Techniques and yoga therapeutics
This module gives you deep and detailed look into sun salutations and major asana families such as standing, balancing, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions, arm balances, hip openers and core strengthening.
In depth asana studies include:
- Alignment principles
- Alignment and movements of energy in asana
- Preparatory poses, strengthening, counter poses and assists for advanced asana
- Variations, modifications and use of props
- Hands-on adjustments
- Transitioning in and out of poses
- Application of bhandha in Asana
- Therapeutic applications: Working with Injuries, Spinal issues, Anxiety, Depression, etc.
- Specialized Teaching such as teaching in institutional settings (schools, prisons, treatment centers), corporate yoga, and teaching yoga to athletes, senior citizens, etc.
After this module you understand the use of physical adjustments and learn different types of assisting depending on a student.
Intelligent sequencing & teaching methodology
In this module you will learn intelligent sequencing (Vinyasa Krama) according to level, intention, energy, theme and other considerations of the students.
You will also learn how to design beginner, intermediate and advanced level classes for groups and private clients and how to develop themed course curriculums that run over a limited period of time such as courses for yoga studios, yoga workshops and yoga retreats.
Understanding how to use your voice in order to create desired affect and atmosphere is essential to advanced yoga teacher. In our training you get deep understanding of advanced ways to create desired atmosphere using your voice as a tool. You will also learn systematical instruction of poses and verbal adjustments. Understand the difference of action commands and passive instruction will benefit your teaching.
Anatomy & Physiology
Yoga anatomy and physiology plays important role in our training program. You will study both physical and subtle anatomy.
You will dive deep into biomechanics and kinesiology in asana practice and teaching yoga. The emphasis is on how to use all of this knowledge to become a better yoga teacher.
Anatomy studies gives you detailed and systematic approach to:
- blood circulation, and effects of yoga on circulation,
- visceral anatomy and effects of asanas on viscera,
- nervous system – precautions and positive effects of yoga on nervous system,
- embryologic bodytypes,
- neuroanatomy of the brain and effects of yoga on the brain
- how yoga can benefit people with systemic illness, precautions in students with systemic illness
Subtle anatomy studies include in depth study of prana, vayus, nadis, chakras, gunas and doshas and their applications in yoga classes.
Yoga Philosophy, lifestyle and ethics
We at HIMA love yoga philosophy and you will get lot´s of that love when you enroll in our advanced teacher training,
Through interactive lectures, discussions and tasks to do independently, you will deepen your knowledge of Bhagavad-Gita, Upanishad, Yoga sutras of Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and contemporary yoga philosophy.
You will learn how to apply your knowledge of yoga philosophy in everyday life and in teaching yoga.
This part of the training has two central goals. 1) It allows you to understand the living a life of a yogi based on balanced exercise, nutrition and rest, and positive thinking and meditation. 2) You will also understand teaching based on tradition, guidance from one’s teacher and one’s own personal experience and teaching yoga as a service.
You will deepen your knowledge and own practice of meditation, relaxation techniques, mantras and chanting.
This module includes the theory and practice of concentration.
You will learn many different meditation techniques and guidelines on establishing a regular practice.
You will be introduced into the six yogic practices (neti, dhauti, nauli, basti, kapalbhati, trataka) for physical and mental purification and balance.
You will also learn the pure meaning of shatkarmas and their relationship to doshas and advanced yogic practices.
Pranayama studies are very important in our advanced yoga teacher training,
After this module you´ll understand how, when and what type of Pranayama to teach depending on the student’s ability, need and level of practice, and how to intelligently progress. You´ll learn many different pranayama techniques and asanas, bhandhas and mudras relevant to pranayama.
A detailed, systematic, step by step approach to practicing and teaching Pranayama.
Business of Yoga
Yoga business is booming almost every where in the world these days and still most of the yoga teachers are earning very little money and are barely able to support themselves. We want to give you tools to change that.
In this module, you’ll learn how to truly be successful in the yoga business. We will give you the foundation to build your own yoga business, with or without a physical location.
You will learn how to market your services effectively and how to plan, organize and advertise sold out yoga workshops and retreats. You will also get an overview on how to manage your own yoga studio.
You will learn how to teach beginner, intermediate, advanced, mixed level and specialized yoga classes as well as individual yoga programs.
This part of the program will help you develop and deepen your own unique teaching style and expand your teaching skills by observing other teachers lead live classes.
You will get feedback and recommendations from Tanya and your peers to further develop your teaching.