About Self-Knowledge Yoga Teacher Training Course 200 Hours - (YTTC 200)

About Self-Knowledge Yoga Teacher Training Course 200 Hours - (YTTC 200)
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You are Invited to take a part in unique in their structure and design Teacher's Training Courses (YTTC). 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:
Enthusiastic to learn traditional Yoga combined with Self-knowledge, yoga philosophy and meditation practices.

Want to apply yoga to their lifestyle and learn more about themselves.

Have a reasonable understanding of English, as all classes are in English.

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Selfknowledge YTTC Overview

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
  • Practical classes where you will practice teaching
  • Lessons on yoga sequence creation
  • Techniques to properly teach the principles of yoga
  • Skills for assisting, encouraging, caring and guiding the progress of students
  • Methods for managing your yoga class
  • Guidelines for being an ethical yoga teacher


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:
  • Regular attendance of all classes.
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude during practical asana, pranayama and kriya classes.
  • Yoga teaching skills.
  • Passing score on written examination on the theories of yoga.
  • Completion of weekly assignments.
  • Giving a final presentation.
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. 


Daily Schedule

To make the most out of the program, we ask that participants attend all asana and pranayama classes, lectures, spiritual activities and meditation sessions.


05:00 am                      WAKEUP TIME
05:45 - 06.00 am         Mantra Chanting
06:00 - 08:00 am         Yoga Practice (Asana & Pranayama)
08:15 - 09:00 am         Breakfast
09:45 - 10:45 am         Theory lecture I (Selfknowledge/Yoga)
11:00 - 12:00 pm         Theory lecture II (Yoga Anatomy/Diet & Nutrition/Ayurveda)
12:15 - 01:00 pm         LUNCH
01:00 - 03:00 pm         Resting Time (Self Study)
03:00 - 03:15 pm         Herbal Drink
03:15 - 04:00 pm         Lecture III (Neuroplasticity/Coherence & Resilience training)
04:15 - 06:00 pm         Yoga Teaching Practice
06:45 - 07:15 pm         Bhajans
07.30 - 08:00 pm         DINNER
08:15 - 09:00 pm         Sanskrit Class/Meditatiom/ Question & Answer session.
10.00 pm                      Bed Time

This schedule is subject to change. Any changes in the daily schedule will be notified in advance.
Note: In 200 & 300 hr courses, one day outing with students is arranged. In a week, two days are given for Special and Advanced Yogic Techniques. Saturdays meant for Personality Development Classes. And one day in a week Cleansing Processes are carried on.

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