The Certification Program is structured on a Level 1 teaching module followed at Shriyog. You will develop your skills over 4 core competencies 1. TECHNIQUES, TRAINING, PRACTICE 2. ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY, 3. YOGA HUMANITIES 4. PROFESSIONAL ESSENTIALS. The Program also includes one elective subject along with the 4 core competencies to complete the Training Program (200+hours). The minimum duration of the Program is 3 months.
Only the trainees who graduate the full Program are eligible to register in Yoga Alliance as RYT 200, Basic Yoga Instructor. This certification supports them to build worldwide recognized credentials in the field of teaching yoga and join the largest yoga community.
The main characteristic of our 200-Hour Teacher Training Program (TTP) is the integration of the traditional approach of the ancient texts and yogic culture with the background of scientific researches and studies. The structure of the Program, in modules and mini-Courses, meets newly arisen needs and specific demands, and provides you the information, instruments and materials to help you learn and structure your yoga experience and teaching style.
Those who are looking for an easy and quick approach to a career as a yoga instructor most likely will not find our program desirable. But those dedicated to learning and integrating both the philosophical and physical aspects of the practice of yoga into their lives and careers will find it valid and rigorous.
The course is designed to broaden and deepen your knowledge of yoga and to assist your personal growth and spiritual practice.
After completion of 200-Hour Teacher Training Program By Shriyog Wellness, students will gain a deeper understanding of the principles and history of yoga philosophy, as well as a thorough and practical understanding of the major asanas for Level 1, including their anatomical and alignment principles, enabling graduates to instruct with confidence and intuition, equally respecting each person in all their complexity and uniqueness.
The graduates will be able to structure and prepare sequences for a class in a safe way, finding the best variation/adjustment based on individual needs.
Individuals from all walks of life with a passionate interest in yoga and spirituality, curious and eager to learn about yoga and yogic concepts and philosophy. If you are interested in how to instruct in yoga asana classes or, simply, if you feel that teaching yoga is right for you and you have space in your life to do it now.
Here are the compulsory sections. Each training session and the time in between include hands-on instruction and practice, video learning, mentoring, reading, teaching practice, and assignments designed to bring your experience and learning to life. Lectures with visiting faculty experts in their fields.
Techniques, Training and Practice: the main asanas explained and practiced in group environment, based on anatomy lessons. How to build a pose, action, counteraction, risks. Basic pranayama techniques. Asanas relevant to pranayama. Kriya scientific concepts and practices theory. Meditation techniques and a scientific approach to meditation, mantras. Total Minimum hours 75
Anatomy & Physiology: with the collaboration of a specialist. Knowledge of anatomy as it relates to teaching yoga. Anatomy applied to asana, yoga & spinal mechanics, brain and nervous system etc. Physiology applied to asana practice . Homework on the anatomy themes, discussion on lessons, Q&A. Total Minimum hours 30
Yoga Humanities (Philosophy, Life Style and Ethics): application of yogic concepts in traditional yogic texts, yogic understanding of Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita. Psychological and ethical concepts. Yoga classes, homework assignments, studies, comments and preparatory work to be shared in classroom. Yoga and lifestyle. Yoga as a way of life. Business aspects of teaching yoga. Total hours 30
Professional Essentials: teaching practice, what does it mean to be a yoga teacher. Develop confidence with teaching asanas, demonstrating, sequencing, observing, adjusting, correcting postures. How to create a lesson plan. Design yoga classes for beginners. Discussions and feedback on the teachings, traditions and methods, teaching role, case studies. Communication and body expression. Yoga as a self development tool. Total Minimum hours 50
Section 5 Electives – Ayurveda & Yoga with basic Props
About Ayurveda, Yoga diet and nutrition. Learn about use of basic Yoga Props in Asanas and Pranayama Total hours 15
In the sections of the Teacher Training Program there are some topics & workshops we consider to be of major interest for a larger audience, therefore may decide to organize them as special events, open to anyone interested and who may benefit.
Please note that these are suggestions only and are grouped on topics, in alphabetical order considering the author. The reading requirements of our Yoga Teacher Training will be provided to you on acceptance into our Program.
B.K.S. Iyengar – Light on Yoga. Foreword by Yehudi Menuhin
B.K.S. Iyengar – Light on Pranayama. The Yogic Art of Breathing. Introduction by Yehudi Menuhin
B.K.S. Iyengar – Light on Yoga sutras of Patanjali.
