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200, 300 & 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus: Samatva Yogalaya, Risikesh

Syllabus for 200, 300 and 500 hour yoga teacher training in India at Samatva Yogalaya, Rishikesh - RYS 200, RYS 300, RYS 500 - Yoga Alliance

Note – twice in a week workshops are conducted for different aspect of asana teaching.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Part-1

  • Introduction of Yoga, its meaning and definitions from various authentic scriptures(Aagama). Gradual development in yoga
  • Difference between exercise and yoga
  • Brief introduction of yoga and Sankhya philosophy
  • Ashtanga yoga – mainly yama, niyama, asana and pranayama
  • Human anatomy and physiology in respect to various yogic practices
  • Teaching methodology – ethics, qualities and characteristics of yoga teacher
  • How to learn yoga instead of how to teach
  • Class management

Part-2

1st week
  • - Loosening practices
  • - Focus on foundation of asana (standing and sitting asana)
  • - Introduction and practice of breathing exercise (Pranayama)
  • - Guided meditation
2nd week
  • - Focus on proper alignment of asana (standing and sitting)
  • - Intensifying pranayama practices
  • - Emphasis on personal practice
3rd week
  • - Alignment and modifications in various asana
  • - Teaching aspect.
4th week
  • - Group teaching
  • - Intensifying personal practice

At Samatva Yogalaya, we emphasize on imparting our students the knowledge of teaching people rather than just teaching asana. This means we pay attention to modifications, variations and adjustments because yoga must be accessible to all.

There will be a minimum of 2 contact hours spent on ethics for yoga teachers. These topics include yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethical practices. Post dinner practices of meditation and mantra chanting (Ishvara Pranidhana) will enhance your learning further.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Asanas

Antirheumatic group- wrist, elbow, shoulders, toe, ankle, knee, hip joint movements.
Digestive group- simple abdomen twisting, baddha konasana.

Standing asana, lengthening and twisting spine in standing asana

  • Tadasana or urdhva hastasana
  • Surya namaskar
  • Adhomukha shvanasana
  • Urdhvamukha shvanasana
  • Padhastasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Parighasaan
  • Veerbhadrasana -2
  • Parshvakonasana
  • Ardhachandrasana
  • Parshvottanasana
  • Hast pad angushtasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Parivrit trikonasana
  • Veerbhadrasana-2
  • Veerbhadrasana- 3
  • Parivrit parshvakonasana
  • Prasarit padottanasana

Seated and forward bend asana

  • Veerasana
  • Janusirasana
  • Parivrit janusirasana
  • Paschimottanasana

Some advance asana

  • Pincha mayurasana
  • Adhomukha vrikshasana
  • Garudasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Padma bakasana

Backbending asana

  • Gomukhasana
  • Shetubandhasana
  • Ushtrasana
  • Bhekasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Seated twisting asana
  • Vakrasana
  • Ardha matsyendrasana
  • Inversion asana
  • Shirsasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapeedasana
  • Matsyasana

Some advance asana

Observation of the self with the help of regulation of breath Appropriate practice of Bandhas where its needed.

