The Ashtanga Vinyasa & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses at IndeaYoga are specifically designed for practitioners who intend to teach yoga or for those seeking to deepen their knowledge.

Our courses engage every student for up to 12hrs a day in practicing and understanding the science of yoga. With interesting sessions on asana techniques, anatomy, philosophy and hands on teaching experience the learning cannot get anymore fun and lively.

You as future teachers will be bombarded with questions from your students. We as teachers in IndeaYoga, believe that you must be able to find answers to all your questions and we are more than happy to answer it. It is rightly said : “It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.”

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Our teachers for Level 1 - TTC

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Module 1:

Beginner and Intermediate Classical Hatha/Ashtanga Yoga Asanas are taught in the Indea Yoga Style. During this module, you will learn how to practice the Indea Yoga Arogya (Beginner), Abhyasa (Preparatory) and Foundation Series (for hatha)/Primary series (for ashtanga).
The Arogya (Beginner) series provides the knowledge and skill to work with students who are injured or extremely stiff, lack flexibility and stability, aging population and beginners to yoga asana.
The Abhyasa (Preparatory) Series provides a good grounding with a wide range of Asanas to improve body balance, strength and flexibility.
The foundation/primary series takes you more deeper into your practice and helps you tap into your fullest possibilities.

Module 2: Asana Technique Classes

Teaching of asanas in all the three series is thoroughly imparted in the following format and the students are expected to learn this sequence in detail for each asana by the end of the course and for the exam.

  • Sanskrit name and English translation
  • Silent demonstration
  • Limitations
  • Benefits
  • Detailed technique
  • Common mistakes
  • Variations
  • Class practice and instruction

Module 3: Individual Practice – Leading a Group Class to Develop the Teacher in You

Applying the above 8-step teaching methodology, students will take several teaching sessions, leading fellow TTC students in a classroom setting through a mock teaching class multiple times during the course. The aim is for the students to gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching that includes the principles of demonstration, instructions and observation. Students may be required to observe Indea Yoga teachers who take the Mysore Style (Guided Self Practice) classes.

Module 4: Pranayama

A selection of energizing and relaxing pranayama techniques will be taught during the course.

Module 5: Anatomy Lessons

A general overview of the structure and function of the human anatomy will be taught for the student to co-relate the impact of their practice on the body.

Module 6: Key Shlokas: Meaning and Context

Students are expected to learn the prescribed opening and closing prayers, their meanings, and also familiarize themselves with chanting a few other mantras.

Module 7: Overview of Yoga Philosophy and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers and life of a yogi are introduced to the student.

  • Meaning of the word “Yoga”
  • Raja Yoga of Patanjali
  • Pancha Koshas
  • Overview of Chakras
  • Overview of Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Ashtanga (eight-fold) Yoga with a more detailed Satsang on selected sutras from chapters 1 (SamadhiPada) and 2 (SadhanaPada) of the sutras.

Module 8: Self-practice

Self-study, study of recommended books, participating in discussion and practice of all the above-mentioned topics is expected from each student throughout the four week course.

  • Students must have at least 6 months of Hatha/Ashtanga yoga practice.
  • Be able to perform 80 % of the Preparatoty Series Asanas and 60% of the Foundation/Primary Series Asanas.
  • For greater benefits from your visit to the shala, you may practice under IndeaYoga certified teachers available close to your location.
  • If this is not the case, you may enrol yourself for the Hatha/AshtangaVinyasa Yoga Guided Self Practice classes, also known as Mysore Style Classes before you start your course in teacher training.

Course Dates :

  • 6th Mar to 31st Mar 2023
  • 3rd April to 29th April 2023
  • 1st May to 27th May 2023
  • 3rd July to 29th July 2023

For future course dates visit here :

  • Enrolment priority will be given to our past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.
  • Discounted fee for the first 10 rooms is 79,000 INR (shared occupancy) and 99,000 INR (single occupancy).

Register and book your seat by paying an advance of 29,000 INR 

Course Fee Exclusions :

  • Visa charges and arrangements
  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up and drop

5.00 am Wake up alarm
5.30 am – 5.45 amKriyas
5.45 am – 7.15 amAsana Practice
7.30 am – 8.30 amPranayama
8.30 am – 9.30 amBreakfast
9.30 am – 10.00 amBreak
10.00 am – 11.30 amTechnique Class
11.30 am – 12.30 pmTeaching class
12.30 pm – 1.30 pmAnatomy Class
1.30 pm – 2.00 pmLunch Break
2.00 pm – 3.30 pmRest & Digital Break (can use cell phones) In order to experience the best of this course, we ask you to turn off and keep your electronic devices – phones, laptops, etc in the Safety locker room for the duration of the course. You will be given your devices daily this time only to reach your family and friends.
 
3.30 pm – 5.15 pmPhilosophy & Chanting
5.15 pm – 6.45 pmAsana Practice
7.00 pm – 8.00 pmDinner
8.00 pm – 9.00 pmStudy hour
9.00 pm – 9.30 pmReflection hours
9.30 pm Good Night

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On successful completion of a theory and practical exam you graduate with IndeaYoga Training (IYT250+) and Registered Yoga School (RYS 200) with Yoga Alliance certificates. In the end, you are more than just a teacher. You become a yogi in the truest sense.

While not mandatory, the following books can be referred to for those interested in gaining a better understanding of yoga:

  • Light on Yoga by B K S Iyengar
  • Yoga: Asanas Pranayama Mudras Kriyas by Vivekananda Kendra Prakashan
  • Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda
  • The Forceful Yoga by G. P Bhatt
  • Four Chapters on Freedom by Bihar Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda (Bihar Yoga)
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami SatyanandaSaraswati