200 Hour YTTC Modules

Module 1 – Yoga Fundamentals and Practice of Hatha Yoga

Simple Sanskrit training including asana, mantra chanting, pranayama and other Yoga  vocabulary

Wide awareness of Asana and the Hatha schools

  • Routines
  • Sequences
  • Celebrating our differences
  • GGYoga -The Freedom to Choose
  • Basic preparatory joint movements to warm up and prevent injuries
  • Concepts behind adjustments and modifications
  • Cautions
  • Mindfulness
  • Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) and Moon Salutations (Chandra Namaskar) routines and variations
  • Complete standing pose routines, sequences and variations
  • Twists and Inversions
  • Backbends and hip openers
  • Seated poses
  • Restorative practices
  • Basic Transformational Yoga asana sequences
  • Awareness of the techniques of Transformational Yoga breathing within the asanas

Mantras – building awareness with vibrations and chanting

  • Seed Sounds for chakras: relaxation, purification and activation
  • Five element mantra
  • Invocation technique with mantra
  • Gayatri mantra
  • Kundalini invocations

Pranayama – ‘control of the prana’

  • Kapalabhati (cleansing breaths)
  • Nadi shodana (alternate nostril breathing)
  • Bhramari (humming bee breath)
  • Ujjayi (victorious breath)
  • Shitali & Sitkari (cooling breath)
  • Discussion on bad breathing habits and correction techniques
  • Conscious breathing techniques
  • Kewal Kumbhanka (peaceful pause)
  • Science of Swara Yoga introduction
  • Breathing techniques for 5 Prana activation

Bandhas

  • Moola Bandha
  • Uddiyana Bandha
  • Jalandhara Bandha (throat lock)
  • Maha Bandha (the great lock)
  • Mudras
  • 3 Granthis

Meditation techniques – practice and possibilities

  • Various Osho Meditations (Kundalini, Chakra, Vipassana, Dynamic)
  • Meditations from the Tantras
  • Walking Meditation
  • Five body Meditation
  • Meditation
  • Observation and awareness techniques
  • Principles of demonstration and observation

Knowing and Knowledge

  • Yoga Nidra relaxation techniques
  • Psychic Physiology of yoga: Ida, Pingala, Shushumna
  • Kundalini theory
  • Nadis and the nervous system
  • The Endocrine system and the Chakras
  • Health benefits of Yoga techniques, contraindications, and theraputic use
  • Introduction to Ayurveda: body types and diet

Module 2 – History and Philosophy

  • Patanjali’s Yogic philosophy and the 8 lLmbs of Yoga
  • Osho
  • Intro to Yoga Sutras, Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga tradition
  • History of Hatha Yoga-The British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance US, UK and Yoga Alliance International (YAI)
  • Comparison and brief history of main branches of Yoga and main Hatha schools
  • Hatha Yoga developing to Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga , Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga
  • Integral Yoga and Transformational Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and some white Tantra Yoga

Module 3 – Anatomy and Physiology

  • Physical Anatomy and Physiology – basic knowledge of body systems including respiratory, digestive, circulatory, nervous, musculoskeletal, endocrine systems, elimination system
  • Injuries and genetics

Module 4 – Psychology of Transformation of Energy

Theory of Integral and Transformational Yoga

  • Functions of 7 Chakras
  • The 5 Bodies and Koshas
  • The Pranic body including the 5 Prana and their functions
  • Impurities of the 5 bodies, effects and purification techniques for each
  • Energy mechanics of Transformational Yoga

Module 5 – Personal and Professional Development

  • Self evaluation and ethics
  • Protocols and guidelines on referrals
  • Teaching methodology – presentation skills
  • Principles of demonstration and observation
  • Assisting, modifications, correcting, instructing
  • Finding your own teaching style
  • Lesson planning:
    • Classroom safety (First Aid course available at an additional cost)
    • Challenging and encouraging your students
    • Classes must be safe and fun – finding the balance
  • Business principles