200 HOURS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

(Hatha and Astanga)

Are you longing to take your yoga practice to a deeper level, and to experience an entirely new outlook on life? Would you like to heal your body, mind and emotions, and open up to the limitless potential that lies dormant in you? Are you committed to reaching new levels of physical and spiritual strength so that you can share what you have learned with others? This course provides a deep and rewarding experience of the practice and science of Yoga brought to you in the motherland of Yoga – India. If you are looking to teach Yoga this course is a unique opportunity for self-empowerment and transformation. If you aren’t looking to teach, it is equally a profound source of rejuvenation and inspiration that will change your everyday life and practice. Every student will leave this course with the confidence and skills to develop independent personal yoga practice and teach Yoga to others.

WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE UNIQUE
The program honours the traditional Yogic knowledge system as it has been passed down to us via a lineage of thousands of years. Our focus is on applying the ancient practices in modern day life, whilst maintaining the integrity of the teachings. All techniques and teachings acknowledge and honour the individuality of each student’s path and the different physical, mental and emotional conditions they come to the course with. We take a modern approach, exploring connections between the Yogic science and modern scientific findings to give you the theoretical, practical as well as the spiritual foundation to teach all aspects of Yoga to anyone.  Our TTC provides you with an intensive, small-group learning environment where there is ample room to come forward with your questions and receive individual guidance for your practice and teaching skills.

 

The goal of the programme is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga as taught by Swami Vishnudevananda, which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga. The intensive daily schedule includes:

Hatha yoga Pratice

  • Pawan muktasana series 1,2,3
  • Digestive asana series
  • Standing series of asana
  • Kneeling series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Asana practice in prone position
  • Lying series
  • Science of inversion
  • Dynamic series of asana to warm the body
  • Static asana practice with long holding in the pose
  • 60 asana practice with variations
  • Technique to enter into the pose
  • Contraindication and benefit of each asana
  • What is the asana , and its aim
  • Repetition and variation of asana
  • Fundamentals of asana
  • Asana correction techniques
  • Preparatory practices of asana
  • Hatha yoga practice from hatha yoga pradipika
  • Difference between sun salutation and moon salutation
  • Hip opening sequence
  • Two main joint opening series
  • Timing to stay in one pose
  • Teaching guidance of hatha yoga
  • Practice of hand stand
  • Arm balancing sequence
  • Grounding sequence of asana
  • Benefits of inversions in the practice
  • Sivanada yoga sequence
  • yoga for children
  • yoga for older citizen
  • Dynamic practice of hatha yoga

PRANAYAMA

  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Technique from poor to proper breath
  • Energetic pranayama
  • Seasonal pranayama
  • Cooling pranayama
  • Benefits of different pranayama
  • Help in breathing problems
  • Full yogic breath
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Bhastrika
  • Bhramari
  • Ujjai
  • Nadishodhan
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Bandhas

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

  • Designing the lesson plan
  • Time management
  • Lesson plan according the class style
  • Quality of instruction
  • Class management
  • Asana correction technique
  • Observation technique
  • Behaviour of the teacher
  • Qualities of a great teacher

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

  • Philosophy of yoga from various text
  • Patanjali yoga sutra (brief knowledge of first and second chapter, ashtanga yoga)
  • Hatha yoga pradipika (practical part)
  • Fourth chapter on the mind
  • Ashatanga yoga Philosophy
  • Hatha yoga philosophy
  • Raja yoga and Bhakti yoga
  • Practice of yoga for spiritual growth
  • Karma yoga by Krishna
  • Philosophy of Pranayam and its role in spiritual growth
  • Vritties of the mind
  • Two important aspects of yoga life
  • The students are given spiritual names and spiritual mantras by senior swamis

ANATOMY YOGA

  • Anatomy of yoga
  • Asana and anatomy
  • Respiratory asana and its anatomy
  • Skeletal system in practical
  • Bones and joint work in asana according to anatomy
  • Muscular system in asana
  • Understanding of stretch in asana
  • Right way to stretch the muscle and contract
  • Anatomy of breath in asana
  • Anatomical of asana and pranayama

