||OUR COURSE SYLLABUS
||All courses are taught in English unless otherwise stated. The principal teaching area will be our air-conditioned studio. However, we will enhance the course using a variety of additional locations, weather permitting. These could include our covered verandah, pool deck, garden, nearby beaches and even the rainforest itself.
Days 1-6 : Basic Yoga Techniques
Includes demonstration and practice of all basic yoga techniques, including asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. This module covers 50% of Yoga Alliances RYS Standards Category 1 - Techniques Training/Practice
Day 7 : Basic Teaching Skills
How to demonstrate, observe, instruct, assist and correct your students. This module covers approximately 40% of Yoga Alliances RYS Standards Category 2 Teaching Methodology
Day 8 : Introduction to Tantra
How to use Tantric meditation, breathing, sound and movement to guide conscious pleasure throughout your body, open up energy channels that can connect you and your partner on a deeper level, and create a sacred space for loving.
Further aspects of Tantra may be introduced within remaining course modules, where appropriate.
Days 9-15 : More Advanced Yoga Techniques
Includes demonstration and practice of more difficult intermediate techniques, including asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation, and other traditional yoga techniques. This module covers the remaining 50% of Yoga Alliances RYS Standards Category 1 - Techniques Training/Practice
Days 16-17 : Running a Yoga School
Includes teaching styles, desirable qualities of a teacher, interpersonal skills, how students learn, and of course basic business and administrative aspects of teaching yoga. This module covers the remaining 60% of Yoga Alliances RYS Standards Category 2 Teaching Methodology
Days 18-19 : Yoga And the Human Body
Includes allopathic anatomy and physiology (as defined in western medicine) and yogic anatomy and physiology (chakras, nadis, energy paths, energy states, etc.), as well as integration of this knowledge into teaching practice (dos and donts, contraindications, avoidance of injury, recovery from injury, etc.). This module covers Yoga Alliances RYS Standards Category 3 Anatomy & Physiology.
Day 20 : Tantra Part II (Optional)
How to use Tantric techniques to increase intimacy in your relationship, sexually and emotionally heal yourself your partner, rediscover the lost arts of kissing, touching and feeling, and condition your body for unlimited sexual pleasure.
Further aspects of tantra may be introduced within remaining course modules, where appropriate.
Days 21-23: Yoga as a Way of Life
Includes history of yoga, yoga philosophies, integrating yoga into your and your students lifestyles, professional ethics for yoga teachers and basic business ethics for those intending to run yoga schools. This module covers Yoga Alliances RYS Standards Category 4 Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers.
Day 24 : Feedback on Practicum
Each student will carry out their individual practicum by conducting evening classes in a local Yoga Alliance registered yoga school. These classes will not take place simultaneously but will be spread over the duration of the course, to ensure each student receives personal supervision and assessment. A final feedback and discussion session will then take place. This module covers Yoga Alliances RYS Standards Category 5 Practicum.
Day 25 (Evening) : Finale
Award of Certificates to Graduates & Farewell Party
200 hours ERYT training, plus additional training in Tantra and Tantric Yoga. Please note that the Tantra element of the course is not compulsory