The 300 hours yoga course is also residential best for those who want to learn advanced yoga techniques or have already done the 200 hours course. The course is ideal for singles and couples who want complete immersion into the lovely sea of yoga and meditation. If you are looking for advance yoga course, the 300 hours yoga teacher training course will be your best experience.
One reason why you would want to do the 300-hour yoga teacher training is simply that you have discovered one layer of yoga after your 200-hour YTT and would like to know what lies beneath the surface. Yoga is a science that has unending possibilities because the more you scratch the more enlightenment you receive and you realize that it is you who holds the key to living a fulfilled life.
The second and more practical aspect for you to take up this course is that you will gain more experience of yoga so you can become a more experienced and knowledgeable yoga teacher.
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India – Daily Schedule
In keeping with the requirements of Yoga Alliance – India, 200-hour YTT program follows a tight schedule where almost each of the 6 to 7 training hours in the day are assigned to some aspect of yoga. You could find the training intensive but enlightening. Depending on the yoga school the mornings can begin as early as 5:30 a.m. with meditationyoga postures and maybe some classes or lectures in philosophy or anatomy. Chanting and pranayama are also part of the schedule. During training you are provided with two to three yoga meals, fruit refreshments and green tea. Daily written homework is also the norm as that is how you will gain in-depth knowledge of the subject. Sleeping early is encouraged as that is part of yogic practice.
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training India – Overview
» Yoga teacher training program specially designed for intermediate and advanced level yoga students.
» Yoga faculty consisting of well qualified and experienced yoga teachers.
» Opportunity to teach yoga to 200-hour yoga teacher training students while you learn.
» Internationally recognized yoga certification in India (RYT 500 – Yoga Alliance, India).
» Opportunity to experience Indian culture and tradition.
300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus
» Yoga Therapy: Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders. This class will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that diet, asana, and pranayama practice can ameliorate.
» Asana: Yogic postures comprise three hours of the daily schedule. Morning asana classes focus on those asanas related to yoga therapy, whereas evening asanas provide students a class model they will later teach to 200 hour TTC students. From the third week, students will begin practicing a modified Ashtanga Yoga sequence.
» Yoga Anatomy: Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana. • Philosophy: This class will prepare students to read and understand Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Each Friday, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week’s readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day’s reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class.
» Pranayama, Yogic Breathing, Yoga Nidra & Chanting: Students will learn techniques to open vital energy centers in the body with a goal of becoming proficient enough to teach these skills to their students. Practical teaching experience will begin from the second week.
Evaluation & Certification
» Assessments will be based on written as well as practical evaluation.
» Student conduct will be a part of the assessment criterion.
» Evaluation will be carried out only for those students who have a minimum of 90% attendance in first 5 weeks of training.
» Modest dressing is mandatory during the course.
» Silence must be maintained between 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
» Home-work consisting of 4 to 5 answers needs to be submitted in writing the following day.
» Classes cannot be missed except in cases of ill health.
» An outing except on a day off is not permitted.
» A final exam is conducted as part of the evaluation procedure.
» Admission to this course is no guarantee that you will receive a certification.
» In order to help in finding introversion and inner strength meals have been reduced to two per day. However herbal tea and fruit will be available.
» Himalayan Yogshala reserves the right to disqualify any student at any given time during the course of training.
» The schedule is subject to change if the Course Director deems it fit to do so.
Yoga Teacher Training India – Ethical Guidelines
» Himalayan Yogshala adopts the ancient approach to yoga to inculcate in each student the wisdom that yoga manifests. Teaching and learning is therefore designed in such a way that ethical practices are ingrained automatically in the students at the Yogshala.
» The day begins with the daily regimen (Dincharya) and ancient code of conduct. Activities are planned according to seasonal code of conduct (Ritucharya). The concept of behavior chemistry (Achar- rasayan) is the concept that students are expected to imbibe.
» Maharishi Patanjali prescribed certain rules of how a person is expected to act in society (Yama) and how personal code and conduct (Niyama) is the expected and essential behavior for individuals to follow. We at the Yogshala expect this behavior terminology to be understood and practiced sincerely and honestly by all students to the best extent possible.
» Before students register for the yoga teacher training they must be aware that this traditional teaching will differ from that of the west. There could even be a fundamental difference in the understanding of the yogic path as that which is taught in the yoga schools in the west.
» Modified exercises that go by the name of yoga are frowned upon by Himalayan Yogshala and so only those students must apply for the course who are willing to commit to the strict regimen of the Yogshala.
Yoga Teacher Training – Code of Conduct
» Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed.
» Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.
» Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be construed as a gross breach of discipline.
» A student must intimate in advance if they intend to forgo a meal so that there is no wastage of food.
» The Himalayan Yogshala does not make arrangements for guests of students. Any activity that is not related to the course is not permitted.
» Ensure you are on time for class or you will not be permitted to enter any class once it has commenced.
» Before departure from the Yogshala students must all dues and return all library books.
» Smoking and alcohol are not permitted during the training.
All aspirants are advised to carefully consider the time and resources required for the course before forwarding the application for the teacher training course. The deposit submitted with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable exigencies the Yogshala at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course until Jan. 2017. We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to the teacher training program.