200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Intensive in Pushkar, India Feb 1-21 & Oct 6-26, 2014
105 hours Techniques—including demonstration, alignment, practice and theory of Shiva~Shakti yogasana, pranayama, meditation, mudra, and bandhas.
25 hours Anatomy and Philosophy – A scientific, hands-on approach to human A&P in regards to yoga practice. Includes the therapeutic application of yoga on various systems of the body.
30 hours Philosophy—lectures provide the student with a foundational understanding of yogic history, thought and methodology. Topics covered include Raja Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Kundalini, 8 limbs of yoga, 3 Gunas, Nadis, energy anatomy, Ayurvedic principles, Sanskrit, Mantra, etc.
30 hours Teaching Methodology—Various aspects of teaching asana, including demonstration, observation, correction, sequencing, voice, etc. The student will learn correct alignment, adjustments and assists for all basic Shiva~Shakti yogasana. Sequencing of poses, classes for various ability levels, and oral presentation are included in this class. Creating the proper environment for a class and teaching ethics are also covered. Includes some practice teaching.
10 hours Practicum
Teacher trainees gain experience teaching under the guidance of the staff. The student will gain experience teaching in small groups and receiving feedback from instructors and peers. A self-care component is also included, offering the student a chance to work more deeply on him/herself.
Sample Daily Schedule: (which like all things can change!)
- 6:00-6:45 AM Meditation and Chanting
- 6:45-8:30 AM Pranayama and Asana Class
- 8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast
- 9:30-11:00 AM Anatomy and Physiology Lecture
- 11:00-4:00 PM Afternoon Break – Lunch
- 4:00-6:00 PM Techniques and Teaching Class
- 6:00-7:30 PM Yogic Philosophy Lecture
- 7:30 PM Dinner and Good Evening
- Other Topics Covered
Principles of Ayurveda
- Ayurvedic Nutrition
- Meditation: Japa, Mantra, Insight, Visualization
- Sanskrit Alphabet
- Prenatal Yoga
- Yoga for Men’s and Womens’ Issues
- Yoga Nidra
- Use of Props
- Business Ethics
- Personal Self-Care as an Instructor
- Yogic Dance