200 Hours Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training
Rama School Of Yoga | Varkala, Kerala | Outskirts
All the modules taught meet and exceed yoga alliance requirements. Our comprehensive course schedule includes Asanas, Asanas Methodology (Adjustments & Theory), Pranayama and Meditation, Yoga Philosophy, Anatomy, Ayurveda and more.
THEME OF THE COURSE
The theme of the teacher training is Ashtanga Vinyasa flow. The course is a fusion between the set sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series as derived from the ancient text Yoga Korunta and the creative flows and sequences of ‘breath synchronized movement’ found in the Vinyasa Flow style of asana practice. Students will be taught the Ashtanga Primary series in order to develop a solid foundation of asana and alignment practice on which to draw from in developing and sequencing a Vinyasa Flow class, where various other asana will also be incorporated. In these styles, asana are practiced in a sequence in a dynamic and flowing style using breath, drishti (gaze) and bandhas (energy locks). By the end of the course students will be able to teach Ashtanga primary series and also create their own Vinyasa Flow sequences.
THE EIGHT LIMBS OF YOGA
Yama - ethical disciplines
Niyama - self obser
Asana - posture
pranayama - breath control
Pratyahara - sense withdrawal
Dharana - concentration
Dhyana - meditation
Samadhi - a state of joy and peace
Introductions and history
The elements of Ashtanga yoga: Vinyasa (breath-synchronised motion), Ujjayi Pranayama (victorious breathing), bandhas (inner locks), dristis (gaze points)
Primary series: Sun salutations, standing series, seated series, finishing sequence
Jamb backs and jump throughs,
Students will practice primary series every morning three to five times in a week
TEACHING METHODOLOGY AND TECHNIQUE
Principles of demonstration,
Observing, assisting and correcting,
Instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher,
Voice projection, floor presence
The student’s process of learning
Planning and structuring a class
Alignment and hands-on-adjustment
Dealing with injuries and safety precautions
Business aspects of teaching yoga.
Surya Namaskara A
Surya Namaskara B
Prasarita Padottanasana A
Prasarita Padottanasana B
Prasarita Padottanasana C
Prasarita Padottanasana D
Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana
Ardha Baddha Padmottanasana
Virabhadrasana (A & B)
Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimattanasana
Janu Shirshasana A
Janu Shirshasana B
Janu Shirshasana C
Urdhva Mukha Paschimattanasana
The Mechanics of Breathing
Four Aspects of Pranayama
Introducing the practitioner to his natural breath
Full Yogic Breath
Sheetali & Sheetkari
MUDRAS (YOGA IN YOUR HANDS)
Definition of Yoga
Discipline of Yoga
Witnessing The essence of Yoga
Five modifications of the mind
Foundations of yoga
Eight limbs of Yoga
THE YOGIC DIET
Relationship between food and our emotions
TYPES OF DIET
Yoga and vegetarianism
RECOMMENDED BOOKS FOR READING :
Yoga Mala - Sri Pattabhi Jois.
Light on Yoga - BKS Iyengar.
Asana, pranayama, Mudra, Bandha - Swami Satyananda Saraswati.
Learn more about Pranayamas, Patanjali Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, vedas, upanishads and Yoga Anatomy
DAILY SCHEDULE MONDAY - FRIDAY
06.00 - 07.30 AshtangaVinyasa Asanas Practice (Mysore Style)
07.30 - 10.30 Breakfast & Study Break
10.30 - 11.30 Asanas Theory and Teaching Methodology
11.30 - 12.30 Yoga Philosophy / Hatha Yoga Pradipika
12.30 - 15.00 Lunch & Study Break
15.00 - 16.00 Pranayama
16.00 - 17.00 Asanas Alignment & Teaching Techniques
17.00 - 18.00 Meditation
18.30 - 19.30 Yoga Anatomy & Physiology / Ayurveda
19.30 - 20.30 Dinner
Private Room (Single Occupancy)
Wi-Fi/ Internet , Double Bed , Single Bed , Western-Style Bathroon ,
Shared Room (Double Occupancy)
Wi-Fi/ Internet , Double Bed , Single Bed , Western-Style Bathroon ,
Rama School of Yoga in Varkala, Kerala offers 200-hours Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Certification (TTC) and 200-hours Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga TTC, that is authorized and approved by the international organization, Yoga Alliance USA.
