IYENGAR YOGA Teacher Training Program (TTP)

     

WHAT IS IYENGAR YOGA – TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM?

This unique TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM is designed to meet the needs of yoga students who wish to deepen their experience and understanding of yoga as well as for those who envision teaching and for those who already teach yoga, in the tradition of IYENGAR YOGA. This 2 years program is created with direct input and continuous guidance from Guruji BKS Iyengar and Gitaji Iyengar.

The program offers studies with world's best teachers, along with a complete curriculum encompassing over 400 hours of training. The information provided below is a broad outline of the teacher training program and the commitment required in terms of time, energy and cost.

Although this program prepares you to appear for assessments of INTRODUCTORY LEVEL 1 & 2 certificates, (which has international recognition), it is, more importantly, a journey of personal growth that furthers your own practice on a physical, mental and spiritual level. After gaining a firm theoretical and practical foundation, you will then integrate this understanding into the art of teaching yoga.

In guruji's words, “Teaching yoga is a very difficult subject, but it is one of the best services you can do for human beings. Work, not as a teacher, but as a learner in the art of teaching”

Preparing you to be a best learner – is the objective of this program.

 

WHAT WILL I LEARN THROUGH THIS PROGRAM?

•  Asana A solid foundation on the principles and practice of Asana, which includes, working with     props, asana for menstruation, introduction to basic therapeutics including injury prevention and     management.

•  Pranayama Understanding and exploring the principles & practice of life force (prana).

•  Yoga Philosophy history & philosophy of yoga will be studied through Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali.

•  Basic Sanskrit Pronunciation & Chanting

•  Anatomy & Physiology - as it pertains to yoga.

•  Teaching Methodology and Practice Principles of teaching including sequencing, adjusting,     assisting, demonstrating , and instructing in a clear and engaging manner. These will be taught     through practice teaching with simulated classes of various formats from one-on-one to group     classes.

•  Introduction to Ayurveda

•  Yogic Diet & Nutrition.

 

FROM WHOM I'LL LEARN? Who is the teacher?
 

Sri Nandakumar is  a certified senior Iyengar Yoga teacher and has been regularly studying with Guruji Sri B.K.S. Iyengar, Sri Geetaji and Sri Prashanthiji.  He initiated his studies in yoga in the early 1990’s  at the Sky Yoga Centre and at the Krishmamarcharya  Yoga Mandiram in Tamil Nadu, South India.   He received his foundation in Iyengar Yoga methodology under the tutelage of Br. Rudradevaji in Rishikesh,  at the foothills of the Himalaya and on the banks of the river Ganga.  He further deepened his knowledge in Iyengar Yoga under Senior Iyengar yoga master Sri Ramananand Patel at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune.   Nanda is not only a student of Yoga but one of Vedanta as taught by H.H. Swami Dayananda Saraswati and has lived and studied at the ashram for many years.

Sri Nandakumar imparts his knowledge in the practice of Iyengar Yoga with the wisdom of Vedanta in his classes, to create a holistic yoga experience.

 

Nandaji


HOW LONG IS THIS PROGRAM? WHEN AND WHERE?

In 2 years duration, we'll meet 6 times in a year and each time 3 or 4 days will be spent together. (Mostly on weekends)

Each day program will be around 8 hours, including theory classes.

Proposed time-table:

Morning - 3 hours – asana - practice & theory

Noon – 1 hour – Yoga philosophy / 1 hour – Anatomy, Ayurveda, Sanskrit

Evening – 1 hour – Discussion, Home work review / 2 hours – asana – practice & theory - restorative and pranayama

VENUE: All classes will be conducted at BKS IYENGAR YOGASHALA, Kuala Lumpur.

 

WHAT ELSE AM I EXPECTED TO DO DURING THIS PROGRAM?

   
•  One or two classes in a week with residential teacher Nanda or a designated teacher are necessary.
   
•  All the workshops by Mr. Birjoo Mehta are mandatory.
   
•  During this program we'll invite reputed senior Iyengar Yoga teachers from around the world. Though it is optional, very much recommended.
   
•  Regular and punctual attendance to all classes is a mandatory requirement of this program. If absence is required due to illness or misadventure, this first needs to be detailed to the co-ordinator.The teaching panel reserves the right to issue the recommendation to assessment.
   
•  You are expected to maintain your own personal practice (approximately 1.5 to 2 hours per day) either at home or at the Yoga studio.
   
•  You will be required to read a range of Yoga books and prepare for a class discussion. You will also be required to submit short assignments, concerning teaching, practice, and common medical conditions of students, philosophy & other curriculum subjects.
   

 

AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL?

   
•  Students should have practiced Iyengar Yoga for at least two to three years.
   
•  Students with less than three years who feel they are ready for this program should contact the program coordinator.
   
•  If you're from any other city or country, please get a referral from your iyengar yoga teacher to verify your yoga practice.
   
•  This course is for those who would like to become yoga teachers. We also welcome those wishing to deepen their understanding of the principles and practice of iyengar yoga. Existing teachers wishing to re-visit the fundamentals of practice and teaching will find the course extremely valuable as well.
   

 

 
HOW TO REGISTER?

Interested applicants can request for an application form by phone +60 123204115
+60 7982 9979 or email to bksiyogashala@gmail.com

Acceptance into the program is based on your application information;  a three hour group yoga practice cum workshop session and an interview which is intended to explore your personal and program goals.

 

WHAT'S THE TOTAL COST OF THIS PROGRAM AND PAYMENT PROCESS?

•  We will advise the fee structure to students who sent in their enquiry.

•  Students in need of financial assistance may contact the program coordinator

•  Registered students in teacher’s training program are entitled to discounts on regular classes
   and workshops held by BKS IYENGAR YOGASHALA.


For enquiries please contact BKS Iyengar Yogashala

 

Mayurasana

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