Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Traditional 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 since the beginning of the Hatha Yoga evolution.
You should know:
- It’s not a retreat
- Intensive Teacher Training
- Limited students intake
- Individual feedback
- Teach from Day – 2
- Immersion in Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training 2019
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 seem to be different energies “Ha” & “Tha” 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 Hatha Yoga practice.
These blog posts will give you more details about Traditional Hatha Yoga.
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM – Traditional Hatha Yoga Practice
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Breakfast Break
10:00 AM – 11.15 AM – Philosophy Session
11:15 AM – 11:30 AM – Tea Break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Asana Clinic
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM – Group Practice
01.30 PM – 4:30 PM – Lunch Break
04:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Theme-based Practices
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Shower break
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Kirtans, Pranayama & Meditation
7:30 PM – 8:30 – Dinner
Traditional Hatha Yoga Texts
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 the 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 is another available authority on Hatha Yoga. Written around the 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 also called as Ghatastha Yoga.
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 researchers claimed that it was written around the 17th century, the recent researchers such as James Mallinson have been claiming that it was written before the 15th century.
It has an elaborate description on physiology, 84 asanas, discusses about Pranas, Nadis 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, Hatha 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.
The beginning of exploration into traditional Hatha Yoga Practice & Philosophy. The Asana practice, Kriya, Pranayama, Philosophy and teaching of Hatha Yoga begin.
Exploring traditional practice, its system and philosophy behind practice. Analysing how traditional Hatha Yoga Practice is built based on the philosophical dimensions.
Building the self practice of Hatha Yoga. This week also focuses on building customised classes for different levels based on the wisdom of Hatha Yoga.
This final week brings out the Hatha Yoga Teacher in you based on three weeks of practice and teaching every day under the guidance of lead teachers.
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.
Food during Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
The progress of Yoga practice does not depend on the practice only. It is significantly dependent on the type of food we eat. There are following factors in making the food Yogic.
The Ingredients: The quality of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we use an impact. We should be well-aware of the source of the food. Hence, at Samyak Yoga Ashram, we bring directly from the local farmers. They literally worship the farming.
The Preparation: The process of making the food too is a significant part. The Chef while preparing should be happy and joyful. The mind involved in the preparation of the food influences the outcome.
The Concept behind: The food is prepared based on the type of Yoga practice involved. You should have all the three qualities of Ayurveda i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha in their proportion. The food menu created in such a way that it is delicious and nourishes all dimensions of the system.
The Consumption: The way of eating the food is also significant. At Samyak Yoga Ashram, we all sit together like a family and enjoy the food. When shared with others, the heart opens and helps in bringing energy and light within.
Tips & Things to know
ARE YOU READY FOR TEACHER TRAINING?
Samyak Yoga 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is an intensive training which comprises around 8 + Hours of practice and teaching every day. If you have been practising Yoga for two years at least and have relatively an hour/day practice background, this training then is for you. If you are new to Yoga practice and would like to explore Hatha Yoga, you may attend some workshops or retreats on Hatha Yoga. 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training though creates a strong foundation in the tradition of Hatha Yoga practice, it does not benefit you if you have just started exploring it.
That being said, you are regular on the mat, you may be more ready than you think. If you have a regular practice, enthusiasm to learn more, aspiring to create a strong foundation in the practice and teaching of Hatha Yoga, this training is for you.
WIFI: Samyak Yoga ashram is equipped with WiFi facility. You can bring your Phone/Tab/Laptop etc. for your surfing when required. Though we recommend you to get less external impact during the journey within, you may require every now and then. However, we do not have any workstation for the students. You will have to carry the required devices along with you.
LAUNDRY: We have the laundry facility for which you are required to make a refundable deposit at the beginning of the training. The money used will be deducted at the end and will be given back to you. You can also wash your clothes in your room on your own.
SMALL SHOP: You can buy the required stuff such as washing powder, pens, toothbrush etc for your daily life from the store in the office. The brands of the products may vary. Hence, if you are particular about a specific brand it is advisable to bring them along.
ARRIVAL, DEPARTURE AND TRANSPORTATION
ARRIVAL: 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is 28 days-training. If you’re arriving one day earlier than the beginning of the training, there will be a nominal extra cost for the accommodation with all meals included.
DEPARTURE: However, it won’t be possible to accommodate you at the end of the training as most often we would be expecting another group of students for Yoga Teacher Training. The last session completes at 8:30 AM on the last day and you can schedule your flight on the same day after 18:00 (6:00 PM) in the evening.
P.S. It won’t be possible to leave just a day before. At Samyak Yoga, we take every session seriously and structured appropriately. Please do keep that in the mind while booking your flights.
TRANSPORTATION: The transportation from the airport is included in the course fee. Once you confirm your participation by making the registration fee payment, share your arrival details such as the name of the airline, Number and Date and Time of arrival. You can even arrive at midnight/early morning. You do not have to wait for others at the airport. The taxi is always arranged for every student. If there is someone travelling on the same flight, then you both will be informed in advance and can travel together to the Ashram.
YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION
Samyak Yoga has been training the aspiring Yoga teachers, refining the Yoga teaching skills since 2011. There are more than 880 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.
You will be able to register as RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher – 200 Hour) after the 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Samyak Yoga.
RECOMMENDED READING BEFORE HATHA 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 McKnight
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 LilianLilian Crosbie
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
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
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