TEACHER TRAINING COURSES CONDUCTED BY US
The objective of our Yoga Teacher Training Courses is to propagate the gift of Yoga through trained professional yoga teachers, yoga therapists and health coaches. Currently, we have three ongoing TTCs.
YOGA INSTRUCTORS COURSE (YIC)
›Basic Yoga Instructors Course for beginners
›The course is a combination of theory and practical subjects like Asana, Shat Kriyas, Pranayama and Meditation
›It includes yogic games which improve concentration, memory, dexterity and stamina, and our Awareness and Happy Assembly program which brings one in tune with true nature, happiness and bliss
›After completion of YIC course, one will be eligible to teach Yoga to the general public, and can also pursue BSc, MSc or PhD in Yoga to enhance their knowledge of the subject
YOGA THERAPY & NATURAL HEALING TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
›Recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and SGVP Holistic Hospital, Ahmedabad
›Covers more than 20 lifestyle disorders including diabetes, hypertension, back pain, arthritis, obesity, back pain, stress and many more
›Heal yourself and family members suffering from lifestyle ailments without the use of drugs or side-effects
›Opportunity to get employed in the reputed SGVP Holistic Hospital
›Full support and marketing assistance in setting up your own yoga therapy clinic
ASHTANGA VINYASA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE
›Recognized by the Government of Maharashtra
›Fully guided Mysore style primary series
›Ashtanga Vinyasa theory according to the practical point of view, history, and lineage
›The principles of Vinyasa, Drishti, Bandhas and Ujjayi Pranayama in relation to the practice
›Pranayama principles and techniques and the importance of Ujjai, Kapalabhati and Nadi Shodhana
›Chanting of Patanjali’s Invocation and prayers along with Shat kriya
›Advanced Meditation Technique
›Satsanga: opening a dialogue between the teacher and the students for discussion of previous and present practices, as well as developing a practical understanding of the Panchakoshas
ASHTANGA YOGA TTC SYLLABUS
Starting on: 2nd November
Ashtanga list of Primary Series postures.
Scientific Technique & Deeper insights of each asasna.
Surya Namaskar A Surya Namaskar B
1. Padangusthasana (big toe pose)
2. Pada Hastasana (hands under feet)
3. Trikonasana (triangle)
4. Parivritta Trikonasana (revolved triangle)
5. Utthita Parsvakonasana (extended side angle)
6. Parivritta Parsvakonasana (revolved side angle)
7. Prasarita Padottanasana (wide leg forward fold)
8. Parsvottonasana (side intense stretch)
9. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (extended hand to big toe)
10.Ardha Baddha Padma Uttanasana (half bound lotus intense stretch)
11.Utkatasana (fierce pose)
12.Virabhadrasana I (warrior)
13.Virabhadrasana II (warrior)
14.Dandasana (staff pose)
15.Paschimottanasana (3 X west intense stretch)
16.Purvottanasana (east intense stretch)
17.Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana (half
bound lotus version of paschimottanasana)
18.Trianga Mukaikapada Paschimottanasana
(1 leg folded back, forward fold)
19.Janu Sirsasana (head to knee pose) A, B & C
20.Marichyasana A, B C & D
21.Navasana (boat) X5
22.Bhujapidasana (arm pressure pose) Jump back from Crow
24.Supta Kurmasana (reclining tortoise) Jump back
25.Garbha Pindasana (embryo in the womb – 9 rolls)
27.Baddha Konasana (bound angle, upright and fold)
28.Upavista Konasana (wide angle seated forward fold)
29.Supta Konasana (reclining angle pose, open plow)
30.Supta Padangustasana (reclining big toe pose A & B) Just like the standing balances
31.Ubhaya Padangustasana (both big toes pose)
32.Urdvha Mukha Paschimottanasana (upward facing paschimo) Jump back
33.Setu Bandhasana (bridge building pose) Jump back
34.Urdvha Dhanurasana (upward bow – Lift 5 times)
35.Paschimottanasana (intense stretch – 10 breaths.)
