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YOGA

WHY YOGA TEACHER TRAINING COURSE?

TEACHER

In 2010, after one year of travelling through India and visiting various yoga schools, ashrams and institutes I designed a Yoga Teacher Training Course that - in my eyes - was truly missing. 

At that time I had already a solid 10-year yoga experience, but never before got an  opportunity to learn directly from Indian masters, “real yogis” - legendary teachers, born and brought in the motherland of yoga, famous all over the world. I was very very excited!

Many schools and teachers that I visited were beautiful and definitely gave me a lot of knowledge and understanding. I still remember some of their words of wisdom that deeply penetrated my mind and my soul. With many I am still in touch - we talk sometimes exchanging our opinions about yoga, about life, about teaching… But at the same time some of their points of view, especially on how to teach yoga seemed to me too dogmatic, too narrow. I missed teaching methodology. 

 

Before I moved to India I was working for a few years as a theatre pedagogue - I worked with socially excluded people with Down Syndrome, schizophrenia, with underprivileged teenagers and seniors. One thing that all these experiences taught me was that everybody is different. Everyone has a very special inner universe of emotions, ideas, imagination, dreams, expressions and needs. Of course, in essence - we are all one, but when it comes to more practical aspects - our physical body, our anatomy and physiology, our sensitivity/ nervous system/ perception - we differ a lot. For someone like me, who is a teacher with passion and a big faith in education, it means that in order to realise everyone’s potential we need different methodologies, customised tools. I am a very big fan of neurodiversity, bio-individuality and all other paradigms that acknowledge our specific needs.

When we use a dogma or too tight “norms” we can easily become ‘exclusive’, and yoga , in contrary, should be absolutely ‘inclusive’. At least that’s the way I feel. My programs include everyone.

My programs include everyone

 

AM I GOOD ENOUGH?

GOOD

Many times in my yoga journey I felt excluded and “not good enough” - for example in Ashtanga classes in Mysore, when my physical body was not able to perform all the crazy poses in the sequence (by the way today I totally understand why some people just cannot and shouldn’t do them! don’t worry, I will explain everything to you); Or in a very spiritually-oriented ashram where teachers (or rather ‘Gurus’) were using a very hermetic and abstract language which I was not able to understand fully; Oh, and also during some modern expensive workshops in London where super well-dressed and fashionable “yoginis” made me feel I didn’t fit in there, especially with my tight hips and nerdy questions. 

Of course, from my today perspective I know it was all about me and my inner growth, but at the same time I had a very strong need and vision of creating a place, a school, a community that is open for diversity, multitude of personalities, perspectives, opinions, ‘different ways’. 

 

I wanted to create a yoga laboratory, a place where we confront different concepts, different schools of thoughts, and where we allow people to choose what resonate with them. I collected a few experts from the biggest yoga centres: East (India) and West (Europe, USA, New Zealand), and in 2010 with my husband Ajay we opened Trimurti Yoga (at that time ‘Bodhi Tree Yoga International’) to train yoga teachers with these new ideas and teaching methodology. We decided to educate people about many styles - as different things are suitable to different people. Our signature course, the basic 200-hrs Yoga TTC is a multi style yoga program, and allows people to explore and then consciously choose what they want. 

 

The world needs today yoga teachers who are not only knowledgable, but also sensitive, humble, loving and caring for their students. Who keep their minds and hearts open and warm. Who don’t judge, but facilitate. We all need sensitive guides who will support us with total empathy and with deep understanding. Who will adjust their teaching methods to our needs and our potential. Only in this way we can grow and evolve. At our own pace, in our own time. We need healers without ego and games of power, but with soothing medicines for our wounds and scars.

 

200-HRS YOGA TTC

STUDY

Our Yoga TTC 200 is now 10-years old, but we constantly improve and innovate it, listening carefully to our students. We have more than 5000 graduates!

