Yoga Teacher Training Course in the Himalayas
You will leave this teacher training course feeling exuberant, full of joy and enthusiasm and highly inspired to pass on the practices of yoga onto your own future students. At the same time you will leave with the tools to prepare and teach intelligent classes generating energy as well as relaxation, strength as well as calm.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
Arrival on 17th of September in the morning, the first class is conducted in the afternoon. Departure on the 11th of October in the evening or 12th morning.
Shared accommodation £1400, triple accommodation £1600, double accommodation £1900 The cost includes accommodation - shared, triple and double respectively, all meals, tuition, teacher's manual, examination and certificate An initial £200 deposit will reserve your place
The desire to share the wonderful gift of yoga with others and introduce them to the deeply transforming practices of this ancient science inspires yoga practitioners to become teachers. We are committed to equip you with the necessary tools to become a highly knowledgeable and skillful yoga instructor. (Yoga Alliance certification) The goal of this training program is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. Our courses focus on both practical and theoretical aspects, with an emphasis on the student’s personal development in yoga and meditation. The yoga teacher training course offers a scientific, systematic and contemporary approach to Yoga studies, practice and research. Our aim is to impart comprehensive knowledge regarding the physical, intellectual, spiritual and social aspects and effects of Yoga. The intensive daily schedule includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes, two lectures and about an hour of service to the ashram community. One day a week is lecture-free.
ASANAS (YOGA POSTURES)
Two types of asana classes will be conducted: 1. One daily asana practice class which will provide you with the opportunity to practice your asanas and will help you to build a good habit of practicing the asanas, and 2. One daily teaching practice class devoted to training you how to teach the asanas.
The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises:
• Effective warm-ups • Sun salutation and its variations • 60 basic yoga postures • 100 asana variations, from intermediate level to advanced • Postural alignment • Deep relaxation with autosuggestion • Release of blocked energy • Training sessions for various age groups • Rules for practising asanas
The practical training (asana practice class) allows you to learn asana (Yoga Posture) in detail. You will understand the benefits of each and every asana on the physical, mental and spiritual level, besides that, you’ll also learn which asanas to prescribe to people with various physical and mental problems. Warm-ups, self message, meditation and relaxation techniques are also covered. Teaching Methodology (teaching practice class) will prepare you to conduct a yoga class in real life with confidence; you will learn how to demonstrate and describe asanas, perform adjustments and assist the students in class and also help them to avoid injury during the practice of asanas.
The lessons taught during the training will include:
PRANAYAMA AND BREATHING EXERCISES
KRIYAS, BANDHAS AND MUDRAS
YOGA ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND BIO-PSYCHOLOGY
THE HISTORY OF YOGA
KARMA AND REINCARNATION
What qualities should a yoga teacher have? This module will focus on the qualities of a good yoga teacher with an emphasis on teaching methodology, how to communicate with students, how to demonstrate, observe the student in the class to avoid injury during practice of asana. We will also discuss the personal and professional ethics of a yoga teacher.
RAJA DHIRAJA YOGA
• Macrocosm and Microcosm • The Absolute and how it manifests itself in Nature • The 7 Chakras • The awakening of cosmic energy and Kundalini Shakti
• Krsna and the Bhagavad Giita • Bhagavad Dharma • Considered one of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita contains subtle and profound teachings and has a universality which embraces every aspect of human activity. It symbolises the solution to the eternal struggle between the spiritual and the material in every human being • Study of the text and commentaries
07:00 Pranayama, meditation and Asanas 09:00 Fruit and Tea 09:30 Anatomy and Physiology/workshop/lecture 10:30 Karma Yoga 11:00 Workshop/Lecture 12:00 Lunch 12.45 Main lecture (philosophy/theory/history) 14:15 snack and leisure/self-study 16:30 Asanas and pranayama 18:30 Satsang (meditation, kirtan, chanting) 19:30 Dinner 20:00 Free time and study 22:00 Lights out