A 200 hour Yoga teacher training is the first level of certification to becoming a Yoga teacher. During this intense and exciting process, the many different areas of becoming a Yoga Teacher are studied and practiced. Body, mind and spirit are all a part of each whole person. Each one of these aspects of ourselves are discovered and practices are learned in order to be able to integrate them together to make the whole.
Physical Anatomy is learnt in order to be comfortable with the different systems of the body and help to make informed choices when teaching different bodies in different poses. Sequencing is an important part of your Yoga training. The ability to create fun, safe and effective sequences is both a learnt process and an art. It is a skill that gives the teacher a way to help the students grow their Asana practice in a safe and progressive way. The different energetic bodies are learnt in order to address the whole person and yoga practice as a whole. Without water and food we can live for some time. Without our breath, we cannot survive. Pranayama, or breath work, is a powerful and important part of the energetic system to be practiced and taught with clarity and full understanding of the importance and power of correct breathing. The nature of our mind is to think. Meditation is a tool that we use in order to be able to learn how to still the mind. Not to be pulled into the constant up and downs that the thinking mind brings us into.
Yogic Philosophy is a vast and wonderful subject and no training would be complete without exploring all that it has to offer. From the Yoga sutras to the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads to Tantric texts, Hatha Yoga Pradikipa the depth of wisdom available to us today is a wonderful gift we have the opportunity to study and learn, as well as pass on to our students.
Experience is incredibly important for a Yoga teacher, in order to teach what has been experienced, not just a learnt theory. Within all of our yoga trainings, experience and practice is given a great amount of time and importance. This allows a teacher to teach from a deep well of experience, rather than just theory. This encourages the teacher to grow not just as a teacher but as a human being.
Ayurveda is one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. It is more than a system of treating illness, it is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). Ayurveda offers wisdom designed to help people stay healthy and happy while realizing their full human potential. In Ayurveda, it is believed that we are a reflection of what is happening around us. We are the microcosm reflecting the macrocosm. The seasons, weather, hour of the day, all of these things affect us, and if we are not in tune to the changes, it can create a stage for imbalance and illness. Ayurveda is like Yoga, it is not a magic pill that will fix everything. Rather it is a lifestyle and preventative healing modality. It must be lived everyday.
In this training we will be learning and practicing basic Ayurveda theories and how we can use this knowledge in our own lives. Self-care is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves. It is often the very first thing that disappears when you become a yoga teacher! Knowing your optimum daily routine, your optimum seasonal routine, as well as what spices, foods and yoga practice suits you best is life changing. Yoga is the practice of turning inwards and Ayurveda teaches us to listen to our body and spirit to keep it healthy and joyful. Ayurveda teaches us to harmonize our own bio-rhythms with nature’s cycles. It believes that the process of disease begins when the digestion is unbalanced or when we live artificial lives by not aligning ourselves with nature’s cycles. Learn how to take care of yourself through this ancient science.
The next 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga & Ayuverda Teacher Training will be a one month intensive, held in June 2018 in Kineta, Attiki, Greece.
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