Location: Dharamsala, India
This 4 weeks intensive yoga teacher training course is certified by Yoga Alliance and is run under the supervision of Banjaara Yoga teachers. This teacher training program will advance your level of practice, acquaint you with multi - styles of yoga such as Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha and Creative Vinyasa, build confidence, and help find your own style as a practitioner and voice as a teacher. It is designed to guide you through the path of yoga and prepare you to teach and care for others. Banjaara training is presented in a fun, relaxed, modern and progressive environment without overlooking the key elements and values of the Yogic tradition. You will be encouraged to follow an Ayurvedic lifestyle to improve your overall well being. The combination of alignment based asana practice, yogic philosophy, mantra chanting, meditation and self - inquiry will build a foundation in Banjaara Yoga Methodology, which will transform your practice and help you apply the Yogic values to every aspect of your life, empowering you and providing you with more vitality and personal freedom.
REQUIREMENTS: There are no specific requirements to join this course and prior Yoga experience is not compulsory to enrol in the teacher training, however, we recommend a regular practice of a minimum of 1 year. Please take into account that the time you have devoted to your personal practice is on the arbitrary standards and you will not be judged in any way for your practice or your knowledge, therefore students of all levels can join the course. Our aim is to prepare you to become a good and professional Yoga teacher beyond the standards of Yoga Alliance, so you can spread the knowledge of Yoga and guide others confidently on their Yogic path or simply improve and become proficient in your self-practice.
In order to successfully complete the 200Hr Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training, you will be required to attend to all classes. If you cannot meet the attendance requirements of the course you will be given a certificate of participation, but not “completion”. Benefits An emphasis on some of the more Eastern practices (like pranayama, kriyas, yoga nidra, mantras) A peaceful location - the perfect setting for a yoga training A supportive and encouraging environment that will leave you with wonderful friends from all over the world A variety of experienced teachers (with each one with different strengths) will help you grow in many different ways Deepen your yoga practice and take it to the next level Teaching methodology and workshops to ensure that our students finish their course ready to teach What Makes This Retreat Special 200HR MULTI-STYLE YOGA TTC - WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
This is a basic but intensive yoga program for those who want to deepen their yoga practice, get to know the history and philosophy of Yoga, learn Yogic anatomy and understand the influence of asana practice on the human body. This course is especially dedicated to people who want to start teaching Yoga and need an appropriate certificate, however, everyone is welcome to join since it’ll create a great foundation for those who simply want to become proficient in their self-practice.
Week 1 is an introductory week into the science, philosophy and practices of HATHA Yoga. The focus of this week will be on learning alignments, adjustments and variations of the asana practices, pranayama and meditation techniques with benefits and limitations, traditional Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation), Mantra chanting philosophy and history of Hatha Yoga.
The students will also put into practice what they have learnt during teaching methodology classes and have the first contact with teaching during practicums. The first week is designed to create a good physical, mental and theoretical foundation to progress through the rest of the teacher training safely and confidently.
Week 2 is dedicated to VINYASA Yoga. During this week you will get introduced to the main and most important concepts of modern Vinyasa Yoga, how to coordinate movement and breath, how to sequence a professional Yoga Asana class to respond to students needs, how to modify important asanas and transition between asanas in a safe way to prevent injuries, etc. Surya Namaskar Ashtanga Vinyasa Style ( A&B) will be introduced in this week as well as Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation).
By now the students will have already started learning about Yogic/Ayurvedic Anatomy and Western anatomy, Pranayama practice and Meditation techniques are also an important part of this week as well as lectures and workshops on alignment and hands-on adjustments.
History, Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali (8 limbs of Yoga) philosophy and classical Yoga books will also be discussed and explained in depth during this 2nd and the following 3rd week of the teacher training.
Week 3 explores and deepens into the practice of ASHTANGA VINYASA Yoga. You will study the roots and lineage of this style and practice the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Primary series in a progressive way with guided and Mysore style practices. You will learn and practice drishtis, pranayamas and bandhas that are characteristic of this practice as well as gaining a more profound knowledge about other practices such as Mudras, Meditation techniques and Mantras. Practicums, adjustment & alignment workshops, teaching methodology lectures, anatomy classes and the use of props will continue throughout the 3rd week just as in week 1 and 2.
Week 4 is the final part of the teacher training that serves to revise the knowledge gain in previous weeks, clarify doubts, practice the tools and concepts learnt during the Yoga course, submit assignments, participate in Practicums, discuss about business aspects of being a Yoga teacher as well as the ethical code of professional Yoga teaching and additional classes to revision of the whole process.
YOGA TTC HIGHLIGHTS
- History, philosophy and values of Yoga.- Alignment oriented classical Hatha Yoga Style.
- Detailed teaching of Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series.- Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad-Gita.