 

Everybody is welcome to take a part in 200-hrs Yoga Teacher Training Course, it is not only for people who are planning to teach yoga professionally. I believe that studying, deepening your understanding, knowledge and practice, especially in the community that is caring, open minded, and supportive - can be a truly transformative experience. So everybody should have an access to it. Most of our students call TTC - the TOTAL TRANSFORMATION COURSE.

 

Our 200-hrs Yoga TTC consists of 2 modules, which you can take together, separately, or in any chronological order of your choice.

 

  • Module 1 is dedicated to HATHA YOGA with its traditional and modern modifications.

  • Module 2 is dedicated to VINYASA FLOW with its traditional and modern modifications.

 

In both modules we present elements of other styles - YIN & RESTORATIVE YOGA, YOGA NIDRA, ELEMENTAL YOGA, etc. so participants can see further directions of their growth. 

 

The course consists of many various types of classes - guided asana and meditation sessions, analytical asana clinic, lectures, discussions and interactive workshops. 

 

Teaching future yoga teachers has been our passion for over past 10 years, and we make sure that the educational process is not only rich, but also easy to digest, useful and practical.

 

Apart from a solid ASANA practice at Trimurti Yoga we focus on ANATOMY, TEACHING METHODOLOGY and PHILOSOPHY. 

 

The aim of 200-hour yoga teacher training is to prepare you for teaching yoga with safety and confidence.

During 200 TTC you will study:

 

  • the origins of yoga, the history of main yoga styles

  • 4 paths of Yoga: Karma, Bhakti, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga

  • the principles of the yogic science

  • yoga philosophy

  • anatomy & physiology of a human body

  • body bio-mechanics

  • alignment & adjustments techniques

  • asana clinic (selection of most common asanas)

  • yogic anatomy: chakras and energetic body

  • introduction to Ayurveda & yoga therapy

  • classes in various yoga styles: hatha yoga, vinyasa, ashtanga, yin & restorative yoga, aerial yoga*, partner yoga* (* only in residential programs)

  • art of teaching yoga

  • sequencing

  • communication for yoga teachers

  • prevention of injuries

  • the principles of observation, demonstration and instructions

  • business aspects of teaching yoga and professional development

  • teaching practicum

 

At the end of this course you will be able to teach classes according to the chosen style.

 

Trimurti Yoga 200 hours Yoga TTC consists of 2 modules. You can complete them separately or together. We also have an online version for all students who cannot join us in person!

MODULE 1: TRADITIONAL HATHA

 

Hatha Yoga is the oldest known branch of yoga, and includes not only physical poses (asanas), but also breathing exercises and meditation techniques, so that one can control the body & mind, and keep them in a good health. Hatha Yoga is practiced mostly in a slow and static way, but modern practices of hatha yoga can include a slow flow.

 

 

SYLLABUS FOR MODULE 1

 

  • Asana – foundational hatha yoga poses, their benefits and contraindications, daily hatha sessions, including traditional hatha, modern hatha & hatha flow

  • Alignment and adjustment techniques

  • Cueing and communication for yoga teachers

  • Sequencing and the art of creating a safe yoga class

  • Pranayama – breathing techniques as per the traditional hatha yoga texts

  • Philosophy – Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Ashtanga Yoga (8limbs)

  • Yoga Science – Pancha Kosha, Prana, Bandhas, Mudras, traditional sequencing

  • Kriyas / cleansing techniques

  • Meditation - daily practice and theory

  • Anatomy: introduction, skeletal, muscular and respiratory systems, basic bio-mechanics of the body

  • Regular teaching practice and mentoring

 

 

MODULE 2: VINYASA FLOW YOGA

 

Vinyasa flow is one of the most popular modern styles of a yoga practice, and is based on a dynamic and faster pace. Vinyasa comes in variety of forms, from a classical Vinyasa Krama Yoga, through the rigid Ashtanga Primary Series, up to modern flows merged with dance, martial arts and fitness. In our course you will experience a wide spectrum of Vinyasa style, starting from the fundamental Ashtanga, through a therapeutic 5-Elemental flows, up to its creative and very modern forms.

