Course Overview

Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 Course Content

Students who complete the 200-hour program will:

  • Be qualified to teach yoga and will receive a letter of completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 200 Hour level.
  • Deepen and strengthen their practise and understanding of yoga
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures and how to teach them
  • Receive individual attention
  • Learn how to structure and create a cohesive, well-rounded class
  • Practise teaching and adjusting
  • Learn about the various styles of yoga and its history
  • Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology
  • Build relationships with world class yoga teachers
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga
  • Develop a greater understanding of meditation

The Curriculum Overview

Santosha’s 200 hour Teacher Trainings often include, but are not limited to:

  • Philosophy of Yoga: Classical, Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Siva Raja, and Vini Yoga
  • The history of yoga
  • Yoga sutras
  • The Bhagavad-Gita
  • Hindu + Buddhist deities: The gods of yoga
  • Sanskrit: Basic understanding and pronunciation
  • Yoga asana syllabus
  • Asana benefits, contraindications
  • Restoratives + therapeutics
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology of the body
  • Applied anatomy to yoga
  • Post and pre natal instruction
  • Partner yoga and teaching children
  • Communication skills
  • The art of observation, assisting and adjustments
  • Verbal + hands-on adjusting
  • Taking the seat of the teacher: The basics of teaching
  • Practise teaching with feedback
  • Diet, nutrition and body ecology and the earth
  • 5 Koshas system of yogic anatomy
  • Asana modifications for special populations
  • Professional guidelines + ethics of yoga
  • Business and marketing skills in the field of yoga
  • Self-discovery through journaling
  • Meditation: Mindfulness and deep relaxation
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Thai and Ayurvedic Massage
  • Kundalini Yoga and The Chakras
  • Chldrens Yoga
  • Kirtan and Chanting
  • Mantra