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Here you can find the outline of our Online TTC200 Foundation course in Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga syllabus.
5 Elements - International School of Yoga and Movement is a place of learning and collaboration for yoga teachers and students from all around the world. We offer courses in Europe and India.
Upon completion of this fully online yoga course, you will be eligible to register as a 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance. This opens our graduates the doors to a truly global career as a yoga teacher.
Minimal requirement to join the course: 1 year of regular yoga practice in any yoga school. We do not require references from the school.
This is course is for you if you:
prefer to study yoga online and obtain Yoga Alliance certificate
wish to share yoga practice with others
love working with people
are independent and wish to be able to sequence your own classes
want to learn about practical anatomy to make sure your teachings are safe and beneficial
love to meet people from different life paths and nationalities who are passionate about yoga
explore non-physical aspects of yoga such as pranayama and meditation
reflect on your life’s purpose and ethics via yogic scriptures
develop an engaging personal practice for a healthy body and peaceful mind
begin and exciting career and turn your passion into a profession
What distinguishes our approach to yoga?
We believe in a practice that is adapted to individual needs.
We refrain from an excessive focus on a ‘handbook’ alignment that is based on straight lines, defined angles and rigidity. We encourage adaptive and spontaneous self-adjustments which can be aided by conscious breathing.
We believe that there is no one, ideal version of any posture. Rather, asanas are templates that encourage you to explore the potential of your body, connect to your breath and expand consciousness.
The balance of flexibility and strength is the cornerstone of hatha yoga. Therefore, we do not overly emphasize stretching that places flexibility as the main goal of yoga practice.
We think that yoga props can be of great help, as long as a student is not dependent them entirely and the props don’t overly complicate the practice. We believe everyone should aim at being able to use or forgo props, at any stage of their practice.
We incorporate elements of pranayama and meditation into each yoga class. We think that a yoga practice that is purely physical misses the holistic approach that distinguishes yoga from exercise.
About the Syllabus
This course syllabus exceeds the Yoga Alliance minimal requirements for 200h Teacher Training Courses. Graduates will receive certificates which entitle them to register as 200 - Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) at www.yogaaliance.org. Teaching language and certificate language is English. This certification is fully equivalent to in-person training and the certificate doesn't mention the online modality.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga Alliance has authorized schools to run all trainings entirely in the online mode for a couple of months. Therefore, we have brought our yoga TTC online. Online classes will be transmitted via the Zoom platform. You would need a smartphone or a computer to run the app, using a camera in your device can be very beneficial but is not required. If you cannot join us at the designated class hours for live streaming, you can still do classes from recordings. Below is the outline of the course syllabus.
You can join the course at any time and follow the content at your own pace from recordings. If you prefer to join live, below are the dates:
13 March - 16 May 2021: 10 weekends (Sat-Sun) 7am - 4pm CET (11:30am - 8:30 pm IST and 10:30 am - 7:30 pm IST from 28 March)
You will receive recordings of the classes.
Schedules of stationary courses in Poland and other online courses can be found here.
Read our FAQ section to learn more about the courses.
1. Techniques, Training and Practice.
a) Standing poses.
b) Forward bends.
f) Arm balances.
g) Adaptive alignment of asanas.
h) Use of props.
i) Vinyasas (Flows)
2. Class design and sequencing.
a) Traditional class designs.
b) Modern class designs.
c) Adaptive class designs.
3. Teaching Methodology.
a) Communication skills, Use of Language and Voice.
b) Teaching styles: review and self-identification.
c) Principles of demonstration, observation, adjustments.
d) Compassionate Communication, Non-violent Communication.
e) Qualities of a teacher according to yogic science.
f) Business aspects of teaching yoga - across the centuries and now..
4. Anatomy and Physiology.
Human physical anatomy and physiology.
a) Practical anatomy of movements, muscles, fascia, joints and the spine
b) Experiential science and techniques of stretching.
c) Applied anatomy for safe and sustainable practice.
d) Experiential functioning of the nervous and endocrine systems.
e) Experiential impact of yogic techniques on bodily systems.
Yogic anatomy and physiology.
a) Prana, vayus and koshas: concepts and experimentation.
b) Nadis, meridians: physio-energetic connection.
c) Chakras: health, personality, self-realization.
5. Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers.
a) Practical insights from traditional yogic texts (e.g. Samkhya Karika, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Bhagavad Gita): creation, human mind, gunas, body-mind connection.
b) Yoga lifestyle, Ayurveda, Yamas, Niyamas.
c) Origins and meaning of physical yoga practice (asanas)
d) Comparative review of the main Yoga traditions in the 20th and 21st centuries.
e) Ethics for yoga teachers.