The 300-hour Yoga Teacher’s Training Course is an advanced course which can be pursued after the completion of 200-hour YTTC. The course is meant to offer a deeper insight on the various forms of Yoga which you have already learned in the 200-hour training course.
The course helps in moving ahead on the path of yogic journey by enlightening you with knowledge. You also become more confident and comfortable with various asanas and progress on your spiritual journey as well.
During the course of 300-hour training, you will be taken through the fundamental concepts of Hatha Yoga (both, therapeutic and traditional), Ashtanga Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga. The main focus of the curriculum will be on:
One can overcome several ailments and internal imbalances with help of yoga asanas. The Students will be offered an insight on the anatomy and pathology issues related to diet, a relation of asanas and body, and about Pranayama and the issues that be addressed through Yoga. The sessions will be structured in a way that they focus on common ailments, injuries, and methods to deal with them along with alignment and how to use the props in different ways for supporting the individual.
The asanas or postures will be scheduled for up to four hours every day. The sessions will consist of all the three types of yoga namely, Hatha- traditional and therapeutic, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga yoga. The 300-hour YTTC is more of an extensive course that focuses on the asanas its dynamics from various perspectives such as holistic, therapeutic, and alignment.
The teaching methodology of the course focuses on the four instruments of Teaching, Instruction, Demonstration, Observation, and Adjustment. Adjustment is given more prominence when working on different bodies with injuries. Apart from that, students are taught to use various props from the Iyengar tradition. It helps them later on when teaching their students by achieving a balance in their own practice. The next thing would be sequencing for all styles and levels. The sessions will be mainly practical wherein every student will be regularly reviewed and supported as and when required. The students will be taught to observe a 200-hour YTTC exam and give their constructive feedback on the same.
The students will be taught applied anatomy with Ayurvedic views related to Yoga and Philosophy for strengthening their explanations, cues, and enhancing their understanding of asanas. Various body dynamics and effect of yoga on them is described and taught in a more practical manner. It helps the students take a note of every tiny change taking place while practicing the asanas.
Patanjali’s yoga sutras and methodology of yoga are discussed and explained in the class. Meanwhile, the students are also encouraged to interact so that they learn to put across their ideas and interpretations of Yoga more confidently. To make the session more authentic and broader, scriptures like Gita are also discussed.
Pranayama, Yogic Breathing, Yoga Nidra, and Chanting
These are taught for exposing the essential energy centres in the body. At this stage, the students become good enough to teach them as well.
Shatkaramas and Kriyas- an integral part of yoga
Shankhprakashan i.e. colon cleansing, Jal Neti, and Sutra Neti (Sinus cleansing), and Trataka (Gazing) are some of the cleansing techniques that students learn and get an opportunity to exercise. These techniques are taught systematically with gradual progression so that they learn o imbibe these techniques in their daily routine and benefit from them.
Here, the students are guided for controlling their thoughts along with learning both active and non-active forms. They also learn sound technique and many others at this stage. At the end, they are asked to guide 200-hour YTTC students to meditate on their own.
Once you have successfully completed RYT 200 hrs of yoga teacher training, you will receive the letter which will certify that you are a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance. This certification will be part of your credentials and would help you apply for Yoga teacher positions in reputed health centers where Yoga is taught. There has been a marked rise in the demand for trained yoga teachers owing to the growing popularity of Yoga. And with not many certified trainers, one can really make the best of this opportunity.