Ashtanga Yoga is very dynamic and modern form of Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga aims to connect quick movement with breath. Much attention is paid on mudras, bandhas and different breathing techniques such as Ujjayi.This form of yoga increases the blood circulation, strength and stability. It detoxifies the body and tunes the internal organs.
During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will cover a minimum of 60 poses including:
- Sun Salutations A,B,C
- Sun salutaion variations
- Standing poses
- Spinal Twists
Pran means life force and ayama stands for expansion. Through the control of our breath, we can expand our life force and live a more peaceful and healthy life.Pranayama purifies our body by cleansing the nadis (energy channels) and releasing accumulated toxins.
During your Yoga Teacher Training, you will be introduced to the following Pranayamas:
- AnulomaViloma, Nadi Shodhan
During the second part of your Yoga Teacher Training, you will be taught 7 advanced pranayama techniques that require much patience and intense practice.
Shatkarma comes from the words Shat which means six and Karma which means action.The six purification techniques of shatkarma remove disease from the body and improve concentration.During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, you will learn all six shatkarmas – including their benefits on all body sheats (koshas).
Meditation cannot be described in words. We cannot explain to you, what meditation means or feels like. Meditation can only be felt through personal experience. During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn different techniques including transformational meditation, candle light, sound and kundalini meditation.
Meditation brings us joy, clarity and self-confidence. It lets us recognize that we belong to something much bigger than just our body and mind.You will be introduced to different traditional techniques that will let you enter in meditation easily.
POWER OF TRANSFORMATION
Power of Transformation is a breathing technique that was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan. It consists of 7 different breathing steps that increase body awareness. You breathe very intensely for three minutes and then sit quietly. In the moments of sitting silently, students experience a tingling and feeling of complete lightness- beyond the physical sphere. Power of Transformation breathing is a technique to enter into meditation quickly and easily.
During your 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn about:
- The Technique & Application
- Transformational Mantra Chanting
- Awareness Expansion
- Meditation Lecture
A big part of becoming a yoga intructor is understanding the philosophy behind it. Through the right theoretical understanding, one can easily dive even deeper into their own practise and reflection.
During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, you will learn the following aspects:
- Introductionto Indian Philosophy
- Concept of Yoga according to Patanjali
- Concept of God in Yoga Philosophy
- Yamas & Niyamas: Foundation of Yogic Practices
- Concept of Panch Vritti & Panch Klesha
- Kriya Yoga- A way to overcome inborn afflictions
- Ashtanga Yoga- A methodology to overcome suffering
- Introduction to Samkya Philosophy
YOGA ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
Yoga Anatomy and Physiology provide you with an understanding of the internal body processes. In yoga, optimum health means that all body systems work in harmony together. Is one system weak or sick, the whole cycle is disturbed and cannot function properly anymore.
During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn about the following body systems as foundational and advanced studies:
- Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
- Digestive System
- Respiratory System
- Cardiovascular System
- Muscular System
- Sceletal System
- Nervous system
- Mechanismof Asana
- Mechanism of Meditation
During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Gyan Yog Breath, you will get the chance to practise Mantra Chanting as a part of the yoga tradition. Chanting lifts up the energy and purifies the body and mind. Through singing specific vibrational mantras, you will open your heart and balance your chakras. During your 500 Hour Yoga Teacher training, you will learn at least 4 mantras.
For you as an aspiring yoga teacher, Teaching Methodology is an important part to become familiar with preparing your own classes. During the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn how to:
- Structure and design a 60 min & 90 min class
- Create a suitablesetting
- Modify your class according to your student’s injuries/physical condition
- Correct postures (hands-on)
- Expand your individual focus
- Connect with your students
- Learn through reflection
- Apply the right techniques in different situations
- make Indian yogic philosophy accessible to a beginner
EMOTIONAL BLOCKAGE® TREATMENT
As we know, body and mind are closely connected. Repetitive negative thoughts in our mind manifest in our body as blockages causing weakness, impatience, and disease. Through the Emotional Blockage® Treatment, body blockages are removed so the energy can flow at its maximum again. This treatment is an OPTIONAL part of our 500-hour yoga teacher training course. Over the 55 days in your Yoga Teacher Training, you will feel lighter and free. Everyone knows yoga isn’t just about the positions, but not everyone has the spiritual insight to unlock the inner life.
We carry around in our bodies the stress from modern life and trauma from our past. Swami Ji systematically applies pressure to areas of your body where these emotional blockages® are locked. After some period of pain there comes complete release- and many people are surprised to see what comes bubbling up from their deep past. SwamiJi doesn’t support temporary fixes or encourage dependency, so he’ll teach you body-awareness and breathing techniques to maintain your re-balanced freedom. You won’t find another yoga Teacher Training course that offers such attention on emotional release. Here at Gyan Yog Breath it is understood that becoming a yoga teacher means more than only learning asana, pranayama, anatomy &philosophy.The teaching approach of this course is rather practical than theoretical and demands patience, practice and surrender.
This treatment was invented by Swami Bipin Gyan and is only taught at Gyan Yog Breath and its partner schools. During the 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, you will learn about:
- The body points
- Releasing accumulated emotions
- Treatment Structure
- Treatment Practice
- Relationship between emotional accumulation in body and thought pattern