HATHA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

MYSORE, INDIA

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in traditional Hatha Yoga style. This is a course for those Yoga students who would like to deepen their practice of traditional Hatha Yoga and refine their skills of teaching Hatha Yoga as it is in the texts, at its root and as it was in the practice of Hatha yogis since the beginning of the Hatha Yoga evolution.

Upcoming Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Samyak Yoga

1 Feb to 28 Feb 2017 – Fully Booked

1 June to 28 June 2017  – Fully Booked

1 Aug to 28 Aug 2017 – Fully Booked

1 Dec to 28 Dec 2017 – Registrations Open

1 Feb to 28 Feb 2018 – 3 SEATS LEFT

WHAT IS TRADITIONAL HATHA YOGA?

Hatha Yoga is a Yoga method practiced based on Ashtanga Yoga or Raja Yoga of Patanjali. Hatha Yoga texts such as Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, Shiva Samhita and Gheranda Samhita are the primary sources for the practice of traditional Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is a method wherein the two seeming to be different energies “Ha” & “Tha” energies are balanced.

Hatha Yoga has been the most practical approach, a systematic method to transform the human system. It primarily focuses on the physical body to access – control and sublime the mind. Asanas and Kriya (Cleansing techniques of Yoga) are the major tools to begin with in Hatha Yoga practice.

these blog posts will give you more details about Traditional Hatha Yoga.

Traditional Hatha Yoga Series – 1

Traditional Hatha Yoga Series – 2

TRADITIONAL TEXTS ON HATHA YOGA

  • HATHA YOGA PRADEEPIKA

    Hatha Yoga Pradeepika written by Svatmarama is one of the foremost authority on Hatha Yoga in the recent times. Written somewhere around 15th century, Hatha Yoga Pradeepika has been influential in the evolution of Hatha Yoga in the recent history.

    Svatmarama was a disciple of Yogi Goraksha Nath from the Natha – Parampara. The Guru – Shishya Parampara was as below:

    Matsyendra Nath —– Goraksha Nath —- Svatmarama

  • GHERANDA SAMHITA

    Gheranda Samhita is another available authority on Hatha Yoga. Written around 17th century by Yogi Gheranda, often called as Chanda Kapali has his Gheranda Samhita which has a detailed explanation on Asanas, Mudras and Shat Kriya. Written in seven chapters, is is also called as Ghatastha Yoga.

  • SHIVA SAMHITA

    Shiva Samhita is another authority on Hatha Yoga which was written by an unknown author. The scholars have different opinions about the time of the text. Though the earlier researches claimed that it was written around 17th century, the recent researchers such as James Mallinson have been claiming that it was written before 15th century.

    It has an elaborate descriptions on physiology, 84 asanas, discusses about Pranas, Nadism some tantric practices and meditation in detail.

Syllabus – Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training focuses on the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga. Consisting over 100 asanas practiced based on the traditional way of sequencing, the Yoga Teacher Training brings the timeless practice in its purest form. Every day you will be spending time on the early morning time for the practice of traditional Hatha Yoga, while there will be sessions on exploring the philosophy of Hatha Yoga, its origin, the perspective, and the evolution until the modern times.

Let us classify week by week to have a better perspective of the course.

WEEK 1 – ARAMBHA

  • Arambha is the beginning the first phase as it is termed in the Hatha Yoga traditional practice.
  • Here we begin the practice of Hatha Yoga. You can expect the detailed analysis of the traditional Surya Namaskara, Standing Asanas, a lot of Asana name Chanting in Sanskrit, Exploring the philosophy behind the practice.
  • You will also discover the Yoga Teacher inside you when you start teaching from Day 2 in small groups.
  • You will explore a variety of theme based evening practice sessions to prepare for the entire month.
  • This week also introduces the Pranayama techniques and traditional meditation techniques.

WEEK 2 – GHATA

  • This stage prepares the Ghata (our system) for the complete practice Traditional Hatha Yoga. As we explore the second stage of the training, the morning practice gets intense with traditional theme based practices. Every phase of the practice will have intermediate and advanced Asanas.
  • The Pranayama and Meditation to get deeper and intense. You will spend more time in teaching in small groups. You will also receive individual feedback about your teaching every day.
  • You will practice Kriya to cleanse your body.
  • “Asana Clinic” session explores the practice of Standing Asanas as well as the inversions such as the practice of Sarvangasana Family (Shoulderstand series), Shirshasana Family (Headstand) etc.
  • The discussion sessions on Traditional Hatha Yoga Sequencing will explore how the practices are structured, understanding of the classification of Standing asana Family, Forward folds and Hip opening asanas, Core-strengthening and Balancing Asanas, Back-bends, and twists, Inversions, how to teach Shavasana, will give a complete idea of creating Hatha Yoga Class modules.