37.Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand – 10 – 25 breaths)
39.Karnapidasana (ear pressure)
40.Urdvha Padmasana (upward lotus)
41.Pindasana in Sarvangasana (embryo)
43.Uttana Padasana (intense stretched feet or legs)
44.Sirsasana (headstand A = 10 – 50 breaths B = 10 breaths)
45.Balasana (child's pose)
THE FINAL THREE
46.Baddha Padmasana (bound lotus and bow – 10 breaths) Also called Yoga Mudra
47.Padmasana (lotus – 10 slow breaths)
48.Tolasana (the uplifting – scales – 10 fierce Ujjaii breaths)
49.One more vinyasa to Savasana...
Note: Apart from the above asanas, the following advanced asanas will be taught:
Eka pada raja kapotasana
Headstand with base change
Eka pada sirsasana
Scientific Understanding of Prana, Pranayama Chakras,Nadis etc.
Techniques & Scientific Benefits of Following Pranayama techniques.
AnulomVilom – Alternate Nostril Breathing
Cooling - Sheetali, Sitkari, sadanta
Ujjayi – Victorious Breath
Bhramari – Humming Bee Breath
Bhastrika – Bellow’s Breath
Surya Bhedan, – Right Nostril Breathing
Mudras & Bandhas:
Definition of Yoga
Discipline of Yoga
Witnessing The essence of Yoga
Five modifications of the mind
Foundations of yoga
Eight limbs of Yoga
Obstacles in the path of Yoga
Selected sutras from Bhagavad-Gita, patanjalyogadarshana,hathapradipika,gheranda Samhita.
Anatomy & Physiology:
Study of Cell organelles –Mitochondria, Glogibody, ER, Lysosome, Peroxisome, Plasma membrane, cytoplasm, Nucleus-Nuclear membrane, chromosome, nucleolus, DNA &RNA.
Musculo Skeleton system: Anatomy of the Skeleton, Classification of bones, Types of joints, Types of synovial joints, Types of Muscle in the body.
Cardiovascular system: Structure of heart, Functional anatomy of blood vessels, Study of blood & blood cells and blood circulation in body.
Respiratory system: Anatomy & Physiology of Nose, nasal cavity, pharynx, trachea, larynx, bronchiole, lungs. Types of Respiration.
Digestive system: anatomy & Physiology of Mouth, buckle cavity, pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, large intestine, small intestine, anus. Associated glands-Liver, Pancreas, salivary glands, gall bladder.
Endocrine system: Anatomy & Physiology of Pituitary, pineal, Adrenal, Thyroid &Parathyroid, Pancreas and Gonads.
Nervous system: Classification of nerve fibres, Anatomy & physiology of Fore, mid & Hind brain, central -Peripheral Nervous system.
Excretory system: Anatomy & Physiology of urinary system, skin.
Reproductive system: Anatomy & Physiology of Male & Female Reproductive system.
Understanding scientifically how each asana influences all the above systems.
Eligibility for the course: Minimum 10th Std School Education
DIPLOMA IN YOGA THERAPY & NATURAL HEALING
Module 1: Application of Yoga
Concept of Yoga: What is Yoga, Obstacles in the path of Yoga, Tools to overcome those Obstacles.
Concept of Health & Diseases. Understanding root cause of Disease.
Ashtanga Yoga & 8 limbs of Yoga.
Understanding: Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Karma, Jnana Yoga.
Pranayama & Scientific application of Pranayama in Yoga Therapy.
Meditation: Scientific Application of Meditation in Yoga Therapy.
Sukshma Vyayama: Theory & Practical.
Module 2: Anatomy & Physiology
A) Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology:
i. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology, Basic Anatomical and
ii. Cell: Structure & Functions, different cell organelles and their functions.
iii. Tissues and Organization of human system; Introduction to Support Systems.
iv. Maintenance Systems, Control Systems, Defense System and Concept of
B) Musculo-Skeletal System
i. The Skeletal System: Skeleton, Functions of skeleton, Classification of bones, Study
ii. Structure and function of Various Joints.
iii. The Muscular System: Types of Muscles in the body Along with their locations in body.
iv. The characteristics, structure and functions of The Skeletal Muscles, Smooth Muscles
and Cardiac Muscles
v. Interrelationship between skeleton & Muscular system.
C) Digestive System
i. Gross anatomy of digestive system, functional anatomy of Mouth, Oral cavity,
Pharynx, Esophagus, Stomach, Small intestine, Large intestine and Anal canal.
ii. Physiology of digestion, assimilation & peristalsis, Gastric and digestive juices
involved during digestion, associated glands involved in digestive system.
