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Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)



Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)
(with elements of Ayurveda)

A classical approach to Yoga teacher Training

Yoga is not about postures or therapy.  Classical yoga, particularly in Patanjali Yoga Sutra, yoga is defined as that which manages (master's) the mind. In the commercial world, the focus of yoga is on the body and posture while in classical yoga, the main purpose of learning these techniques (postures, breathing, cleansing, etc) is to manage the mind thereby getting in touch with one's inner power.

In this YTT program, apart from learning the basics of yoga postures, breathing etc, the emphasis is on understanding and managing the mind from an Ayurvedic and Yogic perspective.

Objective

Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) is a unique Certificate program specially designed by Innergy Ayurveda & Yoga in collaboration with IAIM (Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (Bangalore, India)

It is understood that Yoga is part and parcel of living an Ayurvedic lifestyle. Learning the Yoga Students Training Programme with an understanding of Ayurveda will give the Students a holistic healing approach to living.

The YTT Course systematically integrates the fundamental principles of yogic philosophy and Ayurvedic philosophy, the various aspects of Yoga-Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breath mastery), overview of Kriyas (cleansing techniques) and  Trataka (eye concentration) into a holistic manner, thus enabling the participant to understand and impart the knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda in its truest sense. Students will also have an overview of Ayurveda in relation to Yoga with a specific focus on Ayurvedic Nutrition, and specific herbs and nutritional dishes for balancing the doshas. YTT Students will understand the Ayurveda concept of individualised body type (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) and tailor yoga classes based on the body types and specific ailments. Most importantly, students will learn to understand the workings of the mind and the power of Thoughts as expounded by classical Yoga and Ayurveda.

At the practical level, Students will learn the techniques of basic Yoga-asanas (postures), including the benefits & contra-indications of each posture and  the appropriate teaching techniques for each asana. Students will also learn the practical aspect of Pranayama, Kriya (Cleansing), Trataka etc. Students will learn some  Ayurvedic nutrition tips.

The YTT Course is a 200-hour training programme which includes 80 hours of theory and practice and 120 hours of teaching hours.

Certificate Awarding Institution: Ramiah Indic Specialty Ayurveda Bangalore  is one of the pioneers hospital to combine traditional medicine with modern system of science.

STRUCTURE OF YTT

  1. Theory (Yoga and Ayurveda)
    Students will learn the basic principles of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga (8 limbs of Yoga) and the basic Principles of Ayurveda. Some of the topics include:
    • History and fundamental principles of Yoga and Ayurveda
    • The foundation of Yoga (differences bet yoga and exercise and the different types of yoga etc)
    • Streams of Yoga : Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga
    • Ashtanga Yoga (8 steps of Pantajali yoga)
    • Deeper understanding of Bhairanga Yoga and Antaranga Yoga
    • Theory of Asana, Prana (Energy) and Pranayama (Breath Expansion)
    • Importance of Pratyahara in Pantanjali's Ashtanga Yoga
    • An overview of Chakra and their significance in Yoga
    • Yoga & Ayurveda for Stress Management
    • Role of Mind in Stress Management, Thoughts Management and disease prevention and Mindfulness
    • The Basics of Ayurvedic Nutrition
    • Concept of Ayurvedic detox (Panchakarma) and their importance for health
       
  2. Practical Sessions (Yoga & Ayurveda)
    Asana (Posture) Practice

    A set of 12-20 basic postures will be explored in depth, including their contra-indications and therapeutic, mental and emotional benefits of each posture.  The basic set includes
     
    1. Standing Postures
    2. Sitting postures
    3. Prone Postures
    4. Supine Postures
    5. Sun Salutation

    Students will also learn the benefits of each posture and how to apply each posture for different therapies eg back pain, diabetes, obesity etc

    Breathing Exercises and Pranayama (Breath Expansion)
    Students will learn the differences between breathing exercises and Pranayama. They will learn techniques such as cleansing breathing, single nostril breathing, calming breathing, etc and the therapeutic aspects of each pranayama practice. They will also learn who can and cannot do each practice.

    Sun Salutation
    A sequence of 10, 12 or 14 steps and an important aspect of yoga practice. At Level 1 students will learn the 12 steps. For advance classes students will learn 14 steps

    Kriya & Trataka
    Students will be given an insight into the role of Trataka and Kriya in Yoga.

    Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda
    Students will learn how to make a special Ayurvedic dish aimed at balancing the 3 doshas (Vata Pitta and Kapha).

  3. Field Practice (120 hours of teaching practice)

    Each student has to complete 120 hours of teaching yoga and this can be completed within one month to 2 years, depending on the dedication and time commitment of the student. The student can either be a lead trainer or an assistant to a lead trainer.  Certificate will be awarded after the completion of the teaching practice.

  4. Field Report

    Writing a report on any suitable yoga subject. Students can discuss it with the teacher and choose a topic.

Certificate
Awarding of certificates is based on following criteria

  1. Attendance
  2. Completion of homework and assignments
  3. Practical test & theory exams.
  4. Assessment - feedback from

Certificate will be awarded only after students complete the 120 hours of teaching.

Certificate Awarding Institute
Certificate will be awarded by Ramiah Indic Specialty Ayurveda Bangalore