200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

    200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

    Techniques Training and Practice · 100 hours
    · Foundation of Yoga Asana and Pranayama – Seven principals
    · Rooting, Grounding, Connection to earth, Standing asana
    · Balanced sequencing
    · Pelvic work, alignment of pelvis as the foundation
    · Forward bending and Twisting
    · Connecting to core strength and pranayama techniques connected to
    core activation
    · Lateral stretching
    · Shoulder work, arm strengthening, arm balancing,
    rotation of arms shoulders, hand work, neck alignment.
    · Back-bending
    · Inversions – the art of trust
    · Pranayama – going deeper into the essence of breath
    · The art of balancing practice – rooting and extension
    · Integrating the 3 Bhandas into asana practice
    · Integration, resting into the gap
    · Silent meditation- observation, expanding the awareness

    yoga teacher training velanTeaching Methodology · 25 hours
    · Creating a safe and meditative environment for yoga
    · Foundation of assisting and correcting with conscious touch
    · Exploring clear and precise verbal expression
    · Clear understanding of how the practice that is taught arises from within
    · Teaching styles and the varieties of approach
    · The art of trust and clear intention
    · Finding authentic voice and style
    · Application of modifications for individual needs
    · Business approach

    Anatomy and Physiology · 21 hours
    · Intro to the energy body and chakra system
    · Understanding the physiological process of the Bhandas- working with internal locks
    · Physical anatomy- muscles, bones, glandular system
    · Restorative practices according to the energy meridians
    · 5 Yoga systems

    yoga balancing body and mind adyaYoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, Ethics · 30 hours
    · Studying the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
    · Poetry of Rumi, Lalla, Hafiz
    · Ethics of a Yoga teacher/ healing practitioner
    · Lifestyle of Health and Balance
    · Nutrition and self awareness (walk the talk)
    · Influence of nature and meditation on the yoga path
    · The healing path of creativity through dance and writing
    · Discovering authentic self through all tools

    Practicum · 12 hours
    · Practicing the basics of assisting and adjusting
    · Observing others teaching, receiving/giving feedback
    · Creating classes and teaching to the group

    yoga transformation cycle nadiExtra · 12 hours
    · Yoga to support the female body
    · Prenatal yoga
    · Dance exploration and primal pulse healing practices
    · The art of Tantra
    · Nature work- barefoot walking meditation, river baths, fire ceremony, writing
    assignments based on the experience of communing with the elements and how
    it nourishes the spiritual path
    · Earth prayer- sweat lodge
    · Chanting, toning, kirtan, voice exploration

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