340 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
Completion of the Atman Yoga School 340 hour advanced power vinyasa teacher training, combined with a previous 200 hour training, will allow a teacher to register with the Yoga Alliance at the RYT 500 level.
The Atman Yoga School 340 hour advanced power vinyasa training is centered around three pillars of study and experiential learning, and deepens a students’ knowledge of the ancient practices of yoga, ayurveda, and yoga philosophy while simultaneously preparing a teacher for a successful teaching career. The three pillars of the 340 hour training are: Yoga Philosophy/Traditional Studies, Teaching Techniques, and Meditation Practices. All students are required to submit a thesis paper on a subject related to yoga to qualify for graduation.
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TRADITIONAL STUDIES //
Hatha Yoga Pradipika studies, Upanishads studies, Yoga Sutra studies, Bhagavad Gita Studies, ayurvedic lifestyle, ayurvedic nutrition, ayurvedic sexuality + fertility, Samkhya philosophy, chanting, kirtan, daily asana practice, master workshops (arm balances, restorative yoga, inversions, backbends), pranayama, energetic anatomy (koshas, nadis and vayus), personal studies, in-depth Chakra studies, dieties and mythology, ceremonies and pujas, and a graduation thesis.
TEACHING TECHNIQUES //
Anatomy, posture clinics, verbal and non-verbal communication, cue refinement, assisting techniques and hands-on practicum, advanced sequencing workshops, practice teaching, group feedback sessions (themes, music, sequencing), class planning, advanced themeing, video feedback on taught classes (each student teaches a class that is video recorded and analyzed, to provide valuable feedback), opening and closing classes, and how to create community with students.
MEDITATION PRACTICE //
Learn + practice how to cultivate stillness and turn inward for deep healing. Explore different methods and types of meditation, as both a student and a teacher. Mantra/japa meditation (mala making workshop to create a personalized mala), Yoga Nidra, visualizations, guided imagery, nada yoga (sound meditation), metta (loving kindness) meditation, walking meditation, candle meditation, seated meditation, vipassana meditation, mandala coloring meditation, affirmations, and doshic meditation.