WEEK 3 – PARICHAYA

  • The third week will be the complete exploration of the practice. We work on building our own classes, building and refining the self-practice as this will be one of the main aspects of building ourselves as Yoga teachers.

  • Asana Clinic focuses on sitting series practice while your teaching gets intense with theme based classes.
  • Practice and teaching of Pranayama techniques get deeper.
  • You are required to prepare different Yoga Class modules under the guidance of the teachers.

WEEK 4 – NISHPATTI

  • The last stage of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training manifests the teacher inside you.
  • You will be prepared to teach a bigger class with a complete group.
  • You will have sessions offering a variety of Yoga Class modules in the evening.
  • You will have an examination to review your own progress.
  • The final week of the course brings the complete idea of bringing a Yoga teacher, ethics, and responsibilities of being a Yoga teacher, the profession of teaching Yoga are explored integrally.

  • WHO CAN APPLY?

    • A minimum regular practice of one year
    • This is physically an intensive training course. Hence you need to be physically fit to participate in the sessions from morning to evening covering around 8 – 8.30 hours a day.
    • Emotionally you need to be strong as different phases of the training can challenge you at different levels.
    • Be prepared to it for two theoretical sessions which are emotional, intellectually very interesting and interactive, physically can be hard.
    • Passionate to question the perspective, practice, and understanding we possess and not to attach to our pre-conceived notions.
    • Avoid the training if any chronic illness, pregnancy, recent surgeries, and under medication for any psychological disorders.
  • ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE

    • You can arrive a day before or on the day of the beginning of the course.
    • The taxi pick-up from the airport is included in the course fee.
    • If you are arriving a day earlier, you are supposed to make an extra payment for the day. Please contact Mr. Sharma for the details via e-mail.
    • We won’t be able to accommodate you more than a day earlier.
    • You will be specifically directed by Mr. Sharma, from the registration dept.
  • CERTIFICATION OF THE TRAINING

    Samyak Yoga has been training the yoga students to be Yoga teachers, refining the Yoga teaching skills since 2011. There are more than 650 students, members of Samyak Yoga Family teaching all over the world. Inspiring Yoga students to teach Yoga to learn Yoga is one of the foundations of teacher training courses at Samyak Yoga. You will see the refined Yoga teachers spreading Love and Light through Yoga around the world.

    Samyak Yoga Teacher Training Courses are registered with Yoga Alliance US and Yoga Alliance UK. You will be able to register as RYT 200 after the Yoga Teacher Training.

Samyak Yoga Teacher Training Reviews – Yoga Alliance US

Samyak yoga is the perfect place for yoga teacher training mostly because of their complete dedication to their students. It is a rigorous program, giving you a comprehensive teaching of yoga philosophy, asana, and spiritual practice. The teachers really work hard to help you reach your own understanding of the very complex themes of yoga philosophy. But most of all, I feel that this program FULLY equips you to become a yoga teacher. They provide an enormous amount of feedback–both positive and constructive, so that you can learn how to be an effective, competent, and inspirational teacher to others. Teaching methodology is a very important part of their program. I fully 1000% percent suggest this school to anyone and everyone who has a passion for yoga and desire to share that passion with others!

Alissa McKnight5 out of 5Samyak Yoga Profile - Yoga Alliance

Samyak Yoga teacher-training program change my life and fulfilled all my expectations!!! The hole process was amazing experience, and a personal growing. The program was well explain, it provided me a chance to go deeper into my own practice. I feel prepared to go out into the world and teach yoga. Wonderful teachers with a excellent delivery of information. This program has taught me a chance for learning what I love, with spiritual and emotional transformation as well. Highly recommended.  NAMASTE Lilian

Lilian Crosbie5 out of 5

The lessons I learned from this beautiful team of teachers have lasted long after my experience with them. The program was rigorous, genuine and thought-provoking. I had both physical and intellectual challenges while also learning about meditation in practice – it was a new element for me at the time, as I had previously experienced schools that may have acknowledged the importance of philosophy and meditation but didn’t emphasize it as much. I came out changed in ways that have stuck with me, for which I feel gratitude. Thank you Samyak Yoga!

Ivona Kaczynski
Ivona Kaczynski5 out of 5

Samyak Yoga offers an absolutely phenomenal training program that provides the student with in-depth knowledge of the asanas, philosophy, anatomy and daily opportunities for hands-on practice! The teachers are wise, funny, supportive, and inspiring. This training was a wonderful experience that allowed for growth as a teacher, a student and a human being in the most picturesque setting imaginable. I loved every minute of it! My deepest gratitude to Trupta, Rakesh, Arvind, and Stephanie!

Olivia Bioni
Olivia Bioni5 out of 5