280 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course is the fundamental level of the YogaKioo TTCs.
On this course, the first 3 limbs of Yoga and also an introduction to the 4th limb are taught. During this course Yogis will specialize in fundamentals of Yama, Niyama, Asana and also learn; Breathing Exercises, Introduction to Pranayama, Dharana and Dhayana Techniques.
Yoga is a journey towards to inner self. Therefore yoga is for everyone. How you perform asanas doesn’t matter. What matters is to perform them with awareness. We do and think thousands of things every day. How much of them are we aware of? The mind works in a crazy manner ever day with the desire of to do and to be. All these thoughts and desires effect our physical body, energy body and mental body extremely. We feel these blockages in our asana practice and also in our energy body because of the constant change of our energy in our daily lives. During our training programs, you will learn mindfulness, you will turn into the observer of yourself and you will slow your mind. You will use the breath as a bridge between the body and the mind and restore their connection that has been lost. There are two most important keys for your journey; concentration and awareness.
The duration of the program is 28 Days or it takes place in 3 modules.
In the first 11 days (1st Module), you study the hidden meanings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and Yoga Philosophy in details. The main goal of the first module is to isolate the mind from illusions so it stays with the “Truth”. During the first 11 days, you will practice leaping to a higher state conscious to distinguish the real from the unreal. If you don’t want to get TTC but just want to deepen your practice and learn more abut yoga, you can join the first 11 days of the program.
In the 2nd and the 3rd modules of the program, the intensive training about first 4 limbs of yoga will continue. While focusing on asanas, you will work on subjects like scientific parts, mechanics of class preparation, workshop preparation, taking you to a higher level beyond asanas. More importantly, you will have deep practices on turning into yourselves and find your true self. You will experience Pratyahara – Withdrawal of the senses – and learn to reflect your students a teacher.
A sample daily schedule for the 280 hours TTC:
06:00-07:30 Dharana(Concentration) and Dhayana (Meditation) Techniques
07:30-09:30 Asana and Pranayama Practice
10:00-11:00 Personal Time
11:30-13:30 Yoga Philosophy / Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
13:30-14:30 Tea Break
14:30-17:00 Asana/Adjustment/Alignment/ Koshas
18:30-19:30 Upanishads / Pratyahara Practice
19:30-20:30 Tea Break
20:30-21:30 Chanting Mantra / Dharana ve Dhayana Techniques
The classes in addition to the curriculum:
- Hatha Yoga Pradapika
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Yoga with Injuries and Illness
- Mudras and Bhandas
- Exercise Knowledge
- Teaching Techniques
- Class Planning
- Kids Yoga
- Pregnancy Yoga
- Effective way of speech in class
- The fundamentals of being an efficient teacher
- The principles of correcting the asanas
- Workshop preparation
- The use social media