ALIGNMENT & ADJUSTMENT

  • Role of alignment and adjustment during the practice
  • Corrections of the faults in the asana practice
  • Right way to observe a mistake and correct it.
  • Technique of Alignment in the asana practice
  • Technique of adjustment and its variations
  • Basic key points to start the adjustment of own body
  • Fundamentals of asana practice
  • Variation and modifications of the asana
  • Variation to increase the intensity of the asana for the right benefits
  • Benefit and contraindication of the asana
  • Three important adjustment techniques
  • How to observe the body during the practice
  • Difference between effort and pressure
  • Role of effort in asana practice
  • Grounding sequence of asana to improve the base
  • Self adjustment technique
  • Use of tools to make the pose comfort but effective
  • Science of asana
  • Philosophy of asana- the reasoning behind the name of asana in yogic scripts

SHATKRIYA

  • Jala neti (respiratory cleansing)
  • Rubber neti (respiratory cleansing)
  • Kunjal (digestive cleansing)
  • Tratak (cleaning of thoughts)

MEDITATION

  • Guide to meditation
  • What is meditation?
  • Why meditate?
  • Concentration and thought power
  • 12-step daily practice
  • Effects of and experiences in meditation
  • Mantras
  • Mantra initiation (optional)

YOGA NIDRA PRACTICE

  • Tantric technique of yoga nidra
  • Philosophy of yogic sleep
  • Connection between yoga nidra and meditation
  • Preparatory practice of yoga nidra
  • Difference between yoga nidra and hypnotism.
  • Yoga nidra as a stress remover

MUDRA & BANDA

  • Gyana mudra
  • Vishnu mudra
  • Ashwani mudra
  • Nasagrai mudra
  • Practice of khechari mudra
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiana Banda
  • Practice of maha Banda

NUTRITION

  • Vegetarianism for ethical, spiritual, and health reasons
  • proper diet
  • How diet affects the mind
  • Proper balance of the main nutrients
  • Ayurvedic principles of nutrition
  • Healing effects of fasting

SANSKRIT

  • Learn to write the Devanagari script and the Sanskrit alphabet
  • Pronunciation and writing of Mantras and hymns

BHAKTI YOGA

  • Kirtan: Chanting of devotional songs.
  • Satsang Bhaki Yoga
  • Temple  visits.
  • Devotional chanting opens the heart and purifies the mind.
  • In devotional chanting correct pronunciation,
  • Devotional attitude and awareness of meaning are all-important.
  • Sanskrit mantras, Indian deities and their cosmic meaning
  • Arati and pujas (traditional Indian devotional rituals)
 05:00 am Wake-up, Shat kriya – Cleansing practice
 05:30 am – 07:00 am Hatha Yoga
 07:30 am – 08: 30 am Pranayama & Meditation
 08:30 am – 09:30 am Breakfast
 10:00 am – 11:30 am Yoga Philosophy
 12:00 pm –  01:00 pm Alignment and adjustment
 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Rest & beach vists.
 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
06:00 pm – 07:15 pm Meditation/Kirtan/YogaNidra/ Mantra
07:30 pm – 08:00 pm Dinner
08:00 pm – 09:30 pm Self Journaling
10:00 pm Lights Off

The above schedule can be changed.

  • Alcohol, tobacco, smoking and other illicit drugs are not allowed during the course or on the premises.
  • During the course, a vegetarian diet is to be followed to experience the holistic and Ayurvedic lifestyle.
  • Please do not bring in outside food.
  • TTC students must understand the results of the training program cannot be guaranteed and your progress depends on your efforts during, in and outside the class.
  • Individual results may vary from person to person.
  • No friends or relatives are allowed to stay with yoga students without prior permission from the management.
  • All TTC students are requested to be punctual on the TTC timetable and to attend all yoga course classes with diligence. Our course payments are pre contracted.
  • In any circumstance, the fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable, unless the course is cancelled by the school.
  • The fees are also non-negotiable. During the classes, mobile phones, cameras, and recording equipment are strictly forbidden. You are earnestly requested to kindly respect your fellow students and teachers and the Indian culture.
  • The management reserves the right to terminate/ expel any students who do not abide by the above rules, are disruptive or abusive to the school, teachers or other students. (which may include, by way of example, violence, excessive use of bad language, threatening behavior or inappropriate sexual activities).
  • In the event of a student being expelled due to a breach of the rules, no refund of fees shall be given. 200$ must be paid in advance to confirm your bookings and the remaining balance of the TTC payments must be made on the day of admission to the yoga school.

Our Teacher Training Course is more than just a certification course. Four weeks of intensive study and practice of Yoga in an uplifting atmosphere will fuel your personal evolution and transformation. Whether you intend to teach Yoga after the course or not, you can expect to emerge from it awakened to a new way of being in your life and in the world.

