200 Hours Yoga TTC (21 Days Program) – Full Syllabus

Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices
Etymology of Yoga
Brief Introduction about the Origin and Development of Yoga
Yoga - Aims and Objectives
General Introduction to Darshanas with Special Reference to Sankhya and Yoga
General Introduction to Four Paths of Yoga
Principles of Yoga and Yogic practices
Guiding Principles for Yogic Practice
Introduction to Hatha Yoga
Introduction to Hatha Yoga
Introduction to important Hatha Yoga Texts with special reference to Hatha Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita
Causes of Success (Sadhaka Tattwa) and Causes of Failure (Badhaka Tattwa) in Hatha Yoga Sadhana
Concept of Ghata and Ghata Shudhhi in Hatha Yoga
Purpose and utility of Shat Kriyas in Hatha Yoga
Purpose and utility of Asana in Hatha Yoga
Purpose and importance of Pranayama in Hatha Yoga
Introduction to Patanjali Yoga
Definition, Nature and Aim of Yoga according to Patanjali
Concept of Chitta and Chitta Bhumis; Chitta Vrittis and Chitta Vrittinirodhopaya (Abhyasa and Vairagya)
Concept of Ishwara and Ishwara Pranidhana
Chitta Vikshepas (Antarayas) and their associates (Sahabhuvas)
Concept of Chitta Prasadana and their relevance in mental well-being
Kleshas and their significance in Yoga
Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali: Its Purpose, Effects, and Significance
Introduction to Human Systems, Yoga and Health
The Nine systems of the Human Body
Functions of different systems of the Human Body
Introduction to Sensory Organs
Neuromuscular Co-ordination of Sensory Organs
Basic understanding of Exercise Physiology
Homeostasis
The Benefits of various Asanas on different parts of the Human Body
Limitations and Contra-indications of specific Yoga Practices
Yoga for Wellness
Health: Meaning and Definitions
Concept of Pancha Koshas
Yogic Conceptions of Health and Diseases
Interdependency of physical (Prakriti) and psychological (Triguna) components according to Ayurveda
Concept of Panchamahabhutas
Yogic Principles of Healthy Living
Introduction to yogic diet and nutrition
Yoga and Stress Management
Human psyche: Yogic and modern concepts, behaviour and consciousness
Frustration, conflicts, and psychosomatic disorders
Relationship between mind and body
Mental hygiene and role of Yoga in mental hygiene
Mental health: a Yogic perspective
Prayer and meditation for mental health
Psychosocial environment and its importance for mental health (Yama and Niyama)
Concept of stress according to modern science and Yoga
Role of Yoga – Stress and Life Style Management
Familiarity with Body Joints and Vyayama
Movement of Key Joints
Sukshma Vyayama
Shat Kriyas
Suryanamaskar and Asanas
Introduction to Suryanamaskar (The Sun Salutation)
Technique of Suryanamaskar Practice
Asanas
Five Spinal Movements in Yoga
Pranayama and Meditation
Introduction to Pranayama
Meditation – The Concept
Practical Techniques of Meditation
Teaching Practice
Teaching Yoga
Principles and Skills for Educating Aspirants
Teaching Yoga in a Group Setting

* Asana practice includes Hatha Traditional, Hatha Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa
* The student will be able to teach all these styles comfortably during the last week if the instructions are followed correctly
* Asanas are taught in detail with adjustments and alignments of the asanas

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