YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSES

Have a passion for yoga and want to make a difference to the heath and well being of others?

Become a yoga teacher with our 200hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. Our training course is registered by Yoga Alliance International YAI and Yoga Alliance Professionals YAP. In this training you will learn everything you need to know about becoming a yoga teacher. Join us today!

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200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Trainin29 June - 20 July 2019

14 JANUARY- 13 February, 200 horas Thailandia

In Collaboration with Samma Karuna

5 August -18 August ,Barcelona

4 JULY - 25 JULY - 200 HOURS , ALICANTE



The intensive course makes for a deeper experience, living the yogic lifestyle to the full and devoting each day to practice and study. 
In the event that a student has not reached the required standard to qualify for certification he/she may finish training on any other teacher training course offered by 1love1heart

300 hour Yoga Therapy Certification
(for 500 hour Yoga Teacher Diploma)

27 April - 26 May 2019

"Yoga Therapy leads to a deep dialogue with the self, helping patients with direct tools to confront the challenges of life, from chronic illness, degenerative disease, psychological trauma and stress to fatigue, anxiety, fear and anger"

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200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Spain

Prerequisite Yoga Teacher Training Requirements:

2 years regular yoga classes or 100 hours intensive practice

This 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is registered by Yoga Alliance International YAI and Yoga Alliance Professionals YAP. The course includes accommodation, breakfast and 2 full meals a day (except free days), text books, Yoga Alliance International and SYM Certifications. You may apply for the YAP certification after graduation.

Location: Spain, AlicANTE. CHECK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE PLACE: www.masiaelrelleuero.es

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Course Description

The course reflects an energetic, therapeutic and spiritual approach to yoga in line with the instructors’ wide ranging experience which includes 30 years experience as a professional shiatsu therapist and teacher. Sequences taught are designed to improve both strength and flexibility as well as bring awareness to the flow of subtle energy through the body.

The course emphasizes teaching from beginner to intermediary levels. It therefore concentrates on safety, the use of props, correct breathing and alignment, restorative asana, relaxation and meditation as well as more dynamic and strong asanas to improve strength, endurance and will power. Students need to respect their own limitations and are not expected to exercise beyond their own physical capacities. However all students should be in general good health both physically and emotionally, in order to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires.

Course Objectives

This program will enable future graduates to teach with confidence. The sequences taught are designed to provide an excellent foundation to all the basic poses, to teach avoiding any injury and where necessary adapt poses and sequences for differing physical levels and needs. Emphasis is on getting prana (energy) to flow while doing the poses, to understand their therapeutic benefits and for each person to practice with enjoyment, correct breathing, correct alignment and sincerity: Ultimately harmonizing mind, body and energy.

The spiritual notions of yoga can also be found in other philosophical/spiritual traditions such as Buddhism or the Western traditions. This will be looked at more closely in the yoga philosophy classes.

Course Syllabus – 200 hours

This course is divided into 180 contact hours with a teacher and 20 non-contact hours of individual and/or group study

Yoga Asanas

  • Basic routine, postures and variations, sun salutation, relaxation, abdominal breathing; full yogic breath, two pranayama techniques, recuperative and advanced postures, meditation.

Practice and Teaching

  • Beginners and intermediary classes for all levels and ages, in depth asana practice and variations (touches on classes for: the elderly, children and yoga for pregnancy).

  • Teaching techniques: Guiding, coaching, leading, use of language and communication, use of props, hands-on assisting, finding your personal teaching style, designing classes for mixed levels, teaching new postures in-depth, assessing individual needs, ethics and safety guidelines.

  • The course also includes discussion on teaching yoga as a business including self employment, safety, legal requirements and marketing.

Anatomy, Physiology

  • Basic anatomy and physiology; including muscles, bones, the spine, the hormonal system, the nervous system, the urinary system, the immune system and the reproductive system but with particular emphasis on respiration, circulation and digestion.

  • Physiological and energetic effects of asanas, pranayama, meditation and relaxation.

  • Benefits and contraindications for all asanas (poses).

  • Effects of structural and postural alignment on health and wellbeing.

  • Physiological and emotional effect of stress.

  • Principles of diet and nutrition.

Philosophy, Psychology, Lifestyle, Energetics, Ethics:

  • Philosophy and aim of yoga.

  • The five points of yoga.

  • Prana (Qi) Nadis (Meridians) and chakras (energy centres).

  • The human energy field.

  • The 4 elements and the akasha.

  • The five koshas.

  • The bandhas.

  • The 4 paths of yoga.

  • The 8 limbs of yoga.

  • Principles of self-development.

  • Teacher student relationship.

  • Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita.

  • Karma and reincarnation.

  • The Gunas.

  • The Yugas.

  • Mantras and Kirtans

  • Principles and benefits of meditation

  • Ethics for yoga teachers.

Chanting, Shiatsu, DVDs, Discussions

  • Chanting, Introduction to body work, Shiatsu and Chinese meridians, Developing sensitivity, Tuning into energy fields and the chakras, DVDs; relevant documentaries.

Homework and Group Study will be required

Extras:

  • Group dynamics exercises

  • Raw cooking workshop with Nathalie

  • Dance, Therapy dance (Biodanz), Osho meditations

  • These will be fun exercises and workhops to bring energy of the group together, get to know each other, open up your hearts and discover your true potential.

Example Daily Schedule

 
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This is an example of the Daily schedule; please note times may change slightly due to season and location.

The course fees include 2 main meals per day, lunch and dinner.

We advise students not to eat any breakfast before the morning asana class but there is time for snacks in the morning break.

All meals are vegetarian and prepared by our cook at the house and will include a completely vegan option.

Make sure you bring swim wear as you will have enough free time each day to enjoy the swimming pool and go to the beach once a week.

Healing/Spa Treatments

In addition to the healing modalities explored in the course, students have the opportunity to arrange private treatments with Gerry, a certified therapist in shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine. Remedial massage is also available. These can be arranged at an additional cost during the course.

Dress Code

Please wear plain white clothes, no logos. We do also accept yellows and blues.

Language

The course will be taught in English with translations into French if and when necessary. You may read the relevant literature in your own language. The practical part will be evaluated by continuous assessment and you may write the final exam in your own language.

Practitioners are advised to have a minimum of 2 years and 100 hours yoga experience. It is also helpful for students to have a basic understanding of the philosophy of Yoga, life style and diet; however all these subjects are taught during the course.

Successful applicants should be in general good health both physically and emotionally, in order to complete this course with the focus and dedication it requires.

Individuals who do not meet these minimum requirements may still apply for a place and their applications will be evaluated on a case by case basis.


300 H YOGA THERAPY COURSE FOR 500 HOUR CERTIFICATION

Prerequisite 300h Yoga Teacher Training Requirements:

Students enrolling on this Yoga Therapy 500 Hour Course are expected to be fully qualified yoga teachers at 200 hour level.

This 300 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training is registered by Yoga Alliance International YAI and Yoga Alliance Professionals YAP. The course includes accommodation, breakfast and 2 full meals a day (except free days), text books, Yoga Alliance International and SYM Certifications. 

Location: Spain, Cervera del Maestre (Valencia

 

Course Description

With over 30 years of practical experience in Yoga, Shiatsu, Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts and thousands of hours spent treating and teaching, I came to deeply understand the great healing power of Yoga.

Essentially this completely natural approach has profound effect, however success depends on personal involvement and effort from patients. Yoga therapy self-empowers, helping the patient to reclaim his/her health and take life into his/her own hands.

In this way Yoga Therapy is truly holistic leading to health, greater awareness, more balance, less ego and more love.

This 300 hour Yoga Therapy Certification, 500 hour Master Yoga Teacher certificate, will teach you how to evaluate your patients health using various methods of palpation as well as observation, listening skills, taking detailed case histories and interpreting the signs and symptoms of imbalance and disease.

 

The course will include the following areas of study:

  • Asana, in-depth asana and vinyasa practice

  • Recuperative therapeutic Asanas

  • Relaxation poses and techniques

  • Pranayama and breathing techniques

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

  • Yoga Psychology, Philosophy and Spirituality

  • Meditation, guided meditation, mantras and chanting

  • Chakra and Chinese Meridian Systems in theory & practice

  • Assessment tools, Palpation, Observation, Listening skills and Questioning

  • Therapy and Healing tools: Asana, Relaxation, Meditation, Nutrition and Hands-on healing techniques

  • Ethics

Course Objectives

  • Trainees will deepen their knowledge and understanding of yoga asanas.

  • Trainees will deepen their understanding of props for all asanas.

  • Trainees will deepen their understanding of yoga psychology.

  • Trainees will deepen their understanding of Chakras, Nadis and Meridians.

  • Trainees will deepen their understanding of yoga pedagogy.

  • Trainees will deepen their observation and listening skills.

  • Trainees will deepen their understanding of yoga philosophy.

  • Trainees will learn hands-on adjustment skills.

  • Trainees will learn hands-on assessment tools.

  • Trainees will learn practical hands-on healing skills.

  • rainees will deepen their mediation and mindfulness skills.

 

Materials

This course will provide all materials on yoga asanas and anatomy and physiology.

Before the course students will be provided with a welcome pack which includes information on dress code, how to get here as well as the recommended reading list.

 

Evaluation Procedure and Grading Criteria

Students will be required to have completed all the set assignments by the end of the course.

Students will be expected to show proficiency and improvement in their own asana practice, teaching and understanding including: a) anatomy and physiology, b) evaluation and treatment procedures c) 3 case histories.

Students will be expected to show proficiency and improvement in their own asana practice, teaching and understanding.

The practical evaluation is based on continual assessment and students are expected to complete a minimum of 90% of contact hours.

There will also be a written exam which all students must pass in order to obtain the 500 hour Master Yoga Teacher certification.

Attendance

Trainees should attend a minimum of 90% of the course. Should trainees miss more than this minimum they will need to agree with the teacher which modules to re-take.

SYM reserves the right to charge additional fees for these catch up modules.

 

Accreditation

This course is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance International.

Our graduates are able to register on the Yoga Alliance International and International Yoga Federation database upon completion of the course and will receive YAI and SYM certification.

 

Course Syllabus:

A. Assessment Tools

  1. Palpation and reading of abdomen, the back, chakras, key diagnostic acupuncture points and meridians for evaluation of organ function and energy levels.

  2. Observation and reading of front and back, facial diagnosis, hands and feet, posture and movement, body type and emotions, asanas and the meridians, asanas and the chakras.

  3. Listening skills : how to listen, tone of voice, emotion.

  4. Interviewing and questioning: energy levels and pain, digestion, diet, stools, urination, sleep, menses, medical history, lifestyle, family history, relationships, work and stress.

B. Practical Healing Tools

  1. Asanas and their relation to the chakras, organs, hormones, emotions and character.

  2. Asanas and their relation to the Chinese meridians, working the vital organs and emotions with meridian stretching.

  3. Asanas: The detailed use of props; belts, cushions, blocks, bolsters, blankets and chairs to help each individual no matter what age or body shape or difficulty to practice with correct alignment, breathing and ease.

  4. Asanas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Relaxation and Meditation as tools for regaining health.

  5. Hands-on healing techniques: Chakra balancing, stretching and working the Chinese meridians, acupressure, abdominal massage, stimulating the vital organs and the immune system, adjustment techniques for hips, shoulders and neck, releasing tension and pain from the body.

  6. Understanding and application of the yoga model for psychology: the chakras, koshas, left and right brain functions and the gunas.

  7. The importance of meditation, relaxation and spiritual philosophy; treating heart and soul.

  8. Nutrition, releasing tension and pain from the body principles and practical application.

C. Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the following systems, symptoms and diseases and their treatment with Yoga and Yoga Therapy

  1. General symptoms of ill health: eating disorders, stress, headaches, insomnia, allergies, fatigue, depression, trauma, addictions.

  2. The respiratory system: asthma, bronchitis, coughing, common cold.

  3. The circulatory system: hyper/hypotension, palpitations, varicose veins, arteriosclerosis.

  4. Muscles, joints and bones: backache, sciatica, arthritis, lordosis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, ankylosing spondylitis.

  5. Digestive system: indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, anorexia, bulimia, stomach cramps, hepatitis, gallstones, obesity, nausea, gastritis, abdominal distension, diabetes, cancer (bowel, stomach, pancreatic, liver etc.), regurgitation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hemorrhoids, anemia, cravings and eating disorders.

  6. Nervous system and the head: neuralgia, epilepsy, MS (multiple sclerosis), stress, paralysis, stuttering, Parkinson's.

  7. Urinary system: cystitis, incontinence, edema, prostate enlargement.

  8. Eyes, ears, nose and throat: tired eyes, diminishing eyesight, nose bleed, sinusitis, tinnitus.

  9. Skin and membranes: eczema, dermatitis, skin cancer, psoriasis, ulcers.

  10. Endocrine system: diabetes, infertility, thyroid problems.

  11. Reproductive and gynecological: dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, sexual dysfunction, menopause, insufficient lactation, ovarian cysts, impotence.

  12. Immune system and degenerative disease: HIV / AIDS, Rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, lupus, cancer, Lyme’s disease, ME, Alzheimer, herpes, shingles.

  13. Psychological symptoms related to emotional, mental and spiritual issues: Anxiety, fear, depression, trauma, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), phobias, addictions, eating disorders.

  14. Pregnancy and childbirth.

  15. Children, teenagers, old age and death.

Example Daily Schedule

 
 

Four evenings are free plus one full free day per week. Students are expected to do up to 1 hour of karma yoga per day plus unsupervised homework or non-contact hours.

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