200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE CERTIFIED TRAINING
At ROY, our approach is to provide a comprehensive and holistic Yoga Teacher Training experience that covers all the major aspects of yoga in both practice and in theory. Gain a thorough understanding into the process and science of yoga while cultivating a solid teaching methodology rooted in practice and awareness. Our Teacher Training programs are held in Ubud Bali, a destination choose for its supportive community and landscapes conducive to going within.
This program moves through 3 major areas of development necessary to share the practice of yoga with ample knowledge, confidence and compassion.
1) THE BODY
Building an informed and appropriate physical asana practice sets a solid foundation for the training program and here the main elements and qualities of a physical practice are explored. Lectures on Anatomy pave the way for Asana Workshops that focus in on asana groups, alignment principals and providing appropriate modifications and variations to suit individual scenarios. Concepts are applied in targeted yoga asana classes daily for integration and time is set aside for discussion and clarification on issues that arise during the day's explorations. The goal here is for the yoga practitioner to use the knowledge gained in the theoretical & hands-on workshops to build an inclusive and mindful approach to yoga asana that encourages its healing potential to surface within his or her own yoga practice as well as when teaching others.
2) BEYOND ASANAS & SUBTLE ANATOMY
These topics cover the more subtle concepts and techniques of yoga, such as chakras, kriyas, mantras, yantras, pranayama and meditation.
Yoga history and the analysis of key philosophical texts enable students to place these techniques within the bigger framework of yoga and understand their individual purposes towards its ultimate goal.
Beyond Asana & Subtle Anatomy modules provide a deeper view point for one's own practice as well as a contemplative base from which to teach from.
This goal of this segment is to move away from mystification and towards useful integration. Through a grounded approach as well as providing regular routine practices, what is typically the more abstract realms of yoga is grounded down into an experiential understanding that highlights the practicality, validity and potency of these methods.
3) THE ART OF TEACHING
Teaching Methodology, Sequencing and Teaching Labs offer the tools and guided training sessions to lead multi-level classes with clarity and confidence. Ample time is allocated to Teaching Labs for students to gain hands-on experience in leading classes and get individual feedback and guidance from both their peers and the teaching faculty.
The topics covered in the first two areas of development teach students the core principals of yoga and how to implement them into their daily lives. The goal here is for students to gain faith and confidence in their own practice and how it can positively impact their living and perception of the world. The Art of Teaching modules build onto this. While a comprehensive understanding of yoga and a regular practice are necessary pre-requisites for teaching, alone they do not ensure a clear and efficient transfer of information. The Art of Teaching subjects focus on developing these key attributes of a teacher along with nurturing each participant's individual teaching style and voice.
TOPICS IN DETAIL
AREAS OF STUDY
+ Main Components of the Practice
- The Breath
- Connection, Breath & Movement
- Warm up
- Standing Sequence
- Floor Sequence
+ Anatomy & Physiology
Lectures covering the various systems of the body such as
+ Asana Workshops
Each workshop focuses on one main asana category such as
- Forward Bends
- Back Bends
- Hip Openers
- Side Bends & Twists
- Balancing (Arm and Leg)
THE BODY | DESCRIPTION
In Anatomy and Physiology lectures the body is explored progressively through its various systems. This includes learning about the anatomy of the body in relation to movement - the different types of joints and their range of movements, the muscles responsible for executing individual actions and the nerve system which co-ordinates them.
Asana Workshops build upon this. Divided into the main asana categories, each workshop covers the in depth study of the key postures - their purpose, benefits, correct alignments, variations for all levels as well as the inter-relation between the asana groups. Comprehend how individual body parts work and how they co-relate and function together in unity - an understanding that will add new dimensions to an asana practice.
Students get detailed insight into their yoga practice and start to respect their own body's potentials and limitations.
AREAS OF STUDY
+ The Subtle Aspects & Techniques of Yoga
- Sound & Mantra
- Sight, Yantra & Sacred Geometry
- Subtle Anatomy
+ Yoga History, Philosophy & Lifestyle
- The History of Yoga
- Yoga Philosophy I
- Yogic diet
- Yoga & modern lifestyle
BEYOND ASANAS & SUBTLE ANATOMY | DESCRIPTION
Students learn about the function and purpose behind the more subtle aspects and techniques of yoga as well as how these methods can be applied to support and benefit an existing yoga practice. The ways to implement traditional yogic values into a modern lifestyle will be covered as well.
The course introduces the history and the main philosophical concepts of yoga allowing participants to gain a thorough understanding of the science of yoga, illuminating new directions for the journey within.
With daily asana practices as a fundament, the practice of pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and mantra is added during this course. Through daily repetition and familiarity, participants will be able to continue a self-practice of these methods in a safe and effective manner after the completion of the program.
THE ART OF TEACHING | DESCRIPTION
Teaching Methodology, Sequencing and Teaching Labs offer the tools and hands-on experience for students to start sharing their knowledge, refine existing teaching skills or simply develop a safe and sophisticated individual practice.
In Teaching Methodology the various ways to guide a class through one's body, voice and movement are covered as well as workshops on how to deliver proper verbal and physical alignments and adjustments.
Sequencing cover the main principals of safe sequencing which can be applied across various styles of yoga. A modular system that can be utilised to built safe and efficient classes suitable for all levels is introduced. Participants will also analyse sample classes and learn how to create their own sequences with specific intentions in mind.
In Teaching Labs students will start to teach and are given the space to nurture their individual teaching styles. They begin with instructing a fixed sequence to a small group and more elements are added progressively. Students observe each other in the role of the teacher and will both give and receive feedback. This module is also a great platform for students to test out their own sequences across a variety of different body types and practice levels before venturing out into the teaching world.
AREAS OF STUDY
+ Teaching Methodology
- Role of a Teacher
- Voice & Body Language
- Verbal and Physical Demonstrations
- Verbal and Physical Adjustments
- Teaching multi-level classes
- Time Management
- Principals of Sequencing
- Using a modular system for efficiently creating sequences
- Creative Sequencing for different class styles
- Sequencing for special needs
+ Teaching Labs
A series of hands-on classes to practice teaching.
+ Other Topics
- Ethics for Teachers
- The Business of Yoga
Timetable - A typical Course Day
Morning Practice (Asana)
< Breakfast Break >
< Lunch Break >
Teaching Lab / Lecture / Workshop
Evening Practice (Asana / Pranayama / Meditation) / Workshop
Note : This timetable is exemplary. Variations to the schedule occur depending on the specific venue of training, the topics on a given day and in order to fully utilise the dynamics within individual teacher training groups.
3 rest days are allocated within the course dates to allow for periodic rest and recuperation for the body and the mind during this intensive training program.
Routes of Yoga provides two options for our teacher training programs, choose between either a residential or non-residential teacher training program. Browse through the individual training courses listed below to find a course that suits you.