  1. Ndishodhana
  2. Bhastrika
  3. Bramari
  4. Ujjayi
  5. Suryabhedi
  6. Sheetali
  7. Sitkari

Meditative asana

  • Swastikasaana
  • Padmasana
  • Siddhasana
  • Shavasana

Kriyas

  1. Sutra neti
  2. Jala neti
  3. Vaman or Kunjal
  4. Kapal bhati
  5. Trataka

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Part-1
  • Elaboration of origin and expression of yoga per Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali yoga sutra and different schools of Yoga
  • Important concept of Hatha Pradipika Place of practice, Diet, constructive and destructive aspects. Asana-various types , technique and benefits. Kriyas(cleansing process)-types, technique, effects on psychic level and benefits (physical and psychological cleansing). Mudra and bandhas-various types, technique and benefits
  • Important concept of Patanjal Yoga Sutra. Yoga as a discipline. Concept of chitta and its vrittis. Abhyasa and Vairagya. Factors those accelerate yogic Sadhana. Concept of Ishvara and Ishvarapranidhana.Chitta-vikshepa/Antaraya. Methods of chittaprasadana. KriyaYoga.Concept of kleshas.Yogic view of pain and suffering. Bahiranga Yoga (Yama, Niyama, Asana and Pranayama). Antaranga Yoga (Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi)
  • Human anatomy and Physiology in respect to yogic practices
  • Yoga therapy- common psychosomatic diseases and their Yogic management through diet, asana, pranayama and life style
  • Emphasis on neuromusculo- glandular system
  • Yoga Nidra
Part-2
1st week
  • - Revision of 200hr ttc yoga practices
  • - Breathing awareness and Pranayama
  • - Self-improvement through personal practice
2nd and 3rd week
  • - Emphasis on proper alignment, modification and adjustment of various standing sitting and twisting asanas
  • - Focus on proper instruction and cueing
  • - Intensifying Pranayama practices
  • - Practice of yoga nidra
  • - Guided meditation
4th, 5th and 6th week
  • - Emphasis on back bend asanas preparation, proper technique and safe mode for getting into back band asana
  • - Proper practice of inversion poses and advance asanas
  • - Improvement of teaching skills
  • - Teaching methodology
  • - Group teaching

At Samatva Yogalaya, we emphasize on imparting our students the knowledge of teaching people rather than just teaching asana. This means we pay attention to modifications, variations and adjustments because yoga must be accessible to all.

We also pay attention to the therapeutic aspect of yoga practices such as kriyas, bandhas and pranayama to create a more holistic approach of learning this ancient practice.

Post dinner practices of meditation and mantra chanting (Ishvara Pranidhana) will enhance your learning further.
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Asanas

Antirheumatic group- wrist, elbow, shoulders, toe, ankle, knee, hip joint movements.
Digestive group- simple abdomen twisting, baddha konasana.

Standing asana, lengthening and twisting spine in standing asana
  • Tadasana or urdhva hastasana
  • Surya namaskar
  • Adhomukha shvanasana
  • Urdhvamukha shvanasana
  • Padhastasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Parighasaan
  • Veerbhadrasana -2
  • Parshvakonasana
  • Ardhachandrasana
  • Parshvottanasana
  • Hast pad angushtasana
  • Utkatasana
  • Parivrit trikonasana
  • Veerbhadrasana-2
  • Veerbhadrasana- 3
  • Parivrit parshvakonasana
  • Prasarit padottanasana
Seated and forward bend asana
  • Veerasana
  • Janusirasana
  • Parivrit janusirasana
  • Paschimottanasana
  • Ekpadsirasana
  • Dvipadsirasana
  • Yoganidrasana
Backbending asana
  • Gomukhasana
  • Shetubandhasana
  • Ushtrasana
  • Bhekasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Seated twisting asana
  • Vakrasana
  • Ardha matsyendrasana
  • Inversion asana
  • Shirsasana
  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Karnapeedasana
  • Matsyasana
Some advance asana
  • Pincha mayurasana
  • Adhomukha vrikshasana
  • Garudasana
  • Vatayanasana
  • Natrajasana
  • Hanumanasana
  • Vrishikasana
  • Rajkapotasana
  • Ashtavakrasana
  • Tittibhasana
  • Bakasana
  • Padma bakasana
  • Mayurasana
Meditative asana
  • Swastikasaana
  • Padmasana
  • Siddhasana
  • Shavasana
Kriyas
  1. Sutra neti
  2. Jala neti
  3. Vaman or Kunjal
  4. Dand dhauti
  5. Vastra Dhauti (Introduction only)
  6. Kapal bhati
  7. Trataka
Backbending asana

Observation of the self with the help of regulation of breath Appropriate practice of Bandhas where its needed

  1. Ndishodhana
  2. Bhastrika
  3. Bramari
  4. Ujjayi
  5. Suryabhedi
  6. Sheetali
  7. Sitkari