300 YTT Calendar 2016
300 hr Yoga Teacher Training certification
200hr yoga alliance diploma is required
Hari-Om YTTs are always intense and challenging. We integrate tools and techniques from other traditions and practices such as Muay Thai, Zen, Taoism, Ecstatic Dance, and Dynamic Meditation because in our understanding, Yoga is a dynamic path to a deeper and integral comprehension, and many of us are past the point of being satisfied with simple explanations as “what degree the ankle should be placed” or “how high the arm should be raised” in an asana. Yoga is not a dogmatic practice and when it becomes fanatical, can only add ignorance to ignorance. In our YTT there are at least 4 hr a day of powerful practice and we require a strong commitment from the students who decide to join and immerse themselves in the practice. If observing your perceived limits and challenging them beyond what you thought possible in a conscious way, strengthening your body and inner body, and staying consistent on a path toward power is what you're searching for, then we invite you to join us. Leaving your comfort zone and transmuting it into your practice is our aim and forte.
- Neutral standing asanas and standing asanas with external rotation: Malasana, Bakasana, Astavakrsana, Vasisthasana, Tittibasana.
- Forward bending asanas: Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana, Kurmasana.
- Twisting asanas: Parsva Bakasana, Eka Pada Kundinyasana I, Parivrtta Janu Sirshasana.
- Backbends: Ustrasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana, Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, Kapotasana.
- Invertions: Adho Mukha vrkasana, Pincha Mayurasana, Vrschikasana.
- Laying-down and sitting asanas. Triang Mukhaikapada Pashimottanasana. Krounchasana, Yoga Mudrasana, Hanumanasana, Yoganidrasana, Marichiasana-A,B,C,D
The following aspects will be analysed in relation to every asana:
Alignment points; Most common errors; Possible simplified versions of the asana; Physical benefits; Contraindications; Effects on the mind and spirit; Effects on the Chakras and Doshas.
During the two-hour practice sessions that precede the theoretical portion of the course, the students will be asked also to perform asanas that are not mentioned in the course program and will be encouraged and assisted in researching their alignment points so as to be able to independently practice the asanas as desired in the correct manner.
Various asana sequences, involving specific parts of the body, that address different psychological and physical aspects of the individual will be taught with the intention of re-balancing their chakras and doshas.
The teaching method during the 300hr teacher-training will be mainly aimed at assisting the students in empowering the students to create their own lesson-plans.
The logic behind decisions to link certain asanas will be explained so as to enable the students to create asana sequences in autonomy.
The students will be encouraged to prepare their own individual yoga lesson plan related to a specific subject, to develop the theme throughout the lesson by providing theoretical information before, during and after the execution of the asanas and to conclude with pranayama and dharana techniques that harmoniously accompany the rest of the lesson.
Possible themes include charkas, a certain feeling, a particular element, a phrase.
Pranayama and Dharana
Techniques: Bhramari Pranayama, Bastrika and others.
Breath timing techniques will be introduced in which one mentally counts to establish a particular duration of inspiration, exhalation and breath retention, both will full and empty lungs; this technique will be applied to the various pranayama techniques previously learned.
Students will also be taught how to combine the various pranayama techniques with certain mudras and bandhas.
Students will be encouraged to utilize pranayama during the execution of certain asanas so that every movement begins and ends in relation to the breath cycle, simultaneously visualizing the movement of the pranic energy in the nadi.
Dharana techniques will be explored through a particular attention given to the use of mantras and yantras.
Following techniques will be explored on a deeper level, introducing advanced variations, among which the combined use of mudras and mantras during the single techninques: Nadi Shodana, , Shitali, Sitkari, Kapalabhati, Bhastrika, Viloma, Anuloma, Agni Sari, Visamavritti and Asamavritti Praayama.
Supplementary techniques and various other topics
- Methods for adjusting asana positions: Suggestions of specific techniques in relation to every asana to this point learned, aimed at or helping the students to perceive the correct alignment of an asana or enabling them to increase the intensity of the position.
- Yoga Nidra.
- Use of props and Restorative Yoga.
- Introduction to Yoga Therapy with particular attention to most common diseases (yoga for stress management, yoga for posture, back and shoulders, yoga for gastro enteric syndromes, yoga for women and yoga for children and seniors).
