Syllabus – 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Mantra Yoga & Meditation RYS 200 Hour School – Syllabus

Mantra Yoga & Meditation is an exciting new yoga school dedicated to helping people from across the globe to become Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teachers, and spread the word about this fantastic method of self-improvement to countless thousands more.
Our 200-hour course is built on the foundations of Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga. While Ashtanga yoga has much to teach students, and forms the backbone of our program, it is also important to be highly flexible when it comes to teaching yoga, in order to adapt classes to the needs of individual students. That’s why we encourage our students to develop their own Vinyasa Flow classes, and consider all possible approaches to teaching yoga, to inspire them to follow their passion for yoga in any and all circumstances. Particular attention is also paid to breathing exercises and techniques, gaze (or dristi), and energy locks, or bandhas.
Throughout the entire course, students will learn the fundamentals of proper technique- essential knowledge for anyone who wishes to not only teach yoga to others, but also to practice it properly themselves. These fundamentals include key alignments, variations, adjustments, and modifications, the use of various yoga equipment, as well as essential teaching methods needed to properly convey lessons to their own students.
As the foundation of the Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa Primary series is established, principles of sequencing will be taught so everyone can create a Vinyasa Yoga flow class according to the needs of their own future students. To finely balance the Yang practice of Ashtanga, we will incorporate other styles such as Yin Yoga to provide students with a broader education and enhance their overall experience with yoga. Thai Yoga massage will also be introduced to teach safe and appropriate hands-on adjustments for different bodies.
As well as the practical side of yoga, we will also impart valuable lessons about the business side of things. We will cover things such as marketing and pricing, as well as the differences between running group and private classes, so that our students are fully prepared to make a career out of their passion for yoga.

Shatkarma (Cleansing Process) as followed:

  • Jal Neti : – Water Nasal Cleansing Process – 1st Weekdays
  • Shankha Prakaschalan – Cleansing process of Intestine – 1st Saturday
  • Sutra Neti :- Rubber Nasal  Cleansing Process  –  2nd Weekdays
  • Kunjal – Cleansing process of Throat & Mucus –  2nd Saturday
  • Kapalbhati: – A breathing technique for purifying the frontal region of the brain.(Everyday).
  • Mantra Chanting : Covering 5 Mantra’s.

Pranayama (Breathing Techniques):-

  • Bhastrika:- Bellows Breath
  • Surya Bhedi :- Vitality Stimulating Breath
  • Nadi Shodhan :- Psychic Network Purification
  • Bhramari :- Humming Bee Breath
  • Ujjayi :- Yogic/Victorious Breath
  • Sheetali :- Cooling Breath

Yoga Anatomy & Physiology:-

  • Respiratory System
  • The Breath Connection: Pranayama
  • Skeletal System and Movement
  • Muscular System: Physiology and Actions of Muscles
  • Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle & Thigh (Part 1.)
  • Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle & Thigh (Part 2.)
  • Muscles of the Trunk
  • Shoulder Girdle & Upper Arms
  • Milestone
  • (30 min written test followed by group discussion of the correct answers)
  • Digestive System and Ayurveda
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Anatomy & Physiology of Inversions
  • Endocrine System vs Nervous System
  • Bandhas & Chakras
  • Milestone
  • (30 min written test followed by group discussion of the correct answers)

Philosophy

  • Historical Development of yoga and its definition according to various Scriptures :-
  • Vedas and its knowledge :- Brief about Ancient Vedas

There are four Vedas:-

  • Rig-Veda (2) Yajur-veda   (3) Sama-veda  (4)  Atharva-veda
  • Six Darshan Shastras :- Brief about all the Darshan

 There are six Darshan Shastras called the six schools of philosophy.

(1) Poorv Mimansa by Sage Jaimini
(2) Nyay by Sage Gautam
(3) Vaisheshik by Sage Kanad
(4) Sankhya by Bhagwan Kapil
(5) Yog by Sage Patanjali
(6) Uttar Mimansa (Brahm Sutra) by Bhagwan Ved Vyas.

All the six Darshan Shastras are in sutra form.

  • Patanjali Yoga Sutra :- Details about Eight Limbs of Yoga (Astanga Yog)
  • Bhagwat Geeta :- Glimpse of Coverage

(1) Gyan Yog – yoga of Knowledge
(2) Bhakti Yog – yoga of Devotion
(3) Karma Yog – yoga of Action

  • Hatha (Vinyasa Yoga) :- Covering – (1) Asan  – Postures  (2) Pranayama  – Nadis, Pranic Body
  • (3) Bandhas – Psychic Locks (4) Mudras  – Gestures  (5) Chakras – Psychic Philosophy of Yoga.
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