Yoga Therapy Teachers Training Curriculum

200 Hrs Yoga Therapy Teachers Training (TTC)

Detailed Syllabus

1. Study of Health and Disease according to Ayurveda:

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  • Ayurveda Introduction 
  • Unique Features of Ayurveda
  • Basic Ayurevda Concepts 
  • Panchmahabhuta Concept of Body and mind (Five Elements)
  • TriDosha (Three Constitutions ) Concept ( Vata , Pitta and Kapha)
  • The effect of the dosas in the body according to season, day time and age
  • Concept of Body and Mind (Holistic Approach to healing
  • The effect of the dosas in the body according to season, day time and age
  • 80 diseases Related to Vata
  • 40 diseases related to Pitta
  • 20 diseases related to Kapha
  • Knowing your dosha
  • Diet and Daily Regimen for each dosha


2. Study of Asanas

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a. Pawanamuktasana Series ( Adopted from Bihar School of Yoga)

  • Anti-rehumatic Group
  • Digestive/Abdominal Group
  • Energy Blocks Releasing Group
  • Application of these series for common diseases

b. Iyengar Therapeutic Series

  • Foundation postures for sequencing according to a disease
  • Sequences for the Cardiovascular, Immune, Nervous, Digestive, Respiratory and Uro genital systems.

c. Six fold Detoxification Techniques in Yoga (Yogic Shat Kriyas)     

1. Neti    2. Dhauti    3. Nauli   4. Basti   5. Kapalabhati   6. Tratak Laghoo Shankaprakshalana


3. Asana Methodology


  • Core Principles of Asana Practice
  • Sequencing & Drawing Postures
  • The Science of Asanas and their therapeutic effects
    • Standing Postures
    • Balancing
    • Forward Bending Postures
    • Meditation Postures
    • Back Bending Postures
    • Twisting Postures
    • Inverted Postures
    • Relaxation Postures
    • Health Assessment for patients/students.
    • Teaching Practicum
    • Video:  Anatomy and Body systems


4. Relaxation Techniques


  • Quick Relaxation Technique
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Healing the Body-Mind (Creative Visualization & Self Hypnosis)
    • Chakra Breathing


5. Study of Pranayama (breathing exercises) & Bandhas


  • The Mecanics of Breathing
  • Four Aspects of Pranayama
  • Introducing the practitioner to his natural breath
    • Abdominal Breathing
    • Thoracic Breathing
    • Clavicular Breathing
    • Full Yogic Breath
    • Nadi Shodhana
    • Bramhari
    • Bastrika
    • Kapalabhati
    • Sheetali & Sheetkari
    • Ujjayi
    • Moola, Uddhyana, Jalandhara & Maha Bandha.


6.    Mudras (Psychic Gestures and Locks)

a. Using mudras to heal physical problems
b. Using mudras to heal emotional and mental problems
c.    Mudra exercises


  • Chin Mudra
  • Jnana Mudra
  • Shambavi Mudra
  • Nasikagra Mudra
  • Prana Mudra
  • Shanmukhi Mudra
  • Kechari & Kaki Mudra
  • Apana Mudra
  • Apana Vayu Mudra
  • Prana Mudra
  • Jal Mudra
  • Prithvi Mudra
  • Mudra therapy for curing chronic diseases and conditions


7. The Yogic Diet


  • Yogic Diet: What Yogis should eat
  • Relationship between food and our emotions
  • How food affects our mind?


8. Esoteric study of yoga   


  • Concept of Nadis (Energy Pathways)
  • Concept of Koshas
  • Concept of five Pranas
  • The chakras


9.    Yoga Philosophy


  • Foundations of Yoga
  • Concept of Abhyasa and Vairagyam
  • Ashtanga Yoga (The 8 limbs of Yoga)


10. Yoga Anatomy

a. Cardiovascular System
b. Respiratory System
c. Digestive System
d. Skeletal System
e. Muscular System
f. Endocrine System
g. Reproductive system

The course includes 3 manuals from our institution, tuition, certification & the book Yogic Management of Common Diseases by Swami Karmananda.


11. Case Studies


By the Fourth Week, students will be asked to take up at least 3 case studies which would be the part of the final assessment.

Practicum and Exams