The Arhanta Yoga teacher certification course is spread over four weeks of intensive yoga training covering 240 hours in total. The yoga teacher training program is carefully designed to give you detailed knowledge of Yoga, vedic philosophy, detailed correction and modification techniques, and useful anatomy and physiology. All of the knowledge is brought to you in a very systematic manner. The course curriculum meets and exceeds the international teacher training curriculum requirements.
The courses are conducted at the Arhanta Yoga Ashram India and the Arhanta Yoga Ashram the Netherlands, Europe where you will learn and study following the ancient Indian system of study i.e. The Gurukul system. This system is based on the philosophy that the student lives and studies with the fellow students at the residential study center.
This system helps to build a strong bond of trust and dedication between the teachers and the students, and facilitates a smooth flow and proper understanding of the teachings. Staying at the ashram for four weeks also helps the students to take a step back from distractions outside and completely focus and learn at their optimum potential.
|06:00 AM||Meditation & Pranayama|
|08:15 AM||How to teach|
|12:00 PM||Karma Yoga|
|01:00 PM||Lecture (Philosophy / Anatomy)|
|03:15 PM||Asana Class|
|07:00 PM||Evening Program|
|08:00 PM||Herbal Tea|
|09:30 PM||Lights out|
The early morning satsang starts with breathing exercises, meditation, mantra chanting and kirtan (singing).
The course covers 21 basic asanas in complete detail, including the proper alignment, important benefits, counter indications, precautions, individual adjustments, corrections and modifications as well as different variations. Furthermore the course teaches additional 170 asanas including 84 beginners asanas.
The course also covers the Shat Kriyas, the three main Bandhas, eight advanced breathing exercises, pregnancy yoga, yoga for children, and yoga for elderly or for people with limited movements. In the morning, the How to teach class explains the skills and techniques for teaching yoga. The students learn the most effective way to explain the yoga asanas and give accurate corrections and modifications of the asanas suited to each individual. You will also learn the most efficient communication and motivation techniques. In this class you will also practice teaching in groups. The additional 40 hours are provided for this class in addition to the 200 hours of yoga training.
Karma Yoga is practiced daily for one hour. Karma Yoga includes volunteer work or selfless service.
The main philosophy lecture is the eye opener in the yoga teacher training. It explains the ancient yogic philosophies in the light of a modern point of view.
In an interrogating way the ancient philosophies are discussed and accessed to understand properly their true meaning and importance. This class clears most of the questions about the Self, the soul, the mind, and the purpose of life etc.
Chanting is part of Bhakti Yoga. Chanting is practiced daily in the morning and evening satsangs. You will learn various bhajans and Vedic mantras in this session. Chanting instantly calms the mind and brings a state of tranquility.
There are often group discussions during satsang, in which student are asked to share their life experiences, their fears and thoughts on various topics like anger, love, compassion etc. These sessions help you to discover new ideas as well as overcome the fear of talking in front of groups.