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Overview

Time and now Yoga has been the approach to tune into the body as well as the mind. Everyday new population is added to the family of Yoga Practitioners all around the world. And thus the world needs more teachers. Not just any teacher but an all-rounder who understands the needs of the practitioners and guides them in a Yogic way that impacts and improves their lifestyles in the most inexhaustible way.

Yellow Circle adopts a contemporary style of teaching this ancient art, using vocabulary of functional training, resistance training, strength training, & flexibility training, using examples from daily life, so that more and more people can connect to Yoga in the easiest of the ways.

The goal of our YTT program is to nourish & produce qualified, inspiring, and motivated yoga teachers/trainers who are able to draw on their own practice and personal discipline in imparting the yoga experience to others. 

In this four-week course you will establish a firm foundation of discipline – the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga - that promotes physical, mental, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth and build a strong knowledge base which will let you teach & guide others naturally and with confidence. This training will prove beneficial not only for aspiring yoga teachers but also the serious practitioners who want to develop and deepen their self-practice and expand their awareness of yoga as a discipline.

This comprehensive course will familiarize you with the basics of yoga philosophy. It will help you intensify and master yoga asanas. You will understand the effect of the asanas on the body through study of anatomy. Daily pranayama and meditation practice along with chanting will help you experience their strengthening and balancing properties. We will give you a taste of yogic discipline, diet and cleansing rituals. All this is designed to deepen your understanding of yoga and become a confident and a competent yoga teacher by learning the teaching techniques and methodology.



Features & details:


The whole program will be participative.

Special guest lectures for exposure of students.

Creative learning of the discipline to master the art of ‘teaching’. Special effort is put in transforming you into a teacher who not only delivers knowledge of this ancient practice but also succeeds in guiding & channalising the energies of their class in such a way that they start to apply the principles of Yoga in everyday aspects of their life.

Course includes practical & theory subjects. Evaluation will be done on the basis of overall performance during the course, attendance, practical & written tests. The 200hr course has to be completed in the stipulated time.

100% Placement assistance. Special scholarships & projects for students who exhibit exemplary performance in the course.

Students will be given the option of opting for 120 hours extra over and above the 200hours of the course for their self-practice and continued learning through attending and assisting regular classes. This will be application based learning where students will get firsthand experience on managing a session, solving queries of class members, helping members with alignment correction, understanding the diversity & dynamics of the group, and working on achieving group goals.

Lifetime validity to attend YTTC group meetings and special classes.



Curriculam


1. TECHNIQUES, TRAINING, AND PRACTICE


The focus of students will remain on absorbing analytical training in how to teach and practice the techniques, as well as getting guided practice of the techniques themselves.

This part covers:

  • Various asanas (basic to advance)
  • Surya Namaskars(Sun Salutations)
  • Bandhas (locks)
  • pranayamas (breathing techniques)
  • Kriyas (detox activities)
  • Dhyana (meditation)
  • mantra (chanting)

In carrying out all the above mentioned activities, students will be guided through their, techniques, alignments, contra-indications, benefits, connection, physical & mental awareness, adjustments, & variations.

All the practices will be based on Hatha Yoga, taking guidance from other major disciplines by Maharishi Patanjali, Bihar school of Yoga, etc..



2. TEACHING METHODOLOGY


“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but do not tell you what to see.”

Being at a responsibility can be challenging but the satisfaction comes in when you see your students excelling. Becoming a good guide is a journey we will be touring you towards.

  • Learning to demonstrate & make adjustments for the group pertaining to various asanas.
  • Learning the principles of alignment for all poses & breathing techniques.
  • Learning injury prevention through posture correction
  • Learning the methods and soft skills for assisting, encouraging, caring, correcting, communicating, & connecting with the group or individuals or individuals within the group.
  • Learning the communication skills required to manage group dynamics, time management skills.
    • Learning how to plan lessons and sequence the class.
    • Specialty group classes like, yoga for pregnancy, yoga for kids, yoga for senior citizens, yoga for hormonal imbalance, etc.
  • Learning group ethics, how to be a quality teacher, the process of learning in students.
  • Learning the business aspects of teaching Yoga (marketing & legal)
  • Introduction to different approaches of yoga from ancient to modern & clearing the misconceptions around them. Some of them are as follows:
    • Iyengar approach
    • Gurukul approach
    • Vinyasa approach
    • Power approach
    • and more…


3. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

The reason for this mutually illuminating relationship between Yoga and Anatomy is simple: the deepest principles of yoga are based on a subtle and profound appreciation of how the human system is constructed. The subject of yoga is the self, and the self is an attribute of a physical body.

In this part the focus will be on:

  • Understanding the basics of human body formation, beginning from cells to organs to whole body.
  • Learning about the activities and systems which keep the body running. These will majorly include:
    • Digestive System
    • Blood circulatory system
    • Lymphatic System
    • Respiratory System
    • Skeletal System
    • Muscular System
    • Nervous System
    • Urinary system
    • Reproductive System
    • Metabolism
    • Endocrinal System
  • Learning about 7 major energy centers (chakras) in the body according to Ayurveda.
  • Learning to apply the anatomical and physiological aspects into the Yogic practice with an effort to increase the benefits of the practice, getting aware of contraindications, & creating a healthy practice.


