Evolve Your Teaching: Posture, Pranayama and Anatomy

About This Event

Evolve Your Teaching is a 10-day residential course at Anand Prakash Ashram in Rishikesh, India. It qualifies as one of our three modules toward the 500-hour RYT designation. In this very practical course you will learn a number of postures and pranayama to add to your teaching repertoire including gentler options and evolutions of standard poses, and further breathing techniques. The program will also focus on hands on adjustments and assists to help teachers become more confident to take students to a deeper or more supported place in the pose. You will have the opportunity to explore further cleansing techniques from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika to help detoxify the body in preparation for deeper asana work. And, you will hone your knowledge of structural anatomy as it informs your practice. An important part of teaching is the art of sequencing – Vishva-ji will share important features of advanced sequence design for flow classes. Participants will design and teach a full-length upper-intermediate Akhanda class. This course will enable graduates to more confidently move into workshop teaching and facilitation for hosting retreats.

Program Outline

Asana ~ evolutions of intermediate asana

Assisting and Adjusting ~ Detailed workshops on hands-on techniques

Cleansing Kriyas ~ Sutra neti and other optional kriyas

Anatomy ~ Delve into structural anatomy and how it informs our teaching

Art of Sequencing ~ Learn dynamic sequences for intermediate Akhanda classes

Facilitation ~ Become more confident as a workshop facilitator

Practicum ~ Design and teach a dynamic Akhanda 2/3 class

Pre-Course Reading

Yogasana: The Encyclopedia of Yoga Poses by Yogrishi Vishvketu

Included Materials

Evolve Your Teaching manual

Course Requirement

Certified 200 hours Yoga Teacher or permission from our Head Trainer

Daily Schedule

 

5:15 - 5:45       Meditation

6:00 - 7:30       Yoga Class

7:50 - 8:20       Puja

8:30 - 9:00       Breakfast

9:15 - 12:15     Program Session

12:00 - 2:30     Lunch Break

2:30 - 5:45       Practical Topic

6:00 - 6:45       Dinner

7:00 - 8:00       Satsang and Kirtan

 

 

Venue Highlights

Visit us in Rishikesh – City of Yoga! Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the north end of Rishikesh Village is a special place for Yoga and Meditation. Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram hosts the Akhanda Yoga Teacher Training programs with three to four YTT 200, one YTT 300 and several advanced 100-hour modules each year. The Ashram has ongoing self-styled retreats available all year when spots are available.

Accommodations

We have shared double occupancy rooms with two single beds, an attached bathroom and shelves and night tables for your convenience. All guests have access to two yoga classes a day, morning fire puja and evening kirtan 2 - 3 times a week. We also have bright common spaces, a garden, rooftop terrace and two sofa sitting rooms for your use.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfast may be oatmeal, apple samosa or parantha with apple, banana, papaya and other seasonal fruits. Herbal tea is also served and there is the option of milk. Lunch and dinner consist of rice and/or chapatti, dal (moong, kidney beans, chick peas or pinto) and vegetable stew (pumpkin, cauliflower, carrot and pea, okra or mixed vegetables).

Directions

You can get to the Ashram most easily by flying into Dehradun Airport. The Ashram can arrange for a car to pick you up, or just take a taxi.

Reviews  
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  • Jaana Kokkonen   November 10, 2019

      Beautiful prenatal YTT100

    One of the best course i’v ever done. Teachers who know what they are talking about and teach from their heart. Loving, accepting and nurturing athmosphere trough out the course. Time to integrate, time to rest, time to learn. Rest, digest, reproduce.

  • Elizabeth Leenheer   June 10, 2019

      Incredible Experience

    This retreat was the very best “vacation” I have ever had. Everything about is was perfect; beautiful and serene location, charming rooms, helpful staff and remarkable food all aligned for transformation! I have never felt so whole, welcome and accepted. Vishva’s presence is so powerful; he left me feeling inspired, empowered and motivated to be my optimal self, every moment. His intention landed, the simple instructions he gave have changed my life; still glowing two weeks later. I did not know it was possible to love yoga more, after this retreat I am more determined to practice, share and honour this ancient and sacred medicine. Grateful for the experience and for my Guru. So much love. Namaste.

  • Adam Herdman   June 05, 2019

      Sanctum Retreat Alberta

    Another amazing year!! As Yoga is a practice so are yoga retreats. I feel like I am getting better and better at understanding what I need to get out of this retreat and how to do that. Prior to the retreat I was suffering a malaise I couldn't shake, simple tasks were difficult and, at the pace I was going, true contentedness seemed achievable only through the course of many lives. Post the retreat my battery feels charged and most things in my daily life as a common "householder" feel quite effortless. I walked down a street on the Monday after the retreat that I always walk after work. I was simply amazed by the amount of things I was observing, smelling and feeling, my senses were uniquely alive and my head was, for once, quiet. I was seeing everything, observing the world, I felt like a part of it. I saw every bike on every balcony of the apartment buildings. I noticed beautiful painting jobs on houses that I have never noticed before and I gave and received as many smiles as I have in the past 11 months combined. I was resting in my true nature!! It was really nice. I eagerly look forward to next years retreat and will earnestly continue on with the progress I made this year. Namaste!

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I teach yoga part time and am a mom of two toddlers full time. I love my life, but goodness do I need a break. My husband and I have been putting off our wedding ceremony for 4 years because life has gotten in the way. We haven't had a single night alone since our family has grown. I wouldn't change a thing about our lives now, but it would be so wonderful to remember what it's like to 'just be us.' Antrim
 

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