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Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus - Rishikesh Yog Peeth - RYS 200, RYS 300

200, 300 and 500-hour yoga teacher training syllabus

200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Welcome to the Rishikesh Yog Peeth 200 Hour Teacher Training! Over the next six weeks, you will be introduced to the key concepts & practices of Hatha Yoga. The course will focus on the following topics:

» Asana: Yogic postures comprise four hours of the daily schedule. You will be introduced to the various asanas in a systematic manner with progressively increasing level of difficulty. Once the basics are mastered, asana flows, adjustments and subtle aspects of breath & awareness will be brought into focus.

» Shatkarma: These yogic cleansing practices will be integrated into the daily morning schedule and will work in conjunction with the asana practices.

» Yoga Anatomy: You will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen the classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asanas.

» Yoga Philosophy: This class will focus on introducing you to the basic philosophy, concepts and history of yoga. It will cover the various traditional philosophies and viewpoints, insights from modern research and ways in which the essence of this holistic life-view can be integrated into a modern lifestyle.

» Pranayama, chanting & meditation: You will learn techniques to work with vital energy centers in the body with a goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to your students.

Recommended Books:

» APMB Nityananda Saraswati, Swami. Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha : Bihar School of Yoga : 2010.

» AHY Coulter, David H., Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : 2010

» YA Kaminoff, Leslie. Matthews, Amy. Yoga Anatomy, Second edition : 2011

300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

Welcome to the Rishikesh Yog Peeth 300 Hour Teacher Training! Over the next six weeks, you will be introduced to the key concepts & practices of Hatha Yoga. The course will focus on the following topics:

» Yoga Therapy: Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders. This class will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that diet, asana, and pranayama practice can ameliorate.

» Asana: Yogic postures comprise three hours of the daily schedule. Morning asana classes focus on those asanas related to yoga therapy, whereas evening asanas provide students a class model they will later teach to 200 hour TTC students. From the third week, students will begin practicing a modified Ashtanga Yoga sequence.

» Yoga Anatomy: Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana. • Philosophy: This class will prepare students to read and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Each Friday, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week's readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day's reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class.

» Pranayama, Yogic Breathing, Yoga Nidra & Chanting: Students will learn techniques to open vital energy centers in the body with a goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to their students. Practical teaching experience will begin from the second week.

Recommended Books:

» YMCD - Karmananda, Swami. Yogic Management of Common Diseases. Edited by Yoga Publications Trust: Bihar School of Yoga, 2010

» RY - Vivekenanda, Swami. Raja Yoga: Conquering the Internal Nature. Kolkata: Advaita Ashrama, 2011.

» MMMRY- Niranjananda Saraswati, Swami. Mind, Mind Management & Raja Yoga. Yoga Dristi Series. Bihar: Yoga Publications Trust, 2011.

» YA - Kaminoff, Leslie, and Amy Matthews. Yoga Anatomy. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2012.

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