Yoga Instructor Course

Module 1

1.1 Introduction to Yoga

1.2 Introduction to Patanjali Yoga Sutras (Ancient Yogic Manual)

1.3 Introduction to Hatha Yoga

1.4 Yogic Concepts 

Module 2

2.1 Anatomy & Physiology

2.2 Yoga for Wellness

2.3 Yoga and Stress Management

2.4 Yogic Diet

Module 3

3.1 Yogic Detox Techniques (Shat Kriyas)

3.2 Yogic Hand Gestures (Mudras)

3.3  Energy Locks (Bandhas

Module 4

4.1 Joint mobilisation exercises (Sukshma Vayama)

4.2 Surya Namaskar (Sun salutations)

Module 5

Asanas

  • Basic, intermediate and advanced postures
  • 15 postures from Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Benefits of each asana
  • Contraindications, cautions
  • Sanskrit names
  • Breathing patterns for asana
  • Understand 5 spinal movements for back health
  • Relaxation techniques  

Module 6

Pranayama

  • 4 foundation breathing exercises
  • 8 Pranayamas
  • Benefits, limitations and techniques

Module 7

Meditation

  • Concept of Pratyahara (control of senses)
  • Concepts of Dharana (concentration) and Dhyana (meditation)
  • DMT, TM, IMT, GMT.
  • Mudra meditation, Mantra meditation.
  • Concept of environment for meditation and benefits of meditation on health and well-being and its practical application in modern life.

Module 8

8.1 Teaching practice

  • Teaching methodology, Effective teaching methods.
  • Well-developed communication skill.
  • Methods to implement yoga in daily life.
  • The scope of practice and how to assess the need to refer to other professional services when needed.
  • Teacher – student relationship.
  • Feedback methods, acknowledge the aspirants progress, and cope with difficulties.

8.2 Group programs 

  • Design sessions and implement group programs
  • Group dynamics and techniques of communication skills, time management, priorities and boundaries.
  • Familiarity with the techniques to address the specific needs of an individual participants, to the degree possible in a group setting.

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