Welcome to the enriching domain of the 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course (YTTC), a journey that transcends the boundaries of the conventional. Building upon the foundational knowledge of the 200-hour YTTC, this elevated course propels you towards a deeper understanding of yoga’s essence, encompassing advanced techniques, training, and practice.
Beyond being a mere collection of difficult or additional asanas and pranayama, this course is a profound exploration aimed at establishing oneself firmly in a state of equanimity. It invites you to traverse the realms of the mind and spirit, using the powerful tools of asana, pranayama, and meditation to overcome the dualities that govern our lives – the dualities of heat and cold, praise and condemnation, honor and dishonor.
In this sacred journey, you will not only refine your physical practice but also delve into the depths of self-awareness, inner strength, and resilience. By understanding the true nature of these dualities, you will be empowered to navigate life’s challenges with grace and composure, becoming truly learned individuals in the process.
Guided by experienced instructors, you will immerse yourself in a nurturing and transformative environment, fostering a profound connection with your true self. Embrace this opportunity to go beyond the surface and unlock the wisdom that resides within you. Together, we embark on a quest to discover the boundless potential of yoga, where the pursuit of equanimity leads us to a life of harmony, wisdom, and unyielding inner balance.
|Asana||Through the practice of asana, students in the 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course will develop a profound core competency in understanding the inherent source of natural ease and comfort within themselves. Emphasizing the essential quality of asana as a means to restore balance, the carefully curated sequence of postures aims to address inner imbalances. In-depth exploration of anatomical and
alignment principles will be covered, empowering students to harness the transformative potential of each pose, fostering a harmonious union of mind, body, and spirit, ultimately leading to a state of inner equilibrium and well-being.
|Pranayama||During the 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, students will engage in the transformative practice of pranayama, where they will grasp the essential quality of Prana as a source of innate freedom and intelligence within themselves. Through various breathing techniques, pranayama serves as a bridge between the body and mind, restoring them to absolute balance. By harnessing the power of the breath,
students prepare themselves for meditation, cultivating a harmonious union of body and mind, and unlocking the potential for profound self-awareness and spiritual growth. This practice empowers them to tap into the vast reservoir of Prana, enhancing vitality, focus, and inner serenity, thereby enriching their lives both on and off the mat.
|Meditation||Students will engage in the transformative practice of meditation, where they will delve into the profound art of inner exploration and self-discovery. Through guided instruction, key terms related to meditation will be explored, providing a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects involved. The focus will be on teaching the most natural form of meditation, emphasizing a seamless act of dropping all attachments and letting go, while maintaining unwavering awareness.
This approach allows students to experience a state of profound stillness and connection with their inner selves.
|Advanced yoga techniques delve into the realm of subtle practices that demand minimal effort but heightened awareness. These practices are not about showcasing physical prowess but rather involve a profound exploration of the mind, emotions, and prana (life force). By engaging with these deeper aspects of our existence, individuals can transcend their physical limitations and expand their consciousness. Through these advanced techniques, practitioners embark on a journey of self-discovery, elevating their awareness to new heights and enhancing the depth of perception. The focus shifts from external accomplishments
to inner transformation, as individuals learn to navigate the inner landscape with grace and attitude of witness.
The asana training includes the study and practice of 50 + 34 various yoga postures, their correct alignment and anatomical principles, modifications and variations, the art of sequencing asanas for different purposes, adjustments and assists, use of props for support, understanding the therapeutic benefits of each pose, cultivating mindfulness and breath awareness during practice, and developing the ability to lead and guide others in a safe and effective asana practice.
This comprehensive training in Asana is aimed to achieve one of the highest possibilities at the level of body i.e. to stay still, silent and restful in it. Concepts of ‘effort’, ‘relaxation of effort’ and the ‘cessation of disturbances by duality’ is dealt is detail for complete of mastery over body and discipline of mind.
In the 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, students will delve into the transformative practice of pranayama, discovering that it extends far beyond merely breathing properly. Pranayama is the art of expanding prana, the vital energy within, to breathe with unity and harmony with the whole. Pranayama is intricately linked with both the body and mind. By calming and steadying the breath, the mind and body follows suit, resulting in a tranquil and focused state.
