Atman yoga school is accredited by Yoga Alliance and consists of experienced instructors in yoga teacher training courses in Bali and Greece. Our mission is to support our trainees in acquiring knowledge, skills and techniques for a lifelong practice in order to feel the yogic energy and evolution for life!
Atman Yoga aims to provide quality yoga teacher trainings in Bali, to people who aspire to pursue a successful career as yoga teachers or wish to refine and deepen their physical and spiritual practice.
The aim of the courses is first to enhance your personal development so that you can be an effective, unique and self-loving human being.
Secondly, it focuses on helping you to improve your skills so as to become a conscious mover who understands, observes, explain, accepts and adapts to the ever shifting experiences that life presents, generate and apply these vital concepts to yourself and anyone interested.
Thirdly, to offer you a life changing experience and awaken your mind, body and spirit so that you can develop a new outlook on life alongside with your teaching qualification. The main focus is to learn how to integrate the ancient principles and philosophies from various yoga traditions to the contemporary world and the western way of life. This will add to a unique mode of relaxation, personal fulfilment and comfort which enables someone to work harder, concentrate better, feel physically, emotionally and mentally balance and share that sense of well-being with their community.
CURRICULUM 200hours Yoga Teacher Training Course
Asanas practice and analysis
In the mornings you explore Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and integrated yoga journeys (asanas and kriyas). During the asana analysis workshops, you will get analytical training and guided practice on all categories of asanas for correct physical and energetic alignment, the types of Surya Namaskara, and how to use yoga props.
In the afternoon you have the opportunity to discover more styles of yoga like Partner, Acro, Yin, Ashtanga, Nidra and to develop your authentic teaching style, collaborating various techniques of any style you like!
The art of sequencing
You will learn the principles of sequencing and ways to build your yoga class taking into consideration the different skill levels of practitioners.
The first week, you will be starting your day with the amazing techniques of pranayama such as Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana, Kapalabhati, etc. The second week, you will purify your being with breath kriyas.
Exploration of Sanskrit language, the power of mantras, and sound healing.
Learn and practice the most common types of meditation such as body awareness, movement meditation, Japa, Chakra meditation, Trataka, Nada Brahma. Also, you will learn Himalayan meditation, a simple and effective technique, repeating a specific and personal mantra given to you after personal initiation similar to the Transcendental Meditation.
Introduction to breath and mantra kriyas. Kriyas is an action that leads you to evolution, expansion, and liberation.
Mudras, bundhas, and dristis
The effects of prana on mudras, bundhas, and dristis in a holistic way.
Analysis and discussion on those topics:
- Communication skills and the use of language and voice
- How to address the specific needs of individuals like chronic illness and how to work with a mixed-level class
- Principles of asanas's demonstration, observation, assisting, and correcting
- Qualities of a yoga teacher
- Yogic lifestyle, nutrition, self-care, and life as a moving meditation
- Business aspects of teaching yoga
Foundational understanding of western anatomy and systems. Emphasis on the skeletal and muscular system as well as on how to apply anatomy on yoga basic practice with modifications to keep students safe and aware. Eastern anatomy: the 5 Koshas, Chakras, and Nadis. The combination of Western and Eastern anatomy.
- What is really yoga and the history of yoga
- You will elaborate on the five Kleshas, the Eight Limbs of Patanjali, and other key texts of the Sutras of Patanjali
- Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Upanishads, and the Vedas
- The concepts of dharma and karma
- What is Tantra
- The nature of the Self
- The nature of the mind
- The principles of Ayurveda, the five elements, the three Dosas, and the six tastes. Yogic lifestyle, nutrition, self-care.
From the first week you will have a lot of opportunities to teach yoga to others, starting by teaching yoursel. In the final week of the training, each student will be given the chance to offer classes as a teacher. In this stage, you will learn how to receive and give feedback, and you will have the experience of assisting.