Our 200 hours yoga teacher training is an insightful teaching methods that aim to equip the student with effective communication skills along with traditional Yogic wisdom and in-depth knowledge. This Yoga teacher training course guides and assists the students to become self-sufficient in understanding and grasping their personal potential and teaching others to do the same, ensuring personal growth via self-exploration.
The students will learn to design customized Asana sequences for specific needs, considering different life circumstances. The students get a firm foundation in all aspects of Yoga, in a supportive and harmonious environment,that prepares them to become confident and successful Yoga teachers, capable of mentoring students in different settings.
The course has a Yoga Therapy focus. You will learn to activate your self-healing capacities and boost your immune system. You will also learn how to address different health issues with Yogic techniques.
The content hours, as per Yoga Alliance, are:
- Techniques- yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation – 100 hours
- Teaching methodology – 30 hours
- Anatomy and Physiology -20 hours
- Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle – 30hours
- Practicum – 15 hours
- Others – 05 hours
- Total – 200 hours
Textbooks and other Materials
Feel free to start studying this reading material upon booking confirmation!
Please read a copy of the Bhagavad Gita and write a short recession about it (one page is enough).
Before the training starts we also recommend you read our articles and blog posts to gain a better understanding of our philosophy and the experiences provided.
Origin and Philosophy of Yoga
This training provides a perspective on the origin of traditional Yoga. We take you on a brief journey through the development and evolution of the Yogic philosophy analyzing the purpose and goals of various Yoga practices that have sprung from the original discipline. We will discuss the inspirational scriptures of wisdom and exchange our experiences of the ethical and moral guidelines in daily life situations. Philosophy from the scriptures will come to life and be practically implemented throughout the whole training. We will work through the wisdom provided in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga philosophy.
Yoga Asanas: We have daily classes teaching the variety of Hatha Yoga Asanas. We teach how to do the Asanas guided by breath and with full awareness as Vinyasa flow sequence.
Anatomy and Alignment: We will explain the logical and scientific principle behind each Asana. The students will experience the effect on the joints, the spine, the internal organs and the emotional state. We discuss indications and contra-indications of each Asana, how to establish it, which muscles are engaged and how the smallest modification can alter the effect. After understanding the precise method of each Asana, the students will have a deep understanding on how to perform and teach each of the postures.
Physiology: Unfolding the infinite body-wisdom, strengths and weaknesses we let the students explore the effectiveness of Yogic practices in physiological terms. We discuss the effects of the Asanas on the metabolism and the endocrine system.
Shatkarma: We teach very effective Yogic detoxification techniques and explain the effect on mind, body and soul.
Pranayama: In these sessions the students will explore the flow of the Prana (life-force) and experience the healing effects on the whole system. We will introduce different techniques and deepen the understanding throughout the training including the philosophy behind the pranic teachings pranayama.
Yoga Nidra: The sleep of the Yogis is a conscious relaxation technique and can be used to remove mental and physical blocks. These workshops guide the student to systematically experience deep relaxation, according to the texts of the Himalayan Yoga. The students will learn how to connect with the subconscious mind through precise guidance.
Meditation: Being the core part of Yogic practice, we will have guided meditation at least one hour per day. The students will learn how to prepare for meditation, seat correctly, breath properly, witness thought patterns, and relax naturally. Slowly we lead them towards a centered and calm state so that they are ready for their inward journey. We introduce different techniques of meditation which students can introduce in their daily practice as well as in their teaching classes.
Ayurveda: The ancient Vedic Medical Science of holistic healing is closely connected to Yoga. We will have a brief introduction into the core elements of this vast knowledge of holistic health such as body types and nutrition.
Nada Yoga: In Nada-yoga classes, specific sound and music based meditation, which is sublime and uplifting, is taught and practiced.The methods of sound meditation will be introduced in practical classes where the students can experience the impact of vibrations and their healing effect on body, mind and soul. We will teach a variety of Indian spiritual hymns and powerful Mantras.
Teaching Methodology and Guidance: The students will learn how to impart knowledge and teach in a comprehensible and practical manner. The courses encompass preparing and structuring the classes as well as communication skills and implementation of the ethics of Yoga.
Vedic Rituals: We will introduce our students into Mantra chanting, fire ceremonies and explain their origin from the sacred scriptures.
Code of Conduct: Students are required to maintain a peaceful environment. Gentleness as the foundation of yogic life is to be followed in speech and actions. We live purely and take only natural and healthy nutrition. Any kinds of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and meat are prohibited on the premises and during the training. In order to be receptive and available in our full capacity, we need to observe a good and healthy sleep. So, we ask our students to observe silence after 10pm.
Certification:The students will receive a Yoga Alliance Certificate of 200 hours after the completion of the course. This certificate qualifies to teach Yoga internationally.