Yoga for Svastha: Teacher Training and Personal Well-Being Program
Comprehensive program on achieving personal well-being through yoga and Ayurveda, as well as teacher training (registered at the 200-hour level with Yoga Alliance). This program will offer you a sound foundation in traditional yoga from Patanjali to Krishnamacharya, combined with science and modern developments.
This Program is Intended For:
- yoga practitioners who wish to deepen their personal growth and learn skills they can use for the rest of their life, and in daily life;
- yoga teachers from all schools seeking a greater understanding of the full spectrum of yoga practices: asana, pranayama, meditation, Yogasutra, mantras;
- those who wish to learn the teachings of Krishnamacharya from a direct source;
- yoga practitioners interested in building a firm foundation to teach yoga to people of all ages and fitness levels;
- those interested in a comprehensive base for the Svastha Yoga Therapy program.
- Philosophy and psychology of yoga based on the Yogasutras of Patanjali.
- Sanskrit terminology: key words and concepts to facilitate and retain authenticity in the teaching and transmission.
- Theory of asana practice.
- Function-oriented approach to movement in asanas: awareness, stability, alignment, stretching, mobilization, daily life application.
- Traditional vinyasa system of Krishnamacharya, combining breathing and movement.
- Nuances of using asanas in the larger yoga path.
- Core asanas essential for fitness and in a therapeutic setting.
- Preparation and balancing.
- Common and useful variations.
- Principles of sequencing from the traditional approach of Krishnamacharya and further developments from there.
- Foundations of personal course planning and sequencing for different needs.
- Principles and practice of working with your breath effectively.
- Using asanas to prepare for pranayama.
- Important types of pranayama with hands-on practice.
- Using sound in asanas.
- Using sound in meditation.
- Theory of meditation and mindfulness: why, what, and how.
- Practicing a core set of useful meditation techniques and skillful mindfulness.
- Essential anatomy and physiology as applied to asanas.
- Practical and functional points only, without forgettable and non-relevant theory.
- Importance and theory of chanting.
- Useful mantras for chanting and meditation.
- Simple chants e.g. traditional Vedic peace chants.
- Introduction to Ayurvedic doshas and prakrti.
- Basic principles of Ayurvedic diet.
- Mudras and bandhas: their importance and how to practice them.
- System of nadis, prana, cakras and their relevance to practice.
Establishing and refining one’s personal practice is a key element of this program.
On successful completion of this course, participants will have:
- an understanding and appreciation of the principles of the science and art of yoga and an introduction to Ayurvedic principles.
- developed a comprehensive knowledge of the theory of asanas, pranayama and meditation.
- gained skill and confidence in the practice of asanas, pranayama and meditation.
- understood the principles necessary to teach yoga in a safe and effective manner.
- acquired the tools to enact positive changes in their own lives and start on the part of providing the same guidance to others.
- the opportunity to be a part of a community of people who are similarly committed to a path of personal growth and transformation.