Program Overview

This course is designed to immerse students in the intensive and spiritual teachings and practices of traditional Hatha yoga – focusing on breathing, awareness, meditation and practical philosophy to help you live a less stressful, contented and harmonious daily life. You will gain a professional yoga teacher's qualification recognized by Yoga Alliance. This course, and the qualification you will gain, will give you the skills and experience to start teaching yoga professionally. Even if you are not interested in teaching yoga, the course will help you to lead a healthier and more spiritual life in accordance with your true nature.

We are recognized by Yoga Alliance in the USA as RYS (Registered Yoga School) and with your certificate you can register as a RYT 200 teacher for your career and job opportunities.

 

Ashtanga Yoga Postures (Asana)

Surya Namaskar A & Surya Namaskar B

Full Primary Series:

  1. Padangusthasana
  2. Padahasthasana
  3. Utthita Trikonasana
  4. Parivrtta Trikonasana
  5. Utthita Parsvakonasana
  6. Parivrtta Parsvakonasana
  7. Prasarita Padottanasana A B C & D
  8. Parsvottanasana
  9. Eka Pada Padangusthasana A B C & D
  10. Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
  11. Utkatasana
  12. Virabhadrasana A & B
  13. Dandasana
  14. Paschimottanasana A B C & D
  15. Purvattanasana
  16. Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana
  17. Triang Mukaikapada Pashimottanasana
  18. Janu Sirsasana A B & C
  19. Marichyasana A B C & D
  20. Navasana
  21. Bhujapidasana
  22. Kurmasana
  23. Supta Kurmasana
  24. Garbha Pindasana
  25. Kukkutasana
  26. Baddha Konasana A & B
  27. Konasana
  28. Upavishta Konasana
  29. Supta Konasana
  30. Supta Padangusthasana A & B
  31. Ubhaya Padanghusthasana
  32. Urdhva Mukha Pashimottanasana
  33. Setu Bandhasana
  34. Urdhva Dhanurasana
  35. Salamba Sarvangasana
  36. Halasana
  37. Karnapidasana
  38. Urdhva Pindasana
  39. Matsyasana
  40. Urdhva Padmasana
  41. Sirsasana
  42. Urdhva Dandasana
  43. Baddha Padmasana
  44. Yogimudra
  45. Uplutih
  46. Savasana

Pranayama (Power of Breathing)

Introduction of Pranayama, Benefits of pranayama, General guidelines Clavicular, Thoracic and Diaphragmatic Breathing (Yogic Breathing)

  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika
  • Kapalbhati
  • Nadi – Sodhana
  • Bhramari
  • Surya – Bhedi & Chandra – Bhedi
  • Sheetali & Sheetkari

Sitting postures
for pranayama sadhana

  • Easy pose
  • Half-lotus
  • Swastikasana
  • Siddha yoni asana

Mudras
(Yoga Gesture and attitude)

  • Jnana mudra
  • Chin mudra
  • Yoni mudra
  • Bhairava mudra
  • Shambhavi mudra
  • Nasikagra
  • Khechari

Bandhas (Energy Lock)

  • Preparation
  • Uddiyana
  • Jalandhar
  • Mula & Maha Bandha Teaching
  • Teaching
  • Doubts

Meditation (Dhyanam)

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Breathing Awareness Meditation
  • Om / Mantra Meditation
  • Trataka
  • Dynamic meditation
  • Tips for developing concertation
  • Silence Practice
  • Ajapa japa
  • Antar mouna

Yoga Anatomy

Brief Overview:

  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Organs
  • Bodily systems
  • Nadis
  • Chakras

Guidelines in Studying Asana Anatomy

  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Muscle Functions according to Joint Movements

Anatomy of

  • Breathing
  • Inversions
  • Savasana

Hatha Yoga Postures (Asana)

  1. Pawanmuktasana series 1
  2. Pawanmuktasana serie 2
  3. Pawanmuktasana series 3
  4. Surya Namaskar ( sun salutation)
  5. Chandra Namaskar (Moon salutation)
  6. Tadasana (palm tree pose)
  7. Triyak tadasana (swaying palm tree pose)
  8. Trikonasana (triangle pose)
  9. Parivirtatrikon asana – revolving triangle pose
  10. Uttkatasana –chair pose
  11. Virbhdrasana 1 -warrior 1
  12. Virbhdrasana 2 -warrior 2
  13. Virbhdrasana 3 -warrior 3
  14. Ardha Chandrasana- Half moon pose
  15. Vriksasana – tree pose
  16. Parvatasana – mountain pose
  17. Adho mukha svanasana – downward facing dog
  18. Kati chakrasana – waist rotating pose
  19. Malasana – squatted yoga pose
  20. Garudasana – eagle pose
  21. Baddha Konasana- bound angle pose
  22. Rajkapoot asana – pegion pose
  23. Bhujanghasana – cobra pose
  24. Urdhva mukha svanasana –upward facing dog
  25. Matsyasana
  26. Setu Bhandasana
  27. Utrasana
  28. Dhanurasana
  29. Salabhasana
  30. Supta Virasana- reclining hero pose
  31. Virasana –hero pose
  32. Vajrasana –thunderbolt
  33. Gomukhasana
  34. Balasana
  35. Dandasana
  36. Ardha Matsyendrasana

Yoga philosophy

Week 1

  • Introduction to yoga, its philosophy and evolution
  • Introduction to yoga sutras of patanjali
  • Definition of yoga
  • 4 aspects of mind and its functions
  • Daily Schedule of a yoga student
  • Principles of 5 Basic element & 10 Senses

Week 2

  • Yama, Niyama 
  • Asana, Pranayama & Pratyahara , Dharana, Dhyan , Samadhi

Week 3

  • Pancha – Vayus
  • Panchakoshas
  • Sattva, Rajas & Tamas (Triguna)
  • Introduction to chakras and its functions
  • Three Doshas

Week 4

  • 4 padas of yoga sutras
  • Lives of yogis (Inspiring stories)
  • Diet & Nutrition for a yogi
  • Question & Answers

Yoga Cleansing

  • Jalaneti
  • Kapalbhati

Yoga Nidra

  • Basic Relaxation
  • Tension Relaxation
  • Full Body Relaxation

Teaching Practice (Adhyapanam)

  • Demonstration
  • Alignment
  • Instructions

Mantra Chanting

  • Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya
  • Tvameva mata ca pita Tvameva
  • Om Tryambakam Yajamahe
  • Om sahana vavatu
  • Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo maheshwara
  • Yogena Cittasya
  • Hare rama, Hare Krishna

Teaching Methodology

  • Positive & conscious communication.
  • Friendship and trust.
  • Time management
  • Qualities of a teacher
  • Principles of demonstrating, observation, assisting, correcting.
  • Use of voice in class
  • Mental & emotional preparation for teaching.
  • Class preparation
  • Step by step class structure planning.
  • Learn Business of Yoga

 

Assessments are based on

  • Written Test
  • Oral Test
  • Attendance
  • Performance
  • Behavior