Yoga Styles: Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Arm Balancing
You are a Yoga Teacher and would like to advance your own Yoga practice, to grow on your spiritual path and to teach advanced Yoga?
Then this course is for you!
We are bringing Sukshma Vyayama, Arm Balancing, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Ancient Yoga Philosophy, Hatha Yoga Scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita, Mudras, Pranayama, Mediation, Ayurveda, Yoga Nidra, Chakras and much more from India to you in Portugal.
After completing this internationally accredited 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal we want you to feel like you have grown on your journey as teacher and as well a student.
Check our 300 hours course curriculum below.
Sukshma Vyayama is an ancient practice introduced by Sri Dhirendra Bhramchari. It is a combination of dynamic movements to active our subtle pranic body and to rejuvenate our joints. These small yogic exercises develop strength and make our physical body flexible.
In this 300 hours Yoga teacher training course you will learn the complete sequence of 48 Yogic exercises to reconnect with the consciousness in each and every cell of your body.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras are thread of Yoga knowledge. In total there are 196 sutras divided into four chapters: The Samadhi pada, Sadhana pada, Vibhuti pada, Kaivalya pada. These chapters describe Yoga, vriti’s, obstacles, solutions, Yoga practices, physic powers obtained by Yoga practice, different kinds of Samadhi and much more.
In this 300 h Yoga course in Portugal you will learn the chant of sutras, their meaning and how to use this knowledge in your practice.
“The song of God” or “The Bhagavad Gita” is a conversation between the warrior Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna. In middle of a battle field Arjuna finds himself in a moral dilemma and seeks help from Lord Krishna. Krishna explains him the meaning of Dharma, Adharma and that the soul is free from all the bondage.
You will learn the 18 chapters of Bhagavad Gita and how to use this knowledge in modern times to apply it in our daily lives.
In this 300 h Yoga teacher training in Portugal we will discuss the Hatha Yoga Scriptures that build the foundation of today’s Yoga practices.
We will mainly focus on the four limbs of the Hatha Yoga Pardipika by Swami Svatmarama and Saptanga Yoga of the Gheranda Samitha by Maharishi Gheranda.
In this part of the Yoga Teacher Training Portugal you will learn the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series and the art of teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa.
In little more details you will learn
~ The mantras of Ashtanga Vinyasa
~ The breakdown of Sanskrit asana names
~ The importrance of Ujjayi Breath
~ Drop down into Urdva Dhanurasana and come up into Hasta Uttanasana.
We will break down the asanas of the Primary Series and you will learn the alignment and sequence of the poses included.
In this part of 300 hours Advanced Yoga Instructor Course you will learn
~ Arm warm-up and strengthening exercises to prepare our body arms and mind to perform arm balancing asanas smoothly and to avoid any injuries
~ How to use bone-on bone alignment,
~ Verbal cues
~ Hands on adjustment
~ How to build up the strength to perform arm balancing postures
Some of the asanas you will learn are
~ Adho mukha vrikshasana – Handstand
~ Astavakrasana – Eight angle pose
~ Bakasana – Crane pose
~ Bhujapidasana - Shoulder pressing pose
~ Brahmcharyasana - Celibate’s pose
~ Dwi Hasta Bhujasana - Two hands and arms pose
~ Eka Pada Koundinyasana - Flying split
~ And many more
In this part of 300 hours Yoga Training in Portugal you will learn about the ancient healing system of India. It is known as “The Science of Life” – Ayurveda. We would like to give you a deeper understanding of the foundation of Ayurveda like Pancha Mahabhutas and Tri Doshas and will cover these topics of in this advanced Yoga course in South Africa:
~ Introduction to Ayurveda
~ Branches of Ayurveda
~ Five Elements
~ Tri Doshas - Vata, Pitta, Kapha
~ Sapta Dhatus
~ Tips to Balance tri doshas
~ Balancing Yogic Diet for tri Doshas & Six Tastes
~ How you can improve your digestion and health
~ Healthy dietary principles for all body types
~ Daily routines, seasonal routine, exercise and Yoga like abhyanga
~ Tips for air travels
~ Ayurvedic cooking recipes to keep you healthy
In this module you will learn about Yoga Nidra, the “Yogic Sleep”. It is a state of mind where the yogi is neither completely sleeping nor fully awake. It is an ancient healing and relaxation technique to recover body, mind and spirit.
