Learn How to become a Registered Yoga Teacher

(By Yogi Deva)
Course Structure & General Overview of Syllabus for 20 days Teachers Training

Our Yoga TTC program is especially structure to comply with the International Standards of 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training programs.

Category of Disciplines and Description:

1. Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle (YP&L) - (42 hours)

Based on the ancient philosophy Classical Yoga – Covering the study of the Background of Yoga and Traditional Texts (Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, Samkhya Philosophy, Bhagvada Gita), Yogic Lifestyle (based of the 4 principles of Yogachara - Ahar, Achar, Vihar, Vichar) and includes Ethics for the Yoga Teacher.

2. Techniques:

Training & Practice (T) - (102 hours) Hatha Yoga Practice (traditional & modern application)

Divided in:

  • Analytical Training in how to teach and practice the techniques.

  • Guided Practice of the techniques themselves; – Covering the learning of techniques, training and practice. Includes principles of instruction, demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting: traditional asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, bandhas, mudras, mantras, and other traditional techniques. Conscious training in concentration and other practices which are conducive to Meditation are also covered here.

  • Teaching Methodology & Didactics (TM&D) - (26 hours) Special Training in Yoga Education – Covering the principles of Experiential Learning, Attitude Training (bhavas) along with Asanas & Conceptual Activities. Includes principles of instruction, teaching styles, use of teaching aids, motivation, the student’s process of learning and the qualities of a teacher.

  • Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) - (20 hours) – Covering both the understanding of conventional anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and Yoga physiology (koshas, pranas, chakras, nadis, etc.) 5. Teaching Practice & Evaluation (TP&E) - (10 hours) – Covering the Actual Teaching Practice and aspect of Public Speaking. Includes giving correct instructions and demonstrations, giving and receiving feedback, observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.

Written & Practical Examination

Total of 200 hours* (*)

Students who complete successfully the 200 hours Teacher Training Course will be already qualified and certified to teach Yoga in any part of the world. The sucessful completion of this course also makes you eligible to attend the advanced 300 hours Teacher Training Course with Wise Living Yoga Academy . General Time-Table This is the time table of a 4 weeks program for your general information, which may change according to the discretion of the course coordination:

Structural Analysis of Theory and Practice Classes: Practice (1) – Consists of Techniques: Training & Practicing (T) & Teaching Methodology (TM&D) Practice (2) – Guided Relaxation Practice ONLY* (T)
Theory (1) – Consists of Yoga Philosophy & Lifestyle (YP&L) Group Dynamics (1) – May consist of (YP&L) or (TM&D) Theory (2) – May consist of (YP&L) or (TM&D) Theory (3) – May consist of (YP&L) or Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) Practice/Teaching (1) – May consist of (T) or Teaching Practice & Evaluation (TP&E)

06:30 – Wake up time 07:30 – Guided Meditation (*) 08:00 – Practice (Asanas/ Pranayamas) 09:30 – Breakfast 10:00 – Bath/ Laundry/ Rest 10:15 – Lecture (Traditional Texts/ Philosophy) 11:30 – Pranayamas/ Kriyas/ Karma Yoga (**) 12:00 – Lunch 13:30 – Guided Relaxation Session 14:00 – Lecture (Traditional Texts/ Philosophy) 15:00 – Tea Break/relax 15:30 – Methodology/ Anatomy & Physiology 16:30 – Practice/ Teaching Practice 17:30 – Dinner 19:30 – Assignments/ Self-study / Group Sharing 21:30 – Lights Off/ Good Night

Indian Yogi Network(IYN) Teacher Training Course (TTC) Advanced 300 Hours & 500 Hours

Certification Program

The advanced 300 hours & 500 hours Teacher Training Programs follow the same course structure and time-table of the 200 hours course. These programs cover training on the Therapeutic Aspects of Yoga and involve advanced studies of Traditional Texts, self-study/practice and experiencing life in an Ashram environment in the spirit of Karma Yoga. Only old students (who have already completed course from Indian yogi network, 200 hours or other) can apply for the 300 hours program can happen 3 times a year. Anyone can apply for the 500 hours Teacher Training by attending first the 200 hours and then completing the next 300 hours in the subsequent weeks OR as per our calendar of courses.

Category of Disciplines and Description:

1. Therapeutic Application of Yoga

Therapeutic aspects of Yoga will be covered by providing knowledge and training on the application of a Yogic approach in the management of stress, psychosomatic and psychogenic diseases following the orientations and methods applied, tested and advised by YOGI DEVA.
Yoga for Psychosomatic Diseases Including 'some' of the following:

  • Cardiac, Hypertension & Diabetes
  • Orthopedic & Musculo-skeletal Diseases
  • Gastro Intestinal & Genito-urinary Diseases
  • Respiratory, including Asthma and Bronchitis
  • Affective Disorders, Depression & Nervous System Disorders
  • Stress Management

Yoga Psychology For Stress Management

  • Man & Mind in the context of Samkhya Philosophy
  • Cognitive Appraisal & Stress
  • From Unbalanced (Rajasic) to Balanced (Satvic) Mental State
  • Stress Management - Ancient & Modern

Yoga Practices For Stress-related Diseases The training will include the examination and understanding of 'some' of the above mentioned specific disorders and the therapies and recommended routines for their management and treatment including:

  • Healthy Routines (Yogachara & Vihara)
  • Change in state of Mind (Yoga Vichara)
  • Food recommendation & Dietary (Yogahara)
  • Education of the Physical (Asanas)
  • Respiratory Practices (Pranayamas)
  • Yoga Hygiene & Cleansing processes (Yogic Kriyas)
  • Psychosomatic Practices (Absorption, Relaxation & Meditation)

Important Considerations: – The management of diseases under the Yogic approach does not make use of "quick-fix" techniques neither is 'solely' a specific one, with "this-for-that" instructions. In Classical Yoga we deal with management of diseases making use of psycho-physical procedures that are correlated to the mental processes.

– It is a two way traffic here: the body and the limbic system influencing the mind and at the same time perception and conation influencing the body. Managing stress at the very base foundation level and reaching up to a wide overview of life is the Yoga way of managing diseases.

2. Discipline & Personal Practices (Sadhana)

All the students engaged in advanced training are expected to maintain a personal and regular practice while staying in the ashram. The Sadhana will include:

  • Meditation (Individual or in Group)
  • Physical Education - Asanas & Pranayamas (Individual or in Group)
  • Yogic Hygiene (Shatkarmas & Kriyas)

Other personal practices and observances will be followed according to the student’s need and under direct orientation of a Senior Teacher. This will include practice of mauna (silence), upwas (fasting) during specific timings or following a specific diet program if

3. Karma Yoga

All students will be assigned specific duties in the center for which they will be responsible to coordinate & execute, alone or along with other students and workers of the Center, under the Senior Teacher’s guidance. Karma Yoga is not only executing a specific work but it is mainly doing it with a particular attitude and state of mind. A positive attitude and sense of enjoyment is to accompany any physical action besides doing it with full attention and not having personal interests in the final result (selfless or altruistic work).

4. Advanced Studies on Traditional Texts & Selected Topics on Yoga Personal guided studies will be conducted in form of workshops and assignments including attending lecture and doing research and paper/ talk presentation on Traditional Texts or selected topics on Yoga and including:

  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali & Samkhya Karika
  • Bhagavad Gita and the 4 Paths of Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita, etc
  • Yoga & Mystics & Mysticism; 5) History & Background of Yoga