300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
This Advanced Training is designed for existing teachers who wish to increase their knowledge and teaching skills, together with developing their personal practice. A variety of tools will be taught to enable a focus on the therapeutic benefits of yoga.
As well as giving you a wider and broader set of skills and insights as a teacher, this is a deeply experiential and personal journey of self-exploration and discovery.
Our Yoga Alliance certified training will also continue to deepen the focus of our 200 hour YTT; teaching with authenticity whilst creating a safe and nurturing space to allow each student to explore their inner worlds.
Led by a team of experienced and skilled teachers, this five week intensive is an opportunity to immerse yourself in your personal practice whilst having the support and guidance to challenge limited habits of movement, thought, behaviour and beliefs.
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WHAT IS ADVANCED YOGA?
We deeply respect the practice of Yoga in its truest form, which is the search for presence, truth and peace. The advanced quality of this training is not limited to increased practice and understanding of Asana, but rather a multidimensional experience of how to embody the teachings of yoga and genuinely evolve as an individual. Through developing Emotional Awareness and a deeper connection, first to oneself, the natural outcome is to increase confidence and skill in how we relate, teach and live.
Together with daily practice of Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and advanced subtle body practices, you will learn to teach what you experience and personalise your teaching style according to who you are and how you live your life.
In addition to traditional Yoga practices and theory, this training uniquely integrates contemporary Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, using Conscious Connected Breath work, BioEnergetic and Neo Reichan Body and Breath work and Somatic Experience.
WHY HAVE WE CREATED THIS ADVANCED TRAINING?
This advanced training is a further expression of the core philosophy of Ashiyana. Ashiyana meaning ‘Home’, our philosophy embraces the way Yoga was originally taught; not just as a sequence of poses but as a holistic approach encompassing the whole human lifestyle. It is an invitation to dive inside, to discover your true nature, sometimes in a challenging way but always following the idea of transformation. By understanding how you react to, and interact with, the world around you, you will empower yourself to work with others to help expand, heal and enjoy life.
“Many yoga teachers are now struggling to find work in the bigger cities around the world today. This has nothing to do with the demand and huge need for qualified and loving practitioners in the world, but the abundance of teachers there are out there.
Our suggestion, and the clear need in the market place, is that teachers learn to teach more holistic group classes whilst becoming expert at teaching one-to-one. This is how yoga was taught in the early days of Indian yoga history. No one size fits all in life, not in the case of clothes, and even less so in terms of a client's individual body-mind idiosyncrasies and requirements. For human beings today, given the pandemic of stress and chronic disease that is sweeping the globe, what is required is a tailored program which takes account of their individual concerns, as well as their goals and intentions from their yoga practice.
Our training has therefore been designed as a beautiful balance between group classes and a more ‘personalised training’, intended to guide you in designing and implementing individual programs for your clients within a safe, loving space.’’
– Chris Nelson, Ashiyana Founder
Although deeply experiential, this training also provides a sound theoretical base, enabling you to look in considerably greater depth at each of the topics considered essential in your ongoing development as a professional yoga teacher.
The training topics include:
ASANA TECHNIQUE & TEACHING METHODS:
Here you will learn in greater detail about alignment principles, energetic actions, risks, benefits, preparatory asanas, counter poses, variations, modifications, hands-on adjustments, and use of props. This part of the course covers the major families of Asana: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions and Hip Openers.
PRACTICAL YOGA PHILOSOPHY AND SELF EXPLORATION:
This section includes the guided study of the Sarvasar, Kaivalya and Adhyatmas Upanishads with facilitated discussion/workshops and led self-inquiry sessions for applying Yoga Philosophy in daily life.
You will explore what shapes and defines you and how mental patterns can block spiritual and emotional growth. Meeting your strengths and weaknesses, you will explore the light and shadow side of yourself and what you have to offer.
APPLIED YOGA ANATOMY:
In this part you will refine your understanding of functional anatomy and its application as a teacher. As well as 15 hours of anatomy and physiology focused lessons, anatomical knowledge is organically woven throughout the training to allow for a living, dynamic understanding and application.
APPLIED YOGA ANATOMY TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Orthopedic Anatomy of the Pelvic Girdle, Shoulder Girdle, Spine and Extremities.
- Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians/Chinese medicine and meridian relationships.
- Physiological Systems Anatomy: nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and endocrine.
- Comparative Anatomy of different body structures.
- Understanding effects of Asana on the body’s physiology.
THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS OF YOGA:
Based on your study of orthopaedic and body systems anatomy and physiology you will learn to sequence restorative and rehabilitative classes for people with anatomical and physiological imbalances. You will gain a variety of tools and techniques for working specifically with pain and joint mobility limitations, understanding neuroplasticity and using props and myofascial release techniques.
SUBTLE ENERGY & ANATOMY:
This will include full theoretical explanation of the Koshas, Chakras, Nadis, Gunas, Doshas and Vayus, as well as practices for increasing and sustaining Prana. Bandha, Mudra and Kriya practice will be utilised throughout the training to experience a direct relationship with Prana and how to use energy over effort.
Interweaving modern understanding from the scientific and psychology community, you will learn how the nervous system is affected by yoga and meditation and how the 7 segments of emotional armouring relate to the Chakras.
Students will practice and learn to teach a variety of Active, Passive and Subjective meditation techniques that can be integrated into a class setting or used individually as material for classes, workshops, retreats and trainings.
This section will include the Anatomy & Physiology of Respiration, basic and intermediate pranayama techniques including how, when, why and to whom we teach. Daily practice of Pranayama, Bandha and Mudra, together with theoretical lessons will support students to feel equipped to integrate pranayama into their personal and teaching practice.
ADVANCED CLASS PLANNING & SEQUENCING:
Here we explore the art and science of sequencing families of asanas and crafting entire classes for different populations and levels of students. We also cover pacing, duration and tempo for different levels and intentions of classes.
THE ART OF SEEING & RELATING:
Students will observe, understand and appreciate what is happening with different students during asana practice; developing skills for working individually and giving appropriate verbal cues, hands-on adjustments, and use of props.
Throughout the course you will work with other participants to teach classes, in partners, small and large groups. You will receive extensive feedback of your teaching in order to grow and develop your personal style and skill.
- 200-Hour yoga teacher certification from a credible source.
- Minimum of one year of teaching experience or equivalent.
ADVANCED CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
The 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certification Program concludes with students teaching a one hour qualifying class. With successful completion of the class, together with attending all course classes and homework, you are awarded the 500-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Certificate and may apply to Yoga Alliance for the RYT 500 registry.
We are offering a handful of special discounted rates for teachers who have previously completed the Ashiyana 200hr YTT. This is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please get in touch for prices.
To register your interest for this training, please email email@example.com.
The yoga therapy components of this training are based on our teaching team's personal qualifications in non-YAR credited modalities, and are not derived from our status as a Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance Registry.
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