200 Hour Yoga Teaching Training.
Upon the successful completion of this intensive training, you will receive a certificate of completion from us; and, you may register to become a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200, certified through the Yoga Alliance! This internationally recognized credential will allow you to pursue your goals of teaching yoga classes anywhere in the world. That is something to be excited about, as very few professions can say the same.
This 200 hour training will be conducted in accordance with required guidelines set forth by Yoga Alliance. Training hours are structured as follows:
~ Techniques, 100 hours – Training in techniques and practice of them including: asanas, pranayama, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other traditional yoga techniques.
~ Teaching Methodology, 25 hours – Topics in this category will include, but may not be limited to: principles of demonstration, observation, assisting and correcting; communication skills in group and individual settings; time management, establishing priorities and boundaries; how to address specific needs of individuals and special populations to the degree possible in a group setting; teaching styles; qualities of a teacher, the student learning process, business aspects of teaching yoga (including marketing and legal).
~ Anatomy and Physiology, 20 hours – Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and may also include energy anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, etc.). This includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with their applications to yoga (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.).
~ Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for YTs, 30 hours – Topics in this category could include, but are not limited to: yoga lifestyle, the study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (such as the Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita).
~ Practicum, 10 hours – Practice teaching; receiving and giving feedback; observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.
~ Remaining, 15 hours – The Standards detailed above ensure that all trainees of a RYS 200 receive training and instruction in five Educational Categories for at least 185 hours with 125 hours of those being Contact Hours. Any remaining required curriculum contact and Non-Contact Hours (totaling 200 hours in all) are to be distributed among the five Educational Categories, but the hours may be allocated at the discretion of each RYS based.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Tab 1 – Introduction
Training Hours Breakdown
Training Rules and Requirements
Definition and Types of Yoga
Yoga As Self Transformation (article)
Tab 2 – Philosophy
The History of Yoga
Hatha Yoga Pradipka
Koshas, Kleshas and Gunas
Ethics for Yoga Teachers
Tab 3 – Asanas and Breath
Original Hot Yoga Series (plus 1 hour express version)
Posture Explanations & Dialogue
Modifications for Pregnancy
Various Breathing Styles
Tab 4 – Teaching Techniques and Tools
Class Inclusions & Add-Ons (Kriya, Chanting, Meditation)
How to Communicate with Your Classes/Students
Priorities and Boundaries
How to Assist Students (visual, audible, touch)
Special Populations and Adjustments/Assists
Qualities of a Teacher
The Student Learning Process
Business of Yoga
Tab 5 – Anatomy
Physiology & Healthy Movement (presenter)
Chakras & Nadis
Ayurveda & Organic Herbal Tinctures (presenter)
Molecular Hydration & Raw Jams (presenter)
Tab 6 – Notes