300-hours Yoga Therapy Teacher Training


Date

27 August 2018 - 28 January 2019

*Midterm break (15 October 2018 - 19 October 2018)
*Christmas break (18 December 2018 - 6 January 2019)
*No class on 1 October 2018

Who we are

Anahata Yoga is a premiere 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.

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 gives students more in-depth learning than they may be able to find elsewhere in Hong Kong.

About the course

Yoga therapy may be worlds apart, but through this specially-designed course, participants will be given a good introduction to the two sciences as well as a solid foundation on which to build their knowledge. The course is a good starting point for those interested in learning more about these two subjects. Explore the principles of yoga therapy and Ayurveda and their various applications in our daily lives. Understand the body, its functions and how to address common ailments through various yogic practice and Ayurvedic diet principles.

About Yoga Therapy

Yoga has always traditionally been taught on an individual level, with tailor-made sessions designed to address unique and specific ailments and diseases - a practice that cannot be implemented in classes with massive groups. A therapeutic approach to yoga, thus, is the best way to start with the practice. The following points fall within the concept of yoga therapy:
  1. Designing tailor-made yogic practices according to the individual's body type and lifestyle
  2. Effectively addressing and treating an individual's physical and mental ailments through such tailored practices
  3. Planning a nutritious yogic diet programme, making lifestyle changes and treating addictions through yogic mindful living and meditative practices
  4. Understanding and applying the practices and philosophy of yoga in our daily lives, as well as advocating their therapeutic benefits to family and friends
  5. Being in connection with nature's five elements, adopting a healthy and environmentally-conscious lifestyle and truly understanding our responsibility as human beings on all levels and stages

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 teacher 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.
Asana Andiappan College of Yoga and Research Centre is known throughout the world for its contribution to Yogic Science. Founded by Guruji Dr. Asana Andiappan in 1950, it 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 is also collaborates with various medical universities and organisations that run research programmes on yoga and its therapeutic benefits. 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 Timing
Monday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Theory and Practicals
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Theory and Practicals

Andiappan Yoga Self Practice Classes (Optional)

Monday
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 am or 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
All students can attend two Andiappan Yoga classes per week.
This class will equip students with knowledge to develop 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.

Venue

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

Eligibility

This course is open to students of all levels; no previous experience is required.