Type of Event
- Teacher Training
The Teachers Training Course with Sharat Arora is a practical training of the application of Asanas and Pranayama for all students levels, situations and age groups. In other words, it is not only about knowing all the details of the Yoga Practice, but actually being able to convey it to others and have enough expertise to guide them on the physical, mental as well as the energetic level.
The Teachers Training Course (TTC) - six-week long, rigorous training - is taking place at the Himalaya Shanti Ashram, our special place for Yoga, Meditation and Healing to enhance a deeper and more focused practice and study.
The first part of the TTC includes the 3 weeks of the Intensive Yoga Course focusing on a specific theme, preparing the students for a deep exploration in their Yoga Practice. This time is dedicated for the intensive daily Practice of Asanas, Meditation, Relaxations and Pranayama - from early morning until sunset. This time is a total retreat where the students devote themselves entirely to self-exploration, change and transformation, leaving very little or no time for other activities.
It is followed then by the 3 weeks of the pedagogical training during which the students focus on all the different aspects of Teaching Yoga to others. It is designed for motivated practitioners who wish to make the spiritual path of Yoga their way of life and would like to share it with others guiding them on that path.
During the Teachers Training pedagogical part of the Course students are expected to prepare themselves by the Self Yoga Practice of inverted positions and Pranayama in the early mornings, so that during the late morning sessions they are able to focus fully and explore in depth each aspect of Asanas revealed in great detail by Sharat Arora. It is also during these late morning sessions that we learn to diagnose body and mind problems by identifying imbalances & misalignments and how to help them.
During the afternoons, participants learn instructions, the sequencing of the most important postures, as well as the identification of mistakes in the Asanas and their corrections. Moreover the study of Self-Presentation as a teacher is explored in great detail – including all the aspects of the body language as well as the adequate use of the voice, to create motivating positive atmosphere as well as to wake up trust and respect in the students.
Students participating in the Teacher‘s Training Course will be provided with two healthy vegetarian meals, along with afternoon tea on a daily basis. The daily schedule, course structure and retreat atmosphere follow the same structure as the Intensive Courses. It is expected that Self-Practice is completed each day, before the morning class begins.
The Teachers Training Program comprise of :
Training and Practice of Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation Techniques,
Study of human Anatomy and Physiology, in both its aspects – static as well as in movement,
Body reading, in both its aspects – static as well as in movement,
Learning and Practicing Corrections on Physical, Mental and Energetic levels,
Yoga Therapeutics and the application of Yoga Practice for different kinds of body and mind ailments and problems,
Yoga Philosophy including the study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali,
Yoga Ethics including the moral aspects and responsibilities of being a Yoga Teacher and Healer,
Self Practice and Exploration of Yoga, Meditation and Healing as a Yoga Teacher and Healer,
Please note: It is necessary to complete 3 Five-Day Yoga Courses at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre BEFORE the Intensive Course/Teachers Trainings Course starts. If the 3 (or more) Five-Day Yoga Courses were done in the past years, then at least 1 Five-Day Course has to be attended right before the Intensive/TTC.
Please note: The 3 weeks Intensive Course, which immediately precedes the Teachers Training Course, is a must for the participation in the TTC. If an Intensive Course was completed in the past, then a personal request to Sharat Arora to attend only the TTC component has to be made.
Please note: Completion of the Teachers Training Course Level 1 will not certify one to teach Yoga; it is only the beginning of a longer 2-3 year program to obtain teaching qualifications.
Overview: In order to maintain a high standard of learning and participation, the Teachers Training Course has specific Prerequisites for Participation and Code of Conduct.