 

v  Use of yoga props – work with straps, blocks, bolsters to reach full potential of your body flexibility

 

v    Group Discussion – with senior teacher

 

v  Class Observation – includes practicing teaching in a class environment, actively teaching in the presence of your tutor giving constructive feedback to each other

 

v  Pranayama – based on traditional yogic breathing techniques which will benefit your yoga practice

 

v  Yogic Mudras – to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing

 

v  Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Yoga Philosophy – based on the 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, discover the theory and foundations of yoga to make a connection with the body, mind and spirit

v  Basic Ayurveda Introduction – vata, pitta, kapha – know your Ayurvedic constitution and how to improve your diet accordingly, helping you to improve your daily yoga practice by understanding your body

 

v  Sanskrit Classes – learn how to chant opening and closing mantras, the process of the inner harmony associated with yoga along with their translations

 

v  Meditation includes techniques designed to promote peaceful relaxation, building concentration and focus in your daily life