Syllabus & Schedule for Yoga Teacher Training

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Aasana

1. Parshvava Chakrasana – Sidebending Pose 2. Tadasan A & B – Palm Tree Pose A & B
3. Vrikshasan – Tree Pose 4. Utkatasan – Chair Pose
5. Trikonasan – Triangle Pose 6. Padahastasan – Hands to Feet Pose
7. Garudhasan – Eagle Pose 8. Natarajasan – Shiva Dancing Pose
9. Shirsha Padangushthasan – Head to Big Toe Pose 10. Parivatrita Trikonasan – Reverse Triangle Pose
11. Uttanpadasan – Raising Feet Pose 12. Ardha Pavanmuktasan – Half Gas Release Pose
13. Pavanmuktasan – Gas Release Pose 14. Viprit Karani –
15. Kandhrasan – Shoulder Pose 16. Setubandhasan – Bridge Pose
17. Matsyasan A – Fish Pose A 18. Naukasan – Boat Pose
19. Sarvangasan – Shoulder Stand 20. Matsyasan B – Fish Pose B
21. Salabhasan – Locust Pose 22. Viprit Naukasan – Inverted Boat Pose
23. Bhujangasan – Cobra Pose 24. Dhanurasan – Bow Pose
25. Vakrasan – Twisting Pose 26. Janushirasan – Nose to Knee Pose
27. Vajrasan – Strong/Thunderbolt Pose 28. Mandukasan – Frog Pose
29. Uttan Mandukasan – Raising Frog Pose 30. Supta Mandukasan – Sleeping Frog Pose
31. Ushtrasan – Camel Pose 32. Yoga Mudra A
33. Vadha Gomukhasan – Bound Cow Face Pose 34. Supta Vajrasan – Sleeping Thunderbolt Pose
35. Paschimottasan – Seated Forward Bend 36. Simhasan – Lion Pose
37. Ardhmatsyendrasan – Half Fish Lord Pose 38. Shirshasan – Head Stand Pose
39. Ardha Chandrasan – Half Moon Pose 40. Majariasana – Cat and Cow Pose
41. Uthitha Parsvakonasan – Extended Side Angle 42. Parshvaottanasana – Intense Side Stretch
43. Halasana – Plow Pose 44. Chakrasana – Wheel Pose
45. Karnpidhasan – Knee to Ear 46. Crocodile Practices (4 Variations)
47. Yoga Mudra B 48. Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose
49. Poorna Matsyendrasana – Full Fish Lord Pose 50. Mayurasana – Peacock
51. Kukkutasana – Rooster Pose 52. Uttana Kurmasana – Raising Tortoise Pose
53. Padma – Bakasana – Lotus Crane Pose 54. Baddha -padmasana – Bound Lotus Pose
55. Akarnadhanurasana – Archer Pose 56. Ugrasana – Ferocious Pose
57. Parvatasana – Mountain Pose 58. Tolangulasana – Scale Pose
59. Virasana – Hero Pose 60. Sankatasana – Comtracted Pose
61. Garbhasana – Womb Pose 62. Bhadrasana – Gracious Pose
63. Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose 64. Ekpadaskandhasna – Foot Behind the Head.Pose
65. Vatayanasana – Horse Pose 66. Padmasana – Lotus Pose
67. Siddhasana – Accomplished Pose 68. Swastikasana – Prosperous Pose
69. Shavasana – Corpse Pose 70. Makarasana – Crocodile Pose

Philosophy

Here the students will be introduced to Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Ashtanga Yoga System, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and Bhagwad Geeta.

