Course Curriculum

Course Content 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training 2021 teachertraining@yogagorey.ie

Theory and Practice of Teaching:

How to cultivate safety and intelligence as a teacher

How to teach a dynamic and inspiring class

How to be a facilitator of sacred space for transformation

Helping to turn confidence, clarity and innovation into tools for teaching

Inspiring and motivating trust and fearlessness in your students

How to teach all levels and all body types

Discerning the use of modifications and variations

Class types: teaching styles, level of difficulty, focus of the class

Use of voice, body language and touch

Principles of sequencing and creating routines

Choreography versus Clarity

How to market yourself as a teacher

Yoga Philosophy in Practice:

Introduction to Ayurveda – The Three Gunas, Tridoshas

Intro to Samkhya Philosophy – Prakriti and Purusha – The 24 Tattvas

Yoga of Patanjali – The Eight Limbs – and their practical application

Mitahara – applying the intake of pure foods to the yoga practice

Cultivation and Application of the principles of Yogic Anantomy – Vayus, Nadis, Marmas

Theory and practice of Asanas:

How to cultivate a balanced, effective and long lasting home practice step by step

Precise Universal actions and alignment in blueprint/key postures

Proper engagement of muscles and bones

Establishing lines of energy and point of balance – minimising risk and injury

Learning to see and understand bodies – learn to address under or over active areas of the body

Understanding the 3 stabilizing junctions of the body

Hands-on adjustments – The art of touch – When, How and Why

Cultivation of power (prana) through correct practice

Learn correct activities to ignite the Inner Fire (Jathara Agni) and balance the Five Winds (Pancha Vayu)

Finding the balance between Movement and Stillness

Prevention and treatment of injuries – the corrective use of postures

Purpose and use of props – When and How to use them effectively

Working with Breath and Bandha – Awakening the Inner Body

Functional Anatomy and Neurophysiology – Introduction to Somatic Movement Education

Theory and Practice of Pranayama:

Conscious breathing requires tremendous sensitivity in order to properly direct life energy (Prana). Prana makes all physical, mental and spiritual life possible. It is the subtle thread that connects us with universal consciousness. Pranayama is a way of using the breath to receive, generate, distribute, and store this vital energy. These breathing techniques promote energized relaxation, calming of the mind and preparation for meditation.  We will introduce some or all of the following methods:

Ujjayi, Viloma, Nadi Suddhi

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This 200hr comprehensive yoga teacher training will run over 2 years approx. and the cost is €1600 per year. Please see dates and pricing document for payment structure.

Please note: we are intentionally keeping numbers small on this training to allow for adequate space and so each person gets full support and individual attention throughout the process. You do not have to want to be a teacher to do the course but may be simply interested in deepening your knowledge and understanding of this practice and how it can support you in life.