Details of the Yoga Certifications done by our Yoga Trainers
Contents of the Yoga Certifications Training Attended
Our Yoga teachers have done their Yoga certifications from The Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz East, Mumbai, and from The International Yoga Vedanta Centre, Madurai.
At The Yoga Institute, comprehensive training for 900 hours was taken which extended to a span of one year. The Yoga certifications training comprised of a thorough study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with the subject matter experts. Two separate classes on yoga asanas ( practice) and the in-depth study of the techniques of Yoga asanas separately formed the course content at the yoga institute. Theory classes on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali happened every week along with the practice and experience sharing sessions were conducted afterward.
Classes on the technical aspects of teaching Yoga were conducted every week wherein the student needed to prepare a concept and present it in front of the class which was then strictly evaluated by the subject matter experts present there who would then approve the presentation as ok or to be repeated in case it is not up to the mark. A student had to give 10 such class presentations for over the course of a year to be eligible for the final exams.
It was mandatory for the students of yoga certification to participate as volunteers in all the medical camps which happened at the Institute ( Asthma, Cardiac issues, endocrine irregularities, orthopaedic issues, Diabetes, personality development, pre and postnatal care) and get their work in the camps evaluated by the head teacher present as one of the eligibility criterion for giving the final exam for the yoga certifications. These camps were that of the syllabus wherein the students learnt about how to manage various medical conditions with yoga.
Theory and practical Yoga classes on various aspects of pranayamas were regularly held where a set of techniques was supposed to be learned and mastered by the students in each class. A special class happened thrice a week wherein a single topic from the Yoga concepts was discussed and debated openly, regulated by a teacher, among the students, and then the students were expected to research on the topic and write their understanding on the same. All the stipulated write-ups were supposed to be recorded in a notebook and signed by the respective teachers before the final exam for the yoga certifications can be undertaken by the student.
Every Sunday had a Satsang session wherein a topic related to Yoga was selected and the students were supposed to be preparing a presentation on the same in the form of a play, to be performed in front of the general public. A student was mandatorily required to be participating in various capacities for 6 satsangs over a period of 1 year before the final exam for the yoga certifications could be undertaken.