SYLLABUS FOR MODULE 2

 

  • Asana – Ashtanga and Vinyasa Krama Yoga based poses and classes, daily Vinyasa practice sessions

  • Alignment and Adjustment techniques

  • Sequencing – basic and advanced sequencing techniques

  • Cueing – types of cueing and effective cueing strategies for dynamic styles

  • Philosophy – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with the contemporary approach

  • Yoga Science: basics of Ayurveda and 5 Elements

  • Functional Anatomy – asana based anatomy approach, bio-mechanics of the body, nervous system

  • Regular teaching practice & mentoring

This certification allows you to teach yoga all over the world. 

TTC - TOTAL TRANSFORMATION COURSE

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300-HRS YOGA TTC

300 Hours 5 Elements TTC, YIN & YANG YOGA

HOLISTIC

The 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is an advanced, second-level course designed to improve not only your personal yoga practice but also your yoga teaching skills. The course is registered at Yoga Alliance, and gives you an internationally recognised certificate to teach yoga all over the world as a “senior teacher”.

 

We prepared a very exciting program based on Holistic Health, 5 Elements, YIN & YANG YOGA.

The course includes the science of Ayurveda with the additional theory of 5 Movements/Elements from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

 

We dedicate this course to all the graduates of 200-hour Yoga TTC from all over the world, from all yoga styles and traditions.

In 300-hour program we concentrate on:

  • art of teaching yoga,

  • sequencing of yoga classes (based on multi-style yoga including: Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha & Yin),

  • alignment & adjustments,

  • and therapeutic/elemental yoga.

We will train you in several aspects of Yoga:

  • starting from asanas, pranayama & meditation,

  • through art of composing yoga classes,

  • to anatomy and philosophy,

  • with an accent on teaching practicum

  • and teaching methodology.

As our groups are small you will have an opportunity to teach a lot, and improve your teaching skills. We give each of our students our personal care and constant feedback. Our aim is to prepare you for being an independent, wise and flexible Yoga Teacher who is able to customise a class to every client, even to the most challenging one, and for those with special needs and health issues.

It is a second level of training which allows you to deepen your teaching yoga profession and become an expert in many styles and for many different customers.

Through this 300-hour teacher training program, you can become a Registered Senior Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance.

 

Pre-requisite!

This program is designed for yoga teachers and 200 Yoga TTC graduates (RYT 200) with minimum 100 hours of teaching experience. If you didn’t have an opportunity to teach for 100 hours already, please contact me, so we can find an alternative solution.

 

300-hrs Yoga TTC is an intensive and advanced yoga course for all those who want to deepen their yoga practice & teaching, who want to get to know more details on Yoga and Ayurveda sciences, yoga anatomy, teaching methodology, alignment and adjustments, art of sequencing, and who want to understand the influence of asana practice on the human body-mind-emotions complex.

FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE COVERED IN THIS PROGRAM:

 

Techniques Training & Practice:

  • Multi-Style Asana Classes: Inspired by 5-elemental yoga in YANG (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power, Hatha) and YIN styles (Gentle Hatha, Yin, Restorative, gentle flow with Chi-kung/Tai-chi-elements). *Multi-style Yin & Yang Yoga gives the experience of different practices, different energies, different intensities, different benefits, and gives a wider perspective on yoga!

  • Theory of 5 elements & 3 doshas based on Yoga & Ayurveda

  • Theory of 5 elements based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

  • Elemental constitution of the “matter” and its influence on our bodies, minds and emotions

  • Seasons related to 5 elements

  • Yoga practices dedicated to each element, including asanas, pranayama, meditation for each element

  • Yoga practices supporting meridians and accu points

  • Anatomy & 5 elements theory – organs related to 5 elements, theory and practice of meridians, chakras, nadis, pressure points of a human body

  • Adjustments and alignment – including modifications supporting meridians, activating pressure points and balancing elements & organs

  • Basic yoga therapy - yoga for health support

  • Philosophy of happiness, health and freedom based on Yoga & Vedanta

  • Massage techniques (only in residential courses)

  • A lot of teaching experience

  • A lot of good fun!

