Yoga Teacher Training
This Yoga Alliance certified teacher training provides a solid foundation to teach yoga, inspire others, and deepen your own personal practice. This training focuses on providing students with applied knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and a deep focus on yoga philosophy. This course will help you to bring out your creativity, to find your voice, and to give you the confidence to teach, educate, and inspire students from a powerful yoga foundation. This training is appropriate for the serious student who would like to start teaching yoga, as well as the student who would like to deepen their own knowledge & personal practice. You will come away with a deeper understanding of the physical and spiritual side of yoga that combines together to create an exceptional yoga teacher.
16-Hour Yoga Wheel
This yoga wheel teacher training program offers a new glimpse of how yoga practice can be ascended. Introducing a variety of approaches to how a yoga wheel can be brought into our yoga practice, the training program aims at helping students to develop a better awareness of their body. The ultimate goal is that not only can teachers benefit from using yoga wheels in their practice, but they also can assist their students to enjoy yoga wheels effectively and safely.
This course demonstrates different approaches to using a yoga wheel to assist, deepen, and better our yoga practice. The yoga wheel provides additional assistance in expanding and stretching, it also helps students of different levels to achieve a better awareness of their body. With regular practice, it will be able to help beginner to intermediate yoga partitioners to get into more challenging postures; it can also increase the range of motion in the spine, shoulders, and hips. The unique design of the yoga wheels provides comfortable support to our back, the rounded shape of it can also be used to offer additional challenges to our balancing pose.
The versatility of the yoga wheel has made it one of the most popular trends of yoga props. With correct guidance and monitoring, students will be able to explore greater dimensions in yoga asanas.
Yoga Teacher Training
This Yoga Alliance certified teacher training provides a solid foundation to teach yoga, inspire others, and deepen your own personal practice. The focus of this training is to provide students with applied knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and assists with a deep focus on yoga philosophy. This course will help you to bring out your creativity, to find your voice, and to give you the confidence to teach, educate, and inspire students from a powerful yoga foundation. This training is appropriate for the serious student who would like to start teaching yoga, as well as the student who would like to deepen their own knowledge & personal practice. You will come away with a deeper understanding of the physical and spiritual side of yoga that combines together to create an exceptional yoga teacher.
Yoga Philosophy, History, and Classifications
Honor and connect to the roots of Yoga. The development of Yoga from the pre-Vedic period to modern-day. Major works including the Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita. Introduction of influential yogis in history.
- What is Yoga
- History of Yoga - Pre-classical to Modern
- Four Main Branches of Yoga
- The Eight Limbs
- The Three Bodies and Five Sheaths
- Seven Chakras and Kundalini Yoga
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to the human body systems and fascia, including benefits and contraindications related to Yoga. Understanding human energy pathways and the flow of prana through nadis.
- Different Components of Body
- Body Motion & Movement
- The Skeletal System
- The Muscular System
- The Respiratory System
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Digestive System
- Relationship between Breathing and Muscle/Joint Movement
- Anatomy of Human Body and Common Asanas
The Science of Hatha Yoga
Hatha is a general category that includes most yoga styles. Cultivate awareness and build a more inclusive and customized environment. Learn the benefits of deep stretching and relaxation, as well as pranayama. Learn the traditional system in the practice of asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing) to bring peace to the body and mind and to prepare for meditation.
- Origins & Key Concepts
Asanas & Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation)
Asana is traditionally defined as a “seat.” Most commonly, it is the seated posture used for meditation. Nowadays, the term is used for any physical posture of Hatha Yoga. It is the third limb of Patanjali’s eightfold path of ashtanga, following the yamas and niyamas.
- Classification of Asanas & Application
(including standing, sitting, backward bend, forward bend & twisting poses)
- Inversion Poses
- Explanation of Alignments and Adjustment of Asanas
- Understanding Different Types of Asanas and their Applications
- Correct Alignment & Sequencing
- Application of Props to Facilitate Students of Various Levels
- Surya Namaskara
Shat Kriyas or Yogic cleansing processes are an integral part of Yoga that helps eliminate accumulated toxins from the body system. Kriyas help prepare the body and condition it for the practice of yoga asana and pranayama.
- Sutra Neti
Pranayama & Meditation
Pranayama is a type of breathing technique that involves controlling the breathing, with the goal to withdraw the senses from the outside world.
Meditation is a practice to increase awareness in the here and now without imposing habitual judgment. It is a practice of concentration with the focus on a sound, an object, visualization, on the breath or movement or attention itself. It also aids in stress reduction leading to relaxation and thus enhances personal and spiritual growth.
- What is Pranayama and its benefits?
- Types of Pranayama
- Pranayama Techniques
- Understand the Importance of Meditation
- The Physiological and Psychological Effects of Meditation
- Meditation Methods
Mantras, Chants, and Prayers
A mantra is a sacred word, sound or phrase, usually in Sanskrit, which is believed to have a spiritual and psychological power. Mantra yoga uses repetition and chanting of mantras to encourage the mind to enter a meditative state. Chanting mantras can change the vibration within to evoke a higher level of consciousness.
- What are Mantras?
- Why do We Chant?
- What is Om/Aum?
- Deity Mantras (Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Ganesha and more)
Teaching Methodology and Lesson Planning
Learn the necessary procedures and different techniques to teach yoga through clear instructions and a systematic teaching methodology. A firm grasp of the principles, practices and procedures involved in teaching yoga classes.
- Lesson Design and Planning
- Setting Up and Designing a Sequence
- Creating a Balanced Sequence
- Timing of Different Sequences
- Demonstration vs Instructions
- Giving Instructions
- Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers
- Finding Your Most Suitable Teaching Style