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COURSE OVERVIEW & SYLLABUS

We are glad to have you here and share with you the bliss of yoga. Rishikesh is the yoga capital of the world. We are just at the banks of Ganga with a view of forests and mountains. This place is calm, serene and conducive to spiritual learning.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
By the end of this course, trainees will have developed knowledge and understanding of the key areas as listed. Further to this, they will have consolidated their learning by putting into practice as outlined:

ASANA:
– Ability to guide students safely through asana practice
– Proficiency to use Sanskrit names and English translation of various asanas that have been chosen to be covered in the training
– Ability to observe and adjust students safely
– Knowledge of benefits and contraindications

PRANAYAMA:
– Understanding of various pranayama techniques, their benefits, and application
– Ability to lead basic pranayama practices

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY:
– Comprehensive knowledge of the human anatomy, including names and functions of the major muscle groups and joints
– Understanding of how to apply the muscle and joint functions in asanas for a healthy and a balanced yoga practice
– Understanding of benefits and contraindications of hatha yoga and pranayama with the purpose of injury prevention
– Basic knowledge of the connection between asanas, pranayama, and the central nervous system

TECHNIQUE, TEACHING, TRAINING, AND PRACTICE:
– A fundamental understanding of the function and physical mechanics of the body concerning yoga
– Strong awareness of how to connect the breath with movement and find a continuous balanced flow throughout asana practice
– A higher level of physical intuitiveness and sophisticated intelligence in the practice of asana and pranayama

EVALUATION PROCEDURE and GRADING CRITERIA

– Teaching Practicum: Throughout the training, students are continually observed during teaching practices. Teaching practices are sessions where the trainees must put their learning into practice and teach one or more of their peers through asana practice.

– Written exam: There will be a written exam at the end of the course  

ATTENDANCE
Trainees have to attend and participate in 90% of the training. If they are sick or unwell, the students should try to observe the sessions if possible.

ACCREDITATION
This training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance, demonstrating that the course is of the highest standard. Our graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance and use their accreditation as a sign of quality training.

 

SYLLABUS/CURRICULUM

Please note that this syllabus is not exhaustive. Our course is supposed to be quite intensive according to most of our students. Hence, it is advised to focus all your energies on completing the course. Students should not simultaneously enroll for other courses like dancing, ayurvedic treatment, reiki, etc., in Rishikesh, which will dissipate their energy. You are free to enroll in the above-mentioned courses once you have completed the 200-hour teacher training course with us.

YOGA ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Yin & Yang Tissues

Types of Stretches

Anatomical position

Anatomy Basics

Ligaments

Tendons

Myofascia

Muscular System

Skeletal System

Nervous System

Respiratory System

Circulatory System

Digestive System

Joints

Spine & Ribcage

Joint Congruency

Reciprocal Inhibition

Muscle Isolation

Facilitated Stretches

YOGA HUMANITIES

Definition of Yoga

Yoga History

Six School of Thoughts

Triguna Concept

The different Yoga Paths

Hatha Yoga

Eight Limbed Yoga

Five Yamas

FIVE Niyamas

Pancha Kosha Viveka

Pancha Prana

Four Ashrams

Yoga Sutras

Karma Concept

Chakras

AYURVEDA

The Pancha Mahabhutas

The Tri-doshas and their attributes

The three pillars of Health

Diagnosis

Mala

Ama or Toxins

Panchakarma and its preliminary practices

HATHA YOGA

Introduction

Pawanmuktasana Series One

Pawanmuktasana Series Two

Pawanmuktasana Series Three

Standing Series

Vajrasana Series

Surya Namaskar

Moon Salutes

Stretching One

Stretching Two

Backbend Series

Forward Bending Series

Inversion Series

Balancing Postures Series

Power Yoga

Advanced Postures

Hatha Flow

Reviews

ASHTANGA VINYASA

Entire Primary Series

Reviews

YIN YOGA

Introduction to Yin Yoga

Beginner’s Flow

Flow for the Hips

Flow for the Spine

Flow for the Kidneys

Flow for the Liver

Flow for the Stomach

Flow for Shoulders, Arms, and Wrists

Flow for the Legs

Flow for Whole Body

Reviews

 

PRANAYAMA

Yogic Breathing

Kapalabhati

Nadi Shodhan Stage 1

Nadi Shodhan Stage 2

Ujjayi

Brahmari

MEDITATIONS

Yoga Nidra – Beginners

Yoga Nidra – Intermediate

Yoga Nidra – Advanced

Anulom Viloma with Prana Shuddhi

Isha Kriya

CLEANSING KRIYAS

Jala Neti

Kunjal Kriya

Laghu Shankhaprakshalana

Simha Kriya

Agnisar Kriya