200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training in  Edinburgh , UK

 200 Hours Banjaara Yoga TTC in Edinburgh - 10 Weekends

The 200Hours Banjaara Yoga Teacher Training provides a comprehensive introduction to the philosophy and methodology of yoga through the lens of the Ayurvedic Elements, the Chakra System, Traditional Hatha Concepts and Vinyasa method of practice.

In this training you will learn how to assemble, practice & teach the yoga practices for each of the five elements; Prithvi (Earth), Jala (Water), Agni (Fire), Vayu (Air) & Akash (Space) and their relation with the chakras; Mooladhara, Swadhisthana, Manipura, Anahata, Vishuddhi, Ajna & Sahasrara.

During this training you will discover the precise benefits of each of the hatha yoga asanas, pranayamas, shartkriyas, mudras, bandhas and meditation, discovering which organs are influenced directly by the flow of prana through the nadis with vinyasa style of practice.

This 200 hour immersion delves into the landscape of yoga energetically, physically and philosophically. It focuses on a process of self-inquiry, self-discovery and transformation, so students may experience their own unique journey in the living art of yoga. It offers a perfect balance of technique, spiritual practice, and the integration of sacred tools for transforming, healing, and embodying our highest potential.  In this training you will develop a grounded and balanced daily yoga practice (Asana, Pranayama, Kriya, Meditation, Mantra); study yoga philosophy, ethics, history, and sacred texts; learn anatomy, safe alignment, sequencing, and posture variations; and learn the essentials to become a confident, skillful, and inspiring Hatha Yoga teacher, all while being supported by an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate faculty. This approach prepares graduates to lead others on the path with skill and authenticity.

Edinburgh Course Dates in 2020:
Module 1 - 18th & 19th January   |   Module 2 - 25th & 26th January
 Module 3 - 1st & 2nd February    |   Module 4 - 8th & 9th February
Module 5 - 15th & 16th February   |   Module 6 - 22nd & 23rd February
 Module 7 - 29th Feb & 1st of March    |   Module 8 - 7th & 8th of March
    Module 9 - 14th & 15th March   |   Module 10 - 21st & 22nd March
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- History, philosophy and values of Yoga.
- Chakra based Vinyasa Yoga Practice and techniques.
- Core Principles of Vinyasa, Flow and Restorative yoga practice.
- Vital Chakra Pranayama Practices
- Comprehensive Study of the 7 major chakras

- Planning and structuring a class based on Elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air & Ether/Space) and the 7 main Chakras 
- Mantra Chanting & how to read Devnagiri Script (Sanskrit). Mantras for the Chakras.

- Ayurvedic Elements oriented  Yoga Flow and Restorative asana practice and techniques.
- Study of the Chakra System and the subtle energy body.
- Study of the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha)
- Study of the Panchamahabhutas (Akash, Vayu, Agni, Jala, Prithvi) and their relevance in Yogic Lifestyle
- Sanskrit names of the postures.
- Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya in relation to the elements.
- Yogic & Ayurvedic physiology.

- David Kyle's Yoga Anatomy course.
- Hands-on Adjustment with and without props.
- Posture Lab and Alignments.
- Art of Sequencing: Modern Vinyasa, Hatha Flow & Restorative Yoga.

- Principles of Ayurveda and its different techniques.
- Teaching Methodology.
- Art of Studying and Teaching.
- Theme based workshops.

- Regular practicums to develop confidence and teaching skills.

There are no specific requirements to join this course and prior Yoga experience is not compulsory to enrol in the teacher training, however, we recommend a regular practice of a minimum of 6 months. Please take into account that the time you have devoted to your personal practice is on the arbitrary standards and you will not be judged in any way for your practice or your knowledge, therefore students of all levels can join the course. Our aim is to prepare you to improve and become proficient in your self-practice.

In order to successfully complete the 200Hrs Banjaara Yoga Teacher Training  in Edinburgh, you will be required to attend all classes. If you cannot meet the attendance requirements of the course you will be given a certificate of participation, but not "completion".

