YTT Core Modules
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
Techniques Training/Practice (TTP)
This module includes the study of Asana, Pranayama, Kriya, Chanting, Mantra, Puja & Satsang, Yoga Sequencing (The Art of Vinyasa Krama), Bandha & Granthi, Meditation and a variety of other traditional yoga techniques including analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, and guided practice of the techniques themselves.
There is a significant focus within this course to support you to gain knowledge, understanding and practical application of yoga techniques, and to teach these techniques and practices effectively to your prospective students with confidence. As a result we have created an innovative approach to comprehensively study the techniques of yoga practice as in depth study of asana as a teaching application through the Asana, Pranayama and Teaching Labs component and provides a compilation of information in both the theory and practical application of the principles and practices of Yoga techniques.
Teaching Methodology (TM)
This module includes principles of demonstration, observation, assisting/correcting, instruction, teaching styles, and the desired qualities of a Yoga Teacher, the students’ process of learning and business aspects of teaching Yoga. The components of the Teaching Methodology units have been integrated within the Techniques Training/Practice module and are also applied in the Yoga class environment. In addition, we have created the Teaching Labs as a means to support you and your fellow students to focus on specific areas of teaching for the duration of the course.
Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)
Anatomy & Physiology is a fundamental and essential component of Yoga Teaching and is delivered from a holistic perspective. The A&P module includes both human physical anatomy and physiology, energy anatomy; yoga therapeutics and yoga research studies and includes both the study and application of the A&P principles of yoga practice. Areas of study include physical and energetic function of systemic holistic health, the musculoskeletal system, injury and recovery, biomechanics of movement and an introduction to yoga as a therapy. This is an area of study that is of particular importance to the western Yoga Teacher and is covered in a thorough, practical and concise approach in order for each Teacher Trainee to apply this knowledge in a practical way within the Yoga Class environment.
Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (PLE)
This module includes the study of Yoga Philosophies, Yoga Lifestyle, and ethics for Yoga Teachers and starts to look at ancient yogic texts, yogic psychology and Yoga as a way pathway of living. Areas of study includes the Upanishads, The Vedas, The Bhagavad Gita, Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, Koshas, Kleshas, Gunas, Devanagari Sanskrit, The 8 Limbs of Yoga and The Jnana Bhoomikas as well and the main traditions and practices of Yoga. This module also includes study of the philosophy, history and science of holistic health as well as Nutrition as Medicine and Ayurveda.
This module includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback, assisting students in a public Yoga class taught by a qualified Yoga Teacher.
These Practical components are integrated throughout the core modules and include:-
- Asana Labs
- Pranayama Labs
- Teaching Labs
- Practicum – Public Yoga Class Attendance
- Practical Exam
- Theory Exam
- The Moksha Beginners Course Observations