Highlights of our 300 Hrs. YTTC: Intermediate to Advance Level.

teacher_training

Learn 210 Advance yoga postures Alignments + Flow

This course is eligible for those who have already completed 200hrs Basics to intermediate level. 210 Advance yoga postures, Advance breathing techniques, Mudras and bandhas related to alignment and flow yoga. 210 advance yoga postures comprises of equally forward bend, backward bend, twists, inversions, standing postures, so many complimentary yoga postures and its derivatives will be taught carefully step by step procedures insisting on injury preventions and also adopting the postures as quick as possible. Both soft and dynamic school of class descriptions will be taught providing the quality course notes and practical training manual.

Namaste yoga academy Hong Kong always adapts traditional Multi style hatha yoga teachings. It blends both soft and dynamic schools of teaching methods. Our students undergo traditional base and learn to know different yoga styles of western practices as well. We make the students to explore their physical body during yoga postures as much as possible with no stress of performing them and focus at present and experience what they are doing at that moment specifically to deepen their practice with patience.

Our teachers are advanced practioners who can train our students to be advance yogis to become a teachers. Asana Practice is main part in teacher training. We will teach the Hatha yogasanas from Hatha Yoga Pradipika and integrate it with anatomy, physiology, alignment then adjustment and corrections. Students will be able to learn Sanskrit names of each yoga techniques and its meaning to explore the teaching methodology for different style of yoga asana classes. Course will reveal all the aspects of techniques and its teachings. Alternate nostril breathing Nadi shodhana, sheetali, sheet Kari (cooling pranayama), Bhramari (humming breathing), Ujjayi (psychic breathing), Bhastrika, Kapalabhati, suryabheda etc. are the breathing techniques are taught theoretical and practical wise.

The breathe, vital force, prana are same meaning denotes the Bio energy human body, animal, or the atmospheres. This vital force is adjusted in the body through Acupressure, acupuncture, pranic healing, rekei etc., but yoga has pranayama methods to easily channelize the vital force in to the body and works to cleanse and energies the bodies. A detail of this both theory and practice is taught well in the course.

Indian Yoga Philosophy

India is the birth place for yoga where there is ocean of yoga philosophy can be received. Indians naturally grow with yoga philosophical family background and this truth is known to west, for which the reasons the western students want learn yoga from Indian teachers and go India to learn its philosophy. We inspire our yoga trainees not only just to learn the philosophy but also give them a unique touch of dedication and intention to practice well to adapt it in their teaching career.

Meditation

It is usual in Hong Kong or elsewhere to isolate meditation from yoga. But we bring the meditation as essential component and explain how mediation is necessary to deepen the yoga as career and spiritual growth. Learning meditation is tricky but in our course we will guide you with great response for bringing you in to meditations. As meditation is the biggest part of yoga journey we will bring more attention and integration in to this technique throughout the whole courses.

Anatomy – Physiology & Psychology of Yoga practices

During our YTTC, you are going to learn about anatomical and physiological aspects of your body both in modern and yoga aspect. This is a fundamental subject when it comes to physical practice and understanding the health benefits, avoiding injuries. Learning about the functions of the body and how to apply this knowledge will be our core focus. Following this practical and documented approach, you are going to realize all the benefits and actions of yoga for your yoga teachings as teachers.

Many of the yoga hypotheses can be now observed and evaluated for the health and illness, for this modern understanding of anatomy and physiology is very much useful in this era through integrating yoga with modern anatomy and physiology.

Anatomy classes allows students to gain basic knowledge on muscles, joints, arteries, veins, brain, musculoskeletal system as whole, nervous system , respiratory system, role of immunity and the practice to enhance its functioning, limitations , indications, contraindications according to human system and yoga techniques.

Modern understanding of human organism has really helped this ancient wisdom of Yoga to get established in this era because many of the hypotheses of Yoga now we can observe and evaluate for their health benefits. Anatomy classes allow the students to gain a basic knowledge about the human body and its most important systems.

  • General understanding of Human organism with its different systems
  • Emphasis of Nervous, Musculoskeletal and Respiratory system
  • Role of immunity and the practices to enhance its functioning
  • Benefits and contraindications of Yoga practices.

Teaching Method and Practice

You will have necessary information, tips and guidance in order to become a competent yoga teacher. Lessons will involve demonstration, adjustments and, one-by-one approach to follow every student during their journey. You will learn not only how to structure and organize a class properly but also improve your own practice. There will be a major focus on hands-on-adjustments, individual care of each student and dealing with injuries and safety. Our teaching methods are inspiring, easy and comfortable and we make you to learn the best to become yoga teacher.

  1. Ethical guidelines for a Yoga Teacher based on yoga philosophy
  2. Sequencing the practice and planning the lesson
  3. observational class management
  4. Art of corrections, Demonstration & Assistance
  5. Concept of Alignment, at all the possible levels

Yoga Philosophy Sessions

Without philosophy the yoga is similar to body without consciousness. Our interactive question and answer sessions help the students reach own answers to mundane, emotional and spiritual life. our experiences is that quality of questions determine the quality of life and if one knows the path to the answers then the life becomes ground of opportunities and possibilities. Development of interpersonal skills is one such major outcome which refines the perception and responses towards the events of life for enhanced experience of it.

