Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)
200 Hour International Certification Program

Course Structure & General Overview of Syllabus

Our Yoga TTC program is especially structure to comply with the International Standards of 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training programs.


Category of Disciplines and Description:

1. Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle (YP&L) - (42 hours)

Based on the ancient philosophy Classical Yoga

Covering the study of the Background of Yoga and Traditional Texts (Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, Samkhya Philosophy, Bhagvada Gita), Yogic Lifestyle (based of the 4 principles of Yogachara - Ahar, Achar, Vihar, Vichar) and includes Ethics for the Yoga Teacher.

2. Techniques: Training & Practice (T) - (102 hours)

Hatha Yoga Practice (traditonal & modern application)

Divided in
:

  1. Analytical Training in how to teach and practice the techniques; and
  2. Guided Practice of the techniques themselves;

Covering the learning of techniques, training and practice. Includes principles of instruction, demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting:  traditional asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, bandhas, mudras, mantras, and other traditional techniques. Conscious training in concentration and other practices which are conducive to Meditation are also covered here.

3. Teaching Methodology & Didactics (TM&D) - (26 hours)

Special Training in Yoga Education

Covering the principles of Experiential Learning, Attitude Training (bhavas) along with Asanas & Conceptual Activities. Includes principles of instruction, teaching styles, use of teaching aids, motivation, the student’s process of learning and the qualities of a teacher.

4. Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) - (20 hours)

Covering both the understanding of conventional anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and Yoga physiology (koshas, pranas, chakras, nadis, etc.)

5. Teaching Practice & Evaluation (TP&E) - (10 hours)

Covering the Actual Teaching Practice and aspect of Public Speaking. Includes giving correct instructions and demonstrations, giving and receiving feedback, observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.

– Written & Practical Examination


Total of 200 hours*

(*) Students who complete successfully the 200 hours Teacher Training Course will be already qualified and certified to teach Yoga in any part of the world. The sucessful completion of this course also makes you eligible to attend the advanced 300 hours Teacher Training Course with Wise Living Yoga Academy .

 

General Time-Table

This is the time table of a 4 weeks program for your general information, which may change according to the discretion of the course coordination:

Monday to Friday

05:30 – Wake up time
06:30 – Guided Meditation (*)
07:00 – Practice (Asanas/ Pranayamas)
08:30 – Breakfast
09:00 – Bath/ Laundry/ Rest
10:15 – Lecture (Traditional Texts/ Philosophy)
11:30 – Pranayamas/ Kriyas/ Karma Yoga (**)
12:30 – Lunch
13:30 – Guided Relaxation Session
14:00 – Lecture (Traditional Texts/ Philosophy)
15:00 – Tea Break
15:30 – Methodology/ Anatomy & Physiology
16:30 – Practice/ Teaching Practice
18:15 – Meditation/ Shanti Mantras
18:30 – Dinner
19:30 – Assignments/ Self-study / Group Sharing
21:30 – Lights Off/ Good Night

Saturdays - Half Day (classes only in the morning)
Sundays - Day off (no classes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


* Meditation – Concious Training in Concentration through Breath Awareness
** Karma Yoga Detached or Selfless work


Structural Analysis of Theory and Practice Classes:

Practice (1) Consists of Techniques:
Training & Practicing (T) & Teaching Methodology (TM&D)
Practice (2) Guided Relaxation Practice ONLY* (T)
Theory (1) – Consists of Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle (YP&L)
Group Dynamics (1) – May consist of (YP&L) or (TM&D)
Theory (2) – May consist of (YP&L) or (TM&D)
Theory (3) May consist of (YP&L) or Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)
Practice/Teaching (1) May consist of (T) or Teaching Practice & Evaluation (TP&E)


Please read with attention and acknowledge the Rules & Regulations before submitting your application to the course.


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Advanced 300 Hours
Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)
Swadhyaya & Personal Sadhana
(Including: Yoga Therapeutics - Part 1)

The advanced 300 hours Teacher Training Program follows similar course structure and time-table of the 200 hours course. However the Sadhaka (aspirant) will be guided and oriented on the foundational aspects of Pure Ayurveda or the Science of Nature Cure and Shatkarmas (Yogic kriyas for internal cleansing).  The program aims at allowing the students to deeper their knowledge and experience in Yoga through the traditional methods of Swadhyaya (Advanced studies of Traditional Texts & Self-study) & on Yogic Sadhana (Personal practice). This includes reinforcing the experience of life in an Ashram environment and on undertaking of activities in the spirit of Karma Yoga.