 

Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers:

  • The essence of Yoga – history, definitions, modes, contemporary meaning

  • Historical and cultural background of Yoga & 5 Elements

  • Definition of yoga and its interpretations

  • 3 gunas & 3 doshas

  • How can we apply Yoga philosophy in the contemporary lifestyle?

  • Patanjali Yoga Sutras and their contemporary interpretations (selection); 8 limbs of yoga and their meaning in the contemporary World

  • Ethics for yoga teachers

  • Values and meaning of being Yogi/Yogini

  • Guided group discussion about basic philosophical issues related to yoga

  • The Responsibility of being a Yoga Teacher

 

Practicum: 

  • Practice of teaching under teacher’s control:

  • In pairs

  • In a group

  • Real class for clients under teacher’s control

  • Practical exam of teaching

  • Feedback – receiving & giving

 

Our main aim is to prepare you to be a better teacher, and to be able to design classes suitable for all level students with different challenges and needs.

 

The course is divided into 4 parts: first 3 parts are dedicated to 3 doshas: Kapha (earth & water), Pitta (water & fire) & Vatta (air & space). The fourth part is a summary of elemental theory and its practical approach. We introduce the theory and methodology of yoga for health support (known commonly as a "yoga therapy") - focusing on the chosen health issues, such as depression, obesity, back pain, arthritis, anxiety, diabetes, ADHD, thyroid disorders.

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YIN YOGA TTC

YIN YOGA TTC (100, 200 & 300 Hours)

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Yin Yoga TTC is dedicated to those who want to specialise in therapeutic Yin Yoga, 5 Elements & Myofascial Release (MFR). 

 

 The full 300-hrs course consists of three separate modules.

 

Each of them forms 100-hours TTC, and all three modules together create a comprehensive and deep 300-hour Yin Yoga TTC that will train you in:

 

  • Yin Yoga techniques and practice - yin poses, sequencing, art of teaching

  • Functional Anatomy and Fascia studies

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (Meridian Yoga, Elemental Yoga and Acupressure Points Yoga/‘Acu-yoga’)

  • Meditation and Relaxation Techniques (Myofascial Release, Yoga Nidra, Pranayama, Basics of Massage, Sound Healing)

  • Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Stress Relief, Yoga for Health Support

 

You can participate in each 100-hour module separately, or if you wish to get a 300-hour Yoga Alliance Certificate, you can choose to participate in three modules together (300 TTC).

For your best benefits, we put modules in a certain order, but you can choose to participate in them in a different configuration.

Each module can give you 100 hours of CEP (Continuing Education Program) if you are already RYT 200 or RYT 500.

ABOUT YIN YOGA

 

During the last few years, Yin Yoga became one of the most popular yoga styles. Perhaps our daily, ‘Yang’ lifestyle makes us so exhausted that we naturally need to get more “yin-side”. Yin is a great answer to counter-balance the intensity of our contemporary times. It is nourishment for our parasympathetic nervous system, and a deeply healing, meditative practice.

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with set asanas that are ‘held’ for longer periods of time (usually five minutes and longer), which allows us to apply gentle pressure and compression on our tissues. The whole point of Yin practice is to relax the muscles as much as possible, to target the deeper connective tissues - especially fascia, our “spiderweb".

Yin Yoga is based on TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and therefore works in tandem with meridians and acupressure points targeting our vital organs and balancing the 5 Elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal.

Yin Yoga brings our focus more inwards, and can be an excellent bridge towards meditation, or can become meditation itself.

This course is registered with the Yoga Alliance.

