The 100 hour Mysore Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training course is inspired by traditional Mysore Ashtanga Practice and made suitable for today’s Yoga Teachers to learn, practice and then take it to their students when they become sound in the practice of it . It is a tailor made course certification by a1000yoga Academy .
All the courses at the Academy are composed of techniques and practices that have been handed down through generations, that are authentic and can be traced back to reference textbooks. In keeping with this, the Ashtanga Yoga Teacher training course has been designed in accordance with reference books Yoga Makaranda and Yoga Asanagalu authored by T.Krishnamcharya who was the teacher for many well-known Yogis such as Indra Devi, BKS Iyengar, BNS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar.
The course has been designed so that it renders the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series accessible to everyone regardless of age , flexibility or any other limitations. You will learn how to customise the practice to suit your needs , techniques on teaching and modifying the series to meet your students individual needs. The 100 hour course will contain practice and theory session with the emphasis Mysore Ashtanga Yoga style of practice.
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This module focuses on nuances of various aspects Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary series with details on Vinyasa counts, asana sthitis, drishti, modifications etc. for individual asanas and flows.
The challenges of leading an Ashtanga Vinyasa classes are different than regular yoga classes. This module is specifically designed to address those specific techniques like the vinyasa instructions, sanskrit counts, breath, drishti and ways to customise the series/practice to suit student’s individual needs.
Theory and Philosophy
This module enables students to understand the philosophy behind the Ashtanga Vinyasa practice in accordance with yogic principles recommended by T.Krishnamacharya, who was the teacher for many modern day Yogis such as Indra Devi, BKS Iyengar, BNS Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois and TKV Desikachar.
Non-contact hours includes observation classes and teaching hours.
How you progress during the course
Step by Step introduction to Ashtanga Primary Series
Modifications to the asanas to help you achieve maximum benefit
Techniques and understanding of the flow to help you adapt it to cater to individual needs
Certificate by a1000yoga Academy
Any other Yoga Teacher Training certification (should be able to deal with the intense Ashtanga practice)
Bincy Subash is an internationally trained yoga teacher – SYS 250hrs and 300hrs. She is also certified in Vinyasa Karma Yoga ATTC 100hr (Advanced Teacher Training Course) under Srivatsa Ramaswami, a direct disciple of Sri. Krishnamacharya. She is a science graduate and has worked in various fields such as event management and marketing. She has been practicing Yoga for the last nine years and has been a Yoga teacher for the last five.
For her Yoga is not just about asanas or breathing, it is a way of life, it is a journey. Practicing and teaching yoga gives her immense happiness and satisfaction. She feels that she is able to spread that happiness to others while teaching yoga. Specialising in Hata Yoga and Pre-natal Yoga, Bincy also teaches Power Yoga, Hata Vinyasa, Core Hata, Therapeutic Yoga and Shatkarmas. Bincy is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and passionate about baking. She hopes to spend the rest of her life teaching Yoga and sharing the positive energy with her students. She believes that there is always something to learn from each and every student as each one is special and different.
Indira’s earliest ‘fitness-related’ childhood memories are of her father – shaking her and her brothers’ awake everyday at the crack of dawn for a jog/swim/rowing/tennis. “Even the hapless family dog was not spared!” she says. As kids, she and her brothers despised their dad’s strict nature, but today she is deeply grateful to him for instilling a lifelong commitment to physical fitness. Her dad is her first guru – his photograph occupies a pride of place in her Yoga room. Her first encounter with Yoga was a complimentary class held in her college in Chennai. She enjoyed it thoroughly but did not pursue it – finding Jane Fonda and step aerobics so much more ‘glamorous’ and exciting. At that time, she says, ‘I had zero knowledge of just how incredible an art and science Yoga is.’ Following a Masters in Communication, Indira began a 25 year long career in Advertising. The stress – and eventually – the meaninglessness of her work led her to dive deeper into the practice of Yoga. Initially, it was about mastering the Asanas, but a couple of years later, her Ashtanga Yoga teacher introduced her to the philosophy behind the practice, and there was no looking back. With her guru’s blessings, the next several years were an ‘insane’ mix of Advertising, intense personal sadhana, and study of Yoga philosophy. Quitting advertising was, she says – inevitable.
She completed her RYT 200 and 300 and has, since then, been teaching full-time at a1000yoga. In the last three years she has been on the faculty of a1000yoga’s Teacher Training Certification Courses as well.
Irrespective of the ‘style’ of Yoga, her approach is to give her practitioners more than just a physical workout. “Yoga is so much more than asana – and I always attempt to include a hint of that in my classes. I think of it as scattering a handful of seeds into the earth. Who knows – one or two may sprout!”. She is one of a1000yoga’s most experienced teachers – but Indira believes her Yoga journey has only just begun. ‘My exploration of Yoga is now slowly making me a bit of a social misfit’, she says. ‘I am becoming more and more indifferent to everything the world values. I question everything – including my own reactions. I watch myself do/say/want things and think how pointless it is to do/say/want those things. It’s a crazy way to live. But I’m not turning back.’