Rama school follows ancient knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga training and practice for students belonging to any country. Their yoga methodologies and materials are structured to accommodate students who are new to Yoga practice as well. However, before joining the training, we encourage the students to attain some basic information about Yoga.
The Yoga TTC will enable students to start their own Yoga Studio or Yoga School globally. Students can also conduct Yoga classes or sessions for individuals and corporates. Even after completion of Yoga TTC, it is recommended that the certified teachers dedicate themselves to the practice religiously for a higher purpose and evolution
Yoga Teachers at Rama Yoga :
RAMARAJAN (Founder ) - Under the direction of different masters, he completed 200 hours Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Course from International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram and 300 hours Ashtanga Vinyasa Teacher Training Course from Mysore. His association became stronger and deeper with himself and he decided to walk in the path of Yoga. He is always-be-positive attitude and as much as he is stern and dedicated with his teachings, he is enormously open-hearted with all the students. He chose to start his excursion as a Yoga Teacher in Varkala and the journey is still adventurous.
SANKAR PANDIYAN (Philosophy Teacher) - Mr. Sankar is the founder of Saraswathi Yoga and Dhyan Center [SYDC] in Tirunelveli. The center offers yoga education for working professionals, students, and senior citizens. Mr.Sankar, an Alumnus of Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, has been an ardent practitioner of yoga since his childhood days.
Formerly an IT professional with engineering and management credentials, he chose his lifelong yearning to start a yoga school that could blend the practice and principles of Yoga with the wisdom of Vedanta. Currently, SYDC offers Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Philosophy classes.
SUCHITRA SHETTIGAR (Anatomy & Asana Teacher ) - Born and brought up in Mumbai, Suchitra Shettigar (Sudamini) is a Science Graduate from University of Mumbai. She learned the art of Yoga at the age of 18 and have been associated till date. She got certified as a Yoga Instructor from Internationally recognized Sivananda Yoga Center and Ambika Yoga Kutir.
Initially, she started as a volunteer with Ambika Yoga Kutir and eventually started providing selfless service in Art of Living organization as a Yoga Instructor. She strives for knowledge and hence she was associated with various gurus. She believes in spreading harmony in the community through collaborating both traditional and modern yoga techniques.
How to Reach
- Closest Airport
- Trivandrum International Airport
- Closest Railway Station
- Varkala Sivagiri Railway Station
- Traveling by Road
- Well Connected to all Major Cities, Through Varkala Road.
During the course a vegetarian diet is to be followed to experience an holistic and Ayurvedic lifestyle.
TTC students are to understand the results of the training program cannot be guaranteed and one's progress depends on their efforts during, in and outside the class.
Individual results can vary from person to person.
No friends or relatives are allowed to stay with yoga students without prior permission from the management.
All TTC students are requested to be punctual on the TTC timetable and to attend all yoga course classes.
Please always respect the fellow students and teachers and the Indian culture.
Alcohol, tobacco, smoking and other illicit drugs are not allowed during the course or on the premises.
All students should create and maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the practice of yoga. As a part of Karma Yoga in the Shala, you will be assigned karma yoga duty with your colleagues to:
Sweep/Mop every morning and whenever is necessary.
Make sure all the mats/props/cushions/blocks/belts are in their assigned place and neatly organized.
Make sure the common toilet of the shala is clean and ready for others to use, turn off the lights and fan when not using them.
Turn off all fans/lights/mosquito repellents when not using the shala’s premises.
Do not leave any of your belongings (books/mats/manuals/bags/swimsuits/towels/water bottles/etc) on the school’s premises.
Do not leave any trash in the shala (water bottles/plastic wraps/tissue paper/plastic bags, etc).