500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - May 2019 Dharamshala

Event Highlights

  • You will study with a team of highly qualified local and international teachers coming from different schools and backgrounds
  • We offer a multi-style program so you will be qualified to teach traditional Hatha, Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga classes
  • Daily practice of meditation, pranayama, and asana
  • We offer small class sizes so that each student can receive the individual attention they need in order to grow and thrive during this intense period
  • You’ll have an expanded knowledge of various yoga postures: Sanskrit and English names, alignment, benefits and contraindications
  • You’ll expand your instruction and adjusting tools verbally, hands-on, and by use of props like bolsters, cushions, blocks, and straps
  • You’ll be able to identify individual needs of your students in asana, pranayama, and meditation and know how to guide them through a more profound experience
  • You’ll have a solid foundation of pranayama practice and learn how to guide and instruct the pranayama that fits your particular group
  • You’ll have a deep knowledge of breath work and its effect on health and happiness
  • You’ll be able to teach and instruct various meditation techniques
  • You’ll have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of different chakras and how to address and treat them

Schedule

07:00 - 09:00 Asana, Pranayama, Meditation
09:00 - 10:00 Healthy vegetarian Breakfast
10:00 - 11:15 Applied Anatomy
11:15 - 12:30 Advanced Adjustments/Alignment
12:30 - 15:00 Lunch and Rest
15:00 - 16:15 Philosophy
16.30 - 18:00 Asana/Art of Teaching
18:00 - 19:00 Meditation
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner and Rest

About This Event

Parimukti’s 500 hours Advanced Yoga Teacher Training is a 52 day intensive course registered through Yoga Alliance USA. Our training will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to teach Yoga to beginners, intermediate, as well as advanced students with confidence. The program is a combination of the 200 hour and 300 hour trainings. Once you complete the introductory 200 hour course you advance to the 300 hour course, and upon successful completion of both programs you will be eligible to register as a 500 hour RYT through Yoga Alliance USA. A Yoga Alliance 500 hour certification is one of the most highest and widely recognized teaching certifications in the field of yoga and will enable you to teach Yoga all throughout the world.

Our advanced multi-style course focuses on three different styles: Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga. We will also take a look at other styles such as Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra. You will deepen your understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the body and learn how to apply it practically in a Yoga Class. Advanced asanas, breath awareness, pranayamas, kriyas, mantras, meditation, yogic philosophy, anatomy, and alignment will be presented, deepened, and practiced within the course as well.

Curriculum:

ASANA 

Your practice is your foundation, your real teacher. In the training, you will commit to practicing daily asana, pranayama, and meditation. What you practice, you will understand. What you understand, you will be able to teach. Therefore you’ll be encouraged to, as a group, teach a self designed sequence in the morning/afternoon sessions, which gives you a deeper insight into your understanding and how that translates into teaching. 

 

THE ART OF SEQUENCING AND ADJUSTING

 In this module you’ll learn how to do hands-on adjustments using props like blocks, belts, and cushions. Central to our teaching is to look at the students and understand their bodies. We will practice and gain confidence with offering effective hands-on adjustments to help your students deepen their practice and embody the fullest expression of their yoga poses. We will also encourage and assist you with designing creative sequences that compliment your personal teaching style.

 

THE ART OF ENERGETIC BALANCING 

In this training we encourage you to explore different ways of finding the center in your body through energetic awareness and alignment. From the system of yoga the result should always be that we create length and space in the body. When you find the center in the body, your mind will follow along. To achieve this we use muscle energy and core stability to protect the joints. Also, we will continue exploring several models of experiencing the physical body such as the seven chakras, the five elements, the three gunas, and the five layers, or koshas.

 

PRANAYAMA 

You will continue/start a personal practice of pranayama to incorporate into your daily practice. At the end of the program you will have integrated these practices and, thus, will be able to incorporate different types of pranayamas into your teaching.

 

KRIYA 

 Kriyas are cleansing and purification practices. You will learn a selection of advanced, powerful kriya techniques (such as Uddiyana kriya, Nauli, Agni Sara), and incorporate them into your daily practice routine.

 

MEDITATION 

We will continue experiencing different meditation techniques like silent sitting, movement meditations, heart meditations and Buddhist meditations. You will deepen your understanding of what meditation is, and understand how that translates into your daily life. Meditation from the point of yoga philosophy as well as chakra meditation to approach different energy channels (Nadis). 

 

ENERGETIC ANATOMY 

 You will study the subtle energetic bodies and you will learn and experience how the energy in the body works, and how the energy body and mind are intimately connected.

PHYSICAL ANATOMY 

In this module you learn about the functional anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, the muscular system, and connective tissue to understand the effect of asana practice.

PHILOSOPHY 

 You will be challenged to find your own understanding of the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, by studying them in depth. We gain deeper insight of the text and ourselves by sharing personal findings , discoveries and relate the philosophy to our lives.

 

Certification

This program is registered with the American Yoga Alliance (YA), and meets the established standards. Completing the program will allow you to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT-500. Qualification is provided after successful completion of required examinations.

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Accommodations

During this training, you will stay either in a private or shared luxurious room, at the Parimukti Yoga Center in Dharamshala. Our Dharamsala location can accommodate up to 35 student in and around the campus. Along with spaciousness and comfortable cozy furnishings these rooms are well appointed with comfortable amenities.The ambiance provided by the facilities allows you to focus on your yogic studies and have a peaceful rest and relaxing down time . The facilities included are memory foam mattresses, hot and cold water, security, and attached toilets. Air conditioning and heaters are available on request for an additional charge.

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian

Menu/Cuisine

During this training, you will be served a daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Saturday dinner and all meals on Sundays are excluded. This way you can explore all the nice restaurants in the area. Our meals are vegetarian, but we do serve eggs and dairy, no meat and no fish. Meals are a combination of Indian home cooked and occasionally a more Western style.

Please feel free to buy your own snacks and food to add on to our meals. We provide student fridges to store your stuff. We provide the three meals and nothing in between, you can get some bananas or other snacks in case you get hungry in between.

-Example of Breakfast:
*Porridge with fruits
*Bread with boiled eggs and jam
*Vegetable poha
*Vegetable paratha

-Example of Lunch:
*Vegetable curry
*Dahl
*Rice and/or chapati
*Fresh salad with cucumber and tomato

-Example of Dinner:
*Vegetable curry and rice
*Pasta with vegetables

Directions

The best way to reach Dharamshala is to fly into Dharamsala Gaggal Kangra Airport (DHM).You can arrange a taxi from the airport to our center once you arrive. Most taxi drivers speak English and are used to working with tourist, so you can feel comfortable taking a taxi from the prepaid taxi stand. Use the address and directions as given above.

Pick up from the airport is available for an additional fee. Please inform us in a timely manner of your arrival date and time if you would like to arrange an airport pick up through us.

We do not facilitate pick-ups from anywhere else than the airport, so if you are travelling from within India please arrange your own transport to the center. Please remember if you take a taxi in India it is better to use an agency or pre-paid stands. All taxi drivers should have mobiles, so in case of emergency ask them to call us from their phone.

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