200-Hour Yoga Alliance Training
Maximum Batch: 25 people
Styles of Yoga Practice
Turiya Yoga’s yoga teacher training in india is dedicated to the styles of Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Hatha Yoga is the mother of our most known western yoga practices which branched from Hatha’s method of manipulating the body and especially the breath. A typical class of Hatha is a slow-paced practice which combines traditional body postures (asana), breathing awareness, pranayama (retention of breath techniques), meditation and mantras to open or close the class. In our rushed societies these days, however, the classes often only focus on physical postures. The style also employs cleansing techniques (kriyas), occasional use of bandhas (muscle manipulations seen as locks of energy) and special gestures called mudras.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a modern fast-paced practice in which students flow between body postures while breath and drishti (gaze) are also synchronized in its fixed sequences. The style counts Pattabhi Jois and his teacher Krishnamacharya as its gurus. There are a few stories about how the sequences originated, however the style in its current method was developed by T. Krishnamacharya himself. The Ashtanga Vinyasa system only became well-known, however, by his loyal student, Patthabhi Jois. Another of Krishnamacharya’s students, and another true gem of modern-day yoga, was BKS Iyengar.
Turiya Yoga does not have specific Iyengar classes in its yoga teacher training program, though occasionally we do welcome Iyengar teachers to give students a taste of the practice. Our program does, however, hold classes using a great variety of props. Our Hatha classes make use of these props to cultivate a deeper experience of the body postures and especially the different alignments of the asana.
Techniques, Training and Practice:
We offer you a lot of opportunity for practice on our yoga teacher training in goa, india:
- The daily practice involves asana, pranayama and meditation
- You will receive instruction and asana adjustment to better understand the techniques of the practice in our early morning and afternoon practices.
- Alignment and assisting will be taught in specially focused classes separate from the morning and afternoon practices.
- Kriyas (cleansing techniques), bandhas (locks of energy) and major mantras in Sanskrit will be introduced and practiced during the training in specific classes.
- The techniques, training and practice cover the needs for a Hatha Yoga teacher (beginners to intermediate levels) and an Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series teacher.
- Training will also involve specially designed classes using a variety of props to give you a foundation in different ways of asana alignment. These classes will give you an in-depth experience of the different categories of asana and their effects.
Anatomy & Physiology
You will learn the fundamentals of the major body systems and how they are affected by the individual asana and the overall practice, which includes health benefits and contraindications.
- The circulatory system
- The digestive system & yogic Diet
- The endocrine system.
- The nervous system
- Musculoskeletal systems
Philosophy and History of Yoga :
Our yoga teacher training program includes:
- The History of Yoga: this includes the cultural background of yoga as well as how yoga in the past relates to the yoga of today.
- Introduction to Samkhya and Tantra as background philosophies to Yoga
- Patanjali Yoga Sutras & the 8 Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga)
- The Bhagavad Gita
- The four paths of yoga - Karma Yoga (Seva/selfless service), Bhakti Yoga (the path of devotion), Raja Yoga (the royal path of the mind) and Jnana Yoga (the path of knowledge/wisdom)
You will also be familiarised with other important sacred texts such as the Hatha Pradipika, the Gheranda Samhita as well as Samkhya Philosophy and the Tantric roots of yoga. It is important to underline that we will give you a strong foundation of knowledge and extra subjects from where you can continue your own growth and study in the future.
Teaching Methodology :
Our Yoga teacher training offer you special classes to support your development in gaining the necessary qualities of a Yoga teacher. Among these qualities, you will learn to plan your own classes, to properly demonstrate the techniques, to assist and adjust safely, and, of course, to instruct your own classes. Most importantly you will have a deeper experience of yourself, being able to identify your strengths and difficulties, developing your own way of teaching according to your strengths and keeping an eye on the things you need to continue working on.
Our fourth week of the yoga teacher training in goa is quite intensive. Each student will lead classes, receiving your own professional feedback. You will also observe other students’ classes, in which you will properly assist and adjust. It’s important to know that you will already have had some practical teaching experiences in the previous weeks.
During our yoga teacher training course you will become more aware about the philosophy behind the practice and you’ll learn how it gives you your own personal ethic for your future teachings and in your life ahead. In addition to that, you’ll understand exactly what your roles are as a yoga teacher (both obvious and subtle ones) and how to relate to your students and co-workers on your professional path.
Assignments, Assessment & Certification:
It is important to remember that for anyone to receive the RYT200 certificate they will need to attend all classes – unless ill* – and also go through the necessary yoga teacher training evaluations. There will be a final written exam as well as a practical exam. Some simple summaries will also have to be submitted during the training. It is important for the students to know that they are assessed on their participation throughout the whole month. Students that pass the exams and are cleared by their teachers according to their participation will receive a Yoga Alliance 200 hour teaching certificate that is recognised internationally.
* If you become ill, you are immediately obliged to report to Turiya Yoga’s team so firstly, we can assist you. Secondly, we can then manage your hours on the course so you can still graduate.
