Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre

International Yoga Training Centres  
Goa | Ireland

RYS 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training


300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

Himalaya Yoga Valley’s 300 hour program is regarded within the field of yoga to be one of the most innovative and transformational advanced training courses for trainees looking to take their personal practice, teaching skills, and specialist knowledge to the next level along with developing and awareness of the tools and methods necessary to help develop and maintain your offline and online yoga business in a fast-evolving marketplace.

Throughout the training the following key objects are explored and developed across different course components:

Deepen Your Spectrum of Knowledge

  • Daily Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation, led and self-practice Asana classes.
  • Alignment and physical adjustment techniques, levelling up and down of asana, when and how to use props and modifications.
  • Reflect on your current teaching practice and future directions, with the opportunity to share your experiences with your fellow trainees.
  • Use frameworks and learn the usefulness of observing other teachers and giving and receiving feedback. .

Develop your personal practice and teaching skills

  • Daily Chanting, Pranayama and Meditation, led and self-practice Asana classes.
  • Alignment and physical adjustment techniques, levelling up and down of asana, when and how to use props and modifications.
  • Reflect on your current teaching practice and future directions, with the opportunity to share your experiences with your fellow trainees.
  • Use frameworks and learn the usefulness of observing other teachers and giving and receiving feedback. 

Energise your yoga business 

  • Setting up and developing your online presence.
  • Marketing and linking and your social media streams.
  • Networking and collaboration.
  • Demographics and reaching your target audiences.
  • Maximise your use of technology.
  • Develop successful content. 

Next Level Sequencing for Online and Offline Classes

  • Build a suite of targeted sequences for group/individual classes.
  • Teaching inclusively and reaching minority groups.
  • Sequencing for offline and online classes: live and recorded content.
  • Short sequence development.
  • How to approach the creation of workshops, retreats, open-air, offline and online classes.

Our 300 Hour Level 2 Training Course is a continuation of the 200 Hour Level 1 syllabus at an advanced level, for an additional 300 hours of study and skills training. A strong emphasis is placed on learning to teach advanced techniques and at the same time developing a personal practice. The 300 Hr training is an all-encompassing program. This course is suitable for teachers and yoga practitioners who have been teaching to the public and practising on their own who wish to enrich their practical and theoretical body of knowledge and also a great reintroduction to teaching immersion for those who have completed a 200 hour TTC but require extra coaching to take the step to become a teacher and a better practitioner.  On completion of the additional 300 hours of the Level 2 Teacher Training, a Certificate is awarded.  The training is recognised by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, Yoga Alliance USA, Canadian Yoga Alliance. and the Indian Government recognised  Indian Yoga Association.

Now that you have that strong Level 1, 200hr foundation as a yoga teacher, in the advanced training you will build on that foundation in a more creative and less linear way. There is an emphasis on sharing of knowledge and experiences among the group. The additional 300-hour training that makes up your Level II Yoga Teacher Training qualification is structured with integrity to ensure you are not rushed or time burdened yet still constantly stimulated by challenging creative and relevant learning outcomes. A strong emphasis will be placed on deepening your personal practice during the training under Yogacharya Lalit’s guidance and in addition you will transfer this deeper understanding of advanced asana to your teaching. 

Testimonial – It’s been a very powerful and life-altering decision and probably one of the best investments I could have ever made in myself. Thank you for everything. I know I couldn’t have accomplished this without the training I received at Himalaya Yoga Valley.

Maureen (USA) 300 Hr TTC

Now that you have that strong Level 1, 200hr foundation as a yoga teacher, in the advanced training you will build on that foundation in a more creative and less linear way. There is an emphasis on sharing of knowledge and experiences among the group. The additional 300-hour training that makes up your Level II Yoga Teacher Training qualification is structured with integrity to ensure you are not rushed or time burdened yet still constantly stimulated by challenging creative and relevant learning outcomes. A strong emphasis will be placed on deepening your personal practice during the training under Yogacharya Lalit’s guidance and in addition you will transfer this deeper understanding of advanced asana to your teaching. 


Outline of our 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Syllabus

 

Typical Daily Schedule:
Start Finish Activity
06:45 08:00 Yoga Asana Practice
08:00 08:30 Break and reflective journal writing
08:30 09:30 Meditation, Chanting and Pranayama
09:30 10:30 Breakfast
10:30 12:00 Lecture
12:00 14:30 Lunch Break/Free Time
14:30 16:00 Lecture
16:00 16:15 Break
16:15 18:00 Yoga Asana Practicum (Workshop, Alignments and Adjustments)

Asana

There is a two-tiered approach to asana in this Level 2 training. The first level is geared towards trainees deepening their personal practice and progressing towards a peak relative to their individual constitutions, physical abilities and personal goals. The second tier is dedicated to learning to teach a series of advanced asana selected from primary and intermediate series from the Ashtanga and Iyengar method.

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Class Adjustment

Trainees are encouraged to balance challenging themselves through the Primary Series with a deep respect for their bodies and individual needs. Teachers will explore their personal practice experiences in relation to teaching practices – any personal asana limitations will be approached as an opportunity to explore alternative postures, props and modifications and these limitations will be utilized as teaching opportunities and areas of growth.

Trainees are guided in led classes through the Ashtanga Primary series by Yogacharya Lalit as per his Lineage, with an emphasis on individual progress relative to the trainee’s own starting point. There is a strong focus on correct alignment and progression through receiving physical and verbal adjustments. By using a variety of traditional Mysore styles of learning and daily led practices, trainees will become familiar with the entire Ashtanga Primary series, increasing their knowledge of each individual posture.

This combined two-tiered approach brings emphasis to the importance of our own practice experience and development that has on our teaching. Experience through the application will ensure that teachers leave feeling confident in teaching new asana and being able to keep the teaching of advanced asana accessible and inclusive of all students, always reflective of meeting students where they are at in their practice.

