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Join Upaya Yoga Teacher Training in this 100-hour course designed to create awareness of yoga and help you to find joy in your practice at a pace that is convenient for you. Also, the course can assist you to connect with like-minded people as well as become part of a global yoga family. Upaya Yoga is a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance. This short-term yoga course is for students who do not have the time to complete the 200-hour course in the traditional four weeks.
During this training, the accommodation will be in single occupancy with spacious rooms and a hot and cold shower. Upaya Yoga Center offers various kind of accommodation including eco huts, air-conditioned rooms and apartments, and non-air-conditioned rooms. This teacher training also includes additional complimentary nights offered either prior to the course start date or the last day of the course.
This yoga teacher training is the first section of a 200-hour course. The second section must be completed within the year of commencement. Registration with Upaya Yoga Center provides a globally recognized credential. Students who complete both segments are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
The program at Upaya Yoga is designed and aimed at producing skilled and motivating yoga teachers proficient in the ancient practices of the yoga sutras and who can also impart this knowledge to their students. The yoga teacher training curriculum is based on the five points of yoga which can be understood as the practical application of the four traditional paths of this art.
A rigorous daily session includes two meditation sessions, two yoga classes followed by two lectures. The day concludes with one hour of service to the center. Once per week, there is a free lecture. This philosophy forms part of an extensive curriculum.
The aim is to offer you a better understanding when you teach a yoga class and clarify each query or confusion that may arise during the class. There will be time for sharing after teaching practice with the group. The Hatha yoga and Vinyasa flow classes have an alternate morning and evening switching schedule for a very specific reason. You will learn about them and Upaya Yoga Teacher Training will clarify the reasoning behind each posture during the same day. Also, in the morning and evening classes students will assist the main teachers.
In the last week of training, students will have dedicated one hour or a one-and-half hour in a class with a teacher, who will be there to just watch their performance. If there is anything you need to work with, the teacher will guide you before your certificate.
The program at Upaya is designed to offer its students a solid foundation in Ashtanga and Hatha yoga, focusing on the right alignment of the yogic postures. A daily asana practice class gives the students an opportunity to practice their own asanas and helps to build deep insight of the various forms and postures.
The daily in-depth practice with individual corrections comprises the Surya Namaskar (sun salutation), multi-style yoga postures, 100 asanas variations, from intermediate level to advanced, posture alignment, deep relaxation, and release of blocked energy. Training sessions will be for all age groups. In addition to daily asana practices, you will practice teaching and posture break-down, including the main benefits, modifications, and contraindications of each posture.
Classical yoga philosophy is intertwined all through the course and you will receive knowledge about Patanjali’s yoga sutras, allowing you to compare classical and modern yoga, understanding the true meaning of yoga. These sessions will provide a great insight into the views of others and help reflect on your knowledge and all that you have learned. In turn, you will learn how to imbibe these ancient philosophies into your own life and will eventually experience unison of the body, mind, and soul. You will also receive a talk on yoga from the Bhagawat Gita, a treasured Indian text considered to be an ancient guru and a life coach.
Pranayama is one of the five principles of yoga or the science of breath control. It expands lung capacity by relaxing the nervous system and balancing the two hemispheres of the brain. The art of Kapalabhati or lung cleansing exercise, Anuloma Viloma or alternate nostril breathing, and Samanu or mental cleansing of the Nadis will be taught.
Focusing on the rhythm of your breathing and becoming familiar with it is the essence of pranayama. This is a vital feature of yoga and is often ignored as most give importance to just physical practice. Pranayama is an excellent way to de-stress. By practicing pranayama, you will build spiritual and emotional power to sustain a healthy life each day.
Cleansing will purify the system and allow the breath to run easily. Explanation and demonstration of Tratak, Neti, Kapalabhati, Dhauti, Nauli, and six classical purification exercises for the various parts of the body namely the eyes, nose, air passages, esophagus and stomach, abdominal organs and large intestine exercises, and their effects will be shown. Individual instruction will be provided.
An introduction to the major body systems is given. The effects of asanas and pranayama on the cardiovascular system, muscular systems, digestion, skeletal, respiration, and endocrine system are explained in detail to the students. Diet and nutrition facts are also imparted for a better understanding of the anatomy. These classes will give you a deeper understanding by observing the mechanism of every posture.
