RYS 300 Teacher Training

Advance your practice. Grow your skill.  Build your dream. 

Aham Yoga’s 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training is a flexible, in-depth program offered as weekend modules once a month. Each module will dive into the depths of study and practice. The space between modules will help participants study, practice, and apply what has been learnt in class into the real world – and then bring back experiences, inspiration, and questions to class. Between sessions, participants will have access to homework assignments, online support via video chat, and an exclusive Facebook group to stay engaged, productive and inspired. 

All hours will count towards becoming a Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher upon successful completion of training. To hear what students say about Arundhati’s classes and training, head to our testimonials page

Program Overview

This program will provide you with an detailed, expert-level education in hathavinyasa yoga technique, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and yoga therapeutics. It provides a high caliber yoga education by giving you the tools to teach skillfully, think critically, and discover a teaching path that is true to you. It is suitable for students of every lineage who want more depth, skill, understanding, and inspiration in their practice and teaching of yoga.

Arundhati’s teaching and approach to Yoga is authentic and one of a kind. She merges the world of classical and modern yoga seamlessly, giving all participants a slice of Indian yoga teacher training experience in the western world. Arundhati can be found teaching at Aham Yoga, as well as other yoga conferences and festivals. Read full bio here.

Get Started Today

  • Pay non refundable application fee of $150, download and fill out the application form. and then e-mail completed form to teachertraining@ahamyoga.com.
  • You will be notified about acceptance status within 2 weeks. Upon acceptance, you will be required to take care of enrollment formalities within 2 weeks time. Limited spots are available. 
  • If you are not an Aham Yoga 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training graduate, participant will be asked to complete our Bridge Program, which consists of 25 hours of online course work. Details coming soon.
  • Once enrolled, you will be added to our online video and Facebook groups. Simple course work will begin virtually before in-class modules begin. 

Information Sessions

If you are local, attend an information session to get a first hand experience of our training and staff. Explore the syllabus, ask your questions, and be inspired to take your yoga teaching to the next level. RSVP via e-mail to teachertraining@ahamyoga.com.

300 hour YTT information sessino on 27/august/2017
300 hour YTT information sessino on 17/Sept/2017

Weekend Contact Hours (20 Hours)

Fridays – 10am to 6pm (7 hours)

Saturdays – 10:30am to 6pm (6.5 hours)

Sundays – 10:30am to 6pm (6.5 hours)

Schedule

  • Module ONE: Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2017
  • Module TWO: October 27 – 29, 2017
  • Module THREE (online format): November / December 2017
  • Module FOUR: January 5-7, 2018
  • Home Assignments and Self-study: February / March 2018
  • Module FIVE: April 20-22, 2018
  • Module SIX: May 18-20, 2018
  • Module SEVEN: June 22-24, 2018
  • Module EIGHT: July 27-29, 2018
  • Module NINE: August 24-26, 2018
  • Module TEN: September 14-16, 2018
  • Module ELEVEN: October 26-28, 2018
  • Module TWELVE (presentation): November 16-18, 2018

Module Details

  • Module ONE: Understanding Modern Yoga

Build on our module of Classical Yoga Tradition. In this module, you will develop an understanding of the export of yoga from the east to the west, the impact that this transit had on the discipline of yoga, and how it still impacts us today. We will study those who have shaped the future of yoga for us, and learn how to stay authentic as a yoga teacher while learning to cope with the modern day demands in the yoga industry.

  • Module TWO: Mistakes in Yoga Poses and How to Fix Them

This module is designed to teach you the foundational aspects of all the categories of yoga poses – from inversions to backward bends and arm balances. You will enrich your knowledge of yoga poses, and enhance your ability to build safe and effective yoga sequences backed by intelligence and clarity, and learn how to spot common mistakes and learn simple strategies to address them.

  • Module THREE: Classical Yoga Tradition (Online)

Explore the fascinating journey of yoga through time. In this module, you will trace the origins of yoga and its passage through 5,000 years of history, and develop a clear understanding of what yoga was thousands of years ago and how it has changed from then until now. As a modern yoga practitioner, this will help you look back at the sacred art of yoga, understand it’s foundation, and then draw your connection to this ancient practice now with clarity and precision.

