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Aham Yoga’s 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training is a flexible, in-depth program geared to help yoga teachers enrich their personal yogic journey and teach more meaningful, in-depth yoga classes to others. The 300-hour yoga teacher training is offered in 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.
This is a small group yoga teacher training to help participants get personalized attention, guidance, and support throughout the 300-hour teacher training. All hours will count towards becoming a Yoga Alliance 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher upon successful completion of training.
300 hour overview
The 300 hour yoga teacher training will provide you with a detailed, expert-level education in vinyasa yoga technique, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy, anatomy, and business of yoga. 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 is the founder and course director at Aham Yoga. Having studied and taught yoga in India, she started Aham Yoga when she moved to Redmond 5 years ago. As a platform to share her passion and love for yoga with the yoga community. In just a few years, she has grown and transformed Aham Yoga into a space that celebrates authentic yoga, a thriving yoga community, supports and creates new yoga teachers to help take yoga forward. One of the youngest and most successful yoga teachers in the area, she is also a reputed blogger and a professional Bollywood dancer and fitness professional. Known for being authentic and knowledgeable. Her teaching style is a refreshing mix of authentic yoga made to suit modern day lifestyles. Attending a yoga teacher training with Arundhati is like going to India without the journey. She understands the modern and traditional aspects of yoga intricately and strives to make yoga practice relevant to everyone.
How to Apply?
- Pay non refundable application fee of $150, download and fill out the application form. Please email completed form to [email protected]
- 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.
Schedule & Modules
All modules will run from Friday through Sunday.
*Ample lunch and tea breaks will be provided throughout the training days. Detailed schedule available during open house and orientation.
MODULE 1 - Advanced Asana, Assists & Anatomy (Part 1)
Advanced Asana overview - this section contains a step by step breakdown of arm balances, inversions, and advanced backbends. Participants will get to understand themed sequencing for different types of arm balances, inversions, and backbends. This module also includes some teaching practice as well as modifications when applicable. It is a day-long intensive of asana practice. All participants should be proficient in planks, downward facing dog, chaturanga dandasana and supported wall handstands.
Hands-on Assists - This section will go over everything one needs to know about assists in a yoga practice. Understanding the intricacies of verbal and non-verbal assists, the need versus the necessity of assists as well as the implications of assisting others. This intensive will include a lot of hands-on practice of assisting in different poses as well as theory.
Yoga Anatomy (part 1) - Geared to be an anatomy and physiology refresher. This intensive will cover all the basics of anatomy and physiology with a life-size skeleton, practical worksheets, and AV aids. There is a follow up of a more detailed anatomy section in the later modules. Visiting faculty included for this module.
MODULE 2 - Pranayama - The yoga of breath
Arundhati is one of the few yoga teachers in the area offering an in-depth understanding of pranayama or yogic breath. This detailed module will go over all aspects of pranayama. Trace the origins of pranayama, understand its role in the grand scheme of yoga, learn and practice various pranayama techniques, understand the benefits, contraindications, application, anatomy, and sequencing of pranayama. The module will also contain teaching practice of pranayama, pre-requisite reading, and assignments.
MODULE 3 - Prenatal and Postnatal yoga
Dive into the depths of understanding yoga for prenatal and postnatal bodies. This module will explore in-depth the benefits of yoga for pregnant women, the various stages of pregnancy, the changing body during pregnancy, the stages of labor and postpartum recovery. Learn how to build effective, safe and soothing yoga sequences to help with the various props and breathing techniques. The module includes pranayama and meditation for expectant mothers and recovery techniques for new moms during the postpartum phase. We also explore the changing woman’s body during pregnancy and postpartum and more. Visiting faculty included for this module.
MODULE 4 - Understanding Restorative Yoga
Restorative yoga has never been more relevant before. In today’s fast-paced world of constantly being on the go, having a 100 things to do every minute, restorative yoga will help people to hit a pause button on life and spend some time on the mat doing some deep, relax and renew practice work. This module will go over what is restorative yoga, its benefits, the various restorative practice for different scenarios, how to inculcate restorative yoga in a group yoga setting as well as practice teaching fellow classmates an in-depth restorative yoga practice. All participants must have basic knowledge of how to use yoga practice for this module.
MODULE 5 - Understanding yogic research, yoga nidra, and meditation
This 3 part module looks at some fascinating, relevant and recent yogic research. Using science to back up what yoga has known for 1000s of years. Research segment will include some pre-reading. Yoga Nidra is an ancient, deep relaxation practice that often gets overlooked in modern day yoga. Understand what yogic sleep means, the science behind it, the relevance and application of yoga nidra in modern day yoga classes. Understand the various stages and types of yoga nidra, the research that supports it and practices leading others through yoga nidra. This intensive will have some pre-requisite reading. The meditation intensive will help modern yoga teachers understand the origins of meditation, how to practice it for self-nourishment and how to lead successful meditation classes to help others take their yoga deeper within. This intensive will include pre-requisite reading and teaching practice.
MODULE 6 - Yoga Sequencing for Special Conditions & Anatomy (Part 2)
This module looks at an in-depth understanding of special condition sequencing. This module is geared to help teachers assist special conditions that cannot be addressed in a group yoga setting. The module will include sequencing for menstrual and women’s health issues, basic yoga for cancer and yoga for depression sequences. The second part of this module will dive back into Part 2 of yoga anatomy for hips and spine. The module has asana practice and pre-requisite reading. Visiting faculty included.
MODULE 7 - Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Bhagavad Gita for teachers and students.
This module explores the ancient 2 ancient texts - the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Geeta. Understanding the hidden gems of wisdom that is applicable both to the yoga student and yoga teacher. Exploring some core yoga sutras and verses from each text. The module will contain lots of chanting, discussion, practice sheets and how to inculcate this ancient yogic wisdom into our teaching and own yoga practice. The module will require pre-requisite reading.
MODULE 8 - Subtle body yoga - chakras, mudras, koshas, nadis, and kriyas.
Addressing the energetic body in yoga. We explore the various chakras, koshas, nadis, basic kriyas and mudras. Helping yoga teachers understand the inner dynamics of the panic body during yoga practice. This is also the final module of the training and will have time allotted for questions, recap, doubts, and a graduation ceremony.
Additional Hours to be covered.
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 plus hours
Group work – 15 hours