- Mantra Chanting & how to read Devnagiri Script (Sanskrit).
- Sanskrit names of the postures.
- Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya.
- Western and Yogic Anatomy.
- Hands-on Adjustment.
- Posture Lab and Alignments.
- Art of Sequencing.- Principles of Ayurveda and its different techniques.
- Teaching Methodology.
- Art of Studying and Teaching.
- Theme based workshops.
Business Aspect of Yoga.
- A free refresher course at any of our locations.
-Opportunity to intern at the school and gain professional experience. Full Description
YOGA TTC FULL CURRICULUM
Yogic Philosophy and classical books of Yoga.
Meaning, Values and definition of Yoga.
Different types of Yoga.
Origin and history of Yoga.
- Definition of Yoga and its interpretation.
- Four paths of Yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga).
- What is Hatha Yoga, Different components of Hatha Yoga.
- Ashtanga Yoga and description if its eight components.
- Patanjali Yoga Sutras, modifications of the mind, the meaning of OM.
- Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher.
ASANA PRACTICE INCLUDING
- Different styles of Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutations) with root mantra series.
Different styles of Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutations)
Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series - guided & Mysore practice.
Restorative Yoga with and without props. (Blocks, Straps, Bolsters, etc.)
- 12 basic Sivananda Asanas.
- Core Principles of Hatha Yoga Practice.
- Modified practices to suit all needs.
- Full health assessment on Asanas.
- Meditative Postures.
- Alignment and Adjustments of Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Asanas.
Practice of traditional and modern concepts Vinyasa.
- Workshops on hip opening, back bending, forward bending, side bending, balancing, twisting, inversions and arm balances Asana (postures).
Regular guided meditation classes.
Study and practice of several meditation techniques.
Techniques of visualization to improve meditation.
How to use meditation to understand our own nature and that of others.
Point to point full body relaxation technique.
- Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep.)
- Guided Shavasana.
- Minor and major chakra relaxation.
- Deep causal body relaxation.
PRANAYAMA (Science of Breath.)
- What is Pranayama?
- What are types of Prana.
- What are ida, pingala and shushumna?
Types of Kumbhaka.
- Different types of breathing techniques: Kapalbhati, Nadi Shodhan, Bramhari, Ujjayi, Bhastrika, etc.
- Importance of yogic breathing.
- Different ratios of breathing with the practice of Kumbhaka and Bandhas.
- Meaning, types and practice of Mudras and Bandhas.
Study of all traditional Shatkriyas (Yogic Detoxifications).
Regular practice of Jala Neti and Sutra Neti.
Practice of Shankaprakshalana.
Importance of practising Shatkriya for the purification of the nadis and achieving balance between body, mind and soul.
- What is OM?
What is mantra mean?
- Mantra Chanting and learning to read Devnagiri Script
- Types of starting and closing Mantras for Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Creative Vinyasa.
- How to create positive vibration or energy with mantra yoga.
ANATOMY FOR YOGA TEACHERS
- Includes both Eastern anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs etc.), and Yogic/Ayurvedic anatomy
and physiology (chakras, nadis etc.) - Benefits and contraindication of asanas, pranayama and meditation techniques. - Principles and techniques of Ayurveda and its relation with Yoga.
- Principles of demonstration.
- Observing, assisting and correcting.
- Teaching in pairs, small groups and big groups.
Instructions, teaching styles, qualities and responsibility of a yoga teacher.
- Structuring and sequencing a theme based practice.
- Grouping the Asanas as per following types: standing asanas, balances, side bending,
forward bending, back bending, twisting, arm balances, inversions, finishing postures, relaxation asanas. - Sequencing and teaching Creative Vinyasa Flow.
- Teaching Practice: Includes teaching practice, receiving feedback, observing others teachings,
hearing and giving feedback, assisting students while someone else is teaching. - Adjustment & Alignment workshops and lectures on “hands on” adjustments. - Special classes on Ayurveda for Pre-natal, Partner Yoga, Yoga Therapy. - Voice projection and floor presence. - Planning and structuring a class. - Dealing with injuries and safety precautions.
- How to effectively set up the elements of the shala according to the theme of the class.
YOGA AS SUSTAINABLE WAY OF LIFE
Business and Legal Aspect of Yoga.
- Career as a teacher.
- Setting up your own studio.
- Marketing strategy, advertising and PR.
- Ethics in yoga business.
- Building network with other yoga teachers, schools, studios, etc.
INCLUDED COURSE MATERIALS
200Hr Yoga TTC Course Book and notes.
Complete Asana Book from beginner to advanced.
Rudraksha for Ajapa Japa Meditation
Banjaara Yoga & Ayurveda carry bag.
