Teacher Training

YOGA ŚIKŚA

RĀJA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING (RYTT)

COURSE DURATION

Ten Months, September through June

REGISTRATION

July-August

  • A completed application form, a brief personal essay indicating your yoga background and motivation to join this teacher training are required along with a personal interview with the Lead Trainer.
  • Please email any additional questions that can be addressed at the interview.
  • At the interview, applicant and the trainer together will assess whether this course is appropriate, whether successful completion is possible and whether the time is right for enrollment.
  • You will be given a complete list of textbooks once you commit to the training.
  • This program is rigorous; a serious commitment to attendance and performance is essential as per requirements below.

CLASS ATTENDANCE

Mandatory

  • Attend two 4-hour theory and philosophy sessions each month on 1st and 2nd Saturdays, 9 am to 1 pm.
  • Attend Teacher Training Asana Class, Tuesdays, 6 to 8 pm; (will include how to: give philosophy introduction for 6 to 8 minutes, deliver pranayama and meditation instructions, dissect asanas within categories, anatomy review)
  • Attend two 8-hour Intensives 3rd Saturday of Month 5 (Art of Teaching) and Month 9 (Deepening Personal Practice) from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • Attend one weekly asana class (alternate between beginner and intermediate)
  • Attend one class per month at a neighborhood studio or gym, follow a DVD or YouTube video: Fill out a form to record and review multiple teaching perspectives.
  • Schedule daily home study for assigned readings.
  • Submit essays and yoga pose/sequencing document at the end of each month.

ESSAY GUIDELINES

  • Complete four to six-page length applied philosophy essay based on personal understanding of assigned readings and applying the knowledge to daily activities.
  • Additional essay prompts related to each monthly topic will be provided in the first class.
  • Email the essay end of each month: mythri2000@gmail.com

GUIDELINES FOR YOGA POSE AND SEQUENCING 

Months one to six

Develop your perspective of different poses in order to instruct, recognize, and appreciate your own experience in each pose

  • Choose two poses from the pose category during weekly teacher training class.
  • Practice the two poses for that month as part of your personal practice.
  • Write a page separately on each of the two-yoga poses. Include how-to directions, benefits, cautions, modifications, props, and personal experience.
  • Additional information regarding monthly pose categories will be provided in the first class.

Months seven to ten

Develop teaching skills starting with short segments and progress towards teaching a whole class using peer review and teacher feedback

Use the beginning, middle, and end writing framework to provide a one-page description for teaching the following classes:

  • Beginners (Month 7)
  • Intermediate (Month 8)
  • Vinyasa: Standing and Seated (Month 9)
  • Sun Salutation with Vinyasa (Month 10)

NOTE: Children’s, Seniors, Pre and Post-Natal and other health conditions are considered special populations and require additional comprehensive certifications. This course only touches upon the basics among these populations.

TEACHING PRACTICUM

  • Practice teaching after five months by leading short segments like warm ups, standing sequences, etc., during weekly TT Asana class, Art of Teaching Intensive (Month 5) and during other ongoing classes in the studio
  • Teach complete classes during the ninth and tenth month

CERTIFICATE

Certificate of Participation: Upon completion of all requirements (for transformational personal study, Sādhana) except Teaching Practicum. This enables you to practice of Yoga.

Course Completion Certificate: Upon completion of all requirements including Teaching Practicum. This enables you to teach Yoga.

Note:

You will be certified by Yoga Śikśa, which is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) under Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance is a company that regulates yoga training programs, evaluates continuing education requirements and maintains yearly membership for all yoga teachers. Once you complete your teacher training, you must register with Yoga Alliance to become a Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200. You may also review the RYTT curriculum outline on this website under the school name Yoga Shiksha.

COURSE FEE

  • $100 Non-Refundable Registration Fee
  • $3000 Due in Full on the First Class
  • No refunds after three months

LEAD TRAINER

Mythri Srinivasan Menon E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP

Mythri Srinivasan Menon is a Yoga Instructor, practicing for 20 years. She has also completed Meditation Teacher training and Prenatal/ Postnatal yoga training at YogaLife Institute in PA and Restorative yoga teacher training at Kripalu Yoga Ashram in MA.

Mythri conducts seminars and workshops on Yoga philosophy, Yoga Sutra and Asana and Pranayama. Mythri also leads themed weekend yoga intensive trainings and yoga retreats.

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