ASHTANGA VINYASA FLOW

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OVERVIEW

Our 100-hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course is an intensive program designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to teach yoga classes based on the Ashtanga Primary Series and Vinyasa Flow style.  Your Yoga Teacher Training Course journey with us is as much about deepening your own practice as it is about gaining the skills to teach others. We passionately believe in the significance of your own journey of discovery and experience on the development of your unique personal voice and style as a Yoga Teacher  

ASHTANGA & VINYASA FLOW

Our 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training  course is based on the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga, not just on the Asana practice. There is a lot of emphasis placed on Yamas, Niyamas, Pranayama, pratyahara, meditation techniques and mindfulness too. This comprehensive curriculum covers Yoga philosophy based on the Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, yogic lifestyle and ethics, yogic diet, anatomy and physiology for Yoga Teacher  and practitioners, among other topics related to the practice of cultivating a balanced life. We are unorthodox and open in our approach towards yoga. We strongly encourage you to bring your own creativity, intuition and spiritual experiences into your teaching styles. We don’t follow any religion or schema in our courses.
At the end of the course you will be ready to practice and teach the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series, to teach classes based on this style of yoga, and also to create your own Vinyasa flow sequences with various themes.
You will also have the benefit of exposure to other styles of asana practice, including Yin and restorative yoga, in order to develop your experience and knowledge of other yoga traditions and styles during the course. 

DEEPEN YOUR PRACTICE

By attending the Ananda Yoga Shala 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training  course you will: 

  • Learn to teach and to practice a broad range of yoga asanas. 
  • Experience how to draw on the physical, emotional, energetic and spiritual benefits of yoga 
  • Learn the appropriate and correct alignments for each posture 
  • Explore the modifications and variations of the most common asanas. 
  • Learn and practice the art of hands-on-adjustment. 
  • Understand the basic concepts of functional yoga anatomy. 
  • Experience and practice different types of pranayama and meditation techniques. 

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF

 

  • You have been practicing yoga -intensively and continuously- and want to move to the next level.
  • You want to learn how to get harmony between body, mind and soul. 
  • You want to deepen your personal asana and meditation practice. 
  • You want to learn and practice in a compassionate and non-competitive yet challenging environment. 
  • Are looking for a comprehensive, safe, well/structured, anatomically precise yet intuitive approach. 
  • You wish to explore the subtler and deeper level of awareness. 
  • You have a strong desire and urge to share this art of living with others. 
  • You are ready to learn yoga beyond asanas. 

CERTIFICATION

You will receive a 100-hour certification eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals Yoga Alliance US. 

COURSE DETAILS

THE PRACTICE

 

  • Ashtanga Yoga: Introduction to and history of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and the four elements of Ashtanga yoga; Vinyasa, Ujjayi Breath, Bandhas and Dhristi. You will practice the Primary Series three times a week.
  • Vinyasa flow: Dynamic flows practiced four to five times a week, principles of sequencing, designing and teaching Vinyasa Flow classes.
  • Other styles of Yoga: You will also get to practice other styles of yoga such as; partner yoga, yin and restorative yoga, during the course.

ALIGNMENT AND ADJUSTMENT WORKSHOPS

During the first two weeks of the course, you will receive a daily two-hour workshop focused on alignment and adjustment techniques for the main postures of the Ashtanga Yoga primary series and a few other more advance postures. This workshops will also include modifications, advance variations, adequate use of props, postures clinics (arm balances, backbends, inversions, among others), and regular hands-on adjustments practice. 

