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200 hours Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Styles: Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Vinyasa Flow

Lay the foundation for your path as a Yoga teacher.

Use the art of Yoga to connect with your body, the vessel of your soul. Deepen the understanding of yourself. Acknowledge the wisdom inside of you.

In this 25 days training we give you a broad overview of the traditional teachings of Yoga to set the cornerstone of your Yoga teacher journey. In this course we want to give you the knowledge and the confidence you need to spread the joy of Yoga.

Join us for this life transforming process!

Program Highlights

Yoga is so much more than asana. It is a way of living. A journey of self-development. A path to discover who we truly are. Yoga asana is only one of the eight pillars of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga – the eight limbs of Yoga; guidelines to live a meaningful and happy life. After completing our training we want you to understand the foundation and roots of Yoga, the importance of this ancient philosophy in our every-day-life and how to carry on these teachings. To ensure the quality of our course and to help you track your progress we will have weekly quizzes, one final written exam and a practical exam in which you are going to teach a Yoga class of your choice.

What are the roots of Yoga? Who was Patanjali? What are the paths of Yoga? Who wrote the Hatha Yoga Pradipika?

Only a few of the questions we are going to address in our Yoga philosophy and history sessions. We will introduce you to the Sanskrit language, the language of Yoga. Take you to back to the origins of Yoga, make our way through its history and discover how it found its way to the west. We will clear up misconceptions about Yoga and cover important Yoga scriptures to help you understand the ancient teachings and their relevance today

~ Veda’s
~ Upanishad’s
~ Purana’s (Ramayana and Mahabharata)
~ The Bhagvad Gita
~ Shamkya Yoga
~ Patanjali Yoga Sutras (Yoga Darshan)
~ Tantra
~ Hatha Yoga Pradipika
~ Geranda Samhita
~ Ashtanga Yoga and its relevance today

You will get the chance to practice different styles of Yoga twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Apart from traditional Hatha Yoga we teach Ashtanga Vinyasa and more modern styles like Hatha Flow and Vinyasa Flow. The main focus in these classes is your own practice. We encourage you to use this training to also deepen your own Yoga practice. To cultivate a regular self-practice will be the foundation of all your teaching. It is your source of inspiration and energy and determines your quality as a Yoga teacher. Even though some of us are teachers, we will always be students.

In our asana alignment classes we will then dive deeper into the art of teaching asana. You will learn

~ How to perform different Yoga postures
~ How to integrate conscious breath awareness
~ The benefits and precautions of each asana
~ How to use props like blocks and belts correctly
~ How to cue your students to get into the postures
~ How to use hands on adjustment under consideration of your students unique body types

To ensure the quality and safety of your future Yoga classes.

Did you ever wonder how your teachers decide which asana follows the other?

Sequencing and designing a balanced Yoga class are two things you learn in this module.

~How to prepare yourself for the class
~ How to open a class
~ How to demonstration the postures
~ How to adjust
~ Which precautions do you have to keep in mind while teaching
~ Tone of voice
~ How to finish/close the class
~ What to do after completing the class
~ How to connect with your students state of being and individual requirements
~ Counter poses for each asana
~ How to desing balanced classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students
~ How to design classes with a special focus
~ How to address different levels of students in the same class

In the end of course we will ask you to design two classes for beginners, two for intermediates & two for advanced students.

We cannot conduct a Yoga Teacher Training without speaking about ethics. Sadly, the Yoga field as well as so many other areas of our life, offers space for discrimination and abuse. We want to make you aware of these topics. We will speak about the student – teacher relationship, equity and inclusion, inclusive word choice, cultural appropriation and body positivity.

What is the difference to breathing practice and pranayama?

In this module we will teach you different breathing techniques and introduce you to the art of pranayama – breath expansion.

Breathing
~ Natural breathing
~ Abdominal breathing
~ Thoracic breathing
~Clavicular breathin
~Yogic breathing

Pranayama
~ Nadi Sodhana
~ Bhramari
~ Ujjayi
~ Kapalbhati
~ Bhastrika

The meditation module consists of theory and practice classes. You will learn the 12 steps of meditation, what food helps to better focus and what the ideal time and place is to practice. Apart from that we teach you

~ Basic techniques of meditation
~ Benefits
~ Mindfulness
~ Mindfulness practices
~ Mindfulness in Buddhism
~ Four foundations of mindfulness in Buddhism
 

Every day we are going to chant different mantras together. You might have already experienced the power of certain mantras and how they resonate with you. We will teach you different mantras and their power. We will give you time to practice and repeat the mantras together regularly so that they can settle and unfold their potential.

