200hr Yoga Teacher training course in Patmos 2019
Here is an overview of what you can expect during my upcoming intensive 200hr Yoga teacher training course in Patmos, 2019.
This 200hr TTC is fully accredited with Yoga alliance International. You will be equipped to not only deepen your self practice but be ready to lead others on this path of self discovery through teaching Yoga.
This course offers an integrated training approach. Incorporating elements from many different Yoga styles, techniques and philosophies. With the main focus on classic Hatha Yoga. The training style of this course is a practical training method that provides a holistic approach to Yoga. Information, techniques and theory are openly discussed and practiced.
It is our intention to support your personal growth which will reflect as you develop your own unique and confident style of teaching.
Theoretical and practical examinations will take place throughout the course. Class tests will be written during lectures and assignments will also be given. A minimum of 90% class attendance is required. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate (accredited with Yoga Alliance International) from Theresa Moodie if all the criteria have been met.
After this course you can apply with the YAI and the Yoga Teachers Fellowship for membership.
You are welcome to do the course purely to deepen your own understanding of Yoga but you will still be required to write the same tests and practical exams for those wanting to teach. Physical, mental and emotional commitment are expected of all students that want to enrol for the Teachers Training Course.
Please ensure that you have the required time and commitment to complete the course.
For those wanting to become accredited yoga teachers you will be assisted in registering with the Yoga Alliance International. This is a once off fee of 200 Euros and will give you life time membership.
This course meets all the criteria for international yoga standards and is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance International (based in India).
Is this course for you?
If you are looking for a strong foundation in the science of teaching Yoga, that doesn’t limit or restrict your own personal journey. This is the course for you.
You will be taught in a non-dogmatic way. By fully immersing yourself in the program while living on the island of Patmos, we will encourage a path of introspection and mindfulness. Giving you not only the skills but the environment to really own and explore living in each and every moment.
Dates and Times :
1st course 3rd June -28th June
2nd course 8th July – 2nd August
Monday – Friday proposed schedule :
7am-9am – Morning practice
930am-1130am – Theory block
1130am -12pm – Yoga Nidra
12-230pm – Lunch break
230-430pm – Theory block
445pm-630pm – Teaching practicals
7am-9am – Morning practice
930-1130am – Teaching practicals/Theory block
It is preferable to have at least one year of Yoga practice
Recommended Reading List :
The Bhagavad Gita – Vyasa
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Swami Svatmarama
Asana Prananyama Mudra Bandha – Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition – Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
You will need to bring a book of your choice to read during the course for your book review.
Basic outline of practical and theoretical modules
Yoga from its origins to how we understand it today
Yoga has come to mean so many different things to so many people. It is important for you to have an understanding of the History and origins so that you are able to engage with topics related to the current trends and potential misinterpretations of Yoga.
History and Philosophy of Yoga
The Eight Limbs of Yoga
The different paths of Yoga
Dualism and Non-dualism – the true self and the universal consciousness
Functional Anatomy and Physiology
Ensure a safer and deeper practice by learning anatomy and physiology. These modules will simplify and offer a functional approach to a vital aspect of teaching Yoga.
Basic understanding and overview of each of the following:
The Skeletal System
The Main Muscle Groups
Common injuries in yoga and how to avoid them
Emergency treatment (those wanting to teach will be required to complete a basic CPR course)
Asana (Postures)- Beginners Group
Anatomical Movement and Directional terminology
Healthy Movement Patterns
Range of Movement
The Physical Practice
Monday to Saturday you will enjoy a variety of 2 hour Yoga sessions. Including asanas, pranayama and daily meditations. These classes will compliment the theoretical modules and your final teaching exams.
Practical sessions every morning – Mainly Hatha style classes with introductions to Vinyasa & Yin classes
Yoga Nidra sessions daily
Daily Yoga practice – understanding the benefits and how to develop/deepen your self practice
From early on in the TTC you will participate in teaching practice sessions. Including micro lessons, partner teaching, Yoga nidra, pranayama and chanting. Practices and teaching drills are maintained throughout the entire length of the course.
When learning any new skill there are always principals and methods to explore. These modules will combine insights from years of teaching different styles of Yoga to ensure that you have a strong foundation to develop your own personal style of teaching.
You will feel comfortable to modify postures according to goals and flexibility of your students.
How to teach Asanas (Yoga postures)
Understanding the benefits of different Yoga postures
The art of Yoga lesson planning
Sequencing versus Choreography of classes
Group compared to private sessions
The principals of demonstrating asanas
Adjustments – the do’s and don’ts
The effects, benefits, and contra-indications of each asana (posture) group will be covered in detail.
Backward Bending Asanas
Forward Bending Asanas
Spinal Twisting Asanas
The effects, benefits, and contra-indications of each breathing technique will be covered in detail.
Abdominal Breathing, Thoracic Breathing, Yogic Breathing, Alternate Nostril Breathing, Cooling Breath, Hissing Breath etc
Understanding the sister science of Yoga, Ayurveda, will not only compliment your Yoga practice, but also help you to make better, long lasting, lifestyle choices.
The three Gunas
The Energetic Systems
When you are able to integrate both the physical systems of anatomy and physiology combined with an understanding of the energetic systems, you will gain a holistic view of how yogic techniques work. These concepts include:
Pancha Maya Kosha – 5 sheath model
The Nadi Lines
Pranayama – breath control
Many people initially mistake yoga as purely a physical practice. But it is equally important to understand and be able to teach students the other limbs of Yoga.
Both practical, theoretical and experiential learning of Yoga Nidra and meditation will be covered.
The Business of Yoga
We will run a lecture on how to position and market yourself as a teacher. We will also cover the
Ethics of Being a Yoga teacher and your Scope of practice. There will be time to discover different aspects of your niche offering, goals and targets to help you position yourself accordingly.
Bandhas and Mudras (to control the energy flow in the body)
Shatkarmas – cleansing techniques
Yoga for Pregnancy – approach, pre-cautions and hints
Pawanamuktasana series – Part 1, 2 & 3
1. What is your Yoga philosophy? write a one page review about your personal philosophy of Yoga, what your practice means to you and how you see this influencing your style of teaching.
2. Book review of your choice. You can select any topic relevant to an aspect of Yoga that particularly resonates with you.
3. Practical teaching lesson : you will teach a prescribed Hatha sequence class of 60min
4. Anatomy test
5. There will be continuous assessments during the course – micro lessons and Yoga Nidra