Meaning of yoga according to Yoga Sutra and Geeta, concepts, history

Eight paths of yoga including:

  • Jnana,
  • Raja,
  • Bhakti,
  • Karma Yoga,
  • Hatha Yoga,
  • Kundalini,
  • Laya,
  • Mantra

Ashtanaga Yoga of Patanjali

Panch kosha (five layers or sheaths over consciousness)

    Annamaya kosha (physical sheath) – Gross body – Conscious state

    Pranamaya kosha (energy sheath) – Subtle body – Subconscious state

    • Practice and Importance of Annamaya Kosha
    • Prana (bioplasmic energy)
    • Panch-prana (five vital airs)
    • The chakra system, its qualities, activating and balancing techniques
    • Energy or nadi system
    • Kundalini
    • Meditation: introduction, practices, meditation and mind

    Manomaya Kosha

    Vijnanamaya kosha (intuitive sheath) – Wisdom

    Ananadmaya kosha (bliss sheath) – Causal body – Unconscious state

Samaadhi

Concept of Mind in Yoga

Functions of Mind

  • Manas (mind),
  • Buddhi (lower intellect),
  • Chitta (memory),
  • Ahamkar (ego)

Practice and importance of Bhakti


Pranayama Syllabus

The practice of Pranayama is very necessary for calming down the mind. The Pranayama practices also become the basis of various meditation techniques. Here the Pranayama will be taught with great care so students learn the process and get better at their practices. All the following techniques will be taught initially in a beginner manner without ‘Kumbhaka’ (retention of breath) and slowly they will be encouraged to do it with ‘Kumbhaka’ on advanced levels. The following techniques will be covered:

Anuloma Viloma, Nadi Shodhan

Bhramari

Ujjayi

Suryabhedena

Shitali

Chandrabhedana

Sitkari

Theory of Murccha

Bhastrika


Kriyas(Cleansing process)

Here on alternate days students will undergo the practice of cleansing process. Students will be explained the theory and practical part of them. The cleansing techniques prepare the body and mind for advanced practices of meditation. Moreover these techniques reduce the toxics from the body and enhance the health and wellbeing. The following techniques will be covered:

Jala neti

Kapalbhati

Agnisara

Trataka

Vaman


Teaching methods Syllabus

This will be a class for the three weeks helping the students learn how to teach. They will be explained how to give instructions, pace their class and be there with every students. Understanding the needs of students of the different age, gender and physical capacities will be explained. Other topics will include:

How to create and guide a spontaneous practice

The parameters to take into consideration when teaching

Combining tools: Integrate postures, breathing and meditation into practices

Group and individual observation (holistic diagnoses)

The three main effects of yoga and the tools to get there

Mantra/sound in postures

Main principles of yoga for children, pregnancy, senior and mentally challenged

Principles of adaptation (simplification and intensification) of yoga tools

The process of meditation in a one to one class


Anatomy and Physiology

Here students will be introduced with the anatomy and physiology of yoga. They will be explained how the aasanas and pranayamas work. Its very important to understand which muscles and systems are affected by different postures. The following topics will be taken in different units:

Introduction of human body and its systems.

Anatomy and Physiology and implications in Yogic Practices

Respiratory System and Yoga

Digestive System and Yoga

Endocrine System and Yoga

Kriya, Bandhas, Mudras and their physiology

Physiology of Aasanas

Difference between Asana and Exercise.

How Pranayamas Work on body and mind


Mantra Chanting

This topic adds the spirituality to the Yoga Course. The students will be taught various simple Mantras. The Mantras are the universal sounds that connect the mind and consciousness together. The purpose of mantra chanting in yoga is to generate vibrations and connect with the universe. Each mantra is special and rich with spiritual energy. Mantras also help the meditation practice so it’s the integral part of yogic practices. The following Mantras will be taught to the students with explaining their benefits

Gayatri Mantra

Maha-Mritunjaya Mantra

Karagre Vasate Laxmih- Morning Mantra

Shanti Mantra

Guru mantra

A-U- M Chanting with Chakra concentration

Ganesh Mantra

Shiva Mantra


Schedule For Yoga Teacher Training

Timing Work
6:15 to 7:00 Pranayama and Cleansing
7:00 to 08:30 Ashtanga Yoga
8:30 to 09:30 Breakfast
10:00 to 11:00 Philosophy & Discussion
11:00 to 12:00 Free time + Karma Yoga
12:00 to 1:00 Yoga + Teaching Methodology
1:00 to 2:00 Lunch
3:00 to 4:00 Anatomy and Physiology
4:30 to 6:00 Iyengar Yoga (alignment and adjustment)
6:15 to 7:15 Mantra Meditation and Yoga Nidra
7:30 Dinner (with silence)