200hrs Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

Level 1: 7th September 2019 – 19th October 2019
Level 2: 1st November 2019 – 7th December 2019
Schedule Breaks:
  • Day after Mid-Autumn Festival (14th September 2019)
  • Mid-term Break (21st October 2019 – 27th October 2019)

Who we are

Anahata Yoga is a premier yoga centre based in the heart of the Central district. It is best known for offering the most authentic yoga experience available in Hong Kong, with classes led by Indian instructors hailing from different lineages devoted to the practice and study of yoga.

As a centre, Anahata Yoga is fully committed to fostering a community of yoga practitioners who are not only equipped with the skills to perform yoga as a daily activity but as well as the knowledge to live out yoga as a lifestyle.


About Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training

The Level 1,2 Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course is for yoga practitioners interested in growing their knowledge of Hatha yoga and developing their techniques in executing various Hatha yoga poses. The course is divided into 3 levels, each of which focuses on basic and intermediate poses, their possible modifications and variations, and teaching and demonstration techniques.

The aim of the course is to challenge practitioners to advance in their practice by exploring the limits of their body and overcoming them, as well as to develop their knowledge of the body in order to better understand every joint and muscle nuance in the poses. By the end of the course, participants shall be able to demonstrate the wide range of Hatha yoga poses, explain their possible modifications and variations, and demonstrate the steps required to achieve the pose.


What do I learn from each level?

Levels 1 and 2 of the course are of the same level of intensity but focus on different practical and teaching aspects of advanced practices hatha yoga.

Level 1 covers Introduction of Hatha yoga, its origins, the basic anatomical details of the poses and its various approaches from the beginner’s point of view. Proper Warm-up and preparatory practices are covered in detail.

Level 2, on the other hand, covers other variations of the poses with deeper learning and practice. The student will get to practice many variations and modifications of the poses and learn how to modify as per their limitations.

Level 3, students learn the teaching techniques of postures taught in the first two levels, as well as Partner Yoga variations, usage of straps, Chair Yoga, and the art of demonstration.

Students also learn to sequence poses, teach the advanced Hatha yoga classes, and develop a class theme that focuses on various levels.

As the final level in this series of training, Level 3 prepares students as Advanced Hatha Yoga Teachers.

You can first take levels 1 & 2 and then the teacher will decide whether you are ready for level 3, after the completion of level 2 this time or wait for next time. Usually, we will have two advanced YTT in a year.


This course is best suited for

  • Regular Yoga Practitioners
  • Students
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Fitness Trainers
  • Pilates Trainers
  • Sports players

Why us?

We recognize that yoga is a popular pursuit in Hong Kong. People seek it out for its health benefits and often incorporate it into their active lifestyles. However, yoga instruction is not equal among the various yoga centres in Hong Kong. This is where our accredited Teacher Training Courses make all the difference.

Our courses are accredited by, and offered in conjunction with, Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre in India. This is the first time outside of India that such a programme is being offered.

Our classes are designed and taught in the same way as our instructors are taught. Predominantly from India, our instructors are fully learned not only in the practice of their discipline but also in the history and philosophy behind the practice. The resulting combination of grassroots knowledge both practical and theoretical in our programmes give students more in-depth learning that they may able to find elsewhere in Hong Kong.


Accreditation

International Yoga Academy is a registered school with Yoga Alliance and Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre, Chennai, India (www.andiappanyoga.com).

Yoga Alliance is an international governing board for yoga teachers and training courses around the globe. We offer assistance to students interested in applying for a Yoga Alliance Registration after completing a teacher training course.

About Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre – Chennai, South India is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it is meticulously run by Dr. Asana Andiappan and Trust Members, all of whom have over 50 years of experience in Yogasanas and Naturopathy. It is the only yoga college and research centre recognized by the government as well as two universities in India.

Located in Chennai, South India, the centre runs various yoga programmes as well as free awareness camps that are aided and supported by various government and private organisations. It has been collaborating with various medical universities, hospitals and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. The centre is also home to the widely read Asana International Yoga Journal, which has a readership of 200,000 and growing, in India and around the world.

Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre also has accredited franchisee centres in over 30 countries that run yoga programmes, and teacher training courses.


Class Schedule

Day Time Description
Friday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm Theory and Practical
Saturday 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Theory and Practical

Andiappan Yoga Self Practice Classes (Optional)

Date Time
Monday 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Friday 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Sunday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

All YTT students can attend up to 30 Andiappan Yoga classes as part of the teacher training learning. There are also exclusive Andiappan Yoga classes conducted for ongoing YTT students where they get to interact with the teachers and ask questions from the syllabus about their practice and improve on their limitations.

This class will equip students with the knowledge to develop a sequence for self-practice which they can do at home or while traveling. The ability to put together a sequence to meet one’s goals while taking into consideration one’s limitations will be very important when one start to teach.

Please note classes and schedule may change without prior notice.


What is Andiappan Yoga?

As taught by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in his yoga school in India, this class is open to yoga practitioners of all levels, particularly those who are interested in improving their postures and developing a discipline of self-practice on their own. Students practice postures and breathing techniques at their own pace under the supervision of a teacher, who assists them individually through verbal instructions and by making physical adjustments.

This enables students to make significant improvements to their postures, and also helps them develop a simple routine according to their body’s flexibility. Moreover, the class close-knit and intimate teacher-student environment makes it ideal for self-practice. For this class, students may arrive anytime within the one and a half hour class.


Venue

The Teacher Training will be held at 18/F, Anahata Yoga, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Hong Kong.


Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll in this course, a minimum of three months regular practice is required. However, if you are new to yoga, you can choose a teacher training program starting in three months from now and start to attend the classes regularly and prepare for this teacher training.

We recommend you complete our foundation yoga teacher training before/after the course to understand teaching and sequencing for teaching basic to advanced level students.