This course is designed for you if you have at least two years experience in the practice of Yoga and want to improve your practice and deepen your knowledge of the Yoga practice and tradition and aspire to teach Yoga.
The Yoga Center Madrid 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is designed to take your personal practice level to a whole new dimension and provide you with the skills to offer your students an intelligent and inspired yoga class. This course is ideal for serious students and aspiring teachers.
This foundational yoga training is designed to give you a transformative experience. You will gain a deeper understanding of all things yoga. If you want to teach, this will mark the beginning of your successful career as a yoga teacher. 'Yoga Center' Madrid trains its teachers of Hatha Yoga from several perspectives:
As an Indian wisdom tradition.
As a psycho-physical practice system.
As a cultural experience.
As an empirical health practice.
The program includes all the requirements to obtain an internationally recognised 200-hour training diploma. The daily format will consist of five contact hours daily from Monday to Friday for ten weeks. The Course work in this program is 200 hours and qualifies you with an AIPYS Diploma.
We are unique in offering you the advantage of knowing how Hatha Yoga is understood in the Hindu context and at the same time analysing its paradigm in post-modern terms. Yogic techniques are being increasingly used in psychological therapies. Neuroscience research suggests that body-based practices increase neuroplasticity and improve emotional regulation. Yogic techniques offer both improved mindfulness and affective regulation making it a perfect complement to psychological work. As a holistic practice yoga attends to mind, body, behaviour and social interaction, thereby offering a biopsychosocial approach that nicely aligns with a growing appreciation that well being requires attention to all aspects of the person.
"Respectful of the tradition and demanding with their method; however, in addition to philosophy, history, anatomy and a lot of technique, they teach you to teach"
"Without doubt a challenge, but worth the effort!"
Our training program meets currently accepted international requirements as a 200 hour foundational course.
The course consists of:
80 hours techniques, training, practice.
Sequences and progressions (Karanas)
Diagnostic analysis and evaluation of yoga instruction
Adaptations, substitutions and adjustments on a class
75 hours professional essentials of teaching methodology.
Design and teaching yoga sessions and activities
Categories of teaching and methodology
Programming and resource management in yoga instruction activities
Special attention to beginners
30 hours Yoga Textual Canon
Philosophy of Yoga: Fundamental philosophical and mystical principles of yoga.
15 hours anatomy and physiology.
The contact hours that make up this curriculum are distributed among different training areas:
Techniques, Methodology and Practical Application: practical knowledge of anatomical adaptations, precision in postural corrections, the use of accessory tools. Learning background, skills, abilities, values and attitudes related to the practical teaching of yoga.
Pedagogy, Method and Teaching Exercise: knowledge intended for the teaching profession. Preparation and design of programs, organization of classes, performance techniques, creation of environments, acquisition of specific vocabulary, psychological assessment techniques. Design and presentation of lesson plans with different levels of practice and difficulty.
Anatomy and Physiology: basic knowledge of the general anatomy and physiology of the body, pathologies and practical application.
Philosophy and Canonical Texts: Approach to the philosophical principles and ethics of yoga, from the study, interpretation and commentary of the different canonical texts.
Tradition: review its origins and evolution to make it more understandable to current approaches. We emphasize an approach based on the importance of tradition as a fundamental part, in order to understand the origin and development of Yoga. The tradition is approached with deep respect and that attitude is applied to each practice. However, our approach is not dogmatic. The intention is to awaken the traditional spirituality as a form of personal psychological growth. Consciousness begins here and ... who knows where it will end?
Meditation Practice and Basic Pranayamas
Methodology of teaching and practice:Throughout the course, what is learned in the theoretical and pedagogical classes is practiced, strengthening the knowledge of the positions, the adaptations, substitutions and use of grants for the improvement of personal practice and the practice of teaching.
Gauri has created a unique pedagogical system for the training of Yoga Teachers. With her pedagogy approach, she has transformed the method and practice of teaching: design of programs; organisation of classes, communication skills, class environments; how to teach; specific vocabulary and psychological evaluation.
Wes (Shanmugananda) maintains a multi-vocal interpretation of the spiritual traditions while honouring their uniqueness. His views can be provocative but they are always enlightening. Wes emphasizes the importance of understanding the Yoga tradition and respecting the plurality of its world views. The approach is therefore not dogmatic but pluralistic.
Mabel is the technical director and trainer in the Hatha Yoga style. The techniques, methodology and application to the practice, the anatomical adaptations, the improvement of the accuracy in the corrections and use of accessories, enhance the knowledge, skills, abilities and values related to the practical teaching of yoga.
Pedro directs the philosophy, classical texts and Hindu tradition components of our Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Courses and is one of the teachers in the advance module in Meditation/mindfulness course.