Students will explore the profound effects of pranayama on multiple levels. Physiologically, they will understand how specific breathing techniques can impact the respiratory system, nervous system, and overall well-being. On the subtle body level, they will explore the most natural rhythm of breath in sync with the whole.
With the help of asana and pranayama the practitioner on the path of yoga finds a point of Concentration within. He moves in the direction of that concentration. When the movement and the point of concentration is dropped meditation begins. Through meditation, the illusion of duality dissolves, and the mind let go of all objects and actions, leading to a state of complete surrender. In this timeless practice of meditation, the essence is not in doing, but in being intensely aware, observing thoughts and sensations with equanimity.
In the course, students will explore key meditation terms gaining insight into the approach of meditation. Special focus will be on Vipassana, one of the most ancient and secular forms of meditation. Through Vipassana, practitioners will learn to delve into the depths of their consciousness, unraveling the layers of the mind, and cultivating a profound sense of inner clarity and peace.
Advanced yoga techniques offer a multidimensional exploration, delving into the various layers of the personality to cultivate an in-depth understanding of both the body and mind. Throughout the 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course, students embark on a transformative journey that goes beyond the surface-level physical practice. By engaging with subtle practices that address the mind, emotions, and energetic aspects of the self, practitioners gain insights into the interconnectedness of their being. As they venture into the realms of advanced yoga techniques, students cultivate a harmonious union of body and mind, enriching their teaching abilities and personal practice with a profound depth of understanding and wisdom.
Welcome to the comprehensive course on Anatomy and Physiology, designed to meet the elevated standards set forth by the Yoga Alliance. This transformative program is carefully curated to empower aspiring yoga teachers with in-depth knowledge and expertise in three core competencies: Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics. Aspiring teachers will embark on a journey of exploration, understanding the intricacies of the human body and its connection to the profound practice of yoga. In the Anatomy component, students will revise the structural elements of the body i.e. bones, muscles, joints, and their interplay during yoga postures. Understanding anatomical alignment and variations will enable teachers to offer safe and personalized guidance to their students, fostering a deeper practice. The Physiology aspect will uncover the physiological responses that occur during yoga practice, including the respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems. This knowledge will empower teachers to create sequences that optimize the body's potential, promoting overall health and well-being.
In Biomechanics, students will explore the mechanics of movement within yoga asanas, delving into alignment principles and functional anatomy. This understanding will allow teachers to provide precise cues and adjustments, enhancing the effectiveness of each posture while preventing injury. By the end of this course, students will emerge as well-rounded yoga teachers, equipped with a comprehensive understanding of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biomechanics. Empowered to provide safe and informed instruction, they will inspire and guide their students on a transformative journey, cultivating a deep appreciation for the human body's wisdom and resilience.
|Anatomy||In the Anatomy section of this course, students will embark on an in-depth exploration of the skeletal system, gaining comprehensive knowledge about the bones and muscles involved in yoga asana practice. By studying muscle anatomy, students will learn about the muscles activated during different asanas and how they contribute to proper alignment and stability. Additionally, the concept of muscle contraction will be explored, allowing students to comprehend the dynamic interplay of muscles during yoga practice.|
|Physiology||In the Physiology section, students will delve into the intricacies of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system in connection to yoga. They will explore the profound impact of yoga practices on these systems, understanding how breath work influences the autonomic nervous system and promotes relaxation and stress reduction. The cardiovascular system's response to dynamic movements in asana will be examined, enhancing awareness of heart health and circulation during practice. Students will also discover the interdependence between breath and movement, comprehending the respiratory system's role in enhancing prana flow and vitality.|
|Biomechanics||In the Biomechanics section, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of joint movement, stability, alignment, and body awareness in the context of yoga. They will explore the mechanics of how joints articulate during various asanas, learning how to safely guide students into poses while preserving joint health. Understanding the principles of alignment will enable students to offer precise cues for optimal posture, enhancing the effectiveness of each practice. By honing body awareness, students will cultivate a deeper connection
with their own bodies and be better equipped to assist others in finding balance and integrity in their yoga practice.