Swami Vivekananda – Jnana Yoga. The Yoga of Knowledge
The Principal Upanishads – Edited with introduction, text, translation and notes by S. Radhakrishnan
It is necessary to be committed to your growth and personal development. It is very important to consider a daily personal practice as well.
Our course is designed to help students to reach the necessary level to qualify as Level 1 Instructors. Most of them desire to teach yoga, some chose to do the course because they simply wished to develop their understanding of yoga. We welcome everyone but, whatever your motivation, all students will be expected to follow the same curriculum and complete the same homework and exams.
All materials distributed to students within their current Program are exclusively for their own use and purpose. Using them in any other ways breaks the rules of our institute and the ethic principles and may be reason for the exclusion / expulsion from the Program.
Students will have homework assignments to complete and send to the teacher for review by the deadline dates. In addition, students are required submit papers on 2 Topics, one on a famous teacher or personality in yoga or yoga-related and another one on a yogic concept or topic of their choice, shared with the lead teacher. At the end of the first Term all students have to take a mock class where they teach in a session with the lead teacher (and the other colleagues).
Full attendance of all TTP sessions is required in order to earn the certificate issued at the end of the program along with successful completion of final exams. A student will be granted a maximum margin of 20 hours absenteeism from class sessions on account of illness or emergencies. Attendance is defined as active participation at the program.
If a student’s excessive absence is due to a legitimate reason, such as a long-term illness or other health motivation or emergency, he/she may join a future TT Program, provided that each situation will be considered individually, in full respect of each person and of the institute’s standards. Otherwise, unexcused absences may cause the exclusion of the student from the TTP.
It will be the student’s responsibility to make up any missed course material for excused absences.
In studying, teaching and practicing yoga, we equally respect each person in all her complexity and uniqueness, and the essence of Patanjali’s yoga concepts outlined in his Yoga Sutra. Anyone may share into this transformative experience as long as they express the essential values and ethics of yoga discipline.
A Yoga practitioner and teacher is expected to adhere to certain professional standards and follow ethical principles in the daily life. It is part of every student’s application to read, share and sign the Code of Conduct of Yoga Alliance as published here. (link available soon)
False, incomplete, or misleading information delivered by the applicant and student, as well as any inappropriate behavior or misconduct may cause expulsion from the Program.
Should any professional or ethical complaint is filed against a Yoga Teacher graduated from our Certificate Program an inquiry to examine the responsibilities will ensue. If a legitimate basis for the complaint is found, we will report the misconduct to the governing bodies where the instructor is registered, be them Yoga Alliance or any other, and to any other yoga teaching community.
After completion of Shriyog Wellness 200-Hour Teacher Training Program students will gain a deeper understanding of the principles and history of yoga philosophy, as well as a thorough and practical understanding of the major asanas, including their anatomical and alignment principles, enabling graduates to teach with confidence and intuition. The graduates will be able to structure and teach sequences of a class in a structured, smart and safe way based on individual needs.
The trainees who graduate are eligible to register in Yoga Alliance as RYT 200, Basic Yoga Instructor.
This certification supports them to build worldwide recognized credentials in the field of teaching yoga and join the largest international yoga community. Nevertheless, it is also true that education is a continuous process and it can never be considered exhaustive, as our Teachers remind time and again.
A student who does not meet the minimum attendance or his/her final cumulative evaluation is not completed successfully will not receive his/her teaching certification.
Our institute reserves the right to deny certification to any student who does not fulfill Program obligations or who does not meet thestandards. If a student does not pass the final evaluation, he/she will not receive a Certificate
There are no refunds for the teacher trainings in case of cancellation before the start of the TT Program. No credit note will be issued.
Leaving the TT Program during the Program. Students withdrawing from the course on their own and students expelled from the course for inappropriate behavior or misconduct, will not receive any refund of their deposits, nor a partial certificate of attendance.
If untimely leaving the Program or partial non-payments occur, compromising the economic cover of the TT Program, the Sinstitute can decide to suspend the Program and issue credit notes to the remaining trainees for the outstanding related fees or agree with them, unanimously, upon an additional payment in order to carry on with the Program as planned.
In special well-documented cases of excessive absence, such as a long-term illness or other health motivation or emergencies, only completion of full payment permits the respective student to join a future TT Program on special conditions. However, each situation will be considered individually, in full respect of each person and of the institute standards.