The students represent their institute, as their teaching reflects the quality of the institution. Because of this reason, a wholistic form of yoga teaching becomes an important aspect. Students who learn competence in Asana practices during the course, should also learn all the disciplines of Yoga whether it is Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga or Therapeutic aspect of Yoga.
With this perspective, a thoughtful program for Yoga Schools/Institutions is prepared by Mr. Prashant Pandey to build a sound foundation for students and to help raise the popularity of the Institute as an authentic place of Teachers Training.
Mr. Pandey who is a Yoga Teacher, Therapist and Astrologer with more than 20 years of teaching experience in the field of Yoga, has a strong grip over Yoga Philosophy and practical aspects of yoga with its implementation in day to day life. He is associated with one of the leading Hospitals in Pune (Jehangir Hospital), where he helps In-patients and Hospital staff through Yoga practices, dealing mainly with the therapeutic aspect of Yoga Teaching. Being a certified Astrologer, enables him to guide the students as per their nature and temperament.
Following are the subjects which will be covered : –
Yoga Philosophy – In Teachers Training Program, it becomes a very important factor to teach the philosophy and concept of Yoga in a proper manner so that they are also ready to assimilate and impart the philosophy in their teachings along with practical aspects. Another important factor in TTC is to teach the subject in an efficient manner in the short duration. Keeping this perspective, following are the subjects which will be incorporated: –
- Concept of Yoga Philosophy
- History of Yoga
- Introduction to Sanatan Culture
- Introduction to Hatha Yoga (As per Gheranda Samhita & Hatha Yoga Pradipika)
- Introduction to Samkhya Darshan
- Introduction to Patanjali Yoga Sutra
- Workshop on Stress Management Program
- Introduction to Therapy Yoga
- Introduction to the Constitutions of Ayurveda
Yoga Therapy – Almost all the schools of Yoga are inclined to teach an aggressive form of postures and practices in the form of Astanga Vinyasa Flow, advanced Hatha Yoga postures. These practices are well included and good to learn but, at the same time, the students should also be taught about the conservative approach of Yoga Therapy program because it is not necessary that those who complete the course, are only supposed to teach advance form of asanas in their classes. There may be many occasions when they might be approached for therapy classes by the people, and in such a condition, the teacher should be well prepared to take Therapy Yoga sessions. In this capsule, teaching will be based on the Yogic management of Diabetes, Hypertension and Musculoskeletal disorders.
Astrological Consultancy – It has been seen that in 200 & 300 hours YTTC, many students are inclined to go through Astrological Consultancy to know the trait of their personality, through which they can discover their hidden or dormant potential within. An individualized yoga practice-chart and lifestyle guidance are prepared for them after astrological-chart reading, which helps to move towards success and achieve the goal in life.