HATHA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
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.
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.
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SYLLABUS – HATHA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training focuses on the traditional practice of Hatha Yoga. Consisting over 100 asanas practised 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 imagination of the course.
WEEK 1 – ARAMBHA
Arambha is the beginning or the first phase as it is termed in the Hatha Yoga 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.