Vijñāna Teacher Training
To become a certified Vijñāna Yoga teacher, the student must complete an internationally recognized Vijñāna Yoga Teacher Training. After training 3 years and passing evaluations the student will receive a Vijñāna Yoga teacher diploma.
Three-Year Teacher Training
Practice is the heart of yoga. Integrating the practice is an ongoing process. It is important that students have a minimum of two years of yoga practice before enrolling in the teacher training. The course takes at least three years to foster a gradual process of learning and deepening the understanding of the principles and the forms. The course includes 800 hours of study and three retreats.
Course Structure: 800 Academic Hours
|490 hours||Sitting (90 hours), Pranayama, Vayus and Kriyas (110 hours), Asana: complete study of Intermediate Practice Manual (290 hours).|
|Teaching methodology||140 hours||Includes principles. How to demonstrate a pose, teach thru explanation, observing and correcting students verbally and manually. Learning how to build a class and how to structure a yearly program designed for students of different levels and needs.|
qualities of a yoga teacher
|10 hours||As outlined in classical texts and adapted to our times. Outlining the gradual process of becoming a teacher. Discussing the behavior of a teacher in and out of class.|
|Anatomy & physiology||50 hours||In case the course itself does not provide these hours, you need to study them independently. This includes 25 hours of basic anatomy and another 25 hours of Pathology.|
|Yoga philosophy||60 hours||Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha yoga classics, Aurobindo.|
|Practicum||50 hours||Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.|