200 Hrs TTC Syllabus

  1. Yoga Philosophy: Understanding and implementation of Yoga philosophy in our life is the heart and soul of our Sadhana. Otherwise our practice is just mechanical, mundane and routine; definitely one certainly would have a feeling of getting stuck. Sessions are conducted in an interactive environment in which the participants go through the process of inquiry as well as articulation of psycho-emotional situations of daily existence, honing skills to deal it effectively.
  • Meaning, definitions, aim & objective of Yoga.
  • Historical development of Yoga.
  • Classical Yoga –Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Raja yoga.
  • Contemporary types of Yoga.
  • Ashtanga Yoga sysyem of Patanjali.
  • Excerpts from Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita.
  1. (a) Anatomy & Physiology: Study of modern anatomy certainly enhances the practice and study of Yoga.
  • General understanding of human body and its systems.
  • Emphasis on Musculoskeleton, Respiratory, Digestive and Endocrine systems.
  • Benefits and contraindications of Yoga practices.
  • Mechanics of Asana Analysis.

        (b) Yogic Anatomy: Study of Yogic energy anatomy will throw a light on the dimensions beyond our physical body. 

3. Asana Sessions: Here a blend of traditional Hatha, Mysore style of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga will provide a wholesome experience of stability, precise alignment and flow in the practice to bring about the stillness in the mind and body.

  • Hatha Yoga postures with alignment, adjustments and modifications.
  • Sanskrit names, benefits and contraindications of Asanas.
  • Application of specific Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas.
  • Study and practice of different styles of Sun-salutations.
  • Study and practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa – Primary series.

4.Pranayama: Proper breathing is such an important fact of life that just by regulation of our breath, we can regulate the psychophysiological aspects of our being.

  • Concept of Prana
  • Understanding and practice of Pranayama.
  • General guidelines of Pranayama.
  • Technique, application, contraindication and benefits of various breathing practices.

4. Mantra: Such is the magical influence of sound and rhythm in our consciousness that Mantras are traditionally used to concentrate and ultimately liberate the mind from its limitations.

  • Meaning and historical connections.
  • Learning the pronunciation and usage of Mantra.
  • Power of chanting and singing in the consciousness.

5. Meditation and Yoga Nidra: The art and science of meditation is an essential education one must learn so as to cope with the challenges in life. Experience of Yoga Nidra will complement the understanding of deep relaxation and meditation.

  • Meditation – why and how.
  • Methods & techniques from various backgrounds.
  • Guidelines & components of meditation.
  • Benefits of Yoga Nidra.

6. Bandha and Mudra: These neuromuscular locks are advanced techniques in Hatha Yoga to help the aspirants to still the mind. Use of Mudras also enhances the meditative process.

  • Three types of Bandha
  • Benefits of Bandha
  • Study & practice of common Mudras
  • Effects of Mudra

7. Ayurveda :

  • Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles
  • Ayurvedic Dietary
  • Doshas and lifestyle consultation

8. Art of Teaching: This is the core of teacher training program – how to teach?

  • Ethical guidelines for a Yoga teacher
  • Lesson plan and general teaching tips
  • Classroom management
  • Basic fundamentals of Sequencing
  • Art of demonstration, assistance and correction
  • Concept of alignment, adjustment and enhancement
  • Prevention from injuries in Yoga practice
  • Business aspect of Yoga

Reference Books:

Asana Pranayama Mudra and Bandha – Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Dr. P.V.Karambelkar

The Essence of Yoga – Osho

Light on Yoga – Shri B.K.S.Iyengar

Light on Pranayama –  Shri B.K.S.Iyengar

Autobiography of Yogi – Paramhamsa Yogananda

Meditation and Mantra – Swami Vishnu Devananda

Vigyan Tantra Vairav – Osho

The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran

The Upanishads – Eknath Easwaran

Hatha Yoga Pridipika – Swami Muktibodhananda

Yoga Nidra – Swami Satyananda

Meditation and its Practice – Swami Rama

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga – Dr. David Coulter

The Key Poses Of Yoga – Ray Long

The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long