INVESTMENT

TWIN SHARE     –   850 USD
SINGLE ROOM  –  1050  USD
 We offer concessional rates for resident Indian citizens. For more information, please contact us.
Registration

INCLUDED

  • 4 weeks of tuition

  • Full board with 3 vegetarian meals per day,

  • Accommodation (bed sheets and towels are provided and exchanged every week)

  • Course manual, books and notebooks

  • Two sets of teaching uniforms

  • Internationally recognised certificate from Navadurga Yoga Alliance registered school, upon successful completion of the course

  • Access to WiFi in the common area at designated times

NOT INCLUDED

  • International and local transfer to and from the School

  • Excursions on days off (optional)

  • Laundry service (optional)

What are the payment policies?

For booking the course we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 200 USD (shared room) & 400 USD (Private room) to reserve your spot in the Teacher Training. The remaining balance of 850 USD (shared room) / 1050 USD (private room) should be paid upon arrival with either CASH (USD or INR). In Varkala town you find a lot of ATM machines to withdrawal cash.

What happens if I need to cancel the course?

Deposits for the course are non-refundable. However, if you are not able to attend the course, please inform us as soon as possible. You will be charged the full amount for your course if you decide to leave early.

1st to 28th December 2019

13th January to 9th February 2020

17th February to 15th March 2020

16th March to 12th April 2020

The birth mother of Ayurveda rewards a soul with the ideal environment and resources for deep internal self-reflection, and for undergoing a complete transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. A Yoga Teacher Training Course in Kerala Varkala at the Navadurga Yoga Schools in Kerala introduces the practitioner to gifts that can be relished for a lifetime.

Navadurga school of yoga is situated in a quiet place near to the beach where you get a real ashram experience. It’s away from the congested area surrounded by a big garden with ab abundance of coconuts, mango, cashew, jack fruit, papaya trees and herbal plants. This is the place where you can learn to relax your mind, body and soul completely. Rooms are twin bedded sharing rooms, single rooms are available at request.

Are you longing to take your yoga practice to a deeper level, and to experience an entirely new outlook on life? Would you like to heal your body, mind and emotions, and open up to the limitless potential that lies dormant in you? Are you committed to reaching new levels of physical and spiritual strength so that you can share what you have learned with others? This course provides a deep and rewarding experience of the practice and science of Yoga brought to you in the motherland of Yoga – India. If you are looking to teach Yoga this course is a unique opportunity for self-empowerment and transformation. If you aren’t looking to teach, it is equally a profound source of rejuvenation and inspiration that will change your everyday life and practice. Every student will leave this course with the confidence and skills to develop independent personal yoga practice and teach Yoga to others.

WHAT MAKES THIS COURSE UNIQUE
The program honours the traditional Yogic knowledge system as it has been passed down to us via a lineage of thousands of years. Our focus is on applying the ancient practices in modern day life, whilst maintaining the integrity of the teachings. All techniques and teachings acknowledge and honour the individuality of each student’s path and the different physical, mental and emotional conditions they come to the course with. We take a modern approach, exploring connections between the Yogic science and modern scientific findings to give you the theoretical, practical as well as the spiritual foundation to teach all aspects of Yoga to anyone.  Our TTC provides you with an intensive, small-group learning environment where there is ample room to come forward with your questions and receive individual guidance for your practice and teaching skills.

The goal of the programme is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. The curriculum is based on the five points of yoga as taught by Swami Vishnudevananda, which can be understood as the practical application of the traditional four paths of yoga. The intensive daily schedule includes:

Hatha yoga Pratice

  • Pawan muktasana series 1,2,3
  • Digestive asana series
  • Standing series of asana
  • Kneeling series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Asana practice in prone position
  • Lying series
  • Science of inversion
  • Dynamic series of asana to warm the body
  • Static asana practice with long holding in the pose
  • 60 asana practice with variations
  • Technique to enter into the pose
  • Contraindication and benefit of each asana
  • What is the asana , and its aim
  • Repetition and variation of asana
  • Fundamentals of asana
  • Asana correction techniques
  • Preparatory practices of asana
  • Hatha yoga practice from hatha yoga pradipika
  • Difference between sun salutation and moon salutation
  • Hip opening sequence
  • Two main joint opening series
  • Timing to stay in one pose
  • Teaching guidance of hatha yoga
  • Practice of hand stand
  • Arm balancing sequence
  • Grounding sequence of asana
  • Benefits of inversions in the practice
  • Sivanada yoga sequence
  • yoga for children
  • yoga for older citizen
  • Dynamic practice of hatha yoga

