Techniques Training/Practice -125 Hours
Includes asanas, pranayamas (breathing techniques), kriyas (detoxing/cleansing techniques), mudras (symbolic gesures), bandhas (energy locks), meditation, chanting mantras (optional) and basic Sanskrit. These hours are a mix between (1) analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and (2) guided practice of the techniques.
Teaching Methodology — 25 Hours
Includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting / correcting, instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher, help with setting up your own yoga classes.
Yoga Anatomy & Ayurveda — 20 Hours
Includes both human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and anatomy of the pranic body: chakras, nadis, etc. Includes both the study of the subject and application of its principles to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc).
The origin of Ayurveda, the most ancient form of medical science could be traced back to the Vedic literature. The crucial difference between Ayurveda and modern medical science is that Ayurveda is not just physical treatment, it takes a human being as whole that is body, mind and soul. The Sanskrit word ‘Ayurveda’ means the knowledge of life, ayur meaning life and veda meaning science.
It is the art of healthy living that enables you to find a perfect harmony between your body and mind. Whereas modern medical science treats only the infected part, Ayurveda treats body as a whole. Along with curing ailments, Ayurveda gives equal importance to preventative measures too. We can arrange ayurvedic massage and pancharkarma (detoxing and regenerating the body and treating ailments) for students who are interested in staying on after the course.
Philosophy, Lifestyle & Ethics — 45 Hours
Includes the study of yoga sutras, historical evolution of yoga, living a yogic lifestyle in a materialistic society and ethics for yoga teachers. Basic Sanskrit and mantra translation classes will be offered.
Practicum — 20 Hours
Includes teaching practice, observing others teaching and receiving/giving feedback.
Extra curricular activities
For teacher training courses in Kerala, there is the opportunity to do the following activities in your free time or on days off
Visit to Kanyakumari (the holy place were the 3 oceans meeting together), Vivekanandha Rock memorial, Maruthwamala ( Sree Narayana Guru where Meditate in the Cave.) and Takkala Palace.
Washing Machine is available for students during Yoga Teachers Training Course.
Check whether you are required to arrange a visa before you enter India. Be careful to apply for a tourist visa, whilst you will be studying yoga here, a student visa is a very different visa and you will require supporting information which only academic establishments like universities can provide. Your reason for visiting should be stated as a tourist. Foreign Nationals are required to bring their original passport with a valid visa for India.
Email and telephone facilities are available. However, the facilities are limited so guests must keep email and telephone communications to a minimum, to allow all guests equal access. Mobile phone signals from all major companies are available in the resort compound. Use of mobile phones in all classes, dining areas and also inside the rooms are prohibited due to the respect to other’s privacy.