Teacher Training Courses
200 Hour Intensive Course
The Spiritual Yoga School (RYS 200 YA US ) offers a 200-hour intensive teacher training course that is accredited with Yoga Alliance International, Yoga Alliance USA, and the International Yoga Federation. When you complete the training program you will be eligible for RYT’s ® (Registered Yoga Teachers) certification. A Yoga Teacher Training programme is one of the most rewarding, intense and life changing things you can do. You’ll develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We are proud at a well-rounded, robust curriculum with professional delivery of those subjects by a range of expert teachers supported by a comprehensive manual. Trainees will learn to teach a mixed level class with confidence.
The Setting and Emphasis
You will learn in a traditional, authentic Yoga setting under highly qualified instructors, where you will gain the skills you need to pass on practical Yoga techniques to your students. Training will be both theoretical and practical, and will include:
- Yoga Asanas - Daily Personal Practice
Learning outcomes: Improve personal asana practice through understanding of bandhas, breath, correct alignment and use of modifications and props under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Develop and understanding of your strengths and limitations and how you can use them as a teaching opportunity in a classroom setting.
- Chanting, Meditation and Pranayama
Essential for both personal practice and teaching groups and individuals with therapeutic needs and the goal of inner peace. Learning outcomes: Understand of the contraindications, health benefits and the physical and physiological impact of these practices on the subtle and gross body. In a practicum setting, achieve a level of competency to teach basic chanting, pranayama and meditation techniques to students.
Without an understanding of the philosophy and history of yoga we are just making shapes. This subject is essential for the teaching integrity and spiritual growth. Learning outcomes: A basic understanding of the roots of yoga philosophy. A working knowledge of the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga and the Yoga Sutras.
The often ignored sister science of yoga. Ayurveda is the ancient medical science of India. Learning outcomes: Introducing trainees to the science of ayurveda, its history as a traditional medical system, its relationship to yoga and the basic concepts of ayurveda. Learn the techniques of basic kriyas for personal use.
Through the study of Anatomy we keep students safe and help them access the physical benefits of their yoga practice with ease. Learning outcomes:Understand the composition and function of the major planes, muscles, bones, ligaments and tissues relevant to yoga. Understand the importance of correct skeletal alignment and movement in the role of injury prevention. Understand the central nervous system, respiratory system, blood circulation, the endocrine and lymphatic systems in relation to yoga practices.
- Asana Alignment and Adjusting Teachniques
An essential part of our curriculum to help students reap the most benefits from their practice and to prevent injury and help students deepen their practice through adjusting skills. Learning outcomes: Understanding the principles of alignment and adjusting. Ability to provide effective adjustment, modifications, props and verbal cues to help students in developing safety, benefits and access specific depth in their practice.
It is essential for a teacher to understand the fundamental sequencing guidelines and also understand how to sequence towards specific needs and class objectives. Learning outcomes: Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and intention of sequencing. Ability to intelligently sequence classes for students with the goal of optimising their health and wellness.
Learning outcomes: Learn to teach a series of asana safely, competently and with integrity. Understand each asana on a pranic, physical and therapeutic level. Understand how to teach a wide range of mixed abilities and ranges of capacity through variations, props and modifications. Many trainees graduate from a TTC without the ability to teach because the programme did not allocate sufficient time for practicum. Yoga Teaching Practicums make up a large component of the training with plenty of guidance and feedback from teachers.
It is imperative that experienced trainers highlight the issues of ethics that come with the role as a yoga teacher. Learning outcomes: Recognise ethical responsibilities to maintain standards of conduct and care in the classroom. Recognise the universal ethical standards in regard to issues of professional conduct and teaching competence.
- Classroom Management
An important subject to help you manage situations in our classroom with a high level of professionalism. Learning outcomes: Achieve a heightened awareness as to the broader and often complex scope of the teaching role over and above delivering a class.
- Yoga Business
In an extremely competitive market it is vital that trainees understand how to stand out from crowd in a way that aligns with their values as yogis. Learning outcomes: Understand the basic principles of business as applied in a yoga setting. Develop an awareness of the skills necessary to thrive as a yoga business owner of freelance teacher such as social media, client experience, information management systems, marketing and client retention.
- Traditional Puja Ceremony and much more ......
Spiritual Yoga School Teacher Training is conducted in English, so in order to attend, you must be proficient in the language. We also require of our students:
- An open mind
- A commitment to learning
- A sincere desire to become an effective Yoga teacher
This course is highly demanding physically, spiritually and mentally. You will be working very closely with other students, and it is expected that you will enhance one another’s learning experiences, and encourage one another throughout the learning process. Accordingly, we would prefer that if your primary goal is simply to obtain a certificate, you attain a higher level of personal development before you apply. When you are ready to meet the challenges, it will be our pleasure to welcome you to Spiritual Yoga School’s teacher training course.
Students who sign up learn under the most qualified instructors. We provide you the training you need to pass on practical Yoga techniques to your students. Each 200 hour Yoga teacher training course is headed by our qualified staff of trainers. After your complete your training you will receive RYT – Registered Yoga Teachers certification that will qualify you to teach Yoga anywhere in the world.
Some tips to take with you on your journey ....
Having a strong yoga practice, and practicing regularly right up until you attend the course, will help prevent injury and mean your body will not have much of an adjustment period once you start. It will allow you to concentrate on the corrections and in-depth adjustments your instructors will give you and not just on your aches and pains or lack of stamina.
So you have ended up on a course and realise you either have incorrect alignment, are not as fit as you thought you were or just have plain bad yoga habits! Do not worry. The instructors have seen it all before and will be keen to help you. The worse thing you can do is fake it, hide it, pretend you are injured each time you are called to demonstrate. Be honest. It is okay. But if you cheat in a pose, the tutor cannot actually work with you and you will not be getting valuable knowledge that you can apply to yourself and to your future students.
3. Willingness to look at yourself
A 200-hour intensive means many weeks in close proximity to other people of all backgrounds and personalities. If you have not been in such a situation since college, it can be hard to adjust to. Apart from the wonderful friends you are going to make and keep for life, there are challenges too which can bring up all sorts of hidden things in ourselves, emotionally and mentally. Allow the process to shine a light on your inner self. Intense full time courses can be far more potent as self-development tools than long term part-correspondence courses for this very reason.
4. Want to teach
A Teacher Training course is not just a yoga intensive, or a self improvement holiday. It is specifically to train you to teach and is intense. It requires discipline, committment and self-awareness. You will of course develop and grow as a person and a practitioner.
5. Clear the decks
Especially on a full time training clear your life of distractions and worry as much as possible so you have free energy and attention for the course. If you are going through a big life change, wait until it has calmed down. Obviously life issues can just happen once we are already on course, so be sure to tell your tutors and let them help you.