Curriculum Ahava Yoga

Ahava Yoga Teacher Training (AYTT) trains teachers in a broad and in-depth curriculum that encompasses studies in biblical scripture, eastern philosophy and yoga history, introduction to subtle energies, physical anatomy, subtle anatomy, mantra,  mudras, postural alignment and the art of teaching Ahava Yoga.

There is a strong self-development component in this teacher training. Teaching yoga is more than technical expertise and the ability to do advanced poses, it is the development of awareness, compassion and connection to yourself and others on the path to self-mastery.

All teachers from the AYTT are extensively trained in the key areas of yoga teaching such as interweaving physical postures and Ahava Yoga philosophy with postural and energetic alignment instruction in order to inspire students to listen to their bodies and quiet the mind. Other key areas of teaching in which Ahava yoga instructors are trained include the principles of the postural demonstration, pranayama (breath), meditation, observation, verbal and physical adjustments, how to use the voice to direct the flow and energy of class, and organization of course curriculum.

Deepen your practice and understanding of yoga:

The Ahava Yoga 200-hour teacher training is designed to take your personal practice to a whole new level. This course is ideal for serious students wanting a deeper and experiential application of yoga philosophy and aspiring teachers.

Certified by the worldwide Yoga Alliance for the 200-hours standard for Registered Yoga Schools (RYS).

The training contains the follwoing subjects:

1. Techniques, Training and Practice: 100 hours

Pranayama (Ujjayi, Kapalbhati, Sitali, Sitkari, Bhramari), Meditation, Different styles of yoga (Hatha, Laya Yoga, Vinyasa flow, and more..) Restorative yoga and props, Son Salutations, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, balances, chanting.

2. Teaching Methodology: 45 hours

Ahava Yoga teaching method, sequencing, adjustments, contraindications and assisting, standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, inversions, balances and savasana, guiding deep relaxation.

3. Anatomy and Physiology: 20 hours

Basics of joint movement, introduction to skeletal, muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular anatomy, injury and recovery, yogic (subtle) anatomy: chakras, nadis, prana, and bandha.

4. Yoga Philosophy and Ethics for Yoga Teachers: 40 hours

Basic of Ahava Yoga philosophy, The 8 Limbs of Yoga, Biblical Scripture to support your practice and Yoga as a philosophy of every day living.

5. Practicum: 15 hours

Includes observing, assisting, and student teaching in classes taught by others. Focusing on sequencing, integration of pranayama into class and use of the voice.

This foundational yoga training is designed to give you a transformational experience. You will gain a deeper understanding of all things yoga and become part of a like minded community. For those who have the desire to teach, this will mark the beginning of a fruitful career as a yoga teacher.

Graduates will be able to register with Yoga Alliance at the RYT-200 Level.

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