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Upaya has an expert team of teachers and assistants to ensure that you learn from the best. You can connect with the teachers and get a deeper understanding of your curriculum as well. The experience gives you a great way to find eternal bliss, peace and the gift to share the yogic lifestyle with others.

Upaya Yoga is happy to offer you a 200 hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course at its Goa Center, credited by internationally acclaimed, Yoga Alliance USA.

The Upaya Yoga Teacher Training program is an all-inclusive, Yoga Alliance approved, 200hrs course. The program is especially sketched out by our team of gurus at Upaya to introduce the students to their journey of evolving into expert yogis and able teachers. The course paves a path for its students to transform into a yoga teaching expert and indeed the program includes skilled teachers to provide the students with a strong foundation in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. We have designed the program to be an enjoyable, unperturbed and enlightening experience. The students need to be ready spiritually and physically as our classes have various rigorous sessions as well as calmer and more healing sessions. We serve and recommend a saatvik (yogic) diet to expand your sense of well being

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga in Sanskrit means eight limbs as mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. This technique of yoga aims to harmonize the breath with a succession of postures. This process produces powerful internal heat and a plentiful, cleansing sweat that purifies muscles and organs. The result is enhanced circulation, a nimble and strong body, and a composed mind. Ashtanga Yoga contains different groups of asanas and teachings on vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy. This is a great chance for the students to practice and to know their level of ability, in a supportive group environment along with the inspiration and the guidance of a guru. Ashtanga can be a perfect foundation for home practitioners and also for those who want to teach professionally once they know the arrangement of the poses.

Hatha Yoga

According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, there are eight limbs of yoga; out of which the only one involves postures (asana). Hatha means forceful or determined in Sanskrit. Hatha yoga includes a set of 84 asanas (postures) that are designed to align the body and to line up its physical channels so that the energy can easily flow (especially in the spine). The word Hatha is translated as Ha- the Sun which is masculine and Tha- the Moon which is feminine, which in turn represents the balance in nature and also within us all. Through Hatha Yoga we can create balance and unite the opposites. Hatha teaches us the balance of strength and flexibility in each pose. It has immense health benefits and is an efficient way to distress. The teachers at Upaya believe, Hatha to be a powerful tool for Self-realization and transformation, teaching them various techniques to master control over the body by skillful breathing and meditation practices.

The mentioned price is for SHARING ACCOMMODATION. If anyone wishes to take private accommodation, then  300 EURO additional fee will be applicable.

 

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Prices are inclusive of Accommodation, Food, and Tuition.
PLEASE NOTE: Additional transaction fee of 5% applies to payments made through PayPal

 
Note that Upaya Yoga has its own dedicated premises at Upaya Yoga Center at Arambol Beach. The place will give multiple benefits:
  1. More choices for accommodation as listed above.
  2. Better and dedicated premises for a yogic environment that is not influenced by other tourists as in shared premises.
  3. Various self-managed services such as TTC and Retreat under one management for further improved services to our students.

What will you learn in this training

  1. How to give a solid and clear demonstration
  2. How to give clear instruction (working with Voice)
  3. Proper alignment of postures
  4. Yoga anatomy
  5. Hands-on adjustment
  6. How to avoid common injury during practice
  7. How to jump backward and forward (vinyasa flow)
  8. How to use props for better postures (as recommended by B.S.K Iyengar)
  9. Mantra Chanting
  10. Yogic breathing (Pranayama) and their benefits
  11. Yogic body cleansing (Kriya yoga)
  12. Mudras, Bandas and their benefits
  13. Yoga philosophy (Patanjali yoga sutra)
  14. Ayurveda and Yoga principle
  15. Assisting yoga class with another teacher
  16. Observation
  17. How to teach 45 min to 90 min long class
  18. How to teach one to one class
  19. How to teach more than 10 people in a class
  20. Yoga career and business

Daily Schedule for TTC course:

  • 6.30 – 7.30 am: Chanting, pranayama, and meditation every day
  • 7.30 – 9.00 am: Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays – Hatha yoga. Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday – Ashtanga Vinyasa
  • 9.00 – 10.00 am: Breakfast
  • 10.00 – 11.00 am: Alignment, adjustment
  • 1.00 – 2.00 pm: Lunch
  • 2.00 – 3.00 pm: Self Study/Self Care
  • 3.00 – 3.45pm: Karma Yoga
  • 4.00 – 4.30 pm: Yoga Nidra
  • 4.30 – 6.00 pm: Teaching practice
  • 7.00 – 8.00 pm: Dinner
  • 8.30 – 9.30 pm: Sharing and question and answer, night meditation, live music concerts, watching your teaching practice or Yoga Movie on screen. (this is only alternate days)
  • Sunday holiday

Note: Schedule can be changed according to group and weather

Facilities:

Price for package requires payment of an initial deposit of EURO 300 to secure the booking, with the remaining balance payable two weeks prior to the course start date. (Please note an additional transaction fee of 5% applies to payments made through PayPal).

