Yoga programmes offered by Ananda Yoga Shala help to lay a strong foundation in Iyengar Yoga based on the traditional Hatha Yoga. Our 200-hour Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive course that allows you to become a Certified Yoga Teacher, while studying two yoga courses in one.
The Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga part of the course helps you to deepen your practice and spiritual understanding of yoga to expand your knowledge of asanas by paying attention to the key alignments and anatomical structures involved and to gain in-depth knowledge of pranayama, meditation, Shata Karma, and other practices from various important Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga texts.
In this part of this course, you learn and practice the techniques of Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga , in order to work with the deepest layers of the connective tissue practice mindfulness, patience, and stillness and learn how to teach and hold spaces in Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga classes.
Upon completion of this course you will receive a 200-hour certificate eligible to be registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals Yoga Alliance USA.
During this 200-hour Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga Training Course you learn and practice asanas, pranayama, meditation, and kriyas techniques. You will have regular student teaching practice and receive feedback from teachers and classmates. This also includes, but it’s not limited to:
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 Hatha 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.
In this integrated Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga Training Course , you acquire skills to teach according to your audience needs, but also according to the focus and emphasis of your class, for example: your voice, volume and tone should transmit high energy during a Yang/dynamic Hatha Iyengar Style Yoga class while it should be calm and soothing during a Yin Yoga class. This section of the course also includes the following:
You will receive around fourteen interactive classes on yoga philosophy. Four of these classes are called Satsangs, which are open philosophy classes where you are free to ask questions related to spirituality, meditation or any other enquiry related to your spiritual quest. You will also practice pranayama and meditation every day.
Some topics covered in this section of the yoga teacher training are, but not limited to:
These classes ensure the understanding of the physical and energetic anatomy and physiology of human body. Substantial emphasis is placed on the benefits of yoga practices (asanas, pranayama, meditation) over our major body systems and connective tissues.
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.
As part of your 200-hr Hatha Iyengar Style Training Course , you will receive a list of books and yoga related DVDs to read and watch before coming to the course. (These will be counted as non-contact hours.) Upon acceptance of your place, you’ll receive a “Joining Instructions” document that includes this list. You should endeavour to complete this reading list before your course begins. Purchasing the required material to accomplish this task is solely your responsibility. You don’t need to bring this material unless you really want to use it for your personal reference.