Updated April 19th, 2018.
What is this course about?
Wise Living Yoga Academy’s Internationally Accredited 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course aims to provide a strong foundation on classical yoga philosophy (Patanjali Ashtanga yoga), lifestyle principles (Yogachara), and yoga techniques (Hatha cum Raja yoga).
It will endow the yoga aspirants (Sadhakas) and teacher trainees with guiding principles for his or her own personal development and habituation to spiritual consciousness as well as the didactics and methodology for bestowing yoga wisdom and teaching to individuals of all ages. The course will also provide the trainees with basic advice for the management of common ailments.
- Participants who complete the course successfully will receive an internationally recognised yoga certificate accredited by the International Board of Yoga, India and recognized by the Yoga Alliance, USA – at the 200 hours level.
- The course includes accommodation and meals for the entire program (4 weeks).
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone:
- Desiring to learn genuine classical yoga philosophy, disciplines and techniques from experienced yoga teachers from the worlds oldest organized yoga institution in India.
- Desiring to understand how yoga Asanas (physical postures) and other techniques should be properly performed to help with ones psychic and spiritual development besides contributing to physical fitness.
- Desiring to learn a method of teaching yoga suitable to people of different age groups and levels of fitness which contributes not only to physical but also to mental health.
- Desiring to become a qualified yoga teacher and certified in a 200-hour certification program.
- The candidate should be in good health: NOT having any major health problem or ailment.
- No prior knowledge or practice of yoga is necessary as you will be guided systematically through our 200 hours training curriculum.
The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. They are newly built with nice flooring and furniture, a private and clean bathroom with hot shower, and beds with good quality mattresses. The centre has a very quiet and inspiring atmosphere for self-reflection and deep yoga studies and practices. Rooms are equipped with fan and window nets. Students are usually accommodated in a twin sharing room with a person of the same gender. Private rooms may be booked in advance or according to availability.
Vegetarian (Vegan), wholesome, clean, and nutritious meals are served three times a day, plus an afternoon tea. At tea time, the students can make their own natural teas for cleansing/detoxification such as cinnamon tea, turmeric tea, ginger tea, lemon tea or even make a hot soya milk drink. Natural dark brown cane sugar is served along with the tea. We take a lot of care to provide good quality food, so no white sugar, refined, or canned foods are served. The diet has a variety of beans, grains, lentils, tropical fresh fruits, nuts, and freshly cooked vegetables.
Yoga Philosophy and Lifestyle (42 hours)
Based on the ancient philosophy classical yoga, covering the study of the background of yoga and traditional texts (Yoga Sutras of Patajali, Samkhya philosophy, Bhagavad Gita), yogic lifestyle (based on the four principles of Yogachara – Ahar, Achar, Vihar, Vichar) and includes ethics for the yoga teacher.
Techniques: Training & Practice (102 hours)
Hatha Yoga Practice (Traditional & Modern Application)
This part of the course is split into two parts: analytical training in how to teach, and guided practice of the techniques themselves – covering the learning of techniques, training, and practice.
It includes principles of instruction, demonstration, observation and assisting/correcting: traditional Asanas, Pranayamas, Kriyas, Bandhas, Mudras, mantras, and other traditional techniques. Training in focus and concentration and other practices conducive to meditation are covered here also.
Teaching Methodology & didactics (26 hours)
Special training in yoga education: This covers the principles of experiential learning, attitude training (Bhavas) along with Asanas and conceptual activities. It includes the principles of instruction, teaching styles, use of teaching aids, motivation, the students process of learning, and the qualities of a teacher.
Anatomy & Physiology (20 hours)
This section covers both the understanding of conventional anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) and yoga physiology (koshas, pranas, chakras, nadis, etc.).
Teaching Practice & Evaluation (10 hours)
This covers the actual teaching practice and aspect of confident public speaking. It includes giving correct instructions and demonstrations, giving and receiving feedback, observing others teaching and assisting students while someone else is teaching.
Written & Practical Examination
Total of 200 hours: Students who complete successfully the 200-hour teacher training course will be already qualified and certified to teach yoga in any part of the world. The successful completion of this course also makes you eligible to attend the advanced 300-hour teacher training course with Wise Living Yoga Academy.
This is an example of a weekly timetable of our program for your general information, which may change according to the discretion of the course coordination:
05:30 Wake up time
06:30 Guided meditation
07:00 Practice (Asanas)
10:15 Lecture (traditional texts/philosophy)
11:30 Pranayamas/Kriyas/Karma yoga (detached or selfless work)
13:30 Guided relaxation session
14:00 Lecture (traditional texts/philosophy)
15:00 Tea break
15:30 Methodology/anatomy and physiology
16:30 Practice/teaching practice
18:15 Meditation/Shanti mantras
19:30 Assignments/self-study/group sharing
21:30 Lights off/good night
Saturdays – Classes only in the morning
Sundays – Day off (no classes)
We also conduct Advanced 300 & 500 hours Teacher Training Courses.