02 Apr 300hrs Advanced Training
The course is taught in English.
Our program is an in-depth, transforming teacher training laid out in different modules, that can be completed in up to 3 years.
This course builds up and depends the trainee’s understanding of the fundamental concepts of teaching yoga that are generally taught at the 200-hour level. This 300-hour advanced training will prepare you to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced, more detailed, and/or subtler.
As per Yoga Alliance requirements, the training covers the following categories:
- Techniques, Training and Practice Pranayama, asanas and kriyas
- Teaching Methodology Sequencing
- Use of Cues and Verbal instructions
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Yoga Philosophy/Ethics/Lifestyle
Contact and non-contact hours
Three of these modules are required, for a total of 225 hours, while the rest of the curriculum can be built choosing among the optative courses, to reach a total of 270 contact hours, as per Yoga Alliance requirements. The remaining 30 hours are collected submitting the homework for the required modules.
2021 date to be announced soon
- “Living Yoga” : History and Philosophy.
2. “Awakening Somatic Intelligence”: Applied Anatomy
3. “Yoga Alchemy”: Sequencing and Mandala Flow.
Elective modules for 2020:
4. India Pilgrimage: Spirituality, Religion & Art
5. Bhakti Prema Vinyasa & Kirtan with Sridhara Das
6. The Art of Hands on Assists
30 non contact hours are spent on:
- For “Living Yoga” (History & Philosophy Module) : read and submit your comments on 2 books to be chosen from the course list.
- For “Yoga Alchemy” (Sequencing Module)submit a video of 1 full class taught by you.
- For “Awakening somatic intelligence” (Anatomy module) watch 20 hrs of anatomy videos at this LINK. Please note that this course needs to be paid separately.
*please note: if you have taken the 100 hrs modules in 2019 you do not need to submit non-contact hours homework for those modules. The non-contact hours are applicable to the 70 hrs modules only.
Schedule may vary slightly depending on the location of the training and time of the year.
7.30 – 9.00 Light breakfast
9.00 – 11.00 Bhakti Prema Vinyasa Flow
11.15 – 12.00 Pranayama
12.00 – 13.30 Lecture
13.30 – 15.30 Lunch break
15.30 – 16.30 Lecture
16.30 – 18.00 Workshop
18.00 – 19.30 Practice Teaching, Bhakti, Svadhyaya
19.30 – 21.00 Dinner
Please note: on arrival day there is an opening circle, and on leaving day there is a closing circle. Please plan to reach the location of the training by 3 pm on the first day, and leave after 11 am on the last day.
Awakening Somatic Intelligence – ONLINE FORMAT
The focus of the third module will be on understanding the bio-mechanics involved in yoga poses and how to access a Somatic experience through our bodies. In this module we will also discuss how to guide our students into embodied experiences through our verbal guidance.
This module will focus on:
- In-depth study of the musculoskeletal system. In this course we cover anatomy and skeletal variations for the following joints:
- Skeletal variations and how they apply to families of asanas and yoga poses.
- Understanding the difference between compression and tension.
- Guiding a class: verbal cues and somatic experiences.
- Teaching asanas as an embodied form of spirituality: leading a vinyasa class as a somatic movement practice.
- Asana Labs: in-depth study of postures, that address their functions, and hence ways to modify, offer hands-on adjustments, prop use and kramas by level.
- Practice teachings focuses on refining one’s cues and direction of the class.
- Daily Vinyasa class and asana workshops.
The course in self-paced format will be launched on May 10 2021. Please get in touch at email@example.com to have more infos or to enroll.
Dates: September 11-19, 2021
The focus of this 100 hrs training delivered in 9 days will be on sequencing intelligent vinyasa flow classes. After looking at the origins of modern Vinyasa Flow yoga and its roots into the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, we will delve into contemporary cross-fertilization of asana with New Age spirituality, somatic studies, dance, and philosophy.
Among the topicscovered :
- Creating transformative vinyasa sequences that intelligently prepare the body to explore peak poses at all levels.
- Functional anatomy: how to work with the 10 main myofascial tissues of the body.
- Foundations of Vinyasa flow yoga.
- Understanding the energetic curve of a class: wave sequencing.
- Phases of a yoga class.
- Elements in the flow.
- Sequencing styles: all-around and peak pose sequencing.
- Functional anatomy applied to sequencing for peak poses.
- Creative sequencing, modifications, hands-on adjustments, and prop use.
- Mandala Sequencing.
- Kramas: use of stages when teaching mixed level classes.
- Bhakti Yoga, through Vedic Chanting and chanting kirtan with harmonium.
- Daily Vinyasa class and asana workshops.
Dates: October 9-17, 2021
The focus of the second module will be on the History of yoga and other Indian darshan, the study of the Philosophies underlying our practice, how to live a yogic way of life, and how to incorporate yoga philosophy in the teachings we deliver in our asana classes.
Among the topics we will cover:
- Indus Valley Religion: what we do not know about ancient yoga.
- Vedic period: the 4 Vedas.
- Second Urbanization and Shramana Orders: the Upanishads.
- Bhagavad Gita and the rise of devotional yoga.
- Yoga Sutras.
- The Tantras: scriptures and subtle body physiology (chakras, nadis etc.).
- The rise and development of Hatha Yoga.
- Swami Vivekananda, T. Krishnamacharya and modern postural yoga.
- Pranayama and Yogic meditation (pratyahara): theory and practice. The classes place emphasis on strengthening one’s self-practice. Several kriyas are explained and practiced.
In the 80 hrs format this module also includes:
•Bhakti Yoga, through Vedic Chanting and chanting kirtan with harmonium.
•How to bring yoga philosophy in our yoga classes: creating powerful themes, weaving them into the classes, sharing difficult concepts in an accessible way. Practice teaching themes for yoga classes.
•Asana workshops on selected days.