500 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Course

  • Certification : Yoga Certification Board (YCB) Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India & Yoga Alliance USA

  • Duration and Time commitment (hours per week) : As per choosing duration of course.

  • Test (weekly): Once

  • Skill level: Beginner 

  • Language: English, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese 

  • Pricing (INR): 55,000 INR

  • Maximum group size: 10

Highlights

  • Live sessions by a certified international faculty (three hours per session)

  • Available for national and international students

  • Accommodation available for international and national students

  • Get a first-hand experience of the yogic lifestyle

  • Live online sessions will be held over Zoom or Google Duo.

  • For Online sessions' time zone: Pune, India (India Standard Time, GMT 5.5)

  • Course can start as soon as you sign up

  • Self-paced is possible upon discussion with the teacher.

Syllabus

Yoga Theory

Unit 1- Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices

  • 1.1 Yoga: Etymology, definitions (Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Bhagwad Gita & Kathopanishad), aim, objectives and misconceptions.

  • 1.2 Yoga: Its origin, history and development.

  • 1.3 Brief Introduction to Samkhya and Yoga Darshana.

  • 1.4 Life sketches and teachings of Yoga masters (Maharishi Ramana, Shri Aurobindo Swami Vivekananda, Swami Dayananda Saraswati).

  • 1.5 Principles of Yoga and practices of healthy living

  • 1.6 Principles and Practices of Jnana Yoga

  • 1.7 Principles and Practices of Bhakti Yoga.

  • 1.8 Principles and Practices of Karma Yoga

  • 1.9 Concept and principles of Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama, Surya Namaskara and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.

  • 1.10 Concept and principles of Shatkarma: Meaning, Types, Principles and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.

  • 1.11 Concept and principles of Yogasana: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.

  • 1.12 Concept and principles of Pranayama: Meaning, definition, types and their significance in Yoga Sadhana.

  • 1.13 Introduction to Tri Bandha and their health benefits.

  • 1.14 Dhyana and its significance in health and well being

  • 1.15 Introduction to Yogic relaxation techniques with special reference to Yoga Nidra

Unit 2 Introduction to Yoga Texts

  • 2.1 Introduction to Prasthanatrayee, Purushartha Chatushtaya and goal of human life.

  • 2.2 Yoga in Kathopnishad, Prashanopanisha, Tattriyopnishad with special emphasis on Panchakosha Vivek and Ananda Mimamsa

  • 2.3 Concept of Sthitaprajna, Bhakti, Karma and Dhyana in Bhagavad Gita.

  • 2.4 Significance of Bhagavad Gita in day to day life

  • 2.5 Concept of healthy living in Bhagavad Gita (Ahara, Vihara, Achara, Vichara)

  • 2.6 Study of Patanjal Yoga Sutra including selected sutras from following chapters (I- 1 to 12, II- 46 - 51, III- 1 to 4).

  • 2.7 Concept of Chitta, Chitta Bhumi, Chitta Vritti, Chitta Vikshepa, Chittaprasadanam and their relationship with wellness.

  • 2.8 Bahiranga Yoga of Maharishi Patanjali (Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara).

  • 2.9 Antaranga Yoga of Maharisi Patanjali (Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi)

  • 2.10 Concept of mental well being according to Patanjala Yoga

  • 2.11 Hatha Yoga: Its parampara, knowledge of basic Yoga texts (Hatha Pradipika and Gherand Samhita). Relationship between Hatha yoga and Raja Yoga.

  • 2.12 Sadhaka and Badhaka tatva, principle to be followed by Hatha Yoga practitioner.

  • 2.13 Concept of Matha, Mitahara, Pathya & Apthaya.

  • 2.14 Concepts of Nadis, Prana and Pranayama for Subjective experiences.

  • 2.15 Knowledge of Hatha Yoga practices for wellness (Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama, Mudra, Nadaanusandhana).

Unit 3 Yoga for Wellness

  • 3.1 General introduction to human body and nine major systems of human body

  • 3.2 Introductions to sensory organs (Eyes, Nose, Ears, Tongue and Skin).

  • 3.3 Basic functions of nine major systems of human body and homeostasis.

  • 3.4 Yogic concept of health and wellness.

  • 3.5 Concept of Tridoshas, Sapta Dhatu, Agni, Vayu and Mala; their role in wellness

  • 3.6 Concepts of Dinacharya and Ritucharya and their importance in well being.

  • 3.7 Importance of Ahara, Nidra and Brahmacharya in well being.

  • 3.8 Yogic concept of mental hygiene: Maître, Karuna, Mudita & Upeksha).

  • 3.9 Importance of psychosocial environment for health and wellness.

  • 3.10 Yogic concept and principles of Ahara(Mitahara, Yuktahara).

