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RYS 200 - 300 500 Hours Yoga Teacher training Courses techniques training practice Details Syllabus for different Yoga programs Conduted at Association for yoga and Meditation india

Module 1 Introduction to Yoga and Streams of Yoga


Objective:
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
a. Understand the meaning of Yoga.
b. Understand the importance of Yoga.
c. Understand different varieties of Yoga. 
d. Understand on how to begin a Yoga class according to Yoga principles.
 
Practical competences:
The candidate must be able to do the following:
1.1   Demonstrate Bhakti Yoga by chanting Yoga Mantras to begin the class
1.2 Demonstrate Karma Yoga techniques (selfless service)
1.3 Demonstrate Raja Yoga techniques by sitting in meditative pose useful to begin the class
1.4 Demonstrate Jayana Yoga techniques for changing mood in beginning of class
1.5   Describe about Yoga for beginning of yoga class.
1.6   Advise student to properly sequence.
1.7   Organize seating arrangement, mats, props, light and sound system.
1.8   Check and detect body posture defects.
1.9   Determine illness or injuries of student and advise accordingly.
 
Knowledge requirements:
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
1.1   Understand true meaning and definition of Yoga.
1.2   Explain the origin and history of Yoga.
1.3   Understanding meaning of mantras.
1.4   Describe relevance of playing song during class
1.5   Describe relevance of friendly and healthy environment in class.
1.6   Explain meaning, principles and benefits Karma Yoga.
1.7   Explain meaning, principles and benefits of Jayanna Yoga
1.8   Explain meaning, principles and benefits of Bhakti Yoga
1.9   Explain meaning, principles and benefits of Raja Yoga
1.10 Explain why it is necessary to differentiate between traditional and modern Yoga
1.11 Explain the application and importance of Yoga.
 
Module 2 Loosening Exercise
Introduction
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
a. Handle starting part of the class
b. Understand importance of warming up before proceeding to Yoga poses
C. To modify yoga techniques for worming up
 
Practical competences
The candidate must be able to do the following:
2.1 Loosening exercise for head and neck
2.2 Loosening exercise for arms
2.3 Loosening exercise for chest and abdomen
2.4 Loosening exercise for back bone
2.5 Loosening exercise for legs
2.6 Loosening exercise for whole body
2.7 Loosening exercise anti-rheumatic group
2.8 Sun-salutations as loosening exercise.
 
Knowledge requirements
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
2.1   Explain method, duration, awareness, contra-indication,
         Benefits and precaution and anatomy and physiology of:
         a)     Loosening exercise for head and neck
         b)    Ten loosening exercise for arms
         c)     Loosening exercise for chest and abdomen
         d)     Loosening exercise for beck bone
         e)     Loosening exercise for legs
          f)     Loosening exercise for whole body
         g)     Loosening exercise anti-rheumatic group
2.2   Describe sun-salutations as loosening exercise
2.3   Describe how and why sun salutation as warming up?
2.4   Describe the importance of loosening exercise
2.5   Explain the various system of loosening exercise for different part of the body
2.6   Explain the differences between loosening exercise and physical exercise
2.7   Explain the reason why loosening exercise needs to be repeated
 
Module 3 Yoga Asana
Introduction
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
a.    Learn and teach Yoga Asana
b.   Understand methods and benefits Yoga Asana
c.   Understand stability, health and suppleness about Asana.
d.   Sit for hours in a meditative Asana
 
Practical competences
The candidate must be able to do the following:
3.1 10 standing asanas
3.2 10 sitting asanas
3.3 10 lying down asanas
3.4    5 Inverse asanas
3.5    5 Meditative asanas
3.6    2 Rexative asanas
 
Knowledge requirements
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
3.1   Explain and identify check points, method, duration, awareness, contra-indication and benefits of asana.
3.2   State the meaning and definition of asana
3.3   Explain characteristics of asana
3.4   State aims and objective of asana.
3.5   Explain place and seat for asana.
3.6   Explain rules and regulations before and after doing asana
3.7   Explain the difference between asana and exercise
3.8   Explain classification of asana 
3.9   Explain anatomy and physiology of asanas
4.0   Explain philosophy of  asanas
 
Module 4 Yogic Breathing (Pranayama)
 
