Shanti 300 HOURS ADVANCED YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING

 

PREREQUISITE: 200 HOUR YOGA TEACHERS CERTIFICATION OR Experience Teaching Yoga. Please contact us for further info. 

Shanti Yoga Studio has been approved by the Minister of Employment and Social Development as an EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. Students may claim their tuition and textbook fees and will be issued a T2202a forms.

This course is presented in 3 modules. These modules can be taken in any order. This is a short overview of the program. Please CONTACT US with your questions or to request an application form.

MODULE 1

100 hrs

MODULE 2

100 hrs

MODULE 3

100 hrs

           
 Teaching methodology I & practicum: Deepening your understanding of the philosophy behind Classical Hatha Yoga poses. Prioritize safety and stability, as prescribed by ancient yoga teachings. Learn to encourage and allow the students do their own work and understand the difference between being helpful and interfering. 15  Teaching Methodology II & practicum: Learn flows and sequences and how to modify their intensity. Learn asanas and sequences specific to the 7 major chakras. Understand the intention behind each sequence. Develop flexibility around class plans. The use of meditation. 10  Teaching Methodology III & practicum:   Develop confidence, use of voice, metaphors, symbols and analogies. Understanding the power of your voice and intonation and its effect on the presentation of your class. When to project and when to pull back. Introduction to new sequences. Use of the Bandhas.  10
 The Yoga Sutras and Bhagavad Gita Teachings: We will explore specific Sutras and the teachings from The Gita to help us place YOGA in the context of our own life experiences. These teachings, once understood, can be incorporated in our daily living, leading us towards the Sukha state.  15  Dissection Of Major Asanas:   Principals and threads in poses, use of props, increasing the understanding of functional anatomy. Modifications and variations. 10  Durga Series: 9 incarnations of Durga and her weapons. What do they mean and what do they represent ? Specific asanas and poses to depict the specific aspect of energy. 10 class plans, including mantra and mudra. 45
 Yoga of Emotion:  We will explore  how to help balance our emotional states using Asana and Breath.  We will look specifically at how yoga affects the endocrine and the nervous systems. 5  Kleshas:Based of Sutra 2.3 from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras we learn about the 5 major colourings (lenses) that our minds hook into: avidya, asmita, raga, dvesha and abhinivesha. Recognizing the drive of these colourings, open up a new mental space, releasing us from the bonds of pain and suffering.  50  Bhavagad Gita Teachings: Exploration of the major teachings of this Sacred text. We will study the following:  Yoga as Action, The 3 Gunas, Karma vs. Dharma, Seen and Unseen.  15
 Gayatri Mantra: The Study of the Gayatri Mantra, history, meaning, the Vedic meter, the mysticism of the first line OM Bhur Bhuvah Svaha, removal of Dhuka, the role of the vajus, 3 states of consciousness, 3 levels of manifestation, 3 states of mind, the 4th state of being.  5  Pranayama: Deepening the understanding and the practice of Pranayama.  Specific practices will be addressed.  5  Meditation: Essence of meditation. Experiential meditation practice. Various approaches and various techniques. Meditation and the Authentic Self. 5
 Koshas: We will explore the 5 layers of Human Experience through understanding Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manamaya, Vijnanamaya and Anandamaya Koshas. This will be both theoretical and experiential exploration. 35  Mudras: Exploring 10 major mudras and their teachings. Learning to incorporate mudras into asanas and also in meditation. 5  Ethics: Yoga ethics are based on the 5 Yamas from the Yoga Sutras.  Following the teachings of Swami J, Michael Stone, Mr. Iyengar and Swami Shivananda, we will look at the 5 Yamas in depth. They will form your ethical guide as a teacher. 5
 Pranayama: Deepening the understanding and the practice of Pranayama.  Specific practices will be addressed. 5        
 Yoga Practice & Homework: Participation in at least one regular yoga class a week is required. Written homework assignments throughout the course.  20  Yoga Practice and Homework: Participation in at least one regular yoga class a week is required. Written homework assignments throughout the course.  20  Yoga Practice and Homework: Participation in at least one regular yoga class a week is required. Written homework assignments throughout the course. 20
           
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