Hatha & Iyengar & Alignment
Know each asana in its detail and purpose
Know how to exactly prepare with specific exercises to be able to go into each asana (and further sequence a class)
Know how to align in the right way within each asana to get its real benefit and avoid injuries or damages because of a wrong practice
Know how to variate each asana to adjust according to your body and practice level
Know how to use blocks, belt and bolster as well as the wall to prepare for or adjust each asana
Get a step by step instructed guidance to progress in your asana practice in a safe and sure way to use your body’s full potential
Know and understand the basics of Yin Yoga with focus on how to use it as a healing method and practice
Learn about Traditional chinese medicine concepts
Know about and experience the interrelationship between Yin Yoga & Mindfulness
Learn about the Bewegungsmechanik des Korpers according to Yin Yoga (English)
Know how to use Yin Yoga in Physiotherapy
Get to know each Yin Yoga asana in detail and its effect on our whole system
Learn how to instruct and sequence a specific Yin class
Get a step by step instruction and guidance in theory and practice
Experience the beneficial effects of a Yin Yoga Practice within the practice classes
Know about the difference between Restorative and Yin Yoga
Get instructed in how to practice asanas as restorative Yoga with props like bolsters, blocks and belts
Learn the benefits of Restorative Yoga on your nervous system for overall deep relaxation
Experience some restorative Yoga sessions on your own and how to use it within Yoga Nidra
Yoga & intuitive Selfexpression
Individual coaching and mentorship
Focus and support on your individual yogic journey, Self-connection, -awareness and -expression
How to use Yoga and creative intuitive expression to raise the awareness and connection to your true Inner Self and let it speak and guide you, get answers and unleash your true potential and fulfill your Soul’s purpose
Yoga as Reflection of your Life and indicator to work on/heal specific aspects
The Art of Teaching, Course Creation and yogic Business Aspects
Reflections on what makes a “great teacher”, its attitudes, appearance and intention, motivation, and find the teacher within you
Learn how to work on and with your body and voice to gain self-awareness and -confidence and express yourself authentic and true
Find and define your WHY as motivation to keep going no matter, be “strong” in your vision to fulfill your Souls purpose and appear as an authentic teacher.
Learn about the asanas, its benefits and effects, groups of asanas, classifying and sequencing
Know how to prepare, set up and instruct a class/workshop/retreat/course program
Create your own unique teaching style and course program according to your Why and individuality
Learn how to set up and lead an Online Business and Social Media as a Yoga Teachers
Get mentored in how to stay unique and successful without copy and paste systems and strategies
Discussion and reflection on the goal and purpose of teaching Yoga in our modern world without diminishing it to a fancy trend or merely physical exercise
As we know from our experience it actually doesn’t matter how progressed you are in your asana practice yet how aware and confident you are, how you feel and connected you got along the way (to your truth)!
Progressing in your asana practice with the wrong alignment while being unaware about the connection of your practice to your life itself doesn’t make you a good teacher!
Knowing about the proper alignment and detail of each asana and how to progress in a safe and secure way while fully observing and working on the interconnection between your practice and your life (as those two are a reflection and indicator to areas or situations which are meant to work on or heal) allows you to fully understand the truest essence of Yoga and experience what Yoga is able to do for your life so that you can share it in an authentic way, adapted to your students needs and wishes!
That is why we added the Bonus part regarding Yoga & Self-expression in this TTC, where we consciously observe and go within to realize which parts of our life/body are out of alignment and need some attention to work on and/or heal!
Breathing exercises are the heart of Yoga and are meant to cleanse and purify body and mind and especially our energy channels nadis since the breath is the bridge between our body and mind. You will learn how to be aware of and control your breath and further how to control your mind in using your breath and enhance your life energy prana. Breathing exercises will be practiced especially during the Ashtanga Practice classes every day and the Sivananda Yoga classes before or after the asana practice. You will be properly guided on how to use your breath while practicing the asana in both the Hatha and the Ashtanga classes to release tension and blocks, go deeper into the asana and activate the energy centers, chakras. You will learn about the health benefits if you use your breath properly. We will teach you the following pranayama techniques theoretically and practically so that you can fully understand and experience its benefits and purpose: Natural breathing (Yogic Breath), Nadi shodana, Kapalabhati, Bastrika, Ujayi
The practice of Meditation was actually the goal of the ancient purpose of the asana practice, so that the body and mind are well prepared and in a good shape to sit still … for hours … to get deeply in touch with the Inner Self and to “move” into higher consciousness. Therefore it is a very important practice to achieve a calm and steady mind, enforce your concentration and finally become more peace- and joyful. You will practice different types of meditation, from silent to guided, and experience its effects on your body and mind.
