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Programme Overview

Our 200-hour Hatha Teacher Training will include the following topics but not limited to:
1. Techniques, Training & Practice

A. Asana 

- How to teach Sun Salutation A & B

- Proficiency to use Sanskrit name and English name of over 100 asanas that have been chosen to be covered in the training

- Understanding how each pose works with each other poses

- How to properly and safely get in and out of each pose

- Initial and refinement instruction of each pose

B. Pranayama

- How to practise and teach pranayama techniques

- The use of pranayama in yoga class and meditation

C. Bandhas 

- Have the ability to introduce and instruct the use of bandhas for asanas and pranayama practice

D. Mantras and Meditation 

- Practice mantra chantings

- Knowing the physical movements to prepare the body for meditation

E. Home/Self Study 

2. Teaching Methods 

- Fundamental knowledge of how to teach and sequence hatha yoga classes based on what we learned with asanas 

- Have the ability to teach hatha yoga classes to individuals and groups

- Ability to know the language, verbal cues, and hands on adjustments

- Ability to use clear verbal instructions and anatomical teaching points

- Ability to modify the pose for different levels

- How and when to use props

3. Business of Yoga 

- Able to understand the business of yoga, advice on how to set up and run yoga classes, required insurance, Yoga  Alliance registration, career path as a yoga teacher, branding as a yoga teacher, set up yoga instagram account and how to collaborate with potential wellness companies and partners.

4. Anatomy & Physiology

A. Anatomy & Physiology  

- Able to understand the bones, muscles, ligaments, tissues, tendons,

fascia, and joints of the body

- How to properly align the body in each asana

- Understanding of benefits and contraindications in hatha yoga and pranayama with the purpose of injury prevention

B. Chakras, Nadis, Koshas 

- Have the ability to relate physical and energetic sensations of hatha yoga to the framework of chakras and nadis

- Have the ability to make parallels between different practices of asanas, pranayama, bandhas, mudra, mantra etc

5. Yoga Philosophy/ Lifestyle Ethics 

Yoga Philosophy/ Lifestyle Ethics

- Students will read, study Yoga Sutras, learn basic sanskrit phrases, and discuss ethics of yoga teachers.

- Acknowledge the philosophical system of Ashtanga Yoga and how to apply the yamas and niyamas as an ethical foundation in  the teacher student relationship as well as other areas in life  

- Understand yoga history

6. Practicum, Teaching Practice 

- Students will practise teaching with each other and will teach and lead a group class.

7. Home / Self-study 
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