200 Hour Residential
YOGA Teacher Training Course
What’s YOUR story ?
Yoga has changed your LIFE and you want to share that LOVE with others?
You are intent on POSITIVELY transforming your life and the lives of those you come in contact with?
You are looking to transition into the role of a teacher?
Want to deepen your own practice through a closely mentored 25 day immersion?
Look no further... this is the program for YOU!
Rohini (ERYT 500) has a fountain of knowledge in various yoga lineages such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Yin. Her grounded energy and strong stability gives her the ability to hold a supportive and safe space for students throughout the transformational process of a one-month training intensive. She empowers her students to confidently step into their light and shine bright.
Natasha (ERYT 500), born and raised in London, is inspired by Eastern philosophy and spirituality that she seamlessly weaves into each and every one of her classes to create an enriching experience. She embodies yogic principles and integrity as she lives her practice on and off the mat. She breaks down the philosophy in a way that is easy to understand and challenges her students to thoughtfully think and repeatedly reflect - making the philosophy a practice - a way of life.
Chennai Yoga Studios’s, (CYS), 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training program is certified by Yoga Alliance (RYS 200) and is a complete and progressive learning experience that will deepen your knowledge and build a solid foundation to become a working yoga teacher.
You will deepen your knowledge of:
~ Asana & Sequencing
~ Teaching Methodology
~ Pranayama & Meditation
~ History & Philosophy
~ Anatomy & Physiology
~ Sanskrit & Mantra
~ The Energetic Body
~ Ethics in Yoga and life
~ The 'Business' of Yoga
At the end of the course, it is expected that you will:
~ Be able to structure and teach a vinyasa class
~ Be knowledgeable of different yoga styles
~ Understand the art of observation and be able to assist students in their asana practice
~ Understand the basic, core principals of the philosophy of Yoga - primarily the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
~ Have learnt the ethical codes and conducts (according to the yamas/niyamas) and understand the importance and relevance of translating them into lifestyle practice as a teacher and role model to your students
~ Be able to teach and incorporate basic meditation, yoga nidra and breathing techniques into your class
~ Understand the chakras and how to balance them
~ Have learnt the Sanskrit names for fundamental asanas and know correct pronunciation of select sutras/chants
~ Inspire people, one yoga class at a time and truly fall in love with yourself – body, mind and soul!
No formal prior experience is required, however, we recommend that you have a regular yoga practice before joining the CYS Yoga TTC. For example, Yoga Alliance UK recommends at least 2 years of yoga experience in order to meet the standards of their certification.
We understand that it is not the time - but the intensity of your practice that matters. Thus we recommend that you should be well established in the following basic postures at least: paschimottanasana (intense forward fold), urdvha dhanurasana (bow) & sarvangasana (shoulder stand).
It is also helpful that you have a basic understanding of yoga, its practice, principals and philosophy. This should include the importance of a vegetarian diet and the ethical conduct as outlined by the yamas/niyamas. A deep knowledge is not required when you initially enroll into the course, but a basic understanding is. You can get a good understanding of these principles by going through the reading list.
The 200 hour YTT is meant to serve as an introduction to your journey as a teacher. We strongly believe that discipline and continuous study is an integral part in your experience and development as both a student and a teacher of yoga
Chennai Yoga Studio (CYS) Accreditation
CYS's training school has met the stringent requirements set by International Yoga Alliance, demonstrating that the course is of the highest standard. Our graduates may use the title ‘Registered Yoga Teacher’ RYT as a sign of quality training when they register themselves with International Yoga Alliance. In addition, Rohini is registered with the International Yoga Alliance and Natasha is registered with Yoga Alliance UK.
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
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