All Yoga Teacher Training 200hr Overview

Since 2010, our Ashtanga yoga teacher training program has trained hundreds of yoga lovers from all around the world, certifying them under the Yoga Alliance international standard to teach yoga classes safely and with confidence. Our yoga training supports students in deepening their understanding and relationship to the practice by studying the magic ingredients of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as taught by Pattabhi Jois: breath, bandhas and dristi.

With comprehensive methods to make the practice accessible and appropriate, our approach is modern, therapeutic, challenging, supportive and steeped in tradition.

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Training Overview

This 200hr course is based upon the sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series (Yoga Chikitsa) and the creative flow found in the Vinyasa Flow style of asana practice (eg. Rocket Yoga Vinyasa). While the traditional Ashtanga Primary series lays a strong foundation for students, they will also learn and be inspired by various other yoga styles to help develop and sequence Vinyasa Flow classes. In these styles, the asana practice focuses on breath, dristi (gaze) and bandhas (inner energy locks). By the end of the course, students will be able to confidently teach the Ashtanga Primary series as well as creating Vinyasa Flow sequences.

From day one, the course will guide students through proper techniques including: key alignments, modifications, variations, contraindications, use of basic yoga props, the art of adjustment, and teaching methodology along with practice teaching.

As the foundation of the Ashtanga Yoga Vinyasa Primary series is established, principles of sequencing will be taught so everyone can create a Vinyasa Yoga flow class according to the needs of their own future students. To finely balance the Yang practice of Ashtanga, we will incorporate other styles such as Yin Yoga to provide students with a broader education and enhance their overall experience with yoga. Thai Yoga massage will also be introduced to teach safe and appropriate hands­on adjustments for different bodies.

In addition, we will share our strong expertise on the business of yoga, covering useful topics like marketing, pricing, teaching group or private classes, and setting up your own yoga school.

Most importantly, the All Yoga teacher training system is designed to help you find your own unique "yoga voice" and help you learn to teach from it.

After completing our program, you will become a certified yoga instructor, ready to safely teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga with confidence.

Course Curriculum

COURSETOPICS
Yoga at the Source
  • Lineage of yoga
  • History of Ashtanga Yoga
  • 8 limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
  • Yoga Sutra of Patanjali
  • Study of the Bhagavad Gita
  • Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage: From Krishnamacharya, Pattabhi Jois, to yoga as practiced today
Ashtanga Vinyasa System
  • Working with the breath: Ujjayi breathing
  • Bandhas integration, the magic element
  • Drishti and inner focus
  • Vinyasa, connecting breath and movement
Asana Clinic
  • Names (sanskrit and english)
  • Standing, seated, and finishing asanas of the Primary Series
  • Anatomy of the poses
  • Practice and benefits of the asanas
  • The art of adjustment and modification
Starting To Fly
  • Jump back / jump through
  • How to do inversions safely
  • Learning to fall
  • Headstand – Elbow stand – Handstand
  • Arm balance progression
  • Toward floating
Kriyas, Pranayama & Meditation
  • Cleansing practice
  • Controlling the breath, controlling the mind
  • Purpose of pranayama
  • Introduction and daily practice of meditation
  • Focusing within, power of mindfulness and attention
The Art of Teaching & Becoming a Great Teacher
  • Principles of teaching
  • Finding your inner teaching voice
  • Learn the three main teaching methods: verbal, visual and physical
  • Science of sequencing
  • Practice Teaching
  • Etiquette and responsibilities in the classroom
  • The business of Yoga: how to market yourself in the yoga community
  • Developing your own personal teaching philosophy
The Practice
  • Building a self practice, Ashtanga Yoga Mysore style
  • Primary series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
  • MPS, Modified primary series
  • Progressive Ashtanga Yoga system
  • Vinyasa flow
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All Yoga Community

At All Yoga, we wish to support all students even after their graduation! We believe the best way to keep up your inspiration in yoga is to keep furthering your education! Once you've successfully completed the 200hr program, our 300hr Advanced trainings are designed to elevate you as a yoga teacher onto the next level!

Special modules such as Rocket Yoga, Yin, Chakras and Advanced Prana Flow yoga trainings are specially designed to complement your foundational certification. Are you traveling in Thailand? Come for a visit! We welcome all of our past graduates to come take asana class (for free) with us!

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