Upaya Yoga Teacher Training's purpose is to give you knowledge of anatomy so that you leave with a better awareness of your own body. During the lessons, you will lay emphasis on how to adapt your practice by recognizing your weaknesses. These may be due to a lack of strength or flexibility in a particular area. You will learn preparation techniques to make improvements in your practice. Also, throughout the classes, the assistant teachers will provide you with complete personal attention to support you.
Begin your transformation journey through the daily exploration of yourself. This training is about self-growth and includes the roots of yoga, simple and effective with coaching tools.
In these hours, you will learn and practice valuable tools and teaching methodology that will support you in becoming a powerful teacher. You will imbibe the ability to address a large group as well as learn to connect with each student in your class. You will explore the use of your voice, language, body language, visualization, ability to connect with your students confidently through verbal cues, the use of props, effective demonstration, and acute observation with safe and effective physical adjustments.
You will study and learn an efficient way to nurture and preserve abundance through your yoga teaching career. The end of your training session will equip you with a complete resume to immediately begin promoting yourself as a yoga teacher.
Ashtanga in Sanskrit means eight limbs, mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. This technique of yoga contains harmonizing the breath with a succession of postures. This process produces powerful internal heat and a plentiful, cleansing sweat that purifies muscles and organs. The result is enhanced circulation, a nimble and strong body, and a composed mind.
Ashtanga yoga contains different groups of asanas and teachings on Vinyasa, drishti, bandhas, mudras, and philosophy. This is a great chance for students to practice and know their level of ability in a supportive group environment and with the inspiration and guidance of a guru. Ashtanga can be a perfect foundation for home practitioners and also those who want to teach professionally once they know the arrangement of poses.
According to Patanjali’s yoga sutras, there are eight limbs of yoga out of which only one involves postures or asanas. Hatha means forceful or determined in Sanskrit. Hatha yoga includes a set of asanas or postures that are designed to align your body. These postures are designed to line up the physical channels of the body so that energy can easily flow, especially in the spine.
The word Hatha is translated as Ha or the sun, which is masculine, and Tha or the moon, which is feminine. In turn, both represent the balance in nature and also within you. Through Hatha yoga, you can create balance and unite opposites. Hatha teaches the balance of strength and flexibility in each pose. It has immense health benefits and is an efficient way to distress. The teachers at Upaya believe Hatha to be a powerful tool for self-realization and transformation teaching them various techniques to master control over the body by skillful breathing and meditation practices.
Please notice schedule can be changed according to group and weather. Sunday is programmed to be a holiday day.
Praba was born into a family of yogis who practice in the Ashtanga style that characterizes the south Indian yoga tradition. He is a talented teacher and teacher trainer and has been teaching for over six years. Through expert adjustments and a deep understanding of asana, his students’ abilities, and injuries, he is able to push his trainees to the next level in their personal practice as well as their own teaching.
Alida is Italian originally from Catania. Her journey into yoga started four years ago in London to eventually bring her to India in the search for a superior meaning beyond this now worldwide acclaimed word yoga. She now firmly believes that yoga is a secure way for self-discovery, personal growth, and positive changing. Alida’s class aim to guide the practitioners closer to the self by moving into a flow where breath and asana can harmoniously merge together.
VANESSA FABBRILEI is a certiﬁed yoga teacher, recognized at both national and international level. She is ofﬁcially registered with CONI (the ofﬁcial Italian National Olympic Committee). She encountered Yoga many years ago and she immediately embraced its philosophy for the love of it. She has been practicing, learning and teaching Yoga ever since 2007. She runs her own Yoga Association in Florence where she holds several classes every day.
Dr. Anita Rawandale (Urja) is a graduate in the ancient medical science of India that is Ayurveda. She completed her B.A.M.S. degree from University of Pune, in 1995. She has been working for many years at Osho Commune International Department of Health and Healing. She has developed the passion for teaching the healing body arts and yoga therapies. She has been working with many private organization and Institutes including Shaki Ayurveda Latvia, Suryamarga Yoga (Italy), Osho Kivani (Italy). She has trained students under her personal attention in Korea, Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain.
Prem was born in Lumbini in west Nepal. Before moving to India three years ago, he completed his studies in Art but he still enjoys painting, playing guitar and flute in his free time. Prem joined Upaya Yoga more than a year ago and since then he has been a precious addition to our team. His creativity and caring personality manifest every single day when is preparing pure and delicious yogic food for our students. He never stops smiling to anyone who crosses his way. However cooking is not the only passion that Prem is sharing with us and our guests.