  1. The Yogic ideas, concepts and hypothesis from ancient scriptures
  2. Glimpse on yoga sutras and Hatha yoga pradipika
  3. The history and origin of yoga
  4. An introduction to six philosophies of Indian context

Asana Sessions Combination of Hatha and Ashtanga yoga

Ancient India has so many arts practiced thousands of years, physical culture is one such , yoga asana or physical postures been practiced in India by rishis and yogis to arise the kundalini power to achieve the oneness. Later the asana practice was followed to discipline the human being and alleviate the physical discomforts. Hatha yoga tradition has crossed many generations to reach modern version of Shri B.K.S Iyengar and Sri K Pattabhi Jois styles of yoga. These two are the pillars of the modern form of yoga where one talks about precise alignment and other talks about flow. Namaste yoga Hong Kong emphasis or training our students the alignments as perquisites to experience the ultimate stillness of mind and body. , at the same time flow is needed to express our feelings and be in a flow during odds of our life. Under the light of Hatha yoga we study both styles of flow and alignments of modern day practices which is the two main streams of teaching throughout the world.

Namaste yoga Hong Kong brings the perfect balance and prepares the students to the higher dimensions as a teacher.

  1. Alignment and adjustments of Yoga postures
  2. Sanskrit terminology, Benefits and limitations
  3. Mudra and bandhas, breathe control
  4. Sun salutations its methods and its varieties
  5. Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditional and modern methods.

Pranayama – Breath regulation for rejuvenation and harmonious mind body health:

Prana is all pervading and fundamental force behind the manifestation of existence. Pranayama kosha (sheath) is engulfing human and is manifested as breath within the human beings. Breathing control practices regulates the positive mind set and leads to raise the consciousness. For yoga practioners the breath is the medium to access the self to achieve the realization. Breathing is also called as psychophysiological mirror of being that means by regulating breathing we can positively change our emotion and mood.

  • Applications of different Types of breathing techniques
  • Breathing and respiratory system
  • Natural, slow rhythmic and diaphragmatic breathing.
  • Breath regulation for stress related problems.

Mantra and meditation sessions are included in the course syllabus which is primarily taught as fundamentals to get hold in to the faith of inner transformation.

Section
Syllabus for 300 hrs. Advance YTTC.
Teaching Hour
1 Principles and Fundamentals of Yoga

1.1  Familiarity with evolution of Yoga philosophy.
1.2  Familiarity with teachings of Vedas, Principal Upanishads, Shad Darshana, Agama & Purana.
1.3  Familiarity with 4 schools of Yoga: Jnana, Bhakti, Karma & Raja Yoga.
1.4  Familiarity with fundamental principles of Yoga - Panchakosha, Panchabhutas, Panchapranas, Shad-Chakras.
1.5  Familiarity with concepts & models relevant to Yoga practice.
1.6  Familiarity with Gurus / Masters, their contribution and tradion of Guru-shishya) - (Patanjali, Shankaracharya, Aurobindo, Swami Vivekananda.

50
2 Introduction to basic Yoga texts for advance philosophy

2.1  Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - anushasana, vritti, cittaprasadana, kleshas, ashtangas)
2.2  Hathapradipika of Svatmarama - refer syllabus
2.3  Bhagvad Gita

20
3 Applications of Yoga (Anatomy & Physiology, Psychology & Diet)

3.1  Familiarity with major physiological systems in human body
3.2  familiarity with effects, benefits and contra-indications of Yoga practice on various parts of the body
3.3  Obstacles on the path of Yoga; Triguna theory; Ayurvedic approach to diet and sattvik diet; Effects of diet.
3.4  Psychology- cognition, perception, etc.; as per BG & PYS

25
4  Communication

4.1  (Teaching environment; Preparing the Class room; Knowledge and Demonstration ability; techniques of teaching, etc.).

10
Out of above 175 hours, contact hours with teachers can be 130 hours (75%) and 45 hours (25 %) can be self-learning. 175
Skill
(Even though it is not finding a place in ancient Yoga text, sukshma vyayama and Suryanamakar have been included of their popularity )
5 Sukshma Vyayama & Shat Kriya

5.1  Shat Kriyas - knowledge and ability to perform the same
5.2  (Kapalbhati; Neti; Dhauti : vatasara, agnisara, kunjal kriyas; Trataka & Pratyahara),
5.3  Sukshma Vyayama - knowledge & ability to perform (neck, shoulder, trunk, knee, ankle)

20
6 Suryanamaskar & Yogasana

6.1  Suryanamaskar - in-depth knowledge and demonstration ability
6.2   Yogasanas – in depth knowledge and demonstration ability of 15 asanas of HP, any other 5 asanas chosen by applicant

30
7
Pranayama & Meditation

7.1  Pranayama - in-depth knowledge and ability to perform sectional breathing
7.2  Brahmari, suryabheda, chandrabheda, shitali, sjitkari, sadanta and ujjayi
7.3  Meditation - meditation, mudras, japa mala, mantra chanting, relaxation, etc.

20
8
Practical training and Teaching Practice

Yoga postures 210 , Advance kriyas , Advance Pranayama, Advance Mudras, Cyclic meditations, Deep relaxation practice .

8.1  Communication & listening skills, adjusting to aspirant needs, managing
8.2  Dynamics of teacher-aspirant relationship
8.3  Principles and skills for educating aspirants
8.4  Principles and skills for working with groups

150
9

Out of Total of 300 hours of Teaching for Yoga Teachers' Course,


Contact Hours will be (250) = 250 hours Non-contact hours will be 50 hrs.


Total

300hrs.