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THE ART OF TEACHING

TEACHING PRACTICE, METHODOLOGY AND TECHNIQUE

“The best way to learn is to teach” – Frank Oppenheimer 


Our 100-hour Yoga Teacher Training course will help you to deepen your connection with your inner being, your emotions, feelings and thoughts. This process will enable you to teach from your heart and personal experience rather than just from mouth and memory. OurYoga Teacher Training is a practical training course designed to help you to become a confident and effective Yoga teacher for all level of students. By the end of the course you will be able to teach mixed-level open yoga class confidently.
Since we offer you a practical approach, there will be lots of opportunities for you to teach. From day two, you will start teaching one-on-one and then progress to teaching larger groups towards the end of the course. You will receive feedback from your teachers and your classmates as well, to help you to improve and to find your unique voice and style as a teacher
You will learn the principles of sequencing in order to create Vinyasa Flow sequences based on a chosen theme. There will be lots of guidance on how to improve and enhance your teaching skills and how to plan and structure a class.
In addition, you will learn about the principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting, verbal instructions, teaching styles, the qualities of a teacher, voice projection, floor presence, planning and structuring a class, alignment and hands-on-adjustment, dealing with injuries and safety precautions, business aspects of teaching yoga, ethics and much more. 

PRANAYAMA AND MEDITATION

 You will learn and practice different breathing and meditation techniques every day throughout the complete course namely nadi shodhana, kapalbhati, bhastrika, ujjayi and bhramari 

PHILOSOPHY

You will receive around fourteen classes on yoga philosophy.  Ten are mandatory and the other four, also known as Satsangs, are optional. Satsangs are open and interactive philosophy classes where you are free to ask questions related to spirituality, meditation or any other enquiry related to your spiritual quest.

  • Meaning of yoga, concepts, history
  • Four paths of yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
  • Nadis (energy channels), Chakras, kundalini
  • Vedas and six systems of Indian philosophy
  • Ashtanga yoga (Raja Yoga): aim of yoga, modification of mind, mental disposition, meaning of OM, eight limbs of yoga, Kriya yoga, Samyama yoga,  Samadhi (enlightenment)
  • Mudras, Bandhas & Kriyas: Introduction, different types, practice and its integration with meditation
  • Obstacles on the path of yoga, means to overcome obstacles
  • Concepts of Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) and their applications in daily life. Effects of food in Gunas
  • Life style and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher

ANATOMY THE ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMY

Our functional anatomy classes ensure an understanding of the key muscles and bones involved in asana practice and their associated health benefits and contraindications. Substantial emphasis is placed on analytic training, muscular and skeletal anatomy, individual limitations and differences. The specially designed practical anatomy classes are the back bone of the alignment classes. You will learn the following in the anatomy classes

  • Basic concepts of functional anatomy and physiology related to movement.
  • Application of anatomical principles to yoga practice (mechanics of yoga asana, its benefits and contraindications, healthy patterns of movement, etc).
  • Practical anatomy with a major emphasis on the skeletal system, muscular system, connective tissue, nervous system, and movements of the major joints of the body.
  • Muscular and skeletal differences i.e. compression, tension, and proportion and orientation theory.
  • Study of different regions of the body: The foot, knee, hips, spine, and shoulder.

THE BUSINESS OF YOGA

In this class, your teachers will guide you through how to develop your career as a yoga teacher, setting up your own studio, school or yoga retreat centre, marketing strategies, advertising and PR, ethics in yoga business, building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios and retreats, among other topics related. 

DAILY SCHEDULE

 

100 HOUR ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

07 - 08 AM

Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting

07 - 08 AM

Pranayama/ Meditation / Mantra Chanting

08 - 08:30 AM

Tea Break

08 - 08:30 AM

Tea Break

08:30-10:30am

Ashtanga Vinyasa Led / Mysore Asana Practice

08:30-10:30am

Ashtanga Vinyasa Led / Mysore Asana Practice

10:30- 12:30pm

Brunch / Free Time / Study Time

10:30- 12:30pm

Brunch / Free Time / Study Time

12:30-02:00pm

Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy / Ayurveda

12:30-02:00pm

Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy / Ayurveda

02:00-03:30pm

Asana practice / Hands on Adjustment / Correct Body Alignment / Workshop

02:00-03:30pm

Asana practice / Hands on Adjustment / Correct Body Alignment / Workshop

03:30-4:00pm

Herbal Tea

03:30-4:00pm

Herbal Tea

04:00-5:00pm

Rest Time / Free Time / Study Time

04:00-5:00pm

Rest Time / Free Time / Study Time

05:00-6:00pm

Yoga Nidra Meditation

05:00-6:00pm

Yoga Nidra Meditation

06:00-8:00pm

Dinner

06:00-8:00pm

Dinner