Only old students (who have already completed a 200 hours course) can apply for the 300 hours program happening at specific time in the year. Anyone can join this program by attending first the 200 hours and then proceed with the next 300 hours in the subsequent weeks OR as per our calendar of courses and complete a total of 500 hours formal education in Yoga.

Disclaimer: “The Yoga therapy components of our Yoga Teacher Training programs are based on our accreditation and affiliation with the Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai - India (which has piorneered the introduction of Yoga Therapy to the world), and not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry."

Category of Disciplines and Description:

1. Pure Ayurveda or the Science of Nature Cure

1.1. Principles and Fundamentals of Nature Cure

  1. Brief History and Background of Nature Cure;
  2. Nature Cure vs. Modern Medicine;
  3. The 10 basic principles of Nature Cure;
  4. Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death;
  5. Nutrition & Elimination Vs. Deficiency & Toxicity.

1.2. Health Management through Ayurveda

  1. The 3 Doshas & the understanding Body Types;
  2. Nature of Body and Mind – Body and Eating Intelligence;
  3. Body Weight, Digestion & Toxins;
  4. Techniques to Balancing the System & Maintaining Homeostasis;
  5. Use & Conservation of Energy.

1.3. Ayurvedic vegetarian cooking and recipes

  1. Nutrition & Balanced Diet;
  2. Food preparation according to the seasons;
  3. Food preparation according to the Doshas;
  4. Use and importance of Spices & Herbs

2. Yoga and Total Health

 2.1. Living Towards Total Health in Today’s world

  1. Understanding Total Health;
  2. Components that make for Health;
  3. Mental Health and Indulgence;
  4. Spiritual Health.

 2.2. The Panchakoshas & Health Management  (the 5 bodies)

  1. The Gross & Subtle Bodies;
  2. The Panchakoshas and  Stress Management.

 2.3. The Gross Body & the Panchamahabhutas (the 5 great elements)

  1. Supplying the 5 elements to the body;
  2. Energy management;
  3. Care of skin, hair, ear, nose, throat, mouth, stomach, anus and sexual organs.

3. Discipline & Personal Practices (Sadhana)

All the students engaged in advanced training are expected to maintain a personal and regular practice while staying in the ashram.

The Sadhana will include:

  1. Meditation (Individual or in Group);
  2. Physical Education - Asanas & Pranayamas (Individual or in Group);
  3. Yogic Hygiene (Shatkarmas & Kriyas);

Other personal practices and observances will be followed according to the student’s need and under direct orientation of a Senior Teacher. This will include practice of mauna (silence), upwas (fasting) during specific timings or following a specific diet program if required.

4. Karma Yoga

All students will be assigned specific duties in the center for which they will be responsible to coordinate & execute, alone or along with other students and workers of the Center, under the Senior Teacher’s guidance. Karma Yoga is not only executing a specific work but it is mainly doing it with a particular attitude and state of mind. A positive attitude and sense of enjoyment is to accompany any physical action besides doing it with full attention and not having personal interests in the final result (selfless or altruistic work).

5. Advanced Studies on Traditional Texts & Selected Topics on Yoga

Personal guided studies will be conducted in form of workshops and assignments including attending lecture and doing research and paper/talk presentation on Traditional Texts or selected topics on Yoga and including:

  1. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali & Samkhya Karika;
  2. Bhagavad Gita and the 4 Paths of Yoga;
  3. Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita, etc;
  4. Yoga & Mystics & Mysticism;
  5. History & Background of Yoga;
  6. History & Background of The Yoga Institute of Santacruz.

 

Please read with attention and acknowledge the Rules & Regulations before submitting your application to the course.