SYLLABUS

 

Module 1: 5 Elements, TCM & Anatomy of SPINE

  • Yin Yoga in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM)

  • Theory of Yin and Yang and the 5 Elements based on TCM

  • Main Meridians in the body - their location and functions

  • Yin and Yang organs and their functions

  • Yin postures supporting 5 Elements, Meridians and Organs

  • Anatomy of the spine: how to practice Yin Yoga safely for the spine

  • Functional anatomy: analysis of the upper body -- back, torso, neck, and shoulders

  • ‘Asana Clinic’ - individual modifications of Yin postures for every participant

  • Methodology of teaching Yin Yoga: sequencing, instructions, and yoga props

  • Yogic Philosophy

  • Teaching Practicum

 

Module 2: Acupressure, Myofascial Release & Anatomy of HIPS

  • Acupressure points - selection of major acu-points, their locations and functions, basics of acupressure therapy and self-therapy

  • Theory of fascia

  • Myofascial Release Techniques (MFR with tennis balls)

  • Yin Yoga and Hatha Yoga sessions with acu-points and Myofascial Release Techniques

  • Anatomy of the hips and the lower body; how to practice Yin safely for the hips and knees

  • Yin postures and “Asana Clinic” - individual modifications for all participants

  • Methodology of teaching Yin Yoga: sequencing, instructions, and yoga props

  • Yogic Philosophy

  • Teaching Practicum

 

Module 3: Ayurveda, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Health Support 

  • Yin Yoga versus Restorative Yoga(TCM)

  • Restorative Yin

  • Restorative postures

  • Ayurveda - Yin Yoga in the context of Ayurvedic science

  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous System and how yoga can support stress management

  • Relaxation Techniques (Yoga Nidra, Art of Touch and Massage, Sound Healing)

  • Meditation

  • Restorative and Yin Yoga for health support

  • Gentle flow with elements of Qi Gong

  • Methodology of teaching restorative yoga: sequencing, instructions, yoga props, and alignments

  • Yoga for health support - case studies

  • Yogic Philosophy

  • Teaching Practicum

YIN

 

PRENATAL YOGA TTC

PRENATAL

100 hours Prenatal Yoga TTC is a Yoga Alliance registered specialised course designed for yoga teachers (Yoga TTC 200 graduates) and professional prenatal care takers who work or want to work with pregnant women and women after giving birth.

 

Whether you want to get ready to modify a yoga practice for your “regular” students who got pregnant, or you wish to build a special prenatal/postnatal programs for women who have never practiced yoga before - Trimurti Yoga TTC will prepare you for both.

 

Recently, we also prepared an online version of PRENATAL YOGA TTC classified as 85-hrs Prenatal Yoga Alliance TTC. The biggest advantage of the course is that you can do it at your own pace and whenever you want. You have access to the prerecorded materials, presentations and supervision of the main teacher.

 

In the online version of the course there are 10 steps to go through. 

Each step consists of:

  • a video to watch

  • a presentation to read

  • homework to submit. 

 

After each homework you will get your feedback and further tips. Apart from pre-recorded videos, presentations and literature to read participants have private mentoring sessions with Karo (3 meetings per the entire training are included; the meetings can be distributed in a 6-month period). The entire course ends up with an exam and certification.

WHY PRENATAL YOGA

 

Pregnancy and becoming a mother is unquestionably the most special time for every woman. It is a time of many changes and challenges for the body, mind and emotional health. All mothers-to-be deserve our attention, support and individual care - yoga can help a lot!

In prenatal TTC program we concentrate on the art of teaching safe and beneficial prenatal and postnatal yoga classes. We teach also how to support our students to go through their pregnancy as healthy and happy as possible.

