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200HOUR

TEACHER TRAINING COURSE

 

Leah M. Gooch

New York, USA

The art of weaving together content and energy during a yoga teacher training is akin to a ballet performace. It is a dance that requires an immense amount of preparation prior to the performance and awareness and patience during. In addition to putting on the show, TTC requires that the students understand much of the behind the scenes work because they too are preparing to put on their own performance as well.
A delicate balance must be maintained in order to move through the required content as the days unfold and sustain momentum and positive energy. Szymon and Vinay achieved this balance gracefully as they are extraudinary compliments to eachother and know their content impecibly.
I am grateful for the previous student testimonals which was the deciding factor for me to attend this course.

Aleksandra Jarmolik

Poland

Going through your 21 days yoga teacher course was like reading the best book.

Would I do the same course again? YES!

During the course I was transitioned to a mental and physical state, I did not want to leave.

I was challenged and inspired. I was pushed to my limits and recharged with fresh energy.

Would I recommend the course to others? YES! With the highest notes on the quality of teaching and the focus on students.

Besides teaching anatomy and perfect alignments, your teach how to be careful, patient, observant and accepting. You open a wider perspective on yoga. 

You give enough time and create enough space during lectures and practice to listen and to discuss, to clarify any question, to try and fail, to analyze mistakes and correct them. 

I admired your observation skills and how you adjusted the teaching tempo to our, the students, actual mental and physical state and endurance.

Theoretical and practical parts had a perfect flow, because you teach from your heart and you focus on students and their progress.

Thanks you for sharing your knowledge and experience!

You have my highest respect and gratitude.

Lisa van Driel

Netherlands

 I did my 200 HR Hatha/Vinyasa TTC here. I didn't really know what to expect when I travelled to Krakow, but I couldn't have had a better experience. Vinay and Szymon are both great teachers and there was a great atmosphere throughout the whole TTC. I also appreciated that they have knowledge of both the practice of traditional yoga and also a more scientific approach of yoga. I swear I'm not a bot who just posts positive reviews, Im just a person who had a great time and learnt a lot. 

This is course is for you if you:

  • If you want to deepen your yoga knowledge and obtain Yoga Alliance certificate

  • wish to share yoga practice with others

  • love working with people

  • are independent and wish to be able to sequence your own classes

  • want to learn about practical anatomy to make sure your teachings are safe and beneficial

  • love to meet people from different life paths and nationalities who are passionate about yoga

  • explore non-physical aspects of yoga such as pranayama and meditation

  • reflect on your life’s purpose and ethics via yogic scriptures

  • develop an engaging personal practice for a healthy body and peaceful mind

  • begin and exciting career and turn your passion into a profession

What distinguishes our approach to yoga?

  • We believe in a practice that is adapted to individual needs.

  • We refrain from an excessive focus on a ‘handbook’ alignment that is based on straight lines, defined angles and rigidity. We encourage adaptive and spontaneous self-adjustments which can be aided by conscious breathing.

  • We believe that there is no one, ideal version of any posture. Rather, asanas are templates that encourage you to explore the potential of your body, connect to your breath and expand consciousness.

  • The balance of flexibility and strength is the cornerstone of hatha yoga. Therefore, we do not overly emphasize stretching that places flexibility as the main goal of yoga practice.

  • We think that yoga props can be of great help, as long as a student is not dependent them entirely and the props don’t overly complicate the practice. We believe everyone should aim at being able to use or forgo props, at any stage of their practice.

  • We incorporate elements of pranayama and meditation into each yoga class. We think that a yoga practice that is purely physical misses the holistic approach that distinguishes yoga from exercise.

 

About the Syllabus

This course syllabus exceeds the Yoga Alliance minimal requirements for 200h Teacher Training Courses. Graduates will receive certificates which entitle them to register as 200 - Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) at www.yogaaliance.org. Teaching language and certificate language is English.

Here is what you will learn

Techniques, Training and Practice.

  • Asanas
  • Pranayama
  • Mudras
  • Kriyas
  • Meditation

Teaching Methodology.

  •  Communication skills, Use of Language and Voice.
  • Teaching styles: review and self-identification.
  • Principles of demonstration, observation, adjustments.
  • Compassionate Communication, Non-violent Communication.
  • Qualities of a teacher according to yogic science.
  • Business aspects of teaching yoga - across the centuries and now..

Yogic anatomy and physiology.

  • Prana, vayus and koshas: concepts and experimentation.
  • Nadis, meridians: physio-energetic connection.
  • Chakras: health, personality, self-realization.

Class design and sequencing

  • Traditional class designs.
  • Modern class designs.
  • Adaptive class designs.

Human physical anatomy and physiology.

  • Practical anatomy of movements, muscles, fascia, joints and the spine 
  • Experiential science and techniques of stretching.
  • Applied anatomy for safe and sustainable practice.
  • Experiential functioning of the nervous and endocrine systems.
  • Experiential impact of yogic techniques on bodily systems.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers.

  •  Practical insights from traditional yogic texts (e.g. Samkhya Karika, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita): creation, human mind, gunas, body-mind connection.
  • Yoga lifestyle, Ayurveda, Yamas, Niyamas.
  • Origins and meaning of physical yoga practice (asanas)
  • Comparative review of the main Yoga traditions in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Ethics for yoga teachers.
For queries about location, pricing or any other information about the course, please submit here.

Upcoming 200HR YTTC Dates

9 - 29 September 2020,

Krakow, Poland.​

This course can also be done online.