500 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course is the advanced level of the YogaKioo TTCs.
If you have 280-Hour Teacher Training Certificate (or an International 200 Hours) you are eligible to join the 300-Hours Advanced Course. At the end of this course, Yogis will receive 500-Hours Certification.
On this course, the first 3 limbs of Yoga are taught at an advanced level. So during this course Yogis will master Yama, Niyama, Asana and also learn; advance level Breathing Exercises, Beginner Pranayama, Dharana and Dhayana Tehniques & Practice.
The duration of the program is either 28 days or it takes place in 3 modules.
Even though yoga is or everyone, to take the practice to a subtle level and to deepen it is only possible for people with strong minds. In this training, stronger asanas will be practiced for stronger minds.
During the training, you will learn to be aware, to transform into the observer of yourself, to slow and control your mind. While experiencing the existence of prana, you will have deep practices on controlling it. By using the breath as a bridge between the body and the mind; you will strengthen the weakened connection between them. The most important 3 keys for your journey are; concentration, awareness and surrender.
During the training, it will be especially concentrated on the first 4 limbs of yoga. Two books that a yoga teacher should know very well; Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Hatha Yoga Pradipika will be studied thoroughly. More important than these, with deep practices you will discover your true self. By experiencing the withdrawal of senses called pratyahara, as a teacher, you will learn to reflect your students.
The biggest intent in this training is to isolate the mind from modifications and to stay in the “reality”. During the training, you will practice to make a jump of consciousness to realize what is the “real” one, what is the “finite” one?
Sample Education Program:
The classes with the * next to them are explained below.
05:00 – 06:30 : Meditation
06:30 – 07:30 : Yoga Asana Practice
07:30 – 09:00 : Breakfast
09:00 – 11:00 : Yoga Philosophy*
11:00 – 12:00 : Pranayama/Dhyana and Dharana Techniques
12:00 – 13:30 : Lunch
13:30 – 14:30: Anatomy and Physiology/Teaching Techniques*/Teaching Practice*
14:30 – 16:00: Personal Time
16:00 – 18:00 : Advanced Yoga/Koshas
18:00 – 19:00 : Dinner
19:00 – 20:00 : Personal Time
19:30 – 20:15 : Chanting/Question&Answer
20:15 – 21:00 : Pranayama/Mudras and Bandhas/ Sanskrit 101
Details of the Classes:
Yoga Sutras ofPatanjali
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Methods of Using Props
Yoga for Injury and Ilness
Principles of Effective Asana Adjustment
Effective Class Planning
Effective Speech in the Classes
Fundamentals of Being an Efficient Yoga Teacher
The Use of Social Media
Advanced asanas will be practiced
Writing and Reading in Devanagari
*When the trining take place in an ashram/monastery, it is mandatory for the applicants are to follow the ashram rules.