This course will prepare you for:

  • Understanding modification of a yoga practice during pregnancy

  • Understanding contraindications and benefits of asanas & pranayama techniques during each trimester of pregnancy

  • Sequencing safe prenatal and postnatal yoga classes based on a multi-style yoga including:

  • Gentle Vinyasa Flow, Hatha & Restorative Yoga

  • Preparing yoga classes for all level pregnant students

  • Proper understanding of alignment & adjustments during pregnancy and postpartum period

  • Guiding specially designed meditation & pranayama techniques for mums-to-be

  • Teaching relaxation and breathing techniques for pregnant women

  • Understanding of anatomy and physiology during each stage of pregnancy

  • Understanding yogic support and preparation for the labor and postpartum period

  • Understanding yogic philosophical view on pregnancy and motherhood

 

Prenatal Yoga TTC will train you in several aspects of prenatal yoga: starting from asanas, pranayama & meditation, through art of composing yoga classes, to anatomy and philosophy, with an accent on teaching practicum and teaching methodology.

 

I give each of our students our personal care and constant feedback. My aim is to prepare you for being a safe, self-confident, wise and compassionate yoga teacher who is able to customise a class to every client, even the most fragile or challenging ones, or for those with special needs and health issues.

It is a specialised training which allows you to deepen your teaching yoga profession and become an expert in prenatal& postnatal yoga.

Through this program, you can become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher (RPYT) with Yoga Alliance.

SYLLABUS

This program is designed for yoga teachers and 200 Yoga TTC graduates (RYT 200) and prenatal care takers.

Following topics are covered in this program

  • Multi-style prenatal and postnatal asana classes (gentle flow, hatha, restorative yoga, yoga nidra)

  • Contraindications and benefits of a yoga practice during pregnancy

  • Yoga practices dedicated to each trimester, including asanas, pranayama & chanting, meditation

  • Postnatal yoga practice - asanas, sequencing, techniques for the recovery after birth

  • Anatomy & physiology of pregnancy

  • Adjustments and alignment during pregnancy

  • Psychological considerations during pregnancy

  • Philosophy: yogic and vedic view on pregnancy and motherhood, theory of karma, vedic rituals for new borns* (*only in residential courses)

  • Sacred motherhood - spiritual aspects of pregnancy & becoming a mother

  • Circle of women as a tool supporting during pregnancy

  • Shakti - the divine power of feminity - female aspects of a yoga practice (*only in residential courses)

  • Conscious parenting

  • A lot of teaching experience

 

The online Prenatal Yoga TTC costs:

450 € (full version)

350 € (only prerecorded materials and presentations, no individual mentoring and certification included).

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MENTORING PROGRAM - GETTING FRESH PERSPECTIVE

At certain point, despite all the courses that we’ve made and all the experience that we’ve got - we need some fresh perspective. 

As we grow as teachers and are prone to a repetitive routine, stagnation, and even burn-out - it is good to talk to someone experienced who would help us in our professional development, but also would just check on us - our balance, challenges, and potential spaces to improve. Working with people, often coming to a yoga class with their  emotions or even traumas - can cost us a lot, especially that many yoga teachers are highly sensitive people. Self-care and constant growth are extremely important elements of our profession in order to stay authentic, inspired and satisfied.

 

I have been running an individual mentoring program for the past few years.

Yoga teachers come to meet me because they:

  • need to consult a very concrete challenge that they face (burn-out, conflict, confusion, difficult client, client’s health issue, technical matter)

  • feel stagnant, blocked or empty - they need some inspiration or guidance to keep on enjoying their classes the way they used to

  • feel ready to learn a new style, but they are not sure what would be suitable for them

  • see the space for their growth, but cannot find the proper direction

  • have some personal questions - e.g. how to compose their self-practice, how to deal with their students 

  • while working with people got triggered or upset

  • feel stagnant with their business, brand or marketing issues

  • want to get my feedback

  • want to start teaching yoga, create Social Media Profile or personal brand

  • want to share and get my glimpse into some challenges that they face with their clients

 

 

The mentorship program usually consist of 3-10 meetings, distributed in a few weeks, so that we can choose our goals, and work around them.

1-hour session costs 25 € / 30 USD / 20 GBP

2-hrs session costs 40 €/ 50 USD / 35 GBP

WE NEED SOME FRESH PERSPECTIVE

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