  • Package includes accommodation for the entire duration. An additional complimentary night is offered either prior to the course start date or the last day of the course. Thus, the package may include 25 nights accommodation.
  • Package includes food for the entire duration of the course including welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
  • Packages include free unlimited filtered cold and hot water.
  • If you are checking in a few days earlier or staying a few days after the course then additional discounted rates will apply @ 20 EURO per night for EcoHut and @ 30 EURO Per night for A/C Room including breakfast for regular accommodation, depending on the availability of the cottages and room.
  • If you are coming a few days later than the course start date or leaving before the course completion date, the course package fee will remain the same. No accommodation charges or food charges will be adjusted.
  • All package charges are strictly non-changeable, non-refundable or interchangeable after joining the course.
  • Check-in time: 10:00 AM onwards, Latest check out time: 11:00 PM
  • Course fee including initial deposit of 300 EURO is strictly non-refundable and non-transferable to another person but can be transferred to another date or future course with us.
  • We don’t provide food on Saturday evening & entire day on Sundays at our Goa center. Students can enjoy food on weekend at nearby restaurants. We also don’t provide lunch on Opening ceremony and dinner on Closing ceremony at Goa Center.

Course fee includes: Tuition fee, teacher training manual, Upaya Yoga Bag, Upaya Yoga T-shirt, unlimited filtered cold and hot drinking water, welcome dinner, accommodation and food,  WiFi,  free pick up from Goa Airport or Madgoan train station, room cleaning, toilet paper, towels.

 
Please Note:
 
 1. No refunds, credits or transfers available on cancellation after the start date of any Yoga Teacher Training Course or Retreat.
2. Insurance & travel expenditure are not included in TTC fee.
3. Prices are based on 1st come 1st served
4. Places are limited 

Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum

The program at Upaya Yoga is designed and aimed at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers that are proficient in the ancient practices of the yoga sutras and can impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five points of this art which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional paths of this art. A rigorous daily session includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes which are then followed by two lectures, concluded with one hour of service to the center. With one day a week, lecture free. This philosophy forms a part of an extensive curriculum.

Our aim is to offer you a better understanding when you teach a yoga class and clarify each query or confusion that may arise during the class. There will be time for sharing after teaching practice with the group! The Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow have an alternate day morning and evening switching schedule for a very specific reason. You will learn about them and we will clarify the reasoning behind each posture etc. same day.

During the morning and evening classes, students will assist with the main teachers!

In the last week of training, students will have dedicated class for one hour or a one-and-half hour with a dedicated teacher, who will be there to just watch you. If there is anything you need to work with, the teacher will guide you before your certificate.

ALL ABOUT ASANAS – Posture detailed

Asana Practice: The program at Upaya is designed to offer its students a solid foundation in Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures.  A daily asana practice class gives the students an opportunity to practice their own asanas and helps to build deep insight of the various forms and postures. The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises of the Surya Namaskar(Sun Salutation), Multi-Style yoga postures, 100 asanas variations, from intermediate level to advanced, Posture alignment, Deep relaxation and Release of blocked energy. Training sessions for all age groups.
In addition to daily asana practices, practice teaching and posture break-down, including the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications of each posture.

Yoga Philosophy: Classical Yoga Philosophy is intertwined all through the course and you will receive knowledge about Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, allowing you to compare classical and modern yoga. Understanding the true meaning of Yoga. These sessions provide a great insight into the views of others and help reflect on your knowledge and all that you have learned. In turn, you will learn how to imbibe these ancient philosophies into your own life, and will eventually experience unison of the body, mind, and soul. You will also receive a talk on Yoga from the Bhagawat Gita, a treasured Indian text considered to be an ancient guru and a life coach.

PRANAYAMA, BANDHA, MUDRA

Pranayama is one of the Five Principles of Yoga or the science of breath control. It expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise), Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) and Samanu (mental cleansing of the nadis) will be taught.

Pranayama (breathing techniques): Pranayama is the science of breath control, it expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati (lung cleansing exercise), Anuloma Viloma (alternate nostril breathing) and Samanu (mental cleansing of the nadis) will be taught. Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often ignored as most give importance to just physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to destress. By practicing pranayama you will build spiritual and emotional power to sustain a healthy life each day.

Kriyas: Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily.   Explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli and : six classical purification exercises for the various parts of the body namely the eyes, nose, air passages, oesophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine exercises and their effects will be shown. Individual instruction will be provided.

Yoga Anatomy: An introduction to the major body systems is given. The effects of asanas and pranayama on: the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration and endocrine system is explained in detail to the students. Diet and nutrition facts are also imparted for better understanding of the anatomy. These classes will give you a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism of every posture.

Our purpose is to give you knowledge of anatomy so that you leave with a better awareness of your own body. During the lessons, you will lay emphasis on how to adapt your practice by recognising your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. You will learn preparation techniques to make improvements in your practice.  Throughout the classes our assistant teachers provide you with complete personal attention to support you.

Centering Yourself : Begin your transformation journey through the daily exploration of yourself! This is about Self Growth and includes the roots of yoga, simple and effective with coaching tools.

 

YOU ARE A POWERFUL TEACHER – Teaching Techniques and Practice Teaching

In these hours you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support you in becoming a powerful teacher, you will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as learn to connect with each student in your class. You will explore the use of your voice, language, body language, visualization, ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical adjustments.

Yoga Successful Business: You will study and learn to efficiently nurture and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. The end of your training session will equip you with a complete resume to immediately begin promoting yourself as a Yoga Teacher.