- First Course: Yoga Instructor 200 hours.
- Second Course: Yoga Teacher Yoga Teacher 200 hours.
- Third Course: Post Graduate 100 hours.
Continuous Training Modules of 34 hrs. (combine to complete 100hrs.)
- Anatomy applied to the Postures - (AN-III)
- Mindfulness - (M-III)
- The Yoga Tradition - (FT-III)
- How to teach Pregnant Students - (EM-III)
- Yoga for Kids - (NI-III)
- Pranayamas - (PR-III)
- Restorative Yoga - (RY-III)
Continuing Education Program
- Update Your Previous Courses
- Audit a Course (no exams)
In general, and due to international custom, it is considered that the vocational training for the proper teaching of Yoga must consist of a minimum of 200 or 500 hours of training. The distribution of the training hours is according to what suits the Yoga training center.
Yoga Center Madrid has designed a training program according to these international conventions. We have distributed the full program over three distinct courses covering the entire 500 hours. It is up to you as to how quickly and in what format you want to do your training.
Yoga Center Madrid complements this general program with specialized courses and continuing education for those who want to excel in their preparation, to expand their knowledge or refresh and update themselves.
The training programs of Yoga Center include the levels laid down in the Competence Units and Associate Training Modules for the Professional Certification of Yoga Instruction. Our graduates are excellently prepared for taking these exams, which the government plans to institute sometime in the future.
The design of our curriculum is the result of extensive experience in teaching and training in Yoga internationally for many years, and the results are incorporated in our teaching method. Our course content addresses the current physiological difficulties encountered in most Yoga classes. It uses innovative instructional techniques and a reviews the entirety of the ancient Yoga traditions up to current approaches being developed in the West.
This curriculum includes new teaching guidelines aimed not only at the acquisition of knowledge, but also for the development of skills and attitudes that provide professional competence. You will acquire all that you need to meet the demands of the modern Yoga teaching challenges.
Yoga Center Madrid offers 500 hours of training which allows students to become an RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hours) or RYT 500 (Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours), depending on the level of training completed.
The classroom hours that make up this curriculum are distributed among these different training areas:
- Technical, Methodological and Practical Application: working knowledge of the anatomical adaptations; precision in postural corrections; the use of practice accessories; and the knowledge, skills, abilities, values and attitudes related to teaching Yoga practice.
- Pedagogy - Teaching Method and Practice: how to teach. Preparation and design of programs, organization of classes, communication skills, creating environments, specific vocabulary and psychological evaluation.
- Anatomy and Physiology: basic knowledge of anatomy and general physiology of the body, for practical Yoga class application .
- Philosophy and Classical Texts: approach to the philosophical principles and ethics of Yoga, from the study, interpretation and commentary of various classical texts .
- Yoga Tradition:from the origins of Yoga and its evolution to its to current variations. We emphasize the importance of understanding the Yoga tradition and respecting the plurality of its world views. The approach is therefore not dogmatic but pluralistic. The ancient Indian methods of spiritual awakening and personal growth were diverse - something for everyone. Awareness starts here and ... who knows where it may end?
- Practicum: personal daily practice in order to improve your individual competence, for the sake of proper teaching. Acquisition of pedagogical techniques including posture correction practices, communication and class leadership. Knowledge of adaptations, substitutions and practical use of accessories. Design and presentation of class teaching plans for different levels of students
Teaching and mentoring:
Each course will consist of a teaching team as well as an assistant trainers. Senior Trainers teach different subjects following a program previously stipulated and structured. The assistant trainers will be your reference person and support figure for your group during your training period.
Both the course faculty and assistant trainer, will always be available for any clarification you may need.