Teachers’ Training Course
The AATYC – Yoga Insituite Yoga Teachers’ Training Course (TTC) is an internationally-acclaimed four-week intensive residential programme. Develop the skills to teach yoga in the classical tradition and at the same time deepen your spiritual connection. Establish a firm foundation of discipline and build a strong base from which to teach others with confidence. Learn yoga in a traditional Ashram immersed in the yogic lifestyle with our dedicated teachers.
In this four-week course you will establish a firm foundation of discipline that promotes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth and build a strong base from which to teach others naturally and with confidence.
Discipline is an important part of the course and students are guided to maintain discipline and a proper diet while attending from home.
The goal of the programme is to produce qualified and inspiring yoga teachers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others.The intensive daily schedule includes:
• asana classes • two lectures • one hour of karma yoga
One day a week is lecture-free.
The twelve basic postures in depth
Practice of classical advanced variations
Precise and detailed corrections
Prolonged holding of the asanas
Deeper understanding of hatha yoga
Practice of kapalabhati
Daily practice of anuloma viloma
Use of bandhas
Guide to meditation
What is meditation?
Concentration and thought power
Effects of and experiences in meditation
Mantra initiation (optional)
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology
The effects of asanas and pranayama on the: cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and skeletal and muscular systems
Yoga and physical culture
Vegetarianism for physical, mental and spiritual health
How diet affects the mind
Principles of nutrition
Healing effects of fasting
The six classical purification exercises for the eyes, nose, air passages, oesophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine. Explanation and demonstration of the exercises and their effects. Individual instruction.
• tratak • neti • kapalabhati • dhauti • nauli • basti
How to teach the 12 basic postures and breathing exercises to beginners and intermediate students
Setting up of a proper environment for class
General pointers on teaching a class
The Basic Sivananda Class
Yoga for children
Yoga for older citizens
Yoga for pregnancy
Detailed correction workshops
In the second half of the training course, participants will teach each other under the guidance of an experienced teacher.
One of the greatest spiritual texts of the world, the Bhagavad Gita contains subtle and profound teachings and has a universality which embraces every aspect of human action.
Karma and Reincarnation
The law of cause and effect
The law of action and reaction
Destiny and self-effort
Samsara, the wheel of birth and death
Ethical and moral principles
Body, prana and mind
From control over the body to control over the mind and meditation
Ashtanga: the eight limbs of yoga
Antahkarana: functions of the mind
Concentration and meditation
Overview of Kundalini yoga
Kirtan: chanting of devotional songs.
Sanskrit mantras, Indian deities and their cosmic meaning
Arati and pujas (traditional Indian devotional rituals)
Karma Yoga – selfless service: one hour daily in the Ashram community.
Basic concepts of Vedanta philosophy
The seven bhoomikas or planes of consciousness
Space, time, causation
The three bodies
The three levels of the mind
Conquest of death