YTTC Detailed Syllabus

Techniques, Training & Practice

Warm-up exercises, Sun Salutation, Moon Salutation with variations (Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa & Theme based Vinyasa Flow)
Asana practice presenting various forms of Vinyasa, including Ashtanga and Hatha Flow
Traditional Hatha & Hatha Flow
Vinyasa: general sessions & thematic sessions: e.g. Happy Hips, Root to Rise, Heart opening, Elemental Flow, Chakra journey, Re-balancing Flow, etc.
Gentle restorative and yin yoga to counterbalance strong Vinyasa practice
Careful transitioning between asanas (postures)
Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (multi-level modifications)
Guided asanas practice & analytical training focused on following groups of asanas: Standing Asanas, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Twists, Balances, Inversions, Hip Openers
Shavasana & Yoga Nidra
Mantra Chanting, Mudra and Practices to develop mind and body for meditation
Pranayama (Breathing Techniques)
Shatkriya (Detoxification Techniques)
Vinyasa (tuning asanas with breathing) – guided and analytical practice

Teaching Methodology

Art of studying: where philosophy meets contemporary
Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities , intention & attitude, teaching styles, observation, giving instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management & class routine, principles of demonstration – theory and practice
Dive deeper into the language of yoga and finding your authentic voice; tone, clarity, direct vs. passive
Art of sequencing - Build class templates on principles of sequencing and theming 30,45,60,90mins class focusing on intentions as well as honouring all aspects of yoga
Experience the difference between intuitive vs. planned sequencing
Anatomy of alignment – Safety First & then maybe aesthetics! – how to teach and practice Yogic practices without injuries, careful correction techniques
Modes of adjustment – verbal, hands-on, props, partners
“Art of touch” – physical adjustment – rules and principles
Posture Lab - breakthrough biomechanics for essential asanas
Refine the art of observation
Develop skillful language to weave themes into postural instruction
Dive into yogic storytelling and mythology
Yoga in the marketplace & setting up a yoga business*
Business & ethics, start & development – practical tips, marketing strategies, public relations/advertising
Crafting a Sankalpa for your practice, teaching, and life
Developing Sadhana – foundational discipline for living a yogic life

Anatomy & Physiology

General movement and body terminology
Western anatomy - understanding the nervous, musculoskeletal, respiratory systems and their co-relations in context of yoga postures, pranayama techniques and grounding practices
Body’s main limitations: compression – tension – proportion – orientation and their meaning in asana practice
Patterns of Movement for fascial health and creative expression
Yogic Anatomy: Panchakosha, Nadis & Chakra theory
Ayurveda – Panchamahabhuta & Tridosha

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

Historical, cultural & philosophical background of Yoga
Understanding the relevance of Veda, Upanishad, Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Tantra & Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Learning ways to apply Yoga philosophy in the contemporary lifestyle?
Who am I? Study of its relevance in modern western world
OM / AUM and its meaning
Interpretation of the 8 limbs of yoga and their meaning in the contemporary world

Practicum

Individual as well as group teaching sessions

Practical exam
of teaching

Feedback –
receiving & giving

Assessment

Tribe Academy endeavours to provide quality training. To ensure discipline and committed study towards the training, Tribe Academy critically examines all its participants during the course of the training. The final exam, practicum and assignments are considered imperative and carry equal weightage. To successfully complete the certification, the student is expected to complete all assignments in time and pass all practical and written assessments successfully.

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