Protection Techniques for a Yoga Teacher:

  • Manasika Japa Initiation with a Mantra for Strong Protection
  • Purification Techniques for Yoga Teachers
  • Creating Streams of Energy for Shala and Students Protection

YOGA ASANAS (YOGA POSTURES):

The daily practice with individual correction comprises:

• Sun salutation
• Basic sequence of yoga postures
• Asana variations, from intermediate to advanced
• Postural alignment
• Deep relaxation with guided meditation

How asana-s affects the body:

• Emotional control
• Enhance power of concentration
• Keeping muscles youthful

• Flexibility of the joints and spine

• Rid the body of excess fat
• Improve physical fitness
• Relieve chronic ailments such as constipation, rheumatism and stomach complaints
• Stimulate blood circulation
• Improvement of thyroid functions

PRANAYAMA:

  • Expands capacity of the lungs
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Balances the two sides of the brain
  • Purification of the Nadis (subtle energy channels)
  • Kapalabhati
  • 8 main pranayamas: Maha Yoga Pranayama, Agnisara Dhauti, Pranayama with vowels, Nadishodhana Pranayama, Sitali and Sitkari Pranayama, Ujjayi, Jalandhara Bandha

 KRIYAS:

  • Tratakam, Neti, Vamana Dhauti, Shankaprakshalana, Kapalabathi: 6 classical purification exercises for the eyes, nose, stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine
  • Explanation and demonstration of the exercises and their effects

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY:

  • Introduction to the major body systems
  • Different effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular and endocrine systems
  • Students will be presented the most common human body limitations caused of the joints and bones articulation, how this is affecting the successful approach of different postures

PRACTICUM:

• How to teach the basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners and intermediate students
• The art of touch and the proper way of postural correction/adjustment

During the training course, participants will learn to teach in small groups under the guidance of an experienced teacher

YOGIC NUTRITION:

• Vegetarianism – ethical, spiritual and healthy reasons
• Influence of food upon the mind
• Yang or solar diet. Macrobiotic principle of body healing
• Ayurvedic principles of nutrition

MEDITATION:

• Meditation effects and experience through guided meditation: Yoga Nidra and Music Meditation
• Mantras – spiritual energy in sound

ETHICS FOR YOGA TEACHERS:

  • Value and meanings
  • Yoga in modern life
  • Preparation of a yoga class
  • Physical and mental attitude of a yoga teacher

 KARMA YOGA:

• The law of cause and effect
• Samsara – the wheel of birth and death
• Karma Yoga – selfless service

SACRED TEXTS STUDY: BHAGAVAD GITA and YOGA SUTRAS

  • Lecture, personal study and explanation of these classical yoga texts
  • Asana, Prana, Nadi, Chakras, Vayu, Mudra, Mantra, Kundalini & Kriya

 KRIYAS:

  • Tratakam, Neti, Vamana Dhauti, Shankaprakshalana, Kapalabathi: 6 classical purification exercises for the eyes, nose, stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine
  • Explanation and demonstration of the exercises and their effects

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY:

  • Introduction to the major body systems
  • Different effects of asanas and pranayama upon the cardiovascular, respiration, digestion, skeletal and muscular and endocrine system
  • Students will be presented the most common human body limitations caused of the joints and bones articulation and how this is affecting the successful approach of different postures