Traditional Yoga

RYT 500 - Teacher Training Course Advanced Syllabus

Duration – 500 hours

Eligibility – Any RYT200 or any yoga teacher or aspirant with a reasonable level of proficiency in Hatha Yoga

The course syllabus

In addition to the syllabus under RYT200, the following syllabus will be covered :

Introduction – The theory of Karma and Janma – History and Development of Yoga - Yoga and Religion - Yoga and Spirituality – Application of Yoga in Physical Education and Sports – Difference between physical exercises and yoga – Principles of Yoga and Mental Health – Introduction to Laya Yoga and Swara Yoga – Japa Yoga, Ajapa Yoga, Nada Yoga – Yoga and Physical Hygiene.


External Yoga – Intensive practice of Advanced Asanas – Intensive practice of all pranayamas – Pranayama and the Modern Science of respiration – Teaching Basic Breath Awareness – Refining the flow of breath – Ujjayi Pranayama – Deepening the Pranayama Practice – Consciously Cultivating Energy – Idha Pingala Sushumna Pranayama – Balancing of Chakras – Techniques and Tools in teaching Yoga - Teaching who is in front of You – Basic Elements of Asana Practice - Instructing Asanas -


Internal Yoga – Mind and Body – Philosophy of Mind – Functions & Powers of Mind – The 5 aggregates of the Mind – The 14 unwholesome factors of the Mind – The 7 stages of purification – The law of dependent origination – Different types of Mind – Working with conscious, sub-conscious and unconscious mind – Conditioning & deconditioning mind – The Teachings of Budha (Ashtanga Magga) – Ashtanga Magga vis-à-vis Ashtanga Yoga – Dwaita, Adwaita & Visishtadwaita and the works of Sankaracharya – Expositions on the contents of Brahmasutras, Viveka Chudamani, Tripura Yoga Rahasya, Yoga Vasishta Saara and Bhagavadgita (Chapters on Atma Samyama Yoga and Kshetra Kshetragna Vibhaga Yoga) – The Vedas – The Upanishads - Pathanjali Yoga Sutras (All the 4 chapters in detail) – Why Raja Yoga is the culmination of Internal Yoga ? Practical Methodology – An intensive Residential Meditation Course at the end.


Yoga and Other Alternative Sciences – Introduction to Osteopath, Chirology, Kinesiology, Kinetics of Anatomy, Trigger Point Therapy – Therapeutic Yoga – Yoga Kayachikitsa and Yoga Kayasamvadana (Bio Neuron Feed back Mechanism) – Specialised Teaching – Working with injuries – Working with Depression – Working with Pregnant Students – Yoga for Women – The Menstrual Cycle – Menarche and Menopause – Growing into womanhood – Primal Energy – Kinesiology – From Biomechanics to Applied Kinesiology – Neurophysiology - Therapeutic Yoga for serious problems like Muscular Dystrophy, ADHD, Severe mentally challenged and Paralysis –


Anatomy and Physiology – Embryology – Anatomy of Face & Neck – Cranial Nerves – The Salivary Glands (Major and Minor) – Deglutition (The Buccal phase and the Pharyngeal phase) – The muscles of tongue (Intrinsic and Extrinsic) – The muscles of neck – PNS – The functioning of Heart, Lungs (Circulatory & Respiratory Systems) – Kidney and Intestinal functioning (Excretory System) – Anatomy relating to the Locomotor System - Bones, Joints, Ligaments, Tendons and Nerves – The Muscles - The Vertebral Column – The Cervical Spine, The Thoracic Spine, The Lumbar Spine and The Sacrum – The Lower extremity – The Pelvis, Hip Joint and Femur – The Knee Joint and Leg – The Ankle and Foot – The Trunk – The Abdomen – The Diaphragm – The Upper extremity – The Shoulder Girdle – The Elbow Joint and Forearm – The Wrist and Hand

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