Our 200 Hour Teacher Training Course delivers a comprehensive, theoretical and practical hands-on training designed to deepen their practitioners personal practise and elevate them from student to teacher. Trainees emerge from our TTC as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their career. Alongside developing the art of teaching, trainees also gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice of yoga asanas, philosophy, physiology, adjusting, mantra chanting, chakras, anatomy, ayurveda, mudras, pranayama and meditation and other traditional and contemporary Yoga techniques.
Our curriculum takes you through the essential elements required to deepen and enrich your own yoga practice and to teach students with confidence. Our expert team of teachers will guide you from the fundamental stages of leading a class to teaching with ease and confidence.
At Himalaya Yoga Valley we believe that the priority outcome of a Teacher Training Course for a trainee should be the ability to teach a professional class with premium skills when you complete your training. Our training courses are intensive because the curriculum is outcomes-focused and we encourage those with the specific goal of becoming teachers and deepening their practice to attend our training. Our curriculum includes a high number of teaching hours, practicums and teacher orientated lectures to ensure trainees graduate with the ability to begin their career when they return home and also maintain a disciplined practice.
Our training blends traditional Eastern teachings by Indian experts in the area of Yoga practices and Ayurveda combined with teachings from highly experienced and specialist Western teachers in the fields of Philosophy, Anatomy & Physiology, Sequencing and other subjects complimentary to becoming a well rounded yoga teacher. This marriage of backgrounds gives our students the opportunity to learn in an authentic, traditional Yoga setting whilst gaining the skills required to impart these teachings practically and relevantly in a global yoga environment.
School Director and senior teacher Yogacharya Lalit comes from an Ashtanga yoga and Vinyasa Flow lineage. He utilises elements from these traditions as a consistent and solid foundation from which students can develop their individual teaching style. With his background as an Iyengar student Lalit places strong emphasis on correcting alignment and maintaining integrity in asana as both a trainee and teacher. During the course, you will have opportunity to apply these alignment techniques to your own practise and as a teacher you will learn how to safely guide multi level students through our established trainee sequence developed by Lalit.
Students work from an established training sequence inspired by the Ashtanga Primary Series and the principles of dynamic flow style yoga in order to develop confidence through an in depth knowledge of a specific set of postures. Trainees us this series as a solid platform to teach from and to develop their own unique styles utilizing the various traditions and techniques taught during the training.
After being immersed in this series with Lalit, students then go on to teach from the same series – graduate teachers leave with a wealth of knowledge being able to teach over 40 postures with confidence. Students also learn the ins and outs of correct alignment, adjustments and modifications for these postures to ensure they can teach with maximum emphasis on inclusiveness and safety.
Our curriculum is developed from the Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Teacher Training Standards and has developed and been shaped by our experience training teachers. Our curriculum includes the following:
In conjunction with taking the journey to becoming a teacher, trainees study Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga Philosophy with an emphasis on how you can incorporate this into your own practice and day-to-day life. Daily chanting, meditation and pranayama provide spiritual structure and compliment the more physical practices of the curriculum.
|06:30||07:30||Morning Meditation, Chanting and Pranayama|
|07:30||08:00||Tea Break and reflective journal writing|
|08:00||10:00||Yoga Asana Practice|
|10:00||11:00||Breakfast (Provided onsite at our centre in Goa)|
|13:00||15:00||Lunch Break/Free Time|
Yoga Asana practice including teaching practicum