PRANAYAMA

  • Introduction to pranayama
  • Technique from poor to proper breath
  • Energetic pranayama
  • Seasonal pranayama
  • Cooling pranayama
  • Benefits of different pranayama
  • Help in breathing problems
  • Full yogic breath
  • Kapalbhati Pranayama
  • Bhastrika
  • Bhramari
  • Ujjai
  • Nadishodhan
  • Sheetali
  • Sheetkari
  • Bandhas

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

  • Designing the lesson plan
  • Time management
  • Lesson plan according the class style
  • Quality of instruction
  • Class management
  • Asana correction technique
  • Observation technique
  • Behaviour of the teacher
  • Qualities of a great teacher

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

  • Philosophy of yoga from various text
  • Patanjali yoga sutra (brief knowledge of first and second chapter, ashtanga yoga)
  • Hatha yoga pradipika (practical part)
  • Fourth chapter on the mind
  • Ashatanga yoga Philosophy
  • Hatha yoga philosophy
  • Raja yoga and Bhakti yoga
  • Practice of yoga for spiritual growth
  • Karma yoga by Krishna
  • Philosophy of Pranayam and its role in spiritual growth
  • Vritties of the mind
  • Two important aspects of yoga life
  • The students are given spiritual names and spiritual mantras by senior swamis

ANATOMY YOGA

  • Anatomy of yoga
  • Asana and anatomy
  • Respiratory asana and its anatomy
  • Skeletal system in practical
  • Bones and joint work in asana according to anatomy
  • Muscular system in asana
  • Understanding of stretch in asana
  • Right way to stretch the muscle and contract
  • Anatomy of breath in asana
  • Anatomical of asana and pranayama

ALIGNMENT & ADJUSTMENT

  • Role of alignment and adjustment during the practice
  • Corrections of the faults in the asana practice
  • Right way to observe a mistake and correct it.
  • Technique of Alignment in the asana practice
  • Technique of adjustment and its variations
  • Basic key points to start the adjustment of own body
  • Fundamentals of asana practice
  • Variation and modifications of the asana
  • Variation to increase the intensity of the asana for the right benefits
  • Benefit and contraindication of the asana
  • Three important adjustment techniques
  • How to observe the body during the practice
  • Difference between effort and pressure
  • Role of effort in asana practice
  • Grounding sequence of asana to improve the base
  • Self adjustment technique
  • Use of tools to make the pose comfort but effective
  • Science of asana
  • Philosophy of asana- the reasoning behind the name of asana in yogic scripts

SHATKRIYA

  • Jala neti (respiratory cleansing)
  • Rubber neti (respiratory cleansing)
  • Kunjal (digestive cleansing)
  • Tratak (cleaning of thoughts)

MEDITATION

  • Guide to meditation
  • What is meditation?
  • Why meditate?
  • Concentration and thought power
  • 12-step daily practice
  • Effects of and experiences in meditation
  • Mantras
  • Mantra initiation (optional)

YOGA NIDRA PRACTICE

  • Tantric technique of yoga nidra
  • Philosophy of yogic sleep
  • Connection between yoga nidra and meditation
  • Preparatory practice of yoga nidra
  • Difference between yoga nidra and hypnotism.
  • Yoga nidra as a stress remover

MUDRA & BANDA

  • Gyana mudra
  • Vishnu mudra
  • Ashwani mudra
  • Nasagrai mudra
  • Practice of khechari mudra
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Moola bandha
  • Uddiana Banda
  • Practice of maha Banda

NUTRITION

  • Vegetarianism for ethical, spiritual, and health reasons
  • proper diet
  • How diet affects the mind
  • Proper balance of the main nutrients
  • Ayurvedic principles of nutrition
  • Healing effects of fasting

SANSKRIT

  • Learn to write the Devanagari script and the Sanskrit alphabet
  • Pronunciation and writing of Mantras and hymns

BHAKTI YOGA

  • Kirtan: Chanting of devotional songs.
  • Satsang Bhaki Yoga
  • Temple  visits.
  • Devotional chanting opens the heart and purifies the mind.
  • In devotional chanting correct pronunciation,
  • Devotional attitude and awareness of meaning are all-important.
  • Sanskrit mantras, Indian deities and their cosmic meaning
  • Arati and pujas (traditional Indian devotional rituals)

 05:00 am Wake-up, Shat kriya – Cleansing practice
 05:30 am – 07:00 am Hatha Yoga
 07:30 am – 08: 30 am Pranayama & Meditation
 08:30 am – 09:30 am Breakfast
 10:00 am – 11:30 am Yoga Philosophy
 12:00 pm –  01:00 pm Alignment and adjustment
 01:00 pm – 02:00 pm Lunch
 02:00 pm – 04:00 pm Rest & beach vists.
 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
06:00 pm – 07:15 pm Meditation/Kirtan/YogaNidra/ Mantra
07:30 pm – 08:00 pm Dinner
08:00 pm – 09:30 pm Self Journaling
10:00 pm Lights Off

The above schedule can be changed.

