Siddhi Yoga is a premier institute for teacher training in India offering RYT 200 and RYT 500 courses. Our teacher training programs are accredited with and recognized by Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga Alliance International. We bring about transformational changes, at mental and physical levels, in our students with hands on training focussed on body alignment, asanas, meditation and therapeutic healing.
Yoga Teacher Training Course DetailsPeople all over the world are now realizing the many benefits of yoga and seek trained teachers who can guide them in learning this great knowledge. This has motivated many yoga lovers and enthusiasts to come to India, to take up teacher training courses. Our teacher training courses have been developed to go beyond passing mere instructions of yoga knowledge and aim to create teachers who can carry forward the torch of knowledge.
Guru Mahi in Action with Goa, December 2013 Class
Our RYT 200 course focuses on attuning your body to yoga requirements along with emphasis on asanas and meditation. Our RYT 500 course takes a deeper dive at asanas and introduces you to other forms of meditation. Our yoga practice is blended with other vedic sciences to provide wholesome knowledge and enlightenment to the students. Apart from learning the practice, you also get tips on teaching yoga.
We don’t follow a rule book for teaching and each student is taught differently by the teachers. Acharyas and gurus follow each student’s progress closely and guide them to the next level at the right time.
We teach diverse yoga styles including hatha, vinyasa, ashtanga and therapeutic yoga. All these styles are a part of ancient yogic knowledge and include asanas, cleansing, mudras, pranayama and meditation.
Different Styles of YogaYoga, the ancient science continues to impress and evolve into many styles – some personal adaptations of yoga enthusiasts and others new additions to diverse streams of yoga. Each style, even though based on asanas has a different focus and a unique personality.
Key styles in yoga include:
Hatha YogaHatha Yoga is one of the original styles of yoga and has elements of it in almost every style of yoga. It focuses on physical postures and is a gentler style, in which you may not end up drenched in sweat but will get your body in line with nature, while feeling relaxed and revitalized. It deals primarily with internal and external physical body and cellular structure. Each set of poses has significance on some body part or system.
- Standing postures work on the solid elements of our body or simply the skeletal system
- Sitting postures deal with liquid elements and create a positive impact on excretory and reproductive system.
- Prone postures work to improve the digestive, circulatory, and respiratory systems
- Supine postures improve the circulatory, respiratory and autonomous nervous systems
- Inverted postures correspond to the central nervous system and the hypothalamus.
Hatha yoga curriculum encompasses kriyas(cleansing), asanas, pranayama (breathing), and mudras and bandanas (energy locks).
Vinyasa YogaVinyasa means flow in Sanskrit and true to the name, the style is a collection of fluid movements of body synchronized with breath, often accompanied by music. You will be amazed to find that no two vinyasa sessions are the same – each session is like a choreography of poses, breathing, and kriya that strengthens the body and relaxes the mind. This yoga style focuses immensely on the sun salutation – a set of 12 poses where breath is synchronised with physical asanas. Vinyasa yoga is perfect for beginners as well as advanced yoga practitioners.
Ashtanga YogaAshtanga yoga demands a lot of physical workout and in process makes the body release sweat and along with it toxins. The body is detoxified and the muscles and body strengthened and toned. An intense form of yoga, it emphasizes on the eight limbs. Although similar to vinyasa in essence that it synchronizes poses with breath, ashtanga yoga has defined series of steps which need to be followed diligently – which is completely contradictory to vinyasa yoga. It has six series of poses, which need to be practiced in a predefined order every single time. Popularly known as power yoga, ashtanga yoga is one of the best ways to get back in shape physically while accruing immense physiological and psychological benefits.
Therapeutic YogaTherapeutic yoga is a collection of asanas focussed on treating a physical injury or ailment. While the yoga practice itself is aimed at physical wellbeing, therapeutic yoga takes the healing part to another level. It is a blend of supportive and gentle asanas, pranayama and meditation. It has proven to be beneficial for
- Chronic Pain
- Mood Disorders
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Flat feet
- High blood pressure
- Back Problems
- Stress Related Illness
- Cervical pain
- Prenatal Stress
- Cancer Related Stress
At a physical level, therapeutic yoga can be used to treat ailments that intensify with time and age. This yoga is a hard work of different kind – instead of sweating and pounding, it focuses on balance and energy stimulation in the right areas. At Siddhi Yoga, we offer a diverse set of classes to our students. Whether you are a beginner who wants to take a dip in this ocean of knowledge, or a pro who now wants to fathom deep waters of yoga, we have something for everyone.
Doctrines of Teaching MethodologyAt Siddhi Yoga, teaching students ‘how to teach yoga’ is as important as teaching them about asanas and kriyas. After all, it’s not about the knowledge alone but how the knowledge is disseminated that matters. The foundation of our teaching is based on three pronged doctrine, which again is a reflection of yoga principles.
How to Teach Yoga The Right WayStudents are taught how to give instructions when teaching yoga, the ideal class routine, the various styles of teaching, and tips on building relationships of respect and trust with students by giving positive feedback and motivating them from time to time.