Interships and Opportunities:
Turiya Yoga offers every season:
- 1 internship of 6 months duration. This involves teaching yoga daily (non-TTC environment), adjusting/assisting in classes, helping out in some activities with our own yoga teacher training students and assisting us with a small amount of marketing work. If you want to have a proper teaching experience and you also have a desire to open your own studio, this internship is perfect for you. You will be assessed by our team in order to assist your growth in your yoga practice, especially in teaching.
- 1 internship for 1 month (minimum) to 3 months duration. This involves teaching (non-TTC environment), adjusting/assisting in classes and helping out in some activities with our own yoga teacher training students. We offer this shorter opportunity because a lot of people just can’t spare more than a month away. We really advise, however, undertaking at least the 3 months internship since it is a wonderful opportunity to really transform into being a teacher. You will be assessed by our team in order to assist your growth in your yoga practice, especially in teaching.
You can apply for these internships if you have already completed our yoga teacher training in india (RYT200 program). If you are interested, please drop us an e-mail with a picture of your certificate and a letter explaining which internship you are applying for and your motivation for working with us.
Why should I study all this?
- Teaching yoga can only come from your own practice. Training is a big part of the program. However, to teach you do need to have techniques to safely guide others in their own practice. People have very different bodies, physical capabilities, learning types, concerns and cultures.
- For your future students to be safe and healthy in your classes, you will learn what you need to know about the body and its systems in anatomy & physiology sessions as well as experimenting with varied adjustment & assisting techniques throughout the course.
- For your future students to grow fully into their potential you will learn teaching methodologies, cherishing your own individual qualities as a teacher and developing whatever else you personally need to so you can read your students clearly and support their different learning styles through your classes.
- For your future students to be able to feel the depth of yoga and be inspired into maintaining a disciplined practice, you will learn philosophy and the history of yoga. Scriptures are the fuel to keep us practicing and the practice is where the texts are expressed in direct experience: in a cycle, they feed each other.
- For your future students, for yourself, for your future business and for the world… We will explore the topic of ethics. Real ethics are birthed in the present moment – leaving morality and tradition aside – but they keep an eye on a future that seeks a common well-being. Ethics are a constant practice of self-enquiry, but mainly of action. The topics of Yoga Alliance, marketing and the business side of yoga also fall under this discussion.
- For you to have an ongoing, in-depth experience of teaching and of yoga as a business we also offer you Internships.
Example of Daily Timetable
Monday to Friday
|07:00 - 9:00 Kriya (Cleansing Techniques), Asana, Pranayama & Meditation|
|9:00 - 10:00 Breakfast|
|10:00 - 11h30: Philosophy/History or Anatomy (Theory)|
|11:30 - 13:00 Teaching Methodology or Anatomy|
|13:00 - 14:00 Lunch|
|14h - 14h30: Break|
|14:30 - 16:00 Teaching Methodology or Adjustment Techniques|
|16:15 - 18:00 Asana & Special Techniques|
|18h00 - 18:30 Pranayama & Meditation|
|19:30 - 20:30 Dinner|
|7:00 - 8:40 Asana and / or pranayama|
|8:40 - 9:00 Meditation|
* As with any thing in life, our yoga teacher training schedule can also go through some alterations. For example, we might need to have classes till Lunch time on a couple of Saturdays. It depends on each group.
“Nothing is as strong as gentleness and nothing is as gentle as real strength” and Suzana encompasses that. She is soo well versed in Yoga and in Philosophy.
I felt Manu worked with what I already knew and brought out the better of me! One thing that really stood out for me also was the savasana and meditations, some of them really went really deep for me… Here I was thinking I was gonna do an Ashtanga class and I’m doing some spiritual development too.
Suzana definitely knows her asana inside and out and the energy in the room was always very calm. I feel very fortunate to have studied with Suzana. I am most inspired by her gentle nature, I know I struggle with that… She’s strong and soft at the same time.
I wasn’t sure about Ashtanga but Manu really gave me a new perspective, made it accessible for me and enjoyable - I didn’t know it could be! He also gave a spiritual aspect to it, which I never had experienced in an ashtanga class… … Integrating body, breath, soul, spirit… It was a lovely environment and he had certainly a humbleness while sharing his experience.
I really like the way Suzana introduces the poses so we get the alignment right! I think that really makes a difference ! I also really enjoyed the quotes in the end of the classes, when everyone was with their hearts opened …
Manu’s classes were amazing! He brought an incredible happy energy to the room , he was really knowledgeable and I felt really comfortable and safe! I felt like I could ask him anything and I got a really good response and overall I loved his classes and I think he is great!
I always felt just comfortable and supported in Suzana's classes. Suzana was very intuitive and personally could tell when I was a little off and would check on me every now and then and I appreciate that!
Manu's classes taught me endurance and patience ! He was always very helpful and offered different ways to make more sense of the asanas and movements using tools like blocks, belts and allowing us to ease our ways into certain postures. His compassion or his patience is something I would love to bring to my classes, to my students.