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.
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.
Selfknowledge YTTC Overview
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.
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
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.
Students will assist to serve meals and
perform group cleaning activities. They may also participate in
community work during their yoga teacher training course.
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
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
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