Responsibilities of a TeacherA teacher’s tasks are not limited to giving instructions but go much beyond to build a relationship of trust with the students. A teacher needs to motivate their students to continue their practice and needs to have a keen eye to ensure that the asanas and kriyas being done are absolutely correct and decide when someone is ready to move to the next level. Teachers also need to know how to teach yoga safely without causing accidents or injuries. Key emphasis is laid on:
- Anatomy of Alignment
- Yogic touch, encompassing physical adjustment
Tips for Setting up BusinessApart from giving students a solid foundation in yoga and yoga teaching, we also give them tips on setting up a yoga studio. Teachers share their own experiences and show by example what should and shouldn’t be done when starting a yoga business.
Exhaustive ProgramOur program is completely in sync with Yoga Alliance International Standards and incorporates:
Analytical, Practical Training & PracticeAt a practical level, our courses are all encompassing. The practical yoga session begins with warms ups and variations of sun salutation followed by ashtanga primary series, restorative, Iyengar and vinyasa yoga. The vinyasa flow includes ‘happy hips’, ‘chakra journey’, ‘rebalancing flow’, and ‘dancing yogis’ and then there are therapeutic yoga and hatha yoga asanas too. The yoga sessions also include group of asanas like forward and backward bends and relaxing asanas.
During the course, students also learn about various cleansing Kriyas, along with the technique and benefits of mudras, Meditation, and pranayam.
Physical Anatomy and PhysiologyAt physiological level, basic elements of yoga therapy are taught which cover the benefits and contradictions of general movements. Students are made to understand the role of each system like muscular, skeletal and nervous system in our body and impact of asanas and kriyas on these systems. They are also made aware of the limitations of human body and role of proportion and orientation in yoga.
Yoga Lifestyle and Associated EthicsSpecial focus is laid on the roots and essence of yoga and its interpretations. Students are also told about the 4 paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja), the 5 pillars of Yoga, the 3 Gunas for a yogic lifestyle, self-awareness, role of aum in yoga and our lives and most importantly responsibilities that come with being a yoga teacher. Tests are also given to students from time to time to check their understanding of yoga theory.
Train The Trainer SessionsAs mentioned above, at Siddhi Yoga there is special emphasis on yoga teacher training. Students are taught how to keep self and purpose above ego, bring in empathy and teach to inspire. These sessions also touch upon topics like marketing tips for yoga classes, dos and don’ts of successful yoga studios and other tips for making a successful career in yoga.
CertificationThe surge in demand for yoga teachers across the globe has underscored the importance of certified yoga teacher training programs. Health clubs, fitness institutes, schools and colleges with yoga programs in their schedules, and even students who come to private yoga studios look for certified teachers. There is sound reasoning for this trend. Certification for yoga teacher training ensures that the course schedule followed certain norms and covered the prescribed depths of the teacher training program.
Students who opt for certified yoga teacher training programs get a multitude of benefits, including:
- Take an enriched and well-structured yoga program
- Get Better job opportunities
- Receive better financial rewards – as certified teachers get higher salaries and more students than their non-certified counterparts
- Get opportunity to connect with the community of likeminded certified yoga instructors online
Location and AccommodationSiddhi yoga centers are present at Goa and Dharamshala. Both these locations have been chosen thoughtfully as they inspire spirituality and learning.
Goa is immensely popular on the tourist map for its beautiful beaches, warm climate, adventure sports, nightlife and beautiful locales. The place is also well known amongst yoga lovers as it offers the perfect environment of beaches surrounded by mountains, for practicing yoga. View Goa in and around at Goa Photo Gallery or Know more about Goa
On the other hand, Dharamshala is higher up in the Great Himalayas. The majestic mountains, touching the clouds above and the evergreen conifers playing with their shadows present a panoramic view and make a perfect backdrop for learning yoga. The place is also home to his Holiness, the Dalai Lama and the air has verve of spirituality to it. View Dharamsala in and around at Dharamsala Photo Gallery or Know more about Dharamsala
Both the centers have been nestled away in idyllic locations in Arambol, Goa and Dharamshala. The centers have all the facilities for a longer, comfortable stay. Students who come to Siddhi Yoga for RYT 200 & RYT 500 can enjoy nature and relaxed atmosphere of the retreats.
Daily ScheduleYoga is about equilibrium. At Siddhi Yoga, the courses and daily schedules are designed keeping in mind this principle. Away from excesses of any kind, the day is planned to include asanas, meditation, prayer meeting, discourses and free time for the students. The morning begins with asana practice followed by breakfast and personal time. There are individual study time and theory sessions thereafter. Extended lunch allows students to relax in the afternoons. Evenings are dedicated to pranayam, meditation and yog nidra sessions interspersed with yoga philosophy sessions. Late evenings are free for students to meditate, socialize or relax.
Students are given detailed schedule once they arrive at the retreat.
Day to Day Schedule6:30 – 7:30 Morning Pranayamas, meditation & Kriya Yoga Session
7:30 – 9:00 Asana training and practice
9:00 – 10:00 Time for Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 Anatomy & Physiology sessions
11:15 – 12:45 Art of teaching and training (workshop)
13:.00 – 15:00 Lunch Time
15:00 – 16:00 Philosophy sessions on Yoga
16:15 – 17:30 Afternoon Yoga Practice & Analytical Training Session
17:30 – 19:00 Evening Meditation & Breathing Techniques Training
Complete Schedule & FeeWe run Yoga Teacher Training Courses and Retreats throughout the year in Goa and Dharamshala. Check the detailed schedule and fee structure.
FAQsIf you have any questions about the course, the center, our facilities or yoga in general please visit our FAQs section. If you have more questions or your questions haven’t been answered, please feel free to contact us and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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