RSY 200 course is certified by the World Yoga Alliance and is Internationally recognized. After completion of the course, certificate is issued by World Yoga Alliance and also by the I Sky foundation to the student which is valid all over the world.
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I Sky Foundation’s Teachers’ Training Courses are unique in their structure and design. The uniqueness lies in the fact that our emphasis is on Self Knowledge and Self Awareness combined with Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga. The focus of the training is on establishing yourself in your own essential and fundamental nature through Selfknowledge Yoga, and becoming adepts in Yoga. In addition, participants will be taught yoga anatomy and physiology, yoga psychology, methods of rewiring the brain and minimizing allostatic stress by enhancing resilience. Participants of any age over 18 may apply. As the training is rigorous, attendees over 60 years of age or those in poor health are required to bring a fitness certificate from their doctor in order to be accepted. We welcome students who are:
Yoga Training: You’ll practice asanas, pranayama, bandhas, kriyas and cleansing routines. During your practice you’ll learn about proper form, alignment and the reasons why all of these aspects of yoga are so important. You’ll learn about multiple forms of yoga, including Hatha, Ashtanga, and Raja Yoga.
Self Knowledge: Begin your journey of Self Discovery through learning how to apply the teachings of Gita and Upanishads in your modern life. This is facilitated through Self Knowledge classes by the Traditional Teachers of Self Knowledge.
Yoga Teaching Methodology: Classes include various techniques for improving your skills as a yoga teacher, including
Yoga Philosophy: Lessons on yoga philosophy will include information on the eight limbs of yoga, Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, chakras, and pancha-koshas.
Anatomy and Physiology: During these lessons you’ll gain a basic knowledge of various body systems. You’ll learn about the functions of various organs, the endocrine glands and other systems which are affected by your yoga practice. You’ll also learn about the psycho-physiological benefits of a yoga practice, as well as precautions that are important to take to avoid contraindications and injuries.
Service: Students will assist to serve meals and perform group cleaning activities. They may also participate in community work during their yoga teacher training course.
Basic Sanskrit: Our Sanskrit lessons will give you a basic introduction to the language of Sanskrit, the Sanskrit words most commonly used in yoga, the sutras and mantra recitation.
Introduction to Ayurveda: These lessons will introduce you to Ayurveda, coming from the Sanskrit words ayuh and veda meaning life-knowledge. During these lessons you’ll get an introduction to Ayurveda, a traditional Indian science which uses herbs, medicines and foods to create a healthy lifestyle. You’ll also participate in a self-examination where you can discover your dosha and prakriti.
Applications of Yoga or Living the Yoga Lifestyle:
Various topics including sessions on kirtan, mantra, meditation, vegetarianism and compassionate communication with an emphasis on simple living and high thinking will be explored.
Final Assessment and Certification:
During the final week of your course, we will conduct assessments and evaluate what you’ve learned. For successful completion of our course, each participant must attend all classes, submit a summary of what he learned, show an understanding of skills needed to teach yoga and make a presentation on a yoga topic of his/her own choosing. Your successful completion of our course and final examination are required for you to gain your yoga teacher certification. These are the criteria we will grade upon:
Once certified, you are able to teach yoga in any part of the world. Many insurance companies provide liability & professional indemnity insurance to the students with WYA certification.
1. Asana Practice and Asana philosophy
2. Pranayama (breathing techniques)
3. Mudras and Bandhas (Yogic gestures and locks)
4. Advanced Yogic and Meditation Techniques like Yog Nidra, Mindfulness Meditation etc.
5. Cleansing process (Kriyas)
6. Teaching practice
7. Selfknowledge (Bhagavad Gita/Upanishads)
8. Basic Ayurveda, nutrition and the yogic diet.
9. Anatomy (psychophysiological and spiritual benefits of yoga.)
10. Physiology of yogic practice
11. Teaching Methodology of different styles of yoga- Patanjali Ashtanga, Traditional & Classical Hatha yoga etc.
12. Introduction to Hatha Yoga
13. Mantra recitation
14. Introduction of Seven chakras and five elements.
15. Yogic life style.
16. Panch Kleshas (five afflictions)
17. Three Gunas
18. Panch Pranas (five pranas)
19. Kundalini Yoga