You will get the chance to experience Yoga Nidra, understand the theory behind it, how it works on our physical and mental levels, its benefits, the five main Yoga Nidra practices, the process of pratyaharya, how to write a Yoga Nidra script and how to include it in your practice and teachings.
Chakras are energy channel junction points in our body, where many energy channels cross each other. They were first mentioned in the Vedas and they are a complex and ancient energy system.
To stay healthy on our physical, mental and spiritual levels it very important to keep these junction points open and in balance. If they are blocked and energy stops to flow physical, mental and spiritual disturbances can be caused.
That’s why you are going to learn different meditation techniques, beeja mantras, pranayama, mudras and asanas to activate and balance our chakras.
Did you know that we have pressure points of all organs of our body on our hands and feet?
Sujok therapy is a natural way of healing our body with the help of pressure, seeds and colors. You will learn how to combine it with Yoga practices and teachings to help and heal yourself and your students.
In this part of the Yoga course you will be learning ancient techniques of breathing to work on your breath, Nadis, Aura, astral body and mind and to bring balance in our physical, mental and spiritual bodies. You will experience their effects and will be able to include the different techniques in your own practice and classes.
You will learn different variations of each Pranayama according to Hatha Yoga Pardipika and Gheranda Samitha.
You will learn how to have an effective meditation practice, which exercises and asanas are beneficial to prepare your physical, energy and mental bodies for long meditations. You will learn the importance of meditation in Yogic life to achieve the higher state of Samadhi.
Apart from Chakra mediation here are some more techniques you will learn
~ Trataka or Gazing
~ Metta Meditation
~ Third Eye meditation
~ Kundalini Meditation
In this part of the YTT in Portugal you will learn about
~ Pancha mahabhut tattva
~ Prana and Pancha Prana
~ Activation of Chakras
This is the one of the most important parts of our Advanced Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal.
How are our hormonal glands and chakras connected? How can pranayama, asana and mudra practices boost our immunity? How can Yoga help to reduce menstrual pain? How can our Yoga practices, eating hobbits and life style choices affect the nervous and endocrine systems?
These are only a few questions we will address in our Anatomy classes. Apart from that you will learn anatomical patterns in
~ Forward bends
~ Arm Balances
~ Hip Rotation
~ And more about different body systems and how they work together
In this part of the Yoga Teacher Training you will learn ancient cleansing techniques from Hatha Yoga Scriptures in theory and practice. The sages and monk said if your physical body is full of toxins and impurities then it is very difficult to achieve the goal of Yoga. That’s why purifying body and mind is very important. Shatkarma helps to do internal cleansing of body so our body and mind become light and flexible.
Do you know any mudras?
Mudras are hands or physical gestures which can redirect or activate the energy on physical, mental and spiritual levels. With mudras we can increase or decreases the energies to heal ourselves naturally.
Mudras are very beneficial to deepen awareness and concentration. They can be perform while mediation, pranayama, asana practices, reading or with our daily routine activities.
You will learn these mudras:
~ Anjali Murda
~ Jnana Murda
~ Chin Murda
~ Dhyana Murda
~ Prana Murda
~ Apana Murda
~ Vayu Murda
~ Akash Murda
~ Prithivi Murda
~ Varun Murda
~ Agni Murda
~ Ganesha Mudra
~ Surbhi Mudra
~ Asthma Mudra
~ Pankaj Mudra
~ Kubera Mudra
~ Shankh Mudra
~ Garuda Mudra
~ Jal Shaamak Mudra
~ Yoni Mudra
~ Linga Mudra
Mantra means to protect the mind. You will learn the meaning and chant of different ancient mantras and experience the effects of mantra chanting in a group and alone.
We will practice these mantras:
~ Ganesha Mantra
~ Shivaya Mantra
~ Rama Mantra
~ Shanti Mantra
~ Gayatri Mantra
~ Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
~ Patanjali Mantra
~ Ganesha Vakratunda Mantra
~ Guru Mantra
~ Maha Mantra
~ Om Asatoma Sadgamaya Mantra
~ Ashtanga Vinyasa Opening Mantra
~ Ashtanga Vinyasa Closing Mantra
You will learn how to sequence Yogic Sukshma Vyayama, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Arm Balancing classes.
Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 300 hours Yoga Teacher Training in Portugal Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.
The time schedule is not fixed and can change according to location, teacher availability, weather conditions and general situation.