- Vinyasa Yoga. Deepening the knowledge of Vinyasa sequences and of Vinyasa philosophical approach.
- Chakras. Deepening the symbolic understanding? impact on the physical level, suggestions to rebalancing chakras imbalances through asana and other tecniques.
- The importance of "taking yoga" outside of the school and into one's life, as well as the importance of one's personal practice (sadhana).
- The role of a yoga teacher and the relation between teacher and yoga students.
- Practical advice on how to open a Yoga School and/or promote yourself as a yoga teacher.
Philosophy of Yoga
- Tantra: its concept of time and of the divine nature of the course of existence; Samsara-Nirvana; the differences between the dualistic and the non-dualistic visions (Dvaiata-Advaita); dakshina e Vama Marga; Tantra as it exists in the present time.
- Further study of: Jnana Yoga, the path of knowledge; Karma Yoga, the path of action; Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion.
- An introduction to the life and thoughts of some of the most notorious illuminated yoga masters including Vivekananda, Yogananda, Sivananda, Ramakrishana and others.
- Yoga in modern literature and cinema
- Yoga and ethics.
- Elements of connections between different mystic traditions (Yoga, Christianity, Sufism.)
- The relationship between doshas and atmospheric conditions, seasons and times of the day. Students will learn to incorporate the most appropriate techniques during yoga classes.
- An introduction to body-purification techniques.
- Appropriate daily routines for every dosha.
- Major physical symptoms that indicate a serious dosha imbalance.
- Sounds, colours and metals that rebalance the doshas.
Vastu and the use of Essences in the Yoga practice
Vastu is the science of building or achitecture. The traditional system of architecture that was developed in the induist culture to build temples. Vastu is based on the combinations of the 5 elements and tries balance them, not only in their internal relations but letting them establishing a contact with the human being. Vastu creats building in harmony with the cosmic laws that give joy and peace to mankind.
- An introduction to the application of essences.
- How and why they work.
- Their use in traditional naturopathy and ayurveda.
- Their use as an aid to yoga practice.
In the course of the five weeks of the Teacher Training offered by our Yoga school, the anatomical studies are more focalized and connected to the new technics and Asanas that have been taught.
A number of sessions will be dedicated to the concepts of tension, compression, stretching, elongation, flexibility and to all the possible variables necessary for an approach of profound respect to the human body.
Other classes will be dedicated to the spine as the primary supportive structure of the body which is undergoing daily stressful functions that can be deeply balanced through cognizance and practice.
If you have questions or doubts about the anatomy program of the 500 hr Yoga Teacher Training, don’t hesitate to contact us by filling up the apposite form here provided.
The concepts of tension and compression, how to recognize them during the practice, how to avoid damages, sprains, injuries etc.(how to practice Ahimsha), with a series of practical examples.
The spine, genesis, development, functioning, biomechanics(in daily life and during the practice), examples and protocols.
- Therapy and life force: The etymology of the word therapy sees the Greek language exhibit the three basic concepts that are "Assists - Care - Healing" and Yoga Therapy goes beyond the isolated concept of anatomica body l. The "therapy" will be developed through the use of the techniques of pranayama deeply combined with ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. Finally, we use the synergy of the different practices in India and China with one goal : therapy.
- Teacher - student relationship in the yogatherapy program.
- Yoga Practices, benefits and contraindications for the nervous systems.
- One example of therapeutic program with asana, pranayama, mudra, meditation and yoga nidra.
Example of calendar
|1||Welcome and Program introduction|
|2||What is Yoga|
|3||Yamas e Nyamas|
|5||Pranayama 1 and 2|
|6||Alignments 2||Anatomy 1|
|8||Ayurveda 1||Prenatal Yoga|
Alignments 3 and 4
|Ayurveda 2 (1°pt)|
Mantra and subtle body
Ayurveda 2 (2°pt)
|13||Only practice in the morning and then free day|
Brief Historical Introduction
Logic of the Simple sequence
|16||Mudra - Yoga Terapy Introduction|
|17||Learning styles, Teaching and Pranayama 3||Ethic, Teaching and teacher/student relation|
|18||Alignments 5 and 6|
|21||Written test, correction|
Only for 300 H
|24||Bhakti e Karma Yoga|
|26||Alignments 7 e 8|
|27||Jnana Yoga||Anatomy 5|
Use of Props
Principles of building a sequence