women during a Yoga Teacher Training Course

Curriculum

Asana

Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and multi-style yoga. During the asana alignment-observation-demonstration-adjustment-anatomy 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 will participate in Partner, Yin, Tantra, Nidra workshops so as to develop your authentic teaching style, collaborating various techniques of any style you like!

Pranayama

You will be starting your day with the amazing techniques of pranayama such as Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana, Kapalabhati, Bastrika, Sheetali, Sheetkari etc.

Meditation

Learn and practice the most common types of meditation; such as body awareness, movement meditation, Japa, Chakra meditation, Trataka, etc. You will also learn the Himalayan meditation, a simple and effective technique, repeating a specific and personal mantra given to you after personal initiation, similar to Transcendental Meditation.

Sequencing

You will learn the principles of sequencing and ways to build your yoga class taking into consideration the different skill levels of practitioners.

Teaching methodology

Analysis and discussion on those topics:

  • Communication skills and verbal cues in yoga

  • How to address the specific needs of individuals like chronic illness and how to work with a mixed-level class

  • Principles of asanas' demonstration, observation, assisting, and adjusting

  • Qualities of a yoga teacher

  • Yogic lifestyle, nutrition, self-care, and life as a moving meditation

  • Business aspects of teaching yoga

Mudras, bundhas
and dristis

The effects of prana on mudras, bundhas, and dristis in a holistic way.

Anatomy

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.

Kriyas

Introduction to breath and mantra kriyas. Kriyas is an action that leads you to evolve, expand, and liberate your Spirit.

Philoshophy

  • 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.

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