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If you want to become an Ashtanga yoga teacher, this course is perfect for you! During this teacher training, you will prepare to work with the dynamic form of yoga, also known as Vinyasa flow, and you will enjoy its mental and physical health benefits. Upon completion of this intensive course, you will receive 250 hours worth of training and a certificate of completion to register as a yoga teacher. Dare to discover the teacher within you!
During this course, you will stay in a private room. All rooms have attached toilet/bath, hot/cold water and personal cupboard. There are two sets each of bed linen and bath towels will be provided for the duration of 4 weeks.
Please note that the check-in will be at 4 p.m., one day prior to the course commencement, and the check-out at 10 a.m., the following day of the course completion.
The more than 250 hours of Ashtanga yoga teacher training in this course will prepare you to work with Vinyasa flow yoga or the dynamic form of yoga that promises immense physical and mental health benefits. The course focuses on shaping teachers who are capable of instilling strength, balance, and a sense of rhythm in the body of their students. IndeaYoga Beginner Series and Intermediate series are designed by Bharath Shetty and the teaching is imparted by Senior Teachers trained by Bharath himself.
Ashtanga yoga teacher training course encompasses beginner and intermediate yoga poses in IndeaYoga style, meditation, pranayama, anatomy lessons, and Patanjali Yoga Sutras. After the intensive training period, you will receive IndeaYoga training for 250 hours and Registered Yoga Teacher for 200 hours certificates to register with Yoga Alliance. You will also discover the teacher residing inside you, completely ready and confident to teach other people what you know.
It is required that the students applying for this course have at least six months of Ashtanga yoga practice. You may as well practice under IndeaYoga certified teachers available close to your location. If this is not the case, you may enroll yourself for the Ashtanga yoga Mysore style classes before you start the course in teacher training. Priority will be given to past students and IndeaYoga practitioners.
Anatomy lessons include the study of physical human body anatomy, the skeleton, organs, muscles, cardiovascular system, and nutrition.
You will attend two strong asana practices per day. Morning asanas cover Ashtanga Vinyasa primary or intermediate series, while afternoon practices will primarily incorporate Indea innovation series, such as back bending, hip opening, and balancing asanas, including Adhomukha Vrikshasana and Pincha Mayurasana.
Teachers are also engaged in understanding the key points in teaching certain asanas to students. The teaching of all three series is thoroughly imparted in the following structure by Bharath Shetty and students are expected to know this detail for each asana by the end of the course and for the exam.
This part includes the basics from the study of yoga scriptures, ethics for yoga teachers, and life of a yogi, as well as:
A selection of pranayama techniques will be taught and practiced during the course.
You are expected to learn the prescribed opening and closing prayers, their meanings, and also familiarize yourself with chanting a few other mantras and kirtans.
Self-study, study of recommended books, participating in a discussion, and practice of all the above-mentioned topics are also expected from you during the four weeks.
Applying the above eight-step teaching methodology, you will teach several sessions to fellow students in a classroom setting. You will also be required to sit-in and observe Bharath and other IndeaYoga teachers who present the Mysore style classes. The aim is for you to gain knowledge of the methodology of teaching, including the principles of demonstration, instructions, and observation.
Before coming to the retreat, you can refer to the following books:
The course engages the students for 6-8 hours per day and requires complete dedication. The intensity of the course significantly alters how one perceives yoga. For all participants in this course, a minimum of six months of Ashtanga yoga practice is required. If this is not the case, you may enroll yourself for the Ashtanga yoga Mysore style classes before you start your course in teacher training. You also have the option of practicing under IndeaYoga certified teachers close to your location before enrolling for the course.
Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is the first yoga teacher in India to be certified as a yoga registered teacher with 500 hours of training. In more than two decades of yoga teaching experience, he has trained more than 600 teachers from over 60 countries. He is a student of the legendary Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar and has received training at Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore and International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Kerala as well.
Ms. Vid Yogashree was born in a very traditional family in the heritage city of Mysore. She began her Sanskrit training at a very young age at Sanskrit patashala in an authentic style. She pursued her masters and Vidwath course in the Sanskrit language she has been teaching at different levels now for over eight years. She is also experienced in training foreign students in basic Sanskrit language and advanced Sanskrit language, its pronunciation, chanting etc.
Ankur is an experienced 500 HRS trained teacher from IndeaYoga and registered to Yoga Alliance, USA. He has been practicing Yoga since Seven years with varied teachers in India. Ankur’s passion for teaching Yoga had brought him to Yogacharya Bharath Shetty, under his Guru’s guidance he completed his teacher’s training. He is assisting him in Teacher’s Training and Mysore Style batches. Before coming to Mysore Ankur was taking regular Yoga classes in Rajasthan and special programs for corporates. An avid photographer and traveler Ankur likes to capture wildlife and travel during his free time
Ms.Sidhu is a trained Yoga Teacher from Indea Yoga. She is registered as RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance,USA. Meet Sidhu is taking Pranayama Class in our TTC Batches. For more than 5 years of teaching in USA, she has finally moved India to impart the knowledge of Yoga which she has received from her Guru Yogacharya Bharath Shetty. Ms. Sidhu is also one of the lead teacher at Yoga Bharata (sister concern of Indea Yoga), where she takes Mysore Style Classes, LED Classes as well as Ashtanga Vinyasa( Back Bending and Hip Opening).
This teacher training will take place at IndeaYoga Dhaama in Mysore, India. IndeaYoga is located in the vicinity of the beautiful Mysore University campus and is surrounded by fresh and lush green vegetation and also by a beautiful view of the Chamundi Hills along with the sunrise and sunset from the lake. The IndeaYoga Dhaama is near Kukkarahalli lake, which is a kilometer from the Dhaama where the yogis go for walks during the weekends.
The food provided during the training is Sattvic and only vegetarian. The food menu is standardized and you will be provided with three meals every day. The food served is mainly organic and nutritional, keeping in mind the requirements of the students' practice. All meals will be served in the dining hall only, it is not allowed to eat in the rooms. Coffee and tea will also be available throughout the day. Filtered hot/cold drinking water is provided. The welcome meal and the gala dinner is something that you would not want to miss!
Kempegowda International Airport
The only domestic flight flies to Mysore airport.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Please let IndeaYoga know if you would like to take this option.
From Kempegowda International Airport (BLR), you can take the intercity airport service, Flybus.
From the airport, you can take a taxi to the accommodation. The approximate price is 2700 INR without air conditioning and 2900 INR with the use of air conditioning in the car.
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