200 HOURS HATHA YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING SYLLABUS
History of yoga with introduction of Vedas and Upanishadas
Types of yoga – Jana, Bhakti & Karma Yoga
Yoga as a science and Philosophy
Definitions of Yoga and 5 mental modification (vrittis)
Astanga Yoga (Eight Fold path) & Kriya Yoga
ESSENCE of Bhagavat Gita.
An Overview of the anatomical system in our body with yogic viewpoint:
Endocrine gland system
Nervous system in connection with Parasympathetic nerves.
Concept of Ayurveda & anti-aging through yoga and Ayurveda
Overview and role of Spiritual Anatomy
Yoga Anatomy: 7 Chakras, 5 Koshas, 5 Prana, 3 Nadis, 3 Bandhas etc.
Asana and its concept
Classification of Asanas
Difference between Asanas & Exercise.
Traditional sun salutation – an introduction and benefits.
Basic guidelines for general yoga practice.
Introduction of Yoga props.
Cultural Asanas - Names, Sanskrit interpretation, benefits, alignment & therapeutic role. An overview and practice - forward bend, backward bend, twisting, balancing, extension, inversion, core strengthening and balance asanas.
Introduction of Vinyasa System and its practice
Asanas for Relaxation
Yoga Mudras: its role in yoga practice and benefits
Yoga during pregnancy
Cleansing process in Yoga (Shat Karmas):
Introduction & practice of Shatkarmas
Science of Breath: concept of breath and breathing practices
Understanding the concept of Prana
Nadis and it's important functions
General guidelines of Pranayama
Pranayama Vs. Deep Breathing.
What is Pranayama?
Understanding & practice of Pranayama:
Surya Bhedan Pranayama
Sitali & Sitkari Pranayama
Pranayama as a therapy.
General Benefits of Pranayama
General Note for all the Pranayama Practices
Meditation why and how?
Tradition & types of Meditation (Nada, Japa, Mantra)
Obstacles & enhancement in meditation techniques.
Various techniques of meditation
Guidance for deepening meditation practice
Mantra: What and Why?
Healing and spiritual aspect of Mantras
Experience in Meditation.
Deep Relaxation in Yoga Nidra
Systematic development of deep relaxation and meditation.
Art of Teaching:
Adjustment and enhancement
Useful tips for yoga teachers
Yoga Lesson planning & general teaching tips
Basic Fundamentals of sequencing
An overview of Hatha Yoga Micro Lesson
Ethical values for yoga teachers
Prevention from injuries in yoga practice
Yoga class etiquette and behavior of a yoga teacher.
Role of an inspiring yoga teacher
Business aspect of yoga (from registration of yoga school to opening a new yoga center and yoga center marketing techniques)
Study Material/Reference Books:
How yoga works by Michael Roach
Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Asana Pranayama Mudra & Bandhas – Bihar School of Yoga.
Light on Yoga – Late Shri B. K. S Iyenger
Light on Pranayama – Late Shri. B. K. S. Iyenger
Autobiography of a Yogi – Parmhansa Yogananda
Patanjali yoga Sutra –Dr. P. V. Karambelkar. (Kaivalyadhama, India)
Yogi & Scientist – Swami Kuvalayananda (Kaivalyadhama, India)
Meditation & Mantras (Swami Vishnu-Devananda)
Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Professor G. S. Sahay)
Seven Systems of Indian Philosophy (Pandit Rajmani tigunait, Phd)
Yoga Nidra (Swami Satyananda Saraswati)
Prana & Pranayama (Swami Niranjananda Saraswati)
Yoga Nida - Swami Satyananda
Science of Breath – Swami Rama
Meditation and Its practice – Swami Rama
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga – Dr David Colter