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Advanced 500 Hours
Yoga Teacher Training Course (TTC)
(Yoga Therapeutics - Part 2)

This is a continuation and specialization of the studies and practices undertaking by the serious studentsafter attending the first 2 main courses (200 + 300 hours program). This Continuing Education programs consist of 5 modules of 100 hours each (500 hours program in total) focusing on the Therapeutic aspects of Yoga. Upon successful undertaking of the 5 modules the sadhaka will have completed a total of 1000 hours of formal training..


Disclaimer: “The Yoga therapy components of our Yoga Teacher Training programs are based on our accreditation and affiliation with the Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai - India (which has piorneered the introduction of Yoga Therapy to the world), and not derived from our status as a RYS with Yoga Alliance Registry."

Category of Disciplines & Description:

1. Yoga Therapeutics & Lifestyle Diseases

The management of diseases under the Yogic approach does not make use of "quick-fix" techniques neither is 'solely' a specific one, with "this-for-that" instructions. In Classical Yoga we deal with management of diseases making use of psycho-physiological practices and procedures that are correlated to the mental processes. It is a two way traffic here: the body and the limbic system influencing the mind and at the same time perception and conation influencing the body. Managing stress at the very base foundation level and reaching up to a wide overview of life is the Yoga way of managing diseases.


1.1. Yoga for Psychosomatic & Lifestyle Diseases

Therapeutic aspects of Yoga will be covered during the program by providing knowledge and training on the application of a Yogic approach in the management of stress, psychosomatic and psychogenic diseases following the orientations and methods applied, tested and advised by The Yoga Institute of Santacruz, Mumbai, India, since several decades.

Including detailed studies of the following:

  1. Cardiac, Hypertension & Diabetes;
  2. Orthopedic & Musculo-skeletal Diseases;
  3. Gastro Intestinal & Genito-urinary Diseases;
  4. Respiratory – Asthma & Bronchitis;
  5. Stress Management - Affective Disorders, Depression & Nervous System Disorders.


1.2. Yoga Psychology For Stress Management

  1. Man & Mind in the context of Samkhya Philosophy;
  2. Cognitive Appraisal & Stress;
  3. From Unbalanced (Rajasic) to Balanced (Sattvic) Mental State;
  4. Stress Management - Ancient & Modern

2. Yoga Practices For Lifestyle Disorders

The training will include the examination and understanding of the above mentioned specific disorders and the therapies and recommended routines for their management and treatment including:

  1. Healthy Routines (Yogachara & Vihara)
  2. Change in state of Mind (Yoga Vichara);
  3. Food recommendation & Dietary (Yogahara);
  4. Education of the Physical (Asanas);
  5. Respiratory Practices (Pranayamas);
  6. Yoga Hygiene & Cleansing processes (Yogic Kriyas);
  7. Psychosomatic Practices (Absorption, Relaxation & Meditation);

3. Discipline & Personal Practices (Sadhana)

All the students engaged in advanced training are expected to maintain a personal and regular practice while staying in the ashram.

The Sadhana will include:

  1. Meditation (Individual or in Group);
  2. Physical Education - Asanas & Pranayamas (Individual or in Group);
  3. Yogic Hygiene (Shatkarmas & Kriyas);

Other personal practices and observances will be followed according to the student’s need and under direct orientation of a Senior Teacher. This will include practice of mauna (silence), upwas (fasting) during specific timings or following a specific diet program if required.

4. Karma Yoga

All students will be assigned specific duties in the center for which they will be responsible to coordinate & execute, alone or along with other students and workers of the Center, under the Senior Teacher’s guidance. Karma Yoga is not only executing a specific work but it is mainly doing it with a particular attitude and state of mind. A positive attitude and sense of enjoyment is to accompany any physical action besides doing it with full attention and not having personal interests in the final result (selfless or altruistic work).

5. Advanced Studies on Traditional Texts & Selected Topics on Yoga

Personal guided studies will be conducted in form of workshops and assignments including attending lecture and doing research and paper/talk presentation on Traditional Texts or selected topics on Yoga and including:

  1. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali & Samkhya Karika;
  2. Bhagavad Gita and the 4 Paths of Yoga;
  3. Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita, etc;
  4. Yoga & Mystics & Mysticism;
  5. History & Background of Yoga;
  6. History & Background of The Yoga Institute of Santacruz.
 

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