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200 Hour

Yoga Teacher Training

 Two Online Live Session a Month 

  Keeping the ethos of yoga teaching  

 Pre-recorded Material

  for you to practice at your own pace  

 Creating distinguishable Yoga Teachers 

  Knowledgeable, versatile, confident  

Comprehensive training in yoga, its values and techniques.

Our course is divided into two. Sadhana (study) is for the students who are looking to dive deeper with yoga as a means for self-development. 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training adds teaching skills to your Sadhana, making you a strong, versatile and knowledgeable yoga teacher.

Syllabus

Module 0 - Introduction Module


Yoga Theory Introduction About Yogachariya Jnandev About Yogacharini Deepika What is Sanatan Yoga? About the lineage of Swami Gitananda A broad overview of Yoga philosophy (extracts from the Way of Yoga book) Revision / Key terms and concepts of Yoga Hatha yoga practice: Jattis (warm-ups) Kriyas Plavini kriyas Pranayama: Sukha rythm Relaxation: Marmanastunam kriya Anatomy & Physiology Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology




Module 1


Yogic theory: Why should one study yoga? The physiology of stress What is yoga? Yoga scope and classification Worldwide Yoga a way of life Four-fold awareness Shavasana an approach of stress management A process of relaxation Maharishi Patanjali – codifier of Yogic philosophy Five states of mind Hatha yoga practice: Chatuspada Group Danda kriya Aruna surya namaskar Vajrasana pada variations Hasta mudras Veera Bhadra asana series Pranayama Practice: Sukha purvaka pranayama Swasha prasawasha (Sukkha) Visama vritti (Loma) Viloma Sukha purvaka Relaxation Iccha shakti nispanda kriya Anatomy & Physiology Introduction to Skeletal system, muscular system, major joints of the body Learning bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage Names of major bones and joints Musculoskeletal injuries and repair




Module 2


Yogic theory: The five modifications of the mind Sankhya yoga, prakriti and it’s evolutes Yamas – restraints Ahimsa Satya Asteya Brahmachariya Aparigraha Yamas beyond all limitations Hatha yoga practice : Hathenas – respiratory stimulating asanas The respiratory system The hathenas sequence (for lower, mid, upper and complete breathing) Vedic suriya namaskar Pranayama Practice: Vibhaga pranayama Hasta Mudras Relaxation Kaya Kriya Anatomy & Physiology Insight into different systems of the body and their function, terminology of human anatomy systems Anatomical position and Regional terms Orientation and Directional Terms




Module 3


Yogic theory: Obstacles in the path of spiritual evolution How to work with obstacles Niyamas – duties to be adhered to for evolution Saucha Shat karmas (6 cleansing practices) Santosha Kriya yoga Tapas Swadhaya Iswara Pranidhana Hatha yoga practice: Kaya vidya Vajra veera with hasta mudras Utkat Meru Hasta pada Samastithi Sun light essence for life Suriya mantras Rishikesh suriya namaskar Rishikesh variations Pranayama Practice: Pranava pranayama AUM in scriptures Pranava sadhana process Relaxation Shakti Jnana Kriya Anatomy & Physiology Nervous system Central nervous system and peripheral nerve system Pain pathway and physiology




Module 4


Hatha yoga practice : Loma viloma vidya Four part sequence from: Shava asanan, Unmukha, Dakshina dridha and vama dridha Part 1 ekapada uttans, shirsha uttana part 2 stambham, Ardha dhanur, eka pada uttana part 3 dwipada Uttana, dandasana, akepada Uttana part 4 vajroli mudra, dhanur asana, vashista tapyasa Pranayama practice: Loma pranayama Viloma pranayama Loma-viloma Relaxation Anu Loma viloma kriya 1 & 2 Yogic theory Asana the third limb in ashtanga yoga Asana in various traditions Body the temple of God What is prana? The five pranas Naris/nadis – channels of vital flow Chakras (in brief) Pancha koshas The story of a seeker who transversed the 5 sheaths Anger insult and compassion Meditation: an integrated approach for health and well-being Yoga health: mind -body multilayered existence Meditation Swara yoga Functions of the nervous system Anatomy & Physiology Spine and pelvis Vertebrae and intervertebral discs and its function Cervical, thoracic, Lumbar spine Pelvic bones and its function




Module 5


Yogic theory Pranayama an introduction Pranayama in the scriptures Basic requirements for good pranayama Pranayama and mental purification Guru-shisya (the teacher and disciple) Yoga health and diet Tantra Relaxation Tantric visualisation practices Hatha yoga practice: Supta Vajrasana and its variations Vajra veera variations Suhka asana Baddha kona with hasta mudras Sampada asana Pranayama practice