Situated in the serene surroundings of Varkala beach,
Navadurga School of Yoga provides the best environment to explore deeper aspects of yoga
in a calm & therapeutic manner without losing the traditional essence.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Introduction to Yoga

  • Origin, History & Development of Yoga
  • Aim, Purpose & Common Misconceptions of Yoga
  • Teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, Advaita Vedanta
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Ashtanga Yoga
  • 5 points of yoga

Introduction to Hatha Yoga

  • Difference between Yoga and Physical Exercise
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Mudra
  • Kundalini Yoga – Astral Body: chakras, nadis
  • Shat Kriya – Purification Exercises
  • Yogic Diet, Ethics & Lifestyle

Introduction to Astanga Yoga (Mysore Style)

  • History of Astanga Yoga
  • Vinyasa System
  • Ujjayi Breathing
  • Dristi
  • Bandhas

Yoga and Physical & Mental Health

  • Major Systems of the Human Body & Their Functions
  • Asanas and Their Benefits
  • Limitations and Contra-Indications of Yoga Practice
  • Psychology & Stress Management
  • Yoga for All – Pregnancy, Childhood, Old Age
  • Yogic Principles for Healthy Living

Yogic Practices

  • Sun Salutations – Practice & Methodology
  • Yoga Asana – Practice & Methodology
  • Pranayama – Practice & Methodology
  • Advanced Practice: Asana & Pranayama
  • Meditation – Practice & Methodology
  • Kirtan & Mantra
  • Seva – Selfless Service

Communication & Teaching Skills

  • Deep Listening & Conscious Communication
  • Coaching Students: Motivation & Guidance
  • Setting up & Conducting Classes
  • Business Aspects & Ethics of Teaching Yoga
  • Teaching Practice – for small & large groups
  • Individual Consultations with Lead Teachers

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