Introduction
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
a.   Learn and teach breathing exercise
b.   Understand how to increase energy of body
c.   Understand Prana (energy) body
 
Practical competences
The candidate must be able to do the following:
4.1   Abdomen breathing
4.2   Thoracic breathing
4.3   Clavicular breathing
4.4   Yogic breathing 
4.5   Dynamic Kapalabhati
4.6   Surya Kapalabhati
4.7   Chandra Kapalabhati
4.8   Alternate nostril Kapalabhati
4.9   Traditional Kapalabhati 
4.10 Identify and explain check points of different types of breathing and methods, duration, awareness, contra-indication, benefits of Kapalabhati.
 
Knowledge requirements
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
4.1   State the meaning and definition of Pranayama.
4.2   Explain characteristics of Pranayama.
4.3   State aims and objective of Pranayama.
4.4   Explain place and seat for Pranayama.
4.5   Explain time, duration and sequence of Pranayama
4.6   Explain the benefits of Pranayama on body and mind
4.7   Explain types of breathing useful in Pranayama
4.8   Explain philosophy of prana and pranayama 
 
Module 5 Yogic Relaxations and Meditation
 
Introduction
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
A.   understand method and benefits of relaxation and meditation
B.   understand how to manage stress 
C.   understand how to increase mind power
 
Practical competences
The candidate must be able to do the following:
5.1   Demonstrate procedures to reduce disturbances during practice using the right equipment and tools
5.2   Demonstrate and explain pose for Yoganidra
5.3   Demonstrate practice and method of Yoganidra Level 1
5.4   Demonstrate and explain pose for meditation
5.5   Demonstrate practice and method of breathing meditation
5.6   Identify and explain check points, methods, duration, awareness, contra-indication, benefits of breathing meditation of Yoganidra Level 1
 
Knowledge requirements
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
5.1   State the meaning and definition of meditation.
5.2   Explain characteristics of meditation.
5.3   State aims and objective of meditation.
5.4   Explain place and seat for meditation.
5.5   Explain time, duration and sequence of meditation.
5.6   Explain the rules and regulations for relaxation and meditation
5.7   Explain philosophy of meditation 
5.8   Explain anatomy and physiology of meditation.
 
Module 6 Teaching Method of Yoga  
 
Introduction
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
a.   Understand what is teaching and its importance.
b.   Teaching methods used for teaching yoga.
c.   How to be a good teacher.
d.   Devise methods that enhance teaching.
 
Practical competences
The candidate must be able to do the following:
6.1   Demonstrate the skill on how to begin the class.
6.2   Demonstrate the skill on how to manage seating arrangement 
6.3   Demonstrate the skill of class management
6.4   Demonstrate the skill of good communication.
6.5   Demonstrate and yoga techniques to students.
6.6   Plan a healthy and learning environment in class by using   equipments and tools.  
6.7 Practicum.
 
Knowledge requirements
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
6.1   State the meaning and definition of teaching
6.2   Explain component of teaching
6.3   State and explain teaching process.
6.4   Explain teaching methods used in yoga.
6.5   Explain characteristics of a good teacher. 
6.6   Explain how to enhance teaching effectiveness.
6.7   Explain need of evaluation of teaching and its methods.
6.8   Explain how to sequence yoga techniques for teaching
6.9  Explain Lesson planning and teaching (practicum)
 
Module 7 Ashtanga Yoga
Objective:
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
a.   Understand meaning of Ashtanga Yoga
b.   Understand importance of Ashtanga Yoga
c.   Understand the eight limbs of Raja Yoga. 
d.   Understand on how to begin a yoga class according to yoga principles.
 
