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It is our desire to help you gain a greater, overall understanding of the history and essence of yoga and how it has evolved in our daily, modern lives. We are committed to helping you find your unique teaching style with confidence, as we will be thorough in our instruction in the following areas:

200 HOUR YOGA TTC

  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness
  • Sukshma Vyama ( joints and glands exercise)
  • Standing series of asana
  • Kneeling series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Lying on stomach series of Asana
  • Supine series of asana
  • Inversion series of asana
  • Importance of sequence of asana
  • Asana benefits and its contra-indications
  • Primary Series
  • What is Vinyasa?
  • 9 Drishti in Ashtanga series
  • Importance of Ujjai and Bandha in series
  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathings
  • What are Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama
  • What is Darshanam?
  • What is Yoga?
  • History of Yoga
  • The four Yuga in Yogic Tradition
  • The five kosha (bodies)
  • What is Self-Realization & Liberation? Why?
  • What is consciousness?
  • The four faculties of mind –field
  • Five Stages of Mind -Field
  • The four foundational Pillars of life
  • Intro to Ayurvedic life style
  • Intro to Yogic sleeping life style
  • Intro to Kama Sutra
  • Eight limbs of Yoga of Patanjali
  • What is waking state in Yogic Science?
  • What is dreaming state in Yogic Science?
  • What is Deep sleep state in Yogic Science?
  • What is Meditation and Yoga Nidra?
  • What is Yogic Anatomy and physiology?
  • Introduction of the respiratory system and yogic breathing
  • How shat kriya practices give benefits on a body?
  • How Pranayama practices give connection to a digestive and immune system?
  • How asana practices give various effects on joints, spine and muscular system?
  • The structure of the spine and its movement in yoga
  • Types of contraction in the muscular system
  • Know the basic studies and types of joints to avoid injury during Asana classes
  • Studies and discussion about spine according to a yogic point of view
  • What is Meditation?
  • What is the difference between Dharna and Dhyana?
  • What are types of Meditation?
  • Breath Awareness Meditation
  • Contemplative Walking Meditation
  • Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Inner Light Meditation
  • Full Moon Meditation
  • What is sleep?
  • Three states of consciousness
  • Benefits of deep sleep
  • What is Yoga Nidra?
  • Yoga Nidra practices from Satyananda tradition
  • How Yoga Nidra practices cure insomnia problem?
  • Six steps of doing Asana correctly
  • Workshop on side bending and front & back bending
  • How to make mind flexible by making body flexible?
  • How to use of props for protection?
  • Alternative style of Asana for various benefits
  • Various limitations and contra-indications of specific yoga practices
  • Introduction of Shat Kriyas according to classical Hatha Yoga
  • Practicum of Jal Neti and Sutra Neti (Cleansing Mucus or blockages from nasal passages and sinus)
  • Practicum of Kunjal (Cleansing the excessive mucus from the digestive tract)
  • Introduction of Mantra yoga
  • Importance of (OM)-AUM
  • Mantra for Meal Purification
  • Mantra for Obstacles
  • Mantra for universal masters to bless
  • Mantra for Realization
  • Mantra for well being
  • Importance of Mudra according to Hatha Yoga
  • Types of Mudra
  • Practicum of Gyana & Chin Mudra
  • Practicum of Ashwini Mudra
  • Physical, Mental and Spiritual Benefits of Mudra
  • Disciplines of yoga teachers and students
  • The scope of listening, presence, directive and non-directive dialogue
  • How important is demonstration?
  • What are the preparations for classroom?
  • How to describe the practice, techniques, and delivery in teaching a class?
  • What are the seven steps to become a great Yoga teacher?
  • Nine Main Doors in Human Body
  • What & Why are Yogic locks?
  • What are its preparation & its benefits?
  • Three Main Bandha
  • Moola Bandha-Root Lock
  • What is Ayurveda?
  • How Ayurvedic science helps in Yogic life?
  • How six tastes can balance the mind and body?
  • What are three main mind-body constitutions?
  • What is health mean in Ayurveda?
  • Yogic healthy Kichadi
  • Yogic herbal Tea
  • Group Discussion
  • Root cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance, how?
  • How to sit for Meditation?
  • How to breathe for Yogic practices?
  • How to do digestive breathing?