You are able to choose from cozy double rooms, for single or double occupancy. All rooms have attached bathrooms with hot water and Wi-Fi access. Three Vegetarian Meals per day will be provided. Nearby local market, restaurants, and trekking routes to the peaks and waterfalls.
food and dining
You will be served three Sattvic organic North-Indian vegetarian meals daily
Things to do (optional) Ayurvedic Treatments Cooking Classes Dalai Lama Temple Visit Dalai Lama Lectures (according to His Holiness Schedule) Indian Music Classes Kirtan and Satsang Macrame Classes Organized trips to nearby attractions Paragliding Sightseeing Tibetan Treatments Trekking Visiting the local markets Visiting the local Temples
- $1,390 - Yoga Teacher Training without Accommodation/Food
- $1,630 - Shared twin room without food
- $1,760 - Private double room without food
- $1,760 - Shared twin room with food
- $1,890 - Private double room with food
How to get there Arrival by plane The nearest Domestic Airport is Dharamsala Kangra Airport, Gaggal (DHM), roughly 60-90 minutes drive from Bhagsu. The Airport is well connected to a spectrum of cities in the country. The second nearest International Airport is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport, Amritsar (ATQ) roughly 218 kilometers from the city. It is well connected to several major cities like Pathankot, Dalhousie, Delhi and Jammu.
Arrival by bus Most people come to Dharamsala by bus, as the nearest rail-head is at Pathankot (Punjab), around 90 kilometers away. It has good connections with other parts of Northern India, although the journeys are often slow due to the narrow, winding roads in the hills.
The main bus terminal is in Lower Dharamsala, but some public HRTC buses to Delhi and Pathankot go all the way to the main square of McLeod Ganj, where you can also book advance tickets for the return trip.
Buses from Pathankot cost around Rs 120 and take 4 hours to reach Dharamsala/McLeod Ganj. Once in Dharamsala, if your bus does not go all the way to McLeod Ganj, another bus can take you the rest of the way for 14 Rs. and a journey lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
Private bus companies are available for travel from Manali, Dehradun and Delhi. Overnight buses operate from New Delhi with many leaving from the Tibetan colony of Majnu ka Tilla. These services take around 13 hours and cost from 600 Rs for a basic bus to 1100 Rs for a plusher Volvo. Tickets for Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC- A State Government body) can be booked online from Chandigarh, which is 236 kilometers far from McLeodganj, and a gruelling 8-9-hour trip in an ordinary bus.
Arrival by train The nearest broad gauge rail-head is at Pathankot and the neighbouring small station of Pathankot Cantt, a comfortable overnight journey from Delhi. Train buffs can continue on the very slow and rickety, but pretty Kangra Valley Railway to Kangra, a journey that easily takes up to 6 hours and still leaves you around 25 kilometers from McLeod Ganj. Many travellers choose to continue from Pathankot towards Dharamsala by bus or taxi. If you do choose to travel to Kangra by train, then from the train station, you will need to hire an autorickshaw to reach the bus stand, where buses are available to take you to Dharamsala.
If coming by Pathankot station (PTK), the Pathankot bus station is just across from the railway with buses plying for Dharamsala. Pathankot Cantt (PTKC) is 3-4 kilometres from the bus stand/PTK station - rickshaws are aplenty. The 4-hour bus ride to Dharamsala costs 120 Rs. per person. Once in Dharamsala, another bus can take you to McLeod Ganj for 14 Rs., and a 15-20-minute ride.
Terms and Conditions
**Materials for all courses are included in the fees. ***Travel to and from Dharamsala are not included in these prices. Transfer from Dharamsala airpor is available to 200Hr Yoga TTC students only. Please contact us if you're interested in booking our Yoga TTC Programs without accommodation & food. Experience in yoga is not required but we advise you to have a continuous practice before the course starts so you can make the most of this life changing experience. However,s uccessful applicants must be in good health and have general stability in their lives, sufficient for carrying out the full extent of the Training Course. Refund policy: The Confirmation Fee is non-refundable. The Confirmation Fee is part of the entire course fee and WILL BE SUBSTRACTED FROM THE TOTAL FEE of the course. The remaining of the course fee balance must be paid in cash in the local currency on the first day of the course either in INR (amount according to the Exchange rate on the date of payment) or in GBP accordingly. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS OR TRANSFERS ARE AVAILABLE ON CANCELLATION PRIOR TO, DURING OR AFTER THE START DATE OF ANY TEACHER training due to fixed travelling costs of our international teaching team and costs of organizing TTC. In extenuating circumstances, such as bereavement or serious illness, the course can be deferred to a later date, subject to availability and deferral fee. Available Dates: * April 8-May 5 2018 * May 6-June 2 2018 * June 3-June 30 2018 * July 1-July 25 2018 * September 4-29 2018
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