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Syllabus 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Principles of Hatha Yoga

  1. History of Hatha Yoga
  2. Elements of Hatha Yoga
  3. Opening & Closing Mantras
  4. Sun Salutation – Surya Namaskara
  5. Moon Salutation – Chandra Namaskara
  6. Advanced Sun Salutation – Advanced Surya Namaskara
  7. Class Plans
  8. Introducing the Hatha Sequence to beginners
  9. History of Hatha Yoga (VIDEO)
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Study of Asanas

  • How to Come In & Out of the Posture
  • Modifications
  • Variations
  • Common Mistakes
  • Teaching Practium
    • Surya Namaskara
    • Standing postures , Sitting Postures
    • Meditation Postures , Backbending Postures
    • Twisting Postures , Inversions
    • Closing Sequence
    • Body Language, Voice & Floor Managment
  • Asanas to be studied in detail include
    • Padangustasana
    • Padahastasana
    • Trikonasana
    • Utthita Trikonasana
    • Parivrtta Trikonasana
    • Parsvottanasana
    • Virabhadrasana I
    • Virabhadrasana II
    • Vrksasana
    • Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
    • Utthita Hasta Padangustasana
    • Kakasana
    • Bakasana
    • Mayurasana
    • Mandukasana
    • Dandasana
    • Janu Sirsasana
    • Paschimottanasana
    • Purvottanasana
    • Baddha Konasana
    • Gomukhasana
    • Padmasana
    • Siddhasana
    • Makarasana
    • Bhujangasana
    • Setu Bandhasana
    • Chakrasana
    • Ustrasana
    • Dhanurasana
    • Shalabhasana
    • Veerasana
    • Vajrasana
    • Ardha Matsyendrasana
    • Balasana
    • Sirsasana
    • Eka pada Sarvangasana
    • Sarvangasana
    • Halasana
    • Karnapidasana
    • Ubhaya Padangusthasana
    • Matsyasana
    • Savasana

Asana Methodology

  1. Core Principles of Asana Practice
  2. Sequencing & Drawing Postures
  3. The Science of Asanas and their benefits
    • Standing Postures
    • Balancing
    • Forward Bending Postures
    • Meditation Postures
    • Back Bending Postures
    • Twisting Postures
    • Inverted Postures
    • Relaxation Postures

The teaching practicum is divided into four parts mainly focusing on teaching and preparing you to teach a full class of one hour and thirty minutes.

  1. Teaching in small groups
  2. Teaching the entire group
  3. Demonstation of postures to students giving the procedure to come in and out of the posture, benefits and modifications.
  4. Teaching a one hour thirty minute class as a part of the final teaching practicum

Relaxation Techniques

  1. Quick Relaxation Technique
  2. Yoga Nidra
  3. Healing the Body-Mind
  4. Chakra Breathing

Study of Pranayama (breathing exercises) & Bandhas

  1. The Mecanics of Breathing
  2. Four Aspects of Pranayama
  3. Introducing the practitioner to his natural breath
  4. Abdominal Breathing
  5. Thoracic Breathing
  6. Clavicular Breathing
  7. Full Yogic Breath
  8. Nadi Shodhana
  9. Bramhari
  10. Bastrika
  11. Kapalabhati
  12. Sheetali & Sheetkari
  13. Ujjayi
  14. Moola, Uddhyana, Jalandhara & Maha Bandha.

Mudras (Yoga in your hands)

  1. What are Mudras and how to use them
  2. Mudra exercises
    • Chin Mudra
    • Jnana Mudra
    • Shambavi Mudra
    • Nasikagra Mudra
    • Prana Mudra
    • Shanmukhi Mudra
    • Kechari & Kaki Mudra

Kriyas & Shatkarmas

  1. Jala Neti
  2. Laghoo Shankaprakshalana
  3. Agnisara Kriya
  4. Kapalabhati
  5. Trataka

The Yogic Diet

  1. Food
  2. Relationship between food and our emotions

Esoteric study of yoga

  1. Concept of Nadis
  2. Concept of Koshas
  3. Concept of five Pranas
  4. The chakras

Yoga Philosophy

  1. Foundations of Yoga
  2. Concept of Abhyasa and Vairagyam
  3. Ashtanga Yoga (The 8 limbs of Yoga)

Study of Hatha Yoga

  1. Sutras related to Asana
  2. Sutras Related to the Origins of Hatha Yoga
  3. Sutras Related to Food & Lifestyle
  4. Sutras related to Pranayama

Yoga Anatomy

  1. Cardiovascular System
  2. Respiratory System
  3. Digestive System
  4. Skeletal System
  5. Muscular System
  6. Endocrine System

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The course includes (2) manuals and one practice chart from our institution, tuition and certification by the school with Yoga Alliance Standards.

Additional books you can purchase for the program:

  1. BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA – Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  2. BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA – Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha
  3. SIVANANDA – Yoga your Home Practice Companion
  4. CARL ABBOTT – Dynamics of Hatha Yoga
  5. YOGA SEQUENCING – Mark Stephens
  6. ANATOMY OF YOGA – Leslie Kaminoff

Books 1 & 2 are recommended throughout the training, all other books are an excellent source to deepen your studies.

First: establish yourself in the way, then teach and so defeat sorrow.