  • Alcohol, tobacco, smoking and other illicit drugs are not allowed during the course or on the premises.
  • During the course, a vegetarian diet is to be followed to experience the holistic and Ayurvedic lifestyle.
  • Please do not bring in outside food.
  • TTC students must understand the results of the training program cannot be guaranteed and your progress depends on your efforts during, in and outside the class.
  • Individual results may vary from person to person.
  • No friends or relatives are allowed to stay with yoga students without prior permission from the management.
  • All TTC students are requested to be punctual on the TTC timetable and to attend all yoga course classes with diligence. Our course payments are pre contracted.
  • In any circumstance, the fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable, unless the course is cancelled by the school.
  • The fees are also non-negotiable. During the classes, mobile phones, cameras, and recording equipment are strictly forbidden. You are earnestly requested to kindly respect your fellow students and teachers and the Indian culture.
  • The management reserves the right to terminate/ expel any students who do not abide by the above rules, are disruptive or abusive to the school, teachers or other students. (which may include, by way of example, violence, excessive use of bad language, threatening behavior or inappropriate sexual activities).
  • In the event of a student being expelled due to a breach of the rules, no refund of fees shall be given. 200$ must be paid in advance to confirm your bookings and the remaining balance of the TTC payments must be made on the day of admission to the yoga school.

Our Teacher Training Course is more than just a certification course. Four weeks of intensive study and practice of Yoga in an uplifting atmosphere will fuel your personal evolution and transformation. Whether you intend to teach Yoga after the course or not, you can expect to emerge from it awakened to a new way of being in your life and in the world.

INVESTMENT

TWIN SHARE     –   850 USD
SINGLE ROOM  –  1050  USD
 We offer concessional rates for resident Indian citizens. For more information, please contact us.
Registration

INCLUDED

  • 4 weeks of tuition

  • Full board with 3 vegetarian meals per day,

  • Accommodation (bed sheets and towels are provided and exchanged every week)

  • Course manual, books and notebooks

  • Two sets of teaching uniforms

  • Internationally recognised certificate from Navadurga Yoga Alliance registered school, upon successful completion of the course

  • Access to WiFi in the common area at designated times

NOT INCLUDED

  • International and local transfer to and from the School

  • Excursions on days off (optional)

  • Laundry service (optional)

What are the payment policies?

For booking the course we ask for a non-refundable deposit of 200 USD (shared room) & 400 USD (Private room) to reserve your spot in the Teacher Training. The remaining balance of 850 USD (shared room) / 1050 USD (private room) should be paid upon arrival with either CASH (USD or INR). In Varkala town you find a lot of ATM machines to withdrawal cash.

What happens if I need to cancel the course?

Deposits for the course are non-refundable. However, if you are not able to attend the course, please inform us as soon as possible. You will be charged the full amount for your course if you decide to leave early.

1st to 28th December 2019

13th January to 9th February 2020

17th February to 15th March 2020

16th March to 12th April 2020

The birth mother of Ayurveda rewards a soul with the ideal environment and resources for deep internal self-reflection, and for undergoing a complete transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. A Yoga Teacher Training Course in Kerala Varkala at the Navadurga Yoga Schools in Kerala introduces the practitioner to gifts that can be relished for a lifetime.

Navadurga school of yoga is situated in a quiet place near to the beach where you get a real ashram experience. It’s away from the congested area surrounded by a big garden with ab abundance of coconuts, mango, cashew, jack fruit, papaya trees and herbal plants. This is the place where you can learn to relax your mind, body and soul completely. Rooms are twin bedded sharing rooms, single rooms are available at request.

The purpose of this Teacher Training Course is to make you into a true leader, a leader of the human race.
Unite people, do not divide them. Do not be a fanatic, do not be a preacher of Yoga. Be a practical expert through practice.

— Swami Vishnudevananda