Our 200-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
Our 200-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.
By attending the Ananda Yoga Shala 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course you will:
You will receive a 200-hour certification eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals Yoga Alliance US.
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 best way to learn is to teach” – Frank Oppenheimer
Our 200-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.
You will learn and practice different breathing and meditation techniques every day throughout the complete course namely nadi shodhana, kapalbhati, bhastrika, ujjayi and bhramari
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.
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
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.