300 HOUR YOGA TTC

  • Hatha Yoga – Advance Classical And Traditional Style
  • Chandra Namaskar With Chakra Awareness
  • Advance Series Of Joints And Glands Exercise
  • Balancing Series Of Asana
  • Core Practices Of Asana
  • Difference B/W Hatha And Ashtanga Yoga
  • Twisting Series Of Asana
  • 4 Important Meditative Postures
  • Study of Asana as more than a Physical Exercise
  • Shankprashalana Asana Series For Cleaning Abdomen
  • Asana according to Patanjali
  • Intermediate Series
  • Flexibility And Strength For Series
  • Importance To Have Much Water In Body To Do Series
  • Importance Of Sequence And Systematic Flow
  • Study of Kundalini and Chakra
  • Study of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Swara Yoga and Tantra Yoga
  • Study of Yoga in connection with Gita
  • Health Maintenance and Benefits of Yoga
  • Study of Nourishing the Body
  • Karma And Non-Attachment In Yogic Dimensions
  • Four Level Of Consciousness
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Keys to Successful Living In Yogic Science
  • Meditation And The Spiritual Heart
  • Intuitive Dream and Lucid Dream
  • Meaning of Birth And Death In Yogic Science
  • Reincarnation In Spiritual Science
  • 6 Main Obstacles In The Path Of Yoga
  • Samadhi and Its Study
  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathings
  • What are Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama
  • Obstacles In Meditation
  • Witnessing Meditation
  • Chakra Awareness Meditation
  • Yantra Awareness Meditation
  • Root Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Non Duality Awareness Meditation
  • Open Eye Meditation
  • Third Eye Meditation
  • Pancha Prana( The Five Vital Force)
  • Kumbhaka (Retention )
  • Importance Of Sushumna
  • Nature And Activities Of Ida, Pingala & Sushumna
  • Awakening Of Sushumna Energy
  • Tuning Of Nadi By Nadi Shodhanam
  • Familiarity With Major Systems In The Body
  • Review Of Yogic Digestive System And Respiratory System
  • Shankprashalana Effective Practice In Upper And Lower Abdomen
  • Effects Of Pranayama On Cardio-Vascular System
  • Benefits Of Asana On Muscular System
  • Anatomy Of Glands And Its Connections To Chakras
  • Importance Of Master Gland To Know The Value Of Third Eye In Yoga
  • Anatomy Of Nervous System With Understanding Nadi And Pranic Currents
  • Chakra Meditation for the Glands
  • Art Of Adjustment Yoga For Daily Life
  • Workshop On Twisting Postures
  • Understanding each and every detail of the whole Body, its Emotions and Vibrations while doing Asana
  • Balancing the Body Weight to Feel the Infinity Within
  • Modifying the Asana practice according to individual’s Limitations
  • Introduction Of Ajapa Japa
  • Importance Of So-HUM
  • Invocation Mantra For Patanjali
  • Mantra For Completeness
  • Mantra For Awakening Wisdom
  • Mantra For Fearlessness Life
  • Mantra For Divine Love Between Teacher & Student
  • Building A Social Relationship Between Teachers And Students
  • Inspiring And Motivating In Difficult Situation
  • Developing confidence while Teaching and sharing the Yogic Practices
  • Inculpating a Multi Style Lesson Plan And Instructing Skills
  • Benefits And Limitations
  • Delivering an Effective Feedback to Aspirants
  • Workshop On Inversion Postures
  • Practicum of Asana Mudra
  • Practicum of Prana Mudra
  • Practicum of Psychic Mudra
  • Preparation of Mudra for Bandha
  • Meaning of Yoga Mudra
  • Study of Lucid Dreams
  • Study of Intuitive Dreams
  • Role of Yoga Nidra in Developing Intuition
  • Yoga Nidra Practices From Himalayan Tradition
  • Implications of Resting The Mind in Heart Center
  • Yoga Nidra and Its Common Assumptions
  • Practicum Of Trataka (Cleansing And Preparation For Concentration And Improves Eye Sight Through Candle Light)
  • Practicum Of Shankaprashalana For Cleaning Of Lower Abdomen
  • Practicum Of Herbal Steam Inhalation For Sinus And Migraine Issues
  • Uddyana Bandha
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Maha Bandha
  • Importance of Maha Bandha
  • Benefits and contra-indications
  • Detailed study of Kundalini Energy
  • Study of Yantra, Mantra And Tantra
  • Purifying the Chakra
  • Signs of Kundalini Awakening
  • Kundalini as the Eventual Guru (Master)
  • Workshop
  • Sushumna Application
  • Adjusting in Shavasana
  • Diagnosing the blood pressure system
  • 1:4 breathing for emotion purification

500 HOUR YOGA TTC

Part – I

  • What is Hatha yoga?
  • Surya Namaskar with mantra awareness
  • Sukshma Vyama ( joints and glands exercise)
  • Standing series of asana
  • Kneeling series of asana
  • Sitting series of asana
  • Lying on stomach series of Asana
  • Supine series of asana
  • Inversion series of asana
  • Importance of sequence of asana
  • Asana benefits and its contra-indications

Part – II

  • Hatha Yoga – Advance Classical And Traditional Style
  • Chandra Namaskar With Chakra Awareness
  • Primary + Advance Series Of Joints And Glands Exercise
  • Balancing Series Of Asana
  • Core Practices Of Asana
  • Difference B/W Hatha And Ashtanga Yoga
  • Twisting Series Of Asana
  • 4 Important Meditative Postures
  • Study of Asana as more than a Physical Exercise
  • Shankprashalana Asana Series For Cleaning Abdomen
  • Asana according to Patanjali

