January 12, 2020
08:00 - 05:00
Coyaba Beach Resort
Your journey and your purpose have brought you to this path of becoming a Yoga teacher. It is certainly freeing to know that we are following our truth in life. This journey requires that we take down the pre-conceived ideas, perceptions and expectations in order to be present during the training. This is the key to connecting to the discipline and successfully completing your training.
Your personal Yoga and Meditation practice as a teacher is priceless to your teaching. You have to put in the time to explore the theory and the practical aspects of the discipline in order to skillfully instruct your students. It is during your personal practice that you are able to apply the theory of the discipline. With the wisdom gained from your training, personal practice, research and reading, you can then skillfully apply the knowledge gained to your teaching.
With the right foundation/training as a Yoga teacher, you should have the wisdom and skill to teach Yoga and Meditation to anyone, no matter their age, ability or disability. It is essential as a teacher you know how to help a student understand how best to adjust and practice according to their individual needs. This skill is one of the most valuable to have as a teacher, over the years I have had the opportunity to teach thousands of individuals aged 2 to 80+ years old and have gained valuable experience in applying one fundamental truth of the discipline. Yoga is for any and everyone, especially the willing.
With time as a teacher, you will discover that the practice and study of the eight limbs of Yoga is a manual for life. It will reveal the answers to many of life’s questions about the meaning, purpose of life and the path to truth and self-realization. I am truly grateful for this discipline and gift and I look forward to sharing and learning the discipline together with you on this journey.
January 12th-February 4th, 2020
Beginners Yoga Philosophy – The eight limbs of Yoga – Sanskrit alphabet and pronunciation.
The Categories of Asana: Practice and learn the key poses in each category of asana/yoga poses and their Sanskrit names: standing poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, side bends and inversions.
The fundamentals of asana practice: Techniques, alignment, training, practice
Intelligent sequencing of yoga poses
How to give clear and precise verbal instructions- the steps to teaching a pose
How to demonstrate a posture How to use yoga props
How to give basic hands-on adjustments
Relaxation and Meditation Training – Learn Systematic relaxation and the steps to the practice of meditation.
Beginners Pranayama/Breath Training
Beginners Anatomy & Physiology: how it relates to yoga poses/asana
Mantras, Chakras, Gunas, Koshas
Teaching Yoga classes – Feedback from teaching
Introduction to Ayurveda
Your personal practice: You will be required to practice daily on your own and create a diary.
Yoga teachers and ethics
The business of teaching yoga
Complete all training hours, research work, class observation, hours of teaching, meditation journal.
Daily personal practice and meditation
Observe a beginners/intermediate class
Observe an intermediate/advanced class
Group class practice
Himalayan Institute Course Manual provided
All books must be purchased in advance from Himalayaninstitute.org or Amazon or another bookstore of choice in the US before starting the course.
The following two books do not have kindle options, please purchase in paperback.
Yoga: Mastering the basics paperback – by Sandra Anderson
The Bhagavad Gita interpreted & explained – by Daniel R. Condron (Author) (This book can also be purchased on www.som.org)
The three books below are available in either paperback or Kindle versions
The Secret of the Yoga Sutra Samadhi Pada – by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Author)
The Practice of the Yoga Sutra Sadhana Pada – by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait (Author)
Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition – by Leslie Kaminoff
The two books listed below are for further reading you may or may not purchase them
The Dhammapada – by Juan Mascaro (Author)
The Upanishads: A classic of Indian Spirituality – by Eknath Easwaran
We highly recommend the kindle version of all these books, and again you must have all your books before the course begins.
Training spots are available For 2020 – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.