Syllabus & Schedule for Yoga Teacher Training

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Parshvava Chakrasana – Sidebending Pose Tadasan A & B – Palm Tree Pose A & B
Vrikshasan – Tree Pose Utkatasan – Chair Pose
Trikonasan – Triangle Pose Padahastasan – Hands to Feet Pose
Garudhasan – Eagle Pose Natarajasan – Shiva Dancing Pose
Shirsha Padangushthasan – Head to Big Toe Pose Parivatrita Trikonasan – Reverse Triangle Pose
Uttanpadasan – Raising Feet Pose Ardha Pavanmuktasan – Half Gas Release Pose
Pavanmuktasan – Gas Release Pose Viprit Karani –
Kandhrasan – Shoulder Pose Setubandhasan – Bridge Pose
Matsyasan A – Fish Pose A Naukasan – Boat Pose
Sarvangasan – Shoulder Stand Matsyasan B – Fish Pose B
Salabhasan – Locust Pose Viprit Naukasan – Inverted Boat Pose
Bhujangasan – Cobra Pose Dhanurasan – Bow Pose
Vakrasan – Twisting Pose Janushirasan – Nose to Knee Pose
Vajrasan – Strong/Thunderbolt Pose Mandukasan – Frog Pose
Uttan Mandukasan – Raising Frog Pose Supta Mandukasan – Sleeping Frog Pose
Ushtrasan – Camel Pose Yoga Mudra A
Vadha Gomukhasan – Bound Cow Face Pose Supta Vajrasan – Sleeping Thunderbolt Pose
Paschimottasan – Seated Forward Bend Simhasan – Lion Pose
Ardhmatsyendrasan – Half Fish Lord Pose Shirshasan – Head Stand Pose
Ardha Chandrasan – Half Moon Pose Majariasana – Cat and Cow Pose
Uthitha Parsvakonasan – Extended Side Angle Parshvaottanasana – Intense Side Stretch
Halasana – Plow Pose Chakrasana – Wheel Pose
Karnpidhasan – Knee to Ear Crocodile Practices (4 Variations)
Yoga Mudra B Gomukhasana – Cow Face Pose
Poorna Matsyendrasana – Full Fish Lord Pose Mayurasana – Peacock
Kukkutasana – Rooster Pose Uttana Kurmasana – Raising Tortoise Pose
Padma – Bakasana – Lotus Crane Pose Baddha -padmasana – Bound Lotus Pose
Akarnadhanurasana – Archer Pose Ugrasana – Ferocious Pose
Parvatasana – Mountain Pose Tolangulasana – Scale Pose
Virasana – Hero Pose Sankatasana – Comtracted Pose
Garbhasana – Womb Pose Bhadrasana – Gracious Pose
Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose Ekpadaskandhasna – Foot Behind the Head.Pose
Vatayanasana – Horse Pose Padmasana – Lotus Pose
Siddhasana – Accomplished Pose Swastikasana – Prosperous Pose
Shavasana – Corpse Pose Makarasana – Crocodile Pose


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


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







Theory of Murccha


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





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)