If you are seeking a strong foundation in the Heart of Yoga, and want to be a versatile
and authentic Yoga Teacher, able to teach Yoga to ANYbody, then this Training is for you.
This Yoga Teacher Training will give you the tools to teach multi-styles of Yoga, with a strong foundation on Hatha, Vinyasa and Tantra.
Hatha is the umbrella term for all physical yoga practices, and all styles of yoga are part of “Hatha” (including Ashtanga, Power, Kriya, Kundalini, Vinyasa, etc…). Is is useful relate the terms “Hatha Yoga” and “Martial Arts” which refers to the different fighting styles such as Karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, etc…
Vinyasa is an aspect of Hatha Yoga that refers to the intelligent sequencing of postures with breath but also the stages of the postures from easy to difficult. In the West it denotes a flowing style of practice, but the term has a much broader meaning that we will learn to embody during this training.
Tantra means to “to expand or increase” and refers to the spiritual teachings, rituals and practices that form the roots of the Indian Spiritual Traditions. Tantra gives us the tools to work directly with spirit. The physical benefits of Yoga are well known in the West, but in the East these are a by-product of the deeper spiritual practices that involve self-inquiry, contemplation, meditation, mantra, living in harmony with the natural laws of existence and fully embracing all aspects of life (including sexuality).
Students of this course will learn practical tools for training not just the body, but also the mind and spirit, which are the three subjects of Traditional Yoga.
> Teach Different Types of Yoga Classes (Multi-style)
> Teach to ANY kind of student (Beginner, Seniors, Advanced, etc)
> Understand how to use props to make postures accessible for all students
> Learn how to create specialty classes and workshops
> Teach the Internal Yoga Practices such as Meditation, Breathing, Mantra etc…
> Have the skills and knowledge to become an Authentic Spiritual Mentor
Topics in this category could include asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing techniques), kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, relaxation techniques, etc…Emphasis will be on traditional Yoga wherein the physical practices of asana and pranayama were intended for the awakening of Bio-nuclear energy (Kundalini) and meditation. We will also study practical Tantra and explore the daily rituals that can accelerate one’s spiritual evolution.
Teaching is a skill that must be developed through practice. At Hawaii school of Yoga we train you to teach live classes under our apprenticeship program, wherein a trainee assists in teaching a real class with one of our Lead Trainers. In this module we discuss the art of effective communication and cuing by helping you develop a rich and precise yogic vocabulary.
Topics in this category include human physical anatomy and physiology (bodily systems, organs, etc.) Includes both the study of anatomy and physiology along with its application to yoga practice (benefits, contraindications, healthy movement patterns, etc.) Emphasis is placed on constructing a safe but balanced practice by applying anatomy concepts to create intelligent alignment. We will also cover Energy Anatomy which includes theory of the Chakras, Kundalini, Nadis and techniques for balancing our chakras through meditation and mantra.
In-depth study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts (Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Bhagavad Gita). Study of the 4 main paths of Traditional Yoga: Raja, Jnana, Bhakti and Karma. In-depth study of the 8 Limbs of Patanjali. Yoga Ethics for yoga teachers based on the lives of the modern Gurus who brought Yoga to the West and ultimately to the rest of the world-Yogananda, Swami Sivananda, Vivekananda, Krishnamacharya and much more. Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service and being of service to others (seva).
This module focuses on exploring the Spiritually rich culture of India, the motherland of Yoga. We will learn how Indian culture and religion shaped, developed and ultimately expresses Yoga as a lifestyle, through film studies, lectures and temple visits.
Students will complete a minimum of 10 hours assist teaching and solo teaching Yoga classes at our home studio-Yoga Loft Hawaii, to real students (not just fellow trainees). Trainees will be evaluated on the safety, alignment cues, sequencing, and student connection.
September 8, 9, 12, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 26, 29, 30
The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff 2nd Edition
Anatomy for Yoga DVD by Paul Grilley (available through pranamaya.com)
Kundalini Tantra by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Tuition covers all training costs, teacher training manual and $250 non-refundable enrollment fee.
Tuition does not include your books.
Full tuition is due at least 30 days before the course start date.
Payment plans are available upon request.
Step 1: Contact School Director firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: (808) 738-6924 to schedule an interview (live or over the phone) with one of our faculty teachers. We are here for YOU, and want to make a personal connection.
Step 2: Complete the application form.
Step 3: Complete payment tuition.
Step 4: Purchase your required reading books.
To learn more about Hawaii School of Yoga, visit their website at www.hawaiischoolofyoga.com