The skeletal system plays a crucial role in the practice of yoga, providing the foundation for stability and mobility in various asanas. Understanding the structure and function of bones allows practitioners to approach yoga postures with anatomical precision, ensuring safe alignment and minimizing the risk of injury.
Physiology and yoga share a profound interconnection, as the practice of yoga has a direct impact on various physiological systems in the body. Through breath work and mindful movement, yoga influences the autonomic nervous system, promoting relaxation and reducing stress. The cardiovascular system is also affected, with dynamic yoga postures enhancing heart health and circulation. As practitioners delve into pranayama, the respiratory system experiences positive changes, optimizing oxygen uptake and improving respiratory function. The topics that will be covered are:
Biomechanics plays a vital role in the practice of yoga, as it involves the study of how forces interact with the body during movement and asana practice. Understanding biomechanics empowers yogis to approach postures with precision, optimizing alignment, and minimizing strain on joints and muscles.
Welcome to the unique and transformative course on Yoga Humanities, meticulously crafted to explore the history, ethics, and philosophy of yoga in alignment with the Yoga Alliance standards. In this enlightening journey, we will delve into the origins of yoga and key historical milestones, including the birth of Buddha, while studying essential concepts such as Upanishads, Yoga Sutras, and the Four Noble Truths. What sets this course apart is its emphasis on unorthodox philosophies of India, which delve into the fundamental human aspiration for true happiness, as mastered by Buddha. While a 200-hour course often confines itself to specific schools like yoga or Vedanta, our 300-hour program delves into the forgotten school of Boudha Darshana (philosophy), which profoundly revolutionized and awakened the common man 25 centuries ago. Ethics will be a focal point, exploring the Yoga Sutras and the principles of Shila, Samadhi, and Pragya in the
context of the unorthodox school. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we unravel the depths of India’s rich history, unorthodox philosophies, and ethical principles, empowering you to attain true happiness and wisdom on and off the mat.
|History||The history of yoga is a rich tapestry that traces back through centuries of Indian philosophy and spiritual lineage. Delving into the ancient roots, this exploration will cover key historical dates, revealing the evolution of various yoga styles, methodologies, and schools. From the classical teachings of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras to the profound insights of Upanishads, we will traverse through time, studying the birth and dissemination of these foundational texts. Additionally, we will delve into the profound impact of Buddha and his Eightfold Noble Path,
which revolutionized the spiritual landscape and awakened the common man over 25 centuries ago. Integrating these unorthodox philosophies, practitioners will gain a deeper appreciation for India's timeless wisdom and its enduring impact on human consciousness and spiritual growth.
|Philosophy||In our advance 300 hour YTTC, philosophy serves as the backbone that unites the various Indian schools of thought. In this course, students will immerse themselves in the profound meanings and definitions of key philosophical terms, unveiling the essence of yoga and allied spiritual path’s philosophical underpinnings. Through this exploration, they will discover how philosophy forms a deep connection with the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Understanding the relationship between philosophy and practice enriches the spiritual journey, infusing each posture, breath, and moment of stillness with profound meaning and purpose. By integrating philosophy into their practice, students will cultivate a holistic understanding of the spiritual field.|
|Ethics||In the Ethics course, students will delve into the profound ethical precepts found in both the Yoga Sutra and Boudha Darshana. This exploration goes beyond mere intellectual understanding, as we delve into how to embody and bring ethics into action in our daily lives. By studying the teachings of these ancient philosophies, students will gain insights into the principles of right conduct, compassion, and
mindfulness. Integrating these ethical principles into their yoga practice and everyday interactions, students will cultivate a deep sense of integrity and moral responsibility, fostering a harmonious and compassionate way of living.
By understanding the ancient roots of yoga and its development through various schools of thought, students of 300 hour YTTC gain a profound appreciation for its time-tested wisdom and enduring impact on human consciousness. The historical narratives of enlightened sages, sacred texts, and philosophical schools offer invaluable insights into the evolution of yoga and spiritual heritage as a holistic and transformative practice.