4. YOGA PHILOSOPHY, LIFESTYLE AND ETHICS FOR YOGA TEACHERS

Yellow Circle’s philosophy for yoga practice is to bring our ancient preaching & practices to our modern age lifestyle in a contemporary manner. We are living in a super-fast, ever-upgrading world, and in the process we are surpassing the basic joys and goodness of human life. In our classrooms, we try to magnify this joy with a motive of empowering the practitioners with awareness of ‘presence of bliss’ in everyday tasks and habits of their life.

In this part will be covering the following:

  • History and development of Yoga
  • Teachings from Vedas
  • 4 Paths of Yoga
  • 8 limbs of Ashtanga/Raja yoga
  • 3 Bodies; physical, astral, spiritual
  • 4 Inner instruments: mind, intellect, subconscious, ego
  • Working of the mind
  • 5 Major and 5 minor pranas
  • 5 Principles of yogic practice
  • 7 stages of consciousness
  • Learning about ethics of practicing (dincharya)
  • Teaching ethics
  • Building teacher-student relationships
  • Understanding the value of teaching yoga as a service & being of service to others.


5. LIFESTYLE YOGA FOR WELLNESS


Learning about:

  • Concept of trigunas, tridoshas, and panch mahabhutas
  • Yogic lifestyle, diet, and nutrition
  • Importance of fasting
  • Prevention and treatment of ailments and diseases
  • Promotion of positive health
  • Spine and related disorders
  • Yoga and other physical activities


Fees


Full course fee: INR 40,000/-

This is a 200Hrs Non-residential course carried out in a span of 28 – 31 days.

The fee includes administration, training lessons, syllabus manual, and 2 T-shirts of the uniform.

Payments can be made by Bank transfers, Cheque, or Cash. For any other mode of payment, please contact the administration at 011-41251434.

For cancellation policies please refer the terms and conditions.



Requirements:

  1. The course will be carried out in English. Only parts of the course may be carried out in Hindi/Sanskrit language as and when required. The participants of the course must be good in reading & understanding the Basic English language.
  2. You are required to have undergone proper & complete schooling from state or central board.
  3. You should have a sincere desire to work hard, adapt and grow beyond your comfort zone. Past experience in yoga is not mandatory. Whether you are a beginner or an advance practitioner, you are required to come with a clean slate to be able to absorb from the course.
  4. You should be mentally and physically fit to follow the course. We do not recommend attending the course if pregnant. However we access requests individually.
  5. Code of conduct:
    1. Any activity that is not related to this course or breaches the discipline of the organization is not permitted.
    2. Absolutely no drugs are to be taken or distributed on or off the premises of the Ashram as they are destructive to one’s psychic body. Please inform the teachers of any prescription drugs you may be taking during the course.
    3. Absolutely no alcohol, tobacco, meat, fish or eggs are allowed on the course.
    4. Students are recommended to observe discipline as much as possible during this intensive four week course. The student’s behaviour and attitude, both private and public, should be such as to enhance the sanctity & atmosphere of the premises.
    5. Ensure timely reporting on session days. Kindly come in atleast 10 minutes prior to starting time to ensure smooth conduction of sessions.
    6. Attendance at all classes through the day is mandatory. A minimum of 85% of attendance needs to be maintained. To ensure attendance, an e-mail must be submitted to the teacher & a verbal consent must be taken in order to procure approval for any absence.
    7. All students will be required to have uniform attire. Full black lowers(loose/tight) and the t-shirt provided by the organization. Please indicate the correct size in the application form. T-shirts once issued will not be exchanged. Any kind of nudity or harassment will instantly be dismissed.
    8. Tools and inflammables are forbidden anywhere inside or outside the premises.


Terms & conditions:

  1. Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee.
  2. Cancellation can be requested for and not demanded for minimum 7 days before the commencement of the course. Acceptance of the request is completely at Yellow Circle’s discretion. An administration amount of 20% of the total will be deducted and the rest will be issued in the form of a credit note after the course completion date. Credit notes are non-transferable and can be used in any Yellow Circle Teacher Training course within 6 months from the date of commencement of the training course applied for in the first place.
  3. A minimum of 50% of the aggregate is required to become eligible for the certification. On failing, you may reactivate your studentship at 40% of the course fee within 3 months from the course completion date. If you wish to re-appear after 3 months, no concessions in compliance with this point shall apply.
  4. Yellow Circle shall not be held liable for any loss or damage or injury that you might incur during the course.
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I confirm that I have read and agreed on the Requirements, cancellation policy, & other terms & conditions and I understand that non-observance of these can result in expulsion from the program without reimbursement.

I take full responsibility for my own health and well-being during the course and not hold Yellow Circle or any of its staff responsible for injury,loss or damage that I might incur during the course.