  • 3.11 Health benefits of Suryanamaskara, Shatkarma, Asanas, Pranayama and practices leading to Dhyana (as per the practical syllabus of the course).

  • 3.12 Salient features and contra indications of Yoga practices for well being (as per the practical syllabus of the course).

  • 3.13 Knowledge of common diseases; their prevention and management by Yoga.

  • 3.14 Knowledge of role of Yoga in the management of non communicable diseases.

  • 3.15 Concept of stress and Yogic management of stress and its consequences

Yoga Practical

1. Prayer

  • 1.1 Concept and Recitation of Pranava

  • 1.2 Concept and Recitation of Hymns

  • 1.3 Selected universal prayers, invocations and Nishpatti Bhava.

2. Yogic Shat Karma

  • 2.1 Neti: Sutra Neti and Jala Neti

  • 2.2 Dhauti: Vamana Dhauti (Kunjal)

  • 2.3 Kapalbhati (Vatakrama)

3. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama and Sthula Vyayama

a. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama (Micro circulation practices)

  • Neck Movement - Griva Shakti Vikasaka ( I,II,III,IV)

  • Shoulder Movement - Bhuja Valli Shakti Vikasaka, Purna Bhuja Shakti Vikasaka

  • Trunk Movement - Kati Shakti Vikasaka (I, II, III, IV, V )

  • Knee Movement - Jangha Shakti Vikasaka (II-A&B ), Janu Shakti Vikasaka

  • Ankle movement - Pada-mula shakti Vikasaka – A&B, Gulpha-pada-pristha-pada-tala shakti Vikasaka

b. Yogic Sukshma Vyayama (Micro circulation practices)

  • Sarvanga Pushti

  • Hrid Gati (Engine daud)

4. Yogic Surya Namaskara with Mantra

5. Yogasana

  • 5.1 Tadasana, Hastottanasana, Vrikshasana

  • 5.2 Ardha Chakrasana, Padahastasana

  • 5.3 Trikonasana, Parshva Konasana, Katichakrasana

  • 5.4 Dandasana, Padmasana, Vajarasana,

  • 5.5 Yogamudrasana, Parvatasana

  • 5.6 Bhadrasana, Mandukasana, Ushtrasana, Shashankasana, Uttana Mandukasana,

  • 5.7 Paschimottanasana, Purvottanasana

  • 5.8 Vakrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Gomukhasana

  • 5.9 Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanurasana

  • 5.10 Pavanamuktasana and its variations

  • 5.11 Uttanapadasana, Ardha Halasana, Setubandhasana, Sarala-Matsyasana

  • 5.12 Shavasana,

6. Preparatory Breathing Practices

  • 6.1 Sectional Breathing (Abdominal, Thoracic and Clavicular Breathing)

  • 6.2 Yogic Deep Breathing

  • 6.3 Anuloma Viloma/ Nadi Shodhana

7. Pranayama

  • 7.1 Concept of Puraka, Rechaka and Kumbhaka

  • 7.2 Ujjayee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)

  • 7.3 Sheetalee Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)

  • 7.4 Sitkaree Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)

  • 7.5 Bhramaree Pranayama (Without Kumbhaka)

8. Concept and Demonstration of Bandha

  • 8.1 Jalandhara Bandha

  • 8.2 Uddiyana Bandha

  • 8.3 Mula Bandha

9. Concept and Demonstration of Mudra

  • 9.1 Yoga Mudra

  • 9.2 Maha Mudra

  • 9.3 Vipareetakarani Mudra

10. Practices leading to Dhyana Sadhana

  • 10.1 Body awareness and Breath awareness

  • 10.2 Yoga Nidra

  • 10.3 Antarmauna

  • 10.4 Recitation of Pranava and Soham

  • 10.5 Recitation of Hymns

  • 10.6 Practice of Dhyana

B. Teaching Skills (Methods of Teaching Yoga)Geeta Press, Gorakhpur (Samvat 2061).

  • 1.1 Teaching methods with special reference to Yoga

  • 1.2 Factors influencing Yoga teaching

  • 1.4 Teaching Aids : Meaning and Need, Role of Language, Voice, Fluency, Clarity and Body language in an ideal presentation

  • 1.5 Methods of teaching Yoga to an individual, small group and large group

  • 1.6 Lecture cum demonstration in Yoga: Its meaning, importance and method of its Presentation

  • 1.7 Lesson plan: Its meaning and need

  • 1.8 Preparation of lesson plan in Yoga, Preparation of lesson plan for an individual and for a group

  • 1.9 Presentation of lessons in specific Yogic practices: Kriya, Asana, Pranayama, and Dhyana.