Philosophy or Darshana, which students will explore, holds a profound significance in the spiritual landscape of India. Rooted in the Sanskrit term "to see within," Darshana encourages
practitioners to embark on a journey of self-observation and introspection to comprehend the true nature of reality. Following topics will be covered in this course:
Drawing from the ethical precepts in the Yoga Sutras and the Four Noble Truths of Buddha &
teachings, students will explore how to embody these principles in their personal practice and teaching methodologies. By embracing ethics as an integral aspect of their practice, students will not only deepen their understanding of Yoga and Boudha Darshana but also foster a profound transformation, paving the way for a life guided by wisdom, compassion, and integrity.
Welcome to the Professional Essentials module of the 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course. In this transformative phase of your training, we delve into three fundamental pillars that shape you into a confident and skilled yoga teacher. Firstly, Teaching Methodology equips you with essential tools, techniques, and effective communication skills to lead inspiring and impactful yoga classes. We will explore various teaching styles, sequencing principles, and class management strategies, empowering you to create engaging and safe experiences for your future students.
Secondly, Professional Development prepares you for a successful career in the field of yoga. From understanding the business aspects of yoga to building your brand and marketing strategies, this module equips you with the knowledge to thrive as a yoga professional in today’s world. Lastly, Practicum or Practice Teaching provides you with valuable opportunities to apply your newfound knowledge in real teaching settings. Through hands-on practice teaching, you will receive constructive feedback and guidance from experienced instructors, honing your teaching skills and gaining the confidence to lead with authenticity and grace. This module is the bridge that connects the theoretical knowledge of yoga with its practical application as a teacher. By mastering Teaching Methodology, Professional Development, and Practicum, you will emerge as a skilled, confident, and compassionate yoga teacher, ready to inspire and guide others on their yoga journey. Embrace this enriching phase of your training as you take a significant step towards becoming a dedicated and impactful yoga professional.
|Teaching Methodology in our 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course focuses on the art of creating impactful and harmonious yoga classes. They will explore the importance of pace and rhythm, learning to synchronize breath and movement to guide the flow of energy and
cultivate a balanced experience for their students. Verbal cueing techniques will be honed to ensure clear and effective communication, offering precise instructions and modifications to meet the diverse needs of practitioners. Additionally, class management strategies will be emphasized, empowering teachers to maintain a seamless and
engaging class dynamic, while gracefully addressing challenges and disruptions.
|This course emphasizes on Yoga Alliance credentialing process, guiding students on the requirements for becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and maintaining their credentials. Ethical commitment and adherence to the Code of Conduct are emphasized to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for students. Our focus on lifetime
learning ensures that students continue to deepen their knowledge and expertise beyond the training program. We also emphasize professionalism, teaching students to conduct themselves with integrity and respect in their interactions with students and fellow
|Practicum||The Practicum is an essential component of our Yoga TTC program, providing students with valuable opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real teaching settings. During the Practicum, students will be assessed on various key competencies through both
written and practical exams. Through written assessments, students will demonstrate their understanding of teaching principles, class planning, and effective communication. In the practical exams, students will lead actual yoga classes, allowing them to showcase their
teaching abilities, sequencing techniques, and hands-on adjustments. This experiential learning process not only enhances confidence but also fosters self-awareness and growth as teachers.
1. Teaching Methodology
1. Introduction to Teaching Methodology:
2. Sequencing Principles:
3. Pace and Rhythm:
4. Creating the Yoga Environment:
5. Verbal Cueing and Language:
6. Class Management:
7. Hands-On Assists and Adjustments:
8. Seva (Service) and Karma Yoga:
9. Practicum and Teaching Practice:
Professional development in yoga training refers to the continuous growth and refinement of skills, knowledge, and expertise to excel as a yoga professional. It encompasses various aspects such as furthering education, deepening understanding of yoga philosophy, exploring advanced teaching methodologies, and honing communication and leadership skills. Professional development also involves staying updated with industry standards and best practices, maintaining ethical conduct, and fostering a commitment to lifelong learning.
In yoga training, practicum refers to the practical application and hands-on experience gained by students in teaching yoga classes under the guidance and supervision of experienced instructors. It includes opportunities for students to lead actual yoga sessions, where they demonstrate their teaching skills, class planning, verbal cueing, and hands-on adjustments. The practicum allows students to receive constructive feedback, refine their teaching techniques, and build confidence in their abilities as yoga instructors.