YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
SYLLABUS & CONTENT
YogDaan Yoga 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Course Curriculum (Syllabus & Content)
Techniques Training and Practice
Asanas, Pranayama, Mantras & Chanting, Kriyas, Bandhas, Mudras, Meditation and other traditional techniques
ASANAS – Our TTC program runs 2 daily asana classes with duration of 2 hours each class. Students will be guided on the appropriate modifications and alignment according to their level.
- Asanas include warm up exercises, sun salutation variations, traditional hatha, vinyasa flow (various thematic sessions ie hip opening, heart opening, chakra balancing), art of sequencing (opening, warmup, going in and out, finishing, relaxation), modifications for beginners, Standing Asanas, Forward bends, backbends, inversions, twists, balancing asanas. Practical exam of asanas. Special classes include partner yoga, smooth restorative yin yoga, yoga nidra/sound healing.
MEDITATION & PRANAYAMA – Our course curriculum will provide you the tools to initiate and deepen your daily meditation & pranayama practice.
- Introduction to various meditation techniques. The purpose & benefits of meditation.
- Introduction to Pranayama, breathing techniques ie. Kapala Bhati, Anuloma Viloma, Bhastrika, Brahmari, Shitalli and Ujjayi.
SHATKRIYAS – Shatkriyas or Shatkarmas are yogic purification techniques of the body that cleanse inner tracts (respiratory tract & digestive tract) to help prepare the body for proper practice of yogasana and pranayama Ie. Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Kapal Bhati, Trataka
Teaching Methodology, Alignment and Adjustment training:
Our teachers will provide yoga instruction on the following:
- Principles of observation, assisting and correcting techniques, hands on adjustment, teaching styles, voice modulation and art of voice, art of teaching, class management, purpose & use of props, building confidence through practice teaching, qualities of a teacher and bringing out unique individual teaching styles of students
Anatomy and Physiology
Students are introduced to the major body systems and their role and importance to yoga.
- Systems of Human Body, meaning & functions, Nervous, Skeletal, Respiratory, Muscular, Cardiovascular system in the context of Yoga. Connection between limbs and the spine and muscle structure and movement. Knowledge & Understanding of the muscles, bones, fascia & joints of the body, how it applies to movement of body from asana to asana. Physical limitation of body – compression, tension, proportion, and orientation & how to modify as they relate to those physical challenges. Study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice. Benefits & Contraindications of asanas, healthy movement patterns. Energy Anatomy – Chakras, Nadis, Koshas, prana, kundalini, mudras, bandhas, and granthis.
Yoga Philosopy, Lifestyle, and Ethics
- Different paths of yoga, Origins of Yoga and History of Philosophy of Yoga & how it has evolved today, Study of Yoga Philosophies and traditional texts such as Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, 8 limbs of Yoga. Om/Aum – significance & meaning and understand the value of teaching yoga as a service & being of service to others (seva). Obstacles in the Path of Yoga & means to overcome obstacles. Philosophical system, ethics of teaching yoga, how to apply the yamas and niyamas in their life, the teacher & student relationship and concepts of dharma & kharma.
- Introduction to Ayurveda – Basics of Ayurveda, it’s aims & objectives, the 3 doshas, five element theory, the gunas and its application to food and the concepts of health & wellness from Ayurvedic standpoint.
Practice teaching in pairs, small groups or to entire class, observe others teaching, receiving and giving feedback, assisting the main teacher or other students while others are teaching
Written exam and teaching practicum exam will be held at the end of the course