200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, India
When we hear the word Astanga, then immediately we think about some hard core super skinny, very flexible human doing something similar to ‘Swiss-Gymnastics’, which is hardly achievable for ordinary human beings like us.
As a matter of fact, the word Ashtanga Yoga, simply means ‘Eight limbs of Yoga’. The first four limbs are 4 steps towards physical wellbeing and the next four limbs are the four steps towards mental wellbeing.
Following are the content of our Astanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in India:
In our 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in India, we focus on creating the right foundation for Yoga in you. It means, we teach you all the poses of Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series with the help of Yoga-props in order to achieve the correct alignment and make it comfortable and stable for you. According to the founder of Yoga Patanjali this is exactly the definition of Yoga: ‘Sthir Sukham Asanam; that which is stable and comfortable is called asana, posture.’
We teach you the correct method to apply Ujjayi, breath, Dristi, gaze and Bandhas, energy locks during the physical practice.
In this physical part we also teach you the applied and specific anatomy, so that you will have a clear understanding of the basic principles of alignment and its interplay with the forces of physics. It helps you to comprehend your own body and your student’s body in a better way and adjust your yoga practice according to your own body structure. One of the common mistakes people make in the field of alignment based Yoga is that they think alignment is same for everyone, which is not true. Everyone’s body is different, hence the technique to align the body will vary from person to person. We’ll teach you how to adjust the techniques of alignment according to the natural variations of different human bodies.
Applied physiology of the muscles and internal organ in the context of Yoga will be taught to you. Special emphasis will be given on exercise physiology in order to bring about an understanding of stability and flexibility, strength and mobility and so on. In this section we’ll also focus on diet and food intake according to your body type and practice.
Pranayama, mindfulness of breath
If breath work and awareness is not combined with physical practice then Yoga is just a circus. Hence, we teach you the Yogic techniques of breathing called Pranayama which are designed to deepen and increase the awareness of breath. It is very important to learn these techniques as Yoga teachers because our body, breath and mind are closely connected.
In context of breath awareness we also teach you about cleansing processes in Yoga called Kriyas. They work on your physical, emotional and energy bodies and help you release the blockages which makes your body-mind rigid and prevents flexibility.
Mindfulness of breath leads you to the mindfulness of your thoughts, emotions and feelings which is called meditation in Yogic literature. We teach easy and scientific techniques of meditation which has no religious connotations. Anyone can practice them with ease and without any special requirements. According to the vision of Asan Yoga, mindfulness or meditation and yoga are scientific techniques to know oneself and have no association with any religion or nation. Our meditations are both dynamic and fun oriented. Some meditations are combined with movements such as dance, laughter, chanting and some are silent sitting with passive awareness something like Vipassana Meditation.
Anybody can dance, celebrate, laugh, meditate and practice yoga irrespective of their belief, nationality or background. These beautiful qualities of life are available to all. So we say- ‘Yoga for All’.
Vishram, Art of Relaxing
Some easy techniques for relaxing your body and mind will be taught to you which are called ‘Talking to Your Body and Mind’ or traditionally they were termed as ‘Yoga Nidra’.
Yoga Darshan, The philosophy or vision of Yoga
In the theoretical part of Yoga Teacher Training we teach you literatures related to Yoga, such as, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, Light on Pranayama, Light on Yoga and so on. It is advised to the students who are preparing to join Yoga TTC that they should take a look into these books prior to their YTTC.
Shikshan, the Art of Teaching
The first two weeks of Yoga Teacher Training has Art of Teaching class every evening, it’s termed as ‘Teaching Methodology’. We’ll teach you the art of becoming a teacher which implies the ability to make a nice presentation of your knowledge, art of caring your students and sharing from your heart, learning to observe your students, their difficulties and finding a way to help them remove those difficulties. One of the most important part of this section is ‘Hands on Adjustment’. It’s a hand-work, hence needs a lots of practice and sharp observation during these classes. We’ll teach you how to adjust your own body-position and handle the student’s body position during adjusting your students so that it doesn’t injure you as a teacher and helps you maintain the balance during the adjustment in any pose.
UdYoga– the Art of Manifesting Abundance (Business skills)
You have come to do Yoga Teacher Training in India for making a difference in your life and career and to be able to help others who are searching for the right direction. You need to make yourself visible and available for those who are searching for right path and lifestyle.
If you wish for it then we can help you set up your website, social-media and other networks of web marketing and support you in this field. This part of Yoga Teacher Training is optional and provided only on demand because some of the students are already highly skilled in this field before coming to YTTC.
Daily Course Schedule
|7.00 am||8.00 am||Meditation, Pranayama, Mantra and Kriya|
|8.00 am||10.00 am||Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series Class|
|10.00 am||11.00 am||Breakfast|
|11.00 am||1.00 pm||Theory: Yoga Philosophy / Anatomy and Physiology|
|1.00 pm||3.00 pm||Lunch, Assignment and Rest|
|3.00 pm||5.00 pm||Workshops On Teaching Methodology; Alignment and Adjustment|
|5.00 pm||7.00 pm||Free Flow Led Class|
|7.00 pm||8.00 pm||Dinner|
Accommodation (sharing & non-sharing, depends on the number of students) includes hot shower, attached bathrooms and western toilet.
Wi-Fi facility is available at the school premises.
Check our Course Dates and fees page to know about fees. A booking fee of 300USD (part of the total amount) is due after the application is approved. It can be paid through Paypal or bank transfer and is non-refundable. The balance amount must be paid in cash on arrival at Asan Yoga or can be transferred to the account directly via bank transfer before the arrival. The whole amount can also be paid at once minus booking fee of 300$
All the booking fee, course fee, price for accommodation and meals are strictly non-refundable and the price mentioned in our website is final.
What is included in the course fee
The course fee includes study material, teacher training course manual, 3 yogi vegetarian meals per day (except Saturdays and Sundays) and accommodation. We offer our students an option, if they want to make their own food and accommodation arrangements. In that case, we would refund or deduct 300 USD from the fees. We also provide airport pick- up/drop assistance from Goa airport (for courses in Goa during October-May) and Dharamshala airport (for courses in Himalaya during April-September) and Ahmedabad airport(round the year). However, airport pick- up/drop assistance is NOT included in our fees.
What to bring
Personal Yoga mat, laptop or iPad, Yoga clothes (not too loose, body lines should be clear), warm shawl or covering for early morning meditation, personal items like toiletries, medications, photocopy of your documents like Passport, Visa, etc.
UPCOMING 200 HRS ASHTANGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING IN INDIA
|Jan – Feb 2019||12th January – 1st February|
|February 2019||3rd February – 23rd February|
|Feb – Mar 2019||25th February – 17th March|
|Mar – Apr 2019||19th March- 8th April|
|April 2019||10th April – 30th April|
|May 2019||2nd May – 22nd May|
|Oct-Nov 2019||28th October- 17th November|
|Nov-Dec 2019||25th November – 15th December|
|Dec-Jan 2020||21st December- 10th January|
|Jan-Feb 2020||10th January- 1st February|
|Feb 2020||3rd February- 23rd February|
|Feb-Mar 2020||25th February- 17th March|
※1 : Your Booking and Course fees is Non-Refundable.
※2 : Only students who have already completed 200 hr YTTC can join the +300 hr YTTC. If you have 200 hr certificate from another school then you need to send a copy or a photo of your certificate before the course starts.
※3 : The course fee does not include the cost for registration with Yoga Alliance for RYT 200 or RYT 300.
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