Part – I

  • Primary Series
  • What is Vinyasa?
  • 9 Drishti in Ashtanga series
  • Importance of Ujjai and Bandha in series

Part – II

  • Primary and Intermediate Series
  • Flexibility And Strength For Series
  • Importance To Have Much Water In Body To Do Series
  • Importance Of Sequence And Systematic Flow
  • Study of Kundalini and Chakra
  • Study of Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raja Yoga, Swara Yoga and Tantra Yoga
  • Study of Yoga in connection with Gita
  • Health Maintenance and Benefits of Yoga
  • Study of Nourishing the Body
  • Karma And Non-Attachment In Yogic Dimensions
  • Four Level Of Consciousness
  • Kundalini Awakening
  • Keys to Successful Living In Yogic Science
  • Meditation And The Spiritual Heart
  • Intuitive Dream and Lucid Dream
  • Meaning of Birth And Death In Yogic Science
  • Reincarnation In Spiritual Science
  • 6 Main Obstacles In The Path Of Yoga
  • Samadhi and Its Study
  • Chest breathing v/s diaphragmatic breathings
  • What are Prana and Pranayama mean?
  • Types of Pranayama practices
  • What is Nadi?
  • What are Ida and Pingala?
  • Seven main practices of Pranayama
  • Obstacles In Meditation
  • Witnessing Meditation
  • Chakra Awareness Meditation
  • Yantra Awareness Meditation
  • Root Mantra Awareness Meditation
  • Non Duality Awareness Meditation
  • Open Eye Meditation
  • Third Eye Meditation
  • Pancha Prana( The Five Vital Force)
  • Kumbhaka (Retention )
  • Importance Of Sushumna
  • Nature And Activities Of Ida, Pingala & Sushumna
  • Awakening Of Sushumna Energy
  • Tuning Of Nadi By Nadi Shodhanam
  • Familiarity With Major Systems In The Body
  • Review Of Yogic Digestive System And Respiratory System
  • Shankprashalana Effective Practice In Upper And Lower Abdomen
  • Effects Of Pranayama On Cardio-Vascular System
  • Benefits Of Asana On Muscular System
  • Anatomy Of Glands And Its Connections To Chakras
  • Importance Of Master Gland To Know The Value Of Third Eye In Yoga
  • Anatomy Of Nervous System With Understanding Nadi And Pranic Currents
  • Chakra Meditation for the Glands
  • Art Of Adjustment Yoga For Daily Life
  • Workshop On Twisting Postures
  • Understanding each and every detail of the whole Body, its Emotions and Vibrations while doing Asana
  • Balancing the Body Weight to Feel the Infinity Within
  • Modifying the Asana practice according to individual’s Limitations
  • Introduction Of Ajapa Japa
  • Importance Of So-HUM
  • Invocation Mantra For Patanjali
  • Mantra For Completeness
  • Mantra For Awakening Wisdom
  • Mantra For Fearlessness Life
  • Mantra For Divine Love Between Teacher & Student
  • Practicum of Asana Mudra
  • Practicum of Prana Mudra
  • Practicum of Psychic Mudra
  • Preparation of Mudra for Bandha
  • Meaning of Yoga Mudra
  • Study of Lucid Dreams
  • Study of Intuitive Dreams
  • Role of Yoga Nidra in Developing Intuition
  • Yoga Nidra Practices From Himalayan Tradition
  • Implications of Resting The Mind in Heart Center
  • Yoga Nidra and Its Common Assumptions
  • Practicum Of Trataka (Cleansing And Preparation For Concentration And Improves Eye Sight Through Candle Light)
  • Practicum Of Shankaprashalana For Cleaning Of Lower Abdomen
  • Practicum Of Herbal Steam Inhalation For Sinus And Migraine Issues
  • Uddyana Bandha
  • Jalandhar Bandha
  • Maha Bandha
  • Importance of Maha Bandha
  • Benefits and contra-indications
  • Building A Social Relationship Between Teachers And Students
  • Inspiring And Motivating In Difficult Situation
  • Developing confidence while Teaching and sharing the Yogic Practices
  • Inculpating a Multi Style Lesson Plan And Instructing Skills
  • Benefits And Limitations
  • Delivering an Effective Feedback to Aspirants
  • Workshop On Inversion Postures
  • Workshop
  • Sushumna Application
  • What is Ayurveda?
  • How Ayurvedic science helps in Yogic life?
  • How six tastes can balance the mind and body?
  • What are three main mind body constitutions?
  • What does health mean in Ayurveda?
  • Yogic healthy Kichadi
  • Yogic herbal Tea
  • Group Discussion

Part – I

      • How to sit for Meditation?
      • How to breathe for Yogic practices?
      • How to do digestive breathing?

Part – II

    • Adjusting in Shavasana
    • Diagnosing the blood pressure system
    • 1:4 breathing for emotion purification
  • Root cause of all pain and suffering is ignorance, how?