Standards

 

Certified Vijñāna Yoga teacher
To become a certified Vijñāna Yoga teacher, the applicant needs to complete an international recognized Vijñāna Yoga teacher training. After training 3 years and passing evaluations the student will receive a Vijñāna Yoga teacher diploma.

Three years teacher training
Practice is the heart of yoga, the learning of it an ongoing process. It is important that the students that come to the course have a minimum of two years of yoga practice before coming to the teacher training. The course takes at least three years so that there will be a gradual process of learning and deepening the understanding of the principles and the forms. The course includes 800 hours of study and three retreats.

800 Academic hours standards

 
Category Required hours Description
Techniques
training/practice
490 hours Sitting (90 hours), Pranayama, Vayus and Kriyas (110 hours), Asana: complete study of Intermediate Practice Manual (290 hours).
Teaching methodology 140 hours Includes principles. How to demonstrate a pose, teach thru explanation, observing and correcting students verbally and manually. Learning how to build a class and how to structure a yearly program designed for students of different levels and needs.
Ethics and
qualities of a yoga teacher
10 hours As outlined in classical texts and adapted to our times. Outlining the gradual process of becoming a teacher. Discussing the behaviour of a teacher in and out of class.
Anatomy & physiology 50 hours In case the course itself does not provide these hours, you need to study them independently. This includes 25 hours of basic anatomy and another 25 hours of Pathology.
Yoga philosophy 60 hours Yoga Sutras, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Hatha yoga classics, Aurobindo.
Practicum 50 hours Includes practice teaching, receiving feedback, observing others teaching and hearing/giving feedback. Also includes assisting students while someone else is teaching.

 

List of certified teachers
See our list of Certified Vijñāna Yoga teachers:
Certified Teachers.

 
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