yoga teacher training (ryt 200)
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The International Hata Yoga Teacher Training Certification RYT 200 comprises of practices from traditional HATA yoga styles inspired by Hata Yoga Pradipika and Yoga Sutras, like Satyananda yoga (Bihar school), Astanga Vinyasa (Mysore school), Iyengar Yoga and other modern approaches to teaching. RYT 200 graduates will be eligible to teach internationally. Particularly suitable for dancers as physical background training is requested.
Module 1: Abhayasapada (Asana and Adhyayanapada)
The first module focuses on strong fundamentals and is based on a traditional format of yoga education as practiced in India. Abhyasa (practice), Adhyayana (research) and Sadhana (mastery) are the 3 core training components of the shaala and form the basis of all its courses. This module builds deeper awareness of your strengths and challenges.
You will learn:
1.1. Practice and master hatha yoga techniques mentioned in traditional yogic texts.
1.2. Discuss and debate yogic philosophies (Sankhya, Ashtanaga and Hatha).
1.3. Understand eastern and western approaches to body, mind and beyond.
Module 2: Teaching Methodology and Exam
The second module is all about effectively communicating one’s experience and knowledge of the practices with aspiring students. This module blends modern and traditional teaching methodologies. Yoga has been evolving, so are the teaching methodologies; discover what it takes to be an inspiring yoga teacher, a life coach.
You will learn:
2.1. How to teach Hatha yoga sessions, be a thorough professional yoga teacher.
2.2. Design, sequence and execute tailor made yoga sessions for varying needs.
2.3. Build confidence to handle group and personal yoga sessions.
12.7.-8.8.2021, Monday - Saturday at SEAD
(8.8.2021: graduation ceremony)
Yoga alliance RYT-200
(recognized internationally and entitles to teach)
Early bird price (before February 28th, 2021): 1.700 EUR
Regular price: 1.900 EUR
(Prices include course, breakfast and lunch)
Taught by senior teachers from a1000yoga Bangalore, India.
Pradeep Sattwamaya (Deep) Principal Teacher
Pradeep had the blessed opportunity to be accepted as a disciple by his guru, Paramhamsa Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati ( In the lineage of Shri Adi Shankara, Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda ). Pradeep spend two full years imbibing and living yoga at Gangadarshan, a Yoga gurukula along the banks of river Ganga in Bihar. He has now completed first 12 year phase of discipleship.
Under Shri Pattabi Jois’ AYRI, Bangalore, he gained clarity of the nuances of Ashtanga Yoga – primary Series. His Iyengar Yoga training was under Shri Arun, Bangalore, a direct disciple of Shri BKS Iyengar of Pune, India.
Pradeep is an engineering graduate by education, entrepreneur by vocation, and a Hata yogi by samskara. He draws immensely from his past experiences, a wealth of knowledge specific to Yoga, Ayurveda and Indian philosophies, bringing into each engagement an Authentic and a holistic approach. He started practicing yoga as a seven year old, learning classical asanas from his father and later devoted full time to studying yoga, graduating M.Sc. program in Yogic sciences (from the world’s first yoga university, Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, India, with a university gold medal).
He has been teaching yoga in Mysore, Bangalore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, and Hyderabad and is adept at Bihar, Iyengar and Ashtanga schools of yoga. Pradeep currently heads a1000yoga and facilitates teacher training courses at the 200 hour, 500 hour levels and specialization yoga courses for Prenatal, Sports and Children. He has been training and mentoring over 1000 budding yoga teachers since 2006. Pradeep believes and practices “Yoga for Yoga”.
Indira’s earliest encounter with yoga was a complimentary yogasana class held at her college in Chennai. She enjoyed the practice thoroughly but did not pursue it – finding aerobics and swimming and Jane Fonda far more "glamorous" and exciting. At that time, she says, "I had zero knowledge of just how incredible an art, science and philosophy yoga is". Following a Masters in Communication, Indira began a 25-year long career in advertising. The stress and, eventually, the meaninglessness of her work led her to dive deeper into the practice of yoga. Initially it was all about mastering the asanas, but a couple of years into her practice, her Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher introduced her to the texts and philosophy behind the practice, and there was no looking back. With her teacher’s encouragement, the next several years were an "insane mix of advertising, intense personal yoga sadhana and study of yoga philosophy". Quitting advertising to pursue the practice and study of yoga full-time was, she says – inevitable.
Indira completed her RYT 200 and RYT 300 and has, since then, been teaching full-time at a1000yoga. She has now been on the faculty of a1000yoga Academy’s Teacher Training Certification Courses as a lead teacher for several years. Indira’s approach is to always offer her practitioners more than just a physical practice or experience. "Yoga is so much more than asana and I always attempt to include a hint of that in my classes. I think of it as scattering a handful of seeds into the earth. Who knows one or two may sprout."
Despite being one of a1000yoga’s most experienced teachers, Indira believes her journey has only just begun. "I’m realizing just how long and relentlessly demanding the process of genuine inner transformation through yoga actually is - particularly in the socio-cultural mayhem of the 21st century. I’ve learned to treat myself with a kind of disciplined compassion mixed with a good dollop of humor! I suspect that’s seeped into my teaching ‘style’ as well!"
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