200Hr  Yoga Teacher Training in Edinburgh Curriculum

Mantra Chanting for the Elements & Chakras
Yogic Detoxification Techniques (Jala & Sutra Neti) to facilitate Pranic Flow for Chakra Activation
Different styles of Suryanamaskar (Sun Salutations) with root mantra series.
Different styles of Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutations)
Chakra based Vinyasa Yoga Practice - Movement into Awareness & Stillness, tapping into the felt sense of different organs of the body
Gentle Evening Flow for the Chakras

Therapeutic Ayurvedic Vinyasa Yoga Flow (based on Elements)    
Restorative Yoga Flows (based on Elements & Chakras) to nourish & refresh the mind and body
Yogic Breathwork & Pranayama Practices 
Unique Mudras to balance the body elements and awaken the Chakras
How to Utilize the Bandhas for Body Elements & Chakra Balancing
Yoga Nidra
Mindfulness Meditation Techniques from the Ancient Texts

Meditative Postures.
Guided Shavasana

History and Origin of Yoga
Definition of Yoga and its interpretation
Classical Yoga Texts: Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad-Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutras & Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Four paths of Yoga (Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, Karma Yoga)
How can we apply Yoga philosophy in the contemporary lifestyle?
Addressing the question “Who am I?” and understanding the concept of Samskara & Kleshas (sufferings)
Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher
Mantra Chanting, their benefits on the mind and body
Theory and science of different Pranayama techniques, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkriya & Meditation Techniques
Deep understanding of Sanskrit names of the postures and their meanings
Lifestyle and ethics for a yoga practitioner and teacher

Regular guided meditation classes
Study and practice of several Traditional meditation techniques for different elements
Techniques of visualization to improve meditation
How to use meditation to understand our own nature and that of others

PRANAYAMA (Science of Breath)
What is Pranayama?
Types of Prana.
Types of Kumbhaka.
Different types of breathing techniques: Kapalbhati, Nadi Shodhan, Bhramari, Ujjayi, Bhastrika, etc.
Importance of yogic breathing.
Role of Kumbhaka and Bandhas in relation to the Chakras, the Elements and the science of Yoga.
Meaning, types and practice of Mudras and Bandhas within the Pranayama practice.

Study of the main traditional Shatkriyas (Yogic Detoxifications).
Practice of Jala Neti, Sutra Neti, Nauli and Shankhaprakshalana (Master Cleanse)
Importance of practising Shatkriya for achieving the balance between body, mind and soul and their effect on the body Elements and the Chakras.

What is OM? How to chant OM?
What is mantra mean?
Mantra Chanting
Traditional starting and closing Mantras for Hatha
How to create positive vibration or energy with mantra yoga
Mantra Chanting for Chakra balancing.

Principles of Ayurveda and its different techniques
David Kyle's of western Yoga Anatomy online course
What are the Nadis? Ida, Pingala and Sushumna
An in-depth Overview of the Subtle Energy Body
Comprehensive Study of the 7 major chakras
The Metaphysics of the Chakra System

Study of the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) & Panchamahabhutas (Akash, Vayu, Agni, Jala, Prithvi) and their relevance in Yogic Lifestyle
Directing Prana through Asana & Pranayama with Bandhas and Mudras
Pathology for the 5 Elements and its relation with the Chakras
Elemental constitution of the “matter” and its influence on our bodies, minds and emotions
An in-depth Overview of the Subtle Energy Body
Principles of Prana, Pancha Prana and Yogic practices to achieve their balance

Personality Analysis through the study of Elements
Understanding Western Body & Mind through Eastern Science

Observing, assessing and correcting
Instructions, teaching styles, qualities and responsibility of a yoga teacher
Structuring a theme based practice and Sequencing a Vinyasa, Hatha  Flow, Restorative based on the body elements and the chakra system.
Grouping the Asanas as per the 5 elements (Akash, Vayu, Agni, Jala & Prithvi) and the 7 main Chakras.
Adjustment & Alignment workshops and lectures on "hands on" adjustments
Planning and structuring a class based on Elements and the Chakras
Core Principles of Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga

Practice of teaching in pairs and groups under teacher’s supervision
Practical exam of teaching
Feedback – receiving & giving
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7:30 – 8:00 Mantra Chanting, Pranayama, Kriya
8:00 - 9:30 Asana Practice (Each day we will work on a different element)
9:30 – 10:30 Breakfast

10:30 - 13:00 Program Session
Program sessions will include philosophy, yogic lifestyle, anatomy
, teaching methodology,  techniques for postures and pranayama, adjustment and alignment and sequencing.
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30– 17:00 Program Session
17:00–18:30  Asana/Meditation/Yoga Nidra Practice
Evening yoga practice to reinforce posture alignment details and teaching methodology while providing opportunities to assist the teachers and deepen your own practice.

*This is an orientation schedule and the time and order of the classes may vary slightly.

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