• Asanas: There are 84 asanas in the Hatha tradition. These poses are used to steady the body and mind, making the practitioner more energetic, free from disease, and ready for the practice of meditation. These are often the most familiar part of yoga tradition in the western world.
• Pranayamas: These practices utilize breathing to control and influence the flow of vital life force (prana) in the body. Pranayamas are practiced after asana practice. You will learn and practice the basic pranayamas and Kriyas.
• Meditation/ Vipassana: Dhyana, or meditation, is the practice of calming the mind and body through controlling the thoughts, calming the senses, and deep concentration. You will get an overview about the various techniques in Yoga. Basically we practise Vipassana.
• Mudras: Mudras are advanced yogic techniques that alter mood, attitude, and perception, thereby deepening awareness and concentration. They have a subtle but powerful effect on energy flow in the body and thus are a good preparation for deeper spiritual practices. You will learn to practise five Mudras during the training.
• Bandhas: Bandhas are bodily locks that help to redirect the flow of energy in the body. They involve locking the chin, abdomen, and perennial region. As they are an advanced practice, they are best practiced individually under able instruction before being incorporated into other yogic practices. We practising every morning during the Kundalini session.
• Yoga philosophy: For successful yoga practice, there must be an understanding of the ancient yoga philosophies as described in traditional texts based on Bhhagavadgita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika.
• Anatomy and physiology of Hatha yoga: It’s important for yoga teachers to understand the movements and range of motion of the human body, as well as the inner workings of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems. This knowledge will help teachers to address the safety concerns of students and give proper adjustments, while helping students understand the full benefits and limitations of their practice.
• Teaching Methodologies- learning to Instruct: From beginning of the course you will teach in the group (dual system). You will learn how to prepare good yoga class, to bring the different parts and sequences in a systematically and logically way together. You will learn to use an effective and clear language, to observe your students and adjust them in the right way.