300 Hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in India is an advanced level training where emphasis is laid on the more complex asana poses and breathing techniques. The word ashtanga is made up of a combination of words where â€˜haâ€™ stands for sun and â€˜thaâ€™ for moon. The sun represents heat energy while the moon denotes coolness, so the asanas taught in the 300 hour hatha yoga teacher training bring about a balance of energies in the body.
Ashtanga yoga is the most traditional of yoga styles and is, therefore, considered by some to be the root of all other yoga styles. The 300 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training is meant for those yoga practitioners who are serious about their yoga teaching. It is also meant for advanced yoga practitioners that would like to have complete understanding of yogasana. Yoga teachers of other styles of yoga who wish to increase their repertoire of yoga learning can also opt for the 300 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training. However, the eligibility criterion is that you must have completed your 200 hour Ashtanga yoga teacher training from a 200 hour RYS (Registered Yoga School).
|Course Name||300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training|
|Level||Intermediate to Advance|
|Yoga Style||Ashtanga Yoga|
|Module||Residential with Meals|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Certification||RYT 500 Yoga Alliance|
|Venue||Abhayaranya Yoga Ashram|
|Course Fee||$ 2535 USD / $ 1950 USD|
|26 Jan - 24 Feb 2024||02 Apr - 06 May 2024|
|07 Jun - 06 Jul 2024||12 Aug - 10 Sep 2024|
|17 Oct - 16 Nov 2024||23 Dec - 22 Jan 2025|
* Fee in US dollars ($) apply to international students, whereas Indian students pay in (INR).
Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders. This class will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that can be dealt with through diet, asana, and pranayama practice.
In recent times, a large majority of people are seen switching to organic and holistic options for their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Individuals are mostly making lifestyle alterations that can have a positive influence on their lives.
Yoga asanas are a key element of adopting a 'Sattvic' lifestyle and have several underlying benefits to it. Some of the commonly known physical benefits of asanas include improving flexibility, strength and balance. Its mental benefits include easing anxiety and stress.
It has several other benefits such as improving conditions for Asthmatics and helping manage a slew of chronic diseases like Diabetes, Heart disease, Bronchitis and more. Regular Yoga practices increase the mindfulness of the body and help have better control over the breathing cycle.
One of the key aspects of the 300 hour yoga teacher training syllabus is asana practice. Yogic postures comprise three hours of the daily schedule. Some of the other important benefits of asana practice are:
At the Yoga teacher training course in Rishikesh, you get to master the form of each of your Asanas and you'll also receive detailed instructions on the benefits of practicing each Asana. Complications and Contraindications for these positions as well as alternate Asanas will also be taught to help you attain mastery of your Yogic posturing
Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana. If you aim at becoming a yoga practitioner, it is vital to understand the functioning of the human body.
As mentioned earlier, asanas have several underlying benefits to the body, and understanding the body helps you understand which Asanas to practice to strengthen each part of the body. Yoga involves stretching which lightens and re-aligns the muscle fibers, a strong understanding of the anatomy will help you be more attuned to your body and the changes happening in it.
Yoga philosophy will cover the history and science behind the study of Yoga such as the understanding of the five elementary principles of Yogic practice; breathing, proper exercise, relaxation, diet and meditation. As part of the 300 Hour Teacher training, the Yoga philosophy class aims at equipping you with in-depth knowledge
and understanding of Yoga not just in terms of postures, but the 'why' behind them. This class will prepare students to study and understand Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. Once a week, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week's readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day's reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class. This is aimed at improving classroom engagement and retention of the day's teachings.
Pranayama, Yogic Breathing, Yoga Nidra & Chanting Students will learn techniques to open vital energy centres in the body with the goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to their students. Practical teaching experience will begin in the second week.
The 300 hour yoga training program is designed as per the requirements set by the Yoga Alliance. The intensive yoga teacher training implies that students have to follow a tight schedule, where 6-7 training hours of the day are assigned to some aspects of yoga.
|5:30 am||Wake Up|
|6:00 am - 6.15 am||Shakarma(Yogic Cleansing)|
|6:15 am - 6.30 am||Mantra Chanting|
|6:30 am - 7.00 am||Pranayama|
|7:15 am - 8.45 am||Asana|
|11:00 am - 12.00 Noon||Yoga Anatomy And Physiology|
|12:15 pm||Yoga Anatomy|
|2:30 pm - 3.30 pm||Swadhyaya (Self-Study)|
|3:45 - 4.45 pm||Yogadarshan (Yoga Philosophy)|
|5:00 - 6.30 pm||Asana|
|6:45 - 7.15 pm||Dharna And Dhayana (Meditation)|
The 200 hour hatha yoga teacher training lays the foundation while the 300 hour hatha yoga teacher training is one level higher. Since the 300 hour teacher training is an advanced training, knowledge and expertise of certain level is expected, so familiarity with and mastery of the 200 hour hatha yoga teacher training is important. It is also a pre-requisite set by Yoga Alliance which recognises both the 200 and 300 hour hatha yoga teacher training in India. Being an advanced level of teacher training and a certified course the 300 hour hatha yoga teacher training in India also adheres to the curriculum approved by Yoga Alliance.