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The 300-hour yoga advanced training builds upon the fundamental concepts taught in the 200-hour teacher training course and deepens your understanding and practice. The 300-hour teacher training in Pokhara Yoga Nepal prepares you to teach principles and techniques of yoga that are more advanced than those taught in the 200-hour teacher training course.
Participants who do not comply with the school rules may be dismissed from the course.
Students who complete their training before 31 December 2021 are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
Practically, Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center prefera the students who completed 200 hours of teacher training to come for this course.
However, if you have completed your previous training in a different school or style, please email your yoga teacher training certificate and syllabus of what you learnt, to ensure that you are prepared for the highly challenging advanced teacher training, in both self-practice and teaching careers.
If Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center feels that your previous training doesn’t include what is considered standard syllabus, you may be asked to come for a two-week Intensive yoga course, as a preparation for the 300 hour yoga teacher training in India, which can be challenging if you don’t have the physical and spiritual background that was imparted in the 200 hours training.
For any other chronic or serious medical condition, please email Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center before registration.
Yoga asanas can help with the recovery and management of many common diseases and disorders. This class will provide students with an introduction to the anatomy and pathology of common health issues that can be dealt through diet, asana, and pranayama practice.
In recent times, a large majority of people are seen switching to organic and holistic options for their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Individuals are mostly making lifestyle alterations that can have a positive influence on their lives.
Yoga asanas are a key element of adopting a ‘Sattvic’ lifestyle and has several underlying benefits to it. Some of the commonly known physical benefits of asanas include improving flexibility, strength and balance. Its mental benefits include easing anxiety and stress.
It has several other benefits such as improving conditions for asthmatics and helping manage a slew of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, bronchitis and more. Regular yoga practises increases mindfulness of body and helps have better control over the breathing cycle.
One of the key aspects of the 300-hour yoga teacher training is asana practice. Yogic postures comprise three hours of the daily schedule. Some of the other important benefits of asana practice are:
At the Pokhara Yoga School Nepal, you get to master the form of each of your asanas and you’ll also receive detailed instructions on the benefits of practising each asana. Complications and contraindications for these positions as well as alternate asanas will also be taught to help you attain mastery of your yogic posturing.
Students will learn anatomy and physiology relevant to yoga in order to strengthen their classroom explanations, cues, and corrections of asana. If you aim at becoming a yoga practitioner, it is vital to understand the functioning of the human body.
As mentioned earlier, asanas have several underlying benefits to the body, and understanding the body helps you understand which asanas to practice to strengthen each part of the body.
Yoga involves stretching which lightens and re-aligns the muscle fibres, a strong understanding of the anatomy will help you be more attuned to your body and the changes happening in it.
Yoga philosophy will cover the history and science behind the study of yoga such as the understanding of the five elementary principles of yogic practice; breathing, proper exercise, relaxation, diet and meditation.
Part of the 300-hour yoga teacher training, the yoga philosophy class aims at equipping you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of yoga not just in terms of postures, but the ‘why’ behind them. This class will prepare students to study and understand Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.
Once a week, students will lead a discussion reflecting on the week’s readings. Before class, students should write down one question on a notecard directly related to the day’s reading and give this to the teacher at the start of class. This is aimed at improving classroom engagement and retention of the day’s teachings.
Daily practice of minimum of 20 to 30 rounds everyday to strengthen joints core for advanced poses, improve cardio-lung capacity to breath better, and detoxify the body-breath-mind.
Led by the advanced teachers, the morning yoga class focuses on holding intermediate to advanced asanas longer to explore body-breath-mind at a deeper level. The evening classes are more yang and relaxing in nature.
Both morning practice sessions and afternoon workshops will teach how to practice / teach more advanced asanas and their variations safely, as per the level of the student.
Two pranayama sessions every day (of 20 to 30 minutes each) to master the basic pranayamas and to learn how to practice/teach advanced pranayamas safely while applying bandhas.
Daily practice of jala neti, kapalabhati / bhastrika, agnisara and trying out sutra neti, shanka prakshalana in the last week of the course, for students who are ready.
Learn and practice of various meditation and yoga nidra techniques that you can practice or teach to your future students.
The essence of Bhagavad Gita for daily life and Patanjali Yoga Sutras, either one or both subjects, depends on the philosophical background of the group. Sanskrit lessons to read / write are also offered in certain advanced yoga teacher training, depends on time-availability and interest of students.
An introduction to concepts of Ayurveda to understand the physical body/mind, more than what yoga anatomy can teach. Also, the yoga therapy classes train you on contraindications of certain asanas and how to help the students with certain common diseases such as high bp, diabetes, asthma etc.
Learning how to chant a few more Sanksrit prayers that you can use in class rooms.
Each student will be teaching at least two to four classes to the small group of four / five other students: intermediate, advanced, and also learn how to offer workshops based on chakras. These classes will be monitored by expert teachers who would help with corrections and suggestions.
Prem Bahadur Shah is a 28-year-old yoga teacher. He moved to India at the age of 19 and joined Upaya Yoga’s Teacher Training school in 2014, starting his career as a master in Indian Yogic Saatvik Vegetarian food, working as a kitchen chef and as a manager. However, he soon realized that cooking was not his only passion, working and living in a yogic environment became a stimulation, awakening a deep curiosity and interest in yoga practice. In 2015, he finally decided to change the course of his life, starting his own yogi practice with some gurus.
Madan is a yoga teacher and Thai yoga massage therapist. Madan was born near Lubmini, the birthplace of Buddha, in the South of Nepal. At the age of 12, he has been introduced to yoga by a Yogi Master from the Himalayas, with whom he has been practicing yoga for some time. From that moment, yoga became a fundamental part of his life. He completed several yoga teacher training and studied yoga philosophy and Thai yoga massage therapy in various universities and schools of India. For many years, Madan teaches yoga in groups as well as he gives private classes in Nepal and India.
This teacher training is held online. Pokhara Yoga School and Retreat Center is based in Pokhara, Nepal (GMT+5:45) and will live-stream all yoga classes via Zoom based on Indian Standard Time (GMT+5:30) which you can participate by just using your phone or computer. Make sure you have a stable internet connection and your favourite yoga mats and props!
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