Yoga Teachers Training Courses
The Ashtanga & Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses at IndeaYoga are recommended for practitioners who intend to teach yoga or for those seeking to deepen their knowledge. Our courses engage every student every day up to 10 hours in the classroom. The courses require complete dedication on their part to understand and study multiple nuances of yoga practice and philosophy. The intensity of the course significantly alters how one perceives yoga. Our courses encompass asana practice, teaching methodologies, technique classes, teaching practice, philosophy, anatomy, meditation, pranayama, and chanting sessions.
LEVELS OF TEACHER TRAINING CERTIFICATION COURSES (ASHTANGA AND HATHA YOGA)
What is Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga?
Ashtanga Yoga follows the path of Raja Yoga.
The Ashtanga practice is active but not dynamic. It works with individual asanas. When combined with the ‘Vinyasa’ flow, it challenges the body further and prepares it for active meditation.
The term Vinyasa may be broken down into its Sanskrit root to mean, ‘Vini’ denoting ‘practical’ and ‘Nyasa’ meaning ‘meditation’.
Thus, the purpose of practising the Vinyasa flow is to be in a state of ‘practical meditation’. The body and breath are in harmony, calming the mind and allowing the practitioner to enter the state of active meditation.
Vinyasa is used to enter and exit asanas. It is aimed to create a movement meditation that reveals all forms as being impermanent and for this reason, never to be held on to.
It is a flowing, dynamic form of yoga, connected via Ujjai or natural breath. Mudra (Drishti) transitions are used as links within and between asanas.
What is Hatha Yoga?
Practicing Hatha Yoga brings the realization that the physical body is only a part of our personality and not the whole. Hatha yoga practices are known to calm the body, breath, and mind in preparation for meditation. The aim is physically to prepare the body by bringing balance between ‘ha’ – sun, ‘tha’– moon, or the left and right side, or the Pingala and Ida.
Growth in human life without preparation of body and mind becomes painful; hence, Hatha Yoga focuses on the body-breath connection to enhance our awareness level.
Most forms of yoga asana practices including the Iyengar style, AshtangaVinyasa, Power Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, etc. are enclosed under the umbrella of Hatha Yoga.