  • 1.10 Assessment of a Yoga class (detection and correction of mistakes)

 

Book for reference 

  • 1 Goyandka, Harikrishandass : Yoga Darshan

  • 2 Ravi Shankar, Sri Sri : Upanishad, Vol. I

  • 3 Swami Vivekananda : Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Raja Yoga(4separate books) Advaita Ashrama, Kolkata, 2011 & 2012

  • 4 Basavaraddi I. V. and Pathak, S. P. : Hathayoga ke Aadhar avam Prayoga(Sanskrit-Hindi), MDNIY, New Delhi, 2007

  • 5 Sahay G. S. : HathayogapradipikaMDNIY, New Delhi, 2013

  • 6 Gita press Gorakhpur : Shreemad Bhagvadgita Gita press Gorakhpur, Samvat 2073

  • 7 Quality Council of India (QCI) : Yoga professionals Official Guidebook for Level 2Excel Books, New Delhi 2016

  • 8 Kalidas Joshi and Ganesh Shankar : Yoga ke Sidhant Evam Abhyas,Madhya Pradesh Hindigrantha Akadami,Bhopal, 1995

  • 9 Brahmachari Swami Dhirendra : Yogic Suksma Vyayama,Dhirendra Yoga Publications, New Delhi, 1986

  • 10 Digambarji Swami and Gharote M.L. : Gheranda Samhita,Kaivalyadhama S.M.Y.M. Samiti, Lonavala 1997

  • 11 Sahay G. S.HathayogapradipikaMDNIY, New Delhi, 2013

  • 12 Kalayan Upanishads (23rd year Special) Geeta Press, Gorakhpur

  • 13 Gore M. M.Anatomy and Physiology of Yogic Practices,Kanchana Prakashana, Lonavala, 2004

  • 14 Telles, ShirleyA Glimse of the Human bodySwami Vivekanand Yoga Prakashan, Bangalore, 1998

  • 15 Swami KarmanandaManagement of Common Diseases, Bihar Yoga Publication Trust, 2006, Munger

  • 16 Bhogal, R. S : Yoga & Mental Health and beyondACE Enterprises, Madhu Rajnagar, Pune Road, Pune, 2010

  • 17 Jayadeva, Yogendra : Cyclopedia Vol I, II, III & IV

  • 18 Basavaraddi, I.V.How to manage Stress through YogaMDNIY, New Delhi

  • 19 Kotecha, Vaidya Rajesh A Beginner’s Guide to AyurvedaChakrapani Publications, Jaipur 2016

  • 20 MDNIYYoga Module for Wellness Series (1 to 10)MDNIY, New Delhi 2011

Book for reference for Practicum

  • 1. Brahmachari Swami Dhirendra :Yogic Suksma Vyayama,Dhirendra Yoga Publications, New Delhi

  • 2. Brahmachari, Swami Dhirendra :Yogasana VijnanaDheerendra Yoga Prakashana, New Delhi

  • 3. Iyengar, B. K. S. :Light on Yoga, Harper Collins Publisher, New Delhi, 2005

  • 4. Swami Kuvalyananda : Pranayama,Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, 1992

  • 5. Saraswati, Swami Satyananda : Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, BandhaBihar School of Yoga, Munger, 2006

  • 6. Basavaraddi, I.VA Monograph on Yogic Suksma Vyayama,MDNIY, New Delhi, 2016

  • 7. Basavaraddi, I.V.A Monograph on ShatakarmaMDNIY, New Delhi, 2016

  • 8. Basavaraddi, I.VA Monograph on Yogasana,MDNIY, New Delhi, 2016

  • 9. Basavaraddi, I.V.A Monograph on Pranayama,MDNIY, New Delhi, 2016

  • 10. Tiwari O.P.Asana Why & How ?Kaivalyadhama, SMYM Samiti, Lonavla

  • 11. Basavaraddi, I.V. & Bharti Swami Anant Pratah SmaranaMDNIY, New Delhi, 2016

  • 12. Saraswati, Swami atyanandaSuryanamashkaraBihar School of Yoga, Munger, 2006

  • 13. Joshi K.S.Yogic PranayamaOrient Paperbacks, New Delhi 2009

  • 14. Quality Council of India (QCI)Yoga professionals Official Guidebook for level 2Excel Books, New Delhi 2016

  • 15. Basavaraddi, I. V. & others :Yoga Teachers Manual for School TeachersMDNIY, New Delhi, 2010

  • 16. Gharote, M.L.Teaching Methods for Yogic practices,Kaivalyadhama Ashram, Lonavla

  • 17. Iyengar, B.K.S Yoga Shastra (Vol-I & II) Ramamani Iyenger MemorialYoga, Institute, Pune YOG, Mumbai

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During Yoga teacher training (Asana prac