Mudras and Bandhas
In our Yogic Philosophy and Science classes you will learn about mudras (finger postures) and bandhas (energy locks) to enhance your life energy prana, stimulate your energy centers chakras, control your body energy and your mind. Further you will get the practical experience in the asana classes.
Satkarma Kriya is one of the six yogic cleansing techniques (kriyas) referred to the “Hatha Yoga Pradipika”. In order to keep the body strong and healthy the early Yogis created special techniques to cleanse, detox and purify the body, so that life energy prana can flow undisturbed. Yet not only it is good for your health, also pranayama and meditation can be practiced with more ease and focus since the body is clean and strong. Satkarma Kriya will be properly guided from one of our teachers. Especially we will focus on the following three techniques:
· Jala Neti … nasal cleansing using a neti pot and saline solution'
· Sutra Neti … nasal cleansing using a thread for passing through the nostrils and out of the mouth
· Kunjal Kriya … also known as Vamal Dhauti … cleansing the digestive system in drinking lukewarm, salty water until the stomach gets full and vomiting it through the mouth
Yogic Philosophy and Science
Beyond your mat Yoga is about Life itself, that is why it is often called as “art of living”. We would like to add it is an “art of living WITH Life”. The goal of our Yogic Philosophy and Science classes is to provide you the deep wisdom and ancient knowledge in an understandable way, so that you know about the true meaning and how to implement it in your own life. Yogic Philosophy and Science originates in ancient wisdom and concepts yet has immense value for our modern day life to raise our awareness towards a conscious and mindful way of living. That means, in our Philosophy and Science classes you will not only learn about (and be thought in a way so that you can really understand what Yoga is really about) this ancient and noble wisdom from sacred scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali yet you will also understand what value, information and knowledge they can give you for your everyday life.
Ayurveda and Yogic Diet
Ayurveda is the Science of Life itself, providing knowledge about how to lead an everyday life to keep our whole system in good shape and condition. Its concepts are based on three energy conditions gunas, whereas the most efficient energy is called sattvic. Goal is to create and maintain a sattvic energy level, means clean, pure, balanced energy in all areas of our life, including our nutrition, body movement and everyday routine. In this class you will learn about the basic concepts and most important practices, so that you will be able to also implement them in your everyday life. Special Focus will also be on a healthy and balanced nutrition according to Ayurveda and the importance and positive effects of a plant based nutrition.
Yogic Anatomy and Physiology
Yogic Anatomy and Physiology is the teaching on the structure and function of our physical body as well as our energy body system, so that you can understand how the asana and pranayama practice are affecting and working on and with it. Knowing about what our energy body system is and how it works let you understand the interconnection of our body and mind with our energy centers chakras and channels nadis, why our breath is influencing the wellbeing of our body and mind and finally let you realize how your whole systems works to “use” it in the best efficient way and to live “balanced and harmonious”. You will also learn about the anatomy related to each asana, to be clear about the proper alignment and adjustment, which will be discussed in the Alignment and Adjustment classes.
The exam is divided into a practical and a theoretical part. A theoretic exam will be asked from you in Yogic Anatomy and Physiology, Yogic Philosophy and Science and Ayurveda. There will be practical and theoretical homework for Methodology as well as for Alignment and Adjustment. For the practical teaching part you will be encouraged to prepare and conduct a class at the end of the course. In order to receive your RYT 200 certificate you need to absolve this exam successfully. We will offer you possibilities to train and practice your teaching skills and get confident in it throughout the whole course duration, so that you can really enjoy your Teaching after completing our Training.