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Aham Yoga's international teacher training will provide you an in-depth experience and understanding of the traditional roots and approach to the practice of yoga. Lead by an international faculty, this one of a kind training brings the ancient wisdom of yoga to the forefront with a thorough, professional, transparent, and documented learning process. You will surely learn and absorb the essence of being a yoga teacher better.
You will stay in comfortable homestays around the training venue. All rooms come with Wi-Fi access, hot water, easy transportation to anywhere, and power back-up.
The philosophy of this training is designed for people to experience and understand the depths of yoga knowledge and a sincere practice. It is first and foremost about understanding what yoga is all about - everything from ancient and modern philosophy to the study of ancient texts and the subtleties of various asanas to be practiced in your own body.
It is only then that they can begin to guide you through teaching methodology and the art and science of sequencing a practice that is accessible to all. The training is suitable for those seeking to become a yoga teacher, for existing yoga teachers who are looking to deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga, or for students who wish to study and understand more about their own practice.
Through the team's shared dedication and collaboration, your time, energy, and teamwork, they will be happy to equip you with the tools needed for an abundant and lifelong journey with yoga. Aham Yoga is a Yoga Alliance certified school of yoga, so upon successful completion of this teacher training course, you will have the opportunity to pursue a global career as an E-RYT200 (registered yoga teacher).
What is yoga? This is where the definition of yoga is discussed. Where and when did the practice of yoga begin? What are the principles of yoga? How it evolved, and spread its knowledge? Here, the goal is to give you a strong foundation in the fundamentals of yoga that you can implement into your daily life, and build upon throughout your journey.
As one of the eight limbs of yoga, the study of eighty plus asanas is designed to delve deeper into various categories of poses - to learn and understand their benefits, modifications, progressions, regressions, and most importantly how to properly and safely get in and out of each pose. This builds upon the foundation by creating the framework in which you can begin to create a complete practice and begin the process of self-awareness and self-care.
With a deeper understanding and strong core knowledge of individual poses, you will begin to work with the art and science of sequencing a practice. You will explore Hatha and Vinyasa styles of yoga practice, themed sequencing, and how to prepare a sequence that is accessible by all, complete with modifications.
The breath is the bridge between the body and the mind. Here, you will learn the art of various breathing exercises, when to use and practice them, and what their physiological and psychological effects are.
In order to practice or teach a great sequence, you need to understand first the muscles, bones, fascia and joints of the body, and how it applies to the movement of the body from asana to asana. How should the bones stack and the muscles wrap around them? How do you both strengthen and protect your joints? Learn what to look for in your own body as well as the bodies of your varying students to ensure a safe and effective practice accessible to all, free from pain and injury.
More often than not, practitioners come to yoga post injury, in search of a way to heal and stay moving. With this in mind, we delve deep into therapeutic benefits for the shoulders, hips, spine, knee, and other major joints of the body. As well as psychological issues of depression, trauma, emotional imbalance and more. Asthma, sciatica, diabetes prevention, and etc. will be covered.
Having the knowledge of yoga is mission number one - mission two is preparing you with different tools to communicate your knowledge effectively to others. Here, you will experiment with different ways of communication with others, across cultures, across language. You will work to find your voice and unique teaching style. You will practice on and observe your peers fine-tune these skills
The teachers will work with you for you to understand the qualities of a yoga teacher based on the yogic principles of niyamas, yamas, and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
Learning objectives - you will know that we have completed this section when you can:
Learning objectives - you will know that we have completed this section when you can:
There will be home assignments given periodically. Please make sure you have enough time during the week to complete these assignments and submit on time. Home assignments will complement the class work and will help you internalize the subject matter of Yoga more clearly. One should complete all home assignments before course completion.
To successfully complete your course and be eligible for certification, you need to attend all indicated classes, submit your assignments on time, and complete your examination with a passing grade.
All course material is included in the tuition. You will receive the Aham Yoga manual, worksheets, schedule, and basic stationery. They will share all materials with you. Reading requirements like books are not included in your course. You can buy these at Aham Yoga, online, or find a copy in the library.
The final examination is a combination of written and practical components. Aham Yoga will prepare you for the written exam throughout the course with quizzes, tips, and tricks. An eight percent score is needed to pass the written exam.
For the practical, we require you to teach a real class of students at organized by us. This session with be graded by Arundhati and Aparna separately and they will assign performance scores as they deem appropriate. This will be scheduled with your instructor during the last two weeks of your course.
Teachers will only allow a maximum of three attempts. They will train you thoroughly during your classes on how to teach, what to teach, and help you be successful. In case, one cannot clear the practical, even after three attempts, we will have you try again in the next set of examinations for a fee. Every participant needs to pass successfully in both written and practical examinations for certification.
Each student will be held to a high standard of conduct, demonstrating respect for their peers and maintaining confidentiality for people in the training. Any form of bias, sexual harassment, violation of state or federal laws, or proven dishonesty will be grounds for dismissal from the program, and refunds handled according to the school’s refund policy.
Classes will be held from Monday to Sunday. Classes will be conducted from 12:00 to 17:00 (Mondays to Fridays) and from 10:00 to 17:00 (Saturdays and Sundays). All Wednesdays will be your day off.
Arundhati is the founder and lead teacher of the Aham Yoga International. She started to practice yoga after six years of teaching Bollywood dance in Bangalore, India. She took to it instantly after a couple of dance injuries and began to pursue a long and rewarding journey through her practice that now overflows onto her many loving students. Before moving to Seattle, USA, her thirst for the knowledge and authenticity of yoga led her to some of the best schools and yoga masters in India.
Aparna originally came to yoga as a way to balance her otherwise hectic and stressful lifestyle. She started with Hatha, Yin, and Bikram classes while living in Canada in 2006, and continued to experiment with various styles and instructors over the next several years. In 2012, she enrolled in the 200-hour Vinyasa and Hatha teacher training course at Atmayaan Yoga Academy in Bangalore - the first step in her long and rewarding journey.
Located in the Silicone valley of India, Bangalore is a bustling, ever-growing metropolitan city of India. Known for its coffee, food, and weather, Bangalore is the perfect melting pot. You will see the old and new India in harmony side by side. And for all international travelers, the city has all modern amenities that you can dream of. It is also centrally located so if you wish to travel to places around, it is easy.
You will be served with three vegetarians meals per day throughout the course of your training.
Bangalore is centrally located and has all the amenities of a modern city. A couple of hours away you can visit the palaces of Mysore, the jungles of Bandipur, or catch a flight or train to just about anywhere in India.
Please book a flight to arrive at Bengaluru International Airport (BLR).