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The daily asana practice will be varied, all classes will include cautions, contraindications, modifications, and alignment, using props and anatomical information to further Trainees personal and teaching practice. Trainees will learn from the different families of asana; Arm balancing, back bending, hip opening, twists, inversions etc. Deepening of physical practice will be facilitated under the guidance of Yogacharya Lalit and his teaching team during led classes with a multi-style approach to encourage self-determination and personal responsibility and commitment towards future self-practice.

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Deepening Your Personal Practice

Yogacharya Lalit will guide you in deepening your personal practice using a variety of sequences, asana variations and styles of yoga along with other daily classes and workshops that will be dedicated to specific themes such as hip opening, back bending, arm balancing and inversion. Deepening and developing your personal practice will be a priority in this training. This will be relative to your existing practice and will, therefore, be non-competitive yet definitely challenging and rewarding in relation to where you are in your practice. The objective is for trainees is to significantly deepen their personal practice and improve their alignment, asana knowledge in understanding the use of posture variations, props, and in turn, apply their personal experience of growth to their teaching.

Please note that all levels of practitioners with a strong sense of discipline are heartily encouraged to take this journey with Yogacharya Lalit and his team to deepen their practice. Your progress, practice and development are relevant to you as an individual which is the reference point we work from and encourage our trainees to embrace.

 


Develop Your Teaching

Under the guidance of Yogacharya Lalit, trainees will learn how to teach a series of core and advanced asana using a multi-style approach. The objective is to deconstruct, analyse and understand each asana on an anatomical, pranic, physical, therapeutic and psycho-emotional level. Trainees are encouraged to use their personal practice experience as a tool to develop and understand the importance of offering posture variations in order to grow teaching skills and bring this understanding to teaching future classes. Trainees will refine their teaching of core asana and learn to teach all elements of advanced asana and increase awareness of adjusting and modifying postures they teach to suit the individual needs of their future students. 


Alignment Techniques

A necessary requirement for any yoga teacher to be a safe, confident and credible teacher is to be able to visually assess their students’ alignment during classes and be able to offer them physical and verbal adjusting cues to rectify common misalignments, prevent injury and increase therapeutic, energetic and physical benefits of the postures. During the 300-hour yoga teacher training, through a hands-on approach, trainees will continue to develop their understanding and their teaching skills around common misalignments, correct alignment and the application of physical and verbal cues to guide their future students. 


Adjustment Techniques

Understanding the principles of alignment and adjusting is based on foundational knowledge learned on 200-hour training, During the 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, trainees will further improve their adjusting skills under the guidance of Yogacharya Lalit, using traditional adjustment techniques to assist trainees in guiding their future students towards deeper expressions of the postures. A strong emphasis is placed on correct alignment as a pre-cursor for enhancements through adjusting.

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Sequencing Techniques

We thoroughly review the fundamentals of sequencing and expand your knowledge of how to construct asana classes in a safe and meaningful manner to meet the needs of students and the communities you teach


Chakras and the Energetic body

This unit is a continuation of the 200 Hour lectures on the Chakras and Nadis at a deeper level. Trainees understand the Chakras in relation to the physiological systems, and how Yoga asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Chanting can restore balance and optimize the health of students. Trainees will also explore the Yantras, pictorial depictions of the 7 chakras; their importance, symbolism, use and benefits during meditation


Ayurveda

Ayurveda as a word transcribes to the Science of Life or the Science of Longevity. One of the most ancient medical and health systems in the world, it adopts a holistic approach to individuals’ physical, spiritual and mental health and the entire environment that surrounds them. With the expert guidance of Dr Rohit Borkar, renowned Goan Ayurveda physician, trainees will learn the ayurvedic approach to living a balanced lifestyle relative to their future students and also themselves as teachers.  

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Ayurveda Teacher

Trainees will gain an understanding of the three Gunas of sattva, rajas and tamas and their influence on the physical, mental and pranic body. They will also learn about Ayurveda relative to age, health, lifestyle and seasons. Trainees will learn how, based on Ayurvedic dosha types and subtypes, to develop a balancing/reducing lifestyle program for Vata, Pitta and Kapha types. 


Anatomy

Adam will take you through you will explore some fascinating topics specifically designed for yoga teachers such as body web; tensegrity; foundations; knee mechanics; the hips as the keystone of our architecture; Yoga and Spinal mechanics; the Ribcage and breathing and Emotional Anatomy just to name a few.

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Anatomy Teacher

 


 

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Classroom Management

Competent and safe yoga teachers demonstrate that classroom management is more than teaching asana; it ensures that their yoga classes run smoothly by controlling internal and external factors that can be disruptive in the classroom to one or more of the student groups.

Communication Skills

Trainees will develop a heightened awareness of the importance of effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills in order to educate, coach, energise, motivate and develop their students in online and offline teaching environments. Trainees will have the opportunity to reflect on their own teaching and receive feedback and advice in relation to their teaching skills.

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Students in Lecture


Philosophy

A continuation and further exploration of the sutras and Swami Veda’s teachings. Trainees will compare Patanjali’s Eight limbs to other significant Yogic texts; Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Trainees will explore what it means to be liberated, the journey to Kaivalya and a deeper investigation of the Sutras.

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Philosophy Lecture

Online Yoga Philosophy Course 

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Enrolment Prerequisites

Trainees must have completed a 200 Hour Training Course from a Yoga Alliance Registered School. Himalaya Yoga Valley 200 Hour Graduates are automatically eligible for enrolment in this training. As per our 200 Hour training requirements, trainees will be expected to have a mature outlook, positive attitude and a strong sense of self-discipline and self-determination in relation to their personal practice.

 

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