The 200 hours Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training Siddha Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India is a perfect study program for a true Yoga aspirant. This course includes all the important aspects of Yoga and is led by instructors with a profound knowledge of Yoga. The program will strengthen your own 'Sadhana' (practice) allowing you to use your own experience and knowledge to teach others with confidence.
200 hours YTT Syllabus
Part- 1 1-Introduction of Yoga 2- Meaning and definitions of Yoga according to different authentic scriptures. 3- Paths of Yoga 4- Sankhya Philosophy 5- Other details of Yoga Philosophy as following-
a). Understanding creation as per shankya, the 3 gunas, 5 karmendriyas, 5 gyanendriyas, 5 bhutas, 5 tanmatras. b). The understanding of body as per Pancha koshas and Pancha Pranas. The 5 pranas and its physiological governance. c). The Chkras and its manifested parts i.e endocrine system and Nerve plexus. The personality and the chakras. d) The 3 nadis (Ida, Pingala and Sushumna) and its influence on the physiology, the way to balance Ida and Pingala through asanas and pranayama. e)Self-realization of the present status of Gunas, chakras, pranas and koshas thorough inspection/ reflexion exercises.
Part-2- Asanas and Pranayama -Introduction of right aliment of standing series, forward bends, twists and seated postures, Inversions and arm balances. - Benefits of Asanas ,& pranayama for body, mind and soul. - Emotional purification through asansa and pranayama.
Part- 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Part- 4 Ethics of a Yoga Practitioner and Teacher
1. Yoga teacher ethics based on the following: Dharma concept (Karma Yoga ), Yama and Niyama of Astanga Yoga. 2. Examples from Indian history and mythology to reflect on teachers ethics. 3. Kriya Yoga concept of Yoga sutras for a teacher. 4. Professional ethics of a teacher, physical touch, limitations and disclaimers. 5. Teachers conduct out of the yoga class and on social media. 6. Students to complete an assignment on yama niyama related concepts in other cultures and religions.
300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training India
Siddha Yoga Peeth offers 300 hours Yoga Alliance registered Advanced Yoga Teacher Training for experienced Yoga practitioners. To join this course one should have completed 200 hours YTT either from SYP or from any other Yoga Alliance registered school. In this course you will learn advance traditional practices of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa flow, Ashtanga flow, advance authentic meditation and relaxation techniques. Introduction of Ayurveda will be included too.
Syllabus: Part -1 Yoga Philosophy Explained in authentic books of Yoga like Patanjali Yoga Sutra,Hatha Yoga Pradipika,Gheranda Samhita,Shiva Yoga Pradipika, Bhagwad Gita etc.
Part -2 Practice and Discipline
1- Suryanamaskara Practice Suryanamaskara (SN) with body alignment, breath coordination, Dristhi and Pacing SN in the above sequential order. Effect of SN on physical body, physiological systems and Mind. SN with bija mantras, Right time of practice, rounds of practice, modifications and contraindications.
2- Pranayama (Breathing Exercises) and Shatkarma (Six methods of purification) a. Introduction to breath in asanas, abdominal breathings teachniques, Yogic breathing teachniques, normal shallow , its practice in shavasana. b. Practice of 3 category of pranayama (stimulating, balancing and tranquilizing). c. Introduction to 4 phases of breath (inhalation, exhalation, internal retention, external retention) Kumbhaka, bandhas in pranayma, d. Shatkarma practice and its purpose in pranayama. e. Mudras and its use in pranayama (hand mudra, face mudra, body mudra).
3- Yoga Nidra /Meditation a. The practice of 4 stages of Yoga nidra b. Rotation of awareness, the right sequence of body parts based on the homunculus (the little man). c. Pratyahara teachniques, dharana and dhyana techniques introduced. d. Practice of Kayasthairyam - body stillness. e. Chanting and meditative states.
4- Asana a. Backbends Practicing backbends with contributions from hips, lumbar spine, thoracic and cervical spine. Discussion on physical, physiological and psychological effects of Backbends. 6. Unique effects of Backbends. Modification and contra indications of backbends.
b. Standing series Practice of standing postures as triangle, warrior and balancing series. Modifications and safety of shoulders, spine and knee joints. Discussion of physical, physiological and psychological effects.Unique effects of standing postures.
c. Forward bends Building the legs as foundation for forward bends. Breathe in forward bends. Utilizing exhalations to explore deeper forward bends.
d. Twist & Seated postures 1. Elongated spine, one fixed/stable end of spine, twist originating from the point of fixed end of spine. 2. Physical, physiological and psychological effects of twists 3. Unique effects of twists as against forward and back bends 4. Exploring different seated postures to achieve stability and comfort. 5. The triangular base of legs and extended spine, relaxed abdominal and chest cavities for deep breathing.
e. Inversions and Arm balances 1. Practice of part inversions like padahastasana, adhomukha shwana etc to prepare for complete inversions. 2. Practice of classical inversions like sarvanga and shirasana. 3. The right grips, the right methodology of going in and coming out of inversions. 4. Breathe in inversions. 5. The effect on the abdominal and chest cavity during inversions. 6. Physical, physiological and psychological effects of inversions and arm balances.
Part- 3 1-Introduction of Ayurveda 2 Human Anatomy and Physiology in relation to Yogic practices
Part -4 1-Teaching methodology and Practice 2 Yoga teacher etiquette 3 -Yogic lifestyle and discipline (Yamas and Niyamas)
Learning Objective 1-Learn the right alignment. Experience the effect of a Flow practice. Experience breath in a flow practice. Difference of various styles of Suryanamaskara. 2- a- Connecting with breath with asanas b- Exploring spontaneous and conscious breath. c- The connection between breath and body, breath and mind. 3- a- What are the preparations for meditation. b- How does asana and pranayama contribute to meditation.
4-learn to maintain the discipline of Yoga and develop the character & vision of Yoga teacher.
Books recommended by Siddha Yoga Peeth: 1- Raja Yoga by Swami Vivekananda 2- PYS by B.K.S 3- Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar 4- Science of Breath by Swami Rama 5- Hatha Yoga Philosophy by Swami Veda Bharti 6- Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Styananda from Bihar Yoga Bharti 7- Kundalini Tantra from Bihar yoga bharti 8- Sankhya Philosphy of Adyar Publications