Prachi was born in the northern part of India, Rajasthan. In her home state, she completed a master’s degree in sociology because she was intrigued by the different parts of human lives and how it affects social interaction. After this, she was still hungry for knowledge and finished a bachelor’s degree in education which gave her the opportunity to teach in secondary school, where she taught Hindi classes. She started her spiritual journey when she moved to Pune, where she lived near to the Ashram of Osho. She actively followed and practised Osho’s teachings daily for two years.
Dr Nitin Patil born in Kolhapur, interested in Ayurvedic herbal medicines since childhood is what brought him to study deeper in the philosophy of Ayurveda. He runs his Ayurvedic hospital in Kolhapur with specialized Keralian detox healing procedures. His interest in the anatomy of the human body got him interested to teach yoga students a deep understanding about yoga postures, alignments, deeper understanding about. His deep understanding knowledge and experience in Ayurveda make him the perfect member of the Upaya Team.
Prashant Pandey is a yoga teacher, therapist, astrologer, and acupressurist by profession with experience of 23 years in the field of yoga teaching. He belongs to Bihar School of Yoga and Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Bihar. He was introduced to practice yoga in 1991, at the young age of 20 through a Health Management Course conducted by Bihar School of Yoga. At the age of 25, he was given the first opportunity to serve, as a part of the team, for Jail-Yoga-Program (Prison yoga program) in various central prisons in Bihar state to teach yoga to prisoners serving life imprisonment.
Ayush discovered yoga in his childhood when he started to perform asanas as if it was a new game. Very soon this game transformed into an inexhaustible challenge and a spontaneous drive to learn more. Hence, despite the young age, he decided to move from his hometown near Delhi to Upaya in Rishikesh. As he was under the guidance of his father, Prem Krishna Ananda, and he was surrounded by like-minded people, the center proved to be the ideal environment for his yogic learning and personal growth.
Ruchira Pandey is a Yoga Teacher & Therapist by profession with experience of 23 years in the field of yoga teaching. She belongs to Bihar School of Yoga and Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Bihar, India. She was introduced to practical Yoga in 1983, at the young age of 12 through first children course conducted by Bihar School of Yoga. She has led Ashram Lifestyle for 10 years (1995 – 2005) under the surveillance vision of her Guru (Spiritual Master) Swami Nirananjananda Saraswati, the Chief Patron of Bihar School of Yoga and Chancellor to Bihar Yoga Bharati, Munger, Bihar, India.
Christine has studied yoga since 1998 and has been teaching ever since then. Completing her Masters and Diploma in Naturopathy and Yogic Science. Attending to regular therapeutic and medical clients brought in a lot of quality hands-on experience of the application of Yoga and how it works at an individual level. Before being a Yoga Enthusiast, she has been a Soccer Player for her country and a Futsal Coach for the Indian Team at the International level.
This training will take place in Goa, India. The Upaya Yoga Center is located at Arambol beach in North Goa. The center is set amongst lush palm trees and the serene Arabian Sea. Upaya Yoga Center is a beautiful haven apt for a yoga retreat that also provides a balance of lifestyle.
Within a walking distance, you will also find a wide variety of shops, lively restaurants and bars, colorful Indian markets, and ATMs. So either you decide to just relax on the beach or to stroll around, you will certainly make the best of your free time. A good balance between being an engaged yoga student and a curious visitor is guaranteed.
This training includes three vegetarian meals per day except for Sunday. Also, you will have access to unlimited filter water. Nutrition is of the utmost importance for a yogi and it is essential to nourish your body with the right nutrients that will keep you energetic during classes. Therefore, whilst you are at Upaya Yoga Center, you will enjoy Saatvik or yogic food, six days a week.
Fresh fruit, porridge, toast, tea, and juice will be served from the kitchen after practice for all to enjoy together. A buffet style lunch of Indian food will then be served before the afternoon session starts. Dinner will be similar to lunch and served in the evening.
During your free time, you can go swimming on Arambol beach. Also, you can borrow books from the library if you would like to take them to your room so you can spend some time reading and studying.
Upaya Yoga Teacher Training offers spa treatments at an additional cost.
Goa International Airport
Please book your flight to arrive at Goa International Airport (GOI). Transfer from the airport is included. Upaya Yoga Teacher Training will pick you up from the airport.
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