  • Module FOUR: Pranayama – The Yogic Art of Breathing

Often overlooked in western yoga, the knowledge and practice of pranayama to improve and enhance the benefits of breathing is a hidden gem of wisdom awaiting to be discovered. In this module, you will learn to understand the mechanics of the breath along with the various breathing exercises that will not only help you sustain a longer, healthier, and more authentic yoga career, but also allow you to take your students to greater depths within their own practice of yoga as well.

  • Module FIVE: Pre & Post Natal Yoga for Women

In this module, we will explore yogic wisdom regarding conception, pregnancy, and postpartum. You will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how a womans’ body anatomy changes and evolves during pregnancy, and how to teach and build yoga sequences for students’ based on the needs of the three trimesters. You will learn how to help prepare your students for childbirth, develop the intelligent use of props for a safe practice, and understand how to encourage postnatal care through the practice of yoga.

  • Module SIX: Yoga Nidra and Meditation

True relaxation is an internal experience and cannot be derived from anything outside. For absolute relaxation, one must remain aware. This is Yoga Nidra, the state of dynamic sleep. It is a systematic method of introducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. During the practice of Yoga Nidra, one appears to be asleep while the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness – it is the threshold between sleep and wakefulness. During this practice, the state of relaxation is reached by turning our focus inwards, away from external distractions. In this module, you will learn the difference between shavasana and Yoga Nidra, and how to lead your students into pure relaxation.

  • Module SEVEN: The Power of Sequencing

Modern yoga thinks of the fancy transitions between yoga poses as creative yoga sequencing, but at Aham Yoga we take a slightly different approach. We go beyond fancy transitions to the core of the pose itself, thereby enhancing the practitioners experience of the pose and creating much more depth within their yoga practice. In this module, learn how to inspire, deepen, and grow your students’ yoga practice through our expert understanding of yoga sequencing.

  • Module EIGHT: Art of Adjustments

This module helps you understand the complicated system involved in adjusting your students’ in yoga poses. Explore the ancient, yet powerful art of verbal adjustments, and learn how and when to support students with physical adjustments to enhance the experience of their practice. Knowing the art of adjustments also involves knowing when to hold back. This module will provide insight into the most effortless ways of adjusting while protecting your own body and energy as well.

  • Module NINE: Yoga Anatomy for Better Function and Form

To be a better yoga teacher, one needs to develop a thorough understanding of human anatomy, form, and function. This module will cover the shoulder, pelvic, knee, and ankle joints as well as the spine, with more depth and clarity to help you gain a deeper understanding of how to practice safely and effectively.

  • Module TEN: Study of the Yoga Sutras and Hatha Yoga Pradeepika

To truly advance your training level, one needs to explore some of the pivotal texts of yoga. This module will cover the hidden gems in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. You will develop a practical understanding on how to enhance your yoga practice drawing from the wisdom in the Yoga Sutras and the Hatha Yoga Pradeepika texts.

  • Module ELEVEN: Student Psychology and Business of Yoga

No two people are alike. Therefore, no two students’ in a yoga class are alike. With the state of our current events, it is no hidden fact that people are more mentally unsettled now than they were before, and it’s important to recognize how this has impacted the expectations of students’ as they enter a yoga class. Your yoga class. This module will help you understand the psychology behind your yoga students, and how to meet and manage their expectations successfully. We will explore various scenarios, and how to react to them while keeping yogic principles in check. Find a new way to set and meet expectations.

  • Module TWELVE: Presentation

You will be given a unique presentation project from a list of preseleted categories in which you will get to choose from – based on your areas of interest that you would like to delve deeper into. This is unique to our training at Aham Yoga, and will help you gain deeper understanding from a variety of topics chosen by different participants.

  • Class attendance – 40 hours minimum during the course
  • Observation hours – 10 hours
  • Apprenticeship (optional) – 20 hours
  • Summer Yoga Retreat (optional) – 20 hours
  • Reading/home assignments – 40 hours
  • Group work – 15 hours
$150 Application Fee

*nonrefundable; due with application.

$4325 Full Course; 14 Modules +  Mentorship Program

*$4200 early bird until 7/31/17)

$4200 Full Course; 15 Modules

*$4000 early bird until 7/31/17

$330 Per Module

$425 Apprenticeship Program


1. How to Apply

E-mail completed application form to teachertraining @ahamyoga.com with $150 nonrefundable application fee (payable through sign-up page). Include “300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training 2017” in the subject line.

2. How to Apply

Once pre-approved, you will be asked to sign up within the next 2 weeks. Enrollments are on a first come first serve basis.
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