Thousands of years ago monks and sages in India had an understanding of how the human body works and what it needs to function properly. They realized the importance of equilibrium and the healing powers of Yoga. In yogic anatomy we introduce you to

~ Panch Mahabhut Tattva (Five Elements)
~ Nadis (Astral Tubes)
~ Prana & Pancha Prana
~ Pancha Kosha
~ Chakras
~ Bandhas

For you as a future Yoga teacher it is important to know how asanas, pranayama and meditation affect the physical body. In our anatomy and physiology classes we give you an introduction into how the human body is build and how it functions.

You will learn about
~ Structural design of the human body
~ Musculoskeletal system
~ Spine and back anatomy
~ Core Anatomy
~ Cardiovascular system
~ Respiratory system
~ Nervous system

To ensure physical health and to prevent injuries and we also cover typical injuries & health conditions in Yoga.
 

Mudras as powerful gestures that change the flow of prana in our bodies. During the practice we can use them to balance the energy. They can either increase or decrease the energy and vitality in certain areas of our body, helping us to come back to a stte of equilibrium. We will introduce you to the five classes of mudras and teach you several hand mudra and their effects.

~ Anjali Mudra
~ Jnana Mudra
~ Chin Mudra
~ Dhyana Mudra
~ Prana Mudra
~ Apana Mudra
~ Vayu Mudra
~ Akasha Mudra
~ Prithivi Mudra
~ Varuna Mudra
~ Agni Mudra
 

If you are not already doing it you get the chance to practice Jala Neti, Sutra Neti and Nauli every morning. These are three of the six Shatkarmas used to purify the body and prepare it for a successful Yoga practice.

You will learn the benefits and precautions of all the Shatkarmas and how to perform them in a safe way to clean and purify your body.

Nutrition plays a major role in the yogic lifestyle. The food we consume has a tremendous effect on our health and the quality of our yoga practice. Ancient yogis were already aware of that and designed the “Yogic diet”. You will study the different qualities of food and the effects they have on your body; the components of the yogic diet and how to incorporate it in your life.
Ayurveda is the knowledge of life, over 5000 years old and one of the oldest medical systems on earth. We would like to give you an insight in this fascinating philosophy; explaining you how the five elements are used in healing, how to find out your dosha and how you can integrate ayurvedic teachings in your daily routine.

Eligibility Criteria

Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in India Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.

  • The minimum age to join this course is 18 and the maximum age is 65 years. If you are older than 65 please provide a medical certificate. Your safety is important for us!
  • You should be able to speak, read and write basic English as this course in conducted in English.
  • You have to be open minded and interested to learn ancient teachings and the traditional way of Yoga.
  • If you are pregnant you have to provide a medical certificate.
  • You must be physically and mentally healthy and fit.
  • You have to provide a medical certificate if you are going through any treatment or have any injuries.
  • If you skip classes, abuse drugs or behave unethically during the course, you will not be allowed to continue and the course fee will not be refunded.

Time Schedule

The time schedule is not fixed and can change accordingly to location, teacher availability, weather conditions and general situation.

  • 06:00 to 07:00 am Meditation
  • 07:00 to 07:30 am Shatkarma
  • 07:30 to 09:00 am Yoga asana practice
  • 09:00 to 10:00 am Breakfast
  • 10:00 to 11:00 am Yoga philosophy / Yoga theory
  • 11:00 to 12:30 pm Asana Alignment
  • 12:30 to 02:00 pm Lunch
  • 02:00 to 03:30 pm Anatomy and physiology / Yogic anatomy
  • 03:30 to 05:00 pm Tea break
  • 05:00 to 06:30 pm Yoga asana practice
  • 06:30 to 07:00 pm Pranayama
  • 07:00 to 07:30 pm Mantra chanting / meditation
  • 07:30 to 08:30 pm Dinner
  • 08:30 to 10:00 pm Self study

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training in India course dates.