This program provides an integrated approach to holistic and traditional yoga, combining eastern philosophies and techniques with western evidence-based research, hence bringing out the best from the East and the West. Through this program, students will understand the practices of yoga including Asana, Pranayama. and meditation techniques along with the philosophy behind traditional yoga from an Eastern perspective using classical texts such as Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and more. In addition, students will integrate their philosophical understanding of yoga with practical applications.
This program has four modules. The first module is Holistic Yoga Teacher Training Foundations Intensive where students get hands-on and didactic learning through online classroom training. Modules 2, 3, and 4 involve Electives, Internship, and Field Practice, and a Field Report. Module 2 onwards, students are allowed to do at their pace for the next 6-8 months.
This program focuses primarily on teaching principles and practices of Ashtanga Yoga or the eight-limbed approach to reaching the state of optimal health and contentment. Through the progression of the program, students will engage in courses that will teach them the basics of yoga to build a framework. They will then dive deeply into yoga practices as well as yoga philosophy in a group-based learning format. As students progress through the program, they will gain a deep understanding of not only how to practice yoga effectively and culture their minds, they will also learn teaching methodologies. This provides students the ability to teach yoga classes with confidence to individuals, groups, or in community settings.
This program contains live lectures, video lectures, reading assignments, reflections, dedicated yoga practice, quizzes/examinations, hands-on training, and independent yoga teaching. It is blended learning that involves online, retreat-style classroom hours (subject to COVID situation) and field training at various yoga institutions that are affiliated to Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (VYASA) and Yoga Bharati centers.
On completing this program, graduates will receive a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher Training Completion Certificate, (RYT-200 Certification).
Area of Study:- Yoga Studies
Days:- Option 1: Sat and Sun – 7am – 9am PST (10am – 12pm EST) – (30 min break) – 9.30am – 12.30pm PST (12.30pm – 3.30pm EST)
Option 2: Sat and Sun – 7:00 am EST- 9:00 am EST (3.5 hr break) and then 12.30 pm EST – 3.30 pm EST
Start Date:- January 22, 2022
End Date:- April 24, 2022 – Module 1 ends. Module 2,3,4 to be completed in next 6-8 months
Quarter Offered: Winter 2022