D) Respiratory System
i. Gross anatomy of the respiratory passages, functional of Nasal cavity, Pharynx,
Larynx, Trachea, Bronchus, Lungs and Alveoli.
ii. The process of Respiration, Types of Respiration, Lungs volumes & capacities, Mechanics of breathing and exchange of gas in alveoli.
E) CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
i. Functional anatomy of the Heart, arteries, veins and capillaries.
ii. The organization of systematic and pulmonary circulation, the cardiac cycle.
iii. Blood: Composition and Functions, Blood groups and their importance.
iv. Cardiac output and Venous return.
v. Blood pressure and Regulation of blood pressure.
F) Nervous System
i. An introduction to Histology – nerve – structure and properties of neurons – nerve –
action potential – generation propagation – factors influencing classification of
neurons and nerve fibers, neuralgia cells, receptors and reflex arcs.
ii. Functional anatomy of Cerebrum, Cerebellum, spinal cord.
iii. Functions and importance of the parts of the brain viz., cerebrum, pons, medulla,
thalamus, hypothalamus, cerebellum and autonomic nervous system [sympathetic and parasympathetic].
G) Endocrine System
i. Anatomical structure & functions of important endocrine glands (Pituitary, thyroid, pancreas, adrenal and gonads)
ii. Short anatomy of the hypothalamus and the releasing hormones secreted from it.
H) lymphatic system
i. Sites, functional anatomy of lymph nodes and their function.
iv. Lymphatic system and its’ role in immune system.
I) Reproductive system
i. Functional anatomy of male reproductive system.
ii. Functional anatomy of female reproductive system.
i. Signs of Pregnancy.
ii. Changes in female & as well as in child in each Trimesters.
iii. Post pregnancy changes in female.
Module 3: Yoga Therapy
Understanding Causes, Symptoms, Pharmacological treatment, Diagnosis, Diet and Yoga Therapy module for each and every ailment mentioned below:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Module 4: Natural Healing:
Importance of Natural healing through Naturopathy.
Philosophy & Principles of Naturopathy.
Importance of fasting & Juice Diet.
Techniques, Benefits and Limitation of Hydrotherapy: Enema, Hip bath, Full sheet pack, steam bath, hot foot bath, Spinal bath, wet/dry fomentation.
Techniques, Benefits and Limitation of Clay therapy
Techniques, Benefits and Limitation of Sun Bath.
Techniques, Benefits and Limitation of Air Bath.
Techniques, Benefits and Limitation of Massage.
Techniques, Benefits and Limitation of Tools of Accupressure.
Nature cure Treatments for all ailments mentioned in Module 2: Yoga Therapy.
Module 5: Introduction of AYUSH
i. The four aspects of life (Soul, Mind, Senses and Body),
ii. Pancamahabhütas (the five-element theory),
iii. Three Pillars of Ayurveda: Ahar,vihar and aushadhi.
iv. Concept, role and importance of – Dosha, Dhatu, Mala, Updhatu, Srotas, Indriya, Agni, Prana, Prakåti, Deha Prakåti, Manasa Prakåti
v. Concept of Dinacarya (daily routine), concept of Ritucaryä (seasonal routine).
vi. The disease process in Pancakarma theory.
vii. Concept of Pancakarma in managing a disease (five main procedures).
viii. Concept of Pürvakarma (preparing for pancakarma)
ix. Concept of Paschat karma.
Brief Introduction of Homeopathy.
Brief Introduction of Siddha
Brief Introduction of Unani.
Brief Introduction of Pranic Healing.
Brief Introduction of Reiki.
Brief Introduction of Accupuncture.
Brief Introduction of Magnetotherapy.
Module 6: Counselling
How to establish a relationship using counselling skills.
Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills.
Apply the main ideologies and theoretical approaches to counselling.
How to create the best setting in which counselling skills can be used.
How to conduct counselling sessions with clients in an effective way.
Gain in-depth knowledge of using counselling skills in everyday life and work.
How counselling skills can be used to positively influence behavior in others.
Essential people and communication skills to improve the caliber of your everyday relationships.
Become familiar with the core issues presented in counselling and methods of how to approach them.
Understand the importance of self-development, reflecting on sessions and being aware as a counsellor.
Module 7: Dissertation
Eligibility for the course: Minimum 10th Std School Education