Yoga Teacher Training
240hrs over 5 weeks

Not a Typical Teacher Training Course

Many courses do a great a job of creating a fun yoga holiday experiences where students deepen their practice and make friends, but The Healing Network™ Yoga teacher training takes it to a whole new level of professionalism. This is our history and our tradition, so we attract and support a very different kind of student.

This course consists of a strategically-planned curriculum that turns yoga students into yoga healers in just four weeks’ time—every time—and our successful graduates and our successful studios are proof of the program’s efficacy.

The yoga training industry is very strange in that most teacher training courses do not actually teach you how to teach. If you talk to any yoga studio owner, you’ll find they rarely hire new graduates because, in most cases, new grads from most schools are just not ready to teach a class yet.

Yoga and Ayurveda are intrinsically entwined, in that they are sister sciences. One incomplete without the other. This course has a strong focus on both sciences, to provide a holistic learning experience.

The origins of Yoga as yet a mystery. As enigmatic as its origins are, so are its various techniques and asanas. Our focus is on teaching you not just popular yoga, but focus on introducing you to the many fascinating and little-known elements. One such element is the Mudra. Mudras are powerful practices that have been used by ancient yogis, enabling them to deepen their meditation practice to what today would be called Super-Human. A good example to reduce or eliminate the need for food, deriving sustainance from the life energy within. This particular mudra is called the “Khaechri Mudra”. Expect to learn this and more ancient secrets of yoga.

Now add to this the Power of Reiki Energy Healing, and you have all the tools you need to begin your journey as a complete healer.

Yoga TTC – 230hours

The 200 Hour Yoga TTC certified by Yoga Alliance, along with a special 30hr Introduction to Ayurveda, is designed to train you in several aspects of Yoga – from Kriyas to Asanas through philosophy and anatomy, with an strong focus on teaching practicum and teaching methodology to prepare you to become an independent successful Yoga Teacher.

Techniques Training & Practice

  • Kriyas– theory and practice; benefits and contraindications, techniques and practical tips: Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Shankhaprakshalana* (Langhoo Shankhaprakshalana), Vaman Dauti (Kunjal Kriya), Kapalbhati, Trataka – selection
  • Bandhas – lecture & practice: Moola Bandha, Uddiyana Bandha, Jalandhara Bandha, Maha Bandha
  • Pranayama – lecture & practical training: Prana & Pranic Body, abdominal/diaphragmatic breathing, thoracic breathing, yogic breathing, alternate nostril breathing, Sheetali Pranayama, Sheetkari Pranayama, Bhramari Pranayama, Ujjayi Pranayama, Bhastrika Pranayama, Kapalbhati
  • Mudras* – meaning and practice
  • Meditation techniques: silent sitting (Vipasana), dynamic meditations, dance meditations, kundalini meditation, chakra breathing, silent walking in nature, silent day (individual), art meditation(meditation through art) – choice
  • Mantras and chanting – selection

ASANA PRACTICE including :

  • Warm-up exercises & Sun Salutation in a few variations
  • Asana practice presenting various styles (guided and analytical training every day)
  • Vinyasa Flow: general sessions & thematic sessions: e.g. “Happy Hips”, “Heart opening”,“Chakra journey”, “Re-balancing Flow”, “Dancing Yogis”, etc. (choice)
  • Smooth Restorative / Yin Yoga 
  • Ashtanga Primary Series
  • Hatha yoga
  • Yoga for specific health issues / Yoga for Stress Management / Therapeutical Poses
  • Going “in” and “out” of the posture
  • Peak Poses
  • Modifications for beginners and students with injuries (with and without props)
  • Sequencing – various schools of Yoga
  • Guided asanas practice & analytical training focused on following groups of asanas:
  • Standing asanas
  • Forward bends
  • Back bends
  • Twists
  • Balances
  • Inversions
  • Hip openers
  • Finishing sequence & relaxing asanas
  • Alignment / Adjustment Practice
  • student’s self-practice under teacher’s control (individual tips)
  • Practical exams of Asanas, Adjustments and Teaching

Teaching Methodology :

  • Art of teaching: teacher’s qualities , intention & attitude, teaching styles, observation, giving instructions, feedback, sequencing, class management & class routine, principles of demonstration – theory and practice (“mirror” versus “real”, how to demonstrate, how not to demonstrate, practice in groups + feedback)
  • Tasks of Yoga Teacher
  • Anatomy of alignment – theory and practice
  • Safety First! – how to teach and practice Yoga without injuries
  • Correction techniques
  • Modes of adjustment – verbal, hands-on, props, partners
  • “Art of touch” – physical adjustment – rules and principles
  • Practice in pairs on concrete asanas
  • Yoga in the marketplace:
  • Setting up a yoga business*
  • Start & development – practical tips
  • Marketing strategies*
  • Public Relations / Advertising*
  • Business & ethics
  • From beginner to advanced practitioner – yoga learning process and its phases
  • Practical workshop: Communication and building conscious interactions*

+ Written assignment on chosen topics referring to teaching methodology

Anatomy, Physiology & Ayurveda :
  • General movement and body terminology
  • Systems of the human body – their meaning and functions
  • Nervous, Skeletal and Muscular systems and their co-relations in context of yoga practice
  • Breath deeply! – respiratory system in the context of yoga
  • The way we move – the key muscles of hatha yoga – analyses of muscular work in asanapractice (theory & practice)
  • Body’s main limitations: compression – tension – proportion – orientation and their meaningin asana practice
  • Yoga and health – benefits and contraindications of asanas; basic elements of yoga therapy
  • Yogic Anatomy: 5 Koshas, 3 layers, Energy channels & Chakra theory
  • Ayurveda – introduction

+ Written assignment on muscles in context of yoga practice + written & practical tests.

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers (20-30 hours):

  • Essence of Yoga – history, definitions, modes, contemporary meaning:
  • Historical and cultural background of Yoga
  • Definition of yoga and its interpretations
  • 4 paths of yoga (Bhakti, Jnana, Karma, Raja)
  • 3 Gunas
  • How can we apply Yoga philosophy in the contemporary lifestyle
  • OM/ AUM and its meaning
  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras and their interpretations (selection); 8 limbs of yoga and their meaning in the contemporary World
  • Ethics for yoga teachers:
  • Values and Meaning of being Yogi
  • The place for Yogi in today’s World
  • Yogic daily routine: principles of diet, meaning of practice and essence of lifestyle
  • Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga:
  • The Self and The Ego
  • The Consciousness
  • Self Awareness
  • The Responsibility of being a Yoga Teacher

+ Written assignment on selected philosophical topics & finishing test.

  • Practice of teaching under teacher’s control:
  • In pairs
  • In small groups
  • In big group
  • Open free class for people under teacher’s control
  • Practical exam of teaching
  • Feedback – receiving & giving.

Reiki Level I & II – 10hours

Secret Power of Reiki
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Daily Schedule

  • 6:30am to 7:30am
  • Morning Pranayama, Meditation & Kriya Yoga
  • 7:30am to 9:00am
  • Asana Practice
  • 9:00am
  • Breakfast
  • 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Yoga Theory
  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Lunch
  • 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Art of Teaching Workshop
  • 4:15pm to 5:45pm
  • Afternoon Yoga Practice / Analytical Training
  • 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Evening Asana, Meditation or Breathing Techniques / Teaching Practicum
  • 8:00pm
  • Dinner

*Sunday you Rest and we Explore the sites together*