Yoga is primarily a practice where one can continuously refine their nature, uplift themselves and expand their awareness. Teacher Training Study programs are offered to the students who want to have sound practice and knowledge to give classes.
Based on individual level of commitment, integrity of practice and desire to share these teachings with others, some students wish to teach Yoga while some wish to further penetrate their practice with the Teacher Training Certification program. Teaching requires discipline, effort and sacrifice. The commitment is total. On the other hand, it can be very rewarding and satisfying to teach yoga. Students who do not wish to become trainers can also take up the Teachers Training Certification to know and experience the detail and the depth of the Yoga practice.
Students can choose to do Teacher Training Certification in one of the following modules:
1. The Comprehensive 500 hour program
2. The Extensive 200 hour program
3. The Intensive One month program
4. The Short-term program
The Comprehensive 500 hour program is an in-depth teachers training program for the more advanced learners. With over 8 hours of daily practice over a period of three months, the course is designed to prepare the learner with advanced teaching techniques and knowledge about the philosophy of Yoga. The students taking part in this course should have completed at least 200 hours of training with Masterji, prior to taking this program. Because of the intense nature of this program, Masterji limits the number of students doing this program to three at any given time. The students interested in this program are requested to get in touch with Masterji and book a time slot.
The Extensive 200 hour program is scheduled throughout the year and has an approximate duration of two months. This course is an ideal course for those who want to learn, enjoy, and experience, while developing teaching skills. In this course, the students will practice asana, pranayama, mudra and mantra and study the techniques of teaching, yoga philosophy etc.
The Intensive One month program are designed for students who are either already teaching or have taken the teacher training course previously with Masterji or elsewhere but desire to have a personal practice and further training. As this is just a one month course, students are expected to put in more number of hours per day to learn maximum in the limited time.
The Short-term program is for the convenience of those who have less than a month to take up the teachers training certification program. Students can earn the 200 hour training in multiple short stays at the shaala.
Students can do the Teacher Training Certification in any of the three styles Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga or Vishwanatha Paddathi