Practical competences:
The candidate must be able to do the following:
7.1   Demonstrate practical skill of Yama in class
7.2   Demonstrate practical skill of Niyama in class
7.3   Demonstrate practical skill how to teach Raja Yoga 
7.4   Demonstrate practical skill of Pratyahara and Dharana
7.5   Demonstrate the practical differences of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga by K. Pattabhi Jois and Traditional Ashtanga.
7.6   Determine illness or injuries of student and advise accordingly.
Knowledge requirements
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
7.1   Understand true meaning and definition of Ashtanga Yoga 
7.2   Explain why Ashtanga yoga is the royal path or known as Raja Yoga and describe Ashtanga Yoga and explain eight limbs
7.3   Explain meaning, methods and benefits Yama
7.4   Explain meaning, methods and benefits of Niyama
7.5   Explain meaning, principles and benefits of Pratyahara
7.6   Explain meaning, principles and benefits of Smadhi
7.7   Explain and differentiate between Traditional Ashtanga and Modern Ashtanga Yoga
7.8   Describe the difference between Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga of K. Pattabhi Jois and Traditional    Ashtanga 
7.9    Describe the difference between Hatha Yoga and Rajayoga class.
7.10 Explain the application and importance of Yoga sutra book for Yoga students.
Module 8 Mudra and Bendha 
 
Introduction
The aim of this section is to enable the candidate to:
a.  Chanel Prana (energy)
b.  Calm down mind with Mudras and Bandhas
c.  Learn advanced techniques used for Pranayama and meditation.
 
Practical competences
 
The candidate must be able to do the following:
 
8.1   Gyana Mudra 
8.2   Chin Mudra
8.3   Shambhavi Mudra
8.4   Nasikagra Mudra
8.5   Kaki Mudra 
8.6   Shanmukhi Mudra
8.7   Vipareeta Karani Mudra
8.8   Yoga Mudra
8.9   Manduki Mudra
8.10 Jalandhara Bandha 
8.11 Moola Bandha
8.12 Uddiyana Bandha
 
 Description:  Identify and explain check points,
 method, duration, awareness, contra-indication,
 benefits and precaution to be taken of the above techniques.
 
Knowledge requirements
 
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
 
8.1  State the meaning and definition of Mudra.
8.2  Explain classification of Mudra.
8.3  State aims and objective of Mudra.
8.4  State the meaning and definition of Bandha.
8.5  Explain classification of Bandha.
8.6  Explain differences between Bandha and Mudra 
8.7  Explain similarities between Bandha and Mudra.
8.8  Explain anatomy and physiology of Mudra and Bandha.
 
Module 9  Shatkarma
 
Introduction
 
The aim of this section is to enable the candidate to:
 
a. Cleanse and detoxify body.
b. Attained mental and physical balance
c. Creates harmony in energy system of body.
d   Prepare for Pranayama practice.
 
Practical competences
 
The candidate must be able to do the following:
 
9.1 Perform Jala Neti
9.5 Demonstrate and explain preparation and drying of nostrils.
9.6 Perform Sutraneti
9.4 Perform Agnisara kriya
9.5 Perform Nauli kriya. 
9.6 Perform Tratka.
9.7 Identify and explain check points, method, duration, awareness, contra-indication, benefits of above techniques.
 
Requirement: worm water, Jala Neti pot, Sutra Neti, candle, lighter. 
 
Knowledge requirements
 
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
 
9.1 State the meaning and definition of Shatkarma
9.2 Explain classification of Shatkarma.
9.3 Explain anatomy and physiology of Jala Neti.
9.4 Explain anatomy and physiology of Sutra Neti.
9.5 Explain anatomy and physiology of Agnisara Kriya.
9.6 Explain anatomy and physiology of Nuali Kriya.
9.7 Explain anatomy and physiology of Trataka.
 
Module 10 Yoga Therapy
 
Knowledge requirements
 
The instructor must ensure the candidate is able to:
 
10.1 State the Concept, definition, meaning of yoga therapy.
10.2 Explain History of yoga therapy and its development.
10.3 Explain Scenario of yoga therapy in India and in the world.
10.4 Explain Different component of yoga therapy.
10.5 Explain Characteristics of yoga therapy and its limitations as a therapy.
10.6 Explain Yoga therapy as curative and preventive.
10.7 Explain Scope of yoga therapy and as a yoga therapist.
 
Practical competences
 
The candidate must be able to do the following:
 
10.1 Understand Digestive System’s Anatomy and physiology
 from the yoga point of view as well as modern science.  
10.2 Diagnose Clinical features of digestive system.
10.3 Diagnose cause of digestive system.
10.4 Diagnose symptoms and complications of digestive system.
10.5 Demonstrate yogic management of Indigestion.
10.6 Demonstrate yogic management of gastric trouble.
10.7 Demonstrate yogic management of Acidity.
 
Module 11 will be added