YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE SYLLABUS

Module - 1: Philosophy & Physiology of Yoga

Unit-1 Yoga and Yogic Texts

  • Yoga - Basic introduction
  • Meaning & Definition
  • Indian Philosophy of Yoga (Introduction of Philosophy of Yoga)
  • Concept of Yogic Physiology (Yogic Texts)
  • Various Paths of Yoga : Gyan Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Karma Yoga, Ashtang Yoga & Hath
  • Yoga

Unit-2 Ashtang Yoga

  • Yam
  • Niyam
  • Asan
  • Pranayam
  • Pratyahar
  • Dharna
  • Dhyan
  • Samadhi

Unit-3 Yogic Culture & Value Education

  • Yogic Culture - Four Purusharthas: Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha
  • Four Ashrams: Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanprastha and Sanyasa
  • Four Principles: Vivek, Vairagys, Shat Sampatti, Mumukshutva
  • Moral Values - degeneration of Values
  • Relevance of Ancient Indian Values in Context of Modern Life

Module - 2: Human Body, Diet and Cleansing

Unit-4 Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cells & Tissues
  • Organs and their Positioning in Body
  • Introduction to Systems of Human Body

Unit-5 Yogic Diet

  • Food, its Need & Importance
  • Yogic Concept of Diet - Satvik, Rajsik, Tamsik and Mitahar (Amrit food)
  • Acidic and Alkaline food (20:80 ratio)
  • Yogic Diet according to age, disease, season and time
  • Food as Medicine - Importance of food in treatment of various ailments.

Unit-6 Shatkarma

  • (Cleansing of Body)
  • Dhauti
  • Basti
  • Neti
  • Nauli
  • Tratak
  • Kapalbhati

Module - 3: Applied Yoga

Unit-7 Subtle Exercises (Suksham Vyayam)

  • Preparations & Precautions for Yogic practices
  • Pawanmukt Asan Series (1-3)
  • Eye Practices
  • Relaxative Asanas
  • Meditative Asanas

Unit-8 Yoga Asanas

  • Suryanamaskar
  • Asans in Sitting Posture
  • Asans in Standing Posture
  • Inverted Asanas
  • Backward Bending Asanas
  • Forward Bending Asanas
  • Twisting Asanas
  • Balancing Asanas

Unit-9 Pranayams & Meditation

  • Pranayams (According to Hath yoga Pradipika)
  • Mudra- bandha (According to Hath yoga Pradipika)
  • Dhyana (Meditative Practices)
  • Yoga Nidra

Unit-10 Swaasthya sanvardhan ke liye yoga (Yoga for All)

  • Yoga for Children
  • Yoga for Adolescence
  • Yoga for Youth
  • Yoga for Ladies
  • Yoga for Elders

Practical Component:

Module - 4: Yogic Practice and Training

PRACTICALS

  • S. No. Practical contents
  • 1 Shatkarma
  • 2 Subtle Exercises (Suksham vyayam)
  • 3 Yoga Asanas
  • 4 Suryanamaskara
  • 5 Pranayamas
  • 6 Bandha
  • 7 Mudra
  • 8 Dhyana
  • 9 Yoga Nidra
  • 10 Mantra Chanting

11 Swaasthya sanvardhan ke liye yoga (Yoga for All)

  • Yoga for Children
  • Yoga for Adolescence
  • Yoga for Youth
  • Yoga for Ladies
  • Yoga for Elders
  • 12 Visit to Yoga Centre

Module - 5: Yoga Teaching Skill and Practice (Micro/Macro-Teaching)

  • Principles of demonstration
  • Observing, assisting and correcting
  • Instruction, teaching styles, qualities of a teacher
  • Voice projection, floor presence
  • The student’s process of learning Planning and structuring a class
  • Alignment and hands-on-adjustments
  • Dealing with injuries and safety precautions
  • Yoga Teaching Practicum