14 April, 2015 – 11 June, 2015
200-hours Yoga Teacher Training Certificate Course
Anahata Yoga’s Module Programme
Busy Hong Kong professionals now have the option of undergoing yoga teacher training at their own pace and in their own schedule. Available for the first time in Hong Kong, Anahata Yoga now applies a modular system to all its yoga teacher training programme. This will allow yoga practitioners with busy schedules to enrol only in one (or more) of the series of classes of their choice – without having to enrol in the teacher training in one go.
Students will receive a participation certificate after completing a module. Those who have completed the total number of modules within a two-year period and have successfully passed other requirements may then obtain the 200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training Certificate, which signifies their completion of the entire course.
Module 1 – Yoga Intro Module
14 April – 21 April 2015
- Yoga History, Origin, Philosophy
- Types of Yoga
- Yoga Literature
- Yoga Lineages and Various Yoga Traditions
- Meditation, Yoga Nidra and Mantra Chanting
Many yoga practitioners nowadays easily confuse one style of yoga from another. What is Hatha Yoga and how is it different from Yin Yoga? What is Power Yoga, and what is Satyananda Yoga? As each school of yoga has hundreds of followers from around the world, it is important for every yoga practitioner to understand the differences in approach, as well as in benefits, that there is to each type of yoga. This also helps connect one’s experiences with different yogic traditions and lineages.
In order to distinguish the different types of yoga, one will first need to revisit its origins and history: how it has evolved with time, and how it has led to the different approaches that have resulted in the various types of yoga today.
Such is the focus of Module 2, with additional guidance from important yogic literature such as Thirumoolar’s Thirumandiram and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, which will also be explained. Students are also taught a step-by-step approach to meditation, yoga mantra chanting, as well as deep relaxation techniques.
Module 2 – Anatomy Module
22 April – 5 May 2015
Yogic Anatomy and Physiology
Understanding the anatomy and physiology of the body gives one a whole new level of awareness in their yoga practice. In this combined theoretical and practical module, students are given a basic introduction to anatomy and physiology as related to the yogic practice, through a detailed study and elaborate exploration of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs, and other bodily systems from a yogic point of view. Such knowledge helps prevent injuries and enhances one’s understanding of the process of rehabilitation. Moreover, it enables students to adapt and modify certain postures in a safe manner.
Module 1 is suitable for yoga practitioners of all levels, as well as instructors who want to deepen and develop their knowledge and understanding of anatomy.
Module 3 – Asana Module
6 – 19 May 2015
- Practice of Asanas
- Asanas and their Benefits, Contraindications, Teaching Techniques, Variations, Usage of Props, Alignment, Energy Movements, Counter Poses, and Injury Prevention
As the main module of this course, Module 3 covers every aspect of the Asanas, from warm-ups, steps to each posture, modifications, alignment, breathing techniques, energy movements, counter poses, injury prevention, spiritual benefits, Chakra awareness, therapeutic benefits, and the usages of props for each posture.
Module 3 is open to yoga practitioners and instructors of all levels.
Module 4 – Pranayama, Mudra & Bandha Module
20 – 27 May 2015
- Pranayama – The Various Types of Pranayamas and Their Stages Benefits, Contraindications, Modifications, and Teaching Techniques
- Mudras – The Various Hasta Mudras, Their Benefits and Contraindications, and Their Relationship with the Five Elements
- Bandhas – Their Applications, Contraindications, Benefits, and Teaching Techniques
- Kriyas – The Practice of Shat Kriyas, Preparations, Benefits, Contraindications, and Teaching Methods
Without the practice of Kriyas, Mudras, and Bhandas, your yoga practice is incomplete. Module 4 covers the various Mudras (gestures), Bandhas (Energy locks), and Pranayama (breathing techniques) together with a detailed study of the Five Elements (Pancha Boothas) and various Vayus (gases). Through it, students will learn to understand the body’s connection with the mind and spirit. Moreover, an understanding of the structure of the Nadis (Energy Channels) and Pranas (Vital Energy) makes one’s yoga practice an enlightening one.
Module 5 – Teaching Technique Module
28 May – 5 June 2015
- Class Theme
- Class Arrangement
- Posture Adjustment Techniques
- Demonstration and Explanation
- Consultation and Counseling
- Ethics and Principles of a Teacher
Preparing for a class, setting its theme, and arranging its sequence is basic knowledge in teaching. Doing a proper demonstration, explaining poses verbally, and adjusting a student’s posture are further techniques in teaching yoga. All these will be explored in Module 5. The class is open to practitioners and teachers of all levels who want to get inspiration and knowledge from our dedicated yoga masters, who all have over 20 years of yoga practice and teaching experience.