Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Course

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Welcome to yoga Instructor Training 200 hours. By the end of the course you will be certified a yoga Instructor and you will be qualified to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.


Courses Includes 200 Hrs

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Primary Series) :

Ashtanga Vinyasa is a system of yoga which communicates to the modern world. “Ashta” means “Eight” and “Anga” means “Limb” The eight limbs of yoga called Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. This method of yoga involves Ujjayi breathing with a progressive series of postures. Ashtanga Yoga increases the fire in the body that removes the toxins and uses the breath to purify the blood flow. This dynamic form of asana uses breath, bandha and drishti to invigorate the practitioner. The traditional Mysore style of teaching combines self- practice and adjustments to increase the overall  ability of the student. Thus Poses are strung together with vinyasa flow like the beads of a mala.

Pranayama :

The practice of pranayama involves ‘life force’ (Prana). It is the force which exists in all things,  animate or inanimate. Althrough closely reletated to the air we breath, it is more subtle than air or oxygen. Pranayama utilizes breathing to influence the flow of prana in the nadis or energy channels of the pranayama kosha or ‘energy body’. The word “Yama” means (control) this is not the word which is joined to prana to form pranayama, the correct word is ‘ayama’ which has far more implications. Ayama is defined as ‘extention’ or ‘expansion’. The word pranayama means ‘extension’ or ‘expansion’ of the dimension of prana. Traditionally it was believed that Pranayama should be practiced by those who have many years experience of doing Asanas in recent years, research has shown that pranayama can be practiced by anybody.

Meditation:

Meditation is the scientific methodology of awareness. Many meditative techniques require one to sit still in silence. For most, the mind chatter is so loud that sitting in silence is impossible. Active meditation techniques with background music help to de-stress and let-go from the pressure of modern day living.

Anatomy:

Understanding anatomy enables a way to see bodies vitally important to a yoga teacher. In our own practice we develop a keen intuitive understanding of our bodies, yet without the language to communicate this knowledge teaching can be frustrating. To teach yoga well verbal communication must be consistent with physical demonstration. The basic terms of anatomy describe the positioning and movement of the human form in three dimensional space. With clarity and consistency teachers will develop the self-confidence that comes from knowing rather than guessing. The limitations of the body must be respected for progress in asana. To understand the basis of these physical limitations anatomy provides the answers. Bones, muscles and tissues have various inherent properties relevant to physical strength and flexibility. In fact the riddle of the many and varied asana can be comprehended by knowing which areas of the body are being targeted by the different poses. By studying the articulations of the body the different types of movements possible can be understood.

With his background as a chiropractor coupled with a bachelors degree in anatomy, physiology and neurology Noah is uniquely qualified to teach anatomy for yoga teachers.He presents this subject with a therapeutic view in mind drawing from years of practice and clinical experience. This workshop has distilled the essentials into an interesting and interactive package.

 

Philosophy:

To achieve a philosophical understanding of the system of yoga we will study one of its most important texts, Patanjalis Yoga Sutra. We will cover the first two of the four chapters in this two thousand year old Text. The first chapter or Samadhi Pada deals with the concepts that describe the structure of our own consciousness. Patanjali describes the nature of the mind and the soul and explains how Yoga works through the mind to see the soul. The second chapter or Sadhana Pada describes yoga practice. Here Patanjali defines the ashtanga system and goes on to discuss meditation practice in detail. This text examines the nature of the our existence. It is a practical manual discussing Yoga in terms of the quality of the state of mind. To relate to the text it is necessary to have some experience with meditation practice. So this section of theory is scheduled together with the meditation practice to be used as an aid to achieving self practice of meditation. The text will be studied by comparing different interpretations of the original sanskrit that are presented in the English Language. Reading texts will be provided and the philosophy will be discussed as a group in a tutorial format. This allows for discussion and discourse so necessary to absorb the content.

 

Chanting:

Chanting means repeating the Name of God. It is the most convenient spiritual practice. As per the science of Spirituality, chanting the Name of God.

 

Ayurveda & Diet:

Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word and is a combination of two words “ayur” and “veda” where ayur means life and veda means knowledge/science together “the science of life”. It is the holistic ancient Indian medical science, which deals with the body, mind and soul. Disciplined disease free long, healthy and happy life. Ayurveda is a great gift to the mankind by the ancient Indian medical scholars. It is based on the principles of Pancha Mahabhuta (five great elements) and Tridosha (three Biological humors) theory. Ayurveda describes in detail the principles of preservation and promotion of health as well as prevention and cure of diseases. It treats man as a whole. As the medicines used in Ayurveda are mainly plants, the side effects are almost nil. Owing to the efficacy and popularity, Ayurveda has attracted the attention of scholars of modern medical science in other countries also. Ayurvedic knowledge is increasing all over the world.

 

Nada yoga: 

Nada yoga is an ancient Indian metaphysical system of practices during the Vedic times. Patanjali has mentioned in astanga yoga sutras”" in the fifth limb, about Pratyahara. Pratyahara, teaches withdrawal of senses, or sensory inputs into our being. To stop the scattering of this valuable and vital energy with in us, we need to seek to harmonize our source of the energy. This is done through pratyahara practices, here the technique of pratyahara is induced, by first reducing the physical stimuli, then by concentrating on one sense, such as hearing. The mind has a natural tendency to roam between the sensory inputs. In this situation, as there are no longer any other significant sensory inputs, the mind gets tired of hearing. Therefore, it is forced to turn inward. Through practicing pratyahara, one Realizes that the entire cosmos & all that exits in the cosmos, including human beings, consists of nada. Practicing the sound as a vibrations, our saints develop a technique to tune our chakras, and bring balance in nadies nada yoga leads to know one’s personal sound vibrations, and it leads to inner awareness, sensitivity, self re-collectedness & finally to awakening. Avalokitesvara attained enlightenment, by understanding his subtle inner sound.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE :

05:30 am – 07:30 am – Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (Primary Series)
08:00 am – 09:00 am – Pranayama
10:30 am – 12.30 am – Patanjali Yoga Sutra’s / Anatomy / Nada Yoga / Ayurvedic Diet
03:00 pm – 05:00 pm – Teaching Practice, hands – on Adjustment Techniques.
05:30 pm – 06:30 pm – Meditation/Chanting.

Next Available Courses:

 

  • 200 Hr Yoga Teachers Training Course

          October 21, 2013 – November 16, 2013

Last day for early bird September 21, 2013.

 

  • 200 Hr Yoga Teachers Training Course

       March 03, 2014 – March 29, 2014

Last day for early bird February 01, 2014.

 

Price and how to Book:

To apply for a place on a scheduled course the first step is to submit a completed application form and await confirmation. If accepted then payment can be arranged to confirm your booking. Course numbers are limited and payment will ensure your position.
The full fee for courses in India is 60000 INR, an early bird price of 50000 INR will be available if booked well in advance before cut off date.
All payments for trainings conducted in India should be made to the Mystic School.

Certification with Yoga Alliance International.

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Mystic School of Yoga is a registered school. This teacher training program is internationally accredited and recognized as valid qualification for 200-hr Yoga.

The 200-hr Teacher training program includes 4 weeks of training scheduled in three separate 7 day intensives. The combination of contact hours together with co-ordinated home study and practice (prerequisite reading, report and asana and pranayama practice) make this course exceed greatly the minimum requirements.

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All payments for trainings conducted in India should be made to the Mystic School.

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