Vinyasa Flow Yoga

The Teachers Training Certificate (TTC) by Laxmana Yoga is recognised by Internationally renowned ‘Yoga Alliance’. It is a 200-Hour Vinyasa Flow training, which prepares you to become a self-confident and inspiring Teacher to spread the beautiful inner journey called Yoga.

The training is specifically designed to train you in all components of Vinyasa Yoga Flow – from asanas and sequencing through philosophy and anatomy, with special emphasis on teaching practicum and teaching methodology. The students will get to practice by teaching their peer groups from the first week of their training.

The completion of TTC allows you to teach yoga all over the world and you can become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance.

Vinyasa Flow is one of the most popular yoga practices in the contemporary world. Vinyasa is a relatively recent form of yoga – the practice has developed just in the last one century, however its’ roots can be found even in the traditional ancient HATHA YOGA.

In Vinyasa, the breath and the movement are combined to synchronise inhales and exhales with asanas and their transitions (especially during moving in and out of the pose) in the most logical and efficient way. Breath is the main bridge which gives us the constant sense of presence, and transitions are smooth, so that the whole experience feels like a moving meditation.

Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate an awareness that links each action to the next—on the mat and in our lives.

Original Sanskrit word “Vinyasa” can be translated as “that which is progressive in a special way” – from “nyasamu” which means “progressive”, and “vi” which means “a special way.” Vinyasa has different branches and aspects: from traditional and strict “Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga” to the contemporary creative mix of dance and asanas.

Vinyasa Flow gives freedom, strength, creativity, flexibility, awareness, fun, and is very friendly for the body & mind aspects. Vinyasa can be practiced by students at any level, but requires some special modifications with proper precautions.

Who Could be the Participants: Our 200-hour Vinyasa Flow yoga teacher training course is dedicated to those who want to specialise in this particular style of yoga and focus on learning, sequencing and more deeper asana practices. However, no prior experience in yoga practice is a precondition and even people without any prior yoga experience but would like to build their careers as yoga teachers and those who are keen to train others can join this program.

Vinyasa Teachers are the most wanted in Yoga field all over the world now-a- days. Hence, we have prepared a special 200 TTC for all those Vinyasa lovers.

Topics covered under this program:

Yoga Techniques, Training & Practice

  • Traditional Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow inspired by Mysore practice (both guided and self-practice)
  • Contemporary Vinyasa Flow with classes based on themes (e.g. Chakras, Elements, Hip)
  • Vinyasa Flow with basic, intermediate and advance postures
  • Principles of sequencing and theming a Vinyasa class – for students at any level
  • Alignment and Adjustments for the most common asanas used in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow
  • Anatomy & Yogic Anatomy
  • Yoga Philosophy & Ethics of Yoga Teaching Profession
  • Art of Teaching Vinyasa
  • Teaching Practicum
  • Pranayama
  • Meditation
  • Gentle restorative and yin classes to counterbalance strong Vinyasa practice
  • Work in Groups & Karma Yoga

Asana Practice including:

  • Warm-up exercises & Sun Salutation in a few variations (Ashtanga, Hatha, creative Vinyasa Flow)
  • Asana practice presenting various forms of Vinyasa Flow, including Ashtanga and Hatha Flow
  • Ashtanga Primary Series – guided & Mysore practice
  • Vinyasa Flow: general sessions & thematic sessions: e.g. “ Hips Openers”, “Heart openers”, “Chakra journey”, “Re-balancing Flow”, etc.
  • Smooth restorative & yin yoga
  • Moving “in” and “out” of the posture
  • “Key” of the postures
  • Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (multi-level modifications)
  • Sequencing
  • Guided asanas practice & analytical training focused on following groups of asanas:
  • Standing Asanas, Forward Bends, Back Bends, Twists, Balances, Inversions, Hip Openers
  • Finishing sequence & relaxing asanas
  • Alignment / adjustment following groups above or Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Student’s self-practice under teacher’s control (individual tips)

Teaching Methodology :

  • Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities, intention & attitude, teaching styles, observation, giving instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management & class routine, principles of demonstration – theory and practice (“mirror” versus “real”, how to demonstrate, how not to demonstrate, practice in groups + feedback)
  • Tasks of Yoga Teacher
  • Anatomy of alignment – theory and practice
  • Safety First! – how to teach and practice Yoga without injuries
  • Correction techniques
  • Modes of adjustment – verbal, hands-on, props, partners
  • “Art of touch” – physical adjustment – rules and principles
  • Practice in pairs on concrete asanas
  • Yoga in the marketplace
  • Setting up a yoga business*
  • Start & development – practical tips
  • Marketing strategies*
  • Public Relations / Advertising*
  • Business & ethics
  • From beginner to advanced practitioner – yoga learning process and its phases
  • Practical workshop: Communication and building conscious interactions*

Anatomy & Physiology:

  • General movement and body terminology
  • Systems of the human body – their meaning and functions
  • Nervous, Skeletal and Muscular systems and their co-relations in context of yoga practice
  • Respiratory system in the context of yoga
  • The way we move – the key muscles of hatha yoga – analysis of muscular work in asana practice (theory & practice)
  • Body’s main limitations: compression – tension – proportion – orientation and their meaning in asana practice
  • Yoga and health – benefits and contraindications of asanas; basic elements of yoga therapy
  • Yogic Anatomy: 5 Koshas, 3 layers, Energy channels & Chakra theory
  • Ayurveda – introduction

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers

  • Essence of Yoga – history, definitions, modes, contemporary meaning:
  • Historical and cultural background of Yoga
  • Definition of yoga and its interpretations
  • 4 paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja)
  • 3 gunas
  • How can we apply yoga philosophy in the contemporary lifestyle?
  • OM / AUM and its meaning
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras and their interpretations (selected); 8 limbs of yoga and their meaning in the contemporary world
  • Ethics for yoga teachers:
  • Values and meaning of being a Yogi
  • The place for Yogis in today’s World
  • Yogic daily routine: principles of diet, meaning of practice and essence of lifestyle
  • Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga:
  • The Self and The Ego
  • The Consciousness
  • Self -Awareness
  • The Responsibility of being a Yoga Teacher

Practicum 

  • Practice of teaching under the teacher’s control:
  • In pairs
  • In small groups
  • In big group
  • Open free class for people under teacher’s control
  • Practical exam of teaching
  • Feedback – receiving & giving

Assessments are based on:

Written Test
Oral Test
Attendance
Performance
Behavior

PLEASE NOTICE! that every group is a bit different, and sometimes our team needs to adjust or slightly change the program according to the skills, learning process and conditions of our students, therefore the content presented above is just a general guidance. Laxmana Yoga has all the rights to modify